Escuela Argentina de Tango. Intermediate-advanced level. The teachers show a sequence, sacada, rebote, rulo, gancho, and walking steps in between. My follower seems to be disturbed by something and after repeating the sequence several times she finally asks me if I don’t think that there is something wrong with the legs.
It’s fine as far as legs are concerned, I reply. Everything else is bad, I think in petto, no balance whatsoever, not responding to the lead and her right arm curved in a weird way that make her look like a teapot.
Not being convinced she calls one of the teacher. “Look, at the third step, each time I feel his leg against mine. What is wrong?”
This is what we call a sacada, the teacher replied.