International Standard Tango-Popular dances for Social and Wedding Dance

International Standard Tango-Popular dances for Social and Wedding Dance 

International Standard Ballroom Dancers

International Standard Ballroom Dancers

Sharp and snappy, the International Tango is a great dance. Its articulate action and compact frame make this a fast and fabulous dance. This tango is the epitome of the love hate relationship of a married couple.  An adventurous addition for any wedding or social dancer.

History:
In 1900 the tango made its way to France by way of the wealthy Argentine vacationers. The Grand Duchess Anastasie of Russia oversaw its development by Monsieur Camille De Rhyna. From there the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance commenced standardizing the Tango. The Tango was also extremely popular in the Savoy hotel which offered Tango tea dances.

The declaration of war in 1914 began the decline for Tango in Europe.

Rudolph Valentino re-introduced the Tango with his film, “The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse” in 1920. It then took on a new styling in the mid 1930’s, as a German couple took the competitions by storm with a staccato styling, faster music, and longer strides. This gave new life to the Tango and birth to the international style of Tango as we know it now.


The international Tango is a sharp dance with head snaps and long strides. This is an aggressive and sensual dance. Its compact frame allows for quick movements and staccato actions. It is danced to music in 2/4 or 4/4 time with accents on 2 & 4. The music is played at a tempo of 128-130 beats per minute. The basic rhythm is quick-quick-slow.  This is a powerful dance with grand movements and dramatic poses.

International Standard Tango Overview:

  1. An aggressive and sensual dance
  2. The love hate relationship of a married couple
  3. A sharp dance with head snaps and long strides
  4. Tango has a compact frame that allows for quick movements and staccato actions
  5. Danced to music in 2/4 or 4/4 time with accents on 2 & 4
  6. A tempo of 128-130 beats per minute
  7. Basic rhythm is quick-quick-slow
  8. A powerful dance with big movements and dramatic gestures

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