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Tango Newcomer Routine

  1. Walk  (S)  
  2. Walk  (S)  
  3. Progressive Side Step  (QQS)  
  4. Rock Turn  (S QQS QQS)  
  5. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS)  
  6. Back Corte  (S QQS)  
  7. Progressive Link  (QQ)  
  8. Closed Promenade  (SQQS)  

Tango Bronze Routine #1

Start: Man facing DC:
  1. Walk  (S)  
  2. Walk  (S)
  3. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS)  ending DW
  4. LF Rock  (QQS)  ending BDC
  5. Closed Finish  (QQS)  ending DW
  6. Walk  (S)  
  7. Walk  (S)  
  8. Progressive Side Step  (QQS)  
  9. Walk  (S)  
  10. Walk  (S)  
  11. Progressive Link  (QQ) 
  12. Closed Promenade  (SQQS)  
  13. Walk  (S)  
  14. Walk  (S)  
  15. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line  (QQS QQS) 

Tango Bronze Routine #2 (2 sides)

Start from about the middle of short side, Man facing DW:
  1. Walk  (S)
  2. Walk  (S)
  3. Progressive Side Step  (QQS)
  4. Walk  (S) 1st corner
  5. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  6. Closed Promenade  (SQQS)
  7. Walk  (S)
  8. Rock Turn  (S QQS QQS)
  9. Back Corte  (S QQS)
  10. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS)
  11. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn  (QQSS QQS QQS)
  12. Progressive Link  (QQ) going into corner
  13. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ) 2nd corner
  14. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS)
  15. Closed Promenade  (SQQS) ending DW, about middle of 2nd short side, start over.

Tango Bronze Routine #3 (4 sides)

Start: on long side
  1. Walk  (S)
  2. Walk  (S)
  3. Progressive Link  (QQ), going on short wall
  4. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS)
  5. Open Promenade  (SQQS) going on long wall
  6. Progressive Side Step  (QQS)
  7. Walk  (S)
  8. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS) Open Finish
  9. Rock Turn  (S QQS QQS) danced outside partner
  10. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn  (QQSS QQS QQS)
  11. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  12. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ), going on short wall
  13. Open Promenade  (SQQS)
  14. LF Rock  (QQS)
  15. RF Rock  (QQS)
  16. Back Corte  (S QQS)
  17. Walk  (S)
  18. Walk  (S)
  19. Progressive Side Step  (QQS) going on long wall
  20. Walk  (S)
  21. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line  (QQS QQS) Closed Finish
  22. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  23. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS) Rock ending
Repeat from 2 Walks

Tango Bronze Routine #4 (4 sides)

Technique notes for this routine

Start: Man facing DW near end of long wall.
  1. Walk  (S) 
  2. Walk  (S)
  3. Progressive Link  (QQ) ending traveling DC (long wall)
  4. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS) across corner, end PP, traveling DC new LOD.
  5. Open Promenade  (SQQS) ending facing about LOD (short wall)
  6. Progressive Side Step  (QQS) turning corner.
  7. Walk  (S) turning corner, ending ~ DW (or LOD) new LOD
  8. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS)[Variation: do Open ending and directly into OP LF Rock, replacing Walk and Rock Turn below.]
  9. Walk  (S)
  10. Rock Turn  (S QQS QQS)
  11. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn  (QQSS QQS QQS) [cut this if side is short]
  12. Progressive Link  (QQ) traveling toward corner DW on long wall
  13. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ) end traveling DC. Around corner
  14. Open Promenade  (SQQS) Last step should be DW against LOD, new LOD
  15. LF Rock  (QQS)
  16. RF Rock  (QQS)
  17. Back Corte  (S QQS) end facing LOD at corner [Option: add Progressive side step to turn corner if needed.]
  18. Walk  (S) strongly curved
  19. Walk  (S) strong curve, end facing new LOD
  20. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line  (QQS QQS). [Add Walk after this, as needed.]
  21. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  22. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS) with Rock Turn ending.
  23. Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
  24. Progressive Link  (QQ) [ cut this if side is short]
  25. Closed Promenade  (SQQS) [cut this if side is short]
Repeat

Tango Silver Routine #1

Start: Man facing DW
  1. Walk  (S) 
  2. Walk  (S)
  3. Progressive Link  (QQ) ending traveling DC
  4. Promenade Link  (SQQ)
  5. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS) Open Finish
  6. Four Step  (QQQQ) ending traveling DC in PP on new LOD
  7. Open Promenade  (SQQS)
  8. Outside Swivel  (SQQ)
  9. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn  (QQSS QQS QQS)
  10. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  11. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS)
  12. Rock Turn  (QQS QQS) 2-7 Closed Finish
  13. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  14. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ) underturned, ending traveling on new LOD
  15. Promenade Link  (SQQ)
  16. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS)
  17. Progressive Link  (QQ) toward corner
  18. Back Open Promenade  (SQQS)

Tango Silver Routine #2

Start: in Closed Position, man's weight on RF, facing LOD near end of long wall.
  1. Turn to PP (S)
  2. Promenade Link  (SQQ)
  3. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  Open Finish (QQS QQS)
  4. Four Step   into corner (QQQQ)
  5. Open Promenade  (SQQS)
  6. Outside Swivel  method 1 (SQQ)
  7. Brush Tap  (QQ&S)
  8. Walk  (S) heavy turn
  9. Walk  (S)
  10. Progressive Side Step  (QQS)
  11. Walk  (S)
  12. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line  Closed Finish (QQS QQS)
  13. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  14. Fallaway Promenade  (SQQSQQ)
  15. Closed Promenade  (SQQS)
  16. Walk  (S)
  17. Walk  (S)
  18. Four Step Change  (QQ&S) at corner
  19. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  20. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ) overturned to continue down LOD
  21. Back Corte  (S QQS) 
  22. Back Open Promenade  (SQQS)
  23. Reverse Outside Swivel  (QQSQQ)
End

Tango Silver Routine #3

Start: from short wall
  1. Walk  (S)
  2. Walk  (S)
  3. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  4. Promenade Link  (SQQ)
  5. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS) Open Finish
  6. Four Step  (QQQQ), going on long wall
  7. Open Promenade  (SQQS) with Lady's flick
  8. Outside Swivel  (SQQ)
  9. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn  (QQSS QQS QQS)
  10. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  11. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS) overturned 1/8
  12. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ) Rock ending.  going on short wall
  13. Back Corte  (S QQS)
  14. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  15. Back Open Promenade  (SQQS)
  16. Reverse Outside Swivel  (QQSQQ), going on long wall
  17. Walk  (S)
  18. Walk  (S)
  19. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line  (QQS QQS)
  20. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  21. Fallaway Promenade  (SQQSQQ)
  22. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS) Rock ending
  23. Walk  (S)
  24. Walk  (S)
  25. Four Step Change  (QQQQ or QQ&S)
  26. Progressive Link  (QQ) repeat
End

Tango Silver Routine #4


Start: DW near end of long side
  1. Walk  (S)
  2. Walk  (S)
  3. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  4. Promenade Link  (SQQ) end facing LOD, short side.
  5. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS) open finish
  6. Four Step  (QQQQ) into corner
  7. Open Promenade  (SQQS) lady flicks right foot on last slow
  8. Outside Swivel  (SQQ)
  9. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn  (QQSS QQS QQS) no slow walks, go directly into progressive side step
  10. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  11. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS)
  12. Closed Promenade  (SQQS)
  13. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  14. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ) end closed.
  15. 2-7 of Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
  16. Back Corte  (S QQS) end facing LOD, or at least DW
  17. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS)
  18. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  19. Back Open Promenade  (SQQS)
  20. Reverse Outside Swivel  (QQSQQ) end facing DW, new LOD
  21. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line  (QQS QQS)
  22. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  23. Fallaway Promenade  (SQQSQQ)
  24. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS)
  25. 2-7 of Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
  26. Reverse Outside Swivel  (QQSQQ)
  27. Reverse Outside Swivel  (QQSQQ)
  28. Four Step Change  (QQ&S)
Repeat from Progressive Link  

Tango Gold Routine


Start from one quarter down the short side. Man facing DW
  1. 2 Walks  (S S) Ending Man FDC.
  2. Five Step  (QQQQS) turning left
  3. Chse, Chasse and Whisk Ending  (SQQQQ Q&Q S &S) Chasse and Whisk Ending (Corner)
  4. Promenade Link  (SQQ)
  5. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot  (QQQQ)
  6. Reverse Outside Swivel (QQSQQ)
  7. 2 Walk  (S S)
  8. Oversway, Pivot, Chasse and Whisk Ending  (QQSS QQ Q&Q S QQ)
  9. Promenade Link  (SQQ)
  10. 2 Walks  (S S)
  11. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  12. Closed Promenade  (SQQS)
  13. Fallaway Four Step  (QQQQ) (Corner)
  14. Fallaway Promenade  (SQQSQQ)
  15. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS) add Rock Turning end
  16. Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
  17. Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS)  Finish in closed position
  18. Five Step  (QQQQS) (Corner)
  19. Open Promenade  (SQQS)
  20. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS) Open Finish
  21. Basic Reverse Turn (QQ&QQS)
  22. Contra Check  (SQQ)
  23. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ)
  24. Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
  25. Four Step Change  (QQ&S)
  26. Progressive Side Step  (QQ)
Repeat from 2 Walks

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