Rick's Tango Club

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. Thus, if...

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 side and back steps, touch the floor with the toes of the landing foot with its toe joints and ankle...

Milonguero, milonguera, and milongueros are Spanish words for a man, a woman, and people who frequent milongas, when connotations are dropped. Bailarin, bailarina, bailarines are Spanish words for a male dancer, a female dancer, and dancers. A few years ago, I was at the Club Sunderland for...

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). - Pushing the center - Pulling the...

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. The supporting leg becomes...

For a beginner, having a (or multiple) right role model is important. A beginner is often impressionable and the imprinting at this stage can have a long-reaching effect in the future. Decades ago in Buenos Aires, the role models for social dancers were fellow social dancers...

In some studies, it was shown that group dancing makes people to release endorphin when it was synchronized. Even simple movements such as raising hands and clapping can lead to the release of endorphin if they are synchronized. A ronda, which is the collective body of...