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Modesto Tango Bulletin, May 19, 2014

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Classes are cancelled next Saturday. So is next week's practica at Jacobs - (Tonight's is still on-) Memorial Day weekend. Happy Memorial Day  Mayumi returns on May 31.  Those who missed her first class here should try not to miss this one.  She is an excellent teacher, well worth your time.  


Until later, Mary

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  CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight,  May  19  -  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.  Next Monday's practica is cancelled for Memorial Day.

 

WEDNESDAY -  May 21: Classes at the senior center,  211 Bodem.   2:45 p.m. - Beginning basics.  (free).

 

SATURDAY -  May 24 -  Class  at Studio V,  Pilates & Fitness. cancelled for Memorial Day weekend.


   MILONGA

Modesto's next milonga is on the first Friday, June 6 - No guest artist, no introductory lesson, just a chance to eat, drink, socialize and tango - Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Avenue, 7:30 p.m.  $5


   COMING UP!

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

At the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Great accommodations aND great discount prices for NTW attendees.

One new program:

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 fun, a relaxing 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:

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=20773148 

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: the Redwood Tango Ensemble.  Nothing beats dancing to live music. This wonderful ensemble, featuring  one bandoneon, two violins, string bass and keyboard make a wonderful sound. They will just have returned from the east, so mark you calendars for Saturday, Oct. 11.

MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:


SACRAMENTO

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

 

Saturday, May 24, Tango by the River offers an alternate location due to the Memorial Day Weekend Music Festival in Old Sacramento.  The milonga will be at Shadow Creek Clubhouse, 6160 Shadow Lane, Citrus Heights.  8 p.m. $10

 

Saturday, May 31 at Firehouse 5, 2014B 9th St - DJ Michelle Gorre,  9 p.m.  Cost $10

 

Saturday, June 7 at Firehouse 5, 2014B 9th St. 9 p.m. Cost $10

 

 

 

OAKLAND

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


CLASSES OUT OF TOWN:

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


TUESDAY

Sacramento:

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.

 

Emeryville:

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 

 

Danville:

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

 

WEDNESDAY

Sacramento:

Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Pr├íctica" 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

 

THURSDAY

Sacramento:

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., Chris Peake and Yana Haralanova

 

6.30 - 7.30 p.m. Beginning Tango,  730 - 8.30 p.m. Continuing Tango Explorations 8.30 - 11-ish Open Practica - Cost $10 drop-in or $35/month or $5 for practica only

 

Fresno:

Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,

8 p.m.  $10.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

 

FRIDAY 

Sacramento:

Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St. Traditional Tango  7:30-9:30 p.m.Traditional Tango with Argentine native Michael Taillant

$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in class  Contact: 707-416-9680tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

 

Pleasanton:

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

 

 

SUNDAY

Lafayette:

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.

 

Emeryville 

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)

 

Fresno: 

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 TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES: 


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 in 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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