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Bulletin August 27, 2007

Modesto tango activity seems to be off this week. No practica tonight, as Jacobs is hosting a jazz concert. No practica on Labor Day as Jacobs will close. We return to Jacobs in two weeks, Sept. 10,  for the next Gato & Andrea workshops.  These will be at Jacobs on Mondays, last two of eight sessions to focus on milonga. Classes will start at 7:30, giving us a chance to go in early to eat, and end at 9 p.m.,  giving us a chance to practice after the class.  More details below.

There also will be no classes on Saturday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day Weekend) - Hope to see you on Saturday, Sept. 8 when Sean and Charity will finish their rotation.

Saturday's New York Times had an article about a weekly milonga in Central Park.  Today's   Video of the Week    gives a peek at that.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION:  The level is low intermediate to intermediate.
 Tango Masters  Hugo "Gato"  Valdez & Andrea Monti
Returning  from  their Buenos Aires   tour
 Fees : 1 or 2 workshops:  $30 each per person
        3 or 4 workshops :  $27 each,
        5 or 6 workshops :  $25 each
        7 or 8 workshops :  $22 each per person
 All classes: Mondays:  7:30 to 9 p.m.
Jacobs Fine Dining: 2501 McHenry  Ave. Modesto
Class 1: Sept. 10 :  Patterns and figures in close embrace. Links and connection. Double time and musicality (first part)
Class 2: Sept 17 :  Patterns and figures in close embrace. Links and connection. Double time and musicality (second part)
Class 3: Sept 24:  Resources  for the dance floor.  Maintaining the line of dance. Simple combinations  for fluidity.

Class 4: Oct 1: Open  and close embrace. Pauses. Sacadas from different positions.
Class 5:  Oct. 8: Turns and voleos.                 

Class 6: Oct. 15: Figures with  turns, voleos, stops and embellishments.

 Class 7:  Oct. 22 : Milonga 1 from the beginning, rhythm, basic steps, embrace.

Class 8:  Oct. 29:  Milonga 2  Easy and playful patterns . Links and combinations.
contact:  Mary, 522-1571 or  e-mail: modestotango@gmail.net


MONDAY - Tonight :  NO  Practica at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry.No practica on  Labor Day.  Hope to see you at the Gato & Andrea workshops on Sept. 10

SATURDAY - (Sept 1):  NO Classes  at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.   200 Norwegian, off McHenry.  Classes resume Sept. 8, Sean & Charity teaching
11 a.m.   Intermediate -
12:30  -  beginning level. Intermediates encouraged to stay for the beginner class at no additional fee.  Take this opportunity to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person.  You can pay for the whole month this Saturday ($40 - $10 a week,) and   Introductory packages are 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 expressed interest in these.  It may be the only way to get a tango fix this week.  To carpool call 522-1571.


Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave.,

Nora Dinzelbacher

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beg Lev $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Int Lev $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing

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.


@>---- Our next milonga at Jacobs will be Saturday, Sept. 22.  Gato and Andrea, with another series of workshops in September and October will be guest artists again.



At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
@>---- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PAMPA CORTES (from "Forever Tango") and VALERIA CORTES! Beginning tango lesson taught by Pampa & Valeria from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Around 10 p.m. Pampa and Valeria will demonstrate their stunning tango. Cost, $15; includes lesson, dance, performance, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments.

@>---- 2965 NORTH MAROA AVENUE, FRESNO,  93704
Friday, September 14, 8:30 p.m in the Main Room.
$10 per person, beverages will be provided!
If you would like to share an appetizer it will be much appreciated and enjoyed.

Thursdays  Verdi
2424 Mariposa St. at Potrero Ave, SF
Class Schedule : Beginners - 7:15 to 10 p.m.
Milonga begins at 9.  $15 class & Milonga/$13 Milonga only.


Gato & Andrea's Accepting sign-ups for November.
 November 9th, 2007 / November 24th 2007

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 $1,990, including 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 -
This festival lasts seven days, giving you a few extra days to enjoy the city!