Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and more!

TANGO DANCE CLASSES

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

History

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 “dancers dance” and becomes a favorite of all who learn it.

Music

Tango music is usually written in 2/4 or 4/4 timing. The teaching rhythm in Tango is slow, slow, quick, quick, slow (S,S,Q,Q,S).

Characteristics

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.

Tango songs and artists include

Hernando’s Hideaway – from “The Pajama Game”
Whatever Lola Wants – from “Damn Yankees”
La Cumparista – Julio Iglesias
Por Una Cabeza – from “Scent of a Woman”

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OTHER DANCES WE TEACH

WALTZ

FOXTROT

TANGO

VIENNESE WALTZ

ARGENTINE TANGO

RUMBA

CHA CHA

SWING

MAMBO

SALSA

SAMBA

MERENGUE

HUSTLE

BOLERO

WEST COAST SWING

LINDY HOP

CAROLINA SHAG

JITTERBUG

PASO DOBLE

BACHATA

CW 2-STEP

Our professional instructors also teach other specialized dance lessons for your specific needs and interests.

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PRIVATE

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for students in one-on-one private settings.

BEGINNER

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for students who are just getting started.

INTERMEDIATE

Dance lessons are available for students with experience who wish to expand their skill-sets.

ADVANCED

For advanced-level students wishing to continue their training, dance lessons are available.

WEDDINGS

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides lessons for wedding dances: your first dance, bridal party, & more.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Arthur Murray Virginia Beach provides dance lessons for various special occasions & events.