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Bulletin, April 2, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, April 2, 2012

A car pool took dancers to Oakland last Friday for a class and milonga with Oscar Casas, famous milonguero,  on tour in the U.S. and headed to Chicago for the Mini-Tango Fest there. This Week's Video features Oscar and Ana Miguel performing a tango, vals and a milonga at that milonga. A great tango evening. 
There are no  classes Saturday, Easter weekend, and also the weekend for:
ARGENTINE TANGO USA FESTIVAL & USA CHAMPIONSHIP 2012, official branch of Tango Buenos Aires Dance World  Cup. The early bird offer expired, but you can still pay cash at the door.
April 5-8 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott.
Go to www.argentinetangousa.com
Argentine Tango Maestros:
Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero
Guillermo Salvat & Silvia Grynt
Claudio Villagra & Romina Levin
Santiago Croce & Amy Lincoln
Special Performance by Guest Dancers:
Diego Lanau & Miriam Ziven
Brian Nguyen & Yuliana Bajamayan
Live music by Seth Asarnow y su Sexteto Tipico
DJs:  Emilio Flores, Marcelo Solís and Glen Corteza
Judges: Hector B. Villaba, Nora Dinzelbacher, Juan Carlos Suarez
Pampa Cortés, Christy Cote & Marcelo Solis
USA Official Champions 2011 placed Third in the World
at Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup last August
Brian Nguyen & Yuliana Basjmayan
will perform and crown the 2012 Champions 
Participate at the Festival to support the Argentine Tango USA Championship!  http://www.argentinetangousa.com/


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

WEDNESDAY - April 4, Beginner class at the Senior Center. 2:30 p.m.   211 Bodem (at Scenic). Enter through front door and sign in.  No fee.

SATURDAY - April 7  - Easter weekend.  No classes in Modesto this weekend.  Normally, 11 a.m.-noon Sophia's Dance Journey,  711 10th St., basic class precedes noon practica. $10 drop-in for class. $5 practica only. (practica free with lesson). 

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@>----  Saturday, April 14 - Marcelo Solis & Olga Matveeva, just back from  Buenos Aires establishing a tango school, return as guest artists. They offer a pre-milonga lesson at 7:30, and perform at 10 p.m.  Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry, $5 at the door. $10 includes lesson.
Milongas Out of Town:
@>---- Saturday. April 7, April 21 at Firehouse Five Studio, 2014 9th Street
(featuring traditional, non-traditional & alternative music! 8 p.m. free beginning lesson,  9 p.m. milonga  $10 entry
Saturday, April 21 April in Paris Milonga
Bring your best Parisian spirit for an evening that is sure to be "Très magnifique!"
8 p.m, beginning lesson, 9 p.m. milonga $10 entry

@>---- Friday, April 13,  TNT & TANGO! - Capital Athletic Club - 1515 8th Street, Benefit Milonga for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
8 p.m. Beginning Tango Lesson, 9 p.m.-midnight milonga. DJ is Homer Ladas
10:30 p.m. Performance by Homer and Cristina Ladas. Suggested Donation: $20
Theme: Have you ever danced in your running shoes? Hang up your dance shoes and come in your favorite workout gear, or dressed in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's theme colors of Purple and Green. (Note: The milonga will be held in a bona fide gymnasium, no stilettos allowed!)

@>---- Sunday April 15 & 29, The Sacramento Tango Club at 'The Station', 1100 Orlando Ave., Roseville, from 6-9 p.m.  David will be DJ with Golden Age classic tangos. $5 entry.  Dining provided by The Station.


@>---- Tuesday:  All levels musicality class, 9:30 p.m. milonga @ Brasarte, 1901 San Pablo Ave. $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.  
Pre Milonga Class- 8-9  p.m.
$15 class only, $20 class & milonga, $15 milonga only only, $10 after 1 a.m.

@>---- Saturday,@ Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave.  
Milonga, $15 Milonga

Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

Sacramento -

Tango by the River, 128 J Street, 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 (in back), 2791 24th St. Michelle Gore technique class. 6:30-7:45 p.m., includes warm-up, drills, routines, floor work, cool-down!  Wear comfortable shoes & clothing & get ready to work out! Studio 1 is at the back of the center.  Take 24th Street (past the theater), turn left onto 4th Ave., 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 Street (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., 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.
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th Street   - Tango Explorations
6:30 pm Beg. Tango/ 7:30 pm ContinuingTango/   Chris Peake
8:30 pm Open Practica $35/ month, $10/drop-in  $5/practica  (FREE with Class!)
Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  Tango technique.  Group lessons,
8 p.m.  $10.

At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30 pm to 9:30
this month with Erik and Yelena
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in contact

Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - 8 - 11 p.m.  Practilonga - combines the best of a practica and a milonga.  For the first fifteen minutes (8:00-8:15 pm), Donna will teach  a "Tango Tip for the Day."  It might be anything from refining technique in an embellishment, a step useful for navigating the dance floor, a stretch that is particularly good for dancers, etc.  $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. 

Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville
Beginner's Class 2-3 pm, $12, Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 pm, $12
Dance Practice 4-6 pm, $6 (free w/class)

Saturday, April 14,  In Modesto: Workshops with Marcelo Solis, Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. Two workshops during the day, pre-milonga class and performance.
2:30 p.m. Musicality. Make your dancing shine. Move to the beat of tango in the embrace. Technical details for musical improvisation. Posture, weight shift, use rhythm and space. Practical application for the milonga floor: corridas and pauses.
4 p.m. Focus on connection. Make your partner shine. Technical details for clear lead and graceful follow. Use of the partner's space. Practical application for the milonga floor: turns with sacadas.
1 class: $20 per person  both classes: $35
7:30 p.m.  pre-milonga class: Make your tango beautiful. Musicality and connection: small and often overlooked details that make a big difference.
8:30 - midnight, open dancing (milonga)
10 p.m. Performance by Marcelo and Olga Matveeva
Marcelo Solis, milonguero,  dancer, choreographer and instructor,specialized in traditional tango music from the 1930s and '40s. He teaches Buenos Aires styles, focused on connections between partners and music with exercises and explanations to better understand the fundamentals. He has taught and performed in Argentina, USA, Canada and Europe. Now based in San Francisco, he returns to Buenos Aires several times a year to teach and perform at major milongas like Salon Canning, Confiteria Ideal, Nuevo Chique and Cachirulo.

NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2012: Friday, JUNE 29 - Saturday JULY 7.
All classes, workshops and milongas, including Celebration Tango, the Gala Milonga celebrating the 15th Anniversary will take place at the ALLEGRO BALLROOM - 5855 Christie Ave - Emeryville. Teachers :
Thursday, June 28th: WELCOME MILONGA!  Open to the public. FREE. Featuring NTW Fashion Show.
For information: http://www.tangoweek.com/

Until later, Mary

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