Archive for June 27, 2013

This Weekend in Tango, June 27-30th, 2013

Thanks for coming out to the Student Milonga on Monday. We certainly enjoyed seeing you there and hope you feel more prepared to come out to a regular milonga. You may want to try out your skills at the Mid-Summer Fifth Saturday Fix on June 29th from 9 PM to 1 AM, an informal milonga hosted at a private home. Visit the Triangle Tango website for more details.

TONIGHT’s weekly práctica at Triangle Dance Studios (7:00-9:30 PM, $5) is your opportunity to work on all the skills you learned throughout the class series  until the new series of classes begin on July 8th.

We have three classes for each level of dancer. Those new to tango or wanting to brush up on basic skills should come to our BEGINNER classes on THURSDAYS from 6:30-7:30 PM, starting on July 11th . This class will teach you the basis techniques of Argentine tango. Hang around after class and attend the weekly práctica.

Those dancers with some experience with tango can attend the FUNDAMENTAL/INTERMEDIATE    classes on MONDAYS from 7-8 PM, starting on July 8th. This class will help you refine techniques such as core strength, extension, balance, and connection.

More advanced dancers are invited to attend the INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED class on MONDAYS from 9-10 PM, starting July 8th. This class will feature guest teachers who will assist Jae in teaching a specific topic each month.

Sign up for the whole series via the Meetup group and get a discount ($10 for Beginners & Fundamental/Intermediate; $5 for Intermediate/Advanced).

And don’t forget to LIKE Tango Utopia on Facebook!

See you on the dance floor!

New Tango Classes Start July 8th & July 11th

Beginners (8 weeks, July 11th to August 29th)

Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Fundamental/Intermediate (8 weeks, July 8th to August 26th)

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Intermediate/Advanced (4 weeks, July 8th to July 29th)

Mondays, 9:00 – 10:00 PM

Check out the Tango Utopia Classes page for more details!

Student Milonga

TangoUtopia is hosting a Student Milonga give beginners a chance to learn what to do and what to expect at a milonga. The evening will cover the basics of etiquette and music (e.g., tandas and cortinas), and of course, give everyone an opportunity to dance. Experienced dancers are encouraged to attend this event to help new dancers develop the confidence to come to one of our Triangle-area milongas. Please dress to impress!

Details:
Monday, June 24, 7–10 PM
Upstairs studio at TDS
$5 (to help pay for the space)

This Weekend in Tango, June 20-23, 2013

The Third Friday Milonga at Open Eye (June 21st) is back, with the intro class and music provided by Cecil Ho. The lesson is FREE and the milonga costs a mere $5 (8 PM lesson; dancing from 9-11:30 PM). For more information, please visit the Triangle Tango website.

Of course you can always come out TONIGHT to the weekly Thursday práctica at Triangle Dance Studios ($5, 7-9:30 PM). It’s a great place to meet new people and work on those ochos, giros, paradas, and pasadas we learned in class.

Before the new series of classes starts on July 8th, we will host a Student Milonga on Monday, June 24th at 7 PM ($5) to help you learn what to do and what to expect at the next milonga.

Please visit our Meetup site or LIKE Tango Utopia on Facebook to get more updates about tango happenings in the Triangle and beyond.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, June 13-16, 2013

There’s no milonga scheduled in our area this weekend, but there’s still time to join Jae for a one-day workshop and milonga in Wilmington on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Visit the Tango Utopia Events page for more details.

Before you head to the beach, plan to come to the weekly práctica TONIGHT at Triangle Dance Studios (7-9:30 PM, $5) to work on those ochos and paradas we learned in class.

Monday, June 17th is the last class of this series. Beginners will learn to turn their ochos into giros and Intermediates will learn paradas and pasadas milonguero style. We will take a two-week break before the next series of classes starts on July 8th. You may sign up for the new Beginners and Intermediates classes and all other events on Meetup.

In the meantime, plan to come to our student milonga on Monday, June 24th at 7 PM ($5). Feel free to bring your questions about what to do and what to expect at a milonga, and of course, be ready to dance!

And don’t forget to like Tango Utopia on Facebook.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, June 6-9, 2013

This weekend in tango is our favorite weekend in tango! Saturday, June 8th is our monthly Milonga Utopia at Triangle Dance Studios (9 PM to 2 AM). As always, we host the Triangle’s tango community for an evening filled with great music, delicious refreshments, and yummy tandas. For June local DJ and tango dad, Cecil Ho, will bring his eclectic mix of music and milongeros, Alicia & Eduardo Lazarowski will teach us the chacarera, an Argentine folk dance. We will give away our usual sparkling door prize, plus a special prize for all the dads and dads-to-be. Join us for a fun evening (RSVP here)! Cost: $10; 7 for Tango Utopia students

If you can’t make it on Saturday, be sure to come to TONIGHT’S práctica at TDS from 7-9:30 PM to work on the techniques we learned in class. On Monday, Beginners will learn ochos and Intermediates will continuing exploring paradas and paradas.

Looking ahead to next weekend, consider joining Jae for a one-day workshop and milonga in Wilmington. Visit the Events page for more details.

You may sign up for these events on Meetup. And don’t forget to LIKE Tango Utopia on Facebook!

See you on the dance floor!

Milonga Utopia – June. 8th

Dear All,

The June Tango Utopia Milonga promises to be fabulous night for all the hard-working dads out there. So put away your power tools and turn off those techie
gadgets to join us this Saturday from 9 PM to 2 AM. This month the DJ will be tango dad, Cecil Ho, who will bring his eclectic mix of music to keep us dancing. As a special treat, Alicia and Eduardo Lazarowski will lead us in a demonstration of the Chacarera, an Argentine folk dance. Anyone who missed the “official” Farewell Milonga for Cecilia you will have one more chance to dance with our beloved milonguera. In addition to the monthly sparkling door prize, all dads and dad-to-be get another raffle ticket for a special prize! As always, we’ll have plenty of munchies to keep our energy levels up and everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite beverage to share with friends.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the dance floor.

Details: Saturday, June 8, 2013 9pm – 2am @ TDS back studio
Price : $10, $7 for Tango Utopia students


Dance
tango and dream of utopia!

Wilmington Workshop & Milonga, June 15, 2013

Join us for a workshop in Wilmington, NC on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Jae will be teaching three classes–circular movement, tango moves for milonga, and her favorite milonga combinations ($15 per class)–and the milonga will feature DJ Thierry Olivry ($5). This event is hosted by Tango Wilmington and will be held at Ballroom Dance Sport (4523 Franklin Avenue, Wilmington, NC). Please visit the Events page for more information on how to register.