Utopia Encuentro Milonguero: Charleston Edition 2

Once again, Tango Utopia invites you to step back in time, surround yourself with historical beauty and join us for our second edition of Utopia Encuentro Milonguero in Charleston, South Carolina. Cobblestone streets, quaint single houses and charming alleys and gardens will set the stage where dreamy music from the Golden Age of tango, charming venues and lovely milongueros and milongueras will perfectly combine to alleviate some Buenos Aires yearnings. Come and experience “La Joyita del Sur”, a jewel of an event a la Utopia style!

Date Thursday, November 8, 2018 through Sunday, November 11, 2018
Location Lance Hall (All the events)


  • For milonguero style dancers, only
  • Pre-registration required
  • Gender balanced
  • Separate seating for leaders and followers
  • Traditional music, specifically from the Golden Age (1935–1955)
  • Wine, appetizers and snacks served throughout the weekend. 
  • Strict adherence to the “codigos” of a milonga
  • Invitation by cabeceo/mirada, only
  • Entering the dance floor respecting those already dancing
  • No teaching on the dance floor
  • No high boleos, hard-hitting ganchos, jumps, leg sweeps, leg extensions, etc. in order to maintain a safe environment within the ronda
  • Leaving the dance floor during the cortina
  • Please refer to www.siempremilonguero.org for a comprehensive list (with explanations) of the codigos
  • Ability to stay connected to partner throughout the dance in a comfortable close embrace
  • Mastery of own axis and ability to track accurately partner’s axis – no pulling off axis
  • Focus on musical expression via compact dance figures rather than flashy moves
  • Mastery of floor navigation in order to create a safe dance environment and contribute to the constant and fluid movement of the ronda
  • Ease with all general vocabulary in both parallel and cross systems
  • Respect, experience and working knowledge of the codigos
  • Thursday Milonga Rubi (11/08) – 6:00pm to 11:00pm DJ Jae Grisham 
  • Friday Milonga Zafiro (11/09) – 12:00pm to 4:00pm DJ Sohrab Soltani 
  • Friday Milonga Esmeralda (11/09) – 6:00pm to 11:00pm DJ Paul Akmajian
  • Saturday Milonga Topacio (11/10) – 12:00pm to 4:00pm DJ Amer Sayma
  • Saturday Milonga La Perla (11/10) – 6:00pm to 11:00pm DJ Marcelo Rosensaft
  • Sunday Dinner (11/11)-3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Sunday Milonga Diamante: The Grand Finale (11/11) – 5:00pm to 11:00pm DJ Vincent Lam

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