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How to Dance the Argentine Tango with Music

Learn how to dance the Argentine tango with music from tango instructors Diego Blanco and Ana Padron in this Howcast dance video.

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Q: First you have to find the beat. And finding the beat is pretty much the down beat. Finding the down beat is anything that makes your head nod and you step on that. All the time you step on that beat. You can also speed it up a little. And that is what we call a quick, quick, slow. Anna's going to show us this.

A: Slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, so if I here going to walk I would just have to keep going. So I go slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, slow, slow, quick, quick, slow, or slow, slow, quick, quick, slow.

Q: The other thing you can do when you're dancing tango is pause. You could pause at any moment and within the length of time that you wish. So if we put numbers to the music or to the beats we have: one, three, one, three, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four.

A: So if you're wondering what happens to those even numbers, you're actually transitioning to the next step. So if Diego were to count it, one-three, you can see that my trailing leg is at transition which is your even number so you have time. So if you're going to go: one, two, three, four, five, one, two, three, four, five.

Q: One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four. If I want to speed it up, then I would have a quick, quick, slow, and we would use the two. One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four. If I want to slow it down a lot I would use the one. One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four, one, two, three, four.

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