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Subject: SalsaUpdate124

Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 12:45 AM
Subject: Salsa Update #124, New Year's Pictures!

Hola Salseros!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I think Boston rolled in the New Year with NO SHORTAGE of Salsa at both Ryles and Sophia's!  I couldn't make it to Ryles but sources tell me it was jamming, and Sophia's was SOLD OUT!  Did you make it to Sophia's?  Check out the pictures now!


If anyone's got Ryles pictures in digital form, please send them to me!

While I've got your attention, let me make a few disclaimers about some things that I heard didn't go so smoothly at Sophia's.  Unfortunately I wasn't running the event directly, so I didn't have much control over certain details.  For example, I had been told that the coat check would be free of charge, but it wasn't.  Also, certain Sophia's staff members weren't informed of the discounted price for Ryles/First Night people.  My apologies on both counts.  For the next event I will insist on having more control and certainty regarding these sorts of things.  If you experienced any particular problems, please share them with me so that I can be sure they don't happen next time.  (Aside from advance online ticket issues, unfortunately there's little I can directly do about them for this past event.  Please contact Sophia's directly if you need.)

ANYWAY, so you didn't buy yourself and advance ticket and didn't get in because of it?!!  Well...  the infamous words, "I told you so" certainly echo... 

Please people, for ANY Salsa event, BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!  Promotion is a tough business and doing so really helps.  It makes the promoters happier since they know what to expect, it usually saves you some bucks, and it guarantees that you will get in.  It also usually takes a load of the staff at the event.  The result?  Better events, more fun, and less problems!!!  Please do your part in 2002 and plan ahead.  How's that for a New Year's resolution?

SO...!  What's up for the first week of 2002?

This and every Wednesday...

    SalsaBoston.com Presents
    Salsa Night at Sophia's
      with SalsaBoston.com
*** This week, guest DJ Nikolai! ***
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

Also...!!!  This Thursday:

This Thursday, Jan. 3 from Supershag Productions:

"Keep things moving with a night dedicated to Salsa! Hansol and Katia – the 2001 semi-finalists at the World Mambo Professional Championship in Florida – join Regina, the Boston Professional Salsa Champion as your hosts. Complimentary group classes at 8:15 are divided into 2 sections – beginner and advanced. Admission $12. $10 for SuperShag Mega Dance Complex Members."
more info at


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Last chance for now!  Order going in this week! (sorry, couldn't get it in before the holidays) $20, Mens or Ladies, specify size!  Email tshirt@salsaboston.com

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Long Range Forecast

Here's some things SalsaBoston.com is planning for this year:

-A NEW SalsaBoston Night each Saturday!
-Valentines Weekend:  Chicago Salsa Congress
-April 2002:  Salsa Congress in CUBA!
-May 2002: West Coast Salsa Congress, LA
-This Summer/Fall, 2002: 2nd annual Boston Salsa Congress
-Monthly or so, Special Workshop weekends
- and more....!

Look for SalsaBoston deals on these congresos since I am talking to the promoters.  People have been asking me about Cuba and LA already, and I will have some details in a week or two.  Stay tuned!


Mailbag (one item):

The MIT Casino Rueda group would like to wish everyone a Happy
New Year's.  Make sure you're sticking to those New Year's Resolutions.

In addition to that, we would like to inform you of our IAP worskshops.
For those that do not know, The Casino Rueda Group offers a series of
4 workshops every January.  So now that the new year has finally rolled
around, we hope to see everyone back with a newfound excitement.  We
would like to see more people dancing rueda in the clubs, so please bring
your friends, your family, or anyone else that is interested. (DON'T FORGET

We will be giving 3-hour workshops each Saturday in January (STARTING THIS

Dates:  Saturday 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26
Times:  5:30-8:30 PM 
Where: Room 491
Damage: $10

ALSO!!!!!!  Some days, we will be staying an extra hour afterward for people to practice what they've learned or anything else in general.  Just think of it as extra dancing time for all you salsa addicts.  If anyone wants any salsa pointers, we would be more than happy to give them to you....All you need do is ask.

Remember that no partner is necessary.  People will be split up into three levels:  beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate/advanced.  Notice that these levels are not designated in terms of salsa.  If you dance salsa but not rueda, you will be placed at a beginner level.  It will be up to the discretion of the instructors to move you up to the next level. 

Workshops are formal instruction, so bring your sweats, your jazz sneakers/dancing shoes, your water bottles, and plenty of energy to burn for 3 hours straight.  With that said, we hope to see you all there.

Please RSVP by sending an email to tinajero@mit.edu with your name, email/number, and your estimated level. 

For a map of the location, go to:


Once you get to the Student Center, take the elevator up to the 4th floor
and follow the signs.....

Also, feel free to visit our web page for more details about the group:

                             MIT Casino Rueda Group


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