Tango Workhops & Milonga in Gainesville
Aug
16
6:45 PM18:45

Tango Workhops & Milonga in Gainesville

Mike Eblen has been dancing and teaching tango for the past decade and has taught in many major cities across the United States, including New York City, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Ann Arbor, and Los Angeles to name a few. He is known for connecting with his students through his use of comedy and tough love. His teaching puts a strong emphasis on connection and musicality and how connect those concepts to any level of vocabulary that his students are comfortable with. Please join us for an amazing weekend of learning and dancing together with Mike.

6:45pm-7:45pm in Gainesville: “Tango Hypnosis” Workshop, $20 or $15 if taking both classes.

8:00pm-9:00pm in Gainesville: “Milonga Simplified” Workshop, $20 or $15 if taking both classes.

Milonga 9pm-12am in Gainesville with DJ Tara Thurau, $15. $10 if you are taking one class. $5 if you are taking both classes.

College students $5 off regular price.

Location: Rena’s Ballroom 720 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32609

Private Lessons Available Saturday in Gainesville from 10am-3pm. Cost is $80 for a 1 hr lesson. Must reserve in advance. Contact Trista to book.

Please check out the other events over the weekend here.

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Tango Workshops in Tampa
Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

Tango Workshops in Tampa

Mike Eblen has been dancing and teaching tango for the past decade and has taught in many major cities across the United States, including New York City, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Ann Arbor, and Los Angeles to name a few. He is known for connecting with his students through his use of comedy and tough love. His teaching puts a strong emphasis on connection and musicality and how connect those concepts to any level of vocabulary that his students are comfortable with. Please join us for an amazing weekend of learning and dancing together with Mike.

4:00pm-4:00pm in Tampa: “Vals Theory” Workshop, $20 or $15 if taking both classes.

5:15pm-6:15pm in Tampa: “The Art of Doing Less” Workshop, $20 or $15 if taking both classes.

College students get $5 off each class.

Location: 3932 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, 33614

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Social Argentine Tango Class w/ Nico & Trista
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Social Argentine Tango Class w/ Nico & Trista

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Nico & Trista will be co-teaching this special drop-in class!

Nico is a dancer born and raised in Gainesville and is currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She believes that tango is about connection. Through the connection to the music we connect to our partners and ourselves. She believes that tango is a conversation. She looks forward to working with you on techniques that will allow for this connection to different orchestras and inspire active dancers, not just leaders and followers.

This class is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who want to improve and polish their dance. Each class is approximately 75 minutes with a 45 minute guided practice session immediately after. No pre-registration required, just show up!

Cost: $15 Regular Entrance, $10 college students

What should I expect at the classes and practice?

-Social Argentine Tango. Although we don’t focus on any one specific style of Argentine tango, we work mostly with Milonguero and Salon styles. We typically dance in close embrace, but ultimately the embrace is negotiated by what each dancer is comfortable with. If you are wanting to dance international ballroom, North American, Fantasia, or other styles, this is probably not the school for you.

-Awesome traditional tango music from the 1920s-1950s. We do not play Nuevo music at all. We may use alternative non-tango music during classes warm-ups or for specific exercises.

-Our classes will be fun and safe. We teach and enforce general tango etiquette. We reserve the right to eject students from the classes and practices if they are causing harm to anyone. This is for the safety and enjoyment of everyone. We also encourage everyone to speak up for their own comfort and safety.

-Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango is for everyone.

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Social Argentine Tango Class w/ Guest Teacher Nico Mazza
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Social Argentine Tango Class w/ Guest Teacher Nico Mazza

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Nico is a dancer born and raised in Gainesville and is currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She believes that tango is about connection. Through the connection to the music we connect to our partners and ourselves. She believes that tango is a conversation. She looks forward to working with you on techniques that will allow for this connection to different orchestras and inspire active dancers, not just leaders and followers.

This class is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who want to improve and polish their dance. Each class is approximately 75 minutes with a 45 minute guided practice session immediately after. No pre-registration required, just show up!

Cost: $15 Regular Entrance, $10 college students

What should I expect at the classes and practice?

-Social Argentine Tango. Although we don’t focus on any one specific style of Argentine tango, we work mostly with Milonguero and Salon styles. We typically dance in close embrace, but ultimately the embrace is negotiated by what each dancer is comfortable with. If you are wanting to dance international ballroom, North American, Fantasia, or other styles, this is probably not the school for you.

