How to Tango




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This is an instructable on how to dance the American Tango

Step 1: Step One

Gentleman Dances Left Foot Forward Beats 1 2

Lady Dances Right Foot Backwards Beats 1 2

Step 2:

Gentleman Dances Right Foot Forwards Beats 3 4

Lady Dance Left Foot Back Beats 3 4

Step 3: Step 3

Gentleman Dances Left Foot Forwards Beat 5

Lady Dances Right Foot Backwards Beat 5

Step 4: Step 4

Gentleman Dances Right Foot to his Right and 2 inches Forward Beat 6

Lady Dances Left Foot to her Left and 2 inches Backwards Beat 6

Step 5: Step 5

Gentleman gently closes his Legs together Beats 7 8

Lady gently closes her legs together Beats 7 8

Step 6: Tango Video Instruction From

Click The Orange Link to Watch a Tango Video Lesson:

Click the Blue Link on the new page to watch the Tango Basic Demonstration.



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    3 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Hi im Ivan from Argentina. Sorry for mi english. I´m a tango dancer and this is not tango, this people dance like a ROBOT. No Style, No Rhythm, No Tempo. Horrible.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Good instructable, but... Please do me a favor: if you are going to learn Tango, learn Argentine tango. It is the original version, it is MUCH NICER and it is much hotter.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Ditto. Nothing matches the intimacy and passion of Argentine Tango. Don't get caught up in the Tango for export you see on TV, either. :)