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Bulletin, Mar. 12, 2012

Bulletin, March 12, 2012

We worked on front and back ochos Saturday, and some made it to Sacramento to dance that night.  One student suggested an excursion to the Bay Area this month as many visiting tango masters will offer classes. Among them will be Oscar Casas, famous milonguero born to milonga organizers in Buenos Aires. Graciela Gonzales, well known worldwide, creator of the  seminars for Women's Technique,  And Judy & Jon,  the only North American couple ever adopted  as 'Authentic Milongueros' in Buenos Aires.  Also, Eduardo Saucedo, Master Teacher and Dancer, internationally recognized for his love and passion for the dance, will be in Fresno. See below for dates that each will be in either the Bay Area or in Fresno. If you have not yet planned for the festival and competition at the San Francisco Airport Marriot,  see below for a special deal offered our group.  That's the first weekend of April, Easter weekend. On April 14. Marcelo Solis returns to Modesto for workshops and short performance. Mark your calendars.


MONDAY - Tonight, March 12 & 19. 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 14, 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 17  - 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 17, 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, March 18,  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.

@>----  Saturday, March 24, Tango by the River, 128 J Street,
Old Sacramento.  9 p.m. $15 cover

@>---- Friday, April 13,  TNT & TANGO! - Capital Athletic Club - 1515 8th Street,
A 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!)


@>---- 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.
March16 and 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 17 & 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-end of the center.  Take 24th Street (past the theater) 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 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, March 17,  and Sunday, March 18, Workshops with  Felipe Martinez  at Sierra 2 Center, Studio 1, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento. 
Saturday, March 17
Workshop 1: 2-3:30 p.m. - Embrace Technique:  Keep a dynamic dance and create space while preserving a clear and containing frame.
Workshop 2: 4-5:30 p.m. - Frontality vs Non-Frontality:  "To face or not to face" your partner, that is the question.  Dynamic embrace, accelerations and pivots.
Sunday, March 18
Workshop 3: 2-3:30 p.m. - Musicality, Rhythm and Phrasing: Syncopations . and Subdividing the tempo.
Workshop 4: 4-5:30 p.m. - Accerlation and Elastic Movement
 1 class  =  $25 , 2 classes = $45,3 classes = $60, 4 classes = $75
Questions:  Contact <mailto:tangomichey@yahoo.com?>  or call 916-799-1952, 

Argentine Tango USA Festival & USA Championship April 5 -8, 2012
San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel
Official branch of Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup
To support and  promote the second edition of this significant event and to encourage participation,  we got  a special discount. To get the discount you need to register through Modesto Tango. Please read the instructions below. The event includes the following:
- Tango Shows and workshops by internationally renowned Buenos Aires tango masters: Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero, Guillermo Salvat and Silvia Grynt, Claudio Villagra & Romina Levin and Santiago Croce and Amy Lincoln.
- Performances by guest professional dancers;
- Tango orchestra: Seth Asarnow y su Sexteto Tipico , and the
Official competition sanctioned by the Ministry of Culture  in Buenos Aires, Argentina (USA Official Champions 2011 who placed Third in the Word at Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup last August: Brian Nguyen & Yuliana Basjmayan will perform and crown the Champions 2012)
Register  before March 22 to get a discount on the following passes:
Modesto Tango Argentino offers you a SPECIAL DISCOUNT if your check is received by March 22

1.  SINGLE DANCE PASS $80 instead of $85 ($100 at the door) includes tickets to all competitions (1st Qualifying Round on Thurs, 2nd Qualifying Round on Fri, Semifinal on Sat, and Grand Final on Sun) and tickets to all Milongas with shows and live music. *(Thursday Mini-milonga and Competition is free)
2.  WEEKEND PASS $195 instead of $205 ($216 at the door) includes one workshop on Friday, one workshop on Saturday and one workshop on Sunday + attendance tickets to view  2nd Qualifying Round on Fri, Semifinal on Sat, and Grand Final on Sun + tickets to the three milongas with show and live music on Fri, Sat and Sun. *(Thursday milonga and Competition is free)
3.  SINGLE FULL FESTIVAL PASS $438  instead of $464 ($499 at the door)  includes 11 workshops,  tickets to view the competition (First & Second Qualifying Rounds, Semifinal and Final) and all the milongas with show and live music.
4.  SINGLE SATURDAY & SUNDAY PASS  $342 instead of $357 ($386 at the door) includes 8 workshops, Semifinal and Final competition attendance tickets and two milongas with show. A great festival  with stunning tango masters and the competition with official representation of the USA in Buenos Aires. For festival and competition. http://www.argentinetangousa.com/registration-prices.   
Saturday, April 14,  In Modesto: Workshops with Marcelo Solis , Jacobs Fine Dining: 2501 McHenry. Two workshops during the day, pre-milonga class and performance.
2:30 p.m.(first workshop) Musicality. Make your dancing shine. Move to the beat of tango in the embrace. Technical details for musical improvisation. Posture, weight shift, use of the rhythm and space. Practical application for the milonga floor: corridas and pauses.
4 p.m. (second workshop) 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 is a milonguero,  dancer, choreographer and instructor. He started    when he was 20  and has not stopped since. He specialized in traditional tango music from the 1930s and '40s. As an instructor, he brings the dance style from the milongas of Buenos Aires, focused on the connection between partners and to the music.  His teaching method is based on exercises and explanations to better understand the fundamentals of the dance. He has taught and performed in Argentina, USA, Canada and Europe. Currently based in San Francisco,  he goes back to  Buenos Aires several times a year to teach and give exhibitions at some of the most important milongas, such as 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/

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