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.