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Bulletin, June 1, 2009

Diego and Negracha were excellent teachers; their workshops gave quite a work-out. In June we return to normal. The first Saturday brings the opportunity to pay $40 for the month in advance.

MONDAY - Tonight, June 1 & 8,  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 6, 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, intermediate students encouraged to attend 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. This week pay $40 for a four week month,  not refundable.

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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!
For the month of June, San Francisco's  Glenn Corteza will teach the  classes with  Donna Williams. Glenn  specializes in musicality and connection. He  is particularly good at teaching a comfortable and elegant tango, and  has a flair for breaking down difficult concepts beautifully and ingeniously.
The prices for the Tuesday classes will be slightly more than usual for June only. 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 — 
The program for June:
Level I -- 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- The Rhythms of Tango - Tango is an improvisational dance and there is no set rhythm like salsa or swing. 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. You will be able to do ochos on your own, learn to practice effectively to improve your balance and consistency so it becomes second nature when you go out dancing.
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 way of dancing. We will go over standard rhythms, melody, phrasing and the dynamics of floor craft.

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 - June 2-23,  Finnish Hall,  1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley
Tango with Sean & Charity: Four-Week Intermediate Series
Rhythmic Movements and Variations.   8-9:30 p.m.
In this series,  focus on various movements to emphasize musical elements.
The class  includes syncopated/dynamic ochos as well as disassociation between leader and follower quicksteps.
$35 for all 4 weeks
Registration Deadline: May 30
to register, or for more information email seancharity@gmail.com or class 916-709-0603

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, 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.

@>---- 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.

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