Save the Date: Saturday Feb 13, 2016 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

This Month:
 
1. Pre-milonga lesson 8:00 – 8:30 with El Stevito with some new drills to make you walk better and a new opening salida I got from Junior Cervila this week in Gulfport! Yay!
 
2. Milonga at 8:30 – 12:00.
 
3. DJ: Fabulous DJ El Stevito will be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for dancing all night long!
 
Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight (Lesson 8:00 – 8:30)
 
Cost: Still just $10.00
 
BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for passionate dancing all night. (Water is also available for sale.)
 
Students: $5.00.
 
Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month 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.)
 
Organizer: Steve Littler, El Stevito
DJ: Steve Littler, El Stevito
 
For more information: call Steve Littler 1-352-371-6944
Cell phone 352-226-1103

Save the Date for Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas in Gainesville Jan 9-10, 2016

Save the Date for Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas in Gainesville Jan 9-10, 2016

3 Workshops, 1 Milonga + Show

Save the 2nd weekend to start off the new year 2016 for Tango with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas from Buenos Aires!
http://www.tangodebuenosaires.com/index_tango_Eng.html
http://www.tangodebuenosaires.com/video_tango.html

Teaching Method

We are social tango dancers and also show tango dancers. The style we teach is the Buenos Aires style, the authentic way to dance in a Buenos Aires milonga.

After so many years of dancing and teaching, we have developed our artistic aspect on the stage, as well the social dance for dance in a milonga, and also the teaching aspect to give to all our students the possibility to really build their dance, understand and use their energy, and for that we have a very precise didactic method.

In our lessons we concentrate on posture, the embrace, elegance, musicality, energy, sensuality and the feeling of the tango, those qualities that every true tango dancer has learned to love and appreciate. We teach compact patterns and sequences which are suitable for social dancing and also for dancing on a crowded dance floor.

We always introduce the step to be worked on by showing it, to give to the student a visual demonstration of the ideal movement, by explaining the technique. This way the student can easily understand how to use his body to realize the movement that creates the step, and also we pass by the students giving them individual instructions where we try it with them so they can feel directly from our body the right way to realize the step, and they can reproduce the ideal movement and sensation by following us. It is not necessary to come with a partner as we encourage the rotation of partners throughout the class but with respect of course for couples that came together.


Elegant, passionate, enthusiastic, charismatic — Oscar & Georgina will share their love and knowledge of Tango with us. They have a very detailed pedagogy of Tango so come with a wide open mind and be sure to bring your video cameras for the helpful workshop summaries.

Schedule:

Saturday 1/9:

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Workshop #1 Close Embrace:

-The all-important technique for leader and follower dancing in close embrace with a walking like Buenos Aires Style. Details of connection, posture, embrace, axis, elegant walk, collection, completion of steps. (Video summary – bring your recording device.)

Break until 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Milonga & Show with Oscar y Georgina

Sunday 1/10:

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop #2 Musicality:

– Phrasing and Rhythm. Add polish and excitement to your dance hearing and incorporating the musical structure in new ways. (Video summary – bring your recording device.)

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Workshop #3 Turns:

– Giros (Turns) for crowded dance floor. Navigation and Keeping Line of Dance when it gets crowded and still being able to dance beautifully and safely and in sync with all the other couples on the floor.  Never be stopped from dancing beautifully just because the Line isn’t moving. (Video summary – bring your recording device.)

Cost:

Milonga and Show only: $20

Workshops: $35 each

3 Workshops + Milonga & Show: $90

2 Workshops + Milonga & Show: $75

1 Workshop + Milonga & Show: $50

3 workshops only: $75

2 workshops only: $60

1 workshop only: $35

Student prices:

Milonga + Show: $10

3 Workshops + Milonga & Show: $70

2 Workshops + Milonga & Show: $55

1 Workshops + Milonga & Show: $35

3 Workshops only: $60

2 Workshops only: $45

1 Workshops only: $25

Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month 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.)

Organizer: Steve Littler
DJ: Steve Littler

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

Cell phone 352-226-1103

https://www.facebook.com/events/1663934590553552/

Save the Date!: Saturday Dec 12, 2015 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

Last month: Wow! A nice full house with lots of dancers from as far as Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Ocala! Thank you Theresa for helping to set up and giving us a nice lesson to get started with! See everybody again next month December 12 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville!  Thanks Jane Tolbert for helping set up and cooking lots of yummies. Thanks to Elena Yarmola, Thuy Carroll and David Chayes for helping break down!

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This Month:

1. Pre-milonga lesson 8:00 – 8:30 with Beth Michelson! Yay!

2. Milonga at 8:30 – 12:00.

3. DJ: Fabulous DJ El Stevito will be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for dancing all night long!

Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight (Lesson 8:00 – 8:30)

Cost: Still just $10.00 BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for passionate dancing all night. (Water is also available for sale.)

Students: $5.00.

Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September, 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.)

