Gotta Tango is a superior instructional package for learning how to dance the authentic Argentine tango at a social level. Master teachers Alberto Paz and Valorie Hart take you on a journey through the rich culture, history, and music of Buenos Aires that inspired the romantic passion, alluring creativity, and natural elegance of the Argentine tango dance. You will learn the fundamentals and roles each partner plays in this exhilarating and intimate social dance.
The book describes, illustrates, and explains the fundamental concepts and techniques, while the DVD visually demonstrates real dance situations with a partner. This combination provides tango lessons that are infinitely more effective than a stand-alone book or video product—and will have you dancing with confidence in less time than you thought possible.
Each tango dancer has a unique way of expressing movements. Gotta Tango offers a logical, structured approach that will help you learn quickly how to move spontaneously with a partner and with the music. It provides the tools you will use every day as a tango dancer as you immerse yourself in the experience, pleasure, and addiction of dancing the Argentine tango.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Intrigue of the Tango
Chapter 1 The Everlasting Tango
Chapter 2 Tango and Nothing Else
Part II: How to Dance the Argentine Tango
Chapter 3 It Takes You to Tango
Chapter 4 To Hug or Not to Hug
Chapter 5 Getting Along in a Circle of Trust
Chapter 6 What Goes Around Comes Around
Chapter 7 A Sleight of Legs
Chapter 8 Tangled Up? Just Tango On
Part III: Doing Argentine Tango on Your Own
Chapter 9 Fancy Dancing on a Crowded Floor
Chapter 10 Beyond the Social Milieu
ExcerptsFundamentals essential to effective dance
Mastering the dance floor
Six fundamental leg motions of the tango