The Tango is one of the most beautiful of all the dances. It's characterised by earthy and dramatic movements.
The Tango began in the West Indies and found its way to Argentina where it was stylised by the Gauchos. It became the rage in 1921 after the silent screen star Rudolph Valentino brought this romantic dance to millions in The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. More recently, it has been danced in True Lies and Scent of a Woman. Today, the Tango is considered the 'dancer's dance' and becomes a favourite of all who learn it.
Tango music is usually written in 2/4 or 4/4 timing. The first teaching rhythm in tango is slow, slow, quick, quick, slow.
The hold in Tango is more compact than in other moving dances. The walk in Tango differs from walks in other dances in that it has a staccato action obtained by delaying the follow through of the free leg and foot.