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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Oct. 1, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Oct. 1, 2012

Eduardo Saucedo's Modesto visit was a resounding success.  Well attended workshops preceded a milonga in which Eduardo must have danced with every woman present - and led the room in a rousing "Tango Negro". 

Next is the Modesto International Festival. Our group is to go on the outdoor stage at 2:20 p.m. and the Gallo stage at 3:40. We will work on that Monday at Jacobs.  Do come.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Oct. 1 & Oct. 8. Social dance and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry - 7-9 p.m.  No fee, though you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early for a meal.

WEDNESDAY - Oct. 3.  Beginner lesson at the Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.  No fee.

SATURDAY - Oct.6 . 11 a.m.-noon.  Beginner classes at VBoogie's Dance Journey, 711 10th St., Behind the Gallo Center. $10 drop in.  Pay for the entire month, $35.

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@>---- Every Tuesday at Quarry Ponds, 5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay: Milonga El Suave,  Free class 6-7 p.m. Free milonga 7-9:30 p.m. Dance overlooking a pond, moon and stars. Source restaurant cooks great tapas with wine and beer available. You are encouraged to patronize Source.  916-807-4210, luiselsuave@comcast.net

@>----  Saturdays, Oct. 6 & 20. Firehouse Five Milonga    2014 9th St,. 9 p.m. sometimes past 2 a.m. Cover $10 Beginning lesson at 8 p.m. if at least four people attend. Join hosts Chris Peake, Dan Printz for a casual, friendly alternative to the Traditional Milonga DJ featuring traditional, non-traditional & Alternative music.

@>----  Saturday,  Oct. 13  & 27 Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento.   
9 p.m.-midnight. Traditional, then Nuevo.  Hors d'oeuvres, BYOB $10.  DJ TBA 128 J Street, Old Sacramento 916-443-7008 www.rivertango.com

@>---- Sundays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 25. New venue, new time! Fourth Sunday Milonga, 6:30-9 p.m., at Mezcal Taqueria, 1620 W. El Camino Ave, 95833 (SW corner Truxel and West El Camino)

@>---- 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. Bring your own beverage. 
@>---- Friday, Tango Magdalena Dance & Art Studio, live music! 580 Grand Ave, Suite #305, 9 p.m. $15,  $10 after 1 a.m.

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

@>----  Sunday, Oct. 7, Sunday, Nov. 4, & Sunday, Dec. 2 Free milonga at Blackhawk Plaza, in the rotunda across from movie theatre. 2-3 p.m. Beginner class, Milonga  3-7 p.m. 3499 Blackhawk Plaza Circle. Music by Redwood Tango Ensemble

@>---- Saturday, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, La Milonga de Nora, Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie. 9 p.m.
Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento 
Starting in October 2012,   Advanced Tango class TAUGHT BY EDUARDO SAUCEDO  7-8:30 (an hour and a half class) followed by a practica from 8:30-9:30   The beginning and intermediate classes will now be held on Thursday nights taught by Donna Tielsch and assisted by Nicholas Washington.
Two New (and Separate) Programs for October: 
Eduardo Saucedo, master teacher and dancer from Buenos Aires, teaches a series of workshops on giros (turns) for the first four Tuesdays in October!  Each workshop is followed by a practica, included in the cost.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. -- Turns and Counter Turns - Technique
TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. -- Turns with Pencils and Sacadas -
TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. --Turns with Sacadas and Boleos
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. --Turns with Sacadas, Boleos and Hooks
Tuesday Practica -- Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. (or later)
The cost of the advanced class is the same as regular workshop pricing:  $30 for one, $50 for two, $70 for three, or $80 for all four workshops. That's only $20 a workshop when you take all four!  Click here to sign up now!

Sierra 2 Center, Studio 1 (in back), 2791 24th St. Michelle Gore technique class. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Wear comfortable shoes & clothing.  Take 24th Street (past the theater), turn left onto 4th Ave., then an immediate left into the parking lot. <http://www.TangowithMichelle.com>, (916) 799-1952

Dianna's Studio of Dance, 826 N. Fulton, tango champions Marcelo Molina and Carolina Vasquez teach social dance and group formation for showcase on Nov. 3 (Participation Optional). 7-8 p.m.

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., 7:45-9 p.m. classes by Luis Caceres


Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento
Beginning and intermediate classes taught by Donna Tielsch assisted by Nicholas Washington.
Beginning Tango -- Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. (starts Oct. 4)
Intermediate Tango -- Thursdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. (starts Oct. 4)
Program includes two practicas (no class but a chance to practice each week:  The beginning & intermediate tango program costs $50 per person or $90 per couple and include both classes on Thursdays and  the Tuesday & Thursday practica.
Thursday Practica --  8:30-9:30 p.m. (or later)
Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St., Tango Explorations
6:30 p.m. Beg. Tango, 7:30 p.m. ContinuingTango/   Chris Peake
8:30 p.m. 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.  fresnotango@gmail.com     559-240-3200

At Firehouse 5 Studio, 2014 9th St.  7:30-9:30 p.m.
Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com
New: Beginning October 26:  24th Street Dance Studio, , 2724 24th St.,  Sacramento - 7-12 p.m.  Practilonga - combines the best of practica and milonga.  Kenny & Chooi conduct a beginner class, followed by a practilonga to replace the practilonga at TBTR.

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave.- Class  at 7 p.m., cost $10 includes practica.

Práctica from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Cost  $5 for práctica only,   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 Senior Center  4321 Salem St.
Golden Age Tango Academy, classes and practica. Classes by Ivan Shvarts,
415. 760. 9374: tangocuriosity@gmail.com goldenagetangoacademy@gmail; 
1-3:30 p.m. Free



Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m.,  Class Description:
1) Ear training for rhythm & phrase of tango music
2) Biomechanics of leading & following fundamental steps of the dance
3) Develop awareness & sensitivity to partner's motions
4) Improvise with simple dance sequences for the social dance floor
Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m,  Topic of the month:
1) Listen & dance to the unique musical dynamics of Argentine Tango music

2) Improvise with chain sequences (cadenas & displacements (sacadas)
Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)
NEW PRICES!- One class for $10, Two for $15, $60 for the month

Fresno:  Studio 65/ Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m.  Basic skill demonstrated, discussed and practiced.
Tango practica - 6-7 p.m. an atmosphere of practice and learning.  Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., food and drink available. fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Oakland: Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Avenue:
BEGINNERS:2:15 - 3:15 PM:

Announcing the  upcoming tango show:  TANGO - PASSION & JOY!
Friday, Oct. 19,  and Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.
Created and directed by Eduardo Saucedo of Buenos Aires.
Produced by Eduardo Saucedo   in association with Tango by the River
COST: $40 at the door; $35 in advance
Get your tickets now at www.rivertango.com  916 443-7008

From Marcelo Solis: Nov. 9-18. - 9 days of intensive workshops, practicas, presentations and milongas with Buenos Aires' best instructors and dancers:  Packages start at $600!!! for classes.
We can also arrange your accommodation at the best hotel in the best location, as well as your airport/hotel/airport transfers, and providing you with assistance  going to milongas, hiring taxi dancers and more·
9 Intensive Days: 16 workshops, 6 hours assisted practice, early bird price before October 6, 2012: $600 - $720 after.
9 nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $945.-, double room $1062.-, triple room $1350.-
9 Best milongas in Buenos Aires, includes transportation and personal assistance, early bird price before October 6: $310.- $380 after.
Other services : Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport: Bus $45;
Taxi (up to three persons) $125.- | Additional nights at Hotel Lyon: $105 single, $118 double or $150 triple room. | Taxi dancer, $35 per hour. | Tours in the city, country side, Colonia, Montevideo, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more!!!. 
One day in the Countryside tour. Includes a day with empanadas, horse riding, asado, performances, gauchos. $83  , 3 hours city tour: $30 

From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng:  CITA  Mar 10-16, 2013
Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2013,
the 15th Annual International Tango Congress. 
To join the mailing list of others interested in attending CITA 2013  click <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001Fo7gspCym-QGxD_LvZBRCu-XeMGzCGJRJ0g6CYvLYYFovGP59FK1FUWSVt6ZdX7RzGayba4Q0sTqsVuRAuk4Tdh7db1anyI83DoOyXPwWPUJtxpBokScPNhrlDnEKNrMxGGRxbLu2-5N92uSHKfQU_UlnotnGOaa>HERE

Until later, Mary

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