The Traces you Leave. Lapiz, Enrosque, Sacadas and Boleos

"To live means to leave traces". You can make them fine or obvious; visible to anyones’ eye, or perceptible only to your partner. But for sure, you should try and make your trace hugely inspiring. Just learn how to do it, so that you can choose how to make your signature count.

 

Recommended study time for this collection is 12 weeks.

Lapiz. Men Technique

Lapizes as beautiful as those made by Sebastián, are born out of a well hidden secret. Here’s a lesson that will reveal that secret. Body posture, pivoting and timing are just a few hints. Explore this lesson to find the information you’ll need in order to discover and practice your lapiz!

10.56 min Lapiz

Circular Adornos for Women

What is the point in the body where circular adornos of the ladies start? What is the amount of stability and balance you’ll need in order to be able to perform them? Quite a lot we’d say. The good news is that it's trainable. This lesson will offer you the information and the set of exercises for you to get to perform Roxana’s enchanting adornos properly and at the right time. Get prepared to wow your partner!

8.58 min Lapiz Decorations

Lapiz. Couple Exercises

Now that you’ve deconstructed lapizes and circular adornos for yourself, and have practiced them for a while, it’s time to give your best in couple. The timing for our individual embellishments has to be strongly connected to that of the couple. And yes, you’re right, generating and recognizing synchronization is something we must train as well.

6.34 min Lapiz

Ornament in Giro for Men

Again it’s all about the timing. The right time can bring perfection or disaster to the same events. With performing ornaments, too. In this lesson, you’ll find out when, how and what types of linear, and circular movements you should use in order to make your embellishments perfect for those watching, but most of all for your partner.

3.46 min Giro Decorations

Combination of Steps. Sacada, Lapiz and Ornaments for Women

Now it’s the time for experimenting! You’ll incorporate the ornaments you have learned and practiced until now in a very playful combination of steps. Watch, re-watch, practice and re-practice until that very special moment when you performing this combination will feel and look effortlessly. Do you accept the challenge?

5.10 min Sacada Lapiz Elements Decorations

Aguja for Men. Combination of Steps

Leaders, aguja is one of those elements that set you apart on the dance floor. And it’s also one of those things you should definitely try and perfect if you are the kind that gets thrilled by the possibility of taming the beast. Guided by this lesson, you'll try aguja on various sides, having your weight on one leg or on both. Practice it a lot. It will require some investment, but the rewards will overwhelm you, too.

5.09 min Elements Decorations

Complex Combination of Steps. Lapiz, Aguja, Giro and Ornaments

If you have already tamed the beast, we’re here to propose a "butterflies in your stomach" kind of structure, for both you and your partner. Remember everything you have learned and practiced in this collection of lessons and in the previous ones – changes of dynamics and directions, speed, decorations – all these, without forgetting about your posture and embrace. The result is going be worth it!

5.20 min Giro Lapiz Decorations

Lapiz Review with Music

Let yourself be inspired by watching the maestros performing all the elements in the lessons until now. This is a gift video, which you’ll discover inside this collection of lessons. (Music: orquesta – Di Sarli, “Volver a vernos”)

1.31 min Lapiz Elements

Sacada Deconstructed. Sacadas in Line

Sacada can be a challenge, but everything is in your hands. Or better said in your legs… In fact, in your entire body, to make it a really beautiful challenge, if not a gift. What causes a Sacada and what is its effect? Which part of your legs should be used? How do your bodies position? How do they move? In this lesson you’ll find in-depth explanations about all these aspects and more. Let’s get to work then!

8.11 min Sacada

Sacada Deconstructed. Sacadas in Giro

Lifting the heel will create more...? Taking care of her axes will lead you both in a ...? It’s better if you watch and practice this lesson on your own. No amount of description can replace the getting right to the core of the problem thing. Especially when it’s surrounded by a liberating giro. And let us know what are your sensations when flying on the dance floor, holding your partner in your arms.

7.25 min Sacada Giro

Sacadas in Line to Start and Finish the Giro

Sacadas are actually supposed to be soft, but clear. This is how your partner should feel them. This lesson will offer you the perfect structure to understand and feel when the end of a movement comes and when the beginning of the next one follows. And sacadas will play the ultimate role in this scenario.

6.28 min Sacada Giro

Sacada on Follower’s Backwards and Leader’s Side Step

A lesson presenting a new type of sacada. We love that sacada has so many variations. They keep us away from the cliches. In this case, a circular side step - that's what leaders should be looking for when performing this structure. And since everything starts in the embrace, this lesson will offer some beautiful insights about the feel, shape and functionality of the embrace in this combination, too.

7.43 min Sacada

Combination with Sacada on Follower’s Backwards and Leader’s Side Step

A lesson bringing some thrilling movements combined in a beautiful structure, along with some really great tips for the followers. But not only. Buckle up for another exciting experience involving sacadas!

