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Tango Utopia Presents: Oscar Casas in the Triangle!

May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - May 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4

Oscar Casas is coming to town and Tango Utopia is ready to host a magnificent weekend! This internationally acclaimed tango maestro is known for his clear, effective and fun teaching style and for the sheer joy he exudes in his dance. Joining him as his teaching partner will be our very own Jae Grisham! This partnership guarantees a fabulous learning experience.

Registration opens March 13, 2017. This is a highly anticipated event, so do not wait until the last minute to register!



Friday, May 12th (TDS Downstairs Studio)

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Warm-up and Registration
7:30 pm –9:00 pm Technique for men and women: Elegance, cadence, posture, musicality: rhythm and melody. Vital elements for a social dance. (Intermediate)
9:00 pm – 1:00 am Welcome Milonga (DJ: TBA)

Saturday, May 13th (TDS Back Studio)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Warm-up and Registration
12:30pm – 2:00pm How to dance tango between the figures: The figures do not mean tango. Among them there are musical movements that separate figures for efficiency in the organization of the dance. (Intermediate/Advance)
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Consecutive turns (giros): Turns on two axes are important for the development of the waltz. The termination of such involves the participation of the women with respect to adornments, and the musical presence of specific movements. (Intermediate/Advance)
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Q&A Session/Practica
9:00 pm – 2:00 am Milonga Utopia (DJ: TBA)

Sunday, May. 14th (TDS Back Studio)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Classic milonguero figures: This class reveals moves that can be immediately absorbed. Enrich your dance today. Take it to another level. (Intermediate/Advance)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Boleos milongueros in close embrace: These movements represent musical effects without using space on the dance floor. (Intermediate/Advance)

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


We offer the following options:

Full Package (Friday – Sunday), 5 workshops, 1 guided practica, 2 milongas
* Individual : $160
* Couple : $290

Weekend Package (Saturday – Sunday), 4 workshops, 1 guided practica, 1 milonga
* Individual : $140
* Couple : $260

Daily Package
* Friday(1 class, 1 milonga): $40
* Saturday(2 classes, 1 guided practica, 1 milonga): $80
* Sunday(2 classes): $70

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


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.


May 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm UTC-4
May 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4


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2603 S. Miami Blvd.
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