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Modesto Tango Bulletin, May 3, 2015

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We had a nice time at our milonga on  Friday, and a great class with Kenny & Choiwho worked on Saccades and Ocho Cortado.  for a recap, see  This Week's Video .  We will continue to work on that material this coming Saturday.  Kenny & Choi return again on May 16.

Until later, Mary

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TUESDAY:  May 5 & 12,  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, and we had a great time last week.


WEDNESDAY: May 6, 2015,   Class at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue.  Class in tango basics.


SATURDAY: May 9,  2015 -   Class in basics at studio V, Pilates and Fitness Studio, 4345 Spyres.  11 a.m.  $10



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



Tango by the River, 128 J Street, 2nd & 4th Saturdays  - 2nd & 4th Saturdays.  This Saturday, May 9, workshops with  River is  Guillermo De Fazio (one of the amazing brothers in Los Hermanos Macana) accompanied by Sara Thomsen for one workshop only! Don't miss this chance to take your tango to another level!

7:45-9:00 p.m. -- Tango: Technique & Musicality with Enrosques for Men and Embellishments for Women!

Cost is $25 for the workshop, $10 for the milonga that follows.


Firehouse Five Studio: 2014 9th St. TANGO BRAVO MILONGA!!   hosted by Miguel Taillant:,  1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday.  This is a traditional milonga and   similar to  those  experienced in Buenos Aires.   8 pm - 9 pm:  Tango lesson with Miguel Taillant,  9pm  - 12:30-01-00 am:  Milonga,  $10:00





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.

MONDAY    in Sacramento

Tango On Broadway, 2416 18th Street,

class w/ Kenny & Chooi     Int/Adv Class

7:00 - 8:00  $40/mth, $12 drop-in, free practica with class


Finnish Hall Cafe1970 Chestnut Street

La Practica Positiva w/ Nicholas & Stephanie×

7:00 - 7:45   Initiate Class (No experience necessary) - 7:45 - 8:00   Drills For All

8:00 - 9:00   Intermediate Class - 9:00 - 10:00   Practica

$12 for Community  $10 for Students

Join Nicholas and Stephanie  for La Practica Positiva! , The focus is on positive learning and exploration.

Initiate Class welcomes people to tango and helps others grow with vital form and function.

Intermediate class expands a concept or step and polishes it with drills for both men and women.

Afterwards, enjoy practicing with Nicholas and Stephanie, eat dinner at the cafe and make new friends!


Orange Practica @ The Beat 2560 9th St. Between Dwight and Parker

8:15 - 9:15   Intermediate Tango class  9:15 - 12:45   Practica

$12 Class + Practica*  $7 Practica only*

Join Felipe Martinez, Homer Ladasand other local and visiting instructors/DJs for this weekly event.

DJed music varies from all traditional to mixed (some alternative)



TUESDAY  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 




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.

$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: 707-416-9680, tangobravo2k@yahoo.com




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




Firehouse 5, 2014 9th Street. Santiago Croce is teaching regularly the 3rd Saturday of the month

These are 2hr class working  on technique, posture, embrace and navigation applied in a Sequence  $25, 



 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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