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Bulletin, March 9, 2009

Peter worked on musicality with cross system this weekend, starting the beginners on eight-count basic.  March will be interesting, with our usual art walk milonga on Thursday, March 19, warming us up for the milonga at Jacobs Saturday, March 21, with  Ney Melo & Jennifer Bratt who will also do workshops March 21 and 22.  To watch this dynamic couple dance,  Check out : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SodIdnzP4gI&feature=channel_page


MONDAY - Tonight, March 9 & 16, 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 14 - Ongoing classes at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue.  - Peter teaching
11 a.m. - noon - Beginning Level, Newcomers encouraged. Peter finishing up with 8 count basic.
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.

Coming up:              
Workshops Schedule with Ney  and Jennifer.


Ney and Jennifer are dedicated to inspiring students to  tango with feeling, musicality and connection -  as danced in Buenos Aires. Their classes are relaxed and lively. They equally emphasize women's and men's roles, stressing technique with every step shown.

Jennifer believes contact facilitates communication profound beyond words. Emphasizing technique,  employing vivid images,  she focuses on posture, connection and musicality.  She advises followers to develop the balance between being too light and too heavy.

Ney  is known for innovative teaching methods and passion for teaching. His instruction is sought by beginning and advanced dancers,  teachers and choreographers around the world.  He  has studied tango with masters  of Villa Urquiza  tango.
       Modesto Fitness & Racquet  Club, 200 Norwegian Avenue,       
Fee: $25 per class,  $45 for two classes, $80 for all four classes.
Contact Mary   522-1571, or email: modestotango@gmail.com

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

Sacramento - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
For the month of March, dancing to the music of Angel D'Agostino.
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.  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>
from 7-8:30 p.m., then práctica 8:30-10:30 p.m Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"  This month Rebeca & Ed will continue Romantic Tango, adding refinements to molinete. The práctica which follows   is an opportunity to practice.
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-8:30 p.m
Group Tango class for those who wish to continue studying and practicing.
$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  5:00 p.m-6:00 p.m
$5    2 hour Practica; 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m ...Practice what you have learned in your classes.

Jacobs Fine Dining              Saturday: March 21,2009
2501 McHenry Ave        , Modesto, CA 95350                                                                                            
(209) 529-2829 
6:00 p.m. - Doors open .
 7:30p.m. - Introductory class.
 8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Open Dancing .                 
10:15p.m. - Performance by  Ney and Jennifer
 $5.00  dance or watch  /  $10 with intro lesson
Jacobs  is available for drinks or dinner at your pleasure.

MILONGAS elsewhere:


@>---- Saturday,  March 14 –  Guest Maestros Beatrix Satzinger and  Micheal Young! Introductory tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll dance from 9:00 -midnight! Around 10:15 p.m., Beatrix and Michael   dance a tango demonstration. Cost is $15 for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. Both include hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, performance, and dance.

@>---- Sunday, March 15, 2009 : Mirabelle's European Pastry Café
7318 Winding Way, Fair Oaks 95628
6 - 9:30 p.m. Milonga ~ $5 cover
 Luis 'el Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

@>---- Saturday, March 28 – Introductory tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), then we'll dance from 9:00- 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

Tango Tour to Buenos Aires 2009
From Gato & Andrea who are scheduling trips  in July & November: 

1. Until June 8th 2009:   U$D 1600
2. Until June 29th 2009:  U$D 1700
(subject to availability) Making a deposit of U$D 500
Total payment deadline:  July 10th, 2009

1. Until September 30th 2009: U$D 1700
2. Until October 26th 2009:  U$D 1800
( subject to availability) Making a deposit of U$D 500
Total payment deadline: November 10th,
Those of us who have gone on his trip before  get a discount price of $1300.