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Monday Workshops with Gato and Andrea

Direct from Buenos Aires and their world-wide teaching tour

Argentine Tango Masters


will be presenting Argentine Tango workshops and private individual lessons in Modesto


Eight Mondays in
September & October, 2007



Sept. 10 : Patterns and figures in close embrace. Links and connection. Double time and musicality (first part)
Sept 17 :
Patterns and figures in close embrace. Links and connection. Double time and musicality (second part)
Sept 24: Resources for the dance floor. Maintaining the line of dance. Simple combinations for fluidity.

Oct 1: Open and close embrace. Pauses. Sacadas from different positions.
Oct. 8: Turns and voleos.
Oct. 15: Figures with turns, voleos, stops and embellishments.
Oct. 22 : Milonga 1 from the beginning, rhythm, basic steps, embrace.
Oct. 29: Milonga 2 Easy and playful patterns. Links and combinations.

All classes: 7:30 to 9 p.m.


Private Lessons are available by arrangement with the instructor. To schedule send email to ModestoTango@gmail.com or call
(209) 522-1571

Teaching Philosophy:


Gato and Andrea have developed through many years of experience and work, a teaching method based on the technique of posture, balance, axes, weight changes, rhythm and especially on the tango walk, making emphasis on the interpretation of the music, and on the expression of feelings when dancing.






Cost (per workshop/per person):

$30.00 - 1 or 2 Workshops

$27.00 - 3 or 4 Workshops
$25.00 - 5 or 6 Workshops
$22.00 - 7 or 8 Workshops

$100.00/per hour + $10.00 Studio Fee - Private lessons



Location: Map



Free parking at
Jacobs Fine Dining
2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-2829



Jacobs is a full service restaurant and is available
for drinks, hors d'oeuvre, or dinner at your pleasure.




For additional information see
ModestoTango - Argentine Tango or
call
(209) 522-1571


Bulletin Oct. 29, 2007

Buenos Aires! Gato & Andrea want a commitment by the end of this week for the 13 -day trip starting July 11. They put together a tour especially for our Modesto group and need at least eight folks "in" by the end of the month. The most they can handle is 14. If tango's birthplace intrigues you, see below for further information.

Gato & Andrea's workshops have been well attended; The next and last workshop will finish the work we started on milonga. The Video of the Week features a summary of their Milonga class last week. The class starts at 7:30, (a chance to eat early), ends at 9 p.m. (a chance to practice after class and make arrangements to join the trip to Buenos Aires).

Nov. 6 at the Gallo Center: Tango Buenos Aires has taken the world by storm with fast-paced rhythms and flawless coordination. The ensemble, cream of Argentine tango, includes 12 dancers, six musicians, a singer, dazzling costumes and provocative choreography - a show we all want to catch, Tickets are on sale, a reasonable $30 top for box seats. Order on line from http://galloarts.org. This also is a chance to spread word of Modesto Tango. We want volunteers at the exits as people leave, passing out cards advising of our existence. If able to help, contact me.

From Ed Loomis: Did you know? The symbol for silver, "Ag," reflects the Latin name for the element argentum. That Latin term puts the luster in "argentiferous" and is also an ancestor of "argent", a word once used to refer to the metal silver The country of Argentina owes its name to "argentum," as well. (c) 2007 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

Ed's class last Saturday focused on musicality. We will see more of Ed in the future. Next Saturday Peter, our historian, returns to teach for the month of November.
******************************************************************
WORKSHOP INFO: The level is low intermediate to intermediate.
Tango Masters Hugo "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
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 : Patterns in close embrace (second part).
Class 3: Sept 24 : Resources for the dance floor.
Class 4: Oct 1: Pauses & Sacadas.
Class 5: Oct. 8: Turns and voleos.
Class 6: Oct. 15: Turns, voleos, stops and embellishments.
Class 7: Oct. 22 : (Last Week) Milonga 1 Beginning, rhythm, basic steps.

