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Tango Silver Routine Technique Notes

  • See Tango Technique
  • When the knees are tangled up, it's a combination of: (don't do the following)
    • Lady's and Man's feet are being placed too close to each other
    • Bending at the hips. (Instead, correct way: both should be keeping hips forward.)
    • Feet are turned out, not parallel (Correct way: feet should be parallel)
  • Close the feet at closed finish!
  1. Start DW near end of long side
  2. Walk  (S)
  3. Walk  (S)
    • These walks are smooth, tighter.
  4. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  5. Promenade Link  (SQQ) end facing LOD, short side.
    • Strong movement. Moving body on 1st half of S, and stepping on 2nd half of S.
  6. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS) open finish
    • Outside partner position: keep strongly left, do not break at hip. Upper body should not peel away from Man. Stay connected.
  7. Four Step  (QQQQ) into corner
  8. Open Promenade  (SQQS) lady flicks right foot on last slow
  9. Outside Swivel  (SQQ)
  10. Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn  (QQSS QQS QQS) no slow walks, go directly into progressive side step
  11. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  12. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS)
    • Lady:  take strong steps
  13. Closed Promenade  (SQQS)
  14. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  15. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ) end closed.
    • Lady: take strong steps to complete the turn around the Man
  16. 2-7 of Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
  17. Back Corte  (S QQS) end facing LOD, or at least DW
  18. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS) open finish
  19. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  20. Back Open Promenade  (SQQS)
    • Lady: 
      • First 2 steps: heel leads. 3rd and 4th step: BH leads.
      • if lead, use strong shaping in the head on QQ, to the right and then to the left.
  21. Reverse Outside Swivel  (QQSQQ) end facing DW, new LOD
    • May add 2 Slow's - smooth walk.
  22. Open Reverse Turn, Lady In Line  (QQS QQS)
  23. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  24. Fallaway Promenade  (SQQSQQ)
    • remember to close feet on last Q
    • on the "fallaway" section: don't tip forward or "break" at the waist
  25. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS)
  26. 2-7 of Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
  27. Reverse Outside Swivel  (QQSQQ)
    • Lady: just keep head left whole time.
  28. Reverse Outside Swivel  (QQSQQ)
  29. Four Step Change  (QQ&S)
Repeat from Progressive Link  (QQ)