Maria Olivera tango Workshops

Maria Olivera
Tango workshops

Portland, OR - Septemebr 29 - October 1, 2023

Stay tuned for more details.


September 29-October 1, 2023,


with Maria Olivera

From Buenos Aires, Argentina

María Olivera has been dancing Argentine Tango for 19 years. She is a member of the Asociación de Maestros, Bailarines y Coreógrafos de Tango Argentino and a Member of the International Dance Council (CID-Unesco) since 2014.

In 2006 she started traveling internationally to teach and perform. She has taught workshops and performed in the most important tango communities of the SA (New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, San Diego, Cincinnati, Hartford, Seattle, Washington DC, Atlanta, Memphis, Miami, Tampa,  Honolulu, Maui, Chicago, Tucson, Albuquerque, Portland, Salt Lake City),  and Europe (Staffordshire, Devon, Cardiff, Newcastle Upon Tyne, London,  Bramshaw – United Kingdom-, Stockholm, Umea, Skelleftea –Sweden-, Turku/Abo –Finland-, Bonn, Saarbrucken and Wiesbaden –Germany- Milos, Greece), as well as in Mexico, Brazil and Canada (Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton.)

Maria has been part of many tango festivals in more than one occasion: Valentango (Oregon, USA), – October Fest (Oregon, USA), Chicago Mini Tango Festival (Illinois, USA), Meet in the middle (Missouri, USA), -Tucson Tango Festival (Arizona, USA), – Albuquerque Tango Festival (New Mexico, USA), – NYC Milonguero weekend (New York, USA), – Tango Sutra (Washington DC, USA), – Moonlight in Vermont (Vermont, USA), – Turkey Tango Festival (Oregon, USA), San Diego Tango Festival (California, USA), – Tango de los Angeles (St. Wendel, Germany), – Tangosommer Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden, Germany),  Montecattini Terme Tango Festival (Montecattini, Italy),Tango Tangk (Bramshaw, Reino Unido),  Tango Feast (Devon, Reino Unido),  1º Congresso du Tango Argentino (San Pablo, Brazil),  Todos Tango Festival (San Miguel de Allende, México),  Salt Lake City Tango Festival (Utah, USA), Barcelona Tango Meeting (Barcelona, Spain) Montana Tango Uprising (Montana, USA), Greek Island Tango Retreat (Milos, Greece), Milonguero Wochenende (Saarbrucken, Germany)

She co-produced the documentary film: “The History of Tango Dance 1940 – 1960 – The Golden Years”.

In 2012 she released and instructional DVD “Techniques for followers”.

She has performed as a jury for the “Campeonato de Tango Sede Zona Norte”, one of the preliminary competition whose awarded couple is selected to participate in the Semifinals of the “Mundial de Tango” in the city of Buenos Aires.

She has been distinguished with the award “Pa’que bailen los muchachos”, declared of cultural interest by the Honorable Congreso de la Nación Argentina, Secretary of Culture and Legislature of the Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

Among hundreds of performances she has been part of the play “Tango Allure” in the city of Tucson, Arizona, she performed at the opening of the full dome film Tango 360, the inauguration of the Rally Dakar 2015, in the Annual “Feria del Libro” and at the magnificent Salón San Martín in Buenos Aires.

María has lectured about the connection of Tango with other disciplines at the University of Bucknel, Ashland and Dartmouth, all in the USA and she has coached in the field of Argentine Tango for the Arthur Murray dance schools in the State of Connecticut, USA.

She has also taught at several milongas and dance schools of Buenos Aires: Escuela de Tango Beba Bidart,“La Milonguita”, “Vida Mía”, Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso, – “Porteño y Bailarín”, Nueva Escuela Argentina de Tango, – El Beso, Obelisco Tango Escuela, Centro de Artes AlFer, “Nuevo Chiqué”, Milonga “Mi refugio,  Milonga “Lujos”, Milonga “Sentimental y coqueta”, etc

Currently, she teaches regular tango, milonga and technique at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.


September 29-October 1, 2023

Pablo Inza and Sofia Saborido
Special Weekend Tango Intensive

Special Weekend Tango Intensive
with Pablo Inza and Sofia Saborido

Portland, OR - May 27th-28th, 2023

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Stay tuned for details.

To register, schedule a private lesson, or for more information please contact email Alex:


Saturday, May 27th

  • 12:00-4:00pm: Technique, fluidity, connection and the embrace.

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, May 28th

  • 12:00-4:00pm: : tango elements, the music and improvisation

Pricing & Registration:

  • Open to any tango dancer with at least 6 months dancing experience.
  •  Space is limited to 40 people and will be role-balanced.
  • Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Alex: and then paying $130 via Venmo (alex-krebs-6) or PayPal ( to confirm your spot

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here


Workshops are held at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.



Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Milonga Filantropía Fundraiser Milonga Syria and Turkey

Milonga Filantropía
Fundraiser Milonga for Syria and Turkey

Organizers: Dance with Joy Studios

Join us for a wonderful night of dancing
with friends to beautiful music 
at Dance with Joy Studios

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

7:00-10:00 PM

Proceeds go to Direct Relief helping victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.


TDJ: Jerry Wallach

Alternative Music DJ:
Eric O' Banion


WHEN: Sunday, April 2, 2023

WHERE: Dance with Joy Studios, 8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

DJ: Jerry Wallach Traditional music upstairs

DJ: Eric O’Banion Alternative music downstairs

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door.

Proceeds go to Direct Relief helping victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

This is the perfect opportunity to bring your friends and dance for a good cause.



