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Musicality Workshop with Joaquín Amenábar

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Argentine Tango Musicality Workshop

with International Instructor and Performer

Joaquín Amenábar

Joaquín is a
spectacular bandoneonist. He has a method for teaching
dancers with no musical
training about how tango
music works and how to
dance to it.

Let's dance to the music! © 

With his book you can further explore your understanding of tango and musicality through Joaquín's method which has been specially designed for tango dancers without musical education.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Both classes are suitable for all ability levels. Suitable for all Followers and Leaders. No partner necessary. For much of the workshop you will be dancing solo.  For the partner dancing the gender balance is insignificant.  These workshops are about how you listen to the music and express it.  Dance and practice to live bandoneón music as well as recorded music.

11:00 - 12:30   Dancing the Rhythm
Basic units of tango rhythm. Simple, double and half-time step . When do we use each one of these?
 1:00 -   2:30     Dancing the Melody:
Different than in other dancers, the rhythm variations in tango depend on the melody.  Dancing the melody makes every tango different and gives the follower  a completely different role . We learn the melodic rhythm as a system and how to dance with the melody. 
This class is for all levels. It should be the very first class to take for somebody who wants to learn tango. But it is also very important for advance dancers that may dance the melody intuitively some times but do not know deeply the rules of the melodic rhythm.

Cost: $25 per Workshop or $40 for both.  Please pre-register by sending an email to


Argentine Tango Instruction

Learn to dance Argentine Tango
    Classes Every Saturday
    • 11:00 to 12:00  Classes usually reinforce the material presented by the guest instructor the previous week and 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
    • Each Month we invite guest teachers from around the Bay Area.  Guest instructors offer two classes: 11:00 to 12:00 Fundamentals and 12:30 to 1:30 Intermediate.  The cost is $15 for one class and $25 for both classes.  Groupons may be used for either class or for both classes with an additional $10 at the time of the class.
    • Several times each year we invite tango masters from Buenos Aires to present classes.  These are special events for which locations, dates and fees will be announced as they are scheduled.  Groupons do not apply to these events. 
    • Practica 12:00 to 1:00

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

    Partners not required


    Tuesday Night at Urbano

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    of Modesto

    invites you to join us for an Argentine Tango practica - an opportunity to:
    • practice your tango skills,
    • socialize with other tango aficionados,
    • and dance.

    • Every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    • There is no cost for the Tango - no cover, no minimum.
    • Urbano is a full service restaurant and is available for dinner until 8:00 p.m.  The Bar is open for drinks, and hors d'oeuvre at your pleasure.


    Weekend Milonga

    Argentine Tango

    Social Dance

    Enrich each month with a warm embrace and a great dance!

    January 6, 2017

    A Milonga Each Month
     (date dependent on venue availability)

    8:00 p.m.
     -11:00 p.m. - Dance to a great selection of Argentine Tango Dance music.
    Come early for dinner and stay for the tango.

    Urbano 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