Silver Tango

 

Silver Tango Routine 1

This routine builds upon the first, adding a few layers of difficulty. Firstly, the Four Step is turned to the L, a more difficult yet more progressive variation. Secondly, the Natural Promenade Turn with Rock Turn ending is added. Although this is a Bronze combination, it is rather difficult to perform well, and when it is performed well it is the closest thing to Natural Pivots in the Syllabus. The routine ends much the same as the first, with Walks to allow the dancers to regain their bearings before recommencing the routine.

N.B. The Commencing Alignments given are those of the Man. From this alignment and the figure itself, the Lady's alignment can be inferred.

Figure Commencing Alignment Rhythm Timing
Open Reverse Turn Facing DC QQSQQS 1.2.34.5.6.78
Back Corte Facing DW SQQS 12.3.4.56
Progressive Link Facing DW QQ 7.8
Fallaway Promenade Facing DW SQQSQQ 12.3.4.56.7.8
Promenade Link Facing DW SQQ 12.3.4
Four Step, turned to L Facing LOD QQQQ 5.6.7.8
Natural Promenade Turn Facing Wall SQQS 12.3.4.56
Rock Turn ending Backing Centre QQSQQS 7.8.12.3.4.56
Progressive Link Facing DW QQ 7.8
Back Open Promenade Facing DW SQQS 12.3.4.56
Back Corte Backing DC SQQS 78.1.2.34
LF Walk Facing DW S 56
RF Walk Facing LOD S 78

At a corner:

The Back Corte may be turned to the L over steps 2-3
2 The Progressive Link may be turned to the L
3 The Fallaway Promenade may make no turn between steps 4-5
4 The Four Step may be danced without turn
5 The Rock Turn may be underturned to end facing DW of new LOD
6 The RF and LF Walk may be curved more, or additional Walks may be added to maintain a gradual curvature

Silver Tango Routine 2

This routine is no easier or harder than Routine 1 overall, but uses different figures in a different combination. It commences with a Back Corte, which may be danced in the style of a Spanish Drag for contrast, rather than commencing with progression down the floor as Routine 1 did. The Natural Promenade Turn with Rock Turn ending is preserved, and the Open Reverse Turn occurs later in this routine. Outside Swivels are introduced here, one method after an Open Finish, and the other in the form of the Reverse Outside Swivel. The routine repeats with a Natural Twist Turn which flows seamlessly into a Back Corte, a less common ending for an added level of surprise.

N.B. The Commencing Alignments given are those of the Man. From this alignment and the figure itself, the Lady's alignment can be inferred.

Figure Commencing Alignment Rhythm Timing
Back Corte Backing DC SQQS 12.3.4.56
Progressive Link Facing DW QQ 7.8
Natural Promenade Turn Facing Wall SQQS 12.3.4.56
Rock Turn ending Backing Centre QQSQQS 7.8.12.3.4.56
Progressive Link Facing DW QQ 7.8
Reverse Promenade Link Facing LOD SQQ 12.3.4
Open Reverse Turn, with Open Finish Facing DC QQSQQS 5.6.78.1.2.34
Outside Swivel Facing DW SS 56.78
Four Step Facing DW QQQQ 1.2.3.4
Open Promenade Facing LOD SQQS 56.7.8.12
Reverse Outside Swivel Facing LOD SQQQQ 34.5.6.7.8
Natural Twist Turn, ended in Closed Position Facing Wall SQQSQQ 12.3.4.56.7.8
Repeat      

At a corner:

The Progressive Link may be turned to the L
2 The Rock Turn may be underturned to end facing DW of new LOD
3 The Four Step may be danced into a Corner, ended facing DW of new LOD in PP
4 The Natural Twist Turn may be underturned to end facing Wall of new LOD