Q&A with Kent about Learning Argentine Tango

The original Argentine Tango is a “street dance,” in the same family as Bolero/Rumba or Salsa. It does not have a syllabus or a series of patterns to memorize and repeat. Partners improvise (invent their own steps) in order to express the music, rather than learning a routine and can be danced in either an open or closed position. Argentine dancers stay over the balls of their feet in order to react "in the moment." There are no locked joints in Argentine Tango and partners do not lean away from each other as in Ballroom Tango. Once you learn tango movement and the skills of leading and following, you can dance with any tango dancer in the world, even if you have never met.