“New” Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville 14 Sept 2013 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 30, 2013 by openhorizonsteve

Public milonga for Argentine Tango dancers in Gainesville, Florida, USA, surrounding areas and visitors.

Held regularly on the second Saturday of each month beginning on September 14, 2013 at The Movement Zumba Studio 1212 N. Main St., Gainesville, Florida 32601. Organizers Steve Littler and Sarah Bollinger.

Cost: $10.00, 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


Open Mon – Sat Noon – 7 p.m.


Mundial 2013

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2013 by openhorizonsteve

For anyone who wants to watch all the preliminary rounds of the Tango “Salon Division” (Social style dancing) World Championships happening this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina. There are a lot of excellent dancers here and the Grand Finals will have some REALLY EXTRA fine dancers.


Practilonga with Dubravko and Elke at UTC Sunday, Jan 13, 2013

Posted in Uncategorized on January 9, 2013 by openhorizonsteve

“practiloga” ($5), from 3pm-5pm this coming Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 in the front room (one facing University Ave) at the UTC, corner of University Ave and SW 8th. Hope to see you there. Tell your friends.

‘Grand Finale Last Ever’ Tango Pavadita Sat Nov 24/25, 2012

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2012 by openhorizonsteve

On November 24 we will have our ‘Grand Finale Last Ever’ Regional Pavadita as Elke and Dubravko start packing up to move to Berlin for their next big adventure next summer. Everyone thanks them for sponsoring nearly 75 milongas over the past 2 years in Gainesville. (Stay tuned for further announcements about tango in Gainesville.)

DJ ‘Train’: We will have several guest DJ’s each playing their 6 favorite tandas for about 1 hour each, back-to-back all night. Enjoy your favs played by Andrea, Gordon, Nick and David.

PRACTICA: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (informal, unstructured, lights up) Carlos Di Sarli music at 8:00 pm (folks are welcome to come in and hang out, dance, practice, chat – whatever). Any new people will get a free intro lesson so they can dance tonight.

MILONGA: from 9:00 pm – 12:30 am. (lights go down and serious Tango music starts.)

Saturday NIght DJ’s:

Gordon Erlebacher: 9-10
Andrea Pham: 10-11
Nick Hostettler: 11-12
David Chayes: 12-1

Elke will be presenting some special yummy culinary inspired awards for certain guests of Tango Pavadita on Nov 24th:

Like: Most Attending, Furthest Traveled, etc and many specialty categories. Elke loves to give prizes and cook yummies, so there could be an awful lot of prizes!

We are also preparing a very special brunch/practica/workshop on Sunday, Nov 25, with a surprise program.

SUNDAY BRUNCH/PRACTICA: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Yummy healthy foods by Elke. Everyone bring Thanksgiving leftovers if you have any. At 11:00 we will have Brunch and a Video.

Then we will have 3 short 30 minute specialty Master Classes by local teachers discussing their favorite techniques: David&Thuy, Gordon&Wanda, Dubravko&Elke; and
and then we will all dance!

Don’t miss it!

Invite your non-Tango friends who might be interested to come watch for FREE!

Come early for Free easy parking on the East side street and
underneath the East side portico, http://www.gainesvilledance.com/Home/FreeParkingGainesvilleDance.aspx

(Note: We now also have FREE parking in the West side Seagle Building parking lot. Pick up a parking pass in the lobby and put it in your car window.)

308-B W. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

MILONGA: $10 / $5 students
BRUNCH/PRACTICA: $10 / $5 students

For more information contact ‘El Stevito’ Steve Littler

Happy Tangoing until then! … Stevito

Team Pavadita
Dubravko, Elke, Steve, Sarah

Special milonga June 9 at Pavadita Guest DJ La Papirusa Andrea Pham

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2012 by openhorizonsteve

Guest DJ ‘La Papirusa’ (means street smart girl in Lunfardo street slang) Andrea Pham will be keeping us dancing all night long. Don’t miss it!

Milonga Pavadita

Please also note that our usual milonga with DJ Dubravko held on the 4th Saturday will be moved up to the 3rd Saturday of June only so that Gainesvillers can attend Mimi Santapa workshops and milonga on the 4th Saturday in Tallahassee.

So come to Pavadita on June 16 instead of June 23rd.

Argentine Tango Steve Littler y Nazle Veras

Posted in Uncategorized on May 13, 2012 by openhorizonsteve

A Special Night with John Erban & Clarissa Sanchez Friday May 18, 2012

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8, 2012 by openhorizonsteve

UF Argentine Tango Club is quite excited to announce that John Erban & Clarissa Sanchez will be in Gainesville for a special night of tango!!!

John & Clarissa, the Sub Campeones of the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires in 2011, travel the world dancing, teaching, and performing.

They are in Florida as part of their U.S. tour and will “stop by” Gainesville for an evening before a weekend of workshops in Tallahassee. Do not miss this opportunity to watch this very elegant and inspiring couple dance!!!


7:00 p.m. Doors open
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. Entradas, Sacadas and Arrastres, Displacement Combinations
8:20 – 9:20 p.m. Enrosques, Lapices and Arrastres, Combinations with Boleos
9:30 – 12:30 p.m. Milonga Snacks, desserts, and a lot of social dancing with an exhibition around 11 p.m.

*The workshops will start and end on time. Do NOT be late, come at 7 p.m., put your shoes on, warm up and be ready to dance exactly at 7:15 p.m.!
Topics of the workshops will be announced soon.

PLACE: 308 W. University Ave
Gainesville, Florida 32601


Each workshop $15 ($5 for students)
Milonga $10 ($5 for students)
Full Evening Pass $30 ($15 for students)


In addition John & Clarissa will be available for a limited number of privates and mini group classes Friday afternoon. Contact me if you would like to schedule one.


One hour private (single or couple) $100
90 minute Mini group (4 people) $40 per person