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Monday

Bulletin April 28 , 2008

Sean & Charity will teach at a Kansas City tango festival on Saturday. Our Video of the Week has them showing our new students how their simple moves are applied to different music and styles, starting with traditional, ending with that featured in the video.

Ed Loomis agreed to teach in Modesto next Saturday. Ed may be the most precise technician in Northern California. He was Modesto Tango's founding instructor for years, once our sole instructor. Those who have not experienced him as a teacher are in for a treat. Those of us who know him already know that.

In the first week of May you may pay for the month at $10 a week - this time $30 with no classes May 24 (Memorial Day Weekend) and workshops with Oscar & Georgina May 31.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. April 28 & May 5: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. An informal chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you're urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m.; some come early to dine. We may dance until 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

SATURDAY (May 3) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Special guest Ed Loomis teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class -
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class).
On the first Saturday of the month $30 for all three regular lessons. Introductory deals for newcomers: 10 beginner level classes for $75 (only at the beginner level.)

AND COMING UP:
Workshops with Tango masters :
Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas
*
For all levels including beginner;
* Singles and couples welcome
Oscar was introduced to this area with the touring company of "Forever Tango". You can also see him in Carlos Saura's movie "Tango"
Georgina was trained as a classical and contemporary dancer. She performs tango in Buenos Aires, Europe and Asia. She is also well known in Buenos Aires for her tango vocals.
Saturday: May 31, 2008
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Dancing in the Rhythm of Tango for beginners and all levels - Newcomers encouraged
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Sacadas: Technique,connection, impulse and lead - For intermediate and advanced levels
Cost: Workshop/per person: $35.00 - 1 Workshop
$60.00 - 2 Workshops
Private lessons : $100.00/per hour + $15.00 Studio Fee
To schedule send email to ModestoTango@gmail.com or call (209) 522-1571

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. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY:
Sacramento: At Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento.
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
These classes will get you dancing Argentine Tango socially.
In Level I, you learn fundamentals, level II focuses on pivots and level III changes every month focusing on technique, musicality.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost: $50 per person/$90 per couple.

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6
Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Argentine Tango Baile
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One,
1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
This práctica is for ALL levels; beginners always welcome.

THURSDAYS
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA Teach : "Tango outside the box"
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street
Tango Explorations! 7 p.m - Beginning your Journey (Casting Off!) Tango
FUNdamentals, 8 p.m. - Continuing the Journey (Setting Sail!), 9 p.m. - Time
to Explore (Taking the Helm!) Open "Práctica". Info: tangomichey@yahoo.com
or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com


MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be Friday, May 30, with workshops on Saturday, May 31, guest artist: Oscar Mandagaran of "Forever Tango, " with his partner, and vocalist, Georgina Vargas. Workshops follow the next day, (see above)

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:

@>---- Saturday, May 3, 2008 La AlterNATIVA Milonga! @ Firehouse 5
2014 "B" 9th Street (9th & T) 9 p.m. to 1:00 $10

@>---- SATURDAY; MAY 10, Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. GUEST MAESTROS OSCAR MANDAGARAN AND GEORGINA VARGAS will give an introductory lesson from 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance is from 9 to midnight! Cost $15 lesson & dance; $10 dance only. Both include refreshments.

@>---- Saturday, May 17, 2008 Firehouse 5 Milonga! @ Firehouse 5
2014 "B" 9th Street (9th & T)
8:00 p.m. lesson with Felipe & Rosa (Open to ALL level!)
9:00 p.m. until we drop! - Milonga with DJ Chris
Special Guest Artist! - Electronic Violinist, Ryan Avery (www.chancesend.com)
10:30 p.m. performance by Felipe, Rosa & Ryan!
$15 includes lesson, Milonga, performances & refreshments!
@>---- Saturday, May 24, 2008 All-Night Pajama-Tango Party!
@ Firehouse 5 (9th & T) 9:00 p.m. until the sun comes up!
Come dressed in your favorite pair of jammies (and bring your favorite pillow too) and dance 'til dawn! Those brave enough to stay all night will be treated to coffee, mate, tea and breakfast goodies in the morning! $10

@>---- SATURDAY, MAY 31, Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. FIFTH SATURDAY MILONGA! Introductory tango lesson from 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include refreshments.

Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:
Time running out to sign up - if you ever considered Buenos Aires, this is your trip!
$1650 register before April 30th.
Departure date: July 11th, arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th
To register
Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to montitango@hotmail.com

Saturday

Sean & Charity Lesson Demonstration

video
Sean and Charity demonstrate that the principles of tango apply to new music as well as traditional by dancing to a contemporary rendition by Otros Aires of Osvaldo Pugliese's 1946 classic "La Yumba"

Monday

Bulletin April 21 , 2008

Last week had many opportunities to tango. This week will be a bit calmer. Sean & Charity did heavy duty work on Sacadas with intermediates while beginners got a good dose of musicality. They began the practica with a wonderful dramatization of an ideal "practica" situation and will be with us again Saturday hoping to re-enact the "practica" scenario to a wider audience.

We also hope to make an appearance at Friday's Fresno milonga. If interested in car-pooling, call 522-1571.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. April 21 & 28: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time. No fee, but you're urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance until 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

SATURDAY (April 26) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean & Charity teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class -
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class). Introductory deals for newcomers: 10 beginner level classes for $75 (only at the beginner level.)

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. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY:
Sacramento: At Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento.
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
These classes will get you dancing Argentine Tango socially.
In Level I, you learn fundamentals, level II focuses on pivots and level III changes every month focusing on technique, musicality.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost: $50 per person/$90 per couple.

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6
Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Argentine Tango Baile
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One,
1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
This práctica is for ALL levels; beginners always welcome.

THURSDAYS
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA Focus on boleos and other adornments.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street
Tango Explorations! 7 p.m - Beginning your Journey (Casting Off!) Tango
FUNdamentals, 8 p.m. - Continuing the Journey (Setting Sail!), 9 p.m. - Time
to Explore (Taking the Helm!) Open "Práctica". Info: tangomichey@yahoo.com
or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com

SUNDAYS - APRIL 2008, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Alisa Shubb on "Expressing the Feminine" at Tango By The River. 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Ladies only!
April 27, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 3 - Feminine Musical Interpretation
The essence of embellishment comes from the music. Each class will build off the next, although it will be possible to take just one or two. Priced to encourage ladies to take all three class: $20 for one class, $30 for two, $35 for all three.

MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be Friday, May 30, with workshops on Saturday, May 31, guest artist: Oscar Mandagaran of "Forever Tango, " with his partner, and vocalist, Georgina Vargas. Our Video of the Week features Oscar and Georgina in "La Cumparsita," one of his featured numbers in "Forever Tango."

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- FRESNO
Friday, April 25 - STUDIO 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave. Beginning with a free lesson at 8 p.m, The night will include the April Birthday Dance, Chacarrera and shared appetizers. Please bring interested friends. $10 per person. Car-pool? 522-1571.

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- Saturday, April 26th. At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Beginning tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance 9 to midnight. Cost $15 for lesson & dance; $10 dance only. Both include refreshments and dance.
Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:
Time is running out to sign up - if you've ever considered going to Buenos Aires, this is your trip!
$1650 for people who register before April 30th.
Departure date: July 11th, arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th
To register
Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to montitango@hotmail.com

Monday

Bulletin April 14 , 2008

On Thursday, April 17, we return to Concetta's for our Art Walk milonga.


Hope to see you all there.

Patrick finished his rotation with boleos. Our Video of the Week recaps the lesson series with Barbara. Sean & Charity will join us Saturday.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. April 14 & 21: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time. No fee, but you're urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance until 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

THURSDAY (April 17). 7 - 9 p.m. Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's. Dance, eat, drink and socialize at this fun venue. 1205 J Street

SATURDAY (April 19) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean & Charity teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class -
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class). Introductory deals for newcomers offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used at the beginner level.)

