The Tango of modern ballroom originated with the Argentine Tango, but, thanks to the conventions of ballroom dancing, it developed into a very different style of dance. While both the Argentine and Modern Tangos are passionate dances, the former is smooth and sensuous while the latter is sharp and fiery. This sharpness also differentiates the Modern Tango from the other modern ballroom dances, which tend to be smooth and floaty. Tango, in comparison, is bold, deliberate and low to the ground. It’s also a lot of fun to dance!

Learn the Tango at Long-Steps

We’ll take you through all the steps from scratch. Even if you have never danced before, we will show you how. You do not need a partner to learn the dance, your instructor will dance through it with you.

Long-Steps currently teaches the Tango periodically during our Advanced Classes, and by Private Tuition.

Long-Steps teaches the Tango according to a combination of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Dance Examinations Board’s The Ballroom Technique, and other reputable ballroom technique publications and resources.

History of the Tango

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Technical Details

Time Signature: 2/4
Musical Selection: Tango
Tempo Range: 28 to 32 bars per minute.

Additional Information