Learn Tango


The Gorge now has ample Argentine Tango group lessons, private lessons, practicas, and  currently one monthly milonga available. This page contains the Gorge’s current offerings.


Tuesday Hood River Elks: Harvey Wixman hosts at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm on Tuesdays at Hood River Elks Lodge. This is a practica to work on what you have learned. This is not a lesson per se but there are always people willing to dance with people of any skill level.  Enter in the left door. The practica is up stairs on the left. The cost is $5 per person. You do not have to be a member of the Elks. 304 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR


Wednesday The Dalles:  Drop-in class and guided practica by instructor Jay Rabe (formerly of Portland TangoFest). Lessons and exercises appropriate for complete beginners, focusing on fundamentals of posture, balance, some cool steps as you’re able, and of course the magic tango connection.  Lessons in The Dalles at 1805 Minnesota, Taylor Hall (St Paul’s Episcopal Church basement with Air Conditioning :-) Lesson 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, practica 8 pm-8:30 (or 9 pm) Cost $5.00


For all events:

  • You do not need to have a partner.
  • Slick shoes are easier to dance in.  Suede, Leather, or Duct Tape on the soles, works well.
  • Our goal is to be inclusive… you are welcome no matter your dance level.

Tango Venues in Oregon


Bend – Alicia’s Website

Central Oregon (including Bend)