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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Dec. 8, 2014

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We spent last Saturday working on oho cortado, which some call "oho milonguero" as it is so used in milongas, speaking of which, we will open up the New Year with a first Friday milonga at Jacobs.  In the meantime, Kenny & Choi  return  December 13 

Next year we have some exciting events early on.  In late February we have Eva & Pablo back, practitioners of traditional milonguero style.  In March we have a return of the Redwood Tango Ensemble, and we are currently working on getting Andrea Monti to Modesto to do some workshops.  She is an expert in follower's technique and well worth your time.   So much to look forward to - stay tuned.

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY:  Monday practicas cancelled until January 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.10,    Basics lesson,  2:45 p.m.  No fee.


SATURDAY: Dec. 13,  2014

Studio V Pilates and Fitness at 4345 Spyres.  Kenny & Choi return for a couple of classes.  First one at11 a.m. on basics, beginners are encouraged to take this one.  The second class, at 12:30 pm is at a more advanced level.   $15 for one class, $25 for both.  Cost of the class will include the cost of the follow-up class in the following week.


Friday, January 2, Greet the new year with a first Friday 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.

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




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 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)     Milonga: 8 pm - midnight,  $10


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

Saturday, December 13th - workshops and Christmas  Milonga-DJ Eduardo Saucedo

Sunday, December 14th - workshops with Eduardo Saucedo


9:00 pm to 1:00 am or so  Don't miss their performance at the milonga on the night of Saturday, December 27! It will be the New Year's Eve milonga ... it will be a great send-off to the year!



Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St. TANGO BRAVO MILONGA!! new milonga hosted by Miguel Taillant:, on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday at FH5.  This  will be 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.)

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, December 20, Christmas Milonga


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, Nov 18 - 8pm Workshop with Eduardo Saucedo

December 16th EDUARDO'S BIRTHDAY - Tuesday, December 16th - 8pm workshop and Celebration,

We are celebrating Eduardo's birthday today!!!!

To schedule private classes email - hikikki@yahoo.com or call 415 866 0587

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 Pr├íctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-11 p.m.Beginners welcome.


Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th  St.   7-8 p.m.

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




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.



Dianna's Studio, 826 N. Fulton 6 - 7 pm.  4 week series of Beginner lessons with Marcelo Molina & Carolina Vazquez, USA champions. $15 drop in.




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



Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento


LUCIANO CAPPARELLI and ROCIO DE LOS SANTOS return on the weekend of December 27 & 28, 2014!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

•2:30-3:45 p.m. -- Leading and Following Beautiful Boleos (All Levels)

•4:15-5:30 p.m. -- Volcada Variations -- Don't miss these sensual and beautiful sensual off-axis movements! (Intermediate & Up)



 Sun Dec 14 -Workshops with Eduardo Saucedo

2:00-3:30 p.m. -- Tango - Creativity and Subtleties in Improvisation, exploring alternatives and possibilities with movements

4:00-5:30 p.m. -- Trendy Steps in Tango - Update your vocabulary in Tango - fun and useful!

Cost is $30 for one, $50 for two, or $70 for all three workshops!

Tango by the River, 108 J Street, Old Sacramento

Sunday, December 28, 2014  LUCIANO CAPPARELLI and ROCIO DE LOS SANTOS return

•2:30-3:45 p.m. -- Useful & Beautiful Paradas (Stops) -- How to Make them Elegant and Graceful for the Leader and Follower (with Embellishments at the Parada for the Follower) (All Levels)

•4:15-5:30 p.m. -- Soft Colgadas for the Social Dance Floor (Intermediate & Up)

Cost is $30 each or 2 for $50 3 for $70 or all 4 for $80! -- the best deal!



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


From Christy Cote: CITA (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino) 2015 is just around the corner....Mar 22-28, 2015.    Now in the  16th year of bringing students and friends to Buenos Aires,  offering 2 options:

1. For "Independents" - Experienced Buenos Aires Travelers who prefer no group affiliation:

CITA registration ONLY (through Christy & Chelsea Eng) for less than you would pay on your own & with additional exclusive perks!  $490 or $441 for returning CITA members if booked by Dec 15th.

2. For "Newbies" - First time Buenos Aires Travelers and/or those seeking Group Resources &  Camaraderie plus the expertise of Christy & Chelsea:

CITA registration  & Enhancement:

Includes pre-travel get together, group dinner in Buenos Aires, assistance with class selections, answers to any questions you may have about traveling to Buenos Aires and more!

$715 or $666 for returning CITA members if booked by Dec 15th.

Early registration gives you priority on class selections which is important if you want to study with specific teachers and/or classes.  Click HERE for a list of the teachers.

Reply to this email to get started! christycote@gmail.com

Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng

CITA representative for the USA

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