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First Weekend Milonga

Argentine Tango

Social Dance

Start the month with a warm embrace and a great dance!

First Friday of Each Month

7:30 p.m.
 - Midnight - Dance to a great selection of Argentine Tango Dance music.

Free parking at
2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-2829

Jacobs is a full service restaurant and is available
for drinks, hors d'oeuvre, or dinner at your pleasure.


Milonga  $5.00

For Reservations call the restaurant. For additional information see ModestoTango - Argentine Tango has come to Modesto or call
(209) 522-1571


Argentine Tango Instruction

Learn to dance Argentine Tango
    Classes Every Saturday
    • Introductory Level 11:00 to 12:00 Classes are designed to give the students the skill they need to begin social dancing.  Newcomers are always welcome.
    • Cost is $10 drop-in or $30 per month
    • Practica 12:00 to 1:00

    For additional information email ModestoTango or
    call (209) 522-1571

    Partners not required


    Modesto Tango Bulletin, April 21, 2014

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    Kenny & Choi decided at the last minute to compete in the Argentine Tango USA festival and made it into the finals.  Congratulations to both.

    Kenny & Choi in competition mode. 

    They are back with us on Saturday.  Don't miss a chance to work with this dynamic couple.

    Until later, Mary

    Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine tango. 

    To unsubscribe: http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe


    MONDAY - Tonight,  April  21 & 28 -  Social dance and practica at Jacobs' Fine Dining. 2501 McHenry.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early to dine.

    WEDNESDAY -  April 23: Classes at the senior center,  211 Bodem.   2:45 p.m. - Beginning basics.  (Free).

    SATURDAY -  April 26 - Kenny & Choi return for a couple of classes  at Studio V,  Pilates & Fitness.  4345 Spyres.  First class, for all levels at 11 a.m. and the second class at a continuation level at 12:30.  $15 for one class, $25 for both.


    Next Modesto Milonga is May 9 at Jacobs Fine Dining.  No guest artist or introductory lesson, just a chance to dine, drink, socialize and tango. $5.

       COMING UP!

    NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2014, July 3-6 - Registration  now open.

    MARRIOTT HOTEL @ SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame
    • 15 classes a day to choose from (10 a.m,- 7:30 p,m.)  • A daily evening workshop open to the public (6-7:30 p.m.)
    • Daily "CHAMUYOS" (a NTW original) (5:15 p.m.) • Nightly Milongas w/Exhibitions and DJ music (9 p.m. - 1 or 2 a.m.)
    $455 per person. Before April 30th. $495 per person after April 30th.  Includes all classes, Workshops @ 6 p.m, and Milongas 
    A deposit of $200 per person secures your registration. You must pay before April 30th tomreceive the discount rate of $455.
    Pay through PayPal, Personal Checks, Credit Card (Visa & MasterCard) or Cash.
    Checks payable to Nora Olivera - 2841 Hillside Dr - Burlingame, CA 94010Hotel Reservations: 
    The discount rate of $109 per night will appear automatically.
    http://www.tangoweek.com For Registration/Information. 
    Classes/Workshops & Milongas Schedules will be posted shortly.



     Fridays, Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (just off Broadway) traditional milonga. 9 p.m. $10.  Kenny Bell host.

    Saturday May 3, At Firehouse 5, 2014B 9th St. - DJ Michelle Gorre - Hours: 9 p.m. until we drop - Cost: $10

    Saturday April 26, At  Tango By The River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento, Leopard Print Milonga milonga. 9 p.m.$10.  Donna Tielsch hostess.


    Sundays, Twilight Milonga, Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin St., third floor. Enter 2419 on lower door handle. Close to 19th Street BART, free parking on Sundays. Leave no valuables in cars.  DJ: Yuling Chen.  Hosts: Count Glover and Melissa;

    Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. 8 p.m.  Milonga, $15 


    Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.



    Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento

    6:30-7:30 Beginning Tango, 

    7:30-8:30 Intermediate/Advanced Tango

    Tango Practica: 8:30-9:30 p.m. 

    Fontaine Dance, 1328 Blue Oaks Rd. Suite 150, Roseville with Morgan Heller, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tango Ballet, focusing on needs of tango dancers. Morgan danced professionally with ballet companies for 25 years. 7:30-8:30Intermediate Tango

    Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014B 9th St. Tango Technique:  Class may include warm-up, isolations, drills,  floor work and cool-down! Learn great exercises to do on your own to be a better partner.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and get ready to work out!  7-8:15 p.m.  Cost: $40 month, $12 drop-in

    Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.: Special Ladies Leading class on  7-9 p.m. (7-8 lesson, 8-9,  practice session) $10.


     Dianna's Studio of Dance,  826 N Fulton,  Marcelo Molina teaches social dance.

     7-8 p.m.  Marcelo (559) 360-9824

     Dianna's Studio (559) 264-0231


    Allegro Ballroom - 5855 Christie Ave - Classes with Nora and Ed.

