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: tangoberretin@gmail.com

SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 27th

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

๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ, 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.
  • ย Space is limited to 40 people and will be role-balanced.
  • Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Alex: tangoberretin@gmail.com and then paying $130 via Venmo (alex-krebs-6) or PayPal (portlandalex@gmail.com) to confirm your spot

ย Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

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

Location

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Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Milonga Filantropรญa Fundraiser Milonga Syria and Turkey

Milonga Filantropรญa
Fundraiser Milonga for Syria and Turkey

Organizers: Dance with Joy Studios

Join us for a wonderful night of dancing
with friends to beautiful musicย 
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.

SAVE THE DATE

TDJ: Jerry Wallach

Alternative Music DJ:
Eric O' Banion

SCHEDULE:

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.

Location

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Dance With Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

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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 sasha.i.sergeeva@gmail.com or 908-787-6752

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ

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 Cafรฉ 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 Mantiรฑan .. 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. ย 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.

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS with
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. ย 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

๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ, 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 2๐Ÿฌ$. All 4 workshops $70.

  • ย No partner or preregistration is required.

ย Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

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

Location

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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 Tangoโ€™s best kept secret โ€” located at 8900 SW Commercial Street, Tigard
  • Full Bar
  • Free Snacks
  • Free Parking
  • Fabulous Atmosphere

Additional celebratory details TBA.

SCHEDULE:

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 โ€” where everyone flies First Class

Location

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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!

SCHEDULE:

WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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

INTRO CLASS: 7:30-8:15pm –ย  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: https://www.shawngardnerdancing.com/upcoming-events

More information on the venue & calendar at Shawn Gardner Dancing: www.shawngardnerdancing.com

Location

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Shawn Gardner Dancing

8900 SW Commercial St.
Tigard, OR 97223

New Year’s Tango Weekend @ Tango Berretin

New Year's Tango Weekend,
in Portland OR

December 31, 2022 - January 1, 2023
@ Tango Berretin

Registration

  • Preregistration required
  • FULL for followers.
  • Currently open for leaders

Refund policy:

  • A refund of $40 for cancellations after payment is available until Dec. 16th.
  • No refunds after Dec. 16th (with the exception if you have Covid)

Covid policy:

  • Vaccination status and testing are not required.ย  Masks are optional.ย  This policy may change and be updated, so please check back after Dec. 25th

Location

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Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster road
Portland, OR 97206

Marcelo Gutierrez Tango Workshops

Fun tango classes with
Marcelo Gutierrez

Portland, OR - April 28th-30th, 2023

Stay tuned for details.

To register, schedule a private lesson, or for more information please contact email sasha.i.sergeeva@gmail.com or 908-787-6752

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ

April 28-30, 2023

Tango Classes with Marcelo Gutierrez

From Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marcelo Gutierrez belongs to a unique generation of tango professionals that benefited from studying with old school masters such as the Dinzels, Nito and Elba, the Rivarolas, Teresa Fernรกndez (Todaro system) and from being part of the tango revolution that came to be known as Tango Nuevo.
Marcelo started studying tango in 1998 and received professional training in choreography, modern dance, jazz, and yoga at IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte โ€“ Buenos Aires).
For the past 20 years, he has worked on developing and perfecting the teaching system he has become so well-known and respected for; a method focusing on stability, groundedness, comfort, natural body movement, core leading, organic leading and following..etc. Just a few classes with him can drastically improve your dancing and change your entire outlook on tango.

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS with
Marcelo Gutierrez

Fri๐๐š๐ฒ, April 28th

  • 6-7:15pm– All level Chacarera class. In this class we will be covering music, foundation, structure of chacarera, weโ€™ll go over zarandeo and zapateo. Price: 30$ per person

Saturday, April 29th

  • 12:00-1:15pmClass 1: Turns, Pivots, Technique and Sequences. In this class we will focus on three kinds of pivots and how to use them to achieve smooth and clean sacadas and deep pivots. Intermediate level/ 30$ per person
  • 1:30 pm-2:45 pm Class 2: Depth, Width and Space. This workshop will focus on creating new ideas and movements to dance to various music from Pugliese to Biagi. Intermediate level/ 30$ per person Preregistration for Saturday classes is preferred to maintain role balance, drop- ins are welcome!

๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ, April 30๐ญ๐ก

  • 1:45 pm-4:15 pmADVANCE COUPLES ONLY Seminar, pre-registration is required, space is limited to 15 couples. 65$ per person ).

This seminar is designed to challenge our team dance, work on elements such as direction, dynamic (acceleration, deceleration), play with ganchos and small jumps. Please note, it will be a long class and we will work very hard! – letโ€™s rock milonga moves!
Milonga should not be hard and difficult, it could be fun and playful. This is a lesson where we will aim to make our milonga dance much more fun and enjoyable.

