Argentine Tango is the influence of opposites upon one another, the masculine and feminine. Opposing traits meshed together: powerful and subtle moments, quick and slow beats, sharp turns and flowing motions, expansion and contraction, discipline and freedom. Tango is about a man and a woman, creating a dance according to the mood, music, and their inner feelings at that moment. It is an expression of their hearts.
Tango allows the woman to express the widest range of femininity more than any other dance. The man creates the form of the dance and the woman fills it with her beauty, grace, and inner spirit. In expressing his masculinity though powerful and decisive moments, the man enables the woman to explore and express the outer limits of her femininity.
Argentine Tango is a dance of heighten senses and precise movements. The woman is not submissive or passive, but in a heighten state of sensitivity and response. The man must lead clearly and decisively without giving mixed signals in his leads. By exercising discipline in his leads, both dancers are given more freedom to express themselves.
Because the woman is in a heighten state of awareness, the man has to be creative to keep her interest. He must occasionally give her an unexpected delight or surprise though his movements to keep her attention and involvement in the dance. The involvement of the man and the woman, the pairing of opposites, each expressing their unique and opposite roles is the heart of tango.
Argentine Tango is a contrast of opposites and the more immersed the man and women are in their opposing roles, the more creativity will be unleashed in their dance. If tango was either a dance of just heighten senses or precise moments alone there would be limited creativity. When the masculine and feminine roles are combined with disciplined movements and artistic freedom, creativity is unlimited.