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Message Subject: FW: Salsa Update #214: Saturday at BCCA, Oh what a party!

Hola Salseros!
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This issue:
- Salsa Night at the BCCA reopened this Saturday, and a great time was had!
- More Salsa at the BCCA: Workshop with Ana T. this Sat. plus Fridays!
- LA Salsa Congress Info (also, see info about Salsa/Hustle in April in Miami, see mailbag)
- Salsaboston Events (BCCA, Sophia's with Casino Rueda)
- Sponsor News
- This Week's Mailbag

Well, we've done it!  Last Saturday was the reopening of the BCCA Noche de la Salsa on Saturdays, and despite sub-zero temperatures, about 110 people where there taking part in a truly great vibe, all the way until 2am!  People of all ages and levels were there, and I have to say it seemed like the start of a really good thing.

  *** If you were there, please write a club review!

Also, a limited selection of pictures: http://www.djdmartinez.com/images.htm

We'll try to get more this week.  See you there!!!

Here's all the details, feel free to forward.

 Noche de la Salsa @ BCCA

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.

This Week: Lessons with JAM'NASTICS

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

*** 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

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
2) Vermont Salsa & Ski Weekend, Valentine's
3) Havana Club Update
4) MIT Casino Reuda Workshops
5) Best Foot Forward Classes, in Newton
6) AprilOn2 update
7) Sol Y Canto, Jan 31
8) Pabon Valentine's Day
9) International Hustle and Salsa Competition in Miami, April 1-4


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

Hermanos Production Presents
Latin Valentine's Dance Party
Latin Band Grupo Sabor & Special Guest.
Also Latin DJ Hector "El Salsero"
"Friday" February 13th, 04
@ Club Higher Ground
Downtown Winooski, VT. 05404 (802) 654-7079
Free Salsa dance Class @ 8pm
Tickets $10.00, Sold @Club Higher Ground door & outlets.
All Ages, & Smoke Free environment
Great Weekend to Go Skiing in Vermont.
Ski slopes only 30-45 minutes away from Motel
Club Higher Ground 6 blocks away from Motel
Also Discount Rooms @Motel 6, @ $ 39.99/per night. (802) 654-6860 Check Web Site for details http://www.hermanosproductions.com
 Info call 802 862-5082

Thanks again to everyone who made the re-opening of Mambo Mondays a success. The night was well-attended and, as I had hoped, we can comfortably fit the crowd of 50-80 people that we normally get. 

This week’s Havana Club events:

        Friday evening, January 23rd. Beginner lesson 9-10pm. Dance 9-1am.
        Admission is $10. We will be upstairs. Pizza, Sushi and more included.
        BCCA, 14 Green Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline

        Saturday afternoon,January 24th. Beginner lesson 1-2pm.Dance 2-4:15pm.
        Admission is $5; $10 with lesson. Snacks provided.
        BCCA, 14 Green Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline

        Monday evening, January 26th. Beginner Lesson 9-10pm. Dance 9-1am.
        Admission is $8; $10 with lesson. Also, Come earlier and have dinner!
        Green Street Grill, 280 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

This week, we are going to try something new on Friday and Monday- the lesson and the dance will both begin at 9pm. That will allow the early bird dancers to get their groove on. I’ll play the music a little softer, and the two groups can use different halfs of the dancefloor. Also, this Friday, Jamnastics’ Latin Program Director, Engels Valenzuela, will be teaching the beginner lesson. For more information about Jamnastics classes and programs, call Engels at 617.354.5780.

And this weekend, definitely do not miss Salsa y Control’s workshop and dance company auditions at the BCCA this Saturday from 3-5pm+. Johnny and Andres Giraldo are amazing salsa artists, and the event should be great fun.  For more information, vist their website: http://www.salsaycontrol.com/auditions.htm By the way, get ready because next weekend, Ana Tinajero’s workshop is coming! http://www.masacoteentertainment.com . Ana is also a truly amazing salsa artist, and she is recently back from an extended trip to Japan. Finally, Olaf’s salsaboston.com is re-launching its Saturday night salsa event at the BCCA! Check it out: http://www.salsaboston.com . What does that all mean? Come to the BCCA this Friday night, bring your sleeping bag and stay all Saturday as well! (Just kidding!) 

