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Message Subject: Salsa Update #187:3rd annual Instructor nights this Wed. and Fri!!

Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 3:39 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #187:3rd annual Instructor nights this Wed. and Fri!!

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

A) THIS WEEK! 3rd Annual SalsaBoston Instructor nights!  Two Nights:
   -Sophia's with DJ Antonio Ortiz, Wed. April 9
   -"El Bembe" this week with SalsaBoston and DJ D. Martinez, Fri. April 11

B) Confirmed!  Afro-Cuban All-Stars on Wed. April 23 at Paradise Rock Club
    with Official AfterParty at Sophia's!

C) Grupo Niche and El Grand Combo at Salsa at Symphony, Sunday April 27

D) BCCA Saturday Salsa Nights kicked off last week!  No night this week on account of other events, but regular night starts April 19.  All ages.

It's back for the third year for two dates!

  Instructor Nights

April 9 at Sophia's, and April 11 at El Bembe...

3rd annual event.  What we have done for you is brought in as many of Boston's instructors as we could, into one place, so you can meet them all, see their dance styles, and have a great party!

I don't have the latest confirmations from Kelly, but lined up we have:

Instructor                      Company         Wed. 4/9        Fri. 4/11

Johnny & Kelly                                  yes             yes
Ana & Andres            Jamnastics              yes             yes
April                           April on 2              invited invited
Burju & Victor          Hacha Y Machete yes             invited
Ruben & Lisa            Mamboslaves             yes             invited
MIT Rueda Group                                 yes             invited
Seemore & Cristina      Hips on Fire    yes             yes
Edwin Pabon                     Salsamix                invited invited
guillermo & Tracey      Salsalegre              invited invited
Javier Salort           Camb CAE/               yes             tba   
Dan Marshall            Freemotion              yes             invited
Uche Amichi                                             invited invited
Michelle Cloutier               Brookline AE    invited invited
Ernie Garcia            Boston CAE              invited invited
Stuart                  Sophia's                invited invited
Hedwidge & Melissa      Noche Latina    yes             invited
Samantha Sperling               Social Image    invited invited
Raul Nieves                     Dance Caliente  invited invited
Suzanne Steele          Temporada               invited invited
Supershag                                               invited invited

Not on the list? Sorry!  Please send email to kelly@salsaboston.com to be included!

  AfroCuban All-Starts Concert
    and Afterparty (at Sophias)
  Wednesday, April 23, 2003
  Paradise Rock Club (concert 8-10pm)

SalsaBoston has been asked by www.latinconcerts.com to host the official after party at Salsa Night at Sophia's!  The band members are expected to attend.

Tickets are available online at www.SalsaBoston.com/store, $22 incl. $2 charge fee (compared to $5.50 at NEXT TICKETS  yo!!).

Afterparty is only $8 with ticket stub, but if you buy in advance, you can get the whole package (ticket, afterparty, and service charges) for $28.50, which saves you.  Advance tickets on sale until Tuesday, April 22.

Concert web page: www.salsaboston.com/acallstars


  Salsa at Symphony Hall
  Grupo Niche y El Grand Combo
This is 2nd year of this big event, last year featuring Celia Cruz and Gilberto Santa Rosa!  I saw about 200 "regulars" there amongst about 1200, pretty full house.  Don't miss this!

  Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 8pm.
  Celebrating 60 years of Salsa:

  El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico (celebrating 40 years)
  El Grupo Niche de Colombia (celebrating 20 years)

  Performing at Boston's Symphony Hall

  Ticket prices are $40.00, $55.00 & $65.00*

  You may purchase tickets at:
  by calling 617-931-2000 (TicketMaster)
  by calling 617-266-1200 (Symphony Hall)
  or by visiting any Filenes Department Stores
  *To avoid service and mail order fee, please check the local stores:
  Franklin CD, JP
  Musicentro, Lynn
  Las Princesitas, Chelsea
  Telepaisa, E. Boston
  Concert Website:  http://www.salsaatsymphony.com/

  Salsa Night at the BCCA
      Every Saturday!

NOTE:  This Sat. April 12, it will be CLOSED, but reopen again permanently on April 19.

BCCA's Salsa Night opened Sat. April 5, with a modest crowd but very fun!  This will be a weekly event, and because it is not a nightclub, stays OPEN LATE!

14 Green Street, right in the heart of Coolidge Corner.
Lessons at 9pm
Dancing until 2am+
$10/$12 with lessons
Plenty of parking
All ages
More info and directions: http://salsaboston.com/bcca

If you haven't heard about it already, there's a new dance space in town:
  Brookline Community Center for the Arts (BCCA)
  Opening April, 2003
  in Coolidge Corner, Brookline
The BCCA website is being updated daily.  Please log in to www.bccaonline.com and add yourself to the mail/email list to get all the latest info.

