• Posted:Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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How about booking a Dublin hostel and doing the tango?
Dance fanatics who want to learn a jig in Ireland that is not a traditional number may like to visit the Argentine Tango Festival.

The event takes place on August 12th until the 15th and it may be worth booking a cheap hostel in Dublin to save some pennies.

The dance gained worldwide status last year when it was declared part of the global heritage by Unesco, which noted: "Tango was developed by the urban lower classes in Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the Rio de la Plata basin."

Moreover, the event in Ireland is designed to celebrate this boogie, as well as the music that accompanies it, while paying homage to the people who developed it.

But those who are not yet keen on reserving a Dublin hostel just to see some dancing may be pleased to note that there will also be food tasting taking place, as well as workshops.

An Argentine cultural evening will be occurring on the Friday August 13th at the Globe Pub in South Great George Street, which includes Spanish and tango lessons for absolute beginners.

Guest teachers Rodrigo Palacios and Agustina Berenstein - who have performed in the world tour of Forever Tango and are main dancers in the show Corazon a Corazon - will be on hand to help out at the extravaganza.

The festival website noted that the pair have a style that is "fluid and dynamic, light and playful ... a seamless and harmonic fusion of tradition and innovation," which could convince some to part with their cash and reserve a hostel in Dublin for the event.

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