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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Mar. 19, 2012

Bulletin, March 19, 2012

A Thursday car pool will take dancers to Fresno for a class with Eduardo Sausedo, master teacher/dancer, internationally known for love and passion for the dance.  If interested, call me at 522-1571.  Other tango masters offering Bay Area classes this month: Oscar Casas, famous milonguero born to milonga organizers in Buenos Aires. Graciela Gonzales, well known worldwide, creator of women's technique seminars, Judy & Jon, the only North American couple ever adopted  as 'Authentic Milongueros' in Buenos Aires. See below for dates,

If you have not planned for the ARGENTINE TANGO USA FESTIVAL & CHAMPIONSHIPS April 5-8 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott, CHECK THIS SPECIAL PROMOTION AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH US UNTIL MARCH 23! You must send payment by check (no on-line payment), include your complete name, e-mail address, the  pass you are buying and your my name with Modesto Tango together with your check: Send check payable to: Argentine Tango USA to 555 Bryant St, suite # 111, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Then  complete the Festival Registration Form on the link "Festival passes" in our website: http://www.argentinetangousa.com/uncategorized/festival-passes
Then, if your  pass  includes classes, fill in the Class Selection Form to choose your classes. Payment must be by check (no on-line payment).
Tango Masters:
Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero
Guillermo Salvat & Silvia Grynt
Claudio Villagra & Romina Levin
Santiago Croce & Amy Lincoln
Special   Performance by all Maestros Saturday and Sunday, plus performance by Guests:  Diego Lanau & Miriam Ziven. Brian Nguyen & Yuliana Bajamayan
Live music by Seth Asarnow y su Sexteto Tipico
DJs:  Emilio Flores, Marcelo Solís and Glen Corteza
Competition judges:
Hector B. Villaba, Nora Dinzelbacher, Juan Carlos Suarez
Pampa Cortés, Marcos Questas, Christy Cote & Marcelo Solis
USA Official Champions 2011 placed Third in the World at Tango Buneos Aires Dance World Cup last August Brian Nguyen & Yuliana Basjmayan
will perform and crown the 2012 Champions on Sunday
Offer ends March 23
1.  SINGLE DANCE PASS  $80 instead of $85 ($105 at the door)
       for all evening competitions and milongas or
2.  WEEKEND PASS  $195  instead of $205 ($216 at the door)
      one workshop on Friday, one on Saturday, one on Sunday,  plus ticket for all competitions and milongas Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Thursday milonga free) or
3.  SINGLE FULL FESTIVAL PASS   $438  instead of $464 ($499 at the door)
      eleven workshops, plus all the competitions and milongas or
4.  SINGLE SATURDAY & SUNDAY PASS $342  instead of $357 ($386 at door)
eight workshops, and Competitions and Milongas on Saturday & Sunday.
Payment must  be by check (no on-line payment). Include a paper with your full name, email address, name of pass your bought and my name (Mary Menz - Modesto Tango)  with the  check: More info: www.argentinetangousa.com
On April 14. Marcelo Solis, fresh from judging the competition,  returns to Modesto for workshops and short performance. Mark your calendars.
AND NOTIFY ME: mary.menz@sbcglobal.net, so that I can notify Andrea


MONDAY - Tonight, March 19 & 26. Jacobs Fine Dining,  2501 McHenry. practica and social dancing.  7-9 p.m.  Come early for a meal. No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink off the menu.

WEDNESDAY - March 21, Beginner class at the Senior Center. 2:30 p.m.   211 Bodem (at Scenic). Enter through front door and sign in.  No fee.

SATURDAY - March 24  - 11 a.m.-noon Sophia's Dance Journey,  711 10th St., basic class precedes noon practica. $10 drop-in for the class. $5 practica only. (practica free with lesson). 

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@>----  Saturday, April 14 - Marcelo Solis & Olga Matveeva return as guest artists. They offer a pre-milonga lesson at 7:30, and perform at 10 p.m..  Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry, $5 at the door. $10 includes lesson
Milongas Out of Town:
@>----  Saturday, March 24, Tango by the River, 128 J Street,
Old Sacramento.  9 p.m. $15 cover

@>---- Saturday. March  31 and April 7 at Firehouse Five Studio, 2014 9th Street
(featuring traditional, non-traditional & alternative music! 8 p.m. free beginning lesson,  9 p.m. Milonga  $10 entry

@>---- Sunday April 1 , The Sacramento Tango Club  at 'The Station' 1100 Orlando Ave., Roseville, from 6-9 p.m.  David will be DJ with Golden Age classic tangos. $5 entry.  Dining provided by The Station.

