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Subject: SalsaUpdate164

Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 8:07 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #164: Pabon/Torres this Sat.

Hola Salseros!

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

This Saturday is Pabon and Eddie Torres Dancers at Knights of Columbus Hall.  Tickets online. Details http://salsaboston.com/pabon_eddietorres.html  Afterparty at the Miami Club until 2am!

So you're wondering... what happened to last week's update?  Well, we missed it for the first time in years due to being overwhelmed with the upcoming Congreso.  Apologies to all.  One note: JamNastics is organizing a trip to Cuba in late November.  Org. meeting was last week, but see mailbag below.

By the way, something HUGE is brewing for the Congreso on Sunday, still a secret, but you'll hear about it soon!

Thanks to everyone who made it to the 2nd Congreso Volunteer Brunch last Saturday!  Altogether we have about 20 volunteers now looking into sponsorship right now, and filling more tasks soon.  If you would like to be involved and did NOT get an email through the volunteers list I created, please drop me a line.  Our next brunch meeting will be this Saturday, again at noon as it stands.

*** Last year's sponsors and performers!  Please let me know what you're up for this year!  We'll be coming around, but no reason to wait for us...

Speaking of the Congreso, the website is up! http://salsaboston.com/congreso  We'll be posting information as it becomes available.  Most importantly, we moved the Friday night events to Jorge Hernandez Center ("El Bembe").  Ticket prices will published soon, but look for around $99 for the event, maybe a little more depending on the SURPRISE.  By the way, there's a topic on the message board about which instructors and performers you might have a preference for.  Check it out if you can.  http://salsaboston.com/wwwboard

Other website stuff: Salsa Polls are going well.  When you log into the homepage, please vote!
Also, the reader nightclub rankings are up.  Please write more reviews!

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

- This Sunday, MIT Casino Rueda Club Workshop.  Details in mailbag.

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

- 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!

- Also, Halloween Party at Ryles on Thursday, Oct. 31 with DJ Antonio Ortiz!

- 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

Halloween falls this year on a Thursday night! Get a great salsa rush (not a
chocolate rush) at RylesŠ¡Temporada Latina!. Join DJ Latino (Antonio Ortiz)
for lots of great salsa with a little merengue and bachata! See you there!

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) Hustle'n for Salseros, 4 week course with Dave Morgan and company
2) House of Blues dance Oct. 29
3) Pabon/Torres details for this Sat.
4) MIT Casino Rueda workshop, SUnday, OCt. 20
5) Hips on Fire update
6) SALSA & CHA/CHA CLASSES WITH HEDWIGE!!! at Noche Latina every Sunday, Choices
7) "Salsa Beat Halloween Festival"   October 26th & 27th Belmont
8) April Sunday Night updates
9) On2 Practice Sessions, on Sundays
10) JamNastics trip to Cuba in November
11) April's Class Schedule

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!

The next monthly Dance Jam! event at the Original House of Blues will be held on Tuesday October 29th at 8pm. This evening will feature a special competition performance. The best amateur dancers on the local scene will be competing for cash prizes and other awards. You can be the judge! Winners will be determined by audience applause and participation. Come show your support - join us for a night of swing, salsa, waltz, tango and a few surprises!
- Tuesday October 29
- 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 Wintrhop St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Red Line: Harvard Square

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

salseros this saturday Qct 19 TiTo P Productions Presents a halloween salsa party from new york Eddie torres and his dance company and Edwin Pabon and orchestra also performances by hips on fire and other special guests $cash prizes for best costumes salsa work shop with eddie torres $25 at door 20 in advance $15 college students with ID "Knights of columbus hall" 75 west school st charlestown ma next to the restaurant 99 info 617-524-0457 www.pabonelsalsero.com

Details and online tickets:  http://salsaboston.com/pabon_eddietorres.html

Halloween Salsa Party this Saturday Oct 19th

Live from New York, Eddie Torres and his Dance Company will be in Boston performing together with Edwin Pabon, his Orchestra and also Hips On Fire, with other special guests.
Not all at the same time, but all at the same place, all in one night:

Saturday Oct 19th

8-9pm - Workshop by Eddie Torres
9pm - 1am - Opening with Hips on Fire performance and then Live Music & more performances...

