Buenos Aires Tango World Cup

The two-week long Tango Dance World Cup 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, offers more than 500 free dance lessons, concerts and recitals. Hundreds of professional dancers compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born

  • Couples dance under the Tango Festival logo. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

  • Dancers get ready backstage before competing during the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Participant Ramiro Perez sprays his hair before competing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • A tango couple footwork. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Chile's tango dance couple Felipe Villegas and Carolina Andrade compete. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Argentine couple Jorge Carrizo and Valeria Romero. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Argentine couple Diego Tevez and Sandra Sanchez compete in the stage category. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • A couple compete in a stage category. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Sebastian Matias Bianchi, from Argentina, and Yuka Sato from Japan. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Guido Palacios and Florencia Castilla. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • A couple rehearses before competing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Italy's dancers Eloina Martins and Paolo Nelzi, left, wait before competing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

  • Gabriela Aguirre and Hector Salinas of Argentina. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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