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Modesto Tango Bulletin, October 10, 2016

Modesto Tango Bulletin, October 10,  2016

Last Saturday's Wellness Expo was a fun and informative event, with a strong focus on alternative medicines.  We were one of the few organizations without a product to sell (other than tango)  Our booth was eye catching and triggered much curiosity. 

We  return on Saturday, October 15 to regular classes and continue work on the material presented by Eduardo Saucedo on October 1.


TUESDAY: (Tomorrow,  October 11 & 18)  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:  October 12,  Class  at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue. Class focuses on tango basics.    2:45 / 3:45.  No fee

SATURDAY: October 15 ,   Class at Studio V,  4345 Spyres - off Bangs.   11 a.m.  $10 (unless you attended the workshops with Eduardo-in which case there is no fee)

Keep track with our on line calendar: 
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural, and social aspects of Argentine tango. 



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  -   
This Saturday, October 8,  includes a performance by Eduardo Saucedo, and some of his students in the performance tango class.

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.  
 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** ** 

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
Saturday, Oct 15 "Romantic Milonga Elegante" 8 - 12pm - Wear something red.

Sunday, October 2 , Studio 65, Adornos; 2965 North Maroa Ave. Sunday Afternoon Tea & Tango  with Eduardo Saucedo
1:00pm - Doors Open for Register/Pay and Warm up , 1:30pm - 3:00pm Workshop , 3:00pm - 3:30pm Tango Tea and Snack Talk, 3:30pm - 5:00pm Milonga
$25 Workshop per person, $30 Workshop & Milonga, $10 Milonga only

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.  For the month of September, Eduardo Saucedo  teaches at the intermediate/advanced levels
Practica 8:30  $15 drop in. 

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: 707-416-9680, tangobravo2k@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 -
Sunday, October 16 Class and Salsa Chips & Margaritas potluck
Sunday, October 23 Class and Cheese, Crackers, Olives potluck
Sunday, October 30 Class and As You Wish potluck

October 20 to 23, 2016
The world-renowned master Argentine Tango teachers, Gustavo Benzecry-Saba & Maria Olivera, return to Sacramento for a very special weekend of Tango activities and great dancing that will make you feel like you're in Buenos Aires!  
Pre-register to ensure your spot and save money! 

Thursday Oct 20 History of Tango Dance - Film Presentation from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Firehouse 5.
Friday Oct 21 Tango on Broadway Milonga with DJ Maria from 8:00pm to midnight.

Saturday Oct 22 Tango Workshops at Capital Dance Center 12:30pm – All levels:

First Workshop: "Exploring the Possibilities Tango Music Offers to Create the Dance." 
This workshop starts with a special session of Women's Technique & Men's Technique.   12:15 – 3:45 pm. 

Second Workshop: "Intermediate and Advanced Tango Salon Sequences."Don't miss this opportunity to take your Tango to the next level and learn from these great teachers who are fully bilingual. Improve the way your dance looks, and more importantly, the way your dance feels!

7:00pm to midnight - Milonga at Tango by the River  starting with a Potluck Supper for Gustavo & Maria.

Sunday, October 23 At Capital Dance Center 6:00 to 7:15pm - "Fun & Fancy Milonga Steps" Workshop 

7:15 to 11:00pm - Gala Live Music Milonga with Performances by Gustavo & Maria.
The fantastic Tango Quartet, CAJA MAGICA is back to make this special evening even more special! 

PRE-REGISTER & SAVE MONEY & ENSURE YOUR SPOT. Spaces for the Tango History Film and Workshops are limited.

Per person pricing:Tango History Film - In Advance: $10  At Door: $12
Saturday Workshops -  In Advance: $25 for one; $45 for two. At the door: $30 each.

Sunday Workshop - In Advance: $20  At Door: $25 You may also pre-pay for Sunday's Milonga which is $15.  
That's a total of only $90pp (excluding the Tango on Broadway and Tango by the River  milongas for which there is no pre-registration.). 

Call Capital Dance Center to pre-register at 916-635-2600. 
Gustavo & Maria will be available for private lessons from Thursday, Oct 20th to Tuesday, Oct 25th. Call CDC to book.


Mary Menz

Mary Menz