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Bulletin March 19, 2007

Patrick introduced the intermediate class to "cadenas," a challenging move that takes some practice. Beginners worked on "molinetes," which some consider the basic step of tango. He will be with us this week too; workshops by Marcelo & Romina will finish off the month on the 31st.

Also in this Bulletin

1. The Video of the Week features a performance by Marcelo & Romina.

2. Workshop schedule for Marcelo & Romina - repeated to encourage participation. - and that evening our milonga.

3. Nora's Tango Week.


1. The Video of the Week is Romina Hahn and Marcelo Solis at a SF Bay Area milonga. Here, the couple performs the second of two tango dances, a milonga, at the "Together for the Tango" on March 25, 2006, in Belmont, Calif.

2. Hilda looked up tango in Southern California when she was there on business last weekend, and ran into Orlando Paiva Jr. who told her how Marcelo Solis was trained by his father, the renown Orlando Paiva.
Marcelo Solis & Romina Hahn's workshop schedule will be as follows:
Saturday - March 31, 2007
11 a.m. - Fundamentals & technique for all levels from beginner to advanced. An opportunity to learn and improve posture, walking, lead and follow connection, changes of weight and changes of direction. The cross system will be introduced.
12:30 p.m. - Exploring the possibilities of the parallel and the cross system: Intermediates with a solid understanding of concepts presented in the first class will have a chance to apply their skills in new ways. Material presented will be tailored to the skills of the participants.
Their teaching philosophy: You become a better dancer not by how many steps you know, but how you execute them. We focus on technique, connection with partner, musicality. Classes balance hard work and fun; you learn in a friendly atmosphere.
$20 - One Workshop, $35 - Both Workshops
$60 - Both Workshops for a couple registering together
$80/per hour + $10 studio fee for private lessons
Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club
200 Norwegian Ave., Modesto, CA
Private lessons available by arrangement with the instructor. To schedule e-mail ModestoTango@gmail.com or call (209) 522-1571. Check our website: Workshop

3. Nora Dinzelbacher's Tenth Annual Nora's Tango Week will uphold her commitment to a tradition of world class tango masters from Argentina, and presenting a superior and inspirational program for tango enthusiasts of all levels.
Tango Weekend : JUNE 29th, 30th and JULY 1st
Tango Week: JULY 2nd - 6th

Many of us are already signing up. Besides Julio & Corina, featured in our last video of the week, this year's faculty includes Oscar Mandagaran of Forever Tango, one of their most popular teachers ever, Nito & Elba, icons in the tango world, and other impressive tangueros. You can get in a bit cheaper if you register before April 15. See http://www.tangoweek.com/index2.html


MONDAY (tonight) March 19 & 26. Dinner/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.

SATURDAY, March 24: Classes with Patrick 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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OUT OF TOWN: Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571.


EMERYVILLE - Classes at Allegro Ballroom with Nora Dinzelbacher
5855 Christie Avenue, Emeryville CA 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).

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Beginning Argentine Tango (Level I) Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.,
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 Williams & Zak Brown;
Cost is $35 per person/$60 per couple for each series ($20 for students).

From 8 to 9:30 p.m at Step One, 1920 T Street: Ed Loomis and Rebeca Basave teach an intermediate/advanced level "Continuing Tango" They are focusing on technique and improvisations for molinete , perhaps the most complex element of Argentine Tango. Contact Ed Loomis at TangoBear@pobox.com for info.

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street in Old Sacramento: Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. Tango Technique, Cost for the four-week series is $50 per person; $15 drop-in.

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.

Twenty-Something Tango At Tango by the river, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento,
6:30 - 7:30 p.m: Beginning Argentine Tango
7:30 - 8:30 p.m: Continuing ArgentineTango
8:30 - 10:30 p.m: Practica
Classes are taught by Chris Peake & Emily Trites .
Cost: College student $25/session (with valid ID) Non college-student $35/session.

@>---- Modesto's next milonga Saturday March 31 at Jacobs. Marcelo & Romina as guest artists, performing and doing the music. For more information go to Milonga



@>---- 3rd Saturdays DOWNTOWN MILONGA : 922 8th Street, Sacramento
Time: 9 p.m. Music: Tango (traditional and alternative) Cover: $5. The studio is on 8th Street, between I and J. Go up the steep stairs and turn left, No refreshments, so bring food, wine, beer. Parking on the street may be limited.

@>---- SATURDAY, MARCH 24 at Tango by the River, 128 J St., Old Sacramento. Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15; includes lesson, dance (to live tango music!), hors d'oeuvres, and 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.


1st and 3rd Sundays of every month - 6 to 9:30 p.m.
@>---- Mirabelle European Pastry Cafe, 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, Phone: 916-535-0100. Good food, an intimate and friendly atmosphere, great music and Tango. Any birthdays out there? We'll help you celebrate. Cover - $5.

@>---- 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, <mailto:TangoBear@pobox.com> TangoBear@pobox.com or 916-368-9451, for info.

"ALLEGRO BALLROOM" - 5855 Christie Ave -
9:15 p.m - 2 a.m (at the Main Ballroom)
9:15 p.m - 10 p.m: Class by Nora & Edu
10 p.m - 2 a.m.: Milonga
Class + Milonga + Live Music: $20
Class + Milonga + DJ Music: $15
Milonga + Live Music: $15
Milonga: $12
Refreshments and snacks included.

@>---- Thursdays
Mariposa Argentine Tango Club at the Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
7:15-8 p.m. - Close Embrace Basics with Christy and Adolfo
8-8:45 p.m. - Int/Adv Close Embrace with Christy and Adolfo
Mar 15, & 22 - Special Guest Instructor George Garcia
Mar 29 - Special Guest Instructor Raul Cabral
8:45 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Milonga hosted by Victor Meneses & Christy Coté with D.J. Emilo Flores, $15 class + Milonga /$14 Milonga only

@>---- Milonga Party Friday March 23, 8 p.m
Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa - 240-3200


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• AUGUST 11th TO 26th, 2007
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