Oscar Casas Workshop

Workshops with Oscar Casas and Jae Grisham

Aug 9th – Aug 11th

Durham, NC


And he is back in the Triangle! Our beloved Maestro Oscar Casas wants YOU to join Tango Utopia for another unforgettable workshop weekend: August 9th through the 11th.

Registration is opened. This is a highly anticipated event, so do not wait until the last minute to register!


Please join our Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1600525356746936/


Friday, Aug 9th  (TDS Downstair Studio)

7:00pm – 7:30pm Warm-up and Registration
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm How to meet your partner in the dance floor Change of weight – extricated Milonguero (All levels)
9:00 pm – 1:00 am Welcome Milonga (DJ: Mitch)

Saturday, Aug 10th (Workshop – TDS Back Studio)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Warm-up and Registration
12:30pm – 2:00pm Changes of dynamic 4 different ocho cortados/ musical effects 4 different ocho cortados/ musical effects (Intermediate/Advance)
2:00pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 4:00pm Different salidas There is more than Parallel and Cross System em, learn how Milonguero’s of BA change de nature of the salidas. (Intermediate/Advance)
4:00pm – 4:45pm QA/Practice/Closing
9:00pm – 2:00am Milonga Utopia (DJ: TBD)

Sunday, Aug. 11th (TDS Back studio)

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Milonga Our favorite milonga sequences for dance floor, easy, effective, unique plus Cross Traspié. (Intermediate/Advance)

2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:30 pm

The machine of Turn part 1 Learn 6 different turn Combinations. (Intermediate/Advance)

Please note that Saturday and Sunday classes are intermediate/advance level. If you have any questions, contact jae@tangoutopia.com
See further below for pricing and registration details.


Oscar Casas, a renowned and highly respected milonguero and teacher in Buenos Aires, was immersed in the world of tango at a very young age, observing his parents, who were avid tango dancers, and experiencing the popular milongas they organized in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Growing up in this rich environment gave Oscar the background and “tango base” from which he developed his own unique style.
His distinctive dance style is greatly admired by the “old guard” in the milongas of Buenos Aires. He dances with musical sensitivity, delightfully interpreting the nuances of the various orchestras, and creates an experience that allows for lively and candid dance conversations between him and his partner. Oscar’s love for tango is clearly evident to all who have seen him dance, whether at a performance or in the middle of a milonga. His dance exudes sheer joy!

Oscar’s teaching style is characterized by energy, humor and generosity, making him extremely popular among his students. His teaching emphasizes concepts such as the importance of musical improvisation and interpretation while respecting the character of the different orchestras. He is especially interested in the dynamics and “cadencia” (cadence) of the dance. His clear, concise teaching method allows for the effective absorption by the students of technique and musicality concepts, while his charismatic personality fosters a fun learning environment. Ultimately, his goal is to make all that he teaches applicable at crowded milongas.

Oscar Casas teaches regular classes at “El Beso” in Buenos Aires when he is not traveling the world to teach and perform.


We offer the following options:

Full Package (Friday – Sunday), 5 workshops, 2 milonga, 1 guided practica

  • Individual  : $160
  • Couple : $290

Weekend Package (Saturday – Sunday), 4 workshops and 1 milonga, 1 guided practica

  • Individual  : $140
  • Couple : $260

Daily Package

  • Friday(1 class, 1 milonga): $40
  • Saturday(2 classes, 1 practica, 1 milonga): $80
  • Sunday(2 class, 1 practica): $70


  • Friday Welcome Milonga: $10 (admission paid at the door)
  • Saturday Milonga: $15 (admission paid at the door)

* For the workshops, we strongly recommend early registration as there are limited slots.

Individual Registration

To register individual packages, make sure to choose your role in the class.


Couple Registration


Daily Registration



Please contact us ASAP:

100% refund if cancellation occurs on or before July 21th.

50% refund if cancellation occurs between July 22th and Aug 6th.


A gender balanced class will allow for the maximum learning experience and we will work towards achieving this. As such, if imbalance is evident during registration, we will create a waitlist. You will be notified if you are on the list and when your registration is accepted. Weekend pass registration has priority over other passes.


If you need lodging for the weekend, please contact jae@tangoutopia.com or visit our facebook page and feel free to ask local community members. We have a reputation of being very friendly. 



Oscar Casas will be available for private lessons, make inquiries at Jae@tangoutopia.com.


Triangle Dance Studio (TDS)

Address: 2603 S. Miami Blvd, Durham (near RTP), NC 27703

Tel: (919) 598-3265



For workshop info, contact us at jae@tangoutopia.com