-Awesome traditional tango music from the 1920s-1950s. We do not play Nuevo music at all. We may use alternative non-tango music during classes warm-ups or for specific exercises.

-Our classes will be fun and safe. We teach and enforce general tango etiquette. We reserve the right to eject students from the classes and practices if they are causing harm to anyone. This is for the safety and enjoyment of everyone. We also encourage everyone to speak up for their own comfort and safety.

-Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango is for everyone.

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Social Argentine Tango Class
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Social Argentine Tango Class

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This all-levels course will focus on foundations of social tango including embrace, connection, and walking. We will learn several common social figures, including variations and musicality. This program is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who want to improve and polish their dance. Each class is approximately 75 minutes with a 45 minute guided practice session immediately after. No pre-registration required, just show up!

Cost: $15 Regular Entrance, $10 college students

What should I expect at the classes and practice?

-Social Argentine Tango. Although we don’t focus on any one specific style of Argentine tango, we work mostly with Milonguero and Salon styles. We typically dance in close embrace, but ultimately the embrace is negotiated by what each dancer is comfortable with. If you are wanting to dance international ballroom, North American, Fantasia, or other styles, this is probably not the school for you.

-Awesome traditional tango music from the 1920s-1950s. We do not play Nuevo music at all. We may use alternative non-tango music during classes warm-ups or for specific exercises.

-Our classes will be fun and safe. We teach and enforce general tango etiquette. We reserve the right to eject students from the classes and practices if they are causing harm to anyone. This is for the safety and enjoyment of everyone. We also encourage everyone to speak up for their own comfort and safety.

-Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango is for everyone.

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Spring Fling Tango w/ Yuli B
Apr
19
to Apr 22

Spring Fling Tango w/ Yuli B

Yuli B

Los Angeles

Develop your dance skills and springboard yourself onto the social dance floor with Yuli B from Los Angeles! Yuli's targeted classes & workshops are focused on the unique needs of tango dancers. She enjoys helping dancers achieve their fullest potential. Florida's own Alper Ungor will be teaching with Yuli! It will be a spectacular learning opportunity!

Join us in either Gainesville, Tampa, or both locations!
Private classes also available! Contact Alper Ungor to arrange.

Friday:
UF Workshop at UF Reitz Union Studio A
6:15pm-8:15pm
Free

UF Tango Club Milonga at Rena's Ballroom
9pm-12am
Free for UF students, $12 for adults, $5 for non-UF students

Saturday:
Workshop at Haile Plantation
1:30pm-3pm
$25 Regular, $15 Students

Pre-Milonga Class at Spring Fling Milonga Bohemia in Tampa
7pm-8:15pm
$25 Regular (includes milonga), $15 Students (includes milonga)

Spring Fling Milonga Bohemia
8:30pm-12am
$15 Regular, $10 Students

Sunday:
Workshop at Tampa Tango Exchange
5pm-6:30pm
$25 Regular, $15 Students

Monday:
Workshop at Gainesville Tango Exchange
7pm-8pm, Practica until 9pm (free)
$20 Regular, $10 Students


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Tango Class & Practilonga
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Tango Class & Practilonga

This all-levels course will focus on foundations of social tango including embrace, connection, and walking. We will learn several common social figures, including variations and musicality. This program is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who wants to improve and polish their dance. Each class is 1 hour, followed by a Practilonga (practice social). No pre-registration required, just show up!

Class and Practilonga $15 ($10 for college students) 
Practilonga Only, $5 for all

What should I expect at the classes and practilonga?

-Social Argentine Tango. Although we don’t focus on any one specific style of Argentine tango, we work mostly with Milonguero and Salon styles. We typically dance in close embrace, but ultimately the embrace is negotiated by what each dancer is comfortable with. If you are wanting to dance international ballroom, North American, Fantasia, or other styles, this is probably not the school for you.

-Awesome traditional tango music from the 1920s-1950s. We do not play Nuevo music at all. We may use alternative non-tango music during classes warm-ups or for specific exercises. 

-Our classes will be fun and safe. We teach and enforce general tango etiquette. We reserve the right to eject students from the classes and practices if they are causing harm to anyone. This is for the safety and enjoyment of everyone. We also encourage everyone to speak up for their own comfort and safety. 

-A practilonga is a social dancing event that combines the relaxed etiquette of a practice with many of the same elements you will find at a more formal milonga. The music is played in 3-song tandas, as is found at many milongas. Dancers may chose to continue social dancing, moving counter clockwise around the floor, working on refining navigation skills. They may also choose to work on elements of the dance, in the inside of the dance floor. In this setting, it is ok to have dialog with your partner. For those that just want to dance, line of dance will be expected to continue moving around the outermost edge of the floor.

-Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango is for everyone.

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UF Tango Event in Gainesville
Mar
15
to Mar 16

UF Tango Event in Gainesville

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FRIDAY, March 15

UF TANGO WORKSHOP
Topic: Connection, Connection, Connection!
Time: 7 pm- 9pm
Location: Rena's Ballroom (720 NW 23rd Ave, GAINESVILLE)
Cost: Free for UF students

UF TANGO NIGHT MILONGA
Time: 9pm to midnight+
DJ: To be announced
Location: Rena's Ballroom (720 NW 23rd Ave, G'ville)
Food: Snacks will be provided by the Argentine Tango Club.
Cost: Free for UF students, $12 for adults, $5 for non UF students


SATURDAY March 16

HAILE WORKSHOP
Topic: Geometry and Physics of Sacadas for Leaders & Followers: Triangulations and Momentum
Time: 1 pm- 2:30pm
Location: Haile Plantation Studio, GAINESVILLE (get address from Alper Ungor)
Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for students


The rest of the event will move to Tampa for Saturday night and Sunday.

Saturday March 16

PRE-MILONGA BOHEMIA WORKSHOP
Topic: Exploring the Timing and Configuration of Crosses for Musicality Magic.
Time: 7pm- 8pm
Location: 3932 W Hillsborough Ave, TAMPA, Florida 33614
Cost: $25 for adults including the milonga!
$15 for students including the milonga

MILONGA BOHEMIA
Monthly event organized by Trista Brophy
Time: 8pm-midnight+
DJ: Alper Ungor
Location: 3932 W Hillsborough Ave, TAMPA
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students
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SUNDAY March 17

TAMPA WORKSHOP
Topic: Finding the Sweet Spot on Change of Directions a.k.a Perfecting the Boleos
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm
Location: 3932 W Hillsborough Ave, TAMPA
Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for students

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Tango Class & Practilonga
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tango Class & Practilonga

This all-levels course will focus on foundations of social tango including embrace, connection, and walking. We will learn several common social figures, including variations and musicality. This program is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who wants to improve and polish their dance. Each class is 1 hour, followed by a Practilonga (practice social). No pre-registration required, just show up!

Class and Practilonga $15 ($10 for college students) 
Practilonga Only, $5 for all

What should I expect at the classes and practilonga?

-Social Argentine Tango. Although we don’t focus on any one specific style of Argentine tango, we work mostly with Milonguero and Salon styles. We typically dance in close embrace, but ultimately the embrace is negotiated by what each dancer is comfortable with. If you are wanting to dance international ballroom, North American, Fantasia, or other styles, this is probably not the school for you.

-Awesome traditional tango music from the 1920s-1950s. We do not play Nuevo music at all. We may use alternative non-tango music during classes warm-ups or for specific exercises. 

-Our classes will be fun and safe. We teach and enforce general tango etiquette. We reserve the right to eject students from the classes and practices if they are causing harm to anyone. This is for the safety and enjoyment of everyone. We also encourage everyone to speak up for their own comfort and safety. 

-A practilonga is a social dancing event that combines the relaxed etiquette of a practice with many of the same elements you will find at a more formal milonga. The music is played in 3-song tandas, as is found at many milongas. Dancers may chose to continue social dancing, moving counter clockwise around the floor, working on refining navigation skills. They may also choose to work on elements of the dance, in the inside of the dance floor. In this setting, it is ok to have dialog with your partner. For those that just want to dance, line of dance will be expected to continue moving around the outermost edge of the floor.

-Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango is for everyone.

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Monday Practilonga
Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Practilonga

Monday Practilonga

at Rena’s Ballroom, 720 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville

The Monday Practilonga runs 8pm-10pm and is open to the community. Cost is $5, or included if you attended the 7pm class.

A practilonga is a social dancing event that combines the relaxed etiquette of a practice with many of the same elements you will find at a more formal milonga. The music is played in 3-song tandas with cortinas, as is found at many milongas. Dancers may chose to social dance, moving counter clockwise around the outside of the floor. Stoping and talking during the dance is not appropriate if in the outside lane (milonga lane). They may also choose to practice and work on elements of the dance, on the inside of the dance floor. In this setting, it is ok to stop, have dialog with your partner, and try things out. The overall setting is informal and relaxed. If you have any questions, teachers are available to help guide you.