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

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


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. Oct 29: Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry, Tonight's lesson: Milonga - part 2. See you there. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Nov. 3): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Peter Baldridge 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 which offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
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 -
SACRAMENTO:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento : 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.

THURSDAY:
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
7:00 to 8:30, Level 2 followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com for details.


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

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ! ***NEW*** - TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER MILONGA
CERVANTES TAPAS & ITALIAN BISTRO - 1119 21st St (between K & L)
Every Tuesday Night 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO
Thursday: La Mariposa Milonga/Verdi Club -
*2424 Mariposa Streeet, San Francisco, CA
UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:

Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
July 12-25th 2008 - their winter. They need at least eight commitments by the end of October.
Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if registered in the first period,
$1650 for the people who register later. See below:

Must be confirmed or changed by October 29th, their last class in Modesto.

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.ar 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 directly to Gato and Andrea while they teach in Modesto during October (cash is appreciated and receipts will be given) or 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 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 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!)

If you have any questions : www.gatotango.com

The package includes :
1. Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to La Casita de San Telmo & back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy. http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla" (grilled meat).
4. City Tour.
5. Eight private group classes (milonguero, salon) with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best milongas and dance clubs.
7. Dinner show night at one of the best tango show houses in Buenos Aires: "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" Transfers in/out. Attend a world-class tango show at a traditional restaurant, taste a delicious meal as you watch a superb spectacle. The incredible skills of the dancers, the fantastic atmosphere, excellent cuisine and flawless service make an experience you won't forget.
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue), singing, dancing, "gaucho show", country activities such as riding horses and more. Transfers in/out.
9. Guided visit to the unique Teatro Colón. Visit to Café Tortoni for tea. (Drinks not included)
10. Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church, Walking tour in Buenos Aires Design. Visit tomb of Eva Perón, heroine of Argentine history whose presence in this cemetery still is rejected by the upper classes. (We will finish in Buenos Aires Design, the first and unique thematic mall completely dedicated to design, construction, equipment and indoor home decoration, a block from Recoleta Cemetery.)
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.

Sunday

Dancing All the Dances as Long as I Can by Robert Fulghum

Miro SvolikRobert Fulghum

Listen to this story...Navigate to NPR to listen to Robert Fulghum read his essay.

Robert Fulghum has written seven bestsellers including All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. A native of Waco, Texas, he was a Unitarian minister for 22 years and taught painting and philosophy. Fulghum lives in Seattle and Crete.

“My passion for tango disguises a fearfulness. I fear the shrinking of life that goes with aging.”

Questions or Comments?

Weekend Edition Sunday, October 28, 2007 · I believe in dancing.

I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind. So I dance daily.

The seldom-used dining room of my house is now an often-used ballroom — an open space with a hardwood floor, stereo and a disco ball. The CD-changer has six discs at the ready: waltz, swing, country, rock 'n' roll, salsa and tango.

Each morning when I walk through the house on the way to make coffee, I turn on the music, hit the "shuffle" button and it's Dance Time! I dance alone to whatever is playing. It's a form of existential aerobics, a moving meditation.

Tango is a recent enthusiasm. It's a complex and difficult dance, so I'm up to three lessons a week, three nights out dancing, and I'm off to Buenos Aires for three months of immersion in tango culture.

The first time I went tango dancing I was too intimidated to get out on the floor. I remembered another time I had stayed on the sidelines, when the dancing began after a village wedding on the Greek island of Crete. The fancy footwork confused me. "Don't make a fool of yourself," I thought. "Just watch."

Reading my mind, an older woman dropped out of the dance, sat down beside me, and said, "If you join the dancing, you will feel foolish. If you do not, you will also feel foolish. So, why not dance?"

And, she said she had a secret for me. She whispered, "If you do not dance, we will know you are a fool. But if you dance, we will think well of you for trying."

Recalling her wise words, I took up the challenge of tango.

A friend asked me if my tango-mania wasn't a little ambitious. "Tango? At your age? You must be out of your mind!"

On the contrary: It's a deeply pondered decision. My passion for tango disguises a fearfulness. I fear the shrinking of life that goes with aging. I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances. I fear the dying that goes on inside you when you leave the game of life to wait in the final checkout line.

I seek the sharp, scary pleasure that comes from beginning something new — that calls on all my resources and challenges my mind, my body and my spirit, all at once.

My goal now is to dance all the dances as long as I can, and then to sit down contented after the last elegant tango some sweet night and pass on because there wasn't another dance left in me.

So, when people say, "Tango? At your age? Have lost your mind?" I answer,

"No, and I don't intend to."

Monday

Gato & Andrea Workshop 2007-10-22

Hugo 'Gato' Valdez and Andrea Monti demonstrate the elements covered during the October 22 workshop in Modesto CA

Bulletin Oct. 22, 2007

Buenos Aires! Gato & Andrea want a commitment by the end of October for the 13-day trip starting July 11. They put together a tour especially for our Modesto group and need at least eight "in" by the end of the month. The most they can handle is 14. If tango's birthplace intrigues you, see below for further information.

The Gato & Andrea Workshops have been well attended; For the next two weeks the workshops will focus on milonga. You're encouraged to attend one or more. Classes start at 7:30, (a chance to eat early), end at 9 p.m. (a chance to practice after class). The Video of the Week features a summary of their lesson last week.

Next Saturday Ed Loomis, first Modesto Tango instructor, a master technician and long a Modesto and valley favorite, will return to teach and finish out the month.

Nov. 6 at the Gallo Center: Tango Buenos Aires has taken the world by storm with fast-paced rhythms and flawless coordination. The ensemble, cream of Argentine tango, includes 12 dancers, six musicians, a singer, dazzling costumes and provocative choreography - a show we all want to catch, Tickets are on sale, a reasonable $30 top for box seats. Order on line from http://galloarts.org. This also is a chance to spread word of Modesto Tango. We want volunteers at the exits as people leave, passing out cards advising 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
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 : Patterns in close embrace (second part).
Class 3: Sept 24 : Resources for the dance floor.
Class 4: Oct 1: Pauses & Sacadas.
Class 5: Oct. 8: Turns and voleos.
Class 6: Oct. 15: (Last Week) Turns, voleos, stops and embellishments.

Class 7: Oct. 22 : (Tonight) 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


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. Oct 22: Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry, Tonight's lesson: Basic milonga. See you there. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Oct.27): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Ed Loomis 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 which offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>
OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
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 -
SACRAMENTO:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento : 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.

THURSDAY:
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
7:00 to 8:30, Level 2 followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com for details.
http://www.rivertango.com Vals in October!


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

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ! ***NEW*** - TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER MILONGA
CERVANTES TAPAS & ITALIAN BISTRO - 1119 21st St (between K & L)
Every Tuesday Night 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
At Tango By The River - 128 J Street in Old Sacramento:
@>---- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 - ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME MILONGA! PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES! Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, costume contest and dance.


SAN FRANCISCO
Thursday: La Mariposa Milonga/Verdi Club -
*2424 Mariposa Streeet, San Francisco, CA
UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:

Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
July 12-24th 2008 - their winter. They will need at least eight people committed by the end of October.
Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if registered in the first period, $1650 for the people who register later. See below:

Must be confirmed or changed by October 29th, their last class in Modesto.

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.ar 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 directly to Gato and Andrea while they teach in Modesto during October (cash is appreciated and receipts will be given) or 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 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 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!)

