The Lexicon of Tango are the 25 distinct tango movements inherited from the 1940s, codifed as elements of tango by the Cochabamba Investigation Group of the mid-1990s. Each of the 25 distinct movements has a set of variations. Each variation can be exucuted with a variety of dynamics, resulting in roughly 1000 possiblities for expression.

Today’s dancers have high standards for floorcraft, musicality, and the intensity of the connection. Sequences can cause crashes on the dance floor, often have pre-packaged musicality, and do not require much concentration. Dancing from the Lexicon prepares dances to manage changing space on the floor, express every music in subtly new ways, and stay alert to keep the connection fresh.