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Bulletin Dec. 31, 2007


Happy New Year, Modesto tangueros!

Our New Year Video of the Week looks back to the golden age of tango with a video of Carlos Gardel singing Mi Buenos Aires.

January will launch our tango year with a bang. Patrick will start the year with continued class work on "Cadenas" (chains).
Coming up on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 8 p.m.:
LET'S TANGO! Cuarteto Latinoamericano, string quartet,
at Fat Cat Music House & Lounge - 11th Street between I & J
The Modesto Symphony said the Cuarteto Latinoamericano wants to make clear they will not play dance music specifically - perhaps no more than one danceable tango! but tables will be set up with some space in front. See http://www.modestosymphony.org/jan1008.sj

Our next Milonga will be Saturday, January 19 (more information below), and that will be followed on Sunday, January 20 with a series of workshops.
Argentine Tango Workshops with
Roberto Riobo assisted by Michelle Loughlin
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008
Modesto Fitness and Raquet Club
200 Norwegian Avenue, Modesto
For all levels including beginner; Singles and couples welcome
Roberto Riobo, a native of Buenos Aires, is known throughout Argentina,
Northern California and Germany.
He graduated in 1994 from the University of Tango in Buenos Aires,
from which he brings a superb command of technique and musicality and a deep understanding of the culture and history of the dance.
His passion for the art and sense of humor make learning tango fun and easy.
Michelle Loughlin, a Sacramento area native and lifelong dancer,
has been studying tango since 1999 and was the principal dancer in the Sacramento-based Los Tangueros Dance Company.
In 2002 she also met and began performing with Roberto Riobo,
who she credits with taking her to "the next level of tango dance."
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Musicality: Moving to the diverse rhythms of tango music
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Expressive techniques & communication between partners
2 - 3:15 p.m. Improvisation with tango steps and combinations.
WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE IN THE YOGA/EXCERCISE CLASS ROOM OF MFRC.
Cost of workshops: $25 for one workshop; $40 for two; only $50 for all three !
Couples registering together will receive a 10% discount.
For more info contact Mary at 522-1571 or email Modestotango@gmail.com




CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY - Tonight. Dec 31: Celebrate New Years Eve. There will be no practica at Jacobs on New Years Eve.
SATURDAY (Jan. 5) - Classes resume in Modesto with Patrick teaching.
Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - Beginner - Intermediates encouraged to stay; no additional fee. A chance to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person. Introductory deals for newcomers offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)

Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

THURSDAYS
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive one and a half hour class followed by a one and half hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
The new series begins this Thursday, January 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.) and runs every Thursday for the duration of the month.
The cost for the series of classes and practica is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month; the drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica). The practica alone is $5.
While this combination class and práctica is designed for students with a broad range of levels, we strongly recommend that students have first completed Levels I, II, and III of the Tuesday night or Saturday program, or have specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.


MILONGAS:
Argentine Tango Social Dance
@>---- SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008 - Jacobs Fine Dining 2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 529-2829
Featuring the popular instructor from Buenos Aires Roberto Riobo
6:30 p.m. - Doors open for Dinner
7:30 p.m. - Roberto will teach an introductory class. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of tango and to meet your fellow dancers.
8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Dancing to a great selection of traditional and new Argentine Tango Dance music provided by Roberto who is one of the most popular DJs in the Bay Area.
10:15 p.m. - a performance by Roberto and Michelle Loughlin. Bring your friends who are not dancers. They will love the performance.
Cost: Introductory Lesson and Milonga: $10.
Milonga only; $5. Come to dance or simply enjoy the dancing while you eat, this is a great opportunity to see world class Argentine Tango,

For Reservations call the restaurant. (209) 529-2829. For additional information email ModestoTango or call (209) 522-1571 . Milonga Flier



Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea!

Special trip for Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008 (registration open!)
Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if by Jan. 31st, 2008.
$1650 for people who register between February 1st and May 31st.

Departure date: July 11th
Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th
Arrival in destination: July 26th

How to register
1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com or andreaygato@gmail.com.ar in order to register.

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.
First period: $1500 per person without air fares
Deposit: $400 per person paid by bank deposit before January 31st, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20th 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31st.

Second period (late registration): $1650 per person without air fares
Deposit: $650 per person (cash) directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).

Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea by May 31st.

More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.

*13 nights accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy.
http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm (the whole house for our group!).

*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)

*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed by us!).

*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.

*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)

*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables booked by us at first line and ticket entrance included)

*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)

*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!

*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)

*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón & Visit to CaféTortoni

*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.

*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs

*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.

*24 hours personalized assistance

Contact Gato and Andrea directly andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,

Visit our tour website to check other details:


Wednesday

Mi Buenos Aires Querido (1934)


Carlos Gardel (1887-1935) is revered as one of the greatest tango singers of all time. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style that sprang from the barrios of Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the end of the 19th century.

Gardel's life is shrouded in mystery. Although Buenos Aires was his home from childhood, his place of birth is in doubt (most biographers today believe he was born in either Uruguay, or, more likely, Toulouse in France). He made hundreds of recordings of tango songs during Argentina's "golden age" of prosperity in the 1930's, when it was one of the world's richest countries.

When Gardel died in a plane crash over Colombia in 1935, at the height of his career, millions of his fans went into mourning. Today, a popular saying in Latin America, claims that "Gardel sings better every day."

Gardel, likely born in France, came to symbolize the longing and sentiments that characterized the European immigrants' life in Argentina.

Notes:
Some words in this tango are difficult to translate.
Pebeta is a lunfardo word which means something like "babe".
Buenos Aires is often called "la ciudad porteña" or the "port city", and its people are known as "porteños".
The "arrabal" refers to the working-class suburbs of Buenos Aires, on the frontier between the city and the pampas, where tango was probably born.
A bandoneón is that funny-sounding accordion instrument that you hear when tango is played

Monday

Bulletin Dec. 24, 2007


Merry Christmas, Modesto tangueros

Sean finished the year with "Cross System" work. In keeping with the December topic, our Video of the Week features Sean & Charity in a summary of their lessons. We now break for the holidays and return Jan. 5 with Patrick teaching.

In getting settled with my new e-mail address last week I ended up sending out the bulletin twice. I suspect this escaped no-one's attention. Be assured that deleting one would have been quite safe.
Coming up on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 8 p.m.:
LET'S TANGO! Cuarteto Latinoamericano, string quartet,
at Fat Cat Music House & Lounge - 11th Street between I & J
The Modesto Symphony said the Cuarteto Latinoamericano wanted to make clear that they will not play dance music specifically - perhaps no more than one danceable tango! They want to be free to play whatever they had in mind, but tables will be set up with some space in front. See http://www.modestosymphony.org/jan1008.sj


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY - Tonight. Dec 24 & 31: Enjoy the holidays. There will be no practica at Jacobs on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve.
SATURDAY (Dec. 29) - No classes in Modesto. See you all Jan. 5.
Patrick will teach. Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean finishing on Cross System.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - Beginner - Intermediates encouraged to stay; no additional fee. A chance to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person. Introductory deals for newcomers offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)

Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.
Sacramento:
Kendra Kambestad, visiting California for the holiday, hosts two workshops. The first, Body Awareness & Improvisation, has been an ongoing series throughout the past year. Since there will be no class in Modesto, this is a great opportunity to use movement in a creative, fun and healthy environment. Treat yourself for the new year!
BODY AWARENESS & IMPROVISATION:
-Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 - 4 to 6 pm
Break out of habitual movements, develop a creative repertoire,
and warm up for the milonga later that evening!
-Dance in group context, pair work, and individual exploration.
-Enhance your tango skills through movement cross-training.
-Just have fun! -$10

Space is limited, so RSVP by e-mail early. Located at Chris Peake's original Downtown Studio, 922 8th Street, Sacramento (between I & J Streets, upstairs). Questions? contact Kendra Kambestad
M.S. DMT Candidate '08 kkambestad@yahoo.es 916.712.4618


MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at Jacobs Fine Dining.
Roberto Riobo will be our guest in a farewell appearance before returning to Buenos Aires. He will also conduct workshops on Sunday, Jan. 20. More information coming. Mark your calendars.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008
Milonga with Roberto Riobo January 19, 2008
Argentine Tango Social Dance

Featuring the popular instructor from Buenos Aires
Roberto Riobo

6:30 p.m. - Doors open for Dinner

7;30 p.m. - Roberto will teach an introductory class. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of tango and to meet your fellow dancers.

