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Bulletin, November 9, 2009 -

Peter gave us a great lesson, emphasizing technique and connection.  In that vein, In This Week's Video Caroline Peattie and Christopher Nassopoulos demonstrate social Argentine Tango at our January milonga. 

Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Empire Theatre on Stockton's Miracle Mile, (1825 N. Pacific Avenue) at 7.30 p.m.: Tango Argentino, an exciting look at tango music from Buenos Aires. Bay area musicians Quinteto del Bailongo specialize in tango with piano, bass, violin, guitar and bandoneón. They will recreate the music of  Troilo and  Piazzolla, two of tango's most prolific composers. The show  includes two dynamic Bay Area dancers, our own Sean and Charity. Known for a charismatic approach to the dance, Sean and Charity will perform with emphasis on tradition and modern styles of the dance. Local musician Jesse Christian Hendricks will open the show with Spanish guitar music by his trio, Spanish Nights. The music includes flamenco rumba and other styles from Argentina and Brazil. Presented by Jesse Christian Hendricks Productions the event is sponsored by the Stockton Arts Commission. Source: www.jessechendricks.com Tickets $12 in-advance, $15 at the door, $10 w/ student id Tickets (209).808.9676   info: www.jessechendricks.com


MONDAY - Tonight,  Nov. 9 & 16: Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining,  6:30 p.m. (note new time) , 2501 McHenry. 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: Nov. 14  Classes with Peter Baldridge at Juline School of Dance -  144 Woodrow (Corner of McHenry)   11 a.m. Beginner level, noon intermediate level, 1-1:45 p.m. guided practica $12 per class.  Practica only $5. Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, credited toward class with Peter for those who stay.  One time only introductory packages of nine beginner level lessons for $75 available.

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Our next Jacobs  milonga in Modesto is not yet scheduled.
In the meantime, there are many out of town milongas you can go & enjoy.

MILONGAS elsewhere:

@>---- Saturday, Nov. 14 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. GUEST MAESTROS MARIANO BIELAK and PAULA GURINI! Beginning tango lesson from 8:00,  dance from 9:00- midnight. $15 per person for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. DJ: Peter Baldridge

Sunday, Nov. 15: The Capital City Milonga in The Blue Room of the Capital City Hotel, corner of Fulton Avenue & Auburn Boulevard right at the

freeway ramps to Business 80, from  2:30 - 5:30 pm.

Sunday, Nov. 15  "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, Nov. 21  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) "La Milonga AlterNATIVA" 8:00 pm - Lesson 9:00 pm to  Midnight, Milonga!

 Daniel Peters & Pier Voulkos!   2nd Anniversary Milonga & Celebration!

Sunday,  Nov. 22. Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road, Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

@>---- Saturday, Nov. 28 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento – MILONGA with  OSCAR MANDAGARAN and GEORGINA VARGAS! Beginning tango lesson 8  p.m. Dance   9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson,  $10 for dance only. Includes refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. DJ: Peter Baldridge

@>---- Sundays:  Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  5-6:30 p.m Beginning  Tango. Learn the walk, embrace, and starting movements. Milonga is included.$10
 6:30-8 p.m Milonga only. $5

-Thursdays   at The Danceasy 9951 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, CA  94530
7 pm - drop-in technique class with Gale Robinson
8 pm - drop-in advanced class with
Gale Robinson
8 pm - drop-in beginners' class with Ann Sheridan
Classes are $12 each and include the milonga.

Introducing the FIVE-BUCK MILONGA, 9 pm to 1 am! 

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


Sacramento -

Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento,                              
November  focus is on rhythmic tango and the music of  Donato.
In Level I,  learn the fundamentals. Level II focuses on pivots and turns.
 Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and taking everything into the close embrace.
Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.
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 - Intermediate/Advanced Tango

Tuesday, Nov. 10.  Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014B  9th Street.
The "Fire Ants" play live tango music every 2nd Tuesday. Dancing at 8:00 p.m. Contact Winko <winko@pacbell.net> or go to 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)


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)
Classes with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre,  6:30 Beginning  Tango, 

7:30 Continuing Tango, 8:30 Práctica
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $3/practica (free. with class!)

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street,  Old Sacramento:  7-8:30,

Vals on Thursdays with Ed and Rebeca!
Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive   class followed by a   práctica means three hours of tango to  polish and refine your dance.   Ed & Rebeca will combine the first three Thursdays in November with the first two Thursdays in December for a specially priced package!    5 classes instead of 4.   The cost for the  series is $50 per person/$90 per couple; the drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica). The practica alone is $5. 


 Studio 65, 2965 North Maroa Ave.  in the Cube  7:30 p.m     (BEYOND beginning technique & musicality)  $15 drop in, $40 monthly singles, $60 monthly couples.

At Tango by The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:                         

Mariano Bielak and Paula Gurini Return Nov. 13-15, 2009!
Paula and Mariano, beautiful dancers and great teachers -- don't miss this chance to study with them. Check them out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8_GL4qG494
Friday, Nov. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Men and Women's technique (All levels) -- Embelishments, creative moments for the woman. Marking. Neatness and Elegance.

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

For info: tangomichey@yahoo.com or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com 

Sacramento:  At Tango by The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:

Saturday, Nov. 14 with Mariano & Paula; 2:30-4 p.m. Giros and Contragiros. For reduced spaces with close embrace. All levels. 4:30-6 p.m. Sacadas, voleos and ganchos. Intermediate/Advanced levels.

Sacramento:   At Tango by The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
Sunday, November 15, 2009 with Mariano & Paula

2:30-4 p.m. Resilience/Elasticity of the embrace (Complex sequences with closed and open embrace

4:30-6 p.m. Milonga Traspie (traspie and milonguero rebounds). All levels
Cost is $30 for one workshop, $55 for two, $75 for 3, $90 for 4, or $100 for all five--the best deal!                  
or at their website at : www.paulaguriniymarianobielak.blogspot.com

Danville:  at Two Left Feet.
194 Diablo Rd, Danville . David & Mariana teaching
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Next 4- weeks beginners series starts on October 11th.
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Drop in Intermediate class.
8:30-10.30 p.m: Practica.

Fresno Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  In the Cube  5-6:30 p.m Beginning  Tango      Start anytime, group setting, learn the walk, embrace, and the starting movements of this lovely dance. Milonga follows and  is included. $10

The Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave.,
4 Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12 
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: "Improvising in Cross System with Sacadas & Cadenas"
Instructor: Julian  Ramil

Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009 & 2010

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. <http://ar.mc546.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=negrachatango@yahoo.com.ar> negrachatango@yahoo.com.ar

Tel SF: (925)956-9965  (925)337-3423   BUE:15-6542-6909 .

From  Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng-  Mar. 12-28, 2010

Official Representatives of CITA for the United States
*Congreso Internacional de Tango   Argentino: <
 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:
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:
Chelsea Eng   TangoChelsea@hotmail.com     415.584.2704 Or  www.tangochelsea.com