The Tango Walk

The Tango Walk is a characteristic Tango action which is different from the actions used in the other dances.

The main differences are:

  1. there is no Rise and Fall;

  2. the knees are held flexed but tone is maintained in the leg muscles;

  3. all walks taken with the left foot are in CBMP and those taken with the right foot have right side lead.
    This creates an effect of moving in a constant curve;

  4. in any forward step taken with the left foot (in CBMP), the heel of the LF must be positioned on the same line as the right foot and not across that line.
    Similarly, when walking backward with the right foot (in CBMP), the toe of right foot must be positioned on the same line as the left foot and not across it;

  5. the feet are slightly lifted and placed on each step, rather than sliding them into position as in the other dances.
    The natural rolling action of the foot is maintained;

  6. at the beginning of each backward step, both for Man and for Lady, the toe of the front foot will be released, creating a normal rolling action from the toe to the heel;

  7. the Foot Action of each forward step is described as “Heel”, but a very slight pressure will be applied on the outside edge of the foot when the step is taken with the left foot, and on the inside edge of the foot when the step is taken with the right foot.
    In the same way, on backward walks, pressure will be applied on the inside edge of the left foot and on the outside edge of the right foot.

Note.
All seven points above are used only in the specific case of the Progressive Walks.

In the case of Forward and Backward steps contained in most of the Tango figures, only the first two points are taken in consideration.

However some figures are also using the CBMP described in the points 3 and 4 (e.g. Progressive Link).

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