The development of Tango as we know it today started in the mid-1800s after Argentina undergone massive immigration. A mix of the people from Africa, Spain, Italy, England, Poland, Russia and native-born Argentinian created a very potent cultural mix that soon started forming new traditions and a new way of life. One of those newly created things came from the mix of European minuet dances, polkas and many African influences that brought rhythms and instruments that formed Tango, a dance that very quickly became very popular in the poor neighbourhood of Buenos Aires in the late 1880s where it was known as “music of the immigrants”.
The popularity of the Tango grew in the 1st decade of 20th century, with over 1000 gramophone records and countless tango sheets being created in Buenos Aires alone. In the year 1910, history of tango was changed forever with the arrival of bandoneon from Germany to Buenos Aires, where it became inextricably linked with tango music from then on.
Tango craze did not stay in Argentina for long.In 1910 it reached New York and in 1912 Paris. In both of those great cities, this dance brought true revolution to the ballroom floors. By 1913, Tango was one of the most popular dances in Paris, New York, and other cities quickly followed. Soon tango was danced across entire Europe and North America. With the arrival of Tango to the elegant dance floors of the best-known ballrooms all across the world, maintains its popularity to today.