Dance With Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202


Ladies Practica @ Shabu Studios (Bimonthly)

Ladies' Practica @ Shabu Studios

2nd and 4th Saturday
Practica: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Organizer: Shannon Butler

Ladies, come and join us on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at the  Shabu studio to practice your leading and following skills.

TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

ENTRANCE: $10 cash at the door



Ladies’ Practica @ Shabu

Shabu Studios,

6055 NE Glisan St.,

Portland, OR 97213

Pancho Martinez Pey Tango Workshops

Tango Workshops with
Pancho Martinez Pey

Portland, OR - March 18th-19th, 2023

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Stay tuned for details.

To register, schedule a private lesson, or for more information please contact email or 908-787-6752

𝗪𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗼 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝘆 𝗔𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗼 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗟𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗮

Dancer, singer teacher and actor, Pancho Martinez Pey is an all-round tango artist. He participated in many successful tango shows and movies. He sang at the Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires and performed all over the world. He paired up with the most famous and sought after followers of the international tango scene like the great Maria Nieves, Milena Plebs, Mora Godoy, Lorena Ermocida, Alejandra Gutty, Alejandra Mantiñan .. and more.

His dance is smooth and precise characteristic of the best Salon style. All this combined with his passion to teach this amazing and intriguing dance.  With dexterity in his classes he provides explanations and instructions grounded in his deep knowledge of the workings of the body and of the tango music.

Marcelo Gutierrez

Saturday, March 18th

  • 12:00-1:30pm (all levels): Technique for all. Recognition of the body axis, flexibility and body structure. Displacement of the wieght and the importance of the feet.

  • 1:45-3:15pm (beg/int and above): How to lead and follow.  Body coordination as a couple and the connection from our sensitivity

  • Milonga Berretin – Drop-in Beginning tango lesson with Pancho 7:30-8:30pm, dancing until midnight.$15

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, March 19th

  • 12:00-1:30pm (int. and above): Vals – timing, circular movements and flying
  • 1:45-3:15pm (int. and above): Milonga – the rhythm and the feet!

Pricing & Registration:

  • Price for one workshop is 2𝟬$. All 4 workshops $70.

  •  No partner or preregistration is required.

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here


All workshops are held at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.



Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

milonga de primera

Milonga de Primera

Organizers: Dominic Bridge & Joe Ferreira

Come and Join us at Shawn Gardner Dancing

For a special night, the First of its kind!

Saturday, January 28th, 2023 starting at 7:30PM

Dominic Bridge & Joe Ferreira in collaboration with Shawn Gardner Dancing.

We welcome you to the First formal milonga hosted in PDX Tango’s best kept secret — located at 8900 SW Commercial Street, Tigard
  • Full Bar
  • Free Snacks
  • Free Parking
  • Fabulous Atmosphere

Additional celebratory details TBA.


WHEN: Saturday, January 28th, 2023

WHERE: Shawn Gardner Dancing, 8900 SW Commercial St. Tigard, OR 97223

Argentine Tango Lesson: 7:30-8:30pm

MILONGA: 8:30pm-12:30am

DJ: Domenico Del Ponte

ENTRADA: $15; $20 w/class

Milonga de Primera — where everyone flies First Class



Shawn Gardner Dancing

8900 SW Commercial St.
Tigard, OR 97223

PDX Tango Intensive – Welcome Party

Welcome Party
PDX Tango Intensive
by Dominic Bridge

Organizers: Dominic Bridge & Shawn Gardner

Come and Join us at Shawn Gardner Dancing

For the Welcome party of the PDX Tango Intensive by Dominic Bridge!

Wednesday, January 18th starting at 7:30PM

Come meet Dominic Bridge of the PDX Tango Intensive.

This is a Meet & Greet practica where you will have a chance to talk and even dance with Dominic.

Demo by Dominic & Isabel Juarez!


WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

WHERE: Shawn Gardner Dancing, 8900 SW Commercial St. Tigard, OR 97223

INTRO CLASS: 7:30-8:15pm –  Special 45 min class by Dominic Bridge

OPEN DANCING: 8:30-11pm

DJ: Steve Correl

ADMISSION: $10/person (included in membership)

Isabelle Suarez

Our weekly practica welcomes all dancers of all skill levels looking to practice Tango in an all-inclusive and encouraging environment.

Info about the intensive on the UPCOMING EVENTS page:

More information on the venue & calendar at Shawn Gardner Dancing:



Shawn Gardner Dancing

8900 SW Commercial St.
Tigard, OR 97223

Cecilia Gonzalez Tango Workshops

Cecilia Gonzalez
Tango weekend

Portland, OR - October 13-15, 2023

Stay tuned for more details.

To pre-register for workshops or schedule a private lesson with Cecilia, contact us at: (503) 704- 5617 8160
Location: Dance with Joy Studios  8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Tango weekend with Cecilia Gonzalez

From Buenos Aires, Argentina

 Well respected by the tango community in Buenos Aires, Cecilia is an exceptional dancer who has worked with the most renowned Argentine dancers of her generation since 1995. She combines strong movements with wise softness getting, without effort, the most powerful synthesis.

The technical precision, fluidity of her movements and notable capacity of improvisation characterize her dance.

Cecilia shares her extensive knowledge and passion with her students. She is a very appreciated and requested tango teacher and has been continually invited to give workshops and participate in festivals around the world. Since its inception in 1999, she has been a member of the teaching faculty of the Argentine International Tango Congress (C.I.T.A) held annually in Buenos Aires.



Dance with Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202