$15 in advance for our students
$25 at the door
$15 with Student ID at the door

Knight of Columbus Hall
75 School St, Charlestown
(next to Restaurant 99)

Plenty of parking space.
Cash price for best costumes

MIT Casino Rueda Workshop

WHEN:   Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, 1 PM to 4 PM

WHERE:  4th floor Stratton Student Center (building W20), Room 491
        84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
        for a map click here:

Damage: $10

No partner is necessary!  People will be split up into three levels:
Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate/Advanced. Note that these
levels are designated in terms of rueda rather than salsa.  If you dance
salsa but have never danced rueda, you should start at the Beginner level.

Beginner: No experience neccessary! Teaches the basics of Salsa and
  Rueda, lead/follow technique.
Advanced Beginner: Assumes a knowledge of basic Rueda moves, teaches
  intermediate-level rueda moves.
Intermediate/Advanced: Assumes the dancer is comfortable with beginner
  and intermediate rueda moves and has a good lead/follow technique.
  Teaches advanced moves.

Remember, workshops are formal instruction, so be sure to bring
comfortable clothes, your jazz sneakers/dancing shoes, your water bottles,
and plenty of energy to burn for 3 hours straight!  With that said, we
hope to see you all there!!

Feel free to visit our web page for more details about the group:

                              MIT Casino Rueda Group

From Hips on Fire
Yes!!! There is class this Tuesday at MIT

And we need more MEN! There are too many woman there for a change, so .... hope to see you there guys!

The class is from 8:30-10pm at 50 Memorial Drive
Sloan Building in MIT.

Thursday Workshop with Merengue, Bachata and Cumbia

After all those Latino Motion, Esencia Motion we need to apply what we learned, so we are back to teaching this month: Merengue, Bachata and Cumbia. These are the rhythms that are most popular around here, so come and learn how to dance other things beside SALSA.

Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm
299 Green st
Central Sq, Cambridge.

El Bembe: this Friday with Orquesta Creacion!

Lead by Joe Velez, this Orquestra performs Salsa Classics from the Golden Age of New York.

9pm - 10pm - Salsa Lesson by Hips On Fire
10pm - 1:30am- Live music and DJ music

Food and Bar available
Shuttle parking also available
$12 entrance
Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center
85 West Newton,
South End, Boston

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!!

" Salsa Beat
Halloween Festival "
October 26th & 27th

Saturday                                    Sunday
Level I                                           Level II       
Basics for kids            3:00  basic turns & styling
Basics / family lesson  4:00  partnering
Basics  / Teens           5:00   Free style with Raul
adult beginners            6:00   History & open discussion         
SUNDAY 7:00 ~ 10:00
Experience The Rhythms ~Meet Guillermo ~ Raul ~ Donna
FAMILY WORKSHOP ~ 2 for 1 ( parent & child)
Level II ~ cost includes Masqurade Party
SINGLE WORKSHOP ~ $18.--        double ~ $27.---      triple ~ $36.--

Location: 240 trapelo rd. Belmont, ma.. 02478
The Studio of Performing Arts & Fitness
For more info contact: Donna White 617-484-6311

HOLA SALSEROS de Corazon!!!!

Wepa Salsa Sundays

The social is held at the Fred Astaire Studio in Boston - with great
hardwood floors, air conditioning, mirrors, two rooms, and a view.

Rave reviews keep coming in about Wepa Sundays.  Read them 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 Street
                  $10 for class and party!

        ***** DIRECTIONS ****

By Subway
Take Green Line to Hynes/ICA. Then go along Mass Ave toward Charles
River about 1 block. We are located upstairs from Urban Outfitters,
across from Virgin Records store, on the corner of Newbury Street and
Mass Ave, on the 4th floor. Entrance to the building is on the Mass Ave
side (100 Mass Ave).

By Bus
Take bus 1, CT1, 55, 39 or LMA Harvard Shuttle and then follow
directions above. For more information and bus schedules, you can visit
the MBTA web site.

By Car
FROM CAMBRIDGE - Take Mass Ave (SR-2A) toward Boston across Charles
River. We are located on the left side of Mass Ave next to intersection
w/ Newbury Street.

FROM BOSTON - Take HGW 90 to intersection with Mass Ave.

Parking - Street parking is available on Mass Ave, Newbury street, and
Newbury street extension.

Greetings to all,

For the month of October, the On2 Sunday Practice session will continue
to focus on the basics. The practice sessions are hosted by Dwayne, Rob
and other advance students. This is a great opportunity to practice your
Suzy Q's and Hunt's Points your Head whips and Head Combs your Basic
Turns and Fancy Spins. We will review classic N.Y. style partnering
moves. The focus will be on developing and refining ones technique.
Although you may pick up new material, these are practice sessions and
not classes. The intent is to provide a support/practice group for
AprilOn2 students. Students of all levels attend these practices and all
students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Please try to arrive early because the material covered at the beginning
of the practice will not be revisited.

October 06 Studio 4 Open Practice 12:30-3pm
October 13 Studio 4 Open Practice 12:30-3pm
October 20 Studio 4 Open Practice 12:30-3pm
October 27 Studio 4 Open Practice 12:30-3pm

Please mark your calendars as a weekly reminder will not be sent.

The minimum cost per person is $5.00 instead. This is the best price on
the east coast for a 2.5 hour practice.

In an attempt to avoid headaches every week with having to find
change, we are now allowing members of the On2 practice group to pay
by the month. The monthly fee is only $15.00 which is a $5.00 savings
in general and a $10.00 saving during months that have 5 Sundays. The
monthly discount is only available if you pay the total $15.00 at
first practice.

Thank you in advance,

The Dance Complex is located at:
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cmabridge, Ma.
(617) 547-9363
For further questions, email me: mamboking@mamboston2.com


 Are you interested in adding rumba and Afro-Cuban movement to your dance repertoire?
 Are you interested in taking part in a cultural exchange?
 Are you interested in learning some dance history?

 Well, here's your chance!

JAM'NASTICS, in association with the Cambridge/Cienfuegos Sister City Project, is coordinating a week-long trip that includes both Havana and Cienfuegos, November 23-30, 2002.  We have a specific license from the US Department of the Treasury, so it is an approved, legal cultural exchange, and we will be able to fly directly from the US!  All travel arrangements are through Common Ground Education & Travel in Inman Square.

 The trip will include...

--   Workshops in Rumba, Afro-Cuban, Salsa and Rueda with top Cuban instructors!
--   Attend performances by Cuban dance companies!
--   Experience the famous “Cuban Nightlife” first-hand!                                             
--   Percussion classes for those who are interested
--   Go to the famous Callejon de Hamer (where the best local rumberos gather for on-going impromptu performances)

--   Meet and get to know “regular” Cuban people who love dance, just like you
--   Meet and get to know professional Cuban dancers and musicians
--   As part of the exchange, some members of our group will demonstrate and teach styles of dance which developed or evolved in the US, including, but not limited to, NY & LA styles of salsa, hip-hop, jazz, tap among others

--   Beaches, Museums, visits to schools, health centers and community programs
--   Day Sight-Seeing tours in Havana and Cienfuegos
--   Parties and dancing

The cost of the trip is $2000, which includes airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfast, dinner, sight seeing tours, entrance fees, dance & percussion workshops, Cuban translators and guides, etc.  Discounts are available for people who are interested in volunteering in some aspects of the tour.

We will be having an informational meeting on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 from
4-6pm about the JAMCuba trip.  At the meeting, you will be able to fill out
an application, find out about all the exciting things we will be
seeing/doing in Cuba, and get more specific trip cost details!

The meeting will be held in the conference room at

Payload Systems Inc.
247 Third St.
Cambridge, MA 02141

Directions from the T: Red Line to Kendall Square. Walk down Third St, pass
Binney.  Payload Systems is the half-brick, half white sided building on the
left, on the corner of Third St and Bent St.

Hope to see you there!
For more information, contact Ana Tinajero at tinajero@mit.edu  or  call 617-821-5164
Happy Dancing!!!!!!


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 started OCTOBER 7th and 8th.

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 Oct 7th:

  *** Please note Time changes ***

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

  8pm 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 Men & Women of
         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.
TUESDAYS, Starting Oct 8th:

  *** Please note Time changes ***

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

  7pm Advanced Beginner footwork and partnering.

  8pm Men and Ladies Styling for ALL Levels. Improve your open footwork,
          bodymovement, 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, e-mail aprilon2@aol.com or visit
http://www.aprilon2.com for current info.


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