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Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 2:18 AM

Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 2:18 AM
: Salsa Update #168: Salsaboston at Sophia's, 2nd anniversary party


Hola Salseros!


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This issue:

-Congreso notes, plus raffle

-Highlights and SalsaBoston events

-Sponsor news

-This week's mailbag


Well, the Congreso came and went, and what a party it was!  Those of you who ran into me this past weekend no doubt recognized that I was COMPLETELY exhausted, my apologies for any anti-social behavior in that regard...  But for most accounts, it sounds like everyone had a great time this weekend, and there are about a zillion people who I and everyone who attended have to thank for that.  Stay tuned for the official thank you's next week when we have our heads back together...!


We're in the process of documenting how the weekend went so we can improve it next year.  A lot went right this year over last year, but there's also a lot of things that went wrong, in part because it was a much bigger event.  In any case, though, we'd love your feedback, good or bad.  Please post your thoughts on the message board.


First order of post-Congreso business, the RAFFLE!


Here are the winners.  Congratulations, and many thanks to the prize donors.  Proceeds go to Burju's student dance groups.


Email winner@salsaboston.com to claim your prizes.  You must have your ticket stub.


Grand Prize: Party with DJ Hernan:  085956

Teddy Shoes, $25 Gift Certificate:  085919

SalsaBoston T-shirt:                085957

4 Passes to Johnny D's:             085913

4 Passes to Johnny D's:             085856

Pass for 2 to Sophia's Wed. Nights: 085861

Pass for 2 to Sophia's Wed. Nights: 085906

$15 certificate to La Princesita:   085960

$15 certificate to La Princesita:   085768

Class series with Johnny and Kelly: 085770


Anyway, more next week.  We will be having a volunteer post-party TBA, and we'd like to invite anyone who would like to be involved next year as well.  I have already gotten requests from several people.  Thank you all.




 Wed. Salsa Nights at Sophia's

 2nd Anniversary Party!

 Wed. Nov. 27, 2002

 (Thanksgiving Holiday the next day)



We're not sure it's actually our 2nd anniversary exactly, but CLOSE ENOUGH!  We're claiming it as our anniversary date in any case, seems like a good one.  We started in November, 2000.


Anyway, special party with DJ Hernan, and featuring performances with Salsa Y Control as well, plus some special things we'll announce next week.


Save the date!!






SalsaBoston Salsa Nights at Sophia's 2nd Anniversary Party, Wed. Nov. 27


Salsalegre Saturday, see below


Sunday, Dec. 1  Victor Mannuelle and Orquesta Guayacan at Wonderland!  $30 advance, www.latinspectrum.com




    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 D. Martinez

    DJ Antonio Ortiz

    DJ Nik

    DJ Hernan

21+ Proper ID and Dress

$10 Cover, $2 extra for lesson




 SalsaBoston T-Shirts are in!



T-shirts are in stock again!  Thanks to all who have made purchases!


Just in time for the holidays, 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!





 This Week's Mailbag



Don't forget, Sunday Dec. 1, Victor Mannuelle and Guayacon (from Colombia) at Wonderland!  www.latinspectrum.com  $30 advance


1) Manguito at El Bembe this week

2) Integrated Awareness Latin Motion/Emotion workshop, this Sunday

3) Bussey Style self defense workshop, by a Salsero

4) April update: Wepa performances and Classes

5) Salsalegre this Saturday

6) Timba Loca at Johnny D's this Saturday





Dear Friends,


I am happy to let you know that we will be playing with MANGUITO this Friday at El Bembe.  I sure hope you can come and dance with us.


Thanks for your ongoing support.  All the best,


-Alex Alvear



Appearing at:


at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center

85 West Newton Street, South End Boston




9:00 pm Complimentary Dance Lessons with "Hips on Fire Team" 10:00 Salsa/Merengue DJ and Live Music


Shuttle service available for parking.

Admission: $12.oo   $10.oo with this e-mail




This Sunday - Latin Motion, Latin Emotion at SUPERSHAG


"The Latin Motion, Latin Emotion workshop was very spiritual for me. It made me aware of my whole body and I left the workshop feeling fully stretched and relaxed."


- Russell Jackson, co-founder of SuperShag Productions


Are you curious about the Latin Motion workshop? Attend a FREE introduction to Integrated Awareness(r) at SuperShag this Sunday, November 24, 1 PM to 3 PM.  Increase your freedom of expression in dance - and in life!


After your free introductory workshop, mark your calendar for the next full-length Latin Motion, Latin Emotion workshop December 8, 2002, 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. 75 for workshop only ($70 for SuperShag members), $125 for workshop plus an individual Integrated Awareness session ($115 for SuperShag members).


  Mind, Body and Emotions


A FREE introduction to Integrated AwarenessR Sunday, November 24, 1 PM to 3 PM, SuperShag Mega Dance Complex


Are you curious about the Latin Motion, Latin Emotion workshop? Now's your chance to find out what it's about! For more information visit http://www.mfourman.com/SuperShag.htm





Mark Fourman

Integrated AwarenessR Teacher


Phone: (617) 661 3414

Cell: (617) 319 3820

27 West Street, #8

Cambridge, MA 02139




[Not Salsa, but stuff all combat nightclub ready-salseros should know, taught by a Salsero]



Bussey Style is moving along in Boston and I am excited to share this announcement. An article entitled "How to Avoid Getting Your Ass Kicked" is now available in the November 20th Issue of the Weekly Dig in Boston, a weekly newspaper distributed throughout the Boston area.


An Excerpt:


"Iglecia quickly demonstrated a punch to the head, a knee to the thigh and a sweeping leg takedown that brought Abel to a sitting position. The moves were too fast for an un-alert eye to catch, and Iglecia was 10 feet away from his opponent before he even began to struggle to his feet. He returned to help Abel off the floor, a hallmark of the respect that is built into the Bussey method."


You can read the article at http://www.weeklydig.com/?ContentId=2033


Other Happenings

1. We now have students in our Tuesday class for youth and in our adult class. 2. Our 6-Week session begins December 7th. Call or email for information.


Alex Iglecia


Combat Advisor, Club Sanctioned

Genuine Bussey Style Boston

[t] 857.222.7321

[e] alex@iglecia.com

[w] www.busseystyle.com/boston


Please note the new phone number: 857.222.7321




Learn Salsa with April

of New York's Eddie Torres Dance Company


April Now has classes in TWO LOCATIONS!

On Sundays in BACK BAY, and on Mondays in CAMBRIDGE.

New 4-week Session starts every month.


This Sunday, Nov 24, and every Sunday is WEPA Salsa

Sunday. Don't miss this week's PERFORMANCE by SURPRISE



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 SalsaBoston.




Come and enjoy the best DANCING in the Boston area to

the very best music for DANCERS!!!! SALSA CLASICA,



8-9pm NEW YORK STYLE Salsa class

   for ALL LEVELS with APRIL and AHMED 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 Avenue and Newbury Street


              $10 for class and party!



NEW SCHEDULE-Ladies' Styling back on Mondays!



December session starts Dec 1st and 2nd



Starting December 1st

in BOSTON: 100 Mass Ave., 4th floor

(crnr Mass Ave & Newbury St, above Urban Outfitters)


3–4 pm

Level I Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)

Fundamentals of leading and following, timing,

connection, and basic turns.


4–5 pm

Level II Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)

Turn combinations, body movement, and coordination of

open shines.


5–6 pm

Levels II & III Salsa Shines (Footwork and Styling)

60 minute workout of Salsa footwork and upper body

movement and styling.


6–7 pm

Level III Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)

Fine tune leading and following technique, multiple

turns, coordination of open shines.



Wepa Salsa Sundays (Class and Party for $10)

Weekly gathering of new and long time Salsa dancers

for non-stop music and dance.



Starting Dec 2nd

in CAMBRIDGE: VFW Post, 288 Green St, Central Square


6–7 pm

Level I Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)

Fundamentals of leading and following, timing,

connection, and basic turns.


7–8 pm

Level II Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)

Turn combinations, body movement, and coordination of

open shines.


8–9 pm

Ladies’ Styling & Spin Technique All Levels

Isolations, head whips, elegant arms, spin drills, and

much more!


9–10 pm

Levels III & IV Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)

Classic NY turn patterns, expanding the repertoire,

creativity while partnering.


Cost for 4-week session:


   One course per session: $50

       Full time students: $45

  Two courses per session: $90

       Full time students: $85

Three courses per session: $120 

       Full time students: $110

          Drop-in classes: $15


For more info:





Greetings Salsa Lovers,


This SATURDAY, November 23rd, is SALSALEGRE!, Metro

West's once-a-month salsa social dance.


This month with PERFORMANCES by SALSA Y CONTROL and a

strong possibility of the APRILON2 DANCERS (they'll be

trying to make it from a performance earlier in the

evening). And DJ Nik will be playing his very

danceable mix of classic and modern salsas. So aim

your dancing shoes to:


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, includes lesson

Cash Bar(must show ID 21+ at bar)

18+ (younger welcome with adult)

Beautiful, large dance floor!


or e-mail: salsalegre@salsalegre.com

or call: Guillermo at 617-522-2524

         Tracey at 508-655-7142

         Pamela at 508-561-4798


Directions: http://salsaboston.com/salsalegre





Dear Timba Loca Fans,


La Timba Loca is back performing for their Boston audience in their first

public appearance since their CD release during the summer.  Music director

Gonzalo Grau’s vision of musical excellence and theatrics that tease the

senses will once again delight "salseros" and music lovers alike.  Don’t

miss Boston’s Cuban salsa pride as they burn the stage at Johnny D’s this

Saturday November 23, 2002 playing hits from their album "Mas Alla de la

Habana/Beyond Havana".


La Timba Loca

November 23, 2002


Johnny D's

17 Holland St

Davis Square

Somerville, MA

Tel: (617) 776-2004

$ 10


(Please send replies to latimbaloca@latimbaloca.com as this hotmail

account's capabilities are currently in the process of transfer to that



Oh...and don't forget to forward this to all your friends, thank you!



Frances Colon-Hastings

7 Mark St. Apt.3

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-522-2859 home

617-967-6464 cel





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