Abrazo: The embrace; Dance position
Adorno: Adornment; embellishment
Al Costado: To the side
Codigos: Codes; refers to codes of behavior and techniques
Compas: Beat; dancing to the beat
Cortina: Curtain; a brief musical interlude between a set of dances usually 3 to 5 songs of the same dance style or orquestra at a milonga (or social dance)
Eje: Axis or balance
Marcar: to lead; to guide
Media Vuelta: Half turn
Milonga: May refer to the music written in 2/4 time or the dance which preceeded the tango; or a social gathering or party
Paso: a Step
Patada: A kick
Pausa: Pause; wait; hold a position for two or more beats of music
Pista: The dance Floor
Postura: Posture; correct posture in tango is erect and elegant with the shoulders always over the hips and relaxed with weight over the toes
Practica: An informal practice session for tango dancers
Resolucion: Tango close; 6, 7 and 8 of the 8 count basic.
Ronda: Line of the dance; moving counterclockwise
Salida: (to exit; to go out)
Tanda: A set of dance music separated by a Cortina.
Tango de Salon: An elegant and very social style of Tango Characterized by slow, measured, and smooth executed moves.
Tango Fantasia: This is show tango which may include jumps, tricks, drops gymnastics plus ganchos, sentadas, elevadas, etc.
Vals: Argentine waltz; style of music
Volcada: To tip over or capsize; falling step