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Bulletin September 17, 2007

Saturday our milonga will feature Gato & Andrea as guest artists. Feel free to copy the flyers and spread them around :

Tonight! Gato & Andrea workshops at Jacobs!
In fact, Our - Video of the Week today features 'Gato' and Andrea in a summary of the lesson taught last week.
Their last two of eight sessions will focus on milonga. Classes start at 7:30, (a chance to eat early) and end at 9 p.m. (a chance to practice after class). More details below.
WORKSHOP INFO: The level is low intermediate to intermediate.
Tango Masters Hugo "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
Returning from their Buenos Aires tour
Fees : 1 or 2 workshops: $30 each per person
3 or 4 workshops : $27 each,
5 or 6 workshops : $25 each
7 or 8 workshops : $22 each per person
All classes: Mondays: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Jacobs Fine Dining: 2501 McHenry Ave., Modesto
Class 1: Sept. 10 :(Last Week - see video) Patterns and figures in close embrace.

Class 2: Sept 17 : (Tonight) Patterns and figures in close embrace. Links and connection. Double time and musicality (second part)
Class 3: Sept 24: Resources for the dance floor. Maintaining the line of dance. Simple combinations for fluidity.

Class 4: Oct 1: Open and close embrace. Pauses. Sacadas from different positions.

Class 5: Oct. 8: Turns and voleos.

Class 6: Oct. 15: Figures with turns, voleos, stops and embellishments.

Class 7: Oct. 22 : Milonga 1 from the beginning, rhythm, basic steps, embrace.

Class 8: Oct. 29: Milonga 2 Easy and playful patterns. Links and combinations.

contact: Mary, 522-1571 or e-mail: modestotango@gmail.net

Patrick began his rotation with work on boleos for intermediates and the eight count basic for beginners. He will be with us four weeks. His classes are always fun.


MONDAY - Tonight. Sept. 17 & 24 : Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. Tonight: work on close embrace. See you there. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Sept 22): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club. 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Patrick returning.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - beginning level. Intermediates encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee. Take this opportunity to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person. Introductory packages are available for newcomers which offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)
SATURDAY Evening: Our milonga at Jacobs Fine Dining with Gato & Andrea as guest artists.
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OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave.,
Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento : Classes for September!
Tuesday nights.
Level I - Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals, the walk, basic steps, posture.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Ochos and how to apply all steps into the social setting.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Changes every month.
These classes will get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Zak Brown. Cost is $50 per person.

Starting Thursday, September 6, 2007, Ed Loomis and Rebeca Metts will be teaching "Tango: Outside the Box" followed by a práctica from 8:30-10 p.m.
We strongly recommend that students have first completed Levels I, II, and III of the Tuesday night program, or have clearance from Ed and Rebeca.


Gato & Andrea's Accepting sign-ups for November.
November 9th, 2007/November 24th 2007

From Michael Taillant in Sacramento:
Leaves from San Francisco Fri. Nov. 30th and returns Sunday Dec. 16th.
Information with Michael Taillant tangobravo2k@yahoo.com 1-707-628-2601

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 -
This festival lasts seven days, giving you a few extra days to enjoy the city!