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Bulletin June 16 , 2008

Our early morning TV appearance on Channel 31 with Alan Sanchez last Monday can be seen by clicking onto http://cbs13.com/video . Type in "a lesson in tango" once you get on that page.

This week is our monthly Art Walk Milonga at Concetta's
Also at this month's Art Walk we have an invitation by Jeff Schweicker, who many of us remember from some years back, to view his display of torso sculptures at 'Crow Trading Co.,' 1208 J Street.

Peter's class was about"expression in the feet." He will finish the month essentially building on concepts that Oscar and Georgina gave in their classes in Modesto.

Our Video of the Week is from an Oscar & Georgina instructional DVD about walking in rhythmic tango. The lesson, in Spanish, speaks of projecting the step forward and changing weight in place. Even if you don't understand you can learn much just watching.

Gallo Arts Center asks us to participate in a survey of Modesto entertainment options. The results would impact booking local entertainment at venues like the Gallo Center. Please mention that you found out through HLC Board of Directors.
Entrants can win $100, $250 or $500. The deadline to participate is June 30. Responses are confidential; winners will be notified by July 15. Go to: www.surveymonkey.com/CVEntertainmentsurvey
Details: Raul Garcia, Community Engagement Coordinator/Gallo Center (209) 338-5020 rgarcia@galloarts.org

With many of us in Buenos Aires with Gato & Andrea, there will be no classes in July. Jacobs, however, will remain open to those needing a tango fix on Mondays.


MONDAY - June 16 & 23: 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.

THURSDAY - June 19 - Art Walk Milonga. Information above

FRIDAY - Argentine Tango classes at You Can Dance Co. 906 El Vecino.
6:30 Beginner class / 7:30 Intermediate. Contact Heidi & Xavier Gomez 522-0895.

SATURDAY - (June 21) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Peter 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).
Introductory deals for newcomers: 10 beginner level classes for $75 (only valid 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 SacramentLevel 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 get you on your way to dancing Argentine Tango socially. In Level I, you learn fundamentals: basic elements of the tango walk and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. Level II focuses on pivots and turns, and how to apply steps learned so far into the social setting. Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and steps appropriate to the social milonga.
Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com -- more info: http://www.rivertango.com

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.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637 (559) 675-0100
Dance, Practice, Share techniques, Eat.

Sean & Charity do an 8 week close embrace series starting July 8th. Registration will continue until June 30th, or until the class is full.
8 Week Beginning Close Embrace Series @ the Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley
July 8 - Aug. 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m
The class will be limited to 15 leaders, 15 followers, so register early to get a spot!
register by June 30: $75
To Register, email seancharity@gmail.com

"La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa at Step One, 1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. Contact Alisa and Mike Bohan: alisaandmike@yahoo.com, for info. This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.

Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango from 6:30. to 7 p.m,
Práctica 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
Contact Luis at luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

Emily Trites, filling in for Cynthia Miller teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango from 7:15 to 8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts. NEW LOCATION - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento. A new series starts the first Wednesday of each month. Contact Cynthia for at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

Thursday with Ed & Rebeca! Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Every Thursday, Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive
1 1/2 hour class followed by a 1 1/2 hour práctica means three hours of tango to further polish and refine your dance to deepen your experience of tango.
7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com. http://www.rivertango.com

Thursday night practica! - Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA
(9th & T) 7:30 to 10:30 PM Host: Chris Peake $3
Workshops with OSCAR & GEORGINA!
At Tango by the River: 128 J Street. Old Sacramento

Wednesday, June 18: 7-8:30 p.m. -- Choreographic Show Sequences (Advanced)
Cost: $35 per workshop
2 for $65.
3 for $85.
4 for $100.
All 5 for $115.!

Please note prices are per person; two people at one workshop pay $35 each. Discounts apply only for multiple classes.

SUNDAY - The Allegro Ballroom, / 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Afternoon Classes & Practice
Beginner's Lesson: 2- p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Basic Sequences for Crowded Dance Floors
Int/Adv Lesson: 3-4 p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Molinetes and Turns for Tight Spaces
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)
Instructor: Julian Ramil

@>---- IN MODESTO - Our next milonga will be the Art Walk milonga at Concetta's on Thursday June 19.

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- ***NEW for summer: Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas on a wooden dance floor under a permanent canopy with a view of a six-acre pond at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com), 5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, just east of Roseville. Dance from sunset to moonlight and enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers or dinner at one of the many three-star restaurants nearby or pick up fresh produce or dinner to go. The center boasts fine dining, as well as specialty pizza, burgers, fresh produce markets and clothing boutiques. On Thursday evenings, Toast Restaurant serves a wonderful outdoor grill, which lends itself to an evening of tango. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- 3rd Saturday June 21, 2008 FIREHOUSE 5 MILONGA!
Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA (9th & T)
9 p.m. until we drop! Host & DJ: Chris Peake $10

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: June 22: Roseville Dance milongas 5-8:30
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville CA 95747. Contact them directly at
www.rosevilledancing.com, 916-719-3765 for more information.

@>---- Every fourth Sunday: June 22nd, 2008. Dancing at "It's a Grind"
coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center
(Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) 7-9 p.m.

@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 28 -- At Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - Introductory tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll dance from 9 to-midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- Every fifth Sunday, June 29: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just
west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, 6-9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Next: June 29.

BOEGER WINERY - 1709 Carson Road, Placerville, CA
2 - 6 p.m. Listos para bailar!
Join BOEGER WINERY for their summer Barberian event filled with Tango dancing, music, wine and hor d'oeuvres. Sacramento's very own Tangueros, CHRIS PEAKE and MICHELLE LOUGHLIN will perform to the musical sounds of PARLOR TANGO on the patio of the Old Cellar. Pre-release samples of the 2005 Milagro will highlight the afternoon.
Live Music! Latin Fare! Tango Lesson! '05 Milagro Preview!
$25 per person
RSVP required - Contract Tara (530) 622-8094, ext. 18 or <mailto:tara@boegerwinery.com>tara@boegerwinery.com

@>---- FRESNO
NEXT FRESNO MILONGA - Friday, June 27, 2008
7 p.m Dinner, please RSVP - 8 p.m Dance at Studio 65. $15 per person.

@>---- Thursdays: The "Mariposa Tango Club" meets at the Verdi Club
in San Francisco every Thursday evening with host Victor Meneses.
Contact cachafaz2@aol.com for info. This is always a favorite destination .