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Bulletin, Feb. 23, 2009

Patrick finished his rotation with more work on voleos.  Peter, our technician, will join us Saturday.  Hope to see you there


MONDAY - Tonight,  Feb. 23 and March 2, Social dancing and practica at Jacobs,
8 p.m., 2501 McHenry Avenue. A good place to practice class material.  ALL levels encouraged.  No fee, but you're urged to buy food and/or drink.  Come early to eat.

SATURDAY -Feb. 28 - Ongoing classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue.  -
11 a.m. - noon - Beginning Level, Newcomers encouraged.
Noon - 12:15 p.m.-  supervised practica
12:15-1:15 p.m. Intermediate  level - 1:15 - 2 p.m. Another supervised practica.
$12 per class drop in.  Introductory package of 9 lessons $75 - one-time offer and usable only at the beginner level.

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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
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., Nora Dinzelbacher teaching.
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.
New Tuesday series starts March 10 -  eight- week fundamentals class  6:30 - 8 p.m.
four-week planeos and enrosques for leaders and followers class 8-9:30 p.m.

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.

Waldorf School ; 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks 95628
Classes $50/month. drop-ins $10
6:30 7:30 p.m. Beginners lesson continued
Followed by Pràctica until 9 p.m. $3

At Tango By the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento>
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
from 7-8:30 p.m., then práctica 8:30-10:30 p.m. Details: http://www.rivertango.com
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!)

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

Roseville Dance
3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville
6:30 - 7:30 Beginners  
Luis El Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

The Allegro Ballroom
5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville
Beginner Lesson: 2-3 p.m., $12,  Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m., $12
Instructor: Julian Ramil
Dance Practice: 4-6. p.m., $6 (Free w/lesson)

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

Coming up in San Francisco
The Incomparable Facundo Posadas
Returns  Mar 5-8, 2009:
Facundo Posadas, an icon in the Argentine Tango world, is the only Afro-Argentine on tour to share the roots of this dance by teaching Milonga and Candombe.  Robert Farris Thompson calls Facundo in his book Tango:The Art History of Love "today's master of Argentine tango, milonga, and jazz dance" and tells of the rich history of the Posadas family dating back to the 1800s. Facundo starting dancing early and enjoyed it in Buenos Aires all his life, dancing with many great orchestras   Since 1997 he has traveled extensively teaching and performing at festivals and tango communities around the world .
He has also been in six films including Tango The Obsession which he also narrates, Tango Un Giro Extranio, Despabilate Amor Afro-Argentinos, Negro Che and El Cafe de Los Maestros (by Gustavo Santaolaya filmed in the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires).  He has also been featured in many television shows for Buenos Aires television as well as the BBC in London.
Thursday Mar 5     La Pista, 768 Brannan Street, SF


7:45-9 p.m. - Vueltas for Milonga assisted by Mila Salazar

9-9:30 p.m. - Tango Chat with Facundo

9:30-12 a.m. - Milonga
$25 per person
Friday Mar 6   Monte Cristo Club, 136 Missouri St. at 17th St., SF


8-9 p.m.- Figures for Milonga (all levels) assisted by Christy Cote

9-12 a.m. - Milonga
$15 - Milonga & class
Saturday Mar 7   Late Shift Milonga at Cheryl Burke Dance


8-9 p.m. - Barridas for Milonga (intermediate) assisted by Christy Cote

9 p.m.-2 a.m. - Milonga
$15 - Milonga & Class
Sunday, Mar 8   Cheryl Burke Dance, 1500 16th St. at DeHaro St., SF
1:30-3 p.m. - Milonga Traspie (intermediate) assisted by Christy Cote

3-3:30 p.m. - Tango Chat with Facundo Posadas

3:30-5 p.m. - Milonga Condombe (intermediate -advanced) assisted by Christy Cote
$26 per workshop/$5 off when you take both.
Sunday, Mar 8, 2009   Cafe Cocomo's


7:30-8:30 p.m. - Milonga Traspie (all levels)

assisted by Christy Cote

8:30-12:30 a.m. - Milonga
$15 - Class & Milonga
Private Lessons
Private lessons are available at $100 per 55- minute lesson for a person or a couple.  Lessons are available in San Francisco and Oakland (Sat 3/7 only).  To arrange a private lesson just reply to this email or call Christy Cote at 415 519-1333 cell.

@>---- MILONGAS: -

Our next milonga at Jacobs will be March 21.  Guest artists: Ney Melo & Jennifer Bratt.  Many of you have seen him dance on some of the videos on our website.

MILONGAS elsewhere:


@>---- February 28,- Tango by the River" 128 J Street,  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, MARCH 7 -   8 p.m.
Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
7:30 pm Lesson, 8 p.m., Dance Party
$10 per person if you bring an appetizer or dessert to share
$15 per person without food to share

Tango Tour to Buenos Aires 2009

From Marcelo Solis:
September 24th to October 5th. CST#2085488
Certified travel agents, tango instructors and local people from Argentina,
who  know the culture and speak the language.
Cost: $2,190 until March 6th.
To  get this early bird price we need a $400 advance (non-refundable).
Cost  includes:
Air fare, double occupancy at Hotel Lyon  www.hotel-lyon.com.ar
24 hours assistance, City Tours (to all the characteristic places: Obelisco -
Downtown -Plaza de Mayo - Cafe Tortoni - San Telmo - Recoleta ...).
A Day in the Countryside. 4 Tango Classes with the best local teachers
Milongas almost every evening or afternoon. Transportation to all the  activities.
A DVD with memories of the trip.
We can also make arrangements for  visits to other destinations (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: