Welcome to Bailonga!

We are a friendly, casual, fun group of tango dancers who love to learn, experiment and dance to good music. You’ll dance to a mixture of alternative tango, nuevo tango, and golden age traditional tango music and make sure to make it to our live music events hosted multiple times a year.

Beginners can get their start in tango at our drop-in Beginner Series Class and experienced dancers can learn something new at our intermediate lesson. No partner necessary! Hosted in the beautiful Veteran’s Memorial Building Ballroom, our large dance floor and unique set up allows for dancing in the center of the room and practicing and experimenting on the outside ring.

At Bailonga, we have three main priorities:

Inclusivity

Bailonga’s community includes a wide range of skill levels, ages, genders, and backgrounds and dancers are encouraged to lead and follow interchangeably.

Experimentation

Bailonga prioritizes the ability to play and enjoy yourself above all things. Experimenting, silliness and non-standard tango dancing are encouraged!

 

Musicality

Bailonga values music that is high quality and always danceable and we are the most frequent host of live music among tango events in Eugene.


Event Details


Every Tuesday at 7-10PM

Upstairs Ballroom
Veteran’s Memorial Building
1626 Willamette Street

Cost: $7 – $10 (Cash or check only)
Volunteer: 30-minute desk shift gets you in free! 

Schedule:

7-7:45PM: Two simultaneous 45-minute lessons

-Intermediate Tango Lesson
-Beginner Series Class

7:45-10PM: DJed Music and Social Dance

Parking: To the left of Vet’s club building or nearby street parking
Accessibility: The Vet’s club’s ramp is on the front-right corner of the building. There is an elevator directly to the right once inside the main entrance.

(See our FAQ for more information)


This Week’s Event

This Tuesday: February 12th

Three-Quarters Night with Guest Rebecca Rorick Smith!

Schedule: 

  • 7:00PM- Beginning and Intermediate Lessons
  • 7:4510PM- DJ Rebecca Rorick Smith

Intermediate teacher: Rebecca Rorick Smith
Lesson topic: TBD

Beginner teacher: Galen Wright-Watson
Lesson topic: Week 3- Molinete 

DJ: Rebecca Rorick Smith
Music: First three-quarters traditional, last quarter alternative
Confirm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/568425230305687/


Upcoming Events

March 12th- LIVE MUSIC with Mood Area 52

April 30th- LIVE MUSIC with Megan Yvonne and Andrew Oliver

May 7th- Guest Instructor Cecilia Gonzalez

Photo Credits: Top slider- Quentin Furrow, Top left & Middle right- Dave Musgrove, Bottom centered- Yona Appletree