Author Archives: Tracey Tyack-King

About Tracey Tyack-King

I'm a professional Teacher and Dancer of the improvised art form of the social Argentine Tango. Together with my partner, Leonardo Acosta, (Leo Fandango), we teach regular weekly classes under the name of Tango Fandango, mainly in the South of the UK. We also teach our own Teachers using our defined teaching methodology under the name of 'The London Argentine Tango School'. We believe passionately in the social art form of improvised Tango and dance as we teach - all our performances are improvised.

10 things you may or may not know about Leo…

A few interesting facts about one of the UK’s most authentic dancers of the improvised, social artform of the Argentine Tango…Leonardo Acosta Continue reading

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Improvisation versus Competition – is there a winner?

There seems to be an interesting trend currently within the Tango community to become a parody of the Ballroom community, which ironically, is the very thing that so many Argentine Tango Dancers used to dislike. Why do I say this? … Continue reading

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The Tango – the most difficult dance or a walk in the park?

How many times have you been to a Tango class and been told by the Teacher that, “Tango is based on walking”? If your answer is, “never’, then you might want to consider changing Teachers, as the principal element and … Continue reading

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Orillero and Villa Urquiza – what is it?

Following on from my last posting where I described the different styles and rhythms of Tango, I briefly mentioned the styles of ‘Orillero’ and ‘Villa Urquiza’. There seems to be a great deal of misunderstanding about these styles, so I … Continue reading

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Confusion about Tango and etiquette in the milonga?

It occurred to me the other day when I was talking to one of our students, that there is quite a lot of confusion about various terms in the Tango. This is not helped by the fact that many of … Continue reading

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Cabeceo is for everyone not just men!

First of all, what is the cabeceo? This is the name for the way in which dancers, typically in Argentina, invite other dancers to dance. It is a method of using the eyes, to look at the dancer in question, … Continue reading

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Decorations in Tango – do you really know why you use them?

A lot of ladies say the same thing to me – “Oh, I’d love to be able to use decorations in my dancing, but I don’t know where to put them in!” With the abundance of Ladies Technique and decoration … Continue reading

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