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Bulletin April 23, 2007

Peter ended his rotation with work on milonga "tras-pie" and entries into the academic 8 count basic. Sean and Charity are back on Saturday. An intense summer is ahead. Gato & Andrea return for workshops on Tuesdays in June and July. In late July and early August, Oscar Mandagaran will conduct workshops on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you also plan to attend Nora's Tango Week or Weekend (or both) your tango will surely shoot up several notches.

Also in this Bulletin

1. The Video of the Week features El Indio performing a milonga.

2. Last week to register for Nora's Tango Week at a lower rate.

3. Get tickets to Forever Tango

1.Apropos of our intermediate classes with Peter, particularly with the emphasis on "tras-pie" last Saturday, our Video of the Week features Pedro "El Indio" Benavente, performing a milonga at Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires. He is a regular at this San Telmo landmark with a demonstration & introduction to tango for tourists. El Indio and his charming partner bring equal elements of originality and style.

The April 30 deadline is near for the $320 discount rate for Nora's Tango Weekend (3 FULL days), June 29 - July 1, and the discounted rate of $505 for Tango Week (5 days), July 2 -July 6, and the discounted rate of $725 for both the Week and Weekend (8 FULL days), Jun 29 -July 6.

They are close to achieving student-enrollment limit. This is especially true for Tango Weekend. So don't be left out; send in your registration as soon as possible, while there is still time to take advantage of the savings. The "HOMBRES DE TANGO" will provide live music at all eight Milongas and CELEBRATION TANGO! Ball on July 7. "MARIO ORLANDO", "The DJ" of the best Milongas in Buenos Aires ("Sunderland" -"El Arranque" - "Nino Bien" - "La Marshall" ) will provide his services as "DJ."

Those of you who are signed up should make hotel reservations now for the reduced rate of $89 (plus tax): Clarion Hotel at San Francisco Airport (800) 252-7466 or (650) 777-7771 Mon thru Fri. Be certain to mention Nora's Tango Week.
Any questions please contact: tangoweek@hotmail.com or visit our website

3. Forever Tango, the show that triggered many tango obsessions, will play Stockton May 26. Details: http://bobhopetheatre.com/eventdetails.asp?ID=128.
We hope some will take propaganda for our Modesto tango community. There is no Argentine Tango in Stockton. It will also play Fresno on Wednesday, May 30.


MONDAY (tonight) April 23 & 30. Dinner/dancing at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and get needed floor time. We will have extra milonga tracks tonight. 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.

SATURDAY, April 21: 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. Introductory packages available for newcomers which offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)

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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
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" They are focusing 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: Tango Technique Class
April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2007 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ~ $15/drop-in or $50/ month
Instructor: Michelle Loughlin / Open to both men and women!

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: Modesto's next milonga will be Saturday June 2 with the return of Gato & Andrea. Mark your calendars now.



@>---- 4th Saturday, April 28 At Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
A SPECIAL WELCOME DANCE FOR BEGINNERS! If you're new to tango (six month's or less), then April 28 is your night! We're going to honor those who are new to tango with a special welcome and gift ... If you aren't new to the tango, then please come, meet these new dancers, dance with them, and help us welcome them to this great community! Mark your calendars for April 28!!! Beginning tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m.; then we'll dance from 9:00 - midnight. Cost: $15 for lesson and dance; $10 for dance only. Both include refreshments and appetizers.

@>---- 3rd Saturdays DOWNTOWN MILONGA : 922 8th Street, Sacramento
Time: 9 p.m. Music: Tango (traditional and alternative) Cover: $5. The studio is on 8th Street, between I and J. Go up the steep stairs and turn left, No refreshments, so bring food, wine, beer. Parking on the street may be limited.

@>---- 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.

@>---- 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. Good food, an intimate and friendly atmosphere,
great music and Tango. Any birthdays out there? We'll help you celebrate. - $5.

@>---- Friday, May 11: 8 p.m at Studio 65 - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa
-lesson at 7:30 p.m $5-
Party $10: beverages provided, potluck finger foods appreciated.

"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
Class + Milonga + Live Music: $20
Class + Milonga + DJ Music: $15
Milonga + Live Music: $15
Milonga: $12
Refreshments and snacks included.

@>---- 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
8:45 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Milonga hosted by Victor Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores, $15 class + Milonga /$14 Milonga only
Special guest teachers 4/26 - Esteban Moreno y Claudia Codega


Gato & Andrea offer a 14 day tour accompanied package.
• AUGUST 11th TO 26th, 2007
NOVEMBER 9th TO 24th, 2007
If interested please check www.tour-tango.com.ar

From Roberto Riobo:
Tuesday 7 to Saturday 18 , August 2007
Experience the essence and roots of tango!! Inmerse yourself in the Buenos
Aires Tango scene!!
Tour includes: Pre-travel preparation tango classes. Double occupancy
accommodations at the exquisite tango Mansion Dandi Royal. Two daily classes
with some of the best teachers in Argentina. Nightly outings to Milongas at
the best venues. Tango dinner show. City and countryside seeing including
Argentine BBQ. Assisted tango music and shoe shopping. Transportation to
activities. Local guides, Carolina and Roberto, always available for
assistance and translation.
Pricing: Tour price before May 6, 2007: $1250. Tour price before June 20,
2007: $1450. Prices do not include airfare.
Contact Carolina: info@tangowithcarolina.com
www.barriotango.com / 415-261-0569
PO BOX 12009
San Francisco CA 94112

From Romina & Marcelo:
September 27 to October 8
Cost: $1,890 before May 4th. Sign in with a $300 deposit. Price after May 4th is $1,990. This includes: Airfare from San Francisco, Hotel (double occupancy), 24 hours assistance, City Tours, A Day in the Countryside, tango classes with the best local teachers, Milongas, a tango show. In addition to Buenos Aires, we can also arrange visits to any other destinations in Argentina. 925.299.6945 tango@rominamarcelo.com http://www.rominamarcelo.com/tango_tours.html

From Patricia Thatcher In Sacramento
Johana Copes is organizing the www.bailemostango.com Festival
10-night package including Festival & lodging:
from $2,197 per person with airfare from SFO
November 24 to December 5, 2007 -
15 Tango classes in 6 days with master teachers
7 nights of the best milongas in Buenos Aires
Shows with the best dancers and orchestras
An exclusive talk with Juan Carlos Copes
Shopping Outing & Day at Estancia
City Tour
Dinner & Tango show at Esquina de Carlos Gardel
The Festival lasts 7 days so this gives you a few extra days to enjoy the city!