Subject: SalsaUpdate125
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 7:28 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #125: LA CONGRESS INFO!

Hola Salseros!

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Many of you have been asking me what's up with LA and Cuba?  Well, I
finally got a chance to talk with Albert Torres, and here's the scoop:

Cuba:  there was supposed to be a congreso sometime in April, and the US
Treasury Dept. had even approved the cultural exchange.  However,
because of the 9-11 events, the approval had been put put on hold,
forcing the promoters to postpone the event indefinitely.  This is of
course very unfortunate, and hopefully the event will happen some day

LA: Pack your bags, turn on your email auto-reply, and let's go!

West Coast Salsa Congress
LAX Hilton Hotel / Hollywood Park Casino
May 23-26, 2002

Albert tells me this year is going to be better than ever, with many
improvements.  Many of the events, particularly all the workshops, are
happening at the Hilton Hotel, with only the night time concerts at the
Hollywood Park Casino.  Shorter shows, more dance space, and an all star
lineup of dancers and instructors.  Plus... want to see some great
concerts?  Check out these bands!

"Oscar D’ Leon"
"Jose Alberto "El Canario"
"La Sonora Carruseles"
"Revolucion Juvenil", Puerto Rico
"Ray De La Paz", New York

Okay, here's the deal:

because we had 22 people there last year and yours truly's ties wih


Go to the website and check out the details including hotel, event pass,
and airfare:

In order to get these prices, you have to email me BY FEB 15!!!  If you
book through the event website

You will pay about $50-$100 more right now, and the price goes up as the
event nears.  So plan ahead now!

Register now, email me at, or simply will work to.


This and every Wednesday...

    ************************** Presents
     Salsa Night at Sophia's

This week, guest DJ Antonio Ortiz
1270 Boylston St., Boston (near Kenmore Sq. and Fenway Park)
Lessons with Johnny and Kelly at 9:15,
beginnner and intermediate, no partner necessary!
Salsa until 2am!
21+ Proper ID and Dress
$10 Cover, $2 extra for lesson


This week's mailbag

Pick of the week: This Sunday at Plaza G, "Alexander and Orquestra"

1) "Alexander and Orquestra", This Sunday
2) SALSAlort Update
3) New Class Series with Johnny and Kelly
4) MondoSweetie Sat. in Lawrence
5) JAM'NASTICS update
6) New Salsa Classes at RugCutters
7) April on 2, New Classes
8) Next SalsaLegre, Jan. 19


¡ Come to the first great Dance of the Year!

Plaza Garibaldi
1141 Revere Beach Pkwy. Rt.16 West (781) 284.6005

Sunday January 13 , from 8pm
Alexander &Orquesta !
TheBest Latin Band in NE!
¡Don't miss it!


 **** please pass this on to all your contacts ****

WHEN:  Sunday January 13, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
WHERE:  YWCA, 1 Salem Sq., Worcester, MA  01608.  Within walking
distance from the Commuter Rail station in Worcester (from South
Station).  Please contact us for details and for driving directions.

WHO:  Persons auditioning should know how to dance Salsa.  Dancers with
other backgrounds may audition, particularly those with experience in
Hip Hop, Brazilian Samba, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, etc.  "Natural dancers
are also encouraged to audition.

We are also looking for Fitness Instructors for our SALSA!Workout© and
LatinFitness© classes.  Fitness instructors must be certified or be
willing to get certified during training. 

WHAT:  Company Members will perform at festivals, community events,
concerts, television, etc.  Members will train in a number of Salsa
styles, Rueda de Casino, Cha-cha, Bachata, and other Latin dances with
dancer and choreographer Javier F. Salort, and Hip Hop with dancer and
choreographer KellyG from LA.

TO REGISTER & FOR MORE INFO:  Contact the Director, Javier F. Salort,
via e-mail at, or by calling (508) 792-0263.


~Intro to Latin Dance:  Salsa and More:
        -        Section 01:  Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, 10 weeks, 42
Brattle St.
        -        Section 02:  Tuesdays, 9:00-10:00 pm, 10 weeks, 357
Huron Ave.
~Salsa! (Advanced Beg./Intermediate):  Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm, 10 weeks,
42 Brattle St.
TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact the Cambridge Center
for Adult Education at (617) 547-6789 or on the web at


Learn to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and more with SALSAlort!
~Intro to Latin:  Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, 8 weeks
~Salsa-Advanced Beginner:  Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, 8 wks
~Salsa-Intermediate:  Thursdays, 8:00-9:40 pm, 8wks
~Performance/Company Training*:  Sundays, 2:30-5:30 pm, on-going
        *for Company Member/Performance Team only.
Worcester Intro & Adv. Beginner level courses are $100/person/course;
full-time students w/valid ID $80/person/course.  Intermediate level
course is $205/person/course; full-time students w/valid ID
$175/person/course.  Courses are held at the YWCA, 1 Salem Sq.,
Worcester, MA  01608.  Pre-registration is required.

To REGISTER and for more information contact Javier at (508)792-0263 or  Visit us at  To get on
the SALSAlort Latin Dance & Fitness Company e-mail list send a BLANK
e-mail to:  You will receive notices
regarding new classes/sessions, workshops, event information, etc., and
be part of this progressive, community oriented Company.

KellyG, a professional HIP HOP Dancer and Choreographer, is here from
Los Angeles!  Learn the latest moves in the Hip Hop world & get in shape
at one of the following Workshops:

THURSDAY January 10, 17, 24
6:00 pm-7:00 pm                        Body Sculpting, $10/class
SATURDAY January 12, 19, 26
11:30 am-12:30 pm             Body Sculpting, $10/class
12:30 pm-1:30 pm                Hip Hop, $11/class
SUNDAY January 13, 20, 27
1:00 pm-2:00 pm                  Hip Hop, $11/class

All workshops held at the Worcester YWCA (Membership NOT required).
Register when you arrive.  For more information call (508) 792-0298.
Learn more about KellyG by visiting

Feliz Nuevo Ano, salseros y salseras!
The new year brings a new chance to dance SALSA…
Join Johnny and Kelly for some “on 1” fun!
Learn sexy salsa moves , turn patterns and funky freestyle footwork.

Classes start soon for the spring semester, along with a continuation of
our special workshop series.  Stay tuned for details.

Beginners:  Thursdays at 8:00pm – 9:30pm  (starting Jan. 17th)
                        Dance Complex
                        536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge
                        Studio 5
                        Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
                        Public parking lots or street parking available

Intermediate/Advanced:   Tuesdays at 9:00pm – 10:30pm
                        (starting Jan. 15th)

                        Impulse Dance Studio
                        181 Mass. Ave. in Boston
                        3rd floor
                        Near the Hynes Convention Center T stop on the
Green Line
                        and Berklee College
                        Street parking or parking garages available

Classes are $12 each or five classes for $50.

Please e-mail or call with any questions.  We look forward to dancing
with you!

Kelly:, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  (617) 967-5021


You are invited to an elegant evening of mingling  and dancing to Cuban
son and salsa with the new, bigger, and better Mondo Sweetie. This will
be our Debut performance at  New Englands most beatiful Night Club. The
Grand Hall in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Only 20 minutes from Boston in historic downtown Lawrence.
Complete with a grand stair case leading to a classical balcony and a
dance floor under the glass sky dome, this club will throw you back in
time to the days of Tropicana and the Paladium when Cuban night clubs of
the 50's were all the rage. Come and bring your friends or meet new
friends and dance partners to support us in persuit of gaining another
regular latin venue. And we will do it all in style.
Formal attire will not be out of place.

Mondo Sweetie
Saturday, January 12th
Grand Hall
331 Essex Street


more details and directions at

We at JAM'NASTICS are focused on making the Latin
Program fun, exciting and a great learning experience.
We endeavor to do this by providing classes to
familiarize students with the common types of Latin
dance and by creating an intensive training curriculum
for improving dance technique and styling.

To start off the New Year with these goals in mind,
JAM'NASTICS is offering January Salsa Workshops by Ana
Tinajero. Ana, a student at MIT, and a regular teacher
at JAM’NASTICS, will be on school break for the month
of January.  She will be offering workshops on
Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00 pm – focusing on Body
Movement, Dips, Breaks and any other areas you, the
students, request.  The workshops will be in addition
to our regularly scheduled classes on Mondays and

Dates:  Thursdays in January
Time:   7:00pm to 9pm
Location:  R F Kennedy School at 158 Spring Street in
Cost per workshop $12, discounted to $10 for
Preregister by calling the JAM’NASTICS office at

Nancy Murphy


New set of Salsa Classes at Rugcutters' Dance Studio begins Jan. 9,
running for 6 weeks.
Wednesdays - 7:30 Salsa 1, 8:30 Salsa 2

Happy New Year Salseros!!!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Are you
ready to take 2002 by storm? Did you make a resolution to improve your
salsa skills and technique this year? WEll, let's get started!!!!!

NEW 4 week SALSA SESSION starting JANUARY 7th and 8th.

Learn to dance New York Style Salsa with April, of New York's Descarga
Latina Dance Company!

ALL classes take place at the VFW Post, 288 Green St. in Central Sqare,
Cambridge. One block from red line. Public Parking Available.

MONDAYS, starting January 7th

6pm Ladie's Salsa Styling for ALL levels. Body movement and  
    isolations, head whips, elegant arms and much more!!!!

7pm Beginner footwork and partnering. Intro to NY Style Salsa "on 2".

8pm Spin technique and partner styling for ALL Levels. Spin drills,
    adding "flava" to your partner styling, increasing creativity
    while partnering, and more!!

9pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate classic NY turn patterns.
    Fine-tuning of leading and following techniques.

Tuesdays, starting January 8th

6pm Beginner footwork and partnering. Intro to NY Style Salsa "on 2".

7pm Advanced Beginner footwork and partnering.

8pm Men's and Ladie's Styling for ALL Levels. Designed to improve your
    open footwork, body movement, coordination and execution of open

9pm Intermediate footwork and turn patterns.

Cost: 4 week session--$50, $45 full time students
      $15 drop-in class, $13 if registered in one class.

Call April at 617-388-0925 for more info, or e-mail


 January 19th is the next Salsalegre!--Metrowest's
once-a-month Saturday night Salsa Social. Don't
forget--we're an all ages venue! Come dance to the
best Salsa Clasica, Salsa de Hoy, and Cha Cha Cha with
DJ Luis Arroyo at:

The Sons of Italy Lodge 1411
37 Washington AVENUE (not Washington St)
Natick, MA (directions follow)

8 pm: Salsa Lesson

9 to midnight: dance, dance, dance!

Cash Bar!

$10 per person

***All ages welcome!
(must show ID 21+ at bar)

PLEASE NOTE: the upcoming Feb date has been changed to
February 23

For more info:
508-655-7142 or 617-522-2524 (en español)


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