Tango (the Dance) Genealogy

The evolution of tango has not followed a single, easy to track, path. It is rather quite a mess, so in an attempt to figure out how it all goes together, I tried putting my current understaning together in a chart (pdf) showing the main developments of the tango dance in all its incarnations. Just to reiterate: in my opinion there are two distinctions that really matter in tango: Social vs. [Read More]

All you need to know about style

by DCCXLIX A lot can be said about styles in tango. More on that in later posts. All you need to know about styles is the following: Traditionally, we make a distinction between social tango (tango salón) and performances (tango fantasía). Tango salón In a milonga, good navigation and connection with your partner is very important, as is dancing with the rest of the dance floor, which in general means no high boleos, ganchos etc. [Read More]