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Bulletin April 7 , 2008

If you've missed Saturday classes, you missed some good lessons. Patrick drilled intermediates on boleos, beginners on basic walking technique.

Besides Saturday classes and Monday practica, there's little tango in Modesto this week. Thursday, April 17, will se our Art Walk milonga at Concetta's, and that weekend, the first show of the Tango Trilogy in San Francisco. Details below.
Our Video of the Week recaps the the Gato & Andrea workshops we enjoyed during February and March. Information on their tour to Buenos Aires below.

MONDAY - Tonight. April 7 & 14: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs,
2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time.
For those attending the Tuesday night workshop this is a great opportunity to work on the moves before the next workshop. 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 until 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

SATURDAY (April 12) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Patrick teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee for a chance to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class - Patrick finishes work on boleos
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 offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used 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.
7:00 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 three-part series on "Expressing the Feminine" at TBTR. Ladies only!
April 13, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 1 - The Feminine Role Posture, walking,
breath and a certain je ne sais quoi (which will be explained in the workshop).
April 20, 2008, 2:30-4: Part 2 - Feminine & Masculine together
Discover the "truth" about following, and the part the feminine partner plays .
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.

In San Francisco: "A Tango Trilogy"
A star-studded, three-program series. Some of the world's best tango talent show tango's reputation for pushing traditional social norms.
This unique, female-dominated Argentine Tango series consists of three distinct programs, four performances of each, at the Palace of Fine Arts; Programs #1, #2 and #3 on April 18, August 18, and November 28, respectively.

Ticket prices for the series range from $150 to $60. Single seats $55-$25 with 10% single show discount for seniors and students.
Tickets are on sale on-line at http://www.tix.com/

Program #1 "Tango Evolution"
Performers: Eroica Trio -
Daniel Binelli (Argentina, Bandoneon)
Eduardo Isaac (Argentina, Guitar)
Miriam Larici (Argentina, Dancer)
This program reaches out into the classical music world. The three women of the Eroica Trio teamed with brilliant composer/bandoneonist Daniel Binelli and classical guitarist Eduardo Isaac. Eroica Trio, the most sought after classical chamber music group in the world with two Grammy nominations and cellist Sara Sant' Ambrogio, winner of a solo Grammy, appear in the same program as the international dance superstar from "Forever Tango" and "Tango and Fire", Miriam Larici.
Schedule: April 18-19, 2008 (8 p.m.)
April 20, 2008 (2 and 7 p.m.)

Program #2 Tango x 3
(Three Pianos - solos, duets, trios) Argentine tango & Brazilian jazz
Polly Ferman (Uruguay, Piano)
Erika Nickrenz (USA, Piano)
Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil, Piano)
Schedule: August 15-16, 2008 (8 p.m.)
August 17, 2008 (2 and 7 p.m.)

Program #3 Leading Ladies of Tango - Café Victoria
Performers: Silvana Deluigi (Argentina, Singer)
Tango Mujer & Tango Con*Fusion: (Dancers):
Orchestra: Polly Ferman ( Music Director/Piano)
Eleonora Ferryera (Argentina, Bandoneon)
Bettina Hartl (Germany, Bandoneon)
Ina Paris (Cuba, Violin)
Viviana Guzman (Chile, Flute)
Anna Maria Medieta (USA, Harp)
Yung chiao Wei (Taiwan, Double Bass)
Schedule: November 28-29 (8 p.m.)
November 30 (2 and 7 p.m.)

"A Tango Trilogy" has generated interest in Europe and Japan.
"The Leading Ladies of Tango" drew slightly more than 2000 people to the Herbst Theatre last December.
@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be Friday May 30 with workshops on Saturday, May 31, guest artist: Oscar Mandagaran of Forever Tango. Mark your calendars.

@>---- Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's, 1205 J Street - 7 to 9 p.m.. Next on April 17. This coincides with downtown art galleries being open on the third Thursday of the month so Modestans can walk among them. Concetta's offers good food and wine.

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- Saturday: April 12th At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Beginning tango lesson from 8-9 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.
@>---- Saturday, April 19. Firehouse #5 Milonga, Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014 B 9TH
Street (corner of 9th & T), 9 p.m. Contact Chris Peake 916-705-2157 for info. www.tangoalternativa.com

@>---- Sunday: April 20th "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.
@>---- 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), then dance from 9 to midnight. Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only.
Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- 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 to enjoy the evening .$10 per person
Every Thursday: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (off Potrero),
Grand Re-opening! NEW dance floor!
Milonga 9 p.m. - 12:30 AM
Host: Victor Meneses DJ: Emilio Flores
NEW PRICES! $13 - Milonga Only $15 - Milonga + Lesson
Info: (415) 239-7002 or victor@sfmariposa.com

Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:

$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