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LocalAventura Tour: Argentine Tango Hall Tour and Experience

Argentine Tango Hall Tour and Experience

Dance with a professional tango instructor in a typical milonga dance hall
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2 hrs

Buenos Aires

1 ~ 6

Medium content


Description

Enjoy an evening full of excitement and passion. World champion tango dancer Cyrena will lead you into a milonga, or traditional Argentine dance hall. In this classic setting, you’ll learn the basics and the history of the country’s national dance, the tango. Discover the evolution of this art, from the poor barrios of Buenos Aires to a world famous dance.

With your local guide leading the way, you’ll learn tips and tricks sure to impress even the locals. Some milongas feature live orchestras and performances. You’ll have the choice of attending a traditional milonga or one with an alternative flair. In just a few hours, you’ll understand why this dance keeps everyone coming back to Argentina.

Itinerary

  • Meet at the milonga.
  • Learn about the history of tango and some basic tango moves.
  • Head to a local milonga for a night of tango
  • Return to your hotel.

Eligibility criteria

​​​​​This tour is accessible to all ages. Please inform your local guide if someone in your party is in a wheelchair, as some milongas are able to make accommodations.


What's Included

  • Expert local guide and tango instructor
  • Entrance fees

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Meals and beverages

Recommendations

  • Wear dressy clothes - typically men wear pants and a dress shirt and women wear skirts, dresses, or dress pants.
  • Bring pesos to buy drinks, as most do not accept dollars or credit cards.

Tags

Good for Solo Traveler Learn a New Skill Good for Groups Good for Couples

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Cyrena and Francisca

Cyrena
Born and raised in the city that never sleeps, I found my passion for dance at the early age of 5. My hometown of New York City was the perfect backdrop for me to pursue my dream of being a dancer. I studied classical ballet at The School of American Ballet for 10 years and performed many times as a child with the New York City Ballet.

It wasn’t until I was a teen that I began to discover my love for Latin America and its dance styles. At 19, I visited Cuba and became obsessed with both salsa dancing and the Latin American way of life. Once I got to Mount Holyoke College, I wanted to keep exploring, so I left to Argentina after graduating and mastered my Spanish there. As soon as I stepped foot into my first milonga, a traditional Argentinean dance hall, I knew that discovering tango had changed my life. After that moment, I dedicated my whole life to perfecting my moves. Within one year, I had won the United States Tango Championship and competed in the World Tango Championship. Two years after my first visit to Buenos Aires, I returned to make it my permanent home. That’s when I started by business as a tango instructor. Six years later, I still fall more in love with Buenos Aires and tango each and every day.

Francisca
Born in Oporto, Portugal, I’ve always loved dance. I have been dancing since the young age of 6. I may have started in classical ballet, but my passion for dance could not be contained. I started exploring different styles like contemporary, jazz, and eventually tango.

One day, I decided to try out tango and I’ve never turned back. I was immediately enamoured with this passionate and romantic dance. Since 2001, I’ve been a professional dancer and teacher. However, I also had other passions that I wanted to pursue, including architecture. As a part of my architecture education, I got an opportunity to study abroad. I immediately knew I wanted to go to Buenos Aires. In this city, I was able to live out my passions for dance and beautiful architecture. After visiting, I knew I would eventually move back once I graduated. In 2009, I made the move and immediately began my career as a tango career. It was the best decision I ever made. I love waking up every day and dancing through this beautiful city.

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