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Bulletin, September 28, 2009 -

Many have trouble finding Juline's School of Dance, 144 Woodrow. Tango classes are not in the main building but across the way - same parking lot, Studio E. 
Sean & Charity finished their rotation. Next Saturday will be a practica, not a lesson, with an opportunity to work on class material.  The 10 a.m. absolute beginner class will still take place, with a $5 fee for the entire session. October will give us two practicas, a weekend with Gato & Andrea,two classes with Patrick. Many options.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Sept. 28:  NO tango at Jacobs, which will host a rock concert.  We will meet there again on Monday, Oct. 5 . 

SATURDAY - Oct. 3  -  Practica   at Juline School of Dance -  144 Woodrow (Corner of McHenry) Studio E.   11 a.m.  1  p.m.  $5.
Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, 

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@>---- Saturday, Oct, 17   Next Milonga at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry Ave.  starting at 7:30 p.m. with guest artists Gato & Andrea from Buenos Aires . Workshops with them Saturday & Sunday Oct. 17-18. with specific topics:
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. Easy and useful moves for the social dance, leading  transfer of weight.  Perhaps some traspié.
SUNDAY: Oct. 18
Noon - Beginners workshop (all levels welcome!!) working on tango fundamentals with technique applied to social dance patterns. Changes of directions. 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. 
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. Class at 6 p.m., milonga at 7 p.m.

@>---- Sundays, The Capital City Milonga. Capital City Hotel, Fulton Avenue & Auburn Boulevard.   2:30-5:30 p.m.

@>---- Saturday,   Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Special Halloween Milonga Oct. 31!
@>---- Saturday,   Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Nov. 21 - Daniel Peters & Pier Voulkos!
FH5's 2nd Anniversary Milonga & Celebration! 

@>---- Thursdays: The Verdi Club Milonga,  2424 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA  94110
7-8 p.m - Beg. Tango class    8-8:45 p.m - Int/Adv  class  Gustavo & Maria - Oct 1
(No Milonga - Thursday Oct 15)
The Bogart Trio (live music) - Oct 22
Facundo Posadas - Oct 22, 29 & Nov 5
8:45 p.m - 1 a.m - Milonga with hosts Christy & Adolfo & DJ Emilio
$15 - one class & milonga     $10 - class or milonga only

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 -Advanced Tango - Focussing on Sacadas in September
Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.

Fresno - Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  8-9 p.m.  Tango Starters  for those who have never had instruction in social dance or are just starting with only a few lessons. Learn at your own pace. $10 per person

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   Tango   6:30-7:15 p.m. and
Beginning/Intermediate   Tango 7:15-8 p.m.

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.

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" followed by a práctica   8:30-10:30 p.m. Tango refinements for ladies & gentlemen.

Fresno -
7:30 p.m.  at Studio 65,  2965 N. Maroa Ave.   Beyond the Basics for those who have been learning and practicing technique and musicality.
 $15 drop-in, Monthly $40 single, $60 couple
Roseville Dance Studio  3992 Foothills Blvd, Roseville Luis "El Suave" teaches beginning tango at (916-719-3765)   6:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Oct. 2 @ Lafayette Dance Center. 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
8-9 p.m. Fundamentals & technique class. 
9-10 p.m. Intermediate class
10- midnight: Milonga (dance party)
$12 class and milonga, $17 both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only
Sacramento - Oct. 4th  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
 J. Abling!  1:00 pm to 2:15 pm***
Subject: Understanding the role of Music in Following & Leading.
One of the differences between a good dancer and a great dancer is understanding HOW to be musical. Using THREE guidelines, we will learn how to dance in a magical musical mutuality.
Diagnostic Practica - 2:30-4 p.m. SUBJECT: GANCHOS If you've learned  gancho sequences or combinations, bring those along and let's work out the kinks to make them more comfortable, and musical.
1 Class/Diagnostic = $25,  2 Classes/Diagnostics = $45, 3 Classes/Diagnostics = $60,

Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.   5-6:30 p.m  Beginning  Tango Start anytime   and learn the walk, the embrace, and  starting movements of this   dance. Practica is included. $10 per person 6:30 p.m   Practica   $5  Practice time for all levels, an unstructured group practice,   ask Guy or Kathy any questions.

Upcoming Sacramento workshops! - Firehouse 5 : 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Oct. 30- Nov. 1, 2009 - Facundo Posadas! Halloween Milonga Oct. 31!
Nov. 21 - Daniel Peters & Pier Voulkos! FH5's 2nd Anniversary Milonga! 
Feb. 20, 2010 - Sol Orozco & Juano Cantone! 

         Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009

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 Negracha & Diego Mar. 6-17 includes:
1) Transport  from Airport- to Hotel, and back
2) Hotel selected with the best location for 10 nights.- includes breakfast.
3) Neighborhood walking tour, visits to Noted Coffee shops and  museums.
4) Spanish interpreter
5) Milongas  the best Milongas in Buenos Aires, 
7) Shopping guide: Personal assistance in Shoes, Cd's gifts and much more!!!.
8) Special   Welcome Dinner.
9) Show & Folkloric Peña.
10)  3 Workshops: 3 Workshops with Negracha & Diego 
11) One CD with the trip
Before February 1 : U$D 1.350
After February 1  : U$D : 1.500
The deadline and payment.- Does not include airfare
Reservation:  300 guarantees your spot.
+ info:
Tel SF: (925)956-9965  (925)337-3423   BUE:15-6542-6909 .

From  with Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng-  Mar. 12-28, 2010
Official Representatives of CITA for the United States
*Congreso Internacional de Tango   Argentino: www.cosmotango.com  
 1.   Complete Package
  • Roundtrip Air on American Airlines (via Dallas)
  • 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 below in the "Tag Along" Experience
**ESTIMATED PRICING  based on CITA 2009 pricing. Plus airport departure tax (approx. $20 USD), or possible entry fee by  Argentine government. Participants are responsible for securing their own roommate.
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY after Dec. 1  = $3343
SINGLE OCCUPANCY after Dec. 1 = 4453
$500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot!
Earliest bookings receive   priority for CITA class registration.
For  information contact:
Chelsea Eng   TangoChelsea@hotmail.com     415.584.2704 Or www.tangochelsea.com