71 Willow Creek Lane
Newark, DE 19711
A community of Argentine Tango dancers who gather for a monthly Argentine tango milonga (social dance), a variety of Argentine tango lessons, and to promote authentic Argentine tango (as distinct from ballroom-style tangos, which diverged from this dance a century ago) in Delaware.
ABOUT ARGENTINE TANGO
The exact origins of tango are uncertain. In the early 1900s, the dance and music developed together in the social cauldrons of port cities Montevideo and Buenos Aires, where fortune-seeking immigrants from all over Europe rubbed shoulders with native South Americans and African former slaves. Most of the immigrants were men"”competition for women was fierce"”and it was in this lonely and desperate environment that they developed the intimate, elegant and seductive tango. This is a dance"”or style of dance"”like no other. More tender than ballroom, more subtle than salsa, it is not only beautiful and habit-forming, but has been shown to have significant physical and mental health benefits.Â