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Thought 122 – Getting To Buenos Aires

Today’s #Tango Thought 122: Getting to Buenos Aires You’ve been dancing for a while, and you keep seeing these posts about Buenos Aires. Your dream has slowly developed to go to Buenos Aires, to experience for yourself what all the fuss is about. First there’s the dancing, you’ve heard it’s the best. There’s the shoes! OMG the shoes. Then there are friends that have been and rave about teacher X or Milonga Y. You’ve see the videos of performances at Salon Canning (but didn’t know it was Salon Canning), the pictures from Milongas, and thought to yourself…

Advice 092 – BsAs – DNI Practica

Today’s  #Tango  Advice 092:  BsAs – DNI Practica.  There are very few practicas in Buenos Aires where you can actually practice. To be clear, there are lots of places that say that they’re a practica, but in reality when you go, you’re looking at a Milonga, and there’s quite honestly no distinction between ‘Practica’ and ‘Milonga’ because they look exactly the same there. First, let’s be clear about what a ‘Practica’ is supposed to be: A Practica is a place where you can actually practice what you have learned and relearned. A place to try out new…

Advice 076 – BsAs – Salon Canning

Today’s #Tango Advice 076: Salon Canning. There are very few places left in Buenos Aires that still evoke the majesty of Tango’s yesteryears, for many, that is Salon Canning. From the moment you walk in the door, down the long hallway towards the white double door ‘entrance’ to the dance floor, you know you’re in a special place. The walls are lined with pictures of dancers that have come and gone, artwork and photography from local tango artisans. The entry hallway almost looks athenian, almost. It may help that the columns outside add to that idea. Stepping…

Thought 133 – Not Going to BsAs

Today’s Tango Thought #133 This may not come as a surprise to those of you that have made the trek already (several times) but some people can not even conceive of actually making the trek to BsAs. They wish they could go, but due to their current circumstances, they can’t. Read that as: Their job, their spouse, their children, their mortgage, their tax payments, their car payments, their ‘whatever’ prevent them from making the trek. Here’s the kicker: They don’t need to go. What ? This may come as a shock to some of you reading this…

Advice 087 – BsAs – La Viruta

Today’s Tango Advice 087: BsAsLa Viruta. Let’s get the details out of the way. The sight lines are awful. It’s dark, pitch dark in certain parts of the room. It’s crowded, and hot even with the A.C on in the ‘summer’. The drinks are expensive. The tables are small, assuming you can find one or have reserved one (which is recommended). The ‘hot’ area, meaning a place to ‘get’ dances, in the room is in front of the bar at the back left side of the room, and the entrance fee is on par with…

Advice 073 – Hoy Milonga

Today’s Tango Advice 073: Hoy Milonga. Planning on going to Buenos Aires ? And bringing your iPhone or Android phone ? Good idea. Let’s get something out of the way immediately, you’re not going to be able to get a temporary or month long service plan like in some places in the world. That’s just not going to happen. Get that thought right out of your head. You can, however, get a pay-by-usage plan. Most service providers offer 3G data service along with the ‘service’. The simcard is cheap and comes in all major flavors (sizes), and…

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