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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Sept. 21, 2015

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Next Saturday at Studio V we  welcome back Ed Loomis and Ghooi Goh.  We have worked with Chooi rather recently as she partnered Kenny.  Ed goes back to when Modesto Tango got started.  He is a founder of Sacramento Tango and has long been considered the best teacher in Sacramento.  He was our sole instructor in Modesto in our early days. You really don't want to miss a chance to work with these two.

Until later, Mary
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WEDNESDAY: Sept 23, 2015,   Class   at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue.   We are  working on a presentation we will make at the Senior Center Open house on the morning of September 24.


SATURDAY: September 26,  2015 -   Studio V,   Pilates and Fitness Studio, 4345 Spyres.  Classes with Ed Loomis & Chooi Goh.  11:00 a.m.  basics and technique, recommended for all levels, beginners particularly encouraged.  12:30 Class at a continuation level.   $15 for one class, $25 for both.  The cost of the class will include the following week's follow-up class.






Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (just off Broadway)  Milonga: 8 pm - midnight,  $10

Start your weekend early by coming to dance on Friday at our milonga!

Feel free to celebrate your special day with us, it can be your birthday,

anniversary, job promotion, retirement, etc, just remember to inform us of your

special day and we can all have fun together!

Upcoming milongas:   

Sept 18th:  DJ Ashvin Iyer, from Oakland.  DJ Ashvin is a popular DJ in the SF Bay Area and he deejays regularly at tango festivals and tango events over the country and he will be driving up here in the congested Friday traffic to deejay for us!  We appreciate that!




Tango by the River, 128 J Street, 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




Elegant Grand Opening Night! 6:30 - 10:30pm.

Capital Dance Center - 11270 Sanders Drive - Near Hwy 50 & Sunrise Ave (behind Costco). - Rancho Cordova, CA

Big beautiful wooden dance floor, an excellent sound & lighting system and a friendly atmosphere. DJ David Graybill.

Tango demonstration by Mike & Alisa.  Special Guest: Ed Loomis.

Hosted by Patricia Thaxter & Joanne Miyao. - Co-hosts David Graybill, Cheryl MacVean and Cathi Hayter.

Refreshments & "Yerba Mate" served.  BYOB.

Ample, free parking. This new Milonga will happen every 4th Sunday of the month.

$10 per person, call 916-635-2600 to purchase advance tickets with credit card.




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. 


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


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

MONDAY    in Sacramento

Tango On Broadway, 2416 18th Street,  Adv Class (w/ Patrick Alessandri & Chooi Goh)

Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm - practica follows,  Price:  $40/mth or $12 drop-in

For the month of September,   work  on Barridas.  Explore  the different ways to do barridas  from different angle - side, front and back -, single & multiple and  leading  them, etc,   breaking  down  details and giving  step by step instruction to lead and follow these elements.  The class is not about patterns and sequences but   the skills to lead and follow an important element in tango.  (Patrick is with TOB just a little over a month   and he has been getting praises for his method of teaching and how he breaks down things step by step and make learning a difficult element easy to grasp).

8 - 10 pm :  Práctica, $3 or free 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 with Instructor Donna Tielsch assisted by Stephen Cahill. This is a great course for those who have always dreamed of performing tango on stage or just want to learn stage tango sequences to add some pizzazz to their dance. In each 4-week course, we  focus on advanced tango sequences, tango poses, and learning parts of a choreographed routine. This class is for dancers with previous tango experience;  not for beginners. No partner necessary. This is a wonderful way to build confidence in your dancing, on or off the stage.  Practica from 8:30-9:30 pm.

$15 drop-in per class or $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month (a four-week series starting at the beginning of each month).



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

Beginning Tango - Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm  - learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango: the elements of the tango embrace and posture, and moving with a partner in simple steps, focusing on musicality and connection.

Intermediate Tango -  7:30-8:30 pm - builds on  material from the beginning class, adding backward ochos, giros (turns), and occasionally barridas (sweeps) and sacadas (invasions). In all classes we focus on technique, connection on the dance floor, and how to apply all steps learned   into the social setting.  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 


Studio 1924,  - 1924 Franklin Street - Tango Followers Extreme with Luz Castineiras, 7:30-9pm  An energetic, fun and rhythmical class that develops technique & dance conditioning. Dance with traditional & non-traditional tango music. All levels are welcome and leaders are welcome, too!  $15




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:  IntermediateWEDNESDAY:  Beg & Int Tango (w/ Chooi Goh assisted by Karen Potts)In September, we work on Intermediate level Tango.  In this class, we explore  tango technique  and  introduce  giros, right turn, left turn and the combinations of turns in the media luna and molinete.

For the Intermediate class, we will alternate teaching Int Tango, Vals and Milonga and we will always be giving tango techniques & adornos that pertain to the execution of the elements that are being taught.  ( e.g. October: Vals, November: Milonga, December: Int Tango and so forth).

$40/mth or $12 drop-in  


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 -    -For the month of September….

Intermediate/Advanced Tango -"Embrace Me Tango - A Month of Musicality!"

Thursdays in September, 2015

Eduardo Saucedo will be teaching the Thursday classes at Tango by the River for the month of September. He is focusing on how to express the movement with the different orchestras as well as the different styles of embrace: Open, Closed, Mixed, Nuevo. Each week we will explore a different group of orchestras to increase your vocabulary of steps, combinations, sequences, embellishments, and more! Eduardo is a phenomenal teacher and dancer ... don't miss this opportunity to take your tango to the next level!

Thursday, September 17, 7:00-8:30 pm

Thursday, September 24, 7:00-8:30 pm 

Cost is $30 for one, $60 for two, $80 for three, or $100 for all 4 workshops! Click here to sign up now!  If you would like a private lesson with Eduardo ($110 an hour), please contact Kikki directly at hikikki@yahoo.com.

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

Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th Street. TOTAL TANGO w/ MIKE & ALISA

Mike & Alisa will be offering a tango class that will encompass all the concepts, skills and practice that will enable you to look and feel your best while expressing yourself through tango.  You will need to have completed at least the beginning class to take this class.

7:30 - 9:00 pm  : 

Mike & Alisa have been dancing tango together for over 20 years, they have studied with many of the greatest Argentine Tango masters and are two of the fourfounders of Argentine tango in Sacramento.  (They also host theWednesday evening Práctica at Step One, 1920 T Street, 9 - 11 pm, only $3 for the practica).

$50/mth or $15 drop-in



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



Studio 1924, 1924 Franklin Street,  Tango Barre & Conditioning with Luz Castiniera  7-8:30pm.  In this class,   develop and explore an intensive tango workout. Each session offers   to strengthen the body through drills, repetitions, barre & stretching exercises, and musicality.

prices: Drop-in classes are $15, class packages available ($65 for 5 classes) Street parking is available and we are conveniently located one block from 19th Street BART. For more information, contact us at info@studio1924.com or 510-832-1702.




Firehouse Five  Studio: 2014 9th St. Traditional Tango  7:30-9:30p.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





Tango by The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento

Sunday, September 13th - 2.30pm and 4.30pm workshops with Eduardo Saucedo


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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