The Tango Adventure

Awaken the tango in you in a 7-day tango vacation in Buenos Aires
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Reconnect to your sensuality through tango in Buenos Aires

What if I told you that through tango you could learn to:

  • Grow your confidence in how you carry yourself
  • Get out of your head + reconnect to your body
  • Learn to connect to yourself while you connect with another in the most intimate partner dance
  • Expand your capacity for pleasure when you have a first tangasm 😉
  • Discover Buenos Aires’ beautiful dance and music culture and live like an insider in a 7-day Tango Vacation in Buenos Aires?

For women: Tango gives you a way to reconnect to your unique femininity, and in the follower role, to connect with your sensuality and let go.

For men: Tango gives you a way to reconnect to your unique masculinity, and in the lead role, to lead a partner gently with sensitivity, decisiveness, and intention.

You say, God, that sounds amazing but I don’t know how to tango.

You don’t need to know tango.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a total beginner or you have been dancing tango for 10 years, the Tango Adventure in Buenos Aires meets you exactly where you are to help you learn tango and what tango has to teach you for your life.

Your confidence, posture, relationships, sensuality, masculinity and femininity, trust, boundaries, and connection to yourself. All that good stuff and more–we’re going to explore all that through tango together.

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Have you taken the risks to experience the fullness of life?

You are at a plateau right now and want something to challenge you, a new adventure to take you outside of your comfort zone.

You love the idea of exploring tango at the source–something spiritual and sexy at the same time.

…you want an adventure that is safe, but also thrilling
…you want to become more confident
…you want to learn to let go, to take charge while taking care of your partner, to listen, to trust, to trust yourself
…you want to more pleasure in your life
…you are ready to meet like-minded women (or women + men) of all ages who also want to say yes to life on a 7-day tango vacation in Buenos Aires!

Travel, tango, Buenos Aires, transformation, reconnection to your sensuality, and tango shoes. . . what’s not to love?

You get an intimate view of Buenos Aires through the eyes of locals combined with the perfect introduction to tango in Buenos Aires.

Dates + Price

Our next Women’s Group Tango Adventure:  April 21-27, 2018

Our first Co-Ed Group Tango Adventure: May 26-June 1, 2018

  • Group Adventure Price: $2195
  • Nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Payment plans are available to make it easy for you to budget as long as the trip is paid in full by your arrival date.  For example, if you book in November for a trip in April, we can then set up monthly payments of $339 for five months to pay in full before the trip.
  • Limited spaces are available for group adventures! This is always an intimate group of amazing women. Don’t wait to book to assure availability.

Custom Tango Adventure: Available ongoing. We’ve done everything from a Tango Adventure to deepen learnings from an online tantra course, to a wedding anniversary Tango Adventure, to a mother-daughter Tango Adventure. Contact us and we cocreate with you and schedule based on availability.

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Watch this video for a taste of your Tango Adventure to see where we go on the first night + the supportive vibe we create.

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It’s more than a stamp on your passport. It’s life-changing learning.

Sasha Cagen, your transformative tango guide

My name is Sasha Cagen. I’m the author of the cult hit Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and a life coach for smart, successful women (+ some quirky men) who don’t want to settle in any area of life.

I’m also a confirmed tango addict. My passion for tango brought me to Buenos Aires, the Paris of the South, where tango was born.

Since 2014, I’ve been teaching women the magic of tango in Buenos Aires through this 7-day tango holiday. When you learn tango with me and my team, you learn the dance, the culture, the music–and how tango can inspire you as a metaphor for life and relationships.

I have created a unique methodology using tango as a tool for transformation.

What you learn will be personal to you . . .

During this 7-day tango vacation in Buenos Aires, you will:

  • Take life-changing lessons + workshops using tango as a mirror and a metaphor to teach you about yourself, relationships, sensuality, and confidence.
  • Reconnect to your sensuality and your femininity and/or masculinity. Rediscover parts of you that you that have been lost or suppressed.
  • Gain a safe space to explore boundaries, trust, vulnerability–all within the safe, melty container of tango
  • Inhabit your body with new confidence + posture
  • Practice holding eye contact (Holding eye contact is a basic flirting skill. You may find yourself flirting and meeting more people after the trip!)
  • Learn what a tangasm is, how to have one, and quite possibly have one!
  • Get our support to get on the dance floor–quickly!

You’ll get an insider’s view of Buenos Aires

You will get way off the tourist bus as you get to know the intoxicating tango places, people, dance, and music we curate for you in this authentic tango safari.You will live like a local quickly in the “Paris of the South” with our help as you discover a pulsing city of stylish people and extravagant architecture, wide boulevards and leafy parks, gastronomic delights, and of course, tango in the streets.

You get to travel alone-but-with-others, to share the experience with like-minded people, while you get a guided deep dive into Argentinean culture and all that is tango.

You’ll get to meet other adventurous women and all the cool locals who are part of the team.

You’ll also have time to spend on your own. We give you time to wander, discover your own treasures, and nourish yourself with alone time and rest.

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Watch this video for my personal invitation to you.

What it includes

The Tango Adventure is a designed experience. You get to let go and go along for the ride because we do the curation + planning to create this immersive transformative experience for you. On Day 1 at your orientation you get a schedule guiding you through the tango scene on a journey of cultural learning and self-discovery, full of surprises and characters to meet!What’s included:

    • 3 Group Dinners, two at local favorite restaurants (Welcome Dinner + Goodbye Feast)
    • 2 intimate workshops led on The Essence of Tango and the Confident Tango Goddess. You’ll also learn the history of tango and learn about tango and trust, the tangasm, intimacy, vulnerability, sensuality, confidence, leading and following.
    • 3 1-hour private lessons with one of the best tango teachers in Buenos Aires Alejandro Puerta. (You will love the lessons–one woman called her lessons a little “slice of heaven”) (you can add more if you like)
    • 1 psicotango workshop experience (some people call this workshop an immersion therapy experience that changed everything for them) with local psychoanalyststs
    • 5 guided evening outings to milongas, the beautiful places where people dance tango in Buenos Aires. We’ll visit traditional, elegant milongas, and alternative milongas with live tango music where we teach you the anthropology and codes while we support you to dance.
    • 2 Two-hour taxi dancer (“dancer for hire”) evenings to help you make your debut onto the dance floor at a Buenos Aires milonga (you’re going to feel empowered). You wouldn’t want to travel all this way with no guarantee of dancing, would you?
    • Tango shoe-shopping outing for practice shoes and elegant shoes to help you find the shoes to make your tango dreams come true
    • Delicious 1-hour massage to soothe your dancing muscles
    • Personal “concierge” help to connect you with things you want to do in Buenos Aires: yoga, a street art tour, a museum, tourist sites such as La Boca and to orient you so you can make the most of your time in a new city in South America in the most enjoyable way
    • Orientation to the city, public transportation, and cabs plus a SUBE card you can use for public transport as desired

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You have the option to work directly with Sasha as your Tango for Life Life coach and establish a relationship before you come to Buenos Aires . .  so you start stepping out of your comfort zone before the trip and bring these changes back with you to life at home.

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Where you stay

Drawing on our insider knowledge from living in Buenos Aires, we make it easy for you for you to pick a place to stay. We recommend a fantastic boutique hotel in Palermo Soho with a great ambiance in a very chic and convenient, walkable neighborhood full of delights and close to all things tango.

  • We let you choose your room and pay directly so you can get exactly what you want.
  • The price at Hotel Costa Rica ranges from $40 to $75 a night depending on room size, time of year, and availability for the week you chose to come.
  • Staying at Hotel Costa Rica allows you to connect with the others on the adventure for breakfast and other meals and to share cabs and get to know each other. If you stay longer you can stay there the whole time or book an airbnb for the other time.
  • There are plenty of great restaurants and cafes in Palermo, including options for the vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free folks. We give you a list of local fave restaurants to try in your free time.

What Past Adventurers Say

“The trip to Buenos Aires was lovely, and in many ways, the perfect tango adventure. The itinerary created by Sasha is carefully planned, and considerate of a traveler’s need for downtime. She makes it exciting and she is there with you every step of the way. Her assistant Colleen was a dear and a treat herself, as was the rest of the cast of characters involved. I cannot tell you how much the little things I learned during the trip have impacted my everyday life. Alejandro’s lessons had a huge impact on me and have stayed with me.”

Sonya Gueretta 

San Francisco

I started at zero and now I can get out there on the dance floor and people are saying it looks like tango! I’ve had an amazing time and if you are thinking about coming definitely you should. The music is so passionate, and soulful, it’s undescribable seeing the live tango bands. Sasha has been very impressive on exploration of your own self and journey, how can use the experiences here to gain insights back in the real world. It’s been very insightful. Let go, learn and take it all in.”

Denise Breheny  

Los Angeles

“I would do the Tango Adventure again in a heartbeat!  It was the perfect balance between activities and time to explore alone. I enjoyed the dinners, lectures, evenings, and meeting Sasha’s friends. The true joy I saw in Buenos Aires was from people living very large lives. I appreciated the level of intimacy required from tango, the balance between owning yourself and yielding to your partner. I realized there are vital people dancing and living, no matter their age.”

