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Bulletin Nov. 12, 2007

If you did not get enough "Tango Buenos Aires" at the Gallo Arts Center last week, our Video of the Week features lead dancers Gustavo Rosas and Gisela Natoli.
In January at the Fat Cat will host an evening of tango, mostly Piazzolla, but some suitable for dancing by Quarteto Latinoamericano.

Peter's class focused on "paradas" and "mordidas"; he will end his rotation Saturday. A Thanksgiving break follows,


MONDAY - Tonight. Nov. 12: Practice and social dancing at Jacobs, 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

SATURDAY - (Nov. 17): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Peter Baldridge teaching.
11 a.m. Intermediate - focus on paradas and mordidas.
12:30 - Beginner - Intermediates encouraged to stay; no additional fee. An opportunity to perfect your technique. $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 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 :
A new series on Tuesday nights in November:
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Zak Brown.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series.

ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box." An intensive 90 -minute class followed by a práctica means three hours of tango. It's $50 a person/$90 a couple for the month; drop-in rate is $15 Practica only is $5. This month they teach milonga.
'Rubén Milonga' Comes to Sacramento!
"Rubén Milonga", tango historian who focuses on preserving Argentine tango of the "golden years" (1937-60), will be at Tango by the River Nov. 23, 24 & 25. Raised in Buenos Aires, he began tangoing in his teens. He has performed and taught in London, Lausanne, Poland, Korea, and Tango University, Buenos Aires.
In Sacramento, Ruben will present audio/visual lectures on the history of tango music as well as tango dance. He will teach workshops in milonga, and two dances that pre-dated tango, canyengue and milonga candombeada. His schedule:

Friday, Nov. 23: 7:45-9:15 p.m.
History of tango music as a popular expression up to 1960 (audio/visual lecture).

Saturday, Nov. 24: 2:30-4 p.m.
From tango to the milonga in a few easy steps. Playing and changing weight on the beats (transition from tango to milonga).

Saturday, Nov. 24: 4:30-6 p.m.
Milonga madness: (don't ask, just come and enjoy).

Sunday, Nov. 25: noon-1:30 p.m.
History of tango as a popular dance in Buenos Aires (1860-1960) (audio/visual lecture).

Sunday, Nov. 25: 2-3:30 p.m.
Canyengue Fundamentals: embrace, connection, soul.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 4-5:30 p.m.
Milonga Candombeada: Discover the pleasure of milonga's Afro roots
Cost is $30 for one class or
2 for $50, 3 for $60, 4 for $80
5 for $90, or all 6 for $100, the best deal!

No Modesto classes Thanksgiving weekend, so make the most of this opportunity.

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


@>---- Downtown Milonga! 922 8th Street (between I & J)
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 9 p.m. until ??? - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake
A relaxed, casual Milonga with an "urban" feel $5

@>---- SATURDAY, NOV. 24 –At Tango by the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

CERVANTES TAPAS & ITALIAN BISTRO - 1119 21st St (between K & L)
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

@>---- Every first, third, and fifth Sunday: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: Nov. 18.

@>---- Every second Sunday: Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria from 7 to 9 p.m.
Natomas Town Center (same as It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house,
2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5)
from 7 to 9 p.m. Next: Nov. 25.
Thursday: La Mariposa Milonga/Verdi Club -
*2424 Mariposa Streeet, San Francisco, CA

Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
There is still time to register for the 13- day trip starting July 11. They have the minimum eight with room for six more, a maximum of 14.
July 12-25th 2008 - their winter. Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if registered in the first period. $1650 for the people who register later. See below:

Departure date: July 11th Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th / Arrival in destination: July 26th

How to register

or just e-mail any inquiries to montitango@hotmail.com

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.

Deposit: $400 per person paid directly to Gato and Andrea by bank deposit before Jan. 31, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31.

Second period (late registration): $1650 per person without air fares
Deposit: $650 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February 1st to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).
Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea up to May 31.

The package includes :
1. Transfers from airport and back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo), http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla."
4. City tour.
5. Private group classes with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best sites.
7. Dinner show at "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" .
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue).
9. Guided visit to the unique Teatro Colón. Visit Café Tortoni for tea.
10. Visit to Recoleta, Del Pilar Church, and tour in Buenos Aires Design.
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Farewell dinner.