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Hola Salseros!


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This issue:

- highlights

- Congreso lost and found

- New Years Parties

- SalsaBoston events

- Sponsor news

- This week's mailbag


(A quick "Sorry Guys!" from Merle for last Friday, car problems got her and she missed her own party at Vincent's.  Stay tuned for a party another day...  Another 21st birthday shout-out to our very own Andres Giraldo!)


Relatively quiet this week in the scene, except this Friday Hips on Fire is hosting a gig at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown with the Boston Debut of "Curubande".  Lesson at 9, $12 cover, performances, etc.  Don't miss it!  Details in the mailbag.


Also, tentatively next Sat. will be the finale Congreso volunteer brunch!  Drop me a line if you're not on the volunteer list, where the official announcement will be sent.


Of course, see you this Wednesday at Sophia's!  http://salsaboston.com/sophias





FOUND: There's a number of things that were left over from the Salsa Congreso, shoes, clothes, a jam box, etc.  If you're missing anything, drop me an email with a description and I'll look for it.


LOST: SalsaBoston is also missing some DJ equipment that disappeared at Wonderland.  It's a black Newmark setup in a suitcase-like hard case, about 2ft x 1ft x 1ft with black felt on the outside and a handle on top (had some airline tags on it).  Any leads will be rewarded.





 Highlights this week



- Wednesday: Salsa Night at Sophia's continues, Lessons with Johnny and Kelly, drop in, no partner required, 9:15  Salsa until 2am!  21+, proper dress.  $12 with lesson, $10 after 10:30pm


- Friday, Dec. 13, save the date: Debut of THE New BOSTON SALSA Band CURUBANDE, Knights of Columbus




  New Year's Salsa Planning



Temporada Latina at Ryles is having their annual New Year's Salsa Party again this year.  Official announcement:


"Please join DJ Latino (Antonio Ortiz) on New Year's Eve at Ryles for a wonderful salsa party. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast! Five hours of dancing: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am! $25.00. Tickets on sale thru Ryles

- at the door or by phone: (617) 876-9330."


Sophia's no doubt will be having a party of some sort, but SalsaBoston is taking the night off to do some partying of it's own...


There is also a Grupo Fantasia Party in Beverly




    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 each Wed. each month:

1st    DJ Nik

2nd    DJ Antonio Ortiz

3rd    DJ D. Martinez

4th    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 Pick up 2 or more for $17.50 each, $2.50 off the $20 price. Show off your SalsaBoston colors wherever you dance!  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: nfo@salsaboston.com">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 http://salsaboston.com/temporada


DJ Schedule:

1st Thursday: DJ Antonio Ortiz (and Halloween! Oct. 31st)

2nd Thursday: DJ Nik

3rd Thursday: DJ Jose Barron

4th Thursday: DJ Rubio


Ryles ¡Temporada Latina! is OPEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE! Please join DJ Latino (Antonio Ortiz) on New Year's Eve at Ryles for a wonderful salsa party. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast! Five hours of dancing: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am! $25.00. Tickets on sale thru Ryles

- at the door or by phone: (617) 876-9330.




SuperShag Mega Dance Complex

406 Moody Street

Waltham, MA 02453

781-894-7424 (SHAG)



Salsa Night 3rd Sat. each month!




Pabon El Salsero!

Dance Classes, Live Orchestra, Promotions www.pabonelsalsero.com

 Spontaneous Celebrations 45 Danforth Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-524-0457




 This Week's Mailbag



1) Curubande at K of C Hall this Friday

2) Save the date: Boston Latin Band CD release party, March 20

3) Dec. 28: Salsalegre Holiday party, FREE!

4) MIT Casino Rueda Workshops this January

5) Sol Y Canto this Friday




Debut of Boston’s New Latino Band: "Curubande"

(Manolo Mairena's Band)

 Brought to you by Hips On Fire PRODUCTIONS




9PM-9:45PM SALSA DIPS LESSON by Hips On Fire

9:45PM-1AM – DANCE, DANCE to the best Live and DJ

Music, & Performances by the best dancers in town.


And all that for only $12


Knights of Columbus Hall

75 West School St, Charlestown, Boston


For more information

(617) 627-9988,






Dear Friends:


The Boston Latin Band,under the direction of Senor Hector Cuevas, will be celebrating with a CD release party at the Regatta Bar, in the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Ma. on March 20, 2003!  The ticket office of the Regatta Bar isn't ready until the second week in January to sell tickets, so we won't be advertising for a little while, so don't call for tickets until we let you know they are prepared and ready to sell them.


There will be a dance floor for dancing the sinuous, sensuous, boleros, merengues and salsa. We are inviting the consulates from all the South American and Caribbean lands, the chambers of commerces, etc. etc. We expect an international audience to join with an orquesta from many nations. We are very much looking forward to having YOU with us for this big party to celebrate. If you can help us bring your friends, as well, by circulating a glitzy email announcement, we are already appreciating it from the bottoms of our hearts!


The email announcement is being prepared and we will send it to you when the Regatta Bar is ready to sell tickets. We hope you will be able to send it to many of your favorite people. We look forward to playing smooth, sophisticated latin music for you and sharing in the dynamic energy of the birth of a new band!..


We will let you know, meanwhile. where we will be playing in other places in January, February and early March . Hector Cuevas, Director, Janet Wiseman, Manager, The Boston Latin Band


(we hope the new logo will be the word Latin, in a sinuous, sensuous, curvaceous line, with the i becoming a dancing salsero, jazzing up the name, so to speak!)




SATURDAY, December 28th, is a special, no charge,

holiday SALSALEGRE Dance for you and your family.

We'll be serving many tasty holiday treats to make the

evening complete.


It's our way of saying THANK YOU to all the salsa

lovers who have come and made it such a great event

with friendly vibes and wonderful dancing.


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!


FREE Admission!

Cash Bar

18+ (younger welcome with adult)

(must show ID 21+ at bar)



Directions: http://salsaboston.com/salsalegre

e-mail: alsalegre@salsalegre.com">salsalegre@salsalegre.com

Guillermo: 617-522-2524

Tracey: 508-655-7142

Pamela: 508-561-4798 (try this # if you get lost)




Hey everybody!! Before you leave for the holidays, mark your calendars for the


                     MIT CASINO RUEDA GROUP



WHEN:             Workshop I: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, 2 PM to 5 PM

            Workshop II: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, 2 PM to 5 PM


WHERE:  Walker Memorial Hall, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

            for a map click here:



Cost: $10 per workshop


No partner is necessary!  You can sign up for either workshop or both! Participants 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!!


SPACE IS LIMITED! PLEASE RSVP by sending an email to fm@mit.edu">vfm@mit.edu with the following information:




Which workshop(s) (Jan 18 and/or Jan 25):

Estimated Level:

Leader or Follower**:


(** note that the leader is typically the male and the follower is typically the female, particularly at the beginner level.  More advanced students may choose to learn either role if they wish.)




                              MIT Casino Rueda Group





   with special guest singer/flautist Sue Kranz*

   El Tremedal Coffeehouse

   (Benefit for El Salvador )

   80 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA



   *We're very happy to have talented vocalist/flautist, Sue Kranz joining

   us  on Dec. 13th at El Tremedal Coffeehouse in Watertown. We fell in

   love again with Sue's voice, flute-playing and sparkling personality

   when we collaborated recently for a performance for the Cambridge Peace

   Commission's anniversary and invited her to join us in Watertown on the

   spot. Please join us for this musical celebration which raises money for

   the Watertown - El Salvador Sister City Project. Proceeds after expenses

   support Watertown's sister community in El Salvador, Nueva Esperanza,


   and regional projects in Chalatenango Province, particularly educational

   scholarship .  This is their 11th season and they are still

   enthusiastically bringing great music, delicious refreshments, and

   unique Salvadoran crafts to the local community.


Rosi Amador, Lead Singer, Company Director, Sol y Canto Director,  MusicAmador*Representing a new world of Latin music!

199 Pemberton St., Cambridge, MA 02140   USA

617.492.1515 voice/fax







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