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Bulletin Dec. 10, 2007

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Sean and Charity continue to work on the "cross system" for beginners and intermediates. In keeping with the topic for December, our Video of the Week features a backward lead from cross System.

Coming up on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 8 p.m.:

LET'S TANGO! Cuarteto Latinoamericano, string quartet,
at Fat Cat Music House & Lounge - 11th Street between I & J

We were told a small space will be cleared for dance, so get your shoes ready for a night of tango by a Grammy-nominated group! Fat Classics with classical artists crossing-over into other genres in an engaging atmosphere opens new musical possibilities.

MONDAY - Tonight. Dec 10: 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 (Dec. 15) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean & Charity working on Cross System.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - Beginner - Intermediates encouraged to stay; no additional fee. A chance to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person. Introductory deals 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 :
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: 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.

@>---- Modesto's next is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at Jacobs Fine Dining.
Roberto Riobo will be our guest in a farewell appearance before moving back to Buenos Aires. He will also be conducting workshops on Sunday, Jan. 20. More information coming. Mark your calendars.


@>---- 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 Road #100.
@>---- Every fourth Sunday: Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Road exit from I-5) from 7 to 9 p.m.
@>---- Saturday, December 15, 2007
Downtown Milonga! 2014 B 9th Street (9th & T)
9:00 p.m. until ???.... - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake
A relaxed, casual Milonga with an "Urban" feel $5

@>---- MONDAY, DEC. 31: At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE BLACK & RED BALL! There will be fireworks in Old Sac that night too! So wear your finest black and red (or white or whatever!) and come to Old Town on New Year's Eve! TANGO DEMONSTRATION by ED LOOMIS AND REBECA BASAVE!!! Don't miss it! Beginning tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then dance from 9:00 -midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both refreshments, and dance.

@>---- FRESNO Dinner & Dance Party
6:30 p.m on Saturday, December 15, 2007
TriTip & Chicken Tetrazinni dinner will be served in the "Cube". Then, we move to the "Main" room and dance the night away.
DJ Dean Zimmerman will play all the types of dance music throughout the party; Swings, Ballroom, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Cha Cha, Night Club, etc.
Participate in the 3 'mini' dance lessons ; Samba, Rueda 'casino style' and the Chacarera. Desserts will be served during the dance party.
RSVP Kathy Page at 240-3200 by Monday, December 10, tickets $15 each.
www.fresnodancestudio65.com 2965 North Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA 93704
2965 North Maroa Ave. Fresno, CA. 93704 (559) 222-6565

@>---- EMERYVILLE: Saturday Dec. 15 - Sean & Charity at
The Allegro Invitational @ The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville
7:30-9 p.m Tango for Ballroom Dancers Workshop
9 p.m-Midnight Dance 10:30 Show / $20 for workshop & Dance - $9 Dance only

Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea!
Special trip for Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008 (registration open!)
Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if by January 31st, 2008.
$1650 for people who register between February 1st and May 31st.

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

How to register
1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com or andreaygato@gmail.com.ar in order to register.

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.
First period: $1500 per person without air fares
Deposit: $400 per person paid by bank deposit before January 31st, 2008.

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

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

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

Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea by May 31st.

More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.

*13 nights accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy.
http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm (the whole house for our group!).
*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)

*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed by us!).

*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.

*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)

*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables booked by us at first line and ticket entrance included)

*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)

*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!

*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)

*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón & Visit to CaféTortoni

*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.

*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs

*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.

*24 hours personalized assistance

Optional excursion to Colonia and Delta available as well as extra trips to the interior of the country.

Contact Gato and Andrea directly
andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,