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Ballroom Dance:
Tango El Matador
 
 
Men's steps

(The woman is to the right side of the man facing the back in parallel position)

1 - 2. Step forward with the LF a long step to the right side of the woman (S)

3 - 4. Step forward with the RF a long step to the right side of the woman (S)

5. Step forward with the LF a short step to the right side of the woman (Q)

6. Step forward with the RF between the lady's feet and make 1/4 turn to the left facing (9:00) (Q) (The man moves across the front of the woman)

7 - 8. Step back with the LF a short step to the right side of the woman (S) (The man returns to the right side of the woman)

9. Step back with the RF a short step to the right side of the woman (Q)

10. Step back with the LF and make a 1/4 turn to the left facing (6:00) (Q) (The woman moves across the front of the man)

11 - 12. Step forward with the RF a short step to the right side of the woman (S)

13. Step forward with the LF a short step to the right side of the woman (Q)

14. Step forward with the RF between the lady's feet and make 1/4 turn to the left facing (3:00) (Q) (The man moves across the front of the woman)

15 - 16. Step back with the LF a short step to the right side of the woman (S) (The man returns to the right side of the woman)

17. Step back with the RF a short step to the right side of the woman (Q)

18. Step back with the LF and make a 1/4 turn to the left facing (12:00) (Q) (The woman moves across the front of the man)

19 - 20. Step next to the LF with the RF (S) (The woman flairs to the left in front of the man)

21 - 22. Hold (S) (The woman flairs to the right in front of the man)

23 - 24. Hold (S) (The woman flairs to the left in front of the man)

25. Step forward with the LF toward 10:30 between the woman's feet (Q)

26. Step side right with the RF toward 12:00 and face 9:00 (Q) (Man is now facing the left side of the room (9:00) with the woman in regular dance position)

27 - 28. Slide the LF to the RF slowly and touch the LF next to the RF with the left heel slightly up (S)

Women's steps

(The man is to the right side of the woman facing the front in parallel position)

1 - 2. Step back with the RF a long step to the right side of the man (S)

3 - 4. Step back with the LF a long step to the right side of the man (S)

5. Step back with the RF a short step to the right side of the man (Q)

6. Step back with the LF and make 1/4 turn to the left facing (3:00) (Q) (The man moves across the front of the woman)

7 - 8. Step forward with the RF a short step to the right side of the man (S) (The man returns to the right side of the woman)

9. Step forward with the LF a short step to the right side of the man (Q)

10. Step forward with the RF between the man's feet and make a 1/4 turn to the left facing (12:00) (Q) (The woman moves across the front of the man)

11 - 12. Step back with the LF a short step to the right side of the man (S) (The man returns to the right side of the woman)

13. Step back with the RF a short step to the right side of the man (Q)

14. Step back with the LF and make 1/4 turn to the left facing (9:00) (Q) (The man moves across the front of the woman)

15 - 16. Step forward with the RF a short step to the right side of the man (S) (The man returns to the right side of the woman)

17. Step forward with the LF a short step to the right side of the man (Q)

18. Step forward across the front of the man with the LF (Q)

19 - 20. Step forward with the LF a large step and make 1/2 turn left (S) (The woman flairs to the left in front of the man)

21 - 22. Step forward with the RF a large step and make 1/2 turn right (S) (The woman flairs to the right in front of the man)

23 - 24. Step forward with the LF a large step and make 1/2 turn left (S) (The woman flairs to the left in front of the man)

25. Step back with the RF toward 10:30 (Q)

26. Step side left with the LF toward 12:00 and face 3:00 (Q) (Woman is now facing the right side of the room (3:00) in regular dance position)

27 - 28. Slide the RF to the LF slowly and touch the RF next to the LF with right heel up (S)

Abbreviations:
RF
Right Foot
LF Left Foot
(S) Slow Step, 2 beats of music
(Q) Quick Step, 1 beat of music
Each number represents a beat of music

Music for practice:
Blue Tango
La Comparsita
Hernandos Hideaway
 

 
 
 
Submitted by:
Cut-A-Rug D.J. and Dance Enterprises Inc.
Roslyn Valley, Pennsylvania
 

 

 
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