Bounding Unicorns

Argentine Tango

Timing

The music seems to be even with no clear measure delineations. Figures can take any even number of counts it seems.

Technique

Frame

The partners are closer on leader's right side and further apart on leader's left side, thus making a V opening to the left of the leader in closed position.

Frame is compact.

Both elbows are down for the leader, similar to latin closed hold. Specifically right elbow should not be propping up the follower's left hand.

Top of the follower is leaned toward the leader.

Leader is looking over follower's right shoulder, follower is looking over leader's left shoulder.

Basic

Leader's steps, from closed:

RF back                                             (1)
LF left                                             (2)
RF diagonal forward/left outside partner            (3)
LF forward                                          (4)
RF together                                         (5)
LF forward                                          (6)
RF right                                            (7)
LF together                                         (8)

Follower's steps, from closed:

LF forward                                          (1)
RF right                                            (2)
LF back                                             (3)
RF back                                             (4)
LF together crossed in front                        (5)
RF back                                             (6)
LF left                                             (7)
RF together                                         (8)

Left Turn

"After 3" version, leader's steps from closed:

RF back                                             (1)
LF left                                             (2)
RF diagonal forward/left outside partner            (3)

LF forward (check step)                             (4)
rotate L 45° & RF back slightly                     (5)
rotate L 45° & LF left                              (6)
rotate L 45° & RF forward/left outside partner      (7)

(finish basic:)
LF forward                                          (8)
RF together                                         (9)
LF forward                                          (10)
RF right                                            (11)
LF together                                         (12)

"After 5" version, leader's steps from closed:

RF back                                             (1)
LF left                                             (2)
RF diagonal forward/left outside partner            (3)
LF forward                                          (4)
RF together                                         (5)

LF forward (check step)                             (6)
rotate L 45° & RF back slightly                     (7)
rotate L 45° & LF left                              (8)
rotate L 45° & RF forward/left outside partner      (9)

(finish basic)