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Message From: Salsa Update [sbclist@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 5:09 PM
Subject: Salsa Update #229: Join us for July 4th Salsa Cruise & Fireworks!

Hola Salseros!
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This issue:
- This week:
    July 4th Salsa Cruise, some tickets still available
    July 10, DJ Hernan brings Salsa Mania from San Francisco!  At BCCA
    Special note, Johnny and Kelly teaching in July, Saturday nights at BCCA
- Salsaboston's events
   Saturday: Noche de Salsa at BCCA
   Wednesday: Sophia's Salsa Night, now with Casino Rueda
   Thursday: "Salsa for Gringos!"
- Sponsor News
- This Week's Mailbag

  SalsaBoston's 4th Annual Salsa Harbor Cruise Series

"Forget the 'fine feathered friends', put on some Celia Cruz!"  (wow, No pun intended...)

$25 advance (no service fee), $30 at the dock
This cruise WILL be huge!

Includes fireworks viewing from the Harbor.

(IMPORTANT NOTE: there is another "Latino Cruise" with Boston Harbor Cruises on the same day, same times, same dock.  THAT IS A DIFFERENT CRUISE!  Make sure you get the right tickets, SalsaBoston/Avive)

If you don’t have tickets yet, click straight through to www.salsaboston.com/store

Or, check out the cruise website at www.salsaboston.com/cruise04

What's new this year?
- Every Sunday through Sept. 12
- Dockside Party starts at 6pm
- Lessons with Johnny and Kelly at 7pm-8pm
- Boarding and dancing begins at 7:30, 2 floors, DJ D. Martinez spinning Salsa,
  DJ Michael Mercado with a latin mix of Salsa/Merengue/Bachata/Reggaton/House
- Cruise: 8:15-10:30
- Food onboard, $10 for a plate
- Cash bar
- FREE Afterparty at Sanctuary (across the street)--we found a beautiful lounge with a nice dance floor--DJ Hernan in 'da house!
- All ages

(Regular cruises: $20 at the dock, $15.75 online advance)

Departing Long Warf


Saturday, July 10:
DJ Hernan Presents:

SalsaMania Dance Co. directly from San Francisco
performing at Noches de Salsa @ BCCA Saturday July 10th
special guest Melaza, Music by DJ Hernan
*** Open to all Ages *** Comp Salsa lesson at 9
Dance 'til 1am. $15 - BCCA 14 green st Brookline

1p  Adv Beg/Int PartneringTurn patterns and partnering techniques
2p  Footwork and Styling All levels class, breaking down open shines,
3p  Advanced MovesAdvanced footwork and partnering techniques taught

Purchase yout tickets at www.salsaboston.com/store

 Noche de 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:
   July:    Johnny and Kelly (Salsa Y Control)
   August:    Hacha Y Machete (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.

    SalsaBoston.com presents
    Salsa Night at Sophia's
       Every Wednesday

"Boston's original all Salsa, 'by Salseros for Salseros' hotspot!"

  Boston's first All Salsa club night is now Boston's first
  TWO FLOORS All Salsa club night!
  2 DJ's, 2 Floors, 2 Lessons, Twice the fun!

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

Following that, Salsa Lessons with Johnny and Kelly at 9:15, beginnner and intermediate, no partner necessary.

NEW NEW NEW!  Starting at 9pm, the basement lounge will be open for dancing with a second DJ!  So if you are an early riser, here's your chance!

Salsa until 2am!  Featuring each Wed. each month:
1st    DJ Jose Baron
2nd    DJ Antonio Ortiz
3rd    DJ D. Martinez
4th    DJ Hernan
5th    Guest (when there is a 5th Wed.)

Also, we have a rotation of DJ's in the basement Rumba Room

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, Friday Nights in Cambridge at the Greek Club
2) Boston Latin Band, tonight in Loeminster, plus Mondays in Newburyport!
3) Lessons in Providence with salsahappens
4) Class schedule from April
5) Masacote Entertainment (Ana/Joel)  4 Week intensive workshop, plus auditions

Dear Friends,

   I'd like to thank everyone who has helped make Friday Night Salsa such a cool and
classy event. 230 people attended the opening, and 170 people braved the
thunderstorm and participated in last week's dance.

   We are back for at least another week! On behalf of the Friday Night Salsa
team, please join us - and invite your friends!

   And please know that, as promised, we have resolved the minor issues with the

   Havana Club Friday Night Salsa!
   July 2nd @ GAPC Ballroom, 288 Green St, Central Sq, Cambridge
   8-9pm Rueda Lessons w/ the MIT Rueda Team, Ivan Skopovi & Sylvie Garneau
   9-10pm Beginner and Intermediate Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control
   10-1am Dance Party w/ DJ Sonerito (aka Andres Giraldo)
   $10. Ages: 21+ (soon will be 18+) 

The Greek American Political Club (GAPC) has a beautiful 5400 square foot
ballroom large enough to fit 300 salseros! Additionally, it has great location,
inexpensive parking, an all-wood dancefloor, an excellent sound system, nice lighting,
a raised performance stage, and bar facilities. And fairly soon, our cultural events can
feature traditional food dishes and drinks! 

  Sunday afternoon, we teach a free kids lesson from 2-3pm at the fountains area of
JFK Park, Memorial Drive, Cambridge. However, given the work to do in launching
the Friday Night Salsa party, we will be putting this event on hold for a while.

    Samba Sundays is at the BCCA this week! The evening includes instruction on
Samba de Gafieira (the authentic partnering Samba) and Forro from 7 to 8:30pm,
and an upscale Brazilian dance party from 8:30 to 11pm. 

   Mambo Mondays is the coolest.  Great people, great dancing, and a cool,
relaxed atmosphere!

 Havana Club events this week:

   Friday Night Salsa!, July 2nd
   Rueda Lessons 8-9. Salsa lessons 9-10. Dance 10-1. 21+.  $10.
   Greek American Club, 288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

   Sunday KidsDay,  (re-opens soon)
   Kids Beginner lesson 2-3pm. Free.
   JFK Fountains area in JFK Park, Memorial Drive, Cambridge
   Samba Sunday, July 4th 
   Beginner Samba de Gafieira lesson 9:45-11pm
   Dance 11pm-1am. Admission is $8/$10 w/ lesson. Ages: 21+
   BCCA, 14 Green Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline 

   Mambo Monday, July 5th
   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 



Check out the Boston Latin Band!

  ***  Solamente Salsa! Hector Cuevas Combo, Hot! 8 member combo salutes Independence Day with a Salsa Band/Bang! THIS FRIDAY, July 2 at 8 p.m. in glitzy Club Liquid atmosphere; holds 600 salseros! Contests for experienced salseros!. JOIN in the Celebration!

54 Main Street, Leominster, Ma.
Directions: www.liquidatnight.com or

  ***  Michael's Harborside, end of Market Street, Newburyport, Ma. MONDAY EVENINGS, Solamente Salsa! Hector Cuevas Combo,
Salsa, seaside with seafood and seabreezes. 8 p.m. 978-462-7785. Tournament Wharf. WEB: www.thebostonlatinband.com or www.michaelsharborside.com.

pass the word......if your vacationing on the north shore only 45 minutes north on rt 95 to newbuberyport, ma. michael's harborside LIVE band " the boston latin band " monday at 8 pm....great band, gorgeous view on the waterfront, marinas & yachts, plus good food......

From Pamela
The new session starts this Wednesday, June 30 with a

>>Full 5-week Salsa Session ONLY $40!! A $10 Savings.
>>NEW TIME for Coninuting Salsa "On 1": Wed, 7:45 to 8:45. Studio is air

Here's the whole story:

Session is 5 Wednesdays, June 30th - July 28th
  FREE Warm-Up & Practice Time 5:45-6:15 pm
  Intro to Salsa: NY Style & "on 1" 6:15-7:30 pm
  Continuing Salsa (aka "on 1") 7:45-8:45 pm
  Continuing NY Style (aka "on 2") 9-10 pm

Continuing classes are different material from session to session. So you can repeat them many times and continue to learn new material.


