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Bulletin, Jan. 2, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Jan. 2, 2012

Happy New Year.  Tango life returns to normal with a bang! This Saturday will be our milonga and workshops with Marcelo Solis, our first guest instructor 10 years ago. We got a nice spread in the Bee Friday. Solis taught many years in the Bay Area.  A finalist in the 1994 national traditional stage championship and finalist in 2110 Buens Aires salon dance style in Buenos Aires 2010, he offers "Dancing from Buenos Aires". Marcelo's teaching style is based on how people actually dance in Buenos Aires, not watered-down stage performance tango. He will partner Olga Mateeva, with a strong background in classic ballet, modern and ballroom dance.  She travels regularly to Buenos Aires to dance and continue studying, has worked with teachers Alicia Pons, Nestor La Vitola, Monica Paz, Enriqueta Kleinman  and Jorge Kero. She also enjoys  salsa, swing and Argentine folklore

Classes will be held at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry
2:30 p.m. All levels
4 p.m. - Intermediate
$20 one class, $35 both classes.

7:30 p.m. introductory class
8:30 p.m. milonga.  Class & milonga $10.  Milonga only: $5
Food and beverage available through the evening


MONDAY -   Tonight, Jan. 2 & 9. Jacobs fine dining,  2501 McHenry.  tango practica and social dancing.  7-9 p.m.  Come early to enjoy a meal. No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink off the menu.

WEDNESDAY - Class resumes at the Senior Center on Bodem.  Beginners at 2:30 p.m. (not 3).  211 Bodem (at Scenic). Enter through front door and sign in.  No fee.

SATURDAY - Jan. 7  - 11 a.m.-noon at Sophia's Dance Journey,  711 10th St.,  classes in basics, followed by noon practica. $10 drop-in for the class. $5 practica only. (practica free with lesson) Free for men willing to dance with extra followers.
2:30 p.m.  Jacobs Fine Dining, see above.
(If you have been in classes for a while, skip 11 a.m. and save yourself for Solis at 2:30.)

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@>---- Saturday,  Jan. 7. Marcelo Solis will perform with partner Olga Mateeva at 10 p.m. The rest of the evening we dance.   An elegant evening of dining and dancing in a great venue.  Food and beverages available until 10.

Milongas Out of Town:

@>---- Tuesday:  All levels musicality class, 9:30 milonga @ Brasarte, 1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley. $15 class & milonga, $10 milonga only. Traditional milonga. Empanadas and botanas for purchase. You may bring your own beverage. 

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

@>---- Fri. Jan. 27 "CHE TANGO!" -   Allegro Ballroom - 5855 Christie Ave - (every fourth Friday) 8-9 p.m:  Class by NORA & ED,  9 p.m - 1 a.m:  Milonga Guest DJ:     EMILIO FLORES $15 Class + Milonga.  $12 Milonga only. $6 after 12:05 a.m
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento 
Level I (Beginning) 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II (Intermediate) 7:30-8:30 p.m.
SIERRA 2 Center, Studio 1 (located in back), 2791 24th Street
Michelle Gore Technique class. 6:30 - 7:45. Class includes warm-up, isolations, drills, routines, floor work & cool-down! Great exercises to do on your own. Wear comfortable shoes & clothing & get ready to work out!
Studio 1 is at the back-end of the Center.  Take 24th Street(past the Theatre) to 4th  Turn left onto 4th Avenue, then an immediate left into the parking lot. www.TangowithMichelle.com    916-799-1952

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 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 by Luis Caceres

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street,  Old Sacramento
Level III (Advanced) Tango. 7-8:30 p.m.  followed by practice time.
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.
At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  Tango Buenos Aires  at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Taillant!  $40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in contact
phone 707-416-9680,  email  tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - 8 - 11 p.m.  $5 entry.

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave, Sacramento -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. 

Jan. 27-29, 2012.
Florentino Guizar returns with tango boot camp. Suited for novices and experienced dancers. Modesto location. Private studio. Call for address. Registration questions 209-602-7289.
Friday 7-9 p.m. Tango Fundamentals: Connection, communication, and embrace,  weight change, walk,  turn in place and around the dance floor, change  of direction in parallel and cross walk  using suspension, pivots, and contra body motion.
Saturday 4-7 p.m. Common Tango Vocabulary Variations on walking, ochos,  displacements, stops, changes of direction, crossing, propelling, and blocking.
Sunday 4-7 p.m. The Inner Guts of Tango: Lead and follow windmill turns, changing directions  and stopping . Basic  hooks and leg wraps.
Cost (per person): Pre-registration before Jan. 1, 2012 $ 99
After Jan. 1,  $125, Same day registration  $150
Florentino Guizar 858-453-9680 florentino@tangoconcepts.com Argentine TangoConcepts Private lessons, group classes, tango shows, and special events.

Registration for the Argentine Tango Festival and official competition in San Francisco in April  has  begun. An early bird special is available until Feb. 23 for festival and competition. http://www.argentinetangousa.com/registration-prices. A new video has festival organizers Gato & Andrea dancing at a milonga in Los Altos:  <http://modestotango.blogspot.com/search/label/VOW>This Week's Video.


>From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:
March 11-18, 2012 , CITA 2012  get a discount* and the benefit of association with the longest-running  international group attending CITA. Earliest bookings receive the highest priority for CITA class registration. Location to be confirmed. Classes likely held at the NH City & Tower Hotel. Seminars likely held at Mansión Dandi Royal. Milongas likely held at 'Niño Bien'.
2 OPTIONS - 2012 Pricing to be announced
CITA Registration Only 
for less than you would pay on your own & with additional  perks! 
Package includes:       * 15 non-seminar classes
                        * 2 theater shows 
                      * 3 milongas with exhibitions  
                        * Priority Seating at CITA Events(reserved seats for the CITA milongas & prime seats for the CITA Theater Shows) 
CITA Registration   +  CITA Enhancement -
Package includes:
        * (Classes, shows & milongas + priority seating) package as detailed above
        * Assistance with CITA Class Selection
  * Pre-Travel Consultation  (tips on air, lodging, etc.)
        * Pre-Travel Orientation Meeting in San Francisco   
        (Packets  sent  to those not in the Bay Area with  a follow-up phone call) 
        * Welcome dinner in Buenos Aires on Saturday night, March 10
        * E-mailed bulletins in Buenos Aires with suggestions for activities;             meeting times for taxi shares & dinners;  restaurant recommendations. All pricing is subject to change. You must register for CITA through contact below, and you must have e-mail access both before & during CITA. Full payment must be received at the time of registration. Refund Policy: The CITA portion of the package is subject to CITA's terms & conditions regarding refunds. For the remainder of the package: a  $35 cancellation fee applies.  Purpose: To provide an enjoyable way to experience Buenos Aires in conjunction with the International Tango Congress. CITA Enhancement participants arrange their own air and hotel for maximum flexibility,  benefiting from group networking and exclusive perks.  TangoChelsea@hotmail.com