international Tango

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