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Bulletin, March 23, 2009

All who attended our weekend workshops with Ney Melo & Jennifer Bratt enjoyed them. Ney's comparing leading to pushing a shopping cart reminds us of a 2007 video that is worth revisiting: . 
We will resume regular classes next Saturday with Sean & Charity.


MONDAY - Tonight, March 23 & 30, 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 - March 28, regular ongoing classes at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian -    Sean & Charity teaching.
Beginner level 11 a.m. to noon,  Supervised practica till 12:15
Intermediate level: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Supervised practica till 2 p.m.
$12 a lesson, intermediate students encouraged to attend both lessons at no additional fee,  to work on technique and be there for the beginners.  Practica only $5 - included in lesson. Introductory packages available  on a one time only basis for $75, include 9 lessons, only usable at the beginner level.

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OUT OF TOWN:  Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571


Sacramento - At:  Firehouse 5 Dance: 2014 9th St
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 7:00 P.M.
! Alicia Pons! - Women's Technique!
ALICIA PONS will  teach  special Women's Technique Class this Tuesday
Cost for Workshop: $20
Contact Michelle at Michelle@thefirehouse5.com or
call  916-799-1952 to register or book a private
Sacramento - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Beginning   -   6:30-7:30 p.m.
Intermediate   -   7:30-8:30 p.m.
Intermediate/Advanced   -  8:30-9:30 p.m.
classes taught by Donna Williams and Mark Napier.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the series.

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.  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"  7:00 to 8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10:30 pm.
At Firehouse 5: 2014 9th St
Tango Explorations with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre
6:30 p.m. - Beginning , 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-8:30 p.m
$15 drop in / $60 a month per couple, IF paid on first Thursday
$40 a month single, IF paid on first Thursday
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
4 Week Progressive Beginner's 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
Beginning Argentine Tango Group
$5    1 hour class  5-6 p.m
$5    2 hour Practica; 6-8 p.m ...Practice what you have learned in your classes.

AND IN JULY:  Nora's Tango Week 2009 - The 12th Year!
 CLARION HOTEL @ San Francisco Airport
The Weekend" program: July 3rd - July 5th
The Week" program:  July 6th - July 10th
Celebration Tango Ball": July 11th (the traditional closing milonga and show)
All classes, Milongas  are held at the  Clarion Hotel at the San Francisco Airport
Call  1-800-252-7466 or Mon thru Fri (650) 777-7771 and mention  "NORA'S TANGO WEEK,"to reserve a room for the reduced rate  of $95 (plus taxes)
For  further details,  visit : www.tangoweek.com or call/fax  NTW Director (650) 348-1140;  email: tangoweek@hotmail.com.
Sign up before April 30 and receive the   price of $320 for the Weekend,
 $505 for the Week, or $725 for both.
A deposit of $200 per person secures your registration for any   program.
Make check payable to Nora Olivera and send it to: 2841 Hillside Drive,
Burlingame, CA 94010.

@>---- There will be free outdoor milongas preceding both performances for Tango, First Century at the Gallo Center, May 15 & 16.
Then on May 30 & 31 we have a milonga a Jacobs with Diego & Negracha as guest artists.  Mark your calendars.

MILONGAS elsewhere:

Wed. March 25  at Cellspace,   2050 Bryant St. (between 18th & 19th)
Charity writes us:   there is a fundraiser  to raise money and awareness for the fight against human trafficking, a subject  close to my heart.
I'm asking my friends and fellow teachers to help as they can.  
The event starts at 8 p.m. with both a beginning and intermediate class , followed by the milonga cost $8. 
Project Tango will donate the door after costs,  so you can help just by coming out to  dance! 

@>---- Saturday, March 28 - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.  Introductory tango lesson 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45),  dance 9 midnight! Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and dance.

@>---- Sunday, March 29, 2009:  Mirabelle's European Pastry Café
7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks 95628
6 - 9:30  p.m.Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

@>---- Saturday, APRIL 11    Milonga Party
 7:30p.m Beginner lesson   8 p.m. dance begins
 $10 if you bring a finger food appetizer or dessert
 $15 if you do not bring food to share

Tango Tour to Buenos Aires 2009
From Gato & Andrea who are scheduling trips  in July & November: 
JulyTrip: Arrival,  July 11. Departure,  July 24
November Trip Arrival, November 7. Departure,  November 20
The accommodation for the November trip will be at the tango guest house 
Accommodation in a 4 stars  Hotel                    $1800 per person 
Accommodation in a Tango Guest House           $1600 per person
*Special promotion for people who already came to Buenos Aires with us:   
 $1500 in hotel or $1300 in tango guest house                                                                                                                                                  *Does not include city tour, Ranch excursion, Recoleta excursion,  Colon/Barolo or museum visit or guided shopping days.
To book,  make a deposit of $500 per person.
July trip: make the deposit before April 30
November trip: make the deposit before June 15
The tour includes:
Accommodation, double occupancy  with breakfast.
(Single occupancy   on request. The cost difference is not included in a hotel)
Welcome dinner,  private group workshops with   internationally  known teachers.
Dance assistants (taxi dancers)  for single ladies for the classes.
12 dance nights at the best milongas,   Farewell Dinner,  24 hour assistance . Excursions to :
Downtown and Plaza San Martin(walking) , City Tour Sunday in San Telmo
 Tango Dinner Show A day in the country, Teatro Colon and Cafe Tortoni,  Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church shopping  for tango souvenirs,  shoes. and clothes
More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar  

From Marcelo Solis: September 24th to October 5th  CST#2085488
Cost: $2,190 - Until April 24th 2009.  For this early bird price send a $400.00.- advance (non-refundable). Trip includes
Airfare from and to San Francisco , hotel , 24 hours assistance , City Tours 
A Day in the Countryside., 4 Tango Classes with the best local teachers
Milongas almost every evening or afternoon., Transportation 
A DVD with memories of the trip.
In addition, we can  make arrangements to  other destinations in Argentina
Marcelo Solis      Phone: 415-412-1866                                      e-mail: