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Message From: Salsa Update [sbclist@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 11:06 AM
Subject: Salsa Update #207: 3rd Anniversary Party, Salsa Night at Sophia's, next Wed! 2 Floors!

Hola Salseros!
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This issue:
- Important Announcements
   3rd Anniversary Party, Salsa at Sophia's, Wed. Nov. 26
   SalsaBoston has brand new guayaberas for sale. Only $20!!
   Friday at Sophia's, new instructor
        --Check out details in Sponsor News
   Havana Club open Mondays in Union Square, Somerville
        --Details in Sponsor News
- Salsaboston Events (BCCA, Sophia's with Casino Rueda)
- Sponsor News
- This Week's Mailbag


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Important Announcements
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3rd Anniversary Party, Salsa Night at Sophia's, Wednesday, November 26
    (the night before Thanksgiving--HOLIDAY!)  Last year, SOLD OUT!!
    This year, 2 floors!  2 DJ's (DJ Hernan and DJ Antonio Ortiz)!

    Upstairs:  Casino Rueda at 8pm, Beginner/Intermediate Salsa
      at 9pm, Salsa from 10-2

    Downstairs: *** Dancing starts at 9pm! ***

    Performance and cake around 11:30
    $12, includes lessons

"Come help us start the 4th year with a bang!"

By the way, you may have noticed a lot of changes going on at Sophia's, such as new lighting, a refurbished restaurant, and some paint on the walls.  This is all part of a revitalization program being done there to make it a top notch facility!

*** Check out the new Food Menu, prepared by Sophia's new 4 Star Chef!

PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT MCDONALDS, YOU WILL BE TOWED.  Parking is usually free (when there is no attendant) in the LAZ lot behind the Mobile Gas Station.

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Guayaberas for sale!

We managed to get ahold of a bunch of nice ones wholesale from Miami for the Congress but were too busy to sell them, so we have some left!  If you don't know, these are short sleaved, embroidered men's shirts based on the casual Cuban style.  They have a straight cut bottom and are worn loosely.  These have retail tags on them for $30-$50, but this batch we're selling for $20 each!!!!

Colors are across the board, mostly black, blue, pastels, cream, and white, but a few others.  Various sizes.  If interested, email size and color preference to info@salsaboston.com and I'll let you know what we have left in stock.

Here is a picture of a typical one: http://www.suavecito.com/images/Shirts/BlueGuayaberra.jpg

Great Holiday Gift for your "DANCIN' MAN!"


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 SalsaBoston T-Shirts are in!
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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.



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  Salsa Night at the BCCA
      Every Saturday!
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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
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.

     SALSA CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED!  Programs with
  -- Burju and Victor (Hacha y Machete)
  -- Johnny and Kelly
  -- SalSalort
  -- JAM'NASTICS
  -- 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


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    SalsaBoston.com presents
    Salsa Night at Sophia's
       Every Wednesday
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"Boston's original all Salsa, 'by Salseros for Salseros' hotspot!" 1270 Boylston St., Boston (near Kenmore Sq. and Fenway Park)

Every Wed:
7:45-9:00
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

9:00-10:00
Follwing that, Salsa Lessons with Johnny and Kelly at 9:15, beginnner and intermediate, no partner necessary.

10:00-2am
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.

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Sponsor News:
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Sangria & Salsa is HOT - Red Hot!
Every Friday, salsa your way over to the best social party in town.
Our professional dance teacher Rix brings years of experience offering
beginner and advanced Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.
The fun starts at 7:30pm and NO partner necessary!
Optional salsa lessons begin at 8:00pm
(8-9 Beginner 9-10 Intermediate)
Bring your friends, sip sangria and get ready to salsa all night long. THIS EVENT IS GREAT FOR GROUPS, BACHELOR-ETTE PARTIES,
SINGLES or COUPLES ON A DATE.

http://www.bostoneventguide.com/ss.htm

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The Havana Club presents Mambo Mondays
@ Toast, Union Square, Somerville

The Havana Club provides a casually elegant evening (Mambo Mondays!) for beginning and serious Salsa dancers.  The night features a beginner lesson from 8-9, followed by an open Salsa dance from 9-12. Havana Club is located at Toast, an upscale restaurant and bar which can luxuriously seat 75 while 150 dance Salsa. (Yeah, Baby!)  The restaurant serves gourmet food and the bar makes authentic Mojitos! Free Valet Parking is available for women traveling alone. Club Code of Conduct: Treat her like a lady! Admission is $10. Opening night is Monday, November 17th!

