In Tango, there is a closed position as in other types of ballroom dance, but it differs significantly between types of tango. In partner dancing, closed position is a category of positions in which partners hold each other while facing at least approximately toward each other Ballroom dance refers collectively to a set of Partner dances which originated in Germany and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world.
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In Argentine tango open position, the legs may be intertwined and hooked together, in the style of Pulpo (the Octopus). In Pulpo's style, these hooks are not sharp, staccato ganchos, but smooth ganchos.
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in Argentina, Argentine Tango features other vocabulary foreign to ballroom, such as the parada (in which the leader puts his foot against the follower's foot), the arrastre (in which the leader appears to drag or be dragged by the follower's foot), and several kinds of sacada (in which the leader displaces the follower's leg by stepping into her space).
Finnish tango is closer to the Argentine than to Ballroom in its technique and vocabulary. Other regional variations are based on the Argentine style as well. to enhance individual, family, and community life.