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Bulletin, August 6, 2012

Our first Friday milonga was sparsely attended but fun.  It was good to have Bill Kern of Sacramento, a dancer who is fast becoming a Modesto favorite.
Much to anticipate  in the next weeks. We continued work  on sacadas last Saturday.
Next  Saturday, August 11, Michelle Gorre of Sacramento will teach ... at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry, (instead of VBoogie's studio)..

Michelle has taught  in Sacramento for years, has an extensive dance background.  
She will offer a beginner's class at 11 a.m., focused on technique, which  includes  isolations, drills, routines, a exercises to do on our own to be a better "partner". Then an intermediate level class, building on the first.  This will start at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $15 a class, or $25 for two.

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

On 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 6 & 13.  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 11: Classes taught by Michelle Gorre of Sacramento.
11 a.m.-12:15 beginners, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Intermediate. Class at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry St. $15 per class,  $25 for both. 

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Milongas Out of Town:

@>----  Saturday, August 11 @ Tango By The River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento.
 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $10

@>----  Saturday,  August 18 @ Firehouse 5, 2014 9th St., Sacramento, Traditional, non-traditional & alternative music! 8 p.m. free beginning lesson, 9 p.m. milonga $10 entry

@>---- 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.

@>---- 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! Studio 1 is at the back.  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


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. 

August 18
Sacramento: At Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th Street,
Workshops with Iona Italia,  a passionate dancer and teacher based in Buenos Aires. She has performed and taught group and private classes in Buenos Aires, London, and in the USA. Currently  touring, teaching, and dancing in the USA while experiencing the diversity of the tango culture here. Iona's passion is social tango and her dance style of choice is Villa Urquiza; elegant,  graceful, and rhythmic traditional salon tango from the barrios of Buenos Aires. She is happiest at the milonga, in the embrace of a good dancer.
2-3:15 p.m.,, Elegant Walks in Close Embrace 
3:30-6 p.m. Dissociation: What, Why, and How
$15 per individual class, $50 for workshop
Sacramento: at Firehouse Five Studio, 2014 9th Street,
Sunday, August 19: Workshops with Iona Italia, Information above
2-3:15 p.m.. Dynamics of Leading and Following 
3:30-5 p.m. Adornos: When, When Not, and How
$15 per individual class, $50 for workshop

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, take your experience to Buenos Aires... October 11, 2012
Enjoy the city of tango with a native Argentinean who will guide you through your personal tango journey by helping you to discover the culture of tango that is present in the everyday life of the "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 further details, including Pricing and Deadlines.