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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 3, 2012

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 3, 2012

Polo and Diane's visit was a grand success.  We worked on timing and embrace to vals (waltz) rhythm.  Thanks also to the You Can Dance people for use of their studio.  Many of their own instructors got their first exposure to Argentine Tango and people purchased Polo's music compilations.  We return to our regular venue on Saturday, and will continue the work Polo introduced.

Caroline & Christopher return on 2013's first weekend for workshops and milonga.


MONDAY - Tonight, Dec 3  & 10, Social dance and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry - 7-9 p.m.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early for a meal.

WEDNESDAY - Dec 5, Beginner tango classes at Modesto Senior Center 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.

SATURDAY - Dec. 8,  Class at VBoogie's Dance Journey,  711 10th St. 11 a.m. All levels for basics.  $10

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@>---- Our next milonga will be Jan. 5 at Jacobs.  Caroline & Christopher will do workshops.


@>---- Every Wednesday, Bravo Restaurant, 1465 Eureka Rd., Roseville. Noches de Tango Dining and Dancing with El Suave  6:30-10 p.m. Bravos Noches de Tango menu will feature popular Argentine dishes, desserts, Argentine wines and beers and tango music for dancing.  Luis  916-807-4210.

@>---- Friday,  "La Milonguita"  24th Street Dance Studio
 2724 24th St., Sacramento,  
All-Levels Lesson: 7-8 p.m., milonga: 8 p.m.-midnight.
Class Only: $10,  milonga only: $10, class + milonga: $15
Hosts Chooi Goh & Kenny Bell, DJ Kenny Bell

@>---- Saturday, Dec. 15 "La Alternativa" @ Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014 9th St
Homer and Christina Ladas.  Workshops during the day. Milonga 9 p.m.

@>---- Sunday, Dec. 16, MEXCAL TACQUERIA MILONGAS, 1620 W. El Camino (Truxel & El Camino)
6:30-9 p.m. Milonga with DJ Michelle. Come early to eat!  The food is fabulous, the dancing free.

@>---- 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 sale. Bring your own drink. 

@>---- 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 

@>---- Saturday, Dec 8th, Fabian Salas & Lola Dias @ La Milonga de Nora, Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie, 9 p.m.
8-9:30 p.m. Boleos with Fabian & Lola
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Milonga.
11:30 p.m. Exhibition by Fabian & Lola
D.J. Emilio Flores.  $20 class & milonga.  $15 milonga only
Info: Nora: Misstango@hotmail.com (650)348-1140. Carol: carolhom@yahoo.com(415)203-8112.  CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR

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

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento 
Starting in November:  WORKSHOPS by MARCELO MOLINA, USA  stage tango champion in the 1911 World Cup.

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

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.


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. (started Oct. 4)
Intermediate Tango -- Thursdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. (started 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. Beginning Tango, 7:30 p.m. Continuing  Tango,  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.
Tango Bravo - Traditional Tango - Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in
Contact: 707-416-9680,: tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

The Dance Corner. 2927 Fulton Ave. Class  at 7 p.m., $10 includes practica from 8 to 10:30 p.m.  $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.com; 
1-3:30 p.m. free

Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Four Week Progressive Series
Non-Members - One class for $10, Two for $15
Beginner's Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advance Class 3-4 p.m  
Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

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 Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15 - 3:15 PM:, INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

to compete March 28-31, 2013, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel:

   ARGENTINE TANGO USA Festival and USA Championship hails social and cultural aspects of tango. The four-day event includes the only official US championship  and a festival with great tango show, live music, "milongas" and exclusive workshops directed by professional Argentine tango masters.
   ARGENTINE TANGO USA Championship is a sanctioned official branch in The United States to the "Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial de Baile" (Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup) by the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Buenos Aires.
   Because it is official, the potential Salon and Stage winning couples will get the official title of Argentine Tango USA Champions and will become the only USA authentic representatives to compete in Buenos Aires' main international event Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, having the right and advantage of entering directly at the Semifinal round (avoiding almost 500 competing couples from around the world that are registered every year for the classifying rounds).
    On the  first edition in April 2011, BrianNguyen and Yuliana Basmajyan from Los Angeles were crowned as USA Official Salon Tango Champions 2011 and sent to the Tango World Cup in BuenosAires where they won the 3rd place in the World Cup Finals for the first time in the American tango history!
    Due to this extraordinary success and at the request of the audience, the second edition was successfully produced last Easter weekend, Yumiko Krupenina and Ramada Salieri got the Salon Tango Official Champions Title and went on to compete at the World Cup in Buenos Aires.
    It is time to find a partner. Registration starts this month.


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

From Donna Tielsch, of Tango by the River,  March 17 to April 2, 2013
Trip includes:
  • Air fare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires & back
  • 14 nights in Buenos Aires' Hotel Bisonte Palace. Price is per person, double occupancy.
  • Tango Show & Dinner at "Esquina Carlos Gardel"
  • Half-Day City Tour in Buenos Aires
  • Recommendations & group outings to nightly milongas, shopping, & more.
  • Optional: Walking tour to the grave sites of  tango greats.
  • Optional: Tour of the Teatro Colon.
  • Optional: One day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay (via the ferry).
  • Optional: One day excursion to El Tigre.
  • Optional: Tango Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas, Eduardo Saucedo, and other maestros de tango.
  • Dates: 16 nights (14 in Buenos Aires + 2 nights on the plane), leaving Sacramento on March 17 and returning to Sacramento on April 2, 2013.
  • Deposit -- $500 deposit due by December 8, 2012.
  • Price -- $3,250 per person (price includes all taxes) if paid by December 31,  $3,350 if paid after January 1, 2013.
  • Questions, call Donna at 916 443-7008.

Until later, Mary

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