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Lesson 3: Salida Simple

We can add more steps between the 2nd and 3rd step of the “Medio Cuadrado”, or the “Half Square”.



The man goes forward onto the left foot keeping the right foot projected behind, and then collect the right foot and joins the feet; the woman steps backward with the right foot keeping the left foot projected in the front, and then collects her left foot at the right side of her right foot and make a cross - “ ”.


This new sequence is called "Salida Simple", one of the basic steps of the tango.


Man
 Woman
  1. Sidestep to the left
  2. Forward with the right foot
  3. Forward with the left foot keeping the right foot projected behind
  4. Collect the right foot and stand on both joined
  5. Forward with the left foot
  6. Sidestep to the right
  7. Collect the left foot and stand on both joined
  1. Sideward with the right foot
  2. Backward with the left foot
  3. Backward with the right foot keeping the left foot projected forward
  4. Collect the left foot at the right side of the right foot
  5. Backward with the right foot
  6. Sidestep to the right
  7. Collect the right foot and stand on both joined


(0) till (2) is the “Salida” or “Exit”, (3) to (4) is the “Cruz” or the “Cross”, and (5) till (7) is the “Resolución” or “Resolution”. The whole new sequence is called the “Salida Simple”. Here we need to pay attention at (3) and (5) step looks very similar but they are different actually. On the 3rd step, the woman will stay the foot project forward before making the Cruz.


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