8 p.m. - Midnight - Dancing to a great selection of traditional and new Argentine Tango Dance music provided by Roberto who is one of the most popular DJs in the Bay Area.

10:15 p.m. - a performance by Roberto and Michelle Loughlin. Bring your friends who are not dancers. They will love the performance.
Jacobs Fine Dining 2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 529-2829

Cost: Introductory Lesson and Milonga: $10.
Milonga only; $5.
Whether you come to dance or simply want to enjoy the dancing while you eat, this is a great opportunity to see world class Argentine Tango,

For Reservations call the restaurant. (209) 529-2829. For additional information email ModestoTango or call (209) 522-1571


MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

SACRAMENTO:

@>---- MONDAY, DEC. 31: At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE BLACK & RED BALL! Fireworks in Old Sac too! So wear your finest black and red (or white or whatever!) and come to Old Town on New Year's Eve! TANGO DEMONSTRATION by ED LOOMIS AND REBECA BASAVE! Don't miss it! 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 with refreshments.

Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea!

Special trip for Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008 (registration open!)
Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if by Jan. 31st, 2008.
$1650 for people who register between February 1st and May 31st.

Departure date: July 11th
Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th
Arrival in destination: July 26th

How to register
1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com or andreaygato@gmail.com.ar in order to register.

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.
First period: $1500 per person without air fares
Deposit: $400 per person paid by bank deposit before January 31st, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20th 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31st.

Second period (late registration): $1650 per person without air fares
Deposit: $650 per person (cash) directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).

Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea by May 31st.

More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.

*13 nights accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy.
http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm (the whole house for our group!).
*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)

*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed by us!).

*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.

*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)

*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables booked by us at first line and ticket entrance included)

*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)

*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!

*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)

*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón & Visit to CaféTortoni

*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.

*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs

*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.

*24 hours personalized assistance

Optional excursion to Colonia and Delta available as well as extra trips to the interior of the country.

Contact Gato and Andrea directly
andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,

Visit our tour website to check other details:


TANGO CHRISTMAS Washington DC

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Bulletin Dec. 10, 2007

For any who tried to access our web page last week and could not do so, access has been restored: Google issued an apology:

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Sean and Charity continue to work on the "cross system" for beginners and intermediates. In keeping with the topic for December, our Video of the Week features a backward lead from cross System.

Coming up on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 8 p.m.:

LET'S TANGO! Cuarteto Latinoamericano, string quartet,
at Fat Cat Music House & Lounge - 11th Street between I & J

We were told a small space will be cleared for dance, so get your shoes ready for a night of tango by a Grammy-nominated group! Fat Classics with classical artists crossing-over into other genres in an engaging atmosphere opens new musical possibilities.


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY - Tonight. Dec 10: Practice and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance to 10 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

SATURDAY (Dec. 15) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean & Charity working on Cross System.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - Beginner - Intermediates encouraged to stay; no additional fee. A chance to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person. Introductory deals for newcomers offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)

Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom: 5855 Christie Ave.,
Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

Sacramento:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento :
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Zak Brown.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series.

THURSDAY:
ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box." An intensive 90-minute class followed by a práctica: three hours of tango. It's $50 a person/$90 a couple for the month; drop-in rate is $15 Practica only is $5. This month they teach milonga.

MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at Jacobs Fine Dining.
Roberto Riobo will be our guest in a farewell appearance before moving back to Buenos Aires. He will also be conducting workshops on Sunday, Jan. 20. More information coming. Mark your calendars.