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. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>


OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY:
Sacramento: At Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento.
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
These classes will get you dancing Argentine Tango socially.
In Level I, you learn fundamentals, level II focuses on pivots and level III changes every month focusing on technique, musicality.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost: $50 per person/$90 per couple.

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6
Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Argentine Tango Baile
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One,
1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
This práctica is for ALL levels; beginners always welcome.

THURSDAYS
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA Focus on boleos and other adornments.
7:00 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street
Tango Explorations! 7 p.m - Beginning your Journey (Casting Off!) Tango
FUNdamentals, 8 p.m. - Continuing the Journey (Setting Sail!), 9 p.m. - Time
to Explore (Taking the Helm!) Open "Práctica". Info: tangomichey@yahoo.com
or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com

SUNDAYS - APRIL 2008, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Alisa Shubb on "Expressing the Feminine" at Tango By The River. Ladies only!
April 20, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 2 - Feminine & Masculine together
Discover the "truth" about following, and the part the feminine partner plays .
April 27, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 3 - Feminine Musical Interpretation
The essence of embellishment comes from the music. Each class will build off the next, although it will be possible to take just one or two. Priced to encourage ladies to take all three class: $20 for one class, $30 for two, $35 for all three.

In San Francisco: "A Tango Trilogy"
A star-studded, three-program series. Some of the world's best tango talent show tango's reputation for pushing traditional social norms.
This unique, female-dominated Argentine Tango series consists of three distinct programs, four performances of each, at the Palace of Fine Arts; Programs #1, #2 and #3 on April 18, August 18, and November 28, respectively.
Ticket prices for the series range from $150 to $60. Single seats $55-$25 with 10% single show discount for seniors and students.
Tickets are on sale on-line at http://www.tix.com/

Program #1 "Tango Evolution"
Performers: Eroica Trio -
Daniel Binelli (Argentina, Bandoneon)
Eduardo Isaac (Argentina, Guitar)
Miriam Larici (Argentina, Dancer)
This program reaches out into the classical music world. The three women of the Eroica Trio teamed with brilliant composer/bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and classic guitarist Eduardo Isaac. Eroica Trio, the most sought after classical chamber music group in the world with two Grammy nominations and cellist Sara Sant' Ambrogio, winner of a solo Grammy, appear in the same program as the international dance superstar from "Forever Tango" and "Tango and Fire", Miriam Larici.
Schedule: April 18-19, 2008 (8 p.m.)
April 20, 2008 (2 and 7 p.m.)

Program #2 Tango x 3
(Three Pianos - solos, duets, trios) Argentine tango & Brazilian jazz
Performers:
Polly Ferman (Uruguay, Piano)
Erika Nickrenz (USA, Piano)
Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil, Piano)
Schedule: August 15-16, 2008 (8 p.m.)
August 17, 2008 (2 and 7 p.m.)

Program #3 Leading Ladies of Tango - Café Victoria
Performers: Silvana Deluigi (Argentina, Singer)
Tango Mujer & Tango Con*Fusion: (Dancers):
Orchestra: Polly Ferman ( Music Director/Piano)
Eleonora Ferryera (Argentina, Bandoneon)
Bettina Hartl (Germany, Bandoneon)
Ina Paris (Cuba, Violin)
Viviana Guzman (Chile, Flute)
Anna Maria Medieta (USA, Harp)
Yung chiao Wei (Taiwan, Double Bass)
Schedule: November 28-29 (8 p.m.)
November 30 (2 and 7 p.m.)

