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Bulletin Dec.11

On Dec. 16 Roman will end the year with a special gift, accompanied in the regular intermediate and beginning classes and a handful of privates by his dance partner, Sherry Berjeron-Oliver. A master Alexander Technique teacher with 30 years of experience, she will assist Roman at no extra cost to us.

Many Tango teachers emphasize the importance of good posture but lack the skills and principles to teach this. Alexander Technique is a refined and sophisticated method to get you there, unique and powerfully effective. You will experience lightness and poise in movement, plus enhanced co-coordination and appearance. The Alexander Technique is taught at the most prestigious performing art schools and universities through out the world.
You can read more on Sherry's website www.alexanderatwork.com
Join us for this new experience Questions? Roman: rzapata@comcast.net

Also in this bulletin.
1. Dec. 11, National Tango Day
2. A new mini-Milonga/Practica at Deva
3. Video of the Week shows Jennifer Bratt with an excellent tutorial on embellishments.

1. Since 1977, when Argentina declared Dec. 11 the national day of the Tango, Argentina and the world celebrate National Tango Day every Dec.11 the date of two historical births: Carlos Gardel, born Dec. 11, 1890, and Julio De Caro, born Dec. 11, 1899. Let's observe the occasion at tonight's practica by featuring music played by De Caro as well as danceable renditions of Carlos Gardel compositions.

2. Mini-Milonga/Practica at Deva, 1202 J St., Modesto, CA 95354 (209)572-3382, on "Art Walk Nights" - each third Thursday beginning in December - Mark your calendars for Dec. 21. Consider it a "Christmas milonga."

3. Jennifer Bratt has an excellent tutorial on embellishments. The Video of the Week shows the Basic Tap, in back ochos and walking forward and back.

MONDAY (tonight) Dec. 11 & 18. Dinner and dancing at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you are encouraged to order off the menu. We start at about 8 p.m. An informal gathering; some arrive early to dine. We may dance to 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, December 16: Last class this year with Roman, accompanied by his partner Sherry Bergeron-Oliver, at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. 11 a.m. Intermediate, 12:30 beginning level. Intermediates are encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee to work on technique and assist beginners. $12 a class per person.

Contact: Mary Menz (209) 522-1571

E-MAIL: fred.herman@sbcglobal.net
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OUT OF TOWN: Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

EMERYVILLE - Classes at Allegro Ballroom. Glenn Corteza fills in for Nora Dinzelbacher in December.
5855 Christie Avenue , Emeryville, California 94608
Beginning Class - 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. $12
Intermediate/Advanced 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. $12
Practica: 9:30 -10:30 p.m. $5 (free with class; another chance for floor time).

TUESDAY: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., At Tango by the river, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Beginning Argentine Tango (Level I)
Intermediate Tango (Level II) 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.,
Intermediate/Advanced Tango (Level III) 8:30-9:30 p.m.,
Levels I & II teach fundamentals of Argentine tango. Level III focuses on dancing at the milongas, line of dance, floor craft, navigation, taking what you already know and making it fit the music AND the other dancers on the floor. Taught by studio owner Donna Williams & Zak Brown; Cost is $35 per person/$60 per couple for each series ($20 for students/$40 for student couples).

Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach an intermediate/advanced level "Continuing Tango" class at Step One, 1920 T Street, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

La Práctica for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T St. (at train tracks), 8:15 - 10:15 p.m., only $3 for all levels, beginners welcome. Another chance for needed floor time

Twenty-Something Tango At Tango by the river, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Classes are taught by Chris Peake & Emily Trites. Cost: College student
$25/session (with valid ID) Non college-student $35/session.
Then: Tango Práctica with Zak Brown - 8-10 p.m.
Zak hosts a guided Práctica with a Nuevo tango flare on Thursday nights from
8:00-10:00 p.m. Cost is only $3! Parking is free on the streets after 8 p.m.!!

MILONGAS - Modesto's next milonga will be January 20, 2007 at Jacobs.


2nd SUNDAY / Time 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - at Giovanni's Pizzeria Milonga
( 2701 Del Paso Rd in Safeway Shopping Center Town Center -
Del Paso Rd exit from I-5 - East)
Contact: Joanne Miyao (916) 215-1020 cell or Betsy Gordon (916) 601-8824 cell
SATURDAY, DEC. 30! - NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only; both include hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.
1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 6 - 9:30 p.m.
"MILONGA MIRABELLE" 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (just west of San Juan). Hosted by Mirabelle European Pastry Café. Mini Cover Charge: $5 for dancers (includes two tickets for drawings at 8 & 8:30 p.m.) This charge is to support our host, whether or not we eat and drink there. The Mirabelle will remain open for customers which will expose Argentine tango to a new area with the hope of promoting tango. Teachers are encouraged to put out their flyers.
Every THURSDAY evening at "Café La Boca" at 2600 Fair Oaks Boulevard
(at Munroe, diagonally across from Loehmann's Plaza) from 7:30 to 10 p.m, más o menos. Contact Ed Loomis, <mailto:TangoBear@pobox.com> TangoBear@pobox.com or 916-368-9451, for info.

Mariposa Argentine Tango Club at the Verdi Club <http://www.sfmariposaverdi.org/> www.sfmariposaverdi.org
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15-8 p.m. - Close Embrace Basics 8-8:45 p.m. - Int/Adv Close Embrace
8:45 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Milonga hosted by Victor Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores
$15 class & Milonga/$14 Milonga only.

New Year's Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31: 9 p.m. NEW YEAR'S MILONGA at Studio 65. All invited (and bring friends) to a dessert party with champagne/sparkling cider at Studio 65 to ring in 2007. Along with loads of great tango music, we will play a swing or two, teach a line dance and, maybe some devoted tanguero will volunteer to teach the 'chacarera'. PLEASE RSVP. Fresno tangueros may offer a bedroom for Modesto friends who prefer to stay.
ALL EVENTS AT Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave, north of Clinton & the tracks.

Gato & Andrea offer a 14-day tour accompanied package.
For details & registration, please visit: www.bairestangotour.com.ar
(415) 425 0515 Thank you! Andrea & Gato