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Bulletin, Dec. 31, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 31, 2012

Happy New Year. Senior center classes resume Wednesday. On Saturday we host Caroline and Christopher for workshops and a milonga.   Last with us in 2009, they are influential close embrace instructors
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - We resume practicas at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. 7-9 p.m.next Monday, an opportunity to put into practice what was learned in class. No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early to dine.

WEDNESDAY -  Jan. 2, Beginner classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.  

SATURDAY - Jan 5 - Workshops at Jacobs with Argentine tango masters Caroline Peattie and Christopher Nassopoulos of Marin County returning to Modesto to offer workshops  at 1 and 2:30 p.m.  Workshops are $25 for one or $40 for both.
for  private lessons on Sunday, Jan. 6, contact <mailto:mary. menz@sbcglobal. net>
     They are social tango dancers and instructors who often travel to Buenos Aires to work with the stars of tango, and have forged a bond  with thousands of dancers in North and South America through their open and relaxed approach to tango. Gifted with  skill and wisdom to help dancers identify natural, graceful, and authentic patterns of movement, they have taught at many festivals and workshops. They dance with freedom and relaxation and teach from that,  to send students from workshop to dance floor, with new, fresh skills.  
     We return to Saturdays at VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St.,at 11 a.m.  Jan. 12.  All levels  for basics.  $10.

Keep track of events with our on line calendar <<http://sites.google.com/site/modestotango/home/argentinetangoacti> Calendar.
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine tango.sTo unsubscribe:<<<http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

MILONGAS
Saturday,  Jan. 5. at Jacobs.  2501 McHenry Ave.  Caroline and Christopher are guest artists.  Christopher will D.J.  Introductory lesson,  @ 7:30, short  demonstration at 10:30.  Social dancing 8:30-11:30 p.m.

MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

SACRAMENTO
Fridays,  "La Milonguita"  24th St. Dance Studio, 2724 24th St.,  
All-Levels Lesson: 7-8 p.m., milonga: 8 p.m.-midnight.
Class Only: $10,  milonga only: $10, class + milonga: $15
Hosts Chooi Goh & Kenny Bell, DJ Kenny Bell

Saturdays,  "La Alternativa" @ Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014 9th St.  9 p.m. $10
Jan.19: Pink is the color of roses, of passion, of grace. Wear  pink. 9 p.m.-1 a.m

OAKLAND
Friday, Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, live music! 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305, 9 p.m. $15,  $10 after 1 a.m.

Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave.  Milonga, $15 
CLASSES AND PRACTICAS OUT OF TOWN:
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571


TUESDAYS               
Sacramento:
At Firehouse 5, 2014 9th St  7:30 - 09:00 Beginning Basics Tango
 with Barbara Bauer Patrick Alessandri
 solid foundation for all further tango exploits
 $40/month, $12/drop-in class.   email tanguera007@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY
Sacramento
Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.

THURSDAY

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 pm -- Learn the fundamentals:   Drop-in fee $10
Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 p.m. -- Builds on material from the beginning class,
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; included with class attendance; $5 without.  
      
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing  Tango,  Chris Peake
8:30 p.m. Open Practica $35/ month, $10/drop-in  $5/practica  (free with class!)

 
Fresno:
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

FRIDAY
Sacramento:
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tango Bravo - Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com                         

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave. Class  at 7 p.m., $10 includes practica from 8-10:30 p.m.  $5 for práctica only,   Taught by Luis Caceres.

Lafayette:

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

Emeryville:

Emeryville Senior Center  4321 Salem St.
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica. Classes by Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com, goldenagetangoacademy@gmail.com; 
1-3:30 p.m. free

               
SUNDAY
Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
One class for $10, Two for $15, Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

Fresno:  Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m.  Tango practica - 6-7 p.m.
Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Oakland: Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15 - 3:15 PM:, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

COMING UP!

ARGENTINE TANGO USA 
OFFICIAL USA CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL 2013
CALL FOR AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS 
to compete March 28-31, 2013, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel:

 ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival and USA Championship hails social and cultural aspects of tango. The four-day event includes the only official US championship  and a festival with great tango show, live music, "milongas" and exclusive workshops directed by professional Argentine tango masters.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples   get the       official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will  the only USA authentic representatives to compete in Buenos Aires' main international event Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, having the right and advantage of entering directly at the Semifinal round (avoiding almost 500 competing couples from around the world that are registered every year for the classifying rounds).


Boot Camp with Christy & Eduardo Saucedo   May 4-5
Linden Street Dance, Oakland

Boot Camp with Joaquin Amenabar, author of "Tango: Let's Dance to the Music!" 
Aug 3-4   Linden Street Dance, Oakland


TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES

From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:  CITA  Mar 10-16, 2013
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2013,
the 15th Annual International Tango Congress. 
To join the mailing list of others interested in attending CITA 2013  click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Fo7gspCym-QGxD_LvZBRCu-XeMGzCGJRJ0g6CYvLYYFovGP59FK1FUWSVt6ZdX7RzGayba4Q0sTqsVuRAuk4Tdh7db1anyI83DoOyXPwWPUJtxpBokScPNhrlDnEKNrMxGGRxbLu2-5N92uSHKfQU_UlnotnGOaa>HERE


From Donna Tielsch, of Tango by the River,  March 17 to April 2, 2013
 Details below, or ...  call Donna at 916 443-7008. Fee includes:
  • Airfare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
  • 14 nights in Buenos Aires, at Hotel Bisonte Palace (with modern conveniences like wireless internet, etc.) Price is per person, double occupancy. Private rooms are available at an additional cost.
  • Tango Dinner Show &  at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • City Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Recommendations & group outings to nightly milongas,
  • Tango clothes & shoe shopping.
  • Optional: Walking tour to the gravesites of Carlos Gardel and other greats.
  • Optional: Tour of Teatro Colon, one of the world's most beautiful theatres.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via Buquebus ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran, Eduardo Saucedo, and others.
Dates: 16 nights (14 in Buenos Aires + 2 nights on the plane), leaving Sacramento on March 17 and returning to Sacramento on April 2, 2013.
Price -- $3,250 per person (includes all taxes) if paid by Dec. 31,  $3,350 after Jan. 1, 2013. Questions: Donna at 916 443-7008.

From Marcelo Solis: The Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires March 2013 Tango Tour: March 22 to 31, 2013.
 9 days of intensive workshops, practicas, presentations and milongas with some of the best instructors and dancers from Buenos Aires: Nestor La Vitola, Blas Catrenau, Jorge Kero, Olga Besio, Diego Converti & Graciela Gamba, Andrea Uchitel, Gabriela Navarro, Enriqueta Kleinman, Carlos and Rosa Perez, Osvaldo and Coca Cartery, Alicia Pons, Osvaldo Natucci, Monica Paz, Myriam Pincen, Elina Roldan, Nestor Pellicciaro, Marcelo Solis and more. Packages start at  $600!!! for classes. We can also arrange your accommodation at the best hotel in the best location, as well as your airport/hotel/airport transfers, and providing you with assistance in going to milongas, hiring taxi dancers and moreŠ
Dates: March 22 to 31, 2013. Please CLICK http://escuelatangoba.com/marcelosolis/tour-to-buenos-aires-2013/payment-menu-2013/ if you want to go to the payment menu.
9 Intensive Days: 12 workshops, 4 hours assisted practice, early bird price before January 5, 2013: $600 - $720 after. If interested in private classes, contact me.
9 nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $945.-, double room $1062.-, triple room $1350.-
9 Best milongas in Buenos Aires, includes transportation and personal assistance, early bird price before January 5, 2013: $310.- $380 after.
Airport/Hotel/Airport: Bus $45; Taxi (up to three persons) $125.- | Additional nights at Hotel Lyon: $105 single, $118 double or $150 triple room. | Taxi dancer, $35 per hour. | Tours in the city, country side, Colonia, Montevideo, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more!!!
To go to the payment menu, please CLICK http://escuelatangoba.com/marcelosolis/tour-to-buenos-aires-2013/payment-menu-2013/

Bulletin, Dec. 24, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 24, 2012

Tango in Modesto rests for two weeks - time to enjoy the season. Senior center classes will resume Jan. 2. Jan. 5 we host Caroline and Christopher for workshops and a milonga.   Last with us in 2009, they are influential close embrace instructors
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - No practica at Jacobs for the next two Mondays.  We return Jan. 5 with Caroline & Christopher. 

WEDNESDAY -  Beginner classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.  resume Jan. 2.

SATURDAY - We return to VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St.at 11 a.m.  Jan. 12.  All levels  for basics.  $10.

Keep track of events with our on line calendar <<http://sites.google.com/site/modestotango/home/argentinetangoacti> Calendar.
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine tango.sTo unsubscribe:<<<http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

MILONGAS
Our next one: Jan. 5.

MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

SACRAMENTO
Wednesday, Bravo Restaurant milongas cancelled until 2013.  Luis  916-807-4210.

Fridays,  "La Milonguita"  24th St. Dance Studio, 2724 24th St.,  
All-Levels Lesson: 7-8 p.m., milonga: 8 p.m.-midnight.
Class Only: $10,  milonga only: $10, class + milonga: $15
Hosts Chooi Goh & Kenny Bell, DJ Kenny Bell

Saturdays,  "La Alternativa" @ Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014 9th St.  9 p.m. $10

Monday, Dec. 31 (NEW YEAR'S EVE) -- Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento:  7 p.m.-midnight New Year's Eve Party and Live Music Milonga With QTango $20; A dressy affair: This year's theme: red and black. Fireworks in Old Sac at 9 p.m. and midnight. Parking is difficult New Year's Eve! It's  easier to drive into Old Sac at 7 than at 9. The band will play two sets. DJ Donna will play around the band's sets. Bring your own wine  to enjoy (glasses and openers furnished); light appetizers served. $20 per person - the milonga ends at midnight so you can see the the fireworks over Tower Bridge!

OAKLAND
Friday, Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, live music! 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305, 9 p.m. $15,  $10 after 1 a.m.

Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave.  Milonga, $15 
CLASSES AND PRACTICAS OUT OF TOWN:
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571


WEDNESDAY

Sacramento
Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.

THURSDAY

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 pm -- Learn the fundamentals:  the  walk and  basic steps, emphasizing posture, lead and follow skills, and interpreting the music.  Drop-in fee $10
Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 p.m. -- The  class  builds on material from the beginning class, adding  ochos, turns, and occasionally sweeps and invasions.
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; included with class attendance; $5 without.  
Cost is $50 per person, $90 per couple for the month and includes 3 CLASSES AND 2 PRACTICAS EVERY WEEK!  Drop-in fees are $15 for the Tuesday class or $10 per class for the Thursday classes. 
       
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing  Tango,  Chris Peake
8:30 p.m. Open Practica $35/ month, $10/drop-in  $5/practica  (free with class!)
 
Fresno:
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

FRIDAY
Sacramento:
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tango Bravo - Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave. Class  at 7 p.m., $10 includes practica from 8 to 10:30 p.m.  $5 for práctica only,   Taught by Luis Caceres.

Lafayette:

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

Emeryville:

Emeryville Senior Center  4321 Salem St.
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica. Classes by Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com, goldenagetangoacademy@gmail.com; 
1-3:30 p.m. free

               
SUNDAY
Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Four Week Progressive Series One class for $10, Two for $15
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

Fresno:  Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m.  Basic skill demonstrated, discussed and practiced.
Tango practica - 6-7 p.m. an atmosphere of practice and learning. Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Oakland: Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15 - 3:15 PM:, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

COMING UP!

