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Subject: Salsa Update122

Hola Salseros!

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Happy Holidays to all!

This issue:
- Sophia's Open, Wed. Dec. 26!
- New Years Party with SalsaBoston.com @ Sophia's!
- Salsa Congreso Heads Up for next year!
- Some interesting reading and a gift idea!  (for you musicologists)
- SalsaBoston T-shirts!  Last chance!
- the mailbag!

Salsa Update going out a little late this week, sorry.  But hopefully we'll see you tonight at Sophias as usual!  http://salsaboston.com/sophias
Also, please note, we WILL BE OPEN on Wed. Dec. 26, for your post-Christmas Salsa needs!

By now you've hopefully heard about the New Year's Party?  Tickets are selling, so don't miss out!

!Solamente Salsa! at Sophias, New Years Eve!
Dec. 31, 9pm-3am
1270 Boylston, Boston
"All Salsa All Night" with SalsaBoston.com and DJ Nikolai
21+, Festive Attire, Proper ID Required
Info and $25 advance tickets available
at http://SalsaBoston.com/Newyear

Includes hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast
For tickets call 617-253-2475 x 113
Directions and club info, 617-351-7001
email: newyear@salsaboston.com
Tickets are limited to avoid dancefloor overcrowding.
Don't miss out, order in advance!
Discount tickets for First Night and Ryles ticket holders
are available, good after 12:30am.

Heads Up Long Range Salsa Congreso Planner:

Feb. 14-16: Bacardi Congreso, Chicago
April (tba): Salsa Congreso in CUBA!
April: International Salsa and Hussle Competition, Miami
May: West Coast Salsa Congress, LA

Salsaboston will be putting together some sort of deal for all these, so stay tuned!

Some interesting reading (thanks John!)


(Watch the line wrap \ or /, you may have to cut and paste... sorry!)

Need Christmas Gifts?

Along those lines, an intersting gift idea for the Salsero/a in your life:

   Salsa!: The Rhythm of Latin Music (w/ CD)
   Charley Gerard,Lawrence Aynesmith (Editor),Marty Sheller
   $24.95 from Barnes and Noble

   Use this link (do a search for "The Rhythm of Latin Music" or
   any of your holiday book shopping), and Salsaboston gets a buck
   or two.



SalsaBoston's Cool Custom Design!
Last chance for now!  Order going in Friday!  $20, Mens or Ladies, specify size!  Email tshirt@salsaboston.com

See it at

This week's Mailbag:

) JAM'NASTICS Winter Schedule
) Mondo Sweetie at 1st Night, 6:30 and 7:45 performances
) Mango Blue January Dates


The new year is quickly approaching and our Winter 8-week Session will be starting on Monday, January 7, 2002!
JAM'NASTICS Inc. will be offering the following Latin Dance classes:


Location: The Kennedy School at 100 Spring Street in Cambridge
6:45 -7:45 pm - Latin Party Dance (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata) beginner -
This class will help students feel comfortable with the most common types of Latin dance that are done at parties and in  clubs. By the end of the session you will be ready to get out and have fun!
6:45-7:45 pm - Salsa (partnering & footwork) adv. beginner - advanced -
This class will include freestyle, turn combinations and following and leading exercises, all designed to give you flashy moves
to put on the dance floor.

Location: The Community Art Center at 119 Winsor Street in Cambridge
8:15-9:15 pm - Latin Styling intermediate - advanced - This class will work  on leaders and followers style and body movement.


Location: The Kennedy School at 100 Spring Street in Cambridge
6:45-7:45 pm - Salsa Basics beginner - intermediate - This is the  fundamental class for JAM'NASTICS' style of salsa dancing.
6:45-7:45 pm - Salsa: Spinning & Styling beginner - intermediate -
This  class will work on leaders and followers style and body movement, and include a special focus on improving your turns.
6:45-7:45 pm - Salsa: Spinning & Partner Technique advanced- This class will  work on improving leaders and followers dance technique and include a special focus on improving your turns.
7:45 -8:45 pm - La Rueda de Casino (a Cuban salsa game) - beginner - advanced - This unique twist on Salsa originated in Cuba as a game. In the game, couples dance in a circle and the women are  passed from partner to partner as steps, turns and jokes are announced spontaneously by "the caller".

Single class: $12
One 8-week session plus an open house $88
Two classes per week for an 8-week session plus open house: $88 + $88 with  (20% discount) = $140.80
Three classes per week for an 8-week session plus open house: $88 + $88 +  $88 with (20% discount) = $211.20
Four classes per week for an 8-week session plus open house: $88 + $88 +$88  + $88 with (30% discount) = $246.40

Please call to pre-register now! Our number is 617-354-5780.

Peace, love and light to all of you during these darker, cold months from the MondoSweetie family. Hope your all hooking up with family and friends in the spirit of celebration. The band has been busy playing parties all over town and making merry with many new friends. We will be in town for one last public show this year, at the last possible moment in fact. If your in town, come down to the First Night Celebrations and party with us. We are doing two sets:
Mondo Sweetie

December 31st
First Baptist Church,
Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (near the Commons)
6:30  & 7:45


You'll need a First Night button, but it's worth it. Boston Horns will be playing too at the Berkely Performance Center, and alot of great stuff going on. Hope to see you and give you all a hug.

Cariño, Patiño   Mik   Roderick   &  Yahuba

Mango Blue Dates:


FRIDAY the 18th
THE MILKYWAY (Jamaica Plain)

FRIDAY the 25th
JOHNNY D's (Somerville)

Addresses will be sent out as the date nears


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