If you have any questions : www.gatotango.com

The package includes :
1. Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to La Casita de San Telmo & back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy. http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla" (grilled meat).
4. City Tour.
5. Eight private group classes (milonguero, salon) with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best milongas and dance clubs.
7. Dinner show night at one of the best tango show houses in Buenos Aires: "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" Transfers in/out. Attend a world-class tango show at a traditional restaurant, taste a delicious meal as you watch a superb spectacle. The incredible skills of the dancers, the fantastic atmosphere, excellent cuisine and flawless service make an experience you won't forget.
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue), singing, dancing, "gaucho show", country activities such as riding horses and more. Transfers in/out.
9. Guided visit to the unique Teatro Colón. Visit to Café Tortoni for tea. (Drinks not included)
10. Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church, Walking tour in Buenos Aires Design. Visit tomb of Eva Perón, heroine of Argentine history whose presence in this cemetery still is rejected by the upper classes. (We will finish in Buenos Aires Design, the first and unique thematic mall completely dedicated to design, construction, equipment and indoor home decoration, a block from Recoleta Cemetery.)
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.

Gato & Andrea Workshop 2007-10-15

Hugo 'Gato' Valdez and Andrea Monti demonstrate the elements covered during the October 01 workshop in Modesto CA

Bulletin Oct. 15, 2007

Buenos Aires! Gato & Andrea want a commitment by the end of October for the 13-day trip starting July 12 to put together a tour especially for our Modesto group. He needs at least eight "in" by the end of the month. The maximum they can handle is 14. If tango's birthplace intrigues you, see below for further information.

The workshops have been well attended; you're encouraged to attend one or more. Classes are listed below. Their last two sessions will focus on milonga. Classes start at 7:30, (a chance to eat early), end at 9 p.m. (a chance to practice after class).

Roman worked on styling and musicality.
The Video of the Week features a summary of Patrick's last lesson, as well as three performances by Gato & Andrea from our milonga, and their workshops.

Coming up: Nov. 6, at the Gallo Center: Tango Buenos Aires has taken the world by storm with fast-paced rhythms and flawless coordination. The ensemble, cream of Argentine tango, includes 12 dancers, six musicians, a singer, dazzling costumes and provocative choreography - a show we all want to catch, Tickets are on sale, a reasonable $30 top for box seats. Order on line from http://galloarts.org. This also is a chance to spread word of Modesto Tango. We want volunteers at the exits as people leave, passing out cards advising 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 : Patterns in close embrace (second part).
Class 3: Sept 24 : Resources for the dance floor.
Class 4: Oct 1: Pauses & Sacadas.
Class 5: Oct. 8: (Last Week) Turns and voleos.

Class 6: Oct. 15: (Tonight) 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


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. Oct 15: Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry, Tonight's lesson: Turns and boleos. See you there. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Oct.20): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Roman 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 which offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>
OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave.,
Nora Dinzelbacher ( Carlos & Maria Rivarola teaching this week)
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 -
SACRAMENTO:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento : Classes for October!
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.

THURSDAY:
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
7:00 to 8:30, Level 2 followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com for details.
http://www.rivertango.com Vals in October!


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

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ! ***NEW*** - TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER MILONGA
CERVANTES TAPAS & ITALIAN BISTRO - 1119 21st St (between K & L)
Every Tuesday Night 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
MONTHLY DJ LINE-UP:
1st Tuesday of every month - ROBERTO RIOBO
2nd Tuesday of every month - PETER BALDRIDGE
3rd Tuesday of every month - MICHELLE LOUGHLIN
4th Tuesday of every month - CHRIS PEAKE
5th Tuesday of every month - TBA

@>---- DOWNTOWN MILONGA! 922 8th Street (between I & J)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
9 p.m. until ? - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake. A relaxed, casual Milonga with an "urban" feel, $5

At Tango By The River - 128 J Street in Old Sacramento:
@>---- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 - ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME MILONGA! PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES! Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, costume contest and dance.


SAN FRANCISCO
Thursday: La Mariposa Milonga/Verdi Club -
*2424 Mariposa Streeet, San Francisco, CA
UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:

Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
July 12-24th 2008 - their winter. They will need at least eight people committed by the end of October.
Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if registered in the first period, $1650 for the people who register later. See below:

Must be confirmed or changed by October 29th, their last class in Modesto.