  -- Burju and Victor (Hacha y Machete)
  -- Johnny and Kelly
  -- Dan Marshall

Schedules and registration online

The BCCA is interviewing instructors (dance, yoga, martial arts, dance fitness) If you're interested in a new place to instruct, or better hours, contact the center at bcca@salsaboston.com

Investment opportunities are available.  If interested, please contact bms_llc@salsaboston.com for more info.

    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!

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: info@salsaboston.com

World Rhythms(TM) Dance, Health & Fitness Center
 and Salsalort.com

-Martial Arts
-World Dance

Keystone Plaza, 221 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01609.
This is near the intersection
of Park Avenue, in the same lot as Standard Electric.
If you are coming from Main Street, the Center
will be on your right just before you come to
Park Avenue.

(508) 792-0263, WorldRhythms@SALSAlort.com,
www.WorldRhythmsCenter.com (currently this domain re-directs
 to www.SALSAlort.com ... we will have the new World
Rhythms(TM) web site up soon!)

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) Class Update for Temporada Latina
2) New Lessons Schedule with Johnny and Kelly
3) La Alianza Party this Saturday [ALWAYS A GOOD TIME! -ed]
4) April Super Saturday this week
5) JAM'NASTICS class schedule
6) East meets west casbah at Karoun
7) Sol Y Canto at Scullers, April 9

Please let people know that "For the next two Thursdays (April 10 and 17) Suzanne Steele will be teaching the intermediate classes, as well as the beginner classes, at Temporada Latina / Ryles. If you have enjoyed Suzanne's beginner class and like her teaching style, please join her during the next two weeks."


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

New Beginner session starting now!  Just getting into the salsa groove? 
Now is a great time to learn those basics.  Already in the groove?  Advanced Beginner and Intermediate levels are continuing and welcome newcomers.

Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns and funky freestyle footwork. Practice your body movement and isolations. Classes offered at three levels—Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced.

The Intermediate class will be changing location to Central Sq. on April 29th.  Impulse’s studio space is being sold [and Adrienne is moving her program to the BCCA!  -ed].  We’ll miss Adrienne and wish Impulse Dance all the best!  

Beginner:    Thursdays at 8:00pm – 9:30pm 
New               Dance Complex
Session!                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
             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
                        Impulse Dance Studio (until 4/22)
                        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

New               Boston Dance Company (starting 4/29)
Location!         550 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge
                        3rd floor
                        Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
                        Public parking lots or street parking available

Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60 (All 5 classes must be taken before Memorial Day weekend.)

Please e-mail or call with any questions. 
Kelly:  kelly@salsaboston.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  salsumba1@aol.com, (617) 312-6464

Juan  Gomez

Jgomez@law.harvard edu

La Alianza at Harvard Law School

invites you to thier:

Salsa Party
Saturday April 12, 2003
Harkness Commons
9 p.m- 1 a.m.
Free Salsa Lessons from 8-9pm

$8 cover
All the beer and sangria you can drink!!

Directions:  Harkness Commons is the student center at the Harvard Law School.  Take Massachussetts Avenue past Harvard Square toward Porter Square and turn right on Jarvis Street.


Gabriel, the "turn pattern whiz kid", is an instructor at the On2 Studio in Manhattan.  He previously danced with the Eddie Torres and the Santo Rico dance companies.  Kimberly is a dancer with Estilo Clasico (Jai and Candy).


**April 12th**April 12th**April2th**April12th**April12th**April 12th**April

Please join us SATURDAY, April 12th for Workshops, Salsa Party + Dance
PERFORMANCE with two of NY's hottest dancers.

CLASSES: (1pm to 6pm) VFW Post, 288 Green St. in Central Square,
Cambridge. One block from red line. Public Parking Available.

PARTY & PERFORMANCE (10pm-3am): 100 Mass Ave, 4th floor.
Corner of Newbury St. Above Urban Outfitters.


1-2:30 pm Advanced BEGINNERS/Intermediate SALSA DANCERS--footwork and    
    turn patterns

3-4pm LADIES and MEN's STYLING for ALL LEVELS--Learn all the NY
      tricks to spicing up your freestyle AND partner work.

4:30-6pm INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SALSA DANCERS--footwork and turn      

Cost: $20 per workshop, 2 classes for $35, 3 classes for $50

ALL CLASSES will be filled with impressive material!! Don't miss out!!


10pm-3am--SALSA DANCE PARTY with DJ NIK!

Performance at Midnight.

