Tango “aficionado” Ramon de Oliveira recently discussed how learning to dance the tango can be life-changing
Tango is more than a style of dancing: it’s an art form. Ramon de Oliveira advocates for the Argentinian dance known as the tango. With the Social Tango Project (socialtangoproject.com), he created a community-wide celebration for the tango and recently explained how learning to tango and practicing regularly can be life-changing.
“Tango dancing is a staple in the Argentinian culture,” de Oliveira said. “However, people of all ages and conditions around the globe can benefit from the lessons tango dancing has to teach.”
De Oliveira discussed the many benefits of tango dancing as a hobby and a lifestyle.
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Tango Is Historic
The art of tango dancing is more than 100 years old. It originated in Argentina but is now popular around the world. The dance is culturally and historically significant as it unites both amateurs and professionals from countless countries and backgrounds. It is a style of dance full of poise, grace, and elegance, and that’s what it can bring to those who practice it regularly.
Tango Creates Connection
Tango is a close style of dancing that can’t help but create a connection. However, it creates a connection between more than just a person and their dance partner.
The tango community is a vibrant one, and it brings people together for tango parties (known as milongas), outings, and social events. Many times, people who attend tango classes and then practice together become lifelong friends.
Ramon de Oliveira explained that of the most important social aspects of tango is that this style of dance doesn’t discriminate. Two men, two women, a woman, and a man can form a tango dancing pair. It doesn’t matter what music plays, where the people are from, or what clothes they are wearing. You can dance the tango as long as there’s the right music and room to move.
Tango Strengthens the Body and Mind
Tango and other styles of dancing are physically demanding. Dancing promotes superior strength, balance, and heart health. Dr. Kathrin Rehfield of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases stated that tango classifies as a form of endurance training, particularly appropriate for people suffering from degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s.
Numerous studies also show that tango and other styles of dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain. Tango requires communicating with a partner and dancing numerous steps, movements, and speeds. The dancer must recall routines and react to cues from her partner. All of these aspects of dancing tango can improve cognitive functionality.
Ramon de Oliveira and Tango Dancing
Ramon de Oliveira dedicates much of his free time to spreading knowledge about tango and its benefits. In addition to the above, he explained that dancing tango is simply fun. Its romance and elegance lift the spirits of everyone who tries.
De Oliveria suggested that anyone interested in dance research local tango lessons nearby because learning to tango can be life-changing.