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Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 3:03 PM
Subject: [SalsaUpdate] Salsa Update #213: Salsa Night @ BCCA Relaunches BIGthis Saturday! All ages!

Hola Salseros!
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This issue:

- [Administrative] Email, switching to an html-format for ease of reading

- Salsa Night at the BCCA reopens this Saturday, a whole new concept!
- More Salsa at the BCCA: Workshops this Sat. and next, plus Fridays!
- LA Salsa Congress Info
- Salsaboston Events (BCCA, Sophia's with Casino Rueda)
- Sponsor News
- This Week's Mailbag

A brief administrative note:  starting in a week or two, Salsa Update will be published in an html format, meaning it will look like a web page instead of text-only (like this email).  This means three things:

 1) it will be easier to read and scroll around in because of hyperlinks
   and graphics
 2) it will be bigger so it will take longer to download
 3) it may be difficult to read with html-mail programs like hotmail, etc.

So in order to accommodate people who don't have fast connections or can't read the html version, you will be able to choose if you would like to keep receiving the text-only version, or whether you would like the fancy new version.  Please look for that soon.  Any comments?  Email olaf@salsaboston.com

  "An all new concept"

This weekend is BIG one at the BCCA with several things going on.  First and foremost, the relaunch of Noche de la Salsa is this Saturday!  If you haven't heard, it's a whole new concept and it will feature all of BCCA's fabulous instructors dancing there each week and giving the lessons.  In other words, you can expect to see JAM'NASTICS, Hacha Y Machete, Salsa Y Control (with Johnny and Kelly), and SALSAlort there on a regular basis with many of their students and dance company members. Lessons are month by month, so you can develop a sense of continuity with each instructor.

The lessons schedule:
   February: JAM'NASTICS
   March:    Johnny and Kelly (Salsa Y Control)
   April:    Hacha Y Machete (tentatively)
   May:      SALSAlort (tentatively)

Opening night Satruday, January 24!!!
  Featuring an impromtu instructor showcase!

*** Noche de la Salsa, @ the BCCA ***
  BCCA  14 Green Street, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
  9:30-10:30 Salsa lessons, all levels, no partner needed.
  10:30-2am, dancing, upstairs with DJ's D. Martinez and Hernan,
           and periodic guest DJ's

Q: Why all this?

A: Well, we have been listening to the feedback from many people for the last 8 months since the BCCA opened, and observed what people want and like, and we came up with this format to put together Boston's ONLY Saturday Salsa Night, and not only that, in a spacious facility with Boston's best dance floors and without all the nightclub hassle.  This is truly an event "by Salseros for Salseros".

Q: Will there be people there?

A: Absolutely!  This night is being put together by four dance companies, two DJ's, SalsaBoston, the BCCA, and many friends.  We intend that this will be the premier Salsa Night on a weekend in Boston with a full house every week!

Q: Where can I find more info about the night, parking, lessons, etc.?

A: Several places:
- Scroll down to the Mailbag item 1 for more reopening info
- Check out www.salsaboston.com/bcca
- Check out the BCCA website www.bccaonline.com
- Call Olaf at 617-513-9841 to make group reservations and if you have specific
- Call BCCA at 617-738-2800 for general information about BCCA, classes, workshops, sponsorship and contributions, and studio rentals for private parties and workshops.

Q: Is there alcohol?

A: No, not at present due to licensing.  However, we don't intend to let that detract from the party, as past experience has shown!  Furthermore that allows the night to be open to all ages, particularly the college people who are left out in the dark by the nightclubs.  BCCA is in the process of seeking a liquor license so that patrons may enjoy some drinks, but this is a long and involved process.  Juice, soda, and water are available, as well as some snacks.  If there is demand, we will be looking into light food service like pizza slices and empanadas, etc.

More Salsa at BCCA!

In addition to Saturday nights, check out what else is going on Salsa-wise at the BCCA:

- Workshop  "Salsa Technique" with Salsa Y Control,
            Saturday Jan. 24, 3-5pm
- Workshop  "Special Mambo Workshop" with Ana Tinajero Massicot,
            Saturday Jan. 31, 4-6:30pm
- Friday Fiestas with Havana Club, Fridays, 10-1am
- Saturday Salsa Socials with Havana Club, 2-4:15pm Saturdays

Salsa Technique with Salsa Y Control
The FIRST of a monthly workshop series. Learn the technique and secrets behind "Salsa y Control's" unique footwork and turn combinations. This workshop will focus on isolation drills and dance combinations that will allow you to connect with the music every time.

Intermediate Level Auditions for dance company afterwords.
More info:
(617) 312-6464 or (508) 951-1298

Time: 3pm-5pm
Date: Saturday, January 24
Admission: $20
More Info: www.salsaycontrol.com


Special Mambo Workshop
by Ana Tinajero Massicot, back from Japan!
  4-5pm Ladies' Styling
and Body Movement
5:15-6:15pm Footwork (Workshops all Levels)

To register:
Call Lori @ (508) 341-0073
or email: ana@masacoteentertainment.com
Student Discount, $15ea w/ID

Time: 4pm-6:30
Date: Saturday, January 31
Admission: $20 each, 2/$35 in advance
More Info: www.masacoteentertainment.com


Havana Club Presents Salsa @ BCCA:

  Friday evenings, there will be a beginner salsa lesson
  from 9-10pm followed by a salsa dance from 10-1am. Admission is $10.

  Saturday afternoons, there will be a beginner salsa
  lesson from 1-2pm, followed by a salsa dance from 2-4:15pm. Admission
  is $5 for the dance, and $10 with the lesson.

  Please note that the Saturday Socials are regular events and the
  Friday Fiestas will be held until El Bembe is back in session.

  BCCA  14 Green Street, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
  For directions to the BCCA:
  http://www.bccaonline.com/directions.html   617-738-2800
  All ages welcome.


Some people have been asking about the LA Congress at the end of May, which has been well attended by Boston Salseros in the past few years. Ticket prices go up again at the end of January.  Through Jan.31, event passes are only $300, and rooms are $95.  Evening only passes are also available.
  General info: http://alberttorresevents.com/congress/2004/
  Registration form:

  Be sure to write "SalsaBoston" in the "referred by" section for
  their attendence records!

  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
  -- Roberto Terrones

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 or locations for your existing classes, 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.



Mambo Mondays, a the Green Street Grill, Cambridge

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

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Salsa Night at the BCCA, REOPENING
2) Boston Latin Band at the Regatta Bar this Wednesday
3) Starting Thursday jan 22 La fragancia night club, Providence
4) MIT Casino Reuda Workshops
5) Johnny and Kelly, Schedule and Update


Grand Reopening!

Noches de la Salsa @BCCA
    Saturday Night

Announcing the reopening party
Saturday, January 24, 2004

featuring the Salsa Instructors of the BCCA.
 - Johnny & Kelly with Salsa Y Control
 - JAM'NASTICS Inc. and Javier Salort
 - SALSAlort Dance and Fitness Co.
 - Hacha Y Machete Dance Company

with SalsaBoston and DJ's D. Martinez and Hernan.

Benefitting BCCA, Boston's brand new full service dance-arts center.

Come celebrate the relaunch of Salsa Nights at the BCCA with us!  The new format of this night will include lessons each week by some of Boston's finest instuctors, Boston's BEST dance floors, a casual atmosphere in a nice facility, great sound, and none of the nightclub hassle.  Truly a Salsa night "By Salseros for Salseros."

You ask, "Well, what's different about it?"

It's a whole new concept: We are creating Boston's Premier Salsa Night!

Each dance company will be teaching the evening lesson for one month intervals in succession, which will allow a great deal of continuity for the students.  In other words, you will be able to take  4-week "session" of classes each month with a different instructor, and really get to know them and their style of teaching and dancing.  It will also give you a great opportunity to sign up for studio classes with each company.

But..., whether they are teaching or not on any night, each dance company will generally BE THERE dancing throughout the evening, bringing with them their dancers and students.  We plan to have a full house EVERY WEEK!

See you there!

9:30pm: beginner and intermediate Salsa Lessons (no partner needed) 10:30-2am, Salsa with DJ's Hernan and D. Martinez Brookline Community Center for the Arts 14 Green St.  (Cooldige Corner) Brookline, MA $10, $12 with lesson.

All ages welcome.


Directions:  http://www.bccaonline.com/directions.html

Hector Cuevas & The Boston Latin Band This Wednesday Regattabar, Cambridge, Ma. ~ January 21, 2004 January 21th, 2004, 8:30pm & 10pm, $16

Buy Tickets on-Line at www.thebostonlatinband.com
Monchie Fernandez, Johnny Ventura's trombonista, just arrived in -35 temps from the Dominican Republic, Tony Lujan, well known Mexican trumpeter join Cuevas who, as a percussionist, played with Cachao, Pacheco, Guagua Rivera, the Latin greats.

See January 18th article at www.thebostonherald.com,
 page 46, The Edge and listen to interview with Eric Jackson on WGBH, 89.7 Tuesday evening, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. with Hector Cuevas & Monchie Fernandez.



As of thursday jan 22 La fragancia night club on Broad St Providence RI will be hosting a salsa and singing competition with cash prizes from $500-$150 for each category! I would like to get as many representatives from Boston from different dance companies because this will be heavily advertised in the spanish radio stations in RI. Posters will be distributed with the dance companies and individuals who will be participating(FREE ADVERTISEMENT!). If you or anyone is interested please E-mail me @ CRAZYDJMAMBO@HOTMAIL.COM. AND I WILL SIGN YOU IN!

Hey everybody!  It's not too late to sign up for the

                     MIT CASINO RUEDA GROUP
                    JANUARY WORKSHOP SERIES!!

Check out the special pricing scheme!

WORKSHOP I:   THIS SATURDAY, January 17, 2004  2-5 PM
              La Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd floor, MIT Student Center)
              84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
              for a map click here:

WORKSHOP II:  Saturday, January 24, 2004  2-5 PM
              Walker Memorial Hall, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
              for a map click here:

WORKSHOP III: Saturday, January 31, 2004  2-5 PM
              Walker Memorial Hall, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
              for a map click here:

COST:  $10/workshop, $25 for all three workshops!
       with student ID:  $8/workshop, $20 for all three workshops!

No partner is necessary!  Participants will be split up into three
levels: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate/Advanced. Note that these levels are designated in terms of rueda rather than salsa. If you dance salsa but have never danced rueda, you should start at the Beginner level.

Beginner: No experience necessary! Teaches the basics of Salsa and
  Rueda, lead/follow technique.

Advanced Beginner: Assumes a knowledge of basic Rueda moves(e.g. Enchufla,
  Dame Una, Adios/Prima), teaches advanced beginner-level rueda moves.

Intermediate/Advanced: Assumes the dancer is comfortable with beginner
  and advanced beginner rueda moves and has a good lead/follow technique.
  Students in this group should be comfortable leading/following moves 'on
  the tap' such as Siete. Teaches advanced moves.

Remember, workshops are formal instruction, so be sure to bring comfortable clothes, your jazz sneakers/dancing shoes, your water bottles, and plenty of energy to burn for 3 hours straight!

SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE RSVP by sending an email to vfm@mit.edu with the following information:

Which workshop(s):
Estimated Level:
Leader or Follower**:

(** note that the leader is typically the male and the follower is typically the female, particularly at the beginner level.  More advanced students may choose to learn either role if they wish, as balance

Feel free to visit our web page for more information about the group and rueda in general:


Feliz Nuevo Ano, salseros y salseras!
The start of the New Year means.
Johnny and Kelly's winter session is also starting.
(Did YOUR new year's resolution involve salsa?!)
Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns and funky freestyle footwork. Practice your body movement and isolations. Classes now offered at three levels-Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced.


Beginner:       Thursdays at 8:00pm - 9:30pm
                (starting Jan. 15th)
                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 Jan. 12th)
                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
Beginner:       Mondays at 9:15pm - 10:45pm
                (starting Jan. 12th)
                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 Jan. 13th)
                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 (All 5 classes must be taken within the winter session.)

Please e-mail or call with any questions.  We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly:  kelly@salsaboston.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  (617) 312-6464

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