La Divina

Milonga "La Divina"
Grand Opening

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday Milonga
Grand Opening Thursday Jan 9, 2020

At the Village Ballroom
704 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211

weekly Thursday Milonga with traditional music, food, and beverage

Hosts: Gly and Rebecca
Tango lesson: 7:15pm
Dancing: 8-11/11:30pm

Food and Beverage available for purchase on site through the Oregon Public House

Day: Thursday
Frequency: weekly
Start_time: 8:00pm
End_time: 11:30pm


Jose Garofalo Workshops in PDX

Jose Garofalo Workshops

Portland, OR - February 23 - March 3, 2020

February 23- March 3, 2020, workshops weekend with Jose Garofalo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jose will be offering classes in historical forms of tango, as well as modern, experimental explorations of tango now! Jose is a relaxed, funny, experienced teacher with 30+ years of tango under his belt. There will be group classes, small group intensives and private lessons.

Stay tuned for details, and if you are the flash mob/performance in the street kinda folks, we may have an interesting proposition for you. As you may know, Jose organizes a multi-media tango festival in Buenos Aires. and does a lot of performance art/street tango/etc., and we’ve been talking about having a bit of fun in PDX 🙂

Information and registration for Jose’s workshops will be on Elizabeth’s page as details firm up.


Dominic Bridge – Winter Tango Intensive

Dominic Bridge
Winter Tango Intensive

Portland, OR January 3-6, 2020

With 2020 on the horizon, it’s time to get ready for the next biannual PDX Tango Intensive, coming up the first weekend of the year: January 3-6, 2020.

7 workshops, 10+ hours of instruction, as well as two free practicas following the Sunday and Monday workshops.

To stay in touch with announcements and updates: Facebook Event Page
or contact

Tango concert at MaryHill Museum of Art

Tango concert
at MaryHill Museum of Art

Goldendale, Washington

Saturday September 14, 2019

Tango at Maryhill Museum of Art

with Ciao Felicia!

September 14, 2019

Join us for a summer evening of live music by Ciao Felicia! featuring the legendary Adrian Jost on bandoneon on the open air terrace at Maryhill.

Ciao Felicia! is a Portland trio featuring Rita Sabler on piano, Hong Lee on Saxophone/CajĂłn, and Oliver Gifford on upright bass.

Blending jazzy influences with the traditional Argentine classic tangos, valses and milongas Ciao Felicia! will be joined by Adrian Jost of Trio Garufa (San Francisco) for an unforgettable evening of live music.

Light snacks, wine, dancing under the night sky, and spectacular views of the eastern Columbia Gorge.


Advance tickets: $18 Maryhill Museum of Art Members / $20 non-members

At the door: $20 Maryhill Museum of Art Members / $25 non-members

Get Tickets Here or call 503-773-3733 x25

Tango in the Park – Beaverton Square

Tango in the Park - Beaverton Square

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Greek Island Tango Retreat
September 7-15, 2019

Join us for Tango in the Park at The Beaverton Round!

6:30-7:00PM Beginning Tango Lesson – no experience or partner needed!
7:00-9:30PM Social dancing all ages & skill levels

Flats, wedges and summer shoes recommended on our outdoor dance floor please.


More Information on Facebook page

Greek Island Tango 2019

Greek Island Tango 2019

September 7-15, 2019

Greek Island Tango Retreat
September 7-15, 2019

We invite you to join us for this exclusive Tango Retreat. 

Limited to 30 participants, enjoy dedicated, personalized daily instruction along with beach excursions, private yacht tour, nightly dancing

and more. . .

Between this year’s renowned tango instructors, YULIANA BASMAJYAN and OCTAVIO FERNANDEZ, along with our amazing DJ and on staff musician GRISHA, this year’s Greek Island Tango Retreat is sure to be utterly amazing!

More info: Greek Island Tango


Director Park Tango 2019

Director Park Tango 2019

Portland, OR
Friday, August 2, 2019, from 6 - 10 pm!

Organizer: Emily Pierce

Director Park Tango 2019

We are happy to announce that Director Park Tango will return on Friday, August 2, 2019, from 6 – 10 pm!

This year, our event will be part of the Galaxy Dance Festival (PolarisDance – Galaxy) put on by our fiscal sponsor, Polaris Dance.

This year, local tango teacher Elizabeth Wartluft will teach the introductory tango class, Derrick Del Pilar will be back as our amazing DJ, and we will have wonderful dance performances by members of our Portland tango community!

Introductory Tango Class: 6 – 6:45 pm taught by Elizabeth Wartluft (Elizabeth’s website)
Milonga: 6:45 – 10 pm with DJ Derrick Del Pilar (Derrick’s website)
Tango Performances: 8 pm

For more info, check Facebook event page
or contact us at

August 2, 2019

Gaston Olguin Workshops

Gaston Olguin Workshops

Portland, OR July 27-28, 2019

July 27-28, 2019, workshops weekend with Gaston Olguin, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I am excited to introduce Gaston to the Portland Tango Community, his insights into the tango dance are amazing!

Gaston is part of the young tango dancers wave coming out of Buenos Aires. He works regularly with Luciana Valle in her Buenos Aires Tango Intensivo.

Gaston will also be in town for a whole week, so if you are interested in booking privates with him, and I would suggest you to do so, send a message to:

Check Gaston’s schedule of classes below or check link for more information

Early bird registration starts on June 25, 2019.

To get updates tells us if you are interested or plan to come to the workshops on Gaston’s event page on Facebook and sign up with your email at the bottom of here. I will send email announcements occasionally, not many don’t worry, to remind you about the event.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

7:30-8:30pm – Workshop #0 Norse Hall Milonga drop-in class. (Absolute Beg. – All Levels)

10:30pm Performance.

All Workshops are 75 minutes long and will be held at:

The Treasury Ballroom, 326 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

1:00-2:15pm – Workshop #1 Tango Posture-Stability: Technique to develop stability and a deeper knowledge of your own body. (All-Levels)

2:30-3:45pm – Workshop #2 Tango Posture-Axis: Exercises and steps to improve the awareness of your axis and the axis of your partner. (All-Levels)

4:00-5:15pm – Workshop #3 Colgadas: Exploring the role of your axis. (Int. – Adv.)

Sunday, July 28, 2019

1:00-2:15pm – Workshop #4 Moving Axis and Stability in the Pivot. (All-Levels)

2:30-3:45pm – Workshop #5 Line of Dissociation: Planeos in every direction and stability of the follower posture. (Int.)

4:00-5:15pm Workshop #6 Volcadas: how to lock and unlock them. (Int.)

Find more information here.

Tuition: 1 Workshop $30 at the door. Discounted prices average $25 per workshop when you buy a package deal online. Register in advance to get the best prices and secure your spot, all workshops are capped to 20 couples.


July 27, 2019