Tango Milonguero or Tango Apilado

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This style originated in the 1940s and 50s in closely packed dance halls and "confiterias", Due to lack of space it is danced in close embrace, chest-to chest, with the partners leaning - or appearing to lean - slightly towards each other to allow space for the feet to move. There are not many embellishments or firuletes or complicated figures performed in this style due to lack of space.
Although the rhythmic, close-embrace style of dancing has existed for decades, the term "Milonguero Style" only surfaced in the mid- '90s. Many of the older dancers who are exponents of this style of Tango prefer not to use the label
 

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