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Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 2:30 PM

Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 2:30 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #174: Sophia's 3rd Aniversary tonight

 

Hola Salseros!

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This issue:

- SalsaBoston events

- Sponsor news

- This week's mailbag

 

 

Happy New Year!  This update is particularly long, on account of the new year bringing about a whole new set of class schedules.  See the mailbag for details.

 

Announcements:

 

- Next Friday!  The Roxy is opening a new latin night featuring the live acts that will be playing at the Copa in New York the following day.  This could be the biggest thing to hit Boston as far as live music goes in a long time!  The opening night, Jan. 17, is FREE if you RSVP, plus a private open bar area at the beginning of the night.  Feature act, El Simbolo-Live

Details in the mailbag.  To RSVP, send email to roxyrsvp@salsaboston.com

(note: your requests get automatically forwarded, so don't expect to have you name on the list if you rsvp any later than next Thursday...)

 

- Tonight, 3rd anniversary of Fremotion at Sophias, see mailbag for details

 

- Feb 8th: Valentines Party, Abakua and Pabon at the Knights of Columbus.  Save the date.

 

- Tonight: Salsa at The Point will be closed on account of staff vacations.

 

- Salsa For Gringos class as scheduled tonight at Sophia's, 7:45pm-9!

http://Salsaboston.com/salsa4gringos

 

A special b-day shout out to Johnny, who aged a year last night at Sophia's!  Thanks to all that made it, I had a blast myself!

 

 

 

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       Every Wednesday

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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

http://salsaboston.com/sophias

 

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Intermediate Salsa: 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Beginner Salsa: 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm

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Dancing: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Admission: $12 before 10:00 pm; $8 after 10:00 pm

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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

 

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406 Moody Street

Waltham, MA 02453

781-894-7424 (SHAG)

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Salsa Night 3rd Sat. each month!

 

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 Spontaneous Celebrations 45 Danforth Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-524-0457

 

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 This Week's Mailbag

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1) Latin Fridays at the Roxy, OPENING JAN. 17

2) New Classes with Johnny and Kelly

3) Rhode Island: Salsa night at Sal's R&B Club, Feb. 15th

4) April Update

5) Hips on Fire Update

6) Salsalort Update

7) Freemotion update: 3rd Anniversary Tonight

8) Salsalegre Update

9) JamNastics Audition, Moved to Jan 30

 

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1)

At last, the Nightlife Event we have all been waiting for, Boston area Latinos have taken center stage at the Roxy!!  If you are Latin or just love Latin-style, don't be the only one to miss out on this extravaganza.  In true VIP Style, you can experience this night, including the open bar and concert by El Simbolo, for free-because you are a guest of Avive Productions.  Simply RSVP to guarantee admission for yourself and your guests.  Get your outfit together and spread the word.

 

You are cordially invited to the

Grand Opening Celebration

of Latin Fridays @ the Roxy

Friday, January 17th, 2003

Featuring

Full Open Bar 10:30-11:30

El Simbolo-Live!!!

(smash hits include 1,2,3, and Levantando las manos...)

Followed by DJ's spinning the best of Latin music until 2 a.m.

For more info call (617) 437-6607

*** No Cover and Open Bar Access with this Invitation ***

(Must RSVP, email to roxyrsvp@salsaboston.com)

Doors are at 10:30, Proper Dress Required

18+F, 21+M

The Roxy, 279 Tremont Street, Boston

 

Table reservations available, the VIP section is hosted by models from Latina the Agency.  Large Party Accommodations are available at no extra cost.  Open Bar is not offered at tables.  6 month VIP cards will be available for free at the opening.  We look forward to seeing you at this unforgettable Grand Opening Fiesta.  The capacity at the Roxy is 1,500 people.  Of course we will be full, but we guarantee enough room to dance Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.  Stay tuned for upcoming events.

 

 

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2)

Feliz Nuevo Ano, salseros y salseras!

The start of the New Year means…

Johnny and Kelly’s winter session is also starting.

 

(Did YOUR new year’s resolution involve salsa?!)

Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns and funky freestyle footwork.

Practice your body movement and isolations.

 

Classes now offered at three levels—Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced.

 

Join Johnny and Kelly for some “on 1” fun!

 

Beginner:    Thursdays at 8:00pm – 9:30pm 

(starting Jan. 16th)

                        Dance Complex

                        536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge

                        Studio 5

                        Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line

                        Public parking lots or street parking available

 

Advanced Beginner:   Mondays at 9:15pm – 10:45pm

(starting Jan. 13th)

 

            Boston Dance Company

            550 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge

            3rd floor

            Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line

 

            Public parking lots or street parking available

 

Intermediate/Advanced:   Tuesdays at 9:00pm – 10:30pm

            (starting Jan. 14th)

            Impulse Dance Studio

            181 Mass. Ave. in Boston

            3rd floor

            Near the Hynes Convention Center T stop

                    on the Green Line and Berklee College

            Street parking or parking garages available

 

Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60 (All 5 must be taken within the winter session.)

 

Please e-mail or call with any questions. 

Kelly:  kelly@salsaboston.com, (617) 522-7443

Johnny:  (617) 312-6464

 

 

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3)

Submitter:

JOE GIOCASTRO

 

Email:

joe@salsrbclub.com

 

Info:

FRIDAY FEB 15

SAL'S DOES SALSA

 VALENTINE DANCE WITH CLAVE LOGIC

 WITH DANCE LESSONS BEFORE THE BAND

FREE ROSES FOR THE LADIES

SAL'S IS LOCATED AT 200 GEORGE WATERMAN RD JOHNSTON RI 401-232-5470 OUR VENUE IS LIVE PLAYING SWING,BLUES,ZYDECO,CAJUN AN NOW SALSA. WE HAVE PARKING FOR 100 CARS AND ARE LOCATED 10 MIN. FROM PROV IN A SAFE LOCATION. WE HAVE A LARGE WOOD DANCE FLOOR. WILL SEND ANY INFO AS SOON AS IT COMES IN. WWW.SALSRBCLUB.COM

THANKS

JOE

 

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4)

From April:

HOLA SALSEROS de Corazon!!!!

 

This Sunday  January 12, 2003

Wepa Salsa Socials

 

presents

EnMotion Dance Company

performing a special Hip Hop number with a Latin flair!

 

Times:

Salsa classes for all levels from 8-9 pm

 Dance party from 9 to midnight.

Showtime around 11:00

 

Place:

100 Mass Ave, Back Bay, Boston

(corner of Mass. Avenue and Newbury Street - above Urban Outfitters).

 

Only $10 for class, party, and performance!

 

For more info about Wepa Salsa Socials and April's salsa classes:

email: voicemail: 617-388-0925

 

See you Sunday!

 

 

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5)

 

From Hips on Fire

Classes for this week: January 6th - January 10th

This week we Only have a 1 class this Wednesday:

 

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8th - 7:30pm - 9pm

$12/class

VFW

299 Green St

Cambridge

 

THURSDAY - THERE IS NO CLASS THURSDAY - We resume next week.

 

NEW BEGINNER COURSE Starts January 13th

We are starting a brand New Beginner Course next Monday January 13th.

 

Where? Dance Complex

536 Mass Av, Cambridge, Central Sq.

 

When ? Next Monday January 13th

What time? As always: 8pm-9:30pm

What price? Same price: $12/ 1 class.

 

If you know anyone interested in trying Salsa, this is the time to start!, please let them know about this course.

If you want to review basics, this course can also be for you!. We never make 2 courses exactly the same; we always find new combinations to teach you, so it is a good course to get good foundations or review the ones you already have.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Hips On Fire

Phone: 617-627-9988

E-mail: hipsonfire@yahoo.com

 

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6)

From Salsalort

*** Cambridge LATIN/SALSA/MAMBO Classes ***

    ** New 10-week Session Starts Tuesday January 14! **

 

1.  Intro to Latin Dance - Section I/Beginners

(Tues. 6:30-7:30 pm)

2.  Intro to Latin Dance - Section II/Advanced Beginners

(Tues. 7:30-8:30 pm)

3.  ¡Mas Salsa! - Intermediate

(Tues. 9:00-10:00 pm)

 

Visit www.CCAE.org to check out our courses.  Enter "Salsa"

in the search field to see course details.  You may also visit us at www.SALSAlort.com/schedules.htm#boston.

