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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Aug 18, 2014

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There is much excitement in the Modesto tango world right now.  We have been looking forward to bringing live tango music to Modesto, a first, in October.

Now we can also announce that on September 20 we will be welcoming back Eduardo Saucedo, tango master from Buenos Aires.  He will be conducting a couple of workshops and host our milonga that evening at Jacobs.  Stay tuned for more information, but for now, mark your calendars.  You can get a feel for him in this Video of the WeeK he produced - enjoy!


We had many new people last Saturday, so we pretty much dedicated the whole hour to basics.

Next Saturday, Peter Baldridge comes from Sacramento to conduct a couple of classes.  The first class, starting at 11 a.m. will focus on basic technique issues,  for all levels, and beginners are encouraged.  The second class, at 12:30, will be at a more intermediate level. Peter is a very precise technician and comes to us with a wealth of information about tango and it's history.  The cost of the class is $15 for one class, and $25 for both.

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY: Aug. 18 & 258 - 7 to 9 pm

Social dance and practica at Jacobs' Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave. 

No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu. Come early to dine! 


WEDNESDAY: August 20

Beginning classes at the senior center,  211 Bodem.   2:45 p.m.  No fee.


SATURDAY: August 23, 2014

Peter Baldridge returns to conduct a couple of classes   at  Studio V,  Pilates & Fitness,  4345 Spyres Ave., Off Bangs. Class for all levels  11 a.m, beginners encouraged.  Class at a more intermediate level at 12:30.   Cost $15 for one class, $25 for both


Saturday, September 20 at 

Jacobs Fine Dining,

2501 McHenry Avenue,

 Milonga with Eduardo Saucedo, tango master from Buenos Aires. Eduardo will DJ as well as dance with the ladies there.  He ads a lot of energy into an evening of tango - not to be missed $10


COMING Saturday, Sept. 20!

Workshops and milonga with Eduardo Saucedo at Jacobs Fine Dining. Eduardo adds a lot of energy to the evening.  Come and enjoy

Saturday, October 11 ; The Redwood Tango Ensemble, fresh from the east.  Nothing beats dancing to live music.

This wonderful ensemble, featuring one bandoneon, two violins, string bass, and keyboard make a wonderful sound. 




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



The Dance Corner, 2927 Fulton Ave (across from Town & Country Village) Moonlight Milonga.

6:30-9:30 p.m. plus a free half-hour class at 6. $5. Bring your favorite beverage.


Sundays: DJ: Yuling Chen. Hosts: Count Glover and Melissa.

Close to 19th Street BART, free parking on Sundays. Leave no valuables in cars. 

Twilight Milonga, Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin St., third floor. (Enter 2419 on lower door handle.)



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


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

TUESDAY in Sacramento:

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

6:30-7:30 p.m., Beginning Tango,

7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced Tango

Tango Practica: 8:30-9:30 p.m.


Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014B 9th St. Tango Technique:  7-8:15 p.m.  Cost: $40 month, $12 drop-in

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!  


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 Argentine Tango basics- progressive class - refreshes by calendar month. 8 p.m. Argentine Tango 2 - you just need to know the basics for a class that further explores the many possibilities for both leaders and followers - progressive class with new theme each calendar month




Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento -   For the month of August - From Tango to Vals - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. --

$50 per person,  $15 drop-in, 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,  7:30-8.30 p.m. Continuing Tango Explorations 8.30 - 11-ish Open Practica - Cost $10 drop-in or $35/month or $5 for practica only.



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 with Argentine native 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 p.m. 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 Lane, Lafayette 94549

John Pierre Sighe teaches - Beginers 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Intermediates from 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)



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. 17-26The 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.

intense days: 15 workshops, 4 hours assisted practice. • Nine nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $585, double room $675, triple $810.

• Nine best milongas in Buenos Aires, includes transportation and personal assistance:.

• Professionally guided tours in the city:

• Other services: Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport: Taxi (up to three persons) $125 - both ways. 

Taxi dancer, $35 per hour. More tours in the city,  a countryside tour ($90), Colonia, Montevideo, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more!

• ONE DAY PASS: For those unable to 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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