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Bulletin, Oct. 18, 2010

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Oct. 18, 2010

Our milonga at Jacobs with Marcelo Molina was a great success.  We seek a date to bring him to Modesto for workshops. To do so we will need some commitments.

Next Saturday, Oct. 23, Peter will finish his six weeks, applying the techniques to milonga rhythms. That  evening we car pool to a milonga in Sacramento - gather at 6:15 p.m. at the Starbucks by the Freeway. Experience the setting in which the skills learned are utilized. Information about the milonga is below. 

Meanwhile we are cancelling classes on Saturday, Oct. 30. Too many regulars will be  away. So enjoy your Halloween.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Jan. 12, as Tango Buenos Aires returns  to the Gallo center.  There will be a pre-show milonga in the lobby.


MONDAY - Tonight, Oct. 18 & 25.  Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry.  No fee, but you could order food or drink off the new menu, the "Blue Sage Bistro". A good place to practice class material.

WEDNESDAY - Oct. 20.  Beginner class at Modesto Senior Center, corner of Scenic and Bodem.  3 p.m.  No fee.

SATURDAY - Oct. 23 - Classes  at Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th Street (between G & H), Peter Baldridge teaching.  Introductory classes 11 a.m. - Intermediate  and advanced class at 12:30 p.m. $12 per person per class, drop in.

Keep track of events by checking our on line Calendar.
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 Wed, Jan. 12 - Our next milonga  in the Gallo Center lobby precedes the Tango Buenos Aires show that returns to Modesto

Milongas  Out of Town:
@>---- Saturday, Oct. 23  -- Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Prizes for the best Halloween costume!  Beginning lesson  8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only.  DJ: David Graybill

@>---- Saturday, Oct. 30 - at Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street, (9th & T)
La alterNATIVA. Halloween bash  with traditional, non-traditional & alternative music. Dress in your most outrageous costume and dance the night away. 
Plenty of free parking! Sprung-wood floor! Doors open 9 p.m. - $10

@>---- Sunday, Oct. 31 - Capital City Hotel - Blue Room,  2600 Auburn Blvd.  Capital City Milonga    6-9:30 p.m.- $5 Cover www.sactango.com

@>---- -Fridays- Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave
Milonga Argentina with Negracha & Diego in their "farewell month"
Topics for October:
10/22: Turn and Counter turns with Planeos.
10/29: Ganchos for Leader and follower.
Raffle for a private lesson during the Milonga!
8-9 p.m. Int. Lesson,  9-midnight Milonga
$20 Milonga + Lesson,  $15 Lesson only,  $15 Milonga only

Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) 200 Grand Avenue:
Tango Universe Milonga 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
6:30-7:30 p.m. Level I - Beginning Tango: fundamentals of Argentine Tango
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate - Applying steps into the social setting
8:30-9:30 p.m. Practica

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)  October 12th!
Special Guest Instructors ALISA and MIKE BOHAN 
Tango Technique.  Open to men & women!
6:30-7:45 p.m.   $35/month, $10/drop-in

Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Tuesdays 8:00 pm  Group Lesson, drop in $10 per person

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)

@ Brasarte /  Capoeira Arts, 1901 San Pablo Ave:  All levels
Musicality drop in class 8:15-9:45 p.m. Price: $15.  Marcelo Solis
Intensive work on posture, technique, musicality, lead and follow. Drills and exercises. Footwork, floor craft and etiquette.
Two Left Feet studio, 194 Diablo Road, Diego & Negracha teaching
7:30-8:30 Level one (fundamental elements)
8:30-9:30 Level two (combining the elements)
9:30-10:30 Practica (no charge)
Drop in rate is $15 for one class or $20 for both
WEDNESDAY Sacramento
Oct 13 through Nov 17)
Tango at the Capital Athletic Club (1515 8th St)  7:15  to 8:15 p.m.
Starting Wednesday, October 13th, Michelle Gorre will  teach a  6- week tango course at the Capital Athletic Club.  The class is FREE to all club members! If  you have a friend who's a member of the club and has always wanted to "try" Tango, now's the time  to do just that!

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
6:30-7:30 Free Beginner lesson  taught by Luis Cáceres
7:30 - 9:30 Moonlight Milonga

Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave,
Argentine Tango Classes w/ Pampa Cortes Assisted by Warren & Gigi Jensen
7:30-8:30 pm Beginning,   8:30-9:30 pm Intermediate/Advanced $12 drop in one class / $20 both classes

Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave. Ste 305
Wed Nov 3, 10 & 17 - Workshops with Facundo Posadas
11/3  7 p.m - Walking for Tango, Vals,  8:45 .pm - Milonga & Milonga Lisa
11/10  7 p.m - Figuras de Trenza, 8:45 p.m - Cadenas
11/17  7 .pm - Various Giros, 8:45 p.m - Disassociation of the movement
Fees: $25 per session -   Pre-registered: $20 per session
To preregister:  www.tangomagdalena.com


Starting in October: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street (Old Sacramento)
Level III (Advanced) Tango.  7-8:30  followed by practice time. You need at least three months of tango to attend. Taught in close embrace, so you need the technique to  effectively dance in close embrace. You must be able to lead or follow the eight-count basic, ochos, and turns (giros or molinetes).

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) Tango Explorations with
  Chris & Michelle!
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. Open Practica (FREE with Lesson!)
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $5/practica only

The Dance Corner - (2927 Fulton Ave. at Marconi). across from Town & Country  8-9 p.m. Beginner Lesson.  Call Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Luis (El Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210 


Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Oscar & Georgina Return Oct 22-24!   - Workshops as follows:
Friday, Oct. 22,  6:30-7:45 p.m. -- Chacarera
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2:45-4 p.m. -- Tango Technique;  4:30-5:45 p.m. -- Milonga

A practilonga is a combination of a milonga and a practica. Practice steps you've  learned in class,  or just dance the night away. The event is informal without a dress code.  8-11 p.m. (or until the DJ shuts it down). Cost is $5.
Roseville Dance - 3992 Foothills Blvd Suite 175, Roseville
6:30-7:30 Beginners' lesson, Call Roseville Dance for prices. Taught by Luis (El Suave' Cáceres) 916.807.4210

 Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Drop-in)
Fundamentals & technique class 8-9 pm. Intermediates 9-10 p.m. Milonga 10 p.m. $12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only. Off street parking is available. Snacks and refreshments included


Sacramento: Oct 22-24!  Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento
Oscar & Georgina Return Oct 22-24!   - Workshops as follows:
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2:45-4 p.m. -- Tango Technique
 4:30-5:45 p.m. -- Milonga
Cost is $35 per workshop / 2 for $60 / 3 for $75
4 for $90 / or All 5 for $100! The Best Deal!
Sat Nov 6
El Bailongo at The Beat,  2560 9th Street - Workshops with Facundo Posadas
8-9:30 p.m. "Milonga with Ochos & Barridas"  with Facundo & Christy
before the Practilonga. - email: <mailto:polo_talnir@hotmail.com>polo_talnir@hotmail.com


Sacramento:    Tango by the River, 128 J. Street,Old Sacramento
Sunday, Oct. 24,  Workshops with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas.
2:45-3 p.m. -- Romantic Tango 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. -- Vals
Cost is $35 per workshop / 2 for $60 / 3 for $75
4 for $90 / or All 5 for $100! The Best Deal!

Studio 65/Adornos. 2965 N.Maroa Avenue.
5 p.m. Beginners Lesson,   6 p.m.  Dance, drop in $10 per person
HALLOWEEN, Sunday Oct. 31,  Costumes encouraged! 

The Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave.,
Four Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2-3: p.m. $12     
Int/Adv Lesson: 3-4 p.m. $12
Instructor: Julian Ramil,  Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m. $6 (Free w/Lesson) Julian Ramil


Friday, Nov. 12,  Tango workshops with  Mario Consiglieri & Anabella Diaz-Hojman at Firehouse 5 Studio 2014 T street (9th & T)

Nov. 11, 12, 13,
Coming to Sacramento for the first time!  Norberto 'El Pulpo' Esbrez
He is considered  "REY DE LOS GANCHO" (king of ganchos) and known as El Pulpo or 'octopus' for his fluid, intricate leg movements.
His dance and technique is based on communication and understanding with his partner, characterized by continuous, round, soft movements.
Check out El Pulpo on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLCZDOTFvPM&feature=related
Location:  The Dance Corner - 2927 Fulton Ave, Sacramento 95821
Thursday 11/11 - 7-8:30 p.m.
Friday 11/12 - 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday 11/13 - 2-3:30 p.m.
Workshop Pricing: One or more lessons
1 lesson - University students - with ID $10 Regular - $20
2 lessons - University students - with ID $15, Regular - $35
3  lessons - University students - with ID $35, Regular - $45
Private lessons: *usually $100 - Sacramento = $80!*
One lesson $80, Two lessons $150, three lessons $200
Call or email Luis to register for classes or schedule a private lesson:

luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916.807.4210
Wednesday, Jan. 12, - Tango Buenos Aires  returns to the Gallo Center in Modesto. with a pre-show milonga in the lobby - No cost for the milonga. Tickets at a group rate for the show will be available later