Background of Tango & Useful Resources

Background of Tango & Useful Resources

Hey ,

We just wanted to say thank you for being a part of the Tango Amistoso community in recent times, it’s always a pleasure to share the dance floor with you, and we hope to do so many more times!

You may also be interested in learning a bit more about the background of tango, from its humble origins in Buenos Aires to becoming a global phenomenon.

So, keep on reading

Originating in the working-class neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century, Tango emerged as a vibrant expression of the cultural melting pot that is Argentina. Its roots are deeply intertwined with the immigrant communities, bringing together influences from African, European, and indigenous cultures. The dance began in the brothels and on the streets, evolving organically to reflect the diverse experiences and emotions of its participants.

Tango is not just a dance; it’s a storytelling art form that captures the essence of life, love, and longing. Tango is about two important things the music and the connection with your partner. The music, characterised by its distinctive rhythm and instrumentation, is an integral part of the Tango experience. The connection with your partner creates the amazing and elegant improvised movements that characterise Tango.

Over the decades, Tango has transcended its humble beginnings to become a global phenomenon. Its popularity spread across continents, captivating hearts and inspiring countless dancers and musicians. Tango’s unique blend of improvisation, connection, and musicality has made it a timeless and evolving dance form that continues to enchant and challenge dancers of all levels.

At Tango Amistoso, we are committed to building a community where the rich history of Tango is not only celebrated but also embraced in our every step and movement. Our classes are more than just a space to dance; it’s a haven for exploration, connection, and the shared joy of Tango.

Let’s start on a journey together to deepen our understanding of Tango’s history, appreciate its cultural significance, and infuse our dance with the passion that has fuelled this art form for over a century.

Useful Resources
Here are some useful resources you can turn to, and help you deepen your knowledge on the origins and background of the beautiful art of Tango:

Tango Playlists:

There are both Spotify and YouTube Playlists available in this page. The Playlists are usually organised based on the Orchestras. Please listen to them and pick your favourite Orchestra

A brief introduction to Tango Musicality is here:

If you would like to be kept informed about Tango events and be part of our community, please join the Tango Amistoso Facebook group here (it is a private group just meant for our students):

Also, please do make friends with Silvia/Winston, the head teachers at Tango Amistoso, on Facebook if you would like to stay in touch and get regular updates about Tango

Winston here:

Silvia here:

Please like our Facebook page so you can get updates on special events, etc.

Our Instagram:

Thank you for being part of the Tango Amistoso community. Here’s to another year of embracing the beauty and history of Tango!

If you have any questions please reply to this email or let us know when suits you for a quick chat about all things tango. We’re here to support you on your dancing journey!

Warm regards,

Winston, Silvia, and everyone at Tango Amistoso

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