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Tango Gold Routine Technique Notes

  • See Tango Technique
  • Frame: 
    • Lady's LH  "up and out" with tone. R elbow out. 
    • R arm consistent tone, right side fwd, give it to Man at Tango Close, and when doing back walk. 
    • Knees more fwd
    • compact frame, with tone, not stiffness. 
  • Back walk: 
    • Quick leg release to make room for Man. Body is moving at same pace.
    • Lady's L elbow stretch to L, stay left, give right side and arms to Man. 
  • PP: 
    • head stays back. R side to Man.
    • Getting out: Finish the swivel, stay very left, stretched, right side closed to Man, fully onto LF and not fall back to the next step. 
  • Reverse Turn, Lady Outside: body aligned, not dis-located look.
  • Fallaway: keep flat.

Begin one quarter down the short side. Man facing DW.
  1. 2 Walk  (S S) Ending Man FDC.
    • Toe release. Quick leg release to create space.
  2. Five Step  (QQQQS) turning left
    • Lady: stay very left, R side very stretched.
  3. Chase, Chasse, and Whisk Ending  (SQQQQ Q&Q S &S) Chasse and Whisk Ending (Corner)
    • After closing to Man SQQ, body continues to rotate to R, giving hips and R side to Man, lengthening left side to keep shoulder flat. 
    • Different finish for Whisk Ending: close foot, or keep front foot in place, it's up to Man's lead. finish in PP.
  4. Promenade Link  (SQQ)
    • Lady: R arm: consistent tone, don't loose energy, not too loose.
    • Head stays back, stay on L side.
  5. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot  (QQQQ)
    • Lady: do not pop up, stretch to L, stay very very flat. Keep head left, shoulders down, don't drop side.
    • Keep moving, no stopping.
  6. Reverse Outside Swivel (QQSQQ)
    • Lady: not as much swiveling action (Man does more swiveling in this case), just pointing LF fwd on S.
    • S: in outside position. Q: Lady LF keep going same direction, fwd, big step.
    • Don't stop the movement, keep the flow.
    • Lady could turn head during outside swivel, or she can choose not to turn head.
  7. 2 Walks finishing Man FDC
  8. Oversway, Pivot, Chase and Whisk Ending  (QQSS QQ Q&Q S QQ)
    • Lady: 
      • Oversway: Tango style heel turn.
      • Pivot (QQ): LF go around Man, pivot, RF fwd in between Man's feet, then into Chasse (1st LF to side, bigger step). Keep head very left, lift left side up. Don't dip left side.
      • Chasse and Whisk Ending (keep front foot in place)
  9. Promenade Link  (SQQ)
  10. 2 Walks (S S)
  11. Progressive Link  (QQ)
  12. Closed Promenade  (SQQS)
  13. Fallaway Four Step  (QQQQ) (Corner)
    • R side to Man at the end, confident look.
  14. Fallaway Promenade  (SQQSQQ)
    • SQQ: close head; S: Fallaway: open head to PP. R side to Man.
  15. Natural Promenade Turn  (S QQS) add Rock Turning end
    • SQQ: Keep head to R
    • S: head flick to L and shape to L.
  16. Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
    • QQS: Give R side to Man. Weight should be on RF, not in middle. Stay very left.
  17. Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS)  Finish in closed position
    • S: stretch head, body/shoulder rotates to R
  18. Five Step  (QQQQS)  (Corner)
    • Lady doesn't turn much
  19. Open Promenade  (SQQS)
  20. Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside  (QQS QQS) Open Finish
    • No stopping, continuous into Basic Reverse Turn.
  21. Basic Reverse Turn (QQ&QQS)
    • QQ&Q: sharp quick timing, accent
  22. Contra Check  (SQQ)
    • At end, PP, will travel into corner
  23. Natural Twist Turn  (S QQS QQ)
    • Soft closing head to L
    • Last Q: quick head flick, prep by turning slightly to R and then flick to L. ending Lady BDW
  24. Rock Turn  (QQS QQS)
    • Ending Man about FLOD
  25. Four Step Change  (QQ&S)
    • In this routine, this Four Step Change has a lot of turn/rotation, ending LF crossing in front of RF.
    • Ending Lady facing new LOD. 
  26. Progressive Side Step  (QQ)
    • Ending Lady about BDW
Repeat from 2 Walks