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Modesto Tango Bulletin, May 29, 2017

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Observing the beginning of Summer, and Memorial Day, we took a break on the weekend, however Chooi returns to us on Saturday, June 3 to finish out her curriculum. Her classes will begin at 11 a.m. with work that is suitable for all levels, and be followed by a class at 12:30 at a continuation level. We would hope to see some of the people from the  Kiwanis breakfast was a lost of fun who had expressed an interest in pursuing tango themselves. The cost of the classes is $15 for one and $25 for both. Chooi Got of Sacramento conducts what is perhaps the most popular milonga in Sacramento, and has been going up to Sonora to teach there as well She has become the Sonora sweetheart. Come to her class and find out why.

Until later, Mary
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TUESDAY: May 30 & June 6, 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: May 31 at 2:45 p.m. class at  Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem Avenue focusing on tango basics. 2:45 / 3:45. No fee  

SATURDAY: June 3, Classes with Chooi at studio V. 4345 Spyres Ave., 11 am beginner level, 12:30 continuation level. $15 for one class, $25 for both






Tango on Broadway, 2416 18th St. (just off Broadway) Milonga: 8 pm - midnight  

Friday May 26 7 - 8 a pre-milonga workshop by Cristian Palomo & Melisa Sacchi, champion tango dancers. pre-registration required. Go to :tangoonbroadway@gmail.com. $20 per perso  


Tango by the River, 128 J Street, 2nd & 4th Saturdays - $10


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. 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.


Sonora, 2nd & 4th Sunday, Chooi Goh teaches at The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia 95310. Beginners 12 - 1 pm. Intermediate 1:30 - 3:00 pm $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 Sigh    415-533-3757



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

Intermediate class 7-8 p.m. Steve Lupi teaches

Beginner-level class, tailored to newcomers with no experience as well as those interested in fine-tuning their existing basic skills—Intermediate level class focuses on the essential building blocks of Tango to create steps and figures. Must be able to lead/follow ochos, molinetes, and the 8 count basic step.

no partner necessary. Drop-in: $10 or get a 20-class card for $130. Call 916-635-2600for more information.

Tango On Broadway, 2416 18th Street   Advanced class on Monday taught by Count Glover, who we saw dance with Andrea Monti at our February milonga. 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

Fresno                                                                                                                                                                                         Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa 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. A good place to practice as there are always regular good dancers there)

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-i  

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.

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


From Andrea Monti:

DATES: Saturday August 12th to Friday 25th, 2017 (arriving in Buenos Aires on Sat morning and leaving on Friday afternoon /evening)


  • 14 days, - 13 nights accommodation- at a 4 stars Hotel with breakfast in a safe, convenient location.
  • Walking Tour in downtown (Florida St, San Martín Square, Santa Fe Av, 9 de Julio Av and Avenida de Mayo).
  • Welcome dinner in a typical Argentinean "restaurant parrilla" (grilled meat), all inclusive.
  • Full Day City Tour in private bus (lunch included): .It includes: A) Historic circuit; B) San Telmo neighborhood; C) Plaza Dorrego; D) La Boca neighborhood; E) Puerto Madero; F) Retiro and Recoleta neighborhoods ;G) "Palermo Chico" residential & Embassy area; H) Palermo Woods and I) "Mataderos" Arts, & Crafts Gaucho's regional Fair 
  • 8 private group workshops (12 hours of instruction in total) for our group with our selected experienced tango teachers.
  • Class assistants : skilled tango dancers hired to assist you to create gender balance and a nice experience for everybody during the classes.
  • 10 milongas (ticket entrance included) 
  • Dance assistants: skilled tango dancers hired to attend some milongas with us.
  • Tickets to the Final rounds of the Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup
  • Tickets to go to tango Orchestra Concerts/performances at Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup.
  • Five stars Dinner Show at "Esquina Carlos Gardel" 
  • A day at the "Pampas" countrysidewith "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue), singing, dancing, "gaucho show".
  • Private Guided visit to Recoleta Cementery and Del Pilar Church Walking tou  
  • Shopping day for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
  • Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant in Palermo or downtown. All inclusive.
  • 24 hour personal assistance by Andrea & Adrián.

Early bird: U$D 2,550 per person* – making a deposit of U$D 800.00 by May 30, 2017.
Late Booking: May 31 till June 15, U$D 2,700 per person* – making a deposit of U$D 1,000.00 by June 15, 2017.
Remaining balance deadline: July 1, 2017
Cost calculated for double occupancy. Single occupancy costs extra. Prices may go up for groups of less than 8 people.

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