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Bulletin March 10 , 2008


Featuring the popular performers and instructors from Buenos Aires
Hugo "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
6 p.m. - Doors open for dinner

7:30 p.m. - Gato and Andrea teach an introductory class.
8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Dancing to a great selection of Argentine Tango music.
10 p.m. - Performance by Gato and Andrea.

Jacobs Fine Dining - 2501 McHenry Av
Modesto, CA 95350
Jacobs, a full service restaurant, is available for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dinner.

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

For reservations call the restaurant. (209) 529-2829
Sean and Charity began their rotation in our new schedule, working on musicality. The supervised "practica" - went well. They will be with us for two weeks.


MONDAY - Tonight. March 10 & 17: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs,
2501 McHenry. A chance to work on moves learned in class and to get floor time.
For those attending the Tuesday night workshop this is a great opportunity to work on the moves before the next workshop. No fee, but you are urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m. An informal meeting; some come early to dine. We may dance till 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

TUESDAY - (March 11) - Tomorrow, we continue workshops with Gato & Andrea. Our Video of the Week features a summary of last Tuesday's lesson. The schedule for the workshops follows below.
Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian. Intermediate level and above. Interpreting Pugliese is the theme for this Tuesday. 8 to 9:30

FRIDAY - (March 14) - Milonga at Jacobs restaurant with Gato & Andrea. See above for more information

SATURDAY (March 15) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club with Sean & Charity teaching. 200 Norwegian, off McHenry.
11 a.m.-noon. ( New schedule ) Beginner level
Intermediates encouraged to come at no additional fee for a chance to perfect technique.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity to just dance, putting into practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class).
Introductory deals for newcomers offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used at the beginner level.)

Workshops with "Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
Intermediate level & above.
8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February & March 2008 - Four Tuesdays left
Class 1: Feb. 5 : Di Sarli - simple, slow beats, pauses.
Class 2: Feb. 12: Interpret Di Sarli - simple beats, voleos stops.
Class 3: Feb. 19 - D´Arienzo - simple & double beats.Embellishments.
Class 4: Feb. 26 - Biaggi, Changes of rhythm and resolutions.
Class 5: March 4 - (Last Week ) Pugliese - musicality.

Class 6: March 11 - (Tomorrow) Style. Introduction to cross system and double time. Changes of front. Patterns for the social dance.
Class 7: March 18 - Vals (intermediate and above) Cross system and double time. Turns and musicality.
Class 8: March 25th - Vals (intermediate and up) Walks, displacements turns with syncopation. Alterations. Open embrace.
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

Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club: 200 Norwegian Ave. Modesto, Ca/

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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.
Level I at 6:30,
Level II at 7:30, and Level III at 8:30 p.m. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or

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 -

Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento ED AND REBECA teach "Tango: Outside the Box."
The cost for classes and practica is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the month; Drop-in rate is $15 . The practica alone is $5.
This class and práctica is for students with a broad range of levels: we recommend specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

Attention: This from Andrea regarding the Buenos Aires Tango Tour with Gato and Andrea

Specially for the Modesto Tango Group, (but registration open!) July 2008.
NOTE!! There is still time to get in on this trip.
There are nine people already registered and three to four spots left.
$1650 for people who register between March 1st and April 30th.

Departure date: July 11th, Arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th

Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: 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

2. For people who registered by February 29, 2nd payment: $600 in cash before Gato & Andrea leave (last day March 25th).
3rd payment: $500 up to June 10th by deposit in Gato & Andrea's City Bank account.
If any of you want to pay the two fees together during their stay,( that is to say $1100 dollars), you are also welcome to do it.

3. If registered after February 28 (Late Registration $1650 per person)
Deposit: $1000 up to April 30th - Balance payment: $650 up to june 10th by bank deposit to Gato and Andrea
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 us)

*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: