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Modesto Tango Bulletin, July 6, 2015

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Hope your 4th of July break was enjoyable.  We meet again on Saturday July 11 with Jean-Pierre Sighe  at the helm. The focus of JeanPierre will be musicality.  He is a musician by training, so the first class, at 11 a.m. will be on  musicality for Tango, and the second class at 12:30 will be musicality with milonga at a more  intermediate level.  He then returns on July 25 and does both sessions on Milonga.  He wants to take people to the root of the Habañera rhythm that is the base for Tango and Milonga, to better understand what the traspie is.  He feels the emotional connection to the rhythm is very important.


In other news, we will resume a Monday practica, beginning July 13 at the Shooter's bar at the Clarion Hotel on Sisk Rd, from 7 to 9. 

We would like a turnout that convinces the Clarion that letting us use their facility is worth the trouble, so mark your calendars.

Until later, Mary
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MONDAY:  Beginning July 13 we resume our Monday Practicas at The Clarion, 1612 Sisk Rd, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Food and drink purchase encouraged.


TUESDAY:  Weekly practicas at Urbano are on hold until the restaurant gets its entertainment license.


WEDNESDAY: July 8, 2015,   Class in tango basics at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue.  


SATURDAY: July 11,  2015 -  Jean-Pierre Sighe at  Studio V,   Pilates and Fitness Studio, 4345 Spyres.  He returns with lessons on musicality for both tango and milonga.  If you have not experienced his teaching, come and enjoy.  He has done a study on the African roots of tango and is a musician by training.  

First class at  11 a.m. for all levels.  Second class at 12:30 at a continuation level.   $15 for one class, $25 for both.   Participation in one or both classes automatically pays for the next week's continuation class.





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.  $10 for the milonga 


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.  



Sunday, July 12, Tango on the Terrace.  Town and Country Shopping Center, Downtown.  5 - 8 pm.  Free outdoor milonga

Veterans Memorial Center.   115 E.  Prospect,  4 - 9 p.m.  $10    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


Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:  Performance Tango Class  7:00-8:30 pm! Take your tango to another level. Focus on advanced tango sequences, tango poses, and learning parts of a choreographed routine.

Geared toward dancers with previous tango experience;   not for beginners. No partner necessary.  7:00-8:30 p.m.

$15 drop-in per class or $50 per person/$90 per couple for the Monthly Discount Program (entitles you to attend theThursday Advanced Tango Class as well!)


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

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 Ladas, and 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:  Intermediate


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.



Blackhawk Tango, Sycamore club 635 Old Orchard Drive, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Beginner & Intermediate.  8-10 p.m. practica.  $10




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




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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