Whenever I think of Nuevo Tango, I always think of couples dancing large, kicks, lots of cool moves but not very social and very bad floorcraft.
I’ve always considered Homer and Christina nuevo teachers and only ever seen them on youtube.
They were in London recently teaching musicality and like most teachers, they explain a concept and then get the student to dance a song with that concept in mind.
After dancing just one song in their musicality class, they paused for a bit and mentioned two things about floorcraft:
- Always try to reach the corners of the floor and not cut corners (or the corners of your lane)
- When entering the dancefloor, try to get eye contact with the couple you’re going to dance in front of, let them acknowledge that you are there and they’ll give you space.
Obviously theres a lot more to floorcraft but it was a lesson on musicality and after just one dance, they had to stop for a bit to make these comments.
I guess I’m wrong about Nuevo teachers not caring about floorcraft. Now I hope some students got the message and try a little harder to maintain good floorcraft.