Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below first. If we haven't answered your question yet, don't hesitate to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does Portland Tango Festival take place?
Portland Tango Festival takes place October 11-15 2018.
How much does it cost/where do I register?
Registration will open on June 15 for Festival Passes and Special Workshop with Chicho and Moira. It will then open for general passes and classes on July 1, 2018. During the month of July we are offering an Early Early Bird Discount, an Early Bird Discount for the month of August and Online discounted prices for the month of September till the beginning of the Festival. Please sign up on our mailing list at the bottom of this page to be notified when pricing information is published.
Where will the Portland Tango Festival take place?
The Festival will feature several Portland venues. For details on the events and venues, please see the Venues page.
What kind of tango should I expect at the Portland Tango Festival?
The Portland Tango Festival is dedicated 100% to authentic Argentine Tango. If you are exclusively looking for international ballroom, North American or other styles of tango, this is not the festival for you.
Can I only attend some of the milongas or classes?
Yes! A-la-carte pricing for milongas and individual class tokens for classes that are not filled up will be available at the door. This year to attend a class you will need to select the class when you purchase tokens 0r passes. Your name will be included in the list of attendees for the class you selected. Students that are not in the list will not be allowed to attend the class.
Can I take private lessons from one of the instructors?
It is typically Yes, but we are not sure yet. If you are interested in requesting a private class fill in the PRIVATE LESSON form and we will get back to you concerning the availability of the teachers. Note that the teachers arrive on Wednesday evening and they might be available for privates most of the day on Thursday as well.
I have never danced tango before, is this festival for me?
If you’ve always wondered about tango and want a chance to experience it and perhaps find out if it’s something you would like to learn in the future, please join us for our Bite Size Tango Event. It includes an opportunity to take an introductory class with one of our local instructors and attend either our Friday Las Naifas Milonga or the Saturday night Grand Ball. There you will get to see what social tango dancing is like and watch live tango music and dance performances. More details will be announced soon.
Relatively New to Tango? Seeking Instruction in the Fundamentals of Tango?
If you consider yourself a beginner and want to learn the basics of tango, please sign up for our All Levels Classes. These classes will cover the fundamentals that those relatively new to tango need to dance with confidence, have fun and develop the foundation required for intermediate and advanced levels of dance. (The classes are listed as All Level, rather than simply as Beginning, because intermediate and advanced dancers may also take classes in the fundamentals to continue refining and improving their dance).
Will there be shoes/clothing/jewelry for sale?
Yes, yes and yes. A complete list of vendors will be posted soon.
Is my purchase refundable?
90% refund through September 15.
50% September 15th through September 30th.
No refunds after October 1st, no exceptions.
Transferring passes is permitted. Please get confirmation by contacting us.