Thanks everybody who came out last month! It was our biggest, bestest milonga yet in collaboration with UF Tango Weekend Spring 2018 with special guest Yari Helfeld! Also Robert & Daphne did a wonderful demo for us which we all enjoyed after placing 2nd in the Senior Salon Division at ATUSA in SFO 4-1-2018.
We had many guests from Destin, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, St. Pete., San Juan Puerto Rico, Buenos Aires and others!
The house was packed and jumping with energy all the way to the end, and then some! We had 43 dancers and a beautiful ronda all night long!
This month: Saturday May 12, 2018 6:30 – 7:45 pm with special guest teacher from Buenos Aires, Susana Miller TangoThe Pioneer International Milonguero Instructor, for one night only:
1 workshop and mini-private lessons with Susana during the following milonga (8:00 – 11:00 pm) (TEXT Kathleen Ahearn Prucher at 727-742-3368 to arrange mini-private lessons.) In the mini-private, Susana will dance with you for a tanda during the milonga, and then take you to a separate room and give you instructions specific to you to help improve what you are doing.
6:30 – 7:45 pm $25 – Workshop – Figures are situations on the dance floor.
Five basic figures for navigating impeccably (for waltz as well as tango).
We’ll film these figures, combining them with explanations in “slow motion.” All Levels
8:00 – 11:00 – Milonga (with mini-privates available. $25 a tanda. 15 minutes.)
Milonga – $10 – Students $5
Saturday, May 12th – Gainesville Rosa B Williams Center/352artspace, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, FL. 32601
(You can also go to Tampa the next day for more workshops with Susana Miller:
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 – Simone’s – 8336 W. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL
1:30 – 3:00 – Workshop II – Men’s technique – All Levels**
Fundamentals of the milonguero style. Balance, posture, connection with one’s own body and with the woman’s body. The abrazo. How to maintain the embrace when turning. The walk. The corrida.
Women are welcome: Understanding the man’s role helps to understand your own role.
3:00 – 4:30 – Workshop III – Women’s technique – All Levels**
Balance, abrazo and connection. We’ll study 6 movements: walking backwards and forwards, back ochos, the cross, the turn, balance on one leg. Keys to “following” with fluidity. Techniques for avoiding pain in the ball of the foot.
Men are welcome: Learning to understand the female role helps to have a greater awareness of one’s own role.
4:30 – 6:30 – Guided Practica on Workshop Materials*)
Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month at
“The Rosa B Williams 352Arts Center”
524 NW 1st St.,
Gainesville, Florida 32601.
On the West side of the street. Easy parking, great lighting and security.
Cell phone 1-352-226-1103
We are an affiliated group with the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural affairs. Support provided by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department – a CAPRA accredited agency.