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

Save the Date: Saturday Feb 14, 2105 Valentines Day Milonga El Abrazos de Gainesville

January 10th was a SUPER great night of music and dancing! About 50 dancers and Excellent energy and excellent floor craft in two neat lanes all night! So many dancers stayed late with great energy that we stayed open an extra half hour! Thank you everyone from Gainesville and UF Tango Club and especially all the visitors from out of town: big Jacksonville posse, Orlando, Palm Coast, DeLand!

And many people also came early and participated in Sarah’s popular all-levels technique class!

See you next month on Valentines day, February 14 with another fabulous technique lesson with La Sarita Sarah Bollinger and fabulous DJ El Stevito Steve Littler
playing exciting Tango music just perfect for Valentines day!

(And follow DJ El Stevito on Saturday Feb 21 to Tampa for the Tampa Bay Tango Club Milonga with workshops by Alicia Pons from Buenos Aires!)

Feel free to wear something pink or red for Valentines Day!

At 8:00 Sarah Bollinger will give a short All-Levels class. So come early on time and stay late!

Don’t miss it!!!

Cost: $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/913807875331174/

Save the Date: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville w/DJ Dubravko Kakarigi — Saturday January 10, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday Dec 13, for our milonga with DJ Dubravko Kakarigi direct from Berlin! It was a huge success with many people staying late and dancing passionately to the very end!  We had many local guests and many visitors from UF Tango Club, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Tallahassee and Kiev!

And many people also came early and participated in Sarah’s popular all-levels technique class!

In January we are proud to announce that we will again welcome back popular DJ Dubravko Kakarigi with Elke!

Dubravko plays traditional and modern tango, as well as unusual pieces with “Tango, Vals and Milonga feel”, which he always adapts to the mood on the dance floor. His music is simply inspiring.

At 8:00 Sarah Bollinger will give a short All-Levels class. So come early and stay late!

Don’t miss it!!!

Cost: $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: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville w/DJ Dubravko Kakarigi — Saturday December 13, 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday Nov 8, for our milonga with the Maldito Tango Duo from San Francisco. It was a huge success! The place was filled (70!) and at the end of the night the energy was still so high, we stayed open for an extra hour dancing passionately. We had many local guests and many visitors from UF Tango Club, Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona, Palm Coast, Miami, and Mexico City. We had many compliments about the great live music and the recorded music and the high level of dance of the dancers!We had many compliments about the excellent improvised performance by local teacher Andrea Hoa Pham and guest partner Hugo Juan-Ramon from Argentina currently living in Washington D.C. Thank you Andrea and Juan!If you were there you may have noticed that we have upped the music system from 250 watts to 550 watts and the acoustics were very nice for a room that size and with that many people in it. Many people commented on the great sound.In December and January we are proud to announce that we will welcome back popular DJ Dubravko Kakarigi who is currently living in Berlin (with Elke) and will be fresh from DJ’ing at the Boselgetosel Tango Marathon in Meissen, Germany http://www.boselgetosel.de/home/home.html located in a charming wine vineyard just north of Dresden.

Dubravko plays traditional and modern tango, as well as unusual pieces with “Tango, Vals and Milonga feel”, which he always adapts to the mood on the dance floor. His music is simply inspiring.

At 8:00 Sarah Bollinger will give a short All-Levels class. So early and stay late!

Don’t miss it!!!

Cost: $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/1544365939111296/

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, Saturday October 11, 2014: DJ El Stevito

Mark your calendars for this Saturday October 11, 2014 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville with DJ El Stevito. Mostly classic music from the Golden Age of Tango!

Sarah Bollinger will give a 30 minute lesson starting at 8:00 p.m. Yay!

Last month we had a great night of dancing with DJ El Stevito and a lot of dancers from out of town.

So come early and stay late to get your Tango fix for the week with great music and dancing!

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

Time: 8:00 pm to midnight

Don’t miss it!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS, WATER and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of 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