What's New


Bulletin, August 17, 2009 -

We've had our last Racquet Club practica. Next Saturday we will meet at our NEW location, Juline's School of Dance, 144 Woodrow - suite E, at Woodrow and McHenry behind the India Bistro where we once had Monday practicas.  The new location is well lit, with many mirrors.
Thursday we are back at Concetta's for our monthly Art Walk milonga
   Hope to see us all there.


MONDAY - Tonight,  August 17 & 24,  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.

THURSDAY - August 20, Art Walk Milonga at Cocettas, 1205 J. Street,  7 - 9.  Enjoy a glass of wine, some food, socialize  and tango.

SATURDAY - August 22,  First meeting at our NEW location. Juline's School of Dance, beginning with warm up exercises at 10 a.m., a chance to  share favorite moves and a short introductory class for absolute beginners. 144 Woodrow Ave.. $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 - Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento,                         
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
Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or  donna@rivertango.com for more info. http://www.rivertango.com

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)

Spotlight Center for the Arts, 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150, West  Sacramento.
Emily Trites teaches Introductory Argentine Tango from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. and
Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango 7:15-8 p.m.

 Step One, 1920 T Street (at the RR tracks:), "La Práctica" for all levels with Mike & Alisa    9-10:30 p.m.  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  -  Pràctica until 9 p.m. $3

At Firehouse 5: 2014 9th Street:  6:45-7:45 p.m  - Former Sacramento Ballet soloist Jeanne Jacobson leads a ballet-based technique class  for social dancers.   Class   includes barre, floor, and center work. $10 Drop-in Rate,

Firehouse 5 Studio : 2014 9th St  (Corner of 9th & T)
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!)

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street,  Old Sacramento: Thursday, August 20
7:00-8:30 p.m. -- "Tango Technique with Oscar and Georgina" (All levels)
Sacadas -- This is one of the steps that you have always wanted to do at the
milonga, very elegant and lovely.
Included with this class is a práctica hosted by Ed Loomis and Rebeca Basave
from 8:30-10:30 p.m. This is a great chance to practice your technique!

Fresno -
7:30 p.m  at Studio 65,  2965 N. Maroa Ave.   Beyond Beginning Argentine Tango, Waltz and Milonga group lessons
$15  drop in, $40  monthly if paid on first Thursday, Couples $60 for July

Berkeley  @ 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  both classes & practica, $10 for one class & practica
$5  practica only   Classes taught by Sean & Charity and Dan & Pier
Roseville Dance Studio  3992 Foothills
Blvd, Roseville Luis "El Suave" teaches beginning tango at (916-719-3765) from 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

Firehouse 5  Studio:   2014 9th St  (Corner of 9th & T) Miguel Taillant teaches "Tango Buenos Aires" 7:30 p.m. $40 per month: Sessions runs 75 minutes.  Drop-ins $12
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   

 Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave  5 p.m  Basics.   6:30 p.m  Practice.
 Lesson  $10 includes a supervised practica .  Open Practica  $5

Coming Up
Oscar & Georgina teach at TBTR: 128 J Street Old Sacramento.
Thursday, August 20: 
7-8:30 p.m. -- "Tango Technique with Oscar and Georgina" (All levels)
*Included is a práctica  from 8:30-10:30 p.m. 

Saturday, August 22
2:30-4 p.m. -- Traspies: What they are and how to do them (All Levels)
4:30-6 p.m. -- "The beauty of Tango IV (Tango-Milonga-Vals)" (Advanced) --
Sunday, August 23
2:30-4 p.m. -- Milonga (All Levels)
4:30-6 p.m. -- Special Porteño Steps (Intermediate) 
Gato Valdez & Andrea Monti teach at The Firehouse #5.
Friday thru Sunday, September 4-6, 2009. For info:
tangomichey@yahoo.com or
916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com

@>---- Saturday, Oct, 17 (Note Changed date)  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  Saturday & Sunday Oct. 17-18. with topics specific to our group:
11 a.m. - Ladies technique and embellishments -
(Class  specific for women) -
12:30 - Milonga - (all levels) Rhythm and musicality. Close embrace and connection. Speed. Different walks. Plain milonga (easy and useful moves for the social dance, leading  transfer of weight). Combinations and perhaps   some traspié.
SUNDAY: Oct. 18
12 noon - Beginners workshop (all levels welcome!!) working on tango fundamentals with technique applied to social dance patterns. Changes of directions. Good resources for good navigation.Coordination and musicality. Flexibility of the embrace.
1:30 - Vals -Rhythm and musicality for vals. Specific figures in cross system. Use of the turns with syncopation for vals; double time and pauses. Different combinations.
1 workshop $30; 2 workshops $55; 3 or 4 workshops $25 each.

MILONGAS elsewhere:
@>---- Wednesdays,  open air milongas at Quarry Ponds
(5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, CA 95746). Class at 6 p.m., milonga at 7 p.m.

@>---- Sundays, The Capital City Milonga at the Capital City Hotel, corner of Fulton Avenue & Auburn Boulevard right at the freeway ramps to Business 80,
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

@>---- Saturday, August 22 at Tango By The River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
lesson at 8 p.m., dancing 'till midnight.

@>----  Sunday: August 23rd, 2009. Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road  in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) 7-9 pm.

@>---- Saturday, August 22, 8:00 p.m.-Adornos Art & Dance
2977 N. Maroa Ave,         between Clinton and Shields, and north of the railroad tracks, same parking lot at Studio 65
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Affordable art for your home & office, jewelry, & gift cards for sale. Dance performances, Dance lessons, and Food                    ARTISTS: Bebe Long, Nancy J. Stegall, Lacy Long & Jonathon Ayala and more!                             
Activities All Day......... Two dance parties will start at 8 p.m.  a milonga and a ballroom party at Studio 65, 
 $10  plus finger foods to share.  $15  without food. Beverages  provided.

@>---- Thursdays:  - The Danceasy, 9951 San Pablo Ave.
7 p.m drop-in technique class with Gale Robinson
8 p.m. - drop-in advanced class
8 p.m. - drop-in beginners' class with Ann Sheridan
Classes are $12 each and include the milonga.
 FIVE-BUCK MILONGA, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.! 

         Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009

November 2009 & April 2010 (13 nights)
Arrival in Buenos Aires on November 7. Departure  November 20. 
The trip includes
*13 nights accommodation  in a   Tango Guest House with  homemade breakfast
*Welcome  & Farewell dinners in   typical Argentinean "restaurant parrilla"
*Workshops exclusively for our group:  Milonguero and salón styles.
*Dance nights at the best milongas with the  best tables
 $1600  U.S.  dollars per person  without airfare                                
To book deposit  $500 before September 15 
 Contact: montitango@hotmail.com  or   andreaygato@gmail.com 

From Patricia Thatcher-  December 28, 2009 to January 8, 2010.
Earlybird Price Per Person: $1376 USD without air fare
Earlybird deadline is October 30, 2009.  To register, FAX a registration form
with your $350 deposit directly to Infusions Travel.  Credit cards are welcome.
Please contact patricia@infusionstravel.com with questions.  Thank you!