Best regards,

Jeff Robinson 617.312.5550

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 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:


Best Foot Forward's 4-week, Salsa 1 class
begins tonight, Jan. 28, 2004
7:30-8:30pm; $120/couple; at Paulette's Ballet Studio, 190 Oak St., Newton Upper Falls.

We still have a few spaces left for couples wishing to join class. Just call 617-916-5757 or email here to let us know you are coming.

Directions for the Newton studio available at www.bestfootforward.biz.

Thank you!
Sara Brodsky
Director, Best Foot Forward
phone:  617-916-5757
fax:  617-916-5626

Here's the 411 for February:
**WEPA will be celebrating 6 years of great SALSA Parties, and Aprilon2 will
be celebrating 7 years of teaching in Cambridge/Boston this month! We will be
having an ANNIVERSARY JAM SUNDAY, February 22nd to celebrate good dancing,
good hearts, and good cake, of course! :) SAVE the DATE!

   ** New LOCATION for SALSA SUNDAYS TBA very soon!!!!!
February CLASSES START Feb 2nd and 3rd! The February Salsa session will
feature the following NEW classes:

Mondays at 6pm: Spin Technique and Partner Styling for Levels                  
        2&3. Learn to spin like the pro's! Individual and partnering spin
drills guarunteed to improve your social dancing. Plus, learn how to add
eye-catching style and flava to your partner work!

Mondays & Tuesdays, 6pm: Intro to Merengue, Bachata, and Cha-Cha (nightclub
style). This class is for All levels. You will master the basics of Latin
social dancing while improving your lead and following techniques. This class
will especially focus on improving body movement and style.

Tuesdays, 6pm: Salsa Choreography Class for Level 2 (performance class). Come challenge your brain and body! You are not required to perform! The
salsa choreography learned in this class will be used for the Aprilon2 student
dance team which will perform in 2004. The class is open to any level 2 student
who is interested in learning about performance technique and increasing
confidence on the dance floor.

Contact April at 917-776-1325 for more info about the new student amateur

**Class schedule for February below or check www.AprilOn2.com for more info..

      ** February SALSA CLASSES**
Learn Salsa with April and Ahmed, professional dancers/instructors from NYC! The new Salsa session begins Monday, February 2nd, and Tuesday, February 3rd.

      ********** NEW CLASS SCHEDULE ***********
New 4-week Session starts every month.

You get a DISCOUNT for registering for more than one
class. DROP-INS WELCOME! No pre-registration required!
**Get your Salsa Gold Card for unlimited classes and socials! 

      ************ MONDAYS in Cambridge ************
Starting Monday, February 2nd
VFW POST 299, 288 Green St. Central Square, Cambridge (Public Parking Lot
next door) DIRECTIONS and Parking info at Aprilon2.com

6pm  Spin Technique and Partner Styling for Levels 2&3.
Learn to spin like the pro's! Individual and partnering spin drills
guarunteed to improve your social dancing. Plus, learn how to add eye-catching style
and creativity to your partner work!

6pm   Intro to Merengue, Bachata, and Cha-Cha (nightclub style). This class
is for All levels. You will master the basics of Latin social dancing while
improving your lead and following techniques. This class
will especially focus on improving body movement and style.

7pm AND 8pm  Level I Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)
Fundamentals of leading and following, timing, connection, and
basic turns.

7pm     Level II Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)
Turn combinations, body movement, and coordination of open

8pm   ** MEN'S Styling and Spin Technique **  ALL LEVELS
Body isolations, arm and head detailing, footwork and creativity
while partnering. Partner drills with female followers to
incorporate styling techniques learned in class.

8pm ** Ladies Styling & Spin Technique ** All Levels
Body Isolations, head whips, elegant arms, spin drills and more!
Partner drills with male leads to incorporate styling techniques
learned in class.

9pm  Levels III & IV Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)
Classic NY turn patterns, expanding the repertoire, open shine
challenge, creativity while partnering.

    *********** TUESDAYS in CAMBRIDGE ***********
Starting Tuesday, February 3rd
VFW Post 299, 288 Green St, Central Square, Cambridge

7pm AND 8pm   Level I Salsa (Partnering and Footwork)
Fundamentals of leading and following, timing, connection, and
basic turns.

7-9pm MEGA SALSA WORKSHOP!!!!       Levels 2 & 3
This 2 hour  MEGA class will include open shines, partner work, SPIN
DRILLS, styling and creativity while partnering, as well as fine-tune
fundamental leading and following techniques that are essential to NY Style dancing.
Get rid of bad habits! Guaranteed to improve your dancing at ANY level!!
(followed by an hour of social dancing from 9-10pm!!!!!!!)

9-10pm SOCIAL DANCE PRACTICE & PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Free for all Aprilon2 Registered Students
$2 for drop-in's
For more info: WWW.aprilon2.com 617-388-0925 aprilon2@aol.com WEEEEEEEEEEEPAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Special Discount offer for Sol y Canto fans & friends!
Feel free to forward! Descuento especial para amigos de Sol y Canto * Corra la voz! (Seriously, friends, this is a very special concert, guaranteed to make you levitate...the beautiful violins and gorgeous repertoire and poetry makes it a real stand-out and something we're very excited about. Don't miss it!)

“Prisma de amores" displayed Amador’s generous melodic gift, his rhythmic spark, and a sensitive attunement to the shifting moods of the texts . . . - Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

Sol y Canto (septet) with special guest string quartet & bassoon Saturday, January 31, 8 pm • Blackman Theatre, Ell Hall
Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Tickets & Info:   617.373.2247  • www.centerforthearts.neu.edu

Come hear Sol y Canto accompanied by an oustanding string quartet and bassoonist in a performance of their critically acclaimed orchestral suite commissioned by FleetBoston Celebrity Series, "Prisma de amores" - a surprising and powerful meditation on the many facets of love. Orchestral colors, textures and effects are woven into traditional styles such as Cuban son, bolero, danzón, Puerto Rican bomba , Argentine tango and canción de cuna, in a not-to-be-missed latin musical extravaganza. Also featuring a selection of cherished popular boleros and tangos arranged for Sol y Canto and strings by Brian Amador, including the beloved "Sabor a mi", and "Quiereme mucho", among others.To read more about the suite, visit this link in our website: http://www.solycanto.com/noticias.htm#fleet.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Laura Arpiainen (violin), Brenda Van der Merwe (violin),Claudia Campazzo (viola),Reinmar Seidler (cello) ,Sally Merriman, (bassoon)

DISCOUNT for Sol y Canto fans & friends:
Buy two tickets and receive a 10 % discount off the regular ticket price
Buy four tickets and receive a 20% discount off the regular ticket price
Buy five or more tickets and receive a 30% discount off the regular ticket price

All multiple discount tickets MUST be purchased at the same time.
Discounts will NOT be applied to more than one transaction.

For tickets and information, hit REPLY and your message will go directly to Jay Vultaggio, Center for the Arts Ticket Center Manager.(j.vultaggio@neu.edu). If you need to speak to someone at Sol y Canto's office for non-box office matters, please email: obyn@musicamador.com">mailto:robyn@musicamador.com.

Box Office hours are Monday-Thursday, noon to 5 PM; Friday noon to 4 PM in the lobby of Ell Hall located at 360 Huntington Avenue.  Charge sales are also available by phone by calling the ticket center at 617-373-2247. The theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Warmest regards,

Rosi Amador * Sol y Canto* For tour dates & music visit: www.solycanto.com

    Tito P Productions Presents    
" 3rd Annual Valentines Day  Salsa Party"  
Featuring: Giovanni Hildalgo Worlds Greatest Conga Player.
                Edwin Pabon & Orchestra
Special Guests: Local Salsa Dance Companies. 
Date: Saturday February 14th 2004
Time: 8pm - 1am   $20  Advance  $25 Door
Location: Knights Of Columbus Hall 75 West School St. Charlestown MA
Next to Restaurant 99

Seriously important information regarding changes you need to know for coming to the

International Hustle and Salsa Competition

Deauville Resort Hotel, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach Directly on the Atlantic Ocean Minutes away from exciting South Beach

The Radisson Deauville Resort was sold to a new group of hoteliers and the reservations system will be changing after January 31st! The Radisson chain will no longer be handling reservations for rooms, and from this point forward we ask  you to please call the toll free or local number directly to the hotel (now called the Deauville Resort). We are at 80% of our room block as of Jan. 20th, and need for you to be sure that you have a room! CALL RISK FREE NOW TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT 800-327-6656, 305-865-8511

Event Directors

Billy Fajardo, Katie Marlow, Randy Atlas
(954) 927-9010 Fax (954) 927-1995
56 North Federal Highway Dania, Florida 33004
web: http://www.hustleandsalsa.com/toc_test.htm
email: ratlas@ix.netcom.com


Our web is up and we have finalized our event schedule and our workshops with the best instructors in hustle and salsa. Registration and competition forms are at: http://www.hustleandsalsa.com/event_forms.htm  You must have your competition entry forms submitted no later than March 22, 2004. No exceptions.

On Saturday night of IHSC you will be entertained by the Dance Dimensions Show. Imagine if you could see a musical dance review on Broadway, or see a multi-talented dance show in Vegas, but not have to travel to these expensive cities, or pay outrageous ticket prices! You could be at the IHSC Saturday Night Dance Dimensions Show, the most talked about and sought out ticket in South Florida and any dance convention in the country!

The show is produced by World Dance Champions Billy Fajardo and Katie Marlow and directed and choreographed by Broadway Dance Star Arte Phillips. Reservations are a must, and the sooner you get your registration package in, the better the seats you will get. A limited number of dinner tickets will be sold. After the show enjoy social dancing to Henry Knowles in the Napoleon ballroom playing the best salsa and Latin dance music. Bobby Morales will be playing the best hustle ad disco music in the Richelieu Ballroom and Marc Fisher and guest DJ–s will be playing a mixed variety of swing dance music in the Lejardin Ballroom. Dancing will go on until 4 am. At midnight the finals of the Van McCoy Hustle Contest will take place in the Napoleon Ballroom with $5000 in cash and prizes.

*Come dance in our 30,000 and 15,000 square foot ballroom spaces! *The party starts Thursday  with our Moon Over Miami Pool Dance party! *Friday night Copa Cabana hustle and salsa parties and shows! *Watch the Broadway caliber Saturday dinner show!
*Special Saturday night Swing dance room with national DJ’s!

We will also be producing our own videos and dvd’s of the IHSC this year, edited by us personally, and shot by famed videotographer George Winchell. Go to your registration package and sign up for your videos ahead of time.

On a Local scene:

Want to learn how to dance hustle? Billy and Katie have top-rated videos for persons wanting to learn the basics through advanced techniques. Call Katie at 954-927-9010 or go to http://www.billyandkatie.com  for videos of hustle. Katie Marlow and Billy Fajardo teach hustle every Monday night at Dancesation 56 N. Fed. Hwy. in Dania, with a beginner class at 7pm and intermediate/advanced at 8pm.  Also, on Wednesday nights, Henry Herrera & Zumel, IHSC 2003 salsa champions, from the Salsa Racing Studios, teach at 8pm an all levels casino style salsa class at Dancesation.

On the National scene:

In 2004, IHSC will be hosting the regional contests for the Van McCoy World Hustle contest in 10 locations around the United States. For Contest results, locations, and rules go to:http://www.hustleandsalsa.com/van_mcoy_open.htm  The finals of the Van McCoy Contest will be at IHSC on Saturday April 3rd.

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