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Bulletin September 24, 2007

Buenos Aires, Argentina! If a trip to the birthplace of tango ever intrigued you, attend a short meeting at Jacobs next Monday, Oct. 1, around 9:15 - right after the workshop - to learn more. Gato is interested in putting together a tour for our Modesto group next June or July - so, whether you do the workshop or not, come to the meeting to learn what is possible.

The workshops themselves have been well attended, and you are all encouraged to attend one or more. The list of classes below.
Our Video of the Week features 'Gato' and Andrea in a summary of last week's lesson.
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).

Patrick continues his rotation with work on sacadas and ganchos for intermediates and the eight count basic for beginners. He will be with us two more weeks. His classes are always fun.

Coming up: Nov. 6, Tango Buenos Aires at the new Gallo Center - a show we all want to catch, but also an opportunity to spread the word about Modesto Tango. We want volunteers on either side of the doors as people leave, passing out cards advising the public of our existence. If able to help, contact me.

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 : Patterns and figures in close embrace.

Class 2: Sept 17 : (Last Week) Patterns in close embrace. (second part)
Class 3: Sept 24: (Tonight) 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


MONDAY - Tonight. Sept. 24 : Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. Tonight: work on resources for the dance floor. See you there. Come early to eat.
Oct. 1, workshop followed by short meeting with Gato about a tour of Buenos Aires

SATURDAY - (Sept 29): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club. 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Patrick teaching.
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 available for newcomers offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)
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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.

Ed Loomis and Rebeca Metts teach "Tango: Outside the Box" followed by a práctica from 8:30-10 p.m.
We recommend completion of Levels I, II, and III Tuesday nights, or clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

MILONGAS: Modesto's next milonga is set for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Mark your calendars.


@>---- Next Milonga Party is Friday, October 12, 8:30 p.m $10 per person
2965 NORTH MAROA AVENUE, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93704 (559) 222-6565


Gato & Andrea accepting sign-ups for November.
November 9th, 2007/November 24th 2007
Meeting on October 1 about a tour specifically for our group - see above

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!