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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 http://www.maestrotango.com/ Alejandro Pinzon (Maestro Tango), conductor, bandoneon & violin player, tango dancer & teacher. https://www.facebook.com/alejandro.pinzon.545

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.

Schedule:

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.

Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/8YxutcchHrq

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.

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

NEW LOCATION FOR NOVEMBER 11 ONLY:
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. https://www.facebook.com/events/1634954533234419/)

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.

https://www.adamandcikotango.com/

https://www.facebook.com/adam.a.hoopengardner

https://www.facebook.com/cigdem.tanik.9

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634954533234419/ Friday night https://www.facebook.com/events/287397705109476/ 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)

NEW LOCATION FOR NOVEMBER 11 ONLY:
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

Milonga El Abrazo & Live Tango Musicality Workshop Saturday October 14, 2017 7:00 pm

 

Thank you to every one who supported us at our last milonga in August at our ***NEW*** venue at the beautifully newly renovated Rosa B Williams Center/352artspace. We had nice visitors from Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Ocala!

(We were cancelled in September due to Hurricane Irma.) 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.

We have a great new wood floor, good lighting, security and free parking on the street. We also have parking passes for the lot across the street. And there is another new free parking lot being constructed in the near future.

This month we will have a Special Guest Artist http://www.maestrotango.com/ Alejandro Pinzon (Maestro Tango), conductor, bandoneon & violin player, tango dancer & teacher. https://www.facebook.com/alejandro.pinzon.545

 

Workshop title: Tango Musicality, D’Arienzo vs Di Sarli

Programming this month:

7:00 to 8:00 Tango Musicality Workshop with Alejandro Pinzon and his bandoneon.

8:00 to 11:00 Milonga with DJ Maestro Tango including TWO live music tandas!

Costs:

Workshop: $15.00/Students with ID $8.00

Milonga: $15.00/Students $8.00

Workshop + Milonga: $20.00/Students $10.00

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.

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
Cell phone 1-352-226-1103

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