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/

Save The Date: Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

Last month saw another great night of dancing tonight with with many local dancers and guests from Crestview, Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, UF Tango Club and friend of Sarah’s from Dinzels Studio in Buenos Aires who was a delight! (If you left early you missed her arrival at 11:00 pm )

Many people stayed dancing until the very end!

Lesson: This month El Stevito will give an All-Levels lesson suitable for all dancers from beginner on up, from 8:00 – 8:30 pm, and open dancing starts at 8:30.

(Next month August 8, 2015 the 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 teaching passion and dance with us on his pilgrimage to the US and Buenos Aires this year. ~ El Stevito will be the regular DJ next month ~)

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. 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://milongaelabrazodegainesville.wordpress.com

Save the Date: Saturday June 13, 2015 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

We had a very nice big crowd again last month with visitors from as far away as Crestview, FL in the panhandle, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Petersburg and UF Tango Club.

Many people stayed until the very end dancing joyously.

Lesson: This month El Stevito will give an All-Levels lesson suitable for all dancers from beginner on up, from 8:00 – 8:30 pm, and open dancing starts at 8:30.

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. Security Guard on duty until midnight.)

Organizers: Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/716416945151220/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlXbMbK-j1g

 

Save the Date: May 9, 2015 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

We had a very nice big crowd again last month with visitors from as far away as Crestview, FL in the panhandle, Jacksonville, FL, and Ocala FL.

Many people stayed until the very end dancing joyously.

Steve and Sarah look forward to welcoming everyone to another great night of passionate Tango dancing! Come early and stay late! :)

This month, there will be no lesson, just 4 hours of nonstop music so you can get your fix of Tango for the weekend!

Music this week:

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

Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

Cost: Still just $10.00

BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of 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 and Sarah Bollinger.

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1638358263044375/

Save the Date: April 11, 2015 Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

We had a very nice big crowd again last month with visitors from as far away as Crestview, FL in the panhandle, Jacksonville, FL, Palm Coast, FL and Syracuse, N.Y.

Many people stayed until the very end dancing joyously.

The lesson and pamphlet on Floor Craft and Etiquette were very well received. Some of the key points re-enforced were: don’t cut across the dance floor after a song has already started. Once you are in a lane, stay in that lane, don’t pass the couple in front of you. If you move to an inside lane, stay there. Don’t zig-zag between lanes. Keep your choreography in one lane so as not to cause collisions. Keep equal ‘air space’ between you and the couple in front of and behind you to keep the Line of Dance moving nicely. Before entering the dance floor, catch the eye of the approaching leader and get his/her nod to enter the line, rather than just jumping in anywhere and causing a disruption in the flow of the line. And for the most part, the flow of dancing was quite nicely maintained throughout the night, as it generally is here. We are grateful as always for all the careful attention of the dancers to observe these codes of common sense that have evolved over many years in the crowded dance halls of Buenos Aires.

This month, there will be no lesson, just 4 hours of nonstop music so you can get your fix of Tango the weekend!

Music this week:

Fabulous DJ ‘El Stevito’ Steve Littler will again be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for high energy dancing all night long! (Last month he also DJ’ed at the Tampa Bay Tango Club monthly milonga in Tampa on the 3rd Saturday to rave reviews!)

Cost: Still just $10.00

BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of 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 and Sarah Bollinger.

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

Save the Date: March 14, 2015 Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

February 14th was a SUPER great night of music and dancing! We had a big crowd for Valentines Day and Excellent energy and excellent floor craft in two neat lanes all night! Many dancers stayed all the way to the end!

Class this week free with paid milonga admission:

This week, March 14, 2015, ‘La Sarita’ and ‘El Stevito’ will teach an exciting 30 minute all-levels technique class that beginners and old hands alike will appreciate! In honor of Florida Argentine Tango Organizers’ Floor Craft Awareness Month, we’ll teach “Buenos Aires Milonga Secrets of Floor Craft and Navigation for Maximum Fun and Safety on the Most Crowded Pistas”. This is something you definitely need to know for crowded milongas, which are the most fun to dance at! Don’t miss it!

Music this week:

Fabulous DJ ‘El Stevito’ Steve Littler will again be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for high energy dancing all night long! (Last month he also DJ’ed at the Tampa Bay Tango Club monthly milonga in Tampa on the 3rd Saturday to rave reviews and was invited back again for March 21st. So go hear him again next week in Tampa as well!)

Cost: Still just $10.00

BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of 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 and Sarah Bollinger.

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