IVAN TERRAZAS & SARA GRDAN

Sara and Ivan are bravely and firmly resetting the paradigms of traditional tango, for our modern times. With the precision and tradition of Swiss watch mechanics, combined with the spark and distinctiveness of a fine contemporary innovative design. Their dance is pure joy, their technique is pushed to perfection, their style is simply so authentic, so original.

Partnering Technique: Lead and Follow

Sara and Ivan have developed a closed system of principles that will allow you to understand how every step works, so that you never have to ask “How do you lead that?”. In this collection they break down those principles and through a variety of examples give you the key to building your own dance. Get ready for a paradigm shift!

 

Recommended study time for this collection is 4 weeks

142.00 min Elements Musicality Technique Connection Communication Embrace Changes of Direction Walk

Partnering Technique: Creating Dynamics

Dynamic movements make dancing tango exciting and make complex figures possible, but, most importantly, they give us the skill set to truly express the music. Sara&Ivan’s previous collections focused on good body mechanics and geometries which make partnering effortless. Now, we enter a new world of limitless possibilities for expression, connection and interpretation.
This collection might make your brain (and body) sweat, but know that it’s instrumental in the study of subsequent collections,
so you’d better get practicing!

 

We recommend studying the Lead and Follow collection first
Recommended study time for this collection is 5 weeks

191.00 min Changes of Direction Giro Musicality Vals Technique Connection Communication Embrace Boleo Decorations

Make it sparkle: Milonga

Sara&Ivan love to dance milonga because it is fun, fast and always leaves them smiling.
Starting from a very simple sequence which they build upon in each lesson, by the end of this collection you'll be able to dance a whole tanda of milongas with flow, fun and ease! No need to memorize steps – the dance comes from an understanding of how to create, and allows you to respond to the music and the floor conditions with spontaneity and joy.

This collection is great for beginners and experienced dancers alike – novices will find they can finally dance milonga, and those with experience will appreciate the complexity of the final steps and modification tips for movements they already do. Enjoy!


Recommended study time for this collection is 5 weeks

122.00 min Rebote Musicality Technique Changes of Direction Milonga Decorations

Tree of Tango. Complex Geometry

Once the journey towards each other is complete, now is time to explore a new world together, as a couple. The complex world of circularity, directions, silence and music. We have some cute, basic elements that represent great tools to help you with this exploration. Sara and Ivan are extremely down-to-earth while explaining the Universe of our four legs, two embraces and thousands of possibilities.

 

Recommended study time for this collection is 3 weeks.

98.94 min Elements Barrida Sacada Ocho Walk

Topical Series. Sequences with Walking and Barridas

In this one, you’ll discover a series of lessons about walking and pausing in so many ways... Flowing, following or creating music...This collection is strongly intertwined with the previous ones and for best results, we strongly recommend their deep study and practice, before exploring the present collection. Enjoy your learning!

 

Recommended study time for this collection is 4 weeks.

77.76 min Musicality Elements Barrida Walk

Partnering Technique. Simple Geometry

The beauty of partnership is hidden in the harmony, complicity, tensions and flows that both of you are creating while dancing together. Standing and walking in front of each other are powerful statements of both authenticity and skills. Both of them can be trained and improved in order to get to the next level, the level where magic happens – where we are perfect for the other while we remain true to ourselves. Enjoy this technical journey into the couple movement mysteries!

 

Recommended study time for this collection is 4 weeks.

116.85 min Technique Embrace Changes of Direction Walk

The Improvisation Toolbox. Nothing Basic about the Basic

From Sara and Ivan's perspective, improvising is mastering the rules and breaking the rules. This collection is interconnected to all the other ones. It is the guide to creativity and the connection between the elements, and techniques you already know and those you’re about to (re)discover. Enjoy the ride!

 

Recommended study time for this collection is 3 weeks.

79.30 min Technique Sacada Ocho Elements