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Bulletin September 10, 2007

Tonight!! Gato & Andrea workshops at Jacobs.
Their last two of eight sessions will focus on milonga.
Classes will start at 7:30, (a chance to eat early) and end at 9 p.m. (a chance to practice after class). More details below.

Sean and Charity ended their rotation with work on perfecting the molinete for the intermediates and gave beginners a good dose of musicality - something all dancers can stand to work on - Our Video of the Week today features Sean and Charity demonstrating concepts covered during their August/September lessons .
Again, intermediates should always consider spending time with beginners - there are always basics and technique issues to work on.

We plan a car-pool to Friday's Fresno milonga. Let us know if you are going, and plan to be at Starbucks by the freeway near Prescott and Briggsmore at 6:30 p.m.

WORKSHOP INFO: 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. Sept. 10 & 17 : Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. See you there. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Sept 15): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club. 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Patrick returning.
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. 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. 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 : Classes for September!
Tuesday nights.
Level I - Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the fundamentals, the walk, basic steps, posture.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Ochos and how to apply all steps into the social setting.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Changes every month.
These classes will get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Zak Brown. Cost is $50 per person.

NEW THURSDAY PROGRAM!- 7:00-8:30 p.m
Starting Thursday, September 6, 2007, Ed Loomis and Rebeca Metts will be teaching "Tango: Outside the Box" followed by a práctica from 8:30-10:00 p.m.
We strongly recommend that students have first completed Levels I, II, and III of the Tuesday night program, or have clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

@>---- 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.


@>---- 2965 NORTH MAROA AVENUE, FRESNO, 93704
Friday, September 14, 8:30 p.m in the Main Room.
Main room at Studio 65. Meet at the Starbucks by the Freeway, on Briggsmor & Prescott at 6:30 p.m. to carpool there.

@>---- Downtown Milonga! 922 8th Street (between I & J)
Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 9 p.m. until ???.... - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake. A relaxed, casual milonga with an "urban" feel $5
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.

@>---- MetroMilonga _ 1830 17th St. San Francisco, CA. 94103 (415) 252-9000
Saturday, September 15, October 20
9-10 p.m: Introduction to Argentine Tango with Autumn La Varta and Mila Salazar
9-10 p.m: Intermediate/Advanced Lesson
September: Advanced Argentine Tango with Christy Cote and Darren Lees
10 p.m-1 a.m: MetroMilonga
September: Live music by Marcelo Solis and Tango No. 9
Lesson and Milonga - $16, Milonga only - $12


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 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!