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Bulletin, Dec. 15 2008

The move Carol worked us on last Saturday may have seemed simple, but we were  worn out at the end of the class.  The double cruzada and media vuelta will require work in our practice sessions.
Peter will join us next Saturday for the last class this year.
Thursday is our Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's.  Hope to see you there.
In January we add 15-minute practicas to the beginner class and start intermediates at 12:15.  We will have another practica from 1:15 to 2 p.m.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Dec.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 urged to order food and/or drink off the menu.  Some go early to eat.

THURSDAY - Dec. 18, Art Walk Milonga at Concettas (see poster above) 1205 J Street, 7-9 p.m. Order food and wine, socialize and dance.  Let Modestans on their way from one gallery to another get a chance to watch Argentine Tango in action.
SATURDAY - December 20 at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue. Peter Baldridge teaching.  11 a.m. Beginner level, 
noon Intermediate level, 1-1:45 p.m. guided practica
$12 per class.  Practica only $5.   
One-time introductory packages of nine 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 - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Because of the Christmas holiday, all of the classes at Tango by the River
will run for 3 weeks instead of 4 --. The prices are pro-rated accordingly.
Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9, & 16:
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.
The pro-rated cost for the three-week December series is $35 per person or $60
per couple.
Roseville Dance - 3992 Foothills Blvd. Ste 175, Roseville, 6:30-7:30 (intermediate),
7:31 to 8:31 (advanced)   Rita Yanson and Paul Wheeler teaching
Focusing on specific aspects of Tango, Valz, and Milonga
there is limited space and  smaller classes to give more individual attention. 
Pricing is based on the length of time purchased so 12 week cards are more cost effective than 4 week cards which are still very reasonable. 
Emeryville, Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 -8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12
9:30-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class)

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

At Step One, 1920 T Street  8:30-10:15 p.m. "La Práctica" with Mike & Alisa.  This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome. 

Ed & Rebeca at  Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Thursdays, Dec. 4, 11, & 18:
"Tango: Outside the Box" -- Continuing Tango,
Level III+ -- 7-8:30 followed by a práctica 8:30-10:30 p.m. The práctica is included with the cost of the class and  is also open to people not taking the class.  The cost for the práctica alone is $5. (The práctica is free to those who signed up for the Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday series.) The pro-rated cost for the three-week December series is $35 per person or $60 per couple.
Tango Classes with Chris Peake & Michelle Loughlin, 
Firehouse 5 - 2014 B 9th St, Sacramento (between T & U)
Tango Explorations with Chris & Michelle
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30-11:30 p.n. Open Practica
$10 drop-in / $35 month / $3 Practica (FREE with class!)

Berkeley:  at the Beat,  2560 9th St,. Berkeley
8-9 p.m. Tango Foundations Class
9-10 p.m. Beginners Practica
9-10 p.m. tango Progressive Class
10 p.m. -Midnight Open Practica
Drop in Classes - 10 for one, 15 for both, $5 for practica only
Classes rotate between Sean & Charity and Daniel & Pier

The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville 
4 Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2-3 p.m., $12                 
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m., $12
Theme of the Month: Enrosques & Molinetes
Instructor: Julian  Ramil 
Dance Practice: 4-6. p.m., $6 (Free w/Lesson)


Jan 2-4, 2009: Homer & Cristina LADAS Weekend of tango at  Firehouse5
Weekend will include:
Friday PRACTILONGA Fri - Sun Intermediate & Advanced Workshops
Sunday FREE Music Jam
More details coming soon!
Please contact Michelle Wright for questions at:
(916) 295-9815 or sactanguera@yahoo.com
For more information on Homer & Cristina visit:


@>---- This Thursday  (Dec. 18) Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's. - Poster above

@>---- Our next milonga at Jacobs is Jan. 31, with Carolyn & Christopher as guest artists. Mark your calendar.  They will also conduct workshops on Saturday and Sunday, with an emphasis on social dancing rather than flashy moves.
Milongas Elsewhere:
@>---- Saturday, December 20, 2008 
Firehouse 5 Dance - 2014 B 9th St (between T & U)
8 p.m. - Lesson  - 9 p.m. - Milonga 
$15 Lesson & Milonga / $10 Milonga only!
This is the 3rd year   Winter Wonderland Milonga!  This year  we are also making it a Masquerade Ball!  Come dressed in white, wear a mask and see yourself mysteriously glow with Holiday cheer as you dance the night away!
Laura will  definitely be going to this one.   She says it's really magical to see tangueros in white under a black light swooping around the floor like  so many ballerinas in Nutcracker, ( or like Corpse Brides, perhaps.)
If interested in car-pooling with her, e-mail: laura_paull@yahoo.com

@>---- Saturday, December 27 -- At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Introductory Tango lesson 8-9 p.m. Dance 9 -midnight. Cost $15 for lesson & dance, $10 for dance only; both include appetizers and refreshments.

Every first, third, and fifth Sunday, Next: Dec. 21.  "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6-9:30 p.m. $5 cover.
Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

Every fourth Sunday: 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 pm. Next: Dec. 28.

@>---- Wednesday, December 31 --At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE MILONGA! I can't imagine a better way to greet the new year than by dancing tango, sipping champagne,and enjoying the company of tango friends (kissing at midnight!) So mark your calendars for  New Year's Eve, the last milonga of the year, replete with fireworks over Tower Bridge!  The Old Sacramento New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular boasts two fireworks shows. The first will be launched at 9 p.m., with the second at midnight. In year's past, we have all moved outside at midnight to watch the fireworks. This year, we're going to stay inside and do the traditional countdown -- 3, 2, 1 ... kiss! If you want to see fireworks come early enough to catch the 9 p.m. show so at midnight we can stay indoors and have our own fireworks right here at TBTR!  Introductory tango
lesson 8-9 p.m., dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. or so. Cost is $15 for lesson and dance. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments (including champagne!).