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Message From: Olaf Bleck [olaf@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2004 4:41 PM
Subject: #238: The Congress is growing!

Hola Salseros!
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Hopefully by now you've registered for the Boston Salsa Congress(TM), October 15-17, but if not, there's still time!  Plus, tonight at El Bembe only, we will be offering discounted passes for $140.  You have to register there though!  Find me or a Congress volunteer and fill out a reg. form.  Some Congress updates below.

In This issue:
- Congress updates
- 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

Some Congress updates:
- Preparty WILL BE at Temporada Latin on Thursday, check it out!  Quite a number of the Congress guest stars will be in town already.  More details next week.

- Fogarate and Juan Matos confirmed!  Also, added "Art in Motion" from Philly, and "Pasofino" from Atlanta.  What happens?  People are calling us from all over, asking "can we come to?!!"  Boston/New England, don't miss this party right here!

- Massages in the house!  One of our Salsera/Masseuses will be vending her services at the Congress at a quite reasonable price, including foot massages!

- Photographer: we will have professional quality photographic services and "print on demand" pictures for you.  Get your group's portrait take, or pick up some social dancing photos!

- Food: Colombian Cuisine throughout the weekend provided by the Salsa Y Control family restaurant.  Also, southwestern cuisine from Masa Retaurant in the South End.

- Hotel rooms: are tight--if you can't get one, let me know.  Amerisuites is sold out supposedly, but we have locked up a few.  There are also three other hotels with rooms right up the road.

- Workshop schedule is basically complete!  Check it out on the website.  Over 30 offerings in all manners, styles, and levels.

- Privates:  email me and I will put you in touch

VOLUNTEERS!!  We need workers at the event.  Save some $$ of admission and help out.  Contact kelly@salsaboston.com for details.  There will be a meeting this Sunday at 11am at BCCA for volunteer workers.  Registration, setup and cleanup, vending, etc.

Also, interested in a paid job?  We're looking for drivers for the Shuttle Van.  Contact us for details and qualifications.

Register, read details, make comments, view pictures, post messages: www.salsaboston.com/congress

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

GOT CONGRESS TICKETS???  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 week!!!!!!!  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 $165.  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
2) El Bembe Tonite
3) Sol Y Canto 10th Anniversary Event
4) Catch the Fever with Pabon, Fridays at K of C
5) Salsa Happens update
6) April on 2 Update
7) Tuesdays, Music, Food, Dance, at Masa, South End on Tremont!

Dear Friend,
The Salsa Academy is a structured, comprehensive month-long series of workshops designed to help aspiring salseros 'get it!' If you would like to improve your salsa, join us on Saturday afternoons for the Salsa Academy. It is not too late to jump into the October session - drop-ins are also welcome.

This Friday we are at the BCCA! Come join us for a fun evening of social dancing on Boston's best dance floor. Salsa lessons, as usual, by Salsa y Control's amazing Johnny and Andres Giraldo.

And check out HavanaClubSalsa.com Our website features hot salsa videos - joining the Andres Giraldo and Erin Banks video is a new one with Andres' big brother Johnny and Ana Tinajero Massicot tearing up the dancefloor!

Finally, Havana Club is selling passes to the upcoming Boston Salsa Congress. The Congress is in its fourth year and is a weekend long party that runs from October 15th-17th. Dancers come from all over the world and it is an amazing party. Email me for order forms and details.

Oh yeah, Mambo Mondays is HOT! :-)
Jeff Robinson
Mambo Mondays @ Green St. Grill
Green Street Grill, 280 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

9:30ish-10:15pm Beginner Salsa Lesson w/ Jam'nastics' Darnell Kemp
10:30-11:30pm Beginner Rueda Lesson w/ Ivan Skopovi
10pm-1am Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff & DJ Sonerito
Admission is $8, $10 with Lesson. Ages: 21+
Latin Tuesdays @ Ryles
Ryles Dance Hall, 212 Hampshire St., Inman Square, Cambridge
9-10pm Salsa Lesson with Juliana Melo and Willie Sanchez
10-1am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff. All Ages. $10
Friday Night Salsa @ BCCA
BCCA, 14 Green St, Coolidge Corner, Brookline
8-9pm Rueda Lessons w/ Ivan Skopovi and Sylvie Garneau
9-10pm Salsa Lessons w/ Salsa y Control
10pm-1am DJ Dance Party w/ Rotation of All-star DJs. 17+. $10
Saturday, Salsa Academy @ BCCA
BCCA, 14 Green St, Coolidge Corner, Brookline
2:30-3:30 Introduction to the Basics with Regina Shpigel
3:30-4:30 Mastering the Basics with Regina Shpigel
$30 pre-registration for the final three weeks of the session. $12 drop-in per class
October session runs: 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30
Samba Sundays @ BCCA
BCCA, 14 Green St, Coolidge Corner, Brookline

7-8:30pm Beginner Samba de Gafiera, Forro Lesson with Andre Carvalho and Kirlley Costa
8:30-11pm "Brazilian Tango" Party
Admission is $8, $10 with Lesson. All Ages.

 El Bembe is back this Friday October 8th with Live Band: Luis Angel and H.M.E.
This Friday October 8th
Boston's best Latin music and dance party
With Live Music by Luis Angel and H.M.E.
Admission: $12            9 PM, 21+
9:00 p.m. Salsa/Merengue Dance Lesson With Hips On Fire
10:00 p.m. Salsa/Merengue DJ and Live Music

At the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center at the Center for Latino Arts 85 West Newton Street, Boston Next El Bembe: Fridays: November 12, December 10


Water Music presents
Sol y Canto’s 10th Anniversary!
founders Rosi & Brian Amador commemorate their
20th Anniversary
as Boston-based Latin music ambassadors

Saturday, November 20th
at 3, 5 & 8pm
“a jewel of a hall ”
Durrell Hall, YMCA in Central Square
820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Tickets $15 (3PM) & $18 (5PM & 8PM); Children under 12: $10

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for Sol y Canto e-list & friends only: purchase tickets by Oct. 8 for a $2 discount!

Special rates available for Group Sales – visit www.concertix.com for details

8 pm show features -SPECIAL GUESTS: former band members
from Flor de Caña & Sol y Canto & band friends


8-year old twin singers, Alisa & Sonia Amador, and children singers from the Cambridgeport, AMIGOS & Cambridge Friends Schools, and the Arlington Spanish Network!                                                      

For tickets, directions, and parking information visit www.concertix.com
or call 617.876-7777

Artist website www.solycanto.com• .617.492.1515
(N.B. You cannot purchase tickets directly from Sol y Canto)

4)Friday Salsa Fever NIGHTS!

CATCH THE FEVER!  www.FridaySalsaFever.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Join us this and ever Friday at the Knights of
Columbus for an exciting evening of Salsa dancing!

This week, the wonderful brothers of SALSA Y
CONTROL will be performing and showing us how
it's done!  Don't be left out!

Doors Open at 9pm for a Special Class by Edwin
Pabon, Salsa Mix Dance Company.

Performances by Salsa y Control; $10 cover

Visit the website for the lineup of dancers
for the rest of October, November, and December.


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

Doors Open at 9pm for Class
All Ages Welcome (21 to drink)
Fashionable Attire (no jeans or sneakers)

View the Website Today for the latest news! www.FridaySalsaFever.com

Edwin Pabon: 617-524-0457; www.PabonElSalsero.com
Joel & Ana: 617-939-3515; www.MasacoteEntertainment.com
DJ Master Pedro Santiago; 617-943-5395

5)Greeting Salsa Friends,

The next session of salsa classes starts October 13th.
Classes taught by Pamela and Josh.

One Night Review Classes
Wed, Oct 13th,
6:30—7:30  Review of Beginner Level Salsa
7:30—8:30  Review of Beginner Level NY Style Salsa
           (aka "on 2" or Mambo)

Review classes are great for those who have had some salsa, but want a refresher to prepare for the next level. Also helpful for those not sure what level class they should take.

5-Week Session
Wed's, Oct 20th thru Nov 17th
  5:45—6:15     Warm-up & practice time
  6:15—7:30     Intro to Salsa, 2 styles
  7:30—8:30     Continuing Salsa (breaking on 1)
  8:45—9:45     Continuing New York Style Salsa (breaking on 2)

One-night review classes: $12 each
5-week session: $50
Registration in second class for the same session: $40
Drop in per class $12
Drop in if registered in another class: $8
HALF PRICE to repeat/review Intro to Salsa class: $25
  (available only 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 WRITE: salsahappens@yahoo.com
OR CALL: 508-820-9828

WEPA/Aprilon2 Update:

Que pasa, mi gente?!!!

Here's the 411:

April will be in town this week to party at WEPA Salsa Sunday and to teach class on Monday and Tuesday. If you would like to schedule a private for this week, please call (917) 776-1325.

**Classes are on for Columbus Day.

WEPA SALSA SUNDAYS is this Sunday, October 10!!!!

* At the fabulous Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Square, Cambridge 212 Hampshire St.

* DJ Sugar Roy spinnin' the butters Latino mix

* 6-7pm Salsa Class for ALL levels ($12, includes Party)

* 7-10pm Salsa Party with DJ Roy ($10)

* 19+

* For more information please visit www.aprilon2.com or call 617-388-0925.

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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