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Bulletin, August 19, 2013.

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We will break down the pattern of Kenny's lesson, with paradas (stops) and pasadas. Again: This Week's Video summarizing their class remains relevant. .
Eduardo Saucedo comes to Modesto on Sept. 7 to teach a couple of workshops and DJ our milonga. Consider a Sunday private lesson. $100 for the hour.

Until later, Mary

MONDAY -  Today, August 19 & 26. Practica and social dancing at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave. a good time and place to practice class material.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early to eat.

WEDNESDAY - August 21,    Beginner class at the Senior Center, 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m., free. 

SATURDAY - August 24 at Studio V, 4345 Spyres, just off Bangs, near McHenry. Class in basics, building on Kenny's lrsson. 11 a.m., $10 drop in .

Fridays, Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (Just off Broadway) Traditional milonga - 9 p.m. $10
Saturday, August 24, Oscar Mandagaran will DJ the traditional music for the milonga  from 9 p.m. until midnight; Vika & Donna will DJ the alternative/nuevo tango from midnight until 1 a.m.or so.  Cost is $10. 

Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. 8 p.m.  Milonga, $15

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

Sacramento: Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento  Paradas & Barridas with Donna & Nicholas
In August, Donna & Nicholas focus on paradas (stops) and barridas (sweeps). These beautiful and elegant movements are useful in both social and stage tango. Every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m, followed by a practica from 8:30-9:30 or so. (some tango experience required) Cost $50 per person, $90 per couple for the month includes 3 CLASSES AND 2 PRACTICAS EVERY WEEK! Drop-in fees are $15

Fontaine Dance, 1328 Blue Oaks Rd. Suite 150, Roseville with Morgan Heller 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tango Ballet Tango dancers. Morgan danced professionally with ballet companies for 25+ years. 6:30-7:30 Tango Intro, 7:30-8:30 Intermediate Tango

Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014B 9th St..  Tango Technique:  Class may include warm-up, isolations, drills, floor work and cool-down! Learn great exercises to do on your own to be a better partner.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and get ready to work out!  7-8:15 p.m.  Cost: $40 month, $12 drop-in

Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.: Special Ladies Leading class on  7-9 p.m. (7-8 lesson, 8-9,  practice session) $10.

Allegro Ballroom - 5855 Christie Ave -  - Classes with Nora & Ed.
7:30-8:30 p.m.:  BEG    $12,  8:30-9:30 p.m.:  INT  $12
Extended hours! 9:30-11  p.m.:  Nora & Ed's Practica:  $5 (FREE with class)

3499 Blackhawk Plaza.  6-6:30 Technique, 6:30-7:15 Beginner warm ups and basics.
7:15-8 Intermediate - Popular Steps, 8-9:30  Practica  $10

Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-11 p.m. Beginners welcome.

Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.  6-7 p.m.
Monthly:  $50/Single; $90/Couple; Includes all Wednesday lessons and Mondaypr├íctica. Drop-in: $15  includes both lessons 
Class limited to 10 followers and 10 leaders; contact   tangoonbroadway@gmail.com,  cegoh@aol.comor  immediately or ext/call 1-916-390-0219 to reserve your spot. Beginner Class 7-8 p.m Instructors:  Kenny Bell and Chooi Goh

The Ballroom of Sacramento, 6009 Folsom Blvd: with Paul Zimny 7 p.m.Argentine Tango 1 - an introductory class that explores the basics of Argentine Tango - progressive class - refreshes by calendar month.
8 p.m. Argentine Tango 2 - just need to know the basics for this class that further explores the many possibilities for both leaders and followers - progressive class with new theme each calendar month

Capital Dance Center, 11270 Sanders Drive, Suite A. Rancho Cordova. with Morgan Heller 
7 p.m. Beginning;  8 p.m. Intermediate

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento -  
Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- 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

Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St. Traditional Tango
7:30-9:30 p.m.Traditional Tango/Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in class

Club One, 5860 W Las Positas Blvd. Classes and practica in a  large and comfortable room with hardwood floor adjacent to and part of Club One boutique fitness center with clean, elegant, and inviting atmosphere.
Only minutes from highway 680 and 580 junction near W. Las Positas Blvd. and Hopyard Road.
6-6:30 Tango Chat 
6:30 - 7:15 Beginners Class. Basic fundamentals
7:15 - 8 Intermediate Class. Popular steps for social dancing  8-9:30 p.m., practica
Cost: $12 – Free for Club One members, Includes light snacks and refreshments  www.blackhawktango.com

In Sacramento:  At Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento: 
August 24 , 2013 - Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas  return  to Sacramento! 
Here is their schedule:
Saturday, August 24, 2:30-3:45 -- CHANGES OF DIRECTIONS (All Levels)
Saturday, August 24, 4:15-5:30 -- GIRO, ENROSQUE WITH SACADA (Intermediate)

In Sacramento:  At Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento: 
August 24 & 25, 2013 - Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas  return  to Sacramento! 
Here is their schedule 
Sunday, August 25, 2:30-3:45 -- TANGO AND MILONGA (All Levels)
Sunday, August 25, 4:15-5:30 -- VALS: TRASPIES AND GIROS (Intermediate and Up) 

Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advanced Class 3-4 p.m  - Julian Ramil instructor
One class for $10, Two for $15, Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

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

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


From Marcelo Solis:  Oct. 25-Nov. 3, ETBA  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 only $620 for classes. We can arrange accommodation at the best hotel in the best location, airport/hotel/airport transfers, and providing assistance in going to milongas, hiring taxi dancers and more.

2 workshops, 4 hours assisted practice, 9 best milongas in Buenos Aires:  Nine nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $945, double room $1062,- triple room $1350.-Includes transportation and personal assistance:$320.Other services: Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport::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 of the city, country side, Colonia, Montevideo, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more!!!

Mar 10-16, 2014   CITA 2014
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2014.   Directed by renowned dancer Fabian Salas, CITA 2014 is the International Tango Congress in Buenos Aires,  CITA is THE premiere tango festival on the worldwide circuit.

Our next milonga is Saturday, Sept. 7, with Eduardo Saucedo, who will DJ and do workshops at 2 p.m. and 3:30 at Jacobs Fine Dining.
In Sacramento at 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th Street - October 18 & 19, Tango show -  Tango-Fusion D' Amor,  directed by Eduardo Saucedo and featuring Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vazquez, USA stage tango champions 2011 & 2013, and the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Buenos Aires. For tickets go to: www.rivertango.com

Forever Tango comes to the Gallo Center on Jan. 10. with a pre-show free milonga in the lobby of the Gallo Center. $50 tickets available for $45 - Covers facility and other fees, so it is a bargain. If interested, contact me at modestotango@gmail.com