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Subject: FW: Salsa Update #163

Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 4:31 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #163

Hola Salseros!

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

Thanks to everyone who made it to the Congreso Volunteer Brunch last Saturday!  Looks like we're going to have a really strong group helping put on this event.  Quite a few people were not able to make it as well, but we are sending information to those as well.  Our initial push is to raise sponsorship so we can bring in many more terrific instructors and performance group and possibly a live Salsa orchestra.  Please join us for the next meeting, tentatively scheduled for next Saturday, Oct. 12.  Please RSVP to attend, email to olaf@salsaboston.com or call me at 617-513-9841.

A couple of new features on the website, both on the home page: top 10 readers choice nightclubs, as determined by the reader club reviews.  Please submit a review!  Also, SalsaBoston "Poll if the Moment", give us your two cents with a couple of simple clicks!  Periodically new polls will appear (about weekly).

Otherwise, a relatively quiet week coming up.  Start thinkong about your costume for the contest on Wed. Oct. 30 at Sophia's, featuring international DJ Ricardo Loaiza!  Cash prizes and more! 

Hope to see you Saturday at the Miami Club, check it out!

*** Miami Club: Staying open and new lower prices! ***

The last few 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 BUT WE STILL NEED YOU THERE!  Fortunately 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!

 Highlights this week:

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

- Saturday, Oct. 12 noon, SalsaBoston mini-congreso volunteer brunch.  RSVP, 617-513-9841 or olaf@salsaboston.com

- Now every Sunday, Wepa Sunday night: every Sunday now at Fred Astaire, 100 Mass Ave, Boston.

- Sunday , Oct. 13: Tito Rojas @ Diplomat  Tickets at Ticketweb.com

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

- 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 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) Wepa Salsa Sunday each week now
2) Dance practices, Thursdays in Marblehead
3) Esencia Latina members robbed while performing
4) Salsa Classes with Victor and Burju
5) Sol Y Canto Oct. 12
6) Update from Dan Marshall: computer crashed

HOLA SALSEROS de Corazon!!!!

This Sunday October 6,2002 and every Sunday thereafter is a Wepa Salsa
Sunday. The Wepa Salsa Social is held at the Fred Astaire Studio in
Boston - with great hardwood floors, air conditioning, mirrors, two
rooms, and a view.

If you haven't been there before, check out some of the rave reviews on


Come and enjoy the best DANCING in the Boston area to the very best

8-9pm NEW YORK STYLE Salsa class
   for ALL LEVELS with APRIL of New York's
   Eddie Torres Dance Company

9-12pm SALSA DANCE PARTY with DJ NIK and DJ Hernan!

At the Fred Astaire Dance Studio
   4th Floor, 100 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
   (corner of Mass. Ave. and Newbury St.,
   above Urban Outfitters)
   The #1 Bus stops across the street
   The Green Line Auditorium T stop is 100 feet away.
   Street parking on Mass Ave and Newbury St


$10 for class and party!

Also: NEW 4 week SALSA SESSION starting OCTOBER 7th and 8th. With classes
  for EVERYONE!!

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

Questions? Write to above address or call 617-388-0925.  www.Aprilon2.com

From: "Paula Shiff  PKShiff@seacom.com
Salsa Practice Evenings 
Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Starting October 10th
$5 per person
Please pre-register
For further information call:  781-631-6262

From: Hips on fire:
Esencia Latina members robbed while performing

Yes you read right. This past Saturday, the members of Esencia Latina were victims of a vandalism act, while they where performing in their last presentation in their US visit.
While everybody's attention was on Esencia Latina, no attention was on their belongings, and someone decided to take advantage of the situation and stole ALL their things. They lost everything: plane tickets, passports, money, clothes (they were left only with their performing clothes), shoes, watches, video cameras, photo cameras, presents, etc. They were leaving the next day, and what seemed a good ending, turned into a good nightmare, specially for those without passport and plane tickets.
We are planning to have a fund raiser Dance Party on Sunday October 27th at All Asia Restaurant. Come, have fun and join us to support them and to take away the bitter taste they left with.
We never ask for this, but we think that in this case it is almost needed, so Donations are very welcomed and can be given to us or sent to our home:
331 Lowell st #3
Somerville, MA, 02145
They also lost most of the video recording they did while here, so if you have pictures or recording you want to share, that will be nice also.

