Monthly Archives: June 2017

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville **NEW VENUE** Saturday July 8, 2017

https://youtu.be/eDEXYlXj2Z0 video of our new venue!

Thank you to every one who supported us last month! We had a good crowd with visitors from Jacksonville and Ft Lauderdale! 🙂 ❤

This month we are excited to announce our ***NEW*** venue at beautifully newly renovated Rosa B Williams Dance Center oeprated by the City of Gainesville Parks and Recreation.
We have a great new wood floor, good lighting, parking and security! And we will be able to retain the old admission of $10.
We are very proud that Tango will be the FIRST dance to initiate this great new dance floor! 🙂 ❤
This event will be 3 hours long, but it may be possible to go longer into the evening in the future after we have some track record with the City.
Regular Programming this month:
8:00 to 8:30 Beginners Milonga (Experienced dancers welcome! 30 minute beginners lesson + 15 minutes dancing rotating partners after every song with easy Tango with lights dimmed where we want to be sure to get all the beginners out on the floor with experienced dancers.)
8:45 to 11:00 Regular Tandas (Beginners encouraged to stay and dance and socialize and be exposed to the different orchestras and styles of Tango, Vals and Milonga music!)
What is a Beginners Milonga?
A 15 minute lesson followed by dancing for new tango dancers.
In its simplest form, Argentine Tango is just a hug and a walk to the music. Later you can add some other fancy stuff.
This is an opportunity to enjoy a real Argentine Tango Milonga (dance social). Put what you are learning to use in a welcoming atmosphere arranged to make new tango dancers feel comfortable.
Beginners are encouraged to stay after the Beginner’s Milonga to dance, hang out, watch and listen to music and meet new friends.
Experienced dancers are welcome at the Beginner’s Milonga.
The rules are:
Do not tell your partner what to do during the Beginner’s Milonga.
If you have trouble, ask the instructor for help, otherwise figure it out yourself.
Only ask your partner to do something if you are uncomfortable, not if you or they are confused.
This Month:
1. Lesson 8:00 – 8:30 with El Stevito.
2. Beginner’s Tandas 8:30 – 8:45. (Beginners rotate partners every song for the first 15 minutes.)
3. Traditional Tandas: 8:45 – 11:00.
4. DJ: Fabulous DJ El Stevito will be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for dancing all night long!
Time: 8:00 pm – 11:00 (Lesson 8:00 – 8:30)
Cost:
Adults: $10.00.
Students: $5.00.
(If anyone CAN’T attend because of financial reasons, please contact Steve Littler.)
BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for passionate dancing all night.
Location: Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville is held regularly on the second Saturday of each month at “The Rosa B Williams Dance Center” 524 NW 1st St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street. Easy parking, great lighting and security.)
Organizer: Steve Littler
DJ: Steve Littler
For more information: call Steve Littler

Milonga El Abrazo Saturday June 10, 2017

Update Edit: Now we WILL keep the same old time slot from 8:00 -12:00 midnight! And NEW price of $15.00
 
(Just so you know, after MANY years, our rent just went considerably up 50%. So in order to keep the space and rental agreement we have to continue to rent 4 hours. And most of the other milongas also cost $15, some with only 3 hours dancing.)
 
So we hope everyone will understand and continue to support the milonga.
 
This month:
 
8:00 to 8:30 Beginners Milonga (Experienced dancers welcome! 30 minute beginners lesson + 15 minutes dancing rotating partners after every song with easy Tango with lights dimmed where we want to be sure to get all the beginners out on the floor with experienced dancers.)
 
8:45 to 12:00 midnight Regular Tandas (Beginners encouraged to stay and dance and socialize and be exposed to the different orchestras and styles of Tango, Vals and Milonga music!)
 
What is a Beginners Milonga?
 
A 15 minute lesson followed by dancing for new tango dancers.
In its simplest form, Argentine Tango is just a hug and a walk to the music. Later you can add some pivots and turns.
 
This is an opportunity to enjoy a real Argentine Tango Milonga (dance social). Put what you are learning to use in a welcoming atmosphere arranged to make new tango dancers feel comfortable.
 
Beginners are encouraged to stay after the Beginner’s Milonga to dance, hang out, watch and listen to music and meet new friends.
 
Experienced dancers are welcome at the Beginner’s Milonga.
 
The rules are:
 
Do not tell your partner what to do during the Beginner’s Milonga.
 
If you have trouble, ask the instructor for help, otherwise figure it out yourself.
 
Only ask your partner to do something if you are uncomfortable, not if you or they are confused.
 
This Month:
 
1. Lesson 8:00 – 8:30 with El Stevito.
 
2. Beginner’s Tandas 8:30 – 8:450. (Beginners rotate partners every song for the first 15 minutes.)
 
3. Traditional Tandas: 8:45 – 12:00.
 
4. DJ: Fabulous DJ El Stevito will be playing exciting Tango music just perfect for dancing all night long!
 
Time: 8:00 pm – 12:00 (Lesson 8:30 – 8:45)
 
Cost:
 
Adults: $15.00.
Students: $7.00.
(If anyone CAN’T attend because of financial reasons, please contact Steve Littler.)
 
BYO DRINKS, WATER, WINE, etc and LOTS of SNACKS for passionate dancing all night. (Water is also available for sale $1.00.)
 
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
DJ: Steve Littler
 
For more information: call Steve Littler
Cell phone 1-352-226-1103