Toast is located at 70 Union Square in Somerville. To drive there from Cambridge's central square, go 1 mile up Prospect St., take a left at the Dunkin Donuts and look for the sign "Toast" on your right. There are free public parking lots next to and behind the restaurant. Bus routes 85, 86, 87, and 91 have Union Square stops.

For more information call Jeff Robinson at 617.312.5550 or email havanaclubsalsa@yahoo.com


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 This Week's Mailbag
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1) Bohemian Latin Stand Party, Dec. 6, Worcester
2) Boston Latin Band at Regattabar Jan 21
3) Salsalegre Update, new classes
4) April Update: Party w/ food Nov. 23, Jack and Jill winners
5) SALSAlort Update: gift classes and Bongos in Worcester
6) MIT Casino Rueda in West Side Story production, Nov 20-23

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1)
Hey Party Peeps!              

Come join the Latin Dance Party ! celebrating  
Bohemian Latin Stand's 4th Anniversary!
Worcester's only Latino Poetry/Music/Performance Group
at the
Worcester Artist Group
Studios
38 Harlow Street, Worcester
near Lincoln Street

Saturday, December 6th
7 - 8 PM .......... free Salsa/Merengue Lessons
8 PM - Until  .......... party 'till you surrender!               

Tickets are available Now
So get yours today!
$5.00 donation
or
Bring Pot Luck Item

We'll take a break from dancing to entertain our friends
" Living Room Style "
so bring your favorite musical instrument and join our
Jam Sessions !  

also check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WorcesterSalsaDancers/

Call me to reserve your tickets Today
or for information on Bohemian Latin Stand events,  membership, or support!

Hope to see you all at the party!  
Michael Maldonado,
President
Bohemian Latin Stand

P.S.  Last year's party was great!  Just ask anyone who was there  or
"just listen to me now ... believe me later!"

byo_
Perhaps you'll meet a new friend
Who Knows !


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2)
Regattabar Concert Performance

January 21th, 2004 Concert  Performance
          8:30  & 10 p.m. 

HECTOR CUEVAS and
 THE BOSTON LATIN BAND

Inspired by our Magical Tour of the Dominican Republic and Miami with songs from “Cubarengue” Salsa  ~ Merengue  ~ Romantic Boleros Danzon

Charles Hotel, Harvard Square
Call Concertiks  at 617-876-7777
For CD “Cubarengue”or information about performances email Millerwise@aol.com

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3)
NEW!!!! NEW!!!! NEW!!!!
4-WEEK BEGINNER CLASS ON TUESDAY EVENINGS
8:15 - 9:15 > STARTING NOV. 25TH
1ST WEEK SALSA
2ND WEEK CHA-CHA
3RD WEEK RUMBA
4TH WEEK EAST COAST SWING
THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO INDTRODUCE YOURSELF TO SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR DANCES! NO PARTNER REQ.
WE WILL BE INTRODUCING THE BASIC STEP AND TURN PATTERNS IN EACH DANCE. $48 FOR THIS SESSION PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED CLASS TAUGHT BY TRACEY
PLEASE E-MAIL GIORGIO@DATTRON.COM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS


LOCATION: 17 Winslow Rd, Natick (visit www.salsalegre.com, "Learn to Salsa" for map)

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4)
SALSEROS DE CORAZON!

- Come enjoy a pre-Thanksgiving Potluck dinner this Sunday, November 23rd!
Plenty of Arroz con gandules for everyone!!
 If you would like to contribute a dish or dessert, please call April at 917-776-1325.  Let's celebrate and give thanks together with lots of food and slammin' salsa by DJ "Nasty" Nik!

Nos vemos el domingo!

- Last WEPA Sunday was off the hook! Thanks to all who came out to party! The energy was great
and we had lots of fun all night! Tomas "el negrito" gave an awesome show, accompanied by Melaza's multi-talented Grey German.

Felicidades to all WEPA Jack and Jill Salsa contest competitors and winners!

