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Message Subject: Salsa Update #232: HYM Presents the Summer Salsa Party at BCCA Sat. plus... Boston Congress!

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This weekend a few things are going down that aren't to me missed.

*** Saturday night, the fun is at BCCA again, with Hacha Y Machete's Summer Salsa Party!
All ages.
See mailbag for more details and the evite

*** This Sunday, join us at the Cambridge World's Fair!  There will be a SalsaBoston Tent at Mass Ave. and Temple St. near the Latin Stage  (look for the SalsaBoston banner, white tent).  We're expecting to have some dance floor there with some sound, and of course a table for flyering.  Open to all.

Announcing the 4th Annual New England/Boston Salsa Congress hosted by SalsaBoston!  It will be October 15-17 at SpringStep, in Medford Square, just off I-93, 4 mi. north of downtown Boston.  SpringStep is a beautiful new $4M dance center, with two fabulous sprung wood ballrooms, a gorgeous atrium, free parking, and all the ammenities that any congress could ever wish for, plus it's at the height of New England's fall folliage for the travelers.  It's also right next door to the AmeriSuites Hotel, where we are negotiating rooms right now.  Looks like about $118/night with tax for a *suite* (HOW SWEET! Maybe less actually, we're still talking.  And the pool will be open late.)  This will be a Congress like no other.  (Note: we're having a bit of naming confusion on account of the "1st Annual Boston International Salsa Congress" that was put on by New York promoters at the Logan Airport last April, but this is the 4th annual real thing.)  Full details will be announced next week but the congress website will be at www.salsaboston.com/congress  Bookmark it now!  For group rates, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please call Olaf at 617-513-9841 or email congress@salsaboston.com.
DANCE TEAMS AND INSTRUCTORS, contact us if you would like to participate.

*** Also, Sunday at 2pm at the world fair, there will be a Congress planning meeting open to anyone who wants to be closely involved in planning.  We will have future meetings for volunteers, but if you have an interest in being part of the event at a mangement level (marketing, logistics, promotions, fundraising, volunteer coordination, food/bar management, etc.), please send me an email or call 617-513-9841.

*** Other tidbits:  (see mailbag for more details)

- Havana Club is at Ryles tonight (Friday)
- Next Salsa Cruise is Sunday, August 1, get your tickets now!

This issue:
- Salsaboston's events
   Sundays: Salsa Cruises
   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

Check out the cruise website and order tickets 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

 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.

    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:

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 This Week's Mailbag

1) Havana Club update
2) Summer Salsa Party with Hacha at BCCA, Saturday
3) "cafe del rio" opening in Providence, Saturdays
4) Wepa at Ryles Sunday
5) Hips on Fire class schedule

1) From Havana Club:

   This Friday, we will be at Ryles.  I expect an excellent crowd of around 100. 
   Havana Club Friday Night Salsa!
July 23rd @ Ryles, 212 Hampshire St, Inman Sq, Cambridge
8-9pm Rueda Lessons w/ MIT Rueda Team, Ivan Skopovi, and Sylvie Garneau
9-10pm Salsa Lessons w/ Salsa y Control
10pm-1am DJ Dance Party w/ Rotation of All-star DJs
$10. All ages.

   This Tuesday, we open our regular Latin Night at Ryles 
   Havana Club Tuesday Latin Night
July 27th @ Ryles Dance Hall, 212 Hampshire St., Inman Sq., Cambridge
8-9pm Rueda Lesson with Sylvie Garneau
9-10pm Salsa, Merengue, Bachata lesson with Seemore and Cristina of Hips on Fire
10-1am Latin Dance Party w/ DJ Seemore and DJ Cuban Jeff
$10. All ages.

    Last night's Willie Colon concert was great fun - and I think we set the
world record for the largest salsa lesson! We will send the tape to BU for
analysis, and if we have the numbers we'll send everything along to the Guiness folks.
I'm guessing 4,000 people took our lesson this time. My goal for the next event
is 8,000.

   This Sunday, the Central Square World's Fair will take place from noon 'til
6pm. There will be 8 performance stages: R&B, Latin, Gospel, Rock, Caribbean,
African, Children's and Dance. From 12:45 to 1pm, there will be salsa
performances on the Dance Stage (Pearl Street) by Jamnastics, Hips on Fire,
and Havana Club's Samba Dancers.

   Mambo Mondays rocks!

 Havana Club events this week:

   Friday Night Salsa!, July 23rd
   Rueda Lessons 8-9. Salsa lessons 9-10. Dance 10-1. All ages.  $10.
   Ryles, 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge

   Sunday KidsDay,  (re-opens soon)
   Kids Beginner lesson 2-3pm. Salsa Dance 3-5pm. Free.
   JFK Fountains area in JFK Park, Memorial Drive, Cambridge
   Samba Sunday, July 25th 
   Beginner Samba de Gafieira lesson 7-8:30pm
   Dance 8:30pm-11pm. Admission is $8/$10 w/ lesson. All ages. 
   BCCA, 14 Green Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline 

   Mambo Monday, July 26th
   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 

   Tuesday Latin Night, July 27th
   Rueda Lesson 8-9pm. Latin Dance lesson 9-10pm
   Dance 10pm-1am. Admission is $10. All ages.
   Ryles Dance Hall, 212 Hampshire St, Inman Sq, Cambridge

Hacha Y Machete Presents...
Summer Salsa  Party!!

Please pass  this on to your distribution lists.  Also, please let all dance company  members know that they can take the workshops for $10 each and go to the party  for $8.  All company directors and promoters are invited for free!   Hope to see all of you there!

Join us for a wonderful night of spectacular performances, great  music, and lots of dancing with your favorite hosts, Hacha Y Machete.  Featuring performances by the Hacha Y Machete Dance Company with their newest  and most sought after routine fresh off the stages of the Boston and L.A.  congresses. If you missed it before you don't want to miss it  again!
Saturday July 24th
Brookline Community Center For the Arts  (BCCA)
14 Green Street, Brookline, MA
9:30 Lesson
10:30 Party  starts
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Includes 9:30pm all levels  salsa lesson, and a limited edition collectable Dancing in Unison  postcard.

All ages

Also that day...
3-4:25pm Footwork, body movement and styling for men and women.
Levels  2 & 3
4:35-6pm How to use style and technique while partnering. Level 2  & 3. For details please call 617-733-6592.
Cost: 1 workshop $15 in  advance $20 at the door: 2 workshops $30 in advance $35 at the door;
Take  any workshop and get into party for $10

More info  www.hymstyle.com

Burju Hurturk
Director, Choreographer,  Instructor
HYM Style
Hacha Y Machete Dance Company

fredy donahue


we are opening a new semi upscale night club in providence called "cafe del rio" located @ 727 Cranston St Providence RI. with secured private parking, free Salsa lessons from 10:00-11:00 and lots of dancing til' very late!!!!!!!!!!!how late? you'll just have to come. so join us for our first night this Saturday July 24th, it's going to be a place you wont want to leave!!!!!!!

WEPA/Aprilon2 Update:

Wassup Beantown Salseros?

Here's the 411:

1)Hope to see you all on the dance floor this Sunday!  WEPA SALSA SUNDAY this Sunday, July 25th.

6-7pm Salsa dance class with April & Ahmed ($12 includes party)

7-10pm Salsa Dance Party with DJ Hernan playing the best Latino mix

Ryles Dance Hall
212 Hampshire St. Inman Sq. Cambridge
19+, proper ID

Hips on Fire Summer Schedule

MONDAY: 8pm- 9:30pm - Beginner SALSA

Dance Complex
536 Mass Av., Central Sq, Cambridge

WEDNESDAY: 7:30pm-9pm - Salsa Intermediate/Adv.
299 Green st, Central Sq, Cambridge

7pm-8:30pm- Workshop of the month
8:30-9:30pm - Salsa Adv. Beginner to Intermediate.
299 Green st, Central Sq, Cambridge

Hips On Fire  Keeping Your Hips On Fire!!!

Web Site: http://www.hipsonfire.com
E-mail: hipsonfire@yahoo.com
Phone: 781-393-6996


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