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Jorge & Anabel Tango Workshops, Milonga & Show in Gainesville FL

May 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - September 30, 2022 @ 2:03 am UTC-4

Argentine Tango Workshops with Jorge Mendoza & Anabel Saldaña Martinez

(Full Bios at the end of this page.)

Coming to Gainesville on Saturday & Sunday May 13-14, 2017!

Presented by DJ El Stevito & Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville

4 Signature Workshops, 1 Milonga + Show, 1 Pre-Milonga Class,
Private Lesson Reservations Available

We welcome an exciting new young couple from Buenos Aires. Thuy discovered Jorge’s talent–his clear concepts, his keen sense of how the body works and his genuine passion for the teaching of technique on her trip to Buenos Aires in October 2016.

Now Thuy’s friends in Gainesville and additional Florida towns can benefit from his teaching, as she did.

These workshops will concentrate intensively on the smaller details–the “hows,” the “whys,” the “how does it feels”–of social dancing elements (how posture comes about, what happens in the act of embracing, what are the actions of walking–and what are the effects that one “lets them happen,” what is a better understanding of “disassociation,” and the miraculous feeling and ease of “body axis.”) You will have a lot of material to take with you for the rest of your life.

By the way, it is a good idea to reserve your private lesson slots early. Contact Thuy Carroll to secure your spot!


Jorge is an excellent social dancer–although he dances stage tango, he is a relatively more natural tanguero who feels things precisely and analyzes them in his body. His experience in dancing folklore from a young age helps him to be very grounded as a dancer.

Jorge was a Professor of Dance at Instituto Universitario Nacional de Artes, and he takes his teaching very seriously—he has the ability to explain how to let the things happen in the body that make the tango movement what it is. Although he performs and teaches in many venues in Buenos Aires he is a prolific social dancer and one of the preferred invitees at private house milongas.

Anabel was initially trained in Ballet dance, taking complementary subjects such as contemporary dance, folklore, staging and flamenco. She also teaches women’s classes in how to lead.

(for the FULL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, please scroll down)


“These workshops involve what we consider a progressive work of techniques to achieve a true connection. Each lesson is theoretical and practical therefore the dynamics is fundamental. Before the first class we would like to give people a brief interview about why they dance tango and what they feel when they dance it. In this way students will have confidence and participate by giving their opinions and conclusions. So naturally they will be decoding and deciphering every proposal, image or exercise.” ~ Jorge Mendoza

An example of Jorge and Anabel’s teaching:


Saturday May 13, 2017

Basic Codes to Generate an Ideal Connection I

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
W/S 1. – $25 “Body awareness and core consciousness:”
Leader and follower axes. Weight discharge. Core consciousness. Upper body and low body knowledge. Axes projection. Practice dance posture.

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
W/S 2. – $25 “Pectoral contact, sharing our superior core:”
How to share our superior core. Body control space. Dissociation from the core keeping the axes and the contact. Tango dance position.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Special Pre-milonga class with Jorge & Anabel – $10
“Introduction to Milonguero Embrace: What’s going on inside us:”

9:00 pm – Midnight?
Milonga El Abrazo de Gainesville with Special Exhibition with Jorge & Anabel – $10

Sunday May 14, 2017

Basic Codes to Generate an Ideal Connection II

12:00 noon – 1:15 pm
W/S 3. – $25 “Pendular motion, creating new movements:”
Pendular motion, knowledge of pendulum, how to use energy to generate movement, bending moment and suspension. Dissociation of the body in a short space.

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
W/S 4. – $25 “Our body as a flexible and movable piece:”
Pectoral contact in the dance. How to keep it and how to separate it. Our body as a flexible and movable piece. Changes of directions and fronts.