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

SACRAMENTO:
SUNDAY:
@>---- Every first, third, and fifth Sunday: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: Nov. 18.

@>---- Every second Sunday: Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria from 7 to 9 p.m.
Natomas Town Center (same as It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Road #100.
@>---- Every fourth Sunday: Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Road exit from I-5) from 7 to 9 p.m.
@>---- Saturday, December 15, 2007
Downtown Milonga! 2014 B 9th Street (9th & T)
9:00 p.m. until ???.... - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake
A relaxed, casual Milonga with an "Urban" feel $5

@>---- MONDAY, DEC. 31: At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE BLACK & RED BALL! There will be fireworks in Old Sac that night too! So wear your finest black and red (or white or whatever!) and come to Old Town on New Year's Eve! TANGO DEMONSTRATION by ED LOOMIS AND REBECA BASAVE!!! Don't miss it! Beginning tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then dance from 9:00 -midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both refreshments, and dance.



@>---- FRESNO Dinner & Dance Party
6:30 p.m on Saturday, December 15, 2007
TriTip & Chicken Tetrazinni dinner will be served in the "Cube". Then, we move to the "Main" room and dance the night away.
DJ Dean Zimmerman will play all the types of dance music throughout the party; Swings, Ballroom, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Cha Cha, Night Club, etc.
Participate in the 3 'mini' dance lessons ; Samba, Rueda 'casino style' and the Chacarera. Desserts will be served during the dance party.
RSVP Kathy Page at 240-3200 by Monday, December 10, tickets $15 each.
www.fresnodancestudio65.com 2965 North Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA 93704
2965 North Maroa Ave. Fresno, CA. 93704 (559) 222-6565

@>---- EMERYVILLE: Saturday Dec. 15 - Sean & Charity at
The Allegro Invitational @ The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville
7:30-9 p.m Tango for Ballroom Dancers Workshop
9 p.m-Midnight Dance 10:30 Show / $20 for workshop & Dance - $9 Dance only

Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea!
Special trip for Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008 (registration open!)
Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if by January 31st, 2008.
$1650 for people who register between February 1st and May 31st.

Departure date: July 11th
Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th
Arrival in destination: July 26th

How to register
1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com or andreaygato@gmail.com.ar in order to register.

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.
First period: $1500 per person without air fares
Deposit: $400 per person paid by bank deposit before January 31st, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20th 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31st.

Second period (late registration): $1650 per person without air fares
Deposit: $650 per person (cash) directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).

Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea by May 31st.

More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.

*13 nights accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy.
http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm (the whole house for our group!).
*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)

*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed by us!).

*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.

*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)

*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables booked by us at first line and ticket entrance included)

*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)

*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!

*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)

*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón & Visit to CaféTortoni

*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.

*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs

*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.

*24 hours personalized assistance

Optional excursion to Colonia and Delta available as well as extra trips to the interior of the country.

Contact Gato and Andrea directly
andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,


Sunday

Backward lead from X system

Leading the woman to walk forward after a cross system left-turn OR from crusada. The woman takes three steps forward and the leader can then resolve either with another left-turn, or going in forward ocho, or backward ocho, or going to crusada in cross system, or with a boleo with front spiral cross resolving in parallel system. ALL these options are performed in the demo video.

Review of 1st day of workshop with Shastro on 12/1/07

Saturday

Sean and Charity Lesson Summary 2007-12-08

video

Sean and Charity demonstrate several techniques for navigating using Cross System.

Monday

Bulletin Dec. 3, 2007

Sean and Charity began their rotation with work on the "cross system" for beginner and intermediates. Argentine Tango is unique in the system which has both partners using the same leg. Our Video of the Week is a good introduction the the concept.

