ArgentIne Tango

More intimate, compact, and improvisational than ballroom-style Tango, this version is more closely related to its Argentinian roots. Argentine Tango music emphasizes the melody and allows for a more forgiving and creative rhythm.  In most major metropolitan areas today, you will likely find groups dedicated to dancing Argentine Tango and its related dances. Often utilizing an embrace hold, a more compact frame and posture, and intertwining leg and footwork, Argentine Tango dancers should be comfortable getting close to their  partners and willing to share an intimate evening of dance.  There are three dances that complete the Argentine Tango experience. Argentine Tango, or “Salon Tango,” is the primary style, has a smooth and melodic feel, and is what our core classes are based on. “Milonga” is very similar to the Tango, but is usually danced to music with a steady and more jovial rhythm, giving the dance a brisk and bouncy feel. “Vals” is danced to music that is in ¾ time, where most of the steps are danced on the 1st beat of the measure. Our curriculum B-Level offers classes in both Milonga and Vals since knowing the fundamentals of Argentine Tango is a prerequisite.

Song Suggestions:

  • La Cumparsita - Juan D’Arienzo

  • Humo - Carlos Libedinsky

  • Tanguera - Raul Jaurena

  • Queremos Paz - Gotan Project

  • Quejas de Bandoneon – Troilo


Click the link below to see a demonstration of this dance

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