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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 29, 2014

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Happy New Year all.  We resume tango on Saturday, January 3, with a lesson  at Studio V, and a milonga that evening.  (NOTE) this is the milonga originally scheduled for Friday.  It will be on Saturday instead.



Next year we have some exciting events early on. We have just engaged Andrea Monti for January 31 to conduct a couple of workshops, and we will have a second milonga for the month that evening. 

Andrea Monti   is an expert in follower's technique and well worth your time.  In late February we have Eva & Pablo back, practitioners of traditional milonguero style.  In March we have a return of the Redwood Tango Ensemble.    So much to look forward to - stay tuned.

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY:  Monday practicas resume January 5, 2015.

Social dance and practica at Jacobs' Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave. 

No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu. Come early to dine! 


WEDNESDAY: Dec.31,    Basics lesson cancelled until 2015.  See you all on January 7. Normally at  2:45 p.m.  No fee. 


SATURDAY: January 3,  2015 - 11:00 a.m. Studio V Pilates and Fitness at 4345 Spyres.  Basics lesson,   $10

7:30 p.m. Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Avenue, Modesto 95350 - Welcome in 2015 with a milonga. $5


Saturday, January 3, Greet the new year with a first Weekend  milonga at Jacobs. 7:30 pm till …….. No guest artist, 

no introductory lesson, 

just a chance to eat, drink, socialize, and of course, welcome 2015 by dancing tango. - NOTE, day switched from Friday to Saturday.

Saturday, January 31 at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave, 7:30 p.m.; with guest artist Andrea Monti.

Saturday,  February 28 at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry Ave, 7:30 p.m.  with guest artists Pablo & Eva.

Coming Up



ARGENTINE TANGO USA FESTIVAL & CHAMPIONSHIP:  April 2 - 5, 2015  2015, Marriot Hotel, San Francisco Airport Waterfront.

Official Preliminary of Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup with Internationally renowned Tango Masters from Buenos Aires! Daniel Juarez & Alejandra Armenti, Tomas Galván & Gimena Herrera, Omar Ocampo y Mónica Romero, "Los Ocampo", Eva Lucero & Patricio Touceda - for more information and to sign up, go to:

 http://tangousachampionship.com/NOTE: This is the new & corrected website.  The old one will not work.


NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2015 :  July 2 - July 5, 2015, Marriot Hotel, San Francisco Airport Waterfront. SUPER EARLY EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!!!!!$399 - If paid in full by Jan 15, 2015Includes all Classes, Seminars, Chamuyos & Milongas…





Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (just off Broadway)   Cancelled this Friday.  New Year Eve milonga on Dec. 31.   Milonga: 8 pm - midnight,  $10


Saturdays:  2nd & 4th Saturdays at   Tango by the River, 128 J Street, old Sacramento.  



Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St. TANGO BRAVO MILONGA!!   milonga hosted by Miguel Taillant:, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday at FH5.  This is a traditional milonga and   similar to  those  experienced in Buenos Aires.  Miguel is  from Argentina,  grew up in Buenos Aires and has been dancing tango most of  his life.   It will be like having a little bit of Buenos Aires in Sacramento.   8 pm - 9 pm:  Tango lesson with Miguel Taillant,  9pm  - 12:30-01-00 am:  Milonga,  $10:00



Sundays:Twilight Milonga, Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin St., third floor. (Enter 2419 on lower door handle.)

Sunday, January 11th, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Join Johana Copes  for her special workshop. Johana's style is based on presence, strength, technique, quality of movement, and elegance, all while not losing the essence of tango. She is considered one of the most renowned dancers, producers, and choreographers of tango.

Workshop topic:   Boleos - Creating various effects using different dynamics

Cost:  $25 for workshop only; $30 with milonga

DJ: Yuling Chen. Hosts: Count Glover and Melissa.

Close to 19th Street BART, free parking on Sundays. Leave no valuables in cars.   


Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave. 8 p.m.   



Veteran's Memorial Hall,  1st Sunday every month, January 4 - 

Sycamore Club: 3rd Saturday every month,


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

TUESDAY in Sacramento:

Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento

6:30-7:30 p.m., Beginning Tango,

7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced Tango

Tango Practica: 8:30-9:30 p.m.  -  $12 per class + $5 per practica.


Tuesday, 8pm

Studio 65/Adornos, 2965 North Maroa Ave. 



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. (Not this week)


Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.   December 31 -  9 p.m.- New Year Eve milonga - No classes

Monthly:  $30   $10 drop-in; contact tangoonbroadway@gmail.com,  cegoh@aol.comor  now or call 1-916-390-0219 .

6 - 7 pm:  Basic Beginner Class  (Working on posture, embrace, basic walk, salidacruzada,  and ochos)

7 - 8 pm:  Rhythmic Tango, taking  steps from  the last two months milonga classes and add new steps,  for rhythmic tango.

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


THURSDAY - Thursday events cancelled.


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

$50 per person,  $15 drop-in, followed by a Tango Practica, 8:30-9:30 pm.; included with class attendance; $5 without.


Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St., Chris Peake 

6.30-7.30 p.m. Beginning Tango,  7:30-8.30 p.m. Continuing Tango Explorations 8.30 - 11-ish Open Practica - Cost $10 drop-in or $35/month or $5 for practica only.





Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St. Traditional Tango  7:30-9:30 p.m.Traditional Tango with Argentine native Michael Taillant

$40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in class  Contact: 707-416-9680tangobravo2k@yahoo.com


SATURDAY Pleasanton:

Club One, 5860 W Las Positas Blvd.

Classes and practica in large comfortable 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 p.m. 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






Lafayette Dance & Movement Center. 1018 C Almanor Lane, Lafayette 94549

John Pierre Sighe teaches - Beginers 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Intermediates from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Emeryville :

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.

Tango all levels.  - 5-6 p.m., practica - 6-7 p.m.  $10

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