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Bulletin, Jan. 30, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Jan. 30, 2012

A busy week ahead.  Our regular Monday practice at Jacobs will defer to a milonga lesson by Florentino Guizar; on Friday we will have our first of a series of first weekend milongas at Jacobs.    It may be slow starting, but we hope to see it grow.  
On our website:  This Week's Video  is a study on connection by Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne as they maintain parallel torsos apart from each other. 


MONDAY -   Tonight, Jan. 30. Jacobs fine dining,  2501 McHenry.  A departure from our normal practica:  Lesson with Florentino Guizar: 
7 p.m. free tango class, suitable for tango virgins: Basic connection, embrace, walking and turns. After 7:30 the fee will be $10
7:30-8 p.m. Milonga  class, in pretty straightforward presentation, covering embrace, walking, simple patterns and repetition of individual elements
8-8:30 p.m. Milonga  Traspie for more advanced dancers,  a relatively simple approach to explore,  limited to the basic movement. This half class covers the  concept of traspie, with simple variations and  patterns.
Come early to enjoy a meal or simply order a drink off the menu. 
WEDNESDAY - Feb. 1, Beginner level class at the Senior Center on Bodem.   Normally 2:30 p.m., but a movie, "The Help," will run longer than normal, so we may run a bit late.  Come at 12:30 to enjoy the main SAAG award winner.   211 Bodem (at Scenic). Enter through front door and sign in.  No fee.

FRIDAY - Feb. 3. Milonga at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry.  Come dance in a social setting, using traditional Argentine Tango musical play lists and customs.  No lesson or performance, just an opportunity to dance in a milonga setting.

SATURDAY - Feb. 4  - 11 a.m.-noon Sophia's Dance Journey,  711 10th St., basic   class followed by noon practica. $10 drop-in for the class. $5 practica only. (practica free with lesson). Free for men willing to dance with extra followers.
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@>---- Friday, Feb. 3 at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry, to be the first of a regular  milonga on the first weekend of the month.

Milongas Out of Town:
@>---- Sunday, Feb. 5, Sunday, Feb. 19 at 'The Station'  1100 Orlando Ave., Roseville. Capital City Milonga. The Station is at the Auburn Blvd./Riverside exit (just south of the Douglas Blvd exit) on I-80. Look for the box cars. 6-9:30 p.m  $8 cover.

@>---- Saturday, Feb. 11, Saturday, Feb. 25, Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.  9 p.m. $15 cover

@>---- 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 purchase. You may bring your own beverage. 

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

Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento 
Level I (Beginning) 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II (Intermediate) 7:30-8:30 p.m.

SIERRA 2 Center, Studio 1 (in back), 2791 24th St. Michelle Gore technique class. 6:30-7:45p.m., includes warm-up, isolations, drills, routines, floor work, cool-down! Great exercises to do on your own. Wear comfortable shoes & clothing & get ready to work out! Studio 1 is at the back-end of the Center.  Take 24th Street(past the Theatre) to 4th  Turn left onto 4th Avenue, then an immediate left into the parking lot. www.TangowithMichelle.com or (916) 799-1952

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 railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.

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

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street,  Old Sacramento
Level III (Advanced) Tango. 7-8:30 p.m.  followed by practice time.
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  Tango Buenos Aires  at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Taillant!  $40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in contact
phone 707-416-9680,  email  tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - 8 - 11 p.m.  $5 entry.

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

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. 


Workshops with  Felipe Martinez  Saturday, March 17,  and Sunday, March 18,  held at Sierra 2 Center , Studio 1, 2791 24th Street , Sacramento, California.
More information to follow.
Registration for April's Argentine Tango Festival and official competition in San Francisco has  begun. An early bird special is available until Feb. 23 for festival and competition. http://www.argentinetangousa.com/registration-prices.   

Workshops with  Homer and Cristina Ladas , Saturday, April 14, 2012 and Sunday, April 15, 2012 , held at Sierra 2 Center , Studio 1, 2791 24th Street
Sacramento, California 95818. More information to follow.


>From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:

March 11-18, 2012 , CITA 2012  get a discount* and the benefit of association with the longest-running  international group attending CITA. Earliest bookings receive the highest priority for CITA class registration. Location to be confirmed. Classes likely held at the NH City & Tower Hotel. Seminars likely held at Mansión Dandi Royal. Milongas likely held at 'Niño Bien'.
2 OPTIONS - 2012 Pricing to be announced

CITA Registration Only 
for less than you would pay on your own & with additional  perks! 
Package includes:    * 15 non-seminar classes
                        * 2 theater shows
                      * 3 milongas with exhibitions  

                * Priority Seating at CITA Events(reserved seats for the CITA milongas & prime seats for the CITA Theater Shows) 
CITA Registration   +  CITA Enhancement -
Package includes:

     * (Classes, shows & milongas + priority seating) package as detailed above
      * Assistance with CITA Class Selection
  * Pre-Travel Consultation  (tips on air, lodging, etc.)

* Pre-Travel Orientation Meeting in San Francisco   
    (Packets  sent  to those not in the Bay Area with  a follow-up phone call) 
     * Welcome dinner in Buenos Aires on Saturday night, March 10
    * E-mailed bulletins in Buenos Aires with suggestions for activities;             meeting times for taxi shares & dinners;  restaurant recommendations. All pricing is subject to change. You must register for CITA through contact below, and you must have e-mail access both before & during CITA. Full payment must be received at the time of registration. Refund Policy: The CITA portion of the package is subject to CITA's terms & conditions regarding refunds. For the remainder of the package: a  $35 cancellation fee applies.  Purpose: To provide an enjoyable way to experience Buenos Aires in conjunction with the International Tango Congress. CITA Enhancement participants arrange their own air and hotel for maximum flexibility,  benefiting from group networking and exclusive perks.  TangoChelsea@hotmail.com