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Bulletin, October 12, 2009 -

Many opportunities to dance in Modesto this week. Saturday is our Gato & Andrea milonga at Jacobs, preceded by the first two of four workshops specific to our group, beginning with a women's technique class - work on embellishments ladies like, plus classes on Vals and Milonga. Details below. Third Thursday art-walk milonga at Concetta, Monday practica at Jacobs.


MONDAY - Tonight, Oct 12 & 19: Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 8 p.m., 2501 McHenry. Great for practicing class material. ALL levels encouraged. No fee, but you're urged to buy food and/or drink. Come early to eat.

THURSDAY - October 15, Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's 1205 J Street, 7 to 9 p.m. Join us for food, wine, socializing and tango. Art Walk was featured in this week's Scene, so there may be quite a few people walking by.

SATURDAY: Oct. 17 Workshops with Gato & Andrea A.M.
11 a.m. - Ladies technique and embellishments - (Class specific for women) -
12:30 - Milonga - (all levels) Rhythm and musicality. Close embrace and connection. Speed. Different walks. Easy and useful moves for the social dance, leading transfer of weight. Perhaps some traspié.
@>---- SATURDAY, Oct, 17 P.M. Milonga at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry Ave. starting with an Introductory lesson at 7:30 p.m. with guest artists Gato & Andrea from Buenos Aires who will perform at 10:15 . $10 lesson, $5 milonga only

SUNDAY: Oct. 18
Noon - Tango Fundamentals Workshop (Beginners welcome!!) working on technique applied to social dance patterns. Changes of directions. Resources for good navigation. Coordination and musicality. Flexibility of the embrace.
1:30 - Vals -Rhythm and musicality for vals. Specific figures in cross system. Use of the turns with syncopation for vals; double time and pauses. 1 workshop $30; 2 workshops $55; 3 or 4 workshops $25 each.
Private lessons are available. Call 522-1571
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MILONGAS elsewhere:
@>---- Wednesdays, open air milongas at Quarry Ponds (5550 Douglas Blvd.,
Granite Bay. Class at 6 p.m., milonga at 7 p.m.

@>---- Sunday, Oct. 18 : "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of
San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. $5 cover. Contact Luis
at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

@>---- Saturday, Oct. 24, Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old
Sacramento lesson at 8:00 pm and then dancing 'till midnight. Contact Donna at
donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.

@>---- Sunday, October 25th: Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

@>---- Saturday, Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) Special Halloween Milonga Oct. 31!
@>---- Saturday, Nov. 21 Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Daniel Peters & Pier Voulkos! 2nd Anniversary Milonga & Celebration!

@>---- Friday, October 30-- Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. Halloween Dance on -costume party with refreshments, lesson

Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento,
6:30-7:30 p.m. Level I - Beginning Tango
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate Tango
8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III -Advanced Tango - Focussing on Sacadas in September
Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.

Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014B 9th Street. Tuesday, October 13th. The "Fire Ants" play live tango music Dancing at 8:00 p.m. www.tangoalternativa.com for info.

Fresno - Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. 8-9 p.m. Tango Starters for those who have never had instruction in social dance or are just starting with only a few lessons. Learn at your own pace. $10 per person

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:, @ Precious Life Wellness Village, 2116 Berkeley Way, 8:30 p.m. Marcelo Solis teaches an All levels class. Price: $13. More info, call Marcelo @ (415) 412 1866 or email: info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com

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

Step One, 1920 T Street (at the railroad tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 9-10:30 p.m. ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.

Firehouse 5 Studio : 2014 9th St (Corner of 9th & T)
Tango Explorations with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre
6:30 Beginning Tango, 7:30 Continuing Tango, 8:30 Open Practica
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $3/practica (free. with class!)

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento: 7-8:30,
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
For October: Milonga con Traspie. Milonga is not as technical as tango and is much more rhythm driven. While the music may seem fast, there is less to think about. The dance is both playful and fun. The práctica which follows is included in the cost of the class and open to the public for a nominal studio fee.

