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Bulletin April 30, 2007

Sean and Charity began their rotation with "colgadas" for the intermediates. Work will continue on this theme for the next two weeks. Beginners were introduced to half-turns. Saturday is another opportunity to sign up for the month at $10 a week. Due to the Memorial Day Weekend, there will only be three weeks in May (no classes on May 26), so the fee for the month will be $30.

An intense summer is ahead. Gato & Andrea return for workshops on Tuesdays Evenings in June and July. They will conduct eight workshops at the Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Ave., Modesto: The cost will be: 1 or 2 workshops $30 each per person
3 or 4 workshops $27 each per person
5 or 6 workshops $25 each per person
7 or 8 workshops $22 each per person

The classes will be mostly geared to intermediate tango dancers, though the first two would be appropriate for beginners with some dance background.

In late July and early August, Oscar Mandagaran will conduct workshops on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you also attend Nora's Tango Week or Weekend (or both) your tango will surely shoot up a lot.

Also in this Bulletin

1. The Video of the Week is an animation movie "En Tus Brazos".

2. Get tickets to Forever Tango

1. The Video of the Week is a beautiful French animation movie "En Tus Brazos" about how nothing can stop a tango dancing couple ... not even fate

2. With no classes on May 26, it is a perfect time too see Forever Tango, the show that triggered many tango obsessions. Bob Hope Theatre, 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 30 & May 7. Dinner/dancing at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and get needed 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.

SATURDAY, May 5: Classes with Charity at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
11 a.m. (not 11:30) Intermediate, - continuing work on "colgadas."
12:30 beginning level. Intermediates are encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee and work on technique as well as be there for the 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 $50.00 per person, $90.00 per couple for each series

At Step One, 1920 T Street From 8:15 to 9:45 p.m : Ed Loomis and Rebeca Basave teach an intermediate/advanced level "Continuing Tango" . Come explore the subject of Club Style in May, It's fast paced and fun and you will learn to dance in less space than you imagined possible.
Contact Ed Loomis at TangoBear@pobox.com or 916-368-9451 for info.

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street in Old Sacramento: Tango Technique Class
7:00 p.m. - Open to both men and women! Instructor: Michelle Loughlin
$15/drop-in, $50/month

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 ; Dance to classic as well as neo tango music.
Classes are taught by Chris Peake & Emily Trites. Kendra Kambestadt will
be returning to teach with Chris on May 10.
Cost: College student $25/session (with valid ID) Non college-student $35/session.
Practica only: $3


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



@>---- Friday, May 4, 2007 - La AlterNATIVA Milonga! Tango by the River
128 J Street, Old Sacramento
8:00 p.m. - Open Practica with Chris & Michelle
9:00 p.m. to Midnight(ish!) - Milonga with DJ Chris - featuring Traditional & Non-Traditional Tango Music
$10 entry includes Practica, Milonga & Refreshments!

@>---- 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!!
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!