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Bulletin, April 20, 2009

Sean & Charity taught "ochos cortados" and other ways to get into the "cruzada" Saturday.  Next Saturday ends their rotation with us.
"Tango, First Century" performances will follow a free outdoor milonga, Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16. Reservations for group tickets for either evening must be in by April 22. Write for ticket requests at: <mailto:mary. menz@sbcglobal. net> or call me at 522-1571.


MONDAY -Tonight, April 20 & 27, Social dancing and practica at Jacobs, 8 p.m., 2501 McHenry Avenue. A good place to practice class material.  ALL levels encouraged.  No fee, but you're urged to buy food and/or drink.  Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - April 25, regular ongoing classes  at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian  - Sean & Charity teaching.
Beginner level 11 a.m. to noon,  Supervised practica until 12:15
Intermediate level: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Supervised practica to 2 p.m.
$12 a lesson, intermediate students encouraged to attend both lessons at no additional fee,  to work on technique and be there for the beginners.  Practica only $5 - included in lesson. Introductory packages available  on a one time only basis for $75, include nine lessons, only usable at the beginner level.

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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 the series.
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, Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley, CA
Beginnint  May 5,  Tuesday Night Series with Sean and Charity
6:30-8 p.m. 8 Week Introduction to Milonguero Style Tango Series (all levels)
$75/person or 65/person for couples
8-9:30p.m. 4 Week Milonga Series (intermediate) - $35/person
Registration Deadline for both classes May 1.


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.  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 and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box,"  7-8:30 p.m. followed by a práctica until 10:30, included in the cost but open to the public.
The series costs $50 a person, $90 per couple for the month; $15 per drop-in, practica alone $5. Students should have  clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

At Firehouse 5: 2014 9th St
Tango Explorations with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre
6:30 p.m. - Beginning , 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-8:30 p.m
$15 drop in / $60 a month per couple, IF paid on first Thursday
$40 a month single, IF paid on first Thursday

    The Next Practica at the Beat, 2560 9th St. Berkeley, Ca
    8-9 p.m. Tango Foundations,  9-10 p.m. Progressive Theme class
    9 p.m.-12 Practica
    both classes $15, one class $10, practica only $5

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

The Beat 2560 9th St. Berkeley, CA 94710
May 25 - Memorial Day Weekend, Orange Practica
Sean and Charity will be teaching at the Orange Practica at the Beat
8:15-9:15 Intermediate Class, 9:15- Midnight (and beyond) Practica

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

Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
Beginning Argentine Tango Group
$5    1 hour class  5-6 p.m
$5    2 hour Practica; 6-8 p.m ...Practice what you have learned in your classes.

AND IN JULY:  Nora's Tango Week 2009 - The 12th Year!
 CLARION HOTEL @ San Francisco Airport
The Weekend" program: July 3rd - July 5th
The Week" program:  July 6th - July 10th
Celebration Tango Ball": July 11th (the traditional closing milonga and show)
All classes, Milongas  are held at the  Clarion Hotel at the San Francisco Airport
Call  1-800-252-7466 or Mon thru Fri (650) 777-7771 and mention  "NORA'S TANGO WEEK,"to reserve a room for the reduced rate  of $95 (plus taxes)
For  further details,  visit : www.tangoweek.com or call/fax  NTW Director (650) 348-1140;  email: tangoweek@hotmail.com.
Sign up before April 30 and receive the  price of $320 for the weekend, $505 for the Week, or $725 for both.A deposit of $200 per person secures your registration for any   program. Make check payable to Nora Olivera and send it to: 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010.


@>---- Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16  Free outdoor milongas starting at 6 p.m. preceding both performances for "Tango, First Century" at the Gallo Center For the Arts.
@>---- Saturday, May 30, Milonga at Jacobs  starting at 7:30 p.m. with guest artists Diego & Negracha, direct from Buenos Aires in their first Central Valley appearance  They will do workshops Saturday & Sunday, May30- 31.

MILONGAS elsewhere:

@>---- Friday, April -24  Balcony Bistro Milonga, 801 Sutter Street, Folsom
9:-midnight. California French cuisine at very reasonable prices. Dance with your friends on a 120 year old solid wood floor and enjoy the quaint Old Town Folsom atmosphere of brick and ceiling  fans!  $5 cover.
@>---- SATURDAY, APRIL 25 - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento  Introductory tango lesson 8-9 p.m. dance 9 -midnight!   $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Includes refreshments,and dance.

@>---- Saturday, May 9 in the Cube at Studio 65: 2965 N. Maroa Ave,    7:30 p.m. Lesson, 8 p.m. Dance

Thursday, April 30th 8:00 p.m. - Doors Open
The   grand reopening of THE VERDI CLUB MILONGA
8:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. - Milonga
The  Verdi Club Milonga is San Francisco's longest running milonga.
Started by Victor Meneses in  July of 1996 it soon became the most popular milonga on the west coast attracting 100 plus  dancers every Thursday night including visitors from around the world.  New hosts Christy  Cote & Adolfo Caszarry look forward to a renewed future for this wonderful and  enchanting Milonga. CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATION. DJ: Emilio Flores

Tango Tours to Buenos Aires 2009
From Gato & Andrea who are scheduling trips  in July & November: 
JulyTrip: Arrival,  July 11. Departure,  July 24
November Trip Arrival, November 7. Departure,  November 20
The accommodation for the November trip will be at the tango guest house 
Accommodation in a 4 stars  Hotel                    $1800 per person 
Accommodation in a Tango Guest House           $1600 per person
*Special promotion for people who already came to Buenos Aires with us:   
 $1500 in hotel or $1300 in tango guest house                                                                                                                                                  *Does not include city tour, Ranch excursion, Recoleta excursion,  Colon/Barolo or museum visit or guided shopping days.
To book,  make a deposit of $500 per person.
July trip: make the deposit before April 30
November trip: make the deposit before June 15
The tour includes:
Accommodation, double occupancy  with breakfast.
(Single occupancy   on request. The cost difference not included)
Welcome dinner,  private group workshops with   internationally  known teachers.
Dance assistants (taxi dancers)  for single ladies for the classes.
12  nights at the best milongas,   Farewell Dinner,  24 hour assistance .
More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar  

From Marcelo Solis: September 24th to October 5th  CST#2085488
Cost: $2,190 - Until April 24th 2009.  For this  price send a $400.00.- advance (non-refundable). Trip includes
Air fare from and to San Francisco, hotel, 24 hours assistance  City Tours 
A Day in the Countryside., four Tango Classes with the best local teachers
Milongas almost every evening or afternoon., Transportation 
A DVD with memories of the trip.
In addition, we can  make arrangements to  other destinations in Argentina
Marcelo Solis      Phone: 415-412-1866                                      e-mail: