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Bulletin, January 18, 2010

Our milonga at Jacobs with Polo Talnir & Diane Kaftan comes on Friday. Saturday will see workshops on Vals, beginner level at 11 a.m., intermediates at 12:30. More information below.  Polo & Diane offer a special semi private workshop for couples from 4 to 5:15 Saturday for $50 a couple, Maximum four couples.  An opportunity like this is rare - so I will take sign-ups.  Info: mailto:mary.menz@sbcglobal.net. 
Jan. 30 will be a practica after an introductory class for absolute beginners. 


MONDAY - Tonight, Jan. 18 & 25: Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining,  6:30 p.m., 2501 McHenry. Practice class material. All levels encouraged. No fee, but you're urged to buy food and/or drink. Come early to eat.

@>---- FRIDAY - Jan. 22: Milonga at Jacobs Fine Dining  - 2501 McHenry Ave.,    
(209) 529-2829. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner; food is available all evening.
Introductor  lesson in Milonga, the older upbeat tango style, at 7:30 p.m. Social dancing 8:30 to midnight.  Polo and Diana perform at 10:15 p.m.
$5 dance or sit and watch; $10 includes lesson
  encourage your friends to come and catch the tango bug.

SATURDAY -  Jan. 23
Workshops with Polo Talnir and Diana Kaftan
Vals (Argentine Waltz)-
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  All levels - (beginners encouraged)
12:30 - 2 p.m. -  Intermediate levels
Juline School of Dance  - 144 Woodrow Avenue,  Modesto (Off McHenry west, Between Rumble and Standiford ) Fee: $25 per class,  $45 for two classes. For private lessons $70 .call Mary, 522-1571, or email: modestotango@gmail.com       Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5.
Polo was born in Buenos Aires in the culture of tango.  He is a noted bay area tango DJ, famous for his vast music collection and knowledge of tango history. He  has danced tango for 20 years. Diana is an accomplished teacher who can personalize techniques to guide students to make their dance look and feel like tango.

Polo & Diana emphasize frame, balance, posture, walking , musicality and leader techniques for floor craft. They start classes with warm-ups,  listening and walking exercises to help students acquire a feel for the melody and rhythm of the dance.  Their  classes are designed as fun, emphasizing musicality. They dance and teach for the social setting. Their style emerges from the music, appropriate to the space, the partner and the social environment.


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MILONGAS elsewhere:


@>---- Saturday, Jan. 23 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street,.  LIVE MUSIC BY PARLOR TANGO! Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9- midnight. $15 per person.

@>---- Saturday, Jan. 30 -Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
LA ALTERNATIVA!   9 p.m Milonga with DJs Chris and/or Michelle - $10

@>---- Saturday, Feb. 13 --Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Valentine milonga! Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9- midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only. (Or you can order on-line and get the $10 price for lesson and milonga!) DJ: Peter Baldridge

@>---- Saturday, Feb. 27 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9- midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only. (Order on-line for lesson and milonga for $10!) 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

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 - Intermediate/Advanced Tango (Vals for January)

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) 
5:30-6:45 p.m.- Guided Practica (Tango exchange), Facilitator: Michelle Gorre
6:45-8 p.m. - Open Practica.  $5 for both   tangomichey@yahoo.com

Fresno - Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  8-9 p.m.  Tango Starters for those  just starting. $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,  January 19th @ Precious Life Wellness Village.-  2116 Berkeley Way,
7-8:30 pm All levels special class on "Drills: exercises to improve your dance".
Price: $13. Personalized attention to each student. Marcelo Solis teaching


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.

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


Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." For the month of January:  rhythmic tangos and how to navigate and embellish the dance. This intensive 90- minute class followed by 90- minute pr├íctica gives you three hours of tango to polish and refine your dance.  The  drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica), practica alone $5. We  recommend students first complete Levels I, II, and III, or have specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) TANGO EXPLORATIONS
6:30 p.m Beginning Lesson / 7:30 p.m Continuing Tango / 8:30 p.m Open Practica
Instructors: Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre. $10 drop-in / $3 Practica only (Practica FREE with class)

-Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Tango Buenos Aires with Miguel Taillant  7:30-8:45 p.m.

The Allegro Ballroom: 5855 Christie Ave.,
Four-Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12 
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12
Instructor: Julian  Ramil
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

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

Coming in February...
 Sacramento: Feb. 20,  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) Juan Cantone & Sol Orozco!  Click here to visit their website!

         Tango Tours to Buenos Aires

From  Marcelo Solis:
Nov.19-29. This tour takes you to the heart of tango; where the locals go.
Trip includes:
 - Air fare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F).
 - Hotel Lyon, the best location of Buenos Aires (double occupancy).
 - 24 hours assistance (we know the city and we speak the language!).
 - City Tours (you'll get to know all the characteristic places)
- Shopping tours where locals go for quality and price.
- A day in the country.
- Four tango classes with the best local teachers.
- Milongas almost every evening or afternoon.
- Transportation to all the mentioned activities.
- A DVD with memories of the trip.
Cost: $2,290
To sign in and get this early bird price, send a $400.00.- advance (non-refundable).
Phone: 415-412-1866   info@  <