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Bulletin, January 25, 2010

Our milonga was full of good energy, thanks to  Sacramento tangueros. Workshops were small but enjoyable with Polo and Diana's approachable manner. We end the month with an organized Saturday practica, heavy on vals, and milonga, letting us practice the workshop material. It follows an introductory class for beginners.  


MONDAY - Tonight, Jan. 25 & Feb. 1: 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 -  Jan. 30
Practica for all levels
11 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.  All levels - (beginners encouraged)
Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5.
Juline School of Dance  - 144 Woodrow Avenue,  Modesto
(Off McHenry west, Between Rumble and Standiford ) Fee: $5


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@>---- MILONGAS: Our next milonga at Jacobs is not scheduled. Guest artist will be Marcelo Solis.

MILONGAS elsewhere:
@>---- Saturday, Jan. 30 -Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
LA ALTERNATIVA!   9 p.m Milonga with DJs Chris and/or Michelle - $10
@>---- Saturday, Feb. 13 --Tango by the River 128 J Street, Old Sacramento. Valentine milonga! Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9 -midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only. (Or you can order on-line and get the $10 price for lesson and milonga!) DJ: Peter Baldridge

@>---- Saturday, Feb. 27 -- Tango by the River 128 J Street, Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9 -midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only. (Order on-line for lesson and milonga for $10!) DJ: Peter Baldridge                                                                                                          

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

Sacramento -
Jan 26- March 30,  Sacramento Cultural Arts Center - 6520 44th Street #308
Ten Week Progressive Course / Tuesday's 7:30-9:00 p.m

This workshop will introduce dancers to the fundamentals of tango and progress to intermediate & advanced partnering. Instructors will lead students in basic movements and rhythm, and challenge them to learn performance quality.
One Time ONLY!
Hugo "Gato" Valdez and Andrea Monti, noted international artists with a  reputation for  elegance, technique and musicality, remain true to dance traditions reflected in their "caminar a tierra" which is  typical of the tango "porteño" style. They have participated in several international events and tango festivals, touring nationally and internationally,  performing and instructing in show clubs, restaurants, tango bars, and Buenos Aires milongas. They recently toured Brazil, Costa Rica, South Africa,  Malaysia, Singapore,  Indonesia, Australia,  New Zealand, England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Spain and California;
10- week progressive course $200

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 - Intermediate/Advanced Tango (Vals for January)

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
5:30-6:45 p.m.- Guided Practica (Tango exchange), Facilitator: Michelle Gorre
6:45-8 p.m. - Open Practica.  $5 for both   <mailto:tangomichey@yahoo.com>tangomichey@yahoo.com
Fresno - Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.  8-9 p.m.  Tango Starters Instruction from the very start, beginners, learn at your pace, individualized, slowly building your confidence, no pressure to move at a group 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., 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.

Quarry Ponds - 5550 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, 95746 www.quarryponds.com

6:30 – 7:30 Beginners' lesson 7:30 8:30 Práctica
Taught by Luis 'l Suave') Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento

Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box." For January:  rhythmic tangos and how to navigate and embellish the dance. An intensive 90- minute class followed by a 90- minute práctica gives three hours of tango to polish and refine your dance. The  drop-in rate is $15 (for class and practica), practica alone $5. Students should first complete Levels I, II, and III, or have specific clearance from Ed and Rebeca.
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
6:30 p.m Beginning Lesson / 7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango / 8:30 p.m Open Practica
Instructors: Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre. $10 drop-in / $3 Practica only (Practica FREE with class)
The Dance Corner - corner of Fulton & Marconi across from Town & Country Village  8-9 p.m. beginner lesson. Callt Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Taught by Luis 'l Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Walnut Creek   City Recreational Department, 1375 Civic Dr.,  Beginner class 7:30-8:30 pm. Intermediate class 8:30-9:30 pm. $45 five weeks   Attention: Latin Rhythms for tango dancers: 6:30-7:30 pm.  
More info:<mailto:info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com?subject=Schedule
Or call (415) 412 1866.

-Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Tango Buenos Aires with Miguel Taillant  7:30-8:45 p.m.

Roseville Dance
-  3992 Foothills Blvd Suite 175, Roseville 95747

www.rosevilledancing.net. 6:30 – 7:30 Beginners' lesson, Call Roseville Dance  for prices. Taught by Luis 'l Suave') Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Lafayette:   Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Fundamentals & technique class
8-9 pm.  Intermediate class 9-10 pm.
10 pm to midnight. Stay after class to join us after 10 pm to dance in a nice and friendly atmosphere! Price: $12 one class and milonga
$17, both classes and milonga,  $7, milonga only.

More info: <mailto:info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com?subject=Schedule>
 Or call (415) 412 1866

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
Instructor: Julian  Ramil
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

Fresno - at Studio 65, 2977 N. Maroa Ave, Fresno, 93704

All classes held in the Cube - enter at Adornos Art
5-6 p.m.    Beginning  Tango   Start anytime, group setting, learn the walk, embrace, and the starting movements of this lovely dance. Practica is included.
6-7 p.m.    Intermediate Argentine Tango   Continue your study of technique, skills and musicality. Practica is included.
7- 8:30 p.m.      Practica Practice time for all levels of dancers, where ever you are in your learning, enjoy an unstructured group practice, ask Guy or Kathy questions about any aspect. Led by Guy Ashby and Kathy Page  Cell: 240-3200 
Coming in February...
Sacramento: Feb 13 & 14, at Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.  Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo return for Valentines weekend, teaching workshops and performing at the Saturday night milonga. 

 Sacramento: Feb. 20,  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) Juan Cantone & Sol Orozco!  

         Tango Tours to Buenos Aires

From  Marcelo Solis:
Nov.19-29. This tour takes you to the heart of tango; where the locals go.
Trip includes:

 - Air fare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F).
 - Hotel Lyon, the best location of Buenos Aires (double occupancy).

 - 24 hours assistance (we know the city and we speak the language!).
 - City Tours (you'll get to know all the characteristic places)
- Shopping tours where locals go for quality and price.
- A day in the country.
- Four tango classes with the best local teachers.
- Milongas almost every evening or afternoon.
- Transportation to all the mentioned activities.
- A DVD with memories of the trip.

Cost: $2,290. For this early bird price, send a $400 advance (non-refundable).
Phone: 415-412-1866   info@  <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/>