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Bulletin, July 29, 2013

We look at another first weekend milonga on Friday, August 2. See below:

The next day, Saturday August 3,  Kenny Bell of Sacramento conducts classes at Studio V Fitness & Pilates, 4345 Spyres. One at 11 a.m. another at 12:30.  One class $15, both classes $25
Kenny's dance journey began in hip-hop . By fate, he  stumbled upon Argentine tango. and now takes his dance extremely seriously and works beyond hard to improve.  Kenny has studied with some of the top-rated instructors in the world, making  trips to Buenos Aires to train and improve in the heartland of the  tango. He teaches in Sacramento, and has taught in Santa Cruz and Mexico.

On September 7 Eduardo Saucedo will return to Modesto to conduct workshops and dance with us at our milonga.

MONDAY -  Today (July 29) & August 5. Practica and social dancing at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave. a good time and place to practice class material.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu.  Some come early to eat.

WEDNESDAY - July 24,    Beginner class at the Senior Center, 211 Bodem. 2:30 p.m.. free  

FRIDAY - August 2, First weekend milonga.  No guest artist, no introductory lesson, just a chance to eat, drink, socialize, and of course, dance tango.  Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY - Kenny Bell of Sacramento will teach beginners at 11 a.m., another class at 12:30 p.m.
 at Studio V, 4345 Spyres, Just off Bangs, near McHenry. $15 for one class, $25 for both.

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Our next milonga will be on Friday, August 2, at Jacobs.  No guest artist, no introductory lesson, just a chance to dance, socialize, eat and drink. $5.


Saturday, August 10 - ALLEGRO BALLROOM, 5855 Christie Ave -  "LA MI LONGA de NORA"
8-9:30 p.m.: Class with HUGO PATYN y CELINA ROTUNDO.  THEME: Close Embrace Figures to use at milongas
9 p.m.-2 a.m.: MILONGA   11:30 p.m.: Exhibition by HUGO y CELINA  Guest D.J. : Emilio Flores
$20 Class Milonga • $15 Milonga only • $6 After 1:05 a.m.

Saturday, Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. 8 p.m.  Milonga, $15 

Sunday, August 4, Blackhawk Plaza rotunda, 3439 Blackhawk Plaza Circle.  Music by Redwood Tango Ensemble. Blackhawk milonga, 3-8 p.m. 

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

Sacramento: Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento   Further Explorations in Tango - 7-8:30 p.m., practica 8:30-9:30 p.m.; (some tango experience required) Cost $50 per person, $90 per couple for the month includes 3 CLASSES AND 2 PRACTICAS EVERY WEEK! Drop-in fees are $15 

Fontaine Dance, 1328 Blue Oaks Rd. Suite 150, Roseville with Morgan Heller 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tango Ballet Tango dancers. Morgan danced professionally with ballet companies for 25+ years. 6:30-7:30 Tango Intro, 7:30-8:30 Intermediate Tango

Firehouse 5 Dance, 2014B 9th St..  Tango Technique:  Class may include warm-up, isolations, drills, floor work and cool-down! Learn great exercises to do on your own to be a better partner.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and get ready to work out!  7-8:15 p.m.  Cost: $40 month, $12 drop-in

Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.: Special Ladies Leading class on  7-9 p.m. (7-8 lesson, 8-9,  practice session) $10.

Allegro Ballroom - 5855 Christie Ave -  - Classes with Nora & Ed.
7:30-8:30 p.m.:  BEG    $12,  8:30-9:30 p.m.:  INT  $12
Extended hours! 9:30-11  p.m.:  Nora & Ed's Practica:  $5 (FREE with class)

3499 Blackhawk Plaza.  6-6:30 Technique, 6:30-7:15 Beginner's Warm ups and Basic.
7:15-8 Intermediate - Popular Steps, 8-9:30  Practica  $10

Step One, 1920 T St. (at railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-11 p.m. Beginners welcome.

Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.  6-7 p.m.
Monthly:  $50/Single; $90/Couple; Includes all Wednesday lessons and Monday  práctica.
Drop-in: $15  includes both lessons  
Class limited to 10 followers and 10 leaders; contact   tangoonbroadway@gmail.com,  cegoh@aol.comor  immediately or ext/call 1-916-390-0219 to reserve your spot.
Beginner Class 7-8 p.m
Instructors:  Kenny Bell and Chooi Goh 

The Ballroom of Sacramento, 6009 Folsom Blvd: with Paul Zimny 7 p.m. Argentine Tango 1 - an introductory class that explores the basics of Argentine Tango - progressive class - refreshes by calendar month.
8 p.m. Argentine Tango 2 - just need to know the basics for this class that further explores the many possibilities for both leaders and followers - progressive class with new theme each calendar month

Capital Dance Center, 11270 Sanders Drive, Suite A. Rancho Cordova. with Morgan Heller 
7 p.m. Beginning;  8 p.m. Intermediate

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento - Class cancelled this week.
Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Learn the fundamentals:   Drop-in fee $10
Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 p.m. -- Builds on material from the beginning class,
Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; included with class attendance; $5 without.

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

Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St. Traditional Tango
7:30-9:30 p.m.Traditional Tango/Michael Taillant
$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in class
Contact: 707-416-9680, tangobravo2k@yahoo.com

Club One, 5860 W Las Positas Blvd. Classes and practica in a  large and comfortable room with hardwood floor adjacent to and part of Club One boutique fitness center with clean, elegant, and inviting atmosphere. 
Only minutes from highway 680 and 580 junction near W. Las Positas Blvd. and Hopyard Road.
6-6:30 Tango Chat 
6:30 - 7:15 Beginners Class. Basic fundamentals 
7:15 - 8 Intermediate Class. Popular steps for social dancing  8-9:30 p.m., practica
Cost: $12 – Free for Club One members, Includes light snacks and refreshments  www.blackhawktango.com
Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner Class 2-3 p.m,  Intermediate/Advanced Class 3-4 p.m  - Julian Ramil instructor 
One class for $10, Two for $15, Dance Practice 4-6 p.m., $6 (free w/class)

Studio 65, Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
Introduction to Tango - 5-6 p.m., practica - 6-7 p.m.
Teachers available for questions. Social dancing, 7-9 p.m., fresnotango@gmail.com    559-240-3200

Tango Magdalena, 580 Grand Ave.:
BEGINNERS: 2:15-3:15 p.m., INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED: 3:30-4:30 p.m.


In Sacramento:  At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento: Liz and Yannick Vanhove, European champions of Tango Salon 2012, the European vice-champions of Tango Escenario 2012, finalists of the Mundial in Buenos Aires 2012, will be in Sacramento on their first U.S. tour. They  start  the weekend with a special Friday night class: "Steps of the old Maestros," 7-8:30 p.m., followed by a chamuyo (tango chat) and guided practica open only to class attendees 9:30-10 p.m.

SATURDAY, Nov. 9, 2:30-4 p.m. – The Art of Walking + Technique: Details and Refinement for Leaders and Followers (All Levels)
SATURDAY, Nov. 9,  4:30-6 p.m. -- Playful Tango Vals (Intermediate or All Levese who took the previous class)
SUNDAY, Nov. 10, 2:30-4 p.m. – Musicality (Intermediate or All Levels for those who took the previous class)
SUNDAY, Nov. 10, 4:30-6 p.m. -- Rulos & Enrosques (Intermediate & Advanced)
$30 for 1 class, $50 for 2 classes, $70 for 3 classes, $85 for 4 classes
or $100 for 5 classes -- the best deal!!!
Limited times are available for private lessons at $100 per hour ... Call the studio at 916 443-7008 or email donna@rivertango.com to schedule.

Forever Tango comes to the Gallo Center on Jan. 10.  More on that later


    From Marcelo Solis:  Oct. 25-Nov. 3, ETBA offers 9 days of intensive workshops, practicas, presentations and milongas with some of the best instructors and dancers from Buenos Aires: Nestor La Vitola, Blas Catrenau, Jorge Kero, Olga Besio, Diego Converti & Graciela Gamba, Andrea Uchitel, Gabriela Navarro, Enriqueta Kleinman, Carlos and Rosa Perez, Osvaldo and Coca Cartery, Alicia Pons, Osvaldo Natucci, Monica Paz, Myriam Pincen, Elina Roldan, Nestor Pellicciaro, Marcelo Solis and more. Packages start at only $620 for classes. We can arrange accommodation at the best hotel in the best location, airport/hotel/airport transfers, and providing assistance in going to milongas, hiring taxi dancers and more.
    9 intensive days: 12 workshops, 4 hours assisted practice, 9 best milongas in Buenos Aires: $620 early bird price if PAID BEFORE AUGUST 3. Nine nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $945, double room $1062,- triple room $1350.-Includes transportation and personal assistance:$320.
    Other services you may be interested: Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport::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 of the city, country side, Colonia, Montevideo, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls, Patagonia and more!!!