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Bulletin, August 11

Patrick will finish his rotations on Saturday. That evening many of us will car pool to San Francisco for "Tango X3" at the Palace of Fine Arts, where a pre-show milonga is included in the ticket. We meet at 4 p.m. at Starbucks by the Freeway, on Briggsmore between Prescott & Sisk.  If you have no ticket you can still order it on line - see below.

FREE 2 hour pre-show Milonga  and FREE parking
Tango X 3:  An Unprecedented 3- Piano Latin Trio

Polly Ferman  -  Jovino Santos Neto  -  Erika Nickrenz
Tangos and Jazz from Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina
With guest dancers Christy Cote & Darren Lees
Saturday, August  16, 8 p.m;
at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
(3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco - in the Marina). Tickets may be purchased on line at www.cityboxoffice.com, or call (415) 392-4400. 

Doors open two hours before curtain times for dancing
Box Office opens one hour before curtain times
More information at www.xtango-sf.com
Ted Viviani - Executive Producer
Extreme Tango (408) 594-1132 --- tedviviani@xtango-sf.com

MONDAY - Tonight, August 11 & 18, Practica at Jacobs, Social dancing  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 16 - Classes   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.  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. To carpool call 522-1571

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. 

Emily Trites teaches Introductory Argentine Tango, 6:30-7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate 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.

Waldorf School ** 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks 95628
6-6:45 p.m.  Beginner's lesson continued
7-9 p.m. Private lessons - call to schedule
Luis 'el Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Thursday with Ed & Rebeca!  Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
7-8:30,  followed by a práctica 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.   Cost: $3   Tango AlterNATIVA  www.tangoalternativa.com

ODC Dance Commons - 351 Shotwell St., SF
Beg/Int Lesson 
8:30-9:30 p.m, $10 includes practica
August 8: Claudia, $10
August 15: Special Workshop w/Jorge Torres & Natalia Hills, $30
August 22: Claudia, $10
Dance Practice:  9:30p.m-12:30a.m, $10  *Free w/ classes

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: 2-3 p.m, $12                    
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12 
Theme of the Month: "Turns w/displacements"
 Instructor: Julian  Ramil 
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/lesson)
Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas returning to Sacramento, at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento, for a series of workshops  on August 23 & 24! Don't miss this fabulous couple!!! 
Here is their August schedule:
Wednesday, August 20
7-8:30 p.m. -- Technique
Saturday, August 23
2:45-4:15 p.m. -- Molinetes, Giros, Enrosques: Technique, Connection, and Lead (Intermediate & up)
4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Adornments for Rhythmic Music for Women and Men (all levels)
Sunday, August 24
2:45-4:15 p.m. -- Boleos: Technique, Connection, and Lead (Intermediate & up)
4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Adornments for Romantic Music for Women and Men (All levels)
Wednesday, August 27
7:00-8:30 p.m. -- Choreographic Show Sequences (Advanced levels)
Click here to sign up for Oscar and Goergina's classes online!



@>----  IN MODESTO - Our next milonga will be with Gato & Andrea on Friday,   September 5, with workshops that weekend. The Video of the Week shows Gato & Andrea dancing at one of our past  milongas.

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>----  Thursdays,   6:30-9:30 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas under a permanent canopy at Toast Restaurant at the Quarry Ponds Town Center ** 5550 Douglass Blvd, Granite Bay 95746 www.quarryponds.com, east of Roseville. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- Saturday, August 16th :  Firehouse 5 Milonga!
Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento (9th & T)
8 p.m. - Special Guest Instructors.... Stay tuned!
9 p.m. until we drop - Milonga!  DJ:  Chris Peake!  Milonga: $10

@>---- Third Sunday of each month 6-9:30 p.m. Mirabelle's European Pastry Café ** 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks 95628 ~ $5 cover. Contact:  Luis 916.807.4210

@>---- Every  fourth Saturday Next: August 23rd.: "Tango by the River" 128 J Street in Old  Sacramento lesson at 8 p.m., then dancing to midnight. Oscar & Georgina will perform.  Detail: Donna at donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008  .

@>---- Every  4th Sunday -5-8:30,  Rincon Tarasco Quarry Ponds Town Center ** 5550 Douglass Blvd, Granite Bay 95746 www.quarryponds.com
 ~ $5 cover. Contact:  Luis 916.807.4210
@>---- Fith Sunday of each month 6-9:30 Mirabelle's European Pastry Café ** 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks 95628 ~ $5 cover. Contact:  Luis 916.807.4210

@>---- FRESNO
Friday, August 22, at 8 p.m.  Tango lesson and Milonga at Studio 65. "A Taste of Italy" is the theme and beverages will be provided.  Your favorite Bruschetta recipe  would be enjoyed. $10 per person   - 2965 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, CA 93704
@>---- 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.


From Romina & Marcelo of the Bay Area, September 25 - October 6
Cost: $2,290 *Signing in before August 15th. (After this date cost
will be $2,390.-)To sign in we just need $300 advance. Sign up at our web site: http://www.rominamarcelo.com/tango.html Includes: Airfare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F), Hotel in the best location of Buenos Aires (double occupancy. ,A Day in the Countryside, Tango Classes with the best local teachers, Milongas, A Tango Show, Transportation to all these activities.
Romina & Marcelo  CST#2085488

1. Until August 15th:  U$D 1600
2. Until September 30th:   U$D 1800 (subject to availability)
Deposit of U$D 500 in any of the above cases.
Total payment deadline:  October 15th, 2008
1. Until February 10th, 2009:   U$D 1700
2. Until March 15th, 2009:   U$D 1850
(  subject to availability)
Making a deposit of U$D 500
in any of the above cases.
Total payment deadline:  March 15th
Tour includes: 13 nights accommodation in a  four stars hotel or apart hotel
(including buffet (American) breakfast, double occupancy. (Single occupancy is available on request and the cost difference is not included).
Private group classes (tango, milonga and vals: milonguero and salon styles)
Dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs ( entrance included)
7. Dinner show night at one of the best tango show houses in Buenos Aires: