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Bulletin, Feb. 9, 2009

Patrick was back, doing boleos with the intermediates and giving beginners a good start on tango walk. This weekend has much Valentines Day activity. Our friends in Fresno will have a Saturday milonga, as will Tango by the River in Sacramento.  There will be no excuse for not getting some sort of tango fix.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Feb. 9 & 16, 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.  Come early to eat.

SATURDAY -Feb. 14 - Ongoing classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club , 200 Norwegian Avenue.  -
11 a.m. - noon Beginning Level, Newcomers encouraged.
Noon to 12:15 p.m.- supervised practica
12:15-1:15 p.m. Intermediate  level - 1:15 - 2 p.m. Another supervised practica.
$12 per class drop in.  Introductory package of 9 lessons $75 - one time offer and usable only at the beginner level.

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

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
Pricing is based on the length of time purchased so 12 week cards are more cost effective than four-week cards which are still very reasonable. 
Emeryville, Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher teaching.
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)

Berkeley:  At The Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Sean & Charity teaching.
8-9:30 p.m. Feb 3 - Feb 24
Intermediate 4 week series: ganchos and leg wraps
limit 20 students: $35

At Spotlight Center for the Arts, 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 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.

Waldorf School ; 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks 95628
Classes $50/month. drop-ins $10
6:30 7:30 p.m. Beginners lesson continued
Followed by Pràctica until 9 p.m. $3

At Tango By the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento>
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
from 7-8:30p.m., followed by práctica from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more info. http://www.rivertango.com

At Firehouse 5: 2014 9th St
Tango Explorations with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre
6:30 p.m. - Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. - Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. - Open Practica
$35 Month / $10 Drop-in / $3 Practica (FREE with Class!)

Fresno -
Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
7:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
Kathy and Guy

Roseville Dance
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville
6:30 - 7:30 Beginners  
Luis El Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

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. pm., $6 (Free w/lesson)

Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
Regular Classes: 5 p.m. Vals style tango lesson
Sunday 6 p.m. Practica for all levels.

Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo who won the Superstars of Dance duet world competition on NBC,  will teach five workshops on the Valentines weekend,   the class before the milonga on Valentines night -- AND perform at the milonga!
The schedule:
Saturday, Feb. 14 -- 2:30 - 4 p.m. -- "Technique for Men and Women: Techniques to Improve Balance and Posture in Social Dancing" (all levels). This is an excellent way to set the foundation for the classes to come.

Saturday, Feb. 14 -- 4:30 - 6 p.m. -- "Tango: Exploring Musicality and Rhythm within Simple Combinations of Steps (all levels)." Technique, Musicality, Connection -- the most important things in dancing tango. 

Sunday, Feb. 15 -- 1-2:30 p.m. -- "Connection and Navigation using Social Patterns" (Intermediate). 

Sunday, Feb. 15 -- 3-4:30 p.m. -- Close Embrace Style to Navigate the Floor" (Intermediate/Advance). 

Sunday, Feb. 15 -- 5-6:30 p.m. -- "Milonga: Rhythm and Navigation in the  Milonga Embrace" (Intermediate). 

Prices:  One class $35 Two classes $65 Three classes $80
Four classes $90 All Five Classes --  $100.
Private lessons   available  at $120 per hour (1 or 2 people).
Contact the studio at 916- 443-7008 to make arrangements.

MILONGAS: -  Our next milonga will be our Art Walk  milonga, on Thursday, February 19 at Concettas, 1205 J street.  Plan to come.

MILONGAS: Elsewhere:


Saturday, February 14, 2009 -- Tango by the River" 128 J Street in Old
Sacramento  - ANNUAL VALENTINES TANGO DANCE!  Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo will  perform.  They will teach an introductory  lesson  8-9 p.m., then we dance from 9 to midnight! They  perform around 10:30 p.m. 
Cost is $20 for lesson & dance; $15 for dance only.  Includes hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance. Contact Donna at donna@rivertango.com.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 Mirabelle's European Pastry Café  ;
7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks 95628 6-9:30 Milonga ~ $5 cover
Luis El Suave Cáceres, 916.807.4210 <mailto:luiselsuave@comcast.net>luiselsuave@comcast.net

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14 - Valentine's Day
Lesson 7:30 p.m.  $15,   Dance 8:30 p.m.  $5
Refreshments & beverages included .
RSVP, let us know if you plan to join us.
Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave

@>---- February 28, 2009- Tango by the River" 128 J Street,  Old  Sacramento.
Lesson at 8 p.m and dancing until midnight.
Contact Donna at donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.


@>---- SATURDAY MARCH 7 -   8 p.m.
Potluck appetizer or dessert  $10 with food, $15 without
Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave

Tango Tour to Buenos Aires 2009
From Marcelo Solis:
September 24th to October 5th. CST#2085488
Certified travel agents, tango instructors and local people from Argentina,
who  know the culture and speak the language.
Cost: $2,190 until March 6th.
To  get this early bird price we need a $400 advance (non-refundable).
Cost  includes:
Air fare, double occupancy at Hotel Lyon  www.hotel-lyon.com.ar
24 hours assistance, City Tours (to all the characteristic places: Obelisco -
Downtown -Plaza de Mayo - Cafe Tortoni - San Telmo - Recoleta ...).
A Day in the Countryside. 4 Tango Classes with the best local teachers
Milongas almost every evening or afternoon. Transportation to all the  activities.
A DVD with memories of the trip.
We can also make arrangements for  visits to other destinations (Mendoza, Salta, Jujuy, Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, etc.)
Marcelo Solis     Phone: 415-412-1866
E-mail: marcelotango@gmail.com
See photos of our last trip at: