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Let’s make your tango dreams come true with a Custom Tango Adventure in Buenos Aires

You want to discover tango at the source in Buenos Aires by living it, feeling it, and dancing it.

We make that dream come true for you when we cocreate your Custom Tango Adventure with you based on your dates and your unique desires and needs. We offer custom adventures for people who can’t make the group dates but who want to have the Tango Adventure experience. It’s not a group but you still meet a ton of people through the experience so it’s very social and you get to go deep in the Buenos Aires tango world.

Drawing on our years of experience in the tango scene, we connect you with tango experiences that you would never find on your own. You have tango in Buenos Aires insiders planning this experience just for you.

We use tango as a tool for transformation, so it’s never just about the steps for us. We want you to have an incredible experience that takes you out of your comfort zone — not too much, not too little — with just the right amount of support so you feel taken care of.

Our team takes care of the curation, planning, scheduling and payment so you get to just show up and go along for a ride in Buenos Aires tango. We take the reins on logistics and curating your experience so you can focus on enjoying your experience in Buenos Aires.

The beauty of Buenos Aires is that it’s a huge city that still has hidden gems. Many milongas, teachers, or other interesting suggestions you can only discover through word-of-mouth or by simply walking by them. This is also the trouble with Buenos Aires for visitors. It’s hard to get past the surface when you are new to the scene.

When it comes to tango in particular, there are a million and one suggestions online, and it’s impossible to know which ones are any good. That’s where we come in! We create a totally personalized experience, based on your desires for your time here, and connect you with people and places you wouldn’t find otherwise.

We bring together the best people, places, and of course, tango, in Buenos Aires. You’re getting access to knowledge Sasha has picked up through her 7 years dancing, teaching, coaching, and living here. Luckily for you, Sasha has sorted through the good, the bad, and the ugly, and puts together a totally unique experience of the absolutely excellent.

Bring the adventure home with Tango for Life Transformative Packages

The Tango Adventure is by its nature transformative because you are transforming by doing: while having private lessons, going out to the milonga, connecting with others as you dance, even while having a coffee in a brand new city.

By putting your body out there and having new experiences you will have confidence and awareness that you can’t have by sitting and talking alone.

However, by working with Sasha through this program you can focus on personal development goals and make this trip even more powerful for your life and bring those positive changes back home with you so you’re not just transforming abroad, you’re also transforming at home.

 

The perfect introduction to tango in Buenos Aires

““What a beautiful, transformative experience! For me, this was an ideal introduction to tango and tango culture in Buenos Aires. I feel Sasha arranged an ideal set of experiences that allowed risk and growth in a larger container of safety and inspiration. Take this trip and rediscover pleasure, embodiment, and connection.”.”

Lee 

Massachusetts

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Our Custom Adventure Team

  • Sasha is the chief curator of your experiences based on 7 years of experience in tango in Buenos Aires. Sasha is the coach for those who choose to do a transformative Tango for Life Custom Adventures.
  • Colleen puts together all the details, creates your schedule, coordinates with individual characters making up your adventure, and handles payment for the individual experiences so all you have to do is show up.
  • Our tango teachers are hand-picked for teaching tango as a connection and a metaphor for life. You will not be learning steps, you’ll be learning tango in a deep way as you can only learn and feel it in Buenos Aires. All our teachers speak English.
  • Our milonga guides are local dancers who speak English and who are passionate about sharing the culture, history, and the rituals and codes of how people behave in the milonga. It’s better to have a guide than to go alone so you go deep into the culture. It’s also a huge relief to have a companion to help with the language. Not everyone at the milonga will speak English.
  • Our tango taxi dancers are “companions to your evolution” on the dance floor and we choose all our taxi dancers for their warm embrace and personality. It’s always hard to break into a new tango scene when you don’t know anyone so this experience will help you get started with more ease and flow than going alone.
  • Our photographers and videographers are the best with vast experience in the tango scene and the cinema industry so your pictures and videos will be incredible.

We know things only a team of locals and foreigners living in Buenos Aires for years could know. You won’t have one or two great experiences during your time with us; every activity will be truly special and the experience will be carefully thought through.

We’ll help you navigate language and cultural barriers, making it easy for you to jump into your experience in the “Paris of the South” while getting you into the most quintessentially Buenos Aires spaces.

