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Musicality drills for milonga #1

In this section we will be exploring musicality in Tango, milonga and Valse in many different, but always, fun ways.
1) Musicality drills on Milonga Vol.1
I received a wish from one of our readers, for some tips on milonga.
“I am hoping to learn how to dance a milonga and I’m working on it, any thoughts?” John

So I decided to make a video using basic musicality drills for the milonga, everyone should be working on if they want to learn or enhance their dancing, all in one song.

So with no further ado, here is the video, with the beatiful music of Edgardo Donato: “Ella es asi”

A few tips for you before you start

  1. Choose a song that is relatively slow and has a very clear rhythm
  2. Manage the distribution of your weight. You shouldn’t be over your toes, THAT is too much forward. It will challenge your balance, your speed and plus it will hurt your foot.
  3. As you can see I am alternating my leading leg, between my right and left foot.
    During your practice, spend some time keeping the downbeat on the right before you switch over the left
  4. It doesn’t matter if you are a leader or a follower, you are equally responsible in keeping the rhythm. You must always keep the rhythm!
  5. Even if you have done this before use it as a strategy to internalize the rhythm, to feel that you are keeping the rhythm within your body and not only with your feet
  6. Also use it as an opportunity to detect any spots holding tension, such as shoulders, hips, back etc
  7. Move your body as one piece
  8. Keep your steps small and light

Have fun!

-Chrisa

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Story posted by: Chrisa Assis

About the author: Dance Teacher, Professional Dancer, Writer from Toronto

Published: 3 Mar 2017 @ 17:56

Last modified: 25 Mar 2019 @ 10:39

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