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Bulletin, October 26, 2009 -

We had a chance last week to rehash some of the material we got from our workshops with Gato & Andrea. A video of their performance is available here: This Week's Video.
This Saturday Patrick joins us for another one of his energetic lessons. Many new people joined Monday and Saturday practicas last week. It is always good for beginners to dance with more experienced partners, so we hope for a good turnout at this week's practica/ lesson.


MONDAY - Tonight, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2: Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 8 p.m., 2501 McHenry. 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: Oct. 31 Classes with Patrick Alessandri at Juline School of Dance - 144 Woodrow (at McHenry) 11 a.m. Beginner level, noon intermediate level, 1-1:45 p.m. guided practica $12 per class. Practica only $5. Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, credited toward class with Patrick. One time only introductory packages of nine beginner level lessons for $75 available.

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MILONGA IN MODESTO - Our next Jacobs milonga is not yet scheduled.
Meanwhile there are many out of town milongas to enjoy.

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

@>---- Saturday, Oct. 31, Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
8-9 p.m. - Intro to Tango Lesson
9 p.m. until we drop! - Milonga!
Special Guest - FACUNDO POSADAS! Firehouse 5 will be a spooky haunted mansion! Lots of tricks but plenty of treats too! Come to party (bring non-tango friends) but stay to dance! $15 lesson & milonga / $10 milonga only

@>---- Saturday, Nov. 14 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento SPECIAL GUEST MAESTROS MARIANO BIELAK and PAULA GURINI! Beginning tango lesson from 8:00-9:00 p.m. followed by a dance from 9:00- midnight. $15 per person lesson & dance; $10 dance only. DJ: Peter Baldridge
@>---- Friday, Oct. 30-- Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. MILONGA PARTY 8 p.m. Wear a Halloween costume you can dance in!!! $10 per person with an appetizer/treat to share, or $15 per person. Empanadas and beverages serveg.

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 -
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"
For October: Milonga con Traspie. Milonga more rhythm driven. The music may seem fast, but there is less to think about. The dance is both playful and fun. The práctica to follow is included in the cost, open to the public for a nominal studio fee. A práctica is for all levels so don't wait until you are "good enough" because the práctica is where you get "good enough."

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

Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Marcelo Solis teaches fundamentals & technique 8-9 p.m. Intermediate class 9-10 p.m. Milonga 10 p.m.-midnight. Stay after class to practice or join the dance in a friendly atmosphere after 10 p.m. Price: $12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only. Class card for 6 classes+milonga $60 (must be used within 60 days) .

Fresno Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. 5-6:30 p.m Beginning Tango. Start any time, group setting, learn the walk, embrace, and starting movements. Practica included. $10 6:30-8 p.m. Practice time for all levels. Enjoy an unstructured group practice, (not a party), ask Guy or Kathy any questions. $5

Upcoming Sacramento workshops! -

Firehouse 5 Dance
Facundo Posadas is an icon in Argentine Tango, the only Afro-Argentine traveling the world to share the roots of this dance by teaching Milonga and Candombe. Robert Farris Thompson writes of Facundo in Tango: The Art History of Love as "today's master of Argentine tango, milonga, and jazz dance" and tells of the rich history of the Posadas family dating back to the 1800s. Facundo starting dancing at a young age and enjoyed dancing in Buenos Aires all his life. He danced with many orchestras such as Jose Basso, Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Juan D'Arienzo, Carlos DiSarli, Miguel Cal, and Jose Colangelo. Since1997 he has taught and performed at festivals and tango communities such as the Miami Tango Fantasy.
Saturday, Oct. 31
-2:15 p.m. Different walks for tango, vals & milonga (beg)
2:45-4 p.m. Milonga musicality (beg/int)
4:30-5:45 p.m. Milonga technique (beg/int)
Sunday, Nov 1,
1-2:15 pm Milonga Traspie - Subtle Traspie (int)
2:45-4 p.m. Figures in Traspie Combinations (int)
4:30-5:45 p.m. Milonga *Candombe Figures (adv.)
Register at door:1 class = $30, 2 classes = $50, 3 classes = $65, 4 classes = $80, 5 classes = $90, 6 classes = $95 Pre-register or register as a couple and save $5!
1 class = $25, 2 classes = $45, 3 classes = $60, 4 classes = $75, 5 classes = $85, 6 classes = $90 Contact Michelle at 916-799-1952 or tangomichey@yahoo.com to register or to book a private!
Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009 & 2010

From Patricia Thatcher- Dec. 28 -Jan. 8.
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.

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.
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
**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: