The Tango was stylized by the Gauchos of Argentina where they danced it circling the bar tables after a hard day’s work. It became the rage in 1921 after Rudolph Valentino brought its romance and allure to the silent screen in “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. Its passion and excitement has most recently been captured in movies such as True Lies, Scent of a Woman and Shall We Dance? The Tango is known as one of the most powerful and dramatic dances, characterized by staccato movements, dips and gancho flicks. It’s commonly referred to as the “dancer’s dance” where the men get to be men and the women love it! Creating amazing leading and following skills, it’s truly a favorite for all that learn it.
Interested in learning to dance the Tango? Arthur Murray offers Tango classes six days a week with any of our talented instructors. Personal Tango lessons can be scheduled at your convenience Monday through Friday from 1-10pm and Saturday’s by appointment from 11am to 4pm.
Tango songs and artists include:
Santa Maria-Cotan Project
La Cumparsita-Julio Iglesias
Whatever Lola Wants-from “Damn Yankees”
Por Una Cabeza-from “Scent of a Woman”