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Monday Milonga
Feb
4
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Milonga

Monday Practilonga

at Rena’s Ballroom, 720 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville

The Monday Practilonga runs 8pm-10pm and is open to the community. Cost is $5, or included if you attended the 7pm class.

A practilonga is a social dancing event that combines the relaxed etiquette of a practice with many of the same elements you will find at a more formal milonga. The music is played in 3-song tandas with cortinas, as is found at many milongas. Dancers may chose to social dance, moving counter clockwise around the outside of the floor. Stoping and talking during the dance is not appropriate if in the outside lane (milonga lane). They may also choose to practice and work on elements of the dance, on the inside of the dance floor. In this setting, it is ok to stop, have dialog with your partner, and try things out. The overall setting is informal and relaxed. If you have any questions, teachers are available to help guide you.

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All Levels Tango Class
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

All Levels Tango Class

This all-levels course will focus on foundations of social tango including embrace, connection, and walking. We will learn several common social figures, including variations and musicality. This program is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who wants to improve and polish their dance. Each class is 1 hour, followed by the Monday Milonga (a tango social). You may practice or just dance during the social. Use the time however best fits your needs. Instructors are available for feedback during this time. No pre-registration required, just show up!

Class $15 ($10 for college students) and includes the Milonga social.

What should I expect at the classes?

-Social Argentine Tango. If you are wanting to dance international ballroom, North American, Fantasia, or other styles, this is probably not the school for you. Although we don’t focus on any one specific style of Argentine tango, we work mostly with Milonguero and Salon styles. We typically dance in close embrace, but ultimately the embrace is negotiated by what each dancer is comfortable with.

-Awesome traditional tango music from the 1920s-1950s. We do not play Nuevo or Alternative music in classes, practicas, or milongas.

-Our classes will be fun and safe. We teach and enforce general tango etiquette. We reserve the right to eject students from the classes and practices if they are causing harm to anyone. This is for the safety and enjoyment of everyone. We also encourage everyone to speak up for their own comfort and safety.

-Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango is for everyone. It is 2019 after all!

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All Levels Tango Course
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

All Levels Tango Course

This all-levels course will focus on foundations of social tango including embrace, connection, and walking. We will learn several common social figures, including variations and musicality. This program is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who wants to improve and polish their dance. Each class is 1 hour, followed by the Monday Milonga (a tango social). No pre-registration required, just show up!

Class $10 ($5 for college students)

What should I expect at the classes?

-Social Argentine Tango. If you are wanting to dance international ballroom, North American, Fantasia, or other styles, this is probably not the school for you. Although we don’t focus on any one specific style of Argentine tango, we work mostly with Milonguero and Salon styles. We typically dance in close embrace, but ultimately the embrace is negotiated by what each dancer is comfortable with.

-Awesome traditional tango music from the 1920s-1950s. We do not play Nuevo or Alternative music in classes, practicas, or milongas.

-Our classes will be fun and safe. We teach and enforce general tango etiquette. We reserve the right to eject students from the classes and practices if they are causing harm to anyone. This is for the safety and enjoyment of everyone. We also encourage everyone to speak up for their own comfort and safety.

-Everyone is welcome to dance any role they like. We welcome and encourage men as followers, women as leaders, non-binary dancers, and any combination in between. Tango is for everyone. It is 2019 after all!

Level 1 Registration
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Milonga Bohemia
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Milonga Bohemia

Milonga Bohemia w/Yani

Join us at Florida's new and funky Milonga Bohemia: A house of worship to Social Tango dancing, Golden Age classics, Argentine culture, and Southern hospitality. 

We’ll be on the lookout for your cabeceo. 

DJ: Yani Sar
8pm-12a or later


$15 entrance, $10 for college students and currently registered TTE students.

Healthy & sinful snacks, local Naveira coffee, and other special surprises. You are welcome to bring your own wine.

Please bring a water bottle and/or coffee mug/wine glass to help us reduce waste going to landfill.

Line of dance and safety strictly enforced, cabéceo encouraged. 

No reserved tables or seats because we like to share ♥

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TANGOFLEX Workshop
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

TANGOFLEX Workshop

TANGOFLEX® is the perfect flexibility training designed for EVERYONE including athletes, weightlifters, dancers, yoga, pilates & pole fitness practitioners. TANGOFLEX® focuses primarily on deep muscle flexibility that empowers self-reliance. It is the perfect complement to your daily routine. Fun for all levels, no experience required!

