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Argentine Volcada. There are many different variations of a Volcada. The word itself comes from the root Spanish word ‘Volcar’ which translates to English as “To Fall”. Which tells you almost nothing about what this is. In short, this is a highly advanced piece of tango vocabulary that requires both lead and follow to have mastered their walk, their own stability, their embrace, before they even attempt this stuff. In short, it is a form of controlled Apilado, while employing a Mordida, which rotates the partnership along a central axial line between the partnership, and as a result of that rotation, the Follower’s free leg is allowed to swing freely and ends up in a very controlled crossing of their feet. (See also > Social Volcada)

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