George Garcia & Christy Cote
Argentine Tango: Vals Vol I and II

Prepare yourself for the Milongas (dance halls) by mastering all three of the Argentine Trio: Tango, Milonga and Vals. Christy Cote & George Garcia?s teaching is clear and precise and their dancing is exquisite. All 10 figures have been created to work beautifully in a waltz rhythm.

The Vals video/DVD starts with a clear explanation of Vals musicality and how the Tango figures are applied to it. As with any type of waltz, the music is played in ¾ time at a slow, medium or fast tempo.

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.

Vals Vol I
  • Introduction to Argentine Vals - Musicality
  • Progressive Cross System Basic
  • Progressive Cross System Basic with Balanceo
  • Cadencia Turns
  • Ocho Cortado
  • Back Ochos
  • Demonstration of figures 1-5 in an improvisational format
  • Molinete Right with Ocho Cortado
  • Left Turn with Cadencia
  • Right Turn with Ocho Cortado
  • Revolving Back Ochos
  • Point & Pivot to Outside Partner Left
  • Demonstration of figures 6-10 in an improvisational format
Running time: 1hr 10 min.

Argentine Tango: Vals vol I - Price £29.95 Ref: DV-DATCC33

Vals Vol.II
  • Leader's Cruzada
  • Cambio de Frente with Lápiz
  • Cross System Sacada to Back Ochos and Molinete
  • Cross System Sacada to Boleo and Spiral Cross
  • Demonstration of figures 1-4 in an improvisational format
  • Tijera to Left Turn
  • Corrida with Ocho Cortado
  • Back Ochos with Leader's Play
  • Enrosque Right with Gancho & Enganche
  • Demonstration of figures 5-8 in an improvisational format
  • Back Ocho, Boleos, Giro con Lápiz & Parada
  • Volcada from Back Ochos
  • Continuous Turns to the Right with Sacadas
  • Planeo to Colgada
  • Demonstration of figures 9-12 in an improvisational format
Running time: 1hr 51 min

Argentine Tango Vals Vol.II - Price £29.95 - Ref: DV-DATCC114

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Argentine Tango: Vals, vol.I-II. Set of 2 DVDs - Price £49.00 Ref: DATCC33-114

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