Tango in New Zealand Tango in New Zealand

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Page 1 - Tango Page 2 - Vals Page 3 - Milonga Page 4 - Summary

In tango music, the main beats and what goes on between them help define the style of the music. In this article, we'll look at the the three main styles of tango music - tango, vals, and milonga - explore how the rhythm works in each style and how we might dance to each one.

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text: robert©fromont.net.nz August 2008

special thanks to Ceci for providing feet

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In the everyday tango ... of family gatherings and respectable tearooms, there is ... a taste of infamy that the tango of the knife and the brothel never even suspected.

Jorge Luis Borges