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Bulletin, Sept. 27, 2010

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Sept. 27, 2010

Saturday's class was another good workout on  tango basics.  A visit to the farmer's market before class is a fun way to begin the weekend.   Our new venue,  Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th Street, is a block from the farmer's market.

Instructor Sean Dockery will wed Saturday, Oct. 2. He invited us to his celebration milonga at 8 p.m. that evening at Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley.  To carpool, e-mail mary.menz@sbcglobal.net  or phone 522-1571

We are negotiating for a milonga at Jacobs on Friday, Oct. 15, with Marcelo Molina from Argentina.  He danced in August's world tango championship and will perform and teach a beginners class before the milonga. Mark your calendars.


MONDAY - Tonight, Sept. 27  & Oct. 4.  Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry.  No fee, but you could order food or drink off the  new menu, the "Blue Sage Bistro". A good place to practice class material.

SATURDAY - Oct. 2 - Classes  at Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th Street (between G & H), Peter Baldridge teaching.  Introductory classes 11 a.m. - Intermediate  and advanced class at 12:30 p.m. $12 per person per class, drop in.

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@>---- MILONGAS - Our next milonga will be at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry Avenue, October 15, with guest artist Marcelo Molina from Argentina. 

Milongas  Out of Town:

@>---- Sunday, Oct. 3 - Capital City Hotel - Blue Room,  2600 Auburn Blvd.     6-9:30 p.m.- $5 Cover Large  Dance Floor, Professionally Edited Golden Age Tangos with Cortinas .State of the Art Digital PA System!! www.sactango.com

@>----  Saturday, Oct. 9,  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.  DJ: Kenny Bell

@>---- Sunday, Oct. 17 - Capital City Hotel - Blue Room,  2600 Auburn Blvd.  Capital City Milonga    6-9:30 p.m.- $5 Cover www.sactango.com

@>---- Saturday, Oct. 23,   -- Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento   Halloween costume milonga! Prizes for the best costume!  Beginning lesson  8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only.  DJ: David Graybill

@>---- Sunday, Oct. 31 - Capital City Hotel - Blue Room,  2600 Auburn Blvd.  Capital City Milonga    6-9:30 p.m.- $5 Cover www.sactango.com

 @>---- 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, Oct. 2, The Beat, 2560 9th St.  El Bailongo de Polo
Class, 8-9 p.m.  Practilonga: "La Milonguita" with Polo y Diana  9 p.m.-1 a.m.
$10 class + práctica, $5 práctica only, 510-541-3135


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. Practica

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

Tango Technique with 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)
@ Brasarte /  Capoeira Arts, 1901 San Pablo Ave:  All levels
Musicality drop in class 8:15-9:45 p.m. Price: $15.  Marcelo Solis
Intensive work on posture, technique, musicality, lead and follow. Drills and exercises. Footwork, floor craft and etiquette.

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
Wednesday, September 29 : Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento  WORKSHOPS WITH FACUNDO POSADAS
6:30-7:45 p.m. -- Intermediate Level -- Sacadas & Musicality
8-9:30 p.m. -- Intermediate/Advanced Level -- Giros with Barridas & Combinations
Cost is $20 for one or $30 for both.
Facundo Posadas, an icon in Argentine Tango, is the only Afro-Argentine traveling the world teaching Milonga and Candombe. Facundo has danced in Buenos Aires all his life, with orchestras such Jose Basso, Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Juan D'Arienzo, Carlos DiSarli, Miguel Calo, and Jose Colangelo. He has taught and  performed at festivals and tango communities around the world, been in six films including Tango The Obsession in which Facundo also narrates, Tango Un Giro Extraño, Despabilate Amor Afro-Argentinos, Negro Che and El Cafe de Los Maestros (by Gustavo Santaolaya filmed in the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires). He has been in many television shows for Buenos Aires television as well as the BBC .

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 <
6:30-7:30 Free Beginner lesson 7:30-8:30. Práctica taught by Luis Cáceres


Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, 
Argentine Tango Classes w/ Pampa Cortes Assisted by Warren & Gigi Jensen
7:30-8:30 pm Beginning,   8:30-9:30 pm Intermediate/Advanced $12 drop in one class / $20 both classes

Starting in October: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street (Old Sacramento) 
Level III (Advanced) Tango.  7-8:30  followed by practice time. You need at least three months of tango to attend. Taught in close embrace, so you need the technique to  effectively dance in close embrace. You must be able to lead or follow the eight-count basic, ochos, and turns (giros or molinetes).

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 


Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
A practilonga is a combination of a milonga and a practica. Practice steps you've  learned in class,  or just dance the night away. The event is informal without a dress code.  8-11 p.m. (or until the DJ shuts it down). Cost is $5.
Roseville Dance - 3992 Foothills Blvd Suite 175, Roseville
6:30-7:30 Beginners' lesson, Call Roseville Dance for prices. Taught by Luis (El Suave' Cáceres) 916.807.4210
FRIDAY, Oct. 1,  Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Drop-in)
8-9 and 9-10 p.m.o workshops with Romina Hahn of Buenos Aires. Romina Hahn's  classes are valued for technique, musicality and connection between partners,  More info: <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/romina_hahn_bio.html>
Fundamentals & technique class 8-9 pm. Intermediates 9-10 p.m. Milonga 10 p.m. $12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only. Off street parking is available. Snacks and refreshments included. 
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.,
Four 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)


Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m. Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento.
Ernesto Rassi's theater company "California A Todo Tango" presents "Vibraciones del Alma", a lively tango musical, with dancing, singing and music of the Golden Age of Tango. Mostly  dancers from the Sacramento tango community, but also TANGO ICON FACUNDO POSADAS, Each night a cast party will follow at Tango by the River. Your show ticket stub gets you free entrance!

  • SANTIAGO & AMY RETURN OCT. 9 & 10!    Tango by the River,
128 J. Street, Old Sacramento.  More information coming.
  • Oscar & Georgina Return Oct 22-24!  Tango by the River, 128 J. Street,
 Old Sacramento  - Workshops as follows:
Friday, Oct. 22,  6:30-7:45 p.m. -- Chacarera
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2:45-4 p.m. -- Tango Technique
                       4:30-5:45 p.m. -- Milonga
Sunday, Oct. 24    2:45-3 p.m. -- Romantic Tango
                           3:30 - 4:45 p.m. -- Vals
Cost is $35 per workshop / 2 for $60 / 3 for $75
4 for $90 / or All 5 for $100! The Best Deal!

From Diego & Negracha: Nov. 16-27.
From Marcelo Solis: Nov. 19-29 - CST#2085488