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Bulletin, January 10, 2011

Modesto Tango Bulletin, January 10, 2011

"Tango Buenos Aires" is at 7 p.m.Wednesday.  Tango with us before the show. You can still get in on the group  price ($25 tickets for $22.50). Contact the Gallo Center, 209 338-3106 or 338-5062, and mention the "Mary Menz tango group" purchase #40164.  For those who got their tickets through me, I will be in the Gallo lobby during the pre-show milonga. Make checks out to me. If going to Jacobs for a post-show snack, please e-mail <mailto:mary. menz@sbcglobal. net> to give an idea of how many to expect.
Saturday classes resumed last week - beginner basics at 11 a.m., and a noon practica.

MONDAY - Tonight, Jan. 10 & 17. Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. No fee, but you can order food/drink off the menu. It is  a fun evening in a good place to practice class material.

WEDNESDAY - Jan. 12 @ 3 p.m. Beginner classes at Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem (corner of Scenic).

WEDNESDAY - Jan. 12 @ 5:30 p.m. free pre-show milonga in the Gallo Center, 1000 I Street. Followed by performance of Tango Buenos Aires. (See above)   

SATURDAY - Jan. 15 @ 11 a.m. Class at Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th St. (between G & H).  This beginner level class will progress through basic concepts.  If enough other people show up at noon we continue with a "practica." Seasoned tangueros are encouraged to join at noon for a small fee to cover cost of the studio.
Price of lessons: $10 drop-in.

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Wed, Jan. 12 - Pre-show milonga in the Gallo Center lobby (See flier above)  David Graybill of Sacramento will be D.J. with his re-mastered old guard music.  See you  at 5:30.
Milongas Out of Town:
@>---- Jan. 15 @ Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T).
La alterNATIVA Milonga of traditional, non-traditional & alternative tango music
8 p.m.  lesson,  9 p.m. milonga - $10

@>---- Sunday, Jan 16: Capital City Milonga, Boca Restaurant, 1212 Howe Ave,   Doors open 4 p.m. Dancing 5-9 p.m.  $10 non-members. Includes hors d'oevres. Dinner menu available. 
@>----  Jan.  29 @ Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T).
La alterNATIVA Milonga 8 p.m. lesson,  9 p.m. milonga - $10

@>---- Sunday, Jan 30: Capital City Milonga,  at Boca Restaurant, 1212 Howe Ave,     Doors open 4 p.m. Dancing 5-9 p.m.  $10 non-members. Includes hors d'oevres. Dinner menu available. 

@>---- Fridays, Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305
9 p.m.-3 a.m.

@>---- Saturdays, Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) 200 Grand Ave.:
Tango Universe Milonga 8:30 p.m.-midnight, $9 ($6 after 11 p.m.)

@>---- Sundays Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305, 4:30-9:30 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 w/Michelle Gorre, men & women, beginner or advanced!
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.

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.
Quarry Ponds  - 5550 Douglas Blvd., Suite 120 (right side of the plaza)
Granite Bay 95746 6:30-7:30 p.m.beginner's class, 7:30-9 práctica

Sacramento -
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 w/Chris & Michelle
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. Open Practica
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $5 practica  (FREE with Class!)

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,
Classes w/ Pampa Cortes Assisted by Warren & Gigi Jensen
7:30-8:30 p.m. Beginning Argentine Tango
8:30-9:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Argentine Tango
$12 drop in one class / $20 both classes

Walnut Creek:
(series) Latin rhythms 6:30-7:30 pm. Beginner tango class 7:30-8:30 pm. Intermediate tango class 8:30-9:30 pm. Price: $54 six weeks session. Register on line at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call (925) 943-5858. @ Social Hall, Civic Community Center of Walnut Creek, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. City of Walnut Creek Recreation Department. New series Jan. 13

The Dance Corner   2927 Fulton Ave, Sacramento 95821 7-8 p.m.

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

(series) All levels class 6:00-7:00 @ Valley Oak Room - Danville Community Center, 420 Front St.  Price: Resident $60.00, Non-resident $72.00. Phone: (925) 314-3400. www.danvillerecguide.com .*see map. New series Jan. 14.

Studio 65/Adornos. 2965 N.Maroa Ave.
5 p.m. Beginners Lesson, 6 p.m. Dance, drop in $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-Sunday Jan. 21-23 Studio 65, 2965 N.Maroa Ave. in Fresno. "Tango-Fun and Passion" workshop with Eduardo Saucedo & Maris Quiroga, Argentine master.
Friday, January 21, 7:30 Beginning Lesson, Dance - All Genres and performance
Saturday, January 22: Lessons at 2:00 & 3:45 p.m.  Milonga at 7:30
Sunday, January 23: Lesson @ 4;00, Practica @ 8:30
Entire weekend: $90 before Jan 16.  $105 After
Per lesson- Drop in:  $20 per person, $38 per couple

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


>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).