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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


    Workshop & Milonga with Eva Garlez and Pablo Rodriguez

    Popular Argentine  performers and instructors 

    Eva Garlez and Pablo Rodriguez

    will be presenting Argentine Tango workshops and hosting a milonga in Modesto

    Saturday February 28, 2015


    1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   All Levels - Beginners encouraged

    2:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.   Continuing Level

    Private Lessons are available by arrangement with the instructor. To schedule send email to ModestoTango@gmail.com or call (209) 522-1571



    7:30 p.m. - Eva and Pablo will teach an introductory class. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of tango and to meet your fellow dancers.

    8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Pablo will be the DJ and share his great selection of Argentine Tango Dance music.

    10:30 p.m. - a performance by Eva and Pablo  Bring your friends who are not dancers. They will love the performance.

    Cost (per person):
    $25.00 - 1 Workshop
    $40.00 - 2 Workshops
    $10.00 - Milonga (includes introductory lesson)

    Private Lessons: 

    • Christopher or Caroline $80/hr, both: $120/hr per hour, 

    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.

    For additional information see ModestoTango - Argentine Tango or
    call (209) 522-1571


    Modesto Tango Bulletin, Oct. 13, 2014

    Modesto Tango Bulletin, Oct. 13, 2014 
    There was absolutely something magical about our evening of dancing to the music of the Redwood Tango Ensemble.  As much competition as we had with local dance groups and regularly scheduled milongas around the area, we pretty well filled up the back room of Jacobs with a balance of dancers and listeners who had not encountered Argentine Tango music before. The evening was a good one for Modesto Tango, the Redwood Tango Ensemble and Jacobs. May those of you who have had your first taste of Argentine Tango, not let it end there.

    Members of the Redwood Tango Ensemble setting up for their next tanda.

    MONDAY:  October 13 & 20, 7 to 9 pm
    Social dance and practica at Jacobs’ Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave.  
    No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu. Come early to dine!  
    WEDNESDAY: October 15
    ,  211 Bodem.   Basics lesson,  2:45 p.m.  No fee.

    SATURDAY: Oct. 18,  2014
    A.M.  Studio V Pilates and Fitness at 4345 Spyres.  Tango Basics at 11 a.m.  $10.    evening.

    Keep track with our on line calendar: 
    Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural, and social aspects of Argentine tango. 

    Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (just off Broadway)     Milonga: 8 pm - midnight,  $10

    Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St. TANGO BRAVO MILONGA!! new milonga hosted by Miguel Taillant:, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday at FH5.  This  will be a traditional milonga and   similar to  those  experienced in Buenos Aires.  Miguel is  from Argentina,  grew up in Buenos Aires and has been dancing tango most of  his life.   It will be like having a little bit of Buenos Aires in Sacramento.   8 pm - 9 pm:  Tango lesson with Miguel Taillant,  9pm  - 12:30-01-00 am:  Milonga,  $10:00

    The Dance Corner, 2927 Fulton Ave (across from Town & Country Village) Moonlight Milonga.
    6:30-9:30 p.m. plus a free half-hour class at 6. $5. Bring your favorite beverage. 

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

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

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

    TUESDAY in Sacramento:
    Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento
    6:30-7:30 p.m., Beginning Tango, 
    7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced Tango
    Tango Practica: 8:30-9:30 p.m. 

    Studio 65/Adornos, 2965 North Maroa Ave.Tue. Sep 23 - 8pm Workshops with Eduardo Saucedo.
    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 Práctica" 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 .
     6 - 7 pm:  Basic Beginner Class  (Working on posture, embrace, basic walk, salida, cruzada,  and ochos)
    7 - 8 pm:  Rhythmic Tango, taking  steps from  the last two months milonga classes and add new steps,  for rhythmic tango.)  

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

    Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento -    - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. -- 
    $50 per person,  $15 drop-in, followed by a Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm.; included with class attendance; $5 without.
    Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St., Chris Peake and Yana Haralanova
    6.30-7.30 p.m. Beginning Tango,  7:30-8.30 p.m. Continuing Tango Explorations 8.30 - 11-ish Open Practica - Cost $10 drop-in or $35/month or $5 for practica only.

    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 with Argentine native Michael Taillant
    $40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in class  Contact: 707-416-9680, tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

    Tango on Broadway:, 2416 18th Street,  FRIDAY OCT 3rd: Performance by Luz Castineiras & Diego Lanau. DJ Diego Lanau
    Pre-milonga workshop: "Milonga Lisa and Traspie. Timing in the Rhythm" w/ Luz & Diego Lanau
    Workshop: 7 - 8 pm, $15 - Milonga:  8 - midnight, performance at around 10 pm, $10

    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 p.m. 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

     Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. -  

    Lafayette Dance & Movement Center. 1018 C Almanor Lane, Lafayette 94549
    John Pierre Sighe teaches - Beginers 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Intermediates from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Emeryville :
    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 Christy Cote: CITA (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino) 2015 is just around the corner....Mar 22-28, 2015.    Now in the  16th year of bringing students and friends to Buenos Aires,  offering 2 options:
    1. For "Independents" - Experienced Buenos Aires Travelers who prefer no group affiliation:
    CITA registration ONLY (through Christy & Chelsea Eng) for less than you would pay on your own & with additional exclusive perks!  $490 or $441 for returning CITA members if booked by Dec 15th.
    2. For "Newbies" - First time Buenos Aires Travelers and/or those seeking Group Resources &  Camaraderie plus the expertise of Christy & Chelsea:
    CITA registration  & Enhancement:
    Includes pre-travel get together, group dinner in Buenos Aires, assistance with class selections, answers to any questions you may have about traveling to Buenos Aires and more!
    $715 or $666 for returning CITA members if booked by Dec 15th.
    Early registration gives you priority on class selections which is important if you want to study with specific teachers and/or classes.  Click HERE for a list of the teachers.
    Reply to this email to get started! christycote@gmail.com
    Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng
    CITA representative for the USA