Take 3 - Basic Essence

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It's very much in the lore that you should always work on your basics. There's a joke that goes beginners take intermediate classes, intermediate dancers take advanced classes and advanced dancers take beginning classes.

We'd like to emphasize, however, that it's not just about repetition. It's about mindfully examining what you're doing and about ways of getting feedback to be able to improve what you're doing. Learning is about subtly varying and exploring the movement so that it is no longer the same.

Artist Name:
Zully Golfarb
Song Title:
La Ultima Copa
Album Title:
Ciudad De Nostalgia
Artist Website:
http://www.zully.com.ar/

Complex tangos sung in both spanish and yiddish with great authenticity.

From artist's website about one album: Tells the story of piringundines, from German cabaret to the Buenos Aires tango venue, and with the tango it will take us through a history of crossed destinies, and misunderstandings, love, and forget that we identifys as Argentinians.

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First we taught the steps. And we gave you all kinds of
explanations of just how to do them.
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And then we did a take two
on each of the basic steps.
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And, in take two, we gave you lots of details about
specific techniques to make the steps more beautiful.
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Now we want to do a take three.
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And the take three, the idea is for us to
boil down each of the basic steps,...
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..many of the basic steps
into the essence,...
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..the couple of concepts that make
that step special for us.
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And we’re going to start with the basic,
of course.
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I think, for me, the basic is about letting
the leader move through me...
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..and waiting, being together at an angle
towards the leader.
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And, for me, it’s much the same.
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It’s about facing and then about
the sense of through.
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So, if we just show that.
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And each one of these sections, each of the techniques
that we taught in the take two,…
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..really can come, almost all of them,
can come from these two ideas.
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Two and a half ideas.
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So, for example, I say, for the leaders, to pull
your right hip back so that…
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..you can face your partner.
That’s about facing.
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We say to bring the follower
to the ball of her foot.
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That’s so that - that enables the leader to go
through her and the follower to stay forward.
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Watch my foot in the cross.
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When we get to the cross,
I stay all the way forward on my foot, here.
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And then he pulls me back.
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And that’s about the facing and it’s about
my staying and letting him move me.
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For both people, for the followers, I want you to think
you really work to get in front.
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Sometimes the leader arcs away from you.
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This is good. This is cool.
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The leader will go - here’s my lovely partner
and I’m looking over there.
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Which is not right.
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No no, I should be looking over here.
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And see she smiles.
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Yes.
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And so, when I go forward, you see that I'm at her
rather than at Sally over her shoulder.
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And if he's not, even in the cross,
when I cross, to the cross…
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..part of the purpose of it, I think,
is to get me back in front of him.
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So he’s on my side and when I cross,
I’m back in front of him.
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But, as we go through all these nitpicky details,
I want you always to come back to the same thought.
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This is about facing and going through.