Do you want to learn how to Argentine Tango?
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Combination of sexy tango moves with the views of the most gorgeous city in the world will take your breath away… The series of videos will show a glimpse of each dance you can learn, from Ballroom, to Latin to Social Dances. You can come with your significant other or you can come in by yourself and learn from our amazing Instructors how to become the best dancer you can possibly be.
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Now a few interesting facts about the Argentine Tango:
- Tango sprung from the poor and underprivileged areas of the docklands of Buenos Aires. Like jazz, Tango started with the impoverished working class. The dance has its genesis in the middle of the 19thcentury in the south of Buenos Aires where the African and European immigrants would dance in the street and in the brothels. For this reason, Tango is a fusion of European, African and gaucho styles.
- The tango became popular due to a shortage of women. The majority of immigrants came to Buenos Aires for economic purposes: to raise enough money to take back to their families, and thus they were mostly men. In fact, in 1914 there were 100,000 more men than women in Argentina. The only way for a man to get close to a woman was either to go to a brothel or to dance, and be a good dancer at that. It is no surprise then that tango exudes passion, desperate longing and sexual innuendo. As the famous saying goes ‘Tango is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire’.
- Tango is the first couple dance in Europe to include improvisation. European dances were based on sequences and all dancers would dance in unison. This might explain the Tango’s enormous popularity when it bust into Europe in 1912, starting in Paris and later spreading to the rest of Europe. When the upper class Porteños heard about the Tango’s huge popularity in Europe they re-imported the tango for themselves!