Burju Hurturk


Victor and Burju's classes:
All New York Style:

Salsa for Teens (Ages 14-18) every Tuesday and Thursday 6-8pm
Dance group - Ritmo En Accion.
For information on tryouts and how to join the student group please call the Hyde Square Task Force at 617-524-8303 and ask for Brenda Andujar-Rodriguez.

Beginners Salsa for all ages
Every Wednesday 6-6:45 at The Club Fitness, Health and Sport
80 Middlesex Street, Lowell MA
for more info call 978-411-1166 and ask for Ana or Karen

Another Salsa class for teens
Every Wednesday for 7-8:30pm at Utec in Lowell MA
For more info please call Juan Carlos at 978-804-8227

Jueves Salseros at Punto Final
272 Broadway, Lawrence MA
For more info pleas call 978-686-3236
Every Thursday 8-10pm and stay for the social dancing afterwards.  THIS CLASS IS FREE!!!! AND IF YOU COME TO THE CLASS YOU CAN STAY AT THE CLUB FOR FREE!!!
Two levels: Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced
Each level goes for two hours of instruction: 1 hour footwork and open shine patterns and 1 hour partner work.

Amigos de Sol y Canto:

We hope you've had a wonderful summer. Sol y Canto is busy recording our first
bilingual children's CD and so far so good! In the meantime, we hope you'll
join us for this intimate show in Natick with our dear friend and extraordinary
international chanteuse, Elise Witt. Together we're doing a program we call
"Concert of the Americas" including songs in Spanish, Portuguese, French,
Italian, and yes, even some English.    Proceeds to benefit the West Virginia
Workcamp. (A church based organization that is very similar to Habitat for
Humanity except that they usually repair existing homes rather than
build new
ones.)  No se lo pierdan. Don't miss out.

Saturday, October 12, 2002 , 7:30 pm
Appalachian Benefit Coffeehouse
First Congregational Church
2 East Central Street, Natick Center, MA
781 893- 8255
email:    MusicAtTheABC@aol.com

Warmest regards,
Rosi, Sol y Canto

Dear Friends:

     Recently I experienced some hardware problems with my laptop hard
drive, which I later discovered
came from having been sold a refurbished hard drive by Dell, when I thought
I was buying a new one. 
While trying to back up my data, the drive completely failed, and as a
result I had to send it out to a special
data recovery service.  My computer capablities are currently very limited,
and I hope to regain usage of
my laptop within one or two weeks.  As such, I will not be able to send out
my weekly E-Mail Latin events
newsletter updates, and ask that you help me in promoting my events until I
am back on track.

     Please forward this message to you contacts and E-Mail lists for dance
events, and inform them that I
may be reached at (617) 970-1444 or (617) 642-1444 until further notice.  My
E-Mail access will be
exteremly limited as well, but I may still be reached at
dan_y_marshall@prodigy.net.  The following is a
quick update on some events I help promote:

-  Wednesday Classical Salsa & Smooth classes at the Brazilian Cultural
Center are on.  For more
information, please log onto:
Wednesday_Classical_Salsa_@_BCCNE.htm" target=_blank>Wednesday_Classical_Salsa_@_BCCNE.htm" target= _blank">http://www.freemotion.org/Wednesday_Classical_Salsa_@_BCCNE.htm
You may contact the Brazilian Cultural Center at (617) 547-5343 for
registration and directions.
Trial classes are $5 (i.e. the 1st class you attend).

-  Sophia's Thursday Latin nights & Bombalero are going strong.  The most
up to date information about
Thursdays, including the class schedule can be found at:
The information for Salsa for Gringos (part of the Thursday lineup) can be
found at:
The information for Bombalero as well as the guest list reservation link can
be found at:
We are happy to announce that beginning tonight, October 3, 2002,
Bombalero's DJ J.R. Vega will be
broadcast live on La Mega (1150 AM) directly from Sophia's!

-  Sophia's Fiesta Flamenca is back and is scheduled for the 1st and 3rd
Thursdays of the month,
including tonight, October 3, 2002.  For more information call Sophia's at 
(617) 351-7001.


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