Archive for December 31, 2014

This Weekend in Tango, December 31, 2014-January 4, 2015


Ring in the new year in Tango Utopia style! We’ve joined forces with Triangle Tango to host our third annual New Year’s Eve Milonga TONIGHT ($20). This year, we’ll celebrate at a NEW LOCATION–JL TaeKwonDo Academy on 4031 Davis Drive in Morrisvillle. Come at 8 pm to enjoy a scrumptious family-style dinner, and then, dance into the wee hours of morning of 2015. It will be cold outside but warm on our wooden tango floor as we move to the rhythmic melodies played by special guest DJ Angel Montero from Atlanta. Over 100 local and out-of-town guests will be there, so we’re sure to have a fabulous time.

If more fun and more tango are on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then start the year off right at Triangle Tango’s Brunch Milonga ($10). Jae will keep us dancing from 12-4 pm at the same location.

After back-to-back days of dancing, we’ll rest our feet until Monday’s classes. January 5th is the last class in the series for Beginners (7 pm) and Intermediates (8:30 pm). The new series of classes start on January 12th. You can sign up now on Meetup or simply show up then.

Of course, if you’re not too tired from dancing, you can always try the Sunday Práctica on January 4th from 3-6 pm hosted by John Singletary. For more information about this event and other tango news in the Triangle, be sure to sign up for the Triangle Tango Mailing List. And don’t forget to vote for the 2015 Triangle Tango Board:

See you tonight and tomorrow on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, December 24-28, 2014

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all we could do
Was write this little note from the Tango Utopia crew

We’ll spend Christmas Day with our families and friends
Then count down the hours ‘til we tango again

On Friday night at 7:30, we’ll dust off our shoes
And head down to TDS to practice our new moves

Monday’s classes will happen as they always do
We’ll learn new techniques and have lots of fun, too!

Beginners will learn how to walk to the cross in style
And Intermediates will dance rhythmic turns for miles

Our New Year’s Eve Milonga will have 100+ folks
Dancing and hungry for Brunch the next day, we hope

If you need to RSVP, please do so quick
So we can save you a tanda with Jolly St. Nick

We hope you don’t mind if we cut this note short
We’ve got presents to wrap and a few to be bought

But we want to shout and exclaim with delight—
Happy Christmas to all and we’ll see you Friday night!

This Weekend in Tango, December 18-21, 2014

Start your tango weekend off right with TONIGHT’S weekly práctica from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm ($5). We’ll have music from our special guest DJ Tim Hall–a former member of the Triangle community who now lives in Austin, TX. Come out to work on all those techniques we learned in class.

Tomorrow Triangle Tango hosts its Third Friday Milonga at Open Eye Café in Carrboro ($5). The FREE introductory lesson starts at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9-11:30 pm. The multi-talented Cecil Ho will teach the class, be your DJ, and greet you with his winning smile.

On Monday we continue with our classes for Beginners at 7 pm and Intermediates at 8:30 pm. As always, drop-ins are always welcome ($10 per class).

If you or someone you know wants to be more involved in the tango community, submit your nominations for the Triangle Tango Board for 2015 by Saturday 12/20/14:

Also be sure to RSVP for our New Year’s Eve Milonga ($20 including dinner and a champagne toast) and Triangle Tango’s Brunch Milonga on New Year’s Day ($10). The NYE milonga features Atlanta DJ Angel Montero and the Brunch Milonga will feature our favorite teacher and DJ–Jae! Both events will be held at JL TaeKwonDo Academy in Morrisville.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, December 11-14, 2014

Our favorite weekend in tango is here! On Saturday we host a Farewell Milonga for Jason Laughlin, who will be moving to Austin, TX. Many members of our community, including the Tango Utopia ladies, first learned to dance tango in Jason’s Tuesday and Wednesday night classes. Join us on the 13th as we send him off in Tango Utopia style.

Of course, we’d love to see you at TONIGHT’s weekly practica ($5) as we work on the techniques we learned in class.

Monday we continue with our classes for Beginners at 7 pm and Intermediates at 8:30 pm. Also, don’t forget about the FREE practica from 8-8:30 pm. It’s the third week of the series and drop-ins are always welcome.

Lastly, it’s not too early to RSVP to the New Year’s Eve Milonga ($20). We’ve got over 80 people who plan to attend and an amazing menu in store. We hope you can join us.

See you on the dance floor!

This Weekend in Tango, December 4-7, 2014

There are no milongas this weekend in the Triangle, so get your tango fix at TONIGHT’S practica. We started our new series of classes, so there’s plenty of material to work on.

Speaking of new classes, it’s not too late to join us on Monday nights. The Beginners class starts at 7 pm and the Intermediate class starts at 8:30 pm. There is a FREE practica from 8:00-8:30 pm. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Also, if you plan to be in town for New Year’s, joins us for our third annual New Year’s Eve Milonga. For $20 you get a full family-style homemade dinner, wine, a champagne toast, and 7+ hours of dancing. RSVP today to reserve your spot!

See you on the dance floor!