My parents' extreme tango makeover

Studio 360
Tango World Championship

Simone Facchini and Gioia Abballe of Italy at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires.

Marcos Brindicci / Reuters

When Yowei Shaw was in college, her parents' relationship started to change.

Maybe it was empty nest syndrome, maybe it was a midlife crisis — she's not quite sure. But after taking dance lessons on a cruise ship, her parents turned their lives upside down for the tango. They went from a couple who stayed home watching the History Channel to dancers going out five nights a week, perfecting their technique.

They even renovated their house to make room for a dance floor. When they made a trip to Buenos Aires, the tango’s birthplace and epicenter, they invited Yowei along.

(Originally aired August 12, 2011)

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