Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Melody58, Apr 26, 2013.
Love to hear about it.....where etc.
I´ve been, but I live in Europe. Don´t know if you are interested.
In the US there are a lot of tango festivals (as they are called here). Typically, it's a long weekend of classes, (possibly practicas), and milongas each day. The wife and I try to do a couple each year. We really enjoy them. I would say look for one in a city you would like to visit, that has teachers you would like to take classes from.
In europe tango holidays and dance vacations in general are an important pillar in the tango and salsa world and a format of it´s own beside festivals. The audience is totally different. Rather advanced dancers and singles visit festivals, whereas beginners, those who are unable to dance elsewhere, couples, and retirees usually book tango vacations. It´s a good mixture of learning and outspanning. I googled a little bit and I found, that tango holidays in the us seem to not exist. Only travels to Buenos Aires can be found.
This is a european page for tango holidays http://www.torito.nl/tango/europe/vacations/vacations.html
Depending on where you go, it is more or less a holiday. I went to CITA, it felt not like holidays at all. No time left for anything but tango. I went to Sitges, it felt a bit too much like holidays. One class a day at most, nice beach. I went to Rome, it felt neither dance nor holidays. Hotel remote from anything, only one class per day.
Cita and Sitges are festivals, not tango holidays. Tango holidays are totally different. Of course you can turn a trip to Sitges into a holiday trip, I did it as well (I´m the guy in red-white shorts), but only on your own initiative.
This was an example for typical dance vacation. I booked it 2009 (sorry, report on web site is only in german):
El Cabrito (on La Gomera island, atlantic)
-full pension (three meals)
-1,5 hrs per day lessons
-optional cosy milonga at night
-rest of the day free for your own activities
Sorry, I´ve linked Sitges twice
This should be the link to El Cabrito (a former banana plantation on the beach)
Another example I can recommend: Tango holidays in Rovinj (Istria).
Nice hotel. Everything under one roof (classes, living, milonga)
Full pension (4 meals)
beach almost in front of the door
endeavoured trip leaders
classes by well known teachers
cozy small town nearby
sunset milonga in the town centre (I´m the guy with bended knees in the gray shorts, urrrrrr)
evening milonga in a ballroom
Website in english
I have not been, but a couple of people have raved about Tango in Tuscanny
Don't know anyone who has mentioned going but a cruise to the Dominican Republic is promoted sometimes in local milongas
also this one
And of course, it seems every other Argentine ex-pat in NYC with an apartment in BsAs is organizing a tango tour to BsAs
A new (to me) vacation in Greece is being promoted
Tango holidays are very popular in Germany and there are a number of websites that offer tango holidays in Europe. There is an article (in German) explaining all about tango holidays.
Unfortunatly I am not permitted to post links or URLs on this forum. To find the article you will have to google "sunshine tango" in Germany and then find the link at the bottom of the page . At the bottom of that page there is a comprehensive list of all the operators in Gemany that are currently running tango holidays. As you can see it is a fairly large list.
I intend to translate the article in English, so maybe by the time you read this the article on tango holidays and vacations will already be published on the English version of Sunshine Tango
I did one as a guest with a chain studio years ago. I had a great time, but I didn't compete so it was more or less touristy stuff with dance hosts and watching a friend compete. We went to Italy too, so that helped.
Too bad ladies don't really get recruited as dance hosts on cruise ships (they do, but it's rare). If that were the case... I would without a shadow of a doubt do that. I'm jealous of the gentlemen in that respect.
There is an invitation for hosts (male and female) for this.... https://www.facebook.com/2017TangoKinesisCruise/
What would that entail?
Something like this, usually:
I was thinking more about the arrangements on the cruise than the actual act of being a dance hostess.
Sorry... very busy with workshops in AK. PM coming.
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