Special Events

Portland Tango Community Camping Trip, August 4th-6th, 2017

 

August 4th-6th, 2017

 

Portland Tango Community Camping Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

August 4th-6th, 2017

 

Event:

Portland Tango Community Camping Trip

 

The Portland Tango Community camping trip will take place again this summer. All tango dancers and their families are invited. Tango Camping event was established 10 years ago and has hosted many dancers from Oregon, Washington, California, other states and even international guests. It used to take place in Trout Lake area, Mt Adams. This year it will be at the Vista Park in Skamokawa, Washington. It is about 35 miles west of Longview, WA, which is about 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon along Interstate 5. 

 

It will be on August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2017.  It begins at noon on Friday the 4th and ends at noon on Sunday the 6th.

 

There is camping, hiking, fishing, kayak rentals, cafés, and lots of sandy Columbia River beach to play on. Bring your tents, food, plan for potlucks.

 

The Skamokawa Grange Hall has been booked for both Friday and Saturday nights tango.  Dance, Dance, Dance.

 

Typically we have day events in small groups or individually (hiking in the area, water sports), followed with dinners around the campfire in the early evening, then tango and after tango more time around the campfire. Music, singing and mingling.

 

The fee for attendance is $10 per person, and that covers the camping and the dancing for both days (if you camp with the Tango Camping Trip people in the ‘Group Campground’).

 

There is a small resort in town with hotel rooms. But, that would be on your own dime and outside of the camping trip fee.

The resort rents paddle boards and kayaks.  The Vista Campground has yurts, however, they are all rented out for that weekend. 

 

Footnotes:

Dogs are welcome.  Unruly, noisy and/or aggressive dogs will be removed from the event, along with their owners (this is not negotiable).   Attending the Tango Camping Trip is at your own risk.  The organizers will not be responsible for any injury or mishap.

 

Bring tango shoes.

 

Info:

writetanika@hotmail.com

 

Special pre-milonga lesson: Saturday, August 26th

 

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

 

Special pre-milonga lesson

by

Luis Rojas (Bs. As.)

 

Date:

Saturday, 8/26/17 

 

Time:

8:15PM-9:15PM   Tango Lesson by

                                Luis Rojas

9:30PM-1:00AM   Social Dance

 

Class Title:

Flowy Vals! Dance like a butterfly!

Luis' favorite steps!

 

Event:

Special pre-milonga lesson
by

Luis Rojas (Bs. As.)

 

Event Fee:

$20 Class + Dance

$10 Dance

 

Location:

Dance Underground

340 15th E, Capitol Hill

 

Info:

206-781-9553

seattletango@hotmail.com

Special pre-milonga lesson & DJ: Saturday, September 23rd

 

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

 

Special pre-milonga lesson & DJ

by

Rafael Baere (Brazil/ Germany)

 

Rafael learned DJ by talking to the best djs in Buenos Aires and by going to milongas only to pay attention to what djs where doing, how they were dealing and talking to people through their music. “I took a workshop with El pebete Godoy from La Viruta because he was one of the only djs to offer a workshop for djs on how to play in a milonga. And i also asked my best friends who are old milongueros on their taste and preferences. That made me play as i play nowadays. My aim is to play for the dancers, not for me or for my personal taste, so i never bring playlists. I try to play with the dance floor and interact with people paying attention to their response.”

 

Rafael started his life in dance at the age of 8 with break dance. Later, when he was around 15, he started learning classical ballet and contemporary dance. At the age of 18 he met ballroom dance and other embrace dances, like tango. In love with it, he started leaving all other dances behind and dedicated himself to very few dances, one of them tango. Since 2002 he took many seminars and private classes with Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Chicho and his partners Eugenia parrilla and Juana Sepulveda, Fabian Salas and his partners, Moira Castellano and Julio Balmaceda with Corina de la Rosa. At the age of 22 he started giving classes and since then he travelled around Europe, Russia, Brasil, Argentina Asia and Oceania and the USA giving classes, private classes and seminars, with a partner or alone. He aims to posture, balance, fluid energy, embrace and musicality in his classes, considering that the best way to learn how to dance is studying, not only copying sequences.
 

Date:

Saturday, 9/23/17 

 

Time:

8:15PM-9:15PM   Tango Lesson by

                                Rafael Baere

9:30PM-1:00AM   Social Dance 

 

Class Title:

In this class we are going to discover how we can use our own knowledge, our own tools, to develop creativity and to have our proper dance, that belongs to us and it is not a copy of others

Rafael's YouTube link

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DJ: Rafael Baere

 

Event:

Special pre-milonga lesson
by

Rafael Baere (Brazil/ Germany)

 

Event Fee:

$20 Class + Dance

$10 Dance

 

Location:

Dance Underground

340 15th E, Capitol Hill

 

Info:

206-781-9553

seattletango@hotmail.com

Special Dance with Live Music: Saturday, October 28th, 2017

 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

 

Halloween Dance w/ Costume Contest!

 

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Dance to Live Tango Music featuring

Chicharra Tango

 

 

Date:

Saturday, 10/28/17  

 

Time:

8:15PM-9:15PM   Tango Lesson by

                                Tony & Ilana

                      

9:30PM-1:00AM   Social Dance with

                                live music by

                                Chicharra Tango

 

Event:

Dance to live tango music featuring

Chicharra Tango

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Halloween Dance w/ Costume Contest

Great prizes for

     1.) Best overall

     2.) Best couple

     3.) Scariest

     4.) Sexiest (with good taste)

About the band:

Chicharra Tango is a Seattle-based tango ensemble playing smoky Argentine tango classics from the Golden Age. Whether you’re in the mood to dance, or simply sip a glass of red wine and relax to the rhythm of Buenos Aires, they will transport you to that wonderful land of fiery passion and heartbreak.

YouTube Link

Bandoneón & bandleader:

      Harlan Glotzer

Violin:

      Andrew Foster

Piano:

      Dana Wen

 

Double Bass:

      Matt Weiner

 

Event Fee:

$10 Class

$15 Dance with live & recorded music

 

Location:

Dance Underground

340 15th E, Capitol Hill

 

Info:

206-781-9553

seattletango@hotmail.com

 

Special Dance with Live Music: Saturday, December 16th, 2017

 

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

 

Tango Holiday Dance!!!

 

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Dance to Live Tango Music featuring

Ben Thomas Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

Saturday, 12/16/17 

 

Time:

8:15PM-9:15PM   Tango Lesson by

                                Tony & Ilana

9:30PM-1:00AM   Social Dance with

                                live music by

                                Ben Thomas Quartet

 

Event:

Tango Holiday party!

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Dance to live tango music featuring

Ben Thomas Quartet

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Recorded music by Tony Fan

About the band:

A favorite with Seattle dancers since 2007, the Ben Thomas Tango Quartet is dedicated to playing music that engages both dancers and listeners. With repertoire ranging from classic Golden Age tango to more modern and original compositions, they bring decades of combined professional experience to create a rich ensemble sound.

 

Bandoneón & bandleader:

      Ben Thomas

Violin:

      Eric Rynes

Bass:

      Jeff Norwood

Piano:

      Dawn Clement

 

Event Fee:

$10 Class with Tony & Ilana

$15 Dance with live & recorded music

 

Location:

Dance Underground

340 15th E, Capitol Hill

 

Info

206-781-9553

seattletango@hotmail.com

 

 

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