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Bulletin, Nov. 15, 2010

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Nov. 15, 2010

Roman gave beginners and intermediates another lesson, working the eight count basic into other possibilities.  Peter will teach next week, Roman the first half of December.

Our next milonga will be Wednesday, Jan. 12, as Tango Buenos Aires returns  to the Gallo Center with a pre-show milonga in the lobby.  We will sell group tickets when we pick a price range.  Feedback is appreciated. If interested in group tickets, let me know.


MONDAY - Tonight, Nov. 15 & 22.  Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry.  No fee, but you could order food or drink off the menu.  The planned MTV filming  of a MADE episode,  following a young woman who wants to be a Latin dancer, has been postponed to Nov. 29 or Dec. 6.   MADE, a reality/documentary style series, is in its 11th season. A student has a goal/dream, gets a coach and trains.   MTV wants to bring her to Monday tango night at Jacobs and film her visit. They use one small hand held camera without wires or set up lights. They require signing a release to appear on camera. MTV will shoot around the camera-shy. It could be a fun evening in a good place to practice class material.

WEDNESDAY - Nov. 17.  Beginner class at Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem at Scenic.  3 p.m.  No fee.

SATURDAY - Nov. 20 - Classes  at Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th St. (between G & H).  Introductory classes 11 a.m. - Intermediate  and advanced class at 12:30 p.m.  $12 per person per class, drop in.  Peter instructing.

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Wed, Jan. 12 - Our next milonga  in the Gallo Center lobby precedes the Tango Buenos Aires show.

Milongas  Out of Town:
@>---- Saturday, Nov. 20 - Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
THIRD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION with plenty of food, drink (champagne!) & dancing! Special Guest: Tango friend & brilliant electronic violinist, Ryan Avery

@>---- Saturday, Dec. 18 - Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
5th Annual Winter Wonderland Milonga! 

@>---- Friday, Dec. 3, 7:30 pm. Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. Milonga hosted by Allen and Nancy .

@>---- Fridays
Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305
9 p.m.-3 a.m.

@>---- Saturdays

Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) 200 Grand Ave.:
Tango Universe Milonga 8:30 p.m.-midnight, $9 ($6 after 11 p.m.)
@>---- Sundays
Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305
4:30-9:30 p.m.
@>---- BERKELEY: 
Nov. 20, The Beat: 2560 9th St., Berkeley  El Bailongo - Hosted by Polo & Diana
8-9 p.m.: Class, 9-1+a.m.: Assisted Practilonga: "La Milonguita"
$10 with class,  $5 práctica only after 9

Saturday, Dec 11: "La Milonga De Nora" - Allegro Ballroom  - 5855 Christie Ave  8-9:30 p.m.:  Class
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.: Milonga "Buenos Aires Style"
11:30 p.m. :  Exhibition by FABIAN SALAS & LOLA DIAZ
Guest DJ: Emilio Flores - Class + Milonga: $20. Milonga only $15.

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) 
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 p.m,  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.

Step One, 1920 T St. (at the railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.
Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave. Ste 305
11/17  7 p.m. - Various Giros, 8:45 p.m - Disassociation of the movement
Fees: $25 per session -   Pre-registered: $20 per session
To preregister:  www.tangomagdalena.com

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 St. at 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

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

Tango by the River - 128 J St., Old Sacramento
A practilonga is a combination of a milonga and a practica. 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
Firehouse 5 Dance Studio - 2014 B 9th Street - Tango Buenos Aires 
with Miguel Taillant

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

Studio 65/Adornos. 2965 N.Maroa Avenue.
5 p.m. Beginners Lesson,   6 p.m.  Dance, drop in $10 per person

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)

Wednesday, Jan. 12, -
Gallo Center in Modesto. Tango Buenos Aires  returns to the 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
Friday-Sunday Jan. 21-23  Studio 65,  2965 N.Maroa Avenue. in Fresno. "Tango-Fun and Passion" workshop with Eduardo Saucedo, Argentine Master.

Fri, Jan. 28 & Sat, Jan 29 -  Firehouse 5 Studio 2014 T street, Sacramento  - Tango workshops with  Glenn Corteza


Visit the complex, energetic, and seductive port city of Buenos Aires!

From Donna in Sacramento:
Proposed Tour (subject to change as we have not yet secured the airfare) includes:
* Proposed dates March 21 - April 6, 2011
* Airfare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
* Airfare from Buenos Aires to Montevideo & back
* 12 nights in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Hotel Reconquista
* 2 Nights in Montevideo, Uruguay
* Tango Show & Dinner at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
* Tango Show & Dinner in Montevideo
* Half-Day City Tour in Buenos Aires
* Half-Day City Tour in Montevideo
* Full Day Punta del Este Excursion (lunch) in Montevideo
* Ground transfers throughout for all of the above excursions
* 6 -week Conversational Spanish Class prior to the trip
* Recommendations &  outings to  milongas,  clothes & shoe shopping, & more
* Optional: Tango Instruction with Ernesto Rassi, Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas, and other maestros de tango
* Price $2500 per person (subject to change as we have not yet ordered the airfare).