Somewhere within the poor neighborhoods of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century, the Argentine Tango emerged from poorly-lit bars and modest cafes. It eventually worked its way into Dancing Houses, and then into the hearts – and homes – of upper-class Argentinians. The dance made its way into Europe, and eventually the United States, by the early 20th century via traveling dancers and orchestras. It’s now a popular dance all over the world.
When to Dance the Argentine Tango
Unlike precise ballroom Tangos, the Argentine Tango continues to evolve. Its embrace can be very open or extremely closed – or anything in between. It relies on improvisation, making it a wonderful choice for weddings and nightclubs, but it does require a decent amount of floor space.
- The Argentine Tango is an emotional dance that embodies the common, working-class people of Buenos Aires.
- There are several styles of the Argentine Tango, including Salon Tango, Tango Canyengue, and Tango Nuevo.
- Alternative Tango music includes genres like Electro-Tango, Experimental Rock, and the Blues.