What's New

Monday

Bulletin March 31 , 2008

Our "mini-milonga" in front of the Gallo Art Center was great. The center arranged for a sound technician who stayed on top of the sound level. Passersby were given postcards and fliers. People also watched us from inside the center. We then were thanked and plugged from the stage for establishing a tango mood before the concert. The dance surface (concrete) was not the best, but the center is interested in having us again. That could be great during warm summer evenings.

The Gato & Andrea workshops ended with work on vals and double-time.
Our Video of the Week recaps the lessons.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. March 31 & April 7: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs,
2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time.
For those attending the Tuesday night workshop this is a great opportunity to work on the moves before the next workshop. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance till 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.


SATURDAY (April 5) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Patrick teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates encouraged to come at no additional fee for a chance to perfect technique and be there for the beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity to just dance, putting into practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class).
This being the first Saturday of the month, you have the opportunity to pay $40 for the entire month. Introductory deals for newcomers offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used at the beginner level.)

Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>


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

TUESDAY:
Sacramento: At Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento.
Level I at 6:30,
Level II at 7:30, and Level III at 8:30 p.m. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 PM
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6
Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Argentine Tango Baile
Dance, Practice, Share Techniques, Eat
THURSDAYS
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA working with the music of Osvaldo Pugliese and the
Class at 7 p.m and the práctica, open to everyone starts at 8:30 p.m.
The cost for classes and practica is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month; Drop-in rate is $15 . The practica alone is $5.
This class and práctica is for students with a broad range of levels, we recommend that students have specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be May 31 with Oscar Mandagaran of Forever Tango. Mark your calendars.

@>---- Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's, 1205 J Street - 7 to 9 p.m.. Next on April 17. This coincides with downtown art galleries being open on the third Thursday of the month so Modestans can walk among them. Concetta's offers good food and wine.

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- San Francisco
Every Thursday: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (off Potrero),
Grand Re-opening! NEW dance floor!
Milonga 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Host: Victor Meneses DJ: Emilio Flores
NEW PRICES! $13 - Milonga Only $15 - Milonga + Lesson
Guest Instructors Luis Bianchi y Daniela Pucci - April 3, 2008
Advanced Concepts for Tango: 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Advanced Concepts for Waltz: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Info: (415) 239-7002 or victor@sfmariposa.com

Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:

Trip specially for the Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008
( but registration open!) NOTE!! There is still time to get in on this trip and three spots left.
$1650 for people who register between March 1st and April 30th.

Departure date: July 11th, Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th

Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th

How to register

1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com

2. For people who registered by February 29, 2nd payment: $600 in cash before Gato & Andrea leave (last day March 25th).
3rd payment: $500 up to June 10th by deposit in Gato & Andrea's City Bank account.
If any of you want to pay the two fees together during their stay, (that is to say $1100 dollars), you are also welcome to do it.
3. If registered after February 28 (Late Registration $1650 per person)
Deposit: $1000 up to April 30th - Balance payment: $650 up to june 10th by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea

More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.
*Accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy. http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
(the whole house for our group!).
*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)
*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed for us!).
*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.
*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)
*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables at first line and ticket entrance included)
*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)
*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!
*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)
*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón & Visit to Café Tortoni
*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.
*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs
*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.
*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.
*24 hours personalized assistance

Contact Gato and Andrea directly andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,

Tuesday

Tuesday Workshops with Gato and Andrea


Direct from Buenos Aires and their world-wide teaching tour

Argentine Tango Masters


will be presenting Argentine Tango workshops and private individual lessons in Modesto


Eight Tuesdays in
February & March, 2008

February 5 and 12 - Tango Intermediate:interpret different orchestras: beginning with Di Sarli - simple and slow beats, pauses, stops, embellishments, simple figuras and turns; Navigation: line and lane of dance; Close and open embrace.

February 12 and 19 - Tango intermediate: interpret different orchestras: Di Sarli and D´Arienzo - voleos, simple and double beats, syncopation and coordination in turns and double time steps, sacadas, combinations, embellishments in motion, navigation and connection.

February 19 and 26 - Tango Intermediate: Interpret different orchestras: D´Arienzo and Biaggi - Changes of rhythm: musicality, footwork,barridas and simple ganchos, links and different resolutions; Close embrace, Changes of embrace.

March 4 - Tango intermediate advanced: Interpret different orchestras: Pugliese - Dancing the melody. Interpretation of silences and violins. Variations. Figuras and musicality. Variation of embrace.

March 11 and 18 - Tango intermediate and Vals (for intermediate level and up) Review on previous tango patterns, Interpretation and style. Introduction to Vals: cross system and double time. Changes of front. Easy patterns for the social dance. Turns and musicality.

March 25th - Vals (intermediate and up) Walks, displacements for vals, turns and turns with syncopation. Alterations. Musicality. Open embrace and combinations

All classes: 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Private Lessons are available by arrangement with the instructor. To schedule send email to ModestoTango@gmail.com or call
(209) 522-1571

Teaching Philosophy: Gato and Andrea have developed through many years of experience and work, a teaching method based on the technique of posture, balance, axes, weight changes, rhythm and especially on the tango walk, making emphasis on the interpretation of the music, and on the expression of feelings when dancing.





Cost (per workshop/per person):

$30.00 - 1 or 2 Workshops

$27.00 - 3 or 4 Workshops
$25.00 - 5 or 6 Workshops
$22.00 - 7 or 8 Workshops

Private lessons
$100.00/per hour + $10.00 Studio Fee

Location: Map

Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club
200 Norwegian Av Modesto, CA
(Brigsmore to McHenry, Left on McHenry
Immediate Right on Norwegian)



For additional information see
ModestoTango - Argentine Tango
or call
(209) 522-1571

Gato & Andrea Workshop 2008-03-25

video
Hugo 'Gato' Valdez and Andrea Monti summarize the material presented at the March 25, 2008 workshop and review the material presented in the eight week series.

Monday

Bulletin March 24 , 2008

Hey folks. I hope your Easter was good. This Saturday we have a busy afternoon - A concert at the Gallo Arts Center with Pablo Ziegler, before which we can dance at an outdoor milonga, and the State Theatre will show live action shorts nominated for Academy Awards, including "Tanghi Argentini". Details on both below.

Saturday, March 29 - At Gallo Center For The Arts - Pablo Ziegler Quintet
Foster Family Theater - 8 p.m.
Before the concert: Tango in the Plaza
The Gallo Arts Center has invited Modesto Tango to hold an open-air milonga on the plaza near the center entrance (I Street between 10th & 11th street from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be no charge for the milonga; the public is invited to watch, so bring your dancing shoes and let Modesto know we exist.

Pablo Ziegler was Astor Piazzolla's pianist. Some California tango dancers are unaware of tango history, but nearly all have heard how Piazzolla changed traditional Argentine tango. Today's tango is rabidly popular because of Piazzolla, who owed much of his success to musicians like Ziegler and bandoneonist Daniel Binelli (who will perform in San Francisco in April). Ziegler's Quintet for New Tango will perform with special guest Claudia Acuna, Chilean vocalist. The marriage between jazz and tango was virtually unheard of 30 years ago - until Ziegler burst onto the scene, unifying the two genres and cultivating a sound that combines sultry tango rhythms with the energetic spontaneity of jazz.

TANGHI ARGENTINI at the State Theatre
The State will show the 2007 Oscar-nominated SHORTS FILMS, both animation and live action, during that same weekend. Among the live action shorts is TANGHI ARGENTINI from Belgium. The 13- minute comedy, in French with English subtitles, is about "A man who must learn to dance the tango in two weeks ..and asks an office colleague for help." The full schedule of shorts will play Saturday. March 29 at 3:30 p.m. (matinee); AND Monday March 31 at 7 p.m.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. March 24 & 31: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs,
2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time.
For those attending the Tuesday night workshop this is a great opportunity to work on the moves before the next workshop. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance till 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

TUESDAY - (March 25) - Tomorrow, we finish workshops with Gato & Andrea. One Video of the Week features Gato summarizing last Tuesday's lesson. Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian. Intermediate level and above. Vals and cross system is the theme for this Tuesday. 8 to 9:30 -See below for details.

