Learn Tango

Always wanted to try Tango but never got started? Here is your chance! We have two sets of classes coming up this winter for beginners of all levels! Never danced? That’s completely alright. In fact, most of the current community in Portland started out with no other dance experience. We get it!

Wednesdays:: January 17th, 24th, 31st (3 Wednesdays!)
Venue: Maine Ballroom, 614 Congress Street
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
– A beginner series for those with little or no experience at all! $65 for all 3 weeks, and practica from 7:30-10pm is included, $25 drop-in for a class

**Socks are fine for both leaders and followers. No need to wear uncomfortable shoes! Contact Jewel with any questions

**Second beginner series starts in April with Javier!

Intermediate to Adv. Beginner Classes:
Mondays:: January 15th, 22st, 29th (3 Mondays!)
Venue: Tai Chi place, 500 Forest Ave., Portland
Class Time: 7:30-9:00pm
For All Levels! $25 drop-in. $65 for all 3 Mondays

Thursdays:: January 18th, 25th (2 Thursdays!)
Venue: 195 Longfellow Street
Special Small-group classes. Reservation only! Limited to ONLY 10 students. Adv. or intermediate levels
7:30-9:00pm-ish $60 or $30 drop-in

Saturday 13th: 2 workshops
Venue: Maine Ballroom, 614 Congress Street
Time: 1-4pm
Saturday Workshops:
1st. 1:00-2:15 “Groundedness is Next to Godliness” Practical approaches to developing a deeper more relaxed relationship with the floor and an exploration of the new possibilities that open up to us once stability is no longer a challenge.
2nd. 2:45-4:00pm “Ganchos Were Easy in the 90s” Tango technique has evolved in countless ways over the last 25 years, but somethings have remained the same. Come play with Ganchos like it’s 1994!

Sunday 14th Workshops:
1st. 1:00-2:15 “Warmth in the Embrace” Though the famous and elusive Tango Embrace at first appears very still, it is a thing imbued with life, a place where we can dance together without taking a single step. In this class we will explore some ways to enliven our upper bodies while remaining Cool Tango Dancers.
2nd. 2:45-4:00pm “Milonga!” Milonga is Tango, but is it? Explore milonga’s unique flavor and how to use it to your advantage! Plus some new Milonga Moves, guaranteed!”

Weekend Workshop Pricing:

$25 drop-in per class or $80 for all 4 workshops

**Private lessons are available during the weekdays and on some weekends. Please message Jewel to reserve one or more. $80