Ballroom dance style
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 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 are sometimes slow and slithery, and other times sharp and stacatto, such as a quick foot flick or a sharp head snap to promenade position.
History of 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 recognised first in Europe and then in the rest of America.
Training Options Available
Groups - (please, see our Group training schedule) or create your own Private group of friends, choose your own time and day.
Private training - one on one with the Instructor.
M/F Instructors to choose.
Main Ballroom or separate cosy studio for private sessions and small groups.
There are following Levels of dancing, defining proficiency levels, you can choose from based on your current dance skills:
Each Level consists 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 will increase the more you participate in trainings and practice the Dance Sport.
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,- Isaia Berardi & Cinzia Birarelli, multiple International Dance champions , top 10 dancers in the World, mentors of our team, come to Palais de Danse from Italy on a regular basis.
Suggestions To Other Dance Styles