First of all, Me did not post her comment on the wrong site. She wrote it out of concern for tango; american, international, and argentine. The point...DWTS has, many times, discussed and displayed AT specifically. The ballroom judge's comment, a couple of seasons ago, that a tango performance was, "...too Argentine for my taste..." brought so many e-mails that ABC removed the link. If they are going to make reference to AT, then they should bear the responsibility to distinguish between the styles, and not portray their insipid "...intense facial expressions..." as a required trait for tango in general. Chris, you know that I respect your posts greatly, however, I make no assumptions where tango is concerned. We all have specialties...this is mine. We have evidence that tango rhythms were prevalent in the early 1800s. Skipping to BsAs tango, in or around the 1880s, we learn that tango is a communion of Spanish and native cultures, inclusive of African, European, and strong Italian influence. The milonga, habanera, and schottisch, were all pre-tango dances which, with opera music and the canzonetta, influenced the dance we know today. Is this one of those "assumptions" that you are referring to? Many dance origins are very well documented. Granted; all of history, to some degree, is based upon what we have been told, and often bears some degree of hearsay, distortion, or outright fabrication. Yet, there are other times when we are blessed with situations like having Frankie Manning, the only surviving creator of the Lindy Hop still teaching us today (Frankie is in his mid 90s). In this you are correct. It was born in the suburbs, in the outskirts, in the far distant neighborhoods bordering with the countryside. It is this that spawned the cowboy and chaps tale. It is plausible that some of these persons were vaqueros with stale chaps, but give me a break. The pre-tango dances developed at the dance halls (academias or milongas). The street musicians originally spread it through neighborhoods. Me's point, exactly! Me's point is that everyone doesn't have a clue. The media (ABC - DWTS) has an obligation to educate as well as entertain. DWTS presents itself as authoritarians on dance. If they wish to do so, then do so completely. If not, then do something as trivial as to post a disclaimer stating that their position is that of european tango only. SCD, the british show that birthed DWTS makes the distinction. It is great that dance can/has done, and continues to do, this. It is what the art is based on.