Workshops with World-Class Maetros Alicia and Luis (May 13th – May 15th) by TangoUtopia

1623307_1053727051361879_343164064058602277_nOur most beloved maetros Alicia Pons and Luis Rojas will be back to Durham in May 13-15! Tango Utopia is proudly to sponsor this great workshop weekend with high energy and classical tango instructions. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to learn from these world-class tango maetros!!!

Alicia Pons & Luis Rojas in Durham 2016 May 13 – May 15

Workshops Details

Friday May 13 ( Downstairs studio 1)
6:30PM Registration
7:00-8:30PM Workshop I – Secrets of Milongueros : Connection and embrace (All levels)

9:00PM – 1:00AM Welcome Milonga

Saturday May 14
12:00-12:30PM Registration and Warm up
12:30-2:00 PM Workshop II- Musicality: How to Dance to the Different Orchestras
2:30-4:00 PM Workshop III:-Milonga Communication/Rhythms/Traspie
4:00-4:45PM Guided Practica

9:30 PM- 2:00 AM Milonga Utopia with Enchanting Performances!

Sunday May 15
12:30-1:00PM Warm up
1:00-2:30 PM Workshop IV- Vals : Applying Dynamics in Both Giros(Turns) and Contra Giros
3:00-4:30 PM Workshop V- Sacadas Milonguero Style

Please note that Saturday and Sunday classes are intermediate/advance level. If you have any questions, contact


Full Package : 5 Workshops, 1 Guided Practica and 2 Milongas
Individual $160
Couple $290

Weekend Pass (Saturday + Sunday): 4 Workshops, 1 Guided Practica and Milonga Utopia
Individual $ 140
Couple $260
Friday Pass: 1 Workshop and 1 Milonga $40
Saturday Pass: 2 Workshops, Guided Practica and Milonga Utopia $80
Sunday Pass: 2 Workshops $70
Friday Welcome Milonga: $10 (admission paid at the door)
Saturday Milonga Utopia: $ 15 (admission paid at the door)

Private lessons
Luis and Alicia will be available for private lessons, inquire by email to

More information at:


Brigitta Winkler in Durham – September 30th – October 2nd

Mark your calendars, details to come.  Organizer: Daniel Bossut

Need a lodge or a ride?

If you need a ride or someone to host you or if you are willing to drive or let someone sleep on your couch, please feel free to join this Facebook group:

Triangle Tango Ride Share & Hosting

This is a closed Facebook group, meaning those who are interested must send a request to join the group. Once you’re in, you may post your request to the group’s wall. Posts to the wall can only be seen by members of the group. Like other Facebook groups, members will receive notifications when others have posted to the wall.

Please spread the word about this new service for Triangle Tango members!

Talk A Tango – The Bandoneon – Part III,

Anibal Troilo “Pichuco”, also known as “El Gordo” (the fat man), was an icon of the greatest period of tango music and his name remains a symbol of both Tango and Buenos Aires. Troilo was a great bandoneón player, conductor, and composer. He inspired and continues inspiring generations of tango musicians around the world.

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Talk A Tango – The Bandoneon – Part I,

“Each 11 of July is celebrated as the National Day of the Bandoneón As homage to the birthday of anÍbal Troilo” …

Thus read a headline on a major Argentine newspaper last week. Neither Troilo’s name nor the instrument that contributed to his rising as one of the greatest tango personalities are foreign words to tango dancers around the world.  But not many tango lovers know the history of the “tango wind box”. So, let’s take advantage of the summer hiatus of our classic TALK A TANGO column to examine the major technical and historic features of the instrument considered the “soul” of tango music.

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