Tango holiday in Buenos Aires
An unforgettable journey to the roots of tango, to Buenos Aires, in August 2023 is awaiting you. With some of the greatest names in tango: the maestros Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games as well as Juan Amaya and Valentina Garnier, and with the tango pioneers and organizers of Siempre Tango Carlo Sansour and Brigitte Albert, very experienced supervisors are on site to take care of you. They will ensure that everything runs smoothly. We made the trip in the years 2018 and 2019 and all the participants were just enthusiastic about it.
Every day lessons with top argentine maestros from Buenos Aires. Every night visits of the best and most beautiful milongas in the city. We want to experience tango shows and live concerts. Other highlights include optional participation in excursions and visits to tango sites such as La Boca, Chacarita Cemetery, San Telmo. Private City tour. Shopping tour for Tango shoes and tango moda, trips to El Tigre, Iguazu.
Lessons: The tango journey to Buenos Aires should be an intensive tango experience providing a leap in the dance quality of the participants. Regular Tango Lessons (a total of 15 hours) should provide a solid basis on which everyone can develop in a style of their own choice (salon, milonguero, etc.). Language of instruction: English. Included in the price are 15 hours in 10 days each 1.5 hours of Tango group lessons with the best maestros in Buenos Aires. Not included in the price: Participation in practicas on various subjects with different teachers (lessons offered mostly before the start of the milonga and usually included in the milonga entry fee).
Partner: This journey is recommended for Tango dancers with some background. It is not suitable for total beginners. Registration does not have to be in couples. We strive to find suitable dance partners. In the event that no partner is found, there is the possibility to “hire” taxi dancer, both for teaching and for the milongas. However, this is subject to a fee. Taxi dancer, whom we recommend, are usually young, sophisticated professional dancers, who guarantees the highest dance quality and fun. The cost of this is about $30 for lessons, whereas for a milonga night approximately $100 can be incurred.
Hotel: We will stay in a beautiful hotel (4 stars) in the best district of Buenos Aires, in Recoleta. The location is wonderful and above all the area is very safe. The hotel is quiet, which is far from being standard in Buenos Aires.
Included in the price: 14 nights in a double room with breakfast (single with surcharge), tango lessons as described above. Every evening milonga visits (optional, admission not included in the price, about € 4). A private city tour, an exclusive San Telmo tour on foot, further excursions, visits etc. Shopping-tour for dance shoes, music and tango fashion. Transfer from the airport to the accommodation and back to the airport (on the 04th and 18th April).
Prices: Per person: Overnight in a double room with breakfast + lessons as above + guidance as above: €1130. Not included are the admissions to the milonga, transfer costs (taxi) to the different activities (can be shared among the participants, estimated at 2 Euros per ride per person), meals (also organized jointly), purchases….etc
Flight is not included in the price. Participants must organize their own flights. There is a large variety in prices for flights to Buenos Aires, depending on carrier and number of stops. You should select your flight such that you arrive on Monday, 7th August 2023, (mostly mornings) and leave on Monday, 21st August 2023, (mostly afternoons).
Bookings and cancellations:
When you book the journey you will receive a confirmation and will be asked to pay some 25% of the price. Up to 12 weeks before the beginning of the journey you can cancel your booking without any penalties and receive you money back. Otherwise, you will be asked to pay the remaining amount. Cancellation is no longer directly possible because hotel and other bookings become mandatory. Though, cancellation remains possible, if a replacement can be found.
Dance Teacher, Event Organiser from Karlsruhe in Germany