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Modesto Tango Bulletin, Sept. 3

Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of
tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the
artistic, cultural and social aspects of
Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County.

Tango classes resume Saturday, Sept 9. There
will be three Saturdays in September before our
weekend with Gato & Andrea. Those wishing to
commit to all three weeks may pay in advance at
$10 a week ($30 for the month, Sept. 9, 16 & 23)
Roman returns with his emphasis on technique and
elegance. Again, intermediates are encouraged
to consider private lessons. Patterns Roman will
teach require understanding and technique. He
finds it difficult to move us into a higher level
with eloquence. His private lesson fee is $70;
he pays the studio fee if you use Ruby's
studio. He is available Saturday from 8:30 or
after class, and is willing to stay late on

We're revving up for our weekend with Gato &
Andrea. Mark your calendars for Sept. 30 - Oct.
1, the milonga on Saturday, Sept. 30. Private
lessons will be available Friday through Monday.
See below for details.
If interested in the additional 4 Tuesday
sessions, contact me via e-mail immediately:

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE. Sept. 30/ Oct. 1 Back from their worldwide teaching tour
Tango Masters Hugo "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
Argentine Tango workshops
Cost: One or two workshops: $30 per class (per person),
3 or 4 workshops: $25 each; 5 or 6 workshops: $22 each
VENUE: Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca.
Saturday, September 30
1. (11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) All levels :
Tango technique for men and women improve
2. (1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Tango intermediate I -
Tango walk ; double time, changes of direction,
simple patterns with entradas and voleos on the
Sunday, October 1
3. (12 noon - 1:30 p.m.) Tango beginners:
fundamentals, walk, basic steps, ochos, links.
4. (2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Tango intermediate II:
Turns with entradas , sacadas. and boleos.
5. (4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) Milonga (Three months
minimum dance experience required )
Private lessons available- Sept. 29 - October 3 (day or night)
COST $100 per hour plus $10 studio fee - Available by arrangement


MONDAY, (no practica this evening Labor Day,
Sept. 3, we meet again Sept. 11: Dinner and
dancing at Jacob's Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry.
A chance to work on moves learned in class and
get needed floor time. No fee, but you are
encouraged to order off the menu. We start at
about 8 p.m. An informal gathering; some arrive
early to dine. We may dance until 10 p.m.

SATURDAY, Sept. 9: Classes resume with Roman at
Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian,
off McHenry. Intermediates 11 a.m. Beginners
(i.e. basics) 12:30 p.m welcoming newcomers.
Intermediates are encouraged to stay for the
beginning class at no extra charge to work on
technique. Cost is $12.

>Ph: (209) 522-1571

OUT OF TOWN: Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

>EMERYVILLE - Classes with Nora Dinzelbacher. Allegro Ballroom
>5855 Christie Avenue , Emeryville, California 94608
>Beginning Class - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $12
>Intermediate/Advanced 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $12

Practica: 9:30-10:30 p.m. $5 (free with class; another chance for floor time).

Ed & Rebecca at Step One.
Check it out. 8 p.m, 1920 T Street next to the RR tracks.

At Tango By The River. 128 J Street Old Sacramento
Beginning Argentine Tango (Level I)
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., beginning September 5
Intermediate Tango (Level II)
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.,
Intermediate/Advanced Tango (Level III)
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m.,
Taught by studio owner Donna Tielsch & Zak Brown;
Cost is $35 per person/$60 per couple for each
series ($20 for students/$40 for student couples).


>Ed & Rebecca teach "Tango Basics" for all levels
>at the Cisneros Studios of Dance, 1924 U Street,
>7 to 8:15 p.m. Contact Ed Loomis at
>TangoB...@pobox.com or 916-368-9451 for info.

