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SUMMARY OVERVIEW

Take lessons with a private Salsa teacher who will tailor your programme to your level. There are five private Salsa classes of 2 hours each per week.

You'll also have plenty of opportunities to attend Salsa clubs where you can dance with lots of different people to improve your skills. Here everyone dances together and continually change couples - all lots of fun!

You can combine this with the Tango Course, boosting your Latin American dance experience! You can also combine your Salsa placement with a Spanish Course.

Price:
Please see the Prices Page. Prices for all projects are listed and you can choose which currency you'd like to see them in. Prices exclude flights.
Duration:
Fronm 2 weeks to 6 months.
Start Dates:
All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements:
Minimum age 17.
What's included:
  • Arranging your Programme
  • Payment Protection insurance
  • Full pre-departure support and assistance
  • Personalised online project portal where you'll access all information your programme, health & safety and country advice.
  • Your own dedicated Project Co-ordinator to help you throughout the pre-departure process
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Full safety, support and back up from our local in country team.
  • Project orientation & induction on your arrival.
  • 24-hr emergency support.
What's not included: Flights, Travel Insurance, Cost of Visas, Pick-up from and return to the airport (but we can arrange this for you), daily transport to and from your project, food.
Who can do this Programme?
All projects are open to all nationalities and for all levels from Beginner to Advanced. Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in dance, cultural exchange, or studying abroad.

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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:

  • Five private Salsa classes per week, each lasting two hours (10 hours per week). These will usually be taken in the late morning or afternoon but there will be some flexibility, depending on your teacher’s schedule.
  • During your placement you will have plenty of opportunities to attend Salsa clubs where you will mix with many different individuals to improve your skills. Here everyone dances together and continually change couples - all lots of fun!

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.

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ACCOMMODATION

You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires. You're very conveniently located for exploring the cityand frequenting the endless supply of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has a common area where you can relax and watch TV or DVD’s and there is also a piano and a ping pong table and a small roof terrace with chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

Wi-Fi:: The accommodation has Wi-Fi and a couple of computers.

FOOD:
Breakfast is included, but you'll need to budget for all other meals. This arrangement is to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. 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!

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REVIEWS

Abigail Levine:"My teacher was wonderfully patient and thoughtful. Her examples and explanations were clear and I feel that my Spanish improved greatly when I was there.We read very interesting short stories and discussed relevant political and social issues. Even though my Spanish was somewhat limited, the content of our discussions was still very engaging. Rita directed our conversations in interesting directions, and I enjoyed not only the Spanish I was learning but also the thoughtful ideas we discussed.

I have no negative comments! I worked hard during the class to focus on the areas I wanted to improve. Though my homework wasn’t always 100% complete (oops!) I got a lot out of the lessons!"

Emily Little:"The salsa classes were great...especially the group classes because I got a chance to hang out with locals and dance. The private Spanish classes are amazing... the teachers cater to exactly what you like to do and what you feel you need to work on. I feel like the classes have helped me tremendously, especially with my speaking, which is exactly what I wanted to improve the most.

Both placements were great!"

Sarah Payne-Baarder: "My placement in Buenos Aires was absolutely the best I could have imagined. I chose to attend Salsa, Tango and Spanish classes for two weeks ... If I did it again I would do it exactly the same way except for twice as long!! A fantastic experience overall and one I will never forget!"

MORE INFORMATION

Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires: 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. This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it. BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance.

Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity. Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare! Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

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