Life should be passionate, exciting, and fun!

 

Learning to tango is a great way to embrace that desire, and it is an activity that you can do all year round, rain or shine. And yes, it IS for you.

Wisconsin Tango is about providing a supportive atmosphere where all of you, regardless of dance ability, feel welcome. Come meet new friends, and catch up with old ones in a safe place where we'll always be happy to see you!

Wisconsin Tango was established in 2009 by Joe Yang, who started his tango training in 2000. In addition to providing some of the most vibrant classes and events in the Madison, WI area, Joe also taught the Intensive Beginner workshops at the renown Chicago Tango Week festival (2013-16), the New Orleans Tango Festival (2014-16), and the Motor City Tango Festival in Detroit.

Joe also teaches tango to members of the community who are currently in treatment for Parkinson's Disease. This project is in cooperation with occupational therapy researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at UW, Madison. 

In 2017, he launched Joe's Tango Podcast, which features interviews with internationally renowned tango instructors, musicians, and event organizers.

In addition to over a decade of tango experience, Joe also comes from a strong teaching background. With a personable approach, he makes the dance accessible and enjoyable by breaking down steps and technique into manageable, logical elements. 

Joe is also a web cartoonist, graphic novelist and children's book author. Be sure to check out his other site: sealcomics.com

 

Joe Yang's schedule

 

WORKSHOPS & FESTIVALS (2017)
Lesson with Joe Yang & Yumiko Krupenina
Where: La Milonga Génesis
March 10, 2017
from 9:00 - 10:00 pm
(San Francisco, CA)

Lesson with Joe Yang & Yumiko Krupenina
Where: La Pista
March 11, 2017
from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
(San Francisco, CA)


WORKSHOPS & FESTIVALS (2016)
Tango Workshops with Joe
(New Orleans, LA)

December 3 - 4, 2016


Chicago Tango Week
Tango Fundamentals

July 1 - July 4, 2016

New Orleans Tango Festival
Intensive Beginner Workshop

June 16 - June 19, 2016

Motor City Tango Festival
Beginner Workshops

April 1 - April 3, 2016


WORKSHOPS & FESTIVALS (2015)
Workshops (New Orleans, LA)

November 17 & 20

All-Levels Class: Rhythmic variations
with the Cross
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Eiffel Society 

Intermediate
: Leader & Follower Back Sacadas
7:30 - 8:30 pm, Presbyterian Hall

Chicago Tango Week
Intensive Beginner Workshop
July 2 - July 5, 2015


New Orleans Tango Festival
Intensive Beginner Workshop
June 18 - June 21, 2015




WORKSHOPS & FESTIVALS (2014)
Mad City Live Tango Festival 
Intensive Beginner Workshop
February 28 - March 2, 2014


New Orleans Tango Festival 
Intensive Beginner Workshop
June 12 - June 15, 2014


Chicago Tango Week 
Intensive Beginner Workshop
July 3 - July 6, 2014


Intensive Beginner Workshop
U of Chicago Tango Club
 
Logan Center of the Arts, 9th FL
July 26, 2014

3:30 - 4:00 pm - Tango Basics I
4:15 - 5:45 pm - Tango Basics II
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Práctica
8:00 pm - Midnight - Milonga del Sur