Learn to Dance the Tango
The dance found its way into Argentina where it was re-created by the Gauchos in Buenos Aires. It was actually an attempt on their part to imitate the dance except that they danced it in a closed ballroom position. The Tango caused a sensation and was soon to be seen the world over in a more subdued version.
Learning to Dance the Tango
In order to achieve the distinctive style of the Tango it is important to develop controlled staccato footwork, along with fluid graceful movements. The unique rhythm of the music is great training for timing and phrasing which develops as the dancer becomes more proficient.
History of the Dance
The Tango began in the West Indies and found its way to Argentina where it was stylized by the Gauchos. It became the rage in the 1921 after the silent screen star Rudolph Valentino brought this romantic dance to millions in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse". More recently, it has been danced in movies such as True Lies and Scent of a Woman. Today, the Tango is considered the "dancer's dance" and becomes a favorite to all who learn it.
Learn to dance the Tango to songs and artists like:
I Am You - Sally Potter
Libertango - Astor Paizzolla