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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Feb. 13 2017

Modesto Tango Bulletin, Feb. 13  2017
We had a good day with Andrea.  The workshops were well attended as was the milonga with guests from Sonora, Sacramento and the Bay Area.  If you weren't there, you did miss out. 
We can take a bit of a rest now until Wednesday when we resume classes at the Senior Center.
There is no practica at Urbano this week as Tuesday happens to fall on St. Valentines day, and Urbano is offering a special event menu for the occasion. Enjoy your Valentine's day doing something you like.


TUESDAY:  Weekly practica  at Urbano California Bistro, cancelled this week due to Valentine's day.

WEDNESDAY:  Feb. 15,  Class  at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue   focusing  on tango basics.    2:45 / 3:45.  No fee. 

SATURDAY: Feb. 18 Class   at studio V.  4345 Spyres Way off Bangs 
11 a.m.   TANGO BASICS  Cost $10 unless you attended Andrea's workshop, in which case the fee for this class is covered in the fee for the workshop.

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  -   

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: Sunday, February 19th, 6:30 to 10:30 pm.  
The Ballroom of Sacramento, 6009 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento CA 95819. New venue for the third Sunday Milonga. This new space provides a spacious, sprung, wooden dance floor, great light & sound system, all amenities and free parking.  
Christy Cloud will be the DJ for February  delicious refreshments & BYOB.   $10 pp.

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: 707-416-9680, 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. 

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 

Tango Magdalena, Works Studio; 2566 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Devoting some  upcoming sessions to the MILONGA, during the INTERMEDIATES & ADVANCED sessions.
MILONGA being a specific rhythm, and NOT a "fast Tango", as some people comment. The secret of the MILONGA is the  HABANERA. Understand the HABANERA, to improve your MILONGA joyful experience.
Time : 1 to 2 PM : BEGINNERS       2 to 3 PM : INTERMEDIATES & ADVANCED
Jean-Pierre Sighe    415-533-3757

Mary Menz