Feedback on the lesson by Kenny & Choi has been only positive, with much material to continue on next month. This Week's Video summarizes their class. If you paid last Saturday, the cost of this class, will continue, and is included.
A lot of tango in the next few weeks in the Northern California area, with many different tango masters visiting. Luciana Valle will be in the Bay Area in September, Susanna Miller is in the Bay Area in August as is Hugo Patyn. In Sacramento Eduardo Saucedo and Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas return. Many opportunities to work with different masters.
Saucedo returns to ModestoSept. 7to conduct workshops and dance with us at our milonga.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY - Today August 5 & 12. 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 7, Beginner class at the Senior Center, 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.. free
SATURDAY - Studio V, 4345 Spyres, just off Bangs, near McHenry. Class in basics, building on what Kenny Bell taught at 11 a.m., $10 drop in (unless you were at the workshop) you can save some by paying $35 for the next four weeks..
Fridays, Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (Just off Broadway) Traditional milonga - 9 p.m. $10
Saturday, August 10. : Eduardo Saucedo DJs the milonga Traditional music from 9 p.m. until midnight; alternative/nuevo tango frommidnight until 1 a.m. or so. Cost is $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 frommidnight until 1 a.m. or so. Cost is $10.
Saturday, August 10 - ALLEGRO BALLROOM, 5855 Christie Ave - "LA MI LONGA de NORA"
8-9:30 p.m.: Class with HUGO PATYN y CELINA ROTUNDO. THEME: Close Embrace Figures to use at milongas
9 p.m.-2 a.m.: MILONGA 11:30 p.m.: Exhibition by HUGO y CELINA Guest D.J. : Emilio Flores
$20 Class & Milonga • $15 Milonga only • $6 After 1:05 a.m.
Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. 8 p.m. Milonga, $15
CLASSES AND PRACTICAS OUT OF TOWN:
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
For the month of August, Donna & Nicholas will focus on paradas (stops) and barridas (sweeps). These beautiful and elegant movements are useful in both social and stage tango. So come join us as we explore a month of the technique, movement, and musicality of these playful moves. EveryTuesday from 7:00-8:30 pm, 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.
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
Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento - Class cancelled this week.
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 dancing8-9:30 p.m., practica
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 for August:
Saturday, August 24, 2:30 -3:45 -- CHANGES OF DIRECTIONS (All Levels)
Saturday, August 24, 4:15-5:30 -- GIRO, ENROSQUE WITH SACADA (Intermediate)
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)
TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:
From Marcelo Solis: Oct. 25-Nov. 3, ETBA offers 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.
9 intensive days: 12 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 you may be interested: 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, Argentina. CITA is THE premiere tango festival on the worldwide circuit.
Our next milonga isSaturday, Sept. 7, with guest artist Eduardo Saucedo, who will DJ that night and conduct a couple of workshops earlier in the day - one at2 p.m.and one at3:30 All events a Jacobs Fine Dining.
Forever Tango comes to the Gallo Center on Jan. 10. The show will be preceded by a pre-show free milonga in the lobby of the Gallo Center. More on that later