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Message Subject: FW: Salsa Update #179: More Rueda at Sophia's tonight, plus Valentine's Weekend!

Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 3:29 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #179: More Rueda at Sophia's tonight, plus Valentine's Weekend!

Hola Salseros!
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This issue:
- Announcements
- SalsaBoston events
- Sponsor news
- This week's mailbag

Plenty of Valentine's weekend stuff going on!  Grab your sweetie-pie (or sweetie-pie to be, or go solo and meet someone...) and head on out to:

Thur, Feb. 13
- Salsa for Gringos (de Amor!) Sophia's!  Salsa for true beginners, 7:45, only $5
- Club BBKing, Foxwoods Casino with El Grupo "Melodias"
- Grand Opening, Newport, RI "Red Hot Salsa" at Studio 3

Fri. Feb. 14
- *** (editor's choice) Club Candella in Worchester,
    with Salsalort Dance Co. and Grupo Fantasia
- Salsa/Ski Trip to Burlington, VT
- Sangria and Salsa at Sophia's

Scroll down to the mailbag for details on these events!

*** Plus, save the date!
   Salsera Paula Shiff and the North Shore Ballet Company present the 4th annual Fiesta de Baile, this year at the Nahant Country Club on the North Shore.  March 15th, tickets are $20 in advance and will be available online shortly. This is a fabulous event each year, with many of your Salsa friends from all over Boston, DJ Antonio Ortiz, great food, and benefitting the Ballet's dance scholarship fund. http://salsaboston.com/marblehead/fiesta.html  (note, the website has the new flyer but last year's text info--check back for an update soon.)

*** RUMOR MILL ***

Two Floors of Salsa, more space, more dancing, more DJ's at Sophia's! Given the increased attendance at Salsa Night at Sophia's (Wed.) now that the holidays are over, in addition to  the extra people the new Reuda classes have been bringing in, stay tuned for the announcement of Boston's first ever "TWO FLOORS" all Salsa nightclub!  Yeah Baby!  Details are still in the rumor stage, but among other things, since we have so many DJ's with different styles we'll get two of them each night.

Also, rumor has it that El Bembe returns in 3 weeks, with an all new format including a mix of live and DJ'd music, performances, and various other features from week to week.

    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)

Every Wed:
NEW!  Casino Rueda classes with MIT Casino Rueda Group, 7:45-9:15, introductory and intermediate.  Reuda Details: www.salsaboston.com/sophias/rueda.html or scroll down a bit

Follwing that, Salsa 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
5th    Guest (when there is a 5th Wed.)
21+ Proper ID and Dress
$10 Cover, $2 extra for lesson (i.e. $12 before 9pm, $10 after) http://salsaboston.com/sophias

Starting Wed., Jan. 29, Salsa Night at Sophia's will include a Casino Rueda class from 7:45 to 9:15, as part of the night.  We're doing this because Casino Rueda is a blast and we don't see much of it around here. In other words, we want to get it going in this area!  The lessons will be taught by members of the MIT Casino Rueda Group.  There will be an introductory lesson concurrent with an ongoing intermediate level class. If you've never done Casino Rueda but know basic Salsa, take the introductory class once or twice and graduate up to the intermediate level.  If you've never danced Salsa at all, Johnny and Kelly's regular Salsa class will still be happening as usual from 9:15-10:15.  $12 covers you for the whole night ($10 after 10:15).  If you're an expert and don't plan to take Johnny and Kelly's class, you will have an hour inbetween to practice, have a drink, or get a bite to eat downstairs.

If you've never heard of Casino Rueda, it's an "exhilarating" dance that comes from Cuba via Miami, that can best be described as "Salsa meets square dancing", or "sychronized Salsa".  It's a group Salsa dance, with partners in a circle, there's a caller and and a bunch of moves that everyone knows.  As the dance progresses, everyone does the same moves together, often trading partners as part of it.  The whole thing is a blast!  If you ever danced in Miami, it's extremely popular down there. JAM'NASTICS teaches some of it as well in Boston.

