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Bulletin Jan.22, 2007

The weekend has come and gone with a wonderful milonga and some heavy duty workshops with Roberto Riobo. Patrick attended the milonga, as did Ed Loomis, our founding teacher. Thanks to all who helped make it a great weekend. Sean and Charity will teach this Saturday. A number of people have expressed an interest in the milonga at Tango by the River in Old Sacramento, with Parlor Tango offering live music

Also in this bulletin.
1. The Video of the Week taken at Saturday's milonga.

2. TANGO AND ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE workshops offered by Roman & partner, Sherry Berjeron , February 3rd&4th

1. The Video of the Week is a brief look at this Saturday's milonga after the performance and after the lights went down. Though we are not to visible, we were all having a good time. See if you can recognize yourself or someone you know in the dim light.

2. TANGO AND ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Workshops offered by Roman & Sherry February 3rd & 4th.
Roman writes : I wanted to pass this information on, because we have participated in many workshops together over the years. What did we learn? Many patterns and steps. It didn't make me a more poised and elegant dancer. Then I met my partner Sherry Berjeron-Oliver who had only been dancing tango a few months. She said to me, "I can make you a better dancer, Roman!" (Sherry had been an Alexander Technique teacher for 30 years). I have always been open to new possibilities for improving my dancing, so I proceeded to work with her. She guided me with her hands while I was dancing. Her hands aligned my head and neck while I was standing, sitting, walking and dancing, Her hands changed my Tango form.

"My awareness increased and I discovered so many things I had no idea I was doing while dancing. I was pulling my head and neck down, and because of my head position, my body was tense and my legs could not move freely.
Alexander Technique coordinates mind and body in all activities of living. In the process it organizes our sense of movement, our feelings and emotions, and our experiences of the world around us. Since I've been learning Alexander Technique, I have a general sense of lightness in my movement and a high performance balance. The level of tension throughout my body is reduced. It has enabled me to communicate with followers and aids in listening to the follower's voice while moving freely around the dance floor."
I highly recommend this unique and exciting opportunity. There has never been an Alexander Technique/Tango workshop in this part of the country. If you want to change the quality of your tango form and presentation, don't miss February 3-4th.
Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.

Saturday 1 - 4:30;
Saturday night Milonga for Workshop members only 8p.m.
Sunday 12 to 3 p.m.

The workshop will feature small group size with three experts. Personal attention with skilled hands on guidance to retrain your new poise with basic movement and dancing. The instructional process includes video recording and viewing to aid in learning important new principles and how they can enhance your dancing tango.

Workshop is for all levels:
Advanced level dancers will learn to undo unconscious patterns that create undesirable form and prevents them from leading clearly and following effortlessly
Beginner- intermediate level dancers will establish a high performance foundation so you can advance more quickly with your ability to move, lead and follow.

The Milonga will include a special exhibition by Roman & Sherry demonstrating Apilado and Milonga/Salon style of Argentine Tango featuring a little choreographed performance art.

The workshop progresses from beginning to end, so all classes need to be attended.
Cost for 2 day workshop and milonga: $100 - if paid before January 25th.
$120 - if paid after January 25rh

Send tuition to the workshop site: 1340 El Nido Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
Make out checks to Roman Zapata Tabayoyon at above address
916-425-2395 rzapata@comcast.net.
Questions on Alexander Technique Sherry 916-812-8915 info@alexanderatwork.com


MONDAY (tonight) Jan. 22 & 29. Dinner and dancing at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance to 10 p.m. Monday at Jacobs

SATURDAY, January 20: Classes with Sean & Charity at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
11 a.m. Intermediate, 12:30 beginning level.
Intermediates are encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee to work on technique and assist beginners. $12 a class per person.


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

EMERYVILLE - Classes at Allegro Ballroom with Nora Dinzelbacher in December.
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., 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.,
Cost is $35 per person/$60 per couple for each

From 8:00 to 9:30 p.m at Step One, 1920 T Street: Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach an intermediate/advanced level "Continuing Tango" In , January , they are teaching Milonga, Contact Ed Loomis at TangoBear@pobox.com for info.

Tango Technique at Tango by the river, 128 J Street, Sacramento 7:00-8:00 p.m.,
Beginning January 10. Class is taught by Rita Yanson; cost for the four-week series (Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31) is $50 per person.

La Pr�ctica 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.

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
Non college-student $35/session.
Then: Tango Pr�ctica with Zak Brown - 8-10 p.m.
Zak hosts a guided Pr�ctica with a Nuevo tango flair on Thursdays from 8 to 10
Cost is only $3! Parking is free on the streets after 8 p.m.


@>---- Modesto's next milonga Saturday March 31 at Jacobs



@>---- SATURDAY, JANUARY 27! - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
LIVE MUSIC WITH PARLOR TANGO!!! Every year or so are we fortunate enough to get to dance to live tango music. Parlor Tango comes very highly rated. They are dedicated to traditional Argentine tango music composed between 1910 and 1950. Its repertoire of tangos, waltzes and milongas evokes the flavor of black-and-white movies and steamy dance halls. Indeed, Ed Loomis says that Parlor Tango is one of those rare groups that actually gets the traspie rhythms correct in milonga ... so don't miss this wonderful opportunity! As always, there will be a beginning tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m., then dance from 9 to midnight. Cost is $15 and includes lesson, dance (to live tango music!), refreshments and appetizers! PARLOR TANGO is dedicated to traditional Argentine tango music composed between 1910 and 1950. Its repertoire of tangos, waltzes and milongas evokes the flavor of black-and-white movies and steamy dance halls.

@>---- 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

@>---- 3rd Saturdays DOWNTOWN MILONGA
Where: 922 8th Street, Sacramento
Time: 9 p.m. until people stop dancing (2 a.m., 3 a.m.?...)
Music: Tango (traditional and alternative) Cover: $5. The studio is on 8th Street, between I and J. The entrance is left of La Bonne Soupe Caf�. Go up the steep stairs and turn left, following the music. No refreshments so bring food, wine, beer. Parking on the street may be limited. Car pooling advised.

1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Next Milonga Mirabelle - January 7, 2007 - See you at Mirabelle's next year!
@>---- "MILONGA MIRABELLE" 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (just west of San Juan). Hosted by Mirabelle European Pastry Caf�. 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 there. 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 "Caf� La Boca" at 2600 Fair Oaks Boulevard
(at Munroe, diagonally across from Loehmann's Plaza) from 7:30 to 10 p.m, m�s o menos. Contact Ed Loomis, <mailto:TangoBear@pobox.com> TangoBear@pobox.com or 916-368-9451, for info.

@>---- Thursdays
The Mariposa Argentine Tango Club
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15-8 p.m - Close Embrace Basics with Christy and Adolfo
8-8:45p.m - Int/Adv Close Embrace
8:45p.m-12:30a.m - Milonga hosted by Victor Meneses & Christy Cot� with D.J. Emilo Flores
$15 class + Milonga /$14 Milonga only

@>---- Friday, February 16, 8 p.m at Studio 65 , 2965 North Maroa Ave. 93704 (559) 222-6565