Argentine Tango

Argentine Tango

Argentine Tango is a largely improvised social dance that came to the United States straight from the nightclubs and streets of Buenos Aires. 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. Tango dance is essentially walking with a partner and the music. Dancing appropriately to the emotion and speed of the music is extremely important, as a good dancer is one who transmits a feeling of the music to the partner. Dancers generally keep their feet close to the floor as they walk, the ankles and knees brushing as one leg passes the other.