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Bulletin, August 20, 2012

Our classes are proceeding with little interruption.  Many special events are due in September (see below).  Meanwhile,  the USA- champions, both from California,  are in Buenos Aires preparing  to compete in the Tango World Cup.  Andrea Monti is keeping us posted, and I will do my best to keep you posted.

Friday, Sept. 14 - Tango Del Cielo at the  Gallo Center with a pre-show milonga.  Tickets $20-30 from http://tickets.galloarts.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=2751.

Saturday, Sept. 29 - Eduardo Saucedo, master teacher and dancer from Buenos Aires, will lead Modesto workshops. He is the go-to instructor for private lessons.  There will be two workshops and an evening milonga; save the date and your cash.


MONDAY - Tonight,  August 20 & 27.  Social dance and practica, Jacobs Fine Dining  7-9 p.m. No fee, but you're urged to order food or drink off the menu.

SATURDAY - August 18, 11 a.m.- Noon.  Beginning level class at V.Boogie's Dance Journey, 711 10th Street. Newcomers always welcome.  $10    

Keep track of events with our on line calendar <<http://sites.google.com/site/modestotango/home/argentinetangoacti> Calendar.
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Milongas Out of Town:

@>---- Every Tuesday at Quarry Ponds, 5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay: Milonga El Suave,  Free class 6-7 p.m. Free milonga 7-9:30 p.m. Dance overlooking a pond, moon and stars. Source restaurant cooks great tapas with wine and beer available. You are encouraged to patronize Source.  916-807-4210, luiselsuave@comcast.net

@>---- 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. Bring your own beverage. 
@>---- Friday, Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, live music! 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305, 9 p.m. $15,  $10 after 1 a.m. Aug. 17 & Aug 31 Pre-Milonga class by Sebastian Pereyra & Delia Hou (8 p.m.)

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

@>----  Sunday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 7, Free milonga at Blackhawk Plaza, in the rotunda across from movie theatre. 2-3 p.m. Beginner class, Milonga  3-7 p.m. 3499 Blackhawk Plaza Circle. Music by Redwood Tango Ensemble

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. 6:30-7:45 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

Dianna's Studio of Dance, 826 N. Fulton, Tango champions Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vasquez teach social dance and group formation for showcase on Nov. 3 (Participation Optional). 7-8 p.m.

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

Wed.  August 15,   @ Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Avenue.
DELIA HOU & SEBASTIAN PEREYRA Intermediate / Advanced class
Topic: Exercises in improvisation (constructing and de-constructing sequences, the role of the active follower)  (8-9 p.m.  Intermediate / Advanced class: $12


Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Level III (Advanced) Tango. 7-8:30 p.m.  followed by practice time.

Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beg. Tango/ 7:30 p.m. ContinuingTango/   Chris Peake
8:30 p.m. Open Practica $35/ month, $10/drop-in  $5/practica  (FREE with Class!)
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com
Tango By The River, 128 J St,, Old Sacramento - 8-11 p.m.  Practilonga - combines the best of practica and milonga.  From 8 to 8:15 p.m, Kenny & Chooi's  "Tango Tip"  might range from refining technique in an embellishment, a step useful for navigating the floor, a stretch particularly good for dancers, etc. $5 entry.

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave.- Class  at 7 p.m., cost $10 includes practica.
Práctica from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Cost  $5 for práctica only,   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. 

Tango  Magdalena  Dance  Studio , 580 Grand Avenue.
Aug. 31,  Sebastian Pereyra and Dela Hou teach  Pre-Milonga class (8-9 p.m.)
Topic: Milonga - sequences and steps applied to show and social dance
Pre-milonga class + Milonga : $15 per person

Emeryville Senior Center  4321 Salem Street
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica ..Classes  by  Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com goldenagetangoacademy@gmail; 
1:00 -°©-3:30 PM. Free


Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner class 2-3 p.m., $12, Intermediate/Advanced class 3-4 p.m., $12
Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)
Theme for the month: Giros and Sacadas

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.

From Nora Dinzelbacher:
If you loved Tango Week, you'll adore Buenos Aires. Oct.11.
Enjoy the city of tango with a native Argentinean guiding your own tango journey by helping you to discover the culture of tango in the everyday life of "porteños."
10 Nights Hotel Accommodation * Daily Buffet Breakfast
Half-Day City Tour * Airport Transfers * Fabulous Dinner Show at "La Esquina De Carlos Gardel " * Daily Tango
Lessons With the Finest Teachers * Nightly Milongas
Transportation From Hotel to Classes/Milongas
Contact NORA OLIVERA @ misstango@hotmail.com or
(650)348-1140 for details, including Pricing and Deadlines.