We are looking for Tango Dancers for our Tango Stage Team
What does the dance look like?
This is confusing, as there are three different dance forms called Argentine tango, and they are very different from one another.
First, there is the BALLROOM DANCE VERSION OF ARGENTINE TANGO. Think: a rose in the teeth, snapping head movements, charges across the room, lots of aggression, a strong drum beat, and the song "Hernando's Hideaway. Our dancing bears no resemblance to this version of tango. If this interests you, your best bet would be lessons from a ballroom dance teacher.
Secondly there is STAGE ARGENTINE TANGO. This is what you see on "Dancing With the Stars." One couple does very flashy moves and uses the whole dance floor to execute complex pre-arranged choreography. This version is designed to entertain an audience, There are lots of high kicks and rapid and complex leg flicks. We mostly don't do this kind of tango.
Finally, there is SOCIAL ARGENTINE TANGO. You are less likely to have seen what social tango looks like. A room will be packed with couples dancing together. Each couple will be completely improvising their dance, yet they won't be interfering with other couples, and the whole mass of people will be slowly circling the room together. The partners will be embracing each other closely, and the women will often be dancing with their eyes closed. Their dance may be intricate, but it won't be as flashy as stage tango. The couple will be dancing primarily to please each other, rather than trying to impress external observers.