Ballroom Dancing - The Tango

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Tango Posture

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Tango Posture

Ballroom Dancing - Staccato Footwork for the Tango

Ballroom Dancing - Staccato Footwork for the Tango

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Lunge

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Lunge

Ballroom Dancing - Tango Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Tango Recap

Salsa Dance Recap

Salsa Dance Recap

Salsa Dance - Basic Scallop

Salsa Dance - Basic Scallop

Salsa Dance - Open Break and Underarm Turn

Salsa Dance - Open Break and Underarm Turn

Salsa Dance - Basic Posture and Framing

Salsa Dance - Basic Posture and Framing

Salsa Dance - Basic Footwork

Salsa Dance - Basic Footwork

Salsa Dance - The Basic Components

Salsa Dance - The Basic Components

Salsa Dance

Salsa Dance

Swing Dance Recap

Swing Dance Recap

Swing Dance - Basic Underarm Back Pass

Swing Dance - Basic Underarm Back Pass

Swing Dance - Basic Underarm Left Turn

Swing Dance - Basic Underarm Left Turn

Swing Dance - Basic Posture and Hold

Swing Dance - Basic Posture and Hold

Swing Dance - Basic Footwork

Swing Dance - Basic Footwork

Swing Dance - Basic Components

Swing Dance - Basic Components

Swing Dance

Swing Dance

Ballroom Dancing - Cha Cha Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Cha Cha Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Cha Cha Crossover Break with Walk Around Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Cha Cha Crossover Break with Walk Around Turn

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha Posture and Hold

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha Posture and Hold

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Pattern of the Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Pattern of the Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Fifth Position Rocks

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Fifth Position Rocks

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Posture

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Posture

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - The Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - The Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - Tango Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Tango Recap

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Lunge

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Lunge

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - Staccato Footwork for the Tango

Ballroom Dancing - Staccato Footwork for the Tango

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Tango Posture

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Tango Posture

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango

Waltz Recap

Waltz Recap

How to Waltz - Underarm Turns

How to Waltz - Underarm Turns

Waltz Hesitations

Waltz Hesitations

How to Waltz - Swing and Sway

How to Waltz - Swing and Sway

How to Waltz - Rise and Fall

How to Waltz - Rise and Fall

How to Waltz - Posture and Framing

How to Waltz - Posture and Framing

How to Waltz - Basic Pattern

How to Waltz - Basic Pattern

Waltz Components

Waltz Components

How to Waltz

How to Waltz

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Left Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Left Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Swing and Sway

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Swing and Sway

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Rise and Fall

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Rise and Fall

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Posture and Framing

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Posture and Framing

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Foxtrot

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Foxtrot

Ballroom Dancing - How to Foxtrot

Ballroom Dancing - How to Foxtrot

Sexy Dance Into Fitness

Sexy Dance Into Fitness

Perfect Prom Etiquette

Perfect Prom Etiquette

Wow With Your First Wedding Dance

Wow With Your First Wedding Dance

Introduction to Bollywood Dance Basics

Introduction to Bollywood Dance Basics

Steps to the Verse of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Verse of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Second Verse of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Second Verse of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Chorus of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Chorus of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Second Chorus of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Second Chorus of the Song Desi Girl

How to Prepare for Your First Dance at Your Wedding

How to Prepare for Your First Dance at Your Wedding

Advanced Pole Dancing Inverts

Advanced Pole Dancing Inverts

How to Hula Dance

How to Hula Dance

Advanced Jazz Dancing

Advanced Jazz Dancing

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Terry Dean

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Terry now offers a comprehensive selection of ballroom lessons at the NEW onlineballroomlessons.com, and he is the owner and principal male dance instructor of Terry Deans Dance Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been teaching ballroom dancing for more than 30 years and opened his own successful studio following a 19 year career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Terry has received accolades for his choreography and has been honored as Virginia State Top Studio and Top Teacher twice. He and his staff teach students of all levels, whether they are interested in social dancing, exhibition dancing, or competitive ballroom dance sport. He has led many of his students to win top level gold medal competitions, and he is pleased to share his expertise with you today.

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Pattern

Professional dance instructor Terry Dean demonstrates the basic tango pattern.

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Hi, I am Terry Dean from Terry Deans Dance Studio, today were teaching the tango. Were going to start off with the basic component of the tango.

The tango is basically made up of walking steps, much like just walking. The idea in walking steps in the tango is, again, as we walk, we roll our feet from heel to toe, as the lady goes from toe to heel when she is going backwards. If the man is going backwards, he goes toe to heel, and she does heel to toe. In the tango, the walking steps are going to be a little bit more cat like, so were going to be very staccato; step, step, step, and the lady comes at me; step, step, step, step, still striking the heels and rolling toes; walk, walk, walk; walk, walk, walk, walk. Were also going to be taking side steps. Side steps go side close, side close, side close, side close, side close. Now, were going to do the basic pattern showing you with these components. First of all, the man will take three forward steps while the lady takes three back steps; walk, walk, forward side, and then closes. Do that again. Walk, walk, forward side, close. Im going to demonstrate this because there is something that were going to be doing here thats a little different. Were going to be taking three walking steps; walk, walk, forward side. Now, as we close our feet, were actually going to close the feet, but not switch weight, thats important. Sometimes we count this by spelling out the word tango, it goes like this. T-A-N-G-O, and remember we dont change weight on the O, we just the pull the foot in. T-A-N-G-O. If we use counts, it would be slow, slow, quick, quick slow; slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, and we dont shift weight on that slow.

Now, the lady is going to be doing the natural opposite. So, she is stepping back on her right foot doing slow, slow, quick, quick, and then dragging her foot in on slow. Again, rolling the feet; slow, slow, quick, quick, and then dragging in on slow. Lets demonstrate that a little closer. Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow. Thats the basic tango step.

Next, were going to show you the basic posture for the tango, and the look that were trying to achieve.