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Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 12:53 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #142: Tonight! Instructor Showcase at Sophias!

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Finally spring is in the air, and to kick off the warm seasons SalsaBoston brings you....

           2nd Annual Instructor Showcase
                 Wednesday, May 8
                Sophia's Nightclub
                 Showtime, ~11pm!

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.

We have a fantastic lineup of Boston's best, including:

Confirmed Instructors (in no particular order...!):
- Johnny and Kelly
- April
- Hips on Fire (Seemore and Cristina)
- SuperShag (Hansel and Katia)
- Reuben and Lisa
- Roberto and Veronica
- FreEMotion/LibrEMoción (Dan and Chantale)
- Edwin Pabon

- Uche Amiche
- Hedwide Louis

   And, tonight!  DJ Antonio Ortiz in the House!

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

Wear your SalsaBoston T-shirt and get $2 off.

Instructors, if you're not on the list, we haven't heard from you! RSVP ASAP!  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.

Cover tonight is $12, which includes the lesson by Johnny and Kelly at 9:15 (sharp!).  Wear your SalsaBoston T-shirt and get $2 off. No regular discounts for special events, sorry.

 Salsa Night at Sophia's, Every Wednesday
 "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
 Or call Olaf at 617-513-9841


- This Saturday!  SALSA SOCIAL with JAM'NASTICS at the Brazillian Cultural Center

- Save the Date!  May 18th, JAM'NASTICS presents JAM'STARS 2002!  Talent Showcase!

- SalsaBoston sneak preview

- Get your SalsaBoston T-Shirts!


Monthly Salsa Social on Saturday, May 11th

@ The Brazilian Cultural Center
310 Webster St., Cambridge, MA

This is an event created by Salseros for Salseros

Come, join our circle of friends and dance non-stop from 9:00 - 1:00
a.m. in a FUN, relaxed atmosphere.  Dancers of ALL levels encouraged to
come.  Enjoy the positive vibe that fills this beautiful, open dance
space that is completely different from the typical, cramped nightclub. 
The DJ will play the best Salsa and Cha Cha Cha on the main floor, while
downstairs in The Hip Hop Lounge, you can enjoy Hip Hop, Reggae and R&B.
 A cash bar and free snacks are also available.

Salsa or Cha-Cha-Cha lesson at 8:30 pm. 
Choose your level (beginner through advanced) and style (on 1 or on 2).
$10 (includes both floors and the dance lesson!)

For more info call 617-354-5780 or visit www.jamnastics.org

Proceeds will benefit scholarships & programs for youth.

      JAM'STARS 2002
 Sat. May 18th, Strand Theater

For the third year in a row, JAM'NASTICS proudly presents JAM'STARS,
a family-oriented talent competition and community showcase. 
JAM'STARS 2002 will exhibit the talent of 100 acts
throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  JAM'STARS provides
a professional stage experience within a competitive venue
for young people who are serious about pursuing a career in the
performing arts.  Proceeds from JAM'STARS goes to scholarships
and financial aid for for JAM'NASTICS Performing Arts Summer Camp
and After School programs and Dance Companies.

Come to JAM'STARS 2002 and cheer on the competitors!
Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm
Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Talents competitions include dancing, modeling,
vocalists and hip hop.

Feature performances by JAM'NASTICS Dance Companies.

For tickets, please call call 617-354-5780

 SalsaBoston Sneak Preview

Many of you have been asking, here's what's coming up.  Stay tuned for details and help spread the word!

June 19-Aug 3, 2nd Annual SalsaBoston New England Salsa Competition
   Sponsored by Supershag Productions.  $2000 in cash prizes plus more!
   Details coming at you soon.

SalsaBoston Summer Salsa Cruises
   every other weekend starting next month.

SalsaBoston's Salsa Lounge, tentatively opening Fridays in Chinatown this summer

2nd Annual Boston Salsa Congreso, this October

Keep on dancing, Boston!

 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) Hips on Fire Merengue and Bolero Son workshop, Thur. may 9
2) Grupo Fantasia, Friday May 10th at Mosley's
3) House Of Blues Dance Jam, Tue. May 14
4) Update from Dan Marshall, this Thur. at Sophia's
5) July 6th Marc Anthony at the Tweeter Center
6) DJ Willy Chirino at the Diplomat, Fri/Sat, May 17/18

From Hips on Fire:
This THRUSDAY, we are continuing with the Special Workshop of the Month. We are going to be teaching Merengue and Bolero Son (Cha-Cha). 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 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th
              $12/class, $40/four classes.

                     VFW 299 Post
                299 Green St, Central Sq,


hola amigos,
    muchas gracias for the great continued support last week, at all of the
Cinco de Mayo, and other parties!!!!!!!!! it was great to see your faces. we
again have a full calendar week of events and we hope to see you at MOSLEY'S
ON THE CHARLES in dedham on FRIDAY night (10th). for info on this event
please call Michele at 617-983-8805 or check the website
this is the 30th anniversary fundraiser for the rafael hernandez school in
boston. it'll be lots of dressed up fun with GRUPO FANTASIA from 9pm-1am. we
hope to see you dancing with us!!!!!!!!!
                                    gracias, angel and grupo fantasia


Tues. May 14 Dance Jam! at the Original House of Blues
96 Winthrop St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA 02138

$10.00 Doors 8:00PM

Beginner Swing & Salsa lesson at 8:15pm by Armin Kappacher
of Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Special performance by Carlos & Genevive, members of the MIT Ballroom Dance

To purchase tickets please call the HOB Box Office at 617-497-2229 or
Ticketmaster at 617-931-2000

DJ music will be played all night for dancing of all styles.

From Dan Marshall:

Please note that this Week's Thursday Latin Night's Lambada & Puerto
Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering lesson will begin at 9:30 p.m.
instead of the usual 9:00 p.m. time, since I will be arriving late
from a prior engagement.

  Thur, May 9, Sophia's Latin Nights Lineup will feature:

Intermediate Level Lambada & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork &
Partnering Lesson - on the 1st & 2nd floors - NO PARTNER NECESSARY,

 * 9:30 - 10:00 p.m. -- Warmup, followed by sensual Lambada footwork
                        & partnering;

 * 10:00 - 10:30 p.m. -- Classical Puerto-Rican Salsa footwork &
                         partnering, including a great partnering

 * 10:30 - 10:45 p.m. -- An individual help session in which our 4
                         instructors will come around to help you with
                         the partnering combination.

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. -- Sophia's Fiesta Flamenco, DJ Zino Upstairs, and Latin Party Boys Live on te ground floor.

Later this month

May 16, 2002: Merengue & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering
May 23, 2002: Bachata a & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering
May 30, 2002: Cha Cha Cha & Mambo-Salsa Footwork & Partnering

Press Release:
Boston, Massachusetts - April 29, 2002   - - Clear Channel Entertainment
announced today that the top selling artist, Marc Anthony, will embark on a
North American Summer Tour scheduled to kick-off July 6 in Boston at the
Tweeter Center.  Anthony will be hitting 30 cities throughout the United
States and Canada.  Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's leading
promoter and marketer of live entertainment, will promote and produce the
tour, which is being sponsored by Budweiser.

Marc Anthony - 2002
North American Tour

FRI, May 17, 7:30 PM
SAT, May 18, 7:30 PM
WILLY CHIRINO (Tropical / Latin Jazz)
Diplomat Function Facility
334 Broadway, Saugus
781-233-2000 or http://latinboston.com/WillyChirino.htm


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