 

The Tango Adventure Team

The Tango Adventure is a transformative travel experience, so our team provides a a safe, facilitating container and foundation for the whole experience.

Sasha Cagen

Sasha Cagen

Founder + Chief Curator

I’m Sasha. I’m a writer and life coach. I was born in Rhode Island, went to college in New York City, and moved to San Francisco for many years until I got burned out in Silicon Valley and left to explore a different life in South America: first Brazil, then Colombia, now in Argentina. I’m most well-known for my first book Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and I’m currently at work on my third book, a memoir.

In Buenos Aires I discovered a path of healing through tango. Whenever I find something life-changing, I want to share it–so that’s why I started the Tango Adventure in 2014. I’m the chief curator of your experiences based on 7 years of experience in tango in Buenos Aires. I’m also the coach for those who choose to do a transformative Tango for Life Adventure.

 

 

Tan

Tan

Tango Goddess Photographer + Videographer

I’m Tan, a photographer, videographer, and director of photography for cinema projects from Istanbul. I moved to Buenos Aires when I was invited to document the making of a movie in Buenos Aires, and I stayed. If you choose to do a Tango Goddess photography  sessnionin the streets of Buenos Aires and/or at the milongas, or a video of you dancing, I’ll be your photographer/videographer capturing you at your best. I made the video “Tango Big Night Out” with Sasha, so if you watch that video on this page you can get a sense of my visual eye!
Colleen Fitzgerald

Colleen Fitzgerald

Tango Adventure Assistant

I am a contemporary dancer and choreographer from Connecticut but now call Buenos Aires home. As an undergrad at Bates College I studied Dance and Anthropology which eventually led me to discover tango in Buenos Aires and pursue a thesis project on the rich culture inhabiting the dance. What I love most about tango is its social context, full of people of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds dancing together and learning from each other. I coordinate our group and custom adventures, and during the Tango Adventure I will assist you in making the most of your time in Buenos Aires: visiting tourist sites, finding neighborhood cafes, getting in some shopping, or just being an ear to listen. . . whatever you need!
Roberto

Roberto

Companion to your evolution on the dance floor

Roberto is one of our many wonderful and carefully chosen taxi dancers. As you can see he has a fantastic personality and will put you very at ease in his warm embrace on the dance floor.
Alejandro

Alejandro

Tango Teacher

I am a molecular biologist who gave up a science career in Japan to return home and teach tango, my passion.I will help you learn to connect with yourself, with the music, with your partner, and with the couples around you, while at the same time asserting your own personality in the dance.Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished dancer, there is always more to discover in tango. And in yourself, through tango.
Joe Foley

Joe Foley

Milonga Guide

I’m Joe, a writer, translator, teacher and traveller from Manchester, England. I worked in journalism in the UK for several years after university writing for the Guardian and the Glossop Chronicle before deciding I needed to see the sun and moving to the south of Spain. After three years teaching in Seville, a transfer opportunity in 2011 brought me to Buenos Aires, where I expected to stay for a year. It’s hard to say which I fell in love with most – the immense city, its people or its most famous dance, but together these things have kept me here longer than I could have imagined. Tango has become an ongoing process of discovery and a major passion that’s led me do my fair share of research into the history, orchestras, and myths and legends around the dance. I love sharing this knowledge  with the guests on our adventures, but most of all I love seeing our guests find things for themselves. There are things that can be taught in tango, and there are things that have be discovered, which is something I love seeing our guests explore when I accompany them on and off the dance floor.

Get started creating your Tango Adventure in Buenos Aires

1) Read about our four starter adventure packages.

2) Fill out an application where you tell us more about you, select a starter package that best suits your needs, and add any additional “menu items” you’d like, and tell us anything else we should know.

3) We get in touch with instructions to pay a $200 deposit; after we receive your deposit we start planning your personalized itinerary. Once we have your commitment we also read about you, your background and desires and start creating this personalized experience for you.

4) We will do a quick 15-minute phone call to go over your preferences and additional “menu items” to design a custom adventure for you. We’ll take the remaining payment by credit card at this time for the unique adventure we are creating for you.

