What's New

Saturday

Workshops with Oscar and Georgina

Oscar Mandagaran
&
Georgina Vargas


will present Argentine Tango workshops
and private individual lessons in Modesto


* 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.

See their Website for more information: TangodeBuenosAires


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



Location: Map

Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club
200 Norwegian Ave
Modesto, CA
(Brigsmore to McHenry, Left on McHenry
Immediate Right on Norwegian)



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

Friday

Dinner and Dancing with Oscar & Georgina

Argentine Tango

Social Dance
(Milonga)

Featuring tango masters from
Buenos Aires

Oscar

Mandagaran

&

Georgina

Vargas

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.
See their Website for more information: TangoBuenosAires

Friday May 30, 2008

8:00 p.m. - Oscar and Georgina will teach an introductory class. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of tango and to meet your fellow dancers.
9:00 p.m. - Midnight - Open dancing. The dance music will include recordings of Georgina's tango vocals.
10:15 p.m. - a performance by Oscar and Georgina. Bring your friends who are not dancers. They will love the performance.


Free parking at
Jacobs Fine Dining
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.

Cost:

Introductory Lesson and Milonga: $10.00

Milonga only; $5.00

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







Monday

Bulletin May 26 , 2008

We had our tango rest; now we rev up for our weekend with Oscar & Georgina.

Our milonga on Friday and workshops with Oscar & Georgina Saturday are here. Touring the U.S performing and giving workshops, they will be with us just one weekend, so we should take this opportunity. Details below.
In the Bay Area people double up for private lessons with this charismatic couple. Here you can get them all to yourselves for the hour. For a private Sunday lesson with them contact: <mailto:mary.menz@sbcglobal.net>

To whet your appetite, our Video of the Week features them dancing, and then Georgina singing
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Next week , June 2 : 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.
After working with Oscar & Georgina, do not miss the opportunity to practice the techniques taught.

@>---- Friday, May 30, 2008, our Grand Milonga -
With guest artist Oscar Mandagaran of "Forever Tango, " and his partner, and vocalist, Georgina Vargas.
Dining and Dancing at Jacobs

Oscar debuted in 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 classic and contemporary dancer. She performs in Buenos Aires, Europe and Asia. She is also known for tango vocals.

$5 Dance or sit & watch only.
$10 includes lesson
No host dinner and bar available throughout the evening
2501 McHenry Avenue, Modesto (209) 529-2829
Dance Exibition at 10:15 p.m.
Introductory Tango Lesson at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open for dinner at 6 p.m. / Social dancing 8:30-11:30


SATURDAY (May 31) - Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club -Workshops with Tango masters : Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas
200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
* Singles welcome
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dancing in the Rhythm of Tango - for beginners and all levels - Newcomers encouraged
1-2:30 p.m. Sacadas: Technique,connection, impulse and lead - For intermediate and advanced levels

Cost: Workshop/per person: $35 one workshop, $60 two workshops.
Private lessons : $100/hour + $15 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 get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, you learn fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

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.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts.
NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

"La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T Street
(at the RR tracks:), from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
Contact Alisa and Mike Bohan: alisaandmike@yahoo.com, for info.
This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.
THURSDAY
Sacramento:
Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com
Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street (at T)
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".

Fresno:
Class with Marcelo Molina Thursday nights! Thursday May 29 at 7 p.m.
$15 in the Cube at Studio 65.

MILONGAS:

@>---- IN MODESTO - Friday: See above for milonga information.

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ***NEW for summer: Thursdays, beginning May 22, 6:30-9,p.m. free summer outdoor milongas on a wooden dance floor under a permanent canopy with a view of a six-acre pond at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com),
5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, just east of Roseville. Dance from sunset to moonlight and enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers or dinner at one of the many three-star restaurants nearby or pick up fresh produce or dinner to go. The center boasts fine dining, as well as specialty pizza, burgers, fresh produce markets and clothing boutiques. On Thursday evenings, Toast Restaurant serves a wonderful outdoor grill, which lends itself to an evening of tango. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- 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.