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.ar 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 dollars per person paid directly to Gato and Andrea while they teach in Modesto during October (cash is appreciated and receipts will be given) or by bank deposit before January 31st, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 dollars 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 dollars per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea up to May 31st 2008.
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 payment: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea up to May 31st 2008
More details about the trip at www.tour-tango.com.ar
(click on "Comments" button in our website to read what other people who have come with us to BA think about our trip!)
If you have any questions :


The package includes :
1. Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to La Casita de San Telmo & back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy. http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla" (grilled meat).
4. City Tour.
5. Eight private group classes (milonguero, salon) with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best milongas and dance clubs.
7. Dinner show night at one of the best tango show houses in Buenos Aires: "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" Transfers in/out. Attend a world-class tango show at a traditional restaurant, taste a delicious meal as you watch a superb spectacle. The incredible skills of the dancers, the fantastic atmosphere, excellent cuisine and flawless service make an experience you won't forget.
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue), singing, dancing, "gaucho show", country activities such as riding horses and more. Transfers in/out.
9. Guided visit to the unique Teatro Colón. Visit to Café Tortoni for tea. (Drinks not included)
10. Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church, Walking tour in Buenos Aires Design. Visit tomb of Eva Perón, heroine of Argentine history whose presence in this cemetery still is rejected by the upper classes. (We will finish in Buenos Aires Design, the first and unique thematic mall completely dedicated to design, construction, equipment and indoor home decoration, a block from Recoleta Cemetery.)
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.

Gato & Andrea Workshop 2007-10-08

Hugo 'Gato' Valdez and Andrea Monti demonstrate the elements covered during the October 08 workshop in Modesto CA

Bulletin Oct. 8, 2007

Buenos Aires, Argentina! Gato & Andrea are putting together a tour of Buenos Aires for our Modesto group in July 2008. He needs a commitment from at least eight by the end of the month. The maximum they can accommodate is 14. If tango's birthplace intrigues you, see below for further information.

The workshops have been well attended; you're encouraged to attend one or more. Classes are listed below. Their last two sessions will focus on milonga. Classes start at 7:30, (a chance to eat early), end at 9 p.m. (a chance to practice after class).

Patrick finished his rotation, and Roman, with his elegant styling, will teach our Saturday classes this week. Today's Video of the Week features a summary of Patrick's lesson, as well as three performances by Gato & Andrea from our milonga, and their workshops.


Coming up: Nov. 6, at the Gallo Center, Tango Buenos Aires has taken the world by storm with its fast-paced rhythms and flawless coordination . The ensemble, featuring the creme de la creme of Argentine tango, includes 12 dancers, six musicians, a singer, dazzling costumes, and provocative choreography. This is a show we all want to catch, Tickets are on sale now and are quite reasonable -
$30 for the most expensive Box seats. You can order them on line from the Gallo
Center at http://galloarts.org. This is also a chance to spread word of Modesto Tango. We want volunteers at the doors as people leave, passing out cards advising the public of our existence. If able to help, contact me.



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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
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Class 1: Sept. 10 : Patterns and figures in close embrace.
Class 2: Sept. 17 : Patterns in close embrace. (second part)
Class 3: Sept 24 : Resources for the dance floor. .
Class 4: Oct 1: (Last Week) Pauses & Sacadas .

Class 5: Oct. 8: (Tonight) 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


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. Oct 8: Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry, Tonight's lesson: Turns and boleos. See you there. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Oct.13): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Roman 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 which offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>
OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
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 -
This week, Sept. 9, Carlos & Maria Rivarola, will be the guest teachers.
Their films include "Tango" (the 1999 movie by Carlos Saura) and Carlos & Maria were in the original cast of "Tango Argentino," You might expect some teaching of fancy show tango. But you will find precision, control and modesty. They are excellent teachers and dancers,

SACRAMENTO:
At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento : Classes for October!
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.

