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Message From: SalsaBoston [list@salsaboston.com] on behalf of SalsaBoston [olaf@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 6:10 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #194: Harbor Cruises start this Sunday!!

Hola Salseros!
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This issue:
- announcements (CRUISES, Salsa Competition, and Casino Rueda ongoing each Wed. at Sophia's)
- Sponsor news
- This week's mailbag
- JD's Corner:  BCCA/JAM'NASTICS Fundraiser report!

Have you caught wind of the discussion for EARLIER DANCING at Sophia's on Wednesdays?  So far it sounds like a good idea!  Please give your 2 cents on the discussion board www.salsaboston.com/wwwboard, or vote in the poll on the home page (www.salsaboston.com)



Harbor Cruise Tickets are now on sale.  www.salsaboston.com/cruise   1st cruise leaves the dock at 8:15pm, Sunday June 22!  Every other Sunday this summer.

6-8 Preparty at "The Landing", Dockside!  Lessons with Johnny and Kelly from 7-8 7:45, boarding begins 8:15, THE BOAT LEAVES!  Don't be swimming at 8:16! Return around 10:30 Afterparty at either Il Panino or The Point, TBA at the cruise.

Upstairs, Salsa Deck with DJ D. Martinez
Downstairs, Latin Mix with DJ Mike Mercado

Tickets, $15 advance or 4/$55, $20 each at the dock.
Lessons #2 extra, pay at the dock.
Tickets online at www.salsaboston.com/store

Note: block of 4 tickets can be used on one or several nights (as a group on one cruise or as individual on several).


Competition Update!

Six couples competed last Friday at El Bembe Prelim round for the 3rd annual SalsaBoston New England Salsa Competition!  Congratulations to all and the best 2 couples by audience vote each received $50 cash and advance to the semifinal round, in late July.  More preliminary rounds will be held for the next 6 weeks around Boston/New England. 

The schedule is currrently being worked out for a number of prelim's, but there will be one at Salsa Night at Sophia's, Wed. June 25.  Contact kelly@salsaboston.com to sign up and receive reduced cover as well.

In the finals, we will be giving away at least $1000 in cash prizes and more.

The event will work much like last year:

1) Amateurs only (due to lack of response in the past from pro's--if you're a pro and want us to reinstate the pro division, let us know)

2) Preliminary rounds around New England at various Salsa clubs, with 1-2 couples from each place representing their club in the semi-finals.  Prelim's decided by audience vote.

3) Semifinals will be tentatively at the BCCA on a Sat. toward the end of July, with 6 couple in the finals in early Aug.

Official rules will be the same as last year (see last year's pages at www.salsaboston.com/competition, new info soon)

We are also currently selecting host venues for the preliminaries.  If you have a club that is interested, please let us know.

There will *tentatively*  be preliminary rounds at:
(we are currently contacting these establishments)

- Sophia's, June 25, and last chance in July
- El Bembe (6/13/03, congrats to the winners!)
- Ryles
- Union St.
- Johnny D's
- Platforms (RI)
- El Caney
- Mangos
- and many more!

Lastly, SEEKING SPONSORS!  If you or your business would like to have your name associated with this event, also let us know!

More info:
Contact kelly@salsaboston.com or olaf@salsaboston.com  617-513-9841

-- CASINO RUEDA at Sophia's is BACK!  Every Wednesday this summer with JAM'NASTICS, 7:45-9:15 before the regular lesson.  $12 covers you for the night.  MIT has been teaching but is on break.  Details at http://salsaboston.com/sophias/rueda.html

  Salsa Night at the BCCA
      Every Saturday!

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

14 Green Street, right in the heart of Coolidge Corner.
Lessons at 9pm
Dancing until 2am+
$10/$12 with lessons
Plenty of street parking
1 block from Green Line
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
  -- SalSalort
  -- 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

Salsa Night at Sophia's new includes 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 or JAM'NASTICS.  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 of course 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.

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!)

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Salsalort Update
2) Salsalegre June 21
3) Lessons in Kenmore Sq.  Cuban style
4) Pabon Salsa party
5) Salsa at Harborwalk, Fri. afternoons with Dave Morgan
6) Melaza auditions (April On2 Dancers)
7) Johnny and Kelly schedule
8) JAM'NASTICS auditions and class schedules
9) JOB OPENING:  Local band booking agent.

Plus JD's Corner: "BCCA Rocks the Flava"
...and Thank you from JAM'NASTICS

1)  Salsalort Update


* * * These classes fill up quickly! * * *
      === REGISTER TODAY! ===

= Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, 8 weeks, starting June 17 .......... AND ........ = Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 PM, 8 weeks, starting June 17
>> Pre-REGISTRATION Required --> REGISTER Today! -

    ** !MAS SALSA!:  **  (only 2 more spots left!)
= Tuesdays, 8:45 - 9:45 PM, 8 weeks, starting June 17!
>> Pre-REGISTRATION Required --> REGISTER Today! -

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is located at 42 Brattle Street, Harvard Square.

To REGISTER and for more information visit www.ccae.org or www.SALSAlort.com.


                 === REGISTER TODAY! ===

= Thursdays, 6:10 - 7:10 PM, 10 weeks, starting June 19
>> Pre-REGISTRATION Required --> REGISTER Today! -
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    **  LATIN DANCE II: **
= Thursdays, 7:15 - 8:15 PM, 10 weeks, starting June 19
>> Pre-REGISTRATION Required --> REGISTER Today! -
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

    **  the SALSAlort WORKSHOP (MULTI-LEVEL): **
= Thursdays, 8:15 - 9:15 PM, 10 weeks, starting June 19
>> Pre-REGISTRATION Required --> REGISTER Today! -
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

To REGISTER and for more information visit us at www.SALSAlort.com, e-mail us at SALSAlort@juno.com, or call us at (508) 79! 2-0263.

  SALSA!Workout(tm) !

    **  WORCESTER:  **
= Wednesdays, 5:45 - 6:45 PM, 6 weeks, starting July 2!
>> Pre-REGISTRATION Required --> REGISTER Today! -
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    **  BROOKLINE: **
= Mondays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, 6 weeks, starting July 7!
>> Pre-REGISTRATION Required --> REGISTER Today! -
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

To REGISTER and for more information visit us at www.SALSAlort.com, e-mail us at SALSAlort@juno.com, or call us at (508) 792-0263.


***** 4-week series with Jen Brown STARTING this Sunday June 22nd! *****

Ladies learn how to spice up your moves!
In this 4 week multi-level series we will cover isolations, body movement, arm styling
spinning technique, creativity and more!  Students should have completed at least intro level salsa/mambo. 

Classes will be held June 22nd, June 29th, July 13th, and July 20th in the
Boston/Cambridge area (exact location and time tba). 
To REGISTER and for more information visit us at www.SALSAlort.com, e-mail us at  SALSAlort@juno.com, or call us at (508) 792-0263.


**** Become a SALSAlort(tm) Dancer! ****

We are dancers without limitations.  "On1", "On2",
"OnPower2", Casino ... whateva'!  Cha-cha, Bachata &

We are looking for talented, open-minded dancers who
are willing to train in all styles, teach, create and perform. Training will be in the Greater Boston area and Wor! cester. Participants MUST be able and willing to travel for training and performances as necessary.

If interested and for more information email us at auditions@SALSAlort.com by June 30th.  Please enter "Audition" on the subject field.

Salsalegre! Saturday June 21
The Sons of Italy Lodge 1411
37 Washington AVENUE (not Washington St)

   8-9pm   Beginner Salsa Lesson
   9pm-12  Dance to Salsa, Cha-Cha
           and Merengue!

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

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

hector hector


salsa lessons for beginners at kenmore
 at the city gym club
no membership necessary !
  $ 10  for one hour
 every tuesday 8:15 pm to 9:15 pm
 relaxed atmosphere !no pressure
 cuban style !!!
 wednesday :advanced  8 :30 to 9;30
 542 commonwealth ave /kenmore station green line
   come and enjoy
 nice area, nice people !!



Fresh from DJ-ING at the L.A. salsa congress!
"DJ master pedreto santiago"

Other Guest DJ's will be spining at the party
45 Danfoth st. Jamaica plain
information 617-524-0457
Directions www.pabonelsalsero.com
call for your tickits!

From Dave Morgan:

Check out "Lunch con Salsa" on the Harborwalk in front of the
Children's Museum every Friday June 27th to August 29th.  Starting at
12:00 there will be a free salsa lesson with a demonstration and
occasional guest performances. Local Salsero Dave Morgan will give a
one-hour lesson that will prepare you for the hottest dance scene in
Boston.  Children are welcome, and Christine Morgan will teach a
separate lesson for the kids.  This event is open to the public and is
hosted by the Children's Museum and Barrio Records.

The  MELAZA Dance CO. is looking for a few good men and women!!!*** Performance/Performance Training OPPORTUNITIES!!!

