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Bulletin, Dec. 31, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 31, 2012

Happy New Year. Senior center classes resume Wednesday. On Saturday we host Caroline and Christopher for workshops and a milonga.   Last with us in 2009, they are influential close embrace instructors

MONDAY - We resume practicas at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. 7-9 p.m.next Monday, an opportunity to put into practice what was learned in class. No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early to dine.

WEDNESDAY -  Jan. 2, Beginner classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.  

SATURDAY - Jan 5 - Workshops at Jacobs with Argentine tango masters Caroline Peattie and Christopher Nassopoulos of Marin County returning to Modesto to offer workshops  at 1 and 2:30 p.m.  Workshops are $25 for one or $40 for both.
for  private lessons on Sunday, Jan. 6, contact <mailto:mary. menz@sbcglobal. net>
     They are social tango dancers and instructors who often travel to Buenos Aires to work with the stars of tango, and have forged a bond  with thousands of dancers in North and South America through their open and relaxed approach to tango. Gifted with  skill and wisdom to help dancers identify natural, graceful, and authentic patterns of movement, they have taught at many festivals and workshops. They dance with freedom and relaxation and teach from that,  to send students from workshop to dance floor, with new, fresh skills.  
     We return to Saturdays at VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St.,at 11 a.m.  Jan. 12.  All levels  for basics.  $10.

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Saturday,  Jan. 5. at Jacobs.  2501 McHenry Ave.  Caroline and Christopher are guest artists.  Christopher will D.J.  Introductory lesson,  @ 7:30, short  demonstration at 10:30.  Social dancing 8:30-11:30 p.m.


Fridays,  "La Milonguita"  24th St. Dance Studio, 2724 24th St.,  
All-Levels Lesson: 7-8 p.m., milonga: 8 p.m.-midnight.
Class Only: $10,  milonga only: $10, class + milonga: $15
Hosts Chooi Goh & Kenny Bell, DJ Kenny Bell

Saturdays,  "La Alternativa" @ Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014 9th St.  9 p.m. $10
Jan.19: Pink is the color of roses, of passion, of grace. Wear  pink. 9 p.m.-1 a.m

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

At Firehouse 5, 2014 9th St  7:30 - 09:00 Beginning Basics Tango
 with Barbara Bauer Patrick Alessandri
 solid foundation for all further tango exploits
 $40/month, $12/drop-in class.   email tanguera007@gmail.com

Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.


Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 pm -- Learn the fundamentals:   Drop-in fee $10
Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 p.m. -- Builds on material from the beginning class,
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; included with class attendance; $5 without.  
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing  Tango,  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.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tango Bravo - Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com                         

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave. Class  at 7 p.m., $10 includes practica from 8-10:30 p.m.  $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. 


Emeryville Senior Center  4321 Salem St.
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica. Classes by Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com, goldenagetangoacademy@gmail.com; 
1-3:30 p.m. free

Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
One class for $10, Two for $15, Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

Fresno:  Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m.  Tango practica - 6-7 p.m.
Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Oakland: Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15 - 3:15 PM:, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.


to compete March 28-31, 2013, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel:

 ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival and USA Championship hails social and cultural aspects of tango. The four-day event includes the only official US championship  and a festival with great tango show, live music, "milongas" and exclusive workshops directed by professional Argentine tango masters.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples   get the       official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will  the only USA authentic representatives to compete in Buenos Aires' main international event Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, having the right and advantage of entering directly at the Semifinal round (avoiding almost 500 competing couples from around the world that are registered every year for the classifying rounds).

Boot Camp with Christy & Eduardo Saucedo   May 4-5
Linden Street Dance, Oakland

Boot Camp with Joaquin Amenabar, author of "Tango: Let's Dance to the Music!" 
Aug 3-4   Linden Street Dance, Oakland


From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:  CITA  Mar 10-16, 2013
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2013,
the 15th Annual International Tango Congress. 
To join the mailing list of others interested in attending CITA 2013  click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Fo7gspCym-QGxD_LvZBRCu-XeMGzCGJRJ0g6CYvLYYFovGP59FK1FUWSVt6ZdX7RzGayba4Q0sTqsVuRAuk4Tdh7db1anyI83DoOyXPwWPUJtxpBokScPNhrlDnEKNrMxGGRxbLu2-5N92uSHKfQU_UlnotnGOaa>HERE

From Donna Tielsch, of Tango by the River,  March 17 to April 2, 2013
 Details below, or ...  call Donna at 916 443-7008. Fee includes:
  • Airfare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
  • 14 nights in Buenos Aires, at Hotel Bisonte Palace (with modern conveniences like wireless internet, etc.) Price is per person, double occupancy. Private rooms are available at an additional cost.
  • Tango Dinner Show &  at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • City Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Recommendations & group outings to nightly milongas,
  • Tango clothes & shoe shopping.
  • Optional: Walking tour to the gravesites of Carlos Gardel and other greats.
  • Optional: Tour of Teatro Colon, one of the world's most beautiful theatres.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via Buquebus ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran, Eduardo Saucedo, and others.
Dates: 16 nights (14 in Buenos Aires + 2 nights on the plane), leaving Sacramento on March 17 and returning to Sacramento on April 2, 2013.
Price -- $3,250 per person (includes all taxes) if paid by Dec. 31,  $3,350 after Jan. 1, 2013. Questions: Donna at 916 443-7008.

From Marcelo Solis: The Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires March 2013 Tango Tour: March 22 to 31, 2013.
 9 days of intensive workshops, practicas, presentations and milongas with some of the best instructors and dancers from Buenos Aires: Nestor La Vitola, Blas Catrenau, Jorge Kero, Olga Besio, Diego Converti & Graciela Gamba, Andrea Uchitel, Gabriela Navarro, Enriqueta Kleinman, Carlos and Rosa Perez, Osvaldo and Coca Cartery, Alicia Pons, Osvaldo Natucci, Monica Paz, Myriam Pincen, Elina Roldan, Nestor Pellicciaro, Marcelo Solis and more. Packages start at  $600!!! for classes. We can also arrange your accommodation at the best hotel in the best location, as well as your airport/hotel/airport transfers, and providing you with assistance in going to milongas, hiring taxi dancers and moreŠ
Dates: March 22 to 31, 2013. Please CLICK http://escuelatangoba.com/marcelosolis/tour-to-buenos-aires-2013/payment-menu-2013/ if you want to go to the payment menu.
9 Intensive Days: 12 workshops, 4 hours assisted practice, early bird price before January 5, 2013: $600 - $720 after. If interested in private classes, contact me.
9 nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $945.-, double room $1062.-, triple room $1350.-
9 Best milongas in Buenos Aires, includes transportation and personal assistance, early bird price before January 5, 2013: $310.- $380 after.
Airport/Hotel/Airport: Bus $45; Taxi (up to three persons) $125.- | Additional nights at Hotel Lyon: $105 single, $118 double or $150 triple room. | Taxi dancer, $35 per hour. | Tours in the city, country side, Colonia, Montevideo, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more!!!
To go to the payment menu, please CLICK http://escuelatangoba.com/marcelosolis/tour-to-buenos-aires-2013/payment-menu-2013/