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Thursday, March 11, 1999 Published at 09:03 GMT


UK

Follow in his footsteps



With passion and aplomb, Prince Charles danced his first tango in Argentina. You too can lean tango using our animated guide to the basic steps.

Follow the simple instructions below for men or for women. You can also read about the history of the tango or learn basic tango vocabulary.


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Tango experts recommend keeping the following things in mind when dancing.

  • It takes two to tango
    This is a rule to live by. As a follower, you should feel free to embellish but you also must be able to "listen" to the beat your partner gives and keep your own steps in time with the music.
  • Don't think too much
    Concentrating too much on the steps can ruin the flow of the dance. Yes, memorise the steps but you also should try to feel the music
  • Have fun
    Most important, dancing the tango should be fun. With so much else to remember, this what most people forget. Experts say the best dancers are those who let go the images of the passionate and submissive tanguera and just relax.


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