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Hola Salseros!


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This issue:

-Congreso MADNESS!!!

-SalsaBoston events

-Sponsor news

-This week's mailbag


Special note:


****  Salsa and Sangria Night at the Black Rhino!

****     Mingle and dance with various Back Bay/Beacon Hill Social Clubs

****  Featuring DJ D. Martinez and SalsaBoston's "Salsa for Gringos" lesson.

****  Tuesday, November 12, 07:00pm , $10, proceeds to RAREKIDS.org

****  RSVP and more info!

****      http://www.evite.com/r?iid=LYGJCRSCPIEDDBTSGZKC&li=E1



Also, before getting into congreso details, new Salsa night tonight at The Point, and also a La Alianza part Sat. at Harvard Law.  Always a good time. (the Sangria's free for starters... how wrong can you go...!)  Details in the mailbag.





   OFFICIAL CONGRESS HOMEPAGE: http://salsaboston.com/congreso





* Next Volunteer brunch meeting this Sat., noon.  Call me for directions!



* Tentative workshop schedule will be up on the event website later today!  We have over 8 different instructor pairs from around the country, plus instructors from this area, who will be teaching all types of partnering and individual dance, style, and technique.


* PURCHASE YOUR $99 EVENT PASSES NOW!  Includes the whole deal, 3

days and nights, all workshops, and Puerto Rican Power concert!  Price good until this FRIDAY, then $135.


* Have you read the Globe article yet?!!



* One more confirmed couple, Dave Parris and partner from NY, who dances with Razzmatazz among others.  Look for a cool workshop from him!


* It's come to my attention that the hotel link was broken.  It is fixed now!  http://salsaboston.com/congreso/hotel.html


* We're getting a tremendous response from people planning to come, but on the web poll there also seems to be a lot of people that aren't interested. If you're one of them, we'd like to know why since this is an event for the entire community.  Please email your comments to congreso@salsaboston.com






Hola Salseros y Salseras!  Please redistribute far and wide!


Friday, November 15-Sunday November 17

   Salsaboston in conjunction with many friends presents...



   2nd Annual New England Salsa Congreso!!


Tickets Online! http://salsaboston.com/congreso

   or call 617-513-9841 (English) or 617-524-0457 (Spanish)




- 14 Invited Salsa Dance Companies from NY, DC, LA, Toronto, and New England

- 500+ Salseros from all over New England!

- Workshops for all levels and all ages (youth program on Saturday)

- Dance performances with the hottest salsa dancers

     from coast (NY) to coast (LA)!

- Fashion Shows!

- The "Mambo Mall" with all the Salsa Fashions, shoes, CD's, Music, and more


Friday, Nov. 15:

  Congreso Warm-up Party!

  "El Bembe" (Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, South End, Boston)

  2 Workshops, Salsa Pre-party Lesson, and Dance Show!

  International DJ Ricardo Loaiza

  $15 advance for the show, $25 all day pass


Saturday, Nov. 16:

  Performance Night

  Knights of Columbus Hall, Charlestown

  13 Workshops, Salsa Pre-party Lesson, and Mega Dance Show!

  All ages all day, including youth workshops

  Battle of the DJ's

  $20 advance for the show, $75 all day pass


Sunday, Nov. 17


  Wonderland Ballroom

  10 Workshops, Salsa Pre-party Lesson, Orchestra, and Dance Show!

  $25 advance for the Concert and Show, $75 all day pass


-- or -- get a CONGRESO PASS for $99 (b4 Nov. 8) admission to EVERYTHING.



Confirmed so far:


Oliva Dasso, World Salsa Champion, LA

Cultural Explosion Dance Company, NJ (w/ 16 dancers!)

Latin Motions, New Orleans and L.A. (Troy Anthony and dancers)

Mambo Tribe, Toronto

Latin Vibez from DC, with DJ Ricardo Loaiza

Dee Scott and Karen Aguilar from DC

Avram and Vanessa, DC

Dave Paris and partner, NYC

others TBA

  --- all of these dancers are teaching on1 and on2 ---


plus from New England



Hips on Fire

April and the new Wepa Performance Group (you guys have a name yet?!)

Johnny and Kelly


Andres and Ana

and more TBA


ALL FOR $99 before Nov. 8!  That includes a wristband that gets you into

EVERYTHING including the concert.

Individual tickets to all events and day passes will be available too,

though we haven't set the exact prices quite yet.  Stay tuned for that, or

check the website in a couple days.  But the total deal individually is

somewhere around $250, so the early bird pass is a real bargin!


Register now at http://salsaboston.com/register.html


Also, Individual Tickets for the Puerto Rican Power Orchestra, Sunday night

are on sale right now with *no service charge* at

http://salsaboston.com/store (but it's included with the event pass).




Out of towners!  We've secured a pretty good hotel deal at the Tage Inn

Somerville, for $89.95 per night plus tax (comes out to around $95 total).

That's about $20-$30 cheaper than the next guys.  It's a nice clean,

professional hotel right of I-93, and is pretty much in the middle of all

three venues.  Free breakfast, free parking.  Book under "SalsaBoston",

617-625-5300.  More details: http://salsaboston.com/congreso/hotel.html




visit the event home page at http://salsaboston.com/congreso regularly!  Or

call me at 617-513-9841




Brunch every Sat. at noon at my place.  If you want to join in, please email

me at olaf@salsaboston.com




             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

Each Sunday with DJ Nik and DJ Hernan

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

2) Salsa at Karoun monthly on Wed. now.

3) Lessons with Salsalort

4) Talk about beer for $75

5) La Alianza Part this Saturday at Harvard Law

6) Salsa Nights at The Point, Grand opening this Thursday

7) Salsalegre class schedule

8) Salsaweb trip to Cuba

9) Classes at Harvard

10) 4EVER Music Video Premiere, Nov. 9, Mirage




1) From hips on fire:

Thursday Workshop with Merengue, Bachata, Colombian Cumbia and Costarrican Swing


Besides Salsa the rhythms that are most popular around here are Merengue, Salsa and Cumbia, so come and learn how to dance and move to other rhythms beside SALSA.


Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm

ALL LEVELS - No partners needed.



299 Green st

Central Sq, Cambridge.




El Bembe - Friday Nov 8th with La Seleccion Perfecta


La Seleccisn Perfecta is an outstanding, 12-piece Salsa orchestra led by Harold Cruz and composed of some of the best Salsa musicians in the region. The band has been extremely active in the New England Latin music scene and offers a varied repertoire of original compositions and arrangements.


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




Hello Salsa Lovers!

   Salsa at the Karoun Has a New Date!

   NOW ~ Wednesdays Once a Month! 

   Next Salsa Event....WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH!

   Look for our upcoming announcement! 


For more information

contact Vera@dance2latin.com






*** New "Express" 5-week Session Starts NEXT THURSDAY, November 14! ***


** Intro to Latin Dance (Thursdays 6-7:50 PM)

Learn the three most popular Latin Dances:  Salsa, Merengue, & Bachata!!!  We will cover basic footwork, leading and following techniques, and basic turn patterns.  Come ready to have a great time! ..... please note .... We will cover the ENTIRE 10-week Intro course in 5 weeks by doubling the time of each class meeting.


COST:  $125 per person, $100* F/T students with VALID ID.  Couples

*Special:  $225 per couple.

...Group and Students *Discounts Available.  (* Restrictions may apply.)


** Salsa - Advanced Beginners' (Skills) Workshop (Thursdays 8-8:50 PM) This detailed Turn Pattern and Footwork Workshop will give you the confidence you need on the dance floor.  You will also learn to break down steps and create your own combinations.  Great class for building a "collection" of steps!  This is also a great preparation course for folks who know the basics and want to take our regular 10-week Advanced Beginner Salsa course in January.


COST:  $60 per person, $50* F/T students with VALID ID. ...Group and Students *Discounts Available.  (* Restrictions may apply.)


Classes will meet Thursdays November 14 & 21, and December 5, 12, and 19.


To REGISTER and for more information please visit us at www.SALSAlort.com.  You may also e-mail us at SALSAlort@juno.com or call us at 508-792-0263.


Classes are held at the YWCA, 1 Salem Square, Worcester, 01608.  NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.


Get ready for the holidays!  Join us for our "Express" 5-week session and be prepared to "burn the rug" at the next holiday party!  We look forward to seeing you November 14!




 *** New SALSA Workshops Start Tuesday December 3!!! ***


**  Salsa Turns "Skill Builder" Workshop **

Get the ingredients to take your dancing to the next level.  You will learn turn pattern components like the "Copa", "Hammerlock", "Around the World", "Cross Check", and others,  and how to create your own combinations.  Emphasis will be on DETAILED Leading and Following Techniques.  This Advanced Beginner/Early Intermediate Workshop will help you build confidence on the dance floor.

-------  Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM, 3 weeks.  $60 per person.


**  Salsa/Mambo Shines Workshop **

Tired of just doing the Basic?  Learn HOT footwork patterns / Open Shines!  Shines from a variety of styles like New York and L.A. will separate you from the rest.  You will also learn to add footwork styling to your partnering.  Build a collection of shines in this jam-packed, MULTI-LEVEL workshop!

-------  Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM, 3 weeks.  $40 per person.


SPECIAL PRICE:  Register for BOTH workshops for only $90 per person!


These special workshops will run for 3-weeks.  Classes will meet Tuesdays December 3, 10, and 17.


To REGISTER and for more information please e-mail us at SALSAlort@juno.com or call us at 508-792-0263.



4) [This ain't Salsa but it'll get you a few bucks to talk about beer!  I've done it. Downtown, they pay for parking and give you food too.  A good deal... -Olaf]



Please forward this message to your male friends, family members or co-workers who may be interested in participating



Focus Pointe, a local Market Research firm, is conducting a beverage study with Hispanic Men.  There are No Sales involved and participants will not be asked to purchase anything now, or in the future.  We would simply like to hear their opinions about Beer Brand preferences.


In appreciation of their time, Panelists will be PAID $75.00 to participate in a 90-Minute round-table discussion at our conveniently located Downtown Boston office.  Refreshments will be provided and parking will be validated. Space is limited, please call now to schedule an appointment.


Please Call HECTOR To Sign Up:

1-617-573-0808 - Ext. 202 


Don't miss this unique opportunity to voice your opinions and thoughts.  We look forward to hearing from you!






jackie ramos






La Alianza at Harvard Law School invites you to their fall Salsa Party.


When:  Saturday, November 9, 2002

Time:  9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Cover: $8

Where: Harkness Commons-this is Harvard Law School's       student center.  Take Massachusetts Ave. past Harvard Square towards Porter Square and turn right on Jarvis Street.


Free beer and sangria!!






Salsa Nights at The Point!!!


Begining Thursday November 7, 2002.



DJ D.Martinez spinning all classic Salsa till 2am! 

Salsa lessons by 'Roberto & Veronica'.


First floor: Full resturant and bar with special Salsa Night Menu and drink list!! Second floor: Newly renovated hard-wood floors for Salsa dancing all night!!


Validated Parking (Parking lot right across the street).


This is a 21+ event. Proper ID & Dress .

Cover: Opening night, $5.00!!!! Includes lessons and free appetizers.

Lessons start at 9:00pm Dancing from 10:00pm til 2:00am

The Point - 147 Hanover St. - Boston (Near Government Center & Fanueil Hall)

For directions or more information call: 617-523-7020

Join us for Noches de Salsa at The Point

every Thursday night!!!!




6-Week class session starts this week:

   Thu. Nov. 7th & Sat. Nov. 9th



   Saturdays, Nov 9th - Dec 21, 5-6 pm



   Thursdays, Nov 7th - Dec 19th, 7-8 pm

   Saturdays, Nov 9th - Dec 21, 4-5 pm



   Thursdays, Nov 7th - Dec 19th, 8:15-9:15 pm



LOCATION: 17 Winslow Rd, Natick

          (visit www.salsalegre.com, "Learn to Salsa"

          for map)


Classes limited to 10 people - Advanced registration

encouraged to hold your space and hold open class.



To reserve your space, send check, payable to

Guillermo Rivera-Pagan to: Guillermo Rivera-Pagan, 61

Child St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Check must be

received by Nov. 4th. Registration also accepted the

first day of class on a first-come, first-serve basis.


COST per person:

   $75 for 6-week session;

   $15 per class for drop-ins

   (Drop-ins accommodated on a space-available basis.)


ATTENTION: In the event of low registration, class may

be cancelled and time slot may be used for special 4

week workshops.


e-mail: salsalegre@salsalegre.com

Guillermo: 617-522-2524

Tracey: 508-655-7142

Pamela: 508-561-4798




We are proud that finally there is a travel event officially approved by Washington. Visit the roots of where salsa started. This licensed cultural trip to Cuba is a great experience. The deadline has been extended by the Cuban Government and the price has been reduced for SalsaWeb.


Salsa Dancing / Music Workshop Tour

November 22nd - November 29, 2002

Direct Charter from LAX Los Angeles Airport - 5 Hours

4 Star + Habana Libre Hotel

$ 1,995.00 With Airfare Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy add $ 299.00

Taxes, airport charges and VISAs are additional



Anyone who books before Nov 10 and mentions SalsaWeb will get an additional $50 off and a bonus set of dance instructional videos from SalsaWeb worth $100.This is an incredible opportunity at an exceptional value!


After 911 the US Immigration Service has increased vigilance over illegal trips due to possible harboring of terrorists in Cuba. With the cooperation of the Mexican authorities popular airports like Cancun and Mexico city have have been staked out and severe fines given to US national returning from illegal trips to Cuba, which can be less expensive. Foreign nationals have have had their alien visas (green cards revoked)


This is a legal trip approved by the State Department in Washington and the Cuban government. They mandate top notch accommodations for such legal trips which raises the price compared to the risky cut-rate tours out of Mexico. This tour is an incredible value and we are proud to support it.



For booking and information contact:

Cuban Travel Cultural Tours

Cary Podell 310-345-1081






Yes! The most popular Salsa and Merengue classes on campus return!



     **************** STARTING NOV 6 ******************

                    Wednesdays, weekly


                   Dudley House

        No partner or experience necessary.

                $20 for 3 classes.



Sign up and pay at the first class.

                Email pagan@fas.harvard.edu



10)            4EVER Music Video Premiere



Location:" Mirage Night Club" 

888 Tremont St. Roxbury Ma. 02150

5 Minutes away from Ruggles T Station

Date: November, 9,2002

Time: 3:00pm- 6:00pm


Nature of event: Music Video premiere of 4Ever(Local group). This event is for children and adults. Our goal is to present to the

community of Boston 4 young Latinos that are making their dreams come true.

This event is intended to inspire the youths to pursue goals in life, through

hard work and determination.


Overview of event: This event is sponsored my Mega Communications. Merengue

restaurant will be catering this event.

4Ever will be doing a live performance. There will be free CD promo’s given

away. Viewing of the music video. The local press will interview 4Ever. The

event will begin at 3pm and end at 6pm.



Derek Deler

Tony Castillo

Nancy Deler

Debbie Serret


Contact numbers.

617 825 3440

617 474 2244





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