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Argentine Tango blog: Castigada

Argentine Tango Blog: Castigada Figure – Whip

How to execute the Basic Castigada Figure.


1. Half step back
2. Side step on 2 to the left
3. Collect and Walk on three
4. Leading lady to 4 with intention while standing on 3.
5. Castigada reverse direction of intention with axis.
6. Lady steps down on Castigada right foot to ground.
7. ladies Ocho away from leader
8. Ladies Collect and pivot parallel with follower.
9. Shift weight to right.
10. Lead lady out the resolution with left.

1. Half Step forward
2. Side step right.
3. Collect and walk back on 3 with left,
4. Continue 4 step as a walk hooking the castigada on the left supporting leg.
5. Drop foot down into Ocho walk towards,
6. Ocho away from leader with left.
7. Collect and pivot to parallel.
8. Back with right leading out on resolution.