At Tango by the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Musicality Workshop Dec. 28-31 with QTANGO!
Friday, Dec. 28, 7-8:30 -- Tango Rhythm: Be a musical dancer! 8:30-10:30 -- Guided Practica focused on mastering the principles from our first class.
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2-3:30 -- The Melody is Rhythm: Master the melody
Saturday, Dec. 29, 4-5:30 -- Patterns in the Music: Predict rhythm changes.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2-3:30 -- Putting it  together  for social dance.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 4-5:30 -- Musical Expressiveness: Musicality exercises 
* Emphasis is on individual work; no partner needed.
* Material is non-theoretical; we will be moving and dancing 90% of the time.
* No musical knowledge necessary. We will be using everyday language .
* Workshops are progressive so we advise taking them in order .
* Live bandoneon, piano & violin illustrate examples.
Full  Weekend  $90! Per Class: 1-$30; 2-$50; 3-$70; 4-$80; 5-$90;
Practica included with the Friday class; for practica alone, the cost is $10). 


ARGENTINE TANGO USA 
OFFICIAL USA CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL 2013
CALL FOR AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS 
to compete March 28-31, 2013, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel:

 ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival and USA Championship hails social and cultural aspects of tango. The four-day event includes the only official US championship  and a festival with great tango show, live music, "milongas" and exclusive workshops directed by professional Argentine tango masters.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples   get the       official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will  the only USA authentic representatives to compete in Buenos Aires' main international event Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, having the right and advantage of entering directly at the Semifinal round (avoiding almost 500 competing couples from around the world that are registered every year for the classifying rounds).
   Find a partner. Registration starts this month.


Boot Camp with Christy & Eduardo Saucedo   May 4-5
Linden Street Dance, Oakland

Boot Camp with Joaquin Amenabar - Author of "Tango: Let's Dance to the Music!" 
Aug 3-4   Linden Street Dance, Oakland


TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES

From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:  CITA  Mar 10-16, 2013
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2013,
the 15th Annual International Tango Congress. 
To join the mailing list of others interested in attending CITA 2013  click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Fo7gspCym-QGxD_LvZBRCu-XeMGzCGJRJ0g6CYvLYYFovGP59FK1FUWSVt6ZdX7RzGayba4Q0sTqsVuRAuk4Tdh7db1anyI83DoOyXPwWPUJtxpBokScPNhrlDnEKNrMxGGRxbLu2-5N92uSHKfQU_UlnotnGOaa>HERE


From Donna Tielsch, of Tango by the River,  March 17 to April 2, 2013
 Details below, or ...  call Donna at 916 443-7008. Fee includes:
  • Airfare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
  • 14 nights in Buenos Aires, at Hotel Bisonte Palace (with modern conveniences like wireless internet, etc.) Price is per person, double occupancy. Private rooms are available at an additional cost.
  • Tango Dinner Show &  at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • City Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Recommendations & group outings to nightly milongas,
  • Tango clothes & shoe shopping.
  • Optional: Walking tour to the gravesites of Carlos Gardel and other greats.
  • Optional: Tour of Teatro Colon, one of the world's most beautiful theatres.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via Buquebus ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran, Eduardo Saucedo, and others.
Dates: 16 nights (14 in Buenos Aires + 2 nights on the plane), leaving Sacramento on March 17 and returning to Sacramento on April 2, 2013.
Price -- $3,250 per person (includes all taxes) if paid by Dec. 31,  $3,350 after Jan. 1, 2013. Questions: Donna at 916 443-7008.

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 17, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 17, 2012

We near the year's end with a final Jacobs practica Monday, a final Senior Center class Wednesday, and a final regular class on Saturday. It all starts again in 2013.
Caroline & Christopher return for 2013's first milonga on Jan. 5, with workshops before.  Last with us in 2009, they are influential close embrace instructors.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight, Dec. 17. Last chance for 2012, social dance and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry - 7-9 p.m.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early for a meal.  There will be no Jacobs practica on Dec. 24 & 31.

WEDNESDAY - Dec 19, Beginner tango classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m. This will be the final class this year.

SATURDAY - Dec. 22,  Class at  VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St.
11 a.m.  All levels  for basics.  $10 - This will be our last class for 2012.

Keep track of events with our on line calendar <<http://sites.google.com/site/modestotango/home/argentinetangoacti> Calendar.
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine tango.sTo unsubscribe:<<<http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

MILONGAS
Our next one: Jan. 5.

MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

SACRAMENTO
Wednesday, Bravo Restaurant, 1465 Eureka Rd., Roseville. Noches de Tango Dining and Dancing with El Suave  6:30-10 p.m. Bravos Noches de Tango menu  has Argentine dishes, wines and beers and music for tango.  Luis  916-807-4210.

Fridays,  "La Milonguita"  24th St. Dance Studio, 2724 24th St.,  
All-Levels Lesson: 7-8 p.m., milonga: 8 p.m.-midnight.
Class Only: $10,  milonga only: $10, class + milonga: $15
Hosts Chooi Goh & Kenny Bell, DJ Kenny Bell

Saturdays,  "La Alternativa" @ Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014 9th St.  9 p.m. $10

Saturday, Dec 22, Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento:
Annual Christmas Milonga with treats and tango! Traditional  music from 9 p.m. to  midnight, alternative music from midnight to 1 a.m. or so. DJ: Ramiro.  Bring your favorite beverage; light appetizers and refreshments are provided. Cost  $10.

Monday, Dec. 31 (NEW YEAR'S EVE!) -- at Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento:    7 p.m.-midnight New Year's Eve Party and Live Music Milonga With QTango $20; A dressy affair: This year's theme: red and black. Fireworks in Old Sac at 9 p.m. and midnight. Parking is difficult on New Year's Eve! It's  easier to drive into Old Sac at 7 than at 9. The band will play two sets. DJ Donna will play around the band's sets. Bring your own wine  to enjoy (glasses and openers furnished); light appetizers served. $20 per person - the milonga ends at midnight so you can see the the fireworks over Tower Bridge!

OAKLAND
Friday, Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, live music! 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305, 9 p.m. $15,  $10 after 1 a.m.

Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave.  Milonga, $15 
CLASSES AND PRACTICAS OUT OF TOWN:
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

TUESDAY
Sacramento -
Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Further Explorations in Tango - 7-8:30 p.m. -- You must be able to lead or follow the 8-count basic, forward & backward ochos, and turns (giros & molinetes).  The  class  focuses on dancing in close embrace, technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga. Drop-in fee $15   
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm; included with class attendance; $5 without. 

Sierra 2 Center, Studio 1 (in back), 2791 24th St., Michelle Gore technique class. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Wear comfortable shoes & clothing.  Take 24th Street (past the theater), turn left onto 4th Ave., then an immediate left into the parking lot.
Only 3 more classes left in December till the end of the year. <http://www.TangowithMichelle.com>, (916) 799-1952

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)
Berkeley
Garden Gate Creativity Center:  Beginner class, 8:00 p.m.  Intermediate class, 9:00 p.m.  @ , 2911 Claremont. $15 class, $25  for both.  with Marcelo Solis. 

WEDNESDAY

Sacramento
Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.

THURSDAY

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 pm -- Learn the fundamentals:  the  walk and  basic steps, emphasizing posture, lead and follow skills, and interpreting the music.  Drop-in fee $10
Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 p.m. -- The  class  builds on material from the beginning class, adding  ochos, turns, and occasionally sweeps and invasions.
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; included with class attendance; $5 without.  
Cost is $50 per person, $90 per couple for the month and includes 3 CLASSES AND 2 PRACTICAS EVERY WEEK!  Drop-in fees are $15 for the Tuesday class or $10 per class for the Thursday classes. 
       
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing  Tango,  Chris Peake
8:30 p.m. Open Practica $35/ month, $10/drop-in  $5/practica  (free with class!)
 
Fresno:
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

FRIDAY
Sacramento:
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tango Bravo - Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave. Class  at 7 p.m., $10 includes practica from 8 to 10:30 p.m.  $5 for práctica only,   Taught by Luis Caceres.

Lafayette:

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

Emeryville:

Emeryville Senior Center  4321 Salem St.
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica. Classes by Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com, goldenagetangoacademy@gmail.com; 
1-3:30 p.m. free

               
SUNDAY
Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Four Week Progressive Series One class for $10, Two for $15
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

Fresno:  Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m.  Basic skill demonstrated, discussed and practiced.
Tango practica - 6-7 p.m. an atmosphere of practice and learning.  Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Oakland: Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15 - 3:15 PM:, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

COMING UP!

At Tango by the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Musicality Workshop December 28-31 with QTANGO!
Friday, Dec. 28, 7-8:30 -- Tango Rhythm: Be a musical dancer! 8:30-10:30 -- Guided Practica focused on mastering the principles from our first class.
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2-3:30 -- The Melody is Rhythm: Master the melody
Saturday, Dec. 29, 4-5:30 -- Patterns in the Music: Predict rhythm changes.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2-3:30 -- Putting it  together  for social dance.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 4-5:30 -- Musical Expressiveness: Musicality exercises 
* Emphasis is on individual work; no partner needed.
* Material is non-theoretical; we will be moving and dancing 90% of the time.
* No musical knowledge necessary. We will be using everyday language .
* Workshops are progressive so we advise taking them in order .
* Live bandoneon, piano & violin illustrate examples.
Full  Weekend  $90! Per Class: 1-$30; 2-$50; 3-$70; 4-$80; 5-$90;
Practica included with the Friday class; for practica alone, the cost is $10). 


ARGENTINE TANGO USA 
OFFICIAL USA CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL 2013
CALL FOR AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS 
to compete March 28-31, 2013, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel:
SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL with 20% off for all Festival and Competition passes  until Dec. 22! Register NOW!
 ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival and USA Championship hails social and cultural aspects of tango. The four-day event includes the only official US championship  and a festival with great tango show, live music, "milongas" and exclusive workshops directed by professional Argentine tango masters.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples   get the       official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will  the only USA authentic representatives to compete in Buenos Aires' main international event Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, having the right and advantage of entering directly at the Semifinal round (avoiding almost 500 competing couples from around the world that are registered every year for the classifying rounds).
   Find a partner. Registration starts this month.



TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES

From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:  CITA  Mar 10-16, 2013
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2013,
the 15th Annual International Tango Congress. 
To join the mailing list of others interested in attending CITA 2013  click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Fo7gspCym-QGxD_LvZBRCu-XeMGzCGJRJ0g6CYvLYYFovGP59FK1FUWSVt6ZdX7RzGayba4Q0sTqsVuRAuk4Tdh7db1anyI83DoOyXPwWPUJtxpBokScPNhrlDnEKNrMxGGRxbLu2-5N92uSHKfQU_UlnotnGOaa>HERE


From Donna Tielsch, of Tango by the River,  March 17 to April 2, 2013
Deposits are due now to secure the airfare at the current price. Details below, or ...  call Donna at 916 443-7008. Fee includes:
  • Airfare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
  • 14 nights in Buenos Aires, at  Hotel Bisonte Palace (with modern conveniences like wireless internet, etc.) Price is per person, double occupancy. Private rooms are available at an additional cost.
  • Tango Dinner Show &  at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • City Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Recommendations & group outings to nightly milongas,
  • Tango clothes & shoe shopping.
  • Optional: Walking tour to the gravesites of Carlos Gardel and other greats.
  • Optional: Tour of Teatro Colon, one of the world's most beautiful theatres.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via Buquebus ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran, Eduardo Saucedo, and others.
Dates: 16 nights (14 in Buenos Aires + 2 nights on the plane), leaving Sacramento on March 17 and returning to Sacramento on April 2, 2013.
Deposit -- $500 deposit due NOW.
Price -- $3,250 per person (includes all taxes) if paid by Dec. 31,  $3,350 after Jan. 1, 2013. Questions: Donna at 916 443-7008.

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 10, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 10, 2012

We've been working on timing and planning our next milonga.  Caroline & Christopher return for 2013's first milonga, will offer workshops beforehand.  Last with us in 2009, they are influential close embrace instructors. Mark your calendars for Jan. 5.  