More details will be posted in www.salsaboston.com/sophias/rueda.html,
with a video clip as well.

 SalsaBoston T-Shirts are in!

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             Sponsor News
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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 http://salsaboston.com/temporada

DJ Schedule 2003
1sth Thursday   Feb. 6  DJ Latino (Antonio Ortiz)
2nd Thursday    Feb. 13 DJ Jose Barron
3rd Thursday    Feb. 20 DJ Nik (Nik Caswell)
4th Thursday    Feb. 27 DJ Rubio (Tim Shea)

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) Red Hot Salsa in Newport, RI, opening this Thur.
2) Boston Latin Band at Regatta Bar, March 20
3) Feb. 13, 20, 27 Salsa & Competition at BB-King Nightclub, Foxwoods
4) Salsalegre, Feb.21
5) This Fri: Salsa and Sangria Valentine's night at Sophia's
6) Burlington, VT, Valentine's Dance, and Ski Trip, Feb. 14
7) Club Candela (Worchester): Tonight and Grupo Fantasia next Fri.


Newport, Rhode Island -- Thursdays
Newport’s First Ever Salsa Club!
Grand Opening Thursday, February 13th

At Studio 3, 3 Pelham St. (opposite Bannister’s Warf above 1 Pelham East) Enjoy fantastic views of Newport’s beautiful waterfront while you dance the night away!

8-9 Beginners lesson with Sarah Chanel
        $10 per person – no need to register in advance; no partner required 9-12 Dancing to the best in Salsa and Merenge

No cover before 10pm, after 10pm  $5

For more information:

Call 401-846-2724 or
Email Merrilee at:  mzellner5@hotmail.com

Come Listen and Dance to
Salsa ~Merengue~Romantic Boleros
Hector Cuevas &
The Boston Latin Band
March 20, 2003
8:30 p.m.
The Regatta Bar
The Charles Hotel
Cambridge, Ma.
$14 per Ticket

Call ConcertTiks
M-F 10-5, Sat. 11-3
May Reserve A Table of 4 or 6
Bring Your Friends & Amigos
For an Elegant International
Concert Show
Call Janet Miller Wiseman, Manager 781-861-9847 for Further Information or for  Event Booking Information


Latin Thursdays
Valentine Show Giveaway
February 13, 2003

with El Grupo "Melodias"
singing the best in
Salsa, Merengue y Mas
Win a romantic weekend getaway for two.
Prize includes 2 tickets to El Gran Combo concert and one night hotel accommodations  at Foxwoods Resort & Casino. Join us for the month of February for giveaways and A Dance contest with over $2,000 in prizes

February 20
First round of BB-King Latin Thursday Dance Contest
5 couples will compete to advance to the finals
each couple will receive a $100 cash prize.

February 27
Salsa dance show with the world famous
Copacabana Dancers (logo)
Jai & Candie
And the finals of the couples dance contest with a $500 first place

Club BB-King, Foxwoods Resort & Casino
Contact RXMedina@4sure.com

FRIDAY, February 21, is SALSALEGRE!, Metro West's once-a-month salsa social dance.

Put that snow shovel down and come get salsa happy 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!

$10 per person, includes lesson
Cash Bar
18+ (younger welcome with adult)
(must show ID 21+ at bar)

e-mail: salsalegre@salsalegre.com
Guillermo: 617-522-2524
Tracey: 508-655-7142

Don't miss Sangria & Salsa's Red Hot Valentine's Party!

Sophia's and Boston Event Guide turn up the heat with the Sangria & Salsa Valentine's Soiree! This red hot event takes place on Friday, February 14, 2003 and the celebration kicks off at 7:00 PM.  Free dance lessons start at 7:45 and no partner is necessary. 3 Floors of dancing including DJ Zino, Mike C and The Party Boys (Live Band). Proper dress required. Black and red attire encouraged. Sophia's is located at 1270 Boylston Street, Boston. Only $15 at the door before 9:30pm. The evening includes one complimentary Sangria (Love Potion) by the sponsor. Guests are invited to dance the night away with plenty of flirting, free VIP party giveaways!

