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Bulletin May 28, 2007

Except those who went to Forever Tango, we just ended a short Memorial Day weekend pause before going into our busy tango summer. Roman will teach on Saturday. That evening (June 2) is our milonga with Gato & Andrea as guest artists. Their workshops will begin Tuesday, June 5. The schedule of classes follows.

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In anticipation of our June 2 milonga, our Video of the Week features Gato & Andrea in their last Modesto milonga. Be sure to invite your friends to another elegant evening.

Gato & Andrea return for workshops on Tuesday eves in June and July. They will conduct eight workshops at the Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Ave., Modesto: The cost will be:
1 or 2 workshops $30 each per person
3 or 4 workshops $27 each per person
5 or 6 workshops $25 each per person
7 or 8 workshops $22 each per person
The classes will be mostly geared to intermediates, though the first two would work for beginners with some dance background. All classes: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club: 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca
Class 1: June 5 : Change of weight and walking technique; walking on the
outside. Leading and musicality.
Class 2: June 12 : Walking, pivot and ochos technique, change of rhythm.
Double time and simple figures.
Class 3: June 19: Overturned ochos; Molinetes, balance, simple turns,
entradas and stops.
Class 4: June 26: Ochos for balance and control. Molinetes. Simple turns.
Leading low voleos.
Class 5: July 10: Low and high voleos; Upper body control; Sacadas;
Figures with sacadas and voleos.
Class 6: July 17: Molinetes and lapiz. Balance and change of weight. Pivot.
Turns with lapiz and turn figures.
Class 7: July 24 : back and forward pivots. Balance; axis. Barridas for the men.
Class 8: July 31: Ganchos technique. Excercises. Simple ganchos and barridas.
contact: Mary, 522-1571 or e-mail: modestotango@gmail.net

MONDAY There will be no practica at Jacobs on Memorial Day, May 28. See you there June 4. Dinner/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 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. There will be no practica at Jacobs on Memorial Day, May 28.

Classes with Roman resume on June 2, at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. He has been focusing on technique and musicality for both classes - classes not to be missed.
11 a.m. (not 11:30) Intermediate - Back from Buenos Aires. Let's see what he has.
12:30 - beginning level. Intermediates encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee.
$12 a class per person. Introductory packages available for newcomers which offer nine beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used as the beginner level.)
That evening, of course, see you all at Jacobs for our milonga.

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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 $50 per person, $90 per couple for each series

At Step One, 1920 T Street From 8:15 to 9:45 p.m : Ed Loomis and Rebeca Basave teach an intermediate/advanced level "Continuing Tango." Explore the Club Style in May, It's fast paced and fun and you will learn to dance in less space than you imagined possible. Contact Ed Loomis at TangoBear@pobox.com or 916-368-9451.

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street in Old Sacramento: Tango Technique Class
7:00 p.m. - Open to both men and women! Instructor: Michelle Loughlin
$15/drop-in, $50/month

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 ; Dance to classic as well as neo tango music.
Classes are taught by Chris Peake & Emily Trites. Kendra Kambestadt will
be returning to teach with Chris on May 10.
Cost: College student $25/session (with valid ID) Non college-student $35/session.
Practica only: $3



@>---- 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.
@>---- 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.

@>---- 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. - $5.

@>---- Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m. $10
Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa


Gato & Andrea offer a 14 day tour accompanied package.
* AUGUST 11th TO 26th, 2007
you still have two more weeks to register at the promotional price of $1300 per person (it does not include air fares). Check the registration periods:
1. Until May 31st, 2007: U$D 1300
2. Until June 25th, 2007: U$D 1400
3. Until July 25th, 2007: U$D 1500
We have booked a new and great 4 stars hotel for the August trip. It is called Hotel Reino del Plata. Here there is some information:
Located in the heart of historical Buenos Aires , it is only minutes away from the financial district, cultural centers, government buildings, shopping malls and other points of interest.
Property Information
*Open 24 hrs *Car park *Elevator *A/C *Terrace *Safe *Bar *Sauna *Jacuzzi
*(Golf course nearby *Tennis nearby *Horse riding nearby *Exposition/Congress nearby *Cinema, Theatre nearby *Disco nearby)
*Internet connection in lobby *Car reservation *Laundry service *Public parking*Cinema/Theatre reservation *Show reservation *Tourist visit reservation *Restaurant
If you are interested please let us know as soon as possible.