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Bulletin, July 12, 2010

Again, not much tango happening in Modesto this week, but at the Haggin Museum in Stockton,   1201 N. Pershing Ave. on  Sunday, July 18, 2010  - 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Argentine Concert Pianist Marta Lledo  shares a program of   piano tango   as part of the Music at the Museum series..
A star of The National Symphony of Argentina, Ms. Lledo has performed with many of the largest, most respected symphonies in the most prestigious venues in Latin America. She has recorded two CDs of classical selections and  Tango.
Seating is limited and will be available starting at 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact Lisa Cooperman at (209) 940-6315 or education@hagginmuseum.org.
Admission to the museum for this event is $5 for adults 18 and up; $2.50 for youth ages 10-17, students with a valid I.D., and seniors 65 and older. Museum members and children under 10 accompanied by an adult are free. For disabled access, please call the museum ahead of time at (209) 940-6300 or 940-6317.

  Mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 15, our gala evening at Jacobs with the Mario Parmisano ensemble, Argentine musicians on a world tour promoting a CD focused on Piazzolla works.  Their performance at a fixed price meal precedes their music for dancing. On a January Wednesday, Tango Buenos Aires returns to the Gallo Center; the center wants a pre-show lobby milonga.  Details on both events later

MONDAY - 7 p.m. Tonight, July12  & 19,   Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. Currently Modesto's only tango outlet. 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 and check out a new menu for the "Blue Sage Bistro".

SATURDAY -  No class. Watch for announcements of classes resuming in fall.
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MILONGAS out of town:
@>---- Saturday, July 17 Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T, alternative milonga 9 p.m.  - $10     

@>---- Sunday, July 18, 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, July 24,  --Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento 
Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only. (Order on line and get lesson & milonga for $10!)

@>---- Saturday, July 31, 2010 Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T LA ALTERNATIVA!  Sacramento's alternative milonga! 9 p.m.  - $10

@>---- Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T, TEA and TANGO!
Every second Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Milonga. Iced teas and treats as you dance to all traditional tango music from DJ Michelle Gorre.  

@>---- Fridays   TANGO MAGDALENA Dance Studio 580 Grand Ave, Suite # 305
@>---- Saturdays  Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) 200 Grand Avenue:
Tango Universe Milonga   8:30 p.m.-midnight, $9 ($6 after 11 p.m.).

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 :  Learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango: the basic elements of the  walk  and basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music.
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate Tango:   focus on pivots and turns,
8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango :  changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and taking it into  close embrace.
For  July, the Level III class will continue with a choreography to the music of Recuerdo by Osvaldo Pugliese. The Level II class provides the technique applied in the Level III class. Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.
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 "Creative Dancing". <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment.html>  Price: $13. 
 Personalized attention to each student.   <https://www.preciouslifewellness.com/Home_Page.html>Precious Life Wellness Village,

Two Left Feet studio, 194 Diablo Road,   Diego & Negracha teaching
7:30-8:30 Level one (fundamental elements)
8:30-9:30 Level two (combining the elements)
9:30-10:30 Practica (no charge)
Drop in rate is $15 for one class or $20 for both
Both class combination is set up like a continuous workshop.
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,
Oakland:   Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave (VFW Hall),July Musicality Series w/ Pampa Cortes.  Different musical styles want different dance vocabularies. In this small group study opportunity, Pampa shares how he makes his artistic choices depending on the music. For intermediate & advanced students only.
July 14: D'Arienzo
July 21: Miguel Calo
July 28: Pugliese
8:30-10 p.m. Inter/Adv Class w/ practica - $15 drop in or $48 for the series
Pre-registration for complete series w/ credit card available ($2 additional charge.)
7:30-8:30 p.m. Beg Class will still be taught by Warren & Gigi Jensen
$10 drop in or 4 classes for $36
(510) 326-6415 English / (713) 894-9435 Spanish


Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) TANGO EXPLORATIONS WITH CHRIS & MICHELLE!
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. Open Practica (FREE with Lesson!)
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $5/practica only
This month we will  work with weight distribution and weight changes!

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".
<http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment_walnutcreek.html>Cost: $45 Five-week session. Register on line at <>www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call (925) 943-5858.

Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
A practilonga is a combination of a milonga and a 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 the night away. Informal, no dress code. A great way to improve your tango!  8-11 p.m. (or until the DJ shuts it down). Cost $5.
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & TTango Technique W/Michelle!
6 p.m. TO 7:15 p.m. Class includes warm-up, isolations, drills, routines, floor work & cool-down! Great exercises to do on your own to   become a better "partner".  Wear comfortable shoes & clothing & get ready to work out! Open to men & women! No partner needed!  $35/month, $10/drop-in
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T TANGO BUENOS AIRES W/MIGUEL TAILLANT!  7:30 p.m.   $10/drop-in
                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. Fundamentals & technique class. 
9-10 p.m. Intermediate class on: "Rhythm".
10 p.m.-midnight Milonga, Stay after class to practice or after 10 p.m. to dance .
$12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only. Snacks and refreshments included.

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)


From Diego & Negracha: Nov. 16-27. Negracha & Diego Lanau, born in Argentina, trained since youth as tango dancers, communicate the true style and social conduct of tango as danced in Buenos Aires.   Sit at "insider" tables and enjoy performances by top tier dancers and world-famous musicians. Theirt team will help you feel safe and comfortable.  Visit parks, museums and historic neighborhoods;  enjoy the cafes and restaurants; and  shop.  Meet legendary dancers from the '40s who chat about their experience, and their feelings about tango.   Diego & Negracha will make sure you don't leave Buenos Aires wishing you had had a chance to dance with the locals
Tango Tour Milonguero
+10  Day's Accommodation.
+10 Milonga's Nights.
+ Workshops with the best Milongueros, translation in English.
+ The best reservations in the Milongas.
+ Milongas with Live Music, orchestras and performances.
+ City Tour.
+ Visit to Tango Shoe store and Tango clothes, personal assistance.
+ Medical assistance (one appointment.)
+ English-Spanish translation.
For  details, including prices:

>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:
- 24 hours assistance (we know the city and 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: $2,390.00 until July 22nd. After then,  $2,590.00.- To sign in and get this early bird price send $400.00.-  before July 22nd, 2010 (non-refundable).    Phone: 415-412-1866