Jae offers both group classes and private lessons, and a weekly practica.  No partner is required.


Every Thursday, 8:15 – 10:45pm, at the Triangle Dance Studio (TDS), in the “Upstairs Studio”, at 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC.  The fee is $10 ($5 for students with ID).

Students are strongly encouraged to attend; the practica will help develop your skills.  All experienced dancers throughout the Triangle are encouraged to participate to both refine their skills and contribute to the learning process of the newer dancers.

Group Classes

Tango Utopia  offers both beginner and intermediate classes.  Each class meets weekly, and for six weeks.  Each series will develop your skills cumulatively, so you should register only if your schedule will permit you to attend all the classes (excepting emergencies, of course). 

Beginner class

This class will lay the foundation for your tango dance.  We will develop “the fundamentals”, including posture, embrace, body awareness, basic steps, pivots, connection, and walk in cross system. We will explore musicality, vals, and the milonga.

Dancers of all levels may benefit from this experience.  Students are welcome to repeat the beginner class at no additional charge.

Current class schedule:
     August 10-September 14th
     6pm -7pm TDS Upstairs studio 

Intermediate class

The Intermediate class covers a range of advanced skills, and is run in the style of a working seminar, with the focus determined by the goals and interests of the participants.  This class is for students who are fluent in the foundational elements of tango, and is by invitation only.  If you are interested, contact Jae to ask about pre-requisites.

Current class schedule:
     August 10- September 14
     7:15-8:15 pm TDS Upstairs studio 

Group class logistics

  • The current class schedule and registration information are posted on the home page.  (If you do not find it, please contact Jae.) 
  • Each class is $80 (for the six-week series), and $50 for students with an ID.
  • Classes are held at the Triangle Dance Studio (TDS), in the “Upstairs Studio”, at 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC.
  • Classes are currently open only to vaccinated dancers.  Please be prepared to show your proof of vaccination on the first day of class.

Private Lessons

A one-hour private lesson (either single or couple) at TDS is $90 = $70+$20.  (The $20 is the TDS studio rental fee.)  A one-hour private at Jae’s home studio (in Garner, NC) is $60.  Jae also offers semi-privates for small group.  To schedule a private, contact Jae.