Argentina, tango

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    Feb 06, 2013 8:27 PM GMT
    Has anyone taken tango lessons in Buenos Aires, if so, what was it like?

    I've been thinking of heading for a lesson or two and wanted to hear if anyone has any experience of the milongas, mainly gay milongas.
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    Feb 06, 2013 8:46 PM GMT
    The Argentinian tango is the most beautiful dance, and I'm told it's very difficult to learn. There's a great indie film called The Tango Lesson if anyone's interested.
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    Feb 06, 2013 9:22 PM GMT
    Well I assume I would be learning some basic tango, or as one local lady has said, tourist tango. As the real tango is very difficult and those who know how to dance it, don't have patience with starting from scratch. (At least by the sources I've heard.)

    Nontheless, I expect "tourist tango" to be challenging as well and at least giving me idea what the real tango is. Luckily I have a few months time here so, let's learn the basics. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 07, 2013 8:54 AM GMT
    Why not learn Tango in Finland? As I hear, Finland has a longstanding Tango culture. Get your basics there, THEN try it in Buenos Aires.
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    Feb 07, 2013 9:19 AM GMT
    The thing is, I am now in Argentina and I thought it could be nice weekly hobby to meet people and learn it as well.

    Plus in addition to practise Spanish, it is quite rare to find a local who speaks English back to you. Not sure whether they understand but at least they don't speak it often here.
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    Feb 07, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    I was in Buenos Aires last month and was able to attend a few tango lessons. You will learn the basics but you're not going to learn everything. There are some pretty good studios in Recoleta (and probably in Palermo and San Telmo).
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    Feb 07, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
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    Feb 07, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    Thank you, I aim to learn the basics at least. Yeah, I've been searching a few and now I just need to go there, depending if I find the correct place.

    San Telmo and Recoleta have one, at least by the webpages I have found. I got few months time to learn so I am sure I will pick up the basics.

    That video was nice, been looking a few in youtube as well and they can dance! Sure does look amazing, perhaps one day. ;)
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    Feb 07, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
    I see from your profile that you're looking for a gym in BsAs. It took me a couple of days to find a gym there so I'm sharing my experience to help you out. There's a good gym in Recoleta on Arenales (close to Juncal), called MEGATLON. You can get a temporary membership there. It's a great gym, lots of hot gay men. There's another semi-gay gym in Recoleta on Uriburu, very cheap membership, but the equipment is pretty old. Good luck and have fun in BsAs. I loved it there!
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    Feb 07, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    Ah, Nice thank you again! I know of Megatlon, quite near by. Been tracking other gyms as well. Quess I can check it out.

    Personally I am already enjoying BA, lot of activities to do, especially now that I know where to head for the tango, La Marshall most likely, and gym. Parks are also enjoyable, good access from Palermo to them.