Summary of Adult Costs:

1 – 75 Minute Workshop: – $25

4 – 75 Minute Workshops: – $90

Pre-Milonga Class: – $10

Saturday Milonga + Show: – $10

Full Weekend Pass: – $110

Summary of Student with I/D Costs:

1 – 75 Minute Workshop: – $15

4 – 75 Minute Workshops: – $50

Pre-Milonga Class: – $10

Saturday Milonga + Show: – $5

Full Weekend Pass: – $65


Exhibition Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6skKV29S2W8 Tango

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4nQ5vye61o Milonga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUWz8_JVfl8 Tango


Jorge Antonio Mendoza

Superior National Professor of Folklore and Tango
Professional Tango Choreographer, Teacher and Dancer
Director of Open Tango Company

Began in 2005 to work in Roberto Herrera Company as tango dancer where made tours of Italy and in the Academia Roberto Herrera as teacher in Bs As. As Milonguero begins his training with Carlitos Perez and Rosa Forte. As a dancer with Roberto Herrera. In 2006 enters the Royal Caribbean Cruise, Pullmantur, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises as coordinator of Tango shows such companies until now.

In 2009 he joined as theatre actor in Teatro Colon where he has since participated in operas such as La Boheme, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Orpheus and Eurydice, Don Giovanni. Since 2009 admitted to work in hotels such as the Sheraton, and Hyatt Cesar Park, Meliá Hotels of Buenos Aires

Teacher Tango Workshops at the University of Lanus Bs As to date. Entered in 2011 decided to form his own company called Open Tango

In November 2013 he toured with his company Open Tango for South Korea in different festivals of Intangible Culture. In the same year he was invited to participate in the TangoMarkkinat Festival of Seinajoki in Finland and at the same time to the Tango Summer Festival in Riga Latvia

At the end of 2014 and 2015 decides to put on stage with his tango partnership Anabel Saldaña Martinez their show “Che Bandoneón” a story of Anibal Trolio. At the beginning of 2015 them toured the USA and Mexico presenting “Tiempos de Tango” show.

Tour Italy Tango Nuevo Roberto Herrera Company 2005-2007
South Korea Tour Open Tango 2012
Tango Markkinat Festival Finland 2013
Tour Corea Tango Nuevo Roberto Herrera Company 2006
Tango Summer Festival Riga 2013
America and Latin America Cruises Ships since 2010 to date


Tango Professional Choreographer Teacher and Dancer
Graduated Municipal School of dances and scenic art “Ernesto de Larechea”, Rosario (1992-2003) Argentina
Yoga Instructor – International School of Integral Yoga Bs As
Instructor of Tango (University of Tango- CETBA) Bs As

Initial training in Ballet dance, taking complementary subjects such as contemporary dance, folklore, staging and flamenco. In 2006 she joined the Flamenco Ballet Director: Fabiana Pelaz. In 2007 she specializes in Tango with teachers Carlos and Rosa Perez, Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games, Los Dinzel, Sabrina and Rubén Veliz.

As a dancer she has performed in different stages of Rosario such as El Circulo, Broadway Theater, Comedy Theater, Amphitheater Parque España with the Ballet de Danzas Argentinas and Ballet de Flamenco.

Acting in Buenos Aires Gral. San Martin Theater, Estela Maris in San Isidro “El Piropo” (Tango)

Dancer and teacher in Tango Houses: “Complejo Tango” and “Sabor a Tango Show”. Dancer of “De Tacos & Caprichos” first Tango Company of women, taking part of the Tango Queer International Festival.

Co-organizer of the 7th and 8th FESTIVAL CAMBALACHE fusion of tango-dance-theater.

Organizer of the tango practice for women Women’s Tango Laboratory: “Muñecas Bravas”

In Latin America Workshops in Peru, Ecuador in the years 2008, 2011.

Europe, I was invited by Bas Knuttel of the “State of tango” school in Utrecht-Holland to participate in the Biezenmortel Festival (Biezenmortel-Holland) and to hold various Workshops in other cities in Holland, London, Paris, from February to May. 2012.

She was participated in the Festival Tangomarkkinat Finland, in July 2013, staying in that country until September organizing Workshops and presentations.

Jorge & Anabel Email Contacts:
Jorge Mendoza tanguerodeley@hotmail.com
Anabel Saldaña Martinez tango.anabel@hotmail.com


May 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
September 30, 2022 @ 2:03 am UTC-4


Steve Littler


The Movement
1212 N Main St
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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