Argentine Tango
Musicality Workshop
with Alex Krebs

ARGENTINE TANGO
MUSICALITY WEEKEND WORKSHOP
WITH ALEX KREBS

Portland, OR - March 16-17, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Stay tuned for details.

For more information visit https://www.tangoberretin.com/musicality

To register please email Alex Krebs at tangoberretin@gmail.com

Alex Krebs

Alex has played the bandoneon and directed various tango bands since 2001 releasing 7 albums and collaborating with talented musicians around the world, including Alberto Podesta. Most importantly though, teaching tango is Alex’s primary passion. He loves sharing his love of the dance and culture, watching students grow, and connecting with people.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

  • 12:00-4:00 pm: Understanding the musical structure of Argentine Tango. Argentine Tango music is defined by certain elements: rhythmic patterns, phrasing, and contrasts between punchy rhythms and lyrical melodies. In the first part of the workshop we will uncover what these elements are in order to hear the music on a deeper level. Then we will shift to feeling how sound in general translates into movement intuitively and uniquely in each person’s body. This will help liberate us to dance more freely and tap into our own musical expression. We will then work on specific tools for musical expression.

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, March 17th, 2024

  • 1:00-4:15 pm: Interpretation for the leader and follower: we have many different ways to interpret the music that are dependent on not only the music itself, but also the connection with our partner. We will learn how to communicate and listen for each other’s musical desires. We’ll then discuss stylistic differences between the major tango orchestras and work on tools we can use to dance to each orchestra in a unique way, and putting it all together into a more musical dance.

Pricing & Registration:

  • Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Alex (tangoberrretin@gmail.com).
  • Space is limited and workshops will be role-balanced.
  • Participants must have at least 6 months of Argentine Tango dancing.
  • The material will be applicable to beg/int through advanced dancer.
  • Cost is $100/person for the weekend. /each.

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

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

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Fernanda Ghi Tango Workshops

Tango Workshops with
Fernanda Ghi

Portland, OR - January 20-21, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Stay tuned for details.

For more information visit www.tangoberretin.com/fernanda

To register, schedule a private lesson, or for more information please email Alex Krebs at tangoberretin@gmail.com

About Fernanda

Fernanda Ghi started dancing at a very early age and chose tango dance as her only form of artistic expression. She has traveled the world for more than 3 decades, creating, producing and teaching, and stands out as one of the artists of the hinge generation between the tango of the 1980s and the 2000s. Her teaching has been continuously evolving along with her personal growth, adapting the dance to each social moment without losing its essence. Fernanda maintains that tango is based on three fundamental pillars: a clear definition of the partners’ roles; a constant and active embrace; and a common axis of the dancing couple. The starting point is the music, which determines the dynamics of expression, and thus creates a “style”, but the “style” is never the starting point. A clear understanding of the mechanics ensures that no undue stress is placed on the body and each movement is a response to a partner’s movement. The Tango that Fernanda teaches is based on a deep understanding of the essence of the dance and allows each student to find their own personal manner of expression, without losing the universal language of Tango and the culture from which it comes.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

  • 1:00-4:15 pm: This workshop is designed for intermediate and above tango dancer. In this workshop, Fernanda will be emphasizing the concepts of tension, opposites and the power of the floor. For her, the tension in your body and the embrace is most important form of communication in tango. It is constantly applied from the floor to the partner and expresses the music and the intention of next movement. (Intermediate and above) – $50/person

           No partner or pre-registration is required.

  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Drop-in all levels class on the milonga rhythm with Fernanda ($20)

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, January 21st, 2024

  • 1:00-4:15 pm: This workshop is designed for intermediate and above tango dancer. In this workshop Fernanda will cover disassociation, upper and lower spirals in the body and that leads to good giro technique. She will also focus on performing giros using the power of the floor (including the essential technique for followers). (Intermediate and above) – $50/person

         No partner or pre-registration is required.

Pricing & Registration:

  • No pre-registration or partner is required.
  • Workshops are $50 /each.

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

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

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

The Thing

The thing!

Portland, OR - April 5-8, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Join us for four days of dancing tango with friends in an intimate and friendly environment!

