From the milongas in Buenos Aires to the ballrooms around the world, Tango is now one of the most loved dance styles worldwide.
Tango derives from the Cuban dance the habanera, the Argentine milonga, and the Uruguayan candombe. The music used in tango is inspired by the African community in Buenos Aires, and is said to use elements from African rhythm, European music and of course South American songs.
Tango reveals passion and it is the symbol of carnal emotions. Couple entente is a must in Tango, where men lead the woman in an intriguing swirl of steps.
THE POWER OF TANGO IN BUSINESS RELATIONS
Did you know that in a dance studio you can learn a lot about management and leadership? Both Tango dancers and business leaders show persistence, determination, and commitment. They also are ambitious and competitive. Those similarities make the tango a powerful tool in leadership and teamwork challenges that normally face teams.
In tango, the leader sets the line and the follower transforms that lead into artistry. Together, they perform steps into infinite combinations.
“So it quickly becomes obvious when leader and follower have not a solid connection. The essence of the Argentine tango lies in the intricate interplay of leader and follower, with each embracing a distinct role. And although learning the technical steps is an important part of the dance, the real challenge is psychological. The leader must embrace the idea that the follower is not subservient, but an active collaborator. Followers, typically just as ambitious as leaders, have to learn to accept the lead for the dance to work. Both are essential, equal partners.” (cit. Michele Wucker, speaker and consultant based in Chicago)