January Intensive for All Levels: Leg Wraps
Every month, tango classes in Boise take on a new theme, allowing beginner dancers to learn a new aspect of tango through repetition ... or allow experienced dancers to deepen their skill in a particular subject. January's theme is “leg wraps”. Here's a level guide so you can choose the class or classes that are right for you:
Level 0 (Never danced tango before)
Beginner series lesson, 7:00 pm - 8:00 every Thursday night at Ochos (see description below)
Monday's beginner tango lesson hosted by BSU Tango Club, starts at 7:30 pm (more info)
Level 1 (Some experience with tango)
"Tango Focus" lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:00 every Thursday night at Ochos (see description below)
Level 2 (Comfortable with tango)
"Tango Focus" lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:00 every Thursday night at Ochos. You don't need to have taken the 7:00 beginner class to participate in the lesson (though you should anyway!)
"Tango Beyond" lesson, 7:00 pm - 8:00 every Sunday at Solid (see description below)
What are leg wraps?
Leg wraps are exactly what the sound like: tango movements where one dancer wraps their leg around part of the other dancer. These are usually leg to leg, and usually the follower is doing the wrapping. They are perhaps one of the most misunderstood tango movements, and getting them right can be the difference between a painful dance and a wonderful dance!
Schedule and Descriptions
7:00 - 8:00 pm Beginner Series - This class will cater to those who have never danced tango before. It is recommended you join the class at the beginning of the series, but if you drop in you will not be lost.
8:00 - 9:00 pm "Tango Focus" - This class will cater toward those who have had a couple of months experience with tango. The goal is to focus on one aspect of tango and learn it in-depth.
January 3rd: Simple Outside Leg Wrap
January 10th: Simple Inside Leg Wrap
January 17th: Another Simple Outside Leg Wrap
January 24th: Another Simple Inside Leg Wrap
January 31st: Revisiting the wraps we liked the best!
7:00 - 8:00 pm "Tango Beyond" - This class will be different every Sunday and will be an accelerated version of the previous Thursday class. We'll go over the material from that class again, then "take it beyond" and cover variations and advanced technique.
January 6th: Dynamic Inside Leg Wrap
January 13th: Wrap Reversing
January 20th: Outside vs Inside Wraps
January 27th: Wrap Combos