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight, Dec 10 & 17. Social dance and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry - 7-9 p.m.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early for a meal.  There will be no Jacobs practica on Dec. 24 & 31.

WEDNESDAY - Dec 12, Beginner tango classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.

SATURDAY - Dec. 15,  Class at  VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St.
11 a.m.  All levels  for basics.  $10

Keep track of events with our on line calendar <<http://sites.google.com/site/modestotango/home/argentinetangoacti> Calendar.
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine tango.sTo unsubscribe:<<<http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

MILONGAS
Our next milonga will be on the first weekend of January.

MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

SACRAMENTO
Every Wednesday, Bravo Restaurant, 1465 Eureka Rd., Roseville. Noches de Tango Dining and Dancing with El Suave  6:30-10 p.m. Bravos Noches de Tango menu will feature popular Argentine dishes, desserts, Argentine wines and beers and tango music for dancing.  Luis  916-807-4210.

Friday,  "La Milonguita"  24th Street Dance Studio, 2724 24th St., Sacramento,  
All-Levels Lesson: 7-8 p.m., milonga: 8 p.m.-midnight.
Class Only: $10,  milonga only: $10, class + milonga: $15
Hosts Chooi Goh & Kenny Bell, DJ Kenny Bell

Saturday, Dec. 15 "La Alternativa" @ Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014 9th St
Homer and Christina Ladas.  Workshops during the day. Milonga @ 9 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16, MEXCAL TACQUERIA MILONGAS, 1620 W. El Camino (Truxel & El Camino)
"The Best Mexican food in Natomas!"
6:30- 9 p.m. Milonga with DJ Michelle starts at 6:30 but come early to eat!  The food is fabulous, the dancing free.

TUESDAY
Sacramento -
Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Further Explorations in Tango - 7:00-8:30 pm -- To be able to attend, you must be able to lead or follow the 8-count basic, forward & backward ochos, and the right-hand and left-hand turns (giros & molinetes).  The  class changes every month but always focuses on dancing in close embrace, technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga. Drop-in fee $15   Class will be held December 4, 11, 18. No class December 25 or January 1.
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm (not a class but a chance to practice); included with class attendance; $5 without. 

Sierra 2 Center, Studio 1 (in back), 2791 24th St., Michelle Gore technique class. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Wear comfortable shoes & clothing.  Take 24th Street (past the theater), turn left onto 4th Ave., then an immediate left into the parking lot.
Only 3 more classes left in December till the end of the year. <http://www.TangowithMichelle.com>, (916) 799-1952

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)

Berkeley

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.

WEDNESDAY

Sacramento
Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.

THURSDAY

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 pm -- In our beginning class  you learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango: the basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, lead and follow skills, and interpreting the music.  Drop-in fee $10
Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 pm -- The intermediate class on builds on material from the beginning class, adding  ochos, giros (turns), and occasionally barridas (sweeps) and sacadas (invasions). In all classes we focus on technique, connection on the dance floor, and how to apply all steps learned so far into the social setting.
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm (not a class but a chance to practice); included with class attendance; $5 without.  
Cost is $50 per person, $90 per couple for the month and includes 3 CLASSES AND 2 PRACTICAS EVERY WEEK!  Drop-in fees are $15 for the Tuesday class or $10 per class for the Thursday classes. 
       
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing  Tango,  Chris Peake
8:30 p.m. Open Practica $35/ month, $10/drop-in  $5/practica  (free with class!)
 
Fresno:
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

FRIDAY
Sacramento:
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tango Bravo - Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave. Class  at 7 p.m., $10 includes practica from 8 to 10:30 p.m.  $5 for práctica only,   Taught by Luis Caceres.

Lafayette:

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

Emeryville:

Emeryville Senior Center  4321 Salem St.
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica. Classes by Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com, goldenagetangoacademy@gmail.com; 
1-3:30 p.m. free

               
SUNDAY
Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Four Week Progressive Series
Non-Members - One class for $10, Two for $15
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

Fresno:  Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m.  Basic skill demonstrated, discussed and practiced.
Tango practica - 6-7 p.m. an atmosphere of practice and learning.  Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., food and drink available. fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Oakland: Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15 - 3:15 PM:, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
 

COMING UP!

ARGENTINE TANGO USA 
OFFICIAL USA CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL 2013
CALL FOR AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS 
to compete March 28-31, 2013, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel:
SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL with 20% off for all Festival and Competition passes  till December 22! Register NOW!
 ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival and USA Championship hails social and cultural aspects of tango. The four-day event includes the only official US championship  and a festival with great tango show, live music, "milongas" and exclusive workshops directed by professional Argentine tango masters.
   ARGENTINE TANGO USA Championship is a sanctioned official branch in The United States to the "Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial de Baile" (Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup) by the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples will get the       official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will become the only USA authentic representatives to compete in Buenos Aires' main international event Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, having the right and advantage of entering directly at the Semifinal round (avoiding almost 500 competing couples from around the world that are registered every year for the classifying rounds).
    On the  first edition in April 2011, BrianNguyen and Yuliana Basmajyan from Los Angeles were crowned as USA Official Salon Tango Champions 2011  and sent to compete at Tango World Cup in BuenosAires where they won the 3rd place in the World Cup Finals for the first time in the American tango history!
    Due to this extraordinary success and at the request of the audience, the second edition was successfully produced last Easter weekend, Yumiko Krupenina and Ramada Salieri got the Salon Tango Official Champions Title and went on to compete at the World Cup in Buenos Aires.
    It is time to find a partner. Registration starts this month.


TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES

From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:  CITA  Mar 10-16, 2013
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2013,
the 15th Annual International Tango Congress. 
To join the mailing list of others interested in attending CITA 2013  click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Fo7gspCym-QGxD_LvZBRCu-XeMGzCGJRJ0g6CYvLYYFovGP59FK1FUWSVt6ZdX7RzGayba4Q0sTqsVuRAuk4Tdh7db1anyI83DoOyXPwWPUJtxpBokScPNhrlDnEKNrMxGGRxbLu2-5N92uSHKfQU_UlnotnGOaa>HERE


From Donna Tielsch, of Tango by the River,  March 17 to April 2, 2013
Deposits are due now to secure the airfare at the current price.  Read below for the details of this trip ... you can also call Donna at 916 443-7008 if you have questions.
Fee includes:
  • Airfare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
  • 14 nights in Buenos Aires,  at  Hotel Bisonte Palace (with modern conveniences like wireless internet, etc.) Price is per person, double occupancy. Private rooms are available at an additional cost.
  • Tango Show & Dinner at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • Half-Day City Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Recommendations & group outings to nightly milongas,
  • Tango clothes & shoe shopping.
  • Optional: Walking tour to the gravesites of Carlos Gardel and other tango greats.
  • Optional: Tour of the Teatro Colon, one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via Buquebus ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Tango Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas, Eduardo Saucedo, and other maestros.
Dates: 16 nights (14 in Buenos Aires + 2 nights on the plane), leaving Sacramento on March 17 and returning to Sacramento on April 2, 2013.
Deposit -- $500 deposit due NOW.
Price -- $3,250 per person (includes all taxes) if paid by December 31, 2012.
$3,350 if paid after January 1, 2013.
Questions, call Donna at 916 443-7008.



Until later, Mary

Our website: <<<http://sites.google.com/site/modestotango/>
Our email::<mailto:ModestoTango@gmail.com>ModestoTango@gmail.com>

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 3, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 3, 2012

Polo and Diane's visit was a grand success.  We worked on timing and embrace to vals (waltz) rhythm.  Thanks also to the You Can Dance people for use of their studio.  Many of their own instructors got their first exposure to Argentine Tango and people purchased Polo's music compilations.  We return to our regular venue on Saturday, and will continue the work Polo introduced.

Caroline & Christopher return on 2013's first weekend for workshops and milonga.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight, Dec 3  & 10, Social dance and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry - 7-9 p.m.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early for a meal.

WEDNESDAY - Dec 5, Beginner tango classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.

SATURDAY - Dec. 8,  Class at VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St. 11 a.m. All levels for basics.  $10

Keep track of events with our on line calendar <<http://sites.google.com/site/modestotango/home/argentinetangoacti> Calendar.
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine tango.sTo unsubscribe:<<<http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

MILONGAS
@>---- Our next milonga will be Jan. 5 at Jacobs.  Caroline & Christopher will do workshops.

MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

SACRAMENTO
@>---- Every Wednesday, Bravo Restaurant, 1465 Eureka Rd., Roseville. Noches de Tango Dining and Dancing with El Suave  6:30-10 p.m. Bravos Noches de Tango menu will feature popular Argentine dishes, desserts, Argentine wines and beers and tango music for dancing.  Luis  916-807-4210.

@>---- Friday,  "La Milonguita"  24th Street Dance Studio
 2724 24th St., Sacramento,  
All-Levels Lesson: 7-8 p.m., milonga: 8 p.m.-midnight.
Class Only: $10,  milonga only: $10, class + milonga: $15
Hosts Chooi Goh & Kenny Bell, DJ Kenny Bell

@>---- Saturday, Dec. 15 "La Alternativa" @ Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014 9th St
Homer and Christina Ladas.  Workshops during the day. Milonga 9 p.m.

@>---- Sunday, Dec. 16, MEXCAL TACQUERIA MILONGAS, 1620 W. El Camino (Truxel & El Camino)
6:30-9 p.m. Milonga with DJ Michelle. Come early to eat!  The food is fabulous, the dancing free.


BERKELEY
@>---- Tuesday:  All levels musicality class, 9:30 p.m. milonga @ Brasarte, 1901 San Pablo Ave. $15 class & milonga, $10 milonga only. Traditional milonga. Empanadas and botanas for sale. Bring your own drink. 

OAKLAND
@>---- Friday, Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, live music! 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305, 9 p.m. $15,  $10 after 1 a.m.

@>---- Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave.  Milonga, $15 

EMERYVILLE
@>---- Saturday, Dec 8th, Fabian Salas & Lola Dias @ La Milonga de Nora, Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie, 9 p.m.
8-9:30 p.m. Boleos with Fabian & Lola
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Milonga.
11:30 p.m. Exhibition by Fabian & Lola
D.J. Emilio Flores.  $20 class & milonga.  $15 milonga only
Info: Nora: Misstango@hotmail.com (650)348-1140. Carol: carolhom@yahoo.com(415)203-8112.  CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR

 
CLASSES AND PRACTICAS OUT OF TOWN:
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

TUESDAY
Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento 
Starting in November:  WORKSHOPS by MARCELO MOLINA, USA  stage tango champion in the 1911 World Cup.

Sierra 2 Center, Studio 1 (in back), 2791 24th St., Michelle Gore technique class. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Wear comfortable shoes & clothing.  Take 24th Street (past the theater), turn left onto 4th Ave., then an immediate left into the parking lot.  <http://www.TangowithMichelle.com>, (916) 799-1952

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)

Berkeley

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.

WEDNESDAY

Sacramento
Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.

THURSDAY

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Beginning and intermediate classes taught by Donna Tielsch assisted by Nicholas Washington.
Beginning Tango -- Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. (started Oct. 4)
Intermediate Tango -- Thursdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. (started Oct. 4)
Program includes two practicas (no class but a chance to practice each week:  The beginning & intermediate tango program costs $50 per person or $90 per couple and include both classes on Thursdays and  the Tuesday & Thursday practica.
Thursday Practica --  8:30-9:30 p.m. (or later)
        
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing  Tango,  Chris Peake
8:30 p.m. Open Practica $35/ month, $10/drop-in  $5/practica  (free with class!)
 
Fresno:
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

FRIDAY
Sacramento:
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tango Bravo - Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave. Class  at 7 p.m., $10 includes practica from 8 to 10:30 p.m.  $5 for práctica only,   Taught by Luis Caceres.

Lafayette:

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

Emeryville:

Emeryville Senior Center  4321 Salem St.
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica. Classes by Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com, goldenagetangoacademy@gmail.com; 
1-3:30 p.m. free

               
SUNDAY
Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Four Week Progressive Series
Non-Members - One class for $10, Two for $15
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

Fresno:  Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m.  Basic skill demonstrated, discussed and practiced.
Tango practica - 6-7 p.m. an atmosphere of practice and learning.  Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., food and drink available. fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Oakland: Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15 - 3:15 PM:, INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
 

COMING UP!
ARGENTINE TANGO USA 
OFFICIAL USA CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL 2013
CALL FOR AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS 
to compete March 28-31, 2013, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel:

   ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival and USA Championship hails social and cultural aspects of tango. The four-day event includes the only official US championship  and a festival with great tango show, live music, "milongas" and exclusive workshops directed by professional Argentine tango masters.
   ARGENTINE TANGO USA Championship is a sanctioned official branch in The United States to the "Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial de Baile" (Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup) by the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples will get the official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will become the only USA authentic representatives to compete in Buenos Aires' main international event Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, having the right and advantage of entering directly at the Semifinal round (avoiding almost 500 competing couples from around the world that are registered every year for the classifying rounds).
    On the  first edition in April 2011, BrianNguyen and Yuliana Basmajyan from Los Angeles were crowned as USA Official Salon Tango Champions 2011 and sent to the Tango World Cup in BuenosAires where they won the 3rd place in the World Cup Finals for the first time in the American tango history!
    Due to this extraordinary success and at the request of the audience, the second edition was successfully produced last Easter weekend, Yumiko Krupenina and Ramada Salieri got the Salon Tango Official Champions Title and went on to compete at the World Cup in Buenos Aires.
    It is time to find a partner. Registration starts this month.

TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES

From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:  CITA  Mar 10-16, 2013
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2013,
the 15th Annual International Tango Congress. 
To join the mailing list of others interested in attending CITA 2013  click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Fo7gspCym-QGxD_LvZBRCu-XeMGzCGJRJ0g6CYvLYYFovGP59FK1FUWSVt6ZdX7RzGayba4Q0sTqsVuRAuk4Tdh7db1anyI83DoOyXPwWPUJtxpBokScPNhrlDnEKNrMxGGRxbLu2-5N92uSHKfQU_UlnotnGOaa>HERE


From Donna Tielsch, of Tango by the River,  March 17 to April 2, 2013
Trip includes:
  • Air fare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
  • 14 nights in Buenos Aires' Hotel Bisonte Palace. Price is per person, double occupancy.
  • Tango Show & Dinner at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • Half-Day City Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Recommendations & group outings to nightly milongas, shopping, & more.
  • Optional: Walking tour to the grave sites of  tango greats.
  • Optional: Tour of the Teatro Colon.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via the ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Tango Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas, Eduardo Saucedo, and other maestros de tango.
  • Dates: 16 nights (14 in Buenos Aires + 2 nights on the plane), leaving Sacramento on March 17 and returning to Sacramento on April 2, 2013.
  • Deposit -- $500 deposit due by December 8, 2012.
  • Price -- $3,250 per person (price includes all taxes) if paid by December 31,  $3,350 if paid after January 1, 2013.
  • Questions, call Donna at 916 443-7008.



Until later, Mary

Our website: <<<http://sites.google.com/site/modestotango/>
Our email::<mailto:ModestoTango@gmail.com>ModestoTango@gmail.com>

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Nov. 26, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Nov. 26, 2012

A change of venue, schedule and instructor on Saturday.  Polo Talnir, popular Bay Area tanguero originally from Buenos Aires, will conduct classes - one at 11 a.m. for all levels, and a continuing class at 12:30.  The venue will be the new You Can Dance studio at 1501 Coffee Rd, Suite "P" upstairs. If you have been trying to get your hands on music, this is your chance.  Polo, who DJs many bay area milongas, has compiled tango collections; you will be able to purchase them from him.

Caroline & Christopher return on 2013's first weekend for workshops and milonga. .

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight, Nov. 26 & Dec 3. Social dance and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry - 7-9 p.m.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early for a meal.

WEDNESDAY - Nov. 28, Beginner tango classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.

SATURDAY - Dec. 1,  Classes at You Can Dance Studio, with Polo Talnir.
1501 Coffee Rd, Ste. P, upstairs.
11 a.m.  All levels , 12:30 p.m. Continuing.  $15 for one class, $25 for both.

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MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

SACRAMENTO
@>---- Every Wednesday, Bravo Restaurant, 1465 Eureka Rd., Roseville. Noches de Tango Dining and Dancing with El Suave  6:30-10 p.m. Bravos Noches de Tango menu will feature popular Argentine dishes, desserts, Argentine wines and beers and tango music for dancing.  Luis  916-807-4210.

@>---- Friday,  "La Milonguita"  24th Street Dance Studio
 2724 24th St., Sacramento,  
All-Levels Lesson: 7-8 p.m., milonga: 8 p.m.-midnight.
Class Only: $10,  milonga only: $10, class + milonga: $15
Hosts Chooi Goh & Kenny Bell, DJ Kenny Bell

@>---- Sunday, Dec. 2 ,  Capitol Plaza Ballroom at 1025 9th St. downtown  The Sacramento Social Tango Club's 'Going Out in Style' Christmas Milonga!
VERY LAST dinner milonga  5:30-9:30 pm. All invited. 
$25 for members     $35 for non-members
Dinner selections include:
1. Roast Sirloin,       2. Grilled Salmon,      3. Vegetarian
For planning reasons, you MUST RSVP by November 28th with your dinner selection to:  Cathi Hayter at cathi.hayter@sbcglobal.com
Mail your check, payable to Cathi Hayter to:
 4220 Silver Crest Ave
Sacramento, Ca. 95821

BERKELEY
@>---- Tuesday:  All levels musicality class, 9:30 p.m. milonga @ Brasarte, 1901 San Pablo Ave. $15 class & milonga, $10 milonga only. Traditional milonga. Empanadas and botanas for sale. Bring your own beverage. 

