Tango is often referred as the Argentine dance, which is not that true. Actually, if we associate Tango to Argentine Milongas (special Tango balls in Buenos Aires), this couple dance is from the Rio de la Plata. This region includes Buenos Aires and Rosario in Argentina as well as Montevideo in Uruguay. For example, the famous Cumparsita is not Argentinian but is actually interpreted by the Uruguayan Gerardo Matos Rodriguez. So this is where Tango was born at the end of the 19th century.
Tango is a two-people dance where the man guides the woman with his chest and slight movements of his arms. It is usually said that a good Tango dancer can make a chair dance!
It is quite complicated to differentiate and classify the ways of dancing Tango. Throughout the world, dancers themselves about the terms associated to each way of dancing Tango.
Tango Milonguero, Tango de Salon, Tango Rioplatense, Tango Escenario, Tango Canyengue, Tango Liso...Many are the adjectives that come along the word Tango!
However, it seems that the Tango Rioplatense (wrongly called Argentinian Tango) is the most common one, in opposition to Tango de Salon.
Basically, we can differentiate two ways of dancing and learning Tango. Some Tangueros will learn sequences, repeat and add them up to create a whole dance, without letting place to imagination.On the contrary, other dancers let their steps go along with the music and improvise according to the rhythm and their desires.
For the sake of clarity, we won't give any name to the style of Tango we teach at SITA.
During the class, first-timers and beginners will be able to perform basic steps and postures like the abrazo (embrace) and the caminata (Tango walk). Moreover, during the practica, tangueros at intermediate level may share their experience of Tango and improve.
Our passionate teacher will teach you how to be synchronized to the music, to tame it in order to get the best out of Tango.
Our classes are customized to fit for beginners and intermediate: one hour of theoretical and practical class according to the level of each participant. Depending on it, you can attend the practica before or after the class.
During this practica, everyone can dance freely. If you like to dance with a single partner, you can come with your own. Otherwise, you can dance with everyone in the class.
If you want to try our Tango class, please bring slippery shoes if you don't have Tango shoes.
In a near future, we would like to organize Milongas from time to time, so that everyone can enjoy and discover Tango!
Please contact us or check our schedule page to book for Tango class.