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Subject: SalsaUpdate140

Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 6:29 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #140

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This issue:

- Hacha Benefit! Thanks to all!
- Instructor night at Sophia's, Wed. May 8!  Save the date
   *** Instructors, please RSVP! ***
- SalsaBoston T-shirts!  Going going...
- (non-Salsa)  7 Minute Date--GUYS!  meet your match!
- This week's mailbag

 Hacha Benefit Raises $1800!

Many thanks to all the Salseros who turned out last Saturday to raise money
for Hacha's performance in LA this May!  An estimated 150-200 people turned
out to Supershag's great studio in Waltham, and raised over $1800 for Hacha,
who will be representing Boston in front of 3000+ at the West Coast Salsa

In fact, over 30 people from Boston will be attending.  I am aware of one
person who registered at low price in Feb. who needs to cancel, so if you
are interested in going, email me at olaf@salsaboston.com.
Check out more on the event at  http://salsaboston.com/lacongress

The benefit was sponsored by Salsalegre, Supershag Productions, and
Salsaboston.com.  Pictures will be up on the site soon!

2nd annual Instructor Showcase at Sophias
   Hosted by SalsaBoston.com,  Wed. May 8

Wednesday, May 8, SalsaBoston.com will be hosting its 2nd annual Instructor
Showcase at Sophias!  This is an open invitation to all area Salsa
Instructors to come and dance an impovisational or rehearsed number.
Audience, this is a terrific chance to see who all is teaching in Boston,
learn about different styles, meet the instructors, and sign up for classes.

NOTE!!!  May 8th is NOT a Redsox night!

Instructors, please RSVP!  Send email to:

The format will be slightly different based on feedback from last year.
Each couple will have the option of dancing individually.  This can be a
rehearsed number or improvised, and should be no more than 3 minutes.  In
the end, we will have a little *surprise* in addition!

Don't forget:

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

 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!

  JJ Productions 7 Minute Date
   Friday, April 26, Swiss Hotel

Interested in jumping into the latest Dating Craze?
JJ, who is a Ballroom/Swing/Salsero himself, has been hosting Boston's 7
Minute Date for a couple years now, and these events are always a good time,
and a GREAT WAY to meet new people!

GUYS!  They need you!  For some reason there are always many more women that
want to attend, but the policy is to keep a 50-50 ratio for the actual
dating, so many women end up "standing by" for the party afterwords.  So
here's a great opportunity!  As I understand it, over 200 people have
registered already.

Register at http://jjproductions.net. Please be sure to indicate in the
comments section that you were
   ***referred by SalsaBoston.com!

Here's all the official details:


JJ Productions presents the
7 Minute Date and Dance
Friday, April 26th   6:30pm to 1am

In the luxuriously elegant
Ballroom of the Swissotel
One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston

THREE age groups for the "dating" portion of the evening.
20 to 30, 27 to 38, 35 to 48

Select your "dates" at any time during the evening!

6:30 pm - Doors open Hors d'oeuvres served to our guests include an
assortment of stuffed mushrooms with crabmeat, assorted miniature quiche,
shrimp quesadillas trumpet with salsa and sour cream,
spinach and goat cheese flat bread pizza, miniature deep dish pizzas, brie
and pear in phyllo dough, breaded parmesan artichoke hearts, beef or chicken
satay with warm peanut dipping sauce as well as cheese and crudite platters.

8 - 10 pm - Let the dating begin!
Two 45 minute sessions with a half-hour break in the middle.

10 - 1 am  - Time to party!  Dance to the top 40s!
You get to help pick the music on your registration!
The DJ will play the 25 most requested songs!
Simultaneously, a short dance lesson will be offered in a separate room!

Advance ticket purchase and on line registration required!
$50 after April 19th

Details, registration and tickets at:

If you wish to volunteer please write us at:

This Week's Mailbag

1) This Wed:  Styling Workshop with Johnny and Kelly
2) Thursday, May 2: "Latin Heat" in West Springfield
3) This Saturday: Salsalegre in Natick
4) This Thur: Thursday: Dan's Birthday at Sophia's
5) This Friday:  Grupo Fantasia at Wellesley College
6) Every other Sunday, Dance with Hipsonfire

Salsa Styling Workshop with Johnny and Kelly
Wednesday, April 24th at 6:30-8:30pm, $20

The styling workshop is finally here!  The goal is to add some sabor to your
dancing…  We’ll work on incorporating more body movement into your dancing
(with examples in specific steps), stylish additions to your freestyle and
partnering, such as body rolls and drops, graceful arms for the ladies, and
much more.

Join us after the workshop at Salsa Night at Sophia’s for ½ price!  Come to
Sophia’s the same night for only $5 with the workshop coupon.  Get another
lesson at the club from 9:15-10:15pm, then dance and have fun at the best
salsa night in Boston, brought to you by Salsaboston.com.

 The workshop will be held at the

Brazilian Cultural Center
310 Webster Ave. in Cambridge
Near Inman Sq. at the intersection of Cambridge/Webster/Columbia Sts.
(Directions and public transportation info available at www.bccne.org)
Street parking available.

***Also, don’t forget that Johnny and Kelly now offer a NEW ADVANCED
BEGINNER LEVEL of studio classes for salsa.  This class is on Thursdays from
6:00-7:30pm at the Brazilian Cultural Center in Cambridge (details

For more information, call Kelly at 617-522-7443 or Johnny at 617-967-5021
or e-mail Kelly at ksilfies@hotmail.com

What: "Latin Heat" Anniverssary Party with DJ CREME' of
       WSPR 1270

When: Thursday May 2nd 9p.m.-2a.m.

Where: Geraldine's
       1519 Elm St.
       West Springfield, MA 01089
       (413) 736-3786

How Much?: FREE!!!!!

Includes: free salsa lessons from 9-10:30
          free Latino Buffet (the works)FROM 9:30-11



directions: turnpike 90 west, exit route 5 south, follow approx. 3 miles

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, is the next Salsalegre
dance in Natick!

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)

e-mail: salsalegre@salsalegre.com
Guillermo: 617-522-2524
Tracey: 508-655-7142
Pamela: 508-820-9828


An easy 35 minutes 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 Dan Marshal (Sophia's Thursday)

 Thursday, April 25, Latin Nights Lineup will feature:

- Join our Intermediate Level Cha Cha Cha & Mambo-Salsa class
    - on the 1st & 2nd floors - NO PARTNER NECESSARY, featuring:

 * 9:00 - 9:35 p.m. -- Warmup, followed by a sensual Cha Cha Cha class
                       with footwork & a partnering combination;

 * 9:35 - 10:15 p.m. -- A dynamic Mambo-Salsa class
                        with footwork & a partnering combination;

 * 10:15 - 10:30 p.m. -- An individual help session in which our 4
                         instructors will come around to help you with
                         the partnering combination.

   *** Following the class, come celebrate with me my 28th birthday
     - on the 1st floor.

- 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. -- Sophia's Fiesta Flamenco
                          - At the Champagne Lounge!

   *** Featuring live & DJ 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;

MEGA MEZCLA LATIN PARTY @ Wellesley College !!

Friday April 26th

$5 Before 11pm, $7 after

DJ spinning Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Cumbia, House, and Hip Hop

Have Questions? e-mail:

Travel Information
Bus: www.wellesley.edu/Housing/senatesched.html
Car: www.wellesley.edu/Admin/travel.html

 SALSA PARTY with Hips On Fire
           Every 1st & 3rd Sunday

       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,


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