Organizer: Steve Littler
DJ: Steve Littler

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1500239126937708/

Save The Date: Saturday Nov 14, 2015 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

Last month: Another lovely night of Tango dancing at Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville! Thank you Raymond Lauzzana for coming and sharing your Modern Tango World magazine. It is a free download at http://moderntangoworld.com/ and there is a hard copy version as well. Thank you Amy Allison for sending us Shelley McGoldstein. Thank you for the Jacksonville crew that came and danced with us. Thank you Allison Thompson for returning for the Winter Season again. Thank you Sarah Bollinger for another fine Tango lesson that we all got something to use right away! Thank you Jane Tolbert for helping set up!

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This Month:

1. November 14 milonga:

2. Pre-milonga lesson with El Stevito.

3. DJ: Fabulous DJ El Stevito will be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for dancing all night long!

Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight (Lesson 8:00 – 8:30)

Cost: Still just $10.00 BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for passionate dancing all night. (Water is also available for sale.)

Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September, 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.)

Organizer: Steve Littler
DJ: Steve Littler

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

https://milongaelabrazodegainesville.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/127078167653273/

Save The Date: Saturday Oct 10, 2015 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

Wow! What a great milonga last month for our 2nd Anniversary! Thank you so much for the great lesson from Dani Rodriguez Alberti! Thank you so much Kathleen Ahearn Prucher for the super great music and dancing all night and all your great posse that came with you! Many people stayed late dancing till the very end! Thank you so much to our out of town guests from Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, Clearwater, Bradenton, Tampa!

Thank you so much to the locals who were so friendly with our guests! Thank you so much Sarah Bollinger for your great return and bringing your Dr. Brian King for us all to meet and take pictures. Thank you volunteers Theresa, Jane Tolbert, and June for helping with the setup and door. Thank you June and Robert D. DeRochemont II for the clean up afterward. Once again, Thank you locals for being so warm and welcoming to our out of town guests!
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This Month:

1. October 10 Milonga: Sarah Bollinger, Jose and Elaine return from a long trip to Buenos Aires!

2. Pre-milonga lesson with either Sarah or El Stevito.

3. DJ: Fabulous DJ El Stevito will be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for dancing all night long!

Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight (Lesson 8:00 – 8:30)

Cost: Still just $10.00 BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for passionate dancing all night. (Water is also available for sale.)

Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September, 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 & Sarah Bollinger
DJ: Steve Littler
Door Host: June Mac Auley

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1025271624190022/

Save The Date!: Saturday Sept 12, 2015 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

Wow! What a huge turnout for August! So many people stayed until the end with lots of good energy and socializing! A lot of new people were also introduced to their first milonga and had a great time seeing what all the excitement is about!  We had guests from Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Orlando, Alabama, Buenos Aires, Germany and Brazil!

Thank you Dubravko Kakarigi for visiting us and sharing your Tango Walking Techniques with us. Very insightful!
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This Month:

1. September 12 milonga: Sarah Bollinger​ returns for our 2nd anniversary and we thank everyone for their continued support that keeps us all dancing!

2. Another great pre-milonga lesson from Dani Rodriguez Alberti​ from Dinzels Studio in Buenos Aires who we got many nice compliments about back in July!

3. DJ: Fabulous DJ Kathleen Ahearn Prucher​ and Steve Prucher​ from Clearwater, FL will be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for dancing all night long!

4. Pro photographer Brian King​ will be there to take your photo if you desire. So come dressed to impress. LOL!

Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight (Lesson 8:00 – 8:30)

Cost: Still just $10.00 BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for passionate dancing all night. (Water is also available for sale.)

Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September, 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.)

Organizers: Steve Littler & Sarah Bollinger
DJ: Steve Littler
Door Host: June Mac Auley

For more information: call Steve Littler 1-352-371-6944
https://www.facebook.com/events/905758036144411/

Save The Date!: Saturday August 8, 2015 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

Wow! Wasn’t that a super great night of dancing last month. We had a great lesson from Dani Rodriguez Alberti from Dinzels Studio in Buenos Aires which we got many nice compliments about! Thank you so much Dani!  We want to thank all the many great dancers we had attend. We had visitors from Albany, Ga., Port Orange, Palm Coast, Orlando and posses from Jacksonville, Clearwater and Sarasota. There were many great dancers and several new people got exposed to their first milonga.

The milonga was still going strong at 11:30 p.m. with many dancers still on the floor so we extended the regular end time of midnight until 12:30 and everybody got a lot of dances.
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This Month:

Lesson:  This month August 8, 2015 the pre-milonga lesson will be given by special guest teacher from Berlin, Dubravko Kakarigi, on “The Technique of Walking!” so be sure to come early for that! Dubravko is kind enough to stop by and share his passion for teaching and dance with us on his pilgrimage this year to the US and Buenos Aires.

DJ: Fabulous DJ ‘El Stevito’ Steve Littler will again be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for dancing all night long!

Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight (Lesson 8:00 – 8:30)

Cost: Still just $10.00 BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for passionate dancing all night. (Water is also available for sale.)

Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September, 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.)

Organizers: Steve Littler & Sarah Bollinger
DJ: Steve Littler
Door Host: June Mac Auley

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1625667071026170/