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Bulletin, Nov. 1, 2010

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Nov. 1, 2010
We resume classes Saturday, Nov. 6. Roman will teach the first two weeks of November and the first two of December. Peter returns on the third Saturday in November.  Roman, one of Modesto Tango's first instructors, is pegged as "the elegant one"  He will join us with his partner, Sherri.

Mario Molina of Cordoba, Argentina, a hit at our milonga two weeks ago, will conduct workshops in Modesto on Sunday, Nov. 14. Pre-registes now and save.
To pre-register: mary.menz@sbcglobal.net; payment will be collected in person.

Our next milonga will be Wednesday, Jan. 12, when Tango Buenos Aires returns  to the Gallo Center with a pre-show milonga in the lobby.


MONDAY - Tonight, Nov. 1 & 8.  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.

WEDNESDAY - Nov. 3.  Beginner class at Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. at Scenic.  3 p.m.  No fee. Earlier in the day, Dennis and I will demonstrate tango for the Ceres Community Center.

SATURDAY - Nov. 6 - Classes  at Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th St. (between G & H).  Introductory classes 11 a.m. - Intermediate  and advanced class at 12:30 p.m.  $12 per person per class, drop in.  Pay for all three Saturdays in November this week, $30, a total of $6 savings for the month.  Roman, one of Modesto Tango's first instructor returns with his elegant styling.

Keep track of events by checking our on line Calendar.
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Wed, Jan. 12 - Our next milonga  in the Gallo Center lobby precedes the Tango Buenos Aires show.

Milongas  Out of Town:
@>---- Saturday, Nov. 20 - Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
FH5's 3rd Anniversay Celebration!
@>---- Saturday, Dec. 18 - Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
5th Annual Winter Wonderland Milonga!

@>---- BERKELEY:  Nov. 20, The Beat: 2560 9th St., Berkeley  El Bailongo -
Hosted by Polo & Diana
8 - 9 pm: Class , 9 - 1+am: Assisted Practilonga: "La Milonguita"
$10 with class,  $5 práctica only after 9

Saturday, Dec 11: "La Milonga De Nora" - Allegro Ballroom  - 5855 Christie Ave  8-9:30 p.m.:  Class
9:30 p.m.- 2 a.m.: Milonga "Buenos Aires Style"
11:30 pm :  Exhibition by FABIAN SALAS & LOLA DIAZ
Guest DJ: Emilio Flores - Class + Milonga: $20. Milonga only $15.

@>---- Saturdays
Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) 200 Grand Ave.:
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: 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.  Open to men & women!
6:30-7:45 p.m.   $35/month, $10/drop-in

Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Tuesdays 8 p.m,  Group Lesson, drop in $10 per person

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.

Through Nov. 17
Tango at the Capital Athletic Club (1515 8th St.)  7:15-8:15 p.m. Michelle Gorre teaches a six-week tango course at Capital Athletic Club. FREE to club members!

Step One, 1920 T St. (at the railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. Beginners always welcome.

Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave. Ste 305
Wed. Nov. 3, 10 & 17 - Workshops with Facundo Posadas
11/3  7 p.m. - Walking for Tango, Vals,  8:45 .pm - Milonga & Milonga Lisa
11/10  7 p.m. - Figuras de Trenza, 8:45 p.m - Cadenas
11/17  7 p.m. - Various Giros, 8:45 p.m - Disassociation of the movement
Fees: $25 per session -   Pre-registered: $20 per session
To preregister:  www.tangomagdalena.com

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 St. at 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

The Dance Corner - (2927 Fulton Ave. at Marconi). across from Town & Country  8-9 p.m. Beginner Lesson.  Call Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Luis (El Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210

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

Tango by the River - 128 J St., 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
Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Drop-in)
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

Berkeley, Sat., Nov. 6
El Bailongo at The Beat,  2560 9th Street - Workshops with Facundo Posadas
8-9:30 p.m. "Milonga with Ochos & Barridas"  with Facundo & Christy
before the Practilonga. - email: <mailto:polo_talnir@hotmail.com>polo_talnir@hotmail.com
Studio 65/Adornos. 2965 N.Maroa Avenue.
5 p.m. Beginners Lesson,   6 p.m.  Dance, drop in $10 per person
HALLOWEEN, Sunday Oct. 31,  Costumes encouraged!

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) J

Friday, Nov. 12,  Tango workshops with  Mario Consiglieri & Anabella Diaz-Hojman at Firehouse 5 Studio 2014 T street (9th & T)

Nov. 11, 12, 13, In Sacramento for the first time!  Norberto 'El Pulpo' Esbrez,
king of ganchos,  called El Pulpo or 'octopus' for his fluid, intricate leg movements.
His dance and technique is based on communication and understanding with his partner, characterized by continuous, round, soft movements.
Check out El Pulpo on YouTube:
Location:  The Dance Corner - 2927 Fulton Ave, Sacramento 95821
Thursday 11/11 - 7-8:30 p.m.
Friday 11/12 - 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday 11/13 - 2-3:30 p.m.
Workshop Pricing: One or more lessons
1 lesson - University students - with ID $10 Regular - $20
2 lessons - University students - with ID $15, Regular - $35
3  lessons - University students - with ID $35, Regular - $45
Private lessons: *usually $100 - Sacramento = $80!*
One lesson $80, Two lessons $150, three lessons $200
Call or email Luis to register for classes or schedule a private lesson:
luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916.807.4210
Wednesday, Jan. 12, -
Tango Buenos Aires  returns to the Gallo Center in Modesto. with a pre-show milonga in the lobby - No cost for the milonga. Tickets at a group rate for the show will be available later

Fri, Jan. 28 & Sat, Jan 29 -  Firehouse 5 Studio 2014 T street  - Tango workshops with  Glenn Corteza

Visit the complex, energetic, and seductive port city of Buenos Aires!

From Donna in Sacramento: 
Proposed Tour (subject to change as we have not yet secured the airfare) includes:
* Proposed dates March 21 - April 6, 2011
* Airfare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
* Airfare from Buenos Aires to Montevideo & back
* 12 nights in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Hotel Reconquista
* 2 Nights in Montevideo, Uruguay
* Tango Show & Dinner at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
* Tango Show & Dinner in Montevideo
* Half-Day City Tour in Buenos Aires
* Half-Day City Tour in Montevideo
* Full Day Punta del Este Excursion (lunch) in Montevideo
* Ground transfers throughout for all of the above excursions
* 6 -week Conversational Spanish Class prior to the trip
* Recommendations &  outings to  milongas,  clothes & shoe shopping, & more
* Optional: Tango Instruction with Ernesto Rassi, Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas, and other maestros de tango
* Price $2500 per person (subject to change as we have not yet ordered the airfare).