Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado

January 10-14, 2018 * Join us on Facebook

FULL PASS $125 * full-time student FULL PASS $80

($ 135 and $90 at the door, resp.)

Private classes may be reserved online (Available times listed here)

Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado


We are excited to announce the return of our dear friends Paloma & Maxi to Salt Lake City! It’s the 5th USA tour of the leading Chilean tango couple, and they’ve also toured across Europe, Asia, and Latin America for years. Paloma and Maxi bring with them over 15 years of teaching and performing experience, teaching philosophy focused on the fundamentals of the traditional close-embrace tango, and their amazing warm and attentive personalities. You are guaranteed to remember the day you took classes from them, or met them at the dance floor – mark your calendars , watch the videos from their recent Portland, San Diego, and San Miguel tours, and share our excitement! (more videos and testimonials below)


Wed-Thu Jan. 10-11, 2018.

Private classes

Friday Jan. 12, 2018.

7:30 PM Class A: Technique for both roles: Creating a comfortable and functional embrace All levels. $25 (full-time students: $15)

9:00 – midnight: Practilonga. DJ: Lucia Petkovic. $10 (Full time students, $5) Included with class A purchase

Saturday Jan. 13, 2018.

12:00 PM Class B: Special topic: Playing with the axis. How-to’s. Intermediate – $25 (full-time students: $15)

2:00 PM Class C: From “Milonga lisa” to “Milonga traspie” without losing rhythm and connection with each other Intermediate – $25

8:30 PM – midnight – Grand Milonga with Tango Performance. DJ Guadalupe @ North Church – $25 (full-time students: $15) 700 N 200 W, Salt Lake City

Sunday Jan. 14, 2018.

1:00 PM Class D. Vals: Sources of circularity within embrace Intermediate/Adv – $25 (full-time students: $15)

3:00 PM. Class E. Exploring the Great Opposites with the music of D’Arienzo and Pugliese Advanced – $25 (full-time students: $15)

7:30 PM – 11:30 PM Farewell Milonga (DJ Sage) $10 (Full time students, $5)



Select testimonials from tango organizers and teachers:

“Maxi and Paloma, passion and quality meet in your dance. Great dancers and teachers, it has been a pleasure to have shared with you a festival of international level” – Gustavo Benzecry Saba, Buenos Aires

“I first met Paloma & Maximiliano at a festival in Mexico in 2014 and was so impressed by their professionalism, teaching ability and performance skills that I hired them immediately for my Feb 2015 Portland ValenTango Festival and again for my 2016 ValenTango” – Clay Nelson, Portland OR

“They spent years walking the style of “Tango Salon” and have transformed themselves into excellent dancers of this style. I love watching them dance, and make the public fall in love with them” – Fernado Galera, Buenos Aires

“Most memorable experience at ValenTango 2015 … the kindness and
serenity of Maxi and Paloma” – Dominic Bridge, Portland OR

“Amazingly clear & personable- they changed my leading forever- tell them thank you from me!” – Heather Joy Heisler, Newport

Private lessons may also be available on Feb 3rd and Feb 8th.

Recent demos:

Soñemos, in Osorno:

“Dejame Así”, in Tomuca

“La Morocha”, in Concepcion


“La Capilla Blanca”, in San Miguel

“Milonga Del 900”

“Loca”, in San Miguel

Milonga de antaño, in San Miguel: