A Brief Introduction to the Argentine Tango

A Brief Introduction to the Argentine Tango

The Argentine Tango was originally danced on the streets and bars of Buenos Aires. Everyday people danced to the distinct sound of the bandaneon, which gives tango music it’s mysterious melody. Under the tango genre there are three rhythms, the ‘Tango‘, ‘Milonga‘ and ‘Vals‘ identifiable by their beat and tones. Tango is very dynamic and unpredictable, Milonga is rhythmic and playful, and the Vals is smooth and flowing.

Tango shot to popularity with the rise of ‘Carlos Gardel’ who’s golden voice and endearing hollywood movies pushed tango into mainstream culture. From the Golden Age of tango to Nuevo Tango, tango brings together dancers of all ages and from all walks of life.

It can be danced dramatically incorporating the athleticism of lifts and leaps for staged performances – Stage Tango, or danced socially in more intimate settings – Salon Tango.

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