5) We finalize a custom itinerary for you, which we’ve created in collaboration with you, and send you the itinerary with detailed information as well as instructions for preparing and all you need to know to make your arrival and time in Buenos Aires smooth. We curate, schedule, coordinate and pay for these services for you so all you have to do is show up!

Step 1: Choose a starter package

3-Day Intro to Tango in Buenos Aires

If you are new to tango or tango in Buenos Aires and want the perfect introduction to the authentic Buenos Aires tango scene.
  • 3 daily 1-hour private lessons tailored for you based on your level and experience with an excellent instructor who teaches based on connection, embrace, and tango as metaphor for life at a private dance studio in a tango neighborhood
  • 1 guided 3-hour evening milonga outing (to a beginner-friendly milonga) with a guide who teaches you about  history and culture about tango in Buenos Aires and about the codes and rituals of the milonga, masculinity and femininity, and how they relate to everyday life, confidence, empowerment
  • Restaurant recommendations near the milonga or hotel
  • Recommended reading list to prepare
  • Milonga recommendations for the two evenings when you are not out with a guide. Buenos Aires tango is ever-changing so having this up-to-the-minute recommended list will help you choose the best milongas for you.
  • PRICE: $595
  • Come this with a friend and take 10% off per person, share with two friends and take 15% off each.
Fill out application

3-Day Couple Adventure

Best If you are planning a trip to experience tango in Buenos Aires as a couple.
  • 6 1-hour private lessons tailored for you based on your level and experience with an excellent instructor who teaches based on connection, embrace, and tango as metaphor for life at a private dance studio in a tango neighborhood.
  • 2 lessons are for you as individuals and 2 lessons are for you as a couple. While your partner is getting a lesson explore the tango neighborhood nearby, and vice versa, and then come together for the couple lessons.
  • Guided 3-hour evening milonga outing with a guide who teaches you about  history and culture about tango in Buenos AIres and about the codes and rituals of the milonga, masculinity and femininity, and how they relate to everyday life, confidence, empowerment
  • Restaurant recommendations near the milonga or hotel
  • Milonga recommendations for the two evenings when you are not out with a guide. Buenos Aires tango is ever-changing so having this up-to-the-minute recommended list will help you choose the best milongas for you.
  • Recommended reading list
  • Price: $895
Fill out application

3-Day Tango for Life Adventure

If you want to jump into the Buenos Aires tango world in an authentic way and you want to make the most of the experience from a personal development perspective.
  • 3 daily 1-hour private lessons tailored for you based on your level and experience with an excellent instructor who teaches based on connection, embrace, and tango as metaphor for life at a private dance studio in a tango neighborhood
  • 1 guided 3-hour evening milonga outing with a guide who teaches you about  history and culture about tango in Buenos AIres and about the codes and ritual s of the milonga, masculinity and femininity, and how they relate to everyday life, confidence, empowerment
  • 3 1-hour Skype coaching sessions with Sasha to anchor the lessons of tango in your life before, during, and after the adventure. If Sasha is in Buenos AIres when you come, the session during your adventure will be in-person. You will have at least one session after you get back to bring these insights to your life and keep going so the adventure continues back at home.
  • Restaurant recommendations near the milonga or hotel
  • Milonga recommendations for the two evenings when you are not out with a guide. Buenos Aires tango is ever-changing so having this up-to-the-minute recommended list will help you choose the best milongas for you.
  • Recommended reading list
  • If you are choosing a transformative Tango for Life package you’ll also get a questionnaire for Sasha to learn more about you and schedule a first Skype coaching session before the trip.  
  • Price: $945
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7-Day Tango for Life Adventure

Best If you want a deep dive into Buenos Aires tango and make the most of the experience from a personal development perspective. Great if you plan to send longer here for the start of a trip.
  • 5 daily 1-hour private lessons tailored for you based on your level and experience with an excellent instructor who teaches based on connection, embrace, and tango as metaphor for life at a private dance studio in a tango neighborhood
  • 3 group lessons with teachers chosen for you and your level that will allow you to meet other dancers from around the world and learn in a different way than in your privates
  • 4 guided 3-hour evening milonga outing with a guide who teaches you about  history and culture about tango in Buenos AIres and about the codes and ritual s of the milonga, masculinity and femininity, and how they relate to everyday life, confidence, empowerment
  • 3 1-hour Skype coaching sessions with Sasha to anchor the lessons of tango in your life before, during, and after the adventure. If Sasha is in Buenos AIres when you come, the session during your adventure will be in-person.  
  • 3-hour Taxi dancer (“dancer for hire”) nights at milongas with taxi dancers chosen especially for you to help you make your debut onto the dance floor at a Buenos Aires milonga break in, get confident on the dance floor and enjoy beautiful dances—guaranteed.
  • 1-hour psicotango session, with local experts who offer an approach to tango that has to do with its connection to your life. Psicotango (psicoanalysis and tango) tells you more about tango as a metaphor to life.
  • 2.5 hour Tango shoe shopping outing to three tango shoes stores, including a secret artisanal showroom – all in Palermo along with advice to help you avoid mistakes and buy the best shoes for you.
  • Restaurant recommendations near the milonga or hotel
  • Milonga recommendations for the two evenings when you are not out with a guide along with cheat sheet of tips for how to behave (the codes) (Buenos Aires tango is ever-changing so having this up-to-the-minute recommended list will help you choose the best milongas for you to watch or dance.
  • Recommended reading list
  • Note: If you are choosing a transformative Tango for Life package you’ll also get a questionnaire for Sasha to learn more about you and schedule a first Skype coaching session before the trip.  
  • Price: $2195
  • Come with a friend and get 10% off each. Come with two friends and get 15% off each.
Fill out application

Step 2: Add any “menu items” you’d like to your adventure

After you choose the starter package that best suits you, you will have the chance  “menu items” you’d like in the application. You can also make a 3-day Adventure four or five days. Just let us know.

Your starter package may already include these things, but maybe you would like to add extra private lessons, another taxi dancer night, coaching with Sasha, or so on.

  • 3 group lessons $65
  • Extra private lessons $80
  • 3-hour Taxi Dancer (“dancer for hire”) experience at milongas with taxi dancers chosen especially for you to help you make your debut onto the dance floor at a Buenos Aires milonga break in, get confident on the dance floor and enjoy beautiful dances—guaranteed. $250
  • Tango + Transformation coaching program with Sasha: 3 tango for life coaching sessions with Sasha $500, 6 sessions $950
  • 2.5 hour Tango shoe shopping outing to three tango shoes stores, including a secret artisanal showroom – all in Palermo along with advice to help you avoid mistakes and buy the best shoes for you. $125
  • 2-hour Tango Goddess Photo Shoot in the streets of San Telmo: A two-hour relaxed photo shoot with our incredibly talented photographer Tan walking around the tango neighborhood of your choosing: historic San Telmo or Almagro in a very Buenos Aires tango setting. We can give you recommendations for where to go to buy clothes or tango clothes for the shoot. $250
  • 1-hour Milonga Photo Shoot: Our tango goddess photographer Tan will meet you at the milonga Tuesday night and take some informal portraits of you at the milonga. These can be portraits of you dancing or you in the milonga environment. Package includes 3 high-resolution photos of your choosing: $150
  • Video of you dancing on tango song in a dedicated, specially rented for a half-day beautiful milonga venue or outdoor spot with two cameras to get the most beautiful shots of you dancing (two camera operators and assistant) at two angles to capture your dancing with cinematic image quality, professionally edited. The shoot will be four hours: $1250, with taxi dancer to dance with you $1350, with styling assistance for clothing, $1450
  • 1 1-hour psicotango session, with local experts who offer an approach to tango that has to do with its connection to your life. Psicotango (psicoanalysis and tango) tells you more about tango as a metaphor to life. $80
  • 1.5 hour tango insider lunch at a local café with a local tanguera and tango/milonga guide to learn about the tango culture, codes, customs, tips, tricks from the inside $200 (lunch not included)

These services are booked based on availability and will be confirmed after the deposit is paid for the starter package.

Policies

Must book and complete payment for Custom Tango Adventures 1 month before your dates. Rush requests within a month of your dates incur a $125 rush fee.

Must pay deposit for us to start planning and complete payment 1 month before your adventure. We can set up a payment plan for payment beyond the deposit when we speak to make this easy on your budget.

Step 3: Fill out the application.