I love watching the Argentine Tango: I enjoy the sultriness of the dance, the strong movements, and the intensity of emotion that surrounds the dancers. It is an athletic dance that is more varied than the Ballroom Tango that is danced in many competitions.
The first Argentine Tango was danced in the suburbs of Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th century. A variety of styles have developed since then within different areas and time periods: some tango styles have even been recorded in Cuba and in Spain. It is a style of dance that continues to evolve even today.
There is no “basic step” in the Argentine Tango and this provocative dance relies on the improvisation of the dancers. There are, however, certain patterns of movement which can be learnt.
Watch how the professionals dance this sultry dance:
Watch my favourite movie scene featuring the Argentine Tango from the film Shall We Dance? The dancers are Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere:
And I could not resist sharing this evocative video clip with you. Watch it, the dancing will encapture and astound you:
Having mastered the Ballroom Tango that is required for competing, it has always been my intention to one learn this style of Tango. All I need to do now is convince my husband to join me!
What do you think of the Argentine Tango?