3 Quick & Easy Tango Styles

3 Quick & Easy Tango Styles

El Abrazo

The Tango’s frame, called an abrazo or “embrace,” is not rigid, but flexibly adjusts to different steps, and may vary being quite close, to offset in a “V” frame, to open. The flexibility is as important as is all movement in dance.

In tango, the steps are typically more gliding but can vary widely in timing, speed, and character, and follow no single specific rhythm. Because the dance is led and followed at the level of individual steps, these variations can occur from one step to the next. This allows the dancers to vary the dance from moment to moment to match the music (which often has both legato and/or staccato elements) and their mood. Continue reading “3 Quick & Easy Tango Styles”