Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. Trista, 862-208-2646 - [website][events][posts]
Tango is about connection. We dance to connect with a deeper part of ourselves, to fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very things we love about ourselves, sharing them with our partner, so they may feel it and love too.
The Gainesville Tango Exchange, a sister of Tampa Tango Exchange, is a group devoted to fostering this connection by offering Social Argentine Tango classes, practicas, socials, festivals, and more. We also collaborate with other local and visiting instructors to provide as many opportunities as possible.
Tango has the potential to bring out the best in each of us, at least while in the embrace. We surrender our egos; leave prickly personality traits at the door; and cease to be realtors, students, uber drivers, engineers, young, old, black, white.
We call ourselves an "exchange" because we believe that's what happens when we dance tango. We exchange our flaws for our best selves, we exchange our thoughts and ideas with others who may have different perspectives, we exchange our fears and insecurities for courage and audacity, and we exchange embraces that leave us a little better when we let go.
We are excited to welcome you into our community, one of acceptance, warmth, and an appreciation for challenging ourselves to grow. Please join us in Tampa or Gainesville.