***the very best music for DANCERS!!!!


100 Mass Ave, 4th floor.
Corner of Newbury St. Above Urban Outfitters.

$12 all night

18+, ID needed for bar

For more info, please contact APRIL at 617-388-0925, aprilon2@aol.com,


Spring has just arrived--catch the Salsa Fever!  JAM'NASTICS' New Schedule of Salsa Classes begins April 8th & 10th , with instructors Ana Tinajero, Andres Giraldo, Katie Seamans and Anara Frank.   We've added some new classes, thanks to all of your requests. This session, at every hour there is a class for every level!

6:45   Mens Footwork + Body Movement
          Ladies Styling (now split in 2 separate levels!)
7:45   Partnering with Style (split in 3 separate levels!)

6:45   Salsa Spinning, Footwork + Partnering (Levels 1+2)
          La Rueda de Casino (Levels 3+4)

7:45   Salsa Spinning, Footwork + Partnering (Levels 3+4)
          Dips + Smooth Moves (Levels 1+2)          

JAMNASTICS !Salsa Encendida! classes are held at the Kennedy School in East Cambridge, near Kendall Square and the Galleria Mall. There's ample parking and its also close to the red line, the green line and the 69 bus route.

Drop-in classes are $13, or register for the entire session and get a discount!
($9-$12/class, depending on the # of classes you register for)

For more information, or to register for classes, please call (617) 354-5780 or visit our website at www.jamnastics.org.

You can also check out our unique style at Instructor's Night on Wednesday, 4/9 at Sophia's and Friday, 4/11 at El Bembe!  Hope to see you on the dance floor!

6)  From Reynaldo:

 East Meets West
 Arabia American Style
 Upcoming Cabaret Show
 Tuesday April8th 7pm

 A Retro Belly Dance Extravaganza!
 Featuring 19 dancers, new choreography by Johara, video show by
 Produkt, a rare dance performance by Garo, live music, open dancing,
 colorful costumes,
 slave boys, and the great sultan, snor Rey.
 Don't miss this final performance.

 Make your reservations below.

 Location: The Karoun Restaurant 839 Washington Street, Newton Corner
 in Newton, MA (corner of Walnut &Washington

 Price: $30 Includes entre (chicken, meat, or vegetarian)
 Time: 7pm live music by Kostas, Mike gregian and Garo
 730 Showtime during dinner
 9 live music and dancing

 Reservations Required: If you have access to email, fill out the form below  and pay at the door the day of show. Otherwise, call the number below.

 Ebail: eastmeetswest@attbi.com
 Or Johara@SnakeDance.com
 Call: 617 730-3733

Sol Y Canto at Scullers, April 9
Reserve tickets now *Reserve su boleto ahora*
Sol y Canto & special guest, Katie Viqueira (tango) on April 9th!

 TICKETS   $18    BOLETOS *   www.solycanto.com      www.katieviqueira.com
 TO BUY:  617.562.4111  SCULLER JAZZ CLUB    www.scullersjazz.com
Rosi Amador, Lead Singer/Company Director, SOL Y CANTO

- The new World Rhythms(TM) Dance,
Health & Fitness Center will offer a
variety of adult and youth Dance courses
including Latin (Salsa/Mambo, Merengue,
Bachata, etc.), Brazilian Samba, Belly
Dancing, African Dancing, Argentine Tango,
Swing, Hip-hop, Folkloric Dances and more!
- Besides Dance courses, the World Rhythms(TM)
Dance, Health & Fitness Center will also
offer the popular SALSA!Workout(TM) and
other dance workout classes!.  Counseling in
Fitness including Nutrition, Weight Loss,
Body Building, etc., will be offered by
Certified Fitness Trainers.  ALSO ... our
incredible, StretchAssist(TM) program for
pain management and reduction and overall
flexibility will be starting soon!
-Look out for our 90 Day Personal Fitness
Challenge!  More to come ...

- In the near future, the World Rhythms(TM)
Dance, Health & Fitness Center will offer
Massage, Martial Arts, Musical Instruction,
Guided Meditation Sessions and more.

- Space will also be available for musicians/
bands to practice by the hour.

WHERE:  Keystone Plaza, 221 Chandler Street,
Worcester, MA 01609.  This is near the intersection
of Park Avenue, in the same lot as Standard Electric.
If you are coming from Main Street, the Center
will be on your right just before you come to
Park Avenue.

WHEN:  Latin Dance courses will start on April 3.
Other courses will be scheduled soon.  Please check
website for updates.
CONTACT:  (508) 792-0263, WorldRhythms@SALSAlort.com,
www.WorldRhythmsCenter.com (currently this domain re-directs
 to www.SALSAlort.com ... we will have the new World
Rhythms(TM) web site up soon!)

Thanks to all that have supported me in this and
other endeavors.  I TRULY could not have done it
without you!  Thank you for your efforts!  PEACE!

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