Luciana Valle
Portland Tango weekend

Luciana Valle
Tango Workshops

Portland, OR - May 5-15, 2025

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Luciana Valle Bio

Luciana Valle, a tango dancer since the nineties, played a pivotal role in the Tango Investigation group of Gustavo Naveira and Fabian Salas. This project significantly contributed to the development of the tango language now widely used globally for teaching tango.

Renowned for her expertise as both a leader and follower, Luciana has earned widespread recognition as one of the finest female teachers. Her teaching style is characterized by fantastic energy, exuberance, and a keen eye for detail. Luciana employs descriptive movement images, making intricate actions accessible to her students. Her classes emphasize the dance’s structure, technical nuances for comfortable and expressive movement, and the strong connection between leaders and followers. This approach challenges and benefits both leaders and followers alike.

Additionally, Luciana is a co-founder of El Motivo Tango, a trio of female excellent tango teachers. This dynamic group not only imparts their tango expertise but also hosts a highly attended practica every Monday evening in Buenos Aires.

Since 1999, Luciana has been a regular presence in Portland, conducting tango workshops and offering private lessons. Her enduring commitment to teaching has left an indelible mark on the local tango community.

Cecilia Gonzalez
Portland Tango weekend

Cecilia Gonzalez
Tango Weekend

Portland, OR - November 4-12, 2024

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To pre-register for workshops or schedule a private lesson with Cecilia, send an email to:  or call (503) 704- 5617 8160

More info:

  • Location: Dance with Joy Studios  8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

A Tango weekend

with Cecilia Gonzalez

From Buenos Aires, Argentina

 Well respected by the tango community in Buenos Aires, Cecilia is an exceptional dancer who has worked with the most renowned Argentine dancers of her generation since 1995. She combines strong movements with wise softness getting, without effort, the most powerful synthesis.

The technical precision, fluidity of her movements and notable capacity of improvisation characterize her dance.

Cecilia shares her extensive knowledge and passion with her students. She is a very appreciated and requested tango teacher and has been continually invited to give workshops and participate in festivals around the world. Since its inception in 1999, she has been a member of the teaching faculty of the Argentine International Tango Congress (C.I.T.A) held annually in Buenos Aires.

Cecilia González

𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲, November 9𝐭𝐡

  • 1:30 pm– TBD
  • 2:45  pm -TBD
  • 4:00 pm – TBD

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, April 𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡

  • 12:00 pm– TBD
  • 1:15 pm -TBD
  • 2:30 pm – Pratica Feliz, Food and Friendship



Dance with Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Julia Gorin
Portland Tango weekend

Julia Gorin
Portland Tango Weekend

Portland, OR - October 4-10, 2024

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To preregister for workshops or schedule a private lesson with Julia Gorin, send an email to:  or call (503) 704- 5617 8160

More info:

  • Location: Dance with Joy Studios  8051 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Tango weekend

with Julia Gorin

Julia Gorin began her journey with tango in 2000. Prior to this, she had an extensive background in music, particularly piano, and had been trained in both classical and modern ballet since the age of six. In 2003, Julia established the tango community in Cyprus, where many of her former students have gone on to become international instructors of Argentine Tango.

Currently residing in Buenos Aires, Julia has performed in renowned tango shows such as Café Tortoni, Añoranzas Tango, the legendary “Sabor a Tango,” and her own production “Stories of Immigrants.” She has graced the stage at prestigious milongas and collaborated with many famous orchestras. Julia is a member of the Asociación de Maestros Bailarines y Coreógrafos de Tango Argentino (AMBCTA), the Association of Professional Teachers, Dancers, and Choreographers of Argentine Tango.

Julia has developed a unique and effective teaching method known as the JG Tango Method, which emphasizes body awareness, a special approach to musicality, and logical movement. She is also the creator of the tango-theatre show “Relatos de Inmigrantes” (“Stories of Immigrants”) and organized the online festival “Tango Exercise Marathon” in 2020-2021.




Dance with Joy Studios

8051 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

Rino Fraina and Graziella Pulvirenti Portland Tango weekend

Rino Fraina & Graziella Pulvirenti
Tango Workshops

Portland, OR - August 9-11, 2024

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August 9-11, 2024

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Rino & Graziella Bio

Rino and Graziella started dancing together with the clear aim to create a stable dance partnership and consolidate their qualitative and personal growth in tango. After dancing other dances like ballroom at a Professional level , they decided to dance tango to enjoy a greater ( superior ) interpretative freedom of music and movement. The discipline and training learned from other dances have constantly led them to deepen the basic technical elements and to research a defined and recognizable teaching method.

Rino and Graziella have been teaching at several Italian tango schools. They are the directors of the En Tus Brazos Tango Association in Catania and Eboli (Salerno).

They trained in the tango dance with several masters and dancers like Alejandro Arenas and Marisol Morales among others. They continue studying and deepening their knowledge through special seminars organized by them and taught by Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda and Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne.

As teachers, their goal is to help students deepen the technical aspects of the Tango dance. In their lessons and practices they provide clear instructions on the fundamental tools that will help the students manage and create their own personal dance.



Rino and Graziella are also organizers of events such as the Catania Summer Tango Week. They have participated as teachers and performers at various national and international tango events such as:

  • The Rosario Tango Festival, Rosario, Argentina
  • Festivalito Tango Upload, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Tango Upload, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mediterranean Tango Cruise
  • Bunker Tango, Turin, Italy
  • Fall Portland TangoFest, Portland OR, U.S.A.

As performers at

  • The Tangart, Athens, Greece
  • Boulder Tango Festival, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
  • Argentinian Milongas as Milonga 10 and El Gardel de Medellin

They are the creators and choreographers of the theatrical Tango show ‘Which Tango Are You?’ on stage in Italian theaters.

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Tango Workshops
With Carolina del Rivero & Ricardo Biggeri

Carolina del Rivero & Ricardo Biggeri
Tango Workshops

Portland, OR - June 21-23, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

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

please email Alex Krebs at


Pricing & Registration:

  • No pre-registration or partner is required.
  • Workshops cost $35/each or $150 for all 5.

 Questions: contact Alex: here


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



Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206