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Subject: SalsaUpdate146

Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 3:09 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #146

Hola Salseros!

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Finally made it back from LA (congrats to Ben Rapaport of Salsaweb fame and his new lovely wife Faith, and greetings from Elise!), to a HUGE inbox of of Salsa stuff to do.  This summer in Boston is going to be HOT!!!

Here's some highlights (get out your calendar and fill this stuff in!):

- Saturday, June 8th  JAM'NASTICS Salsa Social @ The Brazilian Cultural Center
  ** Featuring DJ D Martinez **  More details in the Mailbag below.

- Sunday, June 9th is Wepa SUPER SALSA SUNDAY with special guest Juan Matos. WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCE, and more!  More details in the Mailbag below.

- Saturday June 15 SuperShag kicks off the first round of preliminaries for the 2nd annual SalsaBoston New England Salsa Competition. cash prizes; dancing at 9; comp at 10pm.
  ** More details about the Competition coming at you in a special email later this week!

- Friday June, 21, Pimienta Negra at Knights of Columbus with Hips on Fire.  Order discount advance tickets at http://salsaboston.com/pimienta.html

- Saturday, June 22, FREE!  Boston's Largest Outdoor Salsa Dance!  at the Upham's Corner Street Festival, Dorchester (where the Strand Theater is, near the Bayside Expo Center exit of I93)  Come out and dance with Edwin Pabon and Orchestra and DJ, free salsa lessons, performances, and street festival!

- Sunday, June 23  Inaugural SalsaBoston Harbor Cruise!  7pm dockside preparty at "The Landing" and lesson, sail at 8 to catch the sunset, back by 11ish!  3 decks of music!
Cruises will be every other Sunday all summer!  More details forthcoming.

- Saturday, July 20, Semifinals of the SalsaBoston New England Salsa Competition at Supershag Mega Dance Complex, Waltham!

- Saturday, Aug. 3, Finals!  Knights of Columbus Hall, Charlestown.  Over $2000 in cash prizes, plus tickets to Congresses, and more!
(note: we may be doing a workshop with Troy Anothony earlier this date, email me if interested! olaf@salsaboston.com)

- October TBA 2nd Annual SalsaBoston MiniCongreso!

 What's new with the Site and the Updates!

Much of the site is back!  After 6 months of arguing I finally have the data.  Much of it has been restored and reinstalled.
Message board: http://salsaboston.com/wwwboard/
Reader's Club Reviews: http://salsaboston.com/club_script/reviews/
  (many of these are old!  please write a review!)
Sorry, the calendar is still broken.

New Section!  Site sponsors!
There is a new section of Salsa Update dedicated to the organizations that have been generously supporting the website.  Many of their regular listings will be featured in that section.  Please pay them a visit!


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!

             Sponsor News
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Dance Lessons with Dance Caliente
Intermediate Salsa: 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Beginner Salsa: 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St.,
Inman Square, Cambridge, (617) 876-9330
Dancing: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Admission: $12 before 10:00 pm; $8 after 10:00 pm

     DJ this Thursday, June 6, 2002: Antonio Ortiz

Presented by: Suzanne Steele, Assorted Affairs, (508) 224-5120


SuperShag Mega Dance Complex
406 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
781-894-7424 (SHAG)

Salsa Night 1st Thursday and 3rd Sat. each month!
Sat. June 15 Preliminary round of the Competition!
Sat. July 20, Don't miss the Semi-finals of the SalsaBoston New England
Salsa Competition!


Salsa Socials with April
2nd and 4th Sunday each month with DJ Nik
Cambridge VFW
Classes prior


Every 1st & 3rd Sunday
8:30pm - Midnight, $5
Drinks & Food available (sorry it is not free)
All Asia Cuisine & Bar, 332 Massachusetts Av, Central Sq, Cambridge

Special Note: Friday June 21, Pimienta Negra is back!  Details TBA


Jam'Nastics and SalsaBoston.com bring you
Salsa Saturday
2nd Saturday each month at the Brazillian Cultural Center, Cambridge
Stay tuned for June details.

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Sunday June 16, NC international dance competition, South Street Seaport
2) This Thursday at Sophias with Dan Marshall
3) This Sunday!  Special Super Salsa Sunday with April
4) New classes with Hips on Fire
5) JAM'NASTICS Salsa Social this Saturday
6) JAM'NASTICS classes, summer schedule
7) Dance at House of Blues Tue. June 18
8) Pimienta Negra Fri. June 21 at K of C with Hips on Fire
9) Tropical Sound this Friday at El Bembe
10) Coro Allegro Thursday, June 13,  Sculler Jazz Club
11) Saturday, July 4th, Sol y Canto Retreat in NH
13) Saturday, June 15th, Salsa Sunset & Dinner Cruise in Gloucester Featuring the sounds of RumbaNaMa
14) Latin Motion, Latin Emotion Workshop "An Integrated Awareness Workshop for Ballroom Dancers" Sunday June 9

1) [ Note, this is a huge event that was postponed by 9-11.  Check it out!]

Harvey  Light


International Latin Dance Competition at NYC's South Street Seaport between 1-6pm on Sunday, June 16, 2002.  Visit www.baile2000.co for complete information.  Over $10,000 in in cash and trophies being awarded.  Would love to see Boston Salseros come and show NY that Boston can salsa too!!!!

From Dan Marshall:

This Thursday is the night I look
forward to (every 5 weeks) the most, since we'll be teaching an All-
Salsa footwork & partnering lesson.  So don't miss this 1 1/2 hour dose
of great Salsa.  As with last Thursday, we would like to invite you to
for complimentary Tapas, which will be served prior to our dance
lessons from 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Arriving prior to 9:00 p.m. will
entitle you to free admission to the dance lessons and the club.)

      As another reminder, the next 3 Thursday Latin Nights at Sophia's
will not be on baseball nights.  This means that our Valet parking
service (if you need it) will be available all night (for $10).  It
also means that you shouldn't have problems parking close to Sophia's,
and can arrive early to take our lessons.

Our Thursday, June 6, Sophia's Latin Nights Lineup will feature:

- Join us for COMPLIMENTARY Tapas served from 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.!
- Take our Intermediate Level All Salsa & Mambo-salsa Footwork &
    Partnering Lesson - on the 1st & 2nd floors - NO PARTNER NECESSARY,
   9:00 - 10:30 p.m.
    Warmup, followed by Salsa & Mambo-Salsa footwork
                       & an stylish footwork combination;
    Salsa partnering & dip techniques,
                        including an great partnering combination;
    An individual help session in which our 4
                         instructors will come around to help you with
                         the partnering combination.
- 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. -- Sophia's Fiesta Flamenco
                           - At the Champagne Lounge!
    *** Featuring live & DJ Flamenco music & dance performances!
    *** Two Flamenco lessons given at 9:30 p.m., and at 10:45 p.m.,
        in between 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.
- 10:45 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.

Sunday, June 9th is a Wepa SUPER SALSA SUNDAY!

with special guest JUAN MATOS
of New York’s Santo Rico Dance Company!

June 9th * June 9th * June 9 * June 9th
Don't miss this special Salsa Treat:

***WORKSHOPS with Juan in footwork & partnering with styling
***SALSA PARTY with SALSA CLASS (also with Juan) and PERFORMANCE

4—5:30pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate NY Style Salsa
         footwork and partnering with styling
6—7:30pm Intermediate/Advanced NY Style Salsa
         footwork and partnering with styling

Cost for workshops: $20 per workshop, 2 for $35


8—9pm            NY Style Salsa Class with Juan, ALL LEVELS
9pm–12           SALSA DANCE PARTY with DJ NIK and performance by Juan!

Cost for class and party: $10 

Everything's happening at
the VFW Post, 288 Green St. in Central
Square, Cambridge. One block from red line.
Public parking nearby.          


HOLA SALSEROS de Corazon!!!!
NEW 4 week SALSA SESSION starting June 3rd and 4th.
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 June 3rd

   ****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 June 4th:

   ****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 shines.
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 apri-@aol.com
Plus, check out http://www.aprilon2.com for current info on classes,
special events, pics from class, etc.

JAM'NASTICS Social is coming right up!

Monthly Salsa Social on Saturday, June 8th
@ The Brazilian Cultural Center
310 Webster St., Cambridge, MA

This is an event created by Salseros for Salseros
  ** Featuring DJ D Martinez **

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!)
21+, ID required

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

Proceeds will benefit scholarships & programs for youth.


JAM’NASTICS announces its summer Latin Dance schedule.  Break out those
dancing shoes and make this be a SALSA SUMMER!!!  Classes fill up fast,
so  please call 617-354-5780 now to pre-register for the classes of your
choice.  Summer session runs from June 18 to August 9.  Teachers this
summer will include: Anara Frank, Andres Giraldo, Sammy Lopez, Joanne
Peters, Ana Tinajero and Merle Williams.

