It was in La Boca at the end of the 19th century that the sensual and risqué Argentine tango emerged. Like "dirty dancing" it was not an acceptable dance for the upper classes, but the tango became a European craze and hence was accepted by all classes. A writer describes it this way,
A mixture of passion, sensuality, nostalgia, and melancholy, the tango is the dance of Argentina and, more specifically, Buenos Aires. Every child learns it; every couple knows it.