Argentine Tango - Music & Video Samples

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Argentine Tango, a Popular Dance (image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

Argentine Tango, now a hugely popular dance, is performed here in the streets of Buenos Aires

Argentine tango is now a hugely popular dance in the U.S. and throughout the world.

This dance is performed to music of 4/4 timing, that is characterized by a melancholy and nostalgic feeling, expressed both in the lyrics and in the music.

The music for this dance typically includes the somewhat whiny and uniquely Argentine instrument, the bandoneón.

The Tango originated in Buenos Aires at the ending of the 19th century. It has spread internationally, and grown widely in popularity.



Here are samples of Argentine Tango:

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Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes – May 12, 2012 – at La Milonga de Nora



For more information about different styles of dancing and other dances, see our Resource article on:

Know Your Dances: Dance Styles Explained – with Music & Video Samples of Each Dance.”


At Goldcoast Ballroom, we teach group classes and our instructors give private lessons in Argentine Tango, as well as all of the International Standard, American Smooth, International Latin, and American Rhythm dances, plus most all of the Other Social Dances described and explained on our Resources: Learn About Dance page.

We also play music for all of the dances at our Social Dances, Practice Sessions, and Parties.

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