Elegance comes from simplicity and efficiency. Extra movements are often done to compensate/cover the lack of skills. Someone loses balance as he/she walks, thus he/she wiggles his/her body to regain balance. This is not elegant. Someone's balance is good, thus his/her body does not wiggle as...

If you lose balance while doing a movement (walk, ochos, and etc.) but are stable with a partner, your partner is doing the work to keep you on balance and thus he/she is being burdened. Practice walking and ochos alone until you can do them...

When connection is well established, giving and following a marca can become effortless. I'll try to demonstrate this point using the below exercise....

When a man marks a walk, he does so without moving his body. An example is below. I'll use a marca-by-push for a side step as an example....

Being gentle but firm is a good reference for how to embrace the woman's back with the man's right arm. Being gentle is how his right arm presses her back. Being firm is how his right arm responds to the pressure from her back....

A common mistake in doing molinete is to move by falling instead of to move by walking....

In general, a walk moves the axis of the walker linearly from one point to another while keeping the orientation of his/her lower body the same, and a pivot changes the orientation of the pivoter's lower body while keeping the location of his/her axis the...

A signal becomes clearer when it gets stronger and/or the noise that comes with it gets weaker. A marca also becomes clearer when it gets stronger and/or the noise that comes with it gets weaker....

Using arms and hands is a proper and well-established marking technique that existed before the chest-based one, but there are wrong ways of doing it: 1) disrupting, 2) forceful, and 3) burdening....

Toes and ankles can be used for articulation and expression, as well as for stability and smoothness. Using them is especially important during weight transfer....

In tango dancing, the upper body and the lower body have different primary roles. In general, the upper body is used to convey marcas and as the vehicle of embrace, and the lower body is used to move and as the vehicle of expression....

Imagine that you and your partner stand closely in front of each other and embrace. Then, imagine that you and your partner make a few small side steps away from each other (for example, small side steps to each's left). If nothing else is done,...

While dancing, in general, a tango dancer stands on one leg while keeping the other leg free. The leg that receives body weight is called the supporting leg, and the leg that does not receive body weight is called the free leg....

Below are a few mistakes that often occur in molinete (going around the partner at the center by repeating the cycle of front step > side step > back step > side step, which can be started at any step)....

In a dancing couple, the woman moves first. Although the man gives her a marca for a movement, he does not move until she senses his marca and begins to move....

A man is being forceful when he does not respect and wait for the woman's unique response to occur....

"Connection" between the two people in a dancing couple is made by the opposite forces from the them toward (or away from) each other. Where there is push from the man, there is push in the opposite direction from the woman. ...