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!

Joe Yang established Wisconsin Tango in 2009, and is a central figure in the Madison tango community. He is a renowned instructor, teaching weekly classes for both beginning and advanced dancers. In addition to instruction, he also hosts both weekly and monthly dance socials.

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 (2016).

Joe is also certified by the ACE (American Council on Exercise) to teach adapted tango classes for older individuals and those with movement disorders. Since 2014, he has been teaching 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.

With a personable approach, Joe makes the dance accessible and enjoyable by breaking down steps and technique into manageable, logical elements. 

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


Joe Yang's schedule

Workshop with Joe Yang
Where: Mellow Mushroom
March 20, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
(New Orleans, LA)

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)

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 (New Orleans, LA)

November 17 & 20

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

: 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

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