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As you learn, you will eventually encounter the topic of tango dance "styles". Someone will say that this style is the best, another will say that that style is the best, and yet another will say that there is no such thing as tango dance...

The variación (variation in English) is the ending segment of tango music where instruments, especially bandoneon, do a virtuoso performance with short notes....

Toes and ankles can be used for articulation and expression, as well as for stability and smoothness. Using them is especially important during weight transfer....

In tango dancing, the upper body and the lower body have different primary roles. In general, the upper body is used to convey marcas and as the vehicle of embrace, and the lower body is used to move and as the vehicle of expression....

Imagine that you and your partner stand closely in front of each other and embrace. Then, imagine that you and your partner make a few small side steps away from each other (for example, small side steps to each's left). If nothing else is done,...

Rest your attention on the heart (more precisely, the heart chakra area) of your partner....

While dancing, in general, a tango dancer stands on one leg while keeping the other leg free. The leg that receives body weight is called the supporting leg, and the leg that does not receive body weight is called the free leg....

Below are a few mistakes that often occur in molinete (going around the partner at the center by repeating the cycle of front step > side step > back step > side step, which can be started at any step)....

Milonguero, milonguera, and milongueros are Spanish words for a man, a woman, and people who frequent milongas, when connotations are dropped....

For a beginner, having a (or multiple) right role model is important. A beginner is often impressionable and the imprinting at this stage can have a long-reaching effect in the future....

A plateau is a time period when we continue to make right efforts but feel that we are not progressing or even becoming worse. We may feel disappointed, doubt ourselves, or even lose interest....

In a dancing couple, the woman moves first. Although the man gives her a marca for a movement, he does not move until she senses his marca and begins to move....

Emergence is what happens when a whole is greater than the sum of its part....

In some studies, it was shown that group dancing makes people to release endorphin when it was synchronized. Even simple movements such as raising hands and clapping can lead to the release of endorphin if they are synchronized....

When we dance, a step we do at a moment comes from our active memory at that time - the memory area that are readily available without "thinking". While dancing, we don't have time for digging our archival memory (for example, to find the best...

At the peak of social dancing in Buenos Aires, different neighborhoods of the city had different favored steps. People in some neighborhoods liked gancho, people in another liked ocho cortado, and people in yet another liked to do giros. Which steps were favored by which...

In the past in Buenos Aires, there were two types of milongas. One type was concentrated in the downtown of Buenos Aires, and the other one was spread across the "neighborhoods" of Buenos Aires. These two types of milongas were different, the examples of which...