Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, July 12, 2014 — DJ: El Stevito

Mark your calendars for July 12, 2014 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville. Come early and stay late!

(Non-dancers interested in checking out Argentine Tango are welcome to come and watch for free.)

Come out and get your Tango fix for the week with great music and dancing!

Classic music from the Golden Age of Tango!

Time: 8:00 pm to midnight

Don’t miss it!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS, WATER and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of hard dancing all night. No breaks or announcements, just continuous exciting, passionate dancing. (Water is also available for sale.)

Location:
Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September 14, 2013 at “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street in the Gainesville Shopping Center three stores south of the Publix Supermarket. Easy parking near the front door. Security Guard on duty until midnight.)

Organizers: Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.

For more information: call Steve Littler 1-352-371-6944

Here is a link for your non-Facebook friends: http://wp.me/p3O6FS-2b

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, June 14, 2014 — DJ: El Stevito

Mark your calendars for May 10, 2014 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville.

(Non-dancers interested in checking Tango out are welcome to come and watch for free.)

It was great to see Guest DJ Bill Edgeworth and partner Galina Jordan back in Gainesville last month!

DJ this month is El Stevito who will keep the music exciting all night.

Time: 8:00 pm to midnight

Don’t miss it!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS, WATER and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of hard dancing all night. No breaks or announcements, just continuous exciting, passionate dancing.

Location:
Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September 14, 2013 at “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street in the Gainesville Shopping Center three stores south of the Publix Supermarket. Easy parking near the front door. Security Guard on duty until midnight.)

Organizers: Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.

For more information: call Steve Littler 1-352-371-6944

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Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, May 10, 2014 — Guest DJ: Bill Edgeworth

Mark your calendars for May 10, 2014 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville with amazing Guest DJ Bill Edgeworth from Sarasota!

Be prepared for Bill’s extra special super-duper quad-speaker system! Yay!

It will be great to see Bill and partner Galina Jordan back in Gainesville for a great night of Tango!

(Non-dancers welcome to come take free lesson and watch for free.)

Sarah Bollinger will teach an All-Levels Fundamental Class with techniques suitable for any level of dancer. Class runs from 8:00 – 8:45 p.m. Open dancing starts at 8:45 p.m.

Beginners are encouraged to come early and stay late.

Last month: We had a fabulous night of great music from own DJ El Stevito from Gainesville! And we danced blissfully all night.

We hope to see you all again at the next great milonga on Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:00 p.m. – midnight!

Don’t miss it!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS, WATER and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of hard dancing all night. No breaks or announcements, just continuous passionate dancing.

(Non-dancers welcome to come and watch for free.)

Location:
Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September 14, 2013 at “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street in the Gainesville Shopping Center three stores south of the Publix Supermarket. Easy parking near the front door. Security Guard on duty until midnight.)

Map: http://binged.it/1q8lDdC

Organizers: Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.

For more information: call Steve Littler 1-352-371-6944

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, April 12, 2014 — DJ: El Stevito

Mark your calendars for April 12, 2014 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville with DJ El Stevito!

(Non-dancers welcome to come watch for free.)

Sarah Bollinger will teach an All-Levels Fundamental Class with techniques suitable for any level of dancer. Class runs from 8:00 – 8:45 p.m. Open dancing starts at 8:45 p.m.

Beginners are encouraged to come early and stay late.

Last month: What a fabulous night of great music from Guest DJ Dubravko Kakarigi from Berlin, Germany! And we danced hard all night with a pretty full floor all the way to the end of the night.

We hope to see you all again at the next milonga on Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:00 p.m. – midnight!

Don’t miss it!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS, WATER and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of hard dancing all night. No breaks or announcements, just continuous passionate dancing.

(Non-dancers welcome to come and watch for free.)

Location:
Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September 14, 2013 at “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street in the Gainesville Shopping Center three stores south of the Publix Supermarket. Easy parking near the front door. Security Guard on duty until midnight.) http://binged.it/1q8lDdC

Organizers: Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.

For more information: call Steve Littler 1-352-371-6944

Steve & Sarah exhibition at Gulfport 3-29-2014

Steve & Sarah exhibition at Gulfport 3-29-2014

Oscar Casas Tango workshops, Gainesville, FL, USA, Sunday March 30, 2014

Oscar Casas

Oscar Casas

Save the date!

We are very proud to announce three very special workshops in Gainesville with the world famous and very popular teacher from Buenos Aires, Oscar Casas. There are hundreds of his class summary videos and performances from all over the world on his YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/twototango2

He has a unique and elegant style of dancing distilled from dozens of grand maestros of Tango in Buenos Aires and he enthusiastically and humorously shares these secrets of how to dance with his students.

You can travel and take classes with him at the famous milonga El Beso in Buenos Aires, or take advantage now to study with him right here in Gainesville on March 30, 2014.

Schedule:

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Workshop #1 TBA All Levels
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Workshop #2 TBA All Levels

Break from 3:45 pm until 5:15 pm

5:15 pm – 6:45 pm Workshop #3 TBA All Levels
6:45 pm – 10:00 pm Milonguita and show

Cost: $30/workshop or $75 for all three, $15 for milonguita & show

A limited number of private lessons with Oscar are available on Monday March 31st. at $110/hr. Please contact Steve Littler with your available times to schedule elstevito@gmail.com or call 1-352-371-6944.

Location: “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street in the Gainesville Shopping Center three stores south of the Publix Supermarket. Easy parking near the front door. Security Guard on duty until midnight.)

More background on Oscar:

Oscar was born in Parque Patricios, a well-known tango barrio in Buenos Aires. His parents were avid tango dancers, and, in the 1950′s and ’60′s, they organized three different milongas per week, which regularly drew in 400-500 dancers. Oscar was very much influenced by his father, both by osmosis and discussion. He absorbed the code (codigo) of the milongueros, and when he eventually decided to take up the dance seriously, he already had a background and base that was the envy of many.

Oscar has a distinct style both in his dance and his teaching. He is very milonguero, and is many respected by the old guard in the milongas of BA. He is also extremely popular with his students, who are impressed by his teaching style. He teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation always interpreting the music and respecting the character of the different orchestras. He is especially interested in the dynamics and cadencia of the dance. Everything he teaches is applicable to crowded milongas.

For more information call Steve Littler 1-352-371-6944

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Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, March 8, 2014 Special Guest DJ: Dubravko Kakarigi

Mark you calendars for March 8, 2014 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville with Special Guest DJ: Dubravko Kakarigi from Berlin, Germany!

https://www.facebook.com/events/400632680078893/

(Non-dancers welcome to come watch for free.)

Starting this month, Sarah Bollinger will teach an All-Levels Fundamental Class with techniques suitable for any level of dancer. Class runs from 8:00 – 8:45 p.m. Open dancing starts at 8:45 p.m.

Beginners are encouraged to come early and stay late.

https://www.facebook.com/events/400632680078893/

Last month: What a fabulous night of great music from Guest DJ Andrea Hoa Pham! And we danced hard all night with a pretty full floor all the way to the end of the night.

This month: our Special Guest DJ is again the fabulous DJ and teacher, Dubravko Kakarigi From Berlin, Germany. He is the original promoter of Tango Pavadita Milonga which ran weekly in Gainesville in 2011 and bi-weekly in 2012. He has studied and danced for many years in Argentina, Europe and USA and helped mentor Steve and Sarah to be able to start their own milonga after he retired and moved to Germany with his wife, Gainesville’s own tanguera, Elke Weibezahl.

We are so glad to welcome them back and get to dance with them again. (They return to Germany on March 18, 2014.)

We hope to see you all again at the next milonga on Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:00 p.m. – midnight!

Don’t miss it!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS, WATER and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of hard dancing all night. No breaks or announcements, just continuous passionate dancing.

(Non-dancers welcome to come and watch for free.)

Location:
Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September 14, 2013 at “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street in the Gainesville Shopping Center three stores south of the Publix Supermarket. Easy parking near the front door. Security Guard on duty until midnight.)

Organizers: Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.

For more information: call Steve Littler 1-352-371-6944

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, Feb 8, 2014 Special Guest DJ: Andrea Pham

Last month: What a fabulous night of great music from Guest DJ Dubravko Kakarigi. And we danced hard all night with a pretty full floor all the way to the end of the night. Yay!

This month: our Special Guest DJ is the fabulous DJ and teacher, Andrea Pham from Gainesville, FL. Andrea got seriously into Argentine Tango in 2001 during a trip to Buenos Aires where she has returned many times since then. She travels frequently to Europe (Paris, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Nijmegen) and as far south as New Zealand to dance. She teaches at her own tango academy here in Gainesville, Tango Papirusa and has taught and DJ’d in the US, Canada, Vietnam and the Netherlands.

Most of the good dancers on the floor here at Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville have studied with Andrea in her studio, Tango Papirusa.

Be sure to experience the Tango, “Andrea style” and hear her exquisite taste in music that will inspire you to dance passionately all night long.

Don’t miss it!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS, WATER and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of hard dancing all night. No breaks or announcements, just continuous passionate dancing.

Non-dancers welcome to come and watch for free.

Location:
Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September 14, 2013 at “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street in the Gainesville Shopping Center three stores south of the Publix Supermarket. Easy parking near the front door. Security Guard on duty until midnight.)

Organizers Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.