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Subject: SalsaUpdate131

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:25 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #131: La Sonora Carruseles, March 3!

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For the first time ever on the East Coast...

     La Sonora Carruseles

Direct from Colombia
Sunday, March 3,
La Casona del Chino, Revere Beach
90 Ocean Ave.

$25 Advance Tickets available now!

What?!  You're not sure which band this is?!!
For the uncertain, here's some real-audio clips.

Whew!  Caught your breath?  On to regular news.

First off, last Saturday at K of C was a great time with Santo Rico Dance Company of NYC.  A great show was put on by them, as well as a hot new number by Johnny and Andres, and also a fantastic act by Armando and his 11yo daughter from Salsa Spin Entertainment of Connecticut!  Way to go!  I have many pictures that will be posted shortly.

Thanks go out from Edwin Pabon to everyone who attended, as well as apologies for the delays between the acts.  I personally got hung out there to dry (as the sucker MC...) but hey... that's showbiz.  Next time I/we'll be ready for that!

Highlights of the week

- If you haven't faxed in your LA Congress Registration or called them, do so ASAP!  Like right NOW!  The price officially has gone up to the regular rates, but I have asked that they extend the SalsaBoston discount to our stragglers...  (call me if questions, 617-513-9841)

- Saturday, rumor is "Fruko" at Wonderland Greyhound Park!  Another great Colombian  band!  I'm waiting to get details.

- Saturday also, SalsaLegre in Natick, (details in the mailbag)

- This Friday, El Bembe reopens (see mailbag)

- This Wednesday, Salsa Night at Sophia's as usual, but go on another HurryDate beforehand! (see below)

This and every Wednesday...

      SalsaBoston.com Presents
      Salsa Night at Sophia's
        with SalsaBoston.com

 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

But this week, beforehand, go on a...

  HurryDate at Sophia's!
  Wednesday, February 20th
  (followed by Salsa Night!)

Subject:  Only one date in a night is soooooo 2001!

Come to the next HurryDate Boston and you’ll have 25! And Salsa with SalsaBoston.com while you're at it!!

A trip? To London? On Virgin? For FREE??  That's right! Tell a friend about
HurryDate now, you could win a trip to London on the coolest airline EVER,
Virgin Atlantic.  Click HERE to find out how:

What the heck is HurryDate, you say?  HurryDate is a party with 50 single
guys and 50 single girls.  Two rounds will be organized where you’ll talk to 25 people for three minutes at a time.  You'll indicate on a SCOREcard
whether or not you'd like to see each person you meet again. We'll then
calculate the results and send you the email addresses of the people you
matched with a few days later. There were over 130 matches at the last

Throw in a cool bar, great drink specials, and a fun, anything-goes vibe,
and you've got yourself one hell of a night out after work!

Check out www.hurrydate.com now to RSVP and find out the full details on how it works.


When: Wednesday, February 20th
Where: Sophia's - 1270 Boylston Street
Time: Doors open at 7:00, HurryDating begins at 7:30 (Two rounds will be
organized by order of arrival)
Cost: $24.00
Drink Specials Included
$5 Discount to SalsaBoston's Salsa Night to follow
  (reg. $10/$12 with lesson)
Online RSVP and pre-payment is required to reserve your spot

We hope to see you there!

Dating Should Be Fun...and in Mass Quantities!

This week's mailbag

1) Salsalegre this Saturday
2) El Bembe reopens this Friday
3) Update from Dan Marshall
4) This Wed, Dance workshop a BU Caribean Club
5) International Dance show and event at Roxy this Sunday
6) New Classes at Rugcutters
7) Snappy Dance performance March 2/3

with DJ NIK bringing you the BEST SALSA for dancers!!

ALSO... demos by two of Boston's most talented dance
couples: Hanso and Katia of SuperShag and Mambo Slaves
Lisa & Ruben

Salsalegre! is MetroWest's once-a-month Salsa social
dance and the next one is happening:


AT: The Sons of Italy Lodge 1411
37 Washington AVENUE (not Washington St)

8 pm: beginner Salsa Lesson

9 to midnight: dance, dance, dance!

