Our teachers are always stressing the importance of mastering simpler steps like walking and pausing. Along with a good connection, instructors tell us that those elements are all we need in order to dance tango well. Definitely true!

But that doesn't mean we should avoid the fancier steps altogether. When (or if) we have the space on the dance floor to safely execute them, they can be really fun. But at the end of the day (or night), all those sacadas, ganchos, and leg wraps are built on the foundation as the same walking movements, pivots, and basic connection principles we've been working on since our beginner classes. 

So let's not learn fancy steps just so anyone who happens to be watching will think we're good dancers. Let's learn them to expand our understanding of the basics. 


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