International Tango 2017-09-20T23:56:42+00:00


Tango was born in Buenos Aires in the late 19th century from a variety of musical cltures. Its name possibly comes from the Latin word tangere, “to touch”. Tango dancing began as a lower class pantomime of communication between prostitute and pimp. In the early 1900s, a less vulgar form was exported to France, where it was further refined and quickly gained popularity with the Parisian high society. Classy clothes, ballrooms, lyrics, and a “tango” orchestra, popularized the dance for the rich of Europe and the USA. Throughout the Tango’s evolution, the passionate translation of emotions into dance always remained constant.

Musical Information

Tempo: 32-33 measures per min / 128-132 beats per min
Timing: 4/4
Rhythm: Quick-Quick-Slow



  • Basic Walks
  • Progressive Side Step
  • Progressive Link
  • Closed Promenade
  • Rock Turn
  • Open Reverse Turn, Lady Outside
  • Back Corte


  • Open Reverse Turn, Lady In-Line
  • Progressive Side Step Reverse Turn
  • Open Promenade
  • Left Foot and Right Foot Rocks
  • Natural Twist Turn
  • Natural Promenade Turn


  • Promenade Link
  • Four Step
  • Back Open Promenade
  • Outside Swivels
  • Fallaway Promenade
  • Four Step Change
  • Brush Tap


  • Fallaway Four Step
  • Oversway
  • Basic Reverse Turn
  • The Chase
  • Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot
  • Five Step
  • Contra Check