Tango can be described as an “earthy” and “dramatic” ball room dance, with the walking movements being dominated. It is sometimes “slow,” and other times a bit “fast” and “sharp” dance.
Beginning of Tango:
Tango is one of the different types of ball room dance, which is considered to be the third couple dance in the dance history. It began to evolve somewhere at the beginning of twentieth century. Tango is believed to be danced in Paris, London and New York in 1907-1914, but the real origin came from Buenos Aires. Many people believe, that in the late 19th century, Buenos Aires was filled with immigrants from Europe and Africa, who slowly developed friendship among themselves. They found a way to reduce their sorrows by giving rise to a new style of music and dance, which was named “Tango.” The Historians also have an argument, that this name has come from the African drum beat tan—go, or from Latin word meaning” to touch.”
Tango Dance Styles:
Tango can be danced in a variety of styles, with different types of music. The main Tango style will always have an “open embrace” and a “closed embrace.” In a close embrace, the couple is very close to each other, usually touching their shoulders and heads. While in an open embrace, the couple stands further apart to allow a wide range of movements. Tango styles geographically may range from Argentina style–American style—International style.
The core of Argentinean style Tango is bandoneon, often accompanied by a band including guitar, piano, one or two violins, but never has a drum beat. In Buneon Aires a Tango dance style was popular for crowded dance floors in the early 1950s. It was called as a “Brownian motion” dance, being random and changed in many directions. Argentine Tango can vary from very open, leader and follower connecting at arm length, to very closed, in which the connection is chest-t