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Modesto Tango Bulletin, November 28, 2016

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  We resume classes  on December 3, with Ed Loomis, One of the first organizers and teachers of Sacramento's  tango community.  The  first class, for all levels with beginners particularly encouraged is at 11 a.m., the second class, at a more intermediate level will be at 12:30. 

  We meet at Urbano California Bistro on Tuesday for our weekly practica.  Come and dance with other members of the local tango community.  We need a good presence to make it worth their while. Management of Urbano has been very supportive of our tango community, allowing us to use their facility for our milongas when they had Jacobs Restaurant.  We need to support them in return.  Hope to see you there.

Until later, Mary
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TUESDAY:  Weekly practicas are back at Urbano California Bistro, 1016 H Street - Directly behind the Gallo Center. Some come early to eat.  So come to eat, drink socialize, and of course, dance Tango.  This is a good place to work on material covered in class.  7:00 to 9:00 p.m.We need a good presence to make it worth their while. Management of Urbano has been very supportive of our tango community, allowing us to use their facility for our milongas when they had Jacobs Restaurant.  We need to support them in return.  Hope to see you there.

WEDNESDAY:  November 30,  Class  at  Modesto Senior Center resumes,  211 Bodem Avenue   focusing  on tango basics.    2:45 / 3:45.  No fee

SATURDAY: December 3 ,  Ed Loomis teaches a couple of classes.  Beginner level at 11 am, continuation level at 12:30 pm, $15 for one class, $25 for both, -  4345 Spyres - off Bangs.


We will be starting 2017 by hosting our first milonga in two years.  Mark your calendars for Friday January 6, the first Friday of the month, at Urbano, 1016 H Street, from 8 to 11 p.m.




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

$10, includes snacks,  BYOB.



Tango by the River, 128 J Street, 2nd & 4th Saturdays  -  


Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St.   1st, and 3rd Saturday ,  9pm  - 12:30-01-00 am:  Milonga,  $10:00 - La AlterNATIVA Milonga

The dancing starts at 9:00 p.m. with a great blend of traditional, contemporary and alternative tango music. Cost: $10



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. 

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

**Spacious wooden dance floor** **Delicious refreshments** ** free parking** **BYOB** **Only $10 per person** **




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


Every 2nd Saturday, milonga at Allegro Ballroom,5855 Christie,  hosted by Nora Olivera, first lady of Tango in Northern California. 9 pm - 2 am.


Every 1st Sunday:  Sycamore Tango Club -  635 Old Orchard  Drive,

*Class 4:00 to 5:00   Milonga 5:00 – 9:00   $10

*Beautiful hardwood dance floor *Elegant Settings and lounge area *Convenient free parking *Only 3 minutes from I 680


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



Capitol City Dance Center,   Beginning Argentine Tango Class, Mondays from 6 to 7pm 

Steve Lupi, assisted by Patricia Thaxter  teaches a beginner-level class,  tailored to newcomers with no experience as well as those interested in fine-tuning their existing basic skills— no partner necessary. Drop-in: $8 or get a 20-class card for $130. Call 916-635-2600 for more information. 



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)

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

$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 - 7:00 pm. 

Practica 8:30  $15 drop in.

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  :  $50/month or $15 drop-in



Blackhawk Tango, Sycamore club 635 Old Orchard Drive, 7:00 - 7:45 pm Beginner , Intermediate.  7:45-8:30 p.m. practica.  8:30- 10 pm  $10



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

The Dance Corner,  2927 Fulton Ave, Weekly Friday classes  from 7pm to 8pm (still $10 per class) followed by a Práctica from 8pm to 9pm to have more continuous floor time. The Práctica is free to class participants, or only $3 by itself.

This is a lovely dance venue with excellent floor, sound system, & lighting. There's lots of free, safe parking next to the studio. Questions? Please call 916-807-4210.


Emeryville :

Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave.

Beginner Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advanced Class 3-4 p.m  - Lisette Perelle, 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

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