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Modesto Tango Bulletin, January 23, 2017

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Modesto Tango Bulletin, January 23,  2017

There will be no classes next week at Studio V as the site is being used for some teacher training, so we see you all again on Feb. 4 when we will work on the material that Jean Pierre presented.  

Coming up on February 11 is a day of workshops and a milonga with Andrea Monti and Adrian Durso of Buenos Aires.  They will conduct a couple of work shops and perform at a milonga being held at Concetta restaurant on J Street.  You can pre register for any part or all of the day by either calling me at 209 522-1571 or e-mail me atmodestotango@gmail.com.  Your name will be added to a list. Cost at the door will be a bit higher.

Until later, Mary
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TUESDAY:  Weekly practica  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:  January 25,  Class  at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue   focusing  on tango basics.    2:45 / 3:45.  No fee.

SATURDAY: January 28 No classes at studio V.  We see you again on Feb. 4.

SUNDAY: In Columbia, at the Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia, CA 95310.   Chooi Goh teaches a couple of classes. Beginner level at 12:00 pm, intermediate level at 1:30.  $10 per class


Coming up in February, workshops and gala milonga with Argentine Tango Masters Andrea Monti and Adrian Durso.  

They will  conduct two workshops during the day, 

First class at 1:30 (all levels or beginner intermediate)posture, balance, footwork, leading and following techniques; couple connection; understanding the music and  navigation; learning simple fun sequences for the social dance.

2nd cIass at 3:00 p.m.: TANGO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:  Ways of progressing with style and elegance on the dance floor. Embellishments for men  and women. Flexibility of the embrace.

That evening they will  perform  at the milonga, so mark your calendars for Saturday, February 11. 

Paul Tremaine,  owner of Concetta puts out a very nice spread for finger food for hors d'oeuvres  and the performance will be  at 10:00 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



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.   Advanced class on Monday       Class Time: 7 - 8 pm,  $12 drop-in or $30/mth (for 3 classes), Time: 8 - 10 pm, $3 or free with any TOB class


Studio 65, 2965 N. Maria Avenue.  6:30  Beginners' Basics



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: 707-416-9680tangobravo2k@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.


Columbia:  2nd & 4th Sundays, Dance Castle,  23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia 95310.  Beginners 12 - 1 pm.  Intermediate 1:30 - 3:00 pm  Classes taught by Chooi Goh.  $10

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 -Group Lessons, Practica and Food 1st Sunday: Potluck Dinner & dress to impress Monthly Milonga                                                                                                     2nd Sunday: Group Lesson- Birthdays of the month with dance

3rd Sunday: Group Lesson- Potluck Chips, Salsa & Margaritas

4th Sunday: Group Lesson- Potluck Cheese, Crackers, Olives

5th Sunday: Group Lesson - Anything Goes Potluck

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