 

REGISTER early ... these classes fill up fast!

 

*** Worcester LATIN/SALSA/MAMBO Classes ***

    *** New 10-week Session Starts THURSDAY, Jan. 16! ***

 

** Intro to Latin Dance (Thursdays 6-7 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!

 

** Salsa - Advanced Beginners' (Skills) Workshop (Thursdays 7-8 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!

 

** Salsa - Intermediate I Workshop (Thursdays 8-9 PM)

Turns, turns, turns!  New York, LA, Miami, and Cuban Turn Patterns, Shines, Styling & Technique!

 

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

*Special:  $225 per couple.

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

 

REGISTER ONLINE AT http://www.salsalort.com/registration_form2.htm.

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. MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED.

 

***  Club CANDELA FRIDAYS @ THE ABOVE CLUB ***

 

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

 

The DETAILS ....

 

-- Dance to the best Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, & Bachata!

-- With 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 with Valid ID

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

**  Doors open at 9:00 PM

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

    264 Park Ave., Worcester, 01609

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

 

Check out www.ClubCandela.com for updates.

508.752.3300 ~ 508.792.0263 ~ Candela@SALSAlort.com

 

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7)

 

We are especially excited that this coming Thursday, January 9th, we'll be celebrating the end of the 3rd year of the 1st dance class at Sophia's that brought most of us together - "The Latin dance class that started it all":

 

- Originally Tuesday Latin Nights, which began on Tuesday, January 11,

   2000, with Angela as my partner;

- sprung forth FreEMotion/LibrEMoción Repertory Company in August 2000;

- Friday night lessons with Uche, Theresa, Emi, and Ken, in the Fall of

   2000;

- Wednesday and Thursday nights with Elise Van Dam shortly thereafter;

- and two years ago, Wednesday nights with Johnny & Kelly, promoted by

   Olaf Bleck, of www.SalsaBoston.com;

- in November 2001, Tuesday's Latin Dance Class of the Future,

   featuring live classes across two floors;

- Tuesdays then switched over to Thursdays a few months later;

- half a year ago adding back Tuesday Latin Fire with Hips On Fire;

- and now Thursday Latin Nights (formally Bombalero), with

   co-instructors Chantale, Thomas, and Emi.

   (Details about past & present events & class offerings may be found

    at http://www.freemotion.org/upcomingevents.html.)

 

      We hope that you can all come celebrate our long legacy of friendship and dancing this Thursday!  This is also Yvonne Angell's (one of our first dance students) last time to party with us before she leaves for California next week, so let's all get together like the old days!  Please pass along the word to all your dance loving contacts!

 

Our Thursday, January 9, Sophia's Latin Nights & 3rd Year

      Anniversary Celebration Lineup will feature:

 

1. 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - "Salsa for Gringos" - 2nd floor

                     - No experience or partner needed.

                     - $5, includes cover

                     - http://salsaboston.com/salsa4gringos/

 

    ** Those who take the beginner lesson gain free admission to the

       rest of the night's 1st & 2nd floor events.

 

2. Take our Intermediate Bachata & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork &

    Partnering Lesson - on 2nd floor - NO PARTNER NECESSARY - featuring:

    http://www.freemotion.org/Sophias_Thursday_Latin_Nights.htm

 

    * 9:00 - 9:30 p.m. -- Warm-up, followed by energetic Merengue

                          footwork & Combination;

 

    * 9:30 - 10:00 p.m. -- Puerto Rican Salsa partnering & combination;

 

    * 10:00 p.m. - Special 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration

                   Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, and Salsa Dance Performance

                   by Chantale Daguin & Dan Y. Marshall!

