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Bulletin March 31 , 2008

Our "mini-milonga" in front of the Gallo Art Center was great. The center arranged for a sound technician who stayed on top of the sound level. Passersby were given postcards and fliers. People also watched us from inside the center. We then were thanked and plugged from the stage for establishing a tango mood before the concert. The dance surface (concrete) was not the best, but the center is interested in having us again. That could be great during warm summer evenings.

The Gato & Andrea workshops ended with work on vals and double-time.
Our Video of the Week recaps the lessons.

MONDAY - Tonight. March 31 & April 7: 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.

SATURDAY (April 5) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Patrick teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates encouraged to come at no additional fee for a chance to perfect technique and be there for the beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class
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).
This being the first Saturday of the month, you have the opportunity to pay $40 for the entire month. Introductory deals for newcomers offer 10 beginner level classes for $75 (can only be used at 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.
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 -

Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 PM
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6
Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Argentine Tango Baile
Dance, Practice, Share Techniques, Eat
Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA working with the music of Osvaldo Pugliese and the
Class at 7 p.m and the práctica, open to everyone starts at 8:30 p.m.
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 that students have specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be May 31 with Oscar Mandagaran of Forever Tango. Mark your calendars.

@>---- Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's, 1205 J Street - 7 to 9 p.m.. Next on April 17. This coincides with downtown art galleries being open on the third Thursday of the month so Modestans can walk among them. Concetta's offers good food and wine.

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- San Francisco
Every Thursday: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street (off Potrero),
Grand Re-opening! NEW dance floor!
Milonga 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Host: Victor Meneses DJ: Emilio Flores
NEW PRICES! $13 - Milonga Only $15 - Milonga + Lesson
Guest Instructors Luis Bianchi y Daniela Pucci - April 3, 2008
Advanced Concepts for Tango: 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Advanced Concepts for Waltz: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Info: (415) 239-7002 or victor@sfmariposa.com

Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:

Trip specially for the Modesto Tango Group, July 12-24, 2008
( but registration open!) NOTE!! There is still time to get in on this trip and three 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.
*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 for 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 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 Café Tortoni
*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 ,