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Bulletin, July 28

The pilgrims are back from Buenos Aires, where Gato & Andrea led a wonderful tour.  We studied with the best, and danced most of the night. Gato & Andrea are well connected in Buenos Aires' tango world. Through them we met tango masters we hope to bring to Modesto  soon.  We surely recommend their trip to anyone who hasn't been to Buenos Aires.  There will be another in November.

We resume classes Saturday.  Hope to see everyone there after too long a break.

The Video of the Week shows Gato & Andrea, headliners of our next milonga.


MONDAY - Tonight, July 28 & August 4, Practica at Jacobs, Social dancing resumes, 2501 McHenry Ave.  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.

SATURDAY - August 2 - Classes  resume at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue, Patrick teaching.   Tango Basics  @ 11 a.m.  Continuing Tango @ 12 p.m. Practica from 1 to 1:45 p.m.
$12 per class.  Intermediates invited to the beginner class at no additional charge to work on technique and be there for beginners. On the first Saturday of the month you can sign up for the month for $50 ($10 a class)  Also available for beginners is an introductory kit offering 9 classes for $75.  Only usable at the beginner level.

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OUT OF TOWN:  Some have expressed interest in these. 

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.
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.  7-9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637  (559) 675-0100 

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

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango, 6:30-7 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  teaches Introductory Argentine Tango, 6:30-7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermedi ate Argentine Tango, 7:15-8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts. NEW LOCATION 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento.  Contact Cynthia at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

Thursday with Ed & Rebeca!  Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
7-8:30,  followed by a práctica from 8:30-10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or  donna@rivertango.com.

Thursday night practica! - Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, (9th & T)  7:30-10:30 p.m.  Host: Chris Peake  ( 7/31) & Michelle Louglin (7/10, 7/17 & 7/24)   Cost: $3

Paul Wheeler & Rita Yanson teach at the Roseville Dance studio, 3992 Foothills Blvd.,   St. 175, Roseville, CA 95747, Tel. 916-719-3765.
1-2 p.m     Intermediate Tango
2-3 p.m     Tango Technique
3-4 p.m     Advanced Tango I
4-5 p.m     Advanced Tango II
For info contact Paul (916-521-9197) and Rita (530-304-9403) .

The Allegro Ballroom, / 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner's Lesson: 2- p.m, $12             
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12 
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  Thursdays,   6:30-9 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas under a permanent canopy at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds. com), 5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, east of Roseville. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- Every first Saturday: "La Milonga AlterNATIVA" at Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014 B  9th Street (corner of 9th & T), Lesson, 8 p.m Milonga 9 p.m -midnight. Info: tangomichey@yahoo.com or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com 

@>---- 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.