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Bulletin June 30 , 2008

Peter ended July building on Oscar and Georgina's classes emphasizing connection. We take July off, many with Gato & Andrea in Buenos Aires or at Nora's Tango Week. The Video of the Week shows Nora's Tango Week headliners Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne performing to Trolio's Palomita Blanca.

Gallo Arts Center seeks volunteers for next season. Two trainings open the 2008-9 season: Saturday July 12th, 2008 and Saturday July 19th, 2008, both at noon at the center, 1000 I Street, downtown Modesto. One trainings will let you volunteer as often as you wish. Info: Ian McVey, 338-5025 imcvey@galloarts.org.


MONDAY - Tonight, June 30: Practica, social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. An informal chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you're urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m.; some come early to dine. We may dance until 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs. Jacobs will be available in July as Frankie & Rick have agreed to be there - except for Monday, July 7.

SATURDAY - (July 5) - NO July Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club classes.
Classes resume in August, with Patrick teaching. This may be a good time to check out classes out of town, Sacramento and the Bay Area.

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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 let you start dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, is fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes monthly but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga. Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

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.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat.

Sean & Charity do an eight-week close embrace series starting July 8 - Aug. 26,
and a four-week Volcadas Series - July 8 - July 29 8-9:30 p.m.
Space is available in both our July/Aug eight-week Close Embrace Series and July Volcadas series. Sean wants to balance genders, so you may not get in right away. Currently there are more followers in the close embrace class, and more leaders in the volcadas class, but there is space available for both roles, and the sooner you register the likelier you get in. Bellow are the class details. Please email register, or if you have any questions. Registration will continue until the class is full.
EightWeek Beginning 6:30-8 p.m.
The class will be limited to 15 leaders, 15 followers, so register early to get a spot!
register by June 30: $75
Four Week Volcadas Series@ the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley
July 8-29 8-9:30 p.m. Class is limited to 10 leaders, 10 followers
register by June 30: $35

"La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. Info: alisaandmike@yahoo.com. This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts. NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com

Thursday night practica! - Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA
(9th & T) 7:30 to 10:30 PM Host: Chris Peake $3

Sacramento at Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento
A new program for the Saturday classes! For July, Peter Baldrige and Jerry Sue Hooper will teach.
The format of the Saturday classes is:
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. "Tango Fundamentals"
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. "Continuing Tango"

The first class will encompass an hour of instruction from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a 15 minute practica. The Continuing Tango class will start with that 15 minute practica, followed by an hour and fifteen minute class. We think this new format will be especially useful for beginners (in giving them a chance to really practice following the first class) as well as a solid hour and a quarter class for the intermediates and above to really cover a topic.

SUNDAY - The Allegro Ballroom, / 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Afternoon Classes & Practice
Beginner's Lesson: 2- p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Basic Sequences for Crowded Dance Floors
Int/Adv Lesson: 3-4 p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Molinetes and Turns for Tight Spaces
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)
Instructor: Julian Ramil


@>---- IN MODESTO - Our next milonga will be with Gato & Andrea on Saturday, September 6, with workshop that weekend.

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- ***NEW for summer: Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas on a wooden dance floor under a permanent canopy with a view of a six-acre pond at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com), 5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, just east of Roseville. Dance from sunset to moonlight and enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers or dinner at one of the many three-star restaurants nearby or pick up fresh produce or dinner to go. The center boasts fine dining, as well as specialty pizza, burgers, fresh produce markets and clothing boutiques. On Thursday evenings, Toast Restaurant serves a wonderful outdoor grill, which lends itself to an evening of tango. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- Thursdays: The "Mariposa Tango Club" meets at the Verdi Club
in San Francisco every Thursday evening with host Victor Meneses.
Contact cachafaz2@aol.com for info. This is always a favorite destination .