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Narberth: 913 Montgomery Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072-1501
Phone: 610-668-8870610-668-8870

Paoli: 20 West Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
Phone: 610-993-9305610-993-9305

The Tango is one of the most beautiful of all the dances.
It is characterized by earthy and dramatic movements.


The Tango began in the West Indies and found its way to Argentina where it was stylized by the Gauchos. It became the rage in 1921 after the silent screen star Rudolph Valentino brought this romantic dance to millions in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." More recently, it has been danced in movies such as "True Lies" and "Scent of a Woman." Today, the Tango is considered the "dancer’s dance" and becomes a favorite of all who learn it.


Tango music is usually written in 2/4 or 4/4 timing. The first teaching rhythm in Tango is slow, slow, quick, quick, slow.


The hold in Tango is more compact than in other moving dances. The walk in Tango differs from walks in other dances in that it is a staccato action obtained by delaying the follow through of the free leg and foot.

Teaching Elements

  • Tango Basics 
Work on level progression
  • Dance Positions 
Closed position for better lead and follow
  • Amalgamations
Link patterns easily for smooth transitions
  • Control
Learn to control momentum
  • Variety (interrelation)
Build vocabulary of patterns for style, movement & adaptation
  • Footwork
Develop foot coordination. Flares and Fans are exercises of balance in rotation
  • Compare/Contrast
Fox Trot, Argentine Tango, International Tango

Tango songs and artists inchude:

Hernando’s Hideaway — from "The Pajama Game"
Whatever Lola Wants — from "Damn Yankees"
La Cumparsita —Julio Iglesias
Por Una Cabeza — from "Scent of a Woman"


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    Arthur Murray Dance Studio
    Arthur Murray Dance Centers Narberth:
    913 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072-1501
    | Phone: 610-668-8870610-668-8870 | Fax: 610-668-8872
    20 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301
    | Phone: 610-993-9305610-993-9305
    Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM