Portland Tango Festival

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 at 11:30am




-11:30am - 12:45pm: Walk and Connection: Changes in Energy and Dynamic 

Los Totis (All Levels)

-1:00pm - 2:15pm: Giros, Lápices and Enrosques: Basic Structure

Los Totis (Advanced)

-2:30pm - 3:45pm: Harmony and Connection: Close Embrace and the Vertical Axis 

Los Totis (All Levels)

Location: Norse Main Ballroom

-11:30am - 12:45pm: Cool Moves for Small Spaces

Oliver and Kat (Intermediate)

-1:00pm - 2:15pm: Milonga Lisa vs Milonga Traspie

Oliver and Kat (All Levels)

-2:30pm - 3:45pm: Turning in the Waltz

Oliver and Kat (Intermediate /Advanced)

Location: Norse Lodge Upstairs

-11:30am - 12:45pm: Special Seminar: Musicality and Structures (2)

Chicho and Moira (Advanced Couples Only)

-1:00pm - 2:15pm: Ganchos and Boleos Combinations

Chicho and Moira (Intermediate / Advanced)

Location: Jupiter NEXT Ballroom

Milongas and Practicas

-3:00pm - 6:00pm: Alternative Matinee Milonga - $25

DJ: Alyssa Jernigan

Location: Juppiter NEXT Ballroom

-4:30pm - 7:30pm: Matinee Milonga - $25

DJ: Amy Zhou

Location: Norse Main Ballroom

-4:30pm - 6:00pm: Guided Practica - $15

Host: Steven Payne

DJ: Steven Payne

Location: Norse Lodge Upstairs

-9:00pm - 2:00am: Milonga Grand Ball - $40

DJ: Felipe Martinez

Location: Norse Main Ballroom

-2:00am- 6:00am: All Night Milonga - $25

DJ: Julian Ingram

Location: Norse Main Ballroom


Portland Tango Festival

Absolute Beginners

Portland boasts one of the largest and well respected tango communities in North America! Come experience for yourself the magic of this passionate and captivating dance. We’ve designed two evenings of “Bite Size Tango” to appeal to absolute beginners and provide a gentle introduction to tango.


-Learn the basics with Elizabeth Wartluft in an introductory tango class with your partner (no experience necessary)

-Socialize with fellow first-time dancers at the happy hour at the Norse Hall in the Norse Lodge Room.

-Attend the Grand Ball

-Hear and see live music by the Alex Krebs Orchestra

-See amazing dance performances by professional Argentine Tango dancers

-Take advantage of a discounted price if you acquire a ticket by September 30, 2018


-Norse Hall,  111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 

-Norse Lodge Room

-The class starts at 8:00pm, followed by happy hour

-Around 9:45pm entrance to the Milonga

-Live music will start at 10:00pm

-Performances will happen at around 11:00pm.

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