Steven Payne, Portland


Steven’s Argentine Tango roots stretch back to Salt Lake City, Utah where he began his Tango career in 1997, helping build a small community based on stellar music and solid dance instruction. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 2002 and has danced, taught and DJed there ever since. 

Having participated in every aspect of Tango community building, Steven is convinced that traditional Argentine Tango music is the core, the life blood of vibrant communities and successful events.  Great music urges us to stand up, connect with our partner, and join the living flow of movement on the dance floor. He’s looking forward to playing music that he loves and that has inspired him to move and connect for 20 years.

He regularly DJs at Las Naifas Matinee Milonga every fourth Friday of the month in Portland.