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Bulletin, June 7, 2010

Practicas at Jacobs resume tonight - for now Modesto's only tango outlet; come have a glass of wine, meet other tangueros and enjoy the dance. With no classes for now in Modesto, consider workshops and out of town milongas listed below

"Vibrations of the Soul,"This weekend:  June 11/12,   8 p.m. Sacramento, at the 24th Street Theatre (Sierra 2 Center), 2791 24th St. Musical history of Argentine tango directed by Ernesto Rassi with a cast of Sacramento area and outside professional tango dancers. Singing, dancing, projected visual imagery. Tickets $25 at the door, $20 in advance.  Buy directly at:  www.rivertango.com. To learn more, visit http://californiaatodotango.weebly.com/cast.html 
There will be a milonga after the Saturday night show.  Everyone who attended the show  get in free, so if you get part of your ticket back that night, bring that with you to get into the milonga for free. 

MONDAY - Tonight, June 7 & 14,   Social dancing and practica at  Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. 6:30 p.m. No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu. A good place to practice class material.  Come early to eat.

SATURDAY -  No class. Watch for announcements of classes resuming in fall.

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MILONGAS out of town:

@>---- Saturday, June 12, Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only.
Everyone who attended the show, "Vibrations of the Soul' will get in free, so if you get part of your ticket back that night, bring that with you to get into the milonga.  

@>----  June 19, 2010  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) LA ALTERNATIVA!    SACRAMENTO'S ALTERNATIVE MILONGA!
9:00 p.m - $10

@>---- Sunday, June 20, Capital City Milonga  6-9:30 p.m. in the Capital City Hotel,  2600 Auburn Blvd at the Fulton Ave exit on B-80 in Sacramento. $5

@>---- Sunday, June 20 Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
TEA and TANGO!   2:00 p.m.  to 5:00 p.m 
Sip delicious teas and snack on scrumptious treats as you dance to ALL TRADITIONAL tango music provided by DJ Michelle Gorre.  When the weather gets warmer we'll switch to iced tea, (or maybe even Mint Juleps!).  $5

@>---- Saturday, June 26,  Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only.

@>---- Fridays Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. Bay/Harrison Streets.
7:30-8:30 p.m.  Lesson: figures, embellishment and musicality, Buenos Aires style.  8:30 p.m.-midnight milonga. Performance by Negracha & Diego + Mini Chacarera class + food + raffle + surprise! DJ: Diego Lanau. Lesson: $15, Milonga: $10, Lessons+ Milonga: $20 Negracha & Diego Lanau.  More info:   www.negrachadiego.com negrachatango@yahoo.com.ar   510-363-6887

@>---- Fridays   TANGO MAGDALENA Dance Studio 580 Grand Ave, Suite # 305

Saturdays  Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) Tango Universe Milonga
200 Grand Ave. Bay/Harrison Streets  8:30 p.m.-midnight, $9 ($6 after 11 p.m.).
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
 Level I, fundamentals of Argentine tango. basic elements of tango walk (caminada) and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and  applying  steps learned into a social setting. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate Tango. Level III changes monthly but always focuses on technique, musicality, and  close embrace. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III Intermediate/Advanced Tango.
  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T
5:30-6:45 p.m. Guided Session, 6:45-8 p.m. Open Session, $5/both sessions
Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. 8-9 p.m. Tango Starters. Learn at your pace,  building your confidence, no pressure to move at a group pace. $10 per person.

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

Precious Life Wellness Village.  2116 Berkeley Way,  7-8:30 p.m. (drop -in) All levels special class on "Posture + floor craft + musicality". <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment.html>  Price: $13. 
Spotlight Center for the Arts, 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150, West  Sacramento. Emily Trites teaches introductory tango 6:30-7:15 p.m., Beginning/Intermediate tango 7:15-8 p.m.

Step One, 1920 T Street (at the railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa  9-10:30 p.m.  Beginners always welcome.
Quarry Ponds - 5550 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay www.quarryponds.com
6:30-7:30 Beginner lesson 7:30-8:30 Práctica taught by Luis ('El Suave') Cáceres,
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) TANGO EXPLORATIONS
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. Open Practica
The Dance Corner - (2927 Fulton Ave. at Marconi Sacramento). across from Town & Country Village, 7-8 p.m. Call Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Luis (El Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) **NEW CLASS - TANGO TECHNIQUE W/MICHELLE!** 6-7:15 p.m. 
Wear comfortable shoes & clothing! Open to men & women! No partner needed!  $35/month, $10/drop-in
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
 7:30 p.m.    $10/drop-in
Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
A practilonga combines the best of milonga and practica. A place to practice and  great excuse for a party! Practice steps  learned in class, ask a friend to show you something new, or just dance to an awesome tango selection. Informal without dress code. 7-11 p.m. (or until the DJ shuts it down). Cost $5.
                Roseville Dance -  3992 Foothills Blvd Suite 175, Roseville  www.rosevilledancing.net. 6:30-7:30 Beginners' lesson, Call Roseville Dance  for prices. Taught by Luis (El Suave' Cáceres) 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net
Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Drop-in) Fundamentals  8-9 p.m.  Intermediate class 9-10 p.m. Milonga 10 p.m.-Midnight. $17, classes and milonga,  $7 milonga only. <mailto:info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com?subject=Schedule>
The Allegro Ballroom: 5855 Christie Ave.,
4 Week Progressive Beginner Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12     
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m., $12.
Theme of the Month: Cadenas (chain sequences) & Giros  Instructor: Julian  Ramil
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/lesson)

In Sacramento Friday, June 25 to Sunday, June 27.
"La alterNATIVA Tangathlon"   featuring NARCOTANGO. Concerts at the Eastern Star Ballroom, 2719 K Street. http://thefirehouse5.tix.com
The world-famous tango music group Narcotango  in its only Northern California visit 
 In addition to the Narcotango shows Saturday/Sunday night, there will be tango workshops, practicas and milongas  Friday evening through late Sunday. Artists, from Buenos Aires to Berlin will teach and perform.
Narcotango is original tango music melded with electronic music.
Carlos Libedinsky, musical director of Narcotango, wrote, "Narcotango is a deep embrace between tango and the electronic musical atmosphere of our times." Since its inception in Buenos Aires, Narcotango became well-known and danced in milongas all around the world and shortly afterwards,  shops in central Buenos Aires,  played it to give music to  everyday life.  http://www.carloslibedinsky.com/  Throughout the weekend, world-famous tango instructors and artists will offer workshops for all levels, from those who have never stepped foot on a dance floor to those who have danced for years.  "La AlterNATIVA Tangathlon" will provide an excellent opportunity to dance tango with world-class tangueros, listen to excellent music from renowned artists, and find out more about the growing tango community in Sacramento. 
Additional Guest Instructors/Artists include:
Korey Ireland (Kansas City, MO) and Adeline Schieferstein (Berlin, Germany)
Orlando Paiva, Jr. (Rosario, Argentina)
Alex Allende and Luz Castiñeiras (San Francisco, CA/Buenos Aires, Argentina)
J Abling (San Diego, CA) , Momo Smitt - Tango Rap Artist (Central Point, OR)
WHEN:   Concerts are Saturday, June 26, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 27,7:30 p.m.
WHERE:         Eastern Star Ballroom, 2719 K Street, Sacramento,
                          Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014B 9th Street, Sacramento,
                         Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Sacramento, CA
Narcotango  tickets: $26 in advance (http://thefirehouse5.tix.com) / $35 at the door (Discounts for groups of 10 or more.)
Above price does not include  weekend workshops, practicas and milongas.  Schedule and pricing coming soonŠ Meantime contact : info@thefirehouse5.com  or  916-799-1952 with questions. http://tangoalternativa.com/index_files/Page2766.htm

At the Airport Clarion in Millbrae: NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2010 -
Weekend: July 2-4,  Week: July  -9
Due to the high volume of registration by followers, registration for single women is closed for both NT Week and Weekend to keep gender balance, an equal number of men and women. There will be a waiting list  until June 10..Followers can be added to Tango Week/Weekend on a first come first served basis as more leaders register. And ladies could recruit a male leader friend to register with. Nightly milongas still open to all. Buy tickets  early;  they are in high demand. For more information, please contact tangoweek@hotmail.com or misstango@hotmail.com

From Marcelo Solis:
Nov. 19th-29 - CST#2085488
Taking you to the heart of tango; to see the places where the locals go.
The trip includes:
- Airfare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F).
- Hotel  (double occupancy) at Hotel Lyon : www.hotel-lyon.com.ar
- 24 hours assistance (we know the city and we speak the language!).
- City Tours (Obelisco - Downtown - Plaza de Mayo - Cafe Tortoni - San Telmo - Recoleta and more).
- Shopping tours to where locals go looking for quality and price.
- A Day in the countryside.
- 4 Tango classes with the best local teachers.
- Milongas almost every evening or afternoon.
- Transportation to all the mentioned activities.
- A DVD with memories of the trip.
Cost: $2,290  Until June 11. Early bird price needs $400 deposit before June 11, (non-refundable).
Phone: 415-412-1866    <mail to:info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com