I have been looking for a clear, concise way of writing down tango steps. It's the kind of thing you do right after a tango lesson, when you want to remember what the Leader/Follower steps were like, so you can repeat them 1 week or month later. I have found some systems on different websites, but nothing satisfying:

Text based

Image based

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There are some prior efforts on ( but mostly for dance professionals.

The Labanotation ( is quite complete, but difficult to grasp for tango amateurs. (check basics (

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Proposal: Tangotation

I have been writing down steps for a while now, and I have come up with my own notation system: Tangotation: simple tango notation alphabet