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Apilado
 (pronAhh-Pee-Lah-Do), sometimes you will see this word spelled as ‘Apillado‘ and pronounced as Ahhh-Pee-Sha-Do. They mean the same things. The latter is a bastardized – ahem, Argentine version of the word. In short, this word is the past participle of the verb ‘Apilar’ which means ‘to pile up’ or ‘to put in a pile’. From a Tango perspective it means to put one’s body onto another, or to place your body onto another persons body. This style is the ‘iconic’ look of tango, the leaning bodies that form an “A” frame between the partners.

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