is an ancient Argentinian folk dance, it is danced in pairs. The rhythm is clear and energetic. The very word tango came from the Nigerian language, the dance was created on the basis of ancient African dance forms.

For the first time the word “tango” began to be applied to dances in Argentina in the late 19th century, and in the early 20th century they came to Europe and America. The period of 30-50 years is considered the golden age of dance, and since 2009, tango is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Many unsuccessfully try to understand the essence of tango, but it does not lend itself, guarding its secrets from the uninitiated. If you try to find in this dance only an expression of passion, you risk nothing to understand.


The tango language allows you to talk about meetings and partings, love and betrayal. The whole history of this dance is permeated with idle fantasies, which we will try to refute or confirm.

For a real tango, you need a sexual attraction.

This statement is very relevant when it comes to tango. In general, every real man should have a sexual attraction. It is for this that dances are created, subordinating the couple to ancient instincts. When feelings are raging between dancers, tango becomes a real spectacle, winning in entertainment. In order for the dance to turn out, there is little desire to dance it. We must want to dance it with this woman. And this is not so simple, it was even seriously discussed at one time, which led to the emergence of a whole code of tango. In accordance with these rules, a man has no right at the time of the meeting to offer a woman anything other than tango, and then he can invite her to drink coffee with him, continuing the acquaintance.

Tango helps men hide complexes.

Not at all. In the tango partner is not just leading, he is responsible for the direction of the movement. It is believed that a woman, trusting in a dance partner, can dance with her eyes closed. Hidden complexes do not allow people to do this. Mistrust between partners will prove itself, and it will be difficult to dance. However, you will still be able to adjust your complexes. Engaging in tango for a long time, people change noticeably, although this is not an easy and long enough process. Some of them get to quickly become different and completely immerse themselves in tango, enjoying it.

Real tango is danced only in Argentina.

Present, or rather authentic tango, really exists only in this country. After all, there is tango – not a dance, but a subculture. And only those who have absorbed the taste of tango from childhood, who are brought up in these traditions, can dance it primordially. It is noticed that in Argentina tango is slightly different than in other countries. Abroad perform a dance in another language, with a slight accent.

Tango lovers generally adore other dances.

It is noted that the fans of tango do not include other dances in the list of their passions. These people completely give themselves to tango, having neither the will nor the strength to break out of this pleasant dependence. Many, beginning with tango, continue their journey by studying Argentine culture, language and travel to Buenos Aires. In this way, dance can become as if a religion. It’s hard to imagine fans of waltz, who regularly travel to Vienna at the behest of the soul-ridden soul. And tango has such an effect.

In a tango, the man is always in the lead.

In fact, his concept of leadership is not at all unambiguous. It is believed that during the dance the man shows the partner the way, offering her to go to one or another step, the figure. A woman must certainly answer him, usually by consent. Leadership of a man manifests itself only in that he takes the initiative, but the woman still has an adequate answer. These relationships last for a fraction of a second, which sometimes is not enough even for partners to understand each other. This is what is taught in specialized schools. Yes, and the true meaning of the dance is still that a woman enjoys tango.

In the tango club you have to come with your own partner.

Tango is not only a dance, it’s also a form of leisure.In bowling go with the company or with the spouse, and on a tango usually come or singly, or with friends. Rarely, rarely in this club come established couples, because in this case it will require a coincidence of interests, a rare and successful. But among the professionals quite a lot of married couples, which is not surprising, knowing the ability of dancing to kindle the fire of passion.


There are no game elements in tango.

In this dance there are still elements of the game, each of the partners has its own role. Honest her performance and bring pleasure from the dance-game.

There are no winners and losers in tango, as there are no pre-determined moves. In this dance there is a constant dialogue between a man and a woman in the special language of their souls, the bodies that unite music.

Tango is a social dance.

This statement is valid, perhaps, for some areas of Buenos Aires. There you can see how many, if not all, dance on an ordinary party or home holiday.

In our concept, paired social dance is a movement for slow music in a disco or special places.

Having been practicing tango for a while, you begin to understand that there is no desire to dance with everyone in a row – not even all the partners from the club are fit for a couple. At major festivals or visiting meetings this feeling only increases. Much in general in such cases depends on luck – what partners have come, what kind of mood they have and how well the music is successfully chosen.

You can say that tango is not a social dance, but a word would be an artificial language, like Esperanto. On it you can talk not with everyone, only with a handful of the same fans, but all over the world.

Tango is just a show.

Many people mistakenly believe that tango is the occupation of exclusively professional dancers on the stage of the theater or in the cinema. But in fact in all major cities there are clubs that are visited by tens and hundreds of ordinary people, there are held their festivals, where dancers come from other cities and countries. Most of these people do not dance for cameras or others, but for themselves. And all the fun in their tango passes inside their couple. It is also believed that it is possible to understand the movements of dancers only after studying for a while himself. Then it becomes clear that sometimes seemingly simple movements are insanely complicated, and effective technique is not always appropriate.

Tango is very physiological.

It is said that the technique of this dance takes into account the nuances of the structure of the human body, therefore, tango is natural for man and comfortable. But the same assumption can be attributed to juggling, standing on one leg on a tight wire. Our skeleton bends only in the joints, and the shoulders can not turn about the hips by 180 degrees, this is taken into account. But in fact for a step it is constantly necessary to release space, and for rotation and circular motions a stable axis is necessary. All this gives such a load on the muscles, which can not be obtained with the usual walking, not to mention the mass of other nuances. In addition, the body in the right position should not be strained, otherwise the muscles will be squeezed, and the dancer will lose flexibility, turning into such a log. It is no accident that the basic technique of the step is worked out over the years.

Tango can be learned by yourself.

A mistake will try to learn the dance, looking at how others do. Do not be like teachers, self-substituting them. They will be able to give the necessary direction of training, some exercises. But then you have to do some work yourself – develop a sense of rhythm, balance, ability to listen to a partner. Do not be afraid and ask questions, and the teacher will always tell you when he sees the mistakes. Psychological clamps can lead to the fact that in the end, after studying even a few years in a group, a person will dance mediocrely.

Tango is more for women.

This statement is partially true. In the beginning groups of girls really prevail, this applies to the evenings-milongas. Although it is not without exception.But in the established and senior groups of partners, on the contrary, is not enough.

Tango is for young people.

This statement follows from the myth that tango is just a show. It is for this that you need an excellent physical form and youthful enthusiasm. Without certain conditions, still can not do, but an important role is played by perseverance, the initial desire to engage in, the availability of time and money. Among the dancers there are a lot of those who began to practice tango only after 40-50 years. To the advantages of tango is also the fact that it can be danced to the old age, in the absence, of course, of health problems.


Tango is a dance for adults.

And this statement is a reflection of the previous one. Many mistakenly believe that children in tango have nothing to do. However, babies also have nothing to tell, but they are still being taught to talk. In youth, it is much easier to learn, because stretching and muscle tone are better. As a result, young dancers are much faster rastantsovyvayutsya. It is on these people and pay more attention to the milongas.

Tango is only Argentine.

This dance has several styles. In addition to the traditional, Argentine, which came also from Uruguay, they also distinguish between ballroom and Finnish tango. And Argentine tango itself has several varieties – Fantasia, Liso, Nuevo, Salon and others. Finnish tango originated in Suomi in the 40s of the 20th century. Ballroom tango – a sport dance, with which participate in international competitions. Its main difference from the traditional one is the lack of improvisation, everything here corresponds to certain rules.

Tango can be trained in three days.

Such a promise can only be given by charlatans. You can really learn the basics for at least six months. For this, by the way, you do not have to strain much. After all, for a hundred years of its existence, the dance has not changed in terms of technique, which is quite simple. First the scheme is brought to automatism, then the movements speed up and complicate the movements of the legs. Then other parts of the body will be “put”. And the whole pretentiousness of the dance is passion, exaltation, it will come by itself and will depend on the partners themselves, because so many tangos are allowed …

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