Mazurka Clandestina

(Mazurka Klandestina, Tango Mazurka,
Mazurka Tango, Tangurka)



Description

Currently quite popular in France and Italy, this dance is a descendant of the original 19th century Mazurka, which has been blended with the aesthetic and sensibilities of social Tango.

In Italy, they call the dance Mazurka, and use the name Mazurka Clandestina to refer to clandestine, un-permitted Mazurka dance events in public squares. Here, we use the name Mazurka Clandestina to distinguish the dance from it's more energetic ancestor.


Variations

Basics
» Left-Turning Fan
» Right-Turning Fan
» Zig Zag Fan (Follow Backing)
» Zig Zag Fan (Lead Backing)
» Left-Turning La Koska
» Right-Turning La Koska
» Zig Zag La Koska (Follow Backing)
» Zig Zag La Koska (Lead Backing)
» Mèlange of Basics
» Two and Two
» Two and Two with Tango Close
» Pivoting Basic
» Pivoting Basic with Tango Close

Pivots
» Pivots (1-2-3)
» Pivots (1-3)
» Pivots (1-2)

Cross Steps
» Ochos
» Ochos Grapevine
» Mirrored Grapevine Over the Elbows

Media Lunas
» Media Luna Paralela
» Media Luna Mendocina
» Media Luna Puntana (Forward)
» Media Luna Puntana (Side)
» Media Luna Relámpago
» Media Luna Lola (Trapezoid Box)

Salsa
» Salsa (Latin Waltz)
» Salsa Sequence

Turns
» Spot Turn

Dips
» Cross-Step Dip
» Intensifying Rocking Corte Dip
» Grapevine Dip with Tango Close


Music

Here are a few of our favorite Mazurka Clandestina tunes, arranged by tempo.


If you or your community is interested in learning Mazurka Clandestina, .


For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.


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