Clint in Durham, NC – Thur Nov 17th – Workshop & Practica

Hosted by Tango Utopia

  • Workshop – 6:30pm to 7:45pm – $10
  • Practica – 7:45pm to 10:30pm – $5

Triangle Dance Studios
2603 S. Miami Blvd
Durham, NC


Clint Rauscher from Atlanta, GA teaches simple, elegant, musical and playful ideas to be used on the social dance floor from Atlanta to Buenos Aires.

You do not need a partner to take my classes. We switch partners during the class and make sure that everyone gets plenty of dance time.

The classes are taught in a multi-level format so all levels from advanced beginner to advanced dancers are welcomed.

You do not have to pre-register for the class, but it would be great to know who is coming. I could also possibly do a private lesson after the group class.

For questions or private lesson, you can contact Clint Rauscher (404-931-2455).

Milonga Utopia presents “La Ultima”

Dear, Tango friends

The end of year celebration begins with Utopia at our “ultima” (last) milonga of 2016! And for this fantastic and bombastic event we will be dancing to the tunes of DJ Mark Mindel from Charlotte!

Come enjoy great food, high energy, a friendly atmosphere and lovely dancers. Let’s get the end of 2016 party started!

Milonga – $10 at the door

  • Where : TDS Backstudio 2603 S. Miami Blvd Durham
  • Whem : 9pm – 2am November 12th

Utopia New 6 week series, 11/7-12/12!!!

Our new Argentine tango 6 weeks series will start on 7th, November to 12th, December! Our last class for current series will end tomorrow, we had around 20 dancers who work really hard for this series!

So Mark your calendar and come join us for our last series of 2016.
Intermediate class, we are going to work on Milonga and Vals. We’ll focus on technique, musicality, and movement!


Sunday Workshops with Ramu

Ramu is back and ready to share some tango knowledge. Come prepared for an afternoon of fun and energetic workshops followed by The Sunday Práctica which will allow you to put all that knowledge into practice. Class topics will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Class Schedule:

  • Class 1: 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Class 2: 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.


  • $15 for one class (additional $5 for práctica)
  • $25 for two classes & práctica


  • Lindy Lab @ Triangle Dance Studios (2603 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27713)

Octoberfest Milonga with DJ Ramu

Forget the beer, brats and polka! Join us for Oktoberfest a la Utopia style with wine, rice balls and tango!

We’ll have a “barrel of fun” with a special milonga featuring DJ Ramu from D.C. Ramu will teach an intermediate level class from 8-9 pm ($10) and then make a quick change of direction to become our DJ for the evening. As usual, we will have a delicious assortment of snacks and refreshments to keep our energy levels up as we dance to his lively tunes. We expect to have many dancers from D.C., so please greet them with the amazing hospitality for which Tango Utopia and the Triangle community is known.

Come on over and “roll out the barrel” with us!


  • Intermediate level class, 8 pm-9 pm ($10)
  • Milonga Utopia, 9 pm-2 am ($10)
  • Back studio at Triangle Dance Studios (2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham, NC)

Marathon at the Valhalla – A Tango Warrior Experience


Triangle Tango and Tango Utopia join forces to bring you an unforgettable tango event that will close 2016 and bring in the New Year in the most special way.

• Registration limited to 140 dancers (Register below)
• Exciting DJ lineup combining local and nationally recognized talent
• Over 30 hours of dancing
• Beautiful and inviting venue. Check it out at
• Click here for information on lodgings:

The Dancing Schedule

Friday (December 30th)
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mixer Jamboree (DJ: Cecil Ho – Durham, NC)
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Milonga Part A (DJ: Angel Montero – Atlanta, GA)

Saturday (December 31st)
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Milonga Part B (DJ: Jae Youn – Raleigh, NC)
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Milonga Part C (DJ: Geoffrey Reiff – Baltimore, MD)
10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Milonga Part D – New Year’s celebration (DJ: Travis Widrick – Buffalo, NY)

Sunday (January 1st)
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Milonga Part E (DJ: Clint Rauscher – Atlanta, GA)
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Milonga Part F (DJ: Marc Becraft – Seattle, WA)
10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Milonga Part G (DJ: Milton Azevedo – Boston, MA)

Mark this on your calendars and stayed tuned for more information!

