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Bulletin, August 18

Patrick agreed to extend  his rotations a week, so we will see him again Saturday (August 23). There will be no classes on Labor Day weekend (August 30). The following weekend will be our milonga and workshops with Gato & Andrea. Details below. This week -  Thursday, to be exact - is our Art Walk milonga at Concetta's.  Hope to see a lot of you there.


MONDAY - Tonight, August 18 & 25, 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.

THURSDAY - August 21 - Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's Restaurant, 1205 J Street.  People walking from art gallery to art gallery get a glimpse of us dancing at Concetta's. We can order good food, fine wine and dance from 7 to 9 p.m.

SATURDAY - August 23 - Classes   at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue, Patrick teaching.   Tango Basics 11 a.m.  Continuing Tango at noon. 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, t Mayan Latin Grill.  7-9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, 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. 

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 (9th St, between T & U)
7:30 - 10:30 PM (Except we never stop at 10:30!)
Only $3!

ODC Dance Commons - 351 Shotwell St., SF
Beg/Int Lesson 
8:30-9:30 p.m, $10 includes practica
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 
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 will have Gato & Andrea performing and giving an introductory lesson at Jacobs Fine Dining - 2501 McHenry Ave  - Modesto,  Reservations(209) 529-2829     Friday/ Sept. 5.
6 p.m. - Doors open for dining . Jacobs  is available for drinks or dinner at your pleasure.
7:30p.m. - Introductory class.
8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Social Dancing .                
10 p.m. - Performance by Gato "Hugo" Valdez and Andrea Monti.  - World class dancers
 $5  dance or watch /  $10 with introductory lesson
For  information email ModestoTango@gmail.com - or call  (209) 522-1571

The Video of the Week shows Gato & Andrea dancing at one of our past milongas.

This milonga will be followed by four workshops.   three on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, and a special workshop on Vals, on Monday, Sept. 8 at Jacobs Fine Dining.

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.
@>---- 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:  $2,390.-)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

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: 

From Tango By The River
February 25 - March 12, 2009 - Price Per Person  : $2,694 USD
Join Donna Williams and Patricia Thaxter!
Study Tango with   Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas!
Package includes your flight from Sacramento,   Tango City Tour, a balance of organized activities and free time, and  the expert advice of tanguera and Travel Consultant, Patricia Thaxter who now lives in Buenos Aires.
Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited!  Registration forms are on website.
A deposit of $350  holds your spot.
Your Package Includes:
  •         Round trip airfare to Buenos Aires from SMF
  •         Transportation to/from La Ezeiza Airport
  •         Welcome Lunch & Orientation Meeting
  •         14- nights Hotel including buffet breakfast at historic Castelar  Hotel.
  •         Unlimited access to hotel's SPA including Turkish & Finnish Saunas,
  •         Tango City Tour
  •         Spectacular Tango Show and fancy dinner at elegant Madero Tango
  •         Tango Shoe Shopping Tour with bilingual assistance
  •         Mini Guide with handy tips and City map
  •         Bilingual assistance during stay
  •         6   Workshops with Oscar  & Georgina   (1.5 hours each - all levels)
 For details or see www.infusionstravel.com and click on the Buenos Aires tab . 
patricia@infusionstravel.com  - Patricia Thaxter