Want Boston's Complete Salsa News?!
   Club Guide | Dance Lessons | Bands/DJ's | Message Board | Submit Info | About Us See all ads | Advertise   



[Note:  due to technical difficulties with the list server, you may be receiving this email in error or in duplicate, or you may have unsubscribed and still received this.  Please hold of on reporting this until we have resolved the problem, hopefully shortly.  We also hope to resolve a problem that many people are not receiving this email when they should be.  Thanks!]

Hola Salseros!
     Formatting messed up?  Read this on the web at
     Subscribe: visit http://salsaboston.com/list/subscribe.cgi

This issue:
- commentary
- Fiesta de Baile, and Yamulee coming up
- LA Salsa Congress Info (also, see info about Salsa/Hustle in April in Miami, see mailbag)
- Salsaboston's other events
   Wed: Sophia's Salsa Night, now with Casino Rueda
   Thur: "Salsa for Gringos!"
- Sponsor News
- This Week's Mailbag

So last week I went to check out "Dirty Dancing II, Havana Nights" or whatever it's called, and I gotta say, Patrick Swayzee's not looking so slick these days...  How old is that guy actually?  Kind of reminded me of the original Star Trek crew in the last movie, 25 years after the last episode was made...  LOTS o' makeup.  Hah!  Well anyway, it's set in 1950's Havana right at the start of the Cuban Revolution, and is kind of a gratuitous love story, a little loose on the plot, and not very much spectacular dancing IMHO, which is what I was really hoping to see.  Surprisingly the music wasn't authentic-period either.  Beats sitting at home, but only one and a half stars from me... Sigh.

But!  It's always good to have a little Hollywood marketing for what we really like doing, which is DANCING!  So here's what's coming up.  On March 27, DJ Hernan is bringing Yamulee Dance Company up from NYC in a couple weeks for the next extra-raging party at Noche de Salsa at BCCA, Saturdays.  Every week is a raging party, but we're planning to have 1-2 "extra-raging" ones each month.  Look for a party to benefit Hacha y Machete soon too.  At any rate, workshops with Yamulee all afternoon, and of course the party that night.  Tickets and passes available online, you know the drill!

Also, a week from Saturday is the Fiesta de Baile in Nahant, benefitting North Shore Civic Ballet.  Always a good party.  Ticket prices held over until this Friday, so get yours now at the store!  More details below.

And of course, see you this Saturday at the BCCA, with Johnny and Kelly at the controls and all your favorite dancers there!  Scroll down for info or visit www.salsaboston.com/bcca. Or, if Saturday is not good for you then come out on Friday to Havana Club's "Fiesta Friday".  Check the mailbag down below for that.

Saturday, March 20
   - 5th annual Fiesta de Baile
      benefit for the North Shore Civic Ballet
      at the Nahant Country Club
      with DJ Tony Ortiz
      tickets:  www.salsaboston.com/store  **** Prices go up Friday!

Saturday, March 27
     SalsaBoston's "Noche de Salsa" @ BCCA with DJ Hernan present....
     Yamulee Dance Co.  @ the BCCA  www.yamulee.com
     Workshops 3-7, Party 10:30pm
     Hot Perfomances plus guest performances by never seen teams from Boston--
       Salsa con Clase and Comenzar de Nuevo
     Please Visit www.bostonsalsero.com for
     workshops information and deals
     Party $15   Music By DJ HERNAN
     BCCA @ 14 Green St, Brookline
     Tickets available at www.salsaboston.com/store

Coming up from Salsaboston:
  in April, "Instructor night at Sophia's!"
  in May/June: 4th annual New England Salsa Competition
  in June-September, 4th annual SalsaBoston harbor cruise series, *Every Sunday!* this summer
  in mid July, Democratic Convention Salsa Madness!  SalsaBoston Parties all week
  in the fall, the 4th annual New England Salsa Congress, tentatively mid-Sept.

Lastly, if you're ready to hit the Beach, The first weekend in April is the Hustle/Salsa Competition in Miami, a HUGE annual event with tons of dancers, workshops, and dancing.  I'm planning to be down there then for a bit, so drop a note if you're interested!  Registration details and all below in the mailbag.

See you out there!

 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.

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:

- Friday Fiestas with Havana Club, Fridays, 9:30-1:30am
- Saturday Salsa Socials with Havana Club, 1-4:15pm Saturdays

Havana Club Presents Salsa @ BCCA:

Friday Fiestas
Beginner and Intermediate lessons 9:30-10:30pm,
taught by Salsa y Control's Johnny and Andres Giraldo.
Dance 10:30-1:30am.
Admission is $10; $12 with lesson.

Saturday Socials
Beginner lesson 1-2pm. Dance 2-4:15pm.
Admission is $5; $10 with lesson.

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!

    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.com presents
    "Salsa Salsa for Gringos"
    A dance lesson for... Um....

Thursday night at Sophia's

A lesson designed for true beginners, ESPECIALLY those with two left feet. Learn basic dance fundamentals in addition to Salsa basics.  Taught by Yours truly (Olaf), who was once in your shoes!  We have a good time!

Don't be late!  The first five minutes are the MOST IMPORTANT! Drinks and Tapas at Sophia's 4 star restaurant, 6-9. Come early and have a drink and a bite to eat, makes the lesson more fun!

For group reservations call 617-351-7001 and mention SalsaBoston.


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.



 This Week's Mailbag

1) Havana Club update
2) Hips on Fire update
3) Salsalegre in Wayland this Sat.
4) March 20, 5th annual Fiesta de Baile benefit for North Shore Civic Ballet
5) Salsa Y Control upcoming workshops
6) El Bembe back, monthly
7) Six Flags, June 20th, Salsa Concert with Gilbert Santa Rosa and more
8) Strictly Salsa 5th anniversary party Sunday, Providence
9) Sunday April 4, Flamenco concert in Forrest Hills/JP
10) International Hustle and Salsa Competition in Miami, April 1-4

Dear Friends,

Thanks for making Havana Club events so much fun! Friday was
excellent, and 100 people danced the night away. And Mambo Mondays
was ultra chill, with 70 folks kicking back and having a good time! 

Also, I am very happy to announce that as of this Monday, (which just
happens to be her birthday!) Juliana Melo will be the lead salsa teacher at
Mambo Monday. I will assist Juliana. Please join me in congratulating
Juliana, supporting her, and wishing her well in her salsa career.

And once again I would like to recognize Ivan Skopovi (and friends) for
promoting rueda here in Boston. There were 20 people in Ivan's class this
week; and his enthusiasm for salsa is very cool.

As usual, this week, the phenoms from Salsa y Control, The Brothers
Giraldo, will do the lessons at the Friday Fiesta. Johnny will teach the
intermediate lesson, while Andres teaches the beginner lesson.

And next week, Friday night at the BCCA will feature the Salsa y Control
fundraising social. It will be, like the recent Jamnastics fundraiser, an
amazing event!

Finally, the Saturday Social has been, like all Havana Club events,
ultra chill. It is a great way for beginners to become comfortable with
social dancing. 

Havana Club weekly events:

   Friday Fiesta, March 12th
   Beginner and Intermediate lessons w. Salsa y Control 9:30-10:30pm
   Dance 10:30-1:30am. Admission is $10; $12 w. lesson. All ages
   BCCA, 14 Green Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline

   Saturday Social, March 13th
   Beginner Salsa lesson 1-2pm
   Dance 2-4:15pm. Admission is $5; $10 with lesson. All ages
   BCCA, 14 Green Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline

   Mambo Monday, March 15th (Juliana's Birthday!)
   Beg Salsa lesson 9:30-10:15pm. Beg Rueda lesson 10:30-11:30pm
   Dance 10:00-1am. Admission is $8; $10 with lesson. Ages: 21+
   Green Street Grill, 280 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge


Jeff Robinson

Directions: Green Street Grill 617-876-1655; BCCA 617-738-2800 

From Hips on Fire

This Thursday, we are going back to our Rueda de Bachata, practicing basic and more advance steps, plus practicing also the calling, so that you can go out and do Rueda on your own!!!
We are preparing for future performances, so if you want to join us, dont miss these classes.
Thursday 7pm-8:30pm
299 Green st, Cambridge


Regular Class Schedule.

MONDAY: 8pm- 9:30pm - BEGINNER SALSA -
Dance Complex
536 Mass Av., Central Sq, Cambridge

TUESDAY: Beginner/Interm.
Sloan E52 Building lobby, 50 Memorial Drive

WEDNESDAY: 7:30pm-9pm - Salsa Intermediate

299 Green st, Central Sq, Cambridge

7pm-8:30pm- Workshop of the month
8:30-9:30pm - Salsa Adv.

299 Green st, Central Sq, Cambridge

Upcoming Salsalegre Social Dance at the Longfellow Club in Wayland

Hola Salseros! We hope to see you at Salsalegre's next dance.

Saturday, March 13 from 7:30pm-11pm

There will be two rooms for dancing. One room for salsa and one room for swing dance.

Salsalegre will be offering two 45 minute Salsa classes. Each class will start with a review of basic material and will progress into intermediate and advanced turn combinations and freestyle moves. The first class will begin at 7:30pm.

Admission to the dance is $10 per person.

We look forward to seeing you -  Tracey, Mike and Guillermo
Any questions?  call  617-522-2524 , 508-333-2259
 or email griverapagan@aol.com    salsa@dattron.com

Directions to the Longfellow Club in Wayland  524 Boston Post Rd. Wayland, Ma.

Take Rt. 9 east or west to Rt. 27 North in Natick
Go 4.5 miles to Rt. 20 west in Wayland
Take a left and go 1.5 miles
Take a right onto Minuteman Drive
The Longfellow Club building is the last building on the left
( You will have past the Longfellow Club if you see a sign that says Entering Sudbury. Turn around and Minuteman Drive will be on your left.)

Buy Now!  tickets are less before March 10th (Extended til Friday!!!)
5th Annual

  ***** Fiesta de Baile ******

Salsa the Night Away!
DJ Antonio Ortiz

Saturday, March 20
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Salsa lesson 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Nahant Country Club, Nahant

$25 per person if paid by March 10th
$35 thereafter and at the door
bring your friends, reserve a table of ten for $25 complimentary hors d'oeuvres & cash bar

Fundraiser for the North Shore Civic Ballet
Donations are tax-deductible
Purchase tickets on line www.salsaboston.com/marblehead/fiesta.html
at the studio or by mail
checks paybable to North Shore Civic Ballet,
115 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, Ma 01915 www.havetodance.com/marblehead


Save the Date: FRIDAY, MARCH 19TH, 2004!!!!!!!!!!! ...........SALSA Y CONTROL DANCE SOCIAL.................. Join us for an evening of dancing, performances and the BEST SALSA by special guest DJ GANGSTA HERNAN!!!
>9:00PM-10:00PM  Learn Cool Moves by Salsa y Control 10:00PM-2:00AM
>Social Dancing Peformances at around 11:00pm!!!!
>Admission: $15
>All Ages Welcome
>Plus many more surprises, more details coming soon!
Salsa Y Control Dance Company......Monthly Workshop Series!!!!
 .............SATURDAY, MARCH 20TH, 2004..................
Presenting: CHA CHA CHA workshop, Salsa y Control Style!!!
     Invented in 1948 by Enrique Jorrin, the Cha-cha-cha is one of Cuba's most successful dance exports. This irresistibly catchy rhythm is a slower version of the Mambo, which gives the dancer a more comfortable pace as he/she glides across the floor. This workshop will consist of footwork and partnerwork in Cha-cha-cha which can also add spice to your Salsa.

Level:  Intermediate/Advanced
Where:  BCCA, 14 Green St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline
Time:   3:00pm - 5:00pm
Price:  $20


The Center for Latino Arts/Casa de la Cultura announces
the return of El Bembé, Boston’s best Latin music and dance party

Friday, March 26, Kick-Off
Friday, April 16
Friday, May 7
Friday, June 11

9:00 p.m. Salsa/Merengue Dance Lesson
10:00 p.m. Salsa/Merengue DJ and Live Music
21-Plus Event.  No jeans, sneakers nor caps.
 Tickets: $12.00
Information: 617-927-1730    www.claboston.org

Boston, MA – The Center for Latino Arts/Casa de la Cultura announces the kick-off of EL BEMBÉ, Boston’s celebrated Latin music and dance party.  EL BEMBÉ has become a fixture in the growing Salsa movement in Boston since 1999.  This unique event caters to a diverse audience ranging from Latin music and dance enthusiasts to professional and advanced dancers to Latin dance beginners. EL BEMBÉ’s friendly atmosphere is both inviting and engaging, characterized by a contagiously festive spirit.  Perhaps the most unique characteristic of EL BEMBÉ is that all proceeds from the event are re-invested in the CLA’s arts programs therefore, patrons not only enjoy a unique celebration but they also contribute to the cultural life of the city of Boston.

