The First Three Minutes of a Tanda!

Hmmm – what should I do on a 3-song tanda?  Throw every step  and embellishment I know on all three songs?  How about NOT!

I know that at the beginning (and not so much at the beginning for many) everyone wants to do all the steps and embellishments on their repertoire on each song they dance.  One recommendation I always give our students in class is that if you are dancing a 3-song tanda, use the first song to just walk, lead the cross and rock steps (or maybe a back ocho).  Keep it simple, but focus on what is going to make everyone want to dance with you – a great connection, embrace and controlled walk.  You can add a few other elements in the next two songs, if you’d like – NEVER throw all your repertoire in any song!

It does not matter how long you’ve been dancing, there is always space for improving the connection, embrace and walk….and you will see that at the end of the day, what really matters is that you feel nice to dance with.

Dedicate 3 minutes of each Tanda to help you improve on what makes people want to dance with you!  It’s a WIN-WIN!  Don’t forget it!