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Bulletin, Sept. 15

Saturday's class focused on barridas.  Peter plans to work on vals and milonga in the weeks to come. Thursday is Art Walk night, and our art walk milonga at Concetta's.

Do help make this event a success.


MONDAY - Tonight,  September 15 & 22, Social dancing and practica  at Jacobs, 8 p.m., 2501 McHenry Avenue.  A good place to practice class material.  No fee, but you are encouraged to order food and/or drink off the menu.  Some go early to eat.

THURSDAY - Art walk Milonga at Concetta's.  1205 J Street., 7 p.m.  This event takes place every 3rd Thursday, to coincide with the night the art galleries remain open so that people can walk from one to the other.

FRIDAY - At The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislasus County, 2172 Kiernan Ave.  7 - 9 p.m. Mary will teach a 6 week series of introductory level tango
Partner not necessary; men especially  encouraged to attend. Wear comfortable clothes you can move in, leather-soled shoes with a back support -- you will dance backwards.
Dates: Fridays, Sept 19 & 26; Oct 3, Oct. 10, 17, 24  Fee: $3 suggested per session
SATURDAY - Sept.20 - Classes with Peter at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue.  
11 a.m. Beginner level ,        noon intermediate level,        1-1:45 p.m. guided practica
$12 per class.  Introductor  packages of 9 beginner level lessons for $75 available.

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OUT OF TOWN:  Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

Sacramento - New Tuesday Classes for September! at Tango by the River , 128 J Street - Old Sacramento
Starting Tuesday, September 2, 
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.
 Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier. Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. 
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 -

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

At Spotlight Center for the Arts - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. Emily Trites sitting in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango 6:30-7:15 p.m, Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango 7:15-8 p.m 

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

Thursday with Ed & Rebeca!  Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." 
7-8:30 p.m. (followed by a práctica from 8:30-10 p.m.)  
The drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica). The practica alone is $5.
Tango Classes with Chris Peake & Michelle Loughlin, 
Firehouse 5 - 2014 B 9th St, Sacramento (between T & U)
6:30 Beginning Tango / 7:30 Continuing Tango
8:30 Practica
$35 month - $10 drop-in - $3 Practica
for info.  www.tangoalternativa.com

Walnut Creek
Romina Hahn & Marcelo Solis / Tango Argentino
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginner class
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Intermediate class
Cost: $54 six weeks session.
At Social Hall, Civic Community Center of Walnut Creek, 1375 Civic Dr.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
City of Walnut Creek Recreational Department, Tel: (925)943-5853.
Registration needed.  On-line registration:
ODC Dance Commons - 351 Shotwell St., SF
Beg/Int Lesson  8:30-9:30 p.m, $10 includes practica
Dance Practice:  9:30 p.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) .

Tango Workshops with - Julio Mariño & Mirabai Deranja!
firehouse 5 - 2014 B 9th St, Sacramento (between T & U)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
1-2:30 pm: Ganchos & Voleos
3-4:30 pm: Musicality
5-6:30 pm: Milonga!
1 class/$25, 2 classes/$45, 3 classes/$60, 4 classes/$75, 5 classes/$85, 6 classes/$90
Call 916-799-1952 

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)

@>----  MODESTO -  Art Walk milonga, Thursday, September 18 at Concetta's. 1205 J Street.  7-9 p.m. Our next milonga at Jacobs will be Jan. 31, with Carolyn & Christopher as guest artists. Mark your calendar.
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. Use US 80 or0.

@>---- Saturday: September 20 at Firehouse #5 Milonga, , 2014 B  9TH
Street (corner of 9th & T), 9 p.m.  La alterNATIVA!  Mirabai & Julio will teach a special Introduction to Tango Class at 8 p.m and perform at 10:30 p.m! (Cost for the intro class is only $5!)

@>----  Sunday:  September 21, "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way
(just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, from 6 to 9:30 pm. $5 cover.
Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

@>---- Saturday: September  27th,  At Tango By The River, 128 J Street in Old Sacramento Lesson at 8 p.m. and then dancing 'till midnight. Contact Donna at
donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.

@>---- Sunday: September 28. Rincón Tarasco (was Sammy's Bistro) in Quarry Ponds:
 5550 Douglas Blvd. Suite 200, Granite Bay . From 5-8:30 p.m. Cover is $5
 Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.
@>---- Sunday: September 28.  Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house,
2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) 7-9 p.m.
@>---- 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 Gato & Andrea
They still have openings for the Next trip to Buenos Aires
 November 8th to 21st, 2008. Register Now!!!!
 $1600 per person!!!! (Airfare not included)
The trip includes
*Transfers from  Airport to hotel and  hotel to   Airport
*13 nights accommodation  in a  Tango Guest House including buffet  breakfast, double occupancy.
(Single occupancy  available with  a cost difference)
*Welcome dinner in a typical Argentinean "restaurant parrilla".
*8 private group workshops  (one and a half hour duration, milonguero and salón styles) with excellent internationally well known teachers (assistants for single ladies)
*12   nights at the best milongas   (best tables booked at first line of dance )
*Last night Farewell Dinner at a   typical restaurant
*Ten Included Excursions:
1. Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin

2. City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide exclusively for our group.

3.  Saturday in Recoleta   & Sunday in San Telmo .

4. Five stars Tango Dinner Show at one of the best two tango show houses .

5. A day in the country at Estancia 

7. Guided visit to the marvelous Teatro Colón & Café Tortoni

8. Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) .

9. Guided shopping day for tango shoes and clothes.

10. Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

Extra: Optional excursions to Tigre & Delta and to Colonia (Uruguay)
From Tango By The River
February 25 - March 12, 2009 - Price Per Person  : $2,694 USD
Study Tango with   Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas!
Package includes   flight from Sacramento,   Tango City Tour, a balance of organized activities and free time.
Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited!  Registration forms are on website.
A deposit of $350  holds your spot.
 For details or see www.infusionstravel.com and click on the Buenos Aires tab . 
patricia@infusionstravel.com  - Patricia Thaxter