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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Sept. 29, 2014

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On Saturday, October 4, we welcome back Patrick Alessandri.  Patrick was one of our regular out of town instructors when all our classes were conducted by out of towners, certainly one given to making the class fun, so hope you can all be there.  There are two classes, one at 11 for beginners, and one at 12:30 at a continuation level.  Class fee is $15 for one class, $25 for both.  Pay for one or both classes, and the following week's follow-up class is included.

Our next big event will be the appearance of the Redwood Tango Ensemble, live tango music for us to dance to.  This will be a first for Stanislaus, so mark your calendars for October 11.

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY:  Sept. 29  & October 6- 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: October 1,  211 Bodem.   Basics lesson,  2:45 p.m.  No fee.


SATURDAY: Oct. 4,  2014

Studio V Pilates and Fitness at 4345 Spyres. Patrick Alessandri of Sacramento teaching two workshops. Tango Basics at 11 a.m.  and continuation level at 12:30.  $15 for one class, $25 for both.   Your fee for the week is covered with payment for one or both classes.


Saturday, October 11 at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Avenue, Milonga with the Redwood Tango Ensemble, offering two sets of live music.  Dancing to live music  ads a lot of energy into an evening of tango - not to be missed $15.  Modesto boasts the most elegant milongas in the central valley. - come for a lovely evening.


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)   FRIDAY OCT 3rd: Performance by Luz Castineiras & Diego Lanau.

DJ Diego Lanau. Pre-milonga workshop: "Milonga Lisa and Traspie. Timing in the Rhythm" w/ Luz & Diego Lanau

Workshop: 7 - 8 pm, $15   Milonga: 8 - midnight, performance at around 10 pm, $10


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.



Studio 65/Adornos, 2965 North Maroa Ave.Tue. Sep 23 - 8pm Workshops with Eduardo Saucedo.


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 -    - 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


Tango on Broadway:, 2416 18th Street,  FRIDAY OCT 3rd: Performance by Luz Castineiras & Diego Lanau. DJ Diego Lanau

Pre-milonga workshop: "Milonga Lisa and Traspie. Timing in the Rhythm" w/ Luz & Diego Lanau

Workshop: 7 - 8 pm, $15 - Milonga:  8 - midnight, performance at around 10 pm, $10


SATURDAY Tango on Broadway,  2416 18th Street

OCT 4th WORKSHOPS w/ Luz Castineiras & Diego Lanau

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Workshop  - Giros and Contragiros with Adornos 5:00 - 6:30 pm: Workshop - Boleos a la carte! Learn to recognize and communicate low, high, slow and fast Boleos.

Drop-in $30, 2 for $50   Pre-registration early bird before Oct 1st, please write to cegoh@aol.com ortangoonbroadway@gmail.com.


Lake Merritt Dance Center , 200 Grand Avenue, Fri, Sept. 12 - 8 pm



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




Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. - 



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 Christy Cote: CITA (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino) 2015 is just around the corner....Mar 22-28, 2015.    Now in the  16th year of bringing students and friends to Buenos Aires,  offering 2 options:

1. For "Independents" - Experienced Buenos Aires Travelers who prefer no group affiliation:

CITA registration ONLY (through Christy & Chelsea Eng) for less than you would pay on your own & with additional exclusive perks!  $490 or $441 for returning CITA members if booked by Dec 15th.

2. For "Newbies" - First time Buenos Aires Travelers and/or those seeking Group Resources &  Camaraderie plus the expertise of Christy & Chelsea:

CITA registration  & Enhancement:

Includes pre-travel get together, group dinner in Buenos Aires, assistance with class selections, answers to any questions you may have about traveling to Buenos Aires and more!

$715 or $666 for returning CITA members if booked by Dec 15th.

Early registration gives you priority on class selections which is important if you want to study with specific teachers and/or classes.  Click HERE for a list of the teachers.

Reply to this email to get started! christycote@gmail.com

Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng

CITA representative for the USA

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