Welcome to Mari's Tango Diary

On February 12, 2009 I finally dove into tango. I've wanted to learn tango for several years and have been trying nearly every other kind of non-partnered dancing to get my mind off of it. I'm out of excuses. I couldn't take up any other partnered dance when what I truly wanted was only to tango. So there we are. Well, there I am. Taking tango lessons.

Technically, I am taking "International Ballroom Tango" which looks and feels almost nothing like true Argentine Tango. In our class we got to try a little of both to feel the difference. I have to start with what's freely available class-wise (not to mention my friends will go with me to this one) and go from there.

So what did we learn in our first class? Basically this - but we didn't use the "spell out T-A-N-G-O" method (thankfully).

Here, the video focuses on the same steps, but with emphasis on the woman's steps.

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