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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Jan. 20, 2014

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Polo & Diana gave us much to work on. Milonga will continue to be dealt with in Saturday's lesson.  We have welcoming many new people lately.  It is nice to have you in the group and we look forward to seeing you at many of our other functions. We will be back at the studio next week.

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY - Tonight, Jan. 20  & 27 Social dance and practica resumes  at Jacobs' Fine Dining. 2501 McHenry.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food for drink from the menu.  Some come early to dine.


WEDNESDAY -  Jan. 22: Classes  at the senior center,  211 Bodem.    2:30 p.m.   - Beginning basics.  Free.


SATURDAY -  Jan. 25 - Class at Studio V Fitness & Pilates, 4345 Spyres, just off Bangs near McHenry.  We will work on milonga rhythms, so prepare for a workout. 11 a.m. - introductory/beginning class - $10 drop in, unless you attended Polo's class last week.


Friday, Feb. 7: First Friday Milonga, at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave,8-11 p.m.  Tango in a social setting with music arranged in Tandas  as in Buenos Aires.  Food and drink available - $5


Argentine Tango Official Championship & Festival in San Francisco, April 17-20at SF Airport Marriott Hotel  Save the dates! Directed by Andrea Monti and Gato Valdez       






Fridays, Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (Just off Broadway) Traditional milonga - 9 p.m. $10 -  Kenny Bell host.  Saturday, Jan. 25, at Tango By The River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento, milonga.


 Sunday, Jan 26, Mezcal Milonga, El Camino & Truxel  6:30-9 p.m. Free, but you are encouraged to order food and drink, and tip the waiter.




Sundays, Twilight Milonga, Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin St., 3rd floor. Enter 2419 on lower door handle. Close to 19th Street BART, free parking on Sundays. Leave no valuables in cars.  DJ: Yuling Chen.  Hosts: Count Glover and Melissa;


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




Feb. 2, First Sunday,  Blackhawk Tango Holiday Milonga: At the new Veterans Building, 400 Hartz Ave.


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




Tango by the River, 128 J St., OldSacramento

6:30 - 7:30 Beginning Tango,

7:30 - 8:30 Intermediate/Advanced Tango

Tango Practica: 8:30-9:30 p.m.


Fontaine Dance, 1328 Blue Oaks Rd. Suite 150, Roseville with Morgan Heller, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tango Ballet, focusing on needs of tango dancers. Morgan danced professionally with ballet companies for 25 years. 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 and Ed.

7:30-8:30 p.m.:  Beginners $12,  8:30-9:30 p.m., intermediates  $12

Extended hours! 9:30-11  p.m.:  Nora & Ed's Practica:  $5 



3499 Blackhawk Plaza.  6-6:30 p.m. Tango Chat, 6:30-7:15 Beginner - Foundation

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 Mondaypr├íctica. Drop-in: $15  includes both lessons  Class limited to 10 followers and 10 leaders; contact tangoonbroadway@gmail.com,  cegoh@aol.comor  now or 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 - introductory class 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. withMorgan Heller 

7 p.m. Beginning;  8 p.m. Intermediate




Tango by the River, 128 J St.,  Old Sacramento -   Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. --

Intermediate/Advanced Tango, followed by a Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm.; 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: 707-416-9680tangobravo2k@yahoo.com



Club One, 5860 W Las Positas Blvd. Classes and practica in largecomfortable room with hardwood floor adjacent to and part of Club One boutique fitness center with clean, elegant, inviting atmosphere, 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




Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas return to the area:

Saturday, Jan. 25, at Tango By The River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento

2-3:30 p.m. -- Georgina's Technique: Secrets for the Women's giro/molinete (Intermediate & Up)

4-5:30 p.m. -- Tango: Giros with combinations of enrosquez, lapiz and entradas (Intermediate & Up)Cost is $30 per workshop, 2 for $60, 3 for $85, or all 4 for $100





Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas return to the area: at Tango By The River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento

Sunday, Jan. 262 -3:30 p.m. -- Vals: rhythical combinations with giros and sacadas/entradas (Intermediate & Up)4-5:30 p.m. -- Milonga lisa and traspie (Intermediate & Up)

Cost is $30 per workshop, 2 for $60, 3 for $85, or all 4 for $100



Allegro Ballroom,  5855 Christie Ave.

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.


March 10-16   CITA 2014

Join Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng in Buenos Aires for CITA 2014.   Directed by renowned dancer Fabian Salas, CITA 2014 is the International Tango Congress in Buenos Aires,  CITA is THE premier tango festival on the worldwide circuit.


March 16-30     Tango By The River:

We have priced the air fare separately so  you can fly with us or arrange your own. The group rate is $1600 per person for round-trip fare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires, including taxes and transfers to and from the Ezeiza airport to the hotel. If you fly separately,  you must make arrangements for your own transfers to and from the airport and the hotel.

The land portion includes:

* 12 nights   at the Hotel Kenton Palace, a four-star hotel with wireless Internet, TV, minibar, air conditioning,  safety box and hair dryer.  The hotel has a restaurant and offers 24-hour room service. Breakfast is included daily in your room rate. Price is per person, double occupancy. Private rooms are available at an additional cost.

* Tango Shows & Dinner at "Tango Porteno" and "Esquina Carlos Gardel,"

*  City Tour of Buenos Aires, including a group tour of the Teatro Colon, one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world. 

*  One day excursion to El Tigre & Parana Delta, and  one day excursion to Colonia in Uruguay.  . 

*  Visit to Chacarita and Recoleta cemeteries.   At Chacarita, we will visit the gravesides of  Gardel,  Pugliese,   DiSarli,  Troilo, etc.  At Recoleta,   see amazing architecture--and  visit the gravesite of Evita. 

* Full day tour to Santa Susanna Ranch * Optional: Tango Instruction with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas, Eduardo Saucedo, and other maestros de tango.

* Land Portion Cost -- $2,137 per person ( includes all taxes) if paid in full byJanuary 31, 2014. $2,337 if paid after.

* Round-trip air fare -- $1600 per person ( includes all taxes and transfers to and from  the hotel ) -- price is subject to change

Total: $3,737


March 28-April 6, Marcelo Solis offers nine days of intensive workshops, practicas, presentations and milongas: 15 workshops, four hours assisted practice: $620 early bird price if PAID BEFORE JAN 28. Nine nights at Hotel Lyon (walking distance to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires). Single room $765, double $855. Nine best milongas in Buenos Aires, includes transportation and personal assistance: $320,early bird price. Guided tours of the city, Avenida de Mayo, San Telmo, Calle Florida,  La Boca, Recoleta shopping. INCLUDED (NEW) ONE-DAY PASS: For those who can't take the whole tour, - CLASSES: $90 for two workshops and practica. MILONGA: $50, includes assistance and transportation. - CLASSES AND MILONGA: $130.  CST# 2085488-40

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