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Bulletin, August 4

It was nice to see Patrick and everyone else again after a long break. Tango is back;  local tangueros have opportunities to dance here as well as out of town.
August 16 we want to carpool to San Francisco for "Tango X3"  at the Palace of Fine Arts. A pre-show milonga is included in the ticket cost; if 10 or more respond  to <mailto:mary. menz@sbcglobal. net> we can get a group rate for as little as $16, or 20% off. Otherwise you can order your tickets on line - see below.

FREE 2 hour pre-show Milonga  and FREE parking
Tango X 3:  An Unprecedented 3- Piano Latin Trio
3 incredible genres
3 world renowned pianists
world premiere music
Polly Ferman  -  Jovino Santos Neto  -  Erika Nickrenz
Tangos and Jazz from Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina

With guest dancers Christy Cote & Darren Lees
Music by Binelli, Neto, Piazzolla, Salgan, Ziegler & More

August 16, 2008, SF's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (in the Marina)
Performances are Friday & Saturday, August 15 & 16, 8 p.m;
at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
(3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco). Tickets may be purchased on line at <http://www.cityboxoffice.com/>www.cityboxoffice.com,
or call (415) 392-4000. 
**Call for 20% discount for groups of 10 or more.
Doors open 2 hours before curtain times for dancing
Box Office opens 1 hour before curtain times
More information at <http://www.xtango-sf.com/>www.xtango-sf.com
Ted Viviani - Executive Producer
Extreme Tango (408) 594-1132


MONDAY - Tonight, August 4 & 11, Practica at Jacobs, Social dancing  2501 McHenry Ave.  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.

SATURDAY - August 9 - Classes   at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue, Patrick teaching.   Tango Basics  @ 11 a.m.  Continuing Tango @ 12 p.m. Practica from 1 to 1:45 p.m. $12 per class.  Intermediates invited to the beginner class at no additional charge to work on technique and be there for beginners. On the first Saturday of the month you can sign up for the remainder of the month for $40 ($10 a class)  Also available for beginners is an introductory kit offering 9 classes for $75.  Only usable at the beginner level.

Modesto Tango is a non-profit association of tango aficionados dedicated to sharing the artistic, cultural and social aspects of Argentine Tango in Stanislaus County. To discontinue this bulletin go to <http://groups.google.com/ group/Modesto- Tango/subscribe>

OUT OF TOWN:  Some have 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.
Cost $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.  7-9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, California 93637  (559) 675-0100 

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

Emily Trites  teaches Introductory Argentine Tango, 6:30-7:15 p.m. and Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango, 7:15-8 p.m. at Spotlight Center for the Arts. NEW LOCATION 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento.  Contact Cynthia at dance@cielemel.com or 408-835-4782.

Thursday with Ed & Rebeca!  Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
7-8:30,  followed by a práctica from 8:30-10 p.m.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or  donna@rivertango.com.

Thursday night practica! - Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento, (9th & T) 
7:30-10:30 p.m.   Cost: $3   Tango AlterNATIVA  www.tangoalternativa.com

ODC Dance Commons - 351 Shotwell St., SF
Beg/Int Lesson 
8:30-9:30p.m, $10 includes practica
August 8: Claudia, $10
August 15: Special Workshop w/Jorge Torres & Natalia Hills, $30
August 22: Claudia, $10
Dance Practice:  9:30p.m-12:30a.m, $10  *Free w/ classes

Paul Wheeler & Rita Yanson teach at the Roseville Dance studio, 3992 Foothills Blvd.,   St. 175, Roseville, CA 95747, Tel. 916-719-3765.
1-2 p.m     Intermediate Tango
2-3 p.m     Tango Technique
3-4 p.m     Advanced Tango I
4-5 p.m     Advanced Tango II
For info contact Paul (916-521-9197) and Rita (530-304-9403) .

The Allegro Ballroom, / 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner's Lesson: 2:00-3:00 p.m, $12                    
Int/Adv Lesson:  3:00-4:00p.m, $12 
Theme of the Month: "Turns w/displacements"
 Instructor: Julian  Ramil 
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/lesson)



@>----  IN MODESTO - Our next milonga will be with Gato & Andrea on the  weekend of  September 6, with workshop that weekend. The Video of the Week shows Gato & Andrea dancing at one of our past  milongas.

Milongas Elsewhere:

@>---- ***NEW  Thursdays,   6:30-9 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas under a permanent canopy at the Quarry Ponds Town Center (www.quarryponds.com), 5550 Douglas Blvd.m Granite Bay, east of Roseville. Accessible via US 80 or 50.

@>---- Every second and fourth Saturday: "Tango by the River" 128 J Street in Old
Sacramento lesson at 8 p.m and then dancing  to midnight. Contact Donna at
donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.
Next: August 9th & 23rd, 2008.

@>---- Every first Saturday: "La Milonga AlterNATIVA" at Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014 B  9th Street (corner of 9th & T), Lesson, 8 p.m Milonga 9 p.m -midnight. Info: tangomichey@yahoo.com or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com 

@>---- Saturday, August 16, 2008 :  Firehouse 5 Milonga!
Firehouse 5 Studio, Sacramento (9th & T)
8P.M - Special Guest Instructors.... Stay tuned!
9P.M until we drop - Milonga!
DJ:  Chris Peake!  Milonga: $10

@>---- 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.


From Romina & Marcelo of the Bay Area, September 25 - October 6
Cost: $2,290 *Signing in before August 15th. (After this date cost
will be $2,390.-)To sign in we just need $300 advance. Sign up at our web site: http://www.rominamarcelo.com/tango.html Includes: Airfare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F), Hotel in the best location of Buenos Aires (double occupancy. we can arrange a single room), 24 hours assistance (we know the city and speak the
language!), City Tours (you'll get to know all the characteristic places:
Obelisco – Downtown - Plaza de Mayo - Cafe Tortoni - San Telmo – Recoleta
and much more),A Day in the Countryside, Tango Classes with the best local
teachers, Milongas, A Tango Show, Transportation to all these activities.
Romina & Marcelo  CST#2085488

1. Until August 15th:  U$D 1600
2. Until September 30th:   U$D 1800 (subject to availability)
Deposit of U$D 500 in any of the above cases.
Total payment deadline:  October 15th, 2008
1. Until February 10th, 2009:   U$D 1700
2. Until March 15th, 2009:   U$D 1850
(  subject to availability)
Making a deposit of U$D 500
in any of the above cases.
Total payment deadline:  March 15th
Tour includes:
1.Transfers from Ezeiza Airport to hotel and from hotel to Ezeiza Airport.
2. 13 nights accommodation in a marvelous four stars hotel or apart hotel
(including buffet (American) breakfast, double occupancy. (Single occupancy is available on request and the cost difference is not included).
3. Welcome dinner in a typical Argentine "restaurant parrilla" (grilled meat).
4. City Tour: Includes  bilingual tour guide with extensive knowledge of the city's history, art, architecture and tourism.
5.  8 private group classes (tango, milonga and vals: milonguero and salon styles)
6. 12 dance nights at the best milongas and dance clubs ( entrance included)
7. Dinner show night at one of the best tango show houses in Buenos Aires: 
8. A day in the country at Estancia "La Cinacina" in San Antonio de Areco
9. Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church (with bilingual guide) + Walking tour in Buenos Aires Design..
10. We   finish our visit in Buenos Aires Design, the first and unique thematic mall   dedicated to design, construction, equipment and indoor home decoration, located a block away from Recoleta Cemetery.
11. Guided shopping for tango souvenirs, shoes and clothes.
12. Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant.