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Bulletin, May 25, 2009

The month is coming to a close on a weekend with Diego & Negracha Lanau. 
We who were in Buenos Aires last July kept running into them.  They surely are part of the tango scene there.

Fixtures at Buenos Aires milongas, ambassadors of the close embrace "milonguero style", about which they are passionate,  Diego & Negracha share tango around the world, having just finished a tour of Europe.

With  a profound knowledge of both roles, they teach from basics to more complex sequences, as well as milonga codes,  from how to ask for a dance to enjoying a crowded dance floor, giving you the true flavor of the Buenos Aires Milongas.

The Jacobs milonga is Saturday.  The Saturday and Sunday workshops will focus on milonga and vals for all levels.

 Milonga  Saturday, May 30,2009
 Jacobs Fine Dining
  2501 McHenry Ave                                             
 Modesto, CA 95350     
 (209) 529-2829
 6 p.m. - Doors open .
 7:30p.m. - Introductory class.
 8:30 p.m. - Midnight - Open Dancing .                 
10:15p.m. -  Performance by  Diego  and Negracha                                                                               
$5 dance or watch, $10 with intro lesson

Workshops:  Modesto Fitness & Racquet  Club -
200 Norwegian Avenue Modesto
(Briggsmore to McHenry, North on McHenry, Immediate right @ Norwegian)

1) 11 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.
Tango fundamentals, technique,  rhythm & Milongas codes 
2)  12:30 - 2 p.m.
Milonga :  coordination, embrace, combinations.
SUNDAY,  MAY 31, 2009
1) noon - 1:15 p.m.
Vals: Cadence, turns and   navigation on the floor.
2) 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Milonga traspie: Combination of steps in time & rhythm.

Fee: $30 per class for one or two classes,  $80 for three classes,
$100 for all four classes.
 Contact Mary   522-1571, or email: modestotango@gmail.com  

MONDAY - No practica at Jacobs tonight  (Memorial Day), 
Practica will resume June 1.

SATURDAY - May 30, Workshops with Diego and Negracha at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian  - Focus of basic techniques and Milonga. Schedule of Classes above.

SATURDAY - MAY 30  Evening..  Milonga at Jacobs with Diego & Negracha.  Information above

SUNDAY - May 31.  Workshops with Diego and Negracha at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club. Focus on Vals and Milonga.  Schedule of classes above.
See  http://modestotango.googlepages.com/  for more information

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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, with Donna Williams & Patrick Alessandri:
Level I - Beginning  -  6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate -  7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced  -  8:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the series.
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)

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  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. Beginners always welcome.

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

At Tango By the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box," 7-8:30 p.m. Práctica until 10:30,   $50 a person, $90 per couple for the month; $15 per drop-in, practica alone $5. Need clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

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 -
The Cube at Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
7:30 -9:00 p.m. Group lesson (assumes you know how to" walk")
 $15 drop in,  $40 singles,   $60 couples for the month, 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

Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave  Friday, June 19   8:00 p.m.     
Close Embrace Evening for Couples    $40 per couple
The Allegro Ballroom
5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville - Instructor: Julian  Ramil
Beginner's : 2-3 p.m, $12 Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12  
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

Kathy and Guy -Sundays in the Cube Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
    5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Basics Group lesson for all levels, $10 person, with practica
    6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Practica for all levels, $5

AND IN JULY:  Nora's Tango Week 2009 - The 12th Year!
Registration for single women closed, still open for single men and couples.
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)


@>---- Saturday, May 30, Milonga at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry Ave.  starting at 7:30 p.m. with guest artists Diego & Negracha, direct from Buenos Aires in their first Central Valley appearance. See above for information. Workshops Saturday & Sunday, May30- 31. 

MILONGAS elsewhere:

@>---- Wednesdays,  open air milongas at Quarry Ponds
(5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, CA 95746). Class at 6 pm and milonga at 7 pm. Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 13 – At Tango by the River.  128 J Street, Old Sacramento.  MILONGA IN HONOR OF PETER BALDRIDGE & JERRY SUE HOOPER! Introductory tango lesson taught 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 and dance; $10 for dance only. Both include refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.
@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 27 –At Tango by the River.  128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Introductory tango lesson taught 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 and dance; $10 for dance only. Both include refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.


Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009
From GATO & ANDREA    November 2009 (13 nigths)
Special trip April 2010 (10 nights)
Arrive November 7. Depart  November 20.
The trip includes
*Transfers to and from Ezeiza Airport to hotel or Tango Guest House and.
*13 nights accommodation in a  Tango Guest House or four-stas hotel, double occupancy, including breakfast
*Welcome dinner in a typical  "restaurant parrilla" including drinks.
*8   workshops   for our group with  internationally  known teachers.
*12   nights at the best milongas  (best tables at first line )
*Last night Farewell Dinner at a nice typical restaurant
* Included Excursions:

1. Walking tour of downtown and Plaza San Martin
2. City Tour in private bus with bilingual guide (8 hours duration ):
3. Fair weekend: Saturday in Recoleta  & Sunday in San Telmo
4. Five stars Tango Dinner Show at one of the best shows in Buenos Aires 
  5. A day in the country.
6. Guided visit to   Teatro Colón  Café Tortoni
7. Guided visit to Recoleta Cemetery and Del Pilar Church
8. Guided shopping day for tango shoes and clothes.
9. Guided shopping day for leather clothes.
Optional excursions to Tigre & Delta and to Colonia (Uruguay)

Trip prices per person in 2009
Accommodation in a 4 stars Hotel $1800 U.S.  per person  
Accommodation in a Tango Guest House $1600 U.S.
To book  make a deposit of $500 dollars.
November trip: before September 15 
More details in our web  www.tour-tango.com.ar  
Contact us: montitango@hotmail.com or andreaygato@gmail.com