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Bulletin, January 3, 2011

Modesto Tango Bulletin, January 3, 2011
Hope your holidays were good as we entered a new year.  You have until Tuesday morning, (Jan. 4) to order tickets for "Tango Buenos Aires" - $25 group tickets are $22.50 if you e-mail mary.menz@sbcglobal.net. The tickets will be  distributed just before the show if not sooner. Come early for the pre-show milonga.
Regular Saturday classes resume this week.  A beginner basics class will take place at 11 a.m., and at noon, seasoned tangueros are invited to join us for a one hour practica.
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MONDAY - Tonight, Jan. 3 & 10. Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. No fee, but you can order food/drink off the menu. It will be a fun evening in a good place to practice class material.

WEDNESDAY - Jan. 5 @ 3 p.m. Beginner classes at Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem (corner of Scenic). 

SATURDAY - Jan. 8 @ 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: $35 for the month, $10 drop-in.

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Wed, Jan. 12 - Our next milonga in the Gallo Center lobby precedes the Tango Buenos Aires show - (See flier above)  David Graybill of Sacramento will be D.J.  with his collection of re-mastered old guard music.  See you there at 5:30.
Milongas Out of Town:
@>----  Sat., Jan. 8. Tango By The River. 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. For those new to tango, beginning lesson from 8-9 p.m., dance from 9-midnight  Cost $15 for lesson and dance or $10 for dance only.  OR -- sign up on line and save $5 -- get the lesson for free when you sign up on line!  Offer expires: 8 p.m. on Jan. 8.
<http://www.rivertango.com/miad.html> Click here to sign up now!
@>---- 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
@>----  Jan.  29 @ Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T).
La alterNATIVA Milonga 8 p.m. lesson,  9 p.m. milonga - $10

@>---- 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
Open to men & women! Beginner or Advanced!
6:30 p.m. to 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

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


Jan. 8  - Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Oscar & Georgina's last lesson before going home to Buenos Aires.  Expecting a baby, they will remain in Buenos Aires for 2011, so this is your last chance for at least a year.  Take advantage of their superb teaching while you can!   

They will  teach  semi-private lessons (and private lessons) only.  The cost of a semi-private lesson is $40 a person. Each semi-private lesson will be limited to 10 people (5 couples), and you will need to sign up with a partner, as   partners will not be rotating  in class. You get an hour and 15 minutes with Oscar & Georgina and four other couples ... for $40! One regular workshop is $35 -- so for $5 more, you can get much more individualized attention! There is limited availability; to sign up, <http://www.rivertango.com/osmaandgeva.html>click here.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Jan. 8
Tango Semi-Private -- 2:45-4 p.m.
Milonga Semi-Private -- 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Sacramento: Jan. 9, Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Semi Private Lessons with  OSCAR AND GEORGINA - JAN. 8 & 9, 2011!
Last chance to study with them  in Sacramento for at least a year.
For $40, these  lessons are an excellent way to get most of   the benefits of a private lesson at a fraction of the cost.  You get an hour and 15 minutes with Oscar & Georgina and three or four other couples ...  One regular workshop is $35 -- so for $5 more, you can get much more individualized attention!  To sign up, <http://www.rivertango.com/osmaandgeva.html>click here.
Partners will not be rotating  in class; hence, you need to sign up with your partner.  The schedule  is as follows:
Tango Semi-Private -- 1:45-3 p.m.
Vals Semi-Private -- 3:30-4:45 p.m.

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)

Wednesday, Jan. 12, - Gallo Center in Modesto. Tango Buenos Aires returns to the 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.

Friday-Sunday Jan. 21-23 Studio 65, 2965 N.Maroa Ave. in Fresno. "Tango-Fun and Passion" workshop with Eduardo Saucedo, Argentine master.

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).