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Bulletin Feb.19, 2007

Roman has begun his rotation as spring looms. Your correspondent was interviewed for the Stanislaus Art Commission newsletter which was an insert to Thursday's Modesto Bee. We will see if this translates into more people at classes and practicas. We also have word that Marcelo & Romina will be guest artists at our next milonga (mark your calendars for March 31. They will also offer workshops during normal class hours that day.

Also in this Bulletin

1. The Video of the Week shows a Tango performance by Romina Hahn and Marcelo Solis, guest artists at our next milonga at Jacobs, dancing at the "Together for the Tango" milonga in Belmont, CA., on March 25, 2006.


A feature article about Tango involves an interview with M. Menz in the Arts Council Newsletter . The author asked us how the article was received in our Tango community. Please take a moment to share your thoughts. Just follow this link to the Newsletter post; then click on the "Comment" link at the bottom. Thanks.


MONDAY (tonight) Feb. 19 & 26. 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. See Monday at Jacobs
It will be interesting to see if the Arts Council newsletter brings people to watch.

SATURDAY, Feb. 24: Classes with Roman 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).

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Beginning Argentine Tango (Level I) Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,
Intermediate Tango (Level II) Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.,
Intermediate/Advanced Tango (Level III) Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m.,
Taught by studio owner Donna Williams & Zak Brown;
Cost is $35 per person/$60 per couple for each series ($20 for students).

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 February they focus on technique and improvisations for molinete, perhaps the most complex element of Argentine Tango. Contact Ed Loomis at TangoBear@pobox.com for info.

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street in Old Sacramento: Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. Tango Technique, Taught by Michelle Loughlin in February,
Cost for the four-week series is $50 per person; $15 drop-in.

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 - 7:30 p.m: Beginning Argentine Tango
7:30 - 8:30 p.m: Continuing ArgentineTango
8:30 - 10:30 p.m: Practica
Classes are taught by Chris Peake & Emily Trites .
Cost: College student $25/session (with valid ID) Non college-student $35/session.


@>---- Modesto's next milonga Saturday March 31 at Jacobs With Marcelo & Romina as guest artists.



@>---- At Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24! – Beginning Tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost, $15, includes lesson, dance (to live Tango music!), hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.

@>---- 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.

@>---- 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.

@>---- NEW!! Saturday, March 3, 2007 Rudolph Steiner College, in beautiful Stegmann Hall, 9200 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Admission: $12 for dancers and $5 for spectators
Includes: Dancing from 8 to midnight
Refreshments, Performance, Music by Dancer/Teacher/DJ Ed Loomis
Exquisite, expansive (2000 sq. ft.) hardwood floor for dancing.
Ample, free, lighted parking for everyone!
NOTE: In an attempt to draw interest and expand the Tango community, special
seating will be arranged for spectators to see the allure of this enchanting dance. As we know, Tango is danced all over the world; have you ever wondered how many countries are represented right in our extended community? Let's find out! An International Spotlight Dance will feature countries we represent. Let me hear from those willing to participate in this and where you are originally from. It should be a lot of fun! A big welcome to our extended Tango communities, Modesto, Bay Area, Reno, Grass Valley and now Chico!

1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 6 to 9:30 p.m.
@>---- Mirabelle European Pastry Cafe
7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, Phone: 916-535-0100. If in the mood for good food, an intimate and friendly atmosphere, plenty of great music and Tango, join us. Any February birthdays out there? Come join us...we'll help you celebrate. Drawing for prizes at 8 and 8:30 p.m. Cover - $5.

@>---- 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
Mariposa Argentine Tango Club at the Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15-8 p.m. - Close Embrace Basics with Christy and Adolfo
8-8:45 p.m. - Int/Adv Close Embrace with Christy and Adolfo
Feb 22 - Special Guest Instructors Jon and Judy
Mar 8, 15, & 22 - Special Guest Instructor George Garcia
Mar 29 - Special Guest Instructor Raul Cabral
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

"ALLEGRO BALLROOM" - 5855 Christie Ave -
9:15 p.m - 2 a.m (at the Main Ballroom)
9:15 p.m - 10 p.m: Class by Nora & Edu
10 p.m - 2 a.m.: Milonga
Live Music by "Hombres de Tango" w/Seth "Notable" Azarnow in Bandoneón
DJ : Nora Featuring "tandas" of Tango, Milonga, Vals and Tropical (swing, rock, salsa) separated by "cortinas" Buenos Aires style.
Class + Milonga + Live Music: $20
Class + Milonga + DJ Music: $15
Milonga + Live Music: $15
Milonga: $12
Refreshments and snacks included.