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  Argentine Tango - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Argentine Tango relies heavily on improvisation; Although certain patterns of movement have been codified by instructors over the years as a device to instruct dancers, there is no "basic step." One of the only constants across all Argentine Tango styles, is that the follower will usually be led to alternate feet.
Argentine Tango is danced counterclockwise around the outside of the dance floor (the "line of dance") and dance "traffic" often segregates into a number of "lanes"; cutting across the middle of the floor is frowned upon.
In Argentine Tango, it is nearly the opposite: the followers torso is closer to her partner than are her hips, and they may even make contact at the level of her sternum (the contact point differing, depending on the height of the leader and the closeness of the embrace).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Argentine_Tango   (2250 words)

  
 Tango (dance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Argentine tango is regarded as the "authentic" tango since it is closest to that originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay.
Tango declined again in the 1950s with economic depression and as the military dictatorships banned public gatherings, followed by the popularity of Rock and Roll.
In ballroom tango the feet move before the whole body weight is moved, in contrast to Argentine tango where the body center starts to move and is then supported by the movement of the feet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tango_(dance)   (1906 words)

  
 A History of Argentine Tango
Tango took many years to spread to these boarding houses because their inhabitants were in general, decent people that did not want their families to be exposed to that sinful music and dance.
Tango was born in the periphery of the city, bars, cafes, brothels; from there it moved inside the city to Dancing Houses.
Tango was still a pariah, the bastard son of pimps and women of ill reputation, dressed like a poor compadrito.
totango.net /sergio.html   (2357 words)

  
 Argentine Tango - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Argentine Tango is still based heavily on improvisation.
Argentine tango music is much more varied than ballroom tango music.
Tango Nuevo is a dancing and teaching style.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Argentine_Tango#Steps   (2250 words)

  
 Tango Dynamics by Fabian Salas
Tango reduces stress and allows for an escape from the pressures of everyday life.
Tango is an intimate dance - it eliminates the distance between a man and a woman.
Tango is for all ages - it is never too late or too early to learn the greatest dance of all time.
tangodynamics.com   (323 words)

  
 Argentine Tango History
When talking about the history of the Tango, the reader should consider that although their were many ‘influences’ in the creation and life of the Tango, it is very important not to assume that it was some form of linear development.
The change in the Tango lyrics may also have occurred at this time because it is thought that Tango was first demonstrated by the Argentinean playboy Ricardo Guiraldes in 1910/1911 in Paris.
Tango must be simply danced, with immense feeling, with a sense of energy flowing between the dancers.
www.centralhome.com /ballroomcountry/argentine-tango-history.htm   (1635 words)

  
 The Boston Tango Festival
International tangos also use different music and styling from Argentine tangos, with more staccato movements and the characteristic "head snaps." Neither of these Ballroom styles is the Argentine Tango, and these are thus outside the scope of the activities of Boston Tango Festival, which focuses strictly on the Argentine Tango.
The Argentine Tango is the authentic form of Tango that originated in Argentina in the last two decades of the 19th and early part of the 20th century, and has a grace, subtlety and visual appeal that its followers firmly believe transcends the Ballroom forms of the Tango.
Both Salon and Fantasia Tango are taught in classes at the festival, and we encourage you to explore these two dimensions as fully as possible according to what interests you as you decide which classes to attend.
www.bostontangofestival.com /argentinetango.htm   (831 words)

  
 IslaTango - The source of Argentine Tango in Hawaii - Home
Argentine Tango is the fastest growing dance in the world today.
Maestros George and K'ai Garcia teach solid fundamentals for the leader and follower by establishing a tango vocabulary for the student that combines the basic elements of the dance with a strong musical connection with the partner.
Argentine Tango has several styles: Tango Salon (open-embrace), Tango Milonguero (close-embrace: the preferred style of the dance halls in Buenos Aires and worldwide) and Tango for Performance on the stage.
www.islatango.com   (231 words)

  
 Argentine Tango, Vancouver BC
Enthusiasts who want it to find argentine tango (or Tango Argentino) are almost never satisfied with merely learning the movement of the dance – they eventually seek to understand its pulse, how it came to fruition.
Around the turn of the twentieth century, the music of the Argentine Tango became popularized worldwide because of two figures: Rudolph Valentino, who made Tango a hit in 1921, and Carlos Gardel, a French-born singer whose interpretation of the sensuality of the music was pivotal to the rise of Tango’s eventual success and acceptance.
We are delighted to be part of the argentine tango community in Vancouver and hope to see its growth continue over the next few years.
www.bctango.com   (977 words)

  
 Beginning Argentine Tango
Most likely the tango was born in African-Argentine dance venues attended by compadritos, young men, mostly native born and poor, who liked to dress in slouch hats, loosely tied neckerchiefs and high-heeled boots with knives tucked casually into their belts.
The worldwide spread of the tango came in the early 1900s when wealthy sons of Argentine society families made their way to Paris and introduced the tango into a society eager for innovation and not entirely averse to the risqué nature of the dance or dancing with young, wealthy Latin men.
Argentine tango is an improvisational dance based on the four building blocks of walking, turning, stopping and embellishments.
www.tejastango.com /beginning_tango.html   (4158 words)

  
 Argentine Tango Dance History
The Tango Habanera was an amalgamation of the Habanera and the Tango Andaluz or Tango Flamenco.
The rhythm of the guitars playing the Tango flamenco or andaluz could not be reproduced in orchestra instruments and with the piano, so the Tango andaluz or flamenco was modified with the habanera rhythm.
Based on the very few historical records left to trace the roots of the Argentine Tango, most of the historical information contained in Silingo's books are from newspapers, books and her family roots and connection to the Argentine Tango music.
www.centralhome.com /ballroomcountry/argentino_tango.htm   (614 words)

  
 Argentine Tango History by Bill Matthiesen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But though the tango was shunned by the upper classes of the Argentine oligarchy, their sons were often seen slumming in the dives and bordellos of the poorer barrios (districts) of the city, learning the new dance and listening to the music.
During the same period the tango was becoming more widely accepted among the middle and even the upper classes, and the bands expanded to meet the tango's rising popularity.
In contrast to the maudlin tone of the vocal tango of the 20s and 30s, guardia vieja tangos are extremely varied in their flavor.
www.tangopulse.net /argentine_tango_history_by_b.htm   (2949 words)

  
 Argentine Tango
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Jackie says she loves traditional tango music but is also committed to offering alternative Argentine tango music.
Argentine Tango proved useful recently when I was helping a young couple get ready for their first dance as a married couple.
www.lovemusiclovedance.com /argentine_tango.htm   (1936 words)

  
 Argentine Tango in Boston and Cambridge with AnaLinda of Tango Embrace
Argentine Tango in Boston and Cambridge with AnaLinda of Tango Embrace
Tango Embrace with AnaLinda Marcus brings the Argentine Tango to Boston and Cambridge with special classes and events.
The vitality of the dance is such that there is not one tango, and like in the tangos of the golden age of the 40’s and 50’s dancers and musicians can now again create within the dance without it threatening to dilute the essence of the Tango.
www.tangoembrace.com   (187 words)

  
 :: Argentine tango classes, workshops and DJing ::
I continue to tango because it is the most intimate and the most improvisational of all the social dances I have tried.
Argentine tango is danced in close embrace, personal hygiene is important: take a shower, use little or no perfume.
Summer "Tango in the Park" milonga in Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs.
www.tangospring.com   (758 words)

  
 The Argentine Tango in Boston
There will be an outdoor milonga, Tango Calecita, at the Boston Common (near 165 Tremont Street, on Sunday, September 3 and September 17, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
Tango Embrace has new classes in Cambridge starting September 11.
Tango Affair has new classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education on Thursdays, starting September 7.
tango.havetodance.com   (269 words)

  
 Aruba restaurants / Aruba dining - Argentina food - Tango Parrilla Argentina.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tango Parrilla Argentina specializes in Argentine recipes enhanced by a daily Tango show.
Tango Argentine Grill is among the best restaurants in Aruba offering authentic food from Argentina enhanced by a daily Tango show.
Tango Argentine Grill is a restaurant specialized in Argentine recipes enhanced by a daily Tango show.
www.tangoaruba.com   (95 words)

  
 Michigan Argentine Tango Club
The purpose of the club is to provide a venue within the campus for learning/practicing/enjoying the Argentine Tango.
Tango festivals with guest instructors in January, May, July, September, and November.
At the club, the Tango, Vals Cruzada, and Tango Milonga will be taught, with a focus on Tango to give a solid grounding for the other two dances.
www.umich.edu /~umtango   (491 words)

  
 Tango Michigan Detroit West Bloomfield Kalamazoo Argentine Tango school, with two locations Dance Elite west Bloomfield ...
Tango Michigan Detroit West Bloomfield Kalamazoo Argentine Tango school, with two locations Dance Elite west Bloomfield and Kalamazoo at Sharon's Dance studio.
Argentine Tango dancer, teacher, and choreographer from Buenos Aires, with over 15 years of professional experience.
Tango lovers around the world acclaim him as a Master Teacher and performer extraordinaire.
www.przemektango.com   (1368 words)

  
 Argentine Tango Dancing - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
So these pages also help you learn the unique style of the Argentine tango, how to lead and follow, and how to navigate around the dance floor.
The first four lessons cover all of the basics of dancing the Argentine tango.
Even after the first lesson, for instance, you should be able to go to a tango dance party, dance for the entire evening, and have a good time.
home.att.net /~larrydla/basics_0.html   (386 words)

  
 Argentine Tango in Cambridge
Tango was born within the immigrant and lower class communities in this area.
Tango communities exist in most countries of the world, and more are being born all the time.
Tango classes, milongas (social dance) and workshops have been enjoyed by a broad spectrum of enthusiasts at Tango Bar, in Cambridge, since October 1997.
www.latindance.fsnet.co.uk /tango.htm   (522 words)

  
 AllAboutTango.com - Argentine Tango Guide
Tango lovers from all over the world, dancers, and even students doing a paper on tango will find this website useful.
Tango songs and dances are a rich source of poetic history and tell their own stories about Argentina and Buenos Aires.
Besides the Argentine Tango background information, All About Tango features the latest information on where to: see tango shows, take tango lessons and dance in milongas in Buenos Aires and New York City.
www.allabouttango.com   (306 words)

  
 Argentine Tango Sacramento   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This class is based on Tango Zen(tm), an original concept of Chan Park In this class, you will have an opportunity to combine Zen and Argentine Tango, achieve balance in mind and body, and learn a new social skill.
Argentine Tango is a smooth, romantic form of tango in which two people may enter a "zone" in which they become a single being with 4 legs!
Phil studied Argentine tango privately under master tango dancer and teacher Ken Delmar of San Francisco Tango.
www.argentine-tango.com /tango-sacramento.htm   (341 words)

  
 Argentine Tango Classes Festivals & Events in Denver with Tom Stermitz
A t its best Argentine Tango is a trance, danced so closely that you feel your partner's heart beat and share the rhythm of their breathing.
Tango looks complex, but you can succeed more easily if you approach tango as an improvised, rhythmic walk rather than a lot of memorized patterns.
We expected it to be interesting and educational, but we never expected that we would come away from the trip with a new and refreshing view of tango.
www.tango.org   (643 words)

  
 Argentine Tango John and Lydia
He has taught Argentine tango at the SMU Ballroom Dance Club, at the Dance Institute of Dallas, with the Parks and Recreation Departments of Grapevine, TX and Southlake,TX, at Dallas Children's Museum, and at I Dance 2 and Pavadita Studios.
In addition to tango John studies and performs ballet, jazz, hip-hop and other social and folk dances and draws on this wealth in his instruction and performance.
She follows the New Tango school of Fabian Salas and favors the lighthearted spirit of Diego and Carolina along with the importance of technique promoted by Graciela Gonzalez.
creativetango.com   (338 words)

  
 Argentine Tango Detroit Special Workshop
Hector started to dance Argentine Folk Music at the age of 5, and years later he graduated as Folk dance teacher.
Tango and Casablanca, amongst many others, and in many cities around the world with great success.
In 2003 he was the choreographer and main dancer for the show Tango Buenos Aires, performing at some of the most important theatres in more than sixty cities in USA.
www.argentinetangodetroit.com /guests/hector.html   (227 words)

  
 *** Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island ***
We first fell in love with Argentine Tango on a visit to Buenos Aries in 1995 when at that time we visited one of their Milonga's.
She and her fellow tango lovers put together a club called "Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island".
To introduce Tango to the general population, we perform before audiences at libraries and other venues.
www.argentinetangolovers.com   (619 words)

  
 Tango San Francisco Argentine Tango Parties, Lessons and Performances
Argentine tango is a uniquely romantic, exciting, sexy, mesmerizing style of tango.
Other kinds of tango tend to be very bold and sharp and not so romantic.
In contrast, Argentine tango can be soft and flowing as well as fast and exciting.
www.sftango.com   (328 words)

  
 Argentine Tango in Bellingham, WA.
Argentine tango is a music and dance form from the Rio de la Plata region of South America.
Here at Tango Bellingham, we teach the improvised social form of the dance, both open and close embrace, with occasional excursions into the newer, modern forms of the dance.
We emphasize the connection with your partner, with the music, with the other dancers on the floor, and with the traditional Argentine culture that infuses the dance.
www.tangobellingham.com   (497 words)

  
 Argentine Tango in Vancouver - BailaTango!
Rhythmically it is a blend of the habanera (Cuban), and the polka, the mazurka and the milonga (Argentine) with influences from the waltz and the candombe (African).
In the early days, a typical tango band was a quartet of bandeneon, guitar, bass and the violin.
Tango started and flourished among the early immigrants of Buenos Aires (yes, it was in brothels!) at the turn of the century.
www.bailatango.com /vancouver   (1168 words)

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