It’s no wonder people from all over the world flock to Buenos Aires to study tango. After all, tango was born in the city’s immigrant neighborhoods and has evolved over time into the dance it is today. Argentina continues to be the place that avid tango dancers come to from around the world to improve their tango and build upon their skills. The quality of instruction in Buenos Aires should be fully taken advantage of while visiting this passionate South American capital. But with so many options where do you start?
At TangoTrips one of our favorite places to take a tango lesson is at a studio called DNI Tango. This a great option for those looking for private instruction as well as group classes in a comfortable environment. The lessons are taught by a local tango dancers who are all fluent in English. The classes are always taught in both English and Spanish so that you don’t have to learn Spanish before you can learn tango. The teachers keep the overall vibe of the lessons fun and light hearted, which is very refreshing as the tango scene in Buenos Aires can sometimes be quite serious. If you sign a private lesson, the instructors will listen to what your goals are as dancer and then tailor the class to meet your needs.
This school not only provides excellent instruction but has also focused on creating a friendly sense of community. DNI has several studio spaces as well as a cafe with a full bar where you can reenergize after class. There is also shop where you can buy tango shoes and attire and socialize with other students. If you want to mix things up a bit they offer other classes that complement tango such as yoga for dancers and contemporary dance. They also organize parties in the evenings for students to come and practice what they have been learning. All of these extra events and services really help to make students feel involved in the tango scene and feel as though they have a “home” in the tango community.
Perhaps you’ve taken some classes already and you want to take your tango moves to the next level. Maybe you’ve never taken a tango class in your life but you’ve always been curious. Whether you are just looking to get a basic sense of tango or build on the moves you’ve already mastered, DNI Tango is an all around great option. Tango lessons are an excellent prelude to an evening out at a milonga, and visiting a milonga is an absolute must in this city!