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Bulletin, September 7, 2009 -

We start autumn by resuming regular lessons at our new location, Juline's School of Dance, 144 Woodrow . Sean will open the year with the beginner class at 11 a.m. There will also be a half hour absolute beginners class at 10:15 for $5.  If you know anyone who has wondered if tango is their dance, steer them to the studio at 10 a.m.  Meanwhile we hope to see increased attendance. Tango in Modesto depends on that.  Also, unless you go out of town for tango, you must wait until Saturday. Jacobs will be closed for Labor Day.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Sept. 7,  NO PRACTICA - Labor Day.

SATURDAY - September 12,  - Classes with Sean  Dockery at Juline School of Dance -  144 Woodrow (Corner of McHenry) 11 a.m. Beginner level, noon intermediate level, 1-1:45 p.m. guided practica $12 per class.  $30 for the month if paid at the beginning of the month.  Practica only $5. Class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, credited toward class with Sean if you decide to stay.  One time only introductory packages of nine beginner level lessons for $75 available.

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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, 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. 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!!) work  on tango fundamentals with technique applied to social dance patterns. Changes of directions. Resources for   navigation, coordination and musicality, flexibility of the embrace.
1:30 - Vals -Rhythm and musicality for vals. Figures in cross system. Turns with syncopation,  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, 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.

@>---- Tuesday, September 8; The "Fire Ants" play live tango music at Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014B  9th Street. Dancing at 8 p.m. Info:  www.tangoalternativa.com

@>---- Saturday, September 12 –Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.   SPECIAL GUEST  JORGE TORRES, DANCE CAPTAIN OF "FOREVER TANGO!" Introductory  lesson  8  p.m.,   dance   9 -midnight!  $15   lesson and dance; $10  dance only. Refreshments..  Dance  demonstration  10:30 p.m.

@>----  Sunday, September 13:   Giovanni's Pizzeria- 7-9  p.m.
Natomas Town Center (next to It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.

@>----  Saturday, September 19, 8 p.m  Studio 65,  2965 N. Maroa Ave.

@>----  Friday, September 11th  Lake Merritt Dance Center: 200 Grand Ave ,
8-9 p.m.. Intermediate class.   9- midnight. Milonga.
Performance by David & Mariana.

@>---- Thursdays: The Verdi Club Milonga,  2424 Mariposa Street
7-8 p.m - Beg. Tango.   8-8:45 p.m - Int/Adv Tango class 
Special Guest Instructors:
9/ 10 - Jorge Torres,   What the Eye Sees > The Parada
9/17 - George Garcia
8:45 p.m - 1 a.m - Milonga with hosts Christy & Adolfo & DJ Emilio
$15 - one class & milonga     $10 - class or milonga only

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

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 
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate 
8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III - Int./Advanced  - Focuss on Sacadas in September
Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.

Emeryville, Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave., Nora Dinzelbacher teaching.
7:30-  p.m.: Beginner Level $12     8:30  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 6:30-7:15 p.m. and
Beginning/Intermediate Argentine Tango 7:15-8 p.m.

Step One, 1920 T Street, "La Práctica" with Mike & Alisa , 9-10:30 p.m. 
ALL levels. Beginners are always welcome.

Firehouse 5 Studio : 2014 9th St  ( 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: 
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. , Ed Loomis & Rebeca Basave teach "Tango: Outside the Box" 
Práctica   8:30 to 10:30 pm.  4 -week series  $50 per person/$90 per couple;   drop-in rate:$15 (for class and practica). Practica alone is $5.
For September: Rhythmic Tango, How to  and why is it different.

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

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.:  Miguel Taillant teaches "Tango Buenos Aires" 7:30 p.m. $40 mo. :   75 minute  sessions.  Drop-ins $12
Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave.   5 p.m  Basics,    6:30 p.m  Practice.
Lesson  $10 includes a supervised practica .  Open Practica  $5

Saturday, September 12
Tango by the River - 128 J Street , Old Sacramento, CA 95814
Jorge Torres, a master of his craft, with "Forever Tango"  as dance captain & principal dancer for nine years.  Currently  in Chicago, he divides his time   between teaching in and performing in "Forever Tango".
Jorge will teach fluid techniques that deceive the eye.
Workshop 3:30-5 p.m.:  Eyes vs. Brain > Focus:  Illusions on the Floor (Parada, Barrida, Sacada)
Workshop 5:30-7 p.m.:  Perception > Focus:  Illusions on the Fly (Boleo, Gancho, Enganche)

         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  
Complete Package
  • Roundtrip Air on American Airlines
  • 14 Nights/Double or Single Occupancy at the Hotel Savoy:
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Airport Transfers
  • CITA   Registration (Package B - Details:
  • www.cosmotango.com)
**ESTIMATED PRICING  based on CITA 2009 pricing.
Does not include Airport departure tax (approx. $20 ), or   entry fee imposed by the Argentine government.   You must securing your own roommate.
$500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot!
Earliest bookings receive the highest priority for CITA class registration.
For more information:  Chelsea Eng       TangoChelsea@hotmail.com             415.584.2704   Or   www.tangochelsea.com