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Bulletin, April 19, 2010

Patrick finished his month and next week we'll be treated to technician/historian, Peter, who'll finishing the season for us.  From Memorial Day Weekend through  summer, classes will be on hold. We hope to start next season with better attendance  to guarantee our continued existence in Modesto.
As an aside, your web master has posted a short clip of Gato dancing with your's truly at our February milonga. Check it out on: Video of the Week.


MONDAY - Tonight, April 26 & May 3: 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 -  May 1,  Classes   with Peter
 11 - 12:15 p.m. -All levels - beginners encouraged                    
 12:30 - 1:30   - Intermediate level  $12  (per person)
Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 to 10:45 am $5, applied to the class with Peter if you stay. At Juline School of Dance, 144 Woodrow Ave., Modesto                      
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MILONGAS Out of Town:

Saturdays  Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) Tango Universe Milonga
200 Grand Ave. Bay/Harrison Streets  8:30 p.m.-midnight, $9 ($6 after 11 p.m.).

Fridays   TANGO MAGDALENA Dance Studio 580 Grand Ave, Suite # 305 
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
6:30-7:30 p.m. Level I - Beginning Tango, covers fundamentals:
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate, focuses on pivots, the social setting.

8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III - Advanced: technique, musicality, and  close embrace.
Cost, $50 per person or $90 per couple for month.
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T
GUIDED PRACTICA   5:30-6:45 p.m.  7 p.m. FREE Lesson
Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. 8-9 p.m. Tango Starters. Learn at your pace,  building your confidence, no pressure to move at a group pace. $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)

Precious Life Wellness Village.  2116 Berkeley Way,  7-8:30 p.m. (drop -in) All levels special class on "Posture + floor craft + musicality". <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment.html>  Price: $13. 
At Tango by The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
NEW Same Sex Tango Class! Beginning Argentine tango, teacher Donna Williams assisted by Claudia. $50 per person or $90 per couple for five classes.

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.  Beginners always welcome.
Quarry Ponds - 5550 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay www.quarryponds.com
6:30-7:30 Beginner lesson 7:30-8:30 Práctica taught by Luis ('El Suave') Cáceres,

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) TANGO EXPLORATIONS
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. Open Practica
$10 drop-in, practica only $3 - free with class
Chris & Michelle will continue to explore VOLCADAS & COLGADAS!
The Dance Corner - (2927 Fulton Ave. at Marconi Sacramento). across from Town & Country Village, 7-8 p.m. Call Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Luis (El Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)

Wear comfortable shoes & clothing! Open to men & women! No partner needed!  $35/month, $10/drop-in

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)

 7:30 p.m.    $10/drop-in  
Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Practice steps learned in class or just dance the night. Informal, no dress code.
A great way to improve your tango! Bring your dance shoes!  7-11 p.m. $5.

Roseville Dance -  3992 Foothills Blvd Suite 175, Roseville  www.rosevilledancing.net. 6:30-7:30 Beginners' lesson, Call Roseville Dance  for prices. Taught by Luis (El Suave' Cáceres) 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net
Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Drop-in) Fundamentals  8-9 p.m.  Intermediate class 9-10 p.m. Milonga 10 p.m.-Midnight. $17, classes and milonga,  $7 milonga only. <mailto:info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com?subject=Schedule>

SUNDAY: Emeryville: 
The Allegro Ballroom: 5855 Christie Ave.,
4 Week Progressive Beginner Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12     
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m., $12.
Theme of the Month: Cadenas (chain sequences) & Giros  Instructor: Julian  Ramil

Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/lesson)

Fresno - Studio 65, 2977 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, 93704
5-6 p.m.    Beginning  Tango  Start anytime; walk, embrace, starting movements. 
6-7 p.m.    Intermediate Argentine Tango   Technique and musicality. 
7-8:30 p.m.   Practica  for all levels. Included with lessons. 


