Archive for January 30, 2014

This Weekend in Tango, January 30-February 2, 2014

We start our weekend off in the usual fashion, with the Beginner class at 6:30 PM followed by the weekly Thursday práctica tonight at 7:30 PM ($5).

Saturday night (2/1) come out for Triangle Tango’s First Saturday Milonga from 9 AM to 1 PM ($8), hosted by tango mom, Suni Yagui, and featuring DJ’ing by our favorite guest teacher, Cecil Ho. For more information visit their website.

On Monday, Intermediate students will continue learning “All About Turns” and Advanced students will start a new series, “It’s Still Cold Out, Come Even Closer to continue to refine their close embrace techniques.

You may sign up for any of these events at our Meetup site and visit our Facebook page for the latest updates.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, January 23-26,2014

It’s a quiet weekend in tango, so all the more reason to come out to the weekly Thursday práctica tonight at 7:30 PM ($5).

If you’re still new to tango, you can join us at 6:30 PM for the Beginner class.

Intermediate and Advanced students are encouraged to come out tonight to practice what we learned in class this week in preparation for Monday’s class.

You may sign up for any of these events at our Meetup site and visit our Facebook page for the latest updates.

See you on the dance floor!

Oscar And Ana Workshop in Charlotte – Feb 7-9

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This Weekend in Tango, January 16-19, 2014

This weekend starts out in our typical fashion, with the Beginner class at 6:30 PM, followed by the weekly Thursday practica at 7:30 PM. It’s only the second class, so you can feel free to join us to learn the tango walk and embrace and get more comfortable dancing with a partner.

Join us tomorrow (1/17) for the Third Friday Milonga at Open Eye in Carrboro sponsored by Triangle Tango.  Our fearless leader, Jae, will teach the FREE introductory lesson at 8 PM and DJ the milonga from 9-11 PM ($5). Our favorite tango mom, Suni Yagui, will be our lovely hostess for the evening.

We will have classes on the MLK holiday, so we look forward to seeing you then!

Students with more tango experience should feel free to drop in on these classes at any point.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, January 9-12, 2014

We kick off the new year in our famous Tango Utopia style, with the January Milonga Utopia on Saturday, January 11th.  Our first milonga of 2014 features the DJ’ing of our favorite guest teacher, Cecil Ho, whose mix of music always has a little something for everyone on the dance floor. The dancing goes from 9PM to 2AM or beyond (Cost: $10/ $7 for Tango Utopia students).

Before the milonga, be sure to come out TONIGHT to the first Beginner class of the year at 6:30 PM ($10). This basic class will teach tango newbies the fundamental skills of the dance. Students with more experience can join us at 7:30 PM for the weekly Thursday práctica ($5).

On Sundays, we rest up for classes on Mondays: “All About Turns” for Intermediate students and “Brr…It’s Cold Out, Come Closer” for Advanced students. It’s only the second class of each series, so feel free to drop in.

You may sign up for these events at our Meetup group and visit Tango Utopia on Facebook for the latest photos!

See you on the dance floor!

New Series of Classes Start on 1/6 & 1/9

Tango Utopia is pleased to announce the new series of classes for all levels of dancers.

Starting Monday, January 6th

Intermediate students will learn All About Turns (1/6-2/24). In these classes, students will learn the basic techniques of the turn (giro) and practice steps that lead into and out of the turn (think: molinete). This level of class is ideal for beginners to intermediate dancers and for advanced dancers who want to improve their technique (Mondays at 7 PM).

Individuals: $10 per class; $65 for the 8-week series

Couples: $15 per class; $110 for the 8-week series

The January topic for Advanced students is “Brrr…It’s Cold, Come Closer” (1/6-1/27). In this series, students will work on refining and exploring the basics in close embrace. Guest teacher, Cecil Ho, will join Jae this month (Mondays at 8:30 PM).

Individuals: $15 per class/ $45 for the series

Couples: $25 per class/$80 for the series

 

Starting Thursday, January 9th

The Beginners series resumes on Thursday nights at 6:30 PM before the weekly práctica (1/9-2/27). During the eight-week course we will concentrate and work on the basics such as posture, embrace, body awareness, basic steps, pivots, connection, and walk in cross system. We will explore musicality, vals, and the milonga. This basic course will prepare the beginning dancer for the next level of creating and exploring the dance. All dance levels will be able to benefit from this experience.

Individuals: $10 per class; $65 for the 8-week series

Couples: $15 per class; $110 for the 8-week series

All classes take place in the upstairs studio at Triangle Dance Studio (2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703).