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Bulletin, March 8, 2010

After a slow start to the month,  small attendance but big ground covered at the absolute beginner class,  Sean & Charity will teach for the next three weeks. Be there.

MONDAY - Tonight,  Mar. 8  & 13: 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 -  Mar. 13 - Classes at Juline School of Dance, 144 Woodrow (at McHenry), Sean & Charity  teaching.  Introductory class for absolute beginners 10:15 - $5, credited to the 11 a.m. beginner class with Sean & Charity for those who stay. Intermediate class at noon, $12 per person. You have the option this week of paying $30 for the rest of the month. 
1:15 -1:45 p.m. guided practica, Practica $5.

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MILONGAS: Next Jacobs milonga: Saturday, April 10, with Marcelo Solis.
MILONGAS elsewhere:
@>---- Saturday, Mar. 13 - At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.  SANTIAGO CROCE & AMY LINCOLN perform. Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m.  9-midnight. Cost $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 milonga only. (Order on line, lesson & milonga for $10!) DJ: Peter Baldridge

@>---- Saturday,   Mar. 20 - Firehouse 5 Dance,  2014 9th Street (9th & T) 9 p.m. until we drop! Cost $10
@>---- Saturday, Mar. 27  -- At Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento.   GUEST PEFORMANCE BY GUSTAVO & JESICA HORNOS! Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. Gustavo & Jesica will perform at about 10:30.$20 per person lesson & milonga; $15 milonga only.  GUEST DJ: GUSTAVO HORNOS!

@>---- Friday Mar. 12    Lake Merrit Dance Center,  200 GRAND AVE.  JUDY & JON in the BAY AREA PRE MILONGA CLASS & PERFORMANCE at the Milonga Info: OLIVIA & JONATHAN    <mailto:livtango@gmail.com>

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).

@>---- Saturday, Mar. 13 Allegro Ballroom. 5855 Christie Ave. La Milonga de Nora.
Jorge Nell guest artist. Lesson 8-9:30.  Milonga 9:30 - 2:00 a.m .
 $20 Class & Milonga, $15 Milonga only, $6 After 1:05 am

@>---- Friday Mar. 19:  American Legion Post, 347 First St, Los Altos 
Special Milonga Night by Masters GATO & ANDREA
Intermediate Tango Class 8-9  p.m. $15 per person
Milonga 9-12:30 p.m. $15 per person
Class and Milonga: special deal $20 per person!!!
Performance at 11 p.m.  DJ Gato Valdez! CD raffles and more!
Complimentary snacks and soft drinks. Bring your own wine!

Some have expressed interest in these. To carpool call 522-1571
Sacramento -
Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
The March Level III class (8:30-9:30 p.m.) will cover steps from  recent guest maestros. Recommended is the Level II class (7:30-8:30) which provides a dose of the technique applied in the Level III class. Classes March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Cost is $50 per person or $90 per couple for all five.
Level I covers fundamentals of Argentine Tango: basic elements of the tango walk (caminada) and introduction of basic steps, emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music.
Level II focuses on pivots and turns (including giros, left hand turns, right hand turns, etc.), and how to apply all steps learned so far into the social setting.
Level III changes every month but always focuses on technique, musicality, and taking everything into the close embrace.
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
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Guided Session
6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Open Session
The FIREANTS TANGO BAND will follow the Practica on Tuesday. Mar. 9.
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,  @ Precious Life Wellness Village.  2116 Berkeley Way,  
7 to 8:30 p.m. (drop -in) All levels special class on "Posture + floor craft + musicality". <http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment.html>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 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) TANGO EXPLORATIONS WITH CHRIS & MICHELLE!
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. Open Practica
For the next 2 months (9 Thursdays!) Chris & Michelle will explore VOLCADAS & COLGADAS! Learn the secrets to making these fun and exciting moves part of your Tango Vocabulary!    $10 drop-in / $3 Practica only (Practica FREE with class)
The Dance Corner - (2927 Fulton Ave. at Marcono Sacramento). across from Town & Country Village, 7-8 p.m. 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.,   Tel: (925)209-4124. 
THURSDAY, March 4th @ Social Hall, Walnut Creek. (series)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Latin Rhythms.
7:30-8:30 p.m. Beginner tango class.
8:30-9:30 p.m. Intermediate tango class on "Cadence: How technique is
related to musicality".
Cost: $45 five weeks session.   Register at <
 Call (415) 412 1866
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Guest instructors this month:  Chris Peake & Michelle Gorre
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>

Sacramento Ballet: 1631 K Street. Embrace Step Pivot, a  four-week introduction to  Tango. Open to the public, Tuesdays 6-7 p.m.Instructor: Patrick Alessandri  Cost: Series Solo $45/ Couple $80 Single Class Solo $16/ Couple $30
  Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
PRACTILONGA with DJ KENNY BELL each Friday 7-11 p.m. combines milonga and práctica. Practice steps just learned in class, ask a friend to show you something new, or just dance; no dress code. Cost $5. 

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.
(Drop-in) Fundamentals & technique class 8-9 p.m.  Intermediate class 9-10 p.m. Intermediate class: "Hip and torso as the links between the embrace and the floor".
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

For the very 1st time, TANGO BY THE RIVER and FIREHOUSE 5 DANCE bring AMY & SANTIAGO who teach two workshops on Saturday the 13th at TBTR, perform at TBTR's Milonga that evening, then teach two more workshops on Sunday the 14th at FH5!  Come share in this exciting "community" event!

Saturday: Mar. 13 at Tango by the River @ 128 J street Old Sacramento
Workshops with Santiago Croce & Amy Lincoln  teaching and performing:
At Tango by the River: 2:30  4 p.m. -- BREAKING DOWN THE ESSENTIALS (Beginners-Intermediate). Break down essential concepts of tango for better comprehension. Attain a higher learning curve and gain the ability to self correct as you uncover technical elements within the fundamentals. Enhance your lead and follow while finding comfort in the embrace and confidence in the steps. Look for
the quality of the movement in the basic steps and well-known sequences of
tango such as ochos cortados, half turns, drags, etc.
4:30-6  p.m. VILLA URQUIZA STYLE TANGO (Intermediate-Advanced). This old school neighborhood of Buenos Aires exemplifies a quality of dance recognized for elegance and virtuosity. Villa Urquiza is not to show off fancy figures. It is about finding an entrancing connection with your partner and dancing with musicality and grace. We will work to find comfort, elegance, clarity in the lead, sensitivity in the follow and confidence. This class  will focus on turns. This is not one more class of turning around a chair. You'll learn the elements you need to improve balance, control of direction and dynamics for a more graceful movement. Cost: At the door -- $25 for one workshop or $40 for both Pre-registration (on line or in person) -- $20 for one workshop or $35 for both


Mar. 14. at Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T)
Discovering elements differentiating Argentine dancers from others. Uncover subtleties bringing more clarity to leading and more comfort and confidence to following. Work using exercises and sequences that expand our capacity to lead and be led, revealing details that help develop potential in these areas.
1:15-2:45 p.m: Walking with elegance & comfort:  (step projection, axis, balance, elegance, breathing, secrets of the embrace)
3-4:30 p.m.: Cadences and enrichment of movements (experimenting with different layers of the dance and elements which bring more quality to movements.)
At door:  $25 for one workshop or $40 for both
Pre-registration: $20 for one workshop or $35 for both

The Allegro Ballroom: 5855 Christie Ave.,
4 Week Progressive Beginner Lesson: 2-3 p.m, $12       
Int/Adv Lesson:  3-4 p.m., $12. Theme of the Month: Sacadas Y Barridas
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

          Tango Tours to Buenos Aires

From  Marcelo Solis: Nov.19-29.
- 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@  <