How to dance Ballroom Tango?
Tango is a Ballroom Dance that branched away from its original Argentine roots by allowing European, American, Hollywood, and competitive influences into the style. Modern tango is significantly different from the original and authentic Argentine tango. Already in the early 30s of the last century, tango changed so much, adapting to dance competitions and performing at dance parties, that it actually turned into a completely different dance — sharp, earthy, and dramatic, with exaggerated head movements being inherent in the rigid tango style.
Learn more about Tango and Ballroom dancing.
- What is Ballroom Tango
- History of Ballroom Tango
- Training options to learn Ballroom Tango
- Course for Ballroom Tango at Palais de Danse
What is Ballroom Tango?
Tango is a Ballroom Dance that branched away from its original Argentine roots by allowing European, American, Hollywood, and competitive influences into the style. Modern tango is significantly different from the original and authentic Argentine tango. Already in the early 30s of the last century, tango changed so much, adapting to dance competitions and performing at dance parties, that it actually turned into a completely different dance — sharp, earthy and dramatic, with exaggerated head movements being inherent in the rigid tango style.
Ballroom tango - sport Dance, part of international dance competitions program. The main difference of this style from the Argentine tango is the complete absence of improvisation. There are clear norms and rules for dancing - the position of the body and head, following the lines, performing a strictly marked list of elements, etc.
Although walking movements dominate, Tango walks, having a "stalking" or "sneaking" character, are unlike the walks of other ballroom dances. Movements in ballroom tango are sometimes slow and slithery, and other times sharp and staccato, such as a quick foot flick or a sharp head snap to promenade position.
History of Ballroom Tango
Tango was born in Buenos Aires in the 1880s when a wave of immigrants from Europe swept the country. This unprecedented case of the merging of various nations (Europeans, Spanish, and Latin American ) gives tango the character of a universal dance.
At the dance parties, the rhythms of Habanera (Havana dance), polka, corrido, waltz, Scottish songs and other genres were mixed. Out of all these rhythms, tango was born and quickly became popular in the growing Buenos Aires.
Street musicians spread tango around the city, theatres started to include it in their performances. Tango was accepted, to a greater or lesser extent, by all sectors of society and was recognized first in Europe and then in the rest of America.
Training options fro Ballroom Tango:
- Group dance lessons- (please, see our Group training schedule) or create your own Private group of friends, choose your own time and day.
- Private dance classes- one on one with the Instructor.
- Main Ballroom or separate cozy studio for private sessions and small groups.
There are the following Levels of dancing, defining proficiency levels, you can choose from based on your current dance skills:
- Beginner Tango class
- Bronze Tango class
- Silver Tango class
- Gold Tango class
- Scholarship Tango class
Each dance Level consists of different syllabus figures, which provide a training framework for the dancer. One does Bronze, then Silver, then Gold, and then the most advanced Level - Scholarship.
Your skill level as a dancer will increase the more you participate in training and practice the DanceSport.
Competitions for tango and Ballroom dancing
You can simply enjoy dancing and get fit or take it to a higher level and take part in International and local UAE Dance Competitions.
You can participate with your dance partner or enter a dance competition with your instructor.
Instructors for Tango and Ballroom dancing:
All our Dance trainers are award winners in their home countries, specialists in 10 dances of International European dance program and other forms of Dance, will guide you through a variety of Dance styles and bring to the heights of the dancing skills.
To raise your dancing level to an even higher standard,- take part in dance workshops taught by top professionals in Ballroom dancing. At Palais de Danse dance studio you will have the opportunity to work with dance legends such as Nataliya Koliada, Stas Portanenko, Tony and Amanda Dokman.
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