Styles Of Tango Dancing

The different styles of Tango dancing developed in different areas and time of Argentina as well as in many other places around the world. Responding to many cultural elements, and even the fashions in clothing, the Tango dancing styles today, have their own rules followed quite strictly at competitions.

Here are some of the most common styles of Tango dancing:

·        Argentine Tango

·        American Style Tango

·         International Style Tango

Read on to know more on these styles of Tango dancing.

Argentine Tango
Originating in the West Indies, this Tango dancing style was limited to the ‘lower’ classes. The word ‘Tango’ comes from the African ‘Tanganya’. Coming from the Gauchos of Buenos Aires where it was first danced, the Argnetine tango is also known as the Arrabalero origin.

American Tango

Presented at 32 measures per minute and 128-136 beats per minute in the 4/4 time, this style of Tango dancing is structured to music. It can be danced in both the open and closed position.

International Tango

A much stricter and more disciplined, this Tango dancing style is in the usual closed positions. You will come across this tango style at the dance competitions and events.

Some more styles of Tango dancing are:  Tango Oriental (uruguayo), Tango Canyengue, Tango Liso, Tango Salon, Tango Orillero, Tango Milonguero (Tango Apilado),  Tango Nuevo (New Tango), Show Tango (also known as Fantasia), Ballroom Tango and  Finnish Tango. Several types of music is involved for these different styles of Tango dancing, like,  Tango,  Vals,  Milonga,  Tango Electronico etc;

A newer style of Tango dancing - "Tango Nuevo" or "New Tango" has been made popular in recent years by the younger age group of dancers. This style is often related with those who enjoy dancing to jazz- and techno-tinged "alternative Tango" music.