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:
Every Tuesday at 7-10PM
Veteran’s Memorial Building
1626 Willamette Street
Cost: $7 – $10 (Cash or check only)
Volunteer: 30-minute desk shift gets you in free!
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.
This Week’s Event
This Tuesday: January 15th
- 7:00PM- Beginning and Intermediate Lessons
- 7:45–10pm- DJ Kella
Intermediate teacher: Pamela Miller
Lesson topic: “Leading 201 — Activating your Spiral!”
Description: Why do followers who decide to lead often have a somewhat shallower learning curve than novice leaders?
One reason is that their follower training has emphasized awareness of the spiral motion of the spine, and drilled its activation and isolation. Join us to explore how to begin to add spiral literacy to your leader toolbox; and if you’re a follow, explore refinement of this essential foundation of your dance.
Beginner teacher: Galen Wright-Watson
Lesson topic: Week 2- Musicality
Music: 100% Traditional
Confirm on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/136795987246881/
February 5th- Traditional Night with Special Guest Chen-Yun Yang
February 19th- Three-Quarters Night
Photo Credits: Top slider- Quentin Furrow, Top left & Middle right- Dave Musgrove, Bottom centered- Yona Appletree