"A Tango Trilogy" has generated interest in Europe and Japan. "The Leading Ladies of Tango" drew more than 2000 people to the Herbst Theatre last December.
MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be Friday, May 30, with workshops on Saturday, May 31, guest artist: Oscar Mandagaran of "Forever Tango, " with his partner, and vocalist, Georgina Vargas. Mark your calendars

@>---- Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's, 1205 J Street - 7 to 9 p.m. on April 17. This coincides with downtown art galleries being open on the third Thursday of the month so Modestans can walk among them. Concetta's offers good food and wine.

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- Saturday, April 19. Firehouse #5 Milonga, Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014 B 9TH
Street (corner of 9th & T), 9 p.m. Contact Chris Peake 916-705-2157 for info. www.tangoalternativa.com

@>---- Sunday: April 20th "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.
@>---- Saturday, April 26th. At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Beginning tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then dance 9 to midnight. Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- FRESNO
Friday, April 25 - STUDIO 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave. Beginning with a free lesson at 8 p.m, The night will include the April Birthday Dance, Chacarrera and shared appetizers. Please bring interested friends to enjoy the evening .$10 per person
@>---- SAN FRANCISCO
Every Thursday: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (off Potrero),
Grand Re-opening! NEW dance floor!
Milonga 9 p.m. - 12:30 AM
Host: Victor Meneses DJ: Emilio Flores
NEW PRICES! $13 - Milonga Only $15 - Milonga + Lesson
Info: (415) 239-7002 or victor@sfmariposa.com

Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:
$1650 for people who register before April 30th.
Departure date: July 11th, arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th
To register
Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to montitango@hotmail.com

Saturday

Patrick Alessandri Lesson Summary 2008-04-12

Dancing with Barbara, Patrick summarizes the lessons on boleos presented during his series in Modesto.

video

Monday

Bulletin April 7 , 2008

If you've missed Saturday classes, you missed some good lessons. Patrick drilled intermediates on boleos, beginners on basic walking technique.

Besides Saturday classes and Monday practica, there's little tango in Modesto this week. Thursday, April 17, will se our Art Walk milonga at Concetta's, and that weekend, the first show of the Tango Trilogy in San Francisco. Details below.
Our Video of the Week recaps the the Gato & Andrea workshops we enjoyed during February and March. Information on their tour to Buenos Aires below.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. April 7 & 14: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs,
2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time.
For those attending the Tuesday night workshop this is a great opportunity to work on the moves before the next workshop. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance until 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.


SATURDAY (April 12) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Patrick teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee for a chance to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class - Patrick finishes work on boleos
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class). Introductory deals for newcomers offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used at the beginner level.)

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. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>


OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY:
Sacramento: At Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento.
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
These classes will get you dancing Argentine Tango socially.
In Level I, you learn fundamentals, level II focuses on pivots and level III changes every month focusing on technique, musicality.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost: $50 per person/$90 per couple.


TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6
Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Argentine Tango Baile
Dance, Practice, Share Techniques, Eat


WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One,
1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
This práctica is for ALL levels; beginners always welcome.

THURSDAYS
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA Focus on boleos and other adornments.
7:00 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street
Tango Explorations! 7 p.m - Beginning your Journey (Casting Off!) Tango
FUNdamentals, 8 p.m. - Continuing the Journey (Setting Sail!), 9 p.m. - Time
to Explore (Taking the Helm!) Open "Práctica". Info: tangomichey@yahoo.com
or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com

SUNDAYS - APRIL 2008, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Alisa Shubb three-part series on "Expressing the Feminine" at TBTR. Ladies only!
April 13, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 1 - The Feminine Role Posture, walking,
breath and a certain je ne sais quoi (which will be explained in the workshop).
April 20, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 2 - Feminine & Masculine together
Discover the "truth" about following, and the part the feminine partner plays .
April 27, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 3 - Feminine Musical Interpretation
The essence of embellishment comes from the music. Each class will build off the next, although it will be possible to take just one or two. Priced to encourage ladies to take all three class: $20 for one class, $30 for two, $35 for all three.

