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76  Use of the Bridge (4)
Even when it is done correctly, the bridge--as opposed to a calecita--can put a tremendous stress on a woman's back. The bridge is also of limited usefulness for social dancing because tilting the...

77  More on Calesita (1)
I reviewed an excellent tango reference book "Quickstart to Tango" by Jeff Allen to get more info on the calesita. (I wrote a favorable book review in "La Voz del Tango" magazine last year). Jeff and...

78  no "lift" on bridge, calecita (1)
If there's no type of upward energy, i.e. "lift", when leading the bridge or calecita in a close embrace, how does the follower know that a forward lunge is not being led instead?

79  Tango in a Cold City (1)
Last year the National Film Board of Canada put out a 43 minute video called "Tango in a Cold City." It is about the effect that the migration of Argentine exiles had on Toronto in the seventies and...

80  the lift in calecita (7)
Lift or no lift! The man has to tell the lady that he want her to stop somehow, and stand poised on her right toe in position. I wouldn't call it a lift. Using the word lift, one might think of using

81  Borges and the tango (1)
Thank you, Alberto, for your very relevant comments. They were excellent and right to the point. Personally, I would cite "A History of the Tango" in Jorge Luis Borges, ed. by Eliot Weinberger, in Selected...

82  Archives for Tango-L (13)
Hi. I have recently subscribed to Tango-L, and enjoy the many messages I have already received. Thank you! I run a Ballroom studio in Hobart, Tasmania (Australia), and have taught a sort of Argentine... Add to Address Book

83  Variations from the calecita (1)
To develop improvisational skills, I find it useful to look at simple variatons from a figure. Here are a few ideas for looking at some different possibilities that exist when the man has the woman...

84  Variations of "La Calesita" (5)
Steve from Tejas wrote in reference to "variations of la calesita": "One option is to lead the woman in what I think some call a solendeo. The woman's upper body is led in a gentle rhythmic rotating...

85  To lead or not to lead (16)
From the viewpoint of the leader, you have it backwards. When the leader shifts his weight without actively doing anything else, the follower can feel it. This transmits a lead. Just taking a step... Heated discussion about such simple thing as Cross is because this is the place where all the theories, approaches, historical views, achievements, and mistakes cross....

86  Attitude rant (34)
Robert says: "The guys who are going through this seem to dance almost exclusively with the beginning women, and they teach all night on the dance floor." Most of them are intermediate dancers .This is...

87  tango/movie/Paris (1)
According to the current Vanity Fair, Mark Wahlburg (Boogie Nights, 3 Kings) is reprising the Cary Grant role in the remake of the romantic comedy "Charade". They are filming in Paris, and the article...

88  Assuming steps/importance of connection (10)
Steve wrote: {".......If both partners know what pattern they are to reproduce, a lack of balance or other lead and follow skills are less of an obstacle to the appearance of learning. Students have...

89  Tango Dress (15)
Thanks for your nice words about my book. As for your question about clothing... Different people dress differently. Ladies often dress up a lot, but younger women sometimes dress casual or funky if...

90  See Spot: Run, March, Tango Walk (17)
Well, if the last topics I've posted on were difficult to talk about meaningfully in email, this one is going to be truly impossible. Listen, this is another attempt of mine to talk about technique....

91  Tango al Reves (3)
Dear List, I am very interested in a style of tango in which the woman faces the same direction as the man. The leader has his right hand on the woman's waist and he is holding her left arm with...

92  walking (114)
There's been considerable traffic about walking, in particular about walking on the outside or inside edges of shoes. I come down strongly on walking on the outside edge -- and here's why. When we walk,... I understand and empathize with your suggestion, and... > <http://www.totaltango.com/acatalog/tango_health_37.html>,... The first time it happened to... This... On Tue Feb 12 1:59 , "Trini y Sean (PATangoS)" sent: But I'd be interested in what the...

93  Tango In Hawaii??? July 20th - 25th??? (1)
Hi all, If anyone has any recommendations for where to tango in Hawaii, I would appreciate it very much. Ruddy and I will be vacationing on the island of Maui from July 20th through July 25th. Please...

94  Teaching Technique and Style (was: Tango Walk) (9)
About tango walking, Tom Stermitz wrote: I do not see much disagreement here. Rather, my concern is about teachers who teach technique (not just walking) without carefully thinking through the consequences...

95  Tango and trains (1)
I don't know if this message should go to the "A" or "L" list, but I'll guess "L." If I'm wrong, I can expect a gancho from the moderators. For those visiting New York, be aware that the New York Transit...

96  Tango in LA (10)
Hi, Maria. Sorry it took so long to answer you. I'm so obsessively working on a novel that I take a steno notebook with me almost everywhere I go - even to dances! When the DJ plays music that doesn't... Can anybody tell me if there are milongas and tango lessons in Las Cruces, New...

97  Recién de Pugliese/Manzi (1)
Pugliese and Manzi wrote Recien in 1943. It would have been perfect for Roberto Chanel, yet they not never recorded it. Does anyonw know whether they actually included it in their repertoire? And if...

98  Calo/Beron: Milonga Que Peina Canas (20)
Can anyone tell me of a CD that contains the Miguel Calo/Raul Beron recording of Milonga Que Peina Canas? With best regards, Steve (de Tejas) {" Can anyone tell me of a CD that contains the Miguel Calo/Raul...

99  A Tango Gancho Technique. (1)
Hi, I have been watching the Videos from the CITA 2001, Fabulous Dancing !!! . One Dancer Norberto 'El Pulpo' Esbres, seems to use an unusual Gancho Technique (or Techniques.) I see it used by other...

100  Keep It Simple Nice and Easy (17)
Hi Learning Dancers: There is so much that I was supposed to learn when I first started my initiation into the art of dancing the Argentine Tango. First....we want you to learn how to walk. No...


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