The winners of the amateur category:
1st--Alex (Sascha) and Emma
2nd--Alex (Iglecia) and Cathy
3rd--Zulay and Pedro

The winners of the semi-pro category:
1st--Rob and Stefania
2nd--Pamela and Josh
3rd--Charlene and Hernan

Please contact April to claim your prize 917-776-1325 

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio
      6th Floor, 179 South Street
      South Station, Boston
8pm - 9pm  Salsa class for ALL LEVELS 
9pm-12am Salsa Dance Party
The Salsa Dance Party offers the very best music by DJ Nik and DJ Hernan!!!

Salsa Clasica :: Salsa de Hoy :: Mambo
Cha Cha :: Merengue :: Bachata & more!!!

For more info:
www.Aprilon2.com
Aprilon2@aol.com
617-388-0925

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5)
From SALSAlort:

 Give the GIFT OF DANCE to your family, friends and
colleages.

SALSAlort & World Rhythms GIFT CERTIFICATES are
available by course or by specific amount ...
... YOUR CHOICE!

Send an e-Mail to GiftCertificates@SALSAlort.com
to order your certificates.

You may also call us @ (508)792-0263 or (866)38-WORLD.



-- COME TO BONGOS ~ WORCESTER's FINEST LATIN DANCE NIGHT!

** Join us THIS FRIDAY for Latin Dancing!
   BONGOS @ Club Red
   This FRIDAY ... WITH DJ LatinBoy from the Copa & DJ Tico!

- DANCE CONTEST ... CASH and OTHER Prices!
    *WINNERS CHOSEN BY AUDIENCE APPLAUSE!!!  BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
- Playing the Best Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and MORE!
- Proper Dress REQUIRED
   - No jeans, sneakers, hats, boots, etc.
- Proper ID Required ... NO EXCEPTIONS!
   - Ladies 20+
   - Gents 21+
- Cover
   - $5 before 11:00 PM
   - ... MORE after!
- Doors open at 10:30 PM

Table Reservations: Oscar @ (508) 868-6289

Join our e-Mail list:
e-Mail us: ClubBONGOS@juno.com

Club RED 1888 is located at
41 Pleasant Street, near the intersection
of Main Street, in Worcester.
(across from the glass building)


http://www.WorldRhythms.org
or call us at (508) 459-7985, (508) 792-0263
or toll free, (866) 38 WORLD.

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6)
THIS WEEKEND come see talented folks from MIT and Wellesley in the MIT Musical Theater Guild's production of WEST SIDE STORY!!  The MIT Casino Rueda Group will be featured calling a rueda in the dance scene at the Gym where Maria and Tony first fall in love.  Details below.

                -The MIT Casino Rueda Group

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The MIT Musical Theatre Guild proudly presents its fall 2003
production:

WEST SIDE STORY

Directed by Adora Asala
Music Directed by Jeremy Nimmer
Vocal Directed by Brian Wong
Choreography by Bradford Backus
Choreography assistance by Amanda Gruhl

Featuring...
Ethan Butler * Tim Abrahamsen * Aaron Moronez * Ana Albir * Lina Gomes * Kenny Kamrin * Steven Flowers * Todd Radford * David Poland * TR Jordan * Omar Hernandez * Nabori Santiago * Paul Giragos * Rachel Roppolo * Valentina Lugo * Jessica Hinel * Doris M. Grillo-Gonzalez * Alan Meisler * Nicolina Akraboff * Sara Bissonnette * Pete Chambers * Arthur Fitzmaurice * Ifeoma Nwaneri * Dave Zych * Phillip Burrowes * Dawn Erickson * Catherine Howell * Katherine Klesch * Yanyan Lam * Shannon Nees * Emily Nielson * Burcu Erkmen * Veronica Zepeda

With special thanks to featured dancers Rueda!

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins

WEST SIDE STORY sets Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in 1950s New York. In this timeless story, young lovers Maria and Tony are forced to fight for their love in the midst of a war between their two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Featuring an electrifying musical score with the songs and lyrics of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim including Tonight, Maria, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere, WEST SIDE STORY is a breathtaking musical for all ages.


WHEN
November 20-22 at 8 pm
November 22-23 at 2 pm

WHERE
La Sala de Puerto Rico

TICKETS
$6 MIT & Wellesley students
$8 MIT community, senior citizens, other students
$10 general public
Group rates available.

INFORMATION and RESERVATIONS
Call (617) 253-6294
Email mtg-tickets@mit.edu
Visit our web site at http://web.mit.edu/mtg/

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