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Bulletin, Dec. 8 2008

It was nice to have Roman instructing last Saturday - a good dose of basic posture and moves. Carol Hom joins us this Saturday. Long a pal of Nora Dinzelbacher, she brings good moves that serve as foundation to any tango. 
In January we add 15- minute practicas to the beginner class and start the intermediates at 12:15.  Then we will have another practica from 1:15 to 2 p.m.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Dec. 8  & 15, Social dancing and practica at Jacobs, 8 p.m.,     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 13 at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue.  Carol Hom teaching 11 a.m. Beginner level, 
noon Intermediate level, 1-1:45 p.m. guided practica
$12 per class.  Practica only $5.   
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

Sacramento - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Because of the Christmas holiday, all of the classes at Tango by the River
will run for 3 weeks instead of 4 --. The prices are pro-rated accordingly.
Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9, & 16:
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.
The pro-rated cost for the three-week December series is $35 per person or $60
per couple.
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., 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)

 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. 

Ed & Rebeca at  Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
Thursdays, Dec. 4, 11, & 18:
"Tango: Outside the Box" -- Continuing Tango,
Level III+ -- 7-8:30 followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The práctica is included with the cost of the class and  is also open to people not
taking the class.  The cost for the práctica alone is $5. (The práctica
is free to those who signed up for the Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday series.)
The pro-rated cost for the three-week December series is $35 per person or $60
per couple.
Tango Classes with Chris Peake & Michelle Loughlin, 
Firehouse 5 - 2014 B 9th St, Sacramento (between T & U)
Tango Explorations with Chris & Michelle
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30 to 11:30 p.n. Open Practica
$10 drop-in / $35 month / $3 Practica (FREE with class!)

Berkeley:  at the Beat,  2560 9th St,. Berkeley
8-9 p.m. Tango Foundations Class
9-10 p.m. Beginners Practica
9-10 p.m. tango Progressive Class
10 p.m. -Midnight Open Practica
Drop in Classes - 10 for one, 15 for both, $5 for practica only
Classes rotate between Sean & Charity and Daniel & Pier

The Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville 
4 Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2:00-3:00 pm, $12                 
Int/Adv Lesson:  3:00-4:00 pm, $12
Theme of the Month: Enrosques & Molinetes
Instructor: Julian  Ramil 
Dance Practice: 4-6:00 pm, $6 (Free w/Lesson)


@>---- 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 13 -- At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.
 Christmas Milonga ! Tis the Season ... don we now our tango apparel and fa-la-la-la-tango!   Add some tango fun to the holiday season with Tango by the
River's Annual Christmas Milonga! This Saturday, December 13.
They will  serve their own special recipe Spiced Apple Cider--and even play some
Christmas songs you can tango to! Introductory Tango lesson 8-9 p.m., then dance from 9 to midnight. Cost $15 for lesson and dance; $10 for dance only. Both include appetizers and refreshments. 
@>---- Saturday, December 20, 2008 
Firehouse 5 Dance - 2014 B 9th St (between T & U)
8 p.m. - Lesson  - 9 p.m. - Milonga 
$15 Lesson & Milonga / $10 Milonga only!
More info to come...!

@>---- 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 second Sunday: Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria 7-9:p.m.
Natomas Town Center (next to It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.
Next: December 14th, 2008.

Every first, third, and fifth Sunday, Next: Dec. 21.  "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6-9:30 pm. $5 cover.
Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

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!).


From Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng - 10th Annual Un-Tour to CITA 2009
March 12-29, 2009 
Group travel with discounts on airfare and CITA registration.
Options Include:
Round-Trip Air on American Airlines via Dallas (outbound) & Miami (inbound)
15 Nights/Double or Single Occupancy Deluxe Rooms at the Hotel Savoy
Daily Continental Breakfast
Roundtrip Airport Transfers
CITA Package A or B
Does not include: Ezeiza Airport departure tax  (approximately $20 USD)
Pricing Selections
a Full Package including Air, Hotel & CITA ~ or
any single item or combination of items below:
American Airlines     $1512
Hotel Savoy (Single)     $2610 
Hotel Savoy (Double)     $1365
Pre-Travel Meeting     $10
Bs.As. Group Dinner (3/13)     $30
CITA Package A     $600
CITA Package B     $525
CITA Package A  (after 12/31)      $675
CITA Package B (after 12/31)      $600
Un-Tour "Tag Along" Fee      $25
Now accepting $500 non-refundable deposits to secure reservations.
Make checks payable to Christy Cote and mail to:
701 Minnesota St. #110  San Francisco CA 94107
Final payment due: December 15, 2008.  10% Late Fee thereafter. 
Fuel surcharge is subject to increase prior to ticketing. 
Participants will be invoiced for any additional charges at that time.
Participants must secure their own roommate when booking a double. 
contact: Chelsea Eng:  tangochelsea@hotmail.com or (415) 584-2704