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Bulletin, May 4, 2009

Patrick began his rotation with more work on molinetes.  As May will be a three-week month, with Memorial Day and workshops with Diego & Negracha, it will be a five-milonga month. Besides two pre-show milongas before "Tango, First Century." a post-show milonga is set for Saturday at the Doubletree, where the cast is staying. All invited.  It may be too late to get in on group rates, but tickets remain available at regular rates for Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16. Details: http://www.galloarts.org/Events/EventDetails.aspx?id=654
We have our monthly Art Walk Milonga on May 21, and on May 30 our milonga at Jacobs with Buenos Aires tangueros Diego & Negracha.


MONDAY -Tonight,  May 4 & 11, Social dancing and practica at Jacobs, 8 p.m., 2501 McHenry Avenue. 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 - May 9, regular ongoing classes  at Modesto Fitness & Racquet Club, 200 Norwegian  - Patrick teaching.
Beginner level 11 a.m. to noon,  Supervised practica until 12:15
Intermediate level: 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Supervised practica to 2 p.m.
$12 a lesson, intermediate students encouraged to take both lessons at no additional fee, to work on technique and be there for beginners.   Practica only $5 - included in lesson. Introductory packages available  on a one time only basis for $75, include nine lessons, only usable at the beginner level.

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OUT OF TOWN:  Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571

Sacramento - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Level I - Beginning Tango - Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Level II - Intermediate Tango - Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Level III - Intermediate/Advanced Tango - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 p.m.
 Cost is $50 per person/$90 per couple for the series.

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)

At 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 A new series the first Wednesday of each month.

At Step One, 1920 T Street  8:30-10:15 p.m.   "La Práctica" with Mike & Alisa.  For ALL levels and beginners are always welcome.

Waldorf School ; 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks 95628
Classes $50/month. drop-ins $10
6:30-7:30 p.m. Beginners lesson continued
Followed by Pràctica until 9 p.m. $3

At Tango By the River: 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
Ed and Rebeca teach "Tango: Outside the Box,"  7-8:30 p.m. followed by a práctica until 10:30, included in the cost but open to the public.
The series costs $50 a person, $90 per couple for the month; $15 per drop-in, practica alone $5. Students should have  clearance from Ed and Rebeca.

At Firehouse 5: 2014 9th St
Tango Explorations with Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre
6:30 p.m. - Beginning , 7:30 p.m. - Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. - Open Practica
$35 Month / $10 Drop-in / $3 Practica (FREE with Class!)

Fresno -
Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave - 7:30 p.m-8:30 p.m
$15 drop in / $60 a month per couple, IF paid on first Thursday
$40 a month single, IF paid on first Thursday

    The Next Practica at the Beat, 2560 9th St. Berkeley, Ca
    8-9 p.m. Tango Foundations,  9-10 p.m. Progressive Theme class
    9 p.m.-12 Practica
    both classes $15, one class $10, practica only $5

Roseville Dance - 3992 Foothills Blvd., Suite 175, Roseville
6:30 - 7:30 Beginners  
Luis El Suave' Cáceres, 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

The Beat 2560 9th St. Berkeley, CA 94710
May 25 - Memorial Day Weekend, Orange Practica
Sean and Charity will be teaching at the Orange Practica at the Beat
8:15-9:15 Intermediate Class, 9:15- Midnight (and beyond) Practica

The Allegro Ballroom
5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville - Instructor: Julian  Ramil
Beginner's Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m, $12  Theme of the Month: Musicality
Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

Kathy and Guy - Studio 65, 2965 N. Maroa Ave
Beginning Argentine Tango Group
$5    1 hour class  5-6 p.m
$5    2 hour Practica; 6-8 p.m ...Practice what you have learned in your classes.

AND IN JULY:  Nora's Tango Week 2009 - The 12th Year!
 CLARION HOTEL @ San Francisco Airport
The Weekend" program: July 3rd - July 5th
The Week" program:  July 6th - July 10th
Celebration Tango Ball": July 11th (the traditional closing milonga and show)
All classes, Milongas  are held at the  Clarion Hotel at the San Francisco Airport
Call  1-800-252-7466 or Mon thru Fri (650) 777-7771 and mention  "NORA'S TANGO WEEK,"to reserve a room for the reduced rate  of $95 (plus taxes)
For  further details,  visit : www.tangoweek.com or call/fax  NTW Director (650) 348-1140;  email: tangoweek@hotmail.com.
Sign up before April 30 and receive the  price of $320 for the weekend, $505 for the Week, or $725 for both.A deposit of $200 per person secures your registration for any   program. Make check payable to Nora Olivera and send it to: 2841 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010.


@>---- Friday & Saturday, May 15-16  Free outdoor milongas start at 6 p.m. before both performances for "Tango, First Century" at the Gallo Center For the Arts.
Saturday, May 16 - after the show, at the Doubletree Hotel, 9th & K Street.  No host food and bar.

@>---- Thursday, May 21 - Art Walk Milonga, at Concettas, 1205 J Street, 7 to 9 p.m
@>---- Saturday, May 30, Milonga at Jacobs, 2501 McHenry Ave.  starting at 7:30 p.m. with guest artists Diego & Negracha, direct from Buenos Aires in their first Central Valley appearance  They will do workshops Saturday & Sunday, May30- 31. 

MILONGAS elsewhere:


Wednesdays, beginning May 6, open air milongas at Quarry Ponds
(5550 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay, CA 95746). Class at 6 pm and milonga at 7 pm. Contact Luis at 916-807-4210 or luiselsuave@comcast.net for more info.

@>---- Saturday, May 9th at "Tango by the River" 128 J Street in Old
Sacramento lesson at 8:00 p.m. and then dancing 'till midnight. Contact Donna at
donna@rivertango.com or 916-443-7008 for more information.
 No milonga on the 23rd due to Jazz Fest.

@>----  Saturday:  May 16th, "La Milonga AlterNATIVA" at Firehouse #5
Studio, 2014B 9TH Street (corner of 9th & T), 8:00 pm - Lesson 9:00 p.m.  to
Midnight, Milonga! For info: tangomichey@yahoo.com or 916-799-1952.

@>---- Saturday, . May 22nd, 2009. and every 4th Saturday at the Balcony Bistro in Folsom from 9:00 to midnight. Contact David,  davidgraybill@earthlink.net  

@>---- Saturday, May 9 in the Cube at Studio 65: 2965 N. Maroa Ave,    7:30 p.m. Lesson, 8 p.m. Dance

Tango Tours to Buenos Aires 2009
From Gato & Andrea who are scheduling trip   in   November: 
 Arrival, November 7. Departure,  November 20
The accommodation  will be at the tango guest house 
 Prices: Accommodation in a Tango Guest House           $1600 per person
*Special promotion for people who already came to Buenos Aires with us:   
 $1500 in hotel or $1300 in tango guest house                                                                                                                                                  *Does not include city tour, Ranch excursion, Recoleta excursion,  Colon/Barolo or museum visit or guided shopping days.
To book,  make a deposit of $500 per person.
November trip: make the deposit before June 15
The tour includes:
Accommodation, double occupancy  with breakfast.
(Single occupancy   on request. The cost difference not included)
Welcome dinner,  private group workshops with   internationally  known teachers.
Dance assistants (taxi dancers)  for single ladies for the classes.
12  nights at the best milongas,   Farewell Dinner,  24 hour assistance .
More details at www.tour-tango.com.ar