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Bulletin, Dec. 22, 2008

Peter worked on "connection" in both classes last Saturday.   Connection  with one's partner is a major element in Argentine Tango; we were treated to an excellent lesson on that.

There will be no classes on the next two Saturdays, December 27 and January 3,Holidays are upon us and most of us will do other things.  We will see you
January 10.  Sean & Charity will teach.

In January we add 15- minute practicas to the beginner class and start intermediates at 12:15.  We will have another practica from 1:15 to 2 p.m.

In preparation for our weekend with Caroline & Christopher at the end of January, we have a video.  It is in our on-line flier for our workshops with them



MONDAY - Tonight,  Dec. 22 & 29, Social dancing and practica at Jacobs, 8 p.m.,     Even though there may be no classes - 2501 McHenry Avenue. A good place to practice class material.  No fee, but you are urged to order food and/or drink off the menu.  Some go early to eat.

SATURDAY - December 27 - NO CLASSES  at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue.  - Christmas break
Normally: .  11 a.m. Beginner level,
$12 per class.  Practica only $5.
Classes will resume on January 10 with Sean & Charity.   
One-time introductory packages of nine beginner level lessons for $75 available.


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


Roseville Dance - 3992 Foothills Blvd. Ste 175, Roseville, 6:30-7:30 (intermediate),
7:31 to 8:31 (advanced)   Rita Yanson and Paul Wheeler teaching
Focusing on specific aspects of Tango, Valz, and Milonga
there is limited space and  smaller classes to give more individual attention. 
Pricing is based on the length of time purchased so 12 week cards are more cost effective than 4 week cards which are still very reasonable. 
Emeryville, Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave., Diego & Negracha filling in for Nora & Ed, who will be in Buenos Aires for the holidays.
7:30 -8:30 p.m.: Beginner Level $12
8:30-9:30 p.m.: Intermediate Level $12
9:30-10:30 p.m.: Practica $6 (Free with class)


At Spotlight Center for the Arts, 2534 Industrial Blvd., Ste 150, West  Sacramento. Emily Trites  teaches Introductory  Tango 6:30-7:15 p.m, Beginning/Intermediate Tango 7:15-8 p.m 

At Step One, 1920 T Street  8:30-10:15 p.m. "La Práctica" with Mike & Alisa.  This práctica is for ALL levels and beginners are always welcome. 
The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville 
4 Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2-3 p.m., $12                 

Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m., $12

Theme of the Month: Enrosques & Molinetes

Instructor: Julian  Ramil 

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


Dec. 29 - Jan. 4:    Oscar & Georgina are making one last stop in Sacramento before heading  to Argentina.
They will be in Sacramento  and available for private lessons from Monday,
December 29th until Sunday, January 4th. In addition there will be two workshops
on Sunday, January 4th, one on tango and the other on milonga. More details to
follow on these workshops.

     If you are interested in a private lesson please contact me Ed Loomis at : TangoBear@pobox.com for times.

Jan 2-4, 2009: Homer & Cristina LADAS Weekend of tango at  Firehouse5

Weekend will include:
Friday PRACTILONGA Fri - Sun Intermediate & Advanced Workshops
Sunday FREE Music Jam
More details coming soon!
Please contact Michelle Wright for questions at:

(916) 295-9815 or sactanguera@yahoo.com
For more information on Homer & Cristina visit:



@>---- Our next milonga at Jacobs is Jan. 31, with Carolyn & Christopher as guest artists. Mark your calendar.  They will also conduct workshops on Saturday and Sunday, with an emphasis on social dancing rather than flashy moves.
Milongas Elsewhere:

Saturday, December 27 -- At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Introductory Tango lesson 8-9 p.m. Dance 9 -midnight. Cost $15 for lesson & dance, $10 for dance only; both include appetizers and refreshments.


Every fourth Sunday: 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 pm. Next: Dec. 28.

Wednesday, December 31 --At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE MILONGA! I can't imagine a better way to greet the new year than by dancing tango, sipping champagne,and enjoying the company of tango friends (kissing at midnight!) So mark your calendars for  New Year's Eve, the last milonga of the year, replete with fireworks over Tower Bridge!  The Old Sacramento New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular boasts two fireworks shows. The first will be launched at 9 p.m., with the second at midnight. In year's past, we have all moved outside at midnight to watch the fireworks. This year, we're going to stay inside and do the traditional countdown -- 3, 2, 1 ... kiss! If you want to see fireworks come early enough to catch the 9 p.m. show so at midnight we can stay indoors and have our own fireworks right here at TBTR!  Introductory tango
lesson 8-9 p.m., dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. or so. Cost is $15 for lesson and dance. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments (including champagne!).