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May 19-26th, 2024

Max 18 spots!

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The Highlights

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights Tango Retreat in Buenos Aires
    An immersive tango experience for men and women, taught and curated by female duo Diana Cruz and Veronika Kruta, with invited guest teachers from Buenos Aires.

     

  • Daily Body Conditioning Classes
    Alternate Veronika's signature yin/vinyasa style yoga for tango dancers classes with Diana's signature tangotensegrity classes, ending in a final collaborative class that blends both!
     

  • Tango Seminars with Professional Assistants
    Improve your dominant role in tango in seminars during which you will be partnered by highly skilled, professional dancers from the Buenos Aires tango community.
     

  • Private Practica with Professional Assistants
    Practice your dancing with our team of professional dancers from the Buenos Aires tango community.

     

  • Deeper Role Study Seminars
    Examine what "leading" and "following" truly means at an advanced level through a variety of practices that include role exchange, historical context, contemporary partner dynamics and the influence of other dance styles.

     

  • Musicality & Dynamics Seminars
    Improve your musicality and explore possibilities in dynamics and quality of movement for a richer dance experience.

     

  • Milonga Outings
    Dive into the Buenos Aires milonga scene with personalized recommendations for your taste and needs. (our team of professional dancers will join us for one outing (included in the retreat), and can be hired for extra outings for those who are interested and have the budget.
     

  • Pre-Trip Virtual Group Meetup & Essential Info Session
    Meet fellow participants + get extra support with all things to prepare ahead of time
     

+ tango shoe and clothing shopping excursions, site-seeing outings, guidance for dining, massages & self-care, and anything else you want to know about the city or the tango scene!

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Accommodations

The retreat accommodations and classes will be at the Luna Lila Tango Guest House, a boutique hotel located in the neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood, complete with individual and shared suites, common areas, a dance studio, and a rooftop terrace. 

The Luna Lila Tango Guest House

Accomodations

Room Descriptions

The ground floor apartment is made up of three private rooms, each with their own bathroom, which share a large and comfortable communal kitchen. These rooms stay fresh, as they are on the ground floor, each room has a ceiling fan, and they open to a pretty shared patio with easy access to the sunny first floor terrace as well:

 

Groundfloor Room 1: 

Spacious and luminous with large windows opening to the patio, this room has one double bed, table and sitting area, wardrobe, hammock and private bathroom just outside the room. View Photos >

Groundfloor Room 2:

 

Small but comfortable with one large bed and private ensuite bathroom. View Photos >

Groundfloor Room 3:

 

Quite large with one large bed plus two single beds which form a nice sitting area when not used as additional beds, with private ensuite bathroom. This room is suitable for one person or for a couple or two friends sharing a room if the A apartments are sold out. View Photos >

 

Room 1B:

Small but lovely private room with AC and ceiling fan and a private bathroom just outside the door. This room is special because it looks out onto a sunny, spacious first floor terrace - a nice breakfast spot! The kitchen is the communal kitchen one level down on the ground floor, shared with three other rooms. View Photos >

Apartments 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A:

Initially reserved for double occupancy - a couple or two people signing up together to share a room. These spacious, open floor-plan apartments have a bedroom with choice of one large or two single beds, large private balcony overlooking the tree-lined street, private kitchen with spacious dining area, living area, large private ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower, AC and ceiling fan. Perfect for a couple or any two people sharing a room. If not taken for double occupancy, these apartments may become available for single occupancy - please inquire. *4A can have 3 beds.

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Apartment 2B & 3B:

Each of these apartments feature two sunny rooms that share a private bathroom, kitchen and dining area. There is AC, ceiling fan, and a small balcony off the living area. These apartments get nice light and breeze. Signing up as an individual you have a private bedroom and share the other areas with one other person. View Photos >

Suite 4B:

 

A spacious one-room suite with private ensuite bathroom, private terrace, large bed plus extra bed that serves as a sitting area when not used as a bed, fully equipped kitchen, AC and ceiling fan. Most luxurious option for one person, also suitable for a couple or any two people sharing a room if the A apartments are sold out. View Photos > 

Studio 7:

A mini studio apartment on the 7th floor surrounded by the rooftop terrace with panoramic views. It has a fully equipped kitchenette, private ensuite bathroom, AC, ceiling fan, double bed. Small but lovely! (Note: it is not unheard of for the power to go out in Buenos Aires from time to time, which means no elevator and this apartment is on the 7th floor). View Photos > 

Accessibility Note:

 

Luna Lila is a 7-floor building with a staircase and an elevator. The dance studio is located on the basement level. It is not unheard of for the power to go out in Buenos Aires from time to time, in which case the stairs are unavoidable. If you have difficulty with stairs or any other accessibility needs, please consult us before registering.

Pricing

Your spot is only confirmed once we have received your 50% deposit of $700USD, due by January 19th, 2024.

 

The remainder of the retreat cost is due on February 19th, 2024.

 

Accommodations are paid for in cash, in person, upon arrival,

but rooms must be reserved by January 19th.

