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Subject: SalsaUpdate139

Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:38 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #139: This SAT! Need your help! Send "Hacha" -->LA!

Hola Salseros!

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Well, I'm still recovering from another weekend of excessive dancing, not too mention the sweltering heat today (jeez!  someone make up their minds!)  But moreover, I'm preparing for this *Saturday*.  "What's this Saturday," you ask?  Well, I'd say one of the most important events we've had in a while, a first as well, with 100% of the proceeds going to the

   "Send Hacha y Machete to the LA Congress Fund!"
      Benefit Dance at SuperShag's Mega Dance Complex
      Saturday, April 20
      406 Moody St., Waltham
      Price: $15
      Includes workshop, raffle, refreshments
        (more details at http://salsaboston.com/hachabenefit.html)

For the first time ever, a dance troupe from Boston has been invited to dance at an International Salsa Congress, right next to the great names we all know.  More specifically, Sammy Lopez's "Hacha Y Machete Dance Stylists" (Sammy, Burju, Lisa, Victor, and Wanda) will be performing in LA this May, LIVE in front of 3000!

Now, the organizers of the international events in the last year or so have seen the social dancers from Boston start to make their splash, and they darn well knew they better showcase our great performers as well, and real soon.  Sure enough, they did, and "Hacha" has the honors!  But now we need to support "Hacha" because for them it's no picnic.  I don't even need to tell you how many hours of rehearsal go into these performances, never mind the costs of the costumes, travel, and the time off from their day jobs.

So in support, SalsAlegre, Supershag, and SalsaBoston have teamed up to bring you a fantastic night of SALSA at a SuperShag's great new dance hall, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Hacha.

Please come and support these dancers!

Here's the rough schedule:

Saturday, April 20
7-8:30pm Workshops in New York Style Salsa
         with Hacha Y Machete, all levels
8:30-12  Dancing & Shows by Hacha Y Machete
         and Jam'nastics

Plenty of public parking!
  more details:
For more info call 508-820-9828 or 508-655-7142

See you there!

P.S. if you want to joint the 30-odd Boston Salseros heading to LA, check it out at http://salsaboston.com/lacongress


   This week: Return of...
   The Latin Party Boys - Sophia's House Band:

This and every Wednesday...

      SalsaBoston.com Presents
      Salsa Night at Sophia's

 "Boston's original 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

   The Latin Party Boys - Sophia's House Band:
Featuring the music of Ruben Blades, all night, this Wednesday,
April 17, from 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. The band features Omar Lemezma on
Congas & Lead Vocals, Pablo Bencid on Drums & Vocals, Alvaro Benavides
on Bass & Vocals, Luis Rodriguez on Saxophone, & Eduardo Tancredi on
Piano & Vocals, joined by special guest musicians, for an unforgettable night!

 SalsaBoston T-Shirts are in!

T-shirts are going fast!  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 week's Mailbag
Week of April 15:

1) Friday: Grupo Fantasia at Wellesley College
2) Friday May 3: Grupo Fantasia at ISLA opening
3) Friday:  Gabriel Roman y Orchestra at Mirage (Merengue)
5) Diana McDonald at Supershag this Sat, plus HACHA BENEFIT!
6) Thursday: classes at Sophia's with Dan Marshall
7) Friday: Manguito at El Bembe
8) Thursday: Salsa at Karoun

DON'T MISS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Lovely Ladies of MEZCLA Proudly Present:
                La Mega MEZCLA 2002
Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, House, and Hip Hop

Friday, April 26th, 2002, 10pm-2am
Wellesley College, Alumnae Ballroom
Damage: $5 b4 11pm,  $7 after
Featuring a live band performances by Grupo Fantasia
??'s email: mezclasocials@yahoo.com
see attachment for further info

hola amigos!!!
muchas gracias for the overwhelming support re: the bembe. we feel the
for all of those who emailed me about the ISLA store opening featuring
designs by
friday, may 3 from 6-8pm
29 west st. beverly farms, ma
open to all/ no charge
there will be drinks, food, shopping and of course, GRUPO FANTASIA!!
come by and have some free fun and yes, dancing if you wish.
muchas gracias, angel
GRUPO has alot of fun events that weekend so check the site for something
near you...
p.s. cinco de mayo party at SOPHIA'S

On the 19th of this month I'm going to be playing @ Mirage(Old Estelles)888
Tremont st
Gabriel Roman
Tell (781)485-3634



FRIDAY  APRIL, 26, 2002

by  DJ D. MARTINEZ of W.R.B.B. (104.9FM) Boston, Ma.

COST: $20.00 - 18+ EVENT - dress to impress *Boarding begins @ 9:31pm (Sharp!) Boat departs @ 10:00pm cruise and dance from 10pm till 2am!!!!! *Rain or shine!! Boat has two floors inside/outside & heated.

Boston Harbor Cruises: The Bay State 1 Long Wharf (Next to Boston Aquarium) Boston, Ma. To buy tickets contact ALEX - 617-796-5768 or latinwaves@hotmail.com


Diana McDonald is the World Professional 10 Dance Champion and the US Professional Latin Champion.  She's one of the best there is, and she's here at SuperShag Mega Dance Complex in Waltham this Friday. Diana will be teaching Chris's weekly Latin technique class at 8:15. Learning International Rumba techniques by a professional of this caliber is a warm up for the SuperShag Mega Dance Complex party, which follows after. Come to the technique class - stay for the party - $18 members, $20 non-members.  Master Class only: $15/non-members $10 members. Show up at 9 p.m. (party only) and the regular $12.00 admission applies ($10 members).

Saturday 4/20

Morning: More Diana!  If you haven't registered for Diana's group classes time is running out! Learn the Cha-Cha, Rumba or Samba/Jive techniques that made her a World Champion.  See for yourself what everyone is raving about. Contact Tibor@supershag.com for more information or to reserve your place in class.

Evening: Salsa, Salsa, Salsa!

Alfredo (Sex Bomb) has been working like mad and "keeping it real"  as he gathers salsa music guaranteed to make you sweat with pure dance pleasure! Come to the 'burbs' and dance  with Alfredo and his co-host Tracey Giorgio.  Admission $12/$10 for SuperShag members includes a group class at 8:15 p.m. for all levels.


Thursday, April 18, Latin Nights Lineup will feature:

 - Join our Intermediate Level Bachata & Classical Puerto Rican Salsa
    class - on the 1st & 2nd floors - NO PARTNER NECESSARY, featuring:

* 9:00 - 9:35 p.m. -- Warmup, followed by a romantic Bachata class
                       with footwork & a partnering combination;
* 9:35 - 10:15 p.m. -- A Classical Puerto Rican Salsa class
                        with footwork & a partnering combination;
* 10:15 - 10:20 p.m. -- An individual help session in which our 4
                         instructors will come around to help you with
                         the partnering combination.
   -9:00 p.m. -- Sophia's Flamenco Night - At the Champagne Lounge!
              * Featuring live Flamenco music & dance performances!

   - 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.

   - 10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Our live Sophia's Latin Salsa, Mambo,
Cha Cha Cha, & Bolero band, The Latin Party Boys, playing their great
music for dancing, with Dan Y. Marshall DJing an ALL SALSA mix between
sets - on the 1st floor;

   -Our delicious dinner & Tapas menu is available beginning at 5:00
p.m. - call us at (617) 351-7001 for dinner reservations.


April 18, 2002: Bachata & Classical Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork &
April 25, 2002: Cha Cha Cha & Mambo-Salsa Footwork & Partnering
May 2, 2002:    All Salsa & Mambo-salsa Footwork & Partnering

* Don't forget that, all those who ARRIVE to take our classes BY 9:00 * P.M., RECIEVE FREE ADMISSION to our dance classes & the club!
* Those arriving for our classes between 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. recieve our
* discounted $5 admission, and those arriving between 10:30 - 1 a.m. 
* pay the $10 Sophia's general admission for Thursday night.

     Look to purchase SPECIAL DISCOUNT COUPONS for our classes -- You
     may purchase (from me) 5 classes for the price of 4 (i.e. for $20
     instead of $25).

I am writing to let you know that Manguito will be performing this coming Friday at El Bembe.  I look forward to seeing you there.  Thanks very much in advance for your support.

-Alex Alvear

Appearing at:
at The Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston
Tickets:  $10.oo
Info: 617-927-1730

9:00 PM   Salsa & Merengue Dance Lessons with Hips on Fire Team
10:00 pm  Salsa & Merengue Disc Jockey and Live Music by MANGUITO

Shuttle Service available to Secure Parking Lot



          AT THE KAROUN


 7:45 - 9:00PM - DANCE LESSON
9:00 - 11:00PM - DANCE TO THE HOTTEST LATIN SOUNDS in the latin inspired
decor of the Karoun with it's beautiful dance floor and fabulous sound
system--just perfect for dancing!


Parking available -- Everyone is welcome.


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