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Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 6:16 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #141

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***!!!  IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!!***
  Instructors!  ASAP!! Please RSVP for instructor night
  Wed, May 8!  See details below.


First off, welcome new subscribers!  Many of you out there have seen the new SalsaBoston.com cards which were created to help the Salsaseros who aren't plugged into SalsaBoston.com yet!  In the past week since we started distributing them, many new people have joined the site so we're glad to know that the word is getting around even further than it has.  If you would like some to distribute, please email me, ask me for some if you see me out there, or simply help yourself to some from wherever you see them.


- Wed. May 8!  SalsaBoston.com hosts Instructor Night at Sophia's!  Featuring dancing and show by Boston's finest instructors.  Come out and and meet them!

- A Thank You from Hacha to all of you

- Salsa Nights at Sophia's!  Every Wednesday, "By Salseros for Salseros!"

- Get your SalsaBoston.com T-shirts!

- This week's (stuffed...) Mailbag

 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! Audience, this is a terrific chance to not only see some great dancing, but moreover to see who all is teaching in Boston, learn about different styles, meet the instructors, and sign up for classes.  We have extended an open invitation to all area Salsa Instructors to come and dance an improvisational or rehearsed number.

BONUS NOTE!!!  May 8th is NOT a Redsox night! (i.e. plenty of parking)

Instructors, please RSVP!  Send email to:

The format of the showcase will be slightly different from last year based on feedback.  Each group or 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!  Instructors will be able to promote their classes throughout the evening.

  Open "Thank You!" from Hacha Y Machete

The members of Hacha Y Machete would like to take the
opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for the
benefit that took place this past weekend.  We can not
begin to thank enough all those who put together,
sponsored, contributed to, and attended this beautiful
event.  It was amazing to see so many people come
together on a spectacular dance floor to share with us
the thing we love to do the most…dance.  And thanks to
all of you we will now be able to do it in L.A.,
Boston style! 

We started this group three years not knowing where we
would end up.  What we did know is that we wanted to
show people that we could dance and do it well.  That
with some hard training and a creative style we too
could be on stage at a Salsa Congress.  Now that it
has become a reality, we are honored and thrilled to
be the first group to represent Massachusetts.  We
only hope that this opens doors for other incredible
talent that has been Boston’s best kept secret for so
long.  Thank you for all the love and support you have
given us not just on Saturday but always.  We hope
that we can return that love by performing our hearts
out in dedication to all of you.

Thank you,

Hacha Y Machete Dance Stylists
Burju, Lisa, Sammy, Victor, Wanda

Special Thanks:
SuperShag Productions, Salsalegre, SalsaBoston.com,
Mamboston2.com, Jamnastics, Pamela, Tracy, Olaf,
Guillermo, Rachel, Alfredo, Tibor, Chris, Hernan,
Robert, Henry, April, Johnny, Kelly, Andres, Dwayne


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!  Featuring
    DJ Luis Arroyo
    DJ Antonio Ortiz
    DJ Nik
 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!

 This Week's Mailbag

1) This weekend at Sophia's, Mexican Indep. Day and Cinco de Mayo Beach Party
2) Grand Opening, "Mambo Thursdays" in Worchester this week
3) Update from April, Salsa Sunday May 5th!
4) Dance Audition, Providence
5) Hips On Fire Update, Salsa at "All Asia" this Sunday
6) Mondo Sweetie in Lawrence, Sat. May 4
7) Weekly Thursday Salsa at Karoun, Newton
8) MIT Ballroom/Latin Dance, Sat. May 4th
9) JAM'NASTICS presents Ladies Styling with Ana Tinajero Mondays
11) Salsalegre Classes--Next Session Begins Thursday, May 2


Mexican Independence Day
Thursday May 2, 2002

Join us on Sophia's Roofdeck

Club Level: Dj Zino mixes the best of Mexico's new artists and traditional music

Tapas Bar Level
Salsa lessons @9pm
House Salsa Band @10pm

Champagne Lounge
Flamenco Night

**A portion of the cover charge and raffle will benefit a Charity for the
hearing impaired children and the Verdugo family in Ensenada, Mexico

Prizes include:
*2 Tickets to Mexico
*Commemorative Cinco de Mayo CD's
*Gift Certificates
*VIP passes

Beach Party
Sunday May 5th

Cinco de Mayo
Sophia's Roof Deck

*Sophia's special Cinco de Mayo Margarita Menu
*Tequila Samples brought to you by Sophia's Tequila Girls
*Mexican Cuisine
*Mariachi Musicians play your requests

Club Level opens at 9:30pm
with Dj Mike C

1270 Boylston St.
Boston, MA. 02215

FINALLY!!!  We are going to have a GREAT Latin club in Worcester.  I am promoting MAMBO Thursdays at the new Red 1888.  This is a BEAUTIFUL club... the two owners put a lot of $'s in renovating this old building right in downtown Worcester ... currently is a one level club, but they are working to finish the second level.

Peace and thanks, as always,

   Worcester Latin Club
       May 23, 2002 

   at the new Red 1888
   41 Pleasant Street, Worcester

With the one and only DJ Amador spinning the best of SALSA, MERENGUE, BACHATA, and more!

21+;  PROPER DRESS REQUIRED (no jeans, sneakers, hats)

$5 Cover, Ladies Free before 11:00pm

Doors open at 10:00PM

   *** VIP Table Reservations:  (508) 795-7775 ***

Join us at this elegant and unique location.  Sit by one of the many fireplaces, admire the handcrafted fifty-foot bar, and dance the night away!!!!

For more information, please contact Javier Salort/SALSAlort Latin Dance & Fitness Co. at (508) 792-0263 or SALSAlort@juno.com

[From April]
HOLA SALSEROS de Corazon!!!!

For the month of May, Wepa SALSA SUNDAY styling workshop, class, and
party will be taking place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday, May 5th and 19th.
We will return to hosting our Socials on the 2nd and 4th Sunday starting
in June.
8-9pm NEW YORK STYLE "on 2" Salsa class for ALL LEVELS with APRIL of New
York's Eddie Torres Dance Company
   ***the very best music for DANCERS!!!!
AT the VFW Post 299, 288 Green St. in Central Square
$10 for 8pm class and party...

SUNDAY SPECIAL: 7-8pm (that's the NEW TIME) Men's and Ladies' STYLING
WORKSHOP EVERY 2nd and 4th Sunday, before our bi-monthly Salsa socials.
Styling class is $15, or pay ONLY $20 FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT! (7pm class +
8pm class + Dance Party).
Mark your calendars--WEPA SALSA SUNDAYS take place every 2nd and 4th

NEW 3 week SALSA SESSION starting May 6th and 7th.
  **No classes will take place the week of Memorial day, May 27th &28th
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 May 6th:

     ***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 May 7th:

    ***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: 3 week session--$40, $35 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


Nelia Lawton


Audition announcement from PB&J.  Dancers wanted.  Ballroom, latin, swing, tango, and jazz. 
Audition May 25, 2002 1:30 - 3:30 pm.  Providence Ballet, 107 Eddy St. Downtown Providence RI All That Dance A Production by  The Providence Theatrical Ballroom and Jazz Project.  Debut Performance at The Summer Ball 2002, Fleet Skating Center, Dowtown Providence RI
For further information, contact Nelia Lawton at 401-245-1119

From Hips on Fire
- This Thursday, we are starting another session of the Special Workshop of the Month. We are going to be teaching Merengue. If you like Merengue, now is your opportunity to learn more cool steps, if you don’t like it, may be is because you don’t know what to do besides the basic step…Come and learn what to do when they don’t stop playing Merengue at the night clubs.

                 MERENGUE & BOLERO SON
                       7pm -8pm
             MAY 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th
              $12/class, $40/four classes.

                     VFW 299 Post
                299 Green St, Central Sq,

After that, for those advance students, join us for the Advanced Salsa Class from 8pm-9:30pm, still at the VFW.
Same location.

- This SUNDAY MAY 5th, we are having again our SALSA NIGHT with ASIAN taste.
Come and celebrate with us 5 de Mayo. We are going to be playing all type of Music: Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Merengue…

                SALSA PARTY
           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,

- On FRIDAY: This week El Bembe brings back:

               La Seleccion Perfecta

                  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 by:
            "Hips on Fire Team"

10PM -1:30AM: Dance, Dance, Dance
All for the CHEAP price of: ONLY $10!!!!

10pm-11pm Free Salsa & Merengue Class,
11pm - On, dance until you drop with GianCarlo Bucaglia and his six-piece BALATON BAND.

Western Front,
Corner of Western and Putnam St, in Cambridge

Don’t have enough?? Come to the Wednesday Hips On Fire Night to Dance and Practice…. All Levels welcomed.
Don’t “remember” what to practice?? Join us for an INTERMEDIATE Salsa class  at 7:30pm at the VFW

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

VFW 299 Post
299 Green st
Central Sq, Cambridge

this is a bit last minute but...

May 4th
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
with mondoSweetie
at the Grand Hall
Lawrence, MA

381 Essex Street
in beautiful downtown Lawrence



Dear Salsa Lovers,

GREAT NEWS!   We're delighted!  Salsa Nights at the Karoun begins a
                  WEEKLY schedule - every Thursday - starting May 2nd!

Come join us....bring a friend and you pay half price....(2 for $l5)

Dance Lesson:

7:45 -  8:30pm - Beginner - Learn basic steps, turns, cuban motion
8:30 -  9:00pm - Intermediate - Advanced combinations, styling & technique
9:00pm - Dance!!!!!

$l0 per person - (includes lesson)
$7:00 after 9:00

Karoun Restaurant, 839 Washington Street, (corner Walnut) Newtonville. For
more information 6l7-964-3400. Free Parking available...

Bring your dancing shoes -- we'll have fun!!

Vera Armen


The MIT Ballroom Dance Club Presents.....

The May Mixer
An Evening of Ballroom and Latin Dancing

Saturday     May 4, 2001   8:00pm
Morss Hall in Walker Memorial

Swing Dancing Lesson at 8:00pm
Beginners Welcome!

Semi-Formal Attire

For a map of the dance location see:


LATIN STYLING with Ana Tinajero Mondays 8:15- 9:15

at The Community Arts Center, 119 Windsor St., Cambridge

This class will make any dancer look like a polished professional! All you need is a an understanding of The basic Salsa step (cross body lead is best), and Ana will help with the rest. During this fun, relaxed class, new movements are broken down and explained, increasing the student’s understanding and confidence. You will learn how to move your body to get the "look" you want. Personal creativity is encouraged for freestyling because it’s all about looking good. That’s why its called LATIN STYLING!

Info: 617-354-5780



Everyone who loves Latin dance will want to be on hand for the Nutrament Latin Dance Team Championship at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport on Sunday, June 2 from 1:00 to 6:00 PM, when the Pathmark Multicultural Arts Festival opens its Hispanic season for 2002. The Championship is a competition between top Latin dance companies, ensembles and dance schools, all performing their most sizzling routines. Each division will have 2 categories, Small (3 to 9 members) and Large (10 to 18 members) Winning teams in both the Youth Division (16 years or younger) and the Open will receive trophies, with additional prizes in the Open Division of $500 first prize, $300 second prize and $200 third prize for each category.

When the Championship ends at 5:00, the band begins: Puerto Rican Power, one of the world’s hottest Latino bands, brings its own "Wild Wild Salsa" to the program. The free concert includes hits from their new CD like "Amar no se Puede Apurar," "Solo con un Beso" and "No Puedo Prescindir de Ti." "Noche de Bodas," Other favorites like "Solo Pienso en Ti" and "Quiereme tal Como Soy" add to a spicy mix of Latin beats.

To sign up for the Nutrament Dance Team Championship or find out more about the complete Pathmark Multicultural Arts Festival schedule, visit TeamBaile.com or Pathmark.com, or call toll-free 866-894-1812.

Thank you for considering this event for posting to your calendar.  I would love to chat with you about the possibility of so Boston Dancers coming to NY to participate in his event

Harvey Light
VP Event Management

The next session of Salsalegre! Latin dance and
salsa classes starts this Thursday, May 2nd!

6-week session on Thursdays, starting My 2nd.

--7-8 pm, Beginner Salsa and Merengue
--8:15-9:15 pm, Advanced Beginners Salsa

Both classes limited to 10 people.

Beginners Salsa and Merengue: for those with no
experience in Latin dance. You will learn, in both
dances, principles of lead and follow; basic step
patterns and timing; basic turns and simple turn
patterns; tips for dancing on a crowded dance floor;
introduction to Salsa and Merengue dance music.

Advanced Beginners Salsa: For those who have taken a
beginner class, or who are comfortable with partner
dancing and the basic step and simple turns in Salsa.
You will learn, in Salsa, variations on simple turn
patterns; how to put simple turns together to form
turn combinations; refine lead and follow techniques;
introduction to styling and freestyle.

17 Winslow Rd, Natick
(Just one minute off Rt. 9, but also accessible from
Rt. 135) Call or e-mail for directions.

$75 per person for 6-week session; $15 per class for
drop-ins (Because class size is limited, drop-ins will
be accommodated on a space-available basis.)

Come to the first day of class.

We strive to make beginners comfortable. Sign-up and
experience the pure joy of Salsa!


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