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Bulletin June 30 , 2008

Peter ended July building on Oscar and Georgina's classes emphasizing connection. We take July off, many with Gato & Andrea in Buenos Aires or at Nora's Tango Week. The Video of the Week shows Nora's Tango Week headliners Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne performing to Trolio's Palomita Blanca.

Gallo Arts Center seeks volunteers for next season. Two trainings open the 2008-9 season: Saturday July 12th, 2008 and Saturday July 19th, 2008, both at noon at the center, 1000 I Street, downtown Modesto. One trainings will let you volunteer as often as you wish. Info: Ian McVey, 338-5025 imcvey@galloarts.org.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - Tonight, June 30: Practica, social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. 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. See Monday at Jacobs. Jacobs will be available in July as Frankie & Rick have agreed to be there - except for Monday, July 7.

SATURDAY - (July 5) - NO July Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club classes.
Classes resume in August, with Patrick teaching. This may be a good time to check out classes out of town, Sacramento and the Bay Area.

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 - 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.
These let you start dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, is fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes monthly but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga. Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

TUESDAY
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 -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat.

TUESDAY
Berkeley
Sean & Charity do an eight-week close embrace series starting July 8 - Aug. 26,
and a four-week Volcadas Series - July 8 - July 29 8-9:30 p.m.
Space is available in both our July/Aug eight-week Close Embrace Series and July Volcadas series. Sean wants to balance genders, so you may not get in right away. Currently there are more followers in the close embrace class, and more leaders in the volcadas class, but there is space available for both roles, and the sooner you register the likelier you get in. Bellow are the class details. Please email register, or if you have any questions. Registration will continue until the class is full.
EightWeek Beginning 6:30-8 p.m.
The class will be limited to 15 leaders, 15 followers, so register early to get a spot!
register by June 30: $75
Four Week Volcadas Series@ the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley
July 8-29 8-9:30 p.m. Class is limited to 10 leaders, 10 followers
register by June 30: $35

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

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts. NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

THURSDAY
Sacramento:
Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com

Thursday night practica! - Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA
(9th & T) 7:30 to 10:30 PM Host: Chris Peake $3

SATURDAY
Sacramento at Tango by the River, 128 J. Street, Old Sacramento
WHILE CLASSES IN MODESTO ARE SUSPENDED, CONSIDER NEW SATURDAY INSTRUCTORS & NEW FORMAT!
A new program for the Saturday classes! For July, Peter Baldrige and Jerry Sue Hooper will teach.
The format of the Saturday classes is:
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. "Tango Fundamentals"
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. "Continuing Tango"

The first class will encompass an hour of instruction from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a 15 minute practica. The Continuing Tango class will start with that 15 minute practica, followed by an hour and fifteen minute class. We think this new format will be especially useful for beginners (in giving them a chance to really practice following the first class) as well as a solid hour and a quarter class for the intermediates and above to really cover a topic.

SUNDAY - The Allegro Ballroom, / 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Afternoon Classes & Practice
Beginner's Lesson: 2- p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Basic Sequences for Crowded Dance Floors
Int/Adv Lesson: 3-4 p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Molinetes and Turns for Tight Spaces
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)
Instructor: Julian Ramil


MILONGAS:

@>---- IN MODESTO - Our next milonga will be with Gato & Andrea on Saturday, September 6, with workshop that weekend.

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ***NEW for summer: Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas on a wooden dance floor under a permanent canopy with a view of a six-acre pond at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com), 5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, just east of Roseville. Dance from sunset to moonlight and enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers or dinner at one of the many three-star restaurants nearby or pick up fresh produce or dinner to go. The center boasts fine dining, as well as specialty pizza, burgers, fresh produce markets and clothing boutiques. On Thursday evenings, Toast Restaurant serves a wonderful outdoor grill, which lends itself to an evening of tango. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

SAN FRANCISCO
@>---- 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 .