Cash Bar!
$10 per person
All ages welcome (must show ID 21+ at bar)

Guillermo: 617-522-2524, griverapagan@hotmail.com
Tracy: 617-655-7142, salsa@dattron.com
Pamela: 508-820-9828, salsahappens@yahoo.com


An easy ½ hour from Boston...

From East via Rt 9:

--Take Rt 9 West. When you pass under Rt 95/128,
you'll go 6.5 more miles till you get to exit for Rt.
27 South.
--On right, just before exits for 27, you'll see a big
shopping center with a BIG Stop and Shop.
For 27 South exit you'll go under Rt 27--slowly
because exit is immediately on your right!
--Take 27 South  8/10 of a mile to Lake St on your
right. (At 7/10 of a mile is a light.) Turn RIGHT
onto Lake St., then bear IMMEDIATELY LEFT onto
Washington AVENUE (not Street).
--Go 2/10 of a mile down Washington Ave. to Lodge 1411
on your left (look for red awning).

From Mass Pike East or West:

--Take Pike to Exit 13. Follow signs after tolls for
--This puts you briefly on 30 East. Go to first light
and turn RIGHT onto Speen St.
--Take Speen about ½ mile, look for sign for Rt. 9
East. A little past Natick Mall (on right), you will
EXIT LEFT to get on 9 East.
--Take Rt. 9 East a short distance (1/2 mile maybe)to
exit for Rt 27 South.
--Take 27 South  8/10 of a mile to Lake St on your
right. (At 7/10 of a mile is a light.) Turn RIGHT
onto Lake St., then bear IMMEDIATELY LEFT onto
Washington AVENUE (not Street).
--Go 2/10 of a mile down Washington Ave. to Lodge 1411
on your left (look for red awning).

Via Rt 135, East or West:

--Washington AVENUE (not street) is a small street off
Rt 135. It's the first traffic light west of the big
intersection of routes 27 and 135 in downtown Natick.
--Turn off 135 onto Washington Ave. (it's only on one
side, so you have to turn right from downtown Natick,
or left from Framingham)
--Go about 1/3 mile to Lodge 1411 on your right (look
for red awning).

From Hips on Fire:

The much awaited Friday Nights at the Jorge Hernandez
Cultural Center are back!!!
Starting this Friday February 22nd this beautiful
Cultural Center re-opens its doors for another Spring
Season of
                 EL BEMBE
       Boston's Hottest Latin Night
At The Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, South End,
Boston (off Tremont St.)

9-10PM: Complimentary Salsa & Merengue Dance Lessons
            "Hips on Fire Team"

10PM -1:30AM: Dance, Dance, Dance
Salsa & Merengue DJ, Full Bar Service
And Live Music by the best regional Latino Orchestras

This Friday Grupo Fantasia will be opening this season

All for the CHEAP price of: ONLY $10!!!!
Tickets can be purchased in advance from hipsonfire.
For more information email hipsonfire@yahoo.com

Hard Time Parking? No need to worry anymore!

When you arrive to the venue, the Jorge Hernandez
Cultural Center staff will be at the door to give you
a map to our parking lot, which is less than one
minute away from the Center. There is a Shuttle Van
that will drive you back and forth for only $4.oo. The
parking lot is guarded by on-site security and best of
all, you park and take your keys with you. The whole
process does not take more than a couple of minutes
and it sure beats driving around for hours looking for
a free spot.

El Bembé is not only a unique music and dance

Proceeds from the box office and the bar are
re-invested into the arts programs and the Cultural
Proceeds from the shuttle van benefit the South End
Youth Baseball League El Bembé celebrates our local
and regional Latino talent featuring some of the
best Salsa&Merengue orchestras El Bembé attracts a
diverse audience from all ethnic backgrounds and,
beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional
Salsa&Merengue dancers, as well as Latin music
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please help us spread the good word
to your friends, colleagues and networks. Thank you
for your support to the Boston Latin music and dance
scene. And let's pack that place for a big welcome!

(From Dan Marshall)
Dear Friends:

     Please check out the following exciting events, beginning with
tonight's rare treat Samba, Lambada, & Salsa lessons at Sophia's:

I. Join us tonight, February 19, 2002, for Sophia's Tuesday Latin
Nights and the Latin Dance Class of the Future - 1st and 2nd floors -
$5 Cover - Featuring:

1.  8:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Enjoy our mix of great Latin music for dancing!

2.  9:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Learn the exciting rhythms & footwork of
various styles of Samba, from Rio & Sau Paulo;

3.  10:00 - 10:30 p.m. - At to the spice in your life with the romantic
and famed sensual movements & partnering of Lambada;

4.  10:30 - 11:00 p.m. - Join us for a dynamic all footwork Salsa
lesson, featuring a great footwork combination;

5. 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Dance the night away to our best selections
of yesterdays and today's Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo,
Samba, Lambada, & More, hits, as played through our Computer, CD, & DVD

-. For dinner reservations Tuesday - Saturday beginning at 5:00 p.m.,
call Sophia's at (617) 351-7001.

-. Join Johnny & Kelly for great New York Salsa Lessons & dancing
every Wednesday at Sophia's Champagne Lounge, Beginning at 9:15 p.m.
- $10 cover + $2 for lessons - http://salsaboston.com/sophias/.

-. Join Uche Amaechi for Merengue & Salsa Lessons from 8:15 - 10:15
p.m., every Friday at Sophia's - $5 before 9:30 p.m., or $10 as part
of Sophia's cover after 9:30 p.m. - E-Mail Uche at amaechi@mac.com for
more information.

Boston University's Caribbean Club presents...
Caribbean Dance Workshop
learn traditional caribbean dances
Wednesday February 20th
808 Comm Ave
(fuller building)
free refreshments

This Sunday, February 24, 2002, 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m., at the Roxy,
Paradigm International & Patric Lacroix Productions Present:
"Live In Concert" featuring
* Fonovisa Recording Artists Barrio Boyzz
- The hottest Latin group in New York!
* New Hip Hop artist, Legasea
* An International fashion show by Andy Jacques
* The World Dance Theatre of Patric Lacroix
- in a special tribute to Black History Month
* Also featuring live, DJ Pain's Hip Hop & Latin rhythms
* With LBD, your master of ceremonies.
** Tickets are $25 at the door
- For more information, call Paradigm International at (617) 524-2763,
or E-Mail placroix@webctel.com or Pat2world@aol.com.

A new session of classes at Rugcutters' Dance Studio begins this week.  Salsa classes are:

Wednesdays - Feb 20 - Mar 27
7:30-8:30 Salsa 1
8:30-9:30 Salsa 2

Classes take place at the Elks Lodge 268 Arlington St., Watertown.  Want more info?  Check out www.havetodance.com/rugcutters for our complete schedule.
Or send me an email - nancy.murphy7@gte.net.

Salsa 1 - includes basic rhythm, spot turns, underarm turns & cross body lead.

Salsa 2 - assumes Salsa 1 or equivalent experience.  Includes shines and intermediate dance figures.

In just two weeks, Snappy is repeating its June '01 Boston Season at Babson College's Sorenson Center for the Arts in Wellesley!  There will be a few program changes, including a new duet entitled "Tango Tangle"!

If you did not get a chance to see us last June, now is your chance!  If you did see "Moving Beyond Balance," then this is the perfect opportunity to introduce your friends to Snappy or to get a second fix, as we will not be doing a local spring season this year.

Babson College, Sorenson Center For the Arts

Saturday, March 2nd at 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00 pm

Ticket Info:

Tickets are $18 general and just $5 for children and students

Box Office Telephone:  (781) 239-5682

Order on-line at www.Virtuous.com

Directions can be found at the Sorenson's website: www.babson.edu/sorenson

For more information about Snappy, please look up our website at www.snappydance.com


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