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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
 

Argentine Tango Workshops w/ Judy & Jon April 8-9 2017

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We had a well attended and lively milonga in March with many people staying all the way till midnight!

In April we will welcome Judy & John Margolis!

Bio: INTERNATIONAL TANGO MASTERS JUDY & JON:

International Tango Masters Judy & Jon relocated to Las Vegas in 2013 after 10 years working as tango professionals in Buenos Aires.

During the years they lived in Buenos Aires they acquired a profound understanding of the dance, history, culture, and music of the Tango. In Buenos Aires they performed regularly on stage and at famous Buenos Aires milongas including Sunderland, Salon Canning, Porteno y Bailarin, Gricel, Sin Rumbo, La Baldoza, La Ideal and La Nacional.

They were on the teaching staff of prestigious tango schools: Torquato Tasso, La Ideal, and Academia Tanguera.

Judy & Jon are esteemed for their connection and impeccable technique. Jon is known for his elegance, connection, sentimiento, and musicality. Judy is admired for her embellishments and beautiful footwork. They teach and perform traditional Argentine Tango de Salon social and exhibition style based in their own Tango Verdad Method.

Judy & Jon are the only north American couple ever to have been awarded by the Secretary of Culture of the city of Buenos Aires the P’a Que Bailen Los Muchachos award – recognizing them as authentic Argentine Tango dancers, teachers, performers and milongueros.

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Recent comments:

‘Judy’s foot work is gorgeous…don’t miss the opportunity to learn some great tips…’ AR

‘I loved the lesson! I love working with you two–I learn so much, it’s fun and I always feel better about my abilities afterward ‘ Barni

‘I heard great things about your time here last month. Your classes are always great .’ Niki

‘Your true authentic style is priceless.’

They are phenomenal. They are the only teachers who explain ‘why’ we do what we’re supposed to do.’

‘They are amazing. They teach you what you need to know in a very unique way.’

‘You are so clear you break everything down so simply. You are great communicators’

‘You carry stardust on your shoulders from the milongas of Buenos Aires’

‘You travel the world and bring people along in Tango’ . . .VS

‘One hour with them will change your life’. . .BG

‘We must get you to our community. No one has ever explained and broken down the material like this.’

‘You are a Dynamic Duo with STAR QUALITY’ SW

From their base in Las Vegas Judy & Jon tour the world to teach and perform at special workshops and events.


Judy & Jon Signature Workshops

 Saturday April 8, 2017
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
W/S 1. – $25 This Is Tango: A Secret Danced By Two: Two bodies move as one in an infinite embrace.

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
W/S 2. – $25 Dancing Pugliese On The Social Dance Floor: Great body lines and grand steps for a ‘Dramatic’ orchestra taken to the social floor.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Special Pre-milonga class with Judy & Jon – $10
“Turns In The Line of Dance: The Long and Short of It”

9:00 pm – Midnight:
Milonga El Abrazo with DJ El Stevito – $10
Special Performance by Judy & Jon

 Sunday April 9, 2017

12:00 noon – 1:15 pm
W/S 3. – $25 Interpreting D’Arenzo & Di Sarli: Two different orchestras. One with driving rhythm, the other melodic, and how to dance to them.

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
W/S 4. – $25 Milonga Rhythms, Technique & Tricks

Summary of Costs: $25 per Workshop
$90 if taking all 4 Workshops ($80 registered college students)

Milonga and Pre-milonga Class are additional $10 each.

Full W/E Pass: All 4 workshops + Pre-milonga Class + Milonga: – $110 (Full time students $95)

1 hour Private Lesson for one student (or a couple) with both Judy & Jon together $110. 3 hours for $300: Call Judy’s Cell phone to reserve private lessons: 520-907-2050

All activities held at:

The Movement Zumba Studio
1212 N. Main St.

Gainesville, FL 32601

Organizer: “El Stevito” Steve Littler/ Cell phone 352-226-1103 for more questions

Judy’s Cell phone to reserve private lessons: 520-907-2050

Exhibition performances in Buenos Aries milongas:
Judy & Jon dancing to ESTA NOCHE DE LUNA by orq. Pugliese/Maciel (dramatic style music)

23 May 2014 at Milonga Parakultural/Salon Canning Buenos Aires

Judy & Jon dance to BIEN PULENTA by orq. D’Arienzo/Echague (rhythmic style music)

27 May 2014 at Porteño y Bailarin Buenos Aires

Saturday Dec 10, 2016 8:00 PM Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

8:00 to 9:00 Beginners Milonga (Experienced dancers welcome! 30 minute beginners lesson + 30 minutes dancing rotating partners after every song.)

9:00 to 12:00 Regular Tandas (Beginners encouraged to stay!)

What is a Beginners Milonga?

A 30 minute lesson followed by dancing for new tango dancers.
This is for people who have had at least one lesson already.

If you are taking beginner lessons in Argentine Tango, this is for you.

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, 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 – 9:00. (Beginners rotate partners every song.)

3. Traditional Tandas: 9:00 – 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 midnight (Lesson 8:00 – 8:30)

Cost:

Adults: $10.00.

Students: $5.00.

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 1-352-371-6944

Cell phone 1-352-226-1103

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, July 12, 2014 — DJ: El Stevito

Mark your calendars for July 12, 2014 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville. Come early and stay late!

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

Come out and get your Tango fix for the week with great music and dancing!

Classic music from the Golden Age of Tango!

Time: 8:00 pm to midnight

Don’t miss it!

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

 

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville, Jan 11, 2014 Special Guest DJ: Dubravko Kakarigi

Mark your calendars for Jan 11, 2014 for the next great Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville with Special Guest DJ: Dubravko Kakarigi from Berlin, Germany!

(Non-dancers welcome to come watch for free.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1399828620264744/

Last month: What a fabulous night of great music from Guest DJ Andrea Hoa Pham. And we danced hard all night with a pretty full floor all the way to the end of the night. It was so good to see Elke and Dubravko Kakarigi again all the way from Berlin! Yay! We also had dancers from Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Valdosta, GA, Wilmington, NC, UF Tango Club crew, and all the usual regulars. An excellent attendance, especially considering the holidays and the torrential rains tonight that people had to drive long distances through. But we heard many comments that it was worth the drive. Yay!

This month: our Special Guest DJ is the fabulous DJ and teacher, Dubravko Kakarigi From Berlin, Germany. He is the original promoter of Tango Pavadita Milonga which ran weekly in Gainesville in 2011 and bi-weekly in 2012. He has studied and danced for many years in Argentina, Europe and USA and helped mentor Steve and Sarah to be able to start their own milonga after he retired and moved to Germany with his wife, Gainesville’s own tanguera, Elke Weibezahl.

We are so glad to welcome them back for a couple months and get to dance with them again.

We hope to see you all again at the next milonga on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 8:00 p.m. – midnight!

Don’t miss it!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS, WATER and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of hard dancing all night. No breaks or announcements, just continuous passionate dancing.

Non-dancers welcome to come and watch for free.

Location:
Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September 14, 2013 at “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St./US 441, 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

Dubravko and Elke

Dubravko Kakarigi and Elke Weibezahl dance tango

Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville: Saturday night November 9, 2013: Atlanta DJ, Angel Montero

Public milonga for Argentine Tango dancers in Gainesville, North and Central Florida, USA, surrounding areas (Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Ormond, Daytona, Tallahassee, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa) and national and international visitors.

Last time we had about 35 excellent dancers with lots of new visitors from Jacksonville, Melbourne, Tampa, St. Pete, Ocala, Orlando, Manhattan N.Y.C. We had many compliments about the venue, seating, lighting, good wood floor, good a/c, good dance level and floor craft, great vibe, the superb music from famous DJ Kathleen Prucher “The Tango Diva” from Clearwater. Kathleen also brought beautiful Tango Shoes to look at for those who asked ahead of time.

This month our Special Guest DJ is the famous DJ Angel Montero from Atlanta, GA and his lovely partner April Parker, and probably several other fine Tango Dancers from Atlanta. http://www.atlantatango.com/bios.html

We hope to see you all again at the next milonga on Nov. 9, 2013 8:00 p.m. – midnight!

Cost: $10.00, BYO DRINKS and LOTS of SNACKS for 4 HOURS of hard dancing all night.

Non-dancers welcome to come and watch for free.

Location:
Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month since September 14, 2013 at “The Movement Zumba Studio” 1212 N. Main St./US 441, 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.

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Angel Montero – DJ

Angel Montero DJ

Angel Montero DJ

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Angel Montero and April Parker

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April Parker

ANNOUNCING a new public milonga for Argentine Tango dancers in Gainesville Sept 14, 2013

ANNOUNCING  a new public milonga for Argentine Tango dancers in Gainesville, Florida, USA. Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month beginning on September 14, 2013 at 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (It’s on the West side of street in the Gainesville Shopping Center three stores south of Publix Supermarket in “The Movement Zumba Studio”. Easy parking in front of the store. Security Officer on duty until midnight.)

Organizers: Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.

Time: 8:00 p.m. — Midnight
Cost: $10, BYOD and snacks.

Non-dancers welcome to come and watch for free.

Music is predominately “Golden Age” 1935-1945, some 20′s and 50′s, some Alternative/Nuevo.

Special Guest DJ from Clearwater, FL “The Tango Diva” : Kathleen Ahearn Prucher

And if you want her to bring you some Tango Shoes or Tango Clothes to try on, contact the girls at the boutique

Diva Boutique and Studio
1442 N. Hibiscus St.
Clearwater, FL 33755

(727) 446-3896
(727) 230-0290 FAX

http://www.diva-boutique.com/

Open Mon – Sat Noon – 7 p.m.