8.06 min Sacada

Followers’ Sacada. Combinations of Steps

Get immersed into practicing a combination of steps out of which a handsome gancho may emerge. It’s all about the optimal distance. Well, there are some other details involved as well. We’ll let you discover them all in this lesson. Enjoy the adventure!

7.01 min Elements Sacada

Sacada Review with Music

Let yourself be inspired by watching the maestros performing all the elements in the lessons until now. This is a gift video, which you’ll discover inside this collection of lessons. (Music: orquesta – Juan D'arienzo, "No nos veremos nunca")

1.55 min Sacada

Enrosque. Men Technique

The moment has come! The enrosque moment. Chest, crosses, pivots – all these are involved in order for you to create a beautiful enrosque in the end. Choosing the moment, the direction, the space will be the elements that will set you apart. Get ready to leave an inspiring trace!

7.54 min Enrosque

Enrosque. Combination of Steps 1

Now that you have practiced long enough enrosque on your own (you should also know that it’s never enough, so keep doing it), it’s time to incorporate it in a stunning combination of steps. Here’s where all the fun begins. This lesson will offer you the details you need to achieve fluidity and clarity while performing your enrosque. You’ll love it! And your partner, too.

11.42 min Enrosque

Enrosque. Combination of Steps 2

One more combination of steps, one more possibility to incorporate your beautiful enrosque in the dance. You’ll achieve even more fluidity and clarity. Isn’t this what all ladies are looking for in the dance? Now imagine what will they feel when being able to still have the fluidity, even if such a complex element like enrosque will sneak inside.

7.54 min Enrosque

Enrosque Review with Music 1

Let yourself be inspired by watching the maestros performing all the elements in the lessons until now. This is a gift video, which you’ll discover inside this collection of lessons. (Music: orquesta – Calo Iriarte, “Cuento azul”)

1.15 min Enrosque

Enrosque. Women Technique

The beauty of the ladies’ dance is empowered by their technique – weight, balance, posture, pivots – controlling all these elements is its source. Beauty is not given by an insane amount of decorations, just like too many adornments in an outfit can be a disaster. But mastering the enrosque and using it in the right way, at the right time, is what can definitely set us apart.

5.43 min Enrosque

Enrosque. Combination of Steps 3

This lesson will bring you tips on various moments like, faking a parada, holding the anticipation impulse, working in tandem. And last, but not least – a styling advice – finish an event the same way you started it. According to the classics, beauty means symmetry. And we could borrow this definition for our dance, from time to time, right?

7.29 min Elements Enrosque

Enrosque. Combination of Steps 4

Tango means couple. It’s born in couple, it’s grown in couple, it’s enjoyed in couple. In this lesson you’ll put genders to enrosque movements and combine them into a harmonious whole, through a beautiful structure. You’ll have the time and space to create a never-ending story between a man and a woman, or between two enrosques...

7.25 min Elements Enrosque

Enrosque. Combination of Steps 5

Improvisation means unexpected actions and reactions. It’s a thrilling activity, isn’t it? This lesson will get you to new heights in your improvisations. There will be both the follower's and leader's enrosques involved, but also an unconventional americana move. You’ll like it!

8.08 min Elements Enrosque

Enrosque Review with Music 2

Let yourself be inspired by watching the maestros performing all the elements in the lessons until now. This is a gift video, which you’ll discover inside this collection of lessons. (Music: orquesta – Lucio Demare, “Nos encontramos el pasarl”)

1.47 min Enrosque

Front Boleo. Women Technique

Just another front boleo? Not at all. It’s Roxana’s front boleo, we’re all fascinated about. In this lesson she will reveal its secret. There will be lots of technical details exposed. Remember, ladies, how we said that a strong technique is the source our dance beauty? Here’s one more beautifying procedure. You’ll be glowing after it, we promise!

8.40 min Boleo

Combination with Boleo and Enrosque

Is combining a front boleo and an enrosque even possible? Make no mistake, it is. But what’s rather not so common is combining them, while not loosing connection and not braking our embrace, thus missing all those feelings that only a real embrace can offer. In this lesson, the maestros will showcase how to balance the warmth of the embrace and the thrill of boleos and enrosques.

7.33 min Boleo Enrosque

Combination with Back and Front Boleo

How to create boleos in a loop? By focusing o a series of details like marking position, contraposition, accents, synergy of the couple, mutual trust. Apart from the amazing technical details you’ll discover in this lesson, there is also some important advice provided about how to actually enjoy safely, boleos on the crowded pista. Let’s get to it!

9.02 min Boleo

Combination with Back and Front Boleo + Enrosque

Did you know that repositioning while building combinations with boleos could offer you the opportunity to add an enrosque to it?Actually, embracing this opportunity is the one that will inspire you to add a different enrosque. Find brand new insights on this subject, right in this lesson.

6.41 min Boleo Enrosque

Boleo Review with Music

Let yourself be inspired by watching the maestros performing all the elements in the lessons until now. This is a gift video, which you’ll discover inside this collection of lessons. (Music: orquesta – Ricardo Tanturi/ Alberto Castillo, "La vida es corta")

1.52 min Boleo