What's New


Bulletin, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year to our tango community. Modesto lessons resume Saturday Jan. 9. Patrick will start lessons Jan. 9 & 16.  A milonga at Jacobs on Friday,  Jan. 22, will precede workshops with Polo Talnir & Diane Kaftan Jan. 23.  Jan. 30 will be a practica after an introductory class for absolute beginners. For $30, paid as the month starts this Saturday,  you can get both lessons and the practica, and $10 off one workshop. The usual drop-in fee, $12 a lesson, $25 for the workshop,  $5 for the practica is, of course, available for those who cannot commit for the month. 

MONDAY - Tonight, Jan. 4 & 11: Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining,  6:30 p.m., 2501 McHenry. Practice class material. All levels encouraged.  No fee, but you're urged to buy food and/or drink. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY -  Jan. 9 Classes resume at Juline School of Dance, 144 Woodrow (at McHenry), Patrick teaching.   11 a.m. beginner level, noon intermediate level, $12.  Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, credited to class with Patrick if you choose to stay.  1-1:45 p.m. guided practica, Practica only $5. Pay $30 for the month on this Saturday.

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Our next Jacobs  milonga is Friday, Jan. 22, with Bay Area fixture Polo Talnir and wife Diane. Their introductory class will be on milonga, a departure from the usual.  Workshops follow Saturday. Jan. 23. They will focus on Vals.

MILONGAS elsewhere:

@>---- Saturday, Jan. 9 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. GUEST PERFORMANCE BY CARLOS BARRIONUEVO AND MAYTE! Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9- midnight. $15 per person  DJ: Peter Baldridge 

@>---- Saturday, Jan. 23 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street,.  LIVE MUSIC BY PARLOR TANGO! Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9- midnight. $15 per person.

@>---- Saturday, Feb. 13 --Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Valentime milonga! Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9- midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only. (Or you can order on-line and get the $10 pricing for the lesson & the milonga!) DJ: Peter Baldridge

@>---- Saturday, Feb. 27 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9- midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only. (Or order on-line and get lesson and milonga for $10!) DJ: Peter Baldridge                                                                                                           

@>---- Sundays:  Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  5-6:30 p.m Beginning  Tango. Learn the walk, embrace, and starting movements. Milonga is included.$10
6:30-8 p.m Milonga only. $5

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


Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Vals  in the Level III class!
The Tuesday classes run for 4 Tuesdays: January 5, 12, 19, & 26. Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.
In Level I, you learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango: the basic elements of the tango walk (caminada) and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music.
Level II focuses on pivots and turns (including ochos and the molinete), and how to apply all steps learned so far into the social setting.
Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and taking everything into the close embrace.
Vals is  a beautiful form of the tango, and we'd like to help you refine and develop your vals. Many of the movements in tango can be used in vals, although you will find that dancers tend to emphasize turning steps and choose not to pause as frequently as they do in tango. So how do we take the 4/4 timing of tango and put it to the 3/4 timing of vals music? Well, come to the Tuesday night classes in January, and we'll show you how!
6:30-7:30 p.m. Level I - Beginning Tango
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate Tango

8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango (Vals for January)

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) 
5:30-6:45 p.m.- Guided Practica (Tango exchange)
6:45-8 p.m. - Open Practica    tangomichey@yahoo.com

Fresno - Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  8-9 p.m.  Tango Starters for those  just starting. $10 per person

Emeryville, Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher teaching.
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12

9:30-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class)

Berkeley,  Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Tango with Sean & Charity, Starts Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010 at 6:30 p.m, Runs to Feb. 24, at 9:30 p.m . Charity will  teach January's classes alone with Sean in Brazil; 8- week beginning series in open embrace movements (ochos, molinete, etc.) $75/person or $65/person with partner.
4 week int. series exploring four connections in tango: to your self, partner, floor and the music. $35


Spotlight Center for the Arts, 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150, West  Sacramento.
Emily Trites teaches introductory tango 6:30-7:15 p.m., Beginning/Intermediate   Tango 7:15-8 p.m.

Step One, 1920 T Street (at the railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa  9-10:30 p.m.  ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.


Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." intensive 90- minute class followed by a 90- minute práctica - three hours of tango to polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango. The 4- week series of classes and practica begins = Thursday, Jan. 7, and runs for 4 Thursdays: January 7, 14, 21 & 28. The cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple; the drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica). The practica alone is $5. While this combination class and práctica is designed for students with a broad range of levels, we strongly recommend that students have first completed Levels I, II, and III of the Tuesday night or Saturday program, or have specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Workshops with Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdez!
Beautiful dancers and great teachers,  for the first time to Sacramento ,  we are pleased to offer a excellent selection of classes . Please note the discounted prices;  As one of their students told me, "Once you take a class with Carlos & Mayte, you'll love them forever!"
Friday, Jan. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. -- Dynamic of the Movement

SATURDAY Jan. 9, 2:45-4 p.m. -- Milonga
 4:30-5:45 p.m. -- Pauses and different ways to resolve a sequence

SUNDAY, Jan/ 10, 2:45-4 p.m. -- Dynamic of the turns in the colgadas
 4:30-5:45 p.m. -- Paradas and Embellishments for Lead and Follow.
Cost is $25 per workshop, or 2 for $45; 3 for $65; 4 for $85, or all five for $100 --
Private lessons with Carlos and Mayte are also available for $130 per hour. Call 916 443-7008 or e-mail info@rivertango.com to schedule.

The Allegro Ballroom: 5855 Christie Ave.,
Four-Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12 
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: TBA
Instructor: Julian  Ramil
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

Fresno Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  In the Cube  5-6:30 p.m Beginning  Tango. Start any time, group setting, learn the walk, embrace, and the starting movements of this lovely dance. Milonga follows and is included. $10

         Tango Tours to Buenos Aires

From  with Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng- 11th Annual
Un-Tour to CITA 2010 - March 12-28, 2010
        3 Options:
                A. * Complete Package 3 seats remaining .
                        Roundtrip Air on American Airlines
                        14 Nights/Double  Occupancy at the Hotel Savoy
                        Daily Continental Breakfast
                        Roundtrip Airport Transfers
                        All   features listed below in the "Tag Along" 
                B. **CITA Registration through us ~ discounted + with perks!
For more details on CITA class specifics: www.cosmotango.com
                CITA Package    Price                    
                A                       $451.25*
                B                       $356.25*
                Beginning Package       $355
        C. *The Un-Tour "Tag Along" Experience   $175 per person
        Stay connected with our group!  Includes:
                Pre-Travel Orientation Meeting in San Francisco
                Welcome Dinner in Buenos Aires
                Daily Bulletins sent via e-mail offering suggestions for  activities;  meeting times for taxi shares, dinners & various outings
                Exclusive showings of tango clothing & shoes with discounts
Package does not include  Airport departure tax (approx. $20 USD), or possibly entry fee imposed by the Argentine government. Airline fuel surcharge is subject to increase prior to ticketing. Participants will be invoiced for any additional charges at that time. Participants are responsible for securing their own roommate.
SINGLE OCCUPANCY = $3660  Late Fee of $250 after December 15, 2009
$500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot!
For more information contact:  Chelsea Eng
TangoChelsea@hotmail.com / 415.584.2704