Argentine Tango
by Carol Hom

We will be learning the basic 8 counts, leading and following, walking, ochos (figure 8) and simple turns.

Argentine Tango is an improvisational, romantic and fun dance. Born in Argentina at the end of the 19th century, it reached the golden era in the 40's and 50's. After the golden period, due to social and cultural conditions in Argentina, tango dancing was suppressed.

In the mid 80's the great stage show "Tango Argentino" spearheaded a tango renaissance, bringing tango throughout the world & continues to this day.

Carol has been studying Argentine Tango with the world famous instructor Nora Dinzelbacher for the past 8 years, along with the best tango maestros from Argentina including Graciela Gonzales, Nito and Elba, Gloria and Eduardo and many others. Carol is now Nora's assistant, & has been teaching and performing tango at various locations in bay area.


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