Tango Open Flair

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Tango Open Flair 

 
 

El Tango es el producto cultural más auténtico del país de los argentinos

   
Men's steps
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Men start out facing the front of the room, 12:00 with the woman in front in standard dance position)

1 - 2. Step out a 1/4 turn left onto the LF toward 9:00 (S) (Man is facing the left side of room(9:00) with right hip next to woman's left hip)

3 - 4. Step forward with the RF toward 9:00 (S) (Man is still facing the left side of room (9:00) with woman in front of him)

5. Step forward with the LF and make 1/4 turn right to face 12:00 (Q) (Man releases right hand from woman's back while still holding on with left hand and faces the front of room (12:00)

6. Step side right with RF 4 to 6 inches (Q) (Man is still holding onto woman's right hand)

7 - 8. Slide the LF to the RF slowly and touch the LF next to the RF with the left heel slightly up (S) (Man & woman are side by side at arms length apart with elbows slightly bent facing the front of room (12:00)

9 - 10. Step forward with the LF toward 10:30 and pivot 1/2 turn to the left facing 4:30, keeping the right leg in back of the left (S) (Man & woman are side by side with the man's right hand to the woman's back facing 4:30)

11 - 12.Step forward a short step with the RF toward 4:30 so the right heel is next to the left toe (S) (Man uses the right arm to lead the woman in front of him so they are both face to face back in regular dance position)

13. Step forward with the LF toward 4:30 between the woman's feet (Q)

14. Step side right with the RF toward 6:00 and face 3:00 (Q) (Man is now facing the right side of the room (3:00) with the woman in regular dance position)

15 - 16. Slide the LF to the RF slowly and touch the LF next to the RF with the left heel slightly up (S)

Women's steps
(
Women start out facing the back of the room, 6:00)

1 - 2. Step out 1/4 turn right onto RF toward 9:00 (S) (Woman is facing the left side of room (9:00) with left hip next to man's right hip)

3 - 4. Step in front of man with the LF toward 8:30 and make 1/2 turn left facing 3:00 (S) (Woman is facing the right side of room (3:00) in front of the man)

5. Step back on RF and make 1/4 turn left (Q) (Woman releases left hand from man's shoulder while still holding on with right hand and faces front of room (12:00)

6. Step side left with LF (Q) (Man is still holding onto woman's right hand)

7 - 8. Slide the RF to the LF slowly and touch the RF next to the LF with right heel up (S) (Woman and man are side by side at arms length apart with elbows slightly bent facing the front of room (12:00)

9 - 10. Step forward with the RF toward 1:30 and pivot 1/4 turn to the right, keeping the left leg in back of the right (S) This is a flair (Man & woman are side by side with the woman's left hand to the man's right shoulder facing 4:30)

11 - 12. Step forward with the LF toward 4:30 and pivot 1/2 turn to the left, keeping the right leg in back of the left (S) This is a flair (Woman is in front of the man facing 10:30 so they are both face to face and back into regular dance position)

13. Step back with the RF toward 4:30 (Q)

14. Step side left with LF toward 6:00 and face 9:00 (Q) (Woman is now facing the left side of the room (9:00) in regular dance position)

15 - 16. Slide the RF to the LF slowly and touch the RF next to the LF with right heel up (S)

Abbreviations:
RF
Right Foot
LF Left Foot
(S) Slow Step, 2 beats of music
(Q) Quick Step, 1 beat of music
Each number represents a beat of music


Music for practice:
Blue Tango
La Comparsita
Hernandos Hideaway
 

 

 

 

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