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Subject: FW: Salsa Update #162: Tonight: Esencia Latina Performance at Sophia's!

Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 12:30 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #162: Tonight: Esencia Latina Performance at Sophia's!

Hola Salseros!

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

Just four semi-quick announcements this week:

Tonight!  Special Show at Sophia's featuring Esencia Latina from Costa Rica.  Showtime around 11-11:30.  Lessons with Johnny and Kelly at 9:15 as usual.  Nightclub details below.

SalsaBoston volunteer brunch for Boston's Salsa Mini-congreso
Noon at my place in Chelsea
RSVP to attend, for directions, and for rides if needed.  Call Olaf at 617-513-9841 or email olaf@salsaboston.com
This will be part party, part planning meeting, part info distribution for fundraising for the mini-congreso on Oct. 15/16  Everyone interested is welcome.  Volunteers will be rewarded with discounted or free event passes, depending on circumstances.

*** Miami Club: Staying open and new prices! ***
The last two weeks have seen a tremendous jump in attendance as Boston's Salseros have stepped up to the plate to support it.  Thanks to all!  As a result, we will continue to stay open, and we're able to offer better admission prices now!  Here's how it works:
- No more VIP list
- Ladies only $5 before 10:30pm!
- $10 cover
- Doors are opening at 9:15, lessons from 9:30-10:30
- Validated parking at Interpark Garage on Beach St, only $5  Don't park at the lot adjacent, that one is $10.

As with any new place, it's had its growing pains and we've had some great nights and some not so great ones.  But pretty much all the feedback we have received since day one was really positive, and we all should thank each other as a community, and also especially those who come support it regularly and have stuck it through, even on some slow nights.  Please continue to provide your feedback.  We had one suggestion for valet which we like, especially given that some people feel uncomfortable in that area of town.
Also, Check out the reviews in the Nightclub section of SpanishBoston.com!

*** Larry Harlow this Sat ***
Details in the mailbag, but Larry Harlow is one of those roots guys as far as Salsa goes, and helped
define the genre.   Good concert no doubt, even though it's in an auditorium.  8pm Sat.  $5 admission to Miami Club for an afterparty with your ticket stub.

See you on the dancefloor!

 Highlights this week:

- 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!
   This is a great class to take if you aren't sure what to expect or have 2 left feet!

- SalsaBoston presents the "Miami Club" at Ekco Lounge! (formerly Hollywood KTV)
  Every Saturday, http://salsaboston.com/miamiclub
  Lessons at 9:30

- Larry Harlow, Sat. 8pm, see mailbag for details!  $5 for afterparty at Miami Club with ticket stub.

- Saturday, noon, SalsaBoston mini-congreso volunteer brunch.  RSVP, 617-513-9841 or olaf@salsaboston.com

- Save the date!  Halloween Party at Sophia's, Wed. Oct. 30, with special guest International DJ Ricardo Loaiza of Washington, DC

- Thursday: LeClub 1st anniversary party!  Not Salsa, but we know these guys and they throw a good party! (plus Gary can Salsa too, I've seen him).  Details in the mailbag.

 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")
$10 cover , ladies $5 before 10:30pm (doors open 9:15)
1 Block from Chinatown Orange Line T, 2 Blocks from Boylston T  (T runs until 2:30am)
Parking lot adjacent, $10 all night.
Free Salsa Lessons from 9:30-10:30 with Johnny and Kelly
Directions, info, and photos!  http://salsaboston.com/miamiclub
Plenty of local restaurants within 1 block open until 4am

      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

 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

DJ Schedule:
1st Thursday: DJ Antonio Ortiz (and Halloween! Oct. 31st)
2nd Thursday: DJ Nik
3rd Thursday: DJ Jose Barron
4th Thursday: DJ Rubio

New Year's Eve (Tuesday, Dec. 31st) Salsa Dance Party!
Plan on it!


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

Salsa Night 3rd Sat. each month!


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


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


  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

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

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Hips on Fire Update: Escencia Latina Schedule and Atlantic 101
2) Larry Harlow, Saturday, Northeastern University
3) Salsalegre this Sat.
4) New Class with Dan Marshall on Wed's at Braz. Cultural Center
5) LeCLub 1st Anniversary Party this Thursday.  Non-salsa, but Fun!
6) Hussle Lessons with Dave & Christine Morgan and Lisa Perez

Thanks to all who came to the opening of El BEMBE and
made it such a great event!! If you didn't make it,
you missed the performance of The Costarrican Dance
Group Esencia Latina, but ... don't worry you can
still catch them tonight at Sophias and next Friday at
El Bembe.

Have you seen their energy and their passion for
dancing?? They are an explosion, and so are their
classes too. Check out their schedule and join them in
one of the workshops!.
Ladies...there are 2 more Woman styling coming up. If
you don't know what to do when the guys let you go on
your own, if you feel you want to move more sexy,
don't miss those workshops!
2 of the dancers are staying another week so we will
update you on their schedule!

 *** Esencia Latina Workshop Update

Here are the workshops & Performances for this week:

Wednesday 25th
Latino Blend - Get ready to sweat!
8:30-9:30pm - Dance Complex
Sophias' performance - around 11pm

Thursday 26th
Salsa Merengue Line Dance
5:30-6:30pm - Dance Complex
Woman Styling
8:30-9:30pm - Dance Complex
Tropical Fire
7-8:30pm - VFW, 299 Green St

Friday 27th
Salsa Beginners
5-6:30pm - Dance Complex
Salsa Interm/Adv
6:30-8pm - Dance Complex
Coll Moves Beginners
7-8pm - Dance Complex
Show -
El Bembe - around 11pm

Saturday 28th
Women Styling
11am - noon - Dance Complex
Cool Moves Beginners
3-4:30pm - Dance Complex
Cool Moves Interm/Adv.
4:30pm - 6pm - Dance Complex
Atlantic 101 - Salsa Party & Dance Show

Sunday 29th
Salsa Interm
3-4pm - Dance Complex
$15 / 1 workshop
$55 / 4 workshops
$100/ 8 workshops

Ano more to come...
Some of the dancers are staying longer so there will
be more workshops. Please let us know if you are
interested in anyone in particular.

Saturday September 28th Salsa Party at Atlantic 101
Come and dance with Hips On Fire and Esencia Latina
this Saturday:

Lessons, Dance Show, DJ Music...
Drinks, tacos, ....
All in the same place

Want to try something different this weekend??
Lessons 8pm - 9pm
Dancing 9pm - Midnight

$15 admission which will include a glass of Sangria
and a taco bar.
Make reservations because there is limited capacity -
first come, first served.

Atlantic 101
101 Atalntic Avenue,
Boston, MA

For more Information:

[Note: get into Miami Club afterwords with your ticket stub!]

Saturday, September 28th

Café Teatro Especial

Larry Harlow Orchestra

Saturday, September 28th
Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue, Boston | Green & Orange Line accessible
$20 or 2 Tickets for $35

Larry Harlow is a master legend of the Latin music we now call "Salsa." As a classically trained musician he began to study music at the age of 5, following in his father’s footsteps. He has a multi-faceted musical education, having studied at the most prestigious music schools, including: The High School of Music and Art in New York City; Brooklyn College (B.A. in Music); The Institute of Audio Research; and The New School For Social Research, (M.A. in Philosophy). His specialties include Jazz and Classical piano, conducting, composition, orchestration, and audio engineering. Besides the keyboards, he also plays oboe, English horn, flute, bass, vibraphone and assorted percussion instruments.

During the late 50s, he was so fascinated with Latin rhythms that he traveled to Cuba to live and study the real Afro-Cuban sounds that are the roots of Salsa. As an expert Salsa artist, he returned to New York to develop his own style and orchestra and later to help create the internationally famous Fania All-Stars group.

While a member and producer of the Fania All-Stars for fifteen years, Larry Harlow established himself as a recording star with 35 solo albums and 20 with the All-Stars. What's more, he produced over 200 recordings for other artists. He has received six gold records and has received Record World and Billboard awards in the following categories: Latin Producer of the Year; Pianist of the Year; Arranger of the Year; Concert of the Year; and Salsa Orchestra of the Year. Harlow is a former Governor of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was the primary force in attaining recognition for Latin Artists throughout the world by instituting the first Grammy for Latin music. He himself has been nominated for a Grammy for his album "La Raza Latina" a Salsa Suite.

He created and composed the first Salsa opera, "Hommy", which he orchestrated and conducted at Carnegie Hall and repeated in San Juan, Puerto Rico to rave reviews. Harlow produced and recorded the first Latin Quadraphonic album. He was the associate producer and co-starred in two feature films: "Our Latin Thing" and "Salsa."

Larry Harlow tours internationally with his unique Latin sounds, taking it to Europe, Central and South America, Finland, Africa and Japan as well as all the major markets in the U.S. Harlow is a former owner of two state-of-the-art recording studios in New York. He is currently playing, producing recordings end directing videos for major artists in the U.S. and Europe. He is listed in the first edition of "Who’s Who in Entertainment".

Click here to order on-line or call the Café Teatro at 617-927-1730 or the Northeastern Box Office at 617-373-2247 to purchase tickets by telephone ( $20 or 2-for $35 ).

