Author: Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with the culture of Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.
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How to practice and improve your Tango: Lesson 7

How to practice and improve your Tango: Lesson 7

Dancing Tango requires the training and improvement of your whole self, developing your ability to be fully engaged and ready to give good answers to your present moment anytime, all the time.

Thrive and keep improving!

1-Basic salida cruzada slow



2-The embrace

3-Corrida americana

4-Walking on the closed side of the embrace

5-Walking on the closed side of the embrace variation

6-Counter-clockwise direction turn from basic salida cruzada

7-Chair exercise for counter-clockwise direction turn from basic salida cruzada

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Anibal Troilo and his orchestra | Argentine Tango music to learn to dance

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History of Argentine Tango: El Cachafaz and Carmencita Calderon at Tango (Movie 1933)

History of Argentine Tango

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Manuel Romero, Argentine Tango lyricist, dancing.

“Dime mi amor” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1941.

“Dime mi amor” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1941.

Manuel Romero, Argentine Tango lyricist, dancing.

Manuel Romero

Lyricist and play-writer (21 September 1891 – 3 October 1954)

His personality was that of a typical porteño and for that reason, Tango was very deep inside him.

Just like other lyricists, theater immediately attracted him, as well as tango lyrics.

He soon got public acclaim.

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Francisco Fiorentino with Anibal Troilo, creators of Argentine Tango.

“Garúa” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1943.

“Garúa” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1943.

Francisco Fiorentino with Anibal Troilo, creators of Argentine Tango.

Francisco Fiorentino

Singer, bandoneon player and composer (23 September 1905 – 11 September 1955)

His personality, his taste, and the permanent supervision by Pichuco resulted in an intimate singer of great warmth in his interpretation who knew how to touch the audience, establishing himself as a milestone in the history of tango vocalists.

His artistic career beside Troilo lasted six years.

In spite of his short life, his career in music was long and changing.

He started playing bandoneon.

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Alberto Podestá, Argentine Tango singer.

“La capilla blanca” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1944.

“La capilla blanca” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1944.

Alberto Podestá, Argentine Tango singer.

Alberto Podestá

Singer and composer (22 September 1924 – 9 December 2015)

“One evening somebody brought me a business card, it had been handed to the waiter by a gentleman named Vázquez, that was Carlos Di Sarli’s agent. 

He wanted me to meet him at a nearby barroom after my show was over. 

In the beginning, I held it in my hands. 

As I realized I was creasing it, I put it into my pocket. 

Since the time the card was handed to me until the end of my performance that evening my body was shivering. 

But I swear that I sang as never before. 

Imagine, to have the chance of singing with Di Sarli before I was 18. 

It was like a dream come true!”

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Juan Andrés Caruso, Argentine Tango lyricist.

“Destellos” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1946.

“Destellos” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1946.

Juan Andrés Caruso, Argentine Tango lyricist.

Juan Andrés Caruso

Lyricist and play-writer (20 September 1890 – 1 March 1931)

He lived barely forty years and it gave him time to be an outstanding playwriter, journalist, and one of the most prolific tango lyricists.

He was an avant-garde of the picturesque tango; that is to say, the tango that portrays the mocking spirit of the man of Buenos Aires, describing the subtle aspects of his peculiar idiosyncrasy. 

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