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Bulletin, Jan. 12, 2009

Sean & Charity's classes focused on musicality. It was nice to be dancing again.  This Thursday is our Art Walk milonga at Concetta's.  A fun, informal gathering, and an opportunity to interest art enthusiasts walking from one gallery to another, in tango. Again, let's all be there.

Anticipating our weekend with Caroline & Christopheris a video in our on-line flier for our workshops: I am accepting sign-ups for private lessons with them.  522-1571 http://modestotango.blogspot.com/2008/02/weekend-workshops-with-caroline-and.html


MONDAY - Tonight,  Jan.12 & 19, 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.  Come  early to eat.

THURSDAY - January 15 -  at Concettas - Art Walk Milonga, 7 to 9 p.m.
1205 J Street. Order a snack, a glass of wine, and  dance with us or sit and socialize.

SATURDAY -Jan. 17 - Classes  at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club,
200 Norwegian Avenue.  -Sean & Charity teaching
11 a.m. Beginner level, -- noon to 12:15 practica
12:15 - 1:15 intermediate  class -- 1:15 -2 p.m. guided practica
$12 per class.  Practica only $5. (free with lesson)  
One-time introductory packages of nine beginner level lessons for $75 available.

And Coming Up: 
Workshops - With Caroline Peattie and Christopher Nassopoulos
Saturday: January 31   
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Embrace and Connection - All levels - beginners encouraged
12:30 - 2 p.m.  Moving in & out of Cross System - Intermediate levels

Sunday: February 1, 2009
12 - 1:15 Using the Music:  Let the music inspire movement and connection -  All levels
1:30 - 3  Navigation w/ Different Orchestras - Intermediate level

Modesto Fitness & Racquet  Club - 200 Norwegian                  Fee: $25 per class,  $40 for two classes, $75 for all four classes. Private lessons Christopher or Caroline $80/hr,  both: $120/hr per hour  plus $15 studio fee
Contact Mary   522-1571, or email: modestotango@gmail.com   http://modestotango.googlepages.com/

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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 four-week cards which are still very reasonable. 
Emeryville, Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave., 
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)

Berkeley:  At The Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Sean & Charity teaching.
8-9:30 p.m. Feb 3 - Feb 24
Intermediate 4 week series: ganchos and leg wraps
limit 20 students, registration deadline Jan 31: $35


At Spotlight Center for the Arts, 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 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. 

At Tango By the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento>
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
from 7 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. Contact Donna at
916-443-7008 or donna@rivertango.com  for more info. http://www.rivertango.com
Romantic Tango, dancing with smoothness, elegance and connection.

At Firehouse 5: 2014 9th St
Tango Explorations with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre
6:30 PM - Beginning Tango
7:30 PM - Continuing Tango
8:30 PM - Open Practica
$35 Month / $10 Drop-in / $3 Practica (FREE with Class!)

The Allegro Ballroom
5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville - Instructor: Julian  Ramil
4 Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12                 
Intermediate/Advanced   Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12
Theme of the Month: Sacadas Y Barridas
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

@>---- Concetta's - Art Walk Milonga, 3rd Thursday (Jan. 15) 1205 J Street, Modesto, 7-9 p.m.  

@>---- 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 (see above), with an emphasis on social dancing rather than flashy moves.
Milongas Elsewhere:


@>----  Saturday:  January 17th, 2009. Firehouse #5 Milonga, Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014 B  9TH  Street (corner of 9th & T), 9 p.m.
Contact  916-705-2157 for info. www.tangoalternativa.com 
@>----  Saturday:  January   24th, 2009."Tango by the River" LIVE MUSIC WITH PARLOR TANGO! 128 J Street in Old Sacramento lesson at 8 p.m and then dancing until midnight. Contact Donna at
donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.

@>----   Sunday: January 25.  Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit, 7-9 p.m.

@>---- February 14, 2009 --
Tango by the River" 128 J Street in Old
Sacramento  - ANNUAL VALENTINES TANGO DANCE! lesson at 8 p.m and  dancing until midnight. Contact Donna at donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.

@>---- February 28, 2009- Tango by the River" 128 J Street in Old
Sacramento lesson at 8 p.m and dancing until midnight. Contact Donna at
donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.

@>---- FRESNO .......First Saturday: February 7 (Valentine's theme)  and March 7 -  both will start at 8 p.m.