About tango – why learn tango?
Have you ever been blown away by a piece of tango music? Have you ever been mesmerized by a couple dancing to tango? Don’t you think it would be wonderful to learn how to do it yourself?
People dance tango for various reasons – they like the music, they come for recreation, they want to meet new people, or wish to become good dancers. What you need to understand before you take it up yourself is that tango, like other dances, is a form of art. It combines and relies on music, body movements and intuition. It requires a certain level of physical ability and mind-body unity. Also, as in other skills and forms of art, the process of learning tango is long and never-ending. Even the best of dancers are continuously improving their skill and changing their understanding of tango. Having said that, one of the main reasons why you may want to learn tango is that over time it will give you great pleasure.
To practice tango you need a partner, music and a place where to do it. Tango can be practiced in group classes, as well as in individual classes and in milongas – dance events with tango music. Each of these methods of practicing has its advantages and disadvantages, which is why it’s best to combine all of them.
- In group and individual classes, instructors will demonstrate and organize each class in a way suitable for the students’ current level.
- Practicas are less formal dance events than milongas where students get a chance to dance independently and work on the things they find interesting.
- Milonga signifies a dance event where only tango is danced. However, this term also refers to a specific form of tango dance to fast-paced music, light in character.