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Bulletin, Jan. 19, 2009

Sean & Charity's classes focused on cross system - going in and out, both partners on the same foot. This is unique to tango, so it is good to keep reviewing.  Saturday Charity will be with us; Sean will be out of state.  She is just back from Buenos Aires, performing with Tango Confusion, an all-woman group that has been performing in the Bay Area. 

Our weekend with Carolint & Christopher is near - milonga flier follows.  Charity gave a strong plug for the classes as Caroline mentored her. Christopher will be D.J. and do the introductory lesson and dance demonstration at the milonga,. - Definitely worth looking forward to.

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


MONDAY - Tonight,  Jan. 19 & 26, 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.

SATURDAY -Jan. 24 - Classes  at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club,
200 Norwegian Avenue.  -  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.

Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 
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: $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.

Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave @ Harrison, Oakland
Jorge Torres Workshop
Wed, Jan 28
7:30 - 9 p.m. workshop
9: - 9:30 p.m. practice for workshop participants
$30 per person (extra fee for walk-ins)
Register in advance  at www.jorgetorres.tangofantastico.com
Info Sue Flanagan (650) 766-4400
Jorge explores music on a different level.  Orchestras give music a flavor of its own. Some stress melody, others play with tempo. Each contributes in its own way to improvised variations in the dance, inspiring sequences and movements .  We need to feel the music and let it guide our steps.
Jorge Torres, a world-renown tango choreographer, dancer, and impresario of dance productions, is among the outstanding choreographers and dancers of Argentine Tango today.  Jorge Torres joined "Forever Tango" in 1995 and has been Troupe Dance Captain & Principal Dancer for the last eight years. He is currently Artistic Director for the American Tango Institute in Chicago, dividing time between teaching in New York and performing in "Forever Tango" worldwide.

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 p.m. - Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. - Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. - Open Practica
$35 Month / $10 Drop-in / $3 Practica (FREE with Class!)

7:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
Kathy and Guy
Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave

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)

Regular Classes: 5 p.m. Vals style tango lesson
Sunday 6 p.m. Practica for all levels.
Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave

 @>---- Our  milonga at Jacobs is Jan. 31,  Carolyn & Christopher DJ-ing, teaching the introductory lesson, and performing (see flier above.). 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:

@>---- FRESNO ....... FRIDAY JANUARY 23, 8 p.m.
Close Embrace for Couples - RSVP  Lesson, dessert & wine
$40 per couple for this group class
Embrace, Comfort, Steps  (for students who know Tango Basics)
Kathy and Guy   - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave

@>----  Saturday: Jan. 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 Road 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.

@>---- SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14 - Valentine's Day
 Lesson 7:30pm  $15
Dance 8:30pm  $5
Refreshments & beverages included
Bring friends too, a romantic evening
RSVP, let us know if you plan to join us.
Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave

A Traditional Argentine Dance Party - 8 p.m.
Potluck appetizer or dessert
$10 with food, $15 without
Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave