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Modesto Tango Bulletin, June 6 2016

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We worked on back ochos leading into molinetes on Saturday.  This coming Saturday class is cancelled as a number of us will be at the Burning Tango Festival in McCloud.

We see you all again on June 18.

On June 25, tanguero Diego Lanau, newly arrived from Buenos Aires,  will be coming to Modesto to conduct  a couple of classes.  It is always such an honor to have Argentine Tango masters come to conduct workshops in Modesto, so mark your calendars for June 25. 

Also if you are interested in private lessons with Diego, please contact me at 209 522-1571.  His fee is $100.

Until later, Mary

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TUESDAY: (Tomorrow & June 14)  Social dance and practica at Ralston's Goat, on the corner of 10th & J Street.  8 - 10 p.m.  Come before 8 to eat.  Meet and dance with fellow local tangueros.  A fun way to socialize around tango, and a good time to work on and practice class material.  Let's all make an effort to be there. No fee, but we are encouraged to order food before 8, a drink, glass of wine,  a coke, or cup of coffee and socialize while dancing

WEDNESDAY:   June 8, Class   at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue. Class focuses on tango basics.  2:45 / 3:45.  No fee

SATURDAY:  June 11,    No class   at Studio V,  Many of us will be at the Burning Tango Festival in McCloud.  See you all again on June 18,





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.   1st, and 3rd Saturday ,  9pm  - 12:30-01-00 am:  Milonga,  $10:00 - La AlterNATIVA Milonga

The dancing starts at 9:00 p.m. with a great blend of traditional, contemporary and alternative tango music. Cost: $10
(Please note that, until further notice, we will not be having a 5th Saturday Milonga)



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.


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 

Steve Lupi, assisted by Patricia Thaxter  teaches a beginner-level class,  tailored to newcomers with no experience as well as those interested in fine-tuning their existing basic skills— no partner necessary. Drop-in: $8 or get a 20-class card for $130. Call 916-635-2600 for more information. 



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.,  Every Thursday (starting June 2nd)

6:30pm - Dynamic Tango with Michelle
Each week a fun tango combination to improve your balance, posture, footwork and musicality. This one-hour class will put you through the tango paces!Cost: $10 •Designed for the individual, so no partner necessary  - Open to both men and women All levels are welcome (Basic tango skills suggested)
•Wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement - Music will include traditional, contemporary and alternative tango

7:30pm - Guided Practica - a place where you can go to work on things YOU want to work on. Bring to the Práctica anything you''ve learned in a previous tango class/workshop, or maybe a cool move you saw at a Milonga. This is a time for you to develop your skills as a tango dancer. The facilitator of the Práctica, will help you get a better understanding of the materials you've brought with you. There is also a very good chance that someone in the Práctica will have some great insight into the move! If you are a beginner, Michelle will work one-on-one with you to help you establish the tango basics. Cost: $5
•This is not a class,  Feel free to listen or join in to anything someone might be sharing 

8:30pm to 10:30ish - Open Practice Cost: $5 (Or free to anyone who participates in either Dynamic Tango or the Guided Práctica)

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

Coming Up

Nora's Tango Week, (one of he biggest and oldest Tango festivals in California)  2016 - Take advantage of a discount rate if you are paying (register) by check!
$455 for the whole package - July 1st - July 4th
ALL the Classes, Seminarios, Workshops, Chamuyos and ALL 4 Milongas
Make checks payable to Nora Olivera, and send it to: 2841 Hillside Dr - Burlingame, CA 94010
DEADLINE: Checks must be postmarked before June, 20th.
Visit www.tangoweek.com for more details (schedule, location, DJ's, etc)
CASH is also accepted at all our classes and Milongas.

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