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Tango dancing figures (and related terms)
Terms, Translation and Short Definitions
Swedish and English
Embrace, dance, hold. Some articles about the dancing frame
Fake. Not completed step, just showing the intention
Arrastrar = to drag
A sweep. As in sweep with a broom :-)
Basic pattern. There are several basic patterns, all called "base"
lower leg moves and makes a little kick in the air in some changes of direction
Merry go round. Merry go round, happens at the quebrada, if the man goes in a circle, see molinete
Chain. Repeating certain steps
Correr = to run
Run, implies a short sequence of forward steps, rather than a basic
Cruzar=to cross korsning
To lead, to carry
A carry, happens when the leader uses the upper thigh to "carry" the follower's leg to the next step, needs illustration to understand!
1) A dance , tangos older sister
2) dancing hall, where tango is danced
Molino = mill, as in windmill molinete = grapevine
A dance move, is typically dancing in a circle around the leader
Morder = to bite, sandwich
The foot of one partner is "trapped" between the two feet of the other partner.If the legs of this other partner are crossed, then it is a reverse mordida.
Painting an 8 on the floor with (normally the woman's) feet either moving the feet either backwards or forwards, note the possibility of making an eight forward backward and an eight backward forward since the direction in the room is not the same as the direction of the feet!
Ocho cortado :
Avskuren åtta happens
when for example an ocho-like movement is stopped and sent back upon itself. Typical in club style where many such brakes are used to avoid collisions!
many different ways to stop dancing för a little while
A position where the woman stands on one foot, the other one hanging relaxed behind the standing foot, often seen with the woman hanging with all her weight against the man
Reverse mordida :
Making a sandwich crossing your feet
Cirkelrörelse med foten
Bortflyttning av fot
A displacement of the feet
Exit, basic walking pattern
First steps of dancing tango, derived from:"Salimos a bailar" = Shall we (go out to the dance floor and) dance?
Sentar = to sit
The woman more or less sit (on her partner's knee)
- Arrabalero, of low social status.
- A way of interpreting or dancing tango
- A reunion (party) where the people from the arrabal (the slums) dance.
- The sound obtained from the double bass when the strings are hit rhytmically with the hand and the bow.
- A type of dance danced by (originally) the descendants of black slaves in the Rio de la Plata region.
- A type of african-origin music with a marked rhythm played on a "tamboril" (kind of drum).
- The place where the blacks congregated to dance.
- A man who likes to attend the milongas.
- A person whose life revolves around dancing tango and the philosophy of tango.
- Payador pueblero (traveling folk-music singer.)
- A title given by other tango dancers to a man who has mastered the tango dance and embodies the essence of the tango.
- Female dancer (for hire) of the early dance halls, cabarets, and nightclubs.
- A woman who likes to attend the milongas.
- A woman whose life revolves around dancing tango and the philosophy of tango.
- A title given by other tango dancers to a woman who has mastered the tango dance and embodies the essence of the tango.