Coming up on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 8 p.m
LET'S TANGO! Cuarteto Latinoamericano, string quartet
at Fat Cat Music House & Lounge - 11th Street between I & J
We have been told a small space will be cleared for dance, so get your shoes ready for a night of tango performed by Grammy -nominated Cuarteto Latinoamericano!
Fat Classics with classical artists crossing-over into other genres in an engaging atmosphere opens new musical possibilities. Enjoy this unique blend of cocktails, networking and talent with your friends - eclectic music lovers will be smitten!

Our own Alejandro & Daniela recently conducted workshops on milonga in Fresno. Videos are available on our website, as well as some pictures posted by one of the attendees, and his comments to the event. <http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4636926135532356108&postID=2278935598027497491> Using the comment facility of our videos is a good way to dialogue among ourselves.

Roman will be in Modesto Dec. 8. conducting private lessons. To polish your style and skills, he is available for privates or semi -privates (two couples) at special rates. E-mail zapata@surewest.net.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. Dec 3: Practice and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance to 10 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs

SATURDAY (Dec. 8) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean & Charity working on Cross System.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - Beginner - Intermediates encouraged to stay; no additional fee. A chance to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person. Introductory deals for newcomers offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)

http://modestotango.googlepages.com/

Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave.,
Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

Sacramento:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento :
A new series on Tuesday nights in November:
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Zak Brown.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series.

THURSDAY:
ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box." An intensive 90 -minute class followed by a práctica: three hours of tango. It's $50 a person/$90 a couple for the month; drop-in rate is $15 Practica only is $5. This month they teach milonga.

MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at Jacobs Fine Dining.
Roberto Riobo will be our guest in a farewell appearance before moving back to Buenos Aires. Mark your calendars.

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE


SACRAMENTO:
@>---- -SATURDAY, DEC. 8 –At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Beginning tango lesson 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then l dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and dance.


SUNDAY:
@>---- Every first, third, and fifth Sunday: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: Nov. 18.

@>---- Every second Sunday: Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria from 7 to 9 p.m.
Natomas Town Center (same as It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Road #100.

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Road exit from I-5) from 7 to 9 p.m.

@>---- MONDAY, DEC. 31: At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE BLACK & RED BALL! Yep, it's our annual New Year's Eve celebration -- what better way to start the new year than by dancing your way into it? There will be fireworks in Old Sac that night too! So wear your finest black and red (or white or whatever!) and come to Old Town on New Year's Eve! SPECIAL TANGO DEMONSTRATION/PERFORMANCE by our very own ED LOOMIS AND REBECA BASAVE!!! Don't miss it! Beginning tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll dance from 9:00 -midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments (even a little champagne!), and dance.

@>---- Saturday, December 15, 2007
Downtown Milonga! 2014 B 9th Street (9th & T)
9:00 p.m. until ???.... - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake
A relaxed, casual Milonga with an "Urban" feel $5

@>---- FRESNO
The December milonga will be with all the Dancers at Studio 65 on Saturday, December 15; HOLIDAY FORMAL DINNER & DANCE.
$15 per person, 6:30 p.m Dinner in the Cube and Dance party in the Main room starting at 7:30 p.m. Call or email with plans to attend by the Monday before, Dec.10. DJ Dean Zimmerman will play all styles of music throughout the evening.
2965 North Maroa Ave. Fresno, CA. 93704 (559) 222-6565
UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:

Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
There is still time to register for the 13-day trip starting July 11. They have the minimum eight with room for six more, a maximum of 14.
July 12-25th 2008 - their winter. Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if registered in the first period. $1650 for the people who register later. See below:

Departure date: July 11th Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th / Arrival in destination: July 26th

How to register

1. Fill in the registration form, We have it on line: <http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pCm1QcgWksxWMyw2GL2RLZw>Registration Form - e-mail to <mailto:montitango@hotmail.com>montitango@hotmail.com Andrea will inform you how to make the deposit.
or just e-mail any inquiries to <mailto:montitango@hotmail.com>montitango@hotmail.com

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.

Deposit: $400 per person paid directly to Gato and Andrea by bank deposit before Jan. 31, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31.

Second period (late registration): $1650 per person without air fares

Deposit: $650 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February 1st to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).

Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea up to May 31.

More details at <http://www.tour-tango.com.ar/>www.tour-tango.com.ar Click "Comments" button in our website to read what other people who have come with us to BA think about our trip!)

Questions?
www.gatotango.com

The package includes :
1. Transfers from airport and back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo), http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla."
4. City tour.
5. Private group classes with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best sites.
7. Dinner show at "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" .
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue).
9. Guided visit to the unique Teatro Colón. Visit Café Tortoni for tea.
10. Visit to Recoleta, Del Pilar Church, and tour in Buenos Aires Design.
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Farewell dinner.
<http://www.tour-tango.com.ar/>www.tour-tango.com.ar
<http://www.gatotango.com/>www.gatotango.com

Sunday

Demystifying the Cross System

Club Milonga class, Toronto Canada by Oscar and Mary Ann Casas
Demystifying the Cross System -
  • "The three highways"

Monday

Bulletin Nov. 26, 2007

Many of us attended the Sacramento workshops with Ruben Milonga. He focused on Milonga, Canjengue and Condombe styles of tango, sharing historical videos of the old masters dancing. It was a fun series of classes. The video of his dancing is still available on our website.

Our Video of the Week features Peter & Jerry Sue in a recap of their lessons. This Saturday classes resume with Sean & Charity teaching. Hope to see you all there.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. Nov. 26: Practice and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance to 10 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs

SATURDAY - (Dec. 1): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean & Charity teaching.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - Beginner - Intermediates encouraged to stay; no additional fee. A chance to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person. Introductory deals for newcomers offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)


Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave.,
Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -
Sacramento:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento :
A new series on Tuesday nights in November:
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Zak Brown.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series.

THURSDAY:
ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box." An intensive 90-minute class followed by a práctica: three hours of tango. It's $50 a person/$90 a couple for the month; drop-in rate is $15 Practica only is $5. This month they teach milonga.
MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Roberto Riobo will be our guest in a farewell appearance before moving back to Buenos Aires. Mark your calendars.

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- SATURDAY, DEC. 1! - Firehouse #5, 2014 B 9th Street
(corner of 9th & T), parking on corner
**Class taught by Homer LADAS & Michelle WRIGHT
7-9 p.m - The Embrace, Ochos and a Boleo (All Levels)
**Milonga featuring DJ Homer (classic & contemporary tango) 9:30 p.m - 2 am -
**Demonstration by Homer & Michelle** @ 11 p.m approximately***
Prices: Class/Single = $20 / Class/Couple = $35 / Milonga = $10
To Reserve space contact Michelle: sactanguera@yahoo.com or 916-295-9815 .
SUNDAY:
@>---- Every first, third, and fifth Sunday: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: Nov. 18.

@>---- Every second Sunday: Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria from 7 to 9 p.m.
Natomas Town Center (same as It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Road #100.

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Road exit from I-5) from 7 to 9 p.m.
@>---- SAN FRANCISCO
Thursday: La Mariposa Milonga/Verdi Club -
*2424 Mariposa Streeet, San Francisco, CA
UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:

Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
There is still time to register for the 13-day trip starting July 11. They have the minimum eight with room for six more, a maximum of 14.
July 12-25th 2008 - their winter. Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if registered in the first period. $1650 for the people who register later. See below:

Departure date: July 11th Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th / Arrival in destination: July 26th

How to register

or just e-mail any inquiries to montitango@hotmail.com

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.

Deposit: $400 per person paid directly to Gato and Andrea by bank deposit before Jan. 31, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31.

Second period (late registration): $1650 per person without air fares
Deposit: $650 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February 1st to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).
Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea up to May 31.



The package includes :
1. Transfers from airport and back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo), http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla."
4. City tour.
5. Private group classes with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best sites.
7. Dinner show at "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" .
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue).
9. Guided visit to the unique Teatro Colón. Visit Café Tortoni for tea.
10. Visit to Recoleta, Del Pilar Church, and tour in Buenos Aires Design.
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Farewell dinner.

