History of the Tango

The Tango is a kind of ballroom dancing that is quite unique. Additionally, it is a good example of cultural colonization. It’s really a blend of a dancing named Tangano, which originates from African slaves transported to Haiti and Cuba throughout the 18th century, and a dance known as Habanera which originated in Cuba during the 19th century. Finally, blacks migrating to Argentina added styles from the local Milogna dancing to create the Tango. It was a very popular dance one of the inferior of Buenos Aires.Scuole di Tango a Roma

The Tango was originally a strongly erotic dance. Only a little to erotic for most people at that point particularly since it became better known among the “gentile” of Europe around the turn of the 20th century. It was gradually toned down because it became more wide spread. “Tango Teas” started to shoot up since it became all the rage. All these were ostensibly cocktail parties that people might dance on the list of tables between food and beverages.

A Tango Lesson

The epidemic of WWI slowed down the spread of this Tango, but at the 1920’s it attained a second wind. The prewar dancing was actually quite complicated; yet there were a lot of steps and styles. After the war it had been famous as the “New French Tango” and the steps became more standardized. This was this sort that the great Rudolph Valentino made so trendy in certain of his earlier films. While its practice has had an ebb and flow over time it has always been a popular of ballroom dancers.

Now the Tango, together with ballroom dance in general has undergone a surge of popularity from the wide audiences of TV dancing shows and movies. More and more people are increasingly being lured to learning the sexy fun dance.

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