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Couples polish their moves during a tango lesson.
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A couple demonstrates the country’s national dance at the Plaza Dorrego.
A Young Dancer
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A young dancer in a moment of contemplation before a show at a tango academy.
All-Night Tango Session
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Dancers at an all-night tango session take a breather.
A Tango Demonstration
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A tango demonstration in the San Telmo neighborhood.
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Many restaurants, including 36 Billares, offer tango shows with their meals.
A Dance Student Practices
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A dance student uses a ball to practice her moves.
Tango Dancers With Musician
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Tango dancers take their steps, accompanied by a musician with a concertina.
Classic Tango Move
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Flexible, ever changing patterns, a characteristic of the Argentine tango, give dancers the freedom of improvisation and allow them to connect with each other and the music.
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Tango dancing is not just for the young and limber. An older couple demonstrates their steps in Microcentro.
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