Taiji Tango Milonga

Taiji Tango Milonga

1st and 3rd Sundays

Have you ever played footsie with someone? Have you experienced a beautiful long hug? I’m sure you have taken a walk with someone hand in hand, right? Argentinian Tango can look like all of these.

Why Taiji? The goal of Tai Chi is relaxation and ease, in movement and mindset. Blending the concepts of tai chi and tango changes the perception of Tango: from hard to easy, from complicated to simple, from stressful to ease.

  • Day: 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month
  • Time: 7:00-11:00pm
  • Where: Taiji Teahouse & Café
  • Price: $13 ($4 for students)
  • Beginner lesson: 7:00pm
  • Dancing: 8:00-11:00pm

Taiji Tango Milonga is an alternative Argentinian Tango event.

It blends modern music with a traditional dance that evolved around 1880 in Buenos Aires. This event is your opportunity to taste this blend of worlds.

The evening will start with a beginners lesson at 6pm. Followed by a mini-practica.

Dancing starts around 7:15, and halfway through the evening we will have The Community Showcase. This allows all members of the community a chance to show us their skill and passion for the Tango!

To encourage empowered and caring dancers we have created some statements called, Self & Community Care. Look for the poster when you arrive.

Your host, teacher and DJ for this event is Eric Arthur. He found Tango in 2017, has been dJing other type of events since 2002, and uses his 22 years of experience in Tai chi to make Tango easy and approachable



Taiji Teahouse & Cafe

310 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209


Las Naifas milonga (Monthly)

Las Naifas Milonga

2nd Fridays of the month
Lesson: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Dancing: 6:30pm - 9:30pm


Las Naifas Matinee Milonga is back in a different location.

We had to say goodbye to the lovely Treasury Ballroom not available anymore to our sponsor company, the VT Group.

Our new location is at the lovely Norse Hall in the cozy Lodge upstairs.

The day also changed slightly together with a little bit of a different format! 

2nd Friday of the month

We will not be offering food for a little while, but the warmth and friendliness of your hostesses will be there even more after so many months of separation. The Norse Hall bar will be open for drinks.

Las Naifas Matinee Milonga


  • 2nd Friday of the month
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm Class taught by Elizabeth Wartluft
  • 6:30 – 9:30pm Milonga DJ: to be announced


Norse Hall, Lodge upstairs




Luisa Zini Fortuna & Elizabeth Wartluft


Evidence of full vaccination plus two weeks is required. Depending on the state requirements wearing masks might be mandatory and also reccomended.  

Let’s come together and rekindle our love for the tango we missed so much during the Covid years!

As Organizers of Las Naifas Luisa Zini and Elizabeth Wartluft have adopted the following policy to maintain a safe and professional work environment free of harassment for students, dancers, staff and volunteers:

Sexual harassment of any staff member and or student/dancer is prohibited. All other forms of harassment of any staff member and student/dancer based upon that person’s race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or pregnancy are also prohibited. We are committed to the prevention of any and all impermissible harassment.


Harassment includes ethnic slurs or racial epithets, name-calling, jokes, cartoons, pictures, gestures, unwelcome physical touching, and other conduct based on a person’s sex, race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or pregnancy.

Sexual harassment is defined as: unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Sexual harassment can take the following forms: sexual remarks, jokes, or other sexual conduct that interferes with another person’s personal space or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment; display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; personnel decisions by supervisors or managers regarding promotions, raises or scheduling based on an individual’s submission to or rejection of sexual advances; or submission to a sexual advance used as a condition of keeping or getting a job, whether expressed in explicit or implicit terms.


All staff members have a right to work without harassment. All students/dancers have the right to take advantage of the services offered without harassment. If any staff member, student/dancer feels that they are being harassed, they should make an effort to immediately tell the harasser to stop the offending behavior. If the offending behavior does not stop immediately, any staff member or student/dancer who feels harassed is required to immediately and personally report the harassment to the teacher/event organizers. If any employee, student/dancer witnesses another person being harassed, that behavior should be reported to teacher/even organizers.


Such reports will be investigated thoroughly and promptly. If deemed necessary by the event/class organizers, appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including discharge, will be taken if it is determined that a staff member or student/client has violated the policy on harassment. All information regarding any specific incident will be kept confidential within the necessary boundaries of the fact-finding process. Once an investigation is in progress, the involved parties should not be in contact. The staff member, student/dancer reporting the allegation of harassment will be kept updated as to the investigative process and the final outcome. Staff members, students/dancers making false claims of harassment will be subject to disciplinary action or dismissal from the classes and dance events and will be banned from accessing any premises where we are conducting classes or events. We strive to provide the safest possible environment for students to learn and practice dance as well as for staff and instructors to be professionals. Behaving as adults and following our rules will help build an even more successful environment where students can learn, dancers can enjoy dancing and instructors can do what they are passionate about.



Norse Hall

Lodge Upstairs

111 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232