Argentine tango arose in Buenos Aires at the end of the nineteenth century and is an improvised dance, so there are no set patterns of steps to memorize. This means that the foundation for dancing Argentine tango is the connection and communication between dance partners.
It is a social dance, meaning that partners are changed throughout an evening of dancing, a practice that builds community as well as dance skill, as each dancer must adapt to the skill and style of different people.
At its most fundamental, Argentine tango is walking, using the same movements we use in everyday life. By connecting with ourselves and others through the dance we build acceptance and empathy within our dance community.