In Oakland: Facundo Posadas
5/12 - 7-8:30 p.m - Figuras de Trenza (braided figures)
  9-10:30 pm - Cadenas (chains)
5/19 - 7-8:30 p.m - Milonga Lisa (smooth milonga)
  9-10:30 p.m - Milonga Traspie
$25 per workshop/$20 with pre-registration
Contact: www.tangomagdalena.com    510-836 0812
In Sacramento:  OSCAR MANDAGARAN & GEORGINA VARGAS RETURN MAY 7, Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Oscar and Georgina are in that small, elite group of tango pros who are fabulous dancers AND fabulous teachers. It's not just their profession but their passion. They give from their hearts, whether performing on stage, dancing socially or teaching new students. Their "secrets" of tango take students' dance to new levels.  Excellent at pinpointing the exact issues causing dancers trouble, they teach the underlying movements,and  the technique, that makes any movement elegant and connected.
They will teach workshops May 8-9 weekend as follows:
Saturday, May 8
2:45 - 4 p.m. -- Tango Technique
4:30 - 5:45 p.m. -- Milonga
Sunday, May 9
2:45 - 4 p.m. -- Romantic Tango
4:30 - 5:45 p.m. -- Vals
Cost is $35 per workshop, 2 for $60
3 for $70, or ALL 4 for $75! The Best Deal!
Monday, May 10\
7 - 8:15 p.m. Semi-Private Lesson for intermediate/advanced couples only. The cost is $30 per person with a five-couple limit; you must sign up as a couple and pay for two people at a time. This is an excellent way to get an (almost) private lesson with Oscar & Georgina for half the price of a private lesson! We will not rotate partners in class; this is why you must sign up and pay with your partner. Oscar and Georgina are also available for private lessons for $110 an hour. Private lessons are available from May 7-12. Contact the studio at info@rivertango.com to schedule.

June 11 & 12,   8 p.m.  Tango Show! "Vibrations of the Soul" = A musical History of Argentine Tango - showing in Sacramento for TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
24th Street Theatre (Sierra 2 Center) 2791 24th Street, Sacramento. Cost $25 per person; $20 prepaid.  Call 916 443-7008 or click on the link below for details. \

Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th
TangoALTERNATIVA and Firehouse5 present: 
 The Eastern Star Ballroom, 2719 K Street
Tickets on sale now!!!  $26
2014B 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
At the Airport Clarion in Millbrae:

NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2010 - 13th Anniversary
Welcome Milonga: Thu. July 1.      DJ: Mario  Orlando from Buenos Aires. 6 p.m.-midnight.  Free                           TANGO WEEK-END: July 2, 3, 4.
Beginner - Intermediate - Advance Level classes to choose from every day
Nightly Milongas with Exhibitions by the Masters
$355 if paid in full before April 30.
$390 after April 30.
TANGO WEEK: July 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

Beginner - Intermediate & Advance Level classes a day to choose from Wednesday Workshops: July 7, 2-5 p.m., with Gustavo  & Giselle. Included for NTW students
  For advanced  dancers,  and teachers. 
Pre-registration required. Couples only.    .
  Nightly Milongas with Exhibitions by the Masters
  $555 if paid in full before April 30.(Milongas are included)
  $605 after April 30. (Milongas are included)
Gustavo Naveira  & Giselle-Anne - 
Eduardo Cappussi & Mariana Flores (first time at NTW)
(For the week only - (July 5 - 9)
Nito & Elba -  Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo
Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez -
Ines Muzzopappa  & Federico  Naveira (All seven days)
 GUSTAVO & GISELLE  join the NTW program on Wed. July 7-9.

       $25: July 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8.
       $30: July 4, 9.
       $35: July 10, Celebration Tango!
       Milongas Package: $70    (July 2, 3 and 4)
       Milongas Package: $120  (July 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
       Celebration Tango! $30    With any package
CELEBRATION TANGO! Saturday, July 10, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Gala Milonga celebrating the 13th Anniversary. Music by 'HOMBRES DE TANGO"  w/ Seth Azarnow on bandoneon. DJ: MARIO ORLANDO. Not included in NTW program. For detailed information/registration/payment, visit www.tangoweek.com.