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Bulletin, Jan. 26, 2009

Charity ended her rotation with work on musicality and molinetes in intermediates.
This weekend includes our milonga and workshops with Caroline & Christopher.  At the milonga Saturday evening; Christopher will be DJ and both will teach an introductory class and do a demonstration (see flier) The workshops are Saturday and Sunday. Jan. 31 & Feb. 1  during the day

Christopher Nassopoulos  and Caroline Peattie are two of the best-known close-embrace instructors of Argentine tango in the United States,
specialists in lead, follow and  uncomplicated walking.
They  have been invited to teach at tango festivals  across the country.
These energetic instructors fill their classes with  humor .
Skilled yet unpretentious, Christopher and Caroline have the  ability to analyze movement and  improve a student's technique on  the most subtle levels. 
They give their students the building blocks to create their own improvisational dance.

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 $10 studio fee
Contact Mary   522-1571, or email: modestotango@gmail.com  


MONDAY - Tonight,  Jan. 26 & Feb.  2, 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. 31 - Workshops with Christopher & Caroline at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club , 200 Norwegian Avenue.  -
11 a.m. - Embrace and Connection,  All levels (Beginners encouraged)
12:30 -   Moving in and out of Cross System  - intermediate  level
Sunday - Feb. 1
12:00 - Using the Music - All levels (Beginners encouraged)
1:30  -  Navigating with Different Orchestras - Intermediate Level
$25 per class.  $40 for two, $75 for all four classes. 

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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.

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

Coming up....
Sean & Charity will conduct workshops at:
FIREHOUSE 5 DANCE  2014 B 9th Street Sac, CA
(between T & U)
Saturday, February 7, & Sunday, February 8.

12:00 to 1:30 PM = Making Milonga Fun (All levels)
 1:45 to 3:15 PM = Cortes en Tango (All levels)
 3:30 to 5:00 PM = Improvising w/ Barridas & Paradas (Int)
1:00 TO 2:30 PM
Super Connection! Drawing & Playing w/ the Follower's Free Leg (Int)
 2:45 to 4:15 PM = Elastic Crosses (Int/Adv)
 4:30 to 6:00 PM = Gancho Boleo Combinations  (Int/Adv)
For info call: (916)799-1952
COST FOR CLASSES (Each class 1.5 hours!):
1 Class     = $25,   2 Classes = $45,  3 Classes = $60
4 Classes  = $75,   5 Classes = $85,   6 Classes = $90 

 @>---- Our  milonga at Jacobs is Saturday. Jan. 31,  Carolyn & Christopher DJ, teach the introductory lesson, and perform. (see flier above.). Mark your calendar.  
Milongas Elsewhere:

@>----   Saturday, Jan 7, 2009  La Milonga alterNATIVA  FIREHOUSE 5 DANCE  2014 B 9th Street Sac, CA (between T & U) Sean & Charity will   teach  the Beginners Tango Class prior to  La Milonga
 Cost: $5 Class only / $15 Class & Milonga / $10 Milonga only

@>---- 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

Tango Tour to Buenos Aires 2009

From Marcelo Solis:
September 24th to October 5th. CST#2085488
Why coming to Buenos Aires with us ?
We are a team of certified travel agents, tango instructors and local people
from Argentina.
We have 15 years on tango tours and 6 years organizing our own trips.
We are from Buenos Aires.
We know the culture.
We speak the language.
Our customers are thrilled and many of them keep coming back every year. 
We have a great time enjoying our adventures, and we would love to share it
with you.
Cost: $2,190 until March 6th.
To sign in and get this early bird price we need a $400 advance (non-refundable).
Airfare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F).
Hotel in the best location of Buenos Aires (double occupancy) at Hotel Lyon
24 hours assistance (we know the city and we speak the language!).
City Tours (you'll get to know all the characteristic places: Obelisco –
Downtown –
Plaza de Mayo - Cafe Tortoni - San Telmo - Recoleta and much more).
A Day in the Countryside.
4 Tango Classes with the best local teachers
Milongas almost every evening or afternoon.
Transportation to all the mentioned activities.
A DVD with memories of the trip.
In addition , we can also make arrangements for you to visit
 other destinations in Argentina (Mendoza, Salta, Jujuy, Bariloche,
Iguazu Falls, etc.)
Marcelo Solis     
Phone: 415-412-1866
E-mail: marcelotango@gmail.com
See photos of our last trip at: