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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 10, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 10, 2012

We've been working on timing and planning our next milonga.  Caroline & Christopher return for 2013's first milonga, will offer workshops beforehand.  Last with us in 2009, they are influential close embrace instructors. Mark your calendars for Jan. 5.  


MONDAY - Tonight, Dec 10 & 17. Social dance and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry - 7-9 p.m.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early for a meal.  There will be no Jacobs practica on Dec. 24 & 31.

WEDNESDAY - Dec 12, Beginner tango classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.

SATURDAY - Dec. 15,  Class at  VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St.
11 a.m.  All levels  for basics.  $10

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Our next milonga will be on the first weekend of January.


Every Wednesday, Bravo Restaurant, 1465 Eureka Rd., Roseville. Noches de Tango Dining and Dancing with El Suave  6:30-10 p.m. Bravos Noches de Tango menu will feature popular Argentine dishes, desserts, Argentine wines and beers and tango music for dancing.  Luis  916-807-4210.

Friday,  "La Milonguita"  24th Street Dance Studio, 2724 24th St., Sacramento,  
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

Saturday, Dec. 15 "La Alternativa" @ Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014 9th St
Homer and Christina Ladas.  Workshops during the day. Milonga @ 9 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16, MEXCAL TACQUERIA MILONGAS, 1620 W. El Camino (Truxel & El Camino)
"The Best Mexican food in Natomas!"
6:30- 9 p.m. Milonga with DJ Michelle starts at 6:30 but come early to eat!  The food is fabulous, the dancing free.

Sacramento -
Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Further Explorations in Tango - 7:00-8:30 pm -- To be able to attend, you must be able to lead or follow the 8-count basic, forward & backward ochos, and the right-hand and left-hand turns (giros & molinetes).  The  class changes every month but always focuses on dancing in close embrace, technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga. Drop-in fee $15   Class will be held December 4, 11, 18. No class December 25 or January 1.
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm (not a class but a chance to practice); included with class attendance; $5 without. 

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.
Only 3 more classes left in December till the end of the year. <http://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 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 -- In our beginning class  you learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango: the basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, lead and follow skills, and interpreting the music.  Drop-in fee $10
Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 pm -- The intermediate class on builds on material from the beginning class, adding  ochos, giros (turns), and occasionally barridas (sweeps) and sacadas (invasions). In all classes we focus on technique, connection on the dance floor, and how to apply all steps learned so far into the social setting.
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm (not a class but a chance to practice); included with class attendance; $5 without.  
Cost is $50 per person, $90 per couple for the month and includes 3 CLASSES AND 2 PRACTICAS EVERY WEEK!  Drop-in fees are $15 for the Tuesday class or $10 per class for the Thursday classes. 
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 to 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
Four Week Progressive Series
Non-Members - One class for $10, Two for $15
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
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.  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. 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:
SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL with 20% off for all Festival and Competition passes  till December 22! Register NOW!
 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.
   ARGENTINE TANGO USA Championship is a sanctioned official branch in The United States to the "Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial de Baile" (Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup) by the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples will get the       official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will become 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).
    On the  first edition in April 2011, BrianNguyen and Yuliana Basmajyan from Los Angeles were crowned as USA Official Salon Tango Champions 2011  and sent to compete at Tango World Cup in BuenosAires where they won the 3rd place in the World Cup Finals for the first time in the American tango history!
    Due to this extraordinary success and at the request of the audience, the second edition was successfully produced last Easter weekend, Yumiko Krupenina and Ramada Salieri got the Salon Tango Official Champions Title and went on to compete at the World Cup in Buenos Aires.
    It is time to find a partner. Registration starts this month.


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
Deposits are due now to secure the airfare at the current price.  Read below for the details of this trip ... you can also call Donna at 916 443-7008 if you have questions.
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 Show & Dinner at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • Half-Day 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 tango greats.
  • Optional: Tour of the Teatro Colon, one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via Buquebus ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Tango Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas, Eduardo Saucedo, and other maestros.
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.
Deposit -- $500 deposit due NOW.
Price -- $3,250 per person (includes all taxes) if paid by December 31, 2012.
$3,350 if paid after January 1, 2013.
Questions, call Donna at 916 443-7008.

Until later, Mary

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