Appearance; presentation: Includes clothes grooming posture expression and manner of speaking and relating to the world See Bien Parado
The dance floor
The women who sit all night at the milongas without being asked to dance The main reason for that is because they don't know how to dance well enough Yes it may seem cruel but one of the many tango lyrics actually says something like "let them learn as ...
Pivot; glide: Occurs when the man steps forward onto a foot usually his left and pivots with the other leg trailing (gliding behind) as the lady dances an additional step or two around him May also occur when the man stops the lady in mid stride with a s ...
An inhabitant of the port city of Buenos Aires
Posture: Correct posture for tango is erect and elegant with the shoulders always over the hips and relaxed and with the center carried forward toward the dance partner over the toes and balls of the feet See Derecho and Eje
A young female racehorse: Sometimes used to refer to a beautiful long-legged Argentine woman
An informal practice session for tango dancers
Bridge; See Carpa Inclinada
Point; with the point; peck: Rhythmic toe taps to the floor done with the toe or point of the shoe while the foot is moving over the floor in a sweeping movement as in boleo or planeo See Golpes
Break; broken: A position where the lady stands on one foot with the other foot hanging relaxed behind the supporting foot Sometimes seen with the lady hanging with most of her weight against the man Also a position in which the dancer’s upper body and ...
A walking step with a syncopated cross Done forward or backward the dancer steps on a beat quickly closes the other foot in cruzada and steps again on the next beat Adapted from soccer See Contrapaso and Traspie
Resolution; tango close: An ending to a basic pattern similar to a half of a box step 6 7 and 8 of the 8-count basic
Rhythm: Refers to the more complex rhythmic structure of the music which includes the beat or compás as well as the more defining elements of the song See Compás
(La ronda) Line of dance: Refers to the etiquette of dancing in the line of dance by moving counter clockwise around the dance floor and using concentric lanes in the traffic to facilitate dancing in close proximity with one another See Codigos