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Subject: SalsaUpdate154

Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 10:14 AM
Subject: Salsa Update #154: parade pix! + Miami Club this Sat. needs YOU!

Hola Salseros!

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This issue:
-Olaf's Editorial Section
-This week's highlights
-SalsaBoston events
-Sponsor news
-This week's mailbag

DID YOU MAKE IT TO THE PARADE?!!  Boston's Salseros make a big SPLASH!
Check it out!  http://salsaboston.com/gallery/pr_parade2002/

Calling all Salseros!  This Saturday, we need you at the Miami Club!  After
four weeks I've heard nothing but good things about this place coming back
from you, except comments like, "It needs more people."  Well, if you've
been waiting to hear what it's like, now is the time!  Moreover, don't wait
too long because if everyone does that then obviously the place won't be
open anymore when you do want to go...!  There have been about 50 people
there each week, not too bad (about half capacity), and the energy in the
club has been really spirited!  Nothing going on this weekend that I heard
of so come on out and Salsa on Saturdays!  Email miamiclub@salsaboston.com
to get on the VIP list ($10 VIP cover, $15 regular).  Please support the
bar, details below.
Also, $5 validated parking around the corner on Beach at the Interpark
Read what people are saying:
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Lastly, cruise this Sunday!  See below!

Peace, out,

 Highlights this week:

- SalsaBoston Night at Sophia's!  Every Wed, http://salsaboston.com/sophias
   This week: dance floors refinished!  Mojito's at 7:30 on the roofdeck
(looks like a hot day...)

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

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

- This Sunday, Salsa Cruise!  Scroll down or http://salsaboston.com/cruise
  Advance discount tickets online!

 SalsaBoston Events

      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
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
Plenty of local restaurants within 1 block open until 4am

Q: Why is it $15?
A: Well, it's $10 if you're on the VIP list, just email to join.  But to
answer the question, Salseros drink an average of about $4 worth of water on
a night out.  On a Saturday, unfortunately 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.  Some of that
cover goes to cover what's called a "bar minimu".  Nightclubs are businesses
afterall, so they need to have profit.   That's the unfortunate reality of
it and Salseros have to realize that.  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, no?!

Q: What if I don't spend $20?
A: Well, you don't have to of course, it's a free society.  But the bottom
line still applies... you're being subsidized.  If the nightclub owner
doesn't make any money then it comes out of someone's pockets, usually the
promoter's.  While most promoters can stand to take some losses, after a
while they too have to throw in the towel and the Salsa club closes in favor
of a new binge drinking night to replace it.  So the real answer is,
eventually the club closes and Salsa on weekends stays in the dives out in
the burbs.  In a round-about way, it is an obligation if you like Salsa in
the city.  Going to a club is a service, like going to the movies...

      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 &

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

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) Wed. Aug. 14 6th Annual Friends of Bay Cove Harbor Cruise w/ Salsa
2) New Classes with April
3) Salsa Picnics on Sundays
4) Salsa at All Asia this Sunday with Hips on Fire
5) Ride for Hunger: Salsa dancers spin their wheels to help the hungry Sept.
6) Update from Dan

Lynda Butler


Join us for the 6th Annual Friends of Bay Cove Harbor Cruise to benefit Bay
Cove's Small Wonders.

Let's Rock the Boat!
Wednesday, August 14, 2002
6:30 - 9:00 pm aboard the New Boston at Rowes Wharf.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the boat.
Ticket cost includes DJ, salsa dancing, wine tasting and great raffle
There will be snacks and a cash bar.
Call Mary at 617-371-3013 or Lynda at 617-371-3167 to purchase tickets by
credit card or send your check for $40 per ticket made payable to Bay Cove
Small Wonders to Bay Cove Development Office, 66 Canal Street, Boston, MA

Small Wonders is the newly relocated early intervention program and nursery
school of Bay Cove Human Services, a private, non-profit organization that
specializes in delivering residential, day, outpatient and educational
services to people of all ages affected by a broad array of disabilities
throughout Greater Boston.

Bay Cove's Small Wonders is a comprehensive child development center
designed to promote the healthy development of children, ages birth through
five. At Bay Cove's Small Wonders, we work in full partnership with each
family to help children achieve developmental milestones, make strong family
bonds and develop the skills necessary for school success.

The Friends of Bay Cove are a dedicated group of young professionals who
volunteer their time and talent to help us Make Small Wonders Happen. This
year's harbor cruise is a night out that you don't want to pass up! But
hurry -- tickets are limited and time is running out!

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

**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 aprilon2@aol.com
Visit www.aprilon2.com for current info.

The summer salsa picnics are in full swing on Sundays from 3:30 to 6:00
pm in JFK park near Harvard Square.  If you haven't been to any yet,
you've been missing out on a truly unique venue.  If you wait till
September to go, you'll kick yourself for not having gone sooner.
Here's why:

 1. There's lots of room to dance.  The salsa picnic is around a
beautiful memorial fountain, with a hard surface rated by April as "good
for double and triple spins".

 2. There are trees near the fountain for shade as well as a large grass
field where you can sun bathe, play frisbee, volleyball or whatever is
your leisure.  Since the nearby Memorial Drive is closed to car traffic
on Sundays, people have come to the picnic on their bikes, roller
blades, and skateboards.

 3. The picnic is FREE.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring
friends, kids, family, pets, etc.

The salsa picnic is potluck.  Bring munchies and music CDs to share.
Drinks too (no alcohol).

This Sunday, food will be served at 3:30.  Come early before it's gone
and to get a couple of hours of outdoor dancing before resting and going
to the air-conditioned VFW for April's social (Wepa Salsa Sunday).

How to get there:  The picnic is around the fountain in JFK Park behind
the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square.  By subway, get off at the Harvard
Square T stop and walk towards the river on JFK Street.  JFK Park is on
the right before you reach Memorial Drive.  To get to the fountain, walk
along the back side of the brick building (Harvard Kennedy School) and
you'll run into it.  Note that Memorial Drive is closed to car traffic
on Sundays during the summer, so if you are driving, you'll want to
avoid that.



Sunday August 4th Salsa Party with an Asian Taste

Best Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Merengue & more…

Every 1st Sunday of the month
Best Latino Music that you will find!,


SALSA CLASS 8:45pm - 9:30pm


9:30pm - Midnight - DANCE
(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,
Salsa dancers spin their wheels to help the hungry

Two years ago, a group of salsa dancers formed a team to participate in the
Ride for Hunger.

The Ride for Hunger is an annual event organized by Project Bread,the
organization that does the Walk for Hunger every year. This Ride will
benefit the hungry people in Massachusetts.
Did you know that nearly half a million people in Massachusetts do not have
adequate food, and that one in five children under age 12 is hungry or at
the risk of being hungry?

You can help out by sending a pledge or you can become a Salsa Spinner
yourself and join us for the Ride!! You can check out the full details about
the Ride at:


To send a pledge, make a check payable to Project Bread and mail it to:

Salsa Spinners c/o Eugenia Corbo,
14 Hull St. Apt. 4, Boston, MA 02113.

This year's Ride for Hunger will take place on:

* Sunday September 22nd
in Cochituate State Park in Natick.

Riders have two choices: A leisurely 25-mile ride and a more challenging
70-mile ride. We are hoping to have Salsa Spinners on both teams. If you
don't want to ride a bike, you can participate as a volunteer.
To participate in the shorter ride, you need to raise at least $125. For the
longer ride, the minimum pledge is $350. It sounds like a lot, but if we ask
our friends and coworkers and pull our efforts together as a team, it will
be easy to raise the money, and we will help feed thousands of hungry
All riders will receive a long sleeve T shirt and we will have the Salsa
Spinners logo printed on the shirt. In order to get the logo printed on your
shirt, you need to register by AUGUST 23. You can fill in the registration
form at:


Remember to sign up as a team rider and write "Salsa Spinners" as
organization name.
If you need more information you can e-mail Ellen and Eugenia at:


See you on the dance floor and hopefully on the Ride!!

Ellen Botshon and Eugenia Corbo


      Thank you all for attending last Thursday Latin Night at Sophia's,
making it one of the largest classes we had on a Thursday night.  This
week, we have a great lineup of classes for you, as well as some more
great Latin event schedules.  To balance out my work load this week, I
will be sending out two E-Mails instead of one.  I will most likely
send out the next E-Mail, containing the detailed listings of this
week's Latin events, this Wednesday, July 31.  We hope to see you at
Sophia's tomorrow, for another exciting Tuesday Latin Fire experience.

* Our Tuesday, July 30, Sophia's Latin Fire Lineup will feature:

   ** There is no baseball game tonight, so there should be plenty of
      parking spaces available.

A. Take our Intermediate Level Cha Cha Cha & Salsa Footwork &
    Partnering Lesson - on the 1st & basement floors - NO PARTNER
    NECESSARY, featuring:

    * 9:00 - 9:45 p.m. -- Warmup, followed by rhythmic Cha Cha Cha
                          footwork & partnering combination taught by
                          FreEMotion's Dan & Chantale!

    * 9:45 - 10:30 p.m. -- Stylish Salsa footwork & partnering
                           taught by Hips On Fire's Seemore & Cristina!

    * 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 at the Champagne
      Lounge (basement level)!

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


* Our Thursday, August 1, 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 Merengue & 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 Merengue footwork & a
                          great partnering combination;

    * 9:40 - 10:15 p.m. -- Dynamic 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.

    ** 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. Sophia's Fiesta Flamenca is taking a break ... Stay tuned for
    upcoming news about the our next Flamenco event!

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.

    ** $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 30, 2002:   Cha Cha Cha & 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
August 29, 2002: Lambada & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering


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