 

    * 10:10 p.m. - Up -- An individual help session in which our 4

                         instructors, Dan, Chantale, Tomas, & Emi,

                         will come around to help you with the

                         partnering combination.

 

    ** FREE before 9:00 p.m., $5 9:00 - 10:00 p.m., $10 thereafter **

 

3. 10:10 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - DJ J.R. Vega (of New England Latin DJs &

                             La Mega) plays the hottest in Salsa,

                             Merengue, Latin Pop and Rock en espanol

                             - on the 2nd floor.

 

    ** $10 Cover after 10:00 p.m.**

 

4. 10:45 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Our live Sophia's Latin Salsa, Mambo,

     Cha Cha Cha, & Bolero band, The Latin Party Boys, playing their

     great music for dancing - on the 1st floor.

 

     ** FREE before 9:00 p.m., $5 9:00 - 10:15 p.m., $10 thereafter **

 

5. Our delicious dinner & Tapas menu is available beginning at 5:00

    p.m. - call us at (617) 351-7001 for dinner reservations.  For more

    information on Sophia's, log onto http://www.SophiasBoston.net.

 

* CALENDAR OF SOPHIA'S THURSDAY CLASSES FOR UPCOMING MONTH: *

 

January 9, 2003:  Bachata & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering

                   + 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration!

January 26, 2003: Cha Cha Cha & Mambo-Salsa Footwork & Partnering January 23, 2003: All Salsa & Mambo-Salsa Footwork & Partnering January 30, 2003: Merengue & Puerto Rican Salsa Footwork & Partnering

 

* Note that the above Thursday class schedule is repeated every 4

   weeks, with new material taught each time.

 

 

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8)

Greetings Salsa Lovers,

 

Did you resolve to learn salsa, or learn more salsa,

in 2003? GOOD NEWS! Our next 6-Week session starts

next week:

   Thursdays starting January 9

   Saturdays starting January 11

 

BEGINNER SALSA AND MERENGUE (LEVEL I)

   Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 15, 5-6 pm

 

ADVANCING BEGINNER SALSA-B (LEVEL II)

   Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13, 7-8 pm

   Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 15, 4-5 pm

Attn: This class is designed for both new and

returning level II dancers. See details below.*

 

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SALSA (LEVEL III)

   Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13, 8:15-9:15 pm

   with NEW MATERIAL!

 

CHA CHA CHA class coming later in January. Stay tuned

for details!

 

*We are now designing level II courses so that

Advancing Beginners can develop their skills in a

series of three level II courses: Advancing Beginner

A, B, and C. YOU MAY TAKE THE SERIES IN ANY ORDER! The

only prerequisite is the Level I beginner course or

equivilant skills.

   The first 2 classes of each course will be the

same, allowing students to learn or fine tune

important basic skills such as the cross-body lead.

The next 4 classes of each course will present

different material to allow you to build and practice

a vocabulary of moves to use on the dance floor. These

courses together will also prepare you for Level III

courses.

 

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.

 

REGISTRATION:

To reserve your space, send check, payable to

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

Child St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. You may also

register the first day of class.

 

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.

 

P.S. Saturday, February 22 is the next SALSALEGRE

social dance! Visit www.salsalegre.com for more info.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

e-mail: salsalegre@salsalegre.com

Guillermo: 617-522-2524

Tracey: 508-655-7142

Pamela: 508-561-4798

 

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9)

We have already had a lot of feedback from people who would like to

audition for the JAM'NASTICS performance team, but who will be out of

town or not available so close to the holiday season.   Therefore, we

have changed our date:

 

AUDITION FOR SALSA ENCENDIDA, JAM'NASTICS LATIN

PERFORMANCE TEAM

 

6:45 to 8:30, Thursday, January 30 at the Robert Kennedy School, 158

Spring Street in Cambridge.

 

Bring comfortable dance shoes, a smile, and a great

attitude!

 

For More information, please call JAM'NASTICS, Inc. at 617-354-5780 or

speak with any of the JAM'NASTICS

instructors: Ana Tinajero, Andres Giraldo, Anara

Frank, or Merle Isadora Williams

 

 

 

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