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Salon Canning

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Address: Scalabrini Ortiz 1331, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
Phone Number: 4833 3224
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AuthentIc and charming tango dancing for local Argentines without glitz

This is not tango with glitz and glamor. This is the real thing for locals- aging from 40 to 80. You can just as easily see a 38 year old woman dancing with a 73 year old man as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
Theresa P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is not tango with glitz and glamor. This is the real thing for locals- aging from 40 to 80. You can just as easily see a 38 year old woman dancing with a 73 year old man as with a 40 year old. It is not a meat market. This is an inexpensive location for a night for tourists... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is where Buenos Aires residents go to dance - without tourists. It's the real deal and a must do. Men and women enjoying themselves and the glorious tango.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

When we compared the idea of amateurs dancing at the milongas to the cost of the tango dinner shows, we thought we'd take a chance. Boy were we right. What a neat experience to see 20 couples taking "advanced" lessons followed by live tango. It was outstanding. Front row seats. Cheap but simple bar. We made the right choice to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Nice place, air conditioned, great monthly program with live music concerts, tango performances, classes and lots and lots of dancing. Mix of locals and visitors, it's one of the weekly milonga visits, perhaps twice or three times a week.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We didn't and can't dance! Just went to watch how the locals do it and soak up the atmosphere of a relatively local, authentic milonga. It was a great experience and we're so glad we did this rather than an expensive touristy show. It was quite hard to find and the service is poor but we got a table at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome experience and learned lots from the super patient, kind and professional teachers at Salon Canning. I also got to dance with many pretty ladies. My lesson only cost 90 Pesos! Muchas Gracias Salon Canning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We went there on the recommendation of an Argentinian friend and were not disappointed. The tango lesson was taught by a man and a woman who were very into technique ("walk with intention" was the continual theme from the man, who we dubbed Mr. Miyagi). We loved it. The live band was good (and was apparently famous), and we lucked... More 

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Milano, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

If you practice or simply like tango, you cannot miss this classic ballroom in Palermo. Home of different milongas (each of them frequented by different habitués) the Salon Canning allows you to dance both at night (life starts after midnight, in this case) and in the afternoon (classes from 2:30 pm and dancing after 4 pm). When the floor is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The best floor, some of the best dancers, the best orchestras and the best atmosphere of a large, high level milonga. This is a fantastic milonga to visit. Unless you're familiar with the place or speak well Spanish, I would recommend going with local friends though as you'll need a reservation and they would explain you how it "works". Also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

So Tango is a world unknown to me. We met an Italian staying in our hotel who flew to BA just to work on his tango....really! This was a middle aged businessman, not a professional dancer. I've seen one of those very impressive tango dance shows that travels the states. And of course there is television. So what I'm trying... More 

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Best known as the largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favourite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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