If you’re interested in learning how to dance, Argentine Tango should be one of your top choices. Some call it the "dance version of yoga" or the “Tai Chi of dance” but Tango can really be just as athletic as you want it to be – your choice! All that is required to be a great tango dancer is your desire and ability to move as one with a partner, fully present and fully aware.
In addition to a long list of wonderful benefits, here are 4 great reasons why you should take up tango:
leave the rose at home:
If you’re not into flamboyant body gestures, the good news is - you don't have to be flashy in Tango… ever. Musicality, (feeling the music) and connection, (body awareness, presence & attention to your partner) are the most desirable traits in a tango dancer.
Tailored to your brain:
Are you strictly a pragmatist, or is your thinking process more abstract? Do you prefer structure, or are you creative? Are you the type who likes to plan, or are you more spontaneous? Whether you approach tango from an artistic or technical perspective, the dance will intrigue you no matter how your brain is wired. You don’t have to be a certain “type” in order to be good at tango.
Tailored to your body:
Since there are so many aspects to tango, you’ll find that on various occasions, your body type – no matter what it is – will give you an advantage.
free to be you:
If you’re an extravert, you’ll appreciate the social aspect of tango: being around other fun tango aficionados, and getting to meet lots of new people. By contrast, if you’re an introvert, tango gives you a chance to tune out all the background noise, and connect one-on-one with someone. Loud or quiet, the dance suits your personality as is.
To the unfamiliar, Argentine Tango has a reputation for being exotic, difficult, and inaccessible. But in reality, learning to dance Tango is like studying a new language or learning to play a new instrument. It’s an unhurried but intriguing experience that invites you to a deeply personal journey of artistic expression and self discovery.