The “Dinzel Group”, integrated by Ignacio Lavalle Cobo, Monica Peri among others said:

Psicotango is based in the universal value of the embrace, and in the gregarious ritual of the dance. The bodies that in movement are the royal pathway to the unconscious. The diseases are pictures of bruises of the deep psichysm. The emotions released and working into a protective frame connect us with the health.

In his book, “Tango Terapia”, Federico Trossero said:

Tango Therapy or Psycho Tango is a system integrated by tango dance, its music and special exercises with psychology in order to promote motivational vivencial dances allowing a diagnostic, therapeutic and investigative works.

Basically, tango therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses the Argentinean tango dance and the candombe, milonga, tango and criollo waltz music integrated with special exercises in order to help people feel happy and to connect with the most healthy aspects of their bodies, their lives.

A powerful technique explores the personal resources and, at the same time, maximizes the aptitudes of the human being.

Because of the combination of this particular music, the capacity of creation in the tango dance, the tango dance as an exercise, and the philosophy of the encounters in Tango it is possible to apply this technique:

* To help people to live better as a human being in connexion with themselves, as a part of a society and with its interaction in a couple.
* To discover and solve some conflicts.
* To increase self esteem
* To improve the body image.
* To overpass conflicts and fears
* To enhance the relation between partners.
* To improve body postures and balance
* To improve aerobic capacity and coordination
* To help in the treatment of some cardiac diseases, hypertension, also Alzheimer and Parkinson’s
* To help in the treatment of depression, anxiety and social phobias.
* To prevent physiological deficiencies and to delay the natural process of ageing
* To maintain a healthy brain in old age

However, not all tango classes can be included in this therapy. As there are many ways to learn and teach tango, it is important to understand that not all the classes will be applied.

Tango Therapy needs to be led by a Teacher / Therapist with experience in understanding the meaning of communications between the participants.

Also not all Tango dances will be applied in Tango Therapy. We need to work, from the beginning with steps and structures that are important for memory and postures.

Then from here to continue with improvisations and the creativity of each person. In addition, it is necessary to separate Tango, Milonga and Criollo waltz as different dances because each of them has different meanings and will be used in different interpretations / exercises in the classes.

Dances of passion, happiness and enchantment, dancing the Tango, Milonga and the Waltz that reawaken these forces of life that are living within your own body and help you to live your life more alive, vital, in a sensuous connection with the cosmos and directly from your heart.

Author's Bio: 

Passionate about Tango since she went to Argentina, karen started to apply tango music in her Biodanza / Dance your Feelings classes.

She has been trained by Rolando Toro Araneda the creator of Biodanza. She is a Didactic teacher, tutor and Director of Biodanza Cardiff. Karen has specialisations in Biodanza with children, the Alchemy of the four elements, shamanism, aquatic Biodanza, the minotaur project, the tree of desires and the awakening of the inner angels.

She has been invited to teach special workshops and the opening ceremony for the British Psychotherapy Association , to teach for the Session Leaders of the Touch Trust, a charity for children and adults with profound disabilities in Cardiff Wales, for the Shepton Mallet Autism Support Group, Extend (movement for the over 50’s in Cardiff) Also by the Panamerican Round tables Alliance, Escobar, Argentina, the RTSB La Plata, Argentina and for the Artists and dancers of the Girona Theatre, Escobar, Argentina. Karen was also invited to lead workshops for the National Children’s Autistic Society in Araas, France , The Stepping Stones Charity in Dulwich, London, Swansea University adult education institute and the Churchill home for the elderly in Glastonbury, Somerset.