Tango Enchanteur



The Tango Enchanteur is an enchanting Tango sequence dance composed by Doris Allan in 1950, at the height of the Old Time Dancing revival in England.

The Position

Closed position, Lead facing LOD.

The Dance

Part I - Walk and Rock (4 bars): Back the Follow two steps (1, 2), then rock back left (3) and forward right (4). Repeat (5, 6, 7, 8).

Part II - Step Touch and Scissors (4 bars): Step forward (1), close without weight (2), forward (3), close without weight (4). Then both cross outside foot through toward outside wall (1), step side toward outside wall (2), side toward center (3), and cross through toward center (4), closing first foot at the end (and).

Part III - Pivot and Diagonal Points (4 bars): Back the Follow one step (1), then do a full pivot, Follow backing (2), then Lead backing (3), and back the Follow one more step (4). Then step forward left (1), point right foot diagonally forward right (2), step forward right (3), and point left foot diagonally forward left (4).

Part IV - Zig Zag and Turn (4 bars): Zig zag two-step into and out of the center along LOD (1-and-2, 3-and-4), then a full turn of slow two-step (5-and-6, 7-and-8), ending with Follow backing.

Repeat from the beginning.

The Music

Tango music, at 128 bpm.


© 2018 Nick Enge

For more dance descriptions, see our three books on dancing:
The Book of Mixers: 100 Easy-Teach Dances for Getting Acquainted (2022) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge,
Cross-Step Waltz: A Dancer's Guide (2019) by Richard Powers and Nick & Melissa Enge, and
Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living (2013) by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.

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