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Bulletin Jan. 8, 2007

Normal life resumes. Our new year got off to a nice start with Patrick's class focusing on improvisation, and our practica is on at Jacobs again. As we rev up for our milonga with Roberto Riobo on Saturday, January 20, (with workshops to follow), we also look to our mini-milonga/practica at Deva, (1202 J Street) on Thursday, Jan. 18. Also, Roman will offer private lessons in Modesto on Saturday. He has two openings before Patrick's class. He can be reached at: rzapata@comcast.net, or call his cell phone: 916-425 2395

Also in this bulletin.

1. Roberto Riobo to D.J. our next milonga and conduct workshops on Sunday.
2. The video of the week stars Javier Rodriguez y Andrea Misse in Buenos Aires in January 2006.
1. Roberto Riobo, one of the Bay Area's most popular and respected teachers, will conduct workshops on Sunday, Janurary 21, the day after our next milonga, at the Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, where we have regular Saturday classes. The classes will be:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All levels including beginners:
A workshop to introduce the history, look, style and sound of Argentine tango. Learn how to "connect" to the music, your partners, and the people who share the dance floor. Beginners: Take this workshop and start dancing! Current tango dancers: deepen your dance and pick up your practice.
1 to 3 p.m. Intermediate:
Explore the mysteries of tango communication, developing eloquent feet and improved balance. Learn how to resolve one dance movement into another in a continuous flow of tango improvisations
with "sweeps" and "toe touching." Workshop fee $30 per class per student. Attached is a flier. Make copies and distribute.

2.The video features Villa Urqiza Style Tango - Villa Urquiza is a Buenos Aires barrio. Many barrios developed their own tango styles when getting from one milonga to another was more difficult. In this video Javier Rodriguez y Andrea Misse improvise to DiSarli's Corazon at the Italia Unita milonga in Buenos Aires in January 2006.

MONDAY (tonight) Jan. 8 & 15. Dinner and dancing resumes at Jacobs Fine Dining, 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 gathering; some arrive early to dine. We may dance to 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, January 13: Classes with Patrick 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.


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

EMERYVILLE - Classes at Allegro Ballroom with 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).

From 8:00 to 9:30 p.m at Step One, 1920 T Street: Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach an intermediate/advanced level "Continuing Tango" In , January , they are teaching Milonga, from the top down. Make the dance, Milonga, fun for you too. Class is fast paced and fun just like the dance and by February you will be looking forward to the next milonga tanda instead of sitting them out.
Contact Ed Loomis at TangoBear@pobox.com for info.

Tango Technique at Tango by the river, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento 7:00-8:00 p.m.,
Beginning January 10. Class is for leaders and followers and will help you work on balance , posture, walking, and embellishment technique, Class is taught by Rita Yanson; cost for the four-week series (Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31) is $50 per person.

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 flair on Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m.
Cost is only $3! Parking is free on the streets after 8 p.m.

MILONGAS - @>---- Modesto's milonga, January 20 at Jacobs, will feature Argentine Tango master
Roberto Riobo as D.J., who will also teach an introductory class at 8 p.m. Jacob's Fine Dining 2501 McHenry Avenue, Modesto 95350 - phone 529-2829
Introductory class and milonga - $10
Milonga/ social dancing only, 9 p.m. - midnight - $5. cover
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION http://modestotango.googlepages.com/



@>---- SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), and dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- SATURDAY, JANUARY 27! - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
LIVE MUSIC WITH PARLOR TANGO!!! Every year or so are we fortunate enough to get to dance to live tango music. Parlor Tango comes very highly rated. They are dedicated to traditional Argentine tango music composed between 1910 and 1950. Its repertoire of tangos, waltzes and milongas evokes the flavor of black-and-white movies and steamy dance halls. Indeed, Ed Loomis says that Parlor Tango is one of those rare groups that actually gets the traspie rhythms correct in milonga ... so don't miss this wonderful opportunity! As always, there will be a beginning tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m., then dance from 9:00 - midnight. Cost is $15 and includes lesson, dance (to live tango music!), refreshments and appetizers!
PARLOR TANGO is dedicated to traditional Argentine tango music composed between 1910 and 1950. Its repertoire of tangos, waltzes and milongas evokes the flavor of black-and-white movies and steamy dance halls.

@>---- 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

@>---- 3rd Saturdays DOWNTOWN MILONGA
Where: 922 8th Street, Sacramento
Time: 9 p.m. until people stop dancing (2 a.m., 3 a.m.?...)
Music: Tango (traditional and alternative) Cover: $5. The studio is on 8th Street, between I and J. The entrance is left of La Bonne Soupe Café. Go up the steep stairs and turn left, following the music. No refreshments so bring food, wine, beer. Parking on the street may be limited. Car pooling advised.

1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Next Milonga Mirabelle - January 7, 2007 - See you at Mirabelle's next year!
@>---- "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.

@>---- Thursdays
The Mariposa Argentine Tango Club
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15-8 p.m - Close Embrace Basics with Christy and Adolfo
8-8:45p.m - Int/Adv Close Embrace
8:45p.m-12:30a.m - Milonga hosted by Victor Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores
$15 class + Milonga /$14 Milonga only

@>---- Friday, February 16, 8 p.m at Studio 65 , 2965 North Maroa Ave. 93704 (559) 222-6565