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Bulletin, February 1, 2010

We start February with historian-technician Peter. Newer people are in for a treat.  The 10:15 a.m. class for absolute beginners and practica last week needed more women. Peter follows the introductory class.

MONDAY - Tonight, Feb. 1 & 8: 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.

SATURDAY -  Feb. 6
Classes  at Juline School of Dance, 144 Woodrow (at McHenry), Peter teaching. Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, credited to the 11 a.m. beginner class with Peter if you choose to stay.  Intermediates at noon, $12.    1-1:45 p.m. guided practica, Practica only $5.


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@>---- MILONGAS: Our next milonga at Jacobs is not yet scheduled. Guest artist will be Marcelo Solis.
MILONGAS elsewhere:

@>---- Saturday, February 6, 2010 Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
LA ALTERNATIVA MILONGA! 9 p.m Milonga - $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.  DJ: Peter Baldridge

@>---- Saturday, Feb. 20, - Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) LA ALTERNATIVA MILONGA! GuestsJUAN CANTONE  & SOL OROZCO  9 p.m Milonga - $10
@>---- 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

@>----: Saturday,  Lake Merrit Dance Center (Hall 1) TangoUniverse Milonga
200 Grand Ave. Bay/Harrison Streets  8:30 p.m.-midnight, $9 ($6 after 11 p.m).

@>---- Saturday February 6, at Two Left Feet, 194 Diablo Rd.
Special Workshop with Humberto Decima from Argintina & Mayumi Fujio
Beginners welcome, 7-8:30 p.m.  Intermediate technique class 8:30-10 p.m. 
$20 per class , $35 for both All Night Milonga. $10 for milonga only.  DJ Emillo Flores. Humberto and Mayumi perform at 10 p.m.

Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
Sacramento -
Feb 9- March 30,  Sacramento Cultural Arts Center - 6520 44th Street #308
Eight Week Progressive Tango Course with Argentine Masters GATO & ANDREA. Special Guest Instructor Workshop in Sacramento. This workshop will introduce dancers to the fundamentals of tango  and progress to intermediate & advanced partnering. Hugo "Gato" Valdez and Andrea Monti are noted international artists with a  reputation for elegance, technique and musicality. They have participated in international events and tango festivals, performing and instructing for the last 12 years.  Their  performance style has been highlighted in  show clubs, restaurants, tango bars, and milongas  in Buenos Aires. They toured Brazil, Costa Rica, Africa, Malaysia, Singapore,  Indonesia, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway,  Holland,  California and more!
Eight-week progressive course $160 per person
Couples: $300  registration closes at 7 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 9. Drop-ins welcome but space is limited. No refunds.  All students must register for this workshop series.
Details:   Sacramento Cultural Arts Center  (916)879-5169     6520 44th  Street #308, Sacramento, CA 95823 sacculturaldance.com
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   
Live Tango Music at 8 pm!   $5 to $10 donation at the door
Fresno - Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  8-9 p.m.  Tango Starters Instruction from the very start, beginners, learn at your pace, individualized, slowly building your confidence, no pressure to move at a group 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., 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.
Quarry Ponds - 5550 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, 95746 www.quarryponds.com
6:30 - 7:30 Beginners' lesson 7:30 8:30 Práctica Taught by Luis 'El Suave') Cáceres, (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

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.   This month :syncopations!
$10 drop-in / $3 Practica only (Practica FREE with class)

The Dance Corner - corner of Fulton & Marconi across from Town & Country Village  8-9 p.m. beginner lesson. Callt Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Taught by Luis 'l Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Walnut Creek   City Recreational Department, 1375 Civic Dr.,  Beginner class 7:30-8:30 pm. Intermediate class 8:30-9:30 pm. Marcelo Solis -  $45 five weeks   Attention: Latin Rhythms for tango dancers: 6:30-7:30 pm.  
Register  at <http://www.walnutcreekrec.org/> Call (415) 412 1866.
-Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) Tango Buenos Aires with Miguel Taillant  7:30-8:45 p.m
Traditional tango taught by Argentine native Michael Taillant!
 $40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in. <mailto:tangobravo2k@yahoo.com>

Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
 FRIDAY NIGHT PRACTILONGA!  New look, feel and sound -  
A practilonga combines the best of a milonga and a practica.  Practice steps you've  learned in class, ask a friend to show you something new, or just dance the night away. The event is  informal, no dress code.      7:00-10:00 p.m. 

Roseville Dance
-  3992 Foothills Blvd Suite 175, Roseville 95747
www.rosevilledancing.net. 6:30 - 7:30 Beginners' lesson, Call Roseville Dance  for prices. Taught by Luis 'l Suave') Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Fundamentals & technique class
8-9 pm.  Intermediate class 9-10 p.m.
Milonga 10 p.m.-Midnight. Stay after class to join us  in a nice and friendly atmosphere! Price: $12 one class and milonga 
$17, both classes and milonga,  $7, milonga only.
More info: <mailto:info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com?subject=Schedule>
 Or call (415) 412 1866
SUNDAY: Emeryville: 
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 - at Studio 65, 2977 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, 93704
All classes held in the Cube - enter at Adornos Art
5-6 p.m.    Beginning  Tango   Start anytime, group setting, learn the walk, embrace, and the starting movements of this lovely dance. Practica is included.
6-7 p.m.    Intermediate Argentine Tango   Continue your study of technique, skills and musicality. Practica is included.
7- 8:30 p.m.      Practica Practice time for all levels of dancers, where ever you are in your learning, enjoy an unstructured group practice, ask Guy or Kathy questions about any aspect. Led by Guy Ashby and Kathy Page  Cell: 240-3200 
Coming in February...
Sacramento: Feb 13 & 14, at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.  Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo return for Valentines weekend, teaching workshops and performing at the Saturday night milonga.

Sacramento: Feb. 20,  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
1:15 to 2:45 pm- Electrifying Spins: The double pivot
3:00 to 4:30 pm-Circular Movements:  The lead, types of pivots & concentric turns
At door:  $25 for one workshop or $40 for both
Pre-registration: $20 for one workshop or $35 for both
        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. For this early bird price, send a $400 advance (non-refundable).
Phone: 415-412-1866   info@  <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/>