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Bulletin, Nov. 6

Sean & Charity will finish their rotation on musicalitySaturday. They worked the intermediates pretty hard on molinetes and promised some fun on their last week.
We plan to see The Leading Ladies of Tango with its 18-woman cast in San Francisco Friday, Dec. 15, and have a block of 20 tickets at $38 each; Invite someone you know and help our community grow. Plan now and we may get several carloads. Tickets must be purchased and sent to Carol Benak (make the check out to her and mail to her at: 925 Terrace Pl. Modesto 95350 by Nov. 15). She can be contacted at carolbenak@sbcglobal.net. or leave a message at 524-6106. If we do not sell 20 tickets we must pay $45 each.

Leading Ladies of Tango
World Premiere of a San Francisco Original Production.
The first all-female Tango program
Herbst Theatre: 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Five (5) performances only
Tickets on sale at San Francisco's City Box Office ; 180 Redwood Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94102 T. 415.392.4400 F. 415. 986.0411
Production contact:
An Extreme Tango Production
Ted Viviani, Executive Producer
T. 707.864.8417 or 408.746.3407

The dancers include our Charity Lebron as guest artist. A seven-piece Leading Ladies Orchestra is led by Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman, who will play Jovino Santos Neto's Yara Luna, written for this show and making a world debut. Jovino has been nominated for a 2007 Latin Grammy for Best Jazz Album. Ferman will also lead her ladies in music arranged and composed especially for this show by tango's foremost bandoneonist, Daniel Binelli, and 2006 Latin Grammy winner Pablo Ziegler, Many pieces are new or have never before been recorded.
Meanwhile click on http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5042880318215869091 for a preview on San Francisco streets.

MONDAY (tonight) Nov. 6 & 13. Dinner and dancing at Jacobs 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 to 10 p.m.
SATURDAY, November 11: Regular classes with Sean & Charity at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. 11 a.m. Intermediate, 12:30 beginning level. Intermediate students are encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee to work on technique and assist beginners. $12 a class per person.
Contact: Modesto Tango Mary (209) 522-1571
E-MAIL: fred.herman@sbcglobal.net
For more information visit
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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 - 8:30 p.m. $12
Intermediate/Advanced 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. $12
Practica: 9:30 -10:30 p.m. $5 (free with class; another chance for floor time).
TUESDAY: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., beginning November 7, At Tango by the river,
128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Beginning Argentine Tango (Level I)
Intermediate Tango (Level II) 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.,
Intermediate/Advanced Tango (Level III) 8:30-9:30 p.m.,
Levels I, II, & III teach you the fundamentals of Argentine tango. Each
class is progressive, building on material learned the prior week.
classes 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 Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach an intermediate/advanced level "Continuing
Tango" class at Step One, 1920 T Street, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
In November they will be working on Milonga with a focus on the lively Candombe rhythms.This will be a fast paced and fun class so if you feel the need for some milonga for your repertoire come check it out.

Tango Technique - 7:00-8:00 p.m., At Tango by the river, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. This class is for both leaders and followers and will help you work on your balance , posture, walking and embellishment technique, Technique is the fundamental building block of tango-- With a strong foundation you can build a beautiful tango. Class is taught by Rita Yanson; cost for the series: $50 per person.

La Práctica for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T St. (at train tracks), 8:15 - 10:15 p.m., only $3 for all levels, beginners welcome. Another chance to get needed floor time
Twenty-Something Tango At Tango by the river, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
6:30-7:45 p.m.,
Classes are taught by Chris Peake & Emily Trites. Cost: College student
$25/session (with valid ID) Non college-student $35/session.
Tango Práctica with Zak Brown - 8-10 p.m.
Zak hosts a guided Práctica with a Nuevo tango flare 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 p.m.!!
SUNDAY, November 12, 2006 - Special
Roberto Riobo will teach two workshops on Sunday at Tango by the River, 128 J Street in Old Sacramento, on the second floor .

12-1:30 p.m.- For all levels.
Dancing the Music -- If you know steps and patterns, but you aren't really sure you hear and dance the music, this is for you. It's time to really start dancing tango!

1:30-2:00 p.m. -- Bring a bag lunch and let's talk about Roberto's upcoming
teacher training program. This is free and open to everyone.

2:15-3:45 p.m.
Touching & "Bites" -- Learn the art of touching a foot in stop and motion in five situations. Intermediate and up, or beginners too if taking the previous class.

Cost is $25 for each class for $40 for both. Pre-registration is always
appreciated! E-mail donna@rivertango.com.

MILONGAS - @>---- Modesto's next milonga will be January 20, 2007 at Jacobs.


@>---- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - SPECIAL GUEST ROBERTO RIOBO will be DJing!!!
Beginning tango lesson from 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll
dance from 9-midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance
only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and performance.
Beginning tango taught by Miriam & Hugo from 8-9 p.m. Dance from 9-midnight! Miriam & Hugo will perform around 10:15 p.m. Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only; both include hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.

2nd SUNDAY / Time 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - at Giovanni's Pizzeria Milonga
( 2701 Del Paso Rd in Safeway Shopping Center Town Center -
Del Paso Rd exit from I-5 - East)
Contact: Joanne Miyao (916) 215-1020 cell or Betsy Gordon (916) 601-8824 cell
1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 6 - 9:30 p.m.
@>---- "MILONGA MIRABELLE" 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (just west of San Juan)
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 to support 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.

@>---- Every THURSDAY evening at "Café La Boca" at 2600 Fair Oaks Boulevard
(at Munroe, diagonally across from Loehmann's Plaza) from 7:30 to 10 p.m, más o menos. Contact Ed Loomis, TangoBear@pobox.com or 916-368-9451, for info.

FRESNO - FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17 8pm Turkey Tango Milonga $10
(pie party, bring your favorite kind)
At Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave, north of Clinton.
www.fresnodancestudio65.com http://home.earthlink.net/~fresnotango

OAKLAND - LAKE MERRITT MILONGA on Saturday, November 11,
Lake Merritt Dance Center , 200 Grand Ave., Oakland
SEAN and CHARITY will teach and perform ,
Class 8 - 9 p.m - Dance 9 p.m - midnight.
Price $15 class & dance - $12 dance only
Music by DJ - Emilio Flores
Refreshments catered by Roseli Perrone - a delicious array of Italian appetizer

Mariposa Argentine Tango Club at the Verdi Club www.sfmariposaverdi.org
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15 - 8 p.m - Close Embrace Basics 8 - 8:45 p.m - Int/Adv Close Embrace
8:45 p.m - 12:30 am - Milonga hosted by Victor Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores
$15 class & Milonga/$14 Milonga only.
FROM El Gato & Andrea: Dear Tangueros, If you think of investing in a trip to Buenos Aires , don't miss this great opportunity to travel to the Mecca of Tango with two professional Argentinean dancers and masters, Gato Valdez and Andrea Monti. They will guide you to the best local places during the 14 tour days and will accompany you at all times!
The package includes the following:
* Airport pick up and drop off in Buenos Aires
* 13 nights, 14 days at a 4 stars hotel with breakfast
* Welcome dinner
* Tango City Tour (Historic circuit, La Boca, San Telmo, Retiro, Recoleta Cemetery, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Palermo parks and Palermo neighborhood, Mataderos Fair)
* 8 tango classes with excellent teachers (one and a half hours each)
* Colón Theatre visit
* Café Tortoni visit
* A day in the country (with"asado " , " gauchos show," horse riding, music and more!
* 12 milonga nights (entrance tickets included)
* Tango Dinner Show at one of the best dinner theatres in Buenos Aires *Guided shopping day
* Farewell dinner
For more information, details & registration, please visit our trip website www.bairestangotour.com.ar montitango@hotmail.com / andretodotango@yahoo.com.ar
(415) 425 0515 Thank you! Andrea & Gato

From Patricia Thaxter"
Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls in February
Greetings Tangueros and Tangueras,
Come to Buenos Aires for our Third Annual trek to the FESTIVAL BUENOS AIRES TANGO---
this is the FREE festival the city organizes with free classes, concerts by the best tango orchestras & singers, open-air street milongas and much more!
This is a "non-tour". You can take advantage of low group pricing,
having all travel details taken care of for you and receiving tons of insider information about the milongas, privates and tango scene! Several group activities will also be available.
And this time, the trip includes a 2-night, 3-day excursion to Iguazu Falls...
one of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world!!
Departure: February 20, 2007 from San Francisco
Package price per person based on double occupancy:

14-nights with Iguazu Falls: $2,345 / 12-nights without Iguazu: $1,895
Includes hotel & airfare, welcome dinner & tango show,

airport transfers and special discounts at tango stores.
Let me show you how to experience Buenos Aires like a local and how to

discover YOUR OWN Buenos Aires!!
Contact me at patricia@infusionstravel.com or 916-442-7191.
Don't delay as spaces are limited. More details at www.infusionstravel.com
Patricia Thaxter ; Registered Travel Consultant

And finally, for those of you who missed our milonga, Gato & Andrea performance videos are on our website: http://modestotango.blogspot.com/search/label/Video

Until later:

Mary Menz

(209) 522-1571