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Bulletin June 23 , 2008

Join in Friday when Modestans car-pool to San Francisco for ¡Milonga en el Museo! We will leave at 4:30 p.m. and have dinner after the milonga. To join our car-pool, call Mary at (209) 522-1571. This celebration of Argentine dance and music runs takes place at The De Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is hosted by Terence Clarke and Beatrice Bowles. Admission: free, but to view the art galleries too, regular entry fees apply. Directions: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (www.deyoungmuseum.org) Paid parking is available in the Music Concourse Garage. Access to the garage is at 10th Avenue and Fulton Street or at Martin Luther King Drive and Concourse Drive.

Peter will finish the month Saturday building on Oscar and Georgina's classes. We will take July off, as many of us are with Gato & Andrea in Buenos Aires.

For those going to Nora's Tango Week the Video of the Week shows headliners,Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne performing to Trolio's Palomita Blanca.

Gallo Arts Center seeks volunteers for next season. Info: Ian McVey, 338-5025.


MONDAY - June 23/30: 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. Jacobs will be available in July - except for Monday, July 7.

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 28) - Classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club.
200 Norwegian, off McHenry. Peter finishing out the month.
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.)
There will be no classes for the month of July.

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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.

Sean & Charity do an eight-week close embrace series starting July 8th. Registration will continue until June 30th, or until the class is full.
Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley July 8 - Aug. 26, 6:30-8 p.m, $75
The class will be limited to 15 leaders, 15 followers, so register early. E-mail 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. Info: alisaandmike@yahoo.com. 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

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 with Gato & Andrea on Saturday, September 6., with workshop that weekend.

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.

@>---- 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 .