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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Nov. 10, 2014

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Our last milonga for 2014 was a whole lot of fun.  That was followed up on Saturday with classes with Kenny & Choi, who worked on variations of the barrida.  Check out the Video of the Week to view the class summaries. 

We will continue to work on this material and then Kenny returns November 22.

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY:  Nov. 10 & 17.  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: Nov. 12,  211 Bodem.   Basics lesson,  2:45 p.m.  No fee.


SATURDAY: Nov. 15,  2014

Studio V Pilates and Fitness at 4345 Spyres.  We work on the material that Kenny & Choi gave us in their lesson lessons.  Tango Basics at 11 a.m.  $10 drop in (unless you paid for Kenny & Choi's lesson, in which case the lesson cost was covered)


Saturday,  February 28 at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave, 7:30 p.m.  with guest artists Pablo & Eva




ARGENTINE TANGO USA FESTIVAL & CHAMPIONSHIP:  April 2 - 5, 2015  2015, Marriot Hotel, San Francisco Airport Waterfront.


NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2015 :  July 2 - July 5, 2015, Marriot Hotel, San Francisco Airport Waterfront.




Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (just off Broadway)     Milonga: 8 pm - midnight,  $10



Saturdays:  2nd & 4th Saturdays at   Tango by the River, 128 J Street, old Sacramento.  $10



Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St. TANGO BRAVO MILONGA!! new milonga hosted by Miguel Taillant:, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday at FH5.  This  will be a traditional milonga and   similar to  those  experienced in Buenos Aires.  Miguel is  from Argentina,  grew up in Buenos Aires and has been dancing tango most of  his life.   It will be like having a little bit of Buenos Aires in Sacramento.   8 pm - 9 pm:  Tango lesson with Miguel Taillant,  9pm  - 12:30-01-00 am:  Milonga,  $10:00



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.  -  $12 per class + $5 per practica.



Studio 65/Adornos, 2965 North Maroa Ave. Intermediate Drop-in  Lessons with Guy & Kathy. 8:00 p.m.  $10


Dianna's Studio, 826 N. Fulton 7 - 8 pm  "Advanced beginner" Lessons with Marcelo Molina & Carolina Vazquez USA Champions. $15 drop in.



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 .

6 - 7 pm:  Basic Beginner Class  (Working on posture, embrace, basic walk, salidacruzada,  and ochos)

7 - 8 pm:  Rhythmic Tango, taking  steps from  the last two months milonga classes and add new steps,  for rhythmic tango.) 

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 

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.



Dianna's Studio, 826 N. Fulton 6 - 7 pm.  4 week series of Beginner lessons with Marcelo Molina & Carolina Vazquez, USA champions. $15 drop in.




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


SATURDAY 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 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.

Tango all levels.  - 5-6 p.m., practica - 6-7 p.m.  $10


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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