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 are other lots being arranged for in the near future.
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 where we want to be sure to get all the beginners out on the floor with experienced dancers.)
8:45 to 11:00 Standard 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 30 minute lesson followed by dancing for new tango dancers.
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.
1. Lesson 8:00 – 8:30 with El Stevito.
2. Beginner’s Milonga 8:30 – 8:45. (Beginners rotate partners every song for the first 15 minutes.)
3. Standard 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)
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 352artspace” 524 NW 1st St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. (On the West side of the street. Easy parking, great lighting and security.)
Organizer: Steve Littler
For more information: call Steve Littler
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! 🙂 ❤
Cell phone 1-352-226-1103
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.
‘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:
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
23 May 2014 at Milonga Parakultural/Salon Canning Buenos Aires
27 May 2014 at Porteño y Bailarin Buenos Aires
8:00 to 9:00 Beginners Milonga (Experienced dancers welcome! 30 minute beginners lesson + 15 minutes dancing rotating partners after every song + 15 minutes or two tandas of easy Tango with lights dimmed where we want to be sure to get all the beginners out on the floor with experienced dancers.)