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Bulletin Jan.29, 2007

The cold snap may be over; February is almost here. Some of us at the Sacramento Parlor Tango milonga encountered a very crowded floor. Many in our group will attend Roman's Tango and Alenxander Technique workshops; he now has a waiting list. Sean and Charity conduct lessons at the Racquet Club. Portland's Valentango festival comes mid-month.

Also in this bulletin.

1. The Video of the Week features Roberto Riobo and Michelle Loughlin at Modesto Tango Milonga on Jan. 20.

2. TANGO AND ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE by Roman and partner Sherry Berjeron February 3rd and 4th.

Roberto & Michelle interpret "Como dos Extranos" by Caseres from the album "Tango Negro" at the Jan. 20 Modesto Tango Argentino milonga. Though the room was too dark for the video equipment, the expression and dancing are beautiful.

2. TANGO AND ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Workshops offered by Roman & Sherry Feb. 3rd and 4th. has a waiting list. Roman extends his appreciation. The level of dancing in our community can be expected to jump up a few notches as a result of the extra work done by so many in our group.


MONDAY (tonight) Jan. 29 & Feb. 5. 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 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. Monday at Jacobs

SATURDAY, Feb. 3: Classes with Sean & Charity 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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Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

EMERYVILLE - Classes at Allegro Ballroom with Nora Dinzelbacher
5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville CA 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.,
Cost is $35 per person/$60 per couple for each

From 8 to 9:30 p.m at Step One, 1920 T Street: Ed Loomis and Rebeca Basave teach an intermediate/advanced level "Continuing Tango" In January they teach Milonga, Contact Ed Loomis at TangoBear@pobox.com for info.

Tango Technique at Tango by the river, 128 J Street, Sacramento 7 to 8 p.m.,
Beginning January 10. 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.

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
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
Cost is only $3! Parking is free on the streets after 8 p.m.


Modesto's next milongaSaturday March 31 at Jacobs



Friday, February 2, La AlterNATIVA Milonga - La AlterNATIVA turns one!
Tango by the River, 128 J Street (Old Sacramento)
8:00 PM Guided Practica / 9:00 PM Milonga
This Friday celebrates La AlterNATIVA turning one! There will be cake & ice cream, balloons and other "party" surprises. www.tangoalternativa.com

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

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.
"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 and 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.

Friday, February 16, 8 p.m at Studio 65 , 2965 North Maroa Ave. 93704
Everyone is invited to attend the next Milonga in Fresno with a Valentine theme. $10 per person
Let us know if you will bring a new friend who would enjoy a beginner lesson before the party; one will be offered upon request,
$10 per person. Beverages will be provided.(559) 222-6565

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