Club-style tango has the rhythmic sensibilities of
milonguero-style tango, but it uses the posture, separate axes
and embrace of close salon-style tango. Club-style tango is
danced with an upright posture with the two dancers maintaining
separate axes while embracing closely in an offset V.
The couple loosens their embrace slightly on their turns to
allow the woman to rotate more freely and pivot without
requiring much independent movement between her hips and torso.
If the woman rotates her hips through the turns independently of
her upper torso, the embrace need not be loosened as much.
Club-style tango is typically danced to the ric-tic-tic rhythm
that is prominent in the music of Juan D'Arienzo and Rodolfo
Biagi and also is found in the playing of many other tango
orchestras. Club-style tango uses the ocho cortado and other
rhythmic figures that are found in milonguero-style tango.
Possibly a rhythmic variation of the salon-style tango, some
people regard club-style tango as a mish mash of the salon and
milonguero styles rather than a separate style.