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Message From: Olaf Bleck [olaf@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 12:12 PM
Subject: #235: Salsa @ Springstep tonight! AND, Got Congress Tix?! Discount available tonight

Hola Salseros!
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Thank you all for a wonderful Harbor Cruise Series this year.  It was a blast!  Please write about in in the club reviews on the website if you were there. Stay tuned for next year's details in the spring.

But, moving right along to this week's highlight:

>>>  Not to be missed Salsa Party at Springstep tonight!  More below.

This issue:
- Tonight: Salsa @ Springstep!
   Congress Warm-Up and benefit for JAM'NASTICS
   $110 Discount Congress Tickets will be
       available again *at the event only* ($150 currently)
- 4th annual Boston Salsa Congress (TM)
- 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

  Salsa @ Springstep

TONIGHT!  Friday, Sept. 17 is the first party we're throwing at an amazing new dance center in Medford Square called Springstep.  It is the site of the 4th Annual Boston Salsa Congress(TM), but tonight there is going to be a banefit for Jamnastics and a congress warm-up party!  It's $15 if you buy online, $20 at the door, all ages, and we will have beer and wine.  Proceeds go to Jamnastics childrens programs.

PLUS!  If you missed the Congress Early-bird deadline, if you register tonight only, you can get a Congress Pass for only $110. ($150 is the price currently)

Springstep was just built last year, has two ballrooms, an atrium, all the facilities you would ever want, and tons of parking.  It's directly off I-93 five min. north of Boston at exit 32, which is the exit for Route 60, Medford.  The building is on the Southbound side of the highway as you come off the exit, and tonight we will have yellow "Salsa" signs posted to point you to the parking.

By T it's unfortunately not really easy, but the closest is Malden Center on the Orange line, and from there about $5 cab ride to Medford Square.  Also from the Red Line, Davis Sq. is closest, maybe a bit more.  There are also all kinds of busses.  More details about Springstep and how to get there on the congress web page:  www.salsaboston.com/congress/springstep.html

Get your tickets online and save $5!

www.salsaboston.com/store, click on "Jamnastics"

Full announcement:
This Friday, September 17
     SalsaBoston and Havana Club present...

SALSA!!!! at Springstep!
  a benefit and Congress warm-up party

"Check out this beautiful new place!"
Proceeds benefit JAM’NASTICS childrens programs.
       Comenzar de Nuevo, ALL NEW show!
       Special performances by Salsa Encendida
FREE Lessons: Casino Rueda, 8pm, Salsa 9pm
Show: 11:30PM, Dance ‘til 2am
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door
All Ages, Free Parking
Beer and Wine served
Tickets: www.salaboston.com/store  click on Jamnastics
More Info: 617-312-5550  or  617-513-9841

98 George P. Hassett Dr.
Medford Square.
I-93 North to exit 32 (Rt. 60)
(5 min. from Downtown)
Adjacent to “Amerisuites”

Take I-93 North from Boston to Exit 32 (Route 60, Medford)
At the end of the exit, follow the rotary under the bridge and stay right. Springstep is immediately on the left, but it's a one-way. Follow posted "SALSA" signs from the exit to parking.

By T, best bet is to take the Orange Line to Malden Center, and hop a cab.  See the page below for MBTA details

For more detailed directions and map, and pictures,
   visit the Congress page about Springstep at www.salsaboston.com/congress/springstep.html

 4th Annual Boston Salsa Congress(TM)
 October 15-17, @ Springstep

GOT CONGRESS TICKETS???  Prices go up on Monday.  Visit the website or call me if you need help  617-513-9841  www.salsaboston.com/congress People are coming from all over!!!!

Boston Gets Ready for an exciting weekend of SALSA,SALSA, and more SALSA in just 1 month!!!!!!!  If you haven't already, hop on the website now and surf around to see what all is in store. http://congress.salsaboston.com

Full event pass, only $150.  Gets you three nights of dancing, choice of 30 workshops, all the parties, vendors, and more.  Come and go as you please, no hassle!

congress site  http://salsaboston.com/congress
Registration page http://www.salsaboston.com/congress/register.html

Who is teaching and performing this year?
Edie The Salsa Freak - Al Liquid Silver Espinoza
Yamulee, -  Juan Matos y Fogarete
SalsaMania -  Salsa Y control
Hacha y Machete  -  Noche Latina,
Salsa Con Clase  -  Majesty in Motion
Mambo Tribe  -  Troy Anthony
Aguare - Hips On Fire  -  Million Moves man, Ismael Otero Olivia Dasso and more much much more...
see a complete list at http://salsaboston.com/congress

Live Music, by Hector Cuevas and the Latin Boston Band

Held Saturday and Sunday at the gorgeous brand-new Springstep Dance Center five minutes north of downtown Boston.  Friday night we will be at one of our other favorite big-event places, Knights of Columbus in Charlestown.

Don't forget to book a hotel room, directly next door to Springstep! Suites are only $99, include breakfast, and each suite holds 6 people. (two beds and a pull out couch). Plus fridge and stove.

Check it all out on the website.

Also, if you're intersted in earning some money by promoting the event to your friends or the general public, be sure to check out the "earn money" page describing our ticket commission program.

 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) Jam'Nastics Update and classes
2) Best Foot Forward new classes
3) Cuban Pete Workshop Nov. 21 at Platforms
4) Tuesdays, live music at Masa, South End
5) Noche Calinte with Hedwidge at Studio 665 Fridays
6) St. Maarten Salsa Escape "Exotique Caribbean Party Holiday", Nov 10-14

Hi every one My name is Roberto Figueroa and I will like to Present
myself like the new Head director of Jamnastics Salsa Encendida Dance
Company I want to tell you guys welcome back from vacations, the fall
season is ready to star and this are the updates:

This Thursday September 15 we have drop in classes.
Brookline Community Center of the Art (BCCA)
6:30-7PM        Intro to Salsa  I       $7      Anara Franks
        Ladies Styling  II-III  $7      Erin Banks
7-7:30PM        Salsa Movement  I-II    $7      Erin Gerry
        Advanced Body Movement  III-IV  $7      Andres Giraldo
7:30-8:30PM     Getting Started with Salsa      I       $14
        Darnell and Maribel
        Spinning and Partnering II-III  $14     Andres Giraldo
8:30-9PM        Footwork Challenge      I-II    $7      Mel Cabili
        Footwork Challenge      III-IV  $7      Andres Giraldo

Best Foot Forward's
Salsa and Merengue classes begins September 30,2004
in Newton.

Salsa 1 with intro to Merengue
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm
6 weeks
September 30 - November 4, 2004
No dance experience necessary.

Salsa 2 Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm
5 weeks
November 11 - December 16, 2004
Prerequisite: Salsa/Merengue 1 or equivalent.

What makes our classes unique?
1. We only allow up to 6 couples per class for maximum personal attention. 2. Students sign up with a partner to guarantee leader/follower balance. 3. Couples are not required to change partners. 4. Classes are taught by the BFF director, Sara Brodsky.

Go to www.bestfootforward.biz for more information and a registration form. Click onto Swing, Ballroom, Latin.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Thank you.

Sara Brodsky
Dir., Best Foot Forward
phone: 617-916-5757
fax: 617-916-5626


Cuban Pete is doing a workshop here for me on the 21st of November at Platforms , one class at 3 and so far another at 5 and performance at 9:30 (check him out on Salsapower.com)  He is a legend and I am lucky to have him come up here for me.  It is only because we have been friends from the NY Palladium (100 years ago, ha) He is now pushing 80 and still really active in the dance community.  I am hoping that you as well as a lot of the Boston crowd will take advantage of seeing him.  He will teach all levels, but specified he would like to have the advanced and professionals attend.  So, if you can help out in any way I would appreciate.  It is $35.00. and can send check to me at 200 Adelaide Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 #401-941-8008

Thanks a bunch, will see you at your Congress.


mohamad el zein


We are a Southwestern Bar&Grill that is doing live Salsa Music every Tuesday from 9:30pm-1:00am.  Manolo's band.  Great Live Salsa and dancing.

Join Studio 665 in Woburn every Friday for Noche Caliente, a salsa party hosted by Hedwidge & Melissa of Noche Latina Dance Company.  It’s the North Shore’s salsa connection!  Beginner, intermediate, and advanced salsa lessons are held from 7:30 – 8:30pm; dance to salsa, bachata, merengue and more from 8:30pm – midnight.  Admission is $10. for the entire evening.  Air conditioning; free lot & on-street parking.  Studio 665, 17 Campbell St., Woburn. Log on to www.studio665.com for info and directions, or call
781-9-DANCER (781-932-6237). 


Caribbean Dance Holiday Ultimate Vacation of the Year

Henry Knowles, Ronny Busby, Spanish Harlem Orchestra & Frankie Martinez Invite you to join us

St. Maarten Salsa Escape "Exotique Caribbean Party Holiday"
@ Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino
Luxery Resort on the Island of St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles A little European... A lot of Caribbean! 6 Days/5 Nights all inclusive package (Not including flights)

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, DJ Henry Knowles, DJ Bobby Morales, Frankie
Juan Matos, Seve & Mouaze, Paul & Eleny, Stacey & Lucy, Samira & Raul, Jami Josephson, Lady DJ Tania, DJ Jose Rodriguez...and others!! Just added...theatrical dance champ, instructor, performer & choreographer...Arte Phillips.

PLEASE VIEW NEW DETAILS ONLINE: http://www.salsaescape.com
Email: info@salsaescape.com
Reservations: +1(212) 307-1111 (DanceSport Dance Studios)


Reserve full package by September 30th and receive 7% discount Specially low priced direct flights available from Paris & Amsterdam
>From NYC for as little as $400, prices vary daily


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