Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of
tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the
artistic, cultural and social aspects of
Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County.
Roman will be on vacation Saturday (Sept. 16).
Michelle Loughlin of Sacramento will substitute.
Michelle has been involved with the Sacramento
tango community, teaching classes which emphasize
women's technique, since 1999. Her dancing is
precise, yet playful, and she has been called
"Pretty Feet". - So ladies, here is a good chance
to learn how to add a little extra flavor (or
spice!) to your dance. Men will benefit by
learning how to enhance and encourage partner's
Just for fun, I add a link to a video of
tangueros back east. Enjoy!
We're revving up for our weekend with Gato &
Andrea. Mark your calendars for Sept. 30 - Oct.
1, the milonga on Saturday, Sept. 30. Private
lessons will be available Friday through Monday.
See below for details.
If interested in the additional 4 Tuesday
sessions, contact me via e-mail immediately:
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE. Sept. 30/ Oct. 1 Back from their worldwide teaching tour
Tango Masters Hugo "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
Argentine Tango workshops
Cost: One or two workshops: $30 per class (per person),
3 or 4 workshops: $25 each; 5 or 6 workshops: $22 each
VENUE: Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca.
Saturday, September 30
1. (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) All levels :
Tango technique for men and women improve
2. (1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Tango intermediate I -
Tango walk ; double time, changes of direction,
simple patterns with entradas and voleos on the
Sunday, October 1
3. (12 noon - 1:30 p.m.) Tango beginners:
fundamentals, walk, basic steps, ochos, links.
4. (2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Tango intermediate II:
Turns with entradas , sacadas. and boleos.
5. (4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Milonga (Three months
minimum dance experience required )
Private lessons available- Sept. 29 - October 3 (day or night)
COST $100 per hour plus $10 studio fee - Available by arrangement
>OUR CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY, Sept. 11 & 18: Dinner and dancing at
Jacob's Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. A chance to
work on moves learned in class and get needed
floor time. No fee, but you are encouraged to
order off the menu. We start at about 8 p.m. An
informal gathering; some arrive early to dine. We
may dance until 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 16: Classes at Modesto Fitness
and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
Michelle Loughlin fills in for Roman.
Intermediates 11 a.m. Beginners (i.e. basics)
12:30 p.m welcoming newcomers. Intermediates
are encouraged to stay for the beginning class at
no extra charge to work on technique. Cost is
Ph: (209) 522-1571
OUT OF TOWN: Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
>EMERYVILLE - Classes with Nora Dinzelbacher. Allegro Ballroom
>5855 Christie Avenue , Emeryville, California 94608
>Beginning Class - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $12
>Intermediate/Advanced 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $12
Practica: 9:30-10:30 p.m. $5 (free with class; another chance for floor time).
Ed & Rebeca at Step One, 1920 T Street, at the RR tracks
For September they will continue working on Vals
in their intermediate/advanced class.
They we will work on changes of direction in
Vals rhythm with an emphasis on musicality, floor
improvisation. This class is Tuesday nights at
Step One, 1920 T Street, at the from 8 to 9:30
At Tango By The River. 128 J Street Old Sacramento
Beginning Argentine Tango (Level I) / Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.,
Intermediate Tango (Level II) / Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Intermediate/Advanced Tango (Level III) / Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m.,
Taught by studio owner Donna Tielsch & Zak Brown;
Cost is $35 per person/$60 per couple for each
series ($20 for students/$40 for student couples).
Ed & Rebeca.- at Cisneros Studios of Dance,
1924 U Street, also at the RR tracks,
They resume their Tango Basics for all Levels class
This class will give you all the little pieces
that you need to dance with style, grace, and
If you are new to tango or are interested in
firming up your foundation this is a good class
for you. 7 to 8:15 p.m.
La Práctica for all levels with Mike & Alisa at
Step One, 1920 T St. (at train tracks), from 8:15
to 10:15 p.m., only $3 for all levels, beginners
welcome. Another chance to get needed floor time
Twenty-Something Tango 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Anyone with a young attitude is welcome! Class
is appropriate for people interested in learning
the fundamentals of Argentine tango. No partner
required, but bringing a friend is encouraged to
ensure gender balance. Taught by Chris Peake &
Emily Trites. Cost: College student $25/session
(with valid ID) Non college-student $35/session.
Tango Practica with Zak Brown.
Zak hosts a guided practica on Thursday nights
from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost only $3, an excellent
way to get the floor time needed to practice your
tango--with an instructor's help! Parking is
free on the streets after 8 p.m.
Contact: Modesto Tango Mary (209) 522-1571
For more information visit
MILONGAS: Modesto's milonga with El Gato &
Andrea performing, Saturday Evening, Sept. 30
Thursday Sept 14 & 21
Mariposa Argentine Tango Club welcomes George Garcia from IslaTango Honolulu
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15-8 p.m. - Introduction to Close Embrace
Argentine Tango with George, Christy & Adolfo
8-8:45 p.m. - Int/Adv Close Embrace Argentine
Tango with George, Christy & Adolfo
9/14 & 21 - Special Guest George Garcia of Honolulu joins Christy & Adolfo
9/28 - Milonga with Christy & Adolfo
8:45 p.m - 12:3 0a.m - Milonga hosted by Victor
Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores
$16 class & Milonga/$15 Milonga only.
SACRAMENTO - AT Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 - SPECIAL GUEST
PERFORMANCE WITH HUGO "EL GATO" VALDEZ (from the
movie "The Tango Lesson") and ANDREA MONTI!
Beginning tango lesson taught by Gato & Andrea
from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then
we'll dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for
lesson & dance; $10 for dance only; both include
hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.
"MILONGA MIRABELLE" 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks,
CA 95628 (just west of San Juan)
1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - Time: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Mirabelle European Pastry Café
Mini Cover Charge: $5 for dancers (includes two
tickets for drawings at 8 & 8:30 p.m.)
This charge is in support of our host, whether or
not we eat and drink at his establishment.
The Mirabelle will remain open for customers which will expose Argentine tango
to a new area! With the hope of promoting tango
Teachers are encouraged to put out their flyers.
FRESNO - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa, Fresno
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 - Dance party
Fall Festival Milonga
8 p.m lesson $5
8:45p.m Dance starts, $10
(potluck finger food refreshments, beverages will be provided.)
Milongas on the Second Saturday and Fourth
Sunday of each month at the House of the Four
Winds. 540 Calle Principal in Monterey.
2nd Saturday: 8 to -9 Beginning/Intermediate Class / $6 per person
9 p.m. Milonga / $12 per person
4th Sunday: afternoon Milonga / 5:30 - 9:30 / $10 per person
UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:
FROM El Gato & Andrea: NOVEMBER 8th TO 23rd, 2006
The general package includes:
1. Round air plane tickets, only if you choose
"Second Option (B)" (see the two options below).
Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to hotel and hotel
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous
four-star hotel including buffet breakfast, based
on double occupancy. (Single occupancy is
available on request and the cost difference is
3. Welcome dinner in a typical Argentinean "restaurant parrilla."
4. City Tour.
5. 8 private group classes with excellent teachers.
6. 11 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs .
7. Dinner show at one of BA's best tango houses:
"La Esquina de Carlos Gardel."
8. A day in the country at Estancia "La Cinacina"
with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue),
singing, dancing, "gaucho show", country
activities - riding horses and more.
9. Guided visit to marvelous, unique Teatro Colón, visit Café Tortoni for tea.
10. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
11. Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.
Including the Pulpo's Tango Week with full-package (15 classes!!!)
A) First Option: WITHOUT AIR FARES
Until September 30th, 2006: U$D 1400 ( subject to availability)
Make a deposit of U$D 400 in any of the above cases
B) Second Option: INCLUDES AIR FARES
Since air fares vary according to trip date and
place of departure, the final tour price will
depend on air ticket prices at time of booking.
The earlier you book, the better your fare. There
are special discounts for groups.
Total payment deadline: October 27th, 2006
http://www.bairestangotour.com.ar/buenosaires1.html for more information.