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UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack

Contra Dance - Canceled

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

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Introduction to Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sela

Dances of Universal Peace

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UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

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Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

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Argentine Tango Workshops with Maria Olivera

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Dances of Universal Peace

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Gumbo Limbo Dance with Karin and Joyce

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

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UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

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Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna

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Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

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Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

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Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

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Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops

A Night on the Nile Featuring Luna

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Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops

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Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

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Dances of Universal Peace

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Argentine Tango with Maja and Marko at Thuy’s Milonga

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International Folk Dancing Summer Fling with Julieta

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Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 4/05 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Contra Dance - Canceled Sun 4/05 Gainesville GODS
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 4/06 Gainesville GSC
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 4/08 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 4/09 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 4/10 Gainesville UF Argentine
UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social Fri 4/10 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Introduction to Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sela Sat 4/11 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 4/11 Gainesville Dances of Un
UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack Sun 4/12 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 4/12 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Mon 4/13 Gainesville GSC
Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino Thu 4/16 Gainesville GSC
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 4/17 Gainesville UF Argentine
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 4/17 Gainesville Elio Piedra
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 4/22 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Argentine Tango Workshops with Maria Olivera Fri 4/24 Gainesville Tango Papiru
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 4/24 Gainesville UF Argentine
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 4/25 Hawthorne Dances of Un
Gumbo Limbo Dance with Karin and Joyce Sun 4/26 Gainesville Waltz
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 4/26 Gainesville Aurora Heali
UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper Fri 5/01 Gainesville UF Argentine
Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna Sat 5/02 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 5/06 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 5/08 Gainesville Elio Piedra
Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life Sun 5/10 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops Sat 5/16 Micanopy Belly Dance
A Night on the Nile Featuring Luna Sat 5/16 Gainesville Belly Dance
Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops Sun 5/17 Micanopy Belly Dance
Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley Wed 5/20 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Dances of Universal Peace Sat 5/23 Hawthorne Dances of Un
Argentine Tango with Maja and Marko at Thuy’s Milonga Fri 5/29 Gainesville Tango y Té
International Folk Dancing Summer Fling with Julieta Sat 6/13 Gainesville GIFD
Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra Fri 6/19 Gainesville Elio Piedra

2020


April 2020


Sunday 5 April 2020

UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack

Sun 4/05, 1:45-6 pm. Last semester, we Lindy Hopped to the top. Now it is time to Lindy Hop to the Tip-Top. This Spring, we will feature two levels of classes taught by Zack Buchillon, as well as an open practice hour. 1:45 - 3:45 Higher Level Lindy Lesson 4:00 - 5:00 Beginner Level Lindy Lesson 5:00 - 6:00 Open Practice Hour Prices Higher Level - $10 per lesson, $75 full semester Beginner Level - $5 per lesson, $30 full semester Dates: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 16, 23 March 15, 22 April 5, 12 Anybody who attends the Higher Level lesson will be able to attend the Beginner Level lesson for FREE, on that given day. For our more experienced dancers (or those beginners looking for a challenge), join us from 1:45 - 3:45 pm on Sunday afternoons for our Higher Level Lesson series. This series will feature two hours of dancing with collaborative, personalized feedback and lessons. This will not just be a collection of moves, but a div ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][email][events]

Contra Dance - Canceled

Sun 4/05, 4-7 pm. Waltzing at 2:30 pm. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Monday 6 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 4/06, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 8 April 2020

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 4/08, 7-9 pm. Ecstatic dance is a free-flow movement practice that incorporates music from all around the world into a wave of energy the rises and falls. Here we will open ourselves to feel what is real for us and express it without judgement. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, and also the tasty bean that makes chocolate. Known for opening the heart, it will surely help you help the energy flow in this ecstatic dance. Come co-create as we combine the dance of life with this fresh Mayan cacao just brought back from Guatemala. The dance will be hosted and live mixed by Riley/DJ TAILYPO. Energy exchange for Wednesday night dances is $10 ! (For the cacao, it’s just $5 more for a heart-opening cup, should you choose to partake. Feel free to come to the whole evening, even if you are not drinking the cacao. PS the dance is a substance-free event aside from this special elixir. We will start the ceremony at 7 pm, and you can arrive as early ... The Crystal Canvas, 1801 NE 23 Avenue, Suite D5, Gainesville, 32609. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Thursday 9 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 4/09, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Friday 10 April 2020

