Jose Garofalo is back in Portland!

I am very pleased to announce Jose's 2018 visit to Portland! Jose has over 30 years of tango experience, and is a warm, funny, talented teacher and person. If you missed him last year, here is your chance. If you attended his classes last year, you know how wonderful he is!

The schedule of classes is below, and you can register now!

Workshop schedule

All levels classes

Thurs., May 3:, Norse Hall milonga, 7:30 PM
Sat., May 5: Tango Berretin milonga, class, 8 PM;
Jose will also DJ & perform!,

Weekend workshops May 5 & 6, 2018 (int. & up)

Dance with Joy Studio (DWJ), 7931 SE 17th Ave.
($30/each, or all 4 classes $100)

Saturday, Part 1: Tango, 2 PM
Saturday, Part 2: Vals, 3:45 PM
Sunday, Part 1: Tango, 2 PM
Sunday, Part 2: Milonga, 3:45 PM

*note: Jose has planned these classes as 3 hour classes with a break in between. You may attend only a half of a day, but please consider attending the entire 3 hours (or both days, 6 hours total) if you want to really dig into his material.

Advanced Workshops May 4, 6 & 7, 2018

($30/each or all 3 classes $75)

Confiteria, salon & nuevo: Friday 7-9 PM
Dance with Joy Studio , 7931 SE 17th Ave.

Pushing the envelope: Sunday  7-8:30 PM
PDXSportsCenter, 8785 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. (upstairs)

Putting it all together: Monday 7-8:30 PM
PDXSportsCenter, 8785 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. (upstairs)

*note: The advanced workshops will all fit together. We understand that not everyone is able to take a lot of workshops on a single weekend, but IF you can, consider coming to all three.


My idea for this tour is to encompass all of tango within the theme of styles: confiteria, salon and the foundation of nuevo tango. Inside are the fundamentals within traditional tango, and outside is more experimental and advanced, with changes of role/embrace/music, etc. My philosophy as a tango teacher is built on this understanding of the dance, and this is what I will be focusing on in my classes.
— Jose Garofalo
ph: seth beckton  partner: heather morrow

ph: seth beckton  partner: heather morrow

Jose's tango bio (the short version)

In 1987, Jose started taking tango classes. He has studied with: Milongueros like Miguel Balmaceda and Nelly, Pupi Castello, Tete Rubin and Maria, Carlos Gavito, Gustavo Naveira, Rodolfo Dinzel. He has trained in choreography with Pedro Calveyra, Graciela Gonzalez, Marcela Trappe and in stage arts with Emilio Garcia Wehbi .

Jose directs the annual Cambalache Festival in Buenos Aires since 2004. He has taught at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires since 1998. He is a key participant in the Troesmas research group, dedicated to transmitting knowledge of teachers who are no longer dancing in the milongas. He lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Private lessons with Jose

$95/hr or 5 for $400 (please pay Jose by check or cash at lesson)

Location: 4315 NE Garfield Ave.

To schedule, contact Elizabeth via phone (541.914.4812), email ( or via this website.