The Tango is a dance that touches many cultures. It actually takes form in three different ways, Argentine, American, and International.  

The Argentine Tango was born of Argentinian Gauchos in an attempt to emulate a spanish dance but with a closed position instead. The dancer is free to improvise on the music without predetermined slow or quick steps. The free form of Tango then cause a sensation throughout the world.

In American Tango versions, the dancer follows the structure of the musical phrasing, and moves between closed and open positions, for more of a ballroom dance style.

International Tango is more of a structured dance that requires quite a bit of skill. The dancer moves between staccato and legato movements that occur within the music of the Tango.

If you are interested in learning any of of the three styles of Tango, don’t hesitate to sign up for our dance classes. The dance instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Centers are trained and eager to teach you Tango dance lessons. Contact our dance studio today for more information about our dance classes.