Please register below:

Regrettably, registration for followers is now suspended and will reopen when more leaders sign up.  To get on the wait list, please send an email to

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Join us for September milonga Utopia this Saturday Sept. 10th

Adios Buenos Aires. Hello Triangle! Our Jae is back in town ready to PARTY a la Utopia style!

To get this party started, we proudly introduce new kid on the block, DJ Mitch Lee!

Join us for five hours of dancing along with the delicious Utopia spread for a great night out. See you all this coming Saturday!

  • Cost: $10 at the door
  • Time: 9pm-2am
  • Where: TDS backstudio 2603 S.Maimi Blvd Durham

New utopia class series is about to start – Sept, 12th


Our summer break is coming to an end. Time to dust off your tango shoes and sign up for the new 6-week series of classes, starting Monday, September 12th.

Beginner classes work on the basics such as posture, embrace, body awareness, basic steps, pivots, connection, and walking in cross system. Beginners meet from 7:00-8:00 pm.

Intermediate classes explore various topics (e.g., turns, paradas, sacada, etc.) while developing techniques like core strength, extension, balance, and expansion. Intermediates meet from 8:30-9:30 pm.

Students in both classes can enjoy a FREE práctica between 8:00-8:30 pm.


  • Individuals: $10 per class; $50 for the series
  • Couples: $20 per class; $90 for the series

And don’t forget to join us at Thursday práctica from 7:30-8:30pm ($5) and at our September Milonga Utopia on Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am ($10), which has a special DJ, our the new kid on the block Mitch Lee!!!

See you on the dance floor!

Summer break starts now! New class series starts 12th, September!

There is no Monday weekly class from 25th, July through 4th, September. It’s my summer break!!!
I am going to Buenos Aires for a month in August, so NO Monday class series until September 12th!
Our new series will begin on 12th, September. We’ll continue to have Thursday practica with guest DJs and wonderful hostess Suni during my absence.
Milonga Utopia in August is going to organize by Triangle Tango with special guest DJ Angel from Atlanta. So check out the detail on

For those who would love to continue practice on Mondays, Grace and Mario are generous enough to open their home for free practica on Mondays, so we can keep our dancing on Mondays. So feel free to contact Mario or Grace about the details. For beginners, it would be great place to continue practice and ask questions and get to practice with experience dancers.
Here is the email address for Mario, and Grace,

Have a wonderful summer to you all and keep dancing!

Hot Summer Milonga Utopia with Felipe Martnez!!!

In July, Milonga Utopia will be SIZZLING HOT! And we are not talking about the summer temperatures in the good ole’ South.

Here’s what’s cookin’…

*An eventful night with Felipe Martinez, a highly recognized DJ in the tango world (see bio below)
*A delightful performance
*A scrumptious spread of yummies to keep you energized
*A welcoming and friendly atmosphere

So mark this on your calendars and come feel the mercury rising. This event is not to be missed!

Time : July, 9th 9 PM to 2 AM
Where : TDS Backstudio
2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham
Door : $10


Felipe has played music at most important festivals in the US (Portland, San Francisco, Baltimore, Denver, Washington DC, Atlanta, Fort Bragg, Austin, Houston) as well as in many other communities such as Providence, New York, Los Angeles, and Montreal. He DJs regularly in the Bay Area at The Beat (practica) and El Valenciano (traditional milonga) and has also played music in Europe (Spain, Germany, Istanbul) and Buenos Aires, where he was invited to play music at El Beso and Villa Malcolm Club in several ocasions. He was also invited to DJ in Asia at the Seoul Tango Festival (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), the Bali Tango Festival and the Taipei Tango Festival, as well as in Tainan, Taichung and Tokyo. Felipe’s musical selection is based on the classics that ensure a great atmosphere for dancing.