Glykeria Manis – Tango Instructor/Organizer
An active member of the Portland, Oregon Tango scene, co-host the long-standing Thursday Norse Hall Milonga, teach classes and workshops regularly, and organize guest instructors for my tango community and students. Given my ancestral roots, I also host the popular Greek Island Tango Retreat, now in its seventh year.
Trained in New York City and Buenos Aires, I have been dancing and teaching Argentine Tango for over a decade. As an outgrowth of my training, I became aware of tango not only as an art form and social dance, but also as a vehicle to explore non-verbal communication that increases attunement to ourselves and to others.
My background in the study of Argentine Tango further includes research demonstrating the therapeutic and health benefits of Argentine Tango, culminating in my obtaining a Master’s Degree in Dance & Movement Therapy. My classes and workshops are enriched with this knowledge, offering a supportive learning environment and promoting the art of connection. Moreover, I strive to infuse my teaching and dance with somatic awareness, emphasizing balance, elegance, solid technique and creativity.