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Modesto Tango Bulletin, January 9, 2017




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Jean Pierre worked on basic walking techniques, which, of course, is the basis of tango.  In the second class we touched on molinetes, and their role in a "media vuelta."  We will continue to work on those concepts next week.


Until later, Mary
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  CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

 

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:  January 11,  Class  at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue   focusing  on tango basics.    2:45 / 3:45.  No fee.


SATURDAY: January 14 at studio V , 4345 Spyres.  Dancing and working on the concepts presented by  JeanPierre Sighe.   11 am, . $10, unless you attended Jean Pierre's class, in which case the cost was covered.


   MILONGA

Coming up in February, workshops and gala milonga with Argentine Tango Masters Andrea Monti and Adrian Durso.  They will be conducting workshops during the day, and performing at the milonga that evening, so mark your calendars for Saturday, February 11.  More information  later.

MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

 

SACRAMENTO

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

$10, includes snacks,  BYOB.

 

Saturdays:

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


Sunday:

Every 3rd  Sunday: ARGENTINE TANGO MILONGA AT CAPITAL DANCE CENTER   6:30 - 10:30pm. 

Capital Dance Center - 11270 Sanders Drive - Near Hwy 50 & Sunrise Ave (behind Costco). - Rancho Cordova, Live Music Milonga at Capital Dance Center featuring Capitol City Ensemble and  DJ David Graybill.

As always, free parking, beautiful dance floor, delicious refreshments and BYOB!  , $15 per person.
http://www.capitaldancecenter.com/ 

 

OAKLAND

Saturdays:

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


EMERYVILLE

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


DANVILLE

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


CLASSES OUT OF TOWN:

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


MONDAY

Sacramento:

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. Call916-635-2600 for more information.


Tango On Broadway, 2416 18th Street.   Advanced class on Monday       Class Time:7 - 8 pm,  $12 drop-in or $30/mth (for 3 classes), Time: 8 - 10 pm, $3 or free with any TOB class


WEDNESDAY

Sacramento:

Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa9-11 p.m. Beginners welcome. 


Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.  

Monthly:  $30   $10 drop-in; contact tangoonbroadway@gmail.com,  cegoh@aol.com  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:  Intermediate  Milonga (w/ Chooi Goh)  8 - 9 pm: Practice session, free

$40/mth or $12 drop-in 

(9 - 11pm: Step One Practica, $3, by Mike & Alisa, Step One is located at 1920 T St. It is a good place to practice as there are always regular good dancers there)

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 -7:00 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

 

Danville:    

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



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


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.


SUNDAY

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)


Fresno: 

Studio 65, Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Beginner level.  - 5-7:30.  $10



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Sunday

Modesto Tango Bulletin, January 3 2017




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Hard to believe but 2017 is here, and we are kicking off the New Year with lots of tango this week.


We will have our Tuesday practica at Urbano, Wednesday classes resume at the Senior Center, on Friday we will have a First Friday Milonga, the first milonga in almost two years, and on Saturday we are back at Studio V with JeanPierre Sighe doing a couple of classes.  So put on your dancing shoes and join the fun.



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


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  CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

 

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:  January 4,  Class  at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue   focusing  on tango basics.    2:45 / 3:45.  No fee.


FRIDAY: January 6, 8:00 - 11:00, First Friday Milonga at Urbano California Bistro, 1016 H Street.  No introductory lesson, no guest artist, just a chance to dance and enjoy the evening.


SATURDAY: January 7 at studio V , 4345 Spyres.  Class with JeanPierre Sighe, organizer and teacher at Tango Magdalena in the Bay Area.  He does a lot of work on partner connection as well as the African roots of tango and has as his teachers some top names, including Carlos Gavito.  The first class, for all levels is at 11 am, with a particular emphasis that beginners are encouraged.  The second class, at a more intermediate level is at 12:30

The cost of one class is $15, for both classes $25


   MILONGA

We   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.


In February we are looking forward to hosting a milonga with guest artists Andrea Monti and Adrian Durso.  More information on that later.

MILONGAS OUT OF TOWN:

 

SACRAMENTO

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

$10, includes snacks,  BYOB.

 

Saturdays:

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

Sunday:

Every 3rd  Sunday: ARGENTINE TANGO MILONGA AT CAPITAL DANCE CENTER   6:30 - 10:30pm. 

Capital Dance Center - 11270 Sanders Drive - Near Hwy 50 & Sunrise Ave (behind Costco). - Rancho Cordova, Live Music Milonga at Capital Dance Center featuring Capitol City Ensemble and  DJ David Graybill.

 

As always, free parking, beautiful dance floor, delicious refreshments and BYOB!  , $15 per person.
http://www.capitaldancecenter.com/ 
 

OAKLAND

Saturdays:

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


EMERYVILLE

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


DANVILLE

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


CLASSES OUT OF TOWN:

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


MONDAY

Sacramento:

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.


Tango On Broadway, 2416 18th Street.   Advanced class on Monday       Class Time: 7 - 8 pm,  $12 drop-in or $30/mth (for 3 classes), Time: 8 - 10 pm, $3 or free with any TOB class


WEDNESDAY

Sacramento:

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.com  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:  Intermediate  Milonga (w/ Chooi Goh)  8 - 9 pm: Practice session, free

$40/mth or $12 drop-in 

(9 - 11pm: Step One Practica, $3, by Mike & Alisa, Step One is located at 1920 T St. It is a good place to practice as there are always regular good dancers there)

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 - 7:00 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

 

Danville:    

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



FRIDAY

Sacramento:

Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St. Traditional Tango  7:30-9:30p.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.


SUNDAY

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)


Fresno: 

Studio 65, Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Beginner level.  - 5-7:30.  $10





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