$1425USD

Included in this price:
 

  • 5 Body Conditioning Classes (60-Min each)

  • 3 Tango Seminars with Guest Invited Teachers and Dance Assistants (75-Min Each)

  • 3 Private Practicas with Dance Assistants
    (45-Min each)

  • 2 Musicality & Dynamics Seminars (75-Min each)

  • 5 Deeper Role Study Seminars (60-Min each)

  • 1 Pre-Trip Virtual Info Session & Meetup

  • 1 Milonga Outing w/ Dance Assistants (Entrance fee is included)

  • Personalized Milonga Recommendations & Group Outings (Entrance fees not included)

  • Guided assistance for the whole trip + anything you want to know from the time of your reservation to departure day!
     

**NOT included:

  • your airfare

  • transportation to/from airport (We will assist you with all the possibilities.)

  • accommodation fee (See room chart for prices and availability at Luna Lila)

  • Additional Milonga entrance fees (These tend to be around $3-$5USD.

  • Meals

  • Taxis and transportation around the city 


     

Room Rates

Rates listed below are for the entire 7-night stay:
 

If all rooms are booked please inquire about sharing a room as some participants are happy to have a roommate. Rooms are on a first-come-first-served basis. If you wish to stay longer please inquire about nightly rates.

GF 1 - $406 (single)  |  $490 (double)  |  available

GF 2 - $406 (single)  |  $490 (double)  |  booked

GF 3 - $441 (single)  |  $511 (double)  |  available

1B - $406 (single)  |  $490 (double)  |  available

2B 1 - $406 (single)  |  $490 (double)  |  available

2B 2 - $406 (single)  |  $490 (double)  |  available

3B 1 - $406 (single)  |  $490 (double)  |  available

3B 2 - $406 (single)  |  $490 (double)  |  available

4B - $588 (single)  |  $658 (double)  |  available

7S - $511 (single)  |  $588 (double)  |  available

1A - $700 (single)  |  $770 (double)  |  available

2A - $700 (single)  |  $770 (double)  |  available

3A - $700 (single)  |  $770 (double)  |  available

4A - $700 (single)  |  $770 (double)  |  available

Special Discounts:

10% Discount for returning participants + add any of the following discounts that may apply:

Receive a $100 discount if you:

 

  • Are attending one of Diana's live workshop weekends any time from now until the time of the retreat.

    View Diana's tour schedule to sign-up and become eligible for this discount. *Must be signed up for a full package to be eligible.

 

  • Have a subscription to Veronika's on-demand yoga program of over 200+ Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes, including special classes for tango dancers, with new classes added monthly.

    View Veronika's on-demand program and purchase a monthly, quarterly, or yearly subscription to become eligible for this discount. *must have subscription through the time of the retreat.


Receive a $200 discount if you:

  • Are both attending one of Diana's live workshops any time from now until the time of the retreat and subscribe to Veronika's on-demand program.

Pricing

About your Hostesses

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Veronika and Diana first met in 2012, when Veronika invited Diana and her then partner, Nick Jones, to teach in her hometown in Massachusetts.

 

A bundle of nerves, as it was her first time organizing, Veronika went a little over the top and turned what could have been just a couple of workshops into a weekend full of milongas and other festivities, featuring Nick and Diana.

 

To all of their surprise, the event was a huge success.

 

After this first experience together, Diana invited Veronika to help her and Nick organize their signature event, the NaturalTango festival in Denver, Colorado.

What ensued was many more years of collaboration in bringing to life creative, magical ideas that inspired and connected dancers from all across North America and beyond.

Throughout these years, Diana and Nick became one of Veronika's most influential teachers and mentors.

 

In the final year of the NaturalTango fest, Diana and Veronika took their first stab at teaching together, a sold-out workshop, teaching women the leaders role.

When the pandemic hit and many of us shifted to the online space, Veronika and Diana taught a series of workshops together, called Tango Body," that consisted of body conditioning and tango technique to help dancers increase their body awareness and understand the mechanics of movement in the context of tango. 

In 2023, Veronika and Diana organized their first Buenos Aires Tango Retreat together.

Freguently asked Questions

  • Do I have to have prior yoga / body conditioning / tangotensegrity experience to participate?
    No. The body conditioning classes will be suitable for a variety of bodies with options for newbies and experienced practitioners alike.

     

  • Do I have to have prior tango experience to participate?
    Yes. This retreat is geared towards dancers who have taken tango classes before and have at least some experience attending practicas and/or milongas.
     

  • Can I skip the body conditioning and come just for the tango?
    All activities on this trip are optional. However, there are many other tango retreats that don't include body conditioning and one of the unique aspects of this one is our conscious approach to tango which is based on a fundamental understanding of the body and how it moves.
     

  • Will there be time to book private lessons?
    Yes. There will be ample time throughout the retreat to schedule private lessons or other activities that are not on the itinerary.

     

  • What if I get covid on the trip?
    Unfortunately, this is the world we live in. We will our best to assist you in getting tested, isolating, and understanding the current covid requirements in Argentina, and will take every measure possible to make sure you and the rest of the group participants are taken care of. We strongly recommend that you are up to date on your vaccinations before the trip in order to ensure the highest likelihood that you and the rest of the group are as safe as possible.

