Argentine Tango Glossary
Fake movement. (Lady does her own things with her free leg.)
Square step. (Tile)
To close. Same meaning as Resolucion (Resolution).
Hang off axis
To cut. (Step is cut short, change direction)
A cortina (curtain) is a short piece (20–60 seconds) of music that is played between tandas at a milonga (tango dance event). The cortina lets the dancers know that the tanda has ended.
Cruce or Cruzada
To carry on
Windmill or grapevine
Basic Step. Salida means Exit.
The Tanda is a group of musical pieces, normally three (Vals or Milonga) or four (Tango), played together, which are of similar timing, structure, and most often from the same orchestra.
To lean toward your partner.