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Get your dancing shoes, Helena has a little known Tango scene that meets a few times a week for Tango lovers and novices to get together

Beartooth NBC’s Kelley Smith took a trip downtown to check it out for herself in this week's Lifestyles Report.  Before you kick off your heels ladies, Ashley Ciders, says put them back on and grab a partner, since it takes 2 to Tango.  She has been dancing the Tango for 3 years now and says once you go Tango you never go back.

Ciders says, "I've done a little bit of Ballroom but then I found Tango and I stopped doing everything else."

It may take a 2 to perform the dance, but she says dancers tune into a lot more than just each other.

She says, "You connect with the individuals and with the room and how you move, the crowd, it's a very different feeling."

And that very different feeling, is what got her hooked.

Ciders says, "It's less about showing people what you can do and more about being in the moment." 

So in the moment that she says everything else falls away,  and she becomes enveloped in her own Tango world.

Ciders says, "You learn to really tune in your partner and tune out the rest of the world. you tune into your partner and the music so much more than any dance I've ever been in."

Getting so into the zone that she can literally close her eyes to the rest of the world, and just focus on the connection with her partner.

Ciders says, "I dance with my eyes closed and it's just heavenly."

She says everyone can do it with a little bit of practice they just have to be open to a new form of dancing and be ready to get foot loose and fancy free.  For more information about the Tango classes, click here.


Story by Kelley Smith
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