Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 8:41 pm: |
I will be in Buenos Aires for 3 months in hopes of learning Tango and Spanish. I have identified some language schools who offer a few tango lessons as an activity. My main interest is tango so I'd like to spend most of my time doing that. I would like to learn the older style of tango in a friendly environment. I have had a few lessons so know it can be daunting. How does one go about finding the right teacher or school. I speak English and would rather not have the stress of not knowing what the tango teacher is saying. Where does one begin? If my age matters, I am an energetic 59 year old and this is my 60th birthday adventure. Can anyone there help?
Post Number: 525
|Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 9:03 pm: |
Frances... a few points. I don't think age matters much for learning/dancing tango. As for the right tango teacher, that is very personal. Specially when considering tango dancing, which is such an emotional type of dance. I am not an expert in this area but I think you are more inclined to what we call 'milonga' as opposed to tango. Although similar, milonga has more of the 'average person's appeal' and the movements may not be as pronounced and theatrical as sometimes can be seen with tango.
If you will remain in Buenos Aires for such a long period I recommend that you also watch the Tango chanel in cable TV (24 hours dedicated to tango) where you will get great leads and tips. Oh... it's in spanish, so that may not work. Some milonga places also offer classes. You can try this. I posted tango lessons resources over that page.
If you prefer perfecting your techniques before going to milongas then contact erna at email@example.com and she will put you in touch with a great tango professor who speaks english. I really do not know how spread english is among the tango teaching community.
Post Number: 27
|Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 6:29 am: |
Try this link for Deby Novitz, she's an American woman who moved here years ago and is heavily involved in Tango. She had a great article written about her back in april http://movingtoargentina.typepad.com/my_weblog/200 6/04/americans_flock.html#trackback and she will probably be able to provide you with a different insight than Erna thus giving you more options.
Here is her blog link http://www.lavidacondeby.com/
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 1:17 pm: |
Thank you Roberto and Laura. I have the idea of taking a Spanish immersion course for the first month and homestay to get a bit oriented then spend more time on tango lessons and milongas. Yes, it is milonga that I am mostly interested in. I read Deby's material in her blog link but received an unknown address response. Can you recommend a language school please and advise on what is a reasonable price to pay for lessons for both the language school and tango lessons? Thanks so much.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 11:53 pm: |
When my parents visited me, they stayed at the Dandi Mansion (http://www.mansiondandiroyal.com), a beautiful tango themed hotel.
Upon my own arrival, I tried Espanol Andando (http://www.espanol-andando.com.ar), good fun and a great introduction to the Culture and language. Now I take clases at Verbum school (http://www.verbum.biz), good rates and great quaalityt!
Hope it helps!
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 12:07 am: |
WOW! This Hotel is Amazing! Thanks for the information! So beauitful!