What is Argentine Tango?

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Argentine Tango is a social dance and a musical genre that originated in Argentina.

Argentine Tango is danced in an embrace that can vary from very open, in which leader and follower connect at arms length, to very closed, in which the connection is chest-to-chest, or anywhere in between. Close embrace is often associated with the more traditional styles, while open embrace leaves room for many of the embellishments and figures that are associated with Tango Nuevo.

Tango is essentially walking with a partner and the music. Musicality (i.e. dancing appropriately to the emotion and speed of a tango) is an extremely important element of dancing tango. A good dancer is one who makes you see the music. Also, dancers generally keep their feet close to the floor as they walk, the ankles and knees brushing as one leg passes the other.


Here are some links to videos:
Danny and Sara Top 8 Performance - Argentine Tango
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-GEHHWv04
Professional Argentine Tango - Strictly Come Dancing 2006

Here are some links to online material:
Tango Corazon: How to Dance the Argentine Tango
Argentine tango (Wikipedia)
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Argentine Tango is a social dance and a musical genre that originated in Argentina.

Argentine Tango is danced in an embrace that can vary from very open, in which leader and follower connect at arms length, to very closed, in which the connection is chest-to-chest, or anywhere in between. Close embrace is often associated with the more traditional styles, while open embrace leaves room for many of the embellishments and figures that are associated with Tango Nuevo.

Tango is essentially walking with a partner and the music. Musicality (i.e. dancing appropriately to the emotion and speed of a tango) is an extremely important element of dancing tango. A good dancer is one who makes you see the music. Also, dancers generally keep their feet close to the floor as they walk, the ankles and knees brushing as one leg passes the other.


Here are some links to videos:
Danny and Sara Top 8 Performance - Argentine Tango
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-GEHHWv04
Professional Argentine Tango - Strictly Come Dancing 2006

Here are some links to online material:
Tango Corazon: How to Dance the Argentine Tango
Argentine tango (Wikipedia)
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