Jay Aland’s personal website; an expression of his love for Argentine Tango, and a place to share insights and information.
Tango for everyone
My life’s work is to make Argentine Tango available to everyone, and as easy to learn as any dance, or driving, or tennis – a few hours of guidance, and you can do it well enough to fit in on the dance floor, where you can practice and learn all you want. Argentine Tango is fun . . . and can be easy to learn.
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Why would a person choose to dance tango rather than one of the other great partner dances? Tango is different from all other dances in that tango is a dance of Musicality, Improvisation and Connection. While other dances are done to be seen, and thus have beautiful figures and postures, tango is done for the feeling of connection between partners; as a viewer you don’t see much, but your partner feels much more than in other dances. Of the many partner dances, Tango seems to have become a favorite of many dancers, ever since it spread worldwide a century ago. Tango is danced “everywhere” but its home is Buenos Aires, where it is danced every day in hundreds of milongas. Although we see ballroom tango, and DWTS Argentine tango, and many other types of tango, I am talking here only of this Buenos Aires version (we who dance this version may just call it “tango” because we try to ignore other versions of tango). Tango, in its original form, is an improvisational...
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All dances are cancelled for now.
Come to Dancing4Fun, on the second Friday and fourth Saturday of every month for a practica, at 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Cost is $10. Location: 6025 Peachtree Parkway Suite #4 Norcross, GA 30092
On Sunday March 8, I will teach Blueswaltz and Tango Vals and I will DJ from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm at http://www.waltzplay.org/
Argentine Tango lessons
For typical examples of tango performances by famous “Milongueros”, see: https://youtu.be/r0tMAz4RFaU Ruben Harymbat & Alicia Pons in Tigre Viejo, and https://youtu.be/jN13VdGnB_A Adrian and Amanda Costa in El Ingeniero.
Videos of social tango dancing are rare. For an example of tango in a milonga in Buenos Aires, see: https://youtu.be/9OZNZv7VqJk