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 4/10, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Dance Class and Social

Fri 4/10, 7:45-11 pm. Florida Swing Dancing Club invites you all to join us again this Friday at Thelma A. Boltin Community Center This event will cost $5 to help support the club and bring you more swing dancing events in Gainesville. There will be a friendly beginner lesson will to help you get into the swing of things. You may come alone or with a group of friends. Coming with a dance partner is not necessary and no prior dance experience is required. 7:45 - 8:00: Doors open 8:00 - 9:00: Beginner Lesson 9:00 - 11:00: Social Dance If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please come talk to any of the officers. We hope to dance with you all soon. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]


Saturday 11 April 2020

Introduction to Nia Holistic Movement with Sarit Sela

Sat 4/11, 2-4:30 pm. Feel-Good Fitness for Body & Soul... All Levels... Every Body... Then get ready to Nia and dance, move, laugh, shake and put pleasure into your workout! Experience Nia in this workshop designed specifically for beginners, and for anyone interested in deepening their Nia practice. We'll introduce the basic concepts and principles of Nia and get moving in a Nia class. All levels of fitness are welcome and no experience required! Saturday, April 11th 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm $25 Early Bird (ends 4/4) $35 General (begins 4/5) Nia® is a fun, powerful and transformative holistic fusion fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts and the healing arts like Yoga to create a life-changing workout for body, mind, emotions and spirit! Learn more at www.NiaNow.com About Sarit: First Degree Nia Black Belt Teacher, enjoying Nia since 2005, and teaching in Gainesville since 2011. Nia is my passion and my hobby. I teach Nia to share thi ... Gainesville Retreat Center, 1551 SE 51 Street, Gainesville, 32641. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [more][website][email][events]

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 4/11, 3-5 pm. Usually second Saturday of the month afternoon dance. Join Hakim and friends for these simple, beloved dances celebrating many faiths. Live music always. Beginners welcomed. Bring friends. Free love offering. A participatory spiritual event with singing and circle dancing for men and women. Come early to greet people. Only Love is Flowing Here The simple circle dances will be taught and everyone joins in. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Nurallah, 352-262-3798, Hakim 352-235-6471. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]


Sunday 12 April 2020

UF Swing Club Lindy Hop to the Tip Top Lesson Series with Zack

Sun 4/12, 1:45-6 pm. Last semester, we Lindy Hopped to the top. Now it is time to Lindy Hop to the Tip-Top. This Spring, we will feature two levels of classes taught by Zack Buchillon, as well as an open practice hour. 1:45 - 3:45 Higher Level Lindy Lesson 4:00 - 5:00 Beginner Level Lindy Lesson 5:00 - 6:00 Open Practice Hour Prices Higher Level - $10 per lesson, $75 full semester Beginner Level - $5 per lesson, $30 full semester Dates: January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 16, 23 March 15, 22 April 5, 12 Anybody who attends the Higher Level lesson will be able to attend the Beginner Level lesson for FREE, on that given day. For our more experienced dancers (or those beginners looking for a challenge), join us from 1:45 - 3:45 pm on Sunday afternoons for our Higher Level Lesson series. This series will feature two hours of dancing with collaborative, personalized feedback and lessons. This will not just be a collection of moves, but a div ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville. Chris Ortega. UF Swing Dance Club - [more][website][email][events]

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 4/12, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]


Monday 13 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Mon 4/13, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Thursday 16 April 2020

Gator Salsa Club LA and Casino

Thu 4/16, 5:45. Gator Salsa Club is back for the Spring. We teach free classes in LA (On1) and Casino salsa as well as Bachata. All levels of dancers are welcome, even if you've never set foot on the dance floor. So bring your friends and some water because all are welcome. You are not required to sign up in advance or bring a partner. GENERAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Monday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - LA style salsa 7:15 PM - Casino style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (between Gates 3 and 4). This is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or shine we will be there ready to dance! Thursday: 5:45 PM - Social dancing, check-in and test-ins for class levels 6:00 PM - Bachata 7:15 PM - LA style salsa 8:15 PM - Social dancing Location: O'Connell Center, Practice Court. Enter through Gate 3 or 4. Dress comfortably. Avoid flip flops and shoes without heel support. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [website][email][events]


Friday 17 April 2020

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 4/17, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 4/17, 10 pm-1:30 am. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Havana-themed Salsa Night. For one night only, prepare to party and dance as DJ Elio Piedra "Bringing The Fiesta to you" brings the fiesta to The Wooly. Working with Gator Salsa Club and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival we will bring passion and rhythm to the dance floor. Photo ops, vibrant dance floors and a specialty drink will be available to keep the party going all night long. So dress spicy, bring your friends and get ready to cha-cha-cha. 21 & Over: $5 Under 21: $10 DOORS OPEN AT 10 PM. The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32608. Elio Piedra, 352-327-5089. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][email][events]


Wednesday 22 April 2020

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 4/22, 7-9 pm. Ecstatic dance is a free-flow movement practice that incorporates music from all around the world into a wave of energy the rises and falls. Here we will open ourselves to feel what is real for us and express it without judgement. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, and also the tasty bean that makes chocolate. Known for opening the heart, it will surely help you help the energy flow in this ecstatic dance. Come co-create as we combine the dance of life with this fresh Mayan cacao just brought back from Guatemala. The dance will be hosted and live mixed by Riley/DJ TAILYPO. Energy exchange for Wednesday night dances is $10 ! (For the cacao, it’s just $5 more for a heart-opening cup, should you choose to partake. Feel free to come to the whole evening, even if you are not drinking the cacao. PS the dance is a substance-free event aside from this special elixir. We will start the ceremony at 7 pm, and you can arrive as early ... The Crystal Canvas, 1801 NE 23 Avenue, Suite D5, Gainesville, 32609. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Friday 24 April 2020

Argentine Tango Workshops with Maria Olivera

Fri 4/24 to Sun 4/26. Friday April 24 6:30 to 8:30 pm Tango embrace, connection and communication 8:15 to 9:45 pm Tango musicality, the innuendos and dynamics Saturday April 25 7:00 to 8:30 pm Tango techniques, turns, pivots and decorations 8:30 to 12:00 am Milonga with light refreshments Both at Rosa B Williams, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville Sunday April 26 1:15 to 2:45 pm Milonga, vocabulary, momentum and speed 3:00 to 4:15 pm Vals, navigating with turns and sacadas Hip Moves, 708 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville Fee: $25 per workshop, or $20 each if you take 4 or 5 workshops. Maria is available for private lessons. For more information, please send Maria a message to info@tangomaria.com or Whatsapp +54 911 5059 8988. Mark your calendar for a memorable weekend: María Olivera is coming to Gainesville soon. She taught at various communities in Florida before (Miami, Tampa, Orlando); however, this is the first time she visits Gainesville. ... Gainesville. Andrea Pham. Tango Papirusa - [more][website][email][events]

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 4/24, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]


Saturday 25 April 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 4/25, 2:15-9 pm. Participatory sacred singing and dancing. 2:00 - 2:45 Arrival, walking, talking 3:00 - 5:00 Dances of Universal Peace 5:00 - 6:00 Free time in nature, meal set up 6:00 - 7:00 Potluck dinner 7:00 - 8:30 Dancing 8:30 - 9:00 Desserts. Dancing Peacock Paradise, Ft. McCoy, Hawthorne. Diana Kanoy, 352-546-1345. $10 plus potluck dish. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]


Sunday 26 April 2020

Gumbo Limbo Dance with Karin and Joyce

Sun 4/26, 3:30-6:30 pm. Join us for the upbeat, energizing music of the Gumbo Limbo Band. Cajun, East Coast Swing, Waltz, West Coast Swing, Zydeco and more. Dance lesson at 3:30 pm. No partner needed. Bring a snack. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Connie, GumboLimboDance@gmail.com. $10, $5 for ages 16-29. Vintage Waltz - [email][events]

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 4/26, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]


