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Bulletin, June 8, 2009

Peter began his rotation emphasizing follower energy. He will continue to work on that using the "milonga" rhythm as a springboard. June will be fairly quiet in Modesto, so look for carpools for your tango fixes outs of town.

MONDAY - Tonight, June 8 & 15,  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 - June 13, regular classes at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian, Peter teaching.
Beginner level 11 a.m. to noon,  Supervised practica until 12:15
Intermediate level: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Supervised practica to 2 p.m.,$12 a lesson, intermediates encouraged to do both at no extra fee, work on technique and be there for beginners. Practica, $5, included in lesson. Introductory packages available one time only for $75, include nine 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 Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento,
Tuesday Night Classes with Glenn Corteza!
The prices for the Tuesday classes in June will be $75 per person or $140 per couple
($20 drop-in per class).  (3 hours a Tuesday) or 15 hours for only $75 - 
Level I -- 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- The Rhythms of Tango -  We will cover the four basic rhythms and show you how to easily improvise on your own on the first day.
Level II -- 7:30-8:30 p.m. -- Pivots and Turns - We will work on ochos and break it down into its smallest elements so you can finally learn to master this basic move. Level III -- 8:30-9:30 p.m. -- Listening to Music - Training your ear to hear different parts of the music to better inform your  dancing.

At Firehouse 5, 2014 9th St .... 2nd Tuesdays, June 9 -
The FireAnts!  7 p.m. free tango lesson
8-10 p.m., live tango music and dancing
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 Firehouse 5- 2014 9th St.   - Tango Technique with Michelle Gorre!
Starting June 3, 2009 : 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
$40/month or $12/drop-in
Warm-up, floor & technique work, cool-down included.  Wear comfortable clothes.  This class will focus on form, balance, core-strength, creativity and improvisation!

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 Tango By the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
7:00-8:30 p.m. -- "Tango Technique with Oscar and Georgina" (All levels)
Included  is a practica hosted by Ed  and Rebeca  from 8:30-10:30 p.m.

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 / Practica immediately following,  $3 (FREE with Class!)

Fresno -
The Cube at Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
Thursdays 7:30 p.m Group Argentine Tango lesson, Beyond Beginning 
($60 couples, $40 singles) $15 drop in per person
Roseville Dance - 3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville
6:30-7:30 p.m.,beginners  
Luis El Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210  luiselsuave@comcast.net

Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave  Friday, June 19   8:00 p.m.     
Friday, June 19, 8:00 p.m
Argentine Close Embrace for Couples in the Cube $40  Please RSVP
The Allegro Ballroom - 5855 Christie Ave., 
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 -Sundays in the Cube Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
5 p.m    Group Argentine Tango Basics                                
($35 per person, class and practica) $10 drop in per person

SUNDAY, June 28 At Tango By the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Workshops with Oscar & Georgina
2:30 - 4 p.m. -- How to lead, follow, and change directions (All Levels)
4:30 - 6 p.m. -- Tango rhythm and phrases (Intermediate)
Cost is $35 per workshop or 2 for $60, 3 for $85, 4 for $100, 5 for $115
The pricing discount structure is for one person taking multiple classes, not for multiple people taking the same class.


@>---- Saturday, Sept,20 Next Milonga at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry Ave.  starting at 7:30 p.m. with guest artists Gato & Andrea, direct from Buenos Aires .

MILONGAS elsewhere:

@>---- Wednesdays,  open air milongas at Quarry Ponds
(5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, CA 95746). Class at 6 p.m. and milonga at 7 p.m. 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 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance from 9 to-midnight!  $15 for lesson and dance; $10 for dance only. Both with  refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

@>---- Sunday, June 14,  Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Natomas Town Center (next to It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.

@>----  Saturday,  June 20, 2009  - At Firehouse 5, 2014 9th St 
La alterNATIVA Milonga!
8 p.m. Beginning Lesson
9 p.m. Milonga with traditional, non-traditional & alternative music!
$15 Lesson & Milonga / $10 Milonga only 

@>---- Sunday, June 21 - "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of
San Juan), Fair Oaks, Calif. 95628, 6-9:30 p.m. $5 cover. Contact Luis
at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

@>---- SATURDAY, JUNE 27 -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!$15 for lesson and dance; $10 for dance only. Both include refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

@>---- Sunday, June 28 -   Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

@>---- Saturday, July 11, 8 p.m  - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave..
dance, food, socialize   $15  or $10  if you bring a potluck finger food dish.
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  Airport and  hotel or Tango Guest House .
*13 nights accommodation in a  Tango Guest House or  hotel,  double occupancy, including breakfast
*8   workshops   for our group with  internationally  known teachers.
*12   nights at the best milongas 
* 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
3. Fair weekend: Saturday in Recoleta  & Sunday in San Telmo
4. 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