7:30 p.m. at Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave. Beyond the Basics for those who have been learning and practicing technique and musicality.
$15 drop-in, Monthly $40 single, $60 couple

Walnut Creek
@ City of Walnut Creek Recreational Department, Social Hall, Civic Community Center , 1375 Civic Dr., Marcelo Solis teaches a Beginner class 7:30-8:30 p.m. Intermediate class 8:30-9:30 p.m. $45 five weeks session. Attention: Latin Rhythms for tango dancers: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tel: (925)209-4124.
Roseville Dance Studio 3992 Foothills Blvd, Roseville Luis "El Suave" teaches beginning tango at (916-719-3765) 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th St (9th & T) Miguel Taillant teaches "Tango Buenos Aires" 7:30 p.m. $40 per month: Sessions runs 75 minutes. Drop-ins $12

Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Marcelo Solis teaches a Fundamentals & technique class 8-9 p.m. Intermediate class 9-10 p.m.
Milonga 10 p.m to midnight. Stay after class to practice or join us after 10 p.m. to dance in a nice and friendly atmosphere! Price: $12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only. Class card for 6 classes+milonga $60 (must be used within 60 days) .

Danville:: at Two Left Feet. 194 Diablo Rd, Danville . David & Mariana teaching
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Next 4- weeks beginners series starts on October 11th.
7.30 pm - 8.30 pm: Drop in Intermediate class.
8.30 pm - 10.30 pm: Practica.

Fresno Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. 5:00-6:30 p.m Beginning Tango Start anytime, group setting, learn the walk, embrace, and the starting movements of this lovely dance. Practica is included. $10
6:30-8:00 p.m Practica Practice time for all levels of dancers, where ever you are in your learning, enjoy an unstructured group practice, (not a party), ask Guy or Kathy any questions you may have about any aspect. $5

Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009 & 2010

From Patricia Thatcher- December 28, 2009 to January 8, 2010.
Earlybird Price Per Person: $1376 USD without air fare
Earlybird deadline is October 30, 2009. To register, FAX a registration form
with your $350 deposit directly to Infusions Travel. Credit cards are welcome.
Please contact patricia@infusionstravel.com with questions. Thank you!

From Negracha & Diego Mar. 6-17 includes:
1) Transport from Airport- to Hotel, and back
2) Hotel selected with the best location for 10 nights.- includes breakfast.
3) Neighborhood walking tour, visits to Noted Coffee shops and museums.
4) Spanish interpreter
5) Milongas the best Milongas in Buenos Aires,
7) Shopping guide: Personal assistance in Shoes, Cd's gifts and much more!!!.
8) Special Welcome Dinner.
9) Show & Folkloric Peña.
10) 3 Workshops: 3 Workshops with Negracha & Diego
11) One CD with the trip
Before February 1 : U$D 1.350
After February 1 : U$D : 1.500
The deadline and payment.- Does not include airfare
Reservation: 300 guarantees your spot.
+ info:
Tel SF: (925)956-9965 (925)337-3423 BUE:15-6542-6909 .

From with Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng- Mar. 12-28, 2010
Official Representatives of CITA for the United States
*Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino: www.cosmotango.com
1. Complete Package
  • Roundtrip Air on American Airlines (via Dallas)
  • 14 Nights/Double or Single Occupancy at the Hotel Savoy:
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • CITA 2010 Registration (Package B - Details:
  • www.cosmotango.com)
  • All of the features listed below in the "Tag Along" Experience
**ESTIMATED PRICING based on CITA 2009 pricing. Plus airport departure tax (approx. $20 USD), or possible entry fee by Argentine government. Participants are responsible for securing their own roommate.
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY after Dec. 1 = $3343
SINGLE OCCUPANCY after Dec. 1 = 4453
$500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot!
Earliest bookings receive priority for CITA class registration.
For information contact: