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Bulletin, February 15, 2010

Peter's class last week on "barridas" was quite a workout.  You can catch his last class on Saturday. For details on our next milonga, Friday, Feb. 26, see below. 

MONDAY - Tonight, Feb. 15 & 22: 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 -  Feb. 20
Classes at Juline School of Dance, 144 Woodrow (at McHenry), Peter teaching. Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, credited to the 11 a.m. beginner class with Peter if you choose to stay. Intermediates at noon, $12. 
1-1:45 p.m. guided practica, Practica only $5.


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@>---- MILONGAS: Our next milonga at Jacobs will be Friday, Feb. 26, with Gato & Andrea guest artists.
  They will conduct two workshops on Saturday, Feb. 27: 
11 a.m.  (all levels): Style and musicality: Possibilities in parallel, cross systems; double time steps in the walk and changes of directions. Resources for navigation .
12:30 p.m. : Intermediate and up: Displacements with embellishments in  line of dance. Moves and positions for entradas and sacadas. Changes of direction. Flexibility of the embrace. Combinations and sequences. $30 a class - both $55

MILONGAS elsewhere:


@>---- Saturday, Feb. 20, - Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
 9 p.m. milonga - $10
@>---- 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. DJ: Mike Bohan


Saturdays,  Lake Merrit Dance Center (Hall 1) Tango Universe Milonga
200 Grand Ave. Bay/Harrison Streets  8:30 p.m.-midnight, $9 ($6 after 11 p.m).

Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
The Tuesday classes run for 4 Tuesdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23. Cost is $50
per person or $90 per couple for the month. For February, vals.
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 February)
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) 
5:30-6:45 p.m.- Guided Practica, Facilitator: Michelle Gorre
6:45-8 p.m. - Open Practica.  $5 for both   

Sacramento Ballet:Sacramento Ballet : 1631 K Street,  95814 
Embrace Step Pivot
A 4 week long Introduction to the Argentine Tango. Open to the public.
Lessons begin on Tuesday, February 9th from 6-7 PM.
Instructor: Patrick Alessandri 
Cost: Series Solo $45/ Couple $80 Single Class Solo $16/ Couple $30
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)

Berkeley,  Feb. 16th @ Precious Life Wellness Village.  2116 Berkeley Way,  
7 to 8:30 pm All levels special class on "Posture + floor craft + musicality".
Price: $13. Personalized attention to each student.

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 Beginner lesson 7:30-8:30 Práctica Taught by Luis 'El Suave') Cáceres, (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net


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.   This month: syncopations. $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. Call Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Taught by Luis (El Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Walnut Creek   City Recreational Department, 1375 Civic Dr., 
Next series starts February 18th
Beginner class 7:30-8:30 pm. Intermediate class 8:30-9:30 pm.
Marcelo Solis -  $45 five weeks   
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Tango Buenos Aires with Miguel Taillant  7:30-8:45 p.m
Traditional tango taught by Argentine native Michael Taillant!
 $40/month, $70/couple, $12/drop-in. <mailto:tangobravo2k@yahoo.com>

Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
A practilonga combines the best of a milonga and a practica.   The event is  informal, no dress code.  7-10 p.m.:  DJ KENNY BELL!

Roseville Dance -  3992 Foothills Blvd Suite 175, Roseville 
www.rosevilledancing.net. 6:30-7:30 Beginners' lesson, Call Roseville Dance  for prices. Taught by Luis (El Suave' Cáceres) 916.807.4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Fundamentals & technique class
8-9 pm.  Intermediate class 9-10 p.m.
Milonga 10 p.m.-Midnight.
$17, both classes and milonga,  $7, milonga only.
More info: <mailto:info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com?subject=Schedule>
Or call (415) 412 1866

Sacramento:   Feb. 20,  Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
1:15 to 2:45 pm- Electrifying Spins: The double pivot
3:00 to 4:30 pm-Circular Movements:  The lead, types of pivots & concentric turns
At door:  $25 for one workshop or $40 for both
Pre-registration: $20 for one workshop or $35 for both

SUNDAY: Emeryville: 
The Allegro Ballroom: 5855 Christie Ave.,
4 Week Progressive Beginner Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12       
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 pm, $12. Theme of the Month: Ganchos y Boleos
Instructor: Julian  Ramil Dance Practice: 4-6 p.m, $6 (Free w/Lesson)

Fresno -
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. Enjoy an unstructured group practice, ask  questions about any aspect.   Cell: 240-3200 

And in March - Sacramento
Friday, March 5 - Sunday, March 7 : HOMER and CRISTINA LADAS continue their two-part series: MOSTLY OPEN::
This weekend will focus on the open embrace: developing more expressive movement, dynamic embrace, and transitioning back to close embrace.
 In addition, each workshop will focus on one musical concept or orchestra.
(Exact Times will be confirmed)
'Elasticity in the Open Embrace with Julio De Caro'
'The Elegant Step-Over Colgada from Close to Open with Lucio Demare'
'The Leader's Back Sacada from Close to Open with Miguel Calo'
'The Pivot/No-Pivot Wrap with Rodolfo Biagi'
'Fun Open Embrace Milonga Movements with Juan D'Arienzo'
Sunday -- FREE music jam! Open to musicians, singers, dancers and spectators.
PRICES = Individual/Couple
1 Class = $25 ($48)
2 Class = $48 ($90)
3 Class = $72 ($136)
4 Class = $85 ($160)
5 Class = $100 ($185)
TO REGISTER or questions, please contact Michelle Wright:
(916) 295-9815 or sactanguera@yahoo.com
PRIVATE lessons available Friday - Sunday.
Please contact Michelle for more information & scheduling.


         Tango Tours to Buenos Aires

From  Marcelo Solis:

Nov.19-29. Go to the heart of tango; where the locals go.
 - Air fare from San Francisco 
 - Hotel   (double occupancy).
 - 24 hours assistance 
 - City Tours 
- 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.
Cost: $2,290. For this early bird price, send a $400 advance (non-refundable).
Phone: 415-412-1866   info@  <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/>