May 2020


Friday 1 May 2020

UF Argentine Tango Class with Trista and Alper

Fri 5/01, 6:15-8:15 pm. Do something different. Explore new territory. Surprise yourself. Tango. Start your tango journey with the UF Argentine Tango Club. You’ll be challenged to think and move using tango ideas with an engaging and diverse group. You will do individual exercises and partner activities to explore what tango is all about. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays during the Fall semester, with some exceptions so be sure to check each week. Where: Most classes will be held in Dance Studio B, located in the basement of the Reitz Union. A few will be held in Studio A next door to B. So be sure to just check the schedule information at the door if you are unsure. What to wear: If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz/ballet flats, those work great. If not, bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. Fancy shoes are not necessary and please avoid flip flops or tennis shoes. Feel free to invite your friends. Parking at th ... UF J Wayne Reitz Union, 655 Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, 32611. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [more][website][email][events]


Saturday 2 May 2020

Argentine Tango Milonga dell Amicizia with Rosanna

Sat 5/02, 8 pm-12 am. Lovely Argentine Tango Milonga with Rosanna's home cooking. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Andrea Pham. $10, $5 student. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [email][events]


Wednesday 6 May 2020

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 5/06, 7-9 pm. Ecstatic dance is a free-flow movement practice that incorporates music from all around the world into a wave of energy the rises and falls. Here we will open ourselves to feel what is real for us and express it without judgement. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, and also the tasty bean that makes chocolate. Known for opening the heart, it will surely help you help the energy flow in this ecstatic dance. Come co-create as we combine the dance of life with this fresh Mayan cacao just brought back from Guatemala. The dance will be hosted and live mixed by Riley/DJ TAILYPO. Energy exchange for Wednesday night dances is $10 ! (For the cacao, it’s just $5 more for a heart-opening cup, should you choose to partake. Feel free to come to the whole evening, even if you are not drinking the cacao. PS the dance is a substance-free event aside from this special elixir. We will start the ceremony at 7 pm, and you can arrive as early ... The Crystal Canvas, 1801 NE 23 Avenue, Suite D5, Gainesville, 32609. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Friday 8 May 2020

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 5/08, 10 pm-1:30 am. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Havana-themed Salsa Night. For one night only, prepare to party and dance as DJ Elio Piedra "Bringing The Fiesta to you" brings the fiesta to The Wooly. Working with Gator Salsa Club and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival we will bring passion and rhythm to the dance floor. Photo ops, vibrant dance floors and a specialty drink will be available to keep the party going all night long. So dress spicy, bring your friends and get ready to cha-cha-cha. 21 & Over: $5 Under 21: $10 DOORS OPEN AT 10 PM. The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32608. Elio Piedra, 352-327-5089. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][email][events]


Sunday 10 May 2020

Ecstatic Dance at the House of Waking Life

Sun 5/10, 7-8:30 pm. Welcome. to the dance floor, the temple, the ground of inner being. Here, we let go of judgment, sweat our prayers, clear, move, and come alive. Inspired by the 5-Rhythms, each dance is a ceremony, bringing us ever closer with ourselves. Every-other Sunday night, 7 pm. The dance is 90 minutes, with a short circle beforehand and a closing at the end. We will circle up at 7 sharp. Please do come early. Registration is available online at intotheHOWL.com/when $10 exchange. The House of Waking Life, 109 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [website][email][events]


Saturday 16 May 2020

Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops

Sat 5/16 to Sun 5/17, 10. LUNA OF CAIRO RETREAT RETURNS! Gainesville, Florida welcomes LUNA OF CAIRO in another retreat style workshop and evening showcase!!! This years workshops and limited on-site lodging will be held at the AMAZING Casa Micanopy Retreat Center—a gorgeous retreat center overlooking 6 acres of landscaped and natural scenery! ADDRESS 22259 NW 75 Avenue Road Micanopy, FL 32667 Casa Micanopy is a short 15 minute drive south of Gainesville LUNA BIO Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies. In addition to perf ... Casa Micanopy Retreat Center, 22259 NW 75 Avenue Road, Micanopy, 32667-7698. Leela Corman, 718-687-7433. Belly Dance with Leela - [more][website][email][events]

