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Bulletin, November 16, 2009 -

Peter finished his rotation Saturday, With no classes Nov. 21 & 28, they will resume  Dec. 5. 
Monday Night practica at Jacobs will continue uninterrupted, now at 6:30.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Nov. 16 & 23: Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining,  6:30 p.m., 2501 McHenry. Come practice class material. ALL levels encouraged.  No fee, but you're urged to buy food and/or drink. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY: Nov. 21  No Classes

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Our next Jacobs  milonga in Modesto is not scheduled. There are many out of town milongas to enjoy.

MILONGAS elsewhere:

@>---- Saturday, Nov. 21.  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)  2nd Anniversary Milonga & Celebration!   8 p.m. - Lesson,  9 p.m.- Milonga!
Daniel Peters & Pier Voulkos guest artists! 
For info: tangomichey@yahoo.com or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com

Sunday,  Nov. 22. Dancing at "It's a Grind" coffee house, 2741 Del Paso Road, Natomas Town Center (Del Paso Rd exit from I-5) 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

@>---- Saturday, Nov. 28 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento – MILONGA with  maestros OSCAR MANDAGARAN and GEORGINA VARGAS! Beginning  lesson 8-9 p.m. Dance from 9 to midnight!   $15 for lesson and dance; $10 for dance only. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. DJ: Peter Baldridge
@>---- Sunday, Nov. 29 -- The Capital City Milonga in The Blue Room of the Capital City Hotel, corner of Fulton Avenue & Auburn Boulevard.  2:30-5:30 pm.
Contact David, Mary Ann and Chooi davidgraybill@earthlink.net  for more info.

Sunday, Nov. 29  "Milonga Mirabelle" 7318 Winding Way (just west of

San Juan), Fair Oaks, 6-9:30 pm. $5 cover. Info Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net.

Sundays:  Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  5-6:30 p.m Beginning  Tango. Learn the walk, embrace, and starting movements. Milonga is included.$10
6:30-8 p.m Milonga only. $5

THURSDAY, Dec. 31. New Year's Eve Party. Details later.

-Thursdays  at The Danceasy 9951 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito
7 p.m. - drop-in technique class with Gale Robinson
8 p.m. - drop-in advanced class with
Gale Robinson
8 p.m. - drop-in beginners' class with Ann Sheridan

Classes at $12 include the milonga.   FIVE-BUCK MILONGA, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.    


Thursdays: The Verdi Club Milonga,  2424 Mariposa St., San Francisco,
7-8 p.m - Beg. Tango class    8-8:45 p.m - Int/Adv  class 
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, 
November  focus is on rhythmic tango and the music of  Donato.
In the milongas of Buenos Aires, more than half of the tangos played  are rhythmic. In Level I, you learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango. Level II focuses on pivots and turns.  Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and taking everything into the close embrace.
Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.
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

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)

Nov. 17  <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment.html>@ Precious Life Wellness Center, 2116 Berkeley Way,
7-8:30 p.m All levels special class on "Cadence".
$13  More info, call Marcelo @ (415) 412 1866 or email:  <mailto:
Nov. 24 Guest instructor: Enriqueta Kleinman 
7-8:30 p.m All levels special class.  <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment.html>Price: $13.


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)
Classes with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre,  6:30 Beginning  Tango,
7:30 Continuing Tango, 8:30 Práctica
Contact Chris Peake  916-705-2157 for info. 
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $3/practica (free. with class!)

At Tango by the River, 128 J Street,  Old Sacramento:  7-8:30,
Vals on Thursdays with Ed and Rebeca! Every Thursday Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." This intensive class followed by a práctica means three hours of tango.  The  drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica). Practica alone $5. 

Studio 65, 2965 North Maroa Ave.  in the Cube  7:30 p.m   (BEYOND beginning technique & musicality)  $15 drop in, $40 monthly singles, $60 monthly couples.

Walnut Creek
THURSDAY, Nov. 19: City of Walnut Creek Recreation Department, Social Hall, Civic Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr.,
Marcelo Solis teaches a
6:30-7:30 p.m Latin Rhythms for tango dancers.
7:30-8:30 p.m Beginner tango class.
8:30-9:30 p.m. Intermediate tango class on "The circular shape of Tango"
Cost:<http://$36%20four%20weeks%20session/>$36 four weeks session.

Tel: (925)209-4124. ATTENTION! NO CLASS NOV. 26.
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
For info:
tangomichey@yahoo.com or 916-799-1952. www.tangoalternativa.com 

FRIDAY, Nov. 20  Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Guest instructor:
Enriqueta Kleinman
8-9 p.m. Fundamentals & technique class. 
9-10 p.m. Intermediate class.
10- midnight: Milonga (dance party)
Stay after class to practice or join us after 10 p.m to dance!
$12 one class and milonga, $17 both classes and milonga,  $7 milonga only

Danville:  at Two Left Feet.
194 Diablo Rd, Danville. David & Mariana teaching
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Beginners series
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Drop in Intermediate class.
8:30-10.30 p.m: Practica.

Fresno Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  In the Cube  5-6:30 p.m Beginning  Tango      Start anytime, group setting, learn the walk, embrace, and the starting movements of this lovely dance. Milonga follows and  is included. $10

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
Theme of the Month: "Improvising in Cross System with Sacadas & Cadenas"
Instructor: Julian  Ramil
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

Oscar & Georgina teach at Tango By The River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Thursday, Dec. 10 7-8:30 p.m. -- "Tango Technique with Oscar and Georgina" (All levels) Be prepared to challenge yourself and find better and fun ways to improve your tango technique.  Included is a práctica hosted by Ed Loomis and Rebeca Basave from 8:30-10:30 p.m. A great chance to practice your technique!

Saturday, Dec. 12

2:30-4 p.m. -- Milonga (All Levels)
4:30-6 p.m. -- "The beauty of Tango VI (Tango-Milonga-Vals)" (Advanced) --
The advanced classes will focus on different patterns and the possible
variations. In each class we will analyze the quality of the movement, posture,

elegance, interpretation of the music, the rhythm, using the phrases of the
music, the lead, the ability to follow, and opportunities for embellishments.

Sunday, Dec. 13
2:30-4 p.m. -- How to do simple patterns elegantly (All Levels)
4:30-6 p.m. -- Density and elasticity (Intermediate)
Contact Donna at 916-443-7008 or <mailto:donna%40rivertango.com>donna@rivertango.com for more info.

Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009 & 2010

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. <http://ar.mc546.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=negrachatango@yahoo.com.ar> negrachatango@yahoo.com.ar
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: <
 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:
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