Dance Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires with Marcelo solis at escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

Dance Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires

Travel to Buenos Aires and dance Argentine Tango

ine Tango in Buenos Aires with Marcelo solis at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

To understand the full meaning of a phrase you need to know its context.

You need to know this about Argentine Tango: Buenos Aires is where Tango is at home.

We are going to Buenos Aires to see what Tango really is, how Tango looks in its home.

Come and see it by yourself

Marcelo Solis bailando con Lola en Buenos Aires during his trip

You will visit Buenos Aires guided by a milonguero.

If your goal is to master the Art of Argentine Tango, you will achieve a complete comprehension of Tango if you are met by the community of best dancers there, which we call “milongueros” in a general way, but who are individuals, with names and reputations as great dancers. Not everyone who calls themselves a “milonguero” is one. That is why you will need to be introduced by a member of this community.

Osvaldo y Coca Cartery. Maestros milongueros. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

In Buenos Aires, we will go to the milongas where Tango is still lived as a culture, and also, fundamentally, to take classes with excellent milonguero teachers,

many of whom do not travel abroad, from whom you can receive important insights into the dance, its recent history, its philosophy and way of life.

We are at the edge of missing these milongueras and milongueros forever. It is perhaps our last chance. If you care, seize your opportunity to come to Buenos Aires and meet them, take lessons from them, go to the milongas they go to, watch them dance and the way they behave, talk to them.

Come and see Tango in Buenos Aires

Perhaps one day you will pass all these insights onto a future generation of milongueros. This is the ultimate goal of this tour.

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral as seeing in our Argentine Tango tour to Buenos Aires with Marcelo Solis

We will also visit places of cultural relevance to Tango, to Argentina and to the world, highlighting how this beautiful City, Porteños (the people who live in Buenos Aires), architecture, art, history, cuisine, and way of life are intimately connected to Tango music and dance.

The format of this tour seamlessly integrates you into the life of a Porteño/a, allowing you the opportunity to experience all of the components of Tango from the passionate point of view of a milonguero/a.

Argentine Tango tour to Buenos Aires. Meet Blas Catrenau, great Maestro milonguero

A typical day in Buenos Aires on my tour:

  • Late morning – because nothing starts before a little coffee and facturas… We meet for a City tour and to enjoy a leisurely lunch.
  • Afternoon/Early evening – Classes and practicas with excellent milonguero teachers.
  • Evening – Milongas every night.

*Early mornings and some afternoons are free for private lessons. I highly recommend you take private lessons with a milonguero/a teacher while in Buenos Aires.
Each day we will enjoy lunch at a different location, leaving most of the evenings for snacks and being light to dance. You will be able to purchase food at milongas.

Let’s go!

 

Learn to dance Argentine Tango at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

How to best take advantage of our classes?

We recommend that you become a regular student.

Learn to dance Argentine Tango at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.We need to educate ourselves with a set of good habits, which in turn will allow us to flow through the dance floor in a comfortable manner.

The more of our classes you take, the sooner you will feel comfortable and incorporate what you are learning to be able to dance.

The best way to advantage of our classes is to take all of them, and the second best is to take as many as possible.

Asking us which one of our classes we recommend is like asking a father which one of his children he loves the most: we love all our classes. We fully engage ourselves, making each of them one-of-a-kind. In this sense, the best way to advantage of our classes is to take all of them, and the second best is to take as many as possible.

Our pricing options include class cards, which will allow you to take any of our classes with a single payment. See more information pricing options…

Private lessons:

Private lessons are a must!!!

Another advantage of becoming a regular student is that we will be able to personalize our instruction to you. In order to better personalize our instruction to you, private lessons are a must. More information about private lessons…

When making your decision, please keep in mind that learning how to dance is comparable to learning how to live:

How much of your life are you willing to give to the goal of living better?

Dance Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires with Marcelo solis at escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

What is “Milonga”?

Nowadays the word “milonga” has two meanings:
  1. A particular rhythm and musical genre.
  2. A Tango dance party.

San Francisco Bay Area Milongas. Dance Argentine Tango.

This word evolved from the West African Bantu language, in which “malonga” means “word”, and “milonga” is the plural of “malonga”: “words”

It is hypothesized by historians that the African population of Rio de La Plata used this term in relation to the “payada”, a musical genre in which two individuals compete by playing guitar and improvising verses, asking each other questions. The rhythm of this genre evolved to the rhythm we now know as milonga.

When the dance of Tango appeared, it was a technique of partner’s dance used to dance any danceable rhythm. Waltz was the most popular at the time, but soon the milonga rhythm was identified as a better fit for that particular dance technique.
As this rhythm, and the way of dancing to it, grew in popularity, “milonga” also became the name of the gathering and the place where this dance was practiced. The word “Tango” was initially a synonym of the word “milonga”, and they later became the name of two differentiated rhythms. Tango dance parties and the location where it is danced kept the name of “milonga”, as well as its crowd of participants, “milongueros”.

Milongas, meaning “Tango dance parties”, have been happening for more than 130 years. During this time, milongas developed a set of codes that cultivate efficiency, maximizing the possibility of great dancers appearing, and allowing the continuity of its existence as a precious cultural gem.

At Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires we provide you with a complete Argentine Tango experience, and Milongas (dance parties) are an essential aspect.
Learn more about Argentine Tango and its culture.

Let’s dance! We invite you to enjoy our classes and milongas.

Milongueando with Suzanne at Lafayette milonga. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Dancing at a milonga

Milongueando with Mimi. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires. Classes. Dance.

Milongueando in Lafayette. Fresedo/Ray tanda.

When I receive a new student in my class I know that he or she wants to dance.

But teaching them to dance involves not only showing the moves, but also giving the student a sense of placement, making him or her aware that you cannot just do any move at any time.
I must give the new students a sense of Tango as a whole, make them understand that they are learning a culture.
Tango is what happens in the milonga. And when I say milonga, my image is that of the very best of the most authentic milongas in Buenos Aires.
This is what guides my instruction, and that is why, along with others who are after the same goal, we created the Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Lafayette classes and milonga are the most similar to a Buenos Aires neighborhood class and milonga. The friendly and committed to learn crowd of regulars makes the experience of this class and milonga to feel very welcoming and rewarding.

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