Front ocho (Ocho Adelante)

The front ocho is a basic movement in Argentine tango, executed by a turn and forward step that is going in one direction, then reversed wherein the upper torso from ribcage up is disassociated from the hips and legs. This figure is also known as forward ocho, ocho defrente and ocho adelante. The cruzada (fifth count of the basic) is a good starting point to execute the front ocho.

Tango front ocho step 1-5
Tango front ocho step 6-9
Tango front ocho step 10-12

The next clips provide a clear demonstration of the steps in the diagram.

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