Definition

A style of tango for the stage characterized by large sweeping moves. This is a hybrid tango, an amalgam of traditional tango steps, ballet, ballroom, gymnastics, ice-skating figures, etc.

This is what most people see when they buy tickets for a tango show. The moves include all of the basic tango moves plus ganchos, sacadas, boleos of every kind, sentadas, kicks, leaps, spins, lifts, and anything else that the choreographer and the performers think that they can get away with.

Alas, this style of dancing shows up from time to time at the milongas, usually badly performed by ill-behaved tango dancers and frustrated tango performers who insist on getting their money's worth even if they have to kick, step on, bump into, or trip every other dancer on the floor.

(from batango.com (http://www.batango.com/Loomis.htm))