3) This SATURDAY, September 28, is SALSALEGRE!, Metro
West's once-a-month salsa social dance.

Welcome back all you crazy salseros! We can't wait to
see you back on the SOI dance floor! Come join us for
a night of dancing on a great dance floor with DJ Nik
spinning you the best Salsa old and new.

This month's special treat: Fresh from Miami, Tracey
and Jaques will perform their prize-winning Cha Cha
Cha for you.

It's all happening at:
The Sons of Italy Lodge 1411
37 Washington AVENUE (not Washington St)

      8-9pm   beginner Salsa Lesson
      9pm-12  dance to Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha,
              and just a little bit of Merengue!

$10 per person
Cash Bar
18+ (younger welcome with adult)
(must show ID 21+ at bar)

e-mail: salsalegre@yahoo.com
Guillermo: 617-522-2524
Tracey: 508-655-7142
Pamela: 508-561-4798 (try this # if you get lost)

4) NEW Classical Salsa & Smooth Footwork & Partnering Lessons:
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Have you ever wanted to dance with a new partner and have such a good
connection that people are convinced you have been dancing for a long
time? Or, would you like to travel across the floor effortlessly, and
still be able to perform quick and highly technical combinations, and
maintain your smoothness and sharpness?

Well, look no further:

Classical Salsa & Smooth Footwork & Partnering Lessons
by Dan Y. Marshall of FreEMotion/LibrEMoción Repertory Company, Inc.:

Weekly Wednesday Evenings Beginning on September 25, 2002

at the Brazilian Cultural Center of New England
310 Webster Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02141
(MBTA bus #69 runs between Harvard Sq. & Lechmere Sq.
  along Cambridge Street)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Beginner-Intermediate Lesson
                    (no experience necessary)
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Advanced Lesson

* No partner necessary

* The inspiring setting of the Brazilian Cultural Center's beautiful
   and spacious mirror-equipped 1st floor studio, and the special format
   of these classes will allow us to teach you the details necessary for
   you to perfect you Salsa & partnering skills, as well as improve you
   presentation level, footwork abilities, freedom of movement and body
   part isolation, and general dance repertoire.

* $5 for trial class
   $10/class - 4 lesson package ($40)
   $9/class - 8 lesson package ($72)
   $16/both Beginner-Intermediate & Advanced classes
    - 4 lesson package ($64)
   $14/both Beginner-Intermediate & Advanced classes
    - 8 lesson package ($112)

For more information contact:
FreEMotion: dan_y_marshall@prodigy.net or (617) 970-1444
Brazilian Cultural Center of NE: BCCNE@mindspring.com
                                  or www.BCCNE.org or (617) 547-5343

5) The LE CLUB 1st Anniversary Party will be held at Caprice on Thursday September 26th from 10pm to 2am. The evening features: Complimentary cocktails from Caprice and Skyy Vodka from 10-11pm as well as international Hors D'Oeuvres. Racetrack Rick from Ira Porsche will raffle a Boxster for which you must be present to win. Gina Cigars for your smoking and viewing pleasure. Flowers by the lovely Laetitia. Free subscriptions to Platinum Magazine. The Clubettes, VIP green room, LE CLUB 1st Anniversary Photoshoot, free pool and a late night LE CLUB surprise happening.

   If you've already pre-registered, you need to RSVP to confirm your attendance. All table reservations honored till 11pm only. There is still limited space, RSVP now if you want to attend. Guest list is first come first served and closes early next week. Dress code is Chic, dress to Impress. Plan to arrive early to avoid any house capacity issues beyond our control.


Garry (617) 899-9500
Peter (617) 816-0333

Announcing a four-week session with Lisa Perez and Dave & Christine Morgan
on Wednesdays October 23rd, October 30th, November 6th, and November 13th at
the Supershag Mega Dance Complex, 406 Moody Street, Waltham, MA. Classes
will be held from 9-10 PM with a $15 drop in fee or $50 for the 4-week
session.  Stay after class until 11:00 for hustle, cha cha, and salsa
dancing.  On Friday, November 15th Supershag will host a "Disco Inferno"
70's theme party so you can strut your stuff.

Week 1: Basics, lead and follow
Week 2: Turn patterns, styling
Week 3: Steps to optimize your dance space
Week 4: Dips, "Hustlizing" steps in your repertoire 

The class is structured to appeal to salsa addicts, ballroom dancers, and
prior-life hustle dancers.  The instructors have over 44 years combined
experience in dancing NY Style hustle!  We will have special guests show of
some of their styling and turn patterns.  No pre-registration needed, we
hope to see you on October 23rd!

Dave, Lisa and Christine


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