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Bulletin, August 2, 2010

Your editor is on her way to tango Mecca - Buenos Aires. Laura will lead Monday night practicas and Dennis will send out this bulletin.  I have not decided whether to take my laptop, but one way or another will probably send some updates as we will be at a tango festival focusing on close embrace milonguero style dancing.

MONDAY - 7 p.m. Tonight, Aug. 2 & 9,   Social dancing and practica at Jacobs Fine Dining, 2501 McHenry. Currently Modesto's only tango outlet. No fee, but you're encouraged to order food or drink off the menu. A good place to practice class material.  Come early to eat; check out a new menu for the "Blue Sage Bistro".

SATURDAY -  No class. Watch for announcements of classes resuming in fall.
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MILONGAS out of town:
@>---- Saturday, August 7, at  Firehouse 5 Dance Studio  2014B 9TH ST,  (9th & T)
La alterNATIVA Milonga  9 p.m.  - $10

@>---- Sunday, August 8, Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T), TEA and TANGO! Every second Sunday, 2-5 p.m. Milonga. Iced teas and treats as you dance to all traditional tango music from DJ Michelle Gorre.
@>---- Saturday, August 14, -- Tango by the River, 128 J Street, Old Sacramento, 
Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only.  DJ:  David Graybill  (916) 443-7008                                                                                                   

@>---- Sunday, August 15, Capital City Milonga  6-9:30 p.m, Capital City Hotel,  2600 Auburn Blvd at the Fulton Avenue exit on I-80 in Sacramento. $5

@>---- Saturday, August 21, at  Firehouse 5   Studio  2014B 9th St,  (9th & T)
La alterNATIVA Milonga  9 p.m.  - $10
@>---- Saturday, August 28,   -- Tango by the River, 128 J Street,  Old Sacramento, 
Beginning lesson 8-9 p.m., dance 9-midnight. $15 per person for lesson & milonga; $10 for milonga only.  DJ:  Peter Baldridge (916) 443-7008

@>---- Fridays,   TANGO MAGDALENA Dance Studio 580 Grand Ave, Suite # 305
@>---- Saturdays . Lake Merritt Dance Center (Hall 1) 200 Grand Avenue:
Tango Universe Milonga   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
Bachata,Salsa, Tango, Yoga/Pilates, West Coast Swing
In August  get all for $50 per person; $90 per couple!  For those  who sign up this month;  that price for three months is guaranteed! 
The Tuesday classes run   August 3, 10, 17, & 24 (with a  free class &  practica on the last Tuesday, August 31).
6:30-7:30 p.m. Level I - Beginning Tango: fundamentals of Argentine Tango
7:30-8:30 p.m. Level II - Intermediate - Applying  steps  into the social setting
8:30-9:30 p.m. Level III - Int/Adv Tango- changes every month but takes everything into the close embrace.
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T
Tango Technique w/Michelle  Open to men & women!
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
$35/month, $10/drop-in
Studio 65; 2965 North Maroa Ave.
8:00 pm-9:00 pm  Beyond Beginning Technique and Skills
$10 per person, in the Cube at Studio 65

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)
Precious Life Wellness Village.  2116 Berkeley Way,  7-8:30 p.m. (drop -in) All levels special class on "Creative Dancing". <www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment.html>  Price: $13. 
<www.preciouslifewellness.com/Home_Page.html>Precious Life Wellness Village,

Two Left Feet studio, 194 Diablo Road,   Ed Gillis teaching
7:30-8:30 Level one (fundamental elements)
8:30-9:30 Level two (combining the elements)
9:30-10:30 Practica (no charge)
Drop in rate is $15 for one class or $20 for both
Both class combination is set up like a continuous workshop.

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.  Beginners always welcome.
Quarry Ponds - 5550 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay www.quarryponds.com 6:30-7:30 Free Beginner lesson 7:30-8:30 Práctica taught by Luis ('El Suave') Cáceres

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T) TANGO EXPLORATIONS
6:30 p.m. Beginning Tango
7:30 p.m. Continuing Tango
8:30 p.m. Open Practica (FREE with Lesson!)
$35/month, $10/drop-in, $5/practica only

The Dance Corner - (2927 Fulton Ave. at Marconi). across from Town & Country Village, 8-9 p.m. Call Eleni (916) 719-3765 or Sergey (916) 342-6294 for prices. Luis (El Suave) Cáceres (916) 807-4210 luiselsuave@comcast.net

Walnut Creek:    New series start   At Social Hall, Civic Community Center 
1375 Civic Dr,.  City of Walnut Creek Recreation Department. CA 94596. 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 "Posture and dynamics of dancing".
<http://www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com/payment_walnutcreek.html>Cost: $45 Five weeks. Register on line at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call (925) 943-5858.

Tango by the River - 128 J Street, Old Sacramento
A place to practice and a great excuse for a party! Practice steps just learned in class, ask a friend to show you something new, or just dance to an awesome tango selection. Informal, dress code,s a great way to improve your tango! 8:11 p.m. (or until the DJ shuts it down).  Cost $5. 

Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & TTango Technique W/Michelle!
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Class includes warm-up, isolations, drills, routines, floor work & cool-down! Great exercises to do on your own to become a better "partner".  Wear comfortable shoes & clothing & get ready to work out! Open to men & women! No partner needed!  $35/month, $10/drop-in
Firehouse 5 Studio: 2014 9th Street (9th & T TANGO BUENOS AIRES W/MIGUEL TAILLANT!  7:30 p.m.   $10/drop-in
                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  8-9 p.m. Fundamentals & technique class. 
9-10 p.m. Intermediate class on: "Rhythm".
10 p.m.-midnight Milonga, Stay after class to practice or after 10 p.m. to dance .
$12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only. Snacks and refreshments included.

The Beat: 2560 9th St., 
Saturday July 31: El Bailongo - Late Práctica
8-9 p.m: Class with Marcelo Solís:  rhythm, posture and the dynamics of dancing
9p.m,-1 a.m: Assisted Practilonga: "La Milonguita" with Polo y Diana and Marcelo
$10 with class, $5 práctica only after 9

Fresno: Studio 65/Adornos. 2965 N.Maroa Avenue.
5:00 pm  Beginners Lesson    6 p.m. Guided practice Time
7:00 pm social dancing until 8:30 pm.   $10 per person

Emeryville: The Allegro Ballroom 5855 Christie Ave.,
4 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)

Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas return to Sacramento for a weekend of workshops August 14 and 15! Beautiful dancers and great teachers, they have a sensuous and elegant tango style and are delightfully clear and precise teachers.
Let them help you take your tango to the next level!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
1. 2:45-4 p.m. -- Tango Technique,  2. 4:30-5:45 p.m. -- Milonga
Sunday, August 15, 2010
3. 2:45-4 p.m. -- Romantic Tango,  4. 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. -- Vals
Cost $35 per workshop,  2 for $60,  3 for $70,   4 for $75! The Best Deal!
Oscar and Georgina are also available for private lessons for $110 an hour. Contact the studio at info@rivertango.com to schedule.


From Diego & Negracha: Nov. 16-27.
+10  Days Accommodation.
+10 Milonga nights.
+ Workshops with the best milongueros, translation in English.
+ The best reservations in the milongas.
+ Milongas with live music, orchestras and performances.
+ City Tour.
+ Visit to tango shoe store and tango clothes, personal assistance.
+ Medical assistance (one appointment.)
+ English-Spanish translation.
For  details, including prices:

From Marcelo Solis:  Nov. 19-29 - CST#2085488
The trip includes:
- Airfare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F).
- Hotel  (double occupancy) at Hotel Lyon:
- 24 hours assistance (we know the city and speak the language!).
- City Tours (Obelisco - Downtown - Plaza de Mayo - Cafe Tortoni - San Telmo - Recoleta and more).
- Shopping tours to where locals go looking for quality and price.
- A day in the countryside.
- 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:  $2,490 until August 27.     Phone: 415-412-1866