Registration is currently open for leaders, followers and switch tango dancers

The dances will all be held at Tango Berretin.

For updated information visit https://www.tangoberretin.com/thing

SCHEDULE

Friday, April  5th

  • 2:00-5:00 pm: Dj Alex Krebs.

  • 9:00 pm-2:00 am: Dj Dan Boccia.

Saturday, April  6th

  • 3:00-6:00 pm: Dj Melina Mistral.

  • 9:00 pm-2:00 am: Dj Georges Nassan.

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, April  7th

  • 3:00-6:00 pm DJ Rebecca Rorick-Smith
  • 9:00 pm-2:00 am: : DJ Jun Yi.

Monday, April  8th

  • 1:00-4:00 pm: Dj Alex Krebs.

Pricing & Registration:

  • Cost $160-person
  • Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Alex (tangoberretin@gmail.com) first to see if there is still space available. If there is space available, payment must be made within 2 weeks (via Venmo to alex-krebs-6). The Thing is (and has always been) open to all dancers of any level on a first-registered basis. The event will be limited to 150 people and will be role-balanced.
  • Changes this year: There is no brunch on Saturday. In an effort to make the event more sustainable over time for the crew, there will be no meal-like food options during each dance, but there will be a variety of snacks to keep us dancing for hours. The new schedule this year reflects ample time to sleep in and eat meals with friends new and old (Portland has really, really great food!).
  • Refund schedule: $120 refunded before Dec. 31st, $90 refunded between Jan. 1st and Feb. 29th, no refunds after March 1st. Transfers of passes is not allowed.
  • Refund schedule: $120 refunded before Dec. 31st, $90 refunded between Jan. 1st and Feb. 29th, no refunds after March 1st. Transfers of passes is not allowed.
  • Housing: We do not provide housing advice for the event. There are many great AirBnB locations near the studio, as well as hotels/motels.
  • Other: We do not post or share the participant list. The Thing has been hosted annually by Alex Krebs since 2002. The goal is great DJ’s and dancing in an intimate setting, with a little smattering of live music and surprises.

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

The event takes place at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.

 
 

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Carolina Del Rivero
Technique Workshops

Tango Technique Workshops with
Carolina del Rivero

Portland, OR - April 27, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

To register, schedule a private lesson, or for more information

please email Alex Krebs at tangoberretin@gmail.com

SCHEDULE

Saturday, December 9th

  • 2:00-5:00 pm: Tango technique workshop for followers and leaders. (All Levels)

Pricing & Registration:

  • No pre-registration or partner is required.
  • Workshops cost $60.

 Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

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

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

New Year’s Milonga
at Tango Berretin

New Year's tango weekend
at berretin

Portland, OR - December 30-31, 2023

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Join us for a weekend of dancing tango with friends through the New Year!

The dances will all be held at Tango Berretin.

http://www.tangoberretin.com/new-years-tango-event

SCHEDULE

Saturday, December  30th

  • 8:00-12:00 pm: Dj Derrick Del Pilar.

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, December  31st

  • 1:00-4:00 pm DJ Rebecca Rorick-Smith
  • 9:30 pm-1:00 am: : DJ Alex Krebs

For more information :

http://www.tangoberretin.com/new-years-tango-event

Pricing & Registration:

  • Pre-registration is required as space is limited and role balanced.
  • To preregister e-mail Alex-> tangoberretin@gmail.com
  • Uupon confirmation, Venmo $70 for the weekend to alex-krebs-6

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

The dances are held at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Maria Olivera tango Workshops

Maria Olivera
Tango workshops

Portland, OR - May 4, 7,2024

May 4, 7, 2024,

Workshops

with Maria Olivera

From Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

She will be back in Town

Stay tuned for more details:

www.shabustudios.com

.

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.

SAVE THE DATE

May 4, 7, 2024

Location

 

Shabu studios

6055 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97213

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.

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: tangoberretin@gmail.com and then paying $130 via Venmo (alex-krebs-6) or PayPal (portlandalex@gmail.com) to confirm your spot

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

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

Location

 

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.

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

 

Dance With Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

 

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

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.

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.  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

Location:

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

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206