Archive for July 31, 2014

This Weekend in Tango, July 31-August 3, 2014

Start your weekend on the right foot by coming out to ­TONIGHT’s weekly práctica from 7:30-10:00 PM ($5). We’re halfway through our series of classes, so you have plenty of material to practice.

Triangle Tango’s First Saturday Milonga returns from its holiday on August 2nd ($10). The guest DJ for the evening will be our local legend, Jason Laughlin. It’s been far too long since we’ve danced to his tunes, so be sure to come out. For more details, visit the Triangle Tango website­.

On Sunday, August 3rd you can rest up for Monday classes for Beginners (7 PM) and Intermediates (8:30 PM) or you can go to the new guided práctica on Sunday from 3-5 PM in the Studio 5 Lindy Lab ($5). For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

To keep up with other news in the community, we encourage our members to sign up for the Triangle Tango mailing list.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, July 24-27, 2014

TONIGHT is the weekly práctica at 7:30 PM ($5). We encourage everyone come out to work on their tango techniques.

Tomorrow (7/25), enjoy Triangle Tango’s Milonga at Brandywine Cellars Milonga ($10) in Durham. Our favorite guest teacher Cecil Ho will teach the FREE intro to tango lesson at 8 PM and DJ the milonga from 9 PM to 1 AM. The cost includes a glass of wine. Also, you can come early for the FREE wine tasting from 6-8 PM. For more information, visit the Triangle Tango website.

On Monday, we continue our classes for Beginners (7:00 PM) and Intermediates (8:30 PM). We love your energy so keep coming out!

Lastly, registration is now open for the Oscar Casas workshops from September 12-14, 2014 sponsored by Durham Tango. Visit their website for more information and to register.

Don’t forget to like Tango Utopia on Facebook and visit our website for more information. To keep up with all the tango events in Triangle and beyond, please sign up for the Triangle Tango Yahoo Group.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, July 17-20, 2014

TONIGHT is the weekly práctica at 7:30 PM ($5). We encourage everyone come out to work on their tango techniques.

Tomorrow (7/18), enjoy Triangle Tango’s Third Friday Milonga at Open Eye Café in Carrboro ($5). Jae will teach the FREE introductory tango lesson at 8 PM and DJ the milonga from 9 PM to 11:30 PM. For more information, visit the Triangle Tango website.

Also, our friends from Tango Wilmington are throwing a house milonga on Saturday, July 19th. RSVP to the event ASAP if you plan to attend.

On Monday, we continue our classes for Beginners (7:00 PM) and Intermediates (8:30 PM). It’s only the second class of each series, so it’s not too late to join us! And don’t forget about the FREE práctica in between classes!

Midsummer Night’s Dream Milonga – A Success!

MSND MilongaThanks for your overwhelming turnout for our July Milonga UtopiaWe had almost 80 guests in attendance, including out-of-towners from all over the Southeast (Asheville, Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, South Carolina, and Wilmington). The Tango Utopia ladies decorated the studio courtesy of the Paper Hand Puppet Intervention and everyone dressed in their whimsical fairy best–some guests even brought their wings. Once again, DJ Lisa Jacobs of Catwalk Tango cast her musical magic spell, which kept us floating across the dance floor well past 2 AM. It was truly an enchanting evening. We’ve posted a few photos to the Meetup event page, so please feel free to tag yourself in them. More photos can be found on the Tango Utopia Facebook page.

We’d also like to remind you that the new six-week series of classes for Beginners (7PM) and Intermediate students (8:30 PM) starts tomorrow (7/14). Feel free to sign up at our Meetup site or join us in the upstairs studio at Triangle Dance Studio. There are no Advanced classes in July, so we encourage students to attend Monday classes and/or come to the FREE Monday práctica between 8:00 and 8:30 PM.

Once again, thanks to everyone who made last night’s event one of the best milongas in the Triangle. We couldn’t do it without your support.

Keep dreaming the dream of Utopia!

This Weekend in Tango, July 10-13, 2014

Our favorite weekend in tango is FINALLY here! On Saturday, July 12th we host our themed Milonga Utopia, ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream, which promises to be a magical evening ($10). Special guest DJ Lisa Jacobs of Asheville’s Catwalk Tango will keep us floating across the floor as we dance under the full-moon supermoon. We hope you dress in your fairy best!

On Monday, July 14th we start a new series of classes for Beginners (7 PM). Students from the last series made great progress, so we encourage you continue with us. Intermediates students (8:30 PM) also start on Monday with a new class topic, How to Move When You Can’t Move, where we will explore how to keep your follower happy when there’s traffic on the floor. And don’t forget about the FREE práctica in between these classes. There are no Advanced classes in July, so students are encouraged to attend Beginner or Intermediate classes to keep their skills in top shape.

As usual, TONIGHT is the weekly práctica at 7:30 PM ($5). Come out to work on those new techniques we learned in class.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, July 3-6, 2014

No need to rush to the beach with Arthur swirling in the Atlantic. Take shelter at TONIGHT’s weekly práctica at 7:30 PM ($5). Once again the práctica is the only opportunity to tango in the Triangle this weekend, so stop by before you head out of town.

If you’re up to taking your tango on the road, follow the Tango Utopia ladies down to Atlanta on Saturday, July 5th for Milonga Porteña at Daza Dance (3230 Peachtree Road, NE), where Jae will be your DJ for the evening. There’s also a milonga at Taverna Plaka in Atlanta (2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd, NE) on Sunday evening for those who have Monday off or don’t mind getting by on limited sleep. 😉 Visit these events on Facebook for more information.

We promise to be rested and ready to go for the Beginner (7 PM) and Intermediate (8:30 PM) classes on Monday night. We are so pleased with the consistent turnout for these classes and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful faces in the next series. The Advanced class is on hiatus this month, but students are welcome join the Monday night classes to keep their tango skills tuned up during the summer.

Remember next weekend’s Milonga Utopia on July 12thwill end our drought. The theme for the evening is A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the event will feature the whimsical melodies of DJ Lisa Jacobs of Asheville. Dress your fairy best!

See you on the dance floor!

No Advanced Tango Class in July

The Advanced class will be taking a break for the month of July. Check back in August for the next series. The weekly práctica will continue at its regularly scheduled time on Thursdays at 7:30 PM.