"For dancers, doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry will lead the way."
There was a native dance (Milonga) that evolved from the ancient Inca civilization, which was a cat dance, mainly to a drum beat, in which you had several walking steps (catlike) and a pounce, and danced by men only. This dance had been developed by the professional dancers of the Inca over many years. Throughout the 1500s, 1600s, and 1700s.It spread out to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay and kept the name and it stayed in the lower classes,
"Old Devil Moon" by Jimmy Borges
Milonga was gradually acquired by the very poor mestizos living near the big city brothels of these countries. And it began to infiltrate into Gaucho country out in the Pampas. Gaucho means "of an unknown father" in the Quechua ethnic Indian language. Most were of mixed parentage, Indian and European and not easily accepted everywhere.
In the 1800s, the Andalusian Tango (which had nothing to do with present day tango) was introduced to the high class people of Argentina by Spanish teachers. The only Negros that saw this dance were the servants at the dances. They learned well and taught it to their fellow Negros. That was the painting that can be seen even today, the Andalasion Tango danced by Negros. But the Milonga was being danced elsewhere by native ethnic groups.
"You Don't Know Me" by Bruddah Iz.
"A Case of Beer" by Don Ho
The Milonga did not get the name changed to Tango until the 1890s and it was decided upon by higher class teachers and musicians, because Milonga had a rowdy reputation. But even for one hundred years after, the "New Tango" has carried around the name Milonga along the way. Because it is not the Andalusian Tango, that became obsolete many years ago.
True: Beginning dancers prefer to take "intermediate" level classes. - Intermediate dancers prefer to take "advanced" level classes. -
Advanced dancers take private lessons to work on their basics.