From: Stella []
Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006 10:19 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: re: paulo arrives tomorrow!

Paulo Araujo Teaches Argentine Tango      

SF Bay Area August 7-20, 2006


Paulo is a poet  of the human body sculpting curves and sinuosities using the language of tango.  His style is unconventional; his teaching seeks to explore more profound levels of human experience and understanding.  People who have watched him work are amazed at how much he is able to accomplish in just an hour.     He personally supervises the class, dancing with both male and female students until they are able to reach their personal limits.   His goals are fluidity of movement, joy in dance, the comfortable     close embrace and working with each student to enable them to find their own true tango.  He has taught all over the world, including many trips to Italy, Slovenia, and Israel.  He has a studio and weekly milonga in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in the Botafogo district called Café Xango, Instituto Brasileiro do Tango.


Stella will be translating for the classes and assisting with the demonstrations.


Class Schedule:

Monday August 7th and 14th             Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland

7:30-8:15 p.m.            Beginner class            $10 (does not include practica)

8:30-9:30 p.m.            Intermediate class     $20

                                    (both classes plus practica afterwards $25)

9:30-10:30 p.m.          Practica (free with intermediate class or $5 if practica alone)

Please register with Jeanne and Gene Hill:


Specialty Classes at the Berkeley Tango Studio: Intermediate Level   9-10:30 p.m.

Wednesday August 9             

Cayengue Review and New Steps


Wednesday August 16

Milonga with Traspie


Thursday August 17

Nothing but Waltz

Each workshop is $25.  Space at the Tango Studio is limited and reservations are required.  Please contact Stella at 510-655-3585 to reserve.


Intermediate Series: Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave., Oakland

Saturday, August 12th:

1-2:15 p.m.                Spiraling the Body

2:30-3:45 p.m.           Curves and Sinuosities

4-5:15 p.m.                Exploring the Dynamic Range in the Couple



Advanced Series:  Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave., Oakland

Saturday, August 19th:  A Day of Boleos and Sacadas

1-2:15 p.m.                Line boleos with changes of direction, body boleos

2:30-3:45 p.m.           Who’s Being Saccadaed Now

4-5:15 p.m.                Boleos mixed with Sacadas


Sunday August 20th:             Renaissance Ballroom, 285 Ellis St, SF

2-3:15 p.m.                Technical and Emotional Movements

3:30-4:45 p.m.           From Colgadas to Volcadas

5-6:15 p.m.                Unusual Adornments for Men and Women


For any of the intermediate or advanced series at Lake Merritt or Renaissance Ballroom:  $25/class or $65 for the series of 3 with pre-payment by August 10th.  Checks should be mailed to 30 the Uplands, Berkeley 94705.  Drop-in rate $28/class or $75 for all 3.   Please, no substitutions or refunds.  An attempt will be made to gender balance these classes, but it is not guaranteed because of imbalances caused by last minute drop-ins.  We will do rotations during the class.     Contact Stella at 510-655-3585 or email for more information.


Paulo will also be teaching prior to the following milongas:

***Friday, August 11th, Monte Cristo Milonga, hosted by Gary and Nirmala, intermediate class 8-9 p.m., 136 Missouri, SF

***Saturday August 12th, Milonga de Jeanne-Gene, all levels class 8-9 p.m., 200 Grand Ave, Oakland, with demo to follow


Private lessons are available

$95/55 min + $10 studio rental fee or a series of 6 hours (actually 4 lessons of 1 hr 20 min each) for $540 (includes rental fee).  Please call Stella to schedule.  Since his time here is limited, priority is given to couples.  Maximum of 6 hours for any couple or individual.  For more information about the Berkeley Tango Studio check out the website stellatango. com.


Calendar at a glance:

Monday Aug 7           Lake Merritt Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave.                     7:30-10:30 p.m.

Wednesday Aug 9      Berkeley Tango Studio, Cayengue                                       9-10:30 p.m.

Friday Aug 11 Monte Cristo Milonga, 136 Missouri, SF                            8-9 p.m.

Sat  Aug 12                 Lake Merritt Dance Center, classes                                    1-5:30 p.m.

                                    Lake Merritt Milonga, 200 Grand                                       8-9 p.m.

Monday Aug 14         Lake Merritt Dance Center                                                  7:30-10:30 p.m.

Wednesday Aug 16   Berkeley Tango Studio, Milonga w Traspie                         9-10:30 p.m.

Thursday Aug 17        Berkeley Tango Studio, Waltz                                              9-10:30 p.m.

Saturday Aug 19        Lake Merritt Dance Center, adv classes                             1-5:30 p.m.

Sunday Aug 20           Renaissance Ballroom, 285 Ellis, SF, adv classes              2-6:30 p.m.