(Organized by Epoch and Style)
Old Guard — Orquesta Típica Victor, Carabelli, Lomuto, Fresedo
Early Golden Age — De Caro, Canaro
Golden Age Harder Rhythmic — D'Arienzo, Biagi, Rodríguez
Golden Age Softer Rhythmic — Tanturi, Caló, Laurenz, D'Agostino, Troilo, Di Sarli
Golden Age Smooth — Di Sarli, Canaro, Fresedo, Troilo
Golden Age Lyrical — Caló, Troilo, Di Sarli, Canaro, Fresedo, Tanturi, Demare, De Angelis
Golden Age Dramatic — De Angelis, Pugliese
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HOW TO BE A DYNAMIC TANGO DANCER
The dynamic tango dancer has the ability to take the most basic tango steps such as weight changes, the box step and extended box step, the cross, the tango walk and rock steps and makes them interesting, fun and musical.
With ALL themes below you are encouraged to change depending on the music and your own personal interpretation of the music you hear. Even brand new dancers can do this.
THE DYNAMIC TANGO DANCER:
DANCES TO THE MUSIC
To the beat, the melody, the rhythm
VARIES THE SIZE OF STEPS
tiny, small, medium, large.
VARIES THE SPEED OF STEP
honey dripping sloooooow, slow, medium, fast, really fast.
VARIES THE WAY FEET CONNECT / TOUCH THE FLOOR
Legato: smooth, soft connected movements
Staccato: sharp, hard accented movements