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Learn to Tango with lessons in Buenos Aires, Argentina

ARGENTINA

LEARN TO TANGO IN BUENOS AIRES:
Category: Cultural Exchange, Volunteering, gap year and career break in Argentina

Learn to Tango in the elegant capital of Argentina! You'll have lessons with one of two private tango teachers who are both very famous in Argentina.

Your lessons will be tailored to suit your level and preferences. You'll have  ten private tango classes per week, each lasting one hour. You'll also have the option to increase the number of lessons per week, should you want to do so

You can also combine your Tango placement with a Spanish Course


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PRICES

Please see the Prices Page - prices for all projects and all lengths are given and you can choose which currency you'd like to see them in.

Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates!
Duration 2 weeks to 1 year, subject to visa requirements
Requirements Minimum age 17.
What's included
  • Arranging your Programme
  • Full pre-departure support and assistance
  • Payment Protection Insurance
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • local in-country team support and backup
  • 24-hr emergency support.
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost of Visas (if a visa is required)
  • Food, but breakfast is included
  • Daily transport to and from your project
  • Airport pickup and return (but we can arrange this for you)
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities, and from Beginner through to Advanced.

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COURSE CONTENT

During your programme you'll have lessons with one of two private tango teachers who regularly teach in various places throughout Buenos Aires, including Le Catedral. Both teachers are very famous in Argentina. The lessons scheduled for you are:

  • Ten private tango classes per week, each lasting one hour. These will usually be taken in the afternoons but there will be some flexibility, depending on your teacher’s schedule.

  • You will get a chance to attend a Milonga. A Milonga is an open Tango party where all levels mix together. People from all over come to this weekly social event, where everyone dances together and continually change couple - all lots of fun!

  • A Tango Show, where you'll have a free dance lesson prior to watching the history of the Tango through the years. Not to be missed.

If you would like to add more hours to your weekly schedule in order to give you a more intensive Tango Dance learning experience, we can do that for you. There will be a supplementary charge for the additional hours.
Your dance schedule will allow plenty of time for sightseeing and absorbing the experience of being in Argentina.

If you would like to add more hours to your weekly schedule in order to give you a more intensive Tango Dance learning experience, we can do that for you. There will be a supplementary charge for the additional hours.

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HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION:

You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city and doing shopping. It's big enough to be sociable and fun, yet small enough to feel at home; a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has several amenities, like internet and WiFi, a common area, DVD room, library, book exchange and a housekeeping service.

FOOD: Food is not included in your placement, but breakfast is included. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

Accommodation on voluntary projects in BuenosAires in Argentina

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LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas. Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.

  • Buenos Aires is renowned for its sophistication and its surprisingly European feel. It is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas are elegant and beautiful.
  • Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity.
  • Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is the world's widest thoroughfare with nine lanes of traffic - a pedestrian's nightmare!
  • Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience. Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.

SPANISH COURSES:

  • 1-Week Intensive Course with private lessons (10 hours), prior to starting your Main Project: Includes all your food and accommodation.
    Price: £475

  • Weekly Lessons: 10 hours of lessons per week running concurrent with your main project:
    Price: £175 per week

Lessons will be individually tailored to your requirements with a private teacher on a one-to-one basis. For group lessons, you'll be in a class with other students. At the end of the course, you'll receive a certificate.

TANGO LESSONS

  • Tango Course (5 private lessons of 1 hour each per week) running concurrently with your project:
    Price: £175 per week

Tango is a social dance of control and surrender, of fancy suits and stilettos, and embodies all of life's richness. It is a celebration of the human spirit. You'll also find in Buenos Aires that there are many opportunities to attend a Milonga (where people from all over come and dance together.)

SALSA LESSONS

  • Salsa Course (5 private lessons of 1 hour each per week) running concurrently with your project:
    Price: £175 per week

Salsa is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances and was developed further in New York to the New York Style. Since Salsa has its roots in so many dances and is open to improvisation, Salsa styles are very fluid.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

  • 6 hours of lessons per week:
    Price: £245 for two weeks

Study photography with an experienced private tutor who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs. This course is for everyone, from beginner to advanced level. Classes include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history.

There are 6 hours per week of lessons. You can learn  about the concepts of photography ranging from lighting to the theory and history of photography. You’ll be given assignments which you can complete while exploring the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given. 

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