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Bulletin July 1, 2007

Classes resume on Saturday with Peter Baldridge Instructing. There will be no workshop with Gato & Andrea this Tuesday. Those resume on Tuesday July 10. After the workshops with Gato we will start immediately with a series of four workshops with Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina. Watch for more information on that later.


1. Tickets for the milongas at Nora's Tango Week are on sale.

2. Gato & Andrea Workshop schedule.
Our Video of the Week features them in a Modesto lessons review.

1. Milonga tickets for Nora's Tango Week 2007 are available. The class schedule is on line. Tickets may be purchased through Jerry Jew. E-mail Jerry at jewtango@aol,com. All milongas are at the Clarion Hotel near SFO, with live music by "Hombres de Tango" and DJ music by Mario Orlando of Buenos Aires. Get your orders in early. Traditionally the milongas on 7/1, 7/6 and 7/7 sell fast..

2. Gato and Andrea's workshops resume on July 10, Tuesday evenings with four to go at the Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Ave., Modesto: The cost is:
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
All classes: 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club: 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca
Class 1: June 5: Change of weight and walking technique;
Class 2: June 12: Walking, pivot and ochos, change of rhythm.
Class 3: June 19: Ochos; Molinetes, balance, turns and stops.
Class 4: June 26: (Last Tuesday) Ochos for balance and control. Molinetes.
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 (July 2) There WILL be a Practica at Jacobs by popular demand, 2501 McHenry. This is 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. Due to its proximity to July 4, we will leave early.

TUESDAY - (July3) No classes with Gato & Andrea at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian. See you all back on July 10.

July 7: Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club cancelled. Peter is back and has agreed to focus on milonga again; 200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - beginning level. Intermediates encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee.
$12 a class per person. This being the first of the month you can sign up for the whole month for $40 - a bit of a savings over the regular drop-in rate. 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 Old Sacramento
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Classes taught by Donna Williams, studio owner/instructor, and Zak Brown, instructor. Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series.

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento
Tango Technique Class
Andrea Monti will teach the Wednesday Tango Technique II classes for July (except July 4, when there will be no class). These are for tango dancers with at least 18 months of experience. Classes run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on four Wedesdays (July 11, 18, 25, and August 1).

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.
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, star of Forever Tango, and Georgina Vargas, tango recording artist. Mark your calendars.



@>---- La AlterNATIVA Milonga!
Friday, July 6, 2007 - Tango by the River (Old Sac)
8 p.m. - Open, fully guided Practica with local instructors .
9 p.m. to midnight(ish!) - Milonga with Traditional Tango, Non-Traditional Tango & Alternative Music) $10 entry includes Practica, Milonga & refreshments!

@>---- SATURDAY, JULY 14 - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Beginning tango lesson 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- SATURDAY, JULY 28! At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. TANGO WITH SPECIAL GUESTS OSCAR MANDAGARAN and GEORGINA VARGAS! Beginning tango lesson by Oscar & Georgina from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! At 10 p.m. or so, Oscar and Georgina will perform/demonstrate their stunning tango!!! Cost is $15; includes lesson, dance, hors d'oeuvres & refreshments.

@>---- FRESNO Next Milonga is scheduled for Friday July 20 at 8 p.m,
$10 includes beverages. Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa

Gato & Andrea offer a 14 -day tour accompanied package.* AUGUST 11th TO 26th, 2007
Now on promotion at the incredible price of $1300 per person until July 6th!
Until July 25th, 2007: U$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 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!