[Tango-L] Breaking the 'paso basico.'
keith at tangohk.com
Tue Feb 12 15:58:20 EST 2008
I do something similar. I teach the 8CB as 3 separate figures.
Figure 1 - Steps 1,2 is the Salida;
Figure 2 - Steps 3-5 is walking to the cross; and
Figure 3 - Steps 6-8 is the Resolution.
Of course, step 1 - the back step is usually omitted. A variety of steps and figures can be taught after
Figures 1, 2 and 3, without completing the 8CB.
For example, I can add in a Back Ocho between Figures 1 and 2 or a Front Ocho between Figures 2 and 3.
I can also add in a Giro to left after Figure 1 and a Giro to right after Figure 2. There are many other things to do
within the 8CB.
The 8CB is a very useful teaching tool when used as framework to build on other basic figures in a simple way.
I rarely use it as a complete figure on it's own and the students understand this.
You're correct when you say the 8CB is only bad when used by bad teachers.
On Wed Feb 13 3:58 , "Trini y Sean (PATangoS)" sent:
>--- "Trini y Sean (PATangoS)" patangos at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> So how can the 8CB be taught successfully? I focused on
>> using steps 3-8 and used the other steps as accessories.
>Oops! I meant focusing on steps 3-5 and using steps 1-2
>and 6-8 as accessories.
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