Tango is good.

What is Tango?

Tango is a social dance originated from the streets and salons of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Specifically, Tango is traced back to African music and dance, which were brought to Argentina by black slaves from Africa. Early twentieth century, European immigrants, mainly Italians, Spaniards, French, and Germans, influenced the styles of Tango, to which we are accustomed.

Unlike other social dances, danced by a couple, Tango is characterized as a dance of improvisation based on mutual communication between two partners moving as one. It also involves a great deal of concentration, creativity, and precision of each dancer.

Tango has been proven to provide a wide range of benefits in terms of physical, mental, emotional and social aspects: for example including deeply satisfying feelings in life plus increased physical strength, enhanced flexibility and balance, reduced stress, boosted confidence and concentration, and enriched social life.

 

Source: Chan Park, Tango Zen: Walking Dance Meditation, 2005

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