Bulletin June 23 , 2008

Join in Friday when Modestans car-pool to San Francisco for ¡Milonga en el Museo! We will leave at 4:30 p.m. and have dinner after the milonga. To join our car-pool, call Mary at (209) 522-1571. This celebration of Argentine dance and music runs takes place at The De Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is hosted by Terence Clarke and Beatrice Bowles. Admission: free, but to view the art galleries too, regular entry fees apply. Directions: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (www.deyoungmuseum.org) Paid parking is available in the Music Concourse Garage. Access to the garage is at 10th Avenue and Fulton Street or at Martin Luther King Drive and Concourse Drive.

Peter will finish the month Saturday building on Oscar and Georgina's classes. We will take July off, as many of us are with Gato & Andrea in Buenos Aires.

For those going to Nora's Tango Week the Video of the Week shows headliners,Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne performing to Trolio's Palomita Blanca.

Gallo Arts Center seeks volunteers for next season. Info: Ian McVey, 338-5025.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - June 23/30: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. 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. See Monday at Jacobs. Jacobs will be available in July - except for Monday, July 7.

FRIDAY - Argentine Tango classes at You Can Dance Co. 906 El Vecino.
6:30 Beginner class / 7:30 Intermediate. Contact Heidi & Xavier Gomez 522-0895.

SATURDAY - (June 28) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Peter finishing out the month.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class -
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, 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: 10 beginner level classes for $75 (only valid at the beginner level.)
There will be no classes for the month of July.


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 - 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.
These classes get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, you learn fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

TUESDAY
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 -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat.

TUESDAY
Berkeley
Sean & Charity do an eight-week close embrace series starting July 8th. Registration will continue until June 30th, or until the class is full.
Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley July 8 - Aug. 26, 6:30-8 p.m, $75
The class will be limited to 15 leaders, 15 followers, so register early. E-mail seancharity@gmail.com

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

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts. NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

THURSDAY
Sacramento:
Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com

Thursday night practica! - Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA
(9th & T) 7:30 to 10:30 PM Host: Chris Peake $3


SUNDAY - The Allegro Ballroom, / 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Afternoon Classes & Practice
Beginner's Lesson: 2- p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Basic Sequences for Crowded Dance Floors
Int/Adv Lesson: 3-4 p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Molinetes and Turns for Tight Spaces
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)
Instructor: Julian Ramil


MILONGAS:

@>---- IN MODESTO - Our next milonga will be with Gato & Andrea on Saturday, September 6., with workshop that weekend.

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ***NEW for summer: Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas on a wooden dance floor under a permanent canopy with a view of a six-acre pond at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com), 5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, just east of Roseville. Dance from sunset to moonlight and enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers or dinner at one of the many three-star restaurants nearby or pick up fresh produce or dinner to go. The center boasts fine dining, as well as specialty pizza, burgers, fresh produce markets and clothing boutiques. On Thursday evenings, Toast Restaurant serves a wonderful outdoor grill, which lends itself to an evening of tango. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 28 -- At Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - Introductory tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll dance from 9 to-midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- Every fifth Sunday, June 29: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, 6-9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: June 29.

@>---- SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2008 - TEMPRANILLO & TANGO!
BOEGER WINERY - 1709 Carson Road, Placerville, CA
2 - 6 p.m. Listos para bailar!
Join BOEGER WINERY for their summer Barberian event filled with Tango dancing, music, wine and hor d'oeuvres. Sacramento's very own Tangueros, CHRIS PEAKE and MICHELLE LOUGHLIN will perform to the musical sounds of PARLOR TANGO on the patio of the Old Cellar. Pre-release samples of the 2005 Milagro will highlight the afternoon.
Live Music! Latin Fare! Tango Lesson! '05 Milagro Preview!
$25 per person
RSVP required - Contract Tara (530) 622-8094, ext. 18 or <mailto:tara@boegerwinery.com>tara@boegerwinery.com

@>---- FRESNO
NEXT FRESNO MILONGA - Friday, June 27, 2008
7 p.m Dinner, please RSVP - 8 p.m Dance at Studio 65. $15 per person.

SAN FRANCISCO
@>---- 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 .

Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne - Palomita blanca -Tangomagia

Tango performance by Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne at the Tangomagia festival in Amsterdam, December 29, 2007.
Second encore: Palomita blanca, by Troilo

As a child, Gustavo heard his father sing this song. His dad isn't around anymore, but not too long ago Gustavo heard the song again, and found it was marvellous.

Bulletin June 16 , 2008

Our early morning TV appearance on Channel 31 with Alan Sanchez last Monday can be seen by clicking onto http://cbs13.com/video . Type in "a lesson in tango" once you get on that page.

This week is our monthly Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's
Also at this month's Art Walk we have an invitation by Jeff Schweicker, who many of us remember from some years back, to view his display of torso sculptures at 'Crow Trading Co.,' 1208 J Street.

Peter's class was about"expression in the feet." He will finish the month essentially building on concepts that Oscar and Georgina gave in their classes in Modesto.

Our Video of the Week is from an Oscar & Georgina instructional DVD about walking in rhythmic tango. The lesson, in Spanish, speaks of projecting the step forward and changing weight in place. Even if you don't understand you can learn much just watching.

Gallo Arts Center asks us to participate in a survey of Modesto entertainment options. The results would impact booking local entertainment at venues like the Gallo Center. Please mention that you found out through HLC Board of Directors.
Entrants can win $100, $250 or $500. The deadline to participate is June 30. Responses are confidential; winners will be notified by July 15. Go to: www.surveymonkey.com/CVEntertainmentsurvey
Details: Raul Garcia, Community Engagement Coordinator/Gallo Center (209) 338-5020 rgarcia@galloarts.org

With many of us in Buenos Aires with Gato & Andrea, there will be no classes in July. Jacobs, however, will remain open to those needing a tango fix on Mondays.

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - June 16 & 23: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. 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. See Monday at Jacobs.

THURSDAY - June 19 - Art Walk Milonga. Information above

FRIDAY - Argentine Tango classes at You Can Dance Co. 906 El Vecino.
6:30 Beginner class / 7:30 Intermediate. Contact Heidi & Xavier Gomez 522-0895.

SATURDAY - (June 21) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Peter teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class -
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, 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: 10 beginner level classes for $75 (only valid 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 SacramentLevel 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.
These classes get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, you learn fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

TUESDAY
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 -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat.

TUESDAY
Berkeley
Sean & Charity do an 8 week close embrace series starting July 8th. Registration will continue until June 30th, or until the class is full.
8 Week Beginning Close Embrace Series @ the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley
July 8 - Aug. 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m
The class will be limited to 15 leaders, 15 followers, so register early to get a spot!
register by June 30: $75
To Register, email seancharity@gmail.com

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

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts. NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

THURSDAY
Sacramento:
Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com

Thursday night practica! - Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA
(9th & T) 7:30 to 10:30 PM Host: Chris Peake $3
Workshops with OSCAR & GEORGINA!
At Tango by the River: 128 J Street. Old Sacramento

Wednesday, June 18: 7-8:30 p.m. -- Choreographic Show Sequences (Advanced)
Cost: $35 per workshop
2 for $65.
3 for $85.
4 for $100.
All 5 for $115.!

Please note prices are per person; two people at one workshop pay $35 each. Discounts apply only for multiple classes.

SUNDAY - The Allegro Ballroom, / 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Afternoon Classes & Practice
Beginner's Lesson: 2- p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Basic Sequences for Crowded Dance Floors
Int/Adv Lesson: 3-4 p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Molinetes and Turns for Tight Spaces
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)
Instructor: Julian Ramil

@>---- IN MODESTO - Our next milonga will be the Art Walk milonga at Concetta's on Thursday June 19.

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ***NEW for summer: Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas on a wooden dance floor under a permanent canopy with a view of a six-acre pond at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com), 5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, just east of Roseville. Dance from sunset to moonlight and enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers or dinner at one of the many three-star restaurants nearby or pick up fresh produce or dinner to go. The center boasts fine dining, as well as specialty pizza, burgers, fresh produce markets and clothing boutiques. On Thursday evenings, Toast Restaurant serves a wonderful outdoor grill, which lends itself to an evening of tango. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- 3rd Saturday June 21, 2008 FIREHOUSE 5 MILONGA!
Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA (9th & T)
9 p.m. until we drop! Host & DJ: Chris Peake $10

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: June 22: Roseville Dance milongas 5-8:30
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville CA 95747. Contact them directly at
www.rosevilledancing.com, 916-719-3765 for more information.

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: June 22nd, 2008. 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.

@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 28 -- At Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - Introductory tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll dance from 9 to-midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- Every fifth Sunday, June 29: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, 6-9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: June 29.

@>---- SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2008 - TEMPRANILLO & TANGO!
BOEGER WINERY - 1709 Carson Road, Placerville, CA
2 - 6 p.m. Listos para bailar!
Join BOEGER WINERY for their summer Barberian event filled with Tango dancing, music, wine and hor d'oeuvres. Sacramento's very own Tangueros, CHRIS PEAKE and MICHELLE LOUGHLIN will perform to the musical sounds of PARLOR TANGO on the patio of the Old Cellar. Pre-release samples of the 2005 Milagro will highlight the afternoon.
Live Music! Latin Fare! Tango Lesson! '05 Milagro Preview!
$25 per person
RSVP required - Contract Tara (530) 622-8094, ext. 18 or <mailto:tara@boegerwinery.com>tara@boegerwinery.com

@>---- FRESNO
NEXT FRESNO MILONGA - Friday, June 27, 2008
7 p.m Dinner, please RSVP - 8 p.m Dance at Studio 65. $15 per person.

SAN FRANCISCO
@>---- 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 .

Friday

Good Day Sacramento

Good Day Sacramento sent a reporter, Alan Sanchez, to interview our own Mary Menz about tango in Modesto. You can find the video on the C31 Web site http://cbs13.com/video. In the search box type A lesson in tango.



video

Monday

Oscar and Georgina - Classes de Tango

Bulletin June 2 , 2008

Oscar & Georgina put on an awesome performance at Jacobs Friday. The next day's workshops were indeed workouts. Those who missed both are indeed losers - Excellent teachers and technicians, they can spot little problems immediately. Oscar will be available for workshops in Sacramento. Schedule for that follows.

Our Video of the Week gives us a parting look at Oscar and Georgina

Peter's classes start Saturday. Watching us dance at the milonga and in workshops, Oscar offered ideas on what to cover in class, just the input Peter had asked. So for the next few weeks we will continue work Oscar started last weekend.

For a little TV exposure, we are invited to the Channel 31 morning show with Alan Sanchez next Monday (June 9) at 7 a.m. The venue will be either Jacobs or the YMCA across the street. School should be out and this could be a fun way to start the morning - come dressed to dance, thought not as fancy as for a dressy milonga.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY - June 2 & 9 : Practica and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. 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. See Monday at Jacobs. After working with Oscar & Georgina, do not miss the opportunity to practice the techniques taught.

FRIDAY - Argentine Tango classes at You Can Dance Co. 906 El Vecino.
6:30 Beginner class / 7:30 Intermediate.
Contact Heidi & Xavier Gomez 522-0895.

SATURDAY - (June 7) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Peter teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class -
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, 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 will be the first Saturday of the month, giving you the opportunity to pay $40 for all four lessons.
Introductory deals for newcomers: 10 beginner level classes for $75 (only valid at the beginner level.)

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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 - 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.
These classes get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, you learn fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

TUESDAY
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 -

TUESDAY
Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat.