@>---- Friday, April 13,  TNT & TANGO! - Capital Athletic Club - 1515 8th Street, Benefit Milonga for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
8 p.m. Beginning Tango Lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight milonga. DJ is Homer Ladas
10:30 p.m. Performance by Homer and Cristina Ladas. Suggested Donation: $20
Theme: Have you ever danced in your running shoes? Here's your chance! Hang up your dance shoes for one night and come  in your favorite workout gear, or  dressed in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's theme colors of Purple and Green. (Note: The milonga will be held in a bona fide gymnasium, so no stilettos allowed!)

@>---- Sunday, Apr. 1   2-7 p.m.    Lesson & Milonga at Blackhawk Museum: Blackhawk Plaza, 3480 Blackhawk Plaza Cr.  Free Argentine Tango class in the Rotunda from 2-3 p.m.  (followed by mini-class on second dance floor 4:30-5:30 ) ,Milonga  5-7 p.m.  Live music by Redwood Tango Ensemble and DJ music in between sets. Hosted jointly by Blackhawk Tango and Bay Area Tango Association.
 Price: free. For more information call (510) 406-4583.


@>---- 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.
March  23, guest artists Judy & Jon.  
March 30 - Oscar Casas & Ana Miguel
Pre Milonga Class- 8-9  p.m.
$15 class only, $20 class & milonga, $15 milonga only only, $10 after 1 a.m.

@>---- Saturday,@ Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave.
March  24   8-9 pm: Judy & John guest artists.  
March 31: 9-10 p.m. Oscar Casas & Ana Miguel guest artists:
$25 Workshop & Milonga, $15 Milonga

@>---- -CHE MILONGA: Friday, March 23. Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christine Ave.      8-9:30 p.m. Class by Graciela Gonzalez, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m Milonga.
$20 Class & Milonga, $15 Milonga only, $6 after 12:05 a.m. And...
 Yolanda Rossi sells tango shoes for women and men.

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

Sacramento -

Tango by the River, 128 J Street, 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. 6:30-7:45 p.m., includes warm-up, drills, routines, floor work, cool-down!  Wear comfortable shoes & clothing & get ready to work out! Studio 1 is at the back of the center.  Take 24th Street (past the theater), turn left onto 4th Ave., then an immediate left into the parking lot. www.TangowithMichelle.com, (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 Street (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.  Practilonga - combines the best of a practica and a milonga.  $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. 

Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville
Beginner's Class 2-3 pm, $12, Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 pm, $12
Dance Practice 4-6 pm, $6 (free w/class)

Saturday, April 14,  In Modesto: Workshops with Marcelo Solis, Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. Two workshops during the day, pre-milonga class and performance.
2:30 p.m. Musicality. Make your dancing shine. Move to the beat of tango in the embrace. Technical details for musical improvisation. Posture, weight shift, use rhythm and space. Practical application for the milonga floor: corridas and pauses.
4 p.m. Focus on connection. Make your partner shine. Technical details for clear lead and graceful follow. Use of the partner's space. Practical application for the milonga floor: turns with sacadas.
1 class: $20 per person  both classes: $35
7:30 p.m.  pre-milonga class: Make your tango beautiful. Musicality and connection: small and often overlooked details that make a big difference.
8:30 - midnight, open dancing (milonga)
10 p.m. Performance by Marcelo and Olga Matveeva
Marcelo Solis, milonguero,  dancer, choreographer and instructor, started at age 20  and has not stopped. He specialized in traditional tango music from the 1930s and '40s. He teaches Buenos Aires styles, focused on connections between partners and music with exercises and explanations to better understand the fundamentals. He has taught and performed in Argentina, USA, Canada and Europe. Now based in San Francisco, he returns to Buenos Aires several times a year to teach and perform at major milongas like Salon Canning, Confiteria Ideal, Nuevo Chique and Cachirulo.

NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2012: Fri JUNE 29th - Sat JULY 7th.
All the Classes, Workshops and Milongas, including Celebration Tango, the Gala Milonga celebrating the 15th Anniversary will take place at the ALLEGRO BALLROOM - 5855 Christie Ave - EMERYVILLE, CA. The Teachers :
Thursday, June 28th: WELCOME MILONGA!  Open to the public. FREE. Featuring NTW Fashion Show.
For information: http://www.tangoweek.com/

Until later, Mary

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