Monthly Archives: November 2017

Milonga El Abrazo & Live Tango Musicality Workshop Saturday Dec. 9, 2017 7:00 pm

Make your plans for next month! On December 9 we will welcome back by popular demand Special Guest Artist Alejandro Pinzon (Maestro Tango), conductor, bandoneon & violin player, tango dancer & teacher.

Workshop title: Tango Musicality, Troilo VS Pugliese: two very different but popular orchestras and how to dance to them.

Alejandro wowed everyone in October with his teaching, playing and dancing and everyone was asking for him to return. His last workshop was on Di Sarli vs D’Arienzo. This time he will wow us with Troilo vs Pugliese.

He will also DJ the milonga and play two live tandas with his Bandoneon!

(And this time he will come a day early on Friday Dec 8 to give private dance lessons at Thuy’s house over a period of several days. Also there will be a dancing workshop and guided practica with Alejandro supervising your practicing on Sunday 3:00 – 6:00 at Thuy’s house, just like last time.)
We have a great wood floor, good lighting, security and free parking on the street. We also have free parking passes for the lot across the street. And there is another new free parking lot being constructed in the near future.


Friday Dec 8 and over several days at Thuy’s house: Private tango lessons. Call Alejandro Pinzon at 724-914-0346 to book private lessons at $75/hr beginning Friday Dec 8, 2017 in Gainesville FL.)

Saturday Dec 9 at Rosa B Williams Center/352artspace:

7:00 to 8:00 Live Tango Musicality Workshop (How to dance to Troilo vs Pugliese) with Alejandro Pinzon

8:00 to 11:00 Milonga DJ’ed by Alejandro including TWO live music tandas with his bandoneon!

Costs for Saturday:
Workshop: $15.00/Students with ID $8.00
Milonga + Live Performance: $15.00/Students $8.00
Workshop + Milonga: $20.00/Students $10.00


Sunday Dec 10 at Thuy’s house:
3:00 – 6:00 at Thuy’s house. Workshop and Guided Practica with Alejandro
Cost for Sunday: $10.00 for 3 hours Sunday at Thuy’s

BYO HYDRATION and SNACKS for dancing all night. (There is a free water fountain and bottled water will be available for $1.00)

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

The Rosa B Williams Center/352artspace
524 NW 1st St.,
Gainesville, Florida 32601.

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On the West side of the street. Easy parking, great lighting and security.

Organizer: Steve Littler
DJ: Alejandro Pinzon
Teacher: Alejandro Pinzon
Live Bandoneon Performance: Alejandro Pinzon
For more information: call Steve Littler

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.

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:00 at Hip Moves w Adam & Ciko guest artists

Hip Moves Fitness Center
708 NW 23rd Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32609

Adam & Ciko

Thank you to every one who supported us at our last milonga in October with Alejandro Pinzon which was a big success and he will be back in December by popular demand!

THIS month we are proud to welcome special guest artists Adam & Ciko from NYC for a pre-milonga class, and guest DJ’ing!

(This is in addition to their appearance at the UF Tango Weekend Nov 10-12.

This fresh, exciting young couple from NYC have been teaching and performing around the globe for over 10 years. Thanks to Nico Mazza who discovered them in NY and loved them so much, for bringing them to Gainesville now for the second time.

Programming this month:

8:00 to 9:00 “Musicality & Floor Craft”

9:00 to 12:00 Milonga – DJ’ed by Adam!

(Also be aware that they are here all weekend for the UF Tango Weekend: Friday night through Sunday afternoon and you are invited to a welcome milonga & performance at the “Afternoon” restaurant on Friday night at 9:00 and workshops at “The Limin Room” at 2029 NW 6th St. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 organized by Nico Mazza and UF Tango Club. ~ priced separately.)

Costs for Saturday night only:

Pre-milonga class: $10.00/Students with ID $5.00

Milonga: $10.00/Students $5.00

Pre-milonga class + Milonga: $15.00/Students $8.00

BYO DRINKS and SNACKS for dancing all night. (Bottled water will be available for $1.00)

Hip Moves Fitness Center
708 NW 23rd Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32609

Convenient, lighted parking on both sides of the building.

Organizer: Steve Littler

Lesson and DJ’ing by Adam & Cicko

For more information: call Steve Littler
Cell phone 1-352-226-1103