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Buenos Aires Milonga Tours

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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About Buenos Aires Milonga Tours
Explore Argentine tango in its natural setting. The Milonga. What you see on the streets of Buenos Aires and in the tango shows is just a small part of what tango really is. Long after the streets of La Boca are empty...after their last bow on stage... many of the dancers head to the milonga and now you can too. Buenos Aires Milonga Tours provides customized tours into the secret world of tango that most tourists never see.
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We will start the evening with absolute beginners tango class. The class is structured to teach you some basic steps as well a provide a strong foundation and understanding of the dance. After the class you will have the chance join me and other tango dancers at a local milonga—tango parlor. We always have great seats in the middle of all the action. You will learn about the history of tango and the secret codes and rules of the milonga. We will hear amazing tango music and watch the locals dance around the floor. We may even be surprised with live music or a performance by professional dancers.
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Rachel B wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had the most amazing experience with Jamilla, Rafael and Roccio. Jamilla arranged four days of tango lessons and milongas, and as a bonus we were lucky enough to even see the semi finals of the city’s tango competition which Rafael and Roccio competed in. We traveled as a group of three generations (ranging from 20-76) and Jamilla was able to accommodate all of our needs. We began our experience by learning tango in a studio and then Rafael, Roccio and Jamilla took us to a variety of tango clubs. At the clubs we were able to try out our skills and use Jamilla’s service of masquerade dancers. We had the most considerate and amazing teachers in the context of the clubs and were integrated into the tango scene. Not only could we see ourselves progress, but we caught the tango bug. It was such a unique way of experiencing Buenos Aires. If you really want to get to know Argentinian tango culture, Jamilla is the person to contact. We guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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uh_k_cia wrote a review Jan 2022
Houston, Texas20 contributions48 helpful votes
I’ve been living in BA over 2 years and the only exposure I had to tango were the random street dancers in La Boca or near Recoleta cemetery. I recently heard about these “milongas” so was curious about attending one. Being that my Spanish is limited (blame it on the pandemic), I was reluctant to venture out to a milonga on my own. Jamila took the mystery out of it by providing a fun and welcoming experience. She’s extremely knowledgeable about the art and history of tango and broke down all the rules for our group. We even got a lesson on dancing before the ‘real’ dancers arrived, which was an absolute treat! Although I didn’t dare venture out and actually dance once the crowd picked up, just being there and watching/studying all the experienced dancers was so mesmerizing—felt like I could watch them all night. Jamila has definitely sparked my interest to further pursue some additional training. No doubt this has been one of my favorite experiences in BA yet!
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obrien938 wrote a review Jan 2019
United Kingdom11 contributions12 helpful votes
We were back in BA after 31/2 weeks in Argentina . Luckily we had booked to go to a Milonga through Jamila . This was a very personalised trip to a small venue . We had a table reserved by the dance floor and near the band , ideal . Rafael lives for tango and was a great host . Very knowledgeable and interesting, perfect English . Excellent communication with Jamila to make the arrangements. We stayed until about 1am and that was enough time to see the professional dancers . A great experience for the last night . Thanks
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Date of experience: January 2019
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mouldyoldjo wrote a review Jan 2019
Nanyuki Town, Kenya23 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a Tango lesson with Jamila and Rafael and then visited a milonga. Great fun and a good insight into local culture. In spite of only having just arrived in Buenos Aires, we managed to keep going until 2am.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Ashish D wrote a review Jan 2019
Pune, India56 contributions27 helpful votes
We did this on New Year's Eve - we were 8 people with a wide range of ages and this turned out to be a really fun activity that we all enjoyed. Jamila was super-responsive (including on WhatsApp) and arranged everything at the last minute. Alejandra & Rafael gave us a short class and then took us to Salon Canning for the milonga. I was impressed with how well the locals dance. Our guides and their friends, who were there, are obviously tango-addicts :) in a good way. It was so cool to watch them dance. We did get to participate and did so to some extent - it's a bit intimidating since we don't really know. It was very different from a tango show (we saw a free one in Plaza Dorrego) and neat to see BA locals in their natural habitat. Recommend these guys strongly.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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