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Origins and the dance:

  • Originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, late 19th century
  • Influenced by African, European and Cuban dance music
  • Danced by male and female partners
  • Similar embrace to the Waltz, though the couples dance closer together and lean away from each other much less than in a Waltz
  • The dance is more sensuous than a Waltz, with the closeness and…


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