La Práctica for all levels with Mike & Alisa at
Step One, 1920 T St. (at train tracks), from 8:15
to 10:15 p.m., only $3 for all levels, beginners
welcome. Another chance to get needed floor time

Twenty-Something Tango 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Anyone with a young attitude is welcome! We'd
love to see dancers of any age in these classes.
Class is appropriate for people interested in
learning the fundamentals of Argentine tango. No
partner required, but bringing a friend is
encouraged to ensure gender balance. Taught by
Chris Peake & Emily Trites. Cost: College
student $25/session (with valid ID) Non
college-student $35/session.
Tango Practica with Zak Brown
Zak hosts a guided practica on Thursday nights
from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Cost is only $3!!! This
is an excellent way to get the floor time you
need to practice your tango--and with an
instructor’s help! Remember, parking is free on
the streets after 8:00 p.m.!!

Contact: Modesto Tango Mary (209) 522-1571
E-MAIL: fred.her...@sbcglobal.net
For more information visit

MILONGAS: Modesto's milonga with El Gato &
Andrea performing, Saturday Evening, Sept. 30


Thursday Sept 7, 14, 21 & 28
Mariposa Argentine Tango Club at the Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15 - 8:00 p.m - Close Embrace Basics
8:00 - 8:45p.m - Int/Adv Close Embrace
9/7 - Milonga with Christy & Adolfo
9/14 & 21 - Special Guest George Garcia of Honolulu joins Christy & Adolfo
9/28 - Milonga with Christy & Adolfo
8:45p.m - 12:30a.m - Milonga hosted by Victor
Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores
$15 class & Milonga/$13 Milonga only.

SACRAMENTO - AT Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 – Beginning tango lesson
from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then
we'll dance from 9:00- midnight! Cost is $10 for
lesson, dance, hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.

movie “The Tango Lesson”) and ANDREA MONTI!
Beginning tango lesson taught by Gato & Andrea
from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then
we'll dance from 9:00- midnight! Cost is $15 for
lesson & dance; $10 for dance only; both include
hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.

"MILONGA MIRABELLE" 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks,
CA 95628 (just west of San Juan)
1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - Time: 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Mirabelle European Pastry Café
Mini Cover Charge: $5 for dancers (includes two
tickets for drawings at 8 & 8:30 p.m.)
This charge is in support of our host, whether or
not we eat and drink at his establishment.
The Mirabelle will remain open for customers which will expose Argentine tango
to a new area! With the hope of promoting tango
Teachers are encouraged to put out their flyers.

FRESNO - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa, Fresno
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 - Milonga party
Fall Festival Milonga 8 p.m lesson $5
8:45 p.m Dance starts, $10 (potluck finger
food refreshments, beverages will be provided.)

2 Milongas (Dance Parties) each month on the Second Saturday and Fourth Sunday
Location: House of the Four Winds. 540 Calle Principal in Monterey
2nd Saturday: 8;00 -9:00 Beginning/Intermediate Class / $6 per person
9:00 Milonga / $12 per person
4th Sunday: afternoon Milonga / 5:30 - 9:30 Milonga / $10 per person


FROM El Gato & Andrea: NOVEMBER 8th TO 23rd, 2006
The general package includes:
1. Round air plane tickets, only if you choose
"Second Option (B)" (see the two options below).
Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to hotel and hotel
to airport.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous
four-star hotel including buffet breakfast, based
on double occupancy. (Single occupancy is
available on request and the cost difference is
not included).
3. Welcome dinner in a typical Argentinean "restaurant parrilla."
4. City Tour.
5. 8 private group classes with excellent teachers.
6. 11 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs .
7. Dinner show at one of BA's best tango houses:
"La Esquina de Carlos Gardel."
8. A day in the country at Estancia "La Cinacina"
with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue),
singing, dancing, "gaucho show", country
activities such as riding horses and much more.
9. Guided visit to marvelous, unique Teatro Colón, visit Café Tortoni for tea.
10. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
11. Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.
Including the Pulpo's Tango Week with full-package (15 classes!!!)
Until September 30th, 2006: U$D 1400 ( subject to availability)
Make a deposit of U$D 400 in any of the above cases
Since air fares vary according to trip date and
place of departure, the final tour price will
depend on air ticket prices at time of booking.
The earlier you book, the better your fare. There
are special discounts for groups.
Total payment deadline: October 27th, 2006
http://www.bairestangotour.com.ar/buenosaires1.html for more information.

>Until later:
>Mary Menz
>(209) 522-1571

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