Intro to Cross System
In their class, Intro to Cross System, Hugo Patyn and Celina Rotundo teach you basic steps and techniques of the cross system in a close embrace.
The focus of this is class is to gain confidence dancing in a close embrace while learning cross-step combinations that can be practiced in a slower tango or a social milonga.
The exercises that Hugo and Celina teach in this lesson are useful for beginners. They are also excellent for those who wish to improve their technique and wish to practice this system more.
This class is suitable for beginners.
In the technique segment of Intro to Cross System class, Hugo and Celina warm up with rotation and isolation exercises. These exercises will help you maintain contra body and pivot movements while dancing the tango. Hugo and Celina then teach you how to do these exercises with a partner while incorporating more weight-shifts, balancing techniques, and pivots. Celina will teach useful balancing techniques to those who wear heels while dancing the tango. These balance and weight-shifting techniques are crucial to all aspects of dance.
In the steps segment of the Intro to Cross System class, Hugo and Celina focus on using techniques to help you grow more comfortable in a close embrace. You will learn how to use the weight-shifting and balancing techniques in a cross system basic step movement. After that, you will learn how to practice these side-steps while incorporating a change in direction. Hugo emphasizes that it is crucial as a lead to keep your partner’s axis centered throughout the dance.
As the lesson progresses, Hugo and Celina introduce you to the beautiful carousel pivot. Then they teach you how to incorporate pivot into the basic steps. You will learn how to add embellishments into your steps before completing a resolution in the cross system. To complete this segment, you will learn a fairly complex combination of moves. This combination can be danced at either a slower pace or a quicker pace.
Learn more about Hugo and Celina on their website.