(If anyone wants to go up there for this, please let me know.  I am considering it.  -Olaf)

February 14th, 2003
Alexander Y Orquesta- Latin Band
13 piece Salsa & Merengue & Bachata Band
Location: Radisson Hotel, Burlington VT
Date: Friday: February 14, 2003
Time: 8:00pm - 1:00am
Tickets: $15.00 tickets on sale Now! @ Club Higher Ground or online http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=vt&query=detail&event=404013

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with the Romantic Boleros, Smooth Salsa and Hot Merengues performed LIVE by "Alexander y Su Orquesta".  Dance the night away with the music of Alexander y Su Orquesta, a 13 piece HOT
LATIN: Salsa/Merengue/Bachata/Boleros Band.

Energetic, vibrant and incredible sound! This Band plays Salsa, Merengue, Bolero, Bachata, Son, Porros, and Cumbia! The musicians in this diverse group hail from all over the world: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Japan, US, Venezuela and Colombia.

Alexander y Orquesta was nominated for the Boston's Music Award 2002 in the category of world music.  Alexander y Su Orquesta has been participating in Latin, Puerto Rican and Dominican festivals in the East Coast and have shared the stage with renowned Latin artists such as Tono Rosario, Tito Rojas, Milly Quezada, Ruby Perez and Charlie Cruz among others. They perform for the annual concerts at the Berklee Performance Center with well-known artists like Giovanni Hidalgo, Bob Doezema and Phil Wilson.  Recently they opened for Puerto Rican Power.

An incredible show! Don' t miss this special performance!

Prior to commencement of event, Burlington's Top Salsa & Merengue Instructors, David Larson & Rebecca Brookes will teach Salsa & Merengue. Intro to Latin Dance. Learn the most popular Latin Dances:  Salsa and Merengue! They will cover basic footwork, leading and following techniques, and basic turn patterns.  Come ready to have a great time! Don't miss the opportunity to learn this dance. 8:00 - 9:00pm @ The Radisson Hotel

Keeping it HOT! Hector "El Salsero" Cobeo will DJ between sets. El Salsero provides us with the hottest and latest LATIN sounds. His music is guaranteed to get you dancing and asking for more!

We also have rooms at discounted prices for those who want to stay overnight.  Special overnight packages and SKI WEEKEND PASSES at the
Radisson Hotel(800.333-3333) and the Best Western(800.863-1125).   Call
them or check our website for more details.  Remember to book early and ask for the Hermanos Productions Valentines' Package!

Event Produced by Hermanos Productions

for more information on this event please contact................. Hector Cobeo - 802-862-5082 or check our Valentine's WebPage http://www.hermanosproductions.com/Valentines.htm
or print our flyer: http://www.hermanosproductions.com/HP_Valentine-Ski.PDF

Celebrate Valentine's Day with GRUPO FANTASIA
at the new Club CANDELA ... Worcester's Finest Latin Dance Club this Friday, February 14!

Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more ... GRUPO FANTASIA
plays it all!

Club CANDELA (@ the Above Club) is located at
264 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA  01609.

Tickets are  $10 before the show, $15 at the door.

** Doors open at 9:30 PM ** 21+ ** Proper dress required.

To PURCHASE TICKETS contact Javier at 508-792-0263
or send an e-Mail to candelatix@SALSAlort.com.

YOU MAY ALSO PURCHASE TICKETS at the following locations:

**Music Plus, 928 Main St.  (508) 792-5744
** Caribbean International Market, 1240 Water St. (978) 343-6373
** Los Hermanos Mini Market, 101 Central St.  (508) 765-5007
** Lacrema Boricua Jewelry, 338 Main St.  (508) 764-0300

For directions and more information visit www.clubCANDELA.com.

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