OAKLAND
@>---- Friday, Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, live music! 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305, 9 p.m. $15,  $10 after 1 a.m.

@>---- Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave.  Milonga, $15 

EMERYVILLE
@>---- Saturday, Dec 8th, Fabian Salas & Lola Dias @ La Milonga de Nora, Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie, 9 p.m.
8-9:30 p.m. Boleos with Fabian & Lola
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Milonga.
11:30 p.m. Exhibition by Fabian & Lola
D.J. Emilio Flores.  $20 class & milonga.  $15 milonga only
pre-registration strongly recommended
Info: Nora: Misstango@hotmail.com (650)348-1140. Carol: carolhom@yahoo.com(415)203-8112. Checks payable to: CAROL HOM 548 35th Ave. S. F. Ca. 94121. CASH /CHECKS only for ADVANCE PAYMENT, RECEIVED before Nov. 23. CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR

 
CLASSES AND PRACTICAS OUT OF TOWN:
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

TUESDAY
Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento 
Starting in November:  WORKSHOPS by MARCELO MOLINA, USA  stage tango champion in the 1911 World Cup.

Sierra 2 Center, Studio 1 (in back), 2791 24th St., Michelle Gore technique class. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Wear comfortable shoes & clothing.  Take 24th Street (past the theater), turn left onto 4th Ave., then an immediate left into the parking lot. <http://www.TangowithMichelle.com>, (916) 799-1952

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)

Berkeley

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.

WEDNESDAY

Sacramento
Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.

THURSDAY

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Beginning and intermediate classes taught by Donna Tielsch assisted by Nicholas Washington.
Beginning Tango -- Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. (started Oct. 4)
Intermediate Tango -- Thursdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. (started Oct. 4)
Program includes two practicas (no class but a chance to practice each week:  The beginning & intermediate tango program costs $50 per person or $90 per couple and include both classes on Thursdays and  the Tuesday & Thursday practica.
Thursday Practica --  8:30-9:30 p.m. (or later)
        
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing  Tango,  Chris Peake
8:30 p.m. Open Practica $35/ month, $10/drop-in  $5/practica  (free with class!)
 
Fresno:
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

FRIDAY
Sacramento:
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tango Bravo - Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave. Class  at 7 p.m., $10 includes practica from 8 to 10:30 p.m.  $5 for práctica only,   Taught by Luis Caceres.

Lafayette:

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

Emeryville:

Emeryville Senior Center  4321 Salem St.
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica. Classes by Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com, goldenagetangoacademy@gmail.com; 
1-3:30 p.m. free

               
SUNDAY
Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Four Week Progressive Series
Non-Members - One class for $10, Two for $15
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

Fresno:  Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m.  Basic skill demonstrated, discussed and practiced.
Tango practica - 6-7 p.m. an atmosphere of practice and learning.  Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., food and drink available. fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Oakland: Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15 - 3:15 PM:, INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
 

COMING UP!
ARGENTINE TANGO USA 
OFFICIAL USA CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL 2013
CALL FOR AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL DANCERS 
to compete March 28-31, 2013, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel:

   ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival and USA Championship hails social and cultural aspects of tango. The four-day event includes the only official US championship  and a festival with great tango show, live music, "milongas" and exclusive workshops directed by professional Argentine tango masters.
   ARGENTINE TANGO USA Championship is a sanctioned official branch in The United States to the "Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial de Baile" (Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup) by the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples will get the       official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will become the only USA authentic representatives to compete in Buenos Aires' main international event Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, having the right and advantage of entering directly at the Semifinal round (avoiding almost 500 competing couples from around the world that are registered every year for the classifying rounds).
    On the  first edition in April 2011, BrianNguyen and Yuliana Basmajyan from Los Angeles were crowned as USA Official Salon Tango Champions 2011  and sent to compete at Tango World Cup in BuenosAires where they won the 3rd place in the World Cup Finals for the first time in the American tango history!
    Due to this extraordinary success and at the request of the audience, the second edition was successfully produced last Easter weekend, Yumiko Krupenina and Ramada Salieri got the Salon Tango Official Champions Title and went on to compete at the World Cup in Buenos Aires.
    It is time to find a partner. Registration starts this month.


TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES

From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:  CITA  Mar 10-16, 2013
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2013,
the 15th Annual International Tango Congress. 
To join the mailing list of others interested in attending CITA 2013  click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Fo7gspCym-QGxD_LvZBRCu-XeMGzCGJRJ0g6CYvLYYFovGP59FK1FUWSVt6ZdX7RzGayba4Q0sTqsVuRAuk4Tdh7db1anyI83DoOyXPwWPUJtxpBokScPNhrlDnEKNrMxGGRxbLu2-5N92uSHKfQU_UlnotnGOaa>HERE


From Donna Tielsch, of Tango by the River,  March 17 to April 2, 2013
Trip includes:
  • Air fare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
  • 14 nights in Buenos Aires' Hotel Bisonte Palace. Price is per person, double occupancy.
  • Tango Show & Dinner at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • Half-Day City Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Recommendations & group outings to nightly milongas, shopping, & more.
  • Optional: Walking tour to the grave sites of  tango greats.
  • Optional: Tour of the Teatro Colon.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via the ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Tango Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas, Eduardo Saucedo, and other maestros de tango.
  • Dates: 16 nights (14 in Buenos Aires + 2 nights on the plane), leaving Sacramento on March 17 and returning to Sacramento on April 2, 2013.
  • Deposit -- $500 deposit due by December 8, 2012.
  • Price -- $3,250 per person (price includes all taxes) if paid by December 31,  $3,350 if paid after January 1, 2013.
  • Questions, call Donna at 916 443-7008.



Until later, Mary

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