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Bulletin April 21 , 2008

Last week had many opportunities to tango. This week will be a bit calmer. Sean & Charity did heavy duty work on Sacadas with intermediates while beginners got a good dose of musicality. They began the practica with a wonderful dramatization of an ideal "practica" situation and will be with us again Saturday hoping to re-enact the "practica" scenario to a wider audience.

We also hope to make an appearance at Friday's Fresno milonga. If interested in car-pooling, call 522-1571.


MONDAY - Tonight. April 21 & 28: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time. No fee, but you're urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance until 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

SATURDAY (April 26) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean & Charity teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class -
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class). Introductory deals for newcomers: 10 beginner level classes for $75 (only at the beginner level.)

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

Sacramento: 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 Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
These classes will get you dancing Argentine Tango socially.
In Level I, you learn fundamentals, level II focuses on pivots and level III changes every month focusing on technique, musicality.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost: $50 per person/$90 per couple.

Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6
Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Argentine Tango Baile
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

Sacramento "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One,
1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
This práctica is for ALL levels; beginners always welcome.

Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA Focus on boleos and other adornments.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street
Tango Explorations! 7 p.m - Beginning your Journey (Casting Off!) Tango
FUNdamentals, 8 p.m. - Continuing the Journey (Setting Sail!), 9 p.m. - Time
to Explore (Taking the Helm!) Open "Práctica". Info: tangomichey@yahoo.com
or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com

SUNDAYS - APRIL 2008, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Alisa Shubb on "Expressing the Feminine" at Tango By The River. 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Ladies only!
April 27, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 3 - Feminine Musical Interpretation
The essence of embellishment comes from the music. Each class will build off the next, although it will be possible to take just one or two. Priced to encourage ladies to take all three class: $20 for one class, $30 for two, $35 for all three.

@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be Friday, May 30, with workshops on Saturday, May 31, guest artist: Oscar Mandagaran of "Forever Tango, " with his partner, and vocalist, Georgina Vargas. Our Video of the Week features Oscar and Georgina in "La Cumparsita," one of his featured numbers in "Forever Tango."

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- FRESNO
Friday, April 25 - STUDIO 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave. Beginning with a free lesson at 8 p.m, The night will include the April Birthday Dance, Chacarrera and shared appetizers. Please bring interested friends. $10 per person. Car-pool? 522-1571.

@>---- Saturday, April 26th. At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Beginning tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance 9 to midnight. Cost $15 for lesson & dance; $10 dance only. Both include refreshments and dance.
Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:
Time is running out to sign up - if you've ever considered going to Buenos Aires, this is your trip!
$1650 for people who register before April 30th.
Departure date: July 11th, arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th
To register
Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to montitango@hotmail.com