EL BEMBÉ offers the following features:

* Complimentary Salsa/Merengue dance lessons with two of the most beloved instructors from the Boston Salsa scene, Cristina Pujol-Jensen and Seemore Johnson, the “Hips on Fire” team. The lessons are geared to all levels and offer a wonderful starting point for beginners, as well as an opportunity to polish the skills of the advanced dancer.  It is not unlikely to see advanced dancers taking the lessons and interacting with beginner dancers.  It is also not unlikely to see people that never danced Salsa before to spend the rest of the evening dancing with the steps they just learned during the lesson. 

* Salsa/Merengue Disc Jockey featuring some of the best DJs in the region. Each DJ brings a unique repertoire, guaranteed to bring out the best out of every dancer. DJs will play mostly Salsa music, alternating with a wonderful selection of Merengue and Bachata selections.

* Live Music by the best Salsa/Merengue bands from the New England region. The bands perform two one-hour sets, alternating with the Disc Jockey. The live music component is unique to EL BEMBÉ for the vast majority of the Latin dance parties in the region are offered only with a DJ. 

* Shuttle Service for Parking driving patrons to and from a secure parking lot, a minute away from the JHCC.  The shuttle is provided by the South End Youth Baseball League and all proceeds from this service benefit the league’s year-round activities for youth.

* Full Bar Service

Mike Moreau


On Saturday June 20th Six Flags New England will be hosting a Latino Music Festival Featuring Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tego Calderone, and Tono Rosario.  Tickets will be available in April at sixflags.com

Jeanne  Oki


                 PLATFORMS NIGHTCLUB
                   IN PROVIDENCE, R.I.
We will be celebrating our 5th Anniversary this Sunday, March 14th.  We hope everyone will attend our special night.  There will be a complimentary dance lesson by our guest teacher, Jose Figuoroa, from Connecticut. Jose is the teacher from Foxwoods, Corvo in Hartford, and taught for us here in Providence at the Salsa event for Sovereign Ballroom. ( which will be on August 14th, 2004) He will also give a dance demo with his partner Sulma on this Sunday.We will have a buffet and lots of local salseros.  I hope to see some of the familiar faces from the Boston area.


Forest Hills Trust


The Forest Hills Educational Trust 
Sunday, April 4 at 4 pm
Fado & Flamenco:
Ana Vinagre and Roberto Castellón
in Forsyth Chapel at historic Forest Hills Cemetery
95 Forest Hills Avenue, Jamaica Plain
Admission: $12/$10 FHET members
Reservations recommended: tickets@foresthillstrust or 617.524

Roberto Castellón plays flamenco guitar as smooth as silk and as intense as a flame. The New York Times praised his “glimmering runs and fast strummed crescendos.” The Chicago Sun Times said, “He has worked stunning new twists on a unique old art,” and The Philadelphia City Paper declared, “Roberto Castellón was fabulous... he could do anything he wished.”

New Bedford-based singer Ana Vinagre delves deep into a different kind of soul with fado’s music of longing, poetry and “fate,” her voice deep, committed and rich with experience. She will be joined by Jose Silva on Portuguese guitar and Viriato Ferreira on viola, or classical guitar.

The concert takes place in Forsyth Chapel, at the entrance to historic Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, an intimate, resonant space with remarkable acoustics, designed by members of the same team that created Sanders Theater in Harvard Square.

Directions: One block from Orange Line, Forest Hills stop.  Free parking.  Directions at www.foresthillstrust.org or 617-524-0128 (press “3” after hours).

And coming up next at Forsyth Chapel:

Sunday, May 2 at 5 pm
Hildegard von Bingen’s “Ordu Virtutem”
Laurie Monahan leads nine performers in this rare presentation of an opera by 12th century visionary nun Hildegard von Bingen, famous for her celestial sound.

For a complete calendar of events, go to http://www.foresthillstrust.org/calendar.html

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) 927-1995Salsa Session Schedule for the Month of February

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.

Click to Visit Click to Visit Click to Visit Click to Visit
Salsa Lessons with Johnny and Kelly
Visit Salsaweb.com