    7:30-8:30 p.m.:  Beginners $12,  8:30-9:30 p.m., intermediates  $12

    Extended hours! 9:30-11  p.m.:  Nora & Ed's Practica:  $5  


    3499 Blackhawk Plaza.  6-6:30 p.m. Tango Chat, 6:30-7:15 Beginner - Foundation

    7:15-8 Intermediate - Popular Steps, 8-9:30  Practica  $10



    Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Pr├íctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-11 p.m. Beginners welcome.

    Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.   7-8 p.m.

    Monthly:  $30   $10 drop-in; contact tangoonbroadway@gmail.com,  cegoh@aol.comor  now or call 1-916-390-0219 to reserve your spot. Beginner Class 7-8 p.m. Instructors:  Kenny Bell and Chooi Goh 

    The Ballroom of Sacramento, 6009 Folsom Blvd. with Paul Zimny 7 p.m. Argentine Tango 1 - introductory class explores the basics of Argentine Tango - progressive class - refreshes by calendar month. 8 p.m.Argentine Tango 2 - just need to know the basics for this class that further explores the many possibilities for both leaders and followers - progressive class with new theme each calendar month

    Capital Dance Center, 11270 Sanders Drive, Suite A. Rancho Cordova. with Morgan Heller 

    7 p.m. Beginning;  8 p.m. Intermediate



    Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento -   Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. -- 

    Intermediate/Advanced Tango, followed by a Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm.; included with class attendance; $5 without.

    Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Alex Allende and Luz Castineiras return from Buenos Aires and will be teaching the regularly-scheduled Thursday night Beginner and Continuing Tango classes for the rest of  of April!!  They will also host the practica afterwards!

    6.30 - 7.30 pm Beginning Tango

    7.30 - 8.30pm Continuing Tango Explorations

    8.30 - 11ish Open Practica

    Cost $12 drop-in or $40/month or $5 for practica only

    New class at Tango on Broadway! 2416 18th  St. 
    Tango Ballet -   Thursdays, 7-8:30 p,m,, beginning  ballet class stressing needs of Argentine tango dancers. It starts with exercises at the barre, followed  by center floor work focusing on elements to improve your tango. For a ballet class, tights,  sweats or other comfortable clothing. Ballet shoes  best, jazz shoes and other "flats"  acceptable.  High  heels and skirts not recommended. Cost: $15 drop in. $50 for a 5 lesson  class card.  Class time: Class is on Thursdays 7-8:30 p,m. Instructor: Morgan Heller has danced and taught more than 35 years. Starting with tap and jazz, he got into ballet early and went on to dance professionally with ballet and opera companies for over 25 years. Concurrent with ballet were many years of  dancing in casino revues, cabaret shows, TV, etc. He began Argentine tango over 15 years ago which qualifies him to join the two styles. Guys can benefit.  Improving strength and balance make you a better partner.  Further info: mheller50@hotmail.com or (775)  232-3339


    Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,

    8 p.m.  $10.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200



    Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St. Traditional Tango

    7:30-9:30 p.m.Traditional Tango/Michael Taillant

    $40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in class

    Contact: 707-416-9680tangobravo2k@yahoo.com


    Club One, 5860 W Las Positas Blvd. Classes and practica in large comfortable room with hardwood floor adjacent to and part of Club One boutique fitness center with clean, elegant, inviting atmosphere, minutes from highway 680 and 580 junction near W. Las Positas Blvd. and Hopyard Road.

    6-6:30 Tango Chat 

    6:30-7:15 Beginners Class. Basic fundamentals 

    7:15-8 Intermediate Class. Popular steps for social dancing  8-9:30 p.m., practica

    Cost: $12 – Free for Club One members, Includes light snacks and refreshments  www.blackhawktango.com



    Lafayette Dance & Movement Center. 1018 C Almanor Ln Lafayette  CA 94549

    John Pierre Sighe teaches - Beginers 2:30-3:30 p.m., Intermediates 3:30-4:30 p.m.


    Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave.

    Beginner Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advanced Class 3-4 p.m  - Julian Ramil, instructor 

    One class for $10, two for $15, dance practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class) 


    Studio 65, Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.

    Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m., practica - 6-7 p.m.

    Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200


    From Marcelo Solis:  October 17 to 26, 2014

    The Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires offers nine days of intensive workshops, practicas, presentations and milongas with some of the best instructors and dancers from Buenos Aires.  Packages start at only $590!!! for classes. We can   arrange  accommodation at the best hotel in the best location, as well as your airport/hotel/airport transfers, and provide you with assistance   going to milongas, hiring taxi dancers and more…

    9 Intensive Days: 15 workshops, 4 hours assisted practice: $590, if paid before May 31, 2014. 

    • 9 nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $585.-, double room $675.-, triple room $810.-

    • 9 Best milongas in Buenos Aires, includes transportation and personal assistance:$290, if paid before May 31, 2014.

    • Professionally guided tours in the City: 

    • Other services you may be interested: Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport: Taxi (up to three persons) $125.- both ways.  Taxi dancer, $35 per hour. | More tours in the city, Countryside tour ($90), Colonia, Montevideo, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more!!!

    • ONE DAY PASS: For those whom can't take the whole tour: - CLASSES: $90 for two workshops and/or practica (includes morning city tour). - MILONGA: $50, includes assistance and transportation. - CLASSES AND MILONGA (includes morning city tour)$130.

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