Tangos is such a fun rhythm. It’s perfect for beginners because it’s in 4/4 time, which is usually more easily recognizable than the 12 count rhythm. But it’s also great for more advanced students because you can get down and get funky!
This last choreography we did in class at my studio in Torrance (Los Angeles) is to the classic song Como El Agua by Camaron de la Isla. He was a legendary gypsy singer, considered one of the best flamenco singers ever. He revolutionized the genre in the 1980’s by mixing flamenco puro with different musical styles and instruments such as bass, drums and a unique collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. His influence touches many singers as his style is the most copied. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 42 in 1992 but it solidified his tragic rock star status in the flamenco world.
We had so much fun dancing to this song. Here is a (not very good quality) video of the completed choreography we did in class to an edited version of the song. I loved this choreography so much that I added it to my Online Flamenco Studio. You can take the first lesson free by following the link below. OLE! Then check out the man himself singing Como el Agua.