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Bulletin Oct. 8, 2007

Buenos Aires, Argentina! Gato & Andrea are putting together a tour of Buenos Aires for our Modesto group in July 2008. He needs a commitment from at least eight by the end of the month. The maximum they can accommodate is 14. If tango's birthplace intrigues you, see below for further information.

The workshops have been well attended; you're encouraged to attend one or more. Classes are listed below. Their last two sessions will focus on milonga. Classes start at 7:30, (a chance to eat early), end at 9 p.m. (a chance to practice after class).

Patrick finished his rotation, and Roman, with his elegant styling, will teach our Saturday classes this week. Today's Video of the Week features a summary of Patrick's lesson, as well as three performances by Gato & Andrea from our milonga, and their workshops.

Coming up: Nov. 6, at the Gallo Center, Tango Buenos Aires has taken the world by storm with its fast-paced rhythms and flawless coordination . The ensemble, featuring the creme de la creme of Argentine tango, includes 12 dancers, six musicians, a singer, dazzling costumes, and provocative choreography. This is a show we all want to catch, Tickets are on sale now and are quite reasonable -
$30 for the most expensive Box seats. You can order them on line from the Gallo
Center at http://galloarts.org. This is also a chance to spread word of Modesto Tango. We want volunteers at the doors as people leave, passing out cards advising the public of our existence. If able to help, contact me.

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.
Class 2: Sept. 17 : Patterns in close embrace. (second part)
Class 3: Sept 24 : Resources for the dance floor. .
Class 4: Oct 1: (Last Week) Pauses & Sacadas .

Class 5: Oct. 8: (Tonight) 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. Oct 8: Gato & Andrea workshop at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry, Tonight's lesson: Turns and boleos. See you there. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - (Oct.13): Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Roman 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. 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 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 -
This week, Sept. 9, Carlos & Maria Rivarola, will be the guest teachers.
Their films include "Tango" (the 1999 movie by Carlos Saura) and Carlos & Maria were in the original cast of "Tango Argentino," You might expect some teaching of fancy show tango. But you will find precision, control and modesty. They are excellent teachers and dancers,

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street Old Sacramento : Classes for October!
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.

Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
7:00 to 8:30, Level 2 followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com for more info.
http://www.rivertango.com Vals in October!

MILONGAS: Modesto's next is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. Mark your calendars.


@>---- Next Milonga Party is Friday, October 12, 8:30 p.m $10 per person
2965 NORTH MAROA AVENUE, FRESNO, 93704 (559) 222-6565

CERVANTES TAPAS & ITALIAN BISTRO - 1119 21st St (between K & L)
Every Tuesday Night beginning October 9, 2007 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
1st Tuesday of every month - ROBERTO RIOBO
2nd Tuesday of every month - PETER BALDRIDGE
3rd Tuesday of every month - MICHELLE LOUGHLIN
4th Tuesday of every month - CHRIS PEAKE
5th Tuesday of every month - TBA
October 9, 2007 is the 2nd Tuesday in October - DJ: PETER BALDRIDGE!

At Tango By The River - 128 J Street in Old Sacramento:
@>---- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 - Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 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, OCTOBER 27 - ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME MILONGA! PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES! Beginning tango lesson from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, costume contest and dance.

@>---- DOWNTOWN MILONGA! 922 8th Street (between I & J)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
9 p.m. until ? - Milonga with DJ Chris Peake. A relaxed, casual Milonga with an "urban" fee, $5


Gato & Andrea will take our Modesto group to Buenos Aires
July 12-24th 2008 - their winter. The package includes :
1. Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to La Casita de San Telmo and back.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous tango guest house (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy. http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm
3. Welcome dinner in an Argentine "restaurant parrilla" (grilled meat).
4. City Tour.
5. Eight private group classes (milonguero, salon) with excellent teachers.
6. Nightly milongas at the best milongas and dance clubs.
7. Dinner show night at one of the best tango show houses in Buenos Aires: "La Esquina de Carlos Gardel" Transfers in/out. Attend a world-class tango show at a traditional restaurant, taste a delicious meal as you watch a superb spectacle. The incredible skills of the dancers, the fantastic atmosphere, excellent cuisine and flawless service make an experience you won't forget.
8. A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo" (barbecue), singing, dancing, "gaucho show", country activities such as riding horses and much more.Transfer in/out.
9. Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Colón Visit to Café Tortoni for tea. (Drinks not included)
10. Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church, Walking tour in Buenos Aires Design. Visit tomb of Eva Perón, heroine of Argentine history whose presence in this cemetery still is rejected by the upper classes.
We will finish our visit in Buenos Aires Design, the first and unique thematic mall completely dedicated to design, construction, equipment and indoor home decoration, a block from Recoleta Cemetery.
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.
The fee: U$D $1500 per person, EXCLUDING AIR FARES
Deposit U$D 400