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Message From: Olaf Bleck [olaf@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 2:03 PM
Subject: #236: Fashion Show & Congress Teaser at Ryles tonight! including a Salsa Sale!

Hola Salseros!
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What the heck is a "Salsa Sale", you ask?  Well, something we don't see too much of really, but I like the sound...  Actually, we are having a sale, and that is tonight, at Ryles, for the Congress Teaser/Fashion Show featuring the designs of Junior Mathieu.  While there, you can get your Congress Pass for only $110, $40 off the current price.  But you have to be there and register!  Ryles is in Inman Square, Cambridge, at the intersection of Hampshire St. and Cambridge St.  Lesson at 8:30, dancing 9:30-1  21+

Also don't miss the opening of a Salsa Fridays with Havana Club at the Elk's Lodge in Central Square tomorrow, where we will be having the Salsa Sale as well.  Details in the mailbag or at www.havanaclubsalsa.com

So, what this all means tonight is that if you're still on the fence about the Congress, coming up October 15-17, you have a chance to still get a great price!  Many people have told me that they weren't sure yet about their schedules, etc., but prices go up as the event gets closer, and very likely you will save money and hassle by just getting a pass now at a discount and being able to come and go all weekend, that paying as you go for parts of it later.  AND, this is a party you won't want to miss!

"What's the Congress?" you ask (if you're new to the list)? Well, it's 3 days and nights of non-stop amazing Salsa with many of the country's finest dancers, all collected into one fabulous new dance center called Springstep.  We have over 30 workshops for all levels and styles, 3 nights of shows, vendors, afterhours pool parties at the hotel, and much more.  It's called the 4th Annual Boston Salsa Congress (TM), read more below, and the website with ALL the info is at:


In This issue:
- Tonight: Congress Teaser at Ryles!
   $110 Discount Congress Tickets will be
       available again *at the event only* ($150 currently)
  Friday: Opening of Friday Salsa with Havana Club at Elk's Lodge
       (see mailbag)
  Next Wed: Congress Teaser at Sophia's
       with Guest International DJ Ricardo Loaiza!  From Wash. DC.
- 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

 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:

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) JamNastics Auditions tonight!
3) La Timba Loca @ the BEANTOWN JAZZ FEST Saturday Sept. 25th, 2004
4) Noche Latina Update
5) Hips on Fire Update
6) Tuesdays, Music, Food, Dance, at Masa, South End on Tremont!

Dear Friends,
   A quick take on this week's update:
   1) This Friday we open at Elks Lodge in Central Square!
   2) Mambo Mondays rocks
   3) Tuesday Latin Night at Ryles

   1. This Friday, we open at the Elks Lodge in Cambridge's Central Square.  This should be a great party!  
   Havana Club Friday Night Salsa!
September 24th @ Elks Lodge, 55 Bishop Allen Drive, Central 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. 21+.

   2. Mambo Mondays rocks! Need I say more...

   3. Tuesday, check out our new Latin Night at Ryles 
   Havana Club Tuesday Latin Night - every Tuesday
September 28th @ Ryles Dance Hall, 212 Hampshire St., Inman Sq., Cambridge 8-9pm Rueda Lesson with Sylvie Garneau and Lino Gonzalez 8-9pm Salsa Lesson with Willie Sanchez and Juliana Melo 9-1am Salsa Dance Party DJ Cuban Jeff $10. All ages.

 Havana Club events this week:

   Friday Night Salsa!, September 24th 
   Rueda Lessons 8-9. Salsa lessons 9-10. Dance 10-1. 21+.  $10.
   Elks Lodge, 55 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square, Cambridge

   Samba Sunday, September 26th
   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, September 27th
   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, September 28th
   Rueda Lesson 8-9pm. Salsa Lesson 8-9pm
   Dance 9pm-1am. Admission is $10. All ages.
   Ryles Dance Hall, 212 Hampshire St, Inman Sq, Cambridge



Salsa Encendida & Comenzar de Nuevo Training Group is Having. Auditions!