Date: June 30th
Time: 10pm
Place: VFW Post, 299 Green St. Central Sq. Cambridge
Write to April at aprilon2@aol.com for more info...
More details TBA...

7) Bienvenidos al verano!
Welcome the warm weather (finally) and add some heat of your own
with SALSA classes…

Johnny and Kelly’s summer session starts THIS week.
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. (Now two beginner classes each week!) Join Johnny and Kelly for some “on 1” fun!

Beginner:    Thursdays at 8:00pm – 9:30pm 
(starting June 12th)
                        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

Beginner:   Mondays at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
NEW!           (starting June 16th)
                        Brookline Community Center for the Arts (BCCA)
                        14 Green St. in Brookline
                        Near the Coolidge Corner T stop on the Green Line
                        Public parking lots or street parking available

Advanced Beginner:   Mondays at 9:15pm – 10:45pm
            (starting June 16th)
            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

Advanced:   Tuesdays at 9:00pm – 10:30pm
            (starting June 17th)
            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 Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60.  The session lasts 10-11 weeks, depending on the level. Please e-mail or call with any questions.
Kelly:  ksilfies@hotmail.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  salsumba1@aol.com, (617) 312-6464


Salsa Encendida Audition

Become part of the hottest dance company in Boston!

6:45-7:45 Thursday, June 12th, 2003

@ The Brazilian Cultural Center, 310 Webster Ave., Cambridge

www.jamnastics.org for directions and information

*no partner required

*no pre-choreographed material required

*audition will follow the format of an intermediate level salsa dance class

*select dancers will be invited to join the salsa encendida dance company                           or the brand new salsa encendida  training program  (with oportunity to perform routines)

Schedule of JAM'NASTICS Latin Dance Classes

Session 1: Jun 17-Jul 17
Session 2: Jul 22-Aug 24

at the Community Arts Center, 119 Windsor St. Cambridge (rear of Windsor St. Health Clinic) 6:45-7:45PM Salsa Basics (Level 1)
6:45-7:45PM Footwork & Partnering With Style (Levels 2-3 & 4-5) 
7:45-8:45PM A Latin Workout (Get fit Latin style!) (All Levels)

at Sophias, 1270 Boylston St., Boston (Kenmore Sq.) 7:45-9:15PM La Rueda de Casino (Levels 1, 2-3 & 4-5)

at the Brookline Community Center for the Arts, 14 Green St., Brookline (Coolidge Corner) 5:30-6:30PM *Salsa for Youth (ages 8-14) (Levels 1-3)
6:30-7:30PM Men's Footwork & Body Movement (Levels 1-2 & 3-5)
6:30-7:30PM Ladies' Styling (Levels 1-2 & 3-5)
7:30-8:30PM Spinning & Partnering With Style (Levels 1, 2-3 & 4-5)
8:30-9:00PM Footwork Challenge! (Half an hourhalf price) (Levels 3-5)

at The Brazilian Cultural Center of New England (This class will have the opportunity to perform) 6:00-8:00PM *Salsa Choreography (Footwork & Partnering) (Levels 3-5)

at Johnny Ds, 17 Holland St., Somerville
9:00-10:00PM Open Class (Drop-In Only) (Levels 1-3)
10:00-1:00AM Dancing with Live Salsa Band: Rumba Na Ma 

* These classes require full-session registration (no drop-in)


 Drop In Students Registered Students
 $14 for one class 1 class for 5 weeks--$60
 $25 for two classes in one night 2 classes for 5 weeks--$105
 $10 for Class & Club @Johnny Ds 3 classes for 5 weeks--$150
 $7 for Footwork Challenge 4 classes for 5 weeks--$195

For class descriptions or information about private instruction: www.jamnastics

JAM'NASTICS mission statement: To use the arts/sports of dance and gymnastics as a vehicle to build community,                        celebrate diversity, and promote positive change.             www.jamnastics.org            617-354-5780

Latin Music Ensemble/Music Booking Agency seeks Assistant to the Director

Contact:  Please email your cover letter indicating why you are appropriate for this position, your resume, 2 employer and 2 personal references to Kellie Lin Knott at kellie@musicamador.com.  No calls please.

Hours:  25-30 hours/week during regular business hours

Start date: August 2003

Pay:  $12-$14 per hour, based on experience

Required Background:
A minimum of 3 years of administrative experience required
Arts administration and/or booking experience strongly preferred
Excellent oral and written skills in English; Spanish a plus

Recommended Characteristics:
Assistant Director must be a strong multi-tasker and perform well under pressure.  Assistant Director must truly enjoy working with people.  He/she must be friendly by nature, energetic, service-oriented, flexible, empathetic, intuitive, and great on the phone.

