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Bulletin, December 21, 2009 -

Happy Winter Solstice. While Modesto classes are suspended for two weeks, there are opportunities out of town for lessons.  Sean and Charity ended the year with work on milonguero style.  We will return from a two-week hiatus with changes on the horizon for 2010.  Patrick will start the year with Jan. 9 & 16 lessons, a milonga at Jacobs Jan, 22, workshops with Polo Talnir & Diane Kaftan Jan. 23.  Jan. 30 will be a practica after an introductory class for absolute beginners, all available for the usual drop-in fee, $12 a lesson, $25 for the workshop, $5 for the milonga, $10 with the lesson before the milonga, $5 for the practica. But for a $30 subscription fee, paid as the month starts, you can get both lessons and the practica, and $10 off one of  the workshops. We hope we can replicate this formula every month. 

MONDAY - Tonight, Dec.21 & 28: Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining,  6:30 p.m., 2501 McHenry. Practice class material. ALL levels encouraged.  No fee, but you're urged to buy food and/or drink. Come early to eat.

SATURDAY - No class.  Classes resume Jan. 9 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 to class with Patrick, January teacher.

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Our next Jacobs  milonga is Friday, Jan. 22, with Bay Area fixture Polo Talnir and wife Diane. Workshops follow Saturday. Jan. 23.

MILONGAS elsewhere:


Saturday, Dec. 26 - Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento -
Post Christmas Milonga.  Introductory lesson explores walking on outside partner left from 8 p.m., then a 9 -midnight dance. $15 per person DJ: Peter Baldridge

Thursday, Dec. 31 --Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.  ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE MILONGA,  a dressy affair The theme is  red and black. An 8-9 p.m. introductory lesson will be on the ocho cortado. Dance from 9 to midnight. $15 per person DJ: Peter Baldridge

Thursday Dec. 31  -Fire house 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)   - NEW YEAR'S EVE ALL-NIGHT PRACTILONGA!!!


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.

Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571


Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento,
Dec. 22  The last Tuesday night classes of the year (taught by Donna & Steve)
6:30-7:30 Level I  - Beginning Tango learn the fundamentals of  Tango
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate Tango-focuses on pivots and turns .
8:30-9:30 Level III --  we will  videotape part of this class and then review  it. 
This is a great learning tool -- A chance to see yourself dancing with different partners so that you can review your technique and embellishments.
$50 per person or $90 per couple for the month.
Focus on romantic tango and the music of Troilo. (no class Dec. 29). 

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) 
5:30-6:45 p.m.- Guided Practica (Tango exchange)
6:45-8 p.m. - Open Practica    tangomichey@yahoo.com

Fresno - Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  8-9 p.m.  Tango Starters for those  just starting. $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,  TUESDAY, December 22nd @ Precious Life Wellness Village.
2116 Berkeley Way, 7-8:30 p.m. All levels   class on "Economy of the space".
 $13 Personalized attention to each student. Marcelo Solis teaching.


Spotlight Center for the Arts, 2534 Industrial Blvd., Suite 150, West  Sacramento.
Emily Trites teaches introductory tango 6:30-7:15 p.m., 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.


Fire house 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)  -
7:30 p.m-8:45 p.m Special Tango Exploration Workshop with Chris & Michelle
9 p.m-6 a.m ALL-NIGHT Practilonga!  Special Champange toast at MIDNIGHT!  Come to practice, stay to dance and socialize. Stay for breakfast. 
$15 Workshop / $10 Milonga only / $20 Workshop & Milonga!

Walnut Creek   @ Social Hall, Civic Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr.
Beginner class 7:30-8:30 pm. Intermediate class 8:30-9:30 pm. five weeks $45  Attention: Latin Rhythms for tango dancers: 6:30-7:30 pm. Tel: (925)209-4124.  Register on line at www.WalnutCreekRec.org. More info, Marcelo (415) 412 1866.

Sacramento:  -
Dec. 26 : At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento:
The last Saturday classes of 2009 (taught by Donna & Steve) will be this Saturday, 
11 a.m.-noon Level I
noon-1 p.m. All Levels -- "Adornos" -- Al one-hour class focusing on adornments and embellishments (for followers AND leaders). Wear something comfortable as the first part is stretching on the floor. We work alone on our technique (not with  partner). focus on proper execution of adornment, emphasizing feet and knees as well as on disassociation of the upper and lower bodies. 1-2 p.m. All levels (but the previous class is recommended) "Adornos -- Applied" Applying embellishments of the last class into the dance. Leaders will learn where to pause for an embellishment (as well as executing their own), and followers  get a chance to put into practice what they learned. The drop-in rate is $15 per class.

The Allegro Ballroom: 5855 Christie Ave.,
Four-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)

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

         Tango Tours to Buenos Aires

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

Tel SF: (925)956-9965  (925)337-3423   BUE:15-6542-6909 .

From  with Christy Cote & Chelsea Eng- 11th Annual
Un-Tour to CITA 2010 - March 12-28, 2010
        3 Options:
        * Complete Package
                Roundtrip Air on American Airlines
                14 Nights/Double  Occupancy at the Hotel Savoy
                Daily Continental Breakfast
                Roundtrip Airport Transfers
                All of the features listed below in the "Tag Along" Experience
        **CITA Registration through us ~ discounted + with perks!
For more details on CITA class specifics: www.cosmotango.com
CITA Package                                Price                     after Dec 31
A                                                      $379.05*              $451.25*
B                                                      $284.05*              $356.25*
Beginning Package                       $279                    $355
        *The Un-Tour "Tag Along" Experience   $175 per person
Stay connected with our group!  Includes:
                Pre-Travel Orientation Meeting in San Francisco
                Welcome Dinner in Buenos Aires
                Daily Bulletins sent via e-mail offering suggestions for activities;  meeting times for taxi shares, dinners & various outings
                Exclusive showings of tango clothing & shoes with discounts
Package does not include  Airport departure tax (approx. $20 USD), or possibly entry fee imposed by the Argentine government. Airline fuel surcharge is subject to increase prior to ticketing. Participants will be invoiced for any additional charges at that time. Participants are responsible for securing their own roommate.
SINGLE OCCUPANCY = $3660  Late Fee of $250 after December 15, 2009
$500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot!
For more information contact:  Chelsea Eng
TangoChelsea@hotmail.com / 415.584.2704