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Modesto Tango Bulletin, April 6, 2015


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There was much excitement at the TangoUSA Championship over the weekend as competitors from all over the United States danced for the US tango championship and to win a chance to compete in the Tango World Cup in Buenos Aires in August. This event is definitely one to consider attending some time.  A relatively new Tango Festival, it is always held on Easter weekend.

 

Saturday, April 11, Mayumi Fujio  returns to Modesto with two classes, one for all levels in which beginners are encouraged, at 11 a.m. and the other at a continuation level at 12:30. Fee for the class is $15 for one and $25 for both.

 

Wednesday class at the Senior Center, however is cancelled this week due to a conflicting event being held at the center.  See you all again on April 15, Tax day.

 

NEW: Monday night practica held at Urbano is now held on TUESDAY.  Urbano is on H Street, behind the Gallo Center.    As the floor is concrete, however, we recommend  avoid using suede bottom dance shoes, leather is best.

Until later, Mary
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine tango




  CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

NEW : TUESDAY: April 7 & 14,  we meet at Urbanos, 1016 H Street, behind Gallo Center for the Arts for our weekly practica.
No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu. Come early to dine!  This is the time to practice what you learn in class.

 

WEDNESDAY: April 8, 2015,  Class at  Modesto Senior Center this day is cancelled to make way for another event occurring at the Senior Center , 211 Bodem Avenue. 

 

SATURDAY: April 11,  2015 -   we see the return of Mayumi Fujio for a couple of lessons, one at 11:00 a.m. beginner level tango,  and 12:30 continuation level.     $15 for one class, $25 for both.

   MILONGA

All milongas in Modesto are suspended until we get a better handle on venues.  

   COMING UP!

Two Day Boot Camp for Experienced Dancers with Christy Cote & Eduardo Saucedo, May 2 & 3
Trilliant Studio, 130 Linden St, Oakland, CA 94607,
To reserve your space, go to: christycote@gmail.com

 

NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2015 :  July 2 - July 5, 2015, Marriot Hotel, San Francisco Airport Waterfront Includes all Classes, Seminars Chamuyos & Milongas, except for the July 4 Gala Milonga…  Win a scholarship to Nora's Tango Week.  Applications at   the website www.tangoweek.com  for more detailed information,
MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

SACRAMENTO
Fridays:
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.  

 

Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St. TANGO BRAVO MILONGA!!   milonga hosted by Miguel Taillant:, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday at FH5.  This is 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

 

 

OAKLAND
Sundays:
Twilight Milonga, Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin St., third floor. (Enter 2419 on lower door handle.)
DJ: Yuling Chen. Hosts: Count Glover and Melissa.
Close to 19th Street BART, free parking on Sundays. Leave no valuables in cars. 

 

Saturdays:
Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. 8 p.m.  

 

DANVILLE
Sycamore Club,  635 Old Orchard Road.  1st Sunday every month,
Sycamore Club: 3rd Saturday every month,

CLASSES OUT OF TOWN:
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

MONDAY    in Sacramento
Tango On Broadway, 2416 18th Street,
class w/ Kenny & Chooi     Int/Adv Class
7:00 - 8:00  $40/mth, $12 drop-in, free practica with class
Berkeley:
Finnish Hall Cafe1970 Chestnut Street
La Practica Positiva w/ Nicholas & Stephanie×
7:00 - 7:45   Initiate Class (No experience necessary) - 7:45 - 8:00   Drills For All
8:00 - 9:00   Intermediate Class - 9:00 - 10:00   Practica
$12 for Community  $10 for Students
Join Nicholas and Stephanie  for La Practica Positiva! , The focus is on positive learning and exploration.
Initiate Class welcomes people to tango and helps others grow with vital form and function.
Intermediate class expands a concept or step and polishes it with drills for both men and women.
Afterwards, enjoy practicing with Nicholas and Stephanie, eat dinner at the cafe and make new friends!

 

Orange Practica @ The Beat 2560 9th St. Between Dwight and Parker
8:15 - 9:15   Intermediate Tango class  9:15 - 12:45   Practica
$12 Class + Practica*  $7 Practica only*
Join Felipe Martinez, Homer Ladas, and other local and visiting instructors/DJs for this weekly event.
DJed music varies from all traditional to mixed (some alternative)

 

 

TUESDAY  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.

 

Fresno:
Tuesday,  8pm
Studio 65/Adornos, 2965 North Maroa Ave. 

 

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 

 

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.  
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:  Topic for March: Vals 

 

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

 

THURSDAY - 
Sacramento:
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento -    - Intermediate/Advanced Tango -   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.

 

 

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 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

 

 

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



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