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Modesto Tango Bulletin, April 3 2017

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April will be a busy month for us.  The Argentine Tango USA Festival and Championship come up during Easter weekend.    Check out: http://tangousachampionship.com  to find out about  attending  in any capacity.

Then the  luncheon at St. Joseph parish comes up on Wednesday the 18, and finally Chooi Goh of Sacramento returns to Modesto on April 22 to start a full curriculum with us.  She will be our guest instructor for the next few months as she completes her curriculum on alternating Saturdays during the 11 am basics  class and do a 2nd intermediate class.

We regret the need to cancel last weeks practica at the last minute.  These are always pleasant evenings, so we look forward to resuming our practica at Urbano this week. 

As stated,  on April 18, we are invited to the luncheon at St. Joseph's church on Oakdale (toward the back)  $8 buys our meal and tango music will be playing from noon to 1:15, for our dancing pleasure.   We can get there early to socialize, any time after 11 a.m. 

Then, coming up on Sunday, May 21, the Kiwanis Omelette  Breakfast at the Seasons on 945 McHenry has invited us  to dance during the breakfast. We have  one of our newest member, Anthony Butera, well connected to both the Kiwanis and St. Joseph's parish, to thank  for these opportunities to dance before an audience that may never have been exposed to social Argentine Tango.  We have a chance to contribute to a good cause ($10 buys our breakfast) we get to dance the rest of the morning, from10:00 a.m. to noon.  Afternoon milongas are not that uncommon, but a morning breakfast milonga will likely break a mold, so, come one, come all and be involved in this mold-breaking.

Until later, Mary
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TUESDAY:  April 4 & 11, Weekly practica  at Urbano California Bistro,7 - 9 p.m.   Come to dine, socialize and dance.  This is a good time to practice what was covered in class. 1016 H St, Modesto, CA.

WEDNESDAY: April 5,  Class  at  Modesto Senior Center,  211 Bodem Avenue   focusing  on tango basics.    2:45 / 3:45.  No fee. 

SATURDAY: April 8,  Classes  in basics  at studio V.  4345 Spyres Way off Bangs  We will again cover some of the material taught by Kenny, and take time to just dance in a guided "practica".  11 a.m.  $10





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  -  



Every 3rd  Sunday:   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.


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



Capitol City Dance Center,   Beginning Argentine Tango Class, Mondays from 6 to 7pm 

Steve Lupi   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.



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.

Coming Up

Nora's Tango Weekend. One of the Bay Areas oldest and largest Tango festivals taking place during the 4th of July weekend.  For more information:  http://www.tangoweek.com

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