In San Francisco: "A Tango Trilogy"
A star-studded, three-program series. Some of the world's best tango talent show tango's reputation for pushing traditional social norms.
This unique, female-dominated Argentine Tango series consists of three distinct programs, four performances of each, at the Palace of Fine Arts; Programs #1, #2 and #3 on April 18, August 18, and November 28, respectively.

Ticket prices for the series range from $150 to $60. Single seats $55-$25 with 10% single show discount for seniors and students.
Tickets are on sale on-line at http://www.tix.com/

Program #1 "Tango Evolution"
Performers: Eroica Trio -
Daniel Binelli (Argentina, Bandoneon)
Eduardo Isaac (Argentina, Guitar)
Miriam Larici (Argentina, Dancer)
This program reaches out into the classical music world. The three women of the Eroica Trio teamed with brilliant composer/bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and classical guitarist Eduardo Isaac. Eroica Trio, the most sought after classical chamber music group in the world with two Grammy nominations and cellist Sara Sant' Ambrogio, winner of a solo Grammy, appear in the same program as the international dance superstar from "Forever Tango" and "Tango and Fire", Miriam Larici.
Schedule: April 18-19, 2008 (8 p.m.)
April 20, 2008 (2 and 7 p.m.)


Program #2 Tango x 3
(Three Pianos - solos, duets, trios) Argentine tango & Brazilian jazz
Performers:
Polly Ferman (Uruguay, Piano)
Erika Nickrenz (USA, Piano)
Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil, Piano)
Schedule: August 15-16, 2008 (8 p.m.)
August 17, 2008 (2 and 7 p.m.)

Program #3 Leading Ladies of Tango - Café Victoria
Performers: Silvana Deluigi (Argentina, Singer)
Tango Mujer & Tango Con*Fusion: (Dancers):
Orchestra: Polly Ferman ( Music Director/Piano)
Eleonora Ferryera (Argentina, Bandoneon)
Bettina Hartl (Germany, Bandoneon)
Ina Paris (Cuba, Violin)
Viviana Guzman (Chile, Flute)
Anna Maria Medieta (USA, Harp)
Yung chiao Wei (Taiwan, Double Bass)
Schedule: November 28-29 (8 p.m.)
November 30 (2 and 7 p.m.)

"A Tango Trilogy" has generated interest in Europe and Japan.
"The Leading Ladies of Tango" drew slightly more than 2000 people to the Herbst Theatre last December.
MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be Friday May 30 with workshops on Saturday, May 31, guest artist: Oscar Mandagaran of Forever Tango. Mark your calendars.

@>---- Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's, 1205 J Street - 7 to 9 p.m.. Next on April 17. This coincides with downtown art galleries being open on the third Thursday of the month so Modestans can walk among them. Concetta's offers good food and wine.

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- Saturday: April 12th At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Beginning tango lesson from 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then dance from 9 to -midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only.
Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.
@>---- Saturday, April 19. Firehouse #5 Milonga, Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014 B 9TH
Street (corner of 9th & T), 9 p.m. Contact Chris Peake 916-705-2157 for info. www.tangoalternativa.com

@>---- Sunday: April 20th "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.
@>---- Saturday, April 26th. At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Beginning tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then dance from 9 to midnight. Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only.
Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.


@>---- FRESNO
Friday, April 25 - STUDIO 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave. Beginning with a free lesson at 8 p.m, The night will include the April Birthday Dance, Chacarrera and shared appetizers. Please bring interested friends to enjoy the evening .$10 per person
@>---- SAN FRANCISCO
Every Thursday: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (off Potrero),
Grand Re-opening! NEW dance floor!
Milonga 9 p.m. - 12:30 AM
Host: Victor Meneses DJ: Emilio Flores
NEW PRICES! $13 - Milonga Only $15 - Milonga + Lesson
Info: (415) 239-7002 or victor@sfmariposa.com

Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:

$1650 for people who register before April 30th.

Departure date: July 11th, arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th

To register

Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to montitango@hotmail.com