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How to Do the Media Luna for the Argentine Tango

Learn how to do the media luna from tango instructors Diego Blanco and Ana Padron in this Howcast Argentine tango dance video.

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A: So, the Melia Luna is going to be a circular step so we're going to go around our partner. So, we're going to start it from a side step; we're going to start side, we're going to go back, side around my partner, forward around my partner always aiming for his shoulder, and then he'll bring me around feet together and I'll wait for the next lead. So, remember to keep your back straight and when you're stepping step toward your partner's center. Let's try from this angle: so we're going to go forward, side, back, side around my partner forward and make sure you turn your chest towards your partner and your foot will aim for the center of his chest. You can keep going from there. And Diego will teach us the lead.

B: So, the Melia Luna is a very useful tool for Floor Craft because it is circular and maintains you in the same place. The Melia Luna will help you when people are in front of you. Let's take a look; so we have side, forward from the basic and here you're going to need your partner's side as you take a back step, and you're going to lead your partner forward as you change your weight to the left. Change your weight and side, forward - lead your partner side, then forward as you step to the side. Side, forward, together step, together step, and around.

A: So, as Diego leads me around I have to make sure I step toward the center of his body. We step together here. We're going to step together and my foot is going to aim for the front of his chest. I bring my feet together and again I want to aim for the middle of his chest although he's leading. I want to make sure that I stay really close to him and our circle stays the same.

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