ARGENTINA: Superb Group & Private Salsa Lessons in Buenos Aires

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Cultural Tours / Dance Classes
Location : Buenos Aires
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

You’ll have lessons with a private Salsa teacher of Cuban origin who will tailor your programme to your individual level of expertise. Your schedule will allow plenty of time for sightseeing.

Salsa music is a synthesis of European and African musical influences that was born in Cuba. The European part is the melodies and harmonies (from the Andalucia region of Spain), whilst the African part in Salsa is mainly from the western coast of Africa where the slave trade was most prevalent.


The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. The natural wonders alone take some beating! From the northern deserts to the southern Andean Cordillera, from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and stunning. Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires: This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it.

BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance. Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity. Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare! Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tangoing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas. Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.


Musically speaking Salsa is a group of Latin rhythmic styles that contain the Clave beat; the clave beat is infectious, it makes the listener ‘have-to-move’. Modern Salsa is directly related to the Mambo in both its music and dance forms especially New York Salsa dance.
During your placement you will have lessons with a private Salsa teacher of Cuban origin who will tailor your programme to your individual level of expertise. The lessons scheduled for your placement are as follows;

• THREE private Salsa classes per week, each lasting one and a half hours, these will usually be taken in the late morning or afternoon but there will be some flexibility, depending on your teacher’s schedule.
• ONE group class per week (lasting one and a half hours). All of your teacher’s present students will get together for this class.
During your placement you will have plenty of opportunities to attend Salsa clubs where you will mix with many different people to improve your skills. Here everyone dances together and continually change couples - all lots of fun!


There are two choices for accommodation in Buenos Aires. Depending on your preferences you can either stay in the modern hostel with other volunteers, in the young and trendy neighbourhood of Palermo, or, if you would prefer a more cultural experience, you can be placed with a host family and be fluent in Spanish is no time!


Add to your travel experience in Argentina by doing some additional exciting activities - you never know, you could develop a passion for Latin American dance, or learn a new skill!

• Tango Courses: That most flamboyant and exciting of Latin American rhythms. Includes a weekly Milonga (Tango party) – great fun!
• Spanish Language Courses: You can take a few hours of private lessons a week at the same time as doing your project. You'll be amazed at how much it will add to your enjoyment during your stay.
This project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Buenos Aires, or you could even do a second project in a different region of the country, thus doubling your adventure and enjoyment!.


If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen. It’s as easy as that.

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £945 for two weeks. You can participate for up to one year.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Food is provided, excluding lunch. Accommodation is included too (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, home stay, apartment or flat).
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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