Tango Structure: A Solid Foundation for Improvisation

Please note:  This was one of our first and most popular posts here at miguelymichelletango.com.  In celebration of the completion of our first year of blogging we share it with you again. ********************************************************************* El Molinete, el Sandwichito and Ochos:  these are some common tango figures, learned and passed down from milonguero to milonguero.  The names … Continue reading Tango Structure: A Solid Foundation for Improvisation

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Tango Structure: A Solid Foundation for Improvisation

El Molinete, el Sandwichito and Ochos:  these are some common tango figures, learned and passed down from milonguero to milonguero.  The names are descriptive and metaphorically represent the movement of the couple, the positions of the feet or an outline drawn on a soft floor. Do you think of them as complete figures?  Or can … Continue reading Tango Structure: A Solid Foundation for Improvisation

Miguel Coppini and Michelle S. de Coppini give classes in tango structure and systems

Are you curious about the structure of tango?  Do you see patterns and want to understand how to decifer them? Join Miguel Coppini and his partner, Michelle on a voyage of discovery of the sometimes hidden world of tango dancing.  With explicit and clear descriptions and explanations, you can more easily understand, speak and manipulate … Continue reading Miguel Coppini and Michelle S. de Coppini give classes in tango structure and systems

This Thursday at La Coqueta: A systematic approach to turns

From 7 to 8pm on Thursday, May 5, join us at La Coqueta (179 Dundas Street East, 2nd floor) for a class dedicated to unveiling the mysteries of giros/turns in Tango, Vals and Milonga.  We will develop the turn concept from a structural and systematic point of view. We look forward to seeing you there!

Miguel and Michelle Coppini teaching tango improvisation in Toronto

As newbies to the blogging world, we want to use this medium, however clumsily at first, to create a space in which we can share ideas, resources and information about Argentine tango. We are full-time tango professionals from Buenos Aires*.  We are passionate, methodical and effective tango teachers.  Our goal is to provide you with … Continue reading Miguel and Michelle Coppini teaching tango improvisation in Toronto