Workshop with Yatma and Jae

Utopia is excited to present a special weekend event! Our Second Place Milonga Champions from the European Tango Cup 2021, Yatma and Jae, will be bringing us their knowledge for a fun weekend of learning. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details!


Saturday, January 8

Class 1 : 1:30- 3:00pm Tango

Class 2 : 3:30- 5:00pm Vals – Exploring close embrace turns

Milonga Utopia: 8 pm – 1 am DJ Yatma Diallo

Sunday, January 9

Class 3 : 1 – 2:30 pm Milonga – Play with Rhythm

Guided Practica: 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Full Pass( 3 classes, Milonga, Practica )
$90 per person
$30 per class
$20 Milonga
$10 Practica

For registration

Paypal payment to Choose family/friends option. On the note add your full name and the role ( leader or follower)  Or if you want to pay via check, please send email ( for details 

*** We will require proof of vaccination from all participants

On site Antigen test for all the workshop participants with $10 additional coast

PCR test from Wednesday 5th is accepted

Masking is required

Yatma Diallo was born in Senegal and has lived in Italy for 25 years. His first dance experiences, in Dakar, belong to the world of salsa and hip hop, disciplines that he has continued to cultivate.
He approached tango ten years ago through his first study experiences in Europe with Monica Maria, Susana Miller and Jorge Firpo.
He spent a lot of time in Buenos Aires to deepen his dance in all its expressive forms. In a few years, he managed to achieve interesting professional awards in the milonguero tango field, to which he has dedicated himself with passion. In relation to the didactic aspect, his experiences in other folk dances led him to convey to his students the rhythmic aspect of tango and its interpretative possibilities.
Since 2012, he has been collaborating with Monica Maria, carrying out an intense teaching and exhibition activity, and in 2013 he obtained a diploma for teaching dance at the “National Educational Sports Center”. He teaches tango and milonga in Milan, where he collaborates with Horca Myseria and holds technical seminars in various cities, both Italian and international (USA, Europe, Africa). Together with Monica Maria, he created the “Vela y Tango” project which, in addition to the stable tango school, organizes events and holidays to sail and study tango in the ports of Buenos Aires. He is also president of the Mundo Milonguero Association, which he founded in 2014.

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No Thursday Practica this week, 11/4!
Milonga Utopia is on for November 13th!

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New Utopia Tango 6 week class

New Utopia tango 6 week class

Join us for new tango 6 week class October 26th- November 30th!
Every Tuesday

beginners 6:30-7:30pm $60 full series $15 per class

Intermediate 8-9pm $60 full series $15 per class

Upstairs studio : Triangle Dance Studio 2603 S. Miami Blvd Durham NC

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No Thursday Practica tonight! 9/16/21

No Thursday Practica tonight! We’ll resume right back on next Thursday.

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Utopia group classes are back! Every Tuesday!

Join us for Utopia tango beginners class and tango intermediate class starting August 3!
Beginners class 6:30-7:30 pm

Intermediate class 8-9 pm

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Thursday Practica is Back!

The new CDC guidelines state that if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume the activities that you enjoyed prior to the pandemic. Therefore, with much joy, we announce our much anticipated (and dearly missed) Thursday Practica!

Following the CDC guidelines, the practica is open to everyone who has been “fully vaccinated”. This means two weeks have passed since your last shot. Please make sure to bring your vaccination card as we will check.

There are a couple of changes:

-Due to the fact that the studio rental has significantly increased, practica now will be $10 per person.

-The first practica (June 3) will be in Studio 4 and after that it will be in Studio 5.

We look forward to the warm embraces enveloped by the nostalgic sounds of tangos, milongas and vals. See ya’ll on the dance floor!

When : Thursday June 3 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Where : TDS studio 4
Cost : $10

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No Monday classes tonight! 3/16/2020

Due to Covid -19, we are currently suspended all tango activities until further notice including Monday class, Thursday Practica, and monthly Utopia Milonga! Let’s try to keep up with social distancing for safety and be cautious for others!

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Urgent Attention: COVID-19

Tango Utopia has decided to suspend our involvement in tango activities until the Covid-19 crisis is over. That includes Thursday Practica, Milonga Utopia, and Monday group classes. According to studies it would only take one individual to be infected for it to spread to our entire community. Not just dancers but every family members, coworkers or even people you meet on the street. It is simply not worth the risk. Please be safe and understanding during this crisis. Thank you for your continued support, please check for updates and more information. And please follow guidelines that are being put out by public health, most of all avoid physical contact. 

We are starting this week, so no Practica this Thursday and no milonga on Saturday! 

Let’s continue to keep our tango spirit up and stay healthy until we embrace each other again….. 

Best regards with a big hug,

Team Utopia 

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No Thursday Practica Feb, 20th!

We are canceling the Thursday practica due to snow! We want everyone to be safe. See all of you next Thursday!

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Utopia Tango 6 week class February 10th

Our new 6 week tango class series will starts on February 10 through March 16th! Don’t miss the the first series of 2020!!! Join us for Beginner/intermediate classes and Practica on Mondays! For more information about class, click the class tap!

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