SAN FRANCISCO
@>---- Thursdays: The "Mariposa Tango Club" meets at the Verdi Club
in San Francisco every Thursday evening with host Victor Meneses.
Contact cachafaz2@aol.com for info. This is always a favorite destination .

Oscar Y Georgina "La Vi Llegar"

Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas perform "La Vi Llegar"

Georgina Vargas "Malena"

Georgina Vargas performs the song "Malena"

Bulletin May 19, 2008

We enter a week of minimal tango - think of it as preparation for our weekend with Oscar & Georgina. There will be a practica at Jacobs tonight, but not next week - and NO CLASSES Saturday, Memorial Day weekend; you may have to get your tango fix out of town. Carol Hom gave us an excellent lesson on the basics. It was an opportunity to perfect one's tango.

Our milonga on Friday, May 30, and workshops with Oscar & Georgina, Saturday May 31, are near. Touring the U.S performing and giving workshops, they will be with us just one weekend, so we should take this opportunity. Details below. For a private Sunday lesson with them contact: <mailto:mary.menz@sbcglobal.net>

Our Video of the Week is still Sean & Charity summarizing sacadas.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. May19: 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.
Note: NO practica at Jacobs next week, May 26 - (Memorial Day Weekend)

FRIDAY - At You Can Dance Co. 906 El Vecino, Beginning Tango, 6:30 p.m., Intermediate Tango 7:30 p.m. Contact Heidi & Xavier 522-0895

SATURDAY (May 26) - Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club class cancelled.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
COMING UP SATURDAY, May 31:
Workshops with Tango masters : Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas
* Singles welcome

Oscar debuted in 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 classic and contemporary dancer. She performs in Buenos Aires, Europe and Asia. She is also known for tango vocals.

Saturday: May 31, 2008
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dancing in the Rhythm of Tango - for beginners and all levels - Newcomers encouraged
1-2:30 p.m. Sacadas: Technique,connection, impulse and lead - For intermediate and advanced levels

Cost: Workshop/per person: $35 one workshop, $60 two workshops.
Private lessons : $100/hour + $15 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 get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, you learn fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

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.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts.
NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

"La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T Street
(at the RR tracks:), from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
Contact Alisa and Mike Bohan: alisaandmike@yahoo.com, for info.
This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.
THURSDAY
Sacramento:
Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com
Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street (at T)
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".

MILONGAS:

@>---- IN MODESTO - Friday, May 30, 2008, our Grand Milonga - with workshops on Saturday, May 31. Guest artist: Oscar Mandagaran of "Forever Tango, " with his partner, and vocalist, Georgina Vargas.
Oscar & Georgina will perform; Georgina has agreed to sing.
Dining and Dancing at Jacobs
$5 Dance or sit & watch only.
$10 includes lesson
No host dinner and bar available throughout the evening
2501 McHenry Avenue, Modesto (209) 529-2829
Dance Exibition at 10:15 p.m.
Introductory Tango Lesson at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open for dinner at 6 p.m. / Social dancing 8:30-11:30

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ***NEW for summer: Thursdays, beginning May 22, 6:30-9,p.m. free summer outdoor milongas on a wooden dance floor under a permanent canopy with a view of a six-acre pond at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com),
5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, just east of Roseville. Dance from sunset to moonlight and enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers or dinner at one of the many three-star restaurants nearby or pick up fresh produce or dinner to go. The center boasts fine dining, as well as specialty pizza, burgers, fresh produce markets and clothing boutiques. On Thursday evenings, Toast Restaurant serves a wonderful outdoor grill, which lends itself to an evening of tango. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- -Saturday, May 24@ Firehouse 5 (9th & T) All-Night Pajama-Tango Party! - 9 p.m. until the sun comes up! Come dressed in your favorite jammies (and bring your favorite pillow) 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

@>---- Sunday, May 25 : Roseville Dance milongas from 5 to 8:30 p.m,
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville CA 95747. Contact them directly at
www.rosevilledancing.com, 916-719-3765 for more information.

@>---- 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.

