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ISBN:0965442322
Author: Jeff Allen
ISBN13: 978-0965442329
Title: Quickstart to Tango
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Language: English
Category: Performing Arts
Publisher: Qqs Pubns (April 1, 1998)
Pages: 120

Quickstart to Tango by Jeff Allen



Quickstart To Tango" is an easy to read, informative, and entertaining & To' book for any Tango aficionado. Jeff Allen gives an excellent, and easy to understand presentation of the basic fundamentals required to dance both the Argentine and American style Tango.

Quickstart to Tango is the only book in print that contains the technique and development of either style of Tango. The book is packed with 60,000 words devoted to Tango. It fills the educational void for Tango dancers that are increasing daily in numbers. Exclusive interview with Carlos Gavito from the Broadway cast of the smash hit Forever Tango. Also included are the history, myth, and lore of both styles of Tango. 5. An approach to Tango from a kinesiological point of view with an approach to mental and physical attitudes and philosophies. Library descriptions.

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Quickstart to Tango is the only book in print that contains the technique and development of either style of Tango. The book is packed with 60,000 words devoted to Tango. It fills the educational void for Tango dancers that are increasing daily in numbers. Additionally, there are histories of Tango's development and a conversation with Mr. Carlos Gavito the star of the Broadway Show Forever Tango and one of the most famous Tango dancers since Tango's Golden Age. 1.

Second in the Quickstart Dance series from the author of America's number one selling dance book. 2.

Covers the basic choreography in both the Social-American Ballroom and Argentine Tango. 3.

This text is presented in a logical and cumulative format that includes all the basic skills necessary for the successful learning, partnering, and teaching both styles of Tango. 4.

Exclusive interview with Carlos Gavito from the Broadway cast of the smash hit Forever Tango. Also included are the history, myth, and lore of both styles of Tango. 5.

An approach to Tango from a kinesiological point of view with an approach to mental and physical attitudes and philosophies.

Reviews: 7
Moogura
This review was written by Feature Writer Michael Ditkoff for the publication La Voz Del Tango:
A few months ago, I read a recommendation for this book and decided to purchase it. I am glad I did! Quickstart To Tango is a comprehensive book that covers both the American and the Argentine Tangos. For this review I will limit my comments to the general dance and Argentine Tango sections. This book is more than a picture book that describes figures and whether or not a step is quick or slow. That is a review of Paul Bottomer's "Tango Argentino" book. Mr. Allen's book includes tango's social development - collaborating with well-known teacher Daniel Trenner. A sample of the chapters and salient point of each are: What is a dance step? - "Moving the body to new vertical position with all of your weight over the next foot" Learning timing - "If you can hear the knocking on a door, then you can certainly hear the beats in the music while you are learning to dance" Using Good Foot Contact - "The ball of the foot carries the weight in the Argentine style." Rotation in Tango - "Both of these figures - Fans in the Ballroom style and Ochos in the Argentine style - are initiated by one of the partners and concentrate heavily around the established center of rotation of their partner." The Basic Dance Positions and Body Framing - "A major difference in the Argentine style is that the weight of the body is poised over the balls of the feet while being compressed through the knees." Attitudes and Priorities : Mental and Physical - "Be very kind to your partner and remember you are learning too." There is a thorough discussion of contra body motion. Dancers should be "split at the waist" so that the top half and the bottom half can rotate in different directions. For example, in leading the woman to the cross. The man's hips face the left after the second step, but the chest should face the woman. Contra body motion has been rarely discussed in the group classes I've attended. There are black and white photographs of dancers illustrating various figures, e.g. Salida, the Walk to the Cross, and Grapevine. The woman wore brightly colored shoes so her movements show clearly. The man wore traditional black shoes which don't show up as well. This book is an excellent reference and belongs in your library.
Steep
Wow! Quickstart To Tango not only gives the beginner dancer an excellent understanding of the basics of Tango, but also provides some historical background of its origins and `lore'. Mr. Allen's explanation and presentation of both the American and Argentine style of Tango, is very thorough and detailed. As a dancer of both styles of Tango (and International Standard as well), I was pleasantly surprised at Mr. Allen's ability to present the American and Argentine styles as separate and unique, yet also point out where the two styles are the same. I really enjoyed the practice exercises that are included; they are not only fun but very helpful in gaining a firm grasp of the basic movements. Also the `common errors' and the solutions for them provides some excellent information for all dancers.. There is choreography included beyond the basics, which challenges the beginner and adds interest for those with some dance experience. Although this book is especially helpful to the beginner dancer, it contains some wonderful explanations of the proper dance technique in general. As a student of dance and competitor, I have found the information about technique in Quickstart To Tango to be very helpful in my lessons in all the dances! My instructor enjoyed this book as well and is even using some of Mr. Allen's physical analogies in his lessons and classes! Another big "plus" is the offer of online support to the reader. I decided to try it an e-mailed a question to the author - and he answered it the very next day! I am looking forward to book #3 of the Quickstart Series.
Arabella V.
"Quickstart To Tango" is an easy to read, informative, and entertaining `How To' book for any Tango aficionado. Jeff Allen gives an excellent, and easy to understand presentation of the basic fundamentals required to dance both the Argentine and American style Tango. This book provides the beginner dancer with a clear understanding of the proper technique needed to successfully execute this fun, sexy, and eccentric dance! The basics of the Tango, "the Walks", are described in wonderful detail and have suggested practice exercises that are both useful and enjoyable! For those who are more adventurous or more `educated' in dance, Mr. Allen provides additional choreography with very detailed descriptions. What I found particularly helpful is that throughout the step descriptions Mr. Allen clearly points out `common errors' that occur and gives the remedy for each. This book has a lot to offer to dancers of all skill levels and contains excellent information regarding dance technique in general. The reader will return to this wonderful resource over and over again, I highly recommend you pick up a copy and `Tango On'!
Gindian
. . . however, he writes so poorly that this book (and, going by his book reviews, any other books that he wrote without help) is simply useless.

We're not talking about mere inelegance of phrase or lack of organization (although the book certainly has those problems). Allen--who claims to be a college graduate--is completely ignorant of basic rules of grammar and punctuation. Much of the book reads as if someone had picked up handfuls of magnets printed with dance-related terms, and thrown them at a refrigerator.

The barest, most cursory proofreading would have cleaned up a lot of this. Moreover, most people who write this poorly are aware that writing isn't one of their strengths. So why didn't Allen bother to have someone look over his manuscript? Did he think his writing was adequate? Did he think the publisher would handle those tasks? Was he less-than-sober when he wrote it?

The world may never know.