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Bulletin, Oct. 13, 2008

    It's time again for our monthly Concetta's milonga.  This gathering is informal and pleasant.  Order something to eat or just a glass of wine and dance with us.

Carol Hom of San Francisco will be our instructor Saturday.  She has been Nora Dinzelbachers's assistant for over a decade and /frequently visits Buenos Aires.  The classes are certain to be very accessible.
     Oct. 26 will bring Gato &Andrea workshops - one on tango, one on milonga. Many of us find milonga the most fun, so this is a chance to refine our technique.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Oct.13 & 20, Social dancing and practica at Jacobs, 8 p.m., 2501 McHenry Avenue.  A good place to practice class material.  No fee, but you are urged to order food and/or drink off the menu.  Some go early to eat.

THURSDAY - October 16,  7-9 p.m. Our milonga at Concetta's to coincide with the 3rd Thursday art walk, where people are encouraged to visit the downtown art galleries, many of them very near Concetta.

FRIDAY - At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2172 Kiernan Ave.  7-9 p.m. Mary teaching a six-week introductory tango class. Partner not necessary; men  encouraged to attend. Dates: Fridays through Oct  24  Fee:  $3 suggested per session
SATURDAY - October 18 - Classes with Carol Hom  at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue.  
11 a.m. Beginner level, 12 noon intermediate level, 1-1:45 p.m. guided practica
$12 per class.  Practica only $5.   Also, one time only introductory  packages of 9 beginner level lessons for $75 available.

Coming up : GATO & ANDREA, at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
Sunday, October 26:  Intermediate level classes:
1.  noon-1:30 p.m:  Tango - Leading exercises,  displacements, embellishments and   navigation.
 2. 2-3:30 p.m: Milonga - Rhythm and musicality.   Easy and useful moves. Introduction to traspié.     One workshop $30 , two workshops $50    


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OUT OF TOWN:  Some have 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.
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., Ste 150, West  Sacramento. Emily Trites sitting in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango 6:30-7:15 p.m, Beginning/Intermediate 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.
 October will focus on Vals.   1 1/2 hour class plus  a  2 hour práctica . The series of classes and practica is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month; 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

ODC Dance Commons - 351 Shotwell St., S.F.
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) .

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)

Coming up in Sacramento

PAMPA CORTES - October 17, 18 & 19, 2008
Friday, October 17
Tango Milonguero (all levels) Workshop:  6:30- 8 p.m.
Pre-Milonga Class   8-9 p.m.   Milonga:  DJ Pampa Cortés
Saturday, October 18 
Beginning Milonga Traspie  Workshop:  4:3 - 6 p.m.
Intermediate Milonga Traspié 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-Milonga Class   8:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $30 for 1 workshop  $50 for two workshops or $70 for ALL THREE!
Location:  Roseville Dance Studio 3992 Foothills Blvd, Roseville - 916.719.3765

Wednesday, October 22
7-8:30 p.m. -- Rhythmic Tango and Milonga (All levels)
Saturday, October 25
2:45-4:15 p.m. -- Dancing Style (Intermediate & up)
4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Adornments for couples (Intermediate & up)
Sunday, October 26
2:45-4:15 p.m. -- The Bandoneón Style (Intermediate & up)
4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Complex Tango figures (Intermediate & up)

@>----  MODESTO -  Thursday, Oct. 16, third Thursday Art-Walk milonga, Concettas, 1205 J Street, 7-9 p.m.  This is a fun, casual event. 
Our next milonga at Jacobs will be Jan. 31, with Carolyn & Christopher as guest artists. Mark your calendar.
Milongas Elsewhere:


@>---- Friday, October 17  at   Roseville Dance Studio 3992 Foothills Blvd, Roseville
Pre-Milonga Class taught by Pampa Cortes!! 8-9 p.m.
Milonga: DJ Pampa Cortés   9 p.m.-12:30 a.

@>---- Saturday, October 18 at  Roseville Dance Studio 3992 Foothills Blvd,Roseville
Pre-Milonga Class taught by Pampa Cortes !! 8-9 p.m,
Milonga: DJ Pampa Cortés 9:00 pm - 12:30 am

@>----  Saturday:  October 18 , Firehouse #5 Milonga,   2014 B  9TH
Street (corner of 9th & T), 9 p.m. www.tangoalternativa.com 

@>----  Sunday: October 19"Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way
(west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6-9:30 pm. $5 cover.
Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.
@>---- Saturday, October 25 -- At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.  GUEST PERFORMANCE BY OSCAR MANDAGARAN AND GEORGINA VARGAS! Introductory lesson from 8-9 p.m. Dance 9- midnight.
PERFORMANCE: 10:30 P.M.! $15   includes refreshments. 

@>----  Sunday:  October 26, Rincón Tarasco in Quarry Ponds:
5550 Douglas Blvd. Suite 200, Granite Bay From 5-9:30 pm. Cover is  $5
 Info:  Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net.

@>---- Sunday:  October 26, 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.

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
*13 nights accommodation  in a  Tango Guest House including buffet  breakfast, double occupancy.
*8 private group workshops  with excellent internationally well known teachers 
*12   nights at the best milongas   (best tables booked at first line of dance )
*Included Excursions:
 City Tour in private exclusively for our group, Saturday in Recoleta,  Sunday in San Telmo, Tango Dinner Show at one of the best  show houses, a  day in the country at Estancia, a visit to the   Teatro Colón & Café Tortoni Recoleta Cemetery  and others.
Extra: Optional excursions to Tigre & Delta and to Colonia (Uruguay)

From Tango By The River
February 25 - March 12, 2009 -
* Roundtrip Airfare from Sacramento to Buenos Aires
* Hotel Accommodations with buffet breakfasts
* Tango City Tour
* Tango Show & Fancy Dinner
* Tango Shoe Shopping Tour
ONLY $2,773 per person (with workshops)!
Spaces are limited and sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.