WEDNESDAY:
Sacramento
Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts. NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

"La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. Contact Alisa and Mike Bohan: alisaandmike@yahoo.com, for info. This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.
THURSDAY
Sacramento:
Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com


THURSDAY NIGHT PRACTICA! - Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA
(9th & T) 7:30 to 10:30 PM Host: Chris Peake $3
Fresno:
Class with Marcelo Molina Thursday nights! Thursday May 29 at 7 p.m.
$15 in the Cube at Studio 65. Kathy Page and Guy Ashby 240-3200 http://www.fresnodancestudio65.com/fresnodancestudio65_index.html

June Workshops with OSCAR & GEORGINA!
At Tango by the River: 128 J Street. Old Sacramento

Oscar and Georgina returning to Sacramento in June for another fabulous weekend of workshops. Here is their schedule ...
JUNE 2008
Wednesday, June 4: 7-8:30 p.m. -- Technique (All levels)

Saturday, June 14: 2:45-4:15 p.m. -- Projection & Intention (ALL levels)
4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Rhythmic Tango (Intermediate)

Sunday, June 15: 2:45-4:15 p.m. -- Cortes y Quebradas (Intermediate & Up)

4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Milonga Lisa and Traspie (All levels)

Wednesday, June 18: 7-8:30 p.m. -- Choreographic Show Sequences (Advanced levels)

Cost:
$35 per workshop
2 for $65.
3 for $85.
4 for $100.
All 5 for $115.!

Please note prices are per person; two people at one workshop pay $35 each. Discounts apply only for multiple classes.
@>---- IN MODESTO - Our next milonga will be the Art Walk milonga at Concetta's on Thursday June 19.

Milongas Elsewhere:

SACRAMENTO:
@>---- ***NEW for summer: Thursdays, 6:30-9,p.m. free summer outdoor milongas on a wooden dance floor under a permanent canopy with a view of a six-acre pond at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com),
5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, just east of Roseville. Dance from sunset to moonlight and enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers or dinner at one of the many three-star restaurants nearby or pick up fresh produce or dinner to go. The center boasts fine dining, as well as specialty pizza, burgers, fresh produce markets and clothing boutiques. On Thursday evenings, Toast Restaurant serves a wonderful outdoor grill, which lends itself to an evening of tango. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- 1st Saturday - June 7, 2008
LA ALTERNATIVA MILONGA!
Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA (9th & T)
9 P.M to 1... Hosts & DJ's: Chris Peake & Michelle Loughlin $10

@>---- Every second Sunday: June 8th, 2008. Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria 7-9 p.m. Natomas Town Center (next to It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.


@>---- Every second Sunday: June 8th :Roseville Dance milongas 5-8:30 p.m,
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville CA 95747. Contact them directly at
www.rosevilledancing.com, 916-719-3765 for more information.

@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 14 -- At Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - Introductory tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- Every first, third, Sunday: June 15: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, 6-9:30 p.m. $5 cover.

@>---- 3rd Saturday June 21, 2008 FIREHOUSE 5 MILONGA!
Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA (9th & T)
9 p.m. until we drop! Host & DJ: Chris Peake $10

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: June 22: Roseville Dance milongas 5-8:30
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville CA 95747. Contact them directly at
www.rosevilledancing.com, 916-719-3765 for more information.

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: June 22nd, 2008. Dancing at "It's a Grind"
coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center
(Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) from 7-9 p.m.

@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 28 -- At Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - Introductory tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll dance from 9 to-midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- Every fifth Sunday, June 29: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, 6-9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: June 1st, 15th, & 29th, 2008.
@>---- SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2008 - TEMPRANILLO & TANGO!
BOEGER WINERY - 1709 Carson Road, Placerville, CA
2 - 6 p.m. Listos para bailar!
Join BOEGER WINERY for their summer Barberian event filled with Tango dancing, music, wine and hor d'oeuvres. Sacramento's very own Tangueros, CHRIS PEAKE and MICHELLE LOUGHLIN will perform to the musical sounds of PARLOR TANGO on the patio of the Old Cellar. Pre-release samples of the 2005 Milagro will highlight the afternoon.
Live Music! Latin Fare! Tango Lesson! '05 Milagro Preview!
$25 per person
RSVP required - Contract Tara (530) 622-8094, ext. 18 or <mailto:tara@boegerwinery.com>tara@boegerwinery.com

SAN FRANCISCO

@>---- 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 .

Oscar and Georgina