Dancing to the beat

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by AndaBien, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    I did a workshop with Homer ladas on 'Pitter patter.' he had a particular approach whereby you started with a left hand lead and then explored either doing pitter patter steps solo - leader, solo- follower or together. it raised the question of what can be lead.


    I know a couple of followers for whom something along these lines works. they are rare as unicorns.;) but I can give them enough impetous to dance pitter-patter steps, whilst I do something simpler OR together, which seems to be easier.
     
  2. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Help needed! My online-dict goes on strike. All translations of pitter-patter tend to mean something like clumsy toddling. But I don´t see anything like that in Homer´s class summary.
    There are passages in this vid showing caminadas (also as sidesteps) in simple and double time. Was that meant?
     
  3. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Pitter-patter normally refers to the sound of raindrops....
    or the pitter-patter of tiny feet running
    ; in this context, Homer is referring to small, fast, little steps
    faster than normal double time, though you may need to start slow..
     
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