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Bulletin, August 25

Wondering about the pull of tango? There is some nice coverage on NPR about a recent conference in Rosario Argentina on "Tango Therapy" Take a listen:  NPR link about Tango Therapy
Patrick finished summer with us, and we now go on a Labor Day hiatus. We resume activity again at our milonga - Fri., Sept. 5, Hugo 'Gato' Valdez &  Andrea Monti
at Jacobs Fine Dining , 2501 McHenry Ave, Modesto, CA 95350(209) 529-2829                                      
6 p.m. - Doors open .
7:30p.m. - Introductory class.
8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Open Dancing .                  
10 p.m. - Performance  by Gato and Andrea., world class dancers

 $5  dance or watch
 $10 with intro lesson
Jacobs  is available for drinks or dinner at your pleasure.
Details: ModestoTango@gmail.com - or (209) 522-1571

And Saturday, Sept. 6, with the Gato & Andrea workshops at the Racquet Club. Followed by one more workshop on Monday at Jacobs.  So enjoy your tango break this week and be ready to resume heavy duty next weekend.


MONDAY - Tonight, August  25, 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.  There will be no practica at Jacobs on Labor Day, Sept. 1.

SATURDAY - August 30 - NO Classes   at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue.  
Classes will resume on Sept. 6 with the Gato & Andrea workshops.  See above.  

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OUT OF TOWN:  Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

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,  Mayan Latin Grill.  7-9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, 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. 

Waldorf School ** 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks 95628
6-6:45 p.m.  Beginner's lesson continued
7-9 p.m. Private lessons - call to schedule
Luis 'el Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210

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

Thursday Night Practica - 

Firehouse 5 Studio (9th St, between T & U)
7:30 - 10:30 PM (Except we never stop at 10:30!)
Only $3!

ODC Dance Commons - 351 Shotwell St., SF
Beg/Int Lesson 
8:30-9:30 p.m, $10 includes practica
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: 2-3 p.m, $12                    
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12 

Instructor: Julian  Ramil 

Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/lesson)



@>----  MODESTO - Gato & Andrea performing and giving an introductory lesson at Jacobs Fine Dining - 2501 McHenry Ave  - Modesto,  Reservations(209) 529-2829, Friday/ Sept. 5.
See above

The <http://modestotango.blogspot.com/search/label/VOW>Video of the Week shows Gato & Andrea at one of our milongas.

Milongas Elsewhere:


@>----  Thursdays,   6:30-9:30 p.m. free summer outdoor milongas under a permanent canopy at Toast Restaurant at the Quarry Ponds Town Center ** 5550 Douglass Blvd, Granite Bay 95746
www.quarryponds.com, east of Roseville. Accessible via US 80 or 50.
 @>---- Fifth Sunday of each month 6-9:30 Mirabelle's European Pastry Café ** 7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks 95628 ~ $5 cover. Contact:  Luis 916.807.4210

@>---- 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:  $2,390.-)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. ,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


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: 13 nights accommodation in a  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).
Private group classes (tango, milonga and vals: milonguero and salon styles)
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: 

From Tango By The River
February 25 - March 12, 2009 - Price Per Person  : $2,694 USD
Join Donna Williams and Patricia Thaxter!
Study Tango with   Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas!
Package includes   flight from Sacramento,   Tango City Tour, a balance of organized activities and free time, and  the expert advice of tanguera and Travel Consultant, Patricia Thaxter who now lives in Buenos Aires.
Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited!  Registration forms are on website.
A deposit of $350  holds your spot.
Your Package Includes:
    Round trip airfare to Buenos Aires from SMF
     Transportation to/from La Ezeiza Airport
        Welcome Lunch & Orientation Meeting
        14 nights Hotel including buffet breakfast at historic Castelar  Hotel.
        Unlimited access to hotel's SPA including Turkish & Finnish Saunas,
     Tango City Tour
Spectacular Tango Show and fancy dinner at elegant Madero Tango
Tango Shoe Shopping Tour with bilingual assistance
      Mini Guide with handy tips and City map
        Bilingual assistance during stay
        6   Workshops with Oscar  & Georgina   (1.5 hours each - all levels)

 For details or see www.infusionstravel.com and click on the Buenos Aires tab . 
patricia@infusionstravel.com  - Patricia Thaxter