tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the
artistic, cultural and social aspects of
Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County.
A group of us went to Fresno and had a good time
at the Fresno Milongaa last Friday. We hope to
see many Fresno tangueros at our upcoming weekend
with Gato & Andrea.
No tango classes Saturday, Sept 2, Labor Day
Weekend. Roman returns on Sept. 9. Again,
intermediates are encouraged to consider
private lessons. The patterns Roman will soon
teach require understanding and technique. Roman
finds it difficult to move us into a higher level
with eloquence. His private lesson fee is $70;
he pays the studio fee if you use Ruby's
studio. He is available Saturday from 8:30 or
after class, and is willing to stay late on
We're revving up for our weekend with Gato &
Andrea. Mark your calendars for Sept. 30 - Oct.
1, the milonga on Saturday, Sept. 30. Private
lessons will be available Friday through Monday.
See below for details. If interested in the
additional 4 Tuesday sessions, contact me via
COMING UP. Sept. 30/ Oct. 1 Back from their worldwide teaching tour
Tango Masters Hugo "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
Argentine Tango workshops
Cost: One or two workshops: $30 per class (per person),
3 or 4 workshops: $25 each; 5 or 6 workshops: $22 each
VENUE: Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca.
Saturday, September 30
1. (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) All levels :
Tango technique for men and women improve
2. (1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Tango intermediate I -
Tango walk ; double time, changes of direction,
simple patterns with entradas and voleos on the
Sunday, October 1
3. (12 noon - 1:30 p.m.) Tango beginners:
fundamentals, walk, basic steps, ochos, links.
4. (2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Tango intermediate II:
Turns with entradas , sacadas. and boleos.
5. (4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Milonga (Three months
minimum dance experience required )
Private lessons available- Sept. 29 - October 3 (day or night)
COST $100 per hour plus $10 studio fee - Available by arrangement
>OUR CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY, (tonight) August 28 : Dinner and dancing
at Jacob's Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. A chance
to work on moves learned in class and get needed
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 'till 10 p.m.
(There will be no practica on Labor Day, Sept. 3)
SATURDAY, Sept. 2: Classes cancelled (Labor Day
Weekend) Classes with Roman will resume on
Saturday, Sept. 9, at Modesto Fitness and Racquet
Club, 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Intermediates
11 a.m. Beginners (i.e. basics) 12:30 p.m
welcoming newcomers. Intermediates are
encouraged to stay for the beginning class at no
extra charge to work on technique. Cost is $12.
>Ph: (209) 522-1571
OUT OF TOWN: Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
>EMERYVILLE - Classes with Nora Dinzelbacher. Allegro Ballroom
>5855 Christie Avenue , Emeryville, California 94608
>Beginning Class - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $12
>Intermediate/Advanced 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $12
Practica: 9:30-10:30 p.m. $5 (free with class; another chance for floor time).
In August Ed & Rebecca study Vals at Step One.
Explore the possibilities of the lyrical and romantic Argentine Vals Criolla.
Tango may be addictive and Milonga spicy & fun but the Vals is heavenly.
Check it out. 8 p.m, 1920 T Street next to the RR tracks.
>Ed & Rebecca teach "Tango Basics" for all levels
>at the Cisneros Studios of Dance, 1924 U Street,
>7 to 8:15 p.m. Contact Ed Loomis at
>TangoB...@pobox.com or 916-368-9451 for info.
La Práctica for all levels with Mike & Alisa at
Step One, 1920 T St. (at train tracks), from 8:15
to 10:15 p.m., only $3 for all levels, beginners
welcome. Another chance to get needed floor time
NEW CLASS: Twenty-Something Tango -- All with
young attitudes are welcome! Instructors Chris
Peake & Kendra Kambestad incorporate electronic,
alternative and traditional tango music. Cost:
College student $25/session (with valid ID) Non
college-student $35/session. Pre-registration
required. Questions: 916-712-4618. Thursday,
July 27 (Session 2) from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
This class precedes Roman's guided practica every
Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is only $3. This
is an excellent way to get the floor time you
need to practice tango with an instructor's help!
Street parking is free after 8 p.m.
Contact: Modesto Tango Mary (209) 522-1571
For more information visit
MILONGAS: Modesto's milonga with El Gato &
Andrea performing, Saturday Evening, Sept. 30
Thursday, Aug, 31
Mariposa Argentine Tango Club at the Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15 - 8 p.m. - Close Embrace Basics for Argentine Vals with Christy & Adolfo
8 - 8:45 p.m. - Int/Adv Close Embrace for Argentine Vals with Christy & Adolfo
8:45 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. - Milonga hosted by Victor
Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores
$15 class & Milonga/$13 Milonga only.
"MILONGA MIRABELLE" 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks,
CA 95628 (just west of San Juan)
Hosted by Mirabelle European Pastry Café
Date: 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - beginning August 20, 2006
Time: 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Mini Cover Charge: $5 for dancers (includes two
tickets for drawings at 8 & 8:30 p.m.)
This charge is in support of our host, whether or
not we eat and drink at his establishment.
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.
2 Milongas (Dance Parties) each month on the Second Saturday and Fourth Sunday
Location: House of the Four Winds. 540 Calle Principal in Monterey
2nd Saturday: 8;00 -9:00 Beginning/Intermediate Class / $6 per person
9:00 Milonga / $12 per person
4th Sunday: afternoon Milonga / 5:30 - 9:30 Milonga / $10 per person
UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:
FROM Patricia Thaxter, Sacramento:
5TH WORLD TANGO FESTIVAL IN BUENOS AIRES!
Trip Dates: October 5 to 18, 2006
$2,278 per person based on double occupancy
PERFECT FOR THE FIRST-TIMER or anyone who wants a
more structured package, lots of group
activities, but also plenty of free time;
Includes airfare from SFO, airport transfers, 12
nights hotel w/breakfast, tango show & dinner and
lots of insider info about the city and tango
scene PLUS full participation in 8 day festival
with daily tango classes w/master teachers, tango
history & music workshops, 7 fancy milongas w/the
best tango orchestras, a city tour highlighting
tango places of interest and even an excursion to
an "Estancia." Visit
for festival details.
Complete trip details and registration form are
Contact me with questions at
or call 916-442-7191.
FROM El Gato & Andrea: NOVEMBER 8th TO 23rd, 2006
The general package includes:
1. Round air plane tickets, only if you choose
"Second Option (B)" (see the two options below).
Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to hotel and hotel
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous
four-star hotel including buffet breakfast, based
on double occupancy. (Single occupancy is
available on request and the cost difference is
3. Welcome dinner in a typical Argentinean "restaurant parrilla."
4. City Tour.
5. 8 private group classes with excellent teachers.
6. 11 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs .
7. Dinner show at one of BA's best tango houses:
"La Esquina de Carlos Gardel."
8. A day in the country at Estancia "La Cinacina"
with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue),
singing, dancing, "gaucho show", country
activities such as riding horses and much more.
9. Guided visit to marvelous, unique Teatro Colón, visit Café Tortoni for tea.
10. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
11. Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.
Including the Pulpo's Tango Week with full-package (15 classes!!!)
A) First Option: WITHOUT AIR FARES
1. Until August 31st, 2006: U$D 1300
2. Until September 30th, 2006: U$D 1400 ( subject to availability)
Make a deposit of U$D 400 in any of the above cases
B) Second Option: INCLUDES AIR FARES
Since air fares vary according to trip date and
place of departure, the final tour price will
depend on air ticket prices at time of booking.
The earlier you book, the better your fare. There
are special discounts for groups.
Total payment deadline: October 27th, 2006
http://www.bairestangotour.com.ar/buenosaires1.html for more information.
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