 Position Description:
Assistant Director will serve three interrelated companies out of our North Cambridge office. They are: MusicAmador (Latin music agency -www.musicamador.com ), The Roots Agency (Latin, Celtic and North American folk agency -  www.draketam.com ) and Sol y Canto (national touring latin band - www.solycanto.com ). Training begins in early August 2003 or sooner.  Work will officially begin on August 18, after candidate is fully trained in on all aspects of the position by current Assistant Manager and Director. Responsibilities for position are divided into three main categories:

(1)  Booking Support - Assistant Director will assist Company Director in researching potential clients and leads for artist bookings.  Potential work as an agent after adequate training is possible.  Assistant Director will proof and issue contracts, trouble-shoot with clients, set up appointments for director and provide publicity support and information as needed.

(2)  Artist Management - Assistant Director will work closely with Company Director on Artist Management responsibilities for critically acclaimed pan-latin acoustic ensemble, Sol y Canto.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: advancing tour dates, tour itinerary planning, issuing and tracking Artist contracts, creating and updating promotional materials, product inventory, tour publicity coordination and execution, promoting upcoming concerts, updating fan lists and website calendars.

(3)  Office Management - Assistant Director will be in charge of product and supplies inventory, internet orders, website maintenance, database maintenance, word processing, mailings, hiring & coordinating & supervising office interns, & routing incoming phone calls. Assistant Director will directly handle all calls to keep office environment running smoothly.

Skills Necessary:  Excellent verbal & written communication skills- Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required: Macintosh computer (OS X ), knowledgeable in Microsoft Office 2001 for Mac, Word Perfect, Filemaker Pro, ACT!for Macintosh, Now Up to Date &  Contact, HTML, Netscape & Internet Explorer, Photoshop, Itunes, Adobe Acrobat Writer.



Well that’s it , if by now you don’t know about the new venue at BCCA, you must be living in an alternate universe or something.  Last Saturday (June 7) Olaf and all his partners in crime organized THE salsa blast of the season so far.

  In an extravaganza of salsa events that rivaled any that have been seen here in a long while, BCCA sponsored a series of tutorials and performances to benefit Jam’nastics that brought the house down. Special guest star salsero Willie Narkorn from the LA scene assisted by our own Annara, and Ana Tinajero from Jam’nastics, offered an intense afternoon filled with top notch instruction for Btowns salsa freaks. I personally learned enough that afternoon to have fresh moves for the next year to come!  I needed three RED BULL’s to get me to the evening, but it was worth it, let me tell you!

  After some brief tutorials, the party shifts into high gear as the newly installed maple dance floor fills with salseros from all over the Boston area.  I was amazed to see so many great dancers out and lookin’ good. The youth division of Jam’nastics took the center stage to kick off the performances with an electrifying display of hip-hop style that was truly amazing! Their energy and skill were a joy to behold, truly an example of what can happen when youth channels it’s energy to creative, positive purposes. Acting on the spur of the moment, Elsa initiates a scholarship fund that in a single evening, raises $1500 for deserving kids in the program! Way to go Btown!!

  The women’s contingent of the newly `organized Salsa Encendida, delivered a sultry, sinuous, performance that showcased the choreographic talents of Anna Tinajero, who sadly , is leaving the area for a while. Next, the men of Encendida led by Andres Giraldo, kicked off a number that brought back some old school mambo flava.  Let me tell you, this group is going to be one of the top salsa companies around very quickly!

  After we all danced till we were drenched, Ana Tinajero an Willie Narkorn showed us what it’s all about.  In a totally improvised performance, they displayed some of the finest dance talent to be seen anywhere. Their creativity, and playfulness was amazing and a joy to watch. The party rocked till 3am!

  From now on, there’s only one place to be Saturday nights, BCCA, ‘cause  that’s how we do it in Btown!


Thank you note from JAM'NASTICS:

JAM'NASTICS would like to give a big thank you to all of you who came out to support the benefit event last Saturday. Everyone had a great time and the show got a huge response from the crowd!  In case you didn't hear the annoucement at the party: we raised $1500 for the Sponsor-A-Child program. That will provide scholarships for young dancers who could not previously afford to participate. Thank you for all of your kind donations. Also, thanks to everyone who attended the workshops with L.A. salsero, Willie Narkorn, and the JAM'NASTICS Latin dance instructors. See you at the next party!!!

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