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Bulletin September 3, 2007

Modesto tango will resume this week, but there is no practica tonight, Labor Day, as Jacobs closes.
We return to Jacobs next week, Sept. 10, for the next Gato & Andrea workshops. The last two of their 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.

Classes resume Saturday, Sept. 8, as Sean and Charity finish their rotation.

Today's Video of the Week illustrates New York Times article about a weekly Central Park milonga.

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. Labor Day. Hope to see you at the Gato & Andrea workshops on Sept. 10. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Sept 8): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club. 200 Norwegian, off McHenry. 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,) 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.


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 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll dance from 9:00 -midnight! Around 10:00 p.m. or so Pampa and Valeria will demonstrate their stunning tango for us!!! Cost is $15; includes lesson, dance, performance, hors d'oeuvres, & refreshments.

@>---- La AlterNATIVA Milonga! -
Friday, September 7, 2007
8:00 p.m. - Open, fully guided Practica with local instructors Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake!
9:00 p.m. to Midnight - Milonga with DJ Chris! (Featuring Traditional Tango, Non-Traditional Tango & Alternative Music) $10 entry includes Practica, Milonga & Refreshments!
@>---- Downtown Milonga! 922 8th Street (between I & J)
Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 9:00 p.m. until ???.... - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake
A relaxed, casual Milonga with an "Urban" feel $5
@>---- 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!