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Bulletin, July 6, 2009 - for your review

Tango Week remains in full swing, but things will pretty much return to normal by Saturday when we start our summer schedule at the Modesto Racquet Club at 10 a.m. (earlier) for a chance to practice with warm-up exercises and a half hour introductory class for absolute beginners.  If your friends wonder if tango is for them, this may be their opportunity.  This practica will encourage showing favorite moves. We will resume normal lessons with rotating instructors after Labor Day.
Going to the Fresno milonga on Saturday?  Meet at Starbucks by the freeway, Briggsmore between Prescott & Sisk, Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY - Tonight,  July 6 & 13,  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 - July 11,  Practica at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, beginning with some warm up exercises at 10 a.m., and an opportunity for   us to share some of our favorite moves, as well as a short  introductory class for absolute beginners.
200 Norwegian. $5 to cover club fees.  Regular classes will resume after Labor Day.

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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,
Patrick Alessandri & Donna Williams Teach the Tuesday Classes for July
Patrick's upbeat energy keeps things fun while you work on your technique!
6:30-7:30 p.m. Level I - Beginning Tango
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate Tango
8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango
Patrick will teach a different ending pose in the last part of each class
Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.

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  The Finnish Hall - 1970 Chestnut St.
July 7- Aug. 25;  6:30-8 p.m: 8 week Milonguero Style Series (all levels)
  $75/person or $65/person for couples for all eight weeks
***Half price for returning students who have already taken an 8 week close embrace series and want a refresher course.
July 7-28 - 8-9:30 p.m: 4 week Milonguero II Series:
Innovative and Dynamic Movements in Close embrace (intermediate.)
$35/person for all 4 weeks
Registration Deadline for Both Classes July 4

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 Firehouse 5: 2014 9th Street:  6:45-7:45 p.m  - July  - Length, Strength & Line
Former Sacramento Ballet Soloist Jeanne Jacobson leads a ballet-based technique class geared for social dancers to help improve balance, flexibility, strength and achieve aesthetically pleasing lines. This class is perfect for dancers who would like to experience freedom of movement and body control.  Class will include barre work, floor work, and center work.
$40 for the month/$10 Drop-in Rate,  Register Online Now - 


At Firehouse 5: 2014 9th St
Tango Explorations with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre
6:30 Beginning Tango,  7:30 Continuing Tango,  8:30 Open Practica
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $3/practica (FREE with Class!)
This month, in the Continuing Tango Class,   explore  VOLCADAS.

Fresno -
The Cube at Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
7:30 p.m - 8:45 p.m  Group Beyond the Basics, Techniques & Sequences
$15  drop in, $40  monthly if paid on first Thursday,
 Couples $60 for July

El Cerrito The Danceasy - 9951 San Pablo Ave.

7 p.m - drop-in technique class with Gale Robinson
8 p.m - drop-in advanced class with NEGRACHA & DIEGO! (June & July)
8 p.m - drop-in beginners' class with Ann Sheridan
Classes are $12 each and include the milonga.
Followed by a  FIVE-BUCK MILONGA, 9 p.m.-1 a.m, 
Dance recession worries away. The Danceasy welcomes singles.
<http://www.danceasy.com>www.danceasy.com  (510) 524-9100 for voice mail 

Berkeley Thursday Nights @ the Beat
2560 9th St. (all-levels)
9-10 p.m.: tango progressive (beg/intermediate.) 
9-10 p.m: Beginner Practica
10 p.m- Midnight: Practica
$15 for both classes & practica
$10 for one class & practica

$5 for practica only
Classes taught by Sean & Charity and Dan & Pier
Practica DJed by Sean

Roseville Dance - 3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville
6:30-7:30 p.m.,beginners  
Luis El Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210  <mailto:luiselsuave@comcast.net>luiselsuave@comcast.net

Firehouse 5:  2014 9th Street - NEW FRIDAY TANGO CLASS***
Tango Buenos Aires with MIGUEL TAILLANT  7:30 P.M
 Miguel was born in Argentina and grew up in Buenos Aires.  As a child, Miguel was selected to dance Argentine Folklore which he did until he was 12,when  he switched to tango.
  Miguel danced in many barrios of Buenos Aires and toured with "Tango Feliz". 
In his early twenties he came to the US. and  was part of the birth of tango in Sacramento. 
The Allegro Ballroom - 5855 Christie Ave., 
4 Week Progressive Beginner's Lesson: 2:00-3:00 pm, $12       
Int/Adv Lesson:  3:00-4:00 pm, $12
Instructor: Julian  Ramil   website www.sabordetango.com.

Kathy and Guy -Sundays in the Cube Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
5-6:30 p.m.   Basics Group Lesson  $10
includes a supervised practica with the participants.
6:30-8 p.m.   Open Practica  $5 (a time to 'practice' what you learned in a class, work on your basics, ask questions, this is not a milonga party)


@>---- Saturday, Sept, 19  Next Milonga at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry Ave.  starting at 7:30 p.m. with guest artists Gato & Andrea, direct from Buenos Aires .
Workshops with Gato & Andrea will be Saturday, Sept. 19, & Sunday Sept. 20.

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 <mailto:luiselsuave%40comcast.net>luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

@>---- Sundays,  At the Blue Room in the Capital City Hotel,
(the old Clarion Hotel, 2600 Auburn Blvd at the Fulton Ave exit on Bus 80)
 2:30 -5:30 p.m.

@>---- Saturday, July 11, 8 p.m  - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave..
Luau theme: dress and food $10 if you bring food to share ,   $15 if you do not

@>---- SATURDAY, JULY 11 at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento,
MILONGA IN HONOR OF ED LOOMIS AND REBECA BASAVE! Introductory tango lesson taught from 8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:45), dance 9 to midnight! $15  lesson and dance; $10 for dance only. Both include refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

@>---- SATURDAY, JULY 25 –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 dance only. Both include refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

@>---- El Cerrito:  The Danceasy, 9951 San Pablo Ave.
Thursdays:  7 p.m - drop-in technique class with Gale Robinson
8 pm - drop-in advanced class with NEGRACHA & DIEGO! (July)
8 pm - drop-in beginners' class with Ann Sheridan
Classes are $12 each and include the milonga.
Introducing the FIVE-BUCK MILONGA, 9 pm to 1 am!  Dance your recession worries away to great sounds new and old, at the place that loves you most - The Danceasy!
We're cozy and friendly, and we've been serving bay area tango dancers for more than twelve years. 
Kate Schonmeyer    www.danceasy.com  (510) 524-9100 for voice mail

Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009

From Marcelo Solis:  September 24th to October 5th
 This tour takes you to the heart of tango;
See the places where the locals go to dance.
The trip includes:
- Airfare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F).

- Hotel  (double occupancy) at Hotel Lyon www.hotel-lyon.com.ar
- 24 hours assistance (we know the city and we speak the language!).
- City Tours (you'll get to know all the characteristic places).
- Shopping tours to places where locals go looking for quality and price.
- A Day in the Countryside.

- 4 Tango Classes with the best local teachers.
- Milongas almost every evening or afternoon.
- Transportation to all the mentioned activities.

- A DVD with memories of the trip.
Cost: $2,290 - Until July 31st 2009.
To sign  get this early bird price I  need a $400.00.- advance
.I know the culture. I speak the language.
 I can also make arrangements for you to visit  other destinations in Argentina (Mendoza, Salta, Jujuy, Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, etc.)
Phone: 415-412-1866    info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com



From GATO & ANDREA    November 2009 (13 nights)
Arrive November 7. Depart  November 20.
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.  before September 15 
More details in our web  <http://www.tour-tango.com.ar/>www.tour-tango.com.ar  
Contact us:
montitango@hotmail.com  or  andreaygato@gmail.com