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Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 1:14 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #153

Hola Salseros!

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This issue:
-Olaf's Editorial Section
-SalsaBoston Puerto Rican Festival Parade Float, open invitation
-This week's highlights
-SalsaBoston events
-Sponsor news
-This week's mailbag


Another week of Sultry Summer Salsa has gone by, and it was a heck of a weekend!  Congratulations to the 6 couples who have made it to the final amateur round of the SalsaBoston.com 2nd Annual Salsa Competition at the Supershag Mega Dance Complex! They are:

Jerry and Margarita
Dwayne and Kate
Yaron and Staci
Frank and Brenda
Michael and Becka
Miguel and Waleska

Finals are on Friday, Aug. 9th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, with a special Salsa Night there featuring the competition, performances, and we've invited guest International Salsa DJ Ricardo Loaiza from DC!  More details soon.

Following that, the afterparty went down at the Miami Club on Saturday night, which is becoming the new Salsa Hotspot.  DJ D. Martinez in the house there, come check out this festive new scene!
email miamiclub@salsaboston.com to join the VIP list, which gets you $5 off the cover.  Also, read the reviews, MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html" target=_blank>MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html" target= _blank">http://salsaboston.com/club_script/reviews/MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html
If you were there, please let people hear what you thought about it!

And of course, the cruise on Sunday sailed with a full Fiesta, beautiful night and perfect weather!  Next one is Sunday, Aug. 4th.  Details below.

One quick travel note: American Airlines has a $269 RT e-saver fare to San Juan for Aug. 1-6 from Hartford for anyone looking to go to the Congress.   Purchase by Friday at aa.com

Puerto Rican Festival Parade
SalsaBoston Float
Sunday, July 28, noon
Salseros!  Want to be on it?  We've been offered a float by the parade organizers which is a 21ft flatbed tow truck, all cleaned up of course!  D. Martinez will be DJing with is mega sound system, and we need dancers!

This float is for the Salsa community and is open to anyone. Bring your banner and hang it on the truck.  We'll have couples dancing on the float and many others hopefully taking turns walking and flyering.  We will be decorating the float on Sat. around 5pm, and add finishing touches Sunday morning before the parade.

The parade starts at noon at the Madison Park High School, and ends at Franklin Park at the festival.

For more info our to sign up, email kelly@salsaboston.com

 Highlights this week:

- Tueday: Sophia's now open with Dan and "Hips on Fire"

- SalsaBoston Night at Sophia's!  Every Wed, http://salsaboston.com/sophias
   "Last Chance" Preliminary Round of the Salsa Competition at 11:30

- "Salsa for Gringos" beginners class at Sophia's with Olaf "el Gringo Salerso",
   8-9 Thur. $5  Check it out in the Globe Calendar!

- This Saturday, 5pm, Float decoration for the PR Festival Parade

- This Saturday "Miami Club!" at Ekco.  $5 cover for Semi-finals attendees.
    http://salsaboston.com/miamiclub or read on.

- This Sunday, PR. Festival Parade, noon-2:30  email kelly@salsaboston.com to be on our float!

- This Sunday, SalsaJam Picnic on Memorial Drive at JFK Park.  3:30

 SalsaBoston Events

   Competition Dates:

 2nd Annual New England Salsa Competition
    Sponsored by Supershag Productions (http://supershag.com)

 $2000 in Cash Prizes, plus more!
 Competition, Performances, International Guest Salsa DJ
 Finals, K of C Hall, Charlestown, Friday, August 9
 More at http://salsaboston.com/competition

      SalsaBoston.com presents
   The "Miami Club" at Ekco Lounge
          Every Saturday

"Boston's newest Salsa Hotspot!" with DJ D. Martinez
41 Essex St, Chinatown (look for "Hollywood KTV")
$15, $10 vip list. To join the vip list, send email to miamiclub@salsaboston.com
1 Block from Chinatown Orange Line T, 2 Blocks from Boylston T  (T runs until 2:30am)
Parking lot adjacent, $10 all night.
Salsa Lessons from 9-10 with Johnny and Kelly
Directions, info, and photos!  http://salsaboston.com/miamiclub
Reviews: MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html" target=_blank>MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html" target= _blank">http://salsaboston.com/club_script/reviews/MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html
Plenty of local restaurants within 1 block open until 4am

Q: Why is it $15?
A: Salseros drink an average of about $4 worth of water on a night out.  On a Saturday, that isn't going to do it.  A nightclub downtown needs to take in about $20 per person between cover and drinks in order to be acceptably profitable on a weekend.  Nightclubs are businesses afterall, so they need to have profit. But think of it this way: around $20 for a full night of excellent Salsa dancing at a beautiful club in a great location on a Saturday is a pretty good deal.

