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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Mar. 10, 2014

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We spent last Saturday working on front and back ochos (see This Week's Video for a reminder ot the basic concepts).  We also worked on some trying sacadas.  A tango master once commented that one can spend 60% of a tango on ochos of one sort or another, so it is a good move to get under your belt. With Mary & Carol at a tango festival in Mexico and the studio used for a pilates certification session,  March 15 classes are cancelled.  All back onMarch 22.

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY - Tonight,  Mar. 10  & 17 -  Social dance and practica  at Jacobs’ Fine Dining. 2501 McHenry.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early to dine.


WEDNESDAY -  Mar. 12: Classes at senior center,  211 Bodem.   2:45 p.m. - Beginning basics.  (Note time change from2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.) Dennis fills in for Mary who is at a tango festival in Mexico.  Free.


SATURDAY -  Mar . 15 - Classes at Studio V, Cancelled.  See you all again on March 22 at Studio V, Fitness & Pilates, 4345 Spyres Way, off Bangs, 11a.m.   beginner Argentine Tango.  $10



Argentine Tango Official Championship & Festival in San Francisco, April 17-20 at SF Airport Marriott Hotel  

Save the dates! 

Directed by Andrea Monti and Gato Valdez 






Fridays, Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (just off Broadway) traditional milonga. 9 p.m. $10.  Kenny Bell host. Saturday, Mar. 22, at Tango By The River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento, milonga. 9 p.m. $10.  Donna Tielsch hostess.




Sundays, Twilight Milonga, Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin St., third floor. Enter 2419 on lower door handle. Close to 19th Street BART, free parking on Sundays. Leave no valuables in cars.  DJ: Yuling Chen.  Hosts: Count Glover and Melissa;


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


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



Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento

6:30-7:30 Beginning Tango,

7:30-8:30 Intermediate/Advanced Tango

Tango Practica: 8:30-9:30 p.m.


Fontaine Dance, 1328 Blue Oaks Rd. Suite 150, Roseville with Morgan Heller, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tango Ballet, focusing on needs of tango dancers. Morgan danced professionally with ballet companies for 25 years. 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.



Dianna’s Studio of Dance, 826 N Fulton,  Marcelo Molina teaches social dance.

7-8 p.m.  Marcelo (559) 360-9824

Dianna's Studio (559) 264-0231



Allegro Ballroom - 5855 Christie Ave - Classes with Nora and Ed.

7:30-8:30 p.m.:  Beginners $12,  8:30-9:30 p.m., intermediates  $12

Extended hours! 9:30-11  p.m.:  Nora & Ed's Practica:  $5 



3499 Blackhawk Plaza.  6-6:30 p.m. Tango Chat, 6:30-7:15 Beginner - Foundation

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.   7-8 p.m.

Monthly:  $30   $10 drop-in; contact tangoonbroadway@gmail.com,  cegoh@aol.comor  now or 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 - introductory class 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 -   Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. --

Intermediate/Advanced Tango, followed by a Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm.; 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

Contact: 707-416-9680tangobravo2k@yahoo.com



Club One, 5860 W Las Positas Blvd. Classes and practica in large comfortable room with hardwood floor adjacent to and part of Club One boutique fitness center with clean, elegant, inviting atmosphere, 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





Lafayette Dance & Movement Center. 1018 C Almanor Ln Lafayette  CA 94549

John Pierre Sighe teaches - Beginers 2:30-3:30 p.m., Intermediates 3:30-4:30 p.m.



Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave.

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


March 28-April 6, Marcelo Solis offers nine days of intensive workshops, practicas, presentations and milongas: 15 workshops, four hours assisted practice: Nine nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $765, double $855. Nine best milongas in Buenos Aires, includes transportation and personal assistance: $320,early bird price. Guided tours of the city, Avenida de Mayo, San Telmo, Calle Florida,  La Boca, Recoleta shopping. INCLUDED (NEW) ONE-DAY PASS: For those who can’t take the whole tour, - CLASSES: $90 for two workshops and practica. MILONGA: $50, includes assistance and transportation. CLASSES AND MILONGA: $130.  CST# 2085488-40

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