Thursday September 23rd
Can you picture yourself in the Spotlight.?
Do you want to impress your friends?
You will improve your Salsa Skills dramatically in just 3 months. Join one of the Best Salsa Programs in Boston! Auditions will be held at the BCCA: The Brookline Communiyt Center for the Arts. 14 Brookline Street
For more info:
(617)354-5780 and ask for Roberto or Visit www.Jamnastics.org

LTL to Close Beantown Jazz Festival con timba y despelote!
  Let's light up Stage 1 this Saturday at 4:45 pm ... it's free!
  Now in its fourth year, The BeanTown Jazz Fest is an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate Boston's diversity through a full day of jazz music and festivities. This community, citywide event, "blessed" by Mayor Menino, attracts over 40,000 festival-goers and celebrates Boston's diversity in the South End and music.
See you there...
La Timba Loca
email: latimbaloca@latimbaloca.com
call: 617-967-6464

La Timba Loca @ the BEANTOWN JAZZ FEST
Saturday Sept. 25th, 2004
12 noon - 6pm
Columbus Ave. between Burke and Mass Ave. in the South End

Noche Latina Dance Company, Boston

Salsa Update

Last Tuesday at Union Street was a definite success. We raised over $600 for Dena and cancer research. Thank you all for coming out to support her as well as all of the other victims of this deadly disease.

We hope that you all enjoyed the performance that was brought to you by Noche Latina Student Performance Group. The crowd was fantastic, again, thank you.

If you missed this amazing night last Tuesday, don’t worry, we will be doing it all again this Friday at Studio 665 in Woburn.

We will be accepting donations for Dena Brown as well as for The Dana Farber Institute for Cancer Research, and you will have another opportunity to see the performance by Noche Latina Student Performance Group.

Our group will perform, one more time for those of you who missed it last week, our choreography we call “Salsita”. Please come down to the studio and support our team. They have all worked so hard, we want you all to enjoy it.

Friday 9/24/04:

All classes taught by Hedwige & Melissa
Beginner-Intermediate Class- 7:30pm-8:30pm
Salsa Social- Downstairs @ the studio from 8:30pm-midnight
Performance- 10:00pm
Upstairs @ the studio- Ballroom social
            Cost- $10 for both floors of dancing and fun. Refreshments will be served.

Studio 665- 17 Campbell St Woburn (5 minutes from both rt 95 and rt 93) Call for more info: (617) 461-5100
Directions: go to www.studio665.com


And, just a reminder, we do offer private classes. These classes are so beneficial in making each individual comfortable with moves and styling. All these moves that we teach you in the group class, we can give you that personal attention you need to get really comfortable with them and to make yourself look really good by adding some hot styling to the hot moves. Give Melissa a call for your private class prices and schedule. (617) 461-5100.

We hope to see you all tonight of course, at Union Street, but definitely Friday night in Woburn.
From Hips on Fire:

New Salsa course at MIT starting Tuesday Sept 21st

We look forward to another wonderful semester at MIT.  Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 21 from 8:30 to 10 pm in the lobby of E-52.


Some details about the class:

Level:    we call it just right.  Those who have never danced salsa before find that in a few classes, they can see already good improvements, those who have danced for a couple of years are surprised every class by Seemore and Cristina's innovative moves, always new and unexpected.
Price:  Students $7 or 21 Pesos Argentinos
         Student semester package:  $48
Non-students:  $9
Do I need a partner?:  No, you certainly don't but if you have one feel free to bring them along.


Join our new Beginner SALSA courses Mondays at Tuesday at the Dance Complex

We have started brand new Salsa courses, right from the very basics, adding a new course on Tuesdays:

Mondays 8-9:30pm, Beginner Salsa course
Tuesdays 7-8pm, Beginner Salsa course

Dance Complex, 536 Mass Av, Central Sq., Cambridge


MONDAY 8pm-9:30pm - Salsa for Beginners
Dance Complex
536 Mass Av, Central Sq., Cambridge

7pm-8pm - Salsa for Beginners
Dance Complex
536 Mass Av, Central Sq., Cambridge
8:30pm - 10pm - Salsa @ MIT
Sloan Building, 50 Memorial Dr, Kendall 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

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

mohamad el zein

To whom it may concern,
         We have started a Latin night over at Masa Restaurant.  Every Tuesday at 9:30 we have Manolo's band  performing live till 1:00 am.  There's salsa dancing, tapas, margarita's, sangria, mojitos, and more.  Great night, lots of energy, and a perfect playground for those who want to display their Salsa skills.

439 Tremont st.
Boston, MA

Phone: 617-338-8884
Fax: 617-338-6019
Website: www.masarestaurant.com


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