5-week session any one class: Sale Price $40 (usually $50) Regist in second class same session: Sale Price $25 (usually $40) Repeat & review Intro to Salsa: $25 Drop in per class $12; If registered in another class: $8

PLEASE NOTE: Repeat & review price is only available to those who have previously registered in and completed the Intro to Salsa Class.

WHERE: Providence Tango Dance Studio (1 block fr McCoy Stad)
99 South Bend St, Pawtucket, RI
DIRECTIONS: www.providencetango.com
MORE INFO ON CLASSES: www.salsahappens.com
Or call Pamela at 508-820-9828

From April
NEW JULY CLASSES! The July Salsa session starts next week, July 5th and

**WE have a NEW Choregraphy class that will be meeting TUESDAYS from 6-7:30pm
at the VFW. The class will meet for 8 weeks (JULY and AUGUST) and will
perform in early September. You are not required to perform. LEVEL 2 & 3.

This class is guarunteed to improve your social dancing as you train in
performance technique. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to
improve your dancing, bulid confidence on the dance floor, and gain the
experience of training in a dance group.

**SPIN TECHNIQUE--for those of you who are looking to improve your spinning,
both leading and following, we will be doing an intensive spin technique
course in JULY's session of the MEGA workshop. Tuesday's, 8-9:30 at the Dance
Complex, 536 Mass. Ave. in studio 2. LEVELS 2 &3.

Learn to DANCE SALSA with April and Ahmed, professional instructors/dancers
from NYC!

Mondays, at the VFW POST 299, 288 Green St. downstairs, back room starting JULY 5th
7pm Beginner-Level 1 Salsa
7pm Advanced Beginner- Level 2 Salsa
8pm Beginner-Level 1 Salsa
9pm Int/Advanced-Level 3 &4 Salsa

starting July 6th
6-7:30pm SALSA CHOREOGRAPHY for Levels 2 &3.

TUESDAYS at the Dance Complex, 536 Mass. Ave, studio 2
starting July 6th
8-9pm Beginner-Level 1 Salsa
8-9:30pm Mega Salsa Workshop-levels 2&3. The July session will have a focus
on Spin               Technique, including solo and partnering spin drills.

please visit www.aprilon2.com for more info, or call 917-776-1325-cell 617-388-0925-voicemail

Masacote Entertainment
Special 4-week Intensive August Session!
Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, and 25

This class will cover a little bit of everything: Spinning, Styling, Body Movement, Music Interpretation, Footwork, Partnering, and MORE!!!

--Advanced Beginner to Advanced Dancers
--(Basic Cross Body Lead, Timing, etc is a prerequesite)
--No Partner Necessary
--All Timings Welcome
--Please arrive early for registration and bring comfortable shoes and ENERGY TO SPARE.

$30 per workshop
$100 for full session
--Attendance of Full Session is strongly encouraged, as we will build off of the previous classes.  Feel free to email us with questions.
*Student Discount: $25 per workshop;  $80 for full session* (Must bring Student ID)

Studio 2; BCCA
14 Green St.
Brookline, MA 02446

Visit www.MasacoteEntertainment.com
Email Ana at ana@masacoteentertainment.com
or Call her at 617-939-3515.
Private Lessons are Also Available.

Masacote Entertainment Dance Company Auditions!

It's been in the works for over 2 years now, and it's finally time to make it happen...Masacote Entertainment is curently looking for a small team of dancers of  ALL STYLES -- Hip-Hop, Tango, Jazz, Ballet, Breakdancing, Gymnastics, Flamenco, YOU NAME IT -- to form part of a professional salsa dance company.


If you're ready and willing to work intensively and grace stages both domestically and internationally, give us a call!  Opportunities for paid work in the future.

Studio 1; BCCA
14 Green St.
Brookline, MA 02446

20 min -- Presentation About the Dance Company/Q&A
30 min -- Warm up and Short Class
60 min (or less) -- Individual Auditions/Dance Showcases

To RSVP or inquire about further information, including what to bring, prepare, etc., please email us (ana@masacoteentertainment.com) or call us at 617-577-5725.

To learn more about us, or see us in action, please visit the website at www.MasacoteEntertainment.com

Ana Tinajero Massicot
Masacote Entertainment


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