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Message From: Olaf Bleck [olaf@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 4:48 PM
Subject: #240: Sox Y Salsa @ Sophias again this Wednesday! Plus Halloween Salsa Guide

Hola Salseros!
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Yes, the miracle Sox might actually break the 86 year old curse, and it could be as soon as this Wednesday night, Game 4, which is in St. Louis.  However, we'll be there live at Sophia's to watch, and to Salsa throughout the game, particularly during the 7th inning stretch and commercial breaks!  i.e. We'll have the projection screen with the game going as last week, and you can watch Pedro from his favorite club, *larger than life*!

   Soo....   Join us the Wednesday for the 2nd edition of SOX Y SALSA @ Sophia's!

And... Halloween is upon us.  Here is the salsa party lineup

- Thur-Sat Halloween Festivities at Sophia's
- Friday:
  Halloween Party at Knights of Columbus, Friday Salsa Fever (see mailbag)
  Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Haloween Party 9-11pm at Sophia's (see mailbag)

BCCA will be open Saturday, and "Salsa for Gringos" will be occurring Thursday night as well at Sophia's.


In This issue:
- Special Night!  Salsa Cuban, Wed. Nov. 3 at Sophia's, with Hector Hector!
- Check out Masa on Tuesdays!  (See mailbag)
- Annual Salsa Sprint coming up at Temporada Latina, benefitting shriners
- 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 Cubana Night at Sophia's, Wed. Nov. 3
Salsa Night at Sophia's welcomes a new addition in the basement this night!

Experience a new flavor with new exciting rythms designed to move your feet !!!!! Hector will spin  you the Best of the Cuban music danced all over the world!

Downstairs at the Sophia's
Wednesday November the 3rd, 2004

    Cuba style lesson with  Hector and Linda at 9pm
    $12 with lesson
    $10 after 10 pm   & dance all the night !

    21 and over, Please mention at the door that you
    are there for the Cuban Salsa and go downstairs !!!!!

    Let's burn  up the dance floor with the best of
    Los Van Van, Manolito,Charanga, Paulito, Bamboleo and more......
    SALSA  &   TIMBA AND more
    the other way to dance salsa !!!!!!!!
    Casino style , cuban style, rueda de casino !!!

    1270 boylston st, kenmore sq 617 351 7001

    "Camina pa la pista que la pista no tiene espinas "

    questions and info : Linda@timba.com
    Hector 617 731 2847

 Salsa Sprint
Those are the 2 grand prizes for Salsa Spirit - a three hour salsa/mambo
dance-a-thon benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. Salsa Spirit is
just over 3 weeks away! I am hoping the salsa community will come
together this year as it did last year to make a positive impact in the
lives of children.
Tons of information online at www.tlsalsa.com/salsaspirit
Log on to read about the event, register, print out a pledge form and a
sample e-mail (both to assist you in your fundraising).

 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) Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Halloween Party Friday
2) Cuban Pete workshop in RI, need to register asap
3) Halloween Party Friday at Knights of Columbus
4) Hips on Fire Class Schedule
5) Havard Ballroom Classes Start
6) Tuesdays, Music, Food, Dance, at Masa, South End on Tremont!

The Theta Mu Chapter of
Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.


A Golden Affair

Our Second Annual Graduate and Professional Mixer ...
Join Us for an evening of neworking and fun
kicking off Holloween Wekend!!!

Sophia's Nightclub
1270 Boylston St.
The Fenway, Boston
Directions: 617-351-7001
21+, Proper dress, ID

Date:  Friday, October 29th
Time:  9pm - 11pm*
Admission:  FREE for Our Guests

* Arrive by 10pm and Enjoy the Open Bar!!!

To Be Added to our Guest List or for More Information,
Contact Hermana Nery Garcia


Hi everyone:

Sorry to be a pest about this but payment for the Cuban Pete workshop is due no later than this Sunday.  You can get it to me at Platforms on Sunday or La Cabana at Strictly Salsa Fridays, in cash, preferable, or check to Strictly Salsa LLC. of Jeanne Oki.  Address is 200 Adelaide Avenue, Providence, R.I. 02907

It is $35.00, 21st of November, Sunday afternoon at Platforms.  He will perform that night at Platforms.  It will be $10.00 at the door for that night only.  Do not miss this opportunity to see and meet a Legend of the Salsa world.

Jeannie Oki 401-941-8008

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
Halloween Salsa Party Friday, Oct 29th!
Knights of Columbus Hall

Last night's party, dancing, and performance at
Knights of Columbus Hall were wonderful! Join us
this Friday for a great night of dancing to the
LIVE MUSIC of Edwin Pabon and Orchestra!

Start your weekend off with a bang!

Doors Open at 9pm;
LIVE Music with Edwin Pabon and Orchestra
$15 cover


Knights of Columbus Hall
75 West School St.
Charlestown, MA
(T accessible -- Directions on site)
Gorgeous wooden dance floor
Free and Ample Parking Lot

All Ages Welcome (21 to drink)
Fashionable Attire

4) Hips on Fire Schedule
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

Announcing the Fall Social Dance Class schedule
presented by the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team!

(Please note that the start date is NOT Tuesday!)

Classes are open to the public--no partner or previous experience required!
These are the most effective, fun, and affordable dance classes in the area!

Tuesdays, Lowell House JCR
7 - 8 PM: Waltz/Tango
8 - 9 PM: Swing

Thursdays, Adams House Dining Hall
8 - 9   PM: Beginner Salsa
9 - 10 PM: Intermediate Salsa

Classes are designed to be a fun, relaxed way to improve (or begin!)
your social dancing skills and are geared to teach you how to dance to songs you're
certain to hear when you go out! Bring all of your friends!

Classes run for 6 weeks--visit www.harvardballroom.org for more information, directions, and a complete schedule.

Cost: $7 per class, $35 for 6 classes

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

[SalsaBoston's Review]
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.


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