Dominic Bridge (PDX Tango Founder) A Portland native, Dominic started dancing tango as a teenager and has over ten years of experience as an instructor and performer. He has studied with masters in Buenos Aires and has taught and performed worldwide. In 2008 his tango career expanded to Europe. After a 7-year journey abroad, he returned to Portland in 2015 to build Portland's first Argentine tango school and expand the community. "What I love most about teaching is seeing people light up when they realize they have discovered something new and amazing. Tango is a unique opportunity for people of all cultures to connect and embrace our shared humanity. Tango is meditative by nature, promoting mindfulness and body awareness. Thanks to tango I discovered my artist soul.” - More info on the Founder's page

Dominic Bridge (PDX Tango Founder)

A Portland native, Dominic started dancing tango as a teenager and has over ten years of experience as an instructor and performer. He has studied with masters in Buenos Aires and has taught and performed worldwide. In 2008 his tango career expanded to Europe. After a 7-year journey abroad, he returned to Portland in 2015 to build Portland's first Argentine tango school and expand the community.

"What I love most about teaching is seeing people light up when they realize they have discovered something new and amazing. Tango is a unique opportunity for people of all cultures to connect and embrace our shared humanity. Tango is meditative by nature, promoting mindfulness and body awareness. Thanks to tango I discovered my artist soul.”

- More info on the Founder's page

Mary Fu Mary fell in love with Argentine tango in 2006 and spent her early tango days in Los Angeles, California. Many years and even more tandas later, she attributes much of her abilities as a dancer to her social dance experiences around the US and Buenos Aires. Her teaching focuses on unveiling simple concepts behind individual movements, to expose the underlying structure of the dance and the intuitive human connection with our partner. She believes that in this way, dancers can experience those magical moments of spontaneous expression and joy on the dance floor that keep us coming back for more. Her influences include Graciela Gonzalez, Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Julio Balmaceda & Corina de la Rosa, and her amazing social dance partners who have taught and continue to teach her so much. Contact her with your burning technique question:  mmmmfu@gmail.com or 559 943 7338.

Mary Fu

Mary fell in love with Argentine tango in 2006 and spent her early tango days in Los Angeles, California. Many years and even more tandas later, she attributes much of her abilities as a dancer to her social dance experiences around the US and Buenos Aires. Her teaching focuses on unveiling simple concepts behind individual movements, to expose the underlying structure of the dance and the intuitive human connection with our partner. She believes that in this way, dancers can experience those magical moments of spontaneous expression and joy on the dance floor that keep us coming back for more.

Her influences include Graciela Gonzalez, Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Julio Balmaceda & Corina de la Rosa, and her amazing social dance partners who have taught and continue to teach her so much.

Contact her with your burning technique question: 
mmmmfu@gmail.com or
559 943 7338.

Karin Norgard  

Karin Norgard

 

Ted Roe Dancing is a necessary component of life for Ted. Over the years Ted has become a skilled professional tango dancer and essential member of the Portland tango community. Since being engaged in extensive training for over two years in Buenos Aires, he has taught, performed and DJ’d in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and in Buenos Aires alike. Ted’s goals in teaching include assisting his students to dance with confident movement, creating avenues for clear communication between dance partners and fostering expressive musicality. He utilizes his extensive background in music (both vocal performance and as a musician) to help his students find their tango voice and articulate their particular dialect of the dance. Contact him directly at troe@tedroe.com, 503-490-3115 or check out his website at www.tedroe.com

Ted Roe

Dancing is a necessary component of life for Ted. Over the years Ted has become a skilled professional tango dancer and essential member of the Portland tango community. Since being engaged in extensive training for over two years in Buenos Aires, he has taught, performed and DJ’d in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and in Buenos Aires alike.

Ted’s goals in teaching include assisting his students to dance with confident movement, creating avenues for clear communication between dance partners and fostering expressive musicality. He utilizes his extensive background in music (both vocal performance and as a musician) to help his students find their tango voice and articulate their particular dialect of the dance.

Contact him directly at troe@tedroe.com, 503-490-3115 or check out his website at www.tedroe.com