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Foundation. While Argentine Tango has it’s ‘8 Count Basic‘, and is considered by many to be a ‘basic’ of the dance. It is not the Foundation of the dance. The Foundation of the dance consists of the following 5 things:

1.) Presence.
2.) Forward Steps, Side Sides, Back Steps (for Lead & Follow).
3.) Embrace.
4.) Weight Changes
5.) Partnership.

One might consider Music to be on this list of Foundation.¬†However, when we’re talking about Foundation, we’re really talking about movement, not what you’re moving to, but how you’re moving, and that’s these 5 things that Tango Topics considers to be the most important foundational elements of the dance.

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