Bulletin Nov. 19, 2007

We will meet at Jacobs tonight, but there will be no class Saturday. Classes will resume Dec. 1 with Sean & Charity teaching.

For those who can't handle a long break between tango fixes, Ruben Milonga will conduct workshops at Tango by the River this weekend. Watch our Video of the Week to see this great milonguero in action. More information about the workshops below.


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. Nov. 19: Practice and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance to 10 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs

SATURDAY - (Nov. 24): No classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean & Charity will teach in December.

Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave.,
Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -
Sacramento:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento :
A new series on Tuesday nights in November:
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Zak Brown.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series.

THURSDAY:
ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box." An intensive 90-minute class followed by a práctica: three hours of tango. It's $50 a person/$90 a couple for the month; drop-in rate is $15 Practica only is $5. This month they teach milonga.
'Rubén Milonga' Comes to Sacramento!
"Rubén Milonga", tango historian who focuses on preserving Argentine tango of the "golden years" (1937-60), will be at Tango by the River Nov. 23, 24 & 25. Raised in Buenos Aires, he began tango in his teens. He has performed and taught in London, Lausanne, Poland, Korea, and at Tango University, Buenos Aires.
In Sacramento, Ruben will present audio/visual lectures on the history of tango music as well as tango dance. He will teach workshops in milonga, and two dances that pre-dated tango, canyengue and milonga candombeada. His schedule:

Friday, Nov. 23: 7:45-9:15 p.m.
History of tango music as a popular expression up to 1960 (audio/visual lecture).

Saturday, Nov. 24: 2:30-4 p.m.
From tango to the milonga in a few easy steps. Playing and changing weight on the beats (transition from tango to milonga).

Saturday, Nov. 24: 4:30-6 p.m.
Milonga madness: (don't ask, just come and enjoy).

Sunday, Nov. 25: noon-1:30 p.m.
History of tango as a popular dance in Buenos Aires (1860-1960) (audio/visual lecture).

Sunday, Nov. 25: 2-3:30 p.m.
Canyengue Fundamentals: embrace, connection, soul.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 4-5:30 p.m.
Milonga Candombeada: Discover the pleasure of milonga's Afro roots
Cost is $30 for one class or
2 for $50, 3 for $60, 4 for $80
5 for $90, or all 6 for $100, the best deal!

No Modesto classes Thanksgiving weekend, so make the most of this opportunity.

MILONGAS: Modesto's next is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Roberto Riobo, in a farewell appearance before moving back to Buenos Aires, will be our guest artist. Mark your calendars.

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

SACRAMENTO:

@>---- SATURDAY, NOV. 24 –At Tango by the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

SUNDAY:
@>---- Every first, third, and fifth Sunday: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: Nov. 18.

@>---- Every second Sunday: Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria from 7 to 9 p.m.
Natomas Town Center (same as It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house,
2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5)
from 7 to 9 p.m. Next: Nov. 25.
@>---- SAN FRANCISCO
Thursday: La Mariposa Milonga/Verdi Club -
*2424 Mariposa Streeet, San Francisco, CA
UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:

Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
There is still time to register for the 13-day trip starting July 11. They have the minimum eight with room for six more, a maximum of 14.
July 12-25th 2008 - their winter. Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if registered in the first period. $1650 for the people who register later. See below:

Departure date: July 11th Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th / Arrival in destination: July 26th

How to register

or just e-mail any inquiries to montitango@hotmail.com

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.

Deposit: $400 per person paid directly to Gato and Andrea by bank deposit before Jan. 31, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31.

Second period (late registration): $1650 per person without air fares
Deposit: $650 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February 1st to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).
Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea up to May 31.



The package includes :
1. Transfers from airport and back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo), http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla."
4. City tour.
5. Private group classes with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best sites.
7. Dinner show at "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" .
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue).
9. Guided visit to the unique Teatro Colón. Visit Café Tortoni for tea.
10. Visit to Recoleta, Del Pilar Church, and tour in Buenos Aires Design.
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Farewell dinner.