SAN FRANCISCO
@>---- Thursdays: The "Mariposa Tango Club" meets at the Verdi Club
in San Francisco every Thursday evening with host Victor Meneses.
Contact cachafaz2@aol.com for info. This is always a favorite destination .

Bulletin May 12 , 2008

Sean & Charity returned Saturday to finish work on Sacadas. In our Video of the Week they do a lesson summary on that subject. Oscar Mandagaran will also work on sacadas in an intermediate workshop on May 31.
This Saturday's instructor will be Carol Hom of San Francisco. Those familiar with Bay Area tango will recognize her as assistant to Nora Dinzelbacher, Carol has been involved in the Bay Area tango scene for years, and teaches Nora's classes when Nora is gone. She just got back from one of her numerous trips to Buenos Aires..
Thursday, May 15, is Art Walk Thursday and another milonga at Concetta's.


Our milonga on Friday, May 30, and workshops with Oscar & Georgina, Saturday May 31, are near. Touring the U.S performing and giving workshops; they will be with us just one weekend, so we should avail ourselves of this opportunity. Details below
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. May 12 & 19: 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.

THURSDAY - May 15. 7 - 9 p.m. Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's. Dance, eat, drink and socialize at this fun venue. 1205 J Street.

FRIDAY - At You Can Dance Co. 906 El Vecino, Beginning Tango, 6:30 p.m., Intermediate Tango 7:30 p.m. Contact Heidi & Xavier 522-0895

SATURDAY (May 17) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Carol Hom 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.)

AND COMING UP:
Workshops with Tango masters : Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas
* Singles welcome

Oscar debuted in 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 classic and contemporary dancer. She performs in Buenos Aires, Europe and Asia. She is also known for tango vocals.

Saturday: May 31, 2008
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dancing in the Rhythm of Tango - for beginners and all levels - Newcomers encouraged
1-2:30 p.m. Sacadas: Technique,connection, impulse and lead - For intermediate and advanced levels

Cost: Workshop/per person: $35 one workshop, $60 two workshops.
Private lessons : $100/hour + $15 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 get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, you learn fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk (caminada) and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

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.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento

May 14 - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento,
Oscar and Georgina teach technique ---7-8:30 p.m.

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango fro
7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts -
NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

"La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T Street
(at the RR tracks:), from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
Contact Alisa and Mike Bohan: alisaandmike@yahoo.com, for info.
This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.
THURSDAY
Sacramento:
Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com
Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street (at T)
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".

FRIDAY Friday, May 16, 2008
Workshops with Felipe Martinez & Rosa Corisco!
6:30 - 8 p.m. MILONGA: Easy formulas for fun steps
8:15 - 9:45 p.m VALS: Spirals & Turns @ the Firehouse 5 (9th & T)
Go to www.tangoalternativa.com for details!

SATURDAY, May 17, 2008
Workshops @ the Fireshouse 5 (9th & T)
2:30 - 4 p.m. PIVOTS & TURNS: "Ochos", turns & changes in direction
4:15 - 5:45 p.m. SACADAS: Structure, technique & weight transfers
1 Class (1.5 hrs) = $25 / 1 Day (2 Classe/3 hrs) = $40
2 Day (ALL 4 Classes/6 hrs) = $60

MILONGAS:

@>---- THURSDAY - May 15. 7 - 9 p.m. Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's. Dance, eat, drink and socialize at this fun venue. 1205 J Street.

@>---- 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 17, 2008 Firehouse 5 Milonga! @ Firehouse 5
2014 "B" 9th Street (9th & T)
8 p.m. lesson with Felipe & Rosa (Open to ALL level!)
9 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!

@>---- Sunday, May 18th, 2008: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.

@>---- -Saturday, May 24@ Firehouse 5 (9th & T) All-Night Pajama-Tango Party! - 9 p.m. until the sun comes up!
Come dressed in your favorite jammies (and bring your favorite pillow) 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

@>---- Sunday, May 25 : Roseville Dance milongas from 5 to 8:30 p.m,
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville CA 95747. Contact them directly at
www.rosevilledancing.com, 916-719-3765 for more information.

@>---- 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.

SAN FRANCISCO
@>---- Thursdays: The "Mariposa Tango Club" meets at the Verdi Club
in San Francisco every Thursday evening with host Victor Meneses.
Contact cachafaz2@aol.com for info. This is always a favorite destination .

Sean & Charity Lesson Summary 05.10.2008

video

Bulletin May 5 , 2008

Ed Loomis gave us a dose of technique last Saturday. Lots to absorb, but getting those technical details into our muscle memory makes the rest of our work in tango so much easier. Sean & Charity will return Saturday to finish their rotation.

Our milonga on Friday, May 30, and workshops with Oscar & Georgina, Saturday May 31, are near. In our Video of the Week they perform "Gallo Ciego" to a live orchestra. They are touring the U.S performing and giving workshops; we will get them for just one weekend, so it behooves to avail ourselves of this opportunity. More information below.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. May 5 & 12: 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 (May10) - 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.)

AND COMING UP:
Workshops with Tango masters : Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas
* Singles welcome

* For all levels including beginner;
Oscar was introduced in 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 classic and contemporary dancer. She performs in Buenos Aires, Europe and Asia. She is also known for tango vocals.
Saturday: May 31, 2008
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dancing in the Rhythm of Tango for beginners and all levels - Newcomers encouraged
1-2:30 p.m. Sacadas: Technique,connection, impulse and lead - For intermediate and advanced levels

Cost: Workshop/per person: $35 one workshop, $60 two workshops.
Private lessons : $100/hour + $15 studio fee
To schedule send email to ModestoTango@gmail.com or call (209) 522-1571

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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 on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, you learn fundamentals of Argentine Tango: basic elements of the tango walk (caminada) and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and how to apply all steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga. Argentine tango is a beautiful, passionate dance; it is our pleasure and honor to share with you a dance we love so much. Join us! Tuesday night classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or


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.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento .
Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to
7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m.
at Spotlight Center for the Arts - NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd.,
Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

"La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T Street
(at the RR tracks:), from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
Contact Alisa and Mike Bohan: alisaandmike@yahoo.com, for info.
This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.

THURSDAY
Sacramento:
Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com

Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street
(9th & T)
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".

FRIDAY
Friday, May 16 Workshops with Felipe Martinez & Rosa Corisco!
- 6:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. @ the Firehouse 5 (9th & T)
Go to www.tangoalternativa.com for details!


SUNDAY:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Workshops with Oscar & Georgina
Sunday, May 11, 2-3:30 p.m. Density & Elasticity
Sunday, May 11, 4-5:30 p.m. The essential beauty of the footwork



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 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.

@>---- Sunday, May 11th, 2008.: Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria 7-9 p.m.
Natomas Town Center (next to It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.

@>---- Sunday, May 11th : Roseville Dance milongas from 5 to 8:30 p.m,
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville CA 95747. Contact them directly at
www.rosevilledancing.com, 916-719-3765 for more information.
Next: May 11th & 25th, 2008.

@>---- Saturday, May 17, 2008 Firehouse 5 Milonga! @ Firehouse 5
2014 "B" 9th Street (9th & T)
8 p.m. lesson with Felipe & Rosa (Open to ALL level!)
9 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!

@>---- Sunday, May 18th, 2008: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.

@>---- Saturday, May 24, 2008 All-Night Pajama-Tango Party!
@ Firehouse 5 (9th & T) 9 p.m. until the sun comes up!
Come dressed in your favorite 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

@>---- Sunday, May 25 : Roseville Dance milongas from 5 to 8:30 p.m,
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville CA 95747. Contact them directly at
www.rosevilledancing.com, 916-719-3765 for more information.

@>---- 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.


SAN FRANCISCO
@>---- Thursdays: The "Mariposa Tango Club" meets at the Verdi Club in San Francisco every Thursday evening with host Victor Menese.
Contact cachafaz2@aol.com for info. This dance is always a favorite destination for tangueros y tangueras.

Sunday

Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas

Oscar and Georgina perform "Gallo Ciego" with the Ensemble Hymperion in February 2007