There are a number of top tourist attractions in Argentina that lure travelers in this southern part of the Latin American continent, but most of them are witnessed and experienced by those visiting in Buenos Aires. Among the local cultural highlights pervading the 'South American Paris,' none could be as original and as revered as tango. This dance resiliently steps into every beat of Argentina's relatively turbulent history. It was developed from Argentina's traditional 'milonga' dance fused with Cuban and African influences.

Tango is easily described as sensual, due largely in part to the physical proximity of both performers. However, its cultural depth can be measured by its capability to adapt to a more modest setting. An accurate example is depicted in a memorable scene from the famous 1992 film titled "Scent of a Woman" starring Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, and Gabrielle Anwar.

Anyone curious of skillfully performing this popular Latin dance ought to learn from some of the finest sources in Buenos Ares. These are the top 5 places to learn tango lessons:

Confiteria La Ideal. This establishment has been hosting tango shows since 1912. It remains as one of the oldest go-to places for tango lessons, although visitors also enjoy a relaxing spectacle at its coffee lounge. Unfortunately, this hall has been recently closed down and still due for the overhaul.

La Viruta. Located at Armenia 1366, this tango club also teaches other renowned dancing styles. Among its popular dance lessons include Rock n' Roll. This dance studio opens daily from 3:00 PM to 4:00 AM. During 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday classes, visitors can practice with a live orchestra.  

La Catedral. People do not only stop by La Catedral for tango lessons. This place is also well-known for serving vegetarian fare. This club is located at Sarmiento 4006 and it opens from 6:00 PM to 4:00 AM.

Lucia & Gerry. Some people visiting Buenos Ares may not be comfortable mingling with the crowd. Hence, those who wish to learn tango schedule private lessons with recognized instructors. Lucia and Gerry are popular group session instructors with over 20 years of teaching and hosting experience.

Alejandro Gee. Alejandro Gee is the ideal private instructor for single women, given his fluency in English. He is a licensed psychotherapist holding two degrees in the United States.