3rd Street Dance
Argentine Tango, which originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is considered one of the most beautiful dances in the world. In the 1920's and 30's it traveled across the ocean to the elegant salons of Paris and also became popular among bohemians in the United States. It reached its peak popularity in the 1940's with the melancholy and nostalgic voice of Carlos Gardel and the great tango orchestras that flourished during this period. The lyrics were written by poets drunk on life, women and love. Today tango is celebrated around the world and is one of the most prominent dances in Los Angeles.