Tango (Ballroom)

Ballroom Tango is a dance descended from the dances of the same name in the Rio de la Plata region of South America. It danced in 4/4 time and is characterized staccato movements and head snaps.

Tango is generally danced second in American Smooth four dance and International Standard five dance competitions and while these two dance styles are closely related they are definitely distinct styles.


Tempo Information

The Tango (Ballroom) is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 30 and 32 measures per mintue (120 and 128 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Tango (Ballroom) songs between 120 and 128 beats per minute.

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music4dance's top 10 songs for dancing Tango (Ballroom)

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No Opinion Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre) - Gotan Project Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion En Orsai - Demarco Electronic Project Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion La Cumparsita - Bulevard Tango Club Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Essa - Otros Aires Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Mi Confesion - Gotan Project Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Sin Rumbo - Otros Aires Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Hernando's Hideaway - Amerimambo Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Tango Tanssimaan - King Chronic vs. Barrio Populaire Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Tango Bell Ritmo - The Magic Orchestra Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Para Te - A.P.P.A.R.T Beat Energy Mood
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Competition Tempo information:
Name Meter MPM Dance­Sport NDCA A (*)
NDCA B (*)
American Smooth 4/4 30 30 30
30-32
International Standard 4/4 32 31-33 32
32

(*) A short explanation of the NDCA (National Dance Council of America) columns: For American style dances the "A" column contains Tempi for Silver and Gold levels while the "B" column contains Tempi for Bronze level. For International style dances the "A" column contains Tempi for Professional and Amateur couples while the "B" column contains Tempi for Pro/Am couples.


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