Sunday Workshops with Ramu

Ramu is back and ready to share some tango knowledge. Come prepared for an afternoon of fun and energetic workshops followed by The Sunday Práctica which will allow you to put all that knowledge into practice. Class topics will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Class Schedule:

  • Class 1: 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Class 2: 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.


  • $15 for one class (additional $5 for práctica)
  • $25 for two classes & práctica


  • Lindy Lab @ Triangle Dance Studios (2603 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27713)

Octoberfest Milonga with DJ Ramu

Forget the beer, brats and polka! Join us for Oktoberfest a la Utopia style with wine, rice balls and tango!

We’ll have a “barrel of fun” with a special milonga featuring DJ Ramu from D.C. Ramu will teach an intermediate level class from 8-9 pm ($10) and then make a quick change of direction to become our DJ for the evening. As usual, we will have a delicious assortment of snacks and refreshments to keep our energy levels up as we dance to his lively tunes. We expect to have many dancers from D.C., so please greet them with the amazing hospitality for which Tango Utopia and the Triangle community is known.

Come on over and “roll out the barrel” with us!


  • Intermediate level class, 8 pm-9 pm ($10)
  • Milonga Utopia, 9 pm-2 am ($10)
  • Back studio at Triangle Dance Studios (2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC)

Join us for September milonga Utopia this Saturday Sept. 10th

Adios Buenos Aires. Hello Triangle! Our Jae is back in town ready to PARTY a la Utopia style!

To get this party started, we proudly introduce new kid on the block, DJ Mitch Lee!

Join us for five hours of dancing along with the delicious Utopia spread for a great night out. See you all this coming Saturday!

  • Cost: $10 at the door
  • Time: 9pm-2am
  • Where: TDS backstudio 2603 S.Maimi Blvd Durham

New utopia class series is about to start – Sept, 12th


Our summer break is coming to an end. Time to dust off your tango shoes and sign up for the new 6-week series of classes, starting Monday, September 12th.

Beginner classes work on the basics such as posture, embrace, body awareness, basic steps, pivots, connection, and walking in cross system. Beginners meet from 7:00-8:00 pm.

Intermediate classes explore various topics (e.g., turns, paradas, sacada, etc.) while developing techniques like core strength, extension, balance, and expansion. Intermediates meet from 8:30-9:30 pm.

Students in both classes can enjoy a FREE práctica between 8:00-8:30 pm.


  • Individuals: $10 per class; $50 for the series
  • Couples: $20 per class; $90 for the series

And don’t forget to join us at Thursday práctica from 7:30-8:30pm ($5) and at our September Milonga Utopia on Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am ($10), which has a special DJ, our the new kid on the block Mitch Lee!!!

See you on the dance floor!

Summer break starts now! New class series starts 12th, September!

There is no Monday weekly class from 25th, July through 4th, September. It’s my summer break!!!
I am going to Buenos Aires for a month in August, so NO Monday class series until September 12th!
Our new series will begin on 12th, September. We’ll continue to have Thursday practica with guest DJs and wonderful hostess Suni during my absence.
Milonga Utopia in August is going to organize by Triangle Tango with special guest DJ Angel from Atlanta. So check out the detail on

For those who would love to continue practice on Mondays, Grace and Mario are generous enough to open their home for free practica on Mondays, so we can keep our dancing on Mondays. So feel free to contact Mario or Grace about the details. For beginners, it would be great place to continue practice and ask questions and get to practice with experience dancers.
Here is the email address for Mario, and Grace,

Have a wonderful summer to you all and keep dancing!

Hot Summer Milonga Utopia with Felipe Martnez!!!

In July, Milonga Utopia will be SIZZLING HOT! And we are not talking about the summer temperatures in the good ole’ South.

Here’s what’s cookin’…

*An eventful night with Felipe Martinez, a highly recognized DJ in the tango world (see bio below)
*A delightful performance
*A scrumptious spread of yummies to keep you energized
*A welcoming and friendly atmosphere

So mark this on your calendars and come feel the mercury rising. This event is not to be missed!

Time : July, 9th 9 PM to 2 AM
Where : TDS Backstudio
2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham
Door : $10


Felipe has played music at most important festivals in the US (Portland, San Francisco, Baltimore, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta, Fort Bragg, Austin, Houston) as well as in many other communities such as Providence, New York, Los Angeles, and Montreal. He DJs regularly in the Bay Area at The Beat (practica) and El Valenciano (traditional milonga) and has also played music in Europe (Spain, Germany, Istanbul) and Buenos Aires, where he was invited to play music at El Beso and Villa Malcolm Club in several ocasions. He was also invited to DJ in Asia at the Seoul Tango Festival (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), the Bali Tango Festival and the Taipei Tango Festival, as well as in Tainan, Taichung and Tokyo. Felipe’s musical selection is based on the classics that ensure a great atmosphere for dancing.

There will be no Monday class tonight! Have a wonderful 4th, July!!!

Milonga Utopia Welcomes Summer!

Summer is coming and what better way to celebrate it than with a fun milonga DJ’d by the talented and energetic A. Rojas and a performance with him and Jae!

Check out the video of his previous performance.

But wait! That is not all! Utopia will also offer a class right before the milonga, from 8 to 9. Insightful teaching, delightful refreshments, a jovial atmosphere and lovely tandas will make this night unforgettable. So don’t miss it!

New 6 week Series starts on June 6 and Agustin returns.

We are cancelling classes on Monday, May 30th due to Memorial Day holiday.
Please join us for our next series of classes, starting on Monday, June 6th!

  • Beginner class: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • FREE práctica: 8:00-8:30 pm
  • Intermediate class: 8:30-9:30 pm

Classes will meet six times, June 6–July 18th (no class on July 4th).

We are excited to announce the return of Agustin Rojas from Argentina who will teach classes with Jae. Because Agustin will be in Durham for two months, we have decided to add an Intermediate/Advanced class on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm before our weekly práctica, starting on June 2nd.

Don’t miss your chance to brush up on your tango with an energetic, elegant, and encouraging instructor!

New 6 week Series starts April 18- May 23!!!

Join us for Our new Utopia tango 6week class series starts next Monday the 18th!
Beginners and Intermediate series is going to be from April 18- May 23!