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Bulletin, March 14, 2011

Modesto Tango Bulletin, March 14, 2011

We who attended yesterday's Azucar Restaurant dance had a good time.  Sacramento tangueros joined us too.  We hope more participate next month.

MONDAY - Tonight, Mar. 14 & 21. @ 7:30 p.m. Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. No fee, but you can order food/drink off the menu. It is  a fun evening in a good place to practice class material.

WEDNESDAY - Mar. 16 @ 3 p.m. Beginner classes at Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem (corner of Scenic).

SATURDAY - Mar. 19 @ 11 a.m. Class at Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th St. (between G & H).  Beginners progress through basic concepts.  If enough others come at noon we continue with a "practica." Seasoned tangueros encouraged to join at noon.  Price: $10 drop-in. Practica only: $5 (Included with lesson).

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Milongas Out of Town:


@>---- SATURDAY, Mar. 19  The Firehouse 5! 2014 B 9th Street *near T St.*
La alterNATIVA Milonga with traditional, non-traditional & alternative Tango Music FREE Parking! Sprung-wood Floor!8 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. milonga     $10

@>---- Sunday, Mar, 20,  6-9:30 p.m. La Boca Restaurant, 1212 Howe Ave. Capital City Milonga.  DJ David Graybill.

@>---- Saturday, Mar, 26, at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento -- Intermediate lesson from 8-9 p.m. followed by a dance from 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only.
@>---- 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.

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 w/Michelle Gorre, men & women, beginner or advanced!
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.

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.

The Dance Corner 
2927 Fulton Ave, Sacramento 95821
7:45-9 p.m. classes  taught by Luis Caceres

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

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

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

Friday night's Tango Buenos Aires starting at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Taillant!  $40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in contact

The Dance Corner   2927 Fulton Ave, Sacramento 95821 7:30-8:30 p.m. Taught by Luis Caceres.

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 available.

Saturday, March 19 The Firehouse 5 -  2014 B 9th Street *near Tst*
All classes are  90 minutes and intermediate level (unless otherwise specified)
1-2:30 p.m - Women's Technique  (Open to all levels / men welcome),  focused specifically on tricks  and helpful positions to make your lines better. Develop  the technique necessary to execute the movement exactly as you wish.

2:45-4:15 p.m. - Alterations
We pride ours being  improvisational but patterns that emerge frequently can be manipulated to make them hardly recognizable as stemming from the original.

4:30-6 p.m. - Out of axis tango
Although colgadas are one of the most advanced movements in tango, it's surprising how easy some can be. Practice dance into the colgada gracefully and exit with ease.

Mar. 20. The Firehouse 5 -  2014 B 9th Street *near T Tt*
1-2:30 p.m. - In axis tango
This teaches intricate footwork to spice up your dancing and maintain elegant subtlety, designed to help you execute movement with precision and grace.

2:45-4:15 p.m. - Tango-Waltz
Waltz can seem difficult because of the timing. We work adapt tango knowledge to waltz timing  Vals done correctly feels of swirling around the floor together.
4:30-6 p.m. - Micro-tango
A couple dancing in perfect union is amazing.More amazing is what you don't see. The lead is so subtle that it becomes invisible from the outside.  The workshop will help  develop technique needed to lead and follow with this subtlety.  Specifically,  focus on the connection between the leader's intention and the follower's response.

$25 = one class, $40 = two classes, $60 = 3 classes, $75 = 4 classes, $85 = 5 classes, $90 = All 6 classes
Contact Michelle or call 916-799-1952 to sign-up!

Studio 65/Adornos. 2965 N.Maroa Ave.
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
Theme of the Month: Musical Boleos y Ganchos
Int/Adv Lesson: 3-4 p.m. $12
Instructor: Julian Ramil, Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m. $6 (Free w/lesson)
Magdalena tango - 580 Grant Avenue
 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 PM: Beginners
3:30  p.m.- 4:30 PM: Intermediate / Advanced,  John Pierre Singhe
Followed immediately with the Milonga from 4:30 PM to 9 PM

For the first time in Sacramento -- Argenines Gustavo Benzecry Sabá and María Olivera have toured the world teaching a beautiful Salon Tango (think elegance and connection). They have written books and produced a documentary on tango -- they have excellent English and are well-known and well-loved for their teaching style.
Saturday, Mar. 26
2:30-3:45 p.m.- Tango -- Walking with elegance and improvisation
4:15-5:30 p.m.- Milonga -- Improvising with Traspié
Sunday, Mar. 27
1:30-2:45 p.m.- Tango -- Techniques for turning in the social dance and developing navigation skills
3:15-4:30 p.m.- Vals -- Spinning along the line of dance
The cost is $30 each, 2 for $50, 3 for $70, or all four for $80 -- the Best Deal!