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Modesto Tango Bulletin, December 19, 2016

Modesto Tango Bulletin, December 19,  2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays  all.   
Ed did some extensive work on boleos, as well as reviewed walking saccades which he covered last time.  We are approaching the Christmas and New Year weekends, so there will be no classes at Studio V for the next two Saturdays.  We will be resuming classes there on January 7, with Jean Pierre Sighe at the helm.
Wednesday classes at the Senior Center will continue for one more week, and our Tuesday practicas at Urbano should continue uninterrupted. 
January 6 we look forward to having our first Friday milonga after a two year hiatus at Urbano. We hope for an impressive turnout.

TUESDAY:  Weekly practicas are back at Urbano California Bistro, 1016 H Street - Directly behind the Gallo Center. Some come early to eat.  So come to eat, drink socialize, and of course, dance Tango.  This is a good place to work on material covered in class.  7:00 to 9:00 p.m.We need a good presence to make it worth their while. Management of Urbano has been very supportive of our tango community, allowing us to use their facility for our milongas when they had Jacobs Restaurant.  We need to support them in return.  Hope to see you there.

WEDNESDAY:  December 20,  Class  at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue   focusing  on tango basics.    2:45 / 3:45.  No fee.  This will be our last class there for 2016

SATURDAY: December 24 & 31 no  class at studio V due to the holidays.  Have a merry Christmas, a happy Hannukah, and any other holiday you may wish to celebrate.  See you all again on January 7, 2017.

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.

We will be starting 2017 by hosting our first milonga in two years.  Mark your calendars for Friday January 6, the first Friday of the month, at Urbano, 1016 H Street, from 8 to 11 p.m. 



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  -   

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

 Every 3rd  Sunday: ARGENTINE TANGO MILONGA AT CAPITAL DANCE CENTER   6:30 - 10:30pm. 
Capital Dance Center - 11270 Sanders Drive - Near Hwy 50 & Sunrise Ave (behind Costco). - Rancho Cordova, Live Music Milonga at Capital Dance Center featuring Capitol City Ensemble and  DJ David Graybill. 
As always, free parking, beautiful dance floor, delicious refreshments and BYOB!  , $15 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

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.

Tango On Broadway, 2416 18th Street. Count Clover teaches at Tango On Broadway, Advanced class on Monday for the month of December 2016! , starting this Monday, Dec 5th and on the 12th and 19th (3 classes for Dec). Topic: "Musicality & Rhythm - how to utilize the different instruments in your dance for both leaders and followers"     Class Time: 7 - 8 pm,  $12 drop-in or $30/mth (for 3 classes),                                                    Practica Time: 8 - 10 pm, $3 or free with any TOB class

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.com  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  Milonga (w/ Chooi Goh)  8 - 9 pm: Practice session, free
$40/mth or $12 drop-in  
(9 - 11pm: Step One Practica, $3, by Mike & Alisa, Step One is located at 1920 T St. It is a good place to practice as there are always regular good dancers there)
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. 

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. 

 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.  Beginner level.  - 5-7:30.  $10 -

Mary Menz

Mary Menz