Tabor Tango Matinee

Grand Opening Event December 1

la Pena

Tabor Bread Bakery & Cafe
5051 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

1st and 3rd Fridays

5pm - 6pm Beginner Lesson
6pm - 8pm open dance floor

Each Taber Tango matinee will feature a different Tango teacher who will offer a beginner lesson from 5:00 to 6:00 pm followed by dancing (6 to 8 pm).

For December 1st, Liz Hutchinson, founder and director of Rose City Tango Academy will teach the tango lesson. For more information Liz and the Tango Academy, check out her website:

Teacher Bio for Liz Hutchinson:

Liz Hutchinson began her dance training in Seattle at the age of 3, studying ballet, modern and contemporary dance, contact improv, and many other styles. She received her BA in Dance and BS in Math from the University of Washington and has since focused on Argentine tango. Her 28+ years of dance experience, knowledge of anatomy, and geometer's brain have strongly informed and shaped her into a unique and powerful tango dancer.

Liz began teaching tango in 2011 in Seattle. She spent 3 years living nomadically, teaching workshops, performing, and DJing around the USA, Europe, and Argentina. She has spent time dancing, teaching, performing, and DJing in many of the world's best tango cities including living, studying, and dancing in Buenos Aires. In January 2017, she relocated to Portland, OR, excited to join in the community and help build a new generation of tangueros. September 2017 marks the opening of Rose City Tango Academy, centered in the Hollywood district of Portland.

Liz's classes focus on fine-tuning and perfecting the fundamental movements of tango and the subtleties of communication and connection. The goal is to create anatomically sound movement and a connected and organized partnership, which opens up the possibilities for more complex and better feeling improvisation. As part of her university dance education, she studied dance teaching methodologies which has greatly informed her tango teaching style. Her methods focus on creating a non-judgmental and friendly environment where students are encouraged to explore and make mistakes. Her friendly and analytical approach, paired with the rigor of her sometimes intense dance training style, make her an asset in the tango classroom.
Liz Hutchinson