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Subject: SalsaUpdate156

Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 3:44 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #156: Cruise this Sunday! plus NY Congress coming up!


Hola Salseros!

     Formatting messed up?  Read this on the web at
     http://salsaboston.com/archive

This issue:
-Olaf's Editorial Section and update on the "Scene"
-This week's highlights
-SalsaBoston events
-Sponsor news
-This week's mailbag
-No letter to the editor this week, sorry.

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  Salsa Cruise this Sunday!
Pick up your advance discount tix. at http://salsaboston.com/cruise
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I got home Friday night after the competition and found this in note already
in my inbox:

  "great time last nite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   great dj!!!!!!!!!!!! when will Ricardo be back to boston to dj a salsa
party?
   whens the next salsa competition?"

Well, I'd have to concur, it was a great night!  Congratulations to all six
couples who competed and did an AMAZING job! All six couples are to be
highly commended and drew continuous cheers from the 250 or so spectators.

By the way, DJ Ricardo Loaiza will be back on Wed. Sept. 11 at Sophia's for
a special party, and also on Wed. October 30 for a Halloween Bash!

While this competition wasn't about who's "best", the judges picked it as
follows on that night:

2nd Annual SalsaBoston New England Salsa Competition Results (amateur only):
1st: Jerry and Margarita, Ryles, $600
2nd: Miguel and Waleska, El Caney, $400
3rd: Dwayne and Kate, Sophia's, $300
Runners up: Frank and Brenda ("El Bembe"), Michael and Becka (Ryles), Yaron
and Stacey (Supershag)

Thanks to Regina, Johnny & Kelly, Dave Morgan, and Anara Frank for judging!
And thanks to Supershag Productions for sponsoring the event!
Jerry and Margarita, and Dwayne and Kate, as winners of the finals and
semi-finals respectively have been invited to represent the Salseros in the
Supershag "Duel of the Dancers" on Sept. 13th at the Mega Dance Complex
http://supershag.com

Also, great performances by Johnny and Andres (Salsa Y Control), and Joel
Massicot and Ana!  Check out info on Joel's workshops this week at
JAM'NASTICS below in the mailbag.

(Unfortunately I don't have much video or pictures since I was MC'ing.  If
you have digital pictures, please send them to me so I can put them in the
gallery.)

See you next year at the 3rd annual Competition!

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In other news, the 2nd Annual East Coast Salsa Congress is coming up, Sept.
13-15, Kutsher's Country Club, Catskills, NY.  SalsaBoston has negotiated a
discount price *from Boston* which will be around $250, $300 with
transportation.  Rooms are seperate, but they are $121 pp.do., including
meals, tax, and gratuity.

  Fri-Sun
  2 nights accomodations & food:        $242
  Event pass:                           $250
  Transportation:                               $ 50
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Total including tax and gratuity        $542 (or $492)

We're not sure of the actual price quite yet, but it will go up some on
Sept. 1.  If you want to lock in the early price, send email now to
nycongress@salsaboston.com

Official web site: http://salsacongressNY.com/

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Lastly, the Miami Club is off and running.  Last week was a smaller than
usual crowd since we had the competition the night before, the Dominican
Festival, and the JAM'NASTICS Social Dance and benefit all that night.  This
week should be hopping again!

Please note: to subscribe to the VIP list, email miamiclub@salsaboston.com
Starting next week, VIP membership is only for 4 weeks unless you renew it,
which you can do two ways:  1) Just show up while you're a member! In other
words if we check you off on the list, you're automatically good for another
4 weeks. or 2) Resubscribe via email.

See you there Saturday!

Signing off for this week,
-Olaf


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 Highlights this week:
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- SalsaBoston Night at Sophia's!  Every Wed, http://salsaboston.com/sophias
  Lessons at 9:15

- "Salsa for Gringos" beginners class at Sophia's with Olaf "el Gringo
Salerso",
   8-9 Thur. $5  Check it out in the Globe Calendar!
   http://salsaboston.com/salsa4gringos/

- SalsaBoston presents the "Miami Club" at Ekco Lounge! (formerly Hollywood
KTV)
  Every Saturday, http://salsaboston.com/miamiclub
  Lessons at 9:15

- This Sunday, SalsaJam Picnic on Memorial Drive at JFK Park!  3:30
   http://salsaboston.com/picnic

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


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 SalsaBoston Events
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      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
Plenty of local restaurants within 1 block open until 4am

What are people saying?

Says 'F': "By the way, that place is really nice, I hope we can keep it
going. It's
beautiful inside, the music is perfect, and it's on a Saturday, what
more could we ask for?"