      SalsaBoston.com presents
      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
$10 Cover, $2 extra for lesson

   Salsa Harbor Cruises!

 - Sail at 8:15 from Long Warf, Boston Harbor Cruises
 - 3 decks of dancing, 2 DJ's, Salsa and Latin Mix
 - Preparty at "The Landing" on the dock, with a Salsa lesson by Johnny and Kelly, from 7-8
 - 8pm boarding, on the water to catch sunset!
 - Cruise until about 11 pm, in time to hit another club or early enough for the early risers on Monday.

 $15 advance or 4/$55.  Order online or order in person: call 617-513-9841

 Details, discounts, and directions

 Cruise Sails RAIN OR SHINE!

 Cruise are every other Sunday this summer, July 21, Aug. 4 & 18, Sept. 1 & 8

 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
  (please patronize the establishments
   that help bring you SalsaBoston.com)

"What's a sponsor?" email: info@salsaboston.com

Salsa & Merengue Dancing - Thursdays in Cambridge
Friendly environment for beginners,
Quality dance space for more experienced salsa enthusiasts,
Nonsmoking, 21+

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

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 3rd Sat. each month!
Sat. July 20, Don't miss the Semi-finals of the SalsaBoston New England
Salsa Competition!

"Duel of the Dancers" gives the best dancers in Swing, Latin, Salsa and Ballroom a chance to compete for over $2,000 in cash and prizes. Winners of finals in each dance will proceed to the final "duel" on Friday, September 13th!  All events are held at the Waltham studio, 406 Moody Street.
Lesson: 8:15 p.m. Admission: $12, $10, for SuperShag Members. Dance from 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

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' Sunday Salsa Lessons with Ana & Andres at Johnny D's:
 "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 p.m., followed by
  dancing to a live band!  More information at


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) Latin Motion/Emotion Seminar with Mark Fourman
2) Salsa Sunday this week at Wepa
3) Update from April, new classes
4) This week with Dan, Tuesday and Thursday at Sophia's

Latin Motion, Latin Emotion Seminar with Mark Fourman
Sunday, August 11
Supershag Mega Dance Complex
to register visit

[ed. note: I took this class as a month ago and found it to be a really interesting experience.  It isn't a dance class but rather it involces a fair bit of meditative movement and muscle isolation, which is geared toward dancing with more awareness about your body. Check it out if you're interested in something a little different and relaxing.]


SPECIALS: Newcomers are all $5!!!! that's half price!
And, oldtimers who bring newcomers also get the half price special!!

WE HAVE AIRCONDITIONING! Come into the cool for some hot NY style

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
One block from the T, public parking on same block.

$10 for 8pm class and party...
$5 special for all newcomers and friends who bring newcommers!!

7-8pm 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 are every 2nd and 4th Sunday!


HOLA SALSEROS de Corazon!!!!

Learn to dance New York Style Salsa with April, of
NY's Eddie Torres Dance Company!

NEW 4 week SALSA SESSION starting August 5th and 6th.

**6 classes each week for BEGINNERS
**3 classes for ADVANCED BEGINNERS
**3 STYLING classes every week
**PLUS all your old favorites!

Classes take place at the VFW Post, 288 Green St. in
Central Square, Cambridge. One block from red line.
Public parking available right next door.

**All classes have NEW MATERIAL (except begin's class)

MONDAYS, Starting Aug 5th:

6, 7 AND 8pm
    Beginner footwork and partnering.
    Intro to NY Style Salsa "on 2".

6pm Ladies Salsa Styling Beginner/Advanced Beginner
    Body movement, isolations, head whips,
    elegant arms and more!!!!

7pm Advanced Beginner Footwork and Partnering

8pm Spin technique and partner styling for
    ALL Levels. Spin drills, add "flava" to
    your partner styling, increase creativity
    while partnering, and more!!

9pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate classic NY turn
    patterns. Fine-tune lead and follow techniques.

Starting TUESDAYs, Aug 6th:

6, 7 AND 8pm
    Beginner footwork and partnering.
    Intro to NY Style Salsa "on 2".

6pm **NEW! Ladies Styling Intermed/Advanced

7pm Advanced Beginner footwork and partnering.

8pm Men and Ladies Styling for ALL Levels.
    Improve your open footwork, body movement,
    coordination and execution of open shines.

9pm Intermediate footwork and turn patterns.

Cost: 4 week session—$50; $45 for full time students;
$15 for drop-in class, $13 if registered in one class.

Call April at 617-388-0925 for more info, or e-mail
Visit www.aprilon2.com for current info.

Dear Friends:

* Our Tuesday, July 23, Sophia's Latin Fire Lineup will feature:

A. Take our Intermediate Level Bachata & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork &
    Partnering Lesson - on the 1st & 2nd floors - NO PARTNER NECESSARY,

    * 9:00 - 9:45 p.m. -- Warmup, followed by romantic Bachata footwork
                          & partnering combination taught by Hips On
                          Fire's Seemore & Cristina!

    * 9:45 - 10:30 p.m. -- Puerto Rican Salsa footwork & partnering
                           taught by FreEMotion's Dan & Chantale!

    * Each 45 minute session includes a help section in which our 4
      instructors will come around to individually help you with the
      partnering combinations.

B. 10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Two floors of the best DJ music:

    * An All Salsa & Salsa DVD mix on the 1st floor &

    * A Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo-Salsa, NY Salsa &
      Mambo, Lambada, Bolero-Son, Samba, & Cumbia mix on the 2nd floor

** Stay tuned for more exciting updates, and please E-Mail or
    call us with your suggestions:
    Hips On Fire: HipsOnFire@yahoo.com or (617)627-9988
                  or log onto http://www.HipsOnFire.com
    FreEMotion: dan_y_marshall@prodigy.net or (617) 970-1444

** Tuesday Latin Fire nights are FREE before 8:30p.m., $5 thereafter **


* Our Thursday, July 25, Sophia's Latin Nights Lineup will feature:

A. 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - "Salsa for Gringos" - 2nd floor
                     - No experience or partner needed.
                     - $5, includes cover
                     - http://salsaboston.com/salsa4gringos/

                     * Those who take the beginner lesson gain free
                       admission to the rest of the night's 1st & 2nd
                       floor events, including our Intermediate Level
                       Lambada & Puerto Rican Salsa Lesson!

B. Take our Intermediate Level Lambada & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork &
    Partnering Lesson Lesson - on the 1st & 2nd floors - NO PARTNER
    NECESSARY, featuring:

    * 9:00 - 9:40 p.m. -- Warmup, followed by sensual Lambada footwork &
                          a sexy partnering combination;

    * 9:40 - 10:15 p.m. -- Smooth Puerto Rican Salsa footwork &

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

    ** Use Sophia's RIGHT Door to Enter our Dance Lessons **
    ** FREE before 9:00 p.m., $5 9:00 - 10:30 p.m., $10 thereafter **
    ** Please mention that you came for our dance lessons **

C. 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. -- Sophia's Fiesta Flamenca
                           - 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.

    ** Use Sophia's RIGHT Door to Enter Fiesta Flamenca **
    ** $10 Cover **
    ** Please mention that you came for Fiesta Flamenca **

D. 10:15 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - "Bombalero" - La Mega's DJ J.R. Vega plays
the very hottest in Salsa, Merengue, Latin Pop and Rock en espanol - on
the 2nd floor.

    ** Use Sophia's Left Door to Enter Bombalero **
    ** $10 Cover; FREE with admission to Dance Class/Fiesta Flamenca **
    ** Please mention that you came for Bombalero **

E. 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.

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


July 23, 2002:   Bachata & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering
July 25, 2002:   Lambada & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering
August 1, 2002:  Merengue & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering
August 8, 2002:  Bachata & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering
August 15, 2002: Cha Cha Cha & Mambo-Salsa Footwork & Partnering
August 22, 2002:   All Salsa & Mambo-salsa Footwork & Partnering

            Have an awesome week of dance!
                          Dan Y. Marshall, Chantale Daguin,
                          Emi Fujita, Tomas O. Koch,
                          Cristina Pujol, Seemore Johnson,
                          & Jonathan J. Gwiazda.

Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall, President/Director/Founder
FreEMotion/LibrEMoción Repertory Company, Inc.
327 Saint Paul Street, Apartment 2
Brookline, MA 02446-3504
Tel.: (617) 970-1444
E-Mail: dan_y_marshall@prodigy.net


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