Since 2007 DanceAbroad has offered an intensive dance program held in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. We were the first study abroad program in Buenos Aires that was designed specifically for dancers. Today we offer excellent dance programs to provide dancers with the opportunity to study dance, learn Spanish, and to explore the rich and exciting culture of Argentina.
DanceAbroad understands that each dancer's needs and interests are different. Our program is unique, in that we work with each student to design a program of study that is best suited to them. We encourage students to design a program of study that will improve their technique, fulfill their college credit needs, and inspire them artistically.
The students who have been the most successful in our program have enjoyed the flexibility of choosing their own classes and changing their schedules to fit their needs. DanceAbroad has always felt that a flexible program is the key to a good study abroad experience. Students need the room to change and grow, as they inevitably will while living abroad.
DanceAbroad is for dancers of any level who wish to improve their dancing. We are looking for dancers who are up to the challenge of living and interacting in a foreign country, using a second language, and who wish to expand their life skills and knowledge. We do not discriminate based on age or dance level; rather we work with each student to place them in a program and classes that are appropriate for them to succeed.
Intensive dance classes for dancers of all levels
Earn credit towards your college degree
Excellent housing and accommodations
On-site cultural and administrative staff
Group events and excursions
Cultural exploration and artistic fulfillment
I think in order to find out who you really are, you have to get as far away from yourself as you can to take a good look. Dance Abroad Argentina gave me the chance to get away from everything in my life that I was comfortable with, and learn about myself as well as fall in love with a new culture and people. Going home will be a very hard thing to do.
The DanceAbroad ballet maestra is Maria Chichi Diaz. She is an amazing teacher. Chichi not only knows what you need to do to fix problems with your technique, but can show you, as she is still in tip-top dancer shape and has impeccable technique herself. Her methods allow you to push yourself to do your best. She is not only a teacher to her students, but also a friend. I love Chichi!
In the program, we were required to take a month of Spanish class at the University of Buenos Aires. The class helped immensely, especially since the teachers spoke only Spanish throughout the course.
DanceAbroad Argentina gave me my very first opportunity to travel outside of the United States and experience a new culture on my own. First arriving in Buenos Aires, everything seemed different- from the language, to the food and architecture. As I adjusted to this new environment, I learned many things about myself that I would have never realized without this program.
The best part of the DanceAbroad program is the individualized attention each student receives. Before coming to Argentina, DanceAbroad was extremely helpful and informative in creating a schedule that was personalized. Together, through e-mail and phone calls, we created exactly the dance schedule I wanted this summer. I was able to choose the styles and number of classes I wanted to take.
Airport pick up was great and so helpful to have someone to show me my house and the studios, and it was great to have Mariel to show me around a bit. Mariel is a really fantastic tango teacher, hugely passionate about the dance, so all in all I had a fantastic trip!