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Bulletin Dec. 24, 2007


Merry Christmas, Modesto tangueros

Sean finished the year with "Cross System" work. In keeping with the December topic, our Video of the Week features Sean & Charity in a summary of their lessons. We now break for the holidays and return Jan. 5 with Patrick teaching.

In getting settled with my new e-mail address last week I ended up sending out the bulletin twice. I suspect this escaped no-one's attention. Be assured that deleting one would have been quite safe.
Coming up on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 8 p.m.:
LET'S TANGO! Cuarteto Latinoamericano, string quartet,
at Fat Cat Music House & Lounge - 11th Street between I & J
The Modesto Symphony said the Cuarteto Latinoamericano wanted to make clear that they will not play dance music specifically - perhaps no more than one danceable tango! They want to be free to play whatever they had in mind, but tables will be set up with some space in front. See http://www.modestosymphony.org/jan1008.sj


CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY - Tonight. Dec 24 & 31: Enjoy the holidays. There will be no practica at Jacobs on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve.
SATURDAY (Dec. 29) - No classes in Modesto. See you all Jan. 5.
Patrick will teach. Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Sean finishing on Cross System.
11 a.m. Intermediate -
12:30 - Beginner - Intermediates encouraged to stay; no additional fee. A chance to perfect your technique. $12 a class per person. Introductory deals for newcomers 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.
Sacramento:
Kendra Kambestad, visiting California for the holiday, hosts two workshops. The first, Body Awareness & Improvisation, has been an ongoing series throughout the past year. Since there will be no class in Modesto, this is a great opportunity to use movement in a creative, fun and healthy environment. Treat yourself for the new year!
BODY AWARENESS & IMPROVISATION:
-Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 - 4 to 6 pm
Break out of habitual movements, develop a creative repertoire,
and warm up for the milonga later that evening!
-Dance in group context, pair work, and individual exploration.
-Enhance your tango skills through movement cross-training.
-Just have fun! -$10

Space is limited, so RSVP by e-mail early. Located at Chris Peake's original Downtown Studio, 922 8th Street, Sacramento (between I & J Streets, upstairs). Questions? contact Kendra Kambestad
M.S. DMT Candidate '08 kkambestad@yahoo.es 916.712.4618


MILONGAS:
@>---- Modesto's next is Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 at Jacobs Fine Dining.
Roberto Riobo will be our guest in a farewell appearance before returning to Buenos Aires. He will also conduct workshops on Sunday, Jan. 20. More information coming. Mark your calendars.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008
Milonga with Roberto Riobo January 19, 2008
Argentine Tango Social Dance

Featuring the popular instructor from Buenos Aires
Roberto Riobo

6:30 p.m. - Doors open for Dinner

7;30 p.m. - Roberto will teach an introductory class. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of tango and to meet your fellow dancers.

8 p.m. - Midnight - Dancing to a great selection of traditional and new Argentine Tango Dance music provided by Roberto who is one of the most popular DJs in the Bay Area.

10:15 p.m. - a performance by Roberto and Michelle Loughlin. Bring your friends who are not dancers. They will love the performance.
Jacobs Fine Dining 2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 529-2829

Cost: Introductory Lesson and Milonga: $10.
Milonga only; $5.
Whether you come to dance or simply want to enjoy the dancing while you eat, this is a great opportunity to see world class Argentine Tango,

For Reservations call the restaurant. (209) 529-2829. For additional information email ModestoTango or call (209) 522-1571


MILONGAS ELSEWHERE

SACRAMENTO:

@>---- MONDAY, DEC. 31: At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE BLACK & RED BALL! Fireworks in Old Sac too! So wear your finest black and red (or white or whatever!) and come to Old Town on New Year's Eve! TANGO DEMONSTRATION by ED LOOMIS AND REBECA BASAVE! Don't miss it! 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 with refreshments.

Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea!

Special trip for Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008 (registration open!)
Cost: $1500 per person without air fares if by Jan. 31st, 2008.
$1650 for people who register between February 1st and May 31st.

Departure date: July 11th
Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th
Arrival in destination: July 26th

How to register
1. Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to us montitango@hotmail.com or andreaygato@gmail.com.ar in order to register.

2. The second step is the deposit to book the trip.
First period: $1500 per person without air fares
Deposit: $400 per person paid by bank deposit before January 31st, 2008.

2nd payment: $600 per person (cash) paid directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto up to March 20th 2008 (receipt will be given)

3rd payment: $500 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea to May 31st.

Second period (late registration): $1650 per person without air fares
Deposit: $650 per person (cash) directly to Gato and Andrea while teaching in Modesto from February to March 31st 2008 (receipt will be given).

Balance: $1000 per person paid by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea by May 31st.

More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar

The trip includes:

*Transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza airport in private bus.

*13 nights accommodation in a Tango Guest House in San Telmo (La Casita de San Telmo) , including breakfast, double occupancy.
http://www.lacasitadesantelmo.com/english/casita.htm (the whole house for our group!).
*Welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant (all included)

*City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours especially designed by us!).

*Walking tour in downtown and Plaza San Martin.

*8 private group tango workshops, one and a half hour each, milonguero
and salon styles (with excellent international well known teachers)

*12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs (best tables booked by us at first line and ticket entrance included)

*Five stars Tango Dinner Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel, the best tango house theatre in BA (all included)

*A day in the country with "fiesta gaucha", "asado criollo", singing, dancing,"gaucho's show", country activities such as riding horses and much more!

*Sunday in San Telmo (visit Plaza Dorrego and experience San Telmo antique and arts and crafts fair)

*Guided visit to the marvelous and unique Teatro Col├│n & Visit to Caf├ęTortoni

*Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) +
Walking tour around Recoleta neighborhoods.

*Guided shopping day for tango shoes, clothes and souvenirs

*Guided shopping day for leather clothes.

*Last night farewell dinner at a nice local restaurant parrilla.

*24 hours personalized assistance

Optional excursion to Colonia and Delta available as well as extra trips to the interior of the country.

Contact Gato and Andrea directly
andreaygato@gmail.com.ar ,

Visit our tour website to check other details: