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Bulletin, April 4, 2011

Modesto Tango Bulletin, April 4, 2011

Sunday, April 10, another dance at Azucar restaurant, 1001 J St, 3-6 p.m.
A mix of tango and other dances; don't miss it.
Easter weekend, is the USA Tango Festival at San Francisco Airport Marriott.  Registration for Festival & Tango Competition extended - with early bird prices via some teachers and organizers. For prices, e-mail mary.menz@sbcglobal.net.


MONDAY - Tonight, April 4 & 10, @ 7 p.m. Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. No fee, but you can order food/drink off the menu. A fun evening in a good place to practice class material.

WEDNESDAY - April 6 @ 3 p.m. Beginner classes at Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem (corner of Scenic).

SATURDAY - April 9 @ 11 a.m. Class at Sophia's Dance Journey, 711 10th St. (between G & H).  Beginners progress through basic concepts.  If enough others come at noon we continue with a "practica." Seasoned tangueros encouraged to join at noon.  Price: $10 drop-in. Practica only: $5 (Included with lesson).  

SUNDAY - April 10, 3-6 p.m.  @ AZUCAR  on 10th and J Sts.    
<http://azucarmodesto.com/>http://azucarmodesto.com/ With a heavy emphasis on tango, we will dance to alternating tandas of tango, and other dance styles.

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Milongas Out of Town:


@>---- Saturday, April 9, at Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento -- Intermediate lesson from 8-9 p.m. followed by dance from 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only.

@>---- Saturday, April 16 @ Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T).
La alterNATIVA Milonga 8 p.m. lesson,  9 p.m. milonga - $10

@>---- Sunday,April 17,  6-9:30 p.m. La Boca Restaurant, 1212 Howe Ave. Capital City Milonga.  DJ David Graybill.

@>---- Friday, April 22, 2011 at the Supper Club, 1616 Del Paso Blvd.
TANGO DINNER and Dancing to live music.  Dinner 6:30-9 p.m.
Live Music and Dancing 9 p.m. to midnight
Music by Argentine Tango Sextet  "Los Gatos Azules" playing classics of Juan D'Arienzo, Carlos Di Sarli, Roldolfo Biagi and other orchestras of the era, strives to reestablish the link between tango music and dance.  They are touring the west coast and recording a CD to be released this summer. Call 916-920-2885 for reservations
The Menu
Appetizers (6:30-7)
Green Rice Cakes with garlic aioli
Shredded Pork Empanadas
Grilled Chili Lime Prawns with Salsa Lucia
Green Gazpacho with Mango Pineapple coconut salsa

Choice of Entree
Angus Bavette with Chimichurri and Fire roasted peppers
Chorizo and Tetilla stuffed Chicken breast with saffron sherry cream
Pan Roasted Seabass with Green Olive Salsa Verde
All served with Potato Dominoes and Vegetables Escalivada
Warm Apple Tart with cinnamon ice cream
and Don Fernando Brandy Caramel
Mr. Espresso dark roast coffee
$62 per person, plus 20% service charge and sales tax. $20 more for wine pairing

@>---- Saturday, April 23, at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento -- Intermediate lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only.

@>---- Saturday, April 30 @ Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th Street (9th & T).
La alterNATIVA Milonga 8 p.m. lesson,  9 p.m. milonga - $10

@>---- Sunday, April 31,  6-9:30 p.m. La Boca Restaurant, 1212 Howe Ave. Capital City Milonga.  DJ David Graybill.

@>---- 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.

@>---- Saturday, April 9 , Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave. "La Milonga de Nora"  a special presentation of one of the most inspirational young tango couple in the world: Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez

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.

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.

The Dance Corner 
2927 Fulton Ave, Sacramento 95821
7:45-9 p.m. classes  taught by Luis Caceres

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

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

Friday night's Tango Buenos Aires starting at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Taillant!  $40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in contact

The Dance Corner   2927 Fulton Ave, Sacramento 95821 7:30-8:30 p.m. Taught by Luis Caceres.

Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. (Drop-in)
Fundamentals & technique class 8-9 p.m. 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 available.

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
Theme of the Month: Musical Boleos y Ganchos

Int/Adv Lesson: 3-4 p.m. $12
Instructor: Julian Ramil, Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m. $6 (Free w/lesson)

Magdalena tango - 580 Grant Avenue
2:15- 3:15 p.m.: Beginners
3:30- 4:30p.m.: Intermediate / Advanced,  John Pierre Singhe
Followed immediately with the Milonga from 4:30-9 p.m.

April 20-24, 2011 @ The SFO Airport Marriott Hotel --ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival & USA Championships. Four days of workshops, milongas, and tango competitions... plus live music. http://www.argentinetangousa.com.

Festival organizers are re-opening the registration for both the Argentine Tango USA Festival and the USA Championship until further notice. For questions and to register for the FESTIVAL and/or the CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Claudio Villagra & Romina Levin
Marcos Questas & Ruta Maria
Pulpo Esbrez
Gabriel Missé & Analia Centurion
Santiago Croce & Amy Lincoln

LIVE ORCHESTRA: Seth Asarnow y su Sexteto Típico
GREAT VENUE: 14.000 sq feet of open dance floor & accommodations.

This is the official U.S. branch of the  "Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup"  organized by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Culture. You could be the next American Argentine tango champion, win a round trip to Buenos Aires and a free stay to represent the USA at the Semifinal Round at the "Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial de Baile 2011" in August.

Competitors can participate in the "Salon Tango" category, which aims to enrich the dance as a typical porteño practice, and/or the "Stage Tango" category, which aims to enrich the dance from a choreographic point of view.

In the Salon Tango Category, couples compete in groups, dancing three pieces   selected by a committee.
In the Stage Tango Category, couples compete individually, dancing a choreographed song of their choice.
Rules for the competition: http://www.argentinetangousa.com/tango-usa-championship-2/information-rules

Choose your pass and sign up now! All of the passes can be purchased by check; some are also available on-line (by Paypal)

From Negracha & Diego Lanau
Buenos Aires 2011 - Tango Week with Negracha & Diego Lanau
Masters and dancers from Buenos Aires with five consecutive years teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area; and more than ten years performing and teaching in the  milongas in Buenos Aires, Chicago, & New York and Paris, among others.
A customized program that combines workshops, milongas and Spanish classes --
a perfect combination designed to elevate your level of dance and help you gain a more profound understanding of Argentine tango, its culture and codes.
7 days of workshops with Negracha and Diego (3 hours each day)
7 days of Spanish for tangueros (1 hour each day)
7 days of milonga -- an introduction to the Porteno world in the best milongas featuring live music and  performances
7 days in a comfortable tango guest house in downtown Buenos Aires, reserved especially for the group--
Shopping (shoes, clothes and gifts)
City tour day:  San Telmo and La Boca
Farewell dinner
Personal assistance from Negracha and Diego
Don't miss it!  Reserve your spot now!
Get to know the real milonga world of Buenos Aires.
Spring program:  April 23rd to 30th
NEW! May 7th to 14th
Fall program:  September 17th to 24th also!
For prices and more information contact:
510-363-6887 USA,   15-6163-0980 ARG