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Bulletin June 2 , 2008

Oscar & Georgina put on an awesome performance at Jacobs Friday. The next day's workshops were indeed workouts. Those who missed both are indeed losers - Excellent teachers and technicians, they can spot little problems immediately. Oscar will be available for workshops in Sacramento. Schedule for that follows.

Our Video of the Week gives us a parting look at Oscar and Georgina

Peter's classes start Saturday. Watching us dance at the milonga and in workshops, Oscar offered ideas on what to cover in class, just the input Peter had asked. So for the next few weeks we will continue work Oscar started last weekend.

For a little TV exposure, we are invited to the Channel 31 morning show with Alan Sanchez next Monday (June 9) at 7 a.m. The venue will be either Jacobs or the YMCA across the street. School should be out and this could be a fun way to start the morning - come dressed to dance, thought not as fancy as for a dressy milonga.

MONDAY - June 2 & 9 : 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. After working with Oscar & Georgina, do not miss the opportunity to practice the techniques taught.

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 7) - 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).
This will be the first Saturday of the month, giving you the opportunity to pay $40 for all four lessons.
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 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 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.

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.

"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.
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
Class with Marcelo Molina Thursday nights! Thursday May 29 at 7 p.m.
$15 in the Cube at Studio 65. Kathy Page and Guy Ashby 240-3200 http://www.fresnodancestudio65.com/fresnodancestudio65_index.html

June Workshops with OSCAR & GEORGINA!
At Tango by the River: 128 J Street. Old Sacramento

Oscar and Georgina returning to Sacramento in June for another fabulous weekend of workshops. Here is their schedule ...
JUNE 2008
Wednesday, June 4: 7-8:30 p.m. -- Technique (All levels)

Saturday, June 14: 2:45-4:15 p.m. -- Projection & Intention (ALL levels)
4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Rhythmic Tango (Intermediate)

Sunday, June 15: 2:45-4:15 p.m. -- Cortes y Quebradas (Intermediate & Up)

4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Milonga Lisa and Traspie (All levels)

Wednesday, June 18: 7-8:30 p.m. -- Choreographic Show Sequences (Advanced levels)

$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.
@>---- 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.

@>---- 1st Saturday - June 7, 2008
Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, CA (9th & T)
9 P.M to 1... Hosts & DJ's: Chris Peake & Michelle Loughlin $10

@>---- Every second Sunday: June 8th, 2008. Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria 7-9 p.m. Natomas Town Center (next to It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.

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

@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 14 -- At Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento - Introductory tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- Every first, third, Sunday: June 15: "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, 6-9:30 p.m. $5 cover.

@>---- 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) from 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 1st, 15th, & 29th, 2008.
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


@>---- 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 .