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Message From: Salsa Update [sbclist@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 4:54 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #208: 3rd Anniversary Party, Salsa Night at Sophia's, Wednesday! 2 Floors!

Hola Salseros!
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This issue:
- Important Announcements
   3rd Anniversary Party, Salsa at Sophia's, this Wed. Nov. 26
   SalsaBoston has brand new guayaberas for sale. Only $20!!
   SAVE THE DATE: Fri. Dec. 5th, Salsa Party to celebrate the opening of
        SALSA ART, exhibit by Andres Giraldo.  At the BCCA. See mailbag
   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

Looking for some holiday Salsa?  Don't miss out 3rd Anniversary Party at Sophia's this Wednesday!  2 Floors of Salsa this year, plus all the usual festivities.  There will be dancing downstairs during the lesson upstairs, so come early.  Also, keep in mind their new 4 star chef and a hot new menu.  More details below.

Also, this Saturday will be Salsa night at BCCA again!  Check it out at www.salsaboston.com/bcca  (All ages).

Note: If you emailed me about Guayaberas, I got your requests and will be getting back to you shortly.  Thanks!  (I was in Miami this weekend, so I wasn't able to check email)

Important Announcements

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.


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!"

 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.

  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.

Sponsor News:

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.



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

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Salsa Party and art exhibit opening, BCCA Dec. 5!
2) Salsa Sprint wrap up
3) Noche Latina update



Inspiring Others to Dance!!!!
Join us December 5th and be part of the new beginning!

Featuring an exhibit of SALSA ART by Andres Giraldo, founding member of Salsa y Control.

 *Dancing to the hottest salsa till 2:00am with DJ D Martinez!  *Learn new moves with Salsa y Control!  *complimentary Hors d'oeuvres!  *Performances by Special Guests!!!
           -Hacha y Machete Dance Stylists
           -Hips on Fire
           -Jamnastics Dance Company
           -Melaza Dancers
           -Salsalort Latin Dance Company
 *and many more surprises!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 5th 2003. 
Brookline Community Center for the Arts (BCCA)
14 Green St. Near Coolidge Corner T Stop
Doors Open at 8:00pm

Tickets: $20
All Ages Welcome

For more Info call 617 312-6464 or 508 951-1298 or visit us at www.salsaycontrol.com

Salsa Sprint was Great!The energy in the room was amazing. The mood was both friendly and excited. And the event was successful: preliminary numbers show that we raised over $2,200!

Dancers now have until December 18th to collect the pledged/donated money. If anyone wants to make a donation, please give it to me, Suzanne, at Temporada Latina (we are closed on Thanksgiving) or mail a check, made out to Shriners Hospital for children, to Suzanne Steele, PO Box 1297, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562.

On or about December 18th I will announce the winners of the grand prizes. I urge everyone to look at the list of instructors and individuals that have donated generously to the event, www.tlsalsa.com/grandprizes. I thank them and encourage you to seek out their services.

Please join us next year on Thursday, November 18, 2004 (one week before
Thanksgiving) for the second, annual Salsa Spirit: A salsathon fundraiser benefiting Shriners Hospital for Children.

See you on the dance floor.


Noche Latina Dance Company, Boston
Featuring the Dance Styles of Hedwige Louis

Beginners/Intermediate: 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Advanced: 8pm to 9pm
107 R Union Street, Newton Ctr, behind Fleet Bank
Call Melissa  617-461-5100

-No classes on Thursday, November 27th at Club Mambo in Malden, Ma -No classes on Tuesday, December 2nd, 9th, and 16th at Union St. Bar and  Restaraunt in Newton Center. -Classes will resume in Newton on Tuesday, December 23rd. 

While we are taking a break from group classes schedule a private lesson! Call Melissa at 617-461-5100 or emailing nochelatina2002@yahoo.com

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