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Bulletin, November 2, 2009 -

Patrick finished October. This Saturday comes Peter, the technician.  Our November will have just three weekends. You can pay for all this Saturday, the first week.
Starting today, we make Monday practicas at Jacobs earlier. Many found 8 to 10 a bit late. Let's hope this boosts attendance
This Week's Video, Caroline Peattie and Christopher Nassopoulos summarize the concepts presented at their Argentine Tango workshops in Modesto and demonstrate the application of the ideas to dance.


MONDAY - Tonight,  Nov. 2 & 9: Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining,  6:30 p.m. (note new time) , 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: Nov. 7  Classes with Peter Baldridge 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 Peter if you stay.  One time only introductory packages of nine beginner level lessons for $75 available.

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MILONGA  IN MODESTO. Our next Jacobs  milonga in Modesto is not yet scheduled. Some out of town milongas to enjoy:

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

@>---- Saturday, Nov. 14-- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento GUEST MAESTROS MARIANO BIELAK and PAULA GURINI! Beginning tango lesson 8-9 p.m. Dance 9 -midnight. $15 per person for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. DJ: Peter Baldridge

@>---- Saturday, Nov. 21  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
 Daniel Peters & Pier Voulkos!   2nd Anniversary Milonga & Celebration!

@>---- Saturday, Nov. 28 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9 -midnight. $15 per person for lesson & dance; $10 for dance only. DJ: Peter Baldridge

@>---- 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

@>---- -Thursdays   at The Danceasy 9951 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, CA  94530
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 are $12 each and include the milonga.
Introducing the FIVE-BUCK MILONGA, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 

@>---- Thursdays: The Verdi Club Milonga,  2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
7-8 p.m - Beg. Tango class    8-8:45 p.m - Int/Adv  class 
Facundo Posadas -  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 -
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  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)

Berkeley:,  @ Precious Life Wellness Village, 2116 Berkeley Way,   8:30 p.m. Marcelo Solis teaches an All levels class. Price: $13.  More info, call Marcelo @ (415) 412 1866 or email: info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com

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 St. (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". The práctica which follows  is included in the cost of the class and  open to the public for a nominal studio fee.

Walnut Creek
City of Walnut Creek Recreation Department, Social Hall, Civic Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr.,   Marcelo Solis teaches beginners 7:30-8:30 p.m. Intermediates 8:30-9:30 p.m. $45 five weeks session. Attention: Latin Rhythms for tango dancers: 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Tel: (925)209-4124.


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

Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Marcelo Solis teaches fundamentals & technique 8-9 p.m.  Intermediates 9-10 p.m. Milonga 10 p.m to midnight. Stay after class to practice or come after 10 p.m. to dance in a friendly atmosphere! 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) .


Danville:  at Two Left Feet. 194 Diablo Rd, Danville . David & Mariana teaching
6:30-7:30 p.m: 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Drop in Intermediates. 8:30-10:30 p.m.: Practica.

Fresno Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.    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


NOVEMBER 2009: Stockton
Stockton -  The Empire Theatre -  On the Miracle Mile
Thursday, November 12th, 7.30 p.m
Tickets $12 in-advance, $15 at the door, $10 w/ student id
Tickets (209).808.9676
Tango Argentino is an exciting look at tango music from Buenos Aires. The tango has long been one of the most exciting and sensual dances and now visits Stockton. With musicians from the Bay Area, Quinteto del Bailongo specializes in tango. The group features piano, bass, violin, guitar and bandoneón, an unique Argentine instrument made famous by tango. In this showcase they will recreate the exciting
music of Anibal Troilo and Astor Piazzolla, two of the most prolific composers in tango history. To compliment the music , the show will include two dynamic Bay Area dancers, Sean and Charity. Known for their charismatic approach to the dance, Sean and Charity will perform with emphasis on tradition and modern styles of the dance. To open the show local musician Jesse Christian Hendricks will present his
Spanish guitar music with his trio, Spanish Nights. The music includes flamenco rumba and other styles from Argentina and Brazil. This event is presented by Jesse Christian Hendricks Productions and is sponsored by the Stockton Arts Commission.

         Tango Tours to Buenos Aires for 2009 & 2010

From Negracha & Diego Mar. 6-17 includes:
1) Transport  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 air fare
Reservation:  $300 holds 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:
Chelsea Eng   TangoChelsea@hotmail.com     415.584.2704 Or www.tangochelsea.com