Mazurka Clandestina

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


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.


» 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 (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 (Latin Waltz)
» Salsa Sequence

» Spot Turn

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


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, see our two books on dancing:
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge,
and Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge.

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