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.)

LOCATION:
308-B W. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

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

For more information contact ‘El Stevito’ Steve Littler
tangopavadita@gmail.com
352-371-6944

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!!!

_SCHEDULE_

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

_PRICING_

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

_PRIVATES_

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.

_PRICING_

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

TANGO BOOT CAMP 2 with Andrea Pham January 7-8, 2012

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2011 by openhorizonsteve

https://www.facebook.com/events/313340688696425/

Saturday 1/7/2012

7:30 – 9:00 pm: Play with the axis: Back cross ocho
9:00 – 10:30 pm: Practilonga (free to all participants)

Sunday 1/8/2012

2:30 – 4:00 pm Milonga: Axis and Space
4:10 – 5:40 pm Milonga: Axis and Syncopation
5:40 – 6:30 pm Practice

Pre-­register and for further information: pham.andrea@gmail.com

By Jan 4: $15/workshop, $40 for the whole weekend.
At door: $20 per workshop. $50 for three.

Andrea has been seriously devoted to tango since 2001 and has taught tango in Gainesville since 2006. Her regular training is mainly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Nijmegen, Netherlands at prominent and influential schools. She dances as both leader and follower. As an instructor she emphasizes manner, fundamental techniques, connection and musicality. She teaches regular classes on Wednesday and Friday evenings, holds a practilonga on Friday evenings, 8-10pm at Papirusa Studio. Andrea is also a DJ.

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/apham/tango-passion.html

Tango Workshops & Milonga with Victor Crichton Sept 24, 2011 in Gainesville, FL

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2011 by openhorizonsteve


Victor Crichton is known and loved by many in the wider region as a masterfully pedagogical teacher of the structure and fundamental techniques of Argentine Tango. His emphasis on precise technique, musicality, and improvisation is ideal for helping dancers significantly improve their social dancing skills.

WORKSHOPS:

W1. 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm giro structure and variations
W2. 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm milonga beyond the basics
W3. 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm demystifying “tango nuevo”

Arrive early to register.

EVENING:

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm pre-milonga class taught by Dubravko
9:00 pm – after midnight Milonga DJ-ed by Victor and a performance by Victor and Desiree

COST:

$25 for 1 workshop
$45 for two workshops
$60 for all three workshops

Milonga: $5 for those taking all three Victor’s workshops, $10 otherwise.

Workshops W1 and W2 are for those with at least 6 months of regular weekly tango dancing, W3 is open to all with some tango dancing experience.

Victor welcomes those who will attend the workshops to email him in advance with any questions or requests relevant to the subject matter.  They can send those emails to victor@tampatango.com.