There are many styles associated to the original tango dance and these styles vary in both basic dance movements and tempo. In most cases can you divide tango into two categories, which are the open embrace and close embrace. During open embrace are the partners further apart that allows for a wide arrangement of dance moves while the close embrace allows less moves for its extreme closeness.
Tango salon is danced in both open and close style and done in upright-bodied position and its main characteristic is that both the leader and follower stay on their axis and the embrace is flexible enough to allow both partners to do hip rotations. When dancers do salon style, it is done so under strong influence of tango music.
Club tango is a mixture of two tangos, milonguero and salon and is a close embrace with the embrace only relaxed when turning and in an upright position.
Tango milonguero has a slight leaning motion and done only in close embrace. Both leader and follower’s upper bodies are in constant contact, even when turns are made.
Fantasia is a tango combining various tango styles and in an open embrace and a popular stage show dance. It differs from traditional tango style with added dance elements and exaggerated movements and you will find that many of the extra movements are derived from ballet dancing styles.
Tango neuvoo is a combination of new movements and steps as well as the traditional Argentine tango. It is a loose and open embrace and performed on non-tango and contemporary style music.
Tango canyengue is from 1920 and has exaggerated movements combined with small steps.
Ballroom tango is popular in ballroom competitions and modified to fit ballroom style dancing and one of the easiest dance styles.
Tango orillero is also easy to master and danced in open and close embrace.