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Bulletin Dec. 31, 2007

Happy New Year, Modesto tangueros!

Our New Year Video of the Week looks back to the golden age of tango with a video of Carlos Gardel singing Mi Buenos Aires.

January will launch our tango year with a bang. Patrick will start the year with continued class work on "Cadenas" (chains).
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 wants to make clear they will not play dance music specifically - perhaps no more than one danceable tango! but tables will be set up with some space in front. See http://www.modestosymphony.org/jan1008.sj

Our next Milonga will be Saturday, January 19 (more information below), and that will be followed on Sunday, January 20 with a series of workshops.
Argentine Tango Workshops with
Roberto Riobo assisted by Michelle Loughlin
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008
Modesto Fitness and Raquet Club
200 Norwegian Avenue, Modesto
For all levels including beginner; Singles and couples welcome
Roberto Riobo, a native of Buenos Aires, is known throughout Argentina,
Northern California and Germany.
He graduated in 1994 from the University of Tango in Buenos Aires,
from which he brings a superb command of technique and musicality and a deep understanding of the culture and history of the dance.
His passion for the art and sense of humor make learning tango fun and easy.
Michelle Loughlin, a Sacramento area native and lifelong dancer,
has been studying tango since 1999 and was the principal dancer in the Sacramento-based Los Tangueros Dance Company.
In 2002 she also met and began performing with Roberto Riobo,
who she credits with taking her to "the next level of tango dance."
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Musicality: Moving to the diverse rhythms of tango music
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Expressive techniques & communication between partners
2 - 3:15 p.m. Improvisation with tango steps and combinations.
Cost of workshops: $25 for one workshop; $40 for two; only $50 for all three !
Couples registering together will receive a 10% discount.
For more info contact Mary at 522-1571 or email Modestotango@gmail.com

MONDAY - Tonight. Dec 31: Celebrate New Years Eve. There will be no practica at Jacobs on New Years Eve.
SATURDAY (Jan. 5) - Classes resume in Modesto with Patrick teaching.
Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
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: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive one and a half hour class followed by a one and half hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
The new series begins this Thursday, January 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.) and runs every Thursday for the duration of the month.
The cost for the series of classes and practica is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month; the drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica). The practica alone is $5.
While this combination class and práctica is designed for students with a broad range of levels, we strongly recommend that students have first completed Levels I, II, and III of the Tuesday night or Saturday program, or have specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

Argentine Tango Social Dance
@>---- SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2008 - Jacobs Fine Dining 2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 529-2829
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.
8:30 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.
Cost: Introductory Lesson and Milonga: $10.
Milonga only; $5. Come to dance or simply 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 . Milonga Flier

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 Colón & Visit to CaféTortoni

*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

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

Visit our tour website to check other details: