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Bulletin June 4, 2007

Our milonga was a great success - standing room only at the end with the restaurant scrambling for more seats and tables.

Our next major events will be the workshops with Gato and Andrea,. Those of us who watched them dance can see why this is an opportunity not to be missed.

In anticipation of our Workshops, our Video of the Week features Gato & Andrea at last year's milonga.

Gato & Andrea's workshops will be on Tuesday evenings in June and July. There will be a total of 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 - Tonight (June 4 & 11) Practica. 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.

TUESDAY - (June 5) Classes with Gato & Andrea at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian. Focus on walking and change of weight technique.

June 9: Regular classes with Roman at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club,
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. He has been focusing on technique and musicality for both classes - For those of us attending the Tuesday workshops, this is a good time to perfect the details.
11 a.m. (not 11:30) Intermediate -
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.)

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

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

Our next will be Friday, July 27 with Oscar Mandagaran. Mark your calendars.


@>---- This Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m. $10
Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa : If interested in forming a car pool, contact me at

@>---- 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.


Gato & Andrea offer a 14-day tour accompanied package.
* AUGUST 11th TO 26th, 2007
Until June 25th, 2007: U$D 1400
Until July 25th, 2007: U$D 1500
(Does not include airfare)
Make a deposit of U$D 400 in any of the above cases.

From Michael Taillant in Sacramento:
Leaves from San Francisco Fri. Nov. 30th and returns Sunday Dec. 16th.
Information with Michael Taillant tangobravo2k@yahoo.com 1-707-628-2601

From Roberto Riobo:
Tuesday 7 to Saturday 18 , August 2007
Tour price before June 20, 2007: $1450. Prices do not include airfare.
Contact Carolina: info@tangowithcarolina.com / 415-260.0579
www.barriotango.com / 415-261-0569
PO BOX 12009 / San Francisco CA 94112

From Romina & Marcelo:
September 27 to October 8
Price now is $1,990. This includes air fare from San Francisco, Hotel (double occupancy), 24 hours assistance, In addition to Buenos Aires, we can also arrange visits to any other destinations in Argentina. 925.299.6945 tango@rominamarcelo.com http://www.rominamarcelo.com/tango_tours.html

From Patricia Thatcher In Sacramento
Johana Copes is organizing the www.bailemostango.com Festival
10-night package including Festival & lodging:
from $2,197 per person with airfare from SFO
November 24 to December 5, 2007 -
The Festival lasts 7 days so this gives you a few extra days to enjoy the city!