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Bulletin, October 3, 2009 -

Saturday we resume regular lessons with Patrick. Next is the Gato & Andrea weekend (details below). October includes two practicas, a weekend with Gato & Andrea and two classes with Patrick. Again we need good turnouts to ensure tango's continued existence in Modesto


MONDAY - Tonight, Oct. 5 & 12: 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. 10 - Classes with Patrick Alessandri 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. Practica only $5. Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, credited toward class with Patrick if they 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 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.

@>---- Saturday, Oct. 10, Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento, lesson at 8 p.m. and dancing to midnight. Details: donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008.

@>---- Sunday, Oct 11: Dancing at Giovanni's Pizzeria 7-9 p.m. Natomas Town Center (next to It's a Grind) 2701 Del Paso Rd #100.

@>---- Saturday, Oct. 24, Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento lesson at 8 p.m. and dancing to midnight. Details: donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008.

@>---- Sunday, October 25th: Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road in Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) 6:30-8:30 pm.

@>---- Saturday, Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Special Halloween Milonga Oct. 31!
@>---- Friday, Oct. 30-- Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave. Halloween Dance and costume party with refreshments, lesson.

@>---- Thursdays: The Verdi Club Milonga, 2424 Mariposa Streetl
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.

Firehouse #5 Studio, 2014B 9th Street. Tuesday, Oct. 13. The "Fire Ants" play live tango music Dancing at 8:00 p.m. www.tangoalternativa.com for info.

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 is not as technical as tango and is much more rhythm driven. While the music may seem fast, there is less to think about. The dance is both playful and fun. The práctica which follows is included in the cost of the class and 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." See you there!
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

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.

Danville:: at Two Left Feet. 194 Diablo Rd, Danville . David & Mariana teaching
6.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Next 4- weeks beginners series starts on October 11th.
7.30 pm - 8.30 pm: Drop in Intermediate class. 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm: Practica.

Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009 & 2010

From Patricia Thatcher - Dec. 28- Jan. 8, 2010. CELEBRATE NEW YEAR!
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
  • 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: