Argentine Tango

The Argentine Tango is a social dance and a musical genre that originated in Argentina. This style was developed in different regions and eras, and in response to the crowding of the venue and even the fashions in clothing. It is danced in an embrace that can vary from very open, in which leader and follower connect at arms length, to very closed, in which the connection is chest-to-chest, or anywhere in between. 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.”