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Bulletin, Sept. 8

Our Friday milonga went on into the night.  Our video   still features Gato & Andrea at a Modesto milonga.  <http://modestotango.blogspot.com/search/label/VOW>Video of the Week /

On Saturday we  got a workout at three workshops. The last workshop tonight will focus on Argentine waltzes.

Jacobs  is available for drinks or dinner . Come early to eat
Details: ModestoTango@gmail.com - or (209) 522-1571 The 

This Saturday we return to normal with Peter teaching our regular classes.


MONDAY - Tonight,  September 8, Gato & Andrea Workshop - on Vals, at Jacobs, 8 - 9:30 p.m.
2501 McHenry Avenue.  (see above)

SATURDAY - Sept. 13 - Classes with Peter at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue.  
11 a.m. Beginner level ,        12:00 Intermediate level,       1:00 to 1:45 Guided practica
$12 per class.  Introductory1 time  packages of 9 beginner level lessons for $75 also available.

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

Sacramento - New Tuesday Classes for September! at Tango by the River , 128 J Street - Old Sacramento
Starting Tuesday, September 2, 
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.
Please note that Level I and II were full to capacity last month, so please register early to ensure your space in class! Classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier. Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for each series. The Tuesday night series begins  September 2.

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 -

Berkeley  Finnish Hall  1970 Chestnut  St.
Tuesday nights, Sept 9 - Oct 28, 6:30-8 p.m.
Limit 30 Students
Register by Sept. 5: $75
Tuesday nights, Sept 9 - Sept 30, 8-9:30 p.m.
Limit 20 Students
Register by Sept. 5: $35
Email <mailto:seancharity@gmail.com>seancharity@gmail.com or call 916-709-0603 to register

Madera,  Mayan Latin Grill.  7-9 p.m.: Argentine Tango Baile
2380 W. Cleveland Ave. Ste. E6 / Madera, 93637
  (559) 675-0100 
At Waldorf School, 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.   6:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m,
Luis "El Suave" Cacérès teaches beginning Tango Argentino
Contact Luis a : luiselsuave@comcast.net or 916-807-4210 for more info.

At Spotlight Center for the Arts - 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150 in West Sacramento.
Emily Trites sitting 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
8:00 p.m 

At Step One, 1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
"La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa 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." 
7:00-8:30 p.m. (followed by a práctica from 8:30-10:00 p.m.)  
The drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica). The practica alone is $5.
Tango Classes with Chris Peake & Michelle Loughlin, 
Firehouse 5 - 2014 B 9th St, Sacramento (between T & U)
6:30 Beginning Tango
7:30 Continuing Tango
8:30 Practica
$35 month - $10 drop-in - $3 Practica
for info.  www.tangoalternativa.com

Walnut Creek
Romina Hahn & Marcelo Solis / Tango Argentino
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginner class
8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Intermediate class
 Cost: $54 six weeks session.
At Social Hall, Civic Community Center of Walnut Creek, 1375 Civic Dr.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
City of Walnut Creek Recreational Department, Tel: (925)943-5853.
Registration needed.  On-line registration:
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)

Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas teach at Tango By The River:
Wednesday, October 22
7:00-8:30 p.m. -- Rhythmic Tango and Milonga (All levels)
Saturday, October 25
2:45-4:15 p.m. -- Dancing Style (Intermediate & up)
4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Adornments for couple (Intermediate & up)
Sunday, October 26
2:45-4:15 p.m. -- The Bandoneón Style (Intermediate & up)
4:45-6:15 p.m. -- Complex Tango figures (Intermediate & up)


@>----  MODESTO - Our next milonga will be Jan. 31, with Carolyn & Christopher as guest artists. Mark your calendar.
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.
@>---- Saturday, September 13 : "Tango by the River" 128 J Street in Old
Sacramento lesson at 8 p.m and then dancing 'till midnight. Contact Donna at
donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.

@>---- Sunday:  September 14th, . Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria  7-9 p.m.
Natomas Town Center (next to It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.

@>---- Saturday: September 20 at Firehouse #5 Milonga, , 2014 B  9TH
Street (corner of 9th & T), 9 p.m. Contact Chris Peake  916-705-2157 for info. www.tangoalternativa.com

@>----  Sunday:  September 21, "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way
(just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. $5 cover.
Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.
@>---- Saturday: September  27th,  At Tango By The River, 128 J Street in Old Sacramento
Lesson at 8 p.m. and then dancing 'till midnight. Contact Donna at
donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.

@>---- Sunday: September 28. Rincón Tarasco (was: Sammy's Bistro) in Quarry Ponds:
 5550 Douglas Blvd. Suite 200, Granite Bay From 5-8:30 p.m. Cover is
 Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

@>---- Sunday: September 28.  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.

@>---- 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
Study Tango with   Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas!
Package includes   flight from Sacramento,   Tango City Tour, a balance of organized activities and free time.
Reserve your spot now as spaces are limited!  Registration forms are on website.
A deposit of $350  holds your spot.
 For details or see www.infusionstravel.com and click on the Buenos Aires tab . 
patricia@infusionstravel.com  - Patricia Thaxter