Today’s #Tango Thought 30: Social Tango. 'Social Tango' refers to a type of Tango that is done in a public dancing space (a Milonga usually) with others for the purposes of being together as a group. It’s not about technique, nor is it about precision, or being perfect, or a performance (most especially not a performance), nor is it about the music. It’s about the dancing together with friends part, hence the ‘Social’ part of the phrase.
‘Social Tango’ can include aspects of precision technique, and musical execution within that precision that borders on Presentation Tango, which has been minimized and made smaller to fit within the line of dance. However to be clear this is not Presentation Tango which is usually eschewed because it takes up too much space within the line, and lane, of dance, and therefore does not classify as ‘Social Tango’.
‘Social Tango’ is really about getting together with your friends, and not focusing on the technique so much but rather hanging out, dancing together, at a Milonga, in a group, as a group. #SocialTango #SocialDance #ArgentineTango