Followers Technique: Giros & More


Followers Technique: Giros & More


  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Partner Needed: No
  • Level: Improver Upwards

More details below.


No partner required – we’ll find one for you. Please let us know if you would like to be a leader (usually the man) or a follower (usually the woman).

This tangorial covers technique for “giros” (turns) as well as a lot more!

We will start with a warm-up: working with our posture, firing-up our muscles and strengthening our legs and feet. We will then move on to exercises which help us to improve our balance, whilst also learning some beautiful decorations.

Next we will look at different kinds of giros before learning a mini-choreography putting together all the elements learnt in the class.

Kim will always share her favourite tips with you and trouble-shoot the most common mistakes. David will make cameo appearances during the video to demonstrate how you can use what you learn in practice.

This tangorial is ideal for tango dancers of an improver level upwards.

PART I: Foot & Leg Warm-Up
PART II: Forward Steps: Footwork Analysis
PART III: Balance Work & Decorations
PART IV: Back Cross & Decorations
PART V: Standard Giro
PART VI: Giro with “Planeos”
PART VII: Giro with a Triangle
PART VIII: Mini-choreography



Level Guide

  • Beginners: 0 – 6 months
  • Improvers: 6 – 18 months
  • Intermediate: 12 months – 2 years
  • Advanced: 2 years +
  • Technique: suitable for all levels from Improver upwards
  • Basic Technique: suitable for all levels

This is a rough guide only as we are all so different! We hope it helps you choose your first class. If you’re still not sure, please feel free to contact us!

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