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Bulletin, June 14, 2010

Practica at Jacobs tonight - now Modesto's only tango outlet; have a glass of wine, meet other tangueros and enjoy the dance. With no classes now in Modesto, consider workshops and out of town milongas listed below.

Coming up: In Sacramento Friday-Sunday, June 25-27.
NARCOTANGO. Concerts at Eastern Star Ballroom, 2719 K Street. http://thefirehouse5.tix.com The world-famous tango music group Narcotango's only Northern California visit. Besides the Saturday/Sunday night shows there will be workshops, practicas and milongas Friday through late Sunday. Artists from Buenos Aires to Berlin will teach and perform.

Narcotango is tango with electronic music. Since its inception in Buenos Aires, Narcotango became danced in milongas around the world.  Buenos Aires shops play it to give music to everyday life.  More info:  http://www.carloslibedinsky.com/ 
Throughout the weekend, world-famous tango instructors and artists will offer workshops for all levels, those who have never stepped onto a dance floor to those who have danced for years.  "La AlterNATIVA Tangathlon" is a chance to dance tango with world-class tangueros, hear music from renowned artists and learn more about Sacramento's tango community. 
Guest Instructors/Artists include:
Korey Ireland (Kansas City, MO) and Adeline Schieferstein (Berlin, Germany)
Orlando Paiva, Jr. (Rosario, Argentina)
Alex Allende and Luz Castiñeiras (San Francisco, CA/Buenos Aires, Argentina)
J Abling (San Diego, CA) , Momo Smitt - Tango Rap Artist (Central Point, OR)
WHEN:      Concerts Saturday, June 26, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:    Eastern Star Ballroom, 2719 K Street, Sacramento,
                  Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014B 9th Street, Sacramento,
                  Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Sacramento.
Narcotang  tickets: $26 in advance (http://thefirehouse5.tix.com) / $35 at the door (Discounts for groups of 10 or more.) Price does not include weekend workshops, practicas and milongas.  Schedule and pricing coming soon· Meanwhile contact  info@thefirehouse5.com  or  916-799-1952 with questions. http://tangoalternativa.com/index_files/Page2766.htm

MONDAY - Tonight, June 14 & 21,   Social dancing and practica at  Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. 6:30 p.m. No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu. A good place to practice class material.  Come early to eat.

SATURDAY -  No class. Watch for announcements of classes resuming in fall.

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MILONGAS out of town:

@>----  June 19, 2010  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) LA ALTERNATIVA!    SACRAMENTO'S ALTERNATIVE MILONGA!
9:00 p.m - $10

@>---- Sunday, June 20, Capital City Milonga  6-9:30 p.m. in the Capital City Hotel,  2600 Auburn Blvd at the Fulton Ave exit on B-80 in Sacramento. $5

@>---- Saturday, June 26,  Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only.

@>---- Fridays Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. Bay/Harrison Streets.
7:30-8:30 p.m.  Lesson: figures, embellishment and musicality, Buenos Aires style.  8:30 p.m.-midnight milonga. Performance by Negracha & Diego + Mini Chacarera class + food + raffle + surprise! DJ: Diego Lanau. Lesson: $15, Milonga: $10, Lessons+ Milonga: $20 Negracha & Diego Lanau.  More info:   www.negrachadiego.com negrachatango@yahoo.com.ar  510-363-6887

@>---- Fridays   TANGO MAGDALENA Dance Studio 580 Grand Ave, Suite # 305

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.).

@>---- Every Second Saturday: ALLEGRO BALLROOM - 5855 Christie Ave -
 "La Milonga de Nora"
 8-9:30 p.m.:    Class
 9:30 p.m -2 a.m:   Milonga!  "Buenos Aires Style" - "Tandas" (sets) of Tango - Milonga - Vals and "Tropical" (salsa, swing, rock) separated by musical cortinas.
Class + Milonga: $15.   Milonga only: $12.   $6 after 1 a.m.
Wine and light snacks. As beautiful, huge wooden floor, friendly, romantic atmosphere and free parking.
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
 Level I, fundamentals of Argentine tango. basic elements of tango walk (caminada) and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and  applying  steps learned into a social setting. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate Tango. Level III changes monthly but always focuses on technique, musicality, and  close embrace. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III Intermediate/Advanced Tango.
  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T
5:30-6:45 p.m. Guided Session, 6:45-8 p.m. Open Session, $5/both sessions
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. 
 Personalized attention to each student.   Precious Life Wellness Village,

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
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

Walnut Creek:    New series start   At Social Hall, Civic Community Center 
1375 Civic Dr,.  City of Walnut Creek Recreation Department. CA 94596.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Latin Rhythms.
7:30-8:30 p.m. Beginner tango class.
8:30-9:30 p.m. Intermediate tango class on "Posture and dynamics of dancing".
Cost: $45 Five weeks session. Register on line at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call (925) 943-5858.

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
A practilonga combines the best of milonga and practica. A place to practice and  great excuse for a party! Practice steps  learned in class, ask a friend to show you something new, or just dance to an awesome tango selection. Informal without dress code. 7-11 p.m. (or until the DJ shuts it down). Cost $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 
8:00 to 9:00 pm Fundamentals & technique class. 
9:00 to 10:00 pm Intermediate class on: "Contrast in the length of the walking".
10:00 pm to midnight Milonga (dance party)
Stay after class to practice or after 10 pm to dance in a nice, friendly atmosphere!
Snacks and refreshments included.

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)

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


At the Airport Clarion in Millbrae: NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2010 -
Weekend: July 2-4,  Week: July 5 -9
Due to the high volume of registration by followers, registration for single women is closed for both NT Week and Weekend to keep gender balance, an equal number of men and women.  Nightly milongas still open to all. Buy early;  tickets are in high demand. For more information, please contact tangoweek@hotmail.com or misstango@hotmail.com

From Marcelo Solis:
Nov. 19th-29 - CST#2085488
Taking you to the heart of tango; to see the places where the locals go.
The trip includes:
- Airfare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F).
- Hotel  (double occupancy) at Hotel Lyon : www.hotel-lyon.com.ar
- 24 hours assistance (we know the city and we speak the language!).
- City Tours (Obelisco - Downtown - Plaza de Mayo - Cafe Tortoni - San Telmo - Recoleta and more).
- Shopping tours to where locals go looking for quality and price.
- A Day in the countryside.
- 4 Tango classes with the best local teachers.
- Milongas almost every evening or afternoon.
- Transportation to all the mentioned activities.
- A DVD with memories of the trip.
Cost: $2,490     Phone: 415-412-1866