July Intensive for All Levels: Paradas
Every month, Tango Boise dives deeply into a specific tango subject that is accessible to all levels, with subjects rotating regularly. July's theme is paradas. Here's a level guide so you can choose the class or classes that are right for you:
Level 0 (You've never danced tango before)
“Beginner Lesson” 7:00 pm - 8:00 every Thursday night at Ochos w/ Aaron and Tera
Open embrace themed - beginner concepts danced by touching at the arms only.
“Beginner Lesson” 7:30 pm - 8:15 every Sunday night at Solid w/ Tommy and Christian
Close embrace themed - the concepts are still designed for beginners, but we’ll be dancing close embrace tango (chest-to-chest). The movements are simpler, but the connection is deeper. Try the Thursday lesson first if personal contact sounds scary to you.
Level 1 (You have some experience with tango but not a lot with the monthly subject)
"Beyond Beginner" lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:00 every Thursday night at Ochos w/ Tommy and Christian
"Beyond Beginner" lesson, 6:15 pm - 7:30 every Sunday night at Solid w/ Tommy and Christian (close embrace themed)
What is a parada?
A parada (stop) refers to one person in the couple (usually the leader) stopping the other person’s foot with theirs. Touching feet often means you’ve made a mistake in other dances, but not tango! The parada is often followed by a pasada (pass over), where the follow’s steps over the leaders foot, often doing an embellishment (fun, showy movement) along the way.