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

Thursday evening Tango Practica (weekly)

Evening Thursday
Tango Practica
in Tigard

Practica: 7:30 - 10:30pm

Dance Instructor Joe Ferreira

Come and join every Thursday evening the Tango Practica at the Shawn Gardener Dancing studio located in the heart of downtown Tigard.

Join us to dust off the cobwebs if you are a returning dancer or learn about Tango if you are new!

Between 7:30 and 8:00pm there is an intro Argentine Tango class taught by Instructor Joe Ferreira.

No partner, experience or special shoes needed. Joe will walk you through the tango basics offering some different techniques each week. This 30 min. intro class is a teaser of what Argentine Tango is all about.

The practica is held in the very elegant Blue room with beautiful sprung hardwood floors, club style lighting and an amazing sound system. On occasion the practica is held outdoors when the weather is just right on our professional grade covered, raised dance floor.

The practica is DJed by local community dancers and/or local Djs.

BAR OPEN for a short time serving beer, wine and cider.

  • When: Every Thursday
  • Time: 7:30-10:30pm
  • Intro class: 7:30pm
  • Entrance: $10 (includes intro class) OR Included in Membership

West Coast Swing social is also running next door in Champions room 8:30-11PM. Enjoy both social nights for the same low cover.

Come as you are – ALL are welcome!

In addition: Join us Mondays for our Level 1 & Level 2 full hour classes and Practica! See our website for more info:



Shawn Gardner Dancing

8900 SW Commercial St.
Tigard, OR 97223

Tuesday Milonguita @ Shabu Studios (weekly)

Tuesday Milonguita @ Shabu StudiosMilonguita

Milonguita: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Organizer: Shannon Butler

Come and join us every Tuesday @ Shabu for a short but intense milnguita. DJs will rotate every Tuesday. Visit Shabu Facebook page to find out who will DJ.

TIME: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ENTRANCE: $10. online here or cash at the door



Tuesday Shabu Practica

Shabu Studios,

6055 NE Glisan St.,

Portland, OR 97213

Alex Krebs’ Guided Practica (weekly)

Wednesday Alex Krebs'
Guided Practica Tango

Practica: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

A Guided Practica with Alex Krebs, every Wednesday from noon to 2:00pm at his Berretin studio on Foster at Holgate.

Alex is there throughout the practica to give you individual coaching on whatever you need. His many years of experience have given him the ability to quickly diagnose your dancing and offer you the precise pointers that you need to move to the next level in your dancing.



Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Sunday Practica at the Viscount (weekly)

Sunday Practica at the Viscount

Sundays, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Beginner Class 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This practica started in 1999 at Clay Nelson’s old dance studio in Garden Home. It moved to its old location at the Viscount on Burnside in 2004, and Sept 2012 moved to current location on Sandy.

Bill Alsup (usually) and Megan Pingree (occasionally) host an informal basic techniques class at 12:00 noon, then the practica continues until 4:00pm.

Bill and Megan do a wonderful job of creating a comfortable and informal space for dancers of all levels, including newcomers who may find dancing at more formal milongas intimidating. Your skill levels or “how you look” don’t matter.

at the Viscount

Owner Sarah has given the new studio a modern art-deco-ish flare. There are large West-facing windows that make the space feel bright and airy, which helps the Sunday practica provide its non-threatening environment for dancers of all levels and ages.

Admission is $7, which includes the lesson, light snacks, and beverages. [Cost is higher when the class is taught by visiting tango masters]

For more information, contact Bill at 971-207-1508.



New Viscount Studio

720 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97214