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Message From: Olaf Bleck [olaf@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 2:04 PM
Subject: #237: The party and Fashion Show is at Sophias Tonight

Hola Salseros!
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  *** NEWS FLASH!***  Preliminary Congress workshop schedule is online!
  Visit www.salsaboston.com/congress/workshops.shtml

Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight is it!
"What is tonight," you ask?
Read on...!

In This issue:
- Tonight: Fashion Show, Guest DJ, and Congress discount at Sophia's
       $110 Discount Congress Tickets will be
       available again *at the event only* ($150 currently)
  Check out Masa on Tuesdays!
  Friday: Salsa with Havana Club at Elk's Lodge
       (see mailbag)
  Friday as well: opening of Friday Salsa Fever at K of C
       (see mailbag)
- 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

Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight is it!

"What is tonight," you ask?

Well, at Sophia's, three things! (aside from Salsa Night as usual)

  1) Fashion Show featuring the designs of Salsero Junior Mathieu!  If you missed it at Ryles last week... this stuff is hot!

  2) International DJ Ricardo Loaiza is in 'da house tonight, up from Washington, DC!  The parties with him are without the most raging!  Plus, DJ D. Martinez downstairs in the basement lounge.

  3) ABSOLUTELY LAST CHANCE to get a DISCOUNT Congress Pass.  Buy your pass tonight for $110, and save $40 off the $150 price.  By the way, prices increase on Friday (Oct. 1) to $165.


If you're still on the fence about the Congress, coming up October 15-17, you have a chance to still get a great deal!  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:



While I have your attention, check out Masa on Tuesday nights!  Featuring live latin jazz starting around 10pm, which "decays" into Salsa later.  It's a great place in the south end, a "high end" southwestern (meaning somewhat spicy latin and american food) restaurant.  However, they serve $1 Tapas until 11pm--I tried a selection and they are AWESOME!  Order about 5-8 or so, and it's a decent meal.  They also serve a variety of house specialty Mojitos and Margaritas for about $8-$12 as well, a little pricy, but the Tapas make up for it.  No cover.  If you're willing to spend about $25-$20 in a nice loungee atmosphere, have a few drinks, eat some great food, and some latin music and dance, check it out.  Tell them you heard it here. Masa 439 Tremont st.
Phone: 617-338-8884
Website: www.masarestaurant.com

 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 2 weeks!!!!!!!  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/instructors.html

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, ratty jeans, caps

Salsa Night at Sophia's includes a Casino Rueda class from 8:00 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, Elks lodge, Central Square, Fridays
2) Friday Salsa Fever opens at K of C hall, Charlestown
3) Salsa Instrutor needed, Northampton
4) April Class update
5) Salsa for San Marcos, Salsalegre Benefit this Saturday, Concord
6) Cha cha and swing classes with Tracey Giorgio and Jon Schimmel
7) 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 are open at the Elks Lodge in Cambridge's Central Square.  This should be a great party!  
   Havana Club Friday Night Salsa!
October 1 @ 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! 
   Rueda Lessons 8-9. Salsa lessons 9-10. Dance 10-1. 21+.  $10.
   Elks Lodge, 55 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square, Cambridge

   Samba Sunday
   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
   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
   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



FRIDAY SALSA FEVER at Knights of Columbus Hall!
GRAND OPENING OCTOBER 1ST!!!  Catch the Fever!

October 1st:  Special Class & Performances by
Griselle Ponce & Taima "Las Hijas del Trueno"
from New Jersey;  $15 cover

October 8th:  Special Class TBA; Performances
by Salsa y Control;  $10 cover

October 22nd:  Special Class & Performance by
Sonia & Morris from Canada;  $10 cover

October 29th:  Halloween Party, Best Costume
Contest!  Live music by Edwin Pabon and Orchestra; 
$15 cover

Edwin Pabon of Tito P. Productions, Masacote
Entertainment, and DJ Master Pedro Santiago have
teamed up to bring you a BOSTON SALSA NIGHT like
no other!  Starting October 1st, join us every
Friday at Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown
(T accessible) for a sophisticated evening of
salsa, salsa, salsa dancing!