A Night on the Nile Featuring Luna

Sat 5/16, 7:30-10:30 pm. Join us for another Night on the Nile Bellydance Gala! Night on the Nile showcases performers from all over Florida. We are pleased to be able to welcome back the AMAZING Luna as our featured performer! Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies. Blackadder Brewery is very cozy relaxed space with with a variety of beer, wine and sodas. There will be a food truck outside if you are hungry. Recommended to arrive early for seating. This is a family friendly/no cover event. In addition, Luna will be teaching workshops at ... Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60 Street, Gainesville, 32607. Leela Corman, 718-687-7433. Belly Dance with Leela - [more][website][email][events]


Sunday 17 May 2020

Luna of Cairo Belly Dance Workshops

Sun 5/17, 10. LUNA OF CAIRO RETREAT RETURNS! Gainesville, Florida welcomes LUNA OF CAIRO in another retreat style workshop and evening showcase!!! This years workshops and limited on-site lodging will be held at the AMAZING Casa Micanopy Retreat Center—a gorgeous retreat center overlooking 6 acres of landscaped and natural scenery! ADDRESS 22259 NW 75 Avenue Road Micanopy, FL 32667 Casa Micanopy is a short 15 minute drive south of Gainesville LUNA BIO Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies. In addition to perf ... Casa Micanopy Retreat Center, 22259 NW 75 Avenue Road, Micanopy, 32667-7698. Leela Corman, 718-687-7433. Belly Dance with Leela - [more][website][email][events]


Wednesday 20 May 2020

Ecstatic Dance and Cacao with Riley

Wed 5/20, 7-9 pm. Ecstatic dance is a free-flow movement practice that incorporates music from all around the world into a wave of energy the rises and falls. Here we will open ourselves to feel what is real for us and express it without judgement. Cacao is a powerful plant medicine, and also the tasty bean that makes chocolate. Known for opening the heart, it will surely help you help the energy flow in this ecstatic dance. Come co-create as we combine the dance of life with this fresh Mayan cacao just brought back from Guatemala. The dance will be hosted and live mixed by Riley/DJ TAILYPO. Energy exchange for Wednesday night dances is $10 ! (For the cacao, it’s just $5 more for a heart-opening cup, should you choose to partake. Feel free to come to the whole evening, even if you are not drinking the cacao. PS the dance is a substance-free event aside from this special elixir. We will start the ceremony at 7 pm, and you can arrive as early ... The Crystal Canvas, 1801 NE 23 Avenue, Suite D5, Gainesville, 32609. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Saturday 23 May 2020

Dances of Universal Peace

Sat 5/23, 2:15-9 pm. Participatory sacred singing and dancing. 2:00 - 2:45 Arrival, walking, talking 3:00 - 5:00 Dances of Universal Peace 5:00 - 6:00 Free time in nature, meal set up 6:00 - 7:00 Potluck dinner 7:00 - 8:30 Dancing 8:30 - 9:00 Desserts. Dancing Peacock Paradise, Ft. McCoy, Hawthorne. Diana Kanoy, 352-546-1345. $10 plus potluck dish. Dances of Universal Peace - Gainesville - [website][email][events]


Friday 29 May 2020

Argentine Tango with Maja and Marko at Thuy’s Milonga

Fri 5/29 to Sun 5/31. We love Maja and Marko. This is huge for us. We are super excited for you to join us. Save the date. Details will be provided. Five immersive workshops. 15 couples maximum. Gainesville, 32605. David Chayes. Tango y Té - [website][email][events]


June 2020


Saturday 13 June 2020

International Folk Dancing Summer Fling with Julieta

Sat 6/13. International folk dancing workshops. Rosa B Willians Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]


Friday 19 June 2020

Havana Nights Salsa at the Wooly with Elio Piedra

Fri 6/19, 10 pm-1:30 am. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our Havana-themed Salsa Night. For one night only, prepare to party and dance as DJ Elio Piedra "Bringing The Fiesta to you" brings the fiesta to The Wooly. Working with Gator Salsa Club and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival we will bring passion and rhythm to the dance floor. Photo ops, vibrant dance floors and a specialty drink will be available to keep the party going all night long. So dress spicy, bring your friends and get ready to cha-cha-cha. 21 & Over: $5 Under 21: $10 DOORS OPEN AT 10 PM. The Wooly, 20 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32608. Elio Piedra, 352-327-5089. Elio Piedra Bringing the Fiesta to You - [website][email][events]

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