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Bulletin, August 31, 2009 -

We had our last summer practica at our new location, Juline's School of Dance, 144 Woodrow -and will try to do one every month,  We  break for Labor Day Weekend, resume regular classes at 11 a.m. starting with Sean on September 12.  There will also be a  half hour class for absolute beginners at 10:15 for $5.  If you know folks who might wonder if tango is for them, steer them to the studio at 10 a.m.  We hope to see increased attendance: the very future of tango in Modesto depends on that.


MONDAY - Tonight,  August  31,  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.
There will be practica on Labor Day, September 7.

SATURDAY - September 5,  No Tango in Modesto. Much happening out of town.

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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)

Berkeley -Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St.
Tango with Sean & Charity
September 1, 2009,  6:30 p.m.  To October 20, 2009,  9:30 p.m.
6:30-8 pm 8 week milonguero style series (all-levels)
$75/person or $65/person for couples
8-9:30 4 week volcada series (intermediate)
Register by Aug. 31
Phone: 916 7090603


Step One, 1920 T Street (at the railroad 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:  7-8:30,
Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box"
7-8:30, followed by a práctica from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Tango refinements for ladies & gentlemen.

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

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


LABOR DAY WEEKEND - Friday thru Sunday, September 4-6, 2009.
Sacramento:  Gato Valdez & Andrea Monti teach at The Firehouse #5.  2014 9th St  (Corner of 9th & T)   For info: tangomichey@yahoo.com or
@>---- 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.  

@>---- Thursdays: The Verdi Club Milonga,  2424 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA  94110
7-8 p.m - Beg. Tango class with Christy  & Adolfo
8-8:45 p.m - Int/Adv Tango class with Christy & Adolfo
Special Guest Instructors:
9/ 10 - Jorge Torres,   What the Eye Sees > The Parada
8:45 p.m - 1 a.m - Milonga with hosts Christy & Adolfo & DJ Emilio
$15 - one class & milonga     $10 - class or milonga only

         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 parrillas"
*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!

From  with Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng-  March 12-28, 2010
Official Representatives of CITA for the United States
*Congreso Internacional de Tango  Argentino: www.cosmotango.com  
 3 Options:
 1. Our Complete Package
  • Roundtrip Air on American Airlines
  • 14 Nights/Double or Single Occupancy at the Hotel Savoy:
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • CITA 2010 Registration (Package B - Details:
  • www.cosmotango.com)
  • All of the features listed   in the "Tag Along" Experience
**ESTIMATED PRICING   based on CITA 2009 pricing.
Does not include  Airport departure tax ( $20 USD), or  entry fee imposed by the Argentine government. Fuel surcharge  subject to increase prior to ticketing. Participants will be invoiced for  additional charges at that time. Participants are responsible for securing their own roommate.
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY after December 1, 2009 = $3343 , SINGLE   =$4453
$500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot!
Earliest bookings receive   priority for CITA class registration.
 2. *CITA Registration   ~ discounted + with perks!
5% discount and the benefit of association with the longest-running and largest international group attending CITA. Priority seating at certain CITA events. You may   wish to add ...   
 3. The Un-Tour "Tag Along" Experience = $175
Stay connected with our group!. Includes:
Pre-Travel Orientation Meeting in San Francisco.
Welcome Dinner in Buenos Aires
Priority Seating for certain CITA events
Daily   suggestions for activities;  meeting times for taxis, dinners & outings;
Showings of tango clothing & shoes from  leading designers with  discounts
For more information contact:  Chelsea Eng       TangoChelsea@hotmail.com             415.584.2704  Or go to www.tangochelsea.com