More reviews at
MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html" target=_blank>MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html" target= _blank">http://salsaboston.com/club_script/reviews/MiamiClub@EkcoLounge.html

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...


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      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
http://salsaboston.com/sophias


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   Salsa Harbor Cruises!
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 - 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
 http://salsaboston.com/cruise

 Cruise Sails RAIN OR SHINE!

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


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 SalsaBoston T-Shirts are in!
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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!


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

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

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SuperShag Mega Dance Complex
406 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
781-894-7424 (SHAG)
http://www.supershag.com

Salsa Night 3rd Sat. each month!
Next date: Sat. Aug. 17

Ongoing this summer:
"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.

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Salsa Socials with April
2nd and 4th Sunday each month with DJ Nik
Fred Astaire Studio, 100 Mass Ave, Boston
Classes prior
www.aprilon2.com
Also, check out 5 week class schedules

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SALSA NIGHT PARTY with ASIAN taste
Every 1st Sunday each Month
8:30pm - Midnight, $5
Drinks & Food available (sorry it is not free)
All Asia Cuisine & Bar, 332 Massachusetts Av, Central Sq, Cambridge
www.hipsonfire.com

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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
  http://salsaboston.com/clubguide/sunday.html

Also, JAM'NASTICS offers ongoing Salsa lessons for all ages and all levels.
Current schedule and info at http://jamnastics.org


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 This Week's Mailbag
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1) Latin Motion Workshop with Hips on Fire starts this Thursday
2) Salsa Picnic this Sunday at JFK park
3) Dance Jam at House of Blues next Monday
4) SUNDAY NIGHTS SALSA & CHA/CHA CLASSES WITH HEDWIGE at Choices
5) *** SALSA MASTER CLASSES with JOEL SIMEON MASSICOT from LA, this week
6) SALSA NIGHT AT SOVEREIGN BALLROOM ON AUGUST 24TH, Waterfire Festival,
Providence
7) Pre-Carnival Bash Sunday August 18th 5-10pm
8) Karoun on Vacation until September

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1)

STARTING THIS WEEK: Thursday August 15th ->LATINO
MOTION WORKSHOP
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Salsa Merengue and Bachata, among others, are Latino
rhythms. For us, Latinos,
the way you move is probably the most important
component of your dance. Learn
to dance with "SABORRRRR", adding movements to other
parts of you body besides
your feet and hands: hips, torso, shoulders, pelvis
and butt. All of them,
nicely combined, can make a huge difference when you
jump to the dance floor. So
what do you think?? Do you want to try it out and see
how much you can improve??
Even if you don't take your dance that seriously, come
over and join us, we
guarantee you will have a lot of fun and, you will
find lost parts of your body.
 After 3 years of absence, Latino Motion
is back: improved and with real applications.

 3 weeks: August 15th, 22nd, 29th
 3 Thursdays: 7pm-8:30pm

 1 location:  VFW
              299 Green st,
              Central Sq, Cambridge

 A deal: $12/1 class, $30/3 classes.

All levels. No partners needed. Dress comfortably.
For more info: www.hipsonfire.com
hipsonfire@yahoo.com

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2)
Reminder: The Salsa Picnic is happening this Sunday
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:

-. 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".

-. 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.

-. 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).

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.

The summer Salsa Picnics are held on the 1st and 3rd
Sunday of the month.

http://cambridge.zami.com/salsajam

salsajam2002@yahoo.com

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3)
Hello,

The next monthly Dance Jam! event at the Original House of Blues will be
held on Monday August 19 at 8pm featuring a special performance by Andre
Strinadko & Svetlana Feldman, the USA elite amateurs who placed in the top
3 in all major under-21 USA ballroom competitions, including the Ohio Star
Ball and the USA Nationals. Currently, they are pursuing top positions in
the Amateur Division, already placing 7th two weekends ago the US National
Dancesport Championships.

Dancing together for 6 years, Andre & Svetlana have a unique dance style
influenced by contemporary dance and hip-hop. The couple is coached by
World Latin Champion Paul Killick.

EVENT DETAILS:
- Monday August 19
- Doors 8pm - Tickets $10
- Beginner Swing & Salsa lesson at 8:15pm - no partner necessary
- DJ music all night for dancing of all styles
- To purchase tickets please call the House of Blues Box Office:
   617-497-2229 or Ticketmaster: 617-931-2100
- Tickets may also be purchased at www.hob.com/cambridge
- The House of Blues is located at 96 Winthop St., Harvard Square,
Cambridge. T-stop: Red line to Harvard Square

For more information on Dance Jam! events please visit
www.fadsboston.com/dance_jam.asp.


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4)
SUNDAY NIGHTS...SALSA & CHA/CHA CLASSES WITH
HEDWIGE!!!

Noche Latina every Sunday night brings you the hottest
steps from beginners to advanced and everything in
between.Learn both Salsa and Cha/Cha in one hour!!

Beginners Class: 6:00pm
Intermediate Class: 7:00pm
Advanced Class: 8:00pm

Classes are only $12 per hour or check out our great
group, private and semi-private packages!!

Classes are held at Club Choices, 381 Somerville Ave
in Somerville.

Call for more info: (617)391-3605 or E-mail us
 @nochelatina2002@yahoo.com

          COME JOIN THE FUN!!


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5)
DIRECT FROM LA! DIRECT FROM LA! DIRECT FROM LA!
JAM'NASTICS PRESENTS
SALSA MASTER CLASSES
with JOEL SIMEON MASSICOT
(Former Seaon Stylist Dancer)

Thursday, August 15th and Friday, August 16th
At the Dance Complex, 536 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Salsa Footwork, Partner Work and Body Movement
Thursday from 7:30 – 9:30 pm -  Studio 2
Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Studio 5

Space Is Limited!
Register In Advance!
Exciting new material taught each night!
1 day workshop: $20
2 day workshop: $35
Workshops FREE for all members of JAM'NASTICS Intensive Training Program
who register in advance.

For more information
telephone: 617-354-5780
online:  www.jamnastics.org

Performance training, private and semi-private lessons are also
available from August 9th-20th.
Private lessons $75 for one, $100 for a couple.
Call to reserve your spot today!


Here is a quote about Joel, excerpted from an article by  Sherry Lynn
Blackwell in SABOR Magazine:


Joel Simeon Massicot is a talented dancer and gifted musician
from..the..island of St. Croix...Joel danced with "DC Salseros",
performing in Puerto Rico at Bacardi's 1999 Salsa Congress...In
November, 2000, Joel joined Seaon Stylist Productions, best known for
their outstanding style of Mambo dancing, intricate footwork and
precision spins and turns.  They most recently performed at the Los
Angeles Salsa Congress and Bacardi's 2001 Salsa Congress in Puerto
Rico...He is as much fun to dance with as he is to watch with his
unmistakable style, inexhaustible energy and contagious, boyish
grin!...There's no telling where this young, multi-talented athlete,
photographer, dancer, musician, etc., etc., is headed, but you can rest
assured that he will make quite an impact, once he arrives!

For more information about jam'nastics, go to www.jamnastics.org, or
call us at the office: 617-354-5780.

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6)

A REMINDER ABOUT THE BIG SALSA NIGHT AT SOVEREIGN BALLROOM ON AUGUST 24TH,
IN PROVIDENCE.  WE WOULD APPRECIATE, IF YOU COULD PUT THIS IN YOUR WEEKLY
EMAILS, UNTIL THEN.  THE SALSA EVENT IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH WATER FIRE,
WHICH IS ABOSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.  THE SALSA EVENT STARTS AT 7 P.M.  AT 7,
THERE WILL BE A SALSA LESSON, AND FROM 8-10PM, THERE WILL BE DANCING UNTIL
12PM.  JOHNNY AND ANDRES ARE GOING TO PERFORM, AS WELL AS OTHER WONDERFUL
PERFORMERS.  THIS IS OUR THIRD YEAR, AND IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
EVENING.  THE ORCHESTRA IS LA TRADICION.  DON'T MISS THIS EVENT. IT IS A
MUST FOR SALSEROS.  ALSO, STRICKLY SALSA NIGHTS WILL RESUME EVERY SUNDAY,
STARTING SEPTEMBER 1ST AT PLATFORMS IN PROVIDENCE.  IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS, CONTACT ME, SALSANANNY@AOL.COM   THANKS, AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU
AND ALL YOUR! FRIENDS AT THE SALSA EVENT AUGUST 24TH.   KEEP
DANCING....ARLENE

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7)

Submitter:
Raquel  Morales

Email:
ramorale01@yahoo.com

Info:

Pre- Carnival Bash Sunday August 18th 5-10pm
@ Monserrat Aspirers Hall in Dorchester
358 Washington Street

Caribbean Food, Music, DJ and Dancing
Tickets: $15 Adult  $5 children   children under 12 free
Tickets sold at door or by calling 617 542-7654

All proceeds go to support the Irish Immigration Center
 a non-profit organization committed to helping immigrants from many nations
settle into their new home by providing assistance with immigration issues,
employment, housing and other adjustment challenges.

Please come join us for some fun and entertainment

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8)
Hello Salsa Lovers!
Salsa Night at the Karoun is on vacation..........
We will return on September 5th with a new class schedule and more Salsa
passion!

Have a safe and joyous summer!





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