Brazilian Cultural Center
310 Webster Avenue, Cambridge

    Salsa Basics   (Level 1)   6:45-7:45
    Latin  Styling (Levels 2 & 3)  6:45-7:45
    Salsa Spinning  (Levels 1, 2  & 3)  7:45-8:45
    Cha Cha Cha (Levels1 & 2)  8:45-9:45

     La Rueda de Casino (Levels 1, 2 & 3) 6:45-7:45
     Salsa Partnering & Footwork (Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4) 7:45-8:45
     Latin Party Dance (Level 1) 8:45-9:45
     *Salsa Choreography (Levels 2 & 3) 8:45-9:45

* Students in Salsa Choreography will have the opportunity to perform in
our End-of-Summer-Jam

    **** ALSO ****
If you would like to get your dancing feet in gear on the weekend,
JAM'NASTICS teachers Ana and Andres are teaching every Sunday night at
Johnny D's in Somerville.  Salsa class from 9 to 10 pm, followed by
dancing to a live band!  More information at http://www.johnnyds.com/


On Tuesday June 18th we will be having our 3rd monthly dance event at the
House of Blues. I hope to see you there! This is going to be a very exciting
and inspirational evening. We are excited to announce that Jan Klimet and
Petra Kostovcikova will be giving a special performance. Jan and Petra's
many accomplishments include:

- Czech Latin Champions
- World Latin Champions
- World Cup Latin Winners
- European Cup Latin Winners
- United Kingdom Championship Rising Star Latin 2nd Place Winners
- World Games in Akita Latin Finalists
- 10th Place in World Latin Ranking
- Coaches of Czech National Team

Event Details:

Tues. June 18 Dance Jam! at the Original House of Blues
96 Winthrop St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA 02138

$10.00 Doors 8:00PM 18+

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

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.


Hola Dancers!
Just a quick note to remind you that today we are starting the new Beginner Salsa class and also that we have the details for Pimienta Negra's show!. Details below!
Don't miss that event!

NEW BEGINNER Course starting today Monday JUNE 3rd at the Dance Complex.
Every Monday through the whole Summer, from 8pm-9:30pm.
$12/class ~ $40/4 classes
536 Mass Av, Cambridge, Central Sq

  FRIDAY  JUNE 21st, ( 8pm – 1am  )  SPECIAL SALSA NIGHT With
  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pimienta Negra (Black Pepper) ~~~~~~~~~~~
        one of the best Latino Band's in Costa Rica
   they are back here in Boston for a night of non-stop dancing
With Performances from the best Salsa Dancers in Boston

Knight of Columbus Hall
75 W. School St. Charlestown
(Rt. 99 across from Bunker Hill Community College)
"Bunker Hill College" Stop on the Orange Line
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Get tickets online at http://salsaboston.com/pimienta.html


Rafael Muriel



*  EL BEMBE Presents: *

Boston's Hottest Latin Night
An Evening of
Latin-Salsa Dance Music
Tropical  Sound

* June, 7 2002*
9:00 pm-1:30 am
at the
Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street
Boston - South End


*Complimentary Salsa/Merengue Lesson*
       FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: (617) 927-1744     


Hi Olaf,
I sing with Coro Allegro, and we're having a fundraising event featuring Albita, a Cuban singer who defected to the US in 1993. I hear she puts on quite a show!

The tickets are not cheap, unfortunately, but - well, it *is* a fundraiser. Below is the text of the flyer that Coro Allegro sent out to publicize the event.

Contact me with any questions about the event or the chorus.

thanks a bunch,

Spend an evening of Latin Jazz at
Scullers Jazz Club with the Latin sensation:

   *** ALBITA! ***

In a benefit performance for Coro Allegro
Thursday, June 13, 2002 - 8:00 PM at Sculler Jazz Club

Considered by many to be the “kd lang” of the Latin community, this lovely señorita comes to us from Miami with an exciting band to propel the music even further! Salsa and Latin music fans will enjoy this emotion-charged and passionate performance.

Tickets are $50, $75, and $100, and are available through our on-line store at www.coroallegro.org or by calling our office at 617-499-4868. All proceeds to benefit Coro Allegro.

