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Modesto Tango Bulletin, March 14, 2016

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We very much enjoyed the  classes with Roman Zapata.  In both classes he ran us through Tango basics with an emphasis on dancing with the music.  We will continue to work on that material this coming Saturday.   


  The week after that, Easter Weekend, March 27 - 27,  the Official  international TANGO FESTIVAL  (with workshops, performances, live music and social dancing), and the only Official Argentine Tango Competition in the US at the San Francisco Airport Marriot ., Some of us already have plans to go to part or all of it.  If  interested, check it out at: http://tangousachampionship.com.  These festivals, are   a great place to shop for Tango shoes, even if you do not sign up for any part of the Festival. ARGENTINE TANGO USA is a sanctioned OFFICIAL BRANCH   to Tango  World Cup organized by the Office of Festivals   of the Government of the   City Of Buenos Aires.

Until later, Mary
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WEDNESDAYMarch 16, 2016  Classes  at  Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem at 2:45 pm.  The class focuses on tango basics.  free 


SATURDAY: March 19, 2016 -  Class following up on the material offered by Roman Zapata  at Studio V , 4345 Spyres Ave, off Bangs.  11 am class in basics -   $10 unless you were at Roman's class, in which case the cost was covered when you paid then.





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

$10, includes snacks,  BYOB.



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




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. January 24 DJ Joe Kehrt.

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

**Spacious wooden dance floor** **Delicious refreshments** ** free parking** **BYOB** **Only $10 per person** **Hosted by Patricia, Joanne, Cathi and Michael**






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

EMERYVILLE Every 2nd Saturday, milonga at Allegro Ballroom,5855 Christie,  hosted by Nora Olivera, first lady of Tango in Northern California. 9 pm - 2 am.


Every 1st Sunday:  Sycamore Tango Club -  635 Old Orchard  Drive,

*Class 4:00 to 5:00   Milonga 5:00 – 9:00   $10

*Beautiful hardwood dance floor *Elegant Settings and lounge area *Convenient free parking *Only 3 minutes from I 680


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



Capitol City Dance Center,   Beginning Argentine Tango Class, Mondays from 6 to 7pm 

A new Argentine Tango instructor, Steve Lupi, assisted by Patricia Thaxter bring over 26 years of experience teaching and dancing Tango.

This beginner-level class is tailored to newcomers with no experience as well as those interested in fine-tuning their existing basic skills— no partner necessary. All musical styles of Argentine Tango will be introduced.  Supportive and comfortable dance or leather-soled shoes are recommended.

Drop-in: $8 or get a 20-class card for $130. Call 916-635-2600 for more information.  



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,   at 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:  IntermediateWEDNESDAY:  Beg & Int Tango (w/ Chooi Goh assisted by Karen Potts)For the Intermediate class,   alternate   Tango, Vals and Milonga , always   giving tango techniques & adornos that pertain to the execution of the elements  taught. 

$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 -  Intermediate/Advanced Tango - 7:00 pm

Practica 8:30  $15 drop in.


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  :  $50/month or $15 drop-in



Blackhawk Tango, Sycamore club 635 Old Orchard Drive, 7:00 - 7:45 pm Beginner , Intermediate.  7:45-8:30 p.m. practica.  8:30- 10 pm  $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


The Dance Corner,  2927 Fulton Ave, Weekly Friday classes  from 7pm to 8pm (still $10 per class) followed by a Práctica from 8pm to 9pm to have more continuous floor time. The Práctica is free to class participants, or only $3 by itself.

This is a lovely dance venue with excellent floor, sound system, & lighting. There's lots of free, safe parking next to the studio. Questions? Please call 916-807-4210.



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  - Lisette Perelle, 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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