Claudia Fiaschetti

San Francisco

“I learned about relaxing, relaxing my body, relaxing my thoughts, just being able to go with the flow of what’s happening. If you want to have a full-body-mind-and-soul experience that fills your five senses and even your sixth sense because you have to sense things happening around you come on this Tango Adventure.”

Megan Cramer 

New York, New York

Discovering tango has given me a new outlet that supports my need for touch – whether in a relationship or not. I’m much stronger in my values–I ask for what I want and I don’t settle anymore.Being in a different place really has a huge power with Sasha’s guidance. Tango has given me so many things –and I have Sasha to thank! That sense of myself, my power, my sensuality, and a greater feeling of owning my space in this big old world.”

Carissa Giblin 

Tampa, Florida

“II appreciated the sincerity and openness of our conversations. I met a lot of fantastic, beautiful, amazing women. I walked away from the entire experience feeling like a fabulous and interesting person!

Amanda Gellhouse 

Portland, Oregon

“I loved each one of the activities involved in the week: the dancing in the milongas, the lessons with Alejandro, the tango shoe shopping. I also loved Buenos Aires. It was great to discuss relationship subjects with Sasha. While over the years I have reflected a lot about my experiences both in relationships and being single, Sasha works on those subjects as her life’s work. So discussing with her brought new insights and was very enriching.”

Linda Ehrichs 

Ottowa, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be too old (or young)?

Our participants have ranged in age from 28 to 65. Can you walk? You will do great. All ages are welcome here. One of the best parts about experiencing tango in Buenos Aires is you get to see a culture where all the generations mix and the over-50 set shines.

Do I need to have a partner?

No! Our Group Tango Adventures are designed for you to come as an individual.We have Tango Adventure for Couples too. If that’s you, get in touch to talk.

Will I master tango in a week?

No. This is not a boot camp, and you could never master tango in a week anyway. It’s a lifelong journey. Sasha’s Tango Adventure is a transformative experience full of surprises. You will deepen your connection with yourself, with others, and your tango experience whether you are a total beginner or have been dancing a couple years.

What is psicotango?

Psicotango is a workshop, a methodology, and a book created by two psychoanalysts and tango dancers Monica Peri and Ignacio Lavalle in Buenos Aires. They believe tango is the most healing intimate partner dance. Like Sasha, Monica and Ignacio help people find themselves through tango. Sasha includes this workshop in your 7-day tango vacation so you get to go deep in the culture and your personal journey in this special way too. This is a unique opportunity that most people don’t know about.

I'm a vegan. Or gluten-free. Will I be OK?

Yes, despite Buenos Aires’ deserved reputation as a meat-eater’s heaven, there are also many vegan places near where you will be staying. There are also gluten-free options for celiacs and gluten-intolerant folks. Sasha is celiac so she knows all about gluten-free Buenos Aires.

What if I never danced tango?

Can you walk? Can you hug someone? You can dance tango. You will do great. Our Adventures feature private tango instruction so our instruction will meet you exactly where you are at. Whether you are a total beginner or you have been dancing two to three years, the Tango Adventure will let you go deeper in the Buenos Aires tango culture than you could on your own. The workshops with Sasha also will give you a whole new framework for thinking about what tango gives you for your life.

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

Chief Curator + Coach for those who choose Tango + Transformation

I’m a writer, a life coach, and the founder of the Tango Adventure. Tango changed my life and I know it can change yours too. I’m most well-known for my first book Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics and I’m currently at work on a memoir.

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. I’ve been living in Buenos Aires off and on since 2012 and I created this experience for you based on the magic I have found in Buenos Aires tango.

In the Tango Adventure, I make sure you are having amazing experiences by creating the schedule and the team. For those who work directly with me as a coach, I help you to connect the dots on what tango is revealing for you in your life. Tango is a very powerful tool for awareness, and I love to help you uncover what tango can teach you for your life for your confidence, relationships, and sensuality.

 

 

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.

Wanda

Wanda

Transformative Tango Guide

I am a tango dancer and teacher graduated from the National University of Arts in Buenos Aires and Life Coach certified by the ICF. After studying architecture for 7 years my life changed with tango with many personal and social discoveries. My goal is to plant the seeds of tango in you so that a new way of looking at and sharing with others can grow. I invite you on a tango trip where music and hugs will be our flow with a context of security and confidence so that you can live your tango journey in your own way.

Joe

Joe

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. 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 when I accompany them on and off the dance floor.

Wanna go on an adventure? 

  • We keep each group cozy + intimate (5 to 8 max) — just you, me and a small group of new friends.
  • To join us, kindly enter your email address.We’ll send you a very short + sweet questionnaire, so we can get to know you better.
  • After you complete this questionnaire, we’ll be in touch with you personally to talk via phone or Skype to make sure it’s a great fit.

 

 

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