Amigos de Sol y Canto:

On Saturday, July 4th at 8pm Sol y Canto will perform at one of our
favorite places, World Fellowship Center in Conway, NH. We have
performed on a nearly yearly basis for the past 12 years or so, and it
has never ceased to renew our spirits and inspiration to play for such a
unique gathering of people.  If you're unfamiliar with World Fellowship,
please consider coming for several days this summer, whether it be to
join us for our concert, or for another weekend or week of rest,
relaxation, inspiration and learning.  If you've already been , welcome
back! We're staying the whole weekend, as we always do, and look forward
to our stay in this beautiful and spiritual place, whether it be
swimming in the pond,  taking a nature walk, sharing a meal or listening
to a fascinating speaker addressing world issues together. We look
forward to seeing you.


World Fellowship Center is an international, interracial, multicultural,
intergenerational vacation center offering a unique environment  to
renew body, mind and spirit. Set amid 455 acres in New Hampshire's White
Mountains, the World Fellowship Center invites people from diverse
social, intellectual and cultural backgrounds to share their vacations
and ideas in a peaceful, rustic setting.

Established in 1941, the Center has survived times when progressive
thinkers were persecuted as threatening to the established order. For 60
years the World Fellowship Center has promoted peace through
inter-religious and multi-cultural events, providing opportunities for
people of different backgrounds to meet and to discuss the issues of
today. Today the Center, a non-profit organization, continues its
tradition of offering a well-rounded experience through educational and
recreational programs, and environmental practice.

Dear Friends,
The 2002 Program is posted at the web site:


We invite you to make your reservations early. We have a new
reservations request form on
the website at:

or you can use the guidelines below to send
a reservation request via email or US Mail
or leave a message on the office answering

We hope to see you this summer!

Andrea, Co-Director
Rosi Amador, Director
MusicAmador*Representing a new world of Latin music!
199 Pemberton St., Cambridge, MA 02140   USA
www.musicamador.com         617.492.1515 voice/fax

Representing:  Plena Libre, Sol y Canto, Sones de México,
Irene Farrera & Venezuela Viva,  John Santos & Machete


FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2002

LADIES 18 + / MEN 21+ 
1-800-465-4827 OR WWW.TICKETWEB.COM


Vanessa Galvanek


First Annual Sunset Salsa Cruise

Saturday, June 15th, 2002 from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Featuring the sounds of:  RumbaNaMa

Location: Boat leaves from Cape Anne Whale Watch Dock, Rose's Wharf, 415 Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (For detailed directions call 800-877-5110) Boat sails through scenic Gloucester Harbor out to the Atlantic on one of the longest days of the year.

Boat: Hurricane II - 120 foot brand new ship with large open top deck for dancing.

Gourmet Cold Dinner Buffet is included! Sample menu is available upon request.

Tickets: $29.00/person and a portion of the proceeds of this and all 5 Sunset Cruises goes to local charities such at Cape Ann Food Pantry, H.A.W.C (Help for Abused Women and their Children), Women's Crisis Center, Opportunity Works (job skills training for mentally challenged adults) etc.

You can purchase tickets by calling Vanessa at 978-462-3971. If no answer, leave your name, day and evening phone and number of tix to reserve or any questions.

Produced by: Atlantis Productions

New! Latin Motion, Latin Emotion Workshop
An Integrated Awareness Workshop for Ballroom Dancers
Taught by Mark Fourman, Integrated Awareness Teacher
Sunday June 9, Noon to 6 PM at the SuperShag Mega Dance Complex

Latin dance expresses passion, sensuality and sexuality. For many of us, the motivation for learning Latin dancing is to increase our self-statement in these areas.

The basic movements of Latin motion are mechanically quite simple, and yet we often find them difficult to learn. This is because our bodies store, as muscle memory, all of our shame-based prohibitions against expressing our passion, sensuality and sexuality. When we attempt to learn Latin motion, these muscle memories are engaged, and prevent us from making the movements we desire.

Join Mark in this Integrated Awareness workshop to explore, through guided movement sequences, unlearning your muscle-memory prohibitions. Take the opportunity to increase your fluidity and self-statement in Latin dance, and in life.


$75 for workshop only ($70 for SuperShag members)

$125 for workshop plus an individual Integrated Awareness session ($115 for SuperShag members)


Visit appointment.bcentral.com/storefront/mfourman. Click on the Events tab to register in the workshop and on the People tab to book your individual Integrated Awareness session. (If you prefer, you can call or email Mark Fourman at (866) 926 2930 (toll free), mfourman@inawareness.com to register.)

There is a 30-person attendee limit for this session so please register by June 2nd (Sunday) to secure a place in the course.

Please note: thanks to AT&T, the toll free number was out of service for ten days. If you had previously tried to call, please do call again.

SuperShag Mega Dance Complex
406 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
781-894-7424 (SHAG)


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