Ballroom Dance > Taiwanese Tango

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by DanceMentor, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I've recently seen Taiwanese Tango. As best as I can tell it incorporates steps from Standard Tango, but more resembles social American Tango, and maybe even has some Int Rumba steps at times. Anyone have any more background?

    Here is a video I found of people dancing the Taiwanese Tango

  2. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Really interesting! I'd never heard of it before. I like that some of the ladies are wearing traditional Chinese dresses - inspired by cheongsams I think?

    I see a bit of foxtrot, too, with the grapevine-y moves.
  3. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    Yea, so far as I can tell there are several places on the West coast where it is done. That video seems to be in Vancouver. And I know of at least 3 studios in LA that play this at the parties. It is often a little slower than standard.
  4. Gorme

    Gorme Active Member

    I consider this dance to be American Tango that is danced to Chinese music. They like to do all the tricks, but not actually travel anywhere.
  5. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    Looks to me like a pretty even mix of rumba and various tango steps, with, as Gorme said, all the tricks and no travel.
  6. docco

    docco Member

    It not American Tango or Int Tango. It is the social Tango in some countries in Asia such as China, Hongkong, Taiwan, Vietnam.....

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