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Message Subject: FW: Salsa Update #204: Congress Tickets on Sale! Only $110 b4 Monday

Hola Salseros!
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This issue:
- Important Announcements
   Boston Salsa Congress Oct. 24-26
   Sunday: Congress Planning Meeting #3! noon
   Oct. 17: HUGE JamNastics/Morenawear Benefit (see item 1 in the mailbag)
- Salsaboston Events (BCCA, Sophia's with Casino Rueda)
- Sponsor News
- This Week's Mailbag

*** THIS SUNDAY: CONGRESS PLANNING MEETING #2  Noon, 24 Breakwater Dr., Chelsea 
Bruch will be provided!  Please RSVP.  For directions email me.

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Oct. 24-26
   Tickets Now on Sale!  www.salsaboston.com/congreso
   *** Only $110 for everything before Monday, October 13! ***

Brought to you by SalsaBoston.com and MIT Casino Rueda Group

3 Days and Nights of Salsa Dancing and Shows
with international stars and New Englands hottest dancers!
Over 25 workshops, for beginners, intermediate, and masters.  Never Salsa danced before?  This is a perfect chance to see what it's really all about!

Confirmed Guests:
White Boy Wonders, San Diego
Olivia Dasso (3 time world champion), LA
Juan Calderon and Cultural Explosion, NJ
Troy Anthony and Latin Motions, New Orleans
Mambo Tribe, Toronto

Ismael Ottero (the "Million Moves Man")
Dee Scott and Karen Aguilar, DC
Avram Lubliner-Walters and Vanessa Beltran, DC
Ricardo Loaiza, DC
and others!

Plus from New England:
Hacha Y Machete
Hips on Fire
Salsa Y Control
SalsaLort Dance Co.
MIT Casino Rueda Group
Noche Latina
April On2 & Melaza Dancers
Mambo Slaves
and others!

* Friday, October 24 7pm-1:00am at "La Sala de Puerto Rico", MIT
  Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, 2nd Floor.
  Workshops, dancing, and performances.
* Saturday October 25 11am-6pm, Sydney-Pacific Hall, 80 Pacific
  St. Cambridge.  Workshops.
* Saturday October 25 9pm-2am, Brookline Community Center for the
  Arts, 14 Green St. Brookline.  Dancing and performances.
* Sunday October 26 11am-6pm, Sydney-Pacific Hall, 80 Pacific
  St. Cambridge.  Workshops.
* Sunday October 26 8pm-1am, Brookline Community Center for the Arts,
  14 Green St. Brookline.  Dancing and performances.

Additionally, there will be food, the "Mambo Mall", happy hours, private lessons, and much more.

The website is up.  www.salsaboston.com/congreso  New information will be posted daily so check back often.

*** VENDORS! ***
Interested in selling things at the Congress?  Vendors from last year did quite well.  Email kelly@salsaboston.com for details.

  Salsa Night at the BCCA
      Every Saturday!

BCCA's Salsa Night is now open with a modest crowd but very fun! 

14 Green Street, right in the heart of Coolidge Corner.
Lessons at 9:30pm
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
  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

    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 JAM'NASTICS 7:45-9:15, introductory and intermediate.  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

PROPER DRESS REQUIRED, no tshirts, jeans, caps

Salsa Night at Sophia's new includes a Casino Rueda class from 7:45 to 9:00, 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 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 9:00-10:00.  $12 covers you for the whole night ($10 after 10:00).  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.

 This Week's Mailbag

1) JamNastics/Morenawear Benefit Fri. Oct. 17
2) Mambo Slaves @ Wepa Salsa Sunday
3) Rueda de Bachata w/ Hips on Fire
4) Latin Jazz & Salsa at Spontaneous Celebrations


**ONE NIGHT ONLY...FRIDAY OCTOBER 17th**Click below. www.morenawear.com

Morenawear.com celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through the diversity of of Latin Music and dance.

Come see the sensational performances from Boston's hottest Salsa dancers, enjoy drink specials, and be one of the lucky winners to receive spectacular prizes.

2 of Boston Best DJ's will keep this event happening.

In Room # 1 - DJ's Antonio Ortiz A.K.A. DJ Latino spins the best in Salsa, Merengue and bachata. (You heard him play at Sophia's, Ryles and Club Mangos)

In Room # 2 - DJ Tito A. Spins the best in freestyle, dance and hip hop. (You heard him play at Club Mangos and the Big Boston events.)

A portion of the proceeds goes to Jam'nastics Scholarship Fund which services a diverse population of local youth



**NO work or school the next day!
**Come play with your favorite boston salseros!
**WE dance "on 1", "On 2", "on 3", "on 4"--it's all good. Share the love...we're all family.

$10 (with a free salsa class at 8pm!!)

8-9pm Salsa Class for all levels
9-12am DJ Hernan (aka "Gangsta") representin' his mafioso roots with hardcore SALSA, merengue, bachata, and of course, salsa romantica (he's a lover, not a fighter) ;)

179 South ST, 6th floor @ the Fred Astaire Dance Studio
South Station, Boston
I-90 I-93, red line, commuter rail to South St.

for directions, parking, class info...


3) From Hips on Fire

This Thursday we are teaching Rueda the Bachata!!! The new dance in town!!! Come and learn a fun way to dance bachata !!! All levels welcomed. 

8:30-9:30pm - Salsa Adv.

VFW ======> WITH NO SMOKE at all!!! aahhhhhhhhhhh......
299 Green st, Central Sq, Cambridge

The Mambo Inn
With JP Tropicale
$8/$6 members
Starts Fri. Oct. 17
8-9 Latin Jazz
9-9:30 Salsa Lesson
9:30-12 Salsa dancing

Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth St.
Jamaica Plain

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