New To Tango?


Commonly known as Argentinian tango is a partnered dance which is intimately linked to the culture history of Argentina and Uruguay in South America. Both countries earned back in 2009 UNESCO’s recognition of the dance and its music as a world cultural treasure. It is different from the ballroom tango in its posture, movements and intention (e.g. Argentinian tango unlike ballroom tango there is no standard way of dancing, the embrace is more relaxed and general posturing is less staccato. Argentinian tango places great emphasis on improvisation, partner connection while encourages creativity with the music.Dancing Argentinian tango offers a beautiful opportunity for light physical exercise, the social reward of
belonging to a universal dance community group and the emotional/spiritual aspect of moving with someone to music.


It will depend of your commitment to tango. To learn to tango means having to firstly, learn a reasonable amount of basic technique (e.g. walking, posturing, embrace and partner connection) before you start feeling at ease on the dancing floor. This is a process that may take between 3 months to one year. One of the best ways to learn this dance quickly is a combination of regular classes (either group or private) coupled with social dancing at the practicas/milongas.


Tango music is composed by three different musical genres: tango, vals and milonga. Each of them have a different mood and rhytm. The three of them are played at the tango dance parties (called milongas). Usually begginer students are introduced to tango using the tango musical genre. Later on tango vals and milonga are taught. We always provide our new Beginner students with a complementary music CD with songs from those three main tango rhytms. I would also recommend buying tango music through iTunes, Google play sites. Orchestras as D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Pugliese, Calo, Rodriguez, Canaro, Laurenz should always be bear on mind.