Vocabulary - Take 2 - Followers - Ochos
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(Desde el sitio web): Creado en julio de 2009 por Erskine Maytorena, un músico de tango de la tercera generación y cantante de ópera, QTANGO realiza arreglos auténticos de tango argentino cada dos o tres veces a la semana en todo el Suroeste, orientados a bailarines de tango y oyentes.
- For the followers, in front ochos,
there are a couple of techniques that...
- ..really make it tremendously easier to pivot.
But they're hard to learn.
- And once you can learn to use both of your arms
to help the pivot happen…
- .. the pivot gets so easy.
- Also there are a couple of different ways
to collect the feet as we go around -
- ..the one that we teach as a fall back
is fallback and it’s pretty easy.
- The other one where you leave your leg out
and then you pivot…
- ..and the pivot brings your leg in,
it needs for you to remember...
- to keep your thighs really tight together
as you do it.
- So you can watch that
when we do it with them.
- So let’s do it with you.
- So what I am talking about with
using the arms is…
- ..when he pulls, I pull with this arm.
- And then with this arm, I use my hand
so that I can actually leverage this way…
- ..or I can push against him.
- And that makes me, even without this arm,
it helps me really do a lot of pivoting.
- Now you can talk.
- So as we do this front ocho,
if you watch her left arm…
- ..when I go here to turn her -
actually let’s use this angle.
- And I’m going to exaggerate.
You can’t notice me do it in really life.
- When I go to turn her, you can see with her hand
that she has to pull.
- So he’s pulling with his shoulder,
- ..and I’m pulling with my upper chest
and my arm.
- And so that’s that left arm helping her.
And if you look at her other arm…
- ..you look at her right arm,
as we go to do the front ocho…
- ..right here as I push forward to turn her,
she can push forward as well…
- ..using that create that pivot.
- So I’m doing this.
And the combination of those two things...
- ..makes way more pivot than I need.
- And likewise we can take this next step.
- And now right here with this left arm…
- ..I’m going to pull her, but she’s going to pull back
and that will help her pivot.
- But also with her left arm,
right here as I take her to pivot…
- ..you’ll see that she can push with the heel of her hand,
the palm of her hand.
- And that’s a thing to practice.
It’s amazing how much it will give you of extra pivot.
- So it’s hard to coordinate
but once you get it,...
- ..it helps in a whole bunch of different ways.
- Next thing, with the lady’s leg styling,
one way to do front ocho -
- And this is what we teach first.
- - is you collect your feet all the way
and then you pivot.
- And then you go forward, you go all
the way over, you collect, you pivot.
- And that’s a beautiful way.
- Another way of doing front ocho,
is that you let the pivot be correlated with the collection.
- So here she’s not collected
and she’s not pivoted at all.
- Here she’s an eigth pivoted
and she’s half collected.
- Here she’s half pivoted
and all the way collected.
- Almost all the way collect.
- And then it trails around
and extends together.
- So you see that the foot
doesn’t collect immediately.
- It collects as part of the pivot.
- But really it’s my hip collecting my leg
and that’s a little hard to learn how to coordinate.
- But it’s worth it.