EL TANGO ARGENTINO DE SALÓN
Método de baile teórico y practico
by Nicanor Lima, Buenos Aires, undated, circa 1914-1916


This is the earliest known tango dance manual from Argentina.
It contains detailed descriptions of 50 figures and 125 variations,
accompanied by 67 illustrations and diagrams.



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A scan of the original.

Our English translation.

The evolution of tango over the past century.


Nick and Melissa Enge's 61 videos of Lima's tango figures.

Tim Lamm and Paula Harrison's video of Lima's tango figures, Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Richard's glossary reconstruction of Lima's tango figures.

The notation system used in the glossary of reconstructions.

No, Lima did not copy the French tango!







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