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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 17, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 17, 2012

We near the year's end with a final Jacobs practica Monday, a final Senior Center class Wednesday, and a final regular class on Saturday. It all starts again in 2013.
Caroline & Christopher return for 2013's first milonga on Jan. 5, with workshops before.  Last with us in 2009, they are influential close embrace instructors.


MONDAY - Tonight, Dec. 17. Last chance for 2012, 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 19, Beginner tango classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m. This will be the final class this year.

SATURDAY - Dec. 22,  Class at  VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St.
11 a.m.  All levels  for basics.  $10 - This will be our last class for 2012.

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Our next one: Jan. 5.


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  has Argentine dishes, wines and beers and music for tango.  Luis  916-807-4210.

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

Saturday, Dec 22, Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento:
Annual Christmas Milonga with treats and tango! Traditional  music from 9 p.m. to  midnight, alternative music from midnight to 1 a.m. or so. DJ: Ramiro.  Bring your favorite beverage; light appetizers and refreshments are provided. Cost  $10.

Monday, Dec. 31 (NEW YEAR'S EVE!) -- at Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento:    7 p.m.-midnight New Year's Eve Party and Live Music Milonga With QTango $20; A dressy affair: This year's theme: red and black. Fireworks in Old Sac at 9 p.m. and midnight. Parking is difficult on New Year's Eve! It's  easier to drive into Old Sac at 7 than at 9. The band will play two sets. DJ Donna will play around the band's sets. Bring your own wine  to enjoy (glasses and openers furnished); light appetizers served. $20 per person - the milonga ends at midnight so you can see the the fireworks over Tower Bridge!

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

Sacramento -
Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Further Explorations in Tango - 7-8:30 p.m. -- You must be able to lead or follow the 8-count basic, forward & backward ochos, and turns (giros & molinetes).  The  class  focuses on dancing in close embrace, technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga. Drop-in fee $15   
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm; 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)
Garden Gate Creativity Center:  Beginner class, 8:00 p.m.  Intermediate class, 9:00 p.m.  @ , 2911 Claremont. $15 class, $25  for both.  with Marcelo Solis. 


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:  the  walk and  basic steps, emphasizing posture, lead and follow skills, and interpreting the music.  Drop-in fee $10
Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 p.m. -- The  class  builds on material from the beginning class, adding  ochos, turns, and occasionally sweeps and invasions.
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; 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 pr├íctica 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 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., 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.


At Tango by the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Musicality Workshop December 28-31 with QTANGO!
Friday, Dec. 28, 7-8:30 -- Tango Rhythm: Be a musical dancer! 8:30-10:30 -- Guided Practica focused on mastering the principles from our first class.
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2-3:30 -- The Melody is Rhythm: Master the melody
Saturday, Dec. 29, 4-5:30 -- Patterns in the Music: Predict rhythm changes.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 2-3:30 -- Putting it  together  for social dance.
Sunday, Dec. 30, 4-5:30 -- Musical Expressiveness: Musicality exercises 
* Emphasis is on individual work; no partner needed.
* Material is non-theoretical; we will be moving and dancing 90% of the time.
* No musical knowledge necessary. We will be using everyday language .
* Workshops are progressive so we advise taking them in order .
* Live bandoneon, piano & violin illustrate examples.
Full  Weekend  $90! Per Class: 1-$30; 2-$50; 3-$70; 4-$80; 5-$90;
Practica included with the Friday class; for practica alone, the cost is $10). 

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  until Dec. 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.
   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).
   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. 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.
Deposit -- $500 deposit due NOW.
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.