     

  • How much do things cost in Argentina?
    The exchange rate is always fluctuating but always in the favor of the US Dollar, so things will certainly be cheaper in Buenos Aires than they are in the US or Europe. We will keep everyone updated on the latest rates before the trip, but to give you an idea, dinner at an average restaurant will cost around $10USD, milonga entrance around $3, taxi to a milonga around $3-7, coffee around $2. 

     

  • Do people wear masks or require vaccination at the milongas?
    Most people are not wearing masks and milonga organizers aren't asking for vaccination. However, there are still some people who choose to wear a mask even though it is not required. This can change of course by the time of the retreat.

     

  • Am I too young/old to join?
    No. All ages are welcome to join. We take great care in creating an ambiance in which everyone feels welcome. Milongas in Buenos Aires have a lot of diversity in age. There are milongas that are friendly to all ages and others that tend to veer in one direction or the other. If you are looking for a particular type of experience, the benefit of joining this trip is that you will have our guidance in which milonga to choose based on your needs, or you can join the milonga outings with the rest of the group.
     

  • Will I get asked to dance at the milongas in Buenos Aires?
    There are a lot of factors that determine this such as how well you cabaceo, the type of milonga you go to, how friendly you appear, whom you are looking at, etc. In our initial welcome meeting, We will give you a detailed insight into how to ensure that you're not sitting out during your time on this trip. Our assistant dancers can also be hired for additional practice at milongas or private practice sessions!
     

  • Should I arrive a day or 2 early and/or stay a day or 2 after?
    We've already scheduled these "buffer" days into this retreat. The core activities will happen on the 5 days in the middle. The first and last days of the retreat are going to be relatively open to account for various arrival/departure times. If you wish to come earlier or stay later that's entirely up to you but be prepared to at least arrive on day 1 and leave and day 8 of this retreat.
     

  • Do I have to know how to speak Spanish?
    No. While it's certainly helpful to have a bit of language proficiency when you are traveling to a Spanish speaking country, it's not necessary. The classes on the retreat will be taught in English and your retreat guides are both fluent in Spanish and can help with any language needs throughout the trip. All of the assistant dancers we have chosen speak and understand English as well.

 

If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask! 

FAQs

Sample itinerary

This is a tentative schedule subject to changes. Any time that is not on this schedule is going to be relatively open and flexible for booking private lessons and massages/bodywork, shopping, site-seeing, dining, going to milongas, and anything spontaneous and magical that pops up as a possibility!   

Sunday 4/19

 

Arrival / Check-in

5:00-6:00pm > Orientation

- dinner & milonga outing options -

 

Monday 4/20

 

11:45-12:45pm > Body Conditioning [Yoga]

1:00-2:00 > Deeper Role Study Seminar

- lunch break -

3:30-4:45pm > Tango Seminar [w/ invited guest teacher & assistant dancers]

4:45-5:30pm > Practica [w/ assistant dancers]

- dinner & milonga outing options -

Tuesday 4/21

 

11:45-12:45pm > Body Conditioning [Tangotensegrity]

1:00-2:00pm > Deeper Role Study Seminar

- lunch break -

3:30-4:45pm > Tango [Musicality & Dynamics] 

4:45-5:30pm > Practica

- dinner & milonga outing options -

Wednesday 4/22

 

11:45-12:45pm > Body Conditioning [Yoga]

4:45-5:30pm > Deeper Role Study Seminar

- lunch break -

3:30-4:45pm > Tango [w/ invited guest teacher & assistant dancers]

4:45-5:30pm > Practica [w/ assistant dancers]

 

- dinner & milonga outing options -
 

Thursday 4/23

 

Free day

Shoe shopping / private lessons / massages / site-seeing

Friday 4/24

 

11:45-12:45pm > Body Conditioning [Tangotensegrity - Diana]

1:00-2:00pm > Deeper Role Study Seminar

- lunch break -

 

3:30-4:45pm > Tango [Musicality & Dynamics] 

4:45-5:30pm > Practica

- dinner & milonga outing options -

Saturday 4/25

 

11:45-12:45pm > Body Conditioning [Yoga/Biotensegrity Together]

1:00-2:00pm >  Deeper Role Study Seminar

- lunch break -

 

3:30-4:45pm > [w/ invited guest teacher & assistant dancers]

4:45-5:30pm > Practica [w/ assistant dancers]

 

- dinner & milonga outing options -
 

Thursday 4/26

 

Check-out / Free Day

Registration

Registration

Registration opens July 15, 2023!

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Refund Policy:

Until January 19th: Total refund, minus a $100 booking fee (or you may transfer it to another person)

Until March 19th: Total refund, minus the $700 deposit (or you may transfer it to another person)

Until May 19th: No refund (You may transfer to another person whose dominant role is the same as yours.)

 

We strongly recommend you get travel insurance to cover the cost of the retreat if you should get sick or have to cancel during the trip dates. 

Contact  Us

Veronika

email: veronika.z.kruta@gmail.com

whatsapp: +54 9 11 3023 6977

website: www.verokruta.com

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Diana

email: cruzartemisa@gmail.com

whatsapp: +1 720 284 8234

website: www.cruzial.art

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