The Waltz is the oldest of the ballroom dances, dating from the middle of the Eighteenth Century. It is done Napoleon's invading solders spread the waltz from Germany to Paris; then the dance glided across the channel to England and finally made its way to the United States. The waltz is done in triple time and performed in a closed position.
Below is the waltz and quickstep scene from the movie "Shall We Dance"
Tango is a dance that has influences from European and African culture.The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The music derived from the fusion of various forms of music from Europe.
The following is a short film starring Santiago Croce and Amy Lincoln. Santiago is originally from Buenos Aires and Amy grew up in Carmel, CA., she graduated from Carmel High School.