- The man (or the Leader) should approach and invite woman (or the Follower) to dance the tango.
- A Leader’s invitation to dance should always be done with a “cabeceo”*, without forcing the Follower into an uncomfortable situation.
- The Leader should always escort the Follower to be seated after completing the dance.
- While dancing the tango, please avoid chatting or “chamuyo”** as this may affect either partner’s concentration.
- Couples on the dance floor should always move in a counterclockwise direction.
- Always maintain a good distance from other couples, and avoid bumping into others, zigzagging or “taking over” the dance floor.
- Couples should not move ahead of another pair dancing in front of them.
- One should always apologize when accidentally bumping into another person or couple.
- Remember to have fun and know that “Tango es un sentimiento que se baila.”***
* Cabeceo: a nod of the head
** Chamuyo: Flirtacious talk that tries to impress or convince
*** “Tango es un sentimiento que se baila.”: Tango is an emotion that is danced. Enrique Santos Discépolo. Poet and composer (b.1901- d.1951)