George Garcia & Christy Cote
Argentine Tango: Bronze, Silver and Gold level (Vol I, II and III)

These are in our opinion the best DVDs if you want to learn the full Argentine Tango syllabus at Beginners to Advanced level. George Garcia and Christy Cote are both DVIDA National Examiners in Argentine Tango. They have been instructors, performers and choreographers for more than 25 years. Christy Cote is also the Creator and Director of the Academia de Tango Argentino at San Francisco.

This series of videos/DVDs take you step by step through a broad spectrum of figures incorporating all the major elements of the dance such as Ochos, Molinetes, Boleos, Ganchos, Barridas, Paradas, Media Vuelta, Cadena, Calecita, Carpa, Vocadas, Colgadas and many types of Sacadas. The method includes splicing these figures together in an improvisational format to create a new dance every time you step onto the dance floor.

Christy and George’s teaching is clear and precise and their dancing is exquisite. The instruction is completely in English and is professionally produced in an organized one-on-one format like a private lesson, making this video/DVD clear and easy to comprehend.

All figures on this videos/DVDs are demonstrated as the Leader, as the Follower and together. The stage is large enough to show complete patterns. The camera work does not focus primarily on the dancers feet. This provides an opportunity to see the upper body leading and following which is missing from many other tango videos and is actually the most important aspect.

This collection is highly recommended for dancers taking up authentic Argentine Tango, as well as for experienced tango dancers as a refresher course.

Bronze Argentine Tango syllabus, Vol I
  • The Embrace
  • 1) Basico - Basic
  • 2A) Cambio de Peso en el Lugar - Weight Changes in Place
  • 2B) Paso al Costado - Side Step
  • 2C) Cadencia - Rock Step
  • 3) Caminada - Walking
  • 4) Ochos Para Adelante - Forward Ochos
  • 5) Ochos Para Atrás - Back Ochos
  • Demonstration of figures 1 - 5 in an improvisational format
  • 6) Molinete a la Derecha - Windmill to the Right
  • 7) Molinete a la Izquierda - Windmill to the Left
  • 8) Basico en el Sistema Cruzado - Cross System Basic
  • 9) Caminada Variación - Walking Variation
  • 10) Caminada Con Giro - Walking with Turn
  • Demonstration of figures 6 - 10 in an improvisational format
  • 11) Sacada con el Pie Izquierdo - Displacement with the Left Foot
  • 12) Sacada con el Pie Derecho - Displacement with the Right Foot
  • 13) Boleo con Cruzada en Espiral - Boleo with Spiral Cross
  • 14) Parada, Barrida & Pasada con Gancho - Stop, Sweep, and Pass Over with Hook
  • 15) Parada, Sandwich al Reves & Pasada con Media Luna - Stop, Reverse Sandwich, Pass Over with Half Moon
  • Demonstration of figures 11 - 15 in an improvisational format.
  • Demonstration of figures 1 - 15 with and without music
Running time: 1hr 52 min.

Bronze Argentine Tango syllabus - Price £29.95 Ref: DV-DATCC26

Silver Argentine Tango syllabus, Vol.II
  • 16A) Molinete Right with Block
  • 16B) Molinete Left with Block
  • 17A) Back Ocho with Right Foot Barrida
  • 17B) Back Ocho with Left Foot Barrida
  • 18) Back Boleo and Forward Boleo
  • 19A) Parada at Position 2
  • 19B) Spiral Cruzada
  • 19C) From Cruzada to Position 2
  • 20) Media Vuelta
  • Demonstration of figures 16-20 in an improvisational format
  • 21) Scissors Outside Partner Left
  • 22) Molinete with Sacadas
  • 23) Ocho Cortado
  • 24) Back Sacada
  • 25) Gancho Left and Right
  • Demonstration of figures 21-25 in an improvisational format
  • 26) Molinete with Ocho Cortado
  • 27) Left Turn Combination
  • 28) Barrida from Parada at Position 2
  • 29) Boleo from Molinete
  • 30) Calecita
  • Demonstration of figures 26-30 in an improvisational format
Running time: 1hr 47 min.

Silver Argentine Tango syllabus - Price £29.95 Ref: DV-DATCC27

Gold Argentine Tango syllabus, Vol.III
  • 31) Revolving Forward Ochos
  • 32) Revolving Back Ochos
  • 33) Sacada de la Pierna
  • 34) Sacada Left, Sacada Right, Sacada de la Pierna
  • 35) Promenade with Leg Wrap
  • Demonstration of figures 31-35 in an improvisational format
  • 36) Overturned Forward Ochos
  • 37A) From Cruzada to Position 2 with Carpa
  • 37B) Carpa from Outside Partner Left
  • 38A) Enrosque, Lapiz and Block
  • 38B) Enrosque Variation and Back Sacada
  • 38C) Man's Planeo and Barrida
  • 39) Grapevine and Media Vuelta
  • 40) Walking in a Circle with Sacadas
  • Demonstration of figures 36-40 in an improvisational format
  • 41) Enganche Sacada from Cadencia
  • 42) Man's Back Sacada, Lady's Back Sacada, Sacada de la Pierna
  • 43) Progressive Left Turn
  • 44) Cadena
  • 45) Colgada
  • Demonstration of figures 41-45 in an improvisational format
Running time 1hr 47 min.

Gold Argentine Tango syllabus - Price £29.95 Ref: DV-DATCC28

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Argentine Tango syllabus, vol.I,II,III. Set of 3 - Price £69.00 Ref: DATCC26-28

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