Each month we will bring to you the best line-up
of instructors and dancers the east coast has to
offer at a beautiful location with a spacious
wooden dance floor.  Groove to the great sounds of
DJ Master Pedro Santiago and, the last Friday of
every month, Edwin Pabon and Orchestra, LIVE!


Knights of Columbus Hall
75 West School St.
Charlestown, MA
(T accessible -- Directions on site)

Doors Open at 8pm!  All Ages Welcome (21 to drink)!
FASHIONABLE ATTIRE ONLY (no jeans or sneakers)!

For further details:
Edwin Pabon:  617-216-1458
Joel & Ana:  617-939-3515.
Paradise Dance Studio has an immediate opening for a Latin dance instructor to teach group and private dance lessons primarily in salsa on Friday evenings in Northampton, MA. Paradise Dance is the largest social dance studio in Western Massachusetts. We offer courses in social style Latin, swing, ballroom, hustle, tango and two step. Appropriate candidates should be friendly, responsible, articulate, able to teach lead and follow. Training available. For more info contact Deborah Cohen <aradisedance@comcast.net">mailto:paradisedance@comcast.net>

The October session begins October 4th & 5th.

**New choreography session (Oct. Nov. Dec)

Calling all Level 2 & 3 students to sharpen your skills and dare
to get out on that stage and shine!

The new choreography class will commit to 3 months of training
and showcase their original choreography in January, 2005.

The summer choreography group will be showcasing their skills
at WEPA SALSA SUNDAY in OCTOBER. Stay tuned for more

For more info about performance opportunities or training with
the Aprilon2 Student dancers or the MELAZA Dance Co.  please
Ahmed at 718-812-4111 or
April at 917-776-1325



Salsalegre comes to The Scout House in Concord MA

Come learn to Salsa and Merengue with professional dance instructors Guillermo Rivera Pagan and Tracey Giorgio. Saturday, October 2 at the Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord MA 01742
7:30 -8:30   Dance Lesson
8:30 - 10:00 Free Dance
Regular Admission $10
Student Admission $8
*no partner necessary
All proceeds to benefit development projects in San Marcos Nicaragua through the Concord-San Marcos Sister Cities Committee.

If you have any questions please feel
free to contact Guillermo at 617 522 2524

Starting on Monday Oct. 4th
West Coast Swing & Cha-Cha
I will be teaching cha-cha classes to contemporary music which will include Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk and Top 40. My hopes are to broaden the range of music we dance Cha-Cha to. As you may or may not know Cha-Cha can be danced to a wide variety of music not limited to latin music.

I have been very involved with West Coast Swing (WCS) dancing over the past months enjoying the freestyle movements and variations which can be done throughout this dance. (WCS) is also done to many different types of popular music.

We will be teaching both Cha-Cha and West Coast Swing individually then following them by a combined class which will enable you as dancers to vary between the two within one song offering opportunities for unlimited patterns and syncopations.

I am very excited about these new classes and hope you will join us starting on Monday October 4th for our first evening of classes.


7:00 to 7:45 p.m.:          Beginner West Coast Swing with Jon & Maryellen
7:00 to 7:45 p.m.:          Beginner Cha Cha Lesson with Tracey
7:45 to 8:15 p.m.:          Intermediate Cha Cha Pattern
8:15 to 8:45 p.m.:          Intermediate West Coast Swing Pattern
8:45 to 9:15 p.m.:          Swing & Cha Cha “Fun Moves & Variations”
9:15 p.m. to Close:       Open Dancing to Top 40, Funk, Hip-Hop & R&B
    Admission:   $10 Lessons & Dance.  $6 Dance Only.
Beginners welcome every week at 7 p.m.
No partner necessary. Open to all ages. Cash bar.
Pay only when you attend; no pre-registration required.
For more information:
Jon Schimmel at 617.623.3134 or Jon@DanceBoston.com
Tracey Giorgio at 508.333.2259 or Tracey@DanceBoston.com

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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