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Subject: SalsaUpdate137

Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 9:25 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #137: Celia Cruz and Gilberto Santa Rosa this Sunday!

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Just a brief aside to clarify--some people have been asking me what's up with the Salsa Marathon at Sophia's that's been advertised of late.  The answer is, it is being done by Boston Event Guide and SalsaBoston is not involved its organization.  Sorry for the confusion--that isn't particularly clear on their flyer.


- Celia Cruz and Gilberto Santa Rosa, this Sunday, April 7!
- This Friday, don't miss Alexander at El Bembe!
- Supershag Salsa Night this Thursday
- T-shirts going fast!  Order now!
- Salsa "by Salseros for Salseros" at Sophia's each Wednesday!
- also, don't miss the La Alianza Party at Harvard Law this Sat.!
    see details in the mailbag
- This week's mailbag

              Final Call!
  Celia Cruz and Gilberto Santa Rosa
  Live at Symphony Hall, April 7

Don't miss the concert of a lifetime, here in Boston!

  Online at: www.ticketmaster.com
  By Phone at: (617) 931-2000
  Prices vary depending on seating
     (personally, I'd say spend the $65 and sit in the front!)

Symphony Hall is going to make them sound awesome, but we all know that there's got to be dancing in the isles...  But, there will also be an afterparty, either at a ballroom at Symphony Hall, or at Mirage or Sophia's.   Details TBA.

Here's all the concert details, links, sound clips, flyer, etc.


  This Friday April 5th at El Bembe:
  ALEXANDER y su Orquesta
  (Nominated for the Boston Music Awards)

They are great !!! Don't miss them!

Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, South End,
Boston (off Tremont St.)

9-10PM: Complimentary Salsa, Merengue & Bachata Dance Lessons

 This Thursday at Supershag!

Thursday April 4, 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. - Salsa with our newest dynamic duo Tracey Giorgio and DJ Alfredo ( You can call him "Sex Bomb") Valljeo! Admission $12/$10 for SuperShag members includes group class at 8:15 p.m.  for all levels.

Details and directions at http://supershag.com

Also, *Save the date!*
Salsalegre will hold its monthly salsa night in conjunction with SuperShag on Saturday, April 20th 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. The night is a fund-raiser for Hacha Y Machete who have been invited to perform at this year's Salsa Congress. Admission will be donated to defray the team's expenses.   Tickets are $15 and include workshop, light refreshments and performance.

 SalsaBoston T-Shirts are in!

T-shirts are going fast!  We've sold close to 30% of the inventory in just one week.  Thanks to all who have made purchases!

Just in time for the spring weather, SalsaBoston.com T-shirts are in, and they look great!  Check them out at http://salsaboston.com/shirt  For a limited time pick up 2 or more for $17.50 each, $2.50 off the $20 price.  Show off your SalsaBoston colors wherever you dance this summer!  Also, why not pick up some extra's to trade or give as gifts?

Anyway, 2 styles, regular T's and Girly-T's, standard sizes, 100% cotton.  These are high quality shirts.  Proceeds help support salsaboston.com.  You can even order online!


This and every Wednesday...

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

 "Boston's only all Salsa, by Salseros for Salseros hotspot!"
 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

1) New Lessons with Johnny and Kelly
2) April's Update
3) La Alianza Party at Harvard Law, this Saturday!
4) Save the date, April 20, Benefit for Hacha y Machete
5) New classes from Best Foot Forward
6) Update from Hips on Fire
7) **Alexander y Orquestra**, Performance Schedule!
8) HOB Salsa/Swing evening
9) Update from Dan Marshall--events
10) SALSAlort update:  new classes starting
11) new classes from Edwin Pabon

Renew your life this spring with SALSA…
Johnny and Kelly’s spring session starts THIS week.
Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns and funky freestyle footwork.
Classes now offered at three levels—Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced.
Join Johnny and Kelly for some “on 1” fun!

Beginner:    Thursdays at 8:00pm – 9:30pm
(starting March 28th)
                        Dance Complex
                        536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge
                        Studio 5
                        Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
NEW !          Public parking lots or street parking available

Advanced Beginner:   Thursdays at 6:00pm – 7:30pm
NEW!                 (starting March 28th)
                        Brazilian Cultural Center
                        310 Webster Ave. in Cambridge
                        Near Inman Sq. at the intersection of
                        Cambridge/Webster/Columbia Sts.
                       (Directions available at www.bccne.org)
                       Street parking available
Intermediate/Advanced:  Tuesdays at 9:00pm – 10:30pm
                        (continuing from winter semester)
                        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.

Stay tuned for details about the upcoming Styling workshop in April.              
Please e-mail or call with any questions.  We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly:  ksilfies@hotmail.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  (617) 967-5021

Estela Diaz


               La Alianza at Harvard Law School
             cordially invites you to their spring
                         SALSA PARTY

                 Saturday, April 6, 2002
                          9pm - 1am
       $8 admission includes unlimited beer and sangria
       and an introductory salsa lesson from 9pm - 10pm

Harvard Law School
Harkness Commons, Cambridge, MA

HOLA SALSEROS de Corazon!!!!

NEW 4 week SALSA SESSION starting APRIL 8th and 9th.

Learn to dance New York Style Salsa with April, of NY's EDDIE TORRES

ALL classes take place at the VFW Post, 288 Green St. in Central Square,

Cambridge. One block from red line. Public Parking Available.

MONDAYS, starting APRIL 8th:

***All classes have NEW MATERIAL each session (except for the beginners

6pm Ladies 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 April 9

***All classes have NEW MATERIAL each session (except for the beginners

6pm Beginner footwork and partnering. Intro to NY Style Salsa "on 2".
7pm Advanced Beginner footwork and partnering.
8pm Men and Ladies 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 aprilon2@aol.com
Plus, check out www.aprilon2.com for current info on classes, special
events, pics from class, etc.

a Benefit Party*
presented by Salsalegre! & SuperShag

Saturday, April 20
7-8:30  Workshop with Hacha Y Machete, all levels
8:30-Midnight Dancing & Shows

Price: $15
Includes workshop,
raffle, refreshments

Place: SuperShag Mega Dance Complex
406 Moody St., Waltham
(above Boston Piano Service)

Go to www.supershag.com for directions
Plenty of public parking!
For more info call 508-820-9828 or 508- 655-7142

All proceeds will help Hacha get to the LA Congress

*This year Boston will represent at the LA Salsa
Congress! Our own Hacha Y Machete Dance Stylists have
been invited to appear at the 4th Annual Salsa
Congress in May! Over the last few years the level of
Salsa dancing in the Boston area has jumped
dramatically, together with the enthusiasm of a
growing salsa community. There are so many
hard-working and talented people we have to thank for
this. And now we have a chance to show the
international Salsa community that Boston can DANCE!
But the dance companies do not get paid to perform,
nor are their expenses paid. They pay for everything
in addition to putting in 6 months of rehearsals. They
would do this anyway, out of pride and love for the
dance. But we can support them and thank them for
representing Boston, JUST BY DOING WHAT WE ALREADY
LOVE TO DO! Come dance, learn some new moves, be
entertained by Boston’s great talent, nibble
refreshments, maybe win a prize, and…


Best Foot Forward's spring 2002 dance semester in Newton begins THIS TUESDAY and THURSDAY, April 2 and 4 at Paulette's Ballet Studio, 190 Oak St., Newton Upper Falls.

    Tuesdays    Salsa/Merengue 1    7:30-8:30pm    -- no dance experience necessary for this class

For details, registration form and directions go to our web site at www.bestfootforward.biz or call 617-916-5757.

Thank you.
Sara Brodsky
Dir., Best Foot Forward

6)   From Hips on Fire

- Lots of you have been asking for a long time about classes in other dances like: Cumbia, Bolero Son, Merengue, Bachata... Well, we are teaching again our series of Special Latino Dance Workshops STARTING THIS Thursday April 4th.

This Month: CUMBIA & BOLERO SON (know here as Cha-Cha)
               Thursdays 7pm -8pm
           APRIL 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
             $12/class, $40/four classes.

                 VFW 299 Post
        299 Green St, Central Sq, Cambridge

NOTE: Advanced Salsa Class time ha been moved to 8pm-9:30pm, still at the VFW. Same location, just different time and now you can enjoy a new class without going anywhere.

- Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month starting April 7th: Salsa Night with an Asian taste.

                SALSA PARTY
           Every 1st & 3rd Sunday
         Starts this Sunday April 7th
        Best Latino Music that you will find!
              8:30pm - Midnight
        (Early so that you can work on Monday)
                 And Only $5!

           Drinks & Food available (sorry it is not free)

              All Asia Cuisine & Bar
    332 Massachusetts Av, Central Sq, Cambridge

- Regular Class Schedule

10-11 Free Salsa & Merengue Class, 11 - On, dance until you drop
Western Front,
Corner of Western and Putnam St, in Cambridge

8pm – 9:30pm BEGINNER SALSA Class

Dance Complex
536 Mass Av
Central Sq, Cambridge

8:30-10pm BEGINNER SALSA Class

Sloan Building at MIT
50 Memorial Dr,
close to Kendall Sq in Cambridge

7:30pm- 9pm Intermediate Salsa Class
9pm – Midnight ~ Hips On Fire Night

VFW 299 Post
299 Green st
Central Sq, Cambridge

7pm – 8pm, Cumbia & Bolero Son Workshop
8pm-9:30pm Interm./Adv Salsa Class

VFW 299 Post
299 Green st
Central Sq, Cambridge

El Bembe - 9 -10pm Salsa, Merengue & Bachata!
Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, South End,
Boston (off Tremont St.)

Remember that you can always check out our web page:

[Have you seen Boston's hottest new band yet?  Check out these concert dates!]

To our friends: This is our calendar of events for
this week and next one:

Wednesday April 3rd:

Thursday April 4th:
GALAXIA NIGHT CLUB- 9 Appleton ST, Lawrence

Friday April 5th:
EL BEMBE- 85 W.Newton St, South End Boston

Saturday April 6th:
GALAXIA Restaurant :  9 Appleton St, 1st floor- Lawrence

Sunday April 7th:
BRICK HOUSE (Union Club)
Rt 1-Lynnway- Lynn

Saturday April 20th:
Wonderland Ballroom- with Pastor Lopez
From 9pm.

April 9
Dance Jam! at the House of Blues
8PM 18+ $10

Special guests for the evening are Dan Kitsis & Giselle Peacock, the 2001 U.S. Open Under 21 Latin American Vice Champions. They will be also be performing!

Beginner swing & salsa lesson at 8:15PM
No partner necessary
DJ music & dancing of all styles

Tickets are available by calling the HOB Box Office 617-491-2100, Ticketmaster 617-931-2000, or online at www.hob.com/cambridge or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available on the day of show.


Dear Friends:

       Continued happy Passover & Easter to all.  This week, we are
excited to invite you to our best Thursday Latin Night ever!  We'll be
featuring a fundraiser for Children's Hospital, an All-Salsa Lesson,
the 1st week of Merengue & Salsa preliminary competition phase, our
live Latin band - the Party Boys, DJ Zino, a Mexican movie release
party, a VIP reception with free Soli Vodka, and a live Belly dance
performance.  For more details on this Thursday, April 4, read below:

1. 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. -- Join us in your support at our annual fundraiser
for Children's Hospital, sponsored by runners in the Boston Marathon.
100% or the door collections ($10 requested) will be donated to
Children's Hospital. Additional proceeds from Sophia's Latin Night
Dance Class of the Future, will also be donated.

2. Join our Special edition ALL SALSA & MAMBO-SALSA CLASS, featuring:

* 9:00 - 9:35 p.m. -- Warmup, followed by an Salsa & Mambo-Salsa
                       footwork & footwork combination;

* 9:35 - 10:05 p.m. -- An especially exciting all-new Salsa combination
                        will be taught in detail;

* 10:05 - 10:20 p.m. -- An individual help session in which our 4
                         instructors will come around to help you with
                         the partnering combination.

3. 10:30 - 11:30 p.m. -- Enter or attend this 1st week of our Merengue
& Salsa Competition - OPEN TO ALL - 1st floor of Sophia's - featuring:

* All CONTESTANTS GAIN FREE ENTREE to Sophia's, & those advancing to
   our final round (to be held at Sophia's Salsathon on April 14th) will
   be eligible for CASH PRIZES -- PLEASE be sure to SIGN UP with
   Dan Y. Marshall between 10:10 - 10:30 p.m.

* There will be two styles of competition -- Merengue & Salsa:

   ** Contestants may enter either the Amateur or Pro/Am (mixed pros, &
      advance amateur dancers) divisions, in one or both of the styles;

* Contestants will be judged by our 5 judges, based on:

   ** 1. Technique (precision, flow, etc.); 2. Originality;
      3. Musicality; 4. Chemistry (partnering); 5. Style;
      & 6. Presentation & Effect on Audience.

*** Please bring a CD of the music you would like us to play when you
     compete (we will play up to 2 minutes of your song); If you don't
     provide us with music, we will play the best Merengue or Salsa tune
     we can find for you.

*** The 2nd week of this Compitition Preliminary phase will be held
     next Thursday, April 11, 2002.

4. 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - An awesome VIP Reception, featuring:

* A Movie Release Party for "Y Tu Mama Tambien" -- Sound tracks, movie
   passes, and posters WILL BE GIVEN AWAY!

* FREE Stoli Vodka samples (RSVP required to be eligible), will be
   served by Stoli Models!

* As a special treat, there will be a Belly dance performance.

** To RSVP call Sophia's at (617) 351-7001, or E-Mail Sophia's at

5. 10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - DJ Zino, mixing the best selections of
Latin music & DVD of Classical Salsa, New York Salsa, Merengue,
Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Mambo-Salsa, Samba, Lambada, Latin House,
& more - on the 2nd floor.

6. 11:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Our live Sophia's Latin Salsa, Mambo,
Cha Cha Cha, & Bolero band, The Party Boys, playing their great music
for dancing, with Dan Y. Marshall DJing an ALL SALSA mix between
sets - on the 1st floor;


April 4, 2002:  Special ALL SALSA & Mambo-Salsa Footwork & Partnering
                 & a Merengue & Salsa Dance Competition - Open to All!
April 11, 2002: Merengue & Classical Puerto Rican Salsa
                 & 2nd week of Preliminary Merengue & Salsa Competition!
April 14, 2002: Sophia's Salsathon - 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.!
                 & Final Round of our Merengue & Salsa Competition!
April 18, 2002: Bachata & Classical Puerto Rican Salsa
April 25, 2002: Cha Cha Cha & Mambo-Salsa


SALSAlort Latin Dance & Fitness Company
P.O. Box 20172, Worcester, MA  01602, (508) 792-0263
www.SALSAlort.com ~ SALSAlort@juno.com
~ Worcester  ~  Cambridge ~ Boston ~ Bridgeport, CT ~ New York ~
Javier F. Salort, Director
***   STUDENT & Group Discounts!!!  ***

Many of you have already registered.  If you have yet to do so you may
still register by phone, e-mail, or online (see address/link below).

Learn to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and more with SALSAlort!
~Intro to Latin:  Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, 8 weeks
~Salsa-Advanced Beginner, Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, 8 weeks
~Salsa-Intermediate, Thursdays, 8:00-9:40 pm, 8 weeks (double session)

Worcester Intro & Adv. Beginner level courses are $100/person; full-time
students w/valid ID $80/person.  Intermediate level course is $200
(double session); full-time students w/valid ID $175.  Courses are held
at the YWCA, 1 Salem Sq., Worcester, 01608.  Pre-registration required.

To register and for more information contact Javier at (508) 792-0263 or
SALSAlort@juno.com.  You may also REGISTER ONLINE by visiting us at

hello dancer's  just to let you all know that new salsa class's start next week.biginner's and advance, thursday april 4th biginner class start at 7:30 pm to 8:30pm......advance class start's at 8:35 to 9:05pm..and saturday april 6, biginner class start's at 11:am to 12:noon..all class's are for 8 week's...info 617-524-0457..talk to you soon bye!


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