About Argentine tango

Argentine tango is vast! Beginners will need to know about etiquette, how to move on the dance floor, mirada and cabeceo, how to choose shoes. Later in the tango journey it is useful to develop a knowledge of the history of tango, orchestras, singers, composers, the structure of tango songs, Spanish language, lunfardo, tango lyrics, the sociological aspects of tango, to mention a few.

 

Tango is a life-long learning journey!

 

In this page we provide a curated list of useful online resources. We exclude links to sites focused on selling shoes, clothes or music as there are far too many. Instead the links here are mostly about learning tango.

 

 

 

Etiquette, floorcraft

 

The Tango Therapist blog covers many tango-related subjects, including etiquette:

http://tango-therapist.blogspot.ie/p/tango-etiquette_10.html

 

More about etiquette:

http://www.tangoconcepts.com/etiquette.html

 

Good video about floorcraft, i. e. how to move around the dance floor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDJs-71f5dk

Blogs

Veronica Toumanova's excellent essays focus on technique, etiquette and sociological aspects of tango:

http://www.verotango.com/p/essays.html

Music, its history and lyrics

 

TodoTango is the best site on the history of tango, tango music, lunfardo, etc:

http://www.todotango.com/

 

Lyrics:

http://www.hermanotango.com.ar/Letras/letra_a.htm

 

More lyrics:

http://www.tangoletras.com.ar/index.php

 

Database of tango songs:

https://tango.info/

Music listening

 

Youtube has thousands of tango videos useful for listening but also for watching performances by professional tango teachers. There are numerous excellent Youtube channels. The channel below is one such good channel providing songs with lyrics translated into English:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpMCDC6_cQ98mHzo-Yk1KUg/

 

Radiotango Rosario is an excellent online radio station focusing on the history of tango. There is some talk in Spanish but don't let that put you off:

http://www.radiotangorosario.com.ar/
 

Radiotango Uno is a Polish online radio focusing on tango hits, no talk:

http://radiotango.uno/en/

 

VVRadio is a Greek online radio also focusing on tango hits with no talk:

http://www.vvradio.org/

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