Argentine tango, sometimes referred to as the “original” tango, developed over the last century in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires. It has since spread across the globe in popularity and is danced in every major city of the world.
Often mistakenly confused with Ballroom Tango, which involves sequenced choreography and memorized steps, Argentine tango, in contrast, is an interpretive, improvised dance, which unfolds moment to moment like a spontaneous conversation. There are some rules and structures in Argentine tango, but the dancers can never predict exactly how their partner will express their movement, or interpret the music. This creates a private world in which a deep experience of wordless connection and communication unfolds, where we listen profoundly, engage fully, and allow ourselves to be seen.
Dancing tango is not just about the movements. The music gives tango its distinctive flavor and feeling. The more you understand the meaning of the music, its nuances and dynamics, the better you become as a tango dancer.
There is a plethora of information on the internet regarding tango etiquette - and for good reason. Tango is an intimate dance so a set of "codes" that are understood and respected by all are of great importance.