Argentine Tango is a type of dance that is often seen today in Ballroom dancing events. Centuries ago, this dance was developed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is also a social dance, where the dancers must develop connections between themselves as well as with the music and their environment. There are various types of traditional. We have Salong, Milonguero, Tango Nuevo and the Neo-Tango. They also have Milonga and Val or Waltz, which is common in social dances.
Actually, if you are going to work on Argentine Tango and American jazz, more classical as well as folk composers will be more interested and attracted to your dancing. Anyway, that is how a dance moves around the world. Tango is a very popular dance craze not only in Argentina. So, you may even find different styles and versions in Italian and American.
Going back to Argentine Tango, here, you have to choose a partner. Without someone in the family or circle of friends, then you can’t learn it well. Therefore, your only option sometimes, is to enroll a Tango class. This is where you will learn different traditional, modern and alternative styles. Keep in my mind that the music is repetitive with a 16 or 32 beat count.
To master the basics of Argentine Tango, you should learn how to listen to music and feel it because this is an Art. Listening to the flow of the music will lead you to fully grasp this type of dance.
Here, if you are a woman, then expect your partner or the man to be hold you in the crook of his arm. This is a typical situation that you both have to adjust. And then, the woman’s right hand must be resting on the lower hip of the man as he holds her head. The man is usually the one, who will lead the woman around the floor, it is usually in a curved pattern. This is an intimate dance, so you have to make sure that there would be a strong connection made with the music and the audience. Through this, the dance would be successful.
Physically embrace tango. This is simple, but sensual. It is also loose, but firm. For example, the man will have to raise his left hand and wraps his right arm around the woman. He needs to place his hand on her back or below the shoulder blades. The woman also do the same position. With this, you mirror each other.
You must be able to dance with the right posture, which you need to maintain through the end of the music. You do this by holding your head high, straight spine, lifted chest, strong core and being confident with the body language.
Without proper posture, then you might end up with an injury. You may slump over and step on the feet would make you feel ridiculous.
As a leader, you have a pattern to master. You have forward with the left, forward with the right and forward with the left. Next is to move to the right with the right. After that, put your feet together. You will do this by moving your left and meeting the right.
For both, you also have a basic step. Remember to slow, slow, quick, quick and slow.
For you, who follows the leader, you have the mirroring steps. Remember to move backward with the right, backward with the left and backward with the right. Next is to move to the left with the left. After that, put your feet together. You will do this by moving your right and meeting the left.
You just need to repeat the basic steps until you master it.