Scissor: A movement usually danced by the man in which an extended leg is withdrawn and crossed in front of the supporting leg without weight so that it remains free for the next step or movement May also refer to a figure in which the man steps forward ...
Hesitation See Pausa
Another term for cruzada
Cross foot; triple step: A walking step with a syncopated cross Using two beats of music the dancer does step-cross-step beginning with either foot and moving in any direction See Contrapaso and Rabona
Literally trick or stunt: May be used to describe fancy athletic movements in addition to lifts for stage or tango fantasia
Argentine waltz: Sometimes referred to as Vals Criollo or Vals Cruzada and danced to what is arguably the most beautiful dance music anywhere
From horse racing; a man who walks the horses but is never allowed to mount them: In tango it refers to a man who dances and flirts with all the ladies but never gets involved with anyone May also refer to a man who is a clumsy or inconsiderate lead who ...
Come and go See Sube y Baja
Viper; the little snake: A figure in which the man places his right leg between his partners legs and takes a sacada to first her left and then her right legs in succession using a back and forth slithering motion of the right leg and foot
from Volcar - to tip-over or capsize; a falling step: The leader causes the follower to tilt or lean forward and fall off her axis before he catches her again The process produces a beautiful leg drop from her The movement requires the support of a clos ...
A phonetic expression that describes the powerful dramatic and driving musical accent of a moderate or even slow tempo which is characteristic of the music of Osvaldo Pugliese
Shoe taps: A dancer taps their own shoes together See Adorno Fanfarron and Golpecitos
A vigorous shake to and fro; a swing; a push to and fro; to strut about: In tango it is the swinging back and forth pivoting in place on one foot marked to the lady in time with the music