How To Experience Tango In Buenos Aires

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How To Experience Tango In Buenos Aires

A boom in tango tourism in Buenos Aires has seen tango-themed hotels spring up all around the city. These hotels are handy to stay at as they offer daily tango lessons and tango shows.

Some even have themed tango rooms, suites with private timber dance floors for dancers to practice on, tango concierges, tango boutiques and tango fashion parades.

The best places to stay in Buenos Aires for tango is in the barrios of Palermo and Recoleta or at Mansion Dandi Royal in San Telmo for its historic atmosphere. Mansion Dandi Royal, 36 Piedras Street, San Telmo offers rooms and breakfast from US$70 ($87) a night plus taxes.

Go to booking.com to see what is available to book. Also, check out AirBnB.com.

Tango lessons are offered everywhere: in youth hostels, cafes, dance academies and milongas (dance halls).

Tip: Bring a partner who is keen to learn to dance!

TIPS ON HOW TO TAKE TANGO LESSONS IN BUENOS AIRES

Check out the credentials of potential teachers. One of the best ways is to watch their dancing style on Youtube.

If your intention is to dance socially, make sure you learn salon and not stage tango.

To avoid being overwhelmed, take a few tango lessons before your trip

Buenos Aires is a city that never sleeps and there is plenty of Buenos Aires tango shows to choose from.

Keep in mind most Buenos Aires tango shows start and end late, and include an optional dinner. Most Buenos Aires tango shows also include transfers from your hotel.

Here are some Buenos Aires tango shows you will love.

TANGO REAL

After your lesson, you can attend the tango show at the Mansion Dandi Royal, Tango Real, which is a five-act performance that illustrates the history of the tango.

ROJO TANGO SHOW

The sleekest tango show in town is Rojo Tango, performed in the trendy Phillip Starck-designed Faena Hotel and Universe. Rojo Tango is also one of the most expensive tango shows in Buenos Aires.

PIAZZOLLA TANGO SHOW

Experience live tango at Buenos Aires’ historic Güemes Gallery in Buenos Aires.

Plan your trip to Buenos Aires in August, when thousands of tango dancers and enthusiasts flock to the birthplace of tango to attend two weeks of concerts, classes and milongas.

If you can’t dance the tango, going to this event will certainly give you the best chance to learn!

The highlight is the Mundial de Tango, which is an international tango championship where the best Argentine tango dancers from around the world come to compete. The championship has two categories – traditional tango salon and escenario.

The difference between the two is the first category involves improvised dancing, where dancers will not know what music they will be dancing to while the second category is choreographed stage tango.

Marked next year’s International Tango Championships on your calendar.

All you need to do is take a few Argentine tango lessons first! Touring the city, you’ll encounter the tango everywhere.

Street dancers tango along the sidewalks and the vibrant tourist district of La Boca bustles with market vendors selling colorful paintings of tango scenes.

ORTEÑO TANGO SHOW

The 1940s Porteño Theater was where Maurice Chevalier made his tango debut. It’s a lovely venue to soak up the historic atmosphere in a place where the Buenos Aires tango was performed at its peak.

In a milonga (Tango Dance Hall ), you will be fascinated by the body language as men scour the room for a willing dance partner and women return the gaze with a coy tilt of the head.

Here’s a list of excellent milongas (dance halls):

Parakultural

El Beso

Nino Bien

La Baldosa

Cachirulo

Porteno y Bailarin

Visiting a milonga for the first time can be a little intimidating, so if you’d like an expert guide or prefer to go in a group

Plan your trip to Buenos Aires in August, when thousands of tango dancers and enthusiasts flock to the birthplace of tango to attend two weeks of concerts, classes, and milongas.

If you can’t dance the tango, going to this event will certainly give you the best chance to learn!

The highlight is the Mundial de Tango, which is an international tango championship where the best Argentine tango dancers from around the world come to compete. The championship has two categories – traditional tango salon and escenario.

The difference between the two is the first category involves improvised dancing, where dancers will not know what music they will be dancing to while the second category is choreographed stage tango.

Marked next year’s International Tango Championships on your calendar.

All you need to do is take a few Argentine tango lessons first!