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Bulletin April 28 , 2008

Sean & Charity will teach at a Kansas City tango festival on Saturday. Our Video of the Week has them showing our new students how their simple moves are applied to different music and styles, starting with traditional, ending with that featured in the video.

Ed Loomis agreed to teach in Modesto next Saturday. Ed may be the most precise technician in Northern California. He was Modesto Tango's founding instructor for years, once our sole instructor. Those who have not experienced him as a teacher are in for a treat. Those of us who know him already know that.

In the first week of May you may pay for the month at $10 a week - this time $30 with no classes May 24 (Memorial Day Weekend) and workshops with Oscar & Georgina May 31.

MONDAY - Tonight. April 28 & May 5: Practica and social dancing at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry. An informal chance to work on moves learned in class and get floor time. No fee, but you're urged to order off the menu. We start about 8 p.m.; some come early to dine. We may dance until 9:30 p.m. See Monday at Jacobs.

SATURDAY (May 3) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Special guest Ed Loomis teaching.
11 a.m.-noon. Beginner level
Intermediates invited at no additional fee to perfect technique and help beginners.
Noon-1 p.m. Intermediate Class -
1-1:45 p.m. Guided practica - An opportunity just to dance, practice what was taught in class, with instructor on hand to help.
Class: $12 per person. Practica only, $5 per person (free with class).
On the first Saturday of the month $30 for all three regular lessons. Introductory deals for newcomers: 10 beginner level classes for $75 (only at the beginner level.)

Workshops with Tango masters :
Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas
For all levels including beginner;
* Singles and couples welcome
Oscar was introduced to this area with the touring company of "Forever Tango". You can also see him in Carlos Saura's movie "Tango"
Georgina was trained as a classical and contemporary dancer. She performs tango in Buenos Aires, Europe and Asia. She is also well known in Buenos Aires for her tango vocals.
Saturday: May 31, 2008
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Dancing in the Rhythm of Tango for beginners and all levels - Newcomers encouraged
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Sacadas: Technique,connection, impulse and lead - For intermediate and advanced levels
Cost: Workshop/per person: $35.00 - 1 Workshop
$60.00 - 2 Workshops
Private lessons : $100.00/per hour + $15.00 Studio Fee
To schedule send email to ModestoTango@gmail.com or call (209) 522-1571

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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 - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
These classes will get you dancing Argentine Tango socially.
In Level I, you learn fundamentals, level II focuses on pivots and level III changes every month focusing on technique, musicality.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost: $50 per person/$90 per couple.

Emeryville @ Allegro Ballroom : 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class) Ongoing -

Madera: At Mayan Latin Grill. 7 to 9 p.m.
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6
Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Argentine Tango Baile
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat

Sacramento "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One,
1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
This práctica is for ALL levels; beginners always welcome.

Sacramento: at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
ED AND REBECA Teach : "Tango outside the box"
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Michelle Loughlin & Chris Peake teach at Firehouse #5 2014 B 9th Street
Tango Explorations! 7 p.m - Beginning your Journey (Casting Off!) Tango
FUNdamentals, 8 p.m. - Continuing the Journey (Setting Sail!), 9 p.m. - Time
to Explore (Taking the Helm!) Open "Práctica". Info: tangomichey@yahoo.com
or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com

@>---- Modesto's next milonga will be Friday, May 30, with workshops on Saturday, May 31, guest artist: Oscar Mandagaran of "Forever Tango, " with his partner, and vocalist, Georgina Vargas. Workshops follow the next day, (see above)

Milongas Elsewhere:


@>---- Saturday, May 3, 2008 La AlterNATIVA Milonga! @ Firehouse 5
2014 "B" 9th Street (9th & T) 9 p.m. to 1:00 $10

@>---- SATURDAY; MAY 10, Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. GUEST MAESTROS OSCAR MANDAGARAN AND GEORGINA VARGAS will give an introductory lesson from 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance is from 9 to midnight! Cost $15 lesson & dance; $10 dance only. Both include refreshments.

@>---- Saturday, May 17, 2008 Firehouse 5 Milonga! @ Firehouse 5
2014 "B" 9th Street (9th & T)
8:00 p.m. lesson with Felipe & Rosa (Open to ALL level!)
9:00 p.m. until we drop! - Milonga with DJ Chris
Special Guest Artist! - Electronic Violinist, Ryan Avery (www.chancesend.com)
10:30 p.m. performance by Felipe, Rosa & Ryan!
$15 includes lesson, Milonga, performances & refreshments!
@>---- Saturday, May 24, 2008 All-Night Pajama-Tango Party!
@ Firehouse 5 (9th & T) 9:00 p.m. until the sun comes up!
Come dressed in your favorite pair of jammies (and bring your favorite pillow too) and dance 'til dawn! Those brave enough to stay all night will be treated to coffee, mate, tea and breakfast goodies in the morning! $10

@>---- SATURDAY, MAY 31, Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. FIFTH SATURDAY MILONGA! Introductory tango lesson from 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include refreshments.

Buenos Aires tango tour with Gato & Andrea:
Time running out to sign up - if you ever considered Buenos Aires, this is your trip!
$1650 register before April 30th.
Departure date: July 11th, arrival in Buenos Aires: July 12th
Departure from Buenos Aires: July 25th, Arrival in California: July 26th
To register
Fill in the registration form, sent to each person who requests it by e-mail to montitango@hotmail.com