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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Oct 19, 2015

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*** My apologies to all!  I told Mary that I would get her bulletin out while she enjoyed adventures in Europe.  Then the computer gremlins struck and I had to get a new router.  Dennis***

Saturday, October 24, Tom & Barbara will work on the elements presented by  Kenny Bell .  The class will be at 11 a.m.   Cost of the class is $10 , unless you were at and paid for the class with Kenny, in which case the class was paid for then. 


Until later, Mary
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WEDNESDAY: Oct. 21, 2015 2:45  Class at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue.   is cancelled as I am out of the country pursuing tango in Europe.


SATURDAY: October 24,  2015 -   Studio V,   Pilates and Fitness Studio, 4345 Spyres.  Class  with Tom & Barbara   at 11:00 a.m.       $10 unless you were at the class with Kenny Bell






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

Start your weekend early by coming to dance on Friday at our milonga!

Feel free to celebrate your special day with us, it can be your birthday,

anniversary, job promotion, retirement, etc, just remember to inform us of your

special day and we can all have fun together!




Tango by the River, 128 J Street, 2nd & 4th Saturdays  -   $10 for the milonga



Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St. TANGO BRAVO MILONGA!!   hosted by Miguel Taillant:,  1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday.  This is a traditional milonga and   similar to  those  experienced in Buenos Aires.   8 pm - 9 pm:  Tango lesson with Miguel Taillant,  9pm  - 12:30-01-00 am:  Milonga,  $10:00




6:30 - 10:30pm.

Capital Dance Center - 11270 Sanders Drive - Near Hwy 50 & Sunrise Ave (behind Costco). - Rancho Cordova, CA

Big beautiful wooden dance floor, an excellent sound & lighting system and a friendly atmosphere. DJ David Graybill.

BYOB.  Ample, free parking.   $10 per person, call 916-635-2600 to purchase advance tickets with credit card.



Saturday, October 24, Free outdoor Milonga at Pumpkin Jubilee  Festival, 440 Sycamore Valley Rd E 2 - 6 p.m.


Sundays: First Sunday Afternoon Milonga:  Veteran's Memorial Building




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.


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

MONDAY    in Sacramento

Tango On Broadway, 2416 18th Street,  Adv Class (w/ Patrick Alessandri & Chooi Goh)

Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm - practica follows,  Price:  $40/mth or $12 drop-in

For the month of October,   work  on Boleos.  Explore  different  boleos   breaking  down  details and giving  step by step instruction to lead and follow these elements.  The class is not about patterns and sequences but   the skills to lead and follow an important element in tango.  (Patrick is with TOB just a little over a month   and he has been getting praises for his method of teaching and how he breaks down things step by step and make learning a difficult element easy to grasp).

8 - 10 pm :  Práctica, $3 or free with class 


Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:  Performance Tango Class  7:00-8:30 pm!

Take your tango to another level with Instructor Donna Tielsch assisted by Stephen Cahill. This is a great course for those who have always dreamed of performing tango on stage or just want to learn stage tango sequences to add some pizzazz to their dance. In each 4-week course, we  focus on advanced tango sequences, tango poses, and learning parts of a choreographed routine. This class is for dancers with previous tango experience;  not for beginners. No partner necessary. This is a wonderful way to build confidence in your dancing, on or off the stage.  Practica from 8:30-9:30 pm.

$15 drop-in per class or $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month (a four-week series starting at the beginning of each month).



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

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

Beginning Tango - Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm  - learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango: the elements of the tango embrace and posture, and moving with a partner in simple steps, focusing on musicality and connection.

Intermediate Tango -  7:30-8:30 pm - builds on  material from the beginning class, adding backward ochos, giros (turns), and occasionally barridas (sweeps) and sacadas (invasions). In all classes we focus on technique, connection on the dance floor, and how to apply all steps learned   into the social setting.  Tango Practica: 8:30-9:30 p.m.  -  $12 per class + $5 per practica



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


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 


Studio 1924,  - 1924 Franklin Street - Tango Followers Extreme with Luz Castineiras, 7:30-9pm  An energetic, fun and rhythmical class that develops technique & dance conditioning. Dance with traditional & non-traditional tango music. All levels are welcome and leaders are welcome, too!  $15




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.  

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, salida, cruzada,  and ochos)

7 - 8 pm:  IntermediateWEDNESDAY:  Beg & Int Tango (w/ Chooi Goh assisted by Karen Potts) In this class, we explore  vals during the month of October.

For the Intermediate class,   alternate   Tango, Vals and Milonga , always   giving tango techniques & adornos that pertain to the execution of the elements  taught. 

(  October: Vals, November: Milonga, December: Int Tango and so forth).

$40/mth or $12 drop-in    

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 -




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

Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th Street. TOTAL TANGO w/ MIKE & ALISA

Mike & Alisa will be offering a tango class that will encompass all the concepts, skills and practice that will enable you to look and feel your best while expressing yourself through tango.  You will need to have completed at least the beginning class to take this class.

7:30 - 9:00 pm  : 

Mike & Alisa have been dancing tango together for over 20 years, they have studied with many of the greatest Argentine Tango masters and are two of the fourfounders of Argentine tango in Sacramento.  (They also host the Wednesday evening Práctica at Step One, 1920 T Street, 9 - 11 pm, only $3 for the practica).

$50/mth or $15 drop-in



Blackhawk Tango, Sycamore club 635 Old Orchard Drive, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Beginner & Intermediate.  8-10 p.m. practica.  $10

Thursday October 29, workshops with Maria Olivara & Gustavo Benzecry Saba $20 - Milonga 8 -11 p.m. $10

Thursday November 19, workshops with Naomi Hotta, 2013 Championship  finalist.



Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin Street,  Tango Barre & Conditioning with Luz Castiniera  7-8:30pm.  In this class,   develop and explore an intensive tango workout. Each session offers   to strengthen the body through drills, repetitions, barre & stretching exercises, and musicality.

prices: Drop-in classes are $15, class packages available ($65 for 5 classes) Street parking is available and we are conveniently located one block from 19th Street BART. For more information, contact us at info@studio1924.com or 510-832-1702.




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



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

Coming Up

Boot Camp for Experienced Dancers with Christy Cote & Eduardo Saucedo

Nov 14 & 15

Trilliant Studios, Oakland

Registration now open - reply to Christy Cote.


Boot Camp for Experienced Dancers with Fabian Salas & Lola Diaz - Sun Dec 6

Trilliant Studios, Oakland

Registration now open - reply to Christy Cote



Mar 13-19, 2016  CITA 2016 registration is open!  Now is the time to plan your trip to Buenos Aires for the 17th annual trip to The International Tango Congress (CITA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  

This is a truly a special way to experience Tango in its birthplace and all that the city of Buenos Aires has to offer.    You can simply register for CITA at a discounted rate and travel independently or join our group for a more complete experience.   Check out our website for more details.

Christy & Chelsea

P.S. To receive discounted rates and other benefits YOU MUST REGISTER THRU CHRISTY & CHELSEA  RATHER THAN THRU THE CITA WEBSITE.

Christy Cote: christy@christycote.com or reply to this email.

Chelsea Eng: TangoChelsea@hotmail.com

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