Here’s a helpful exercise utilizing the leader lรกpiz to back sacada. Be patient as you practice and refine your balance.

In a few days, I’ll post a video applying this movement while dancing with an actual partner.

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Are we thinking of trying a higher level tango class that we know will be challenging? Are we thinking of attending our first festival? Or going to a milonga in a different place? Or perhaps we’re thinking of going to our first milonga ever?

Moving our tango forward won’t always happen in small, incremental steps at a pace we’re comfortable with. Sometimes, we’ll have to think a little bigger and push ourselves a little harder. And even though we’re doing this for ourselves, it’s still scary.

But as we dive into those experiences, we not only improve, but we create momentum. And if we keep building on that momentum, the next personal challenges we accept become more fun than intimidating. Being a little more adventurous becomes more of a habit than a special occasion.

Let the desire to think big outweigh the fear of being in over your head.


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Getting good at your back ochos? Need another tango challenge? Ramp things up with this back sacada exercise. All you need is an appropriate floor and a few bottles of liquor…

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Regardless of where we are in our tango journey, we stand to benefit from the many insights, observations, and philosophies of instructors and organizers. Sadly, much of this knowledge doesn’t come to light during lessons and workshops due to time constraints.

My goal is to help change that…with the launch of my podcast!

Yes, in in mid-September 2017 I’ll be launching Joe’s Tango Podcast!ย The show will be done in an interview format, and I’ll be speaking with various tango instructors and organizers.

I’ve already had the pleasure of interviewing several wonderful people already, and what they’ve shared has been eye-opening and encouraging; I can’t wait to share their conversations with you in a few weeks!

This is a long term project, and as my interviewing skills gradually improve, my hope is that this podcast will serve as a free and valuable resource for your learning.

So starting next month, tune in to Joe’s Tango Podcast. It’ll be available on itunes, and within the next few days I’ll be deciding on a hosting service.

We’ll keep you updated!

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Here’s a quick look at one of my favorite tango steps of all time: the leader back sacada ๐Ÿ™‚

There are a lot of small details to keep track of, but this will get you started on the right track…

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