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Bulletin, August 30, 2010

Modesto Tango Bulletin, August 30, 2010

Classes will resume on the Saturday after Labor Day, Sept. 11, at a  NEW VENUE,  Sophia's Dance Journey,  711 10th Street, the block behind the Gallo Center.  You can do the farmers market before or after class.  We open a new year with Peter's six-week series meant to get beginners up and running, culminating with a car pool to a milonga or practilonga in Sacramento or the Bay Area.

Facebook has a picture of Andrea Monti, one of our frequent visiting tango masters from Buenos Aires, judging the world tango championship at the current Buenos Aires festival.  See it, with a video of a recent class wrap-up at Video of the Week


MONDAY - 7 tonight, Aug. 30 & Sept. 6, Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. Currently Modesto's only tango outlet. No fee, but you're encouraged to order food or drink off the menu. A good place to practice class material. Come early to eat; check out a new menu for the "Blue Sage Bistro".

SATURDAY -  Classes resume Sept. 11 with Peter teaching. $75 for the six-week series plus milonga, or $12 drop-in fee.

Keep track of events by checking our on line  Calendar

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MILONGAS Out of Town:
@>---- Saturday, Sept. 4--Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T) Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only.

@>---- TANGO MAGDALENA Dance Studio 580 Grand Ave, Suite # 305
@>---- Milonga Argentina with Negracha & Diego.,  Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Avenue  Lesson Int: 8-9 pm:   9-12 Milonga:  
Performance by Negracha & Diego and the best music to dance
Lesson: $15, + Milonga: $20. Milonga only: $15
@>---- Saturdays
Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) 200 Grand Avenue:
Tango Universe Milonga 8:30 p.m.-midnight, $9 ($6 after 11 p.m.).

@>---- Saturday, Sept. 4. At The Beat: 2560 9th St., Berkeley
El Bailongo - 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays Late Practilonga  
8 - 9 p.m.: Class    9 - 1+ a.m.: Assisted Practilonga: "La Milonguita" with Polo y Diana and Dan & Pier$10 with class, $5 práctica only after 9. Hosts Polo & Diana

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: fundamentals of Argentine Tango
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate - Applying steps into the social setting
8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III - Int/Adv Tango- changes monthly but takes everything into the close embrace.

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Tango Technique w/Michelle Open to men & women!
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.   $35/month, $10/drop-in
Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
8-9 p.m. Beyond Beginning Technique and Skills
$10 per person, in the Cube at Studio 65
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". <www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment.html> Price: $13.
<www.preciouslifewellness.com/Home_Page.html>Precious Life Wellness Village,

Two Left Feet studio, 194 Diablo Road, Ed Gillis 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.

San Ramon
ClubSport of San Ramon, 350 Bollinger Canyon Lane
Diego & Negracha teaching
Cost: $20 for members, $22 for non-members per class. Sign up at activities desk.

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 Free 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 (FREE with Lesson!)
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $5/practica only
The Dance Corner - (2927 Fulton Ave. at Marconi). across from Town & Country Village, 8-9 p.m. Call Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Luis (El Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
A place to practice and a great excuse for a party! Practice steps just learned in class, ask a friend to show you something new, or just dance to an awesome selection. Informal, dress code.  8 to 11 p.m. (or until the DJ shuts it down). Cost $5.

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) Tango Technique W/Michelle!
6-7:15 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.

The Beat: 2560 9th St.,
Saturday Sept. 4: El Bailongo - Late Práctica
8-9 p.m: Class with Marcelo Solís: rhythm, posture and the dynamics of dancing
9 p.m,-1 a.m: Assisted Practilonga: "La Milonguita" with Polo y Diana and Marcelo
$10 with class, $5 práctica only after 9
Studio 65/Adornos. 2965 N.Maroa Avenue.
5 p.m. Beginners Lesson 6 p.m. Guided practice Time
7 p.m. social dancing until 8:30 pm. $10 per person

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)

Oct. 2 - 8 p.m.  Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley
Sean Dockery & Juliana Motta will wed on the morning of Oct. 2. They hope to spend the evening with friends from the tango community. They will  celebrate with a milonga from 8 p.m. to midnight with DJ Mike McCarrel. 


From Diego & Negracha: Nov. 16-27.
+10 Days Accommodation.
+10 Milonga 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. 19-29 - CST#2085488
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.
- Four 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 until August 27.   Phone: 415-412-1866