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Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 1:26 PM

Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 1:26 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #173: Happy New Year!



Hola Salseros!

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This issue:

- Highlights

- New Years Parties

- SalsaBoston events

- Sponsor news

- This week's mailbag


Happy New Year to all!  I swear it was only a short time ago that we

celebrated New Year, but as the say, time flies when you're having fun.

I'd say not only did we have fun, but we got a lot done!  Some things we did

last year...


 - SalsaBoston's first new years party at Sophia's

 - Annual Instructor night at Sophia's

 - 2nd annual New England Salsa Competition, 18 couples competed at

about 8 nightclubs

 - Wednesday night at Sophia's grew so big that we moved from the

basement to the 2nd floor

 - 3rd of July Party at Sophia's, over 400 in attendance!

 - The float in the Puerto Rican Festival parade

 - Boston's contingents to the LA and NY Salsa Congresses

 - Miami Club, it came and went... again...

 - 2nd Annual New England Salsa Congreso, 3 days, culminating with

Puerto Rican Power concert!  Weekly volunteer brunches at HQ, yum!

 - Salsa for gringos classes began weekly, many newbies!

 - 2nd annual harbor cruise series, on Sundays this year, very popular!

 - Benefit Salsa party at the Black Rhino, packed!

 - Salsaboston's email list grows to over 3500 Salseros!

 - And of course, the 2nd anniversary party at Sophias, full house.

Note to self: next year, two floors!


Of course many thanks go out to all the people who have been helping out

with all this, Kelly in particular, and all the staff: Johnny, Andres,

Wanda, Regina S. (where are you?!), Steve; DJ's Nik, Antonio Ortiz, D.

Martinez, Hernan, Luis Arroyo; the "can do" volunteers, Eddie, Leeanne,

Kristie, Dave, Reynaldo, Pabon; Richard, Laura, and Sam at Sophias;


And of course our regular sponsors and advertisers, Supershag

Productions, Temporada Latina, DJ Hernan, Edwin Pabon


Thanks also to the many volunteers over the year, JAM'NASTICS, Boston's

instructors, and last but not least, ALL OF YOU!







 Highlights this week



New Years Parties!  Scroll down.


Also, Salsa for Gringos is now offered twice on Thursdays

-       Sophia's, 7:45

-       Salsa night at The Point (Fanueil Hall), 9:30





  New Year's Salsa Planning



1) 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."


2) Sophia's New Year's Bash (Advance Tickets Only)  $125, includes

everything, Open bar and buffet all night.  Email


com for ticket info.


3) Wepa New Year's Party, $30 advance, Champagne Toast, Buffet, 10pm-3am

Fred Astaire Studio, 100 Mass Ave, Boston. Benefitting April on 2

Dancers (see mailbag)

Tickets available through April on 2 Dancers, more details in the



4) Grupo Fantasia Party in Beverly



5) New Years Fun with Supershag

Don't miss your chance to party with Gary and Diana McDonald, and see

The SuperShag show. Join the fun and make your New Years memorable. Tickets

Are $75 and includes hors d'oeuvres and a champange toast; call 781-894-7424

To charge your tickets or email rachel@supershag for more information.



    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


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






    ****  NEW YEARS PARTY!! ****



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


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



Salsa & Merengue Dancing - Thursdays in Cambridge

Friendly environment for beginners,

Quality dance space for more experienced salsa enthusiasts, Nonsmoking,



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



Regular DJ Schedule:

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

2nd Thursday: DJ Nik

3rd Thursday: DJ Jose Barron

4th Thursday: DJ Rubio




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




 This Week's Mailbag



1) New Club in Worchester: CLub Cadela, Fridays!

2) "Alexander" Schedule

3) Wepa New Year's Bash



1)   From Salsalort:



Join us on January 3rd for the Grand Opening of Club Candela ...

... Worcester's Hottest Salsa/Latin Dance Club!


-- Playing the best Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, & Bachata!

-- The Best Guest DJ's!

-- Dance Contests and Demo's!

-- VOTE ONLINE for the Drink of the Week! (coming soon)

-- Monthly LIVE Band!


**  21+ Welcome

**  Proper dress REQUIRED.  (No jeans, sneakers, boots, hats, etc.)

**  Doors open at 9:00 PM

**  @ the Above Club (above the Thai Cha-Da Restaurant)

**  $5 Cover!!!  (Monthly LIVE BAND & DJ only $10-12!)


Check out www.ClubCandela.com for updates.

508.752.3300 ~ 508.792.0263 ~ andela@SALSAlort.com">Candela@SALSAlort.com


PS.  Please let us know if you need Club Fyers to distribute.

Call or e-mail and tell us how many you need.  THANKS!




Here's Alexander January calendar, most of the gig are with the

bachata sextet whith has been very succesfull, everybody loves it!

Thanks again



Tuesday, December 31st

"First Night Providence"

Providence, R.I


Wednesday, January 1st


9 Appleton St, Lawrence.MA

9 PM


Friday, January 3

"LA RAZA" Sala Show de Worcester

357 Cambridge St, Worcester

9 pm


Saturday, January 4

Discoteca Liquid

54 Main St, Leominster. MA

Alexander en Bachata y Grupo Mania

$25 P/A -$30 puerta

9 pm


Saturday January 25

El Kiosko Bar Restaurant

Saratoga St , East Boston






Ring in the new year with fellow Salsa dancers and dance till the wee

Hours of morning. The WEPA New Year's Eve Party is the place to be with food,

drink, performances, and two rooms of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and a

splash of Hip Hop and R&B! It is also a benefit for the AprilOn2 Dancers who

are working hard on new routines!


Date: December 31, 2002

Time: 10pm - 3:00am

Place: Fred Astaire Studio - 100 Massachusetts Avenue (corner of Newbury

Street) - Boston, MA

Price: $30.00 in advance, $50.00 at door if available


Complimentary Spanish Buffet  Complimentary Champagne Toast  Cash Bar


Salsa  Merengue  Bachata  splash of Hip Hop and R&B


Invited performers include:

April & Ahmed  Johnny & Andres (confirmed)  Hips On Fire Jamnastics


Tickets are available from AprilOn2 Dancers:

Click a member's name to send an e-mail and reserve your ticket today


Dale Cumberbatch, Dwayne Johnson, Eddie Ocasio, Elina Kamenetskaya,

Franny Elson, Hernan Choque, Karen Alladin, Kate Doolittle, Kristie

Thayer, Michelle Vincow, Miguel Medina, Rob Timmins, Ruben Gonzalez,

Stefania Straface, Tien-Yi Lee, Wanda Rivera, Dana Karash


** This is a fund raiser to benefit the AprilOn2 Dance Company **




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