THURSDAY:
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
7:00 to 8:30, Level 2 followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com for more info.
http://www.rivertango.com Vals in October!


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

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

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

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ! ***NEW*** - TUESDAY NIGHT DINNER MILONGA
CERVANTES TAPAS & ITALIAN BISTRO - 1119 21st St (between K & L)
Every Tuesday Night beginning October 9, 2007 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
MONTHLY DJ LINE-UP:
1st Tuesday of every month - ROBERTO RIOBO
2nd Tuesday of every month - PETER BALDRIDGE
3rd Tuesday of every month - MICHELLE LOUGHLIN
4th Tuesday of every month - CHRIS PEAKE
5th Tuesday of every month - TBA
October 9, 2007 is the 2nd Tuesday in October - DJ: PETER BALDRIDGE!

At Tango By The River - 128 J Street in Old Sacramento:
@>---- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 - Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to-midnight. Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.
@>---- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 - ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME MILONGA! PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES! Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, costume contest and dance.

@>---- DOWNTOWN MILONGA! 922 8th Street (between I & J)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
9 p.m. until ? - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake. A relaxed, casual Milonga with an "urban" fee, $5

UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:

Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
July 12-24th 2008 - their winter. The package includes :
1. Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to La Casita de San Telmo and back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy. http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla" (grilled meat).
4. City Tour.
5. Eight private group classes (milonguero, salon) with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best milongas and dance clubs.
7. Dinner show night at one of the best tango show houses in Buenos Aires: "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" Transfers in/out. Attend a world-class tango show at a traditional restaurant, taste a delicious meal as you watch a superb spectacle. The incredible skills of the dancers, the fantastic atmosphere, excellent cuisine and flawless service make an experience you won't forget.
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue), singing, dancing, "gaucho show", country activities such as riding horses and much more.Transfer in/out.
9. Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón Visit to Café Tortoni for tea. (Drinks not included)
10. Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church, Walking tour in Buenos Aires Design. Visit tomb of Eva Perón, heroine of Argentine history whose presence in this cemetery still is rejected by the upper classes.
We will finish our visit in Buenos Aires Design, the first and unique thematic mall completely dedicated to design, construction, equipment and indoor home decoration, a block from Recoleta Cemetery.
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.
The fee: U$D $1500 per person, EXCLUDING AIR FARES
Deposit U$D 400

Saturday

Patrick Alessandri Lesson Sumary

Patrick Alessandri and Mary Menz summarize the lesson at Modesto Tango Argentino, October 6, 2007

Monday

Bulletin Oct. 1, 2007

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

The workshops have been well attended; you're encouraged to attend one or more. Classes are listed below. Our Video of the Week features Gato and Andrea in a recap of last week's lesson.Their last two 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).

In our ongoing classes, Patrick will finish his rotation with a review of work done while with us. This Saturday is also an opportunity to pay $40 for the whole month. If you can commit to all 4 sessions it's a small savings over the normal $12 drop in rate.

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 at 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 : Patterns in close embrace. (second part)
Class 3: Sept 24: (Last Week) Resources for the dance floor. .

Class 4: Oct 1: (Tonight) 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


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. Oct 1: Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry, followed by short meeting about a tour of Buenos Aires. Tonight's lesson: Open and close embrace. See you there. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Oct. 6): 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. You can pay $40 for the month this Saturday, and save a little over the weekly rate, also, introductory packages available for newcomers which offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)
Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue receiving this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>
OUT OF TOWN: Some expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.

TUESDAY
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

SACRAMENTO:
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.

NEW THURSDAY PROGRAM!- 7-8:30 p.m
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.

MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

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


UPCOMING TANGO TOURS TO BUENOS AIRES:

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!
http://www.infusionstravel.com/tango%5Ffestival%5Fbuenos%5Faires/