SATURDAY (March 29) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club. Patrick will return.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
11 a.m.-noon. ( New schedule ) Beginner level
Intermediates encouraged to come at no additional fee for a chance to perfect technique and be there for the beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity to just dance, putting into practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class).
Introductory deals for newcomers offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used at the beginner level.)
********************************************************************************
Workshops with "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February & March 2008 - Last Tuesday
Class 1 thru 4: Feb. 5 - 26 (Last Month) : DiSarli, D´Arienzo, Biaggi, and Pugliese. Class 5: March 4 - Pugliese - musicality.
Class 6: March 11 - Double time. Changes of front.
Class 7: March 18 - (Last week) Vals Cross system and double time.
Class 8: March 25th - Vals (Tomorrow) (intermediate and up) Walks, displacements turns with syncopation. Alterations. Open embrace.
Fees :
1 or 2 workshops $30 each per person
3 or 4 workshops $27 each,
5 or 6 workshops $25 each
7 or 8 workshops $22 each per person

Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club: 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca


Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>


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

TUESDAY:
Sacramento: At Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento.
Level I at 6:30,
Level II at 7:30, and Level III at 8:30 p.m. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

THURSDAYS
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA working with the music of Osvaldo Pugliese and the
"tango danza" style that is appropriate for it. Making space for the lady to move beautifully and how the lady can take advantage of that space is important as is dancing expressively to the melody as well as the beat. Class starts at 7 p.m and the práctica, which is open to everyone starts at 8:30 p.m.
The cost for classes and practica is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month; Drop-in rate is $15 . The practica alone is $5.
This class and práctica is for students with a broad range of levels, we recommend that students have specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be May 31 with Oscar Mandagaran. Mark your calendars.

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- San Francisco
Every Thursday: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (off Potrero),
Grand Re-opening! NEW dance floor!
Milonga 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Host: Victor Meneses DJ: Emilio Flores
NEW PRICES! $13 - Milonga Only $15 - Milonga + Lesson
Guest Instructors Luis Bianchi y Daniela Pucci - April 3, 2008
Advanced Concepts for Tango: 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Advanced Concepts for Waltz: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Info: (415) 239-7002 or victor@sfmariposa.com

From Andrea regarding the Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea

Trip specially for the Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008
( but registration open!) NOTE!! There is still time to get in on this trip and three spots left.
$1650 for people who register between March 1st and April 30th.

Departure date: July 11th, Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th

Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th

How to register

1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com

2. For people who registered by February 29, 2nd payment: $600 in cash before Gato & Andrea leave (last day March 25th).
3rd payment: $500 up to June 10th by deposit in Gato & Andrea's City Bank account.
If any of you want to pay the two fees together during their stay, (that is to say $1100 dollars), you are also welcome to do it.
3. If registered after February 28 (Late Registration $1650 per person)
Deposit: $1000 up to April 30th - Balance payment: $650 up to june 10th by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea

More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.

*Accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy.
http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
(the whole house for our group!).

*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)

*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed for us!).

*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.

*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)

*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables at first line and ticket entrance included)

*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)

*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!

*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)

*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón & Visit to Café Tortoni

*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.

*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs

*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.

*24 hours personalized assistance

Contact Gato and Andrea directly andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,

Visit our tour website to check other details:


Sunday

Argentine Nights


Several Modesto tangeros are planning a trip to Buenos Aires this summer. Here are some thoughts on what they can expect from the March 16, 2008 New York Times.

Saturday

Friday

Birthday Dance at Modesto Milonga March 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Mary & Jerry Sue
video

Milonga with Gato & Andrea March 14, 2008

Argentine Tango

Social Dance

Featuring the popular performers and instructors
from Buenos Aires


Hugo "Gato" Valdez
&
Andrea Monti




5:30 p.m. - Doors open for Dinner

7:30 p.m.
- Gato and Andrea will teach an introductory class. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of tango and to meet your fellow dancers.

8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Dancing to a great selection of traditional and new Argentine Tango Dance music.





10:00 p.m. - Performance by Gato and Andrea. Dancers and non-dancers alike will love the performance.









Free parking at

Jacobs Fine Dining
2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-2829


Jacobs is a full service restaurant and is available
for drinks, hors d'oeuvre, or dinner at your pleasure.

Cost:

Introductory Lesson and Milonga: $10.00

Milonga only; $5.00 Whether you come to dance or simply want to enjoy the dancing while you eat, this is a great opportunity to see a world class performance of Argentine Tango,

For Reservations call the restaurant.

For additional information email ModestoTango - or call
(209) 522-1571



Gato and Andrea Perform in Modesto 2008-03-14

video
Hugo 'Gato' Valdez and Andrea Monti perform at
Modesto Tango Argentino March 14, 2008.

Fist Song: Vaseciito Criollo, by D'Arienzo Orchestra (vals)
Second song: Malandracca by Osvaldo Pugliese (tango, improvised)
Third song: Milonga de mis Amores by D'Arienzo (milonga, improvised)

Monday

Bulletin March 10 , 2008

COMING UP: FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008

Featuring the popular performers and instructors from Buenos Aires
Hugo "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
6 p.m. - Doors open for dinner

7:30 p.m. - Gato and Andrea teach an introductory class.
8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Dancing to a great selection of Argentine Tango music.
10 p.m. - Performance by Gato and Andrea.

Jacobs Fine Dining - 2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350
Jacobs, a full service restaurant, is available for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dinner.

Cost: Introductory Lesson and Milonga: $10.
Milonga only: $5 whether you come to dance or just to enjoy the dancing while you eat, this is a great opportunity to see a world class performance of Argentine Tango.

For reservations call the restaurant. (209) 529-2829
********************************************************************************
Sean and Charity began their rotation in our new schedule, working on musicality. The supervised "practica" - went well. They will be with us for two weeks.


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. March 10 & 17: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs,
2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time.
For those attending the Tuesday night workshop this is a great opportunity to work on the moves before the next workshop. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance till 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

TUESDAY - (March 11) - Tomorrow, we continue workshops with Gato & Andrea. Our Video of the Week features a summary of last Tuesday's lesson. The schedule for the workshops follows below.
Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian. Intermediate level and above. Interpreting Pugliese is the theme for this Tuesday. 8 to 9:30

FRIDAY - (March 14) - Milonga at Jacobs restaurant with Gato & Andrea. See above for more information

SATURDAY (March 15) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club with Sean & Charity teaching. 200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
11 a.m.-noon. ( New schedule ) Beginner level
Intermediates encouraged to come at no additional fee for a chance to perfect technique.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity to just dance, putting into practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class).
Introductory deals for newcomers offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used at the beginner level.)
********************************************************************************

Workshops with "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
Intermediate level & above.
8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February & March 2008 - Four Tuesdays left
Class 1: Feb. 5 : Di Sarli - simple, slow beats, pauses.
Class 2: Feb. 12: Interpret Di Sarli - simple beats, voleos stops.
Class 3: Feb. 19 - D´Arienzo - simple & double beats.Embellishments.
Class 4: Feb. 26 - Biaggi, Changes of rhythm and resolutions.
Class 5: March 4 - (Last Week ) Pugliese - musicality.

Class 6: March 11 - (Tomorrow) Style. Introduction to cross system and double time. Changes of front. Patterns for the social dance.
Class 7: March 18 - Vals (intermediate and above) Cross system and double time. Turns and musicality.
Class 8: March 25th - Vals (intermediate and up) Walks, displacements turns with syncopation. Alterations. Open embrace.
Fees :
1 or 2 workshops $30 each per person
3 or 4 workshops $27 each,
5 or 6 workshops $25 each
7 or 8 workshops $22 each per person

Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club: 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca/



Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/group/Modesto-Tango/subscribe>

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

TUESDAY:
Sacramento: At Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento.
Level I at 6:30,
Level II at 7:30, and Level III at 8:30 p.m. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or

TUESDAY
Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

THURSDAYS
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box."
The cost for classes and practica is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month; Drop-in rate is $15 . The practica alone is $5.
This class and práctica is for students with a broad range of levels: we recommend specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.



Attention: This from Andrea regarding the Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea

Specially for the Modesto Tango Group, (but registration open!) July 2008.
NOTE!! There is still time to get in on this trip.
There are nine people already registered and three to four spots left.
$1650 for people who register between March 1st and April 30th.

Departure date: July 11th, Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th

Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th

How to register

1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com

2. For people who registered by February 29, 2nd payment: $600 in cash before Gato & Andrea leave (last day March 25th).
3rd payment: $500 up to June 10th by deposit in Gato & Andrea's City Bank account.
If any of you want to pay the two fees together during their stay,( that is to say $1100 dollars), you are also welcome to do it.

3. If registered after February 28 (Late Registration $1650 per person)
Deposit: $1000 up to April 30th - Balance payment: $650 up to june 10th by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea
More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.

*13 nights accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy. http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm (the whole house for us)

*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)

*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed by us!).

*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.

*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)

*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables booked by us at first line and ticket entrance included)

*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)

*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!

*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)

*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón & Visit to CaféTortoni

*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.

*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs

*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.

*24 hours personalized assistance

Contact Gato and Andrea directly andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,

Visit our tour website to check other details:


Monday

Bulletin March 3 , 2008

Patrick finished his rotation with work on "calecitas." Saturday we see Sean & Charity again as we begin our new schedule. We are adding a guided "practica" - an opportunity to dance with the teacher available for help, advice and instruction from 1 to 1:45 p.m. This will follow the intermediate {second} class at noon. Beginners start at 11 a.m.

Although it is not the first Saturday of the month, this is still the first Saturday of our new schedule. With four weeks left in the month, you may still pay in advance for March at $10 a week -- $40 for the rest of March.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, we continue workshops with Gato & Andrea. Our Video of the Week features Gato summarizing last Tuesday's lesson.. The schedule for the workshops follows.

Gato and Andrea will be guest artists at our next milonga, scheduled for Friday, March 14, at Jacobs. They have become Modesto favorites with performances that always wow the audience. See below.
********************************************************************FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008

Featuring the popular performers and instructors from Buenos Aires
Hugo "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
6 p.m. - Doors open for dinner

7:30 p.m. - Gato and Andrea teach an introductory class.
8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Dancing to a great selection of Argentine Tango music.
10 p.m. - Performance by Gato and Andrea.

Jacobs Fine Dining - free parking
2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-2829 Jacobs is a full service restaurant and is available
for drinks, hors d'oeuvres or dinner at your pleasure.

Cost: Introductory Lesson and Milonga: $10.
Milonga only: $5 whether you come to dance or just to enjoy the dancing while you eat, is a great opportunity to see a world class performance of Argentine Tango,

For reservations call the restaurant.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight. March 3 & 10: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs,
2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time.
For those attending the Tuesday night workshop this is a great opportunity to work on the moves before the next workshop. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance till 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

TUESDAY - (March 4) - Workshop with Gato and Andrea, Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian. Intermediate level and above. Interpreting Pugliese is the theme for this Tuesday. 8 to 9:30 -See below for more details

SATURDAY (March 8) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club with Sean & Charity teaching. 200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
11 a.m.-noon. New schedule begins. Beginner level
Intermediates are still encouraged to come at no additional fee for a chance to perfect technique.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity to just dance, putting into practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class).
This week pay for the month at $10 a week ($40 for the remainder of the month) Introductory deals for newcomers offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used at the beginner level.)
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Workshops with "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
Intermediate level & above.
8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February & March 2008 - Four Tuesdays left
Class 1: Feb. 5 : Di Sarli - simple, slow beats, pauses.
Class 2: Feb. 12: Interpret Di Sarli - simple beats, voleos stops.
Class 3: Feb. 19 - D´Arienzo - simple & double beats.Embellishments.
Class 4: Feb. 26 - (Last week ) Biaggi, Changes of rhythm and resolutions.

Class 5: March 4 - (Tomorrow) Intermediate/ advanced: Interpret Pugliese - Dancing the melody, silences and violins, musicality.
Class 6: March 11 - style. Introduction to cross system and double time. Changes of front. Patterns for the social dance.
Class 7: March 18 - Vals (intermediate and above) Cross system and double time. Turns and musicality.
Class 8: March 25th - Vals (intermediate and up) Walks, displacements turns with syncopation. Alterations. Open embrace.
Fees :
1 or 2 workshops $30 each per person
3 or 4 workshops $27 each,
5 or 6 workshops $25 each
7 or 8 workshops $22 each per person

Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club: 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca




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Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea!

There is still time to get in on this trip.

Trip specially for the Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008
( but registration open!)
$1650 for people who register between February 1st and May 31st.

Departure date: July 11th, Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th

Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th

How to register
1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com or andreaygato@gmail.com.ar in order to register.

2. Late registration: The second step is the deposit to book the trip.
Deposit: $650 per person (cash) directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) for early registration paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20th 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31st.
for early registration, or late registration : ($1650 per person without air fares)
Balance: $1000 balance paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea by May 31st.

More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.

*13 nights accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy.
http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm (the whole house for our group!).

*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)

*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed by us!).

*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.

*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)

*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables booked by us at first line and ticket entrance included)

*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)

*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!

*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)

*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón & Visit to CaféTortoni

*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.

*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs

*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.

*24 hours personalized assistance

Contact Gato and Andrea directly andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,

Visit our tour website to check other details: