DAY 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires
Transfer from Airport to hotel
Afternoon City tour
Today you will be picked up by a local guide and given a tour around the city and its surroundings that will allow you to discover its spirit, its mystique and its charm. The following areas will be visited: Plaza de Mayo, Congresso, Obelisco, Ave. Corrientes, Puerto Madero, Palermo, & Recoleta Cemetery.
DAY 2-9: Buenos Aires
Tango Lessons: 8 Group Tango lessons of 1.5hrs plus 6 Private Tango 1 hr Tango lessons. Classes to take place at a local Tango school.
Tango group classes are divided into levels - Tango for Beginners–1 and 2, Intermediate Tango– 3 and 4, and Tango for Advanced– 5, 6, and 7. Classes have a duration of 90 minutes and are lead by two teachers and assistants. It is not necessary to come with a partner as you will change partners during class, respecting couples who came together.
The structure of the class is divided into three parts:
– where we introduce technical exercises we use in class.
Development of the class
-teachers propose a structure divided into parts. After the group explanation , students try it out in pairs, during this time the teachers spend time individually correcting . The three teaching processes are: verbalization of the concept (TTC), demonstration, and sensation through contact with the body of the student. In all the classes we work with rhythmic structures and in advanced classes we delve into the music.
Demonstration and Conclusion
- The teachers demonstrate the structure of the tango class and its variations to music.
One of the things that makes our school a special place is that after the group classes there is always the opportunity to continue practicing the steps in the class and ask the teachers any questions or any other member of the school.
Methodology of the Private Classes?
The class begins with a detailed explanation of concepts and technical tango vocabulary. For example, if the subject of study is circular boleos, the teacher will explain the theoretical aspects of the boleos, by focusing on the general principles.
Teaching exercises are done afterwards to work on issues needed to improve the dance. The class concludes with a review of all material seen and a summary of the technical aspects that will be worked on in the practices.
Tracking the Student's progress :
The teacher also writes notes on particular physical needs of students so they can be worked on later in the Private Practice / Training- Yoga.
2) What are practices?
Methodology of private tango classes:
These practices are used to review the aspects that were worked on in the Private Classes. Through repetition and application, the student integrates the new concepts into the memory of their muscles. Practices give students the opportunity to clarify the issues that were worked on in the Classes.
The incorporation of new concepts of movement in the body need to be worked on through the understanding of your own body. To acquire this knowledge, DNI offers two options for individual work - one of which involves working without a partner so the student can concentrate on their own body and their own movements
The Tango school has put a lot of work into renewing a beautiful old building located in the heart of Almagro. Its 750m2 are divided into luminous well ventilated rooms. Each dance studio is equipped with a sound system and mirrors from one end to another. All the floors are wooden and have been specially designed for dancers. The store offers various designers clothes and shoes for testing and for the milonga.
The students of the school is a healthy combination of Argentine and foreign students.
Milgonas & Tango Halls: You will be provided with recommendations each evening on which Milongas and Tango halls to visit. Plus you will have many fellow students to accompany you there. Here you will have the opportunity to put into practice what has been learnt during the day.
Day 10: Buenos Aires
Transfer to Airport to take flight to Buenos Aires
- 9 nights’ accommodation at Rooney’s Boutique hotel
- Free Wifi
- Tango Classes as listed
- English speaking assistance
- Transfers as listed
- Tours & activities as listed
- Medical Insurance