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Pricing & Registration:

  • ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ$, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฑ$ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ.
  • Marcelo Gutierrez will be available for private lessons as well. The price of one private lesson is 100$ plus studio fee, package of 3 private lessons 260$ plus studio fee.

ย Safety: TBD

Questions: contact: here

Location:

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

Location

ย 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

PDX Tango winter Intensive – Dominic Bridge

PDX Tango Fall Intensive
With
Dominic Bridge

Back to the future edition

January 20 - 23, 2023
@ Shawn Gardner Dancing

Join us this January for our next PDX Tango Intensive with Dominic Bridge!

– Overย 10 hoursย of Tango Workshops
–ย Qualityย Instruction
– Greatย Venue
–ย Affordableย Prices
– Welcomingย Atmosphere

INTENSIVE HELD AT SHAWN GARDNER DANCING

  • $30 FOR ONE WORKSHOP;
  • $25 EACH FOR TWO TO SIX WORKSHOPS;
  • $160 FOR WHOLE INTENSIVE (7 WORKSHOPS).

TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL DOMINIC.BRIDGE@GMAIL.COM

Schedule

Friday, January 20, 2023

  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm:โ€œMake Like A Treeโ€

Saturday, January 21, 2023

  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm:Get to the Point 2.0
  • 2:45 – 4:15 pm: โ€œYouโ€™re My Densityโ€
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm:โ€œNobody Calls Me Chickenโ€

Sunday, January 22, 2023

  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Tango Structure 2.0
    2:45 – 4:15 pm: 1.21 GIGAWATTS

Monday, January 23, 2023

  • 7:30 – 9:00 pm: Dancing Through Time

Class Description

Friday, January 20
7:00 – 8:30 pm:ย โ€œMake Like a Treeโ€ฆโ€ (El Abrazo)

Grounding techniques for application in beautiful suspended movements for musical sustains and romantic tangos.
*All Levels

Saturday, January 21
1:00 – 2:30 pm:ย Get to the Point 2.0: Footwork for Him & Her

Shine your shoes and stretch your ankles, in this class we get down to business with our feet. Body alignment and engagement for the foundational steps of walking, ochos, and giros. NEW: adornments and paradas.
*All Levels – Beginners too!

Saturday, January 21
2:45 – 4:15 pm:ย โ€œYouโ€™re My Densityโ€

Grounding techniques for application in beautiful suspended movements for musical sustains and romantic tangos.
*All Levels

Saturday, January 21
4:30 – 6:00 pm: โ€œNobodyโ€ฆ Calls Me Chicken.โ€

Does your balance make you feel like a chicken? Face your fears in this class furthering our work on Grounding techniques for applications in off-axis movements that will keep you in the first-class lane of the ronda.
*All Levels

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Sunday, January 22
1:00 – 2:30 pm:ย Tango Structure 2.0 โ€œDeLorean Editionโ€

Understanding the structure of Argentine Tango is your first step towards mastery. NEW: A classical variation of the basic salida for fundamental to advanced applications and navigation. Let this ride take you back to the 1940โ€™sโ€ฆ
*All Levels – Beginners too!

Sunday, January 22
2:45 – 4:15 pm:ย 1.21 GIGAWATTS! (Sacada! 5.0)

By popular demandโ€ฆ Sacadas are some of the most essential steps in Tango Salon for building versatility. You will leave understanding the dynamics and geometry of all manner of sacadas, ganchos, and leg wraps. NEW: Power up your dance with this combination of all threeโ€ฆ
*All Levels

Monday, January 23
7:30 – 9:00 pm:ย Dancing Through Time

This is a technique class on musicality in the walk. We will practice solo as well as in couples. Drills for posture, weight placement, grounding, and different pisadas.
*All levels – Beginners too!

Location

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Shawn Gardner Dancing

8900 SW Commercial St.
Tigard, OR 97223

Portland Tango News March 2022

Portland tango News: March 2022

Tango seems to come back for good!

We thought things were coming back few months ago and instead we had to shut down again. Now milongas are reopening and hopefully this will be for a while if not for good!

To check what is happening in town take a look at the Portland Tango calendar here.

For your convenience this is a not complete list of the currently active events:

Note that all the events require proof of vaccination and masks. Enjoy!

If you know of events we have missed please go to Contact.

If you are a local teacher and would like to add your information to this site:

Fill in the following form.

If you are a local organizer and you would like to:

  • Promote your event on this site
  • Have access to the Portland Tango Community Calendar to schedule events

Fill in the following form.