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The 1910's
The Tango Hits New York

The 1910's
The 1910's


The Tango Hits New York
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.29

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    backstreets, tango, acceptance, economic, economically, recession, generally, performers, popularity, social, ballroom, shores, fairly, alleys, glamorous, witness
     content words:    Watch Olympic, South America, Buenos Aires, South American Milonga, South American, North America, New York, South Americans


The Tango Hits New York
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Today, television and the movies bring ballroom dancing right into living rooms around the world. People are intrigued by the glamorous costumes. Many long to be able to move with the same grace as the performers. Some go so far as to take classes so they can learn to do the dances on their own.
 
2     The tango has become a favorite ballroom dance. Drama is created by combining quick, popping steps with slow, sweeping movements of the legs. A story is told in the quick, sharp movements of the dancers' heads. Watch Olympic events such as figure skating and synchronized swimming. You are sure to see elements of the tango performed by the athletes.
 
3     The tango originated in Argentina in South America. Outcasts coming to Buenos Aires mixed parts of European music with elements of South American Milonga beats and rhythms from Africa. The movements and music seemed to blend together. This was a dance of the poor. It came from the backstreets and alleys. The tango began to spread throughout South America in the 1890's.

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