Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda in the Triangle (July 8th – 10th)

Felipe & AyanoTriangle Tango is excited to bring to the Triangle Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda!

Felipe and Ayano have a strong presence in the tango scene of the SF Bay Area. They embody the global nature of tango, traveling full-time throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia to teach, DJ, and lecture about the music. They also spend time annually in Buenos Aires studying and enjoying the dance and its history.

Felipe’s background includes a degree in education and 19 years of experience in tango. He is widely renown for his clear teaching strategy, enthusiastic personality, and ability to make real improvements in your dancing.

Ayano has been dancing tango since 2005 and is an accomplished and motivated dancer, with excellent movement technique and musicality. She has been teaching with Felipe for the past few years around the country.

Together, their demonstrations are clear and precise, offering students an excellent model of movement. Both Felipe and Ayano lead and follow interchangeably which is invaluable for teaching. Their series at Stanford University and their classes at The Beat in Berkeley are always in high demand, which is a tribute to their teaching excellence and wide appeal.

We are very fortunate to have tango professionals of this caliber in the Triangle.   Come join us for a wonderful learning experience!

Click HERE to Register.


Friday July 8 ( Lindy Lab)

7:00 p.m. Registration and warm up
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Class 1 – Concepts and techniques to dance better: Posture & axis, embrace & connection, walking & variations (All levels)

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Welcome Milonga

Saturday July 9 (Back Studio)

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration and warm up
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Class 2 – Finding freedom and effective movement: Pivots, ochos, spirals and torsion
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Class 3 – Turning dynamics: Structure & timing of turns
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Guided Practica

9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Milonga Utopia (not included in the package – pay at the door)

Sunday July 10 (Back Studio)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Brunch A La Triangle Tango
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Class 4 – Milonga
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Class 5 – Ear training for dancers: rhythm, phrasing, layering, pausing, understanding the music

Please note that Saturday and Sunday classes are intermediate/advance level.


Triangle Tango will sponsor Friday’s class and offer it for FREE! Take advantage of this great opportunity. You will need to register as there will be a class size limit and we will keep it gender balanced.

Full Package: 4 Workshops, 1 Guided Practica, Welcome Milonga and Brunch
Individual: $130
Couple: $250

Welcome Milonga: $5 (at the door)

Milonga Utopia: $10 (at the door)

Register HERE!

Private lessons

Felipe and Ayano have limited availability for private lessons. Please contact Yemi at clintonhome@hotmail.com.


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


The wonderful, witty, playful, creative, unavoidable, and beautiful Brigitta Winkler will be coming to the Triangle area in NC for a 3 day workshop from September 30 to October 2nd (6 classes, 2 milongas, 2 guided practicas, on-demand private lessons).

 Register for the whole workshop with a partner and get the best deal


select what you want for couple or individual, for 1 class, 1 day, 2 days etc.

PayPal or check (even CC)

Possibilities for private lessons will be announced in September when all details will be finalized.

Register at: http://dfb2k08.wix.com/brigitta-nc-2016

Contact: Daniel Bossut dfb2k08@gmail.com

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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