Natalia and Agustin are from La Plata, Argentina. Only one hour south from Buenos Aires City, and here... tango has its own vibe that now is spreading all over the world.
In 2020, we will be at our local Tango Festival, one of the most impressive modern tango events, with more than 35 hours of dancing and 9 of the best Tango Orchestras of today, along with shows, speeches, dance performances and 1500 participants mostly from South America, with their warmth and charisma!
Would you like to join us on this adventure into the non-touristic tango scene? It will blow your mind!
Whether you are coming from Ezeiza International Airport or Buenos Aires city, we will pick you up and bring you to La Plata!
La Plata city is only an hour and a half trip from the airport or an hour from Buenos Aires city.
Usually not visited by tourists, it is therefore more natural and authentic... if you are one of those travelers that love to feel the real energy of the local people, then this is a good start for you!
We will stay in Hotel Corregidor, a four-star hotel located in front of a plaza, right in the heart of downtown and the best of all, it is only two blocks away from the Festival Venue!
The hotel and its restaurant are personally run by their owners and they give personalized attention to each guest.
Breakfast is included with the room.
Also, the hotel has a lobby for relaxing, a gym, and a beautiful venue where we will have the group gatherings and workshops.
We have planned a series of workshops with three main goals:
- Help you understand the local scene, how to get dances, how to connect and feel included right away.
- Train you in the elements that locals focus on the most, so you become one of us in this journey!
- Inspire you to continue growing in your dance.
How? well, have you noticed that people say how nice it is to dance in Argentina but... those Argentinians have classes with locals... so, we have decided to let you experience the local way of learning tango! We are gathering amazing teachers, some locals, some internationally known... to have the widest possible range of workshop experiences.
Because we like holistic approaches, we will also have a Tango Lecture for dancers. This will take you through the evolution of tango through the years and let you instantly apply it to your dance.
Besides these planned workshops, we will also have time to attend 4 local classes (three at the Festival and one in a local milonga).
As soon as we arrive to La Plata, we will visit "La Torre" milonga. It is an informal outdoor milonga that will link you right away with local dancers.
Agustin used to organize this milonga with some friends until we started traveling abroad. His friends continued to organize it, and now the space has been running since 2010 nonstop every Sunday!
Over the years, it has become a symbol of La Plata and even people from Buenos Aires travel every Sunday to dance there!
Then on Tuesday... oh my gosh, "Lo de Raul" is a unique place! It is another local milonga that has been running since our grandparents were teenagers and best of all... it has stayed like a traditional club even nowadays!! So setting foot inside is like going backwards to 1940, when tango was danced in clubs and full of local people just sharing life in social events. If you want to feel how it used to be in the old times, then this is a place not to miss.
The venue is run by the original local family, where they cook for people and even have a family orchestra playing during the milonga.
Towards the last half of the week, the local Festival starts. It is held in an amazing venue, with around 1500 people coming from all over South America.
The place has two opposite stages, where we have the famous Counterpoint of Orchestras! In other words, it is like a duel between the best tango orchestras of nowadays!
People participate in this experience in three different ways:
- you can just watch and listen to amazing live music.
- you can keep on dancing to amazing live music.
- or you can blend with locals in an amazing togetherness of interaction with the musicians. People jump, clap, cheer and sing together with the orchestra, expressing how alive that music is in them! A unique vibe and way to express the music, that started in La Plata and now is spreading all over the world.
If you really want to see how we live, breath and get energized by TANGO, then you have to be part of this, you won't regret it!
The festival holds 9 Orchestras in 4 nights, after-parties until breakfast time, shows, performances, debates, and lectures (only in Spanish language).
SOMETHING TO KNOW: One of the Orchestras that has been coming since the first festival is composed of ex-D'Arienzo players .... YES! they are still playing and no-one can beat them in the dueling!
Don't miss the opportunity to listen to these musicians that made history with the great D'Arienzo!
La Plata city is beautiful... really beautiful! It has an amazing layout, just look at the areal view and you won't believe it!
It has plazas all over and a forest! Great cuisine and bars! Local craft beers! and anything else you would like...
As locals, we are excited to show you the best spots and places to visit and eat!
One of the things we like the most is to feel together! make new friends!
For this, we have planned a welcome dinner with amazing local dishes.
Also some gatherings to meet and to share how is your experience going in the local scene and how to boost it!
And of course, a farewell lunch as a closing activity together!
Some people like to stay longer in Argentina, to also get to see the touristic tango scene and the big Buenos Aires city, so ... if you would like to do this, we have two options:
- join the "Philadelphia Tango School week in Buenos Aires" before La Plata
- or go to Buenos Aires after La Plata.
Whether you want to go to Buenos Aires or the airport to fly back home, we will take you to either place.
- Price is based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is possible. It has an extra charge and is subject to availability.
- Travel Insurance
- Dance Assistants
- Meals (except welcome and farewell meals)
- Drinks/food at the milongas/festival
- Transportation within the city
- Purchases of shoes, clothing, souvenirs, etc.
Prices includes what is described above and is based on double occupancy at the Hotel.
Price per person is € 1,190.
Register with a partner, you both get 20% OFF.Registering with a partner € 990 per person.
For single occupancy + € 200 per person.
(limited rooms - subject to availability)
YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR PLACE WITH A € 300 DEPOSIT
Natalia and Agustin
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