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Modesto Tango Bulletin, April 28, 2014

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Kenny gave some nice figures to work on last Saturday.  This Week's Video  includes a short recap. We will continue to work on them this Saturday. 

The second week of May promises more tango than usual in Modesto.  Friday, May 9, will see a milonga at Jacobs, and on the next day Mayumi Fujio of the Bay Area will offer a couple of classes.  She has worked with some of the best in Buenos Aires and brings many Argentine tango masters to workshops in California. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and work with her. 

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY - Tonight,  April  28 & May 5 -  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 -  April 30: Classes at the senior center,  211 Bodem.   2:45 p.m. - Beginning basics.  (Free).


SATURDAY -  May 3 - Beginner lesson at Studio V,  Pilates & Fitness.  4345 Spyres, with a focus on the last class with Kenny.    11 a.m.  $10 - unless you attended Kenny's class, in which case the lesson is included in last week's payment.


Next Modesto Milonga May 9 at Jacobs Fine Dining.  No guest artist or introductory lesson, just a chance to dine, drink, socialize and tango. $5.


NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2014, July 3-6 - Registration  now open. 

Held at The San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront offering not only great accommodations but also great discount prices for NTW attendees.

One of the New Programs:

Lunch with Graciela Gonzalez on Thursday, July 3. 1-2:15 p.m. FREE

A little bit of a Chamuyo sharing videos from the old Milongueros (that are not in You Tube), Graciela's amazing tango history full of anecdotes from her maestros.

Bring your own lunch, be prepared for a fun, relax time.

And as always:

• 15 classes a day to choose from

• Nightly Milongas

• Daily Chamuyos

• Master Exhibitions

• Live Music by Seth Azarnow y Su Sexteto Tipico on select evenings

• Celebration Tango (our Gala Milonga) celebrating our 17th Anniversary! Masters: Los Totis - Graciela Gonzalez - Nito & Elba - Carlos & Mayte - Lorena  & Pancho  - Special Guest: Hugo Latorre

Register on line, see more details:   www.tangoweek.com  $495 per person after April 30th.  Includes all classes, Workshops @ 6 p.m, and Milongas

A deposit of $200 per person secures your registration. Pay through PayPal, Personal Checks, Credit Card (Visa & MasterCard) or Cash.

Checks payable to Nora Olivera - 2841 Hillside Dr - Burlingame, CA 94010Hotel Reservations:


The discount rate of $109 per night will appear automatically.

http://www.tangoweek.com For Registration/Information.

Classes/Workshops & Milongas Schedules will be posted shortly.


COMING TO MODESTO IN OCTOBER the Redwood Tango Ensemble.  Nothing beats dancing to live music, and this wonderful ensemble, featuring  one bandoneon, two violins, a string bass and a keyboard put out a wonderful sound. They will just have returned from the east, so mark you calendars for Saturday, Oct. 11.



Fridays, Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (just off Broadway) traditional milonga. 9 p.m. $10.  Kenny Bell host.


Saturday May 3, At Firehouse 5, 2014B 9th St. - DJ Michelle Gorre - Hours: 9 p.m. until we drop - Cost: $10





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., Alex Allende and Luz Castineiras return from Buenos Aires and will be teaching the regularly-scheduled Thursday night Beginner and Continuing Tango classes for the rest of  of April!!  They will also host the practica afterwards!


6.30 - 7.30 pm Beginning Tango

7.30 - 8.30pm Continuing Tango Explorations

8.30 - 11ish Open Practica

Cost $12 drop-in or $40/month or $5 for practica only


New class at Tango on Broadway! 2416 18th  St.

Tango Ballet -   Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., beginning  ballet class stressing needs of Argentine tango dancers. It starts with exercises at the barre, followed  by center floor work focusing on elements to improve your tango. For a ballet class, tights,  sweats or other comfortable clothing. Ballet shoes best, jazz shoes and other "flats"  acceptable.  High heels and skirts not recommended. Cost: $15 drop in. $50 for a 5 lesson  class card.  Class time: Class is on Thursdays 7-8:30p,m. Instructor: Morgan Heller has danced and taught for more than 35 years. Starting with tap and jazz, he got into ballet early and went on to dance professionally with ballet and opera companies for over 25 years. Concurrent with ballet were many years of  dancing in casino revues, cabaret shows, TV, etc. He began Argentine tango over 15 years ago which qualifies him to join the two styles. Guys can benefit.  Improving strength and balance make you a better partner.  Further info: mheller50@hotmail.com or (775)  232-3339.



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


From Marcelo Solis: Oct. 17-26,

The Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires offers nine days of intensive workshops, practicas, presentations and milongas with some of the best instructors and dancers from Buenos Aires. Packages start at only $590!!! for classes. We can arrange  accommodation at the best hotel in the best location, as well as your airport/hotel/airport transfers, and provide you with assistance   going to milongas, hiring taxi dancers and more…

9 Intensive Days: 15 workshops, 4 hours assisted practice: $590, if paid before May 31, 2014.

  • 9 nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $585.-, double room $675.-, triple room $810.-

  • 9 Best milongas in Buenos Aires, includes transportation and personal assistance:$290, if paid before May 31, 2014.

  • Professionally guided tours in the City: 

  • Other services you may be interested: Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport: Taxi (up to three persons) $125.- both ways.  Taxi dancer, $35 per hour. More tours in the city, Countryside tour ($90), Colonia, Montevideo, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more!!!

  • ONE DAY PASS: For those whom can't take the whole tour: - CLASSES: $90 for two workshops and/or practica (includes morning city tour). - MILONGA: $50, includes assistance and transportation. - CLASSES AND MILONGA (includes morning city tour)$130.

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