The TANGOFLEX Method is inspired in tango, where posture, dissociations, isolations, and core control are essential in the dance. However, there is no dancing in the routines, just interesting new concepts that will make you look at your body in a different way, finding ‘intention’ to be one of your priorities to accomplish your goals.

This is the perfect class to stretch your tired muscles and keep you dancing in classes and milongas during the festathon!

BRING A TOWEL OR YOGA MAT!

This class is included in the Full Pass or is $10 pre-purchase online OR $15 at the door.

Open to anyone, regardless of dance experience.

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Tango Marathon 2018
Nov
22
to Nov 26

Tango Marathon 2018

Part Marathon. Part Party. All Fun! November 22nd-25th.

This all-weekend marathon is limited to 160 dancers and role balanced. Registration closes when we reach capacity. Passes will not be available at the door. 

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Thanksgiving Milonga
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Thanksgiving Milonga

Join us this Thanksgiving Evening for a warm Milonga with our tango family.

Time: 8pm-12am

Location: 3932 W. Hillsborough Ave, Tampa

DJ Rahul Padmanabhan

Thanksgiving Dinner Is Included w/ vegetarian options.

Included in Marathon Pass or $20 with pre-purchase online ($10 for current TTE students)

Registration is closed. Admission is NOT available at the door.

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Milonga Bohemia
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Milonga Bohemia

Milonga Bohemia w/Mehtap

Join us at Florida's new and funky Milonga Bohemia: A house of worship to Social Tango dancing, Golden Age classics, Argentine culture, and Southern hospitality. 

We’ll be on the lookout for your cabeceo. 

DJ: Mehtap Akbaş Lokenauth
8pm-12a or later


$15 entrance, $10 for college students and currently registered TTE students.

Healthy & sinful snacks, local Naveira coffee, and other special surprises. You are welcome to bring your own wine.

Please bring a water bottle and/or coffee mug/wine glass to help us reduce waste going to landfill.

Line of dance and safety strictly enforced, cabéceo encouraged. 

No reserved tables or seats because we like to share ♥

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Milonga Bohemia
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Milonga Bohemia

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Join us at Florida's new and funky Milonga Bohemia: A house of worship to Social Tango dancing, Golden Age classics, Argentine culture, and Southern hospitality. 

What a party our Grand Opening was! When we double-checked our count, we had 100 tangueros! Can we make it 110 in October?! I think so! Plan to come and invite your friends. We are working on more seating this time around. RSVP and let us know you're up for another fun night of dancing with us!

We’ll be on the lookout for your cabeceo. 

DJ: Ramiz Aliyez Kadjar
8pm-12a or later
3rd Sat. of the month, October 20th


$15 entrance, $10 for college students and currently registered TTE students.

Healthy & sinful snacks, local Naveira coffee, and other special surprises. Bring your own wine. 

Please bring a mug and/or water bottle. 

Line of dance and safety strictly enforced, cabéceo encouraged. 

No reserved tables or seats because we like to share ♥

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Milonga Bohemia Grand Opening
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Milonga Bohemia Grand Opening

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The 3rd Saturday Practica that began as an experiment 16 months ago in our home studio is transitioning into a new chapter. Because of your support, this event turned into a regular gathering of tango family and was better than we ever could have imagined. Now it's time to grow into something even better.

To that end, we proudly present the grand opening of Milonga Bohemia. A house of worship to social tango dancing, Golden Age classics, Argentine culture, and Southern hospitality.

We’ll be on the lookout for your cabeceo.

Details:

DJ: Alper Ungor, Gainesville

8pm-12a, the 3rd Saturday every month

$15 entrance, $10 for college students

Healthy & sinful snacks, local Naveira coffee, and other special surprises. Bring your own wine!

Line of dance and safety strictly enforced, cabéceo encouraged.

No reserved tables or seats because we like to share <3

Plenty of free parking!

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Final Saturday Tango Practilonga & Class
Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

Final Saturday Tango Practilonga & Class

This month we will have the final "3rd Saturday Practica" on the 2nd Saturday, August 11. Why the final? We are transitioning to the new Milonga Bohemia every 3rd Saturday at our studio on Hillsborough starting September 15th! 

The fun starts at 7:30pm. All levels welcome. Proper line of dance and floor craft are mandatory. Cabeceo invitations are highly encouraged. 

No cost. Food and/or wine are appreciated but not required. We will have snacks too. 

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