Argentine Tango is one of the most sensual dances in the world. It
allows two people to connect
through movement on a dance floor.
At the Cambridge Tango Academy, we want to share our passion for this exquisite dance. Both our
community and Tango itself are beginner-friendly, and having two left feet is not an issue: if
can walk, you can Tango.
We won’t be focusing on dance routines, we will teach you to lead, to follow and to move
music. It’s up to you and your own creative seed to choose how to dance.
Tango is a partner dance, and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the Río de la
Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It was born in the impoverished port
areas of these countries, where natives mixed with slave and European immigrant populations.
The tango is the result of a combination of the German Waltz, Czech Polka, Polish Mazurka, and
Bohemian Schottische with the Spanish-Cuban Habanera, African Candombe, and Argentinian
Milonga. The tango was frequently practiced in the brothels and bars of ports, where business
owners employed bands to entertain their patrons with music. The tango then spread to the
rest of the world. Many variations of this dance currently exist around the world.
On August 31, 2009, UNESCO approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the
tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. More info