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Bulletin Dec. 3, 2007

Sean and Charity began their rotation with work on the "cross system" for beginner and intermediates. Argentine Tango is unique in the system which has both partners using the same leg. Our Video of the Week is a good introduction the the concept.

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 have been told a small space will be cleared for dance, so get your shoes ready for a night of tango performed by Grammy -nominated Cuarteto Latinoamericano!
Fat Classics with classical artists crossing-over into other genres in an engaging atmosphere opens new musical possibilities. Enjoy this unique blend of cocktails, networking and talent with your friends - eclectic music lovers will be smitten!

Our own Alejandro & Daniela recently conducted workshops on milonga in Fresno. Videos are available on our website, as well as some pictures posted by one of the attendees, and his comments to the event. <http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4636926135532356108&postID=2278935598027497491> Using the comment facility of our videos is a good way to dialogue among ourselves.

Roman will be in Modesto Dec. 8. conducting private lessons. To polish your style and skills, he is available for privates or semi -privates (two couples) at special rates. E-mail zapata@surewest.net.


MONDAY - Tonight. Dec 3: 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. 8) - 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 :
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: 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. Mark your calendars.


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

@>---- 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.

@>---- MONDAY, DEC. 31: At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE BLACK & RED BALL! Yep, it's our annual New Year's Eve celebration -- what better way to start the new year than by dancing your way into it? 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! SPECIAL TANGO DEMONSTRATION/PERFORMANCE by our very own 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 we'll dance from 9:00 -midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments (even a little champagne!), and dance.

@>---- 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

@>---- FRESNO
The December milonga will be with all the Dancers at Studio 65 on Saturday, December 15; HOLIDAY FORMAL DINNER & DANCE.
$15 per person, 6:30 p.m Dinner in the Cube and Dance party in the Main room starting at 7:30 p.m. Call or email with plans to attend by the Monday before, Dec.10. DJ Dean Zimmerman will play all styles of music throughout the evening.
2965 North Maroa Ave. Fresno, CA. 93704 (559) 222-6565

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

1. Fill in the registration form, We have it on line: <http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pCm1QcgWksxWMyw2GL2RLZw>Registration Form - e-mail to <mailto:montitango@hotmail.com>montitango@hotmail.com Andrea will inform you how to make the deposit.
or just e-mail any inquiries to <mailto:montitango@hotmail.com>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.

More details at <http://www.tour-tango.com.ar/>www.tour-tango.com.ar Click "Comments" button in our website to read what other people who have come with us to BA think about our trip!)


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.