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Modesto Tango Bulletin, March 2, 2015

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Eva & Pablo gave us quite a workout on Saturday.  The milonga rhythm, while infectious, can be a tricky one to grab.  A video of their class summary dance is This Week's Video.  We will continue to work on that rhythm this coming Saturday, and if you attended the workshop, your lesson is paid for.   


Tonight our Monday night practica will be held at Urbano on H Street, behind the Gallo Center.  This will be a first for us, so come and see what this new venue has in store.

Until later, Mary

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MONDAY: Tonight:  March 2  & March 9 we meet at Urbanos, 1016 H Street, behind Gallo Center for the Arts for our weekly practica.

No fee, but you are encouraged to order food or drink from the menu. Come early to dine!  This is the time to practice what you learn in class.


WEDNESDAY: February 25, 2015,   Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem Avenue,  Argentine Tango Basics lesson   2:45 p.m.  No fee. 


SATURDAY: March 7,  2015 -   at  Studio V Pilates and Fitness 4345 Spyres, off Bangs, continued work on milonga  -11:00 a.m.

$10 unless you were at the workshop with Eva & Pablo, in which case the lesson is covered.


All milongas in Modesto are suspended until we get a better handle on venues.

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.


Two Day Boot Camp for Experienced Dancers with Christy Cote & Eduardo Saucedo, May 2 & 3

Trilliant Studio, 130 Linden St, Oakland, CA 94607,

To reserve your space, go to: christycote@gmail.com


NORA'S TANGO WEEK 2015 :  July 2 - July 5, 2015, Marriot Hotel, San Francisco Airport Waterfront. S Includes all Classes, Seminars, Chamuyos & Milongas, except for the July 4 Gala Milonga…  Win a scholarship to Nora's Tango Week.  Applications at  the website  www.tangoweek.com  for more detailed information,




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.  



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.)

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.   



Sycamore Club,  635 Old Orchard Road.  1st Sunday every month,

Sycamore Club: 3rd Saturday every month,


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



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 





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.  

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, salida, cruzada,  and ochos)

7 - 8 pm:  Topic for March: Vals 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 -   7-8:30 p.m. — For February: From Thinking to Dancing

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



Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th Street. 6 Hours Seminar with GABRIEL MISSE & ANALIA CENTURION March 27th, 28th & 29th

Seminar 1 - THURSDAY, March 27th:  7 - 9 pm  Pre-registration required - No drop-in

Pre-registered full package:  $120

Pre-registered each seminar:  $45

Private lessons:

$150 one hour with both instructors + $10 floor fee

$100 one hour with one instructor + $10 floor fee

$500 package of 5 hours with both instructors + $10 floor fee

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.



Sycamore Tango club, 635 Old Orchard Drive





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


TANGO ON BROADWAY - 2416 18th Street, 

Seminar 2 - FRIDAY, March 28th:  6 - 8 pm - Seminar 2 with GABRIEL MISSE & ANALIA CENTURION

Price: Pre-registered full package:  $120, Pre-registered each seminar:  $45 - No drop-in

They are also available for private lessons:

$150 one hour with both instructors + $10 floor fee

$100 one hour with one instructor + $10 floor fee

$500 package of 5 hours with both instructors + $10 floor fee


SATURDAY Sacramento:  TANGO ON BROADWAY - 2416 18th Street, Suite A, 

Seminar 3 - SATURDAY, March 29th:  2 - 4 pm  with GABRIEL MISSE & ANALIA CENTURION

Price: Pre-registered full package:  $120 - Pre-registered each seminar:  $45  - No drop-in

Private lessons:  $150 one hour with both instructors + $10 floor fee - $100 one hour with one instructor + $10 floor fee

$500 package of 5 hours with both instructors + $10 floor fee




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




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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