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Message From: Olaf Bleck [bleck@salsaboston.com] on behalf of Olaf Bleck [olaf@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 5:32 PM
Subject: #245: Salsa Friday reopens this week in Central Sq.

Hola Salseros!
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Lots of stuff going on these days!

Some highlights:
- This Sunday, check out the article on Salsa at An Tua Nua in the Globe City Weekly section!  Salsa is in full swing there now that we have the floor basically fixed.  A few other renovations are also underway.  www.salsaboston.com/antuanua  Easy parking and right on the T.  Join us each Wed.!

- This week!  Havana Club opens Salsa Fridays again at the Greek Club in Central Square (see mailbox.)  Should be a big party tomorrow!

- SalsaBoston's 5th Annual New England Salsa Competition begins in March.  Stay tuned.  This year there will be amateur and "semi-pro", the later of which is designed for all of you out there in the dance companies.

- Salsa Cruises are BACK!  Season 5, every Sunday this summer starting mid-June.  We are currently scheduling corporate and group reservations, so let your people know.  Season tickets will go on sale in April.  www.salsaboston.com/cruise05  July 4th tentatively will be a cruise as well.

- Latin Night Fridays with SalsaBoston at Vertigo, grand opening March 11.  Tired of going to Randolph?  Miss Sophia's?  Well, this place is for you.  An elegant club, right near Fanuiel Hall.  T accessible, and only $7 garage parking.  Email us for VIP for the grand opening!

- MIT is throwing a big Rueda event and party this Sat.  See mailbag.

In this issue:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays moved to An Tua Nua (Note: new class times, 15 min. earlier)
- SalsaBoston events
- mailbag

Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday

Have you checked out our new home yet?!!  It's a great space, and we are going to get the floor redone, as well as other improvements!

835 Beacon St., 1 block outbound from Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park
SalsaBoston: (617) 513-9841
An Tua Nua: (617) 262-2121 (for directions only)
More details and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

7:45pm: Casino Rueda Lessons with Jam'Nastics, all levels
8:45pm: Salsa with Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate NOTE!!! Classes start 15 minutes earlier now because we have to close at 1am.

10pm-1am: Salsa Dance with DJ Hernan and DJ D. Martinez

$10 cover, $12 with lessons, 21+
Call 617-513-9841 for details about Salsa Night
For a discount coupon, visit the website.

An Tua Nua is a great contemporary Irish bar & grill on Beacon Street just outside of Kenmore Square (only about 3 blocks from Sophia's).  In the back they have a dance club about the same size as the upstairs at Sophia's, with a sizable dance floor that holds about 150 people, a bar, and plenty of lounge seating. 

Close to the green line (St. Mary's on the C train), plenty of street and lot parking.

Irish/America/Bar food available until 10pm.  I have eaten there, it is tasty and modestly priced.

Note: they have Karaoke in the front portion of the bar when you walk in, but don't let that scare you... Salsa is in the back room!  Full Bar.  Please check your coat.

More info and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Havana Club Fridays opens Feb. 18
2) MIT International Flava Party Saturday
3) MIT Casino Rueda Workshop Sat.
4) Obbini Tumbao--Latin Groove featuring hips on fire, Regatta Bar, Mar 1
5) Ladies Styling workshops with Isadora
6) SOULSA Salsa bash in Hartford, March 12

Note: Club Mambo at Knights of Columbus has closed to relocate.

On behalf of the team at Havana Club it is my pleasure to announce that....

This week Friday Night Salsa opens at the Greek Club's stunning 2nd Floor Ballroom!

Friday Night Salsa    *****Grand Opening February 18, 2005*****
Greek Club, 2nd Floor Ballroom, 288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge Parking garage next door ($1/hr). One block from Public Transport on Mass Ave

Rueda Lessons: 8:30-9:30 Beginner & Intermediate Lessons w/ MIT Rueda Group Salsa Lessons: 9:30-10:30 Beginner & Intermediate Lessons w/ Salsa y Control Salsa Dance Party: 10:30pm - 2am w/ DJ Jeff
21+  $12 cover (includes lessons). No partner required.

We have a great program for the evening including:
 - Jam'nastics Dance Company Performance
 - MIT Rueda Group Showcase
 - Havana Club Samba Dance Performance by Andre Carvalho & Kirlley Costa
 - Special Performance by the Mamboslaves, Grey German & Juna Simon

The Greek Club is a stunning venue with a spacious 5400 sq. ft. wood dancefloor, raised performance stage, club lighting, excellent sound system, and full bar. It is located in the heart of Cambridge's Central
Square, next door to an inexpensive parking garage and one block from the public transport on Mass Ave.

We expect an excellent crowd of 200+ salseros - come and checkout Boston's new salsa hotspot!

Also, we continue to run our popular Mambo Mondays dance night at Green St. Grill. Please note that this week, due to Valentine's day dinners, we will begin the dancing
at 10:30pm and there will be no lesson.

Feel free to come by earlier, have a drink and hangout.

Mambo Mondays
Green Street Grill, 280 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge Salsa Dance Party: 10:30-1am  w/ DJ Jeff & DJ Sonerito
18+ (21 to drink);   $8 cover ($10 w/ lesson)


The MIT Casino Rueda Group presents....

                      INTERNATIONAL FLAVA!

              MIT Dance Expo and International Party
                  Saturday, February 26, 2005
   La Sala de Puerto Rico (MIT Student Center, 2nd floor)-Building W20
      77 Massachuetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. For a map click here:            

    *8PM Beginners' Salsa LESSON

    *9PM-1AM Dancing to your favorite hip-hop, reggae, salsa, merengue,
      bachata, Indian, and Arabic music

    *International BUFFET

    *MIT Casino Rueda will be performing!

           Party, Lesson, Buffet, Exhibits, and Performance
                  only $2 with MIT ID, $3 non-MIT
                    Profits will go to charity.


WHEN: Saturday,  February 19th, 2005
             12PM to 3PM

WHERE: La Sala de Puerto Rico (Student Center, 2nd floor), Building W20
               77 Massachuetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. For a map click here:

COST: $10
             $8 with student ID

No partner is necessary!  Participants will be split up into three levels:
Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate/Advanced. Note that these
levels are designated in terms of rueda rather than salsa.  If you dance
salsa but have never danced rueda, you should start at the Beginner level.

Beginner: No experience neccessary! Teaches the basics of Salsa and
 Rueda, lead/follow technique.
Advanced Beginner: Assumes a knowledge of basic Rueda moves (e.g.
 Enchufla, Dame Una, Adios/Prima), teaches advanced beginner-level Rueda
Intermediate/Advanced: Assumes the dancer has knowledge of beginner and
 advanced beginner-level Rueda moves and has a good lead/follow
 technique.  Students in this group should be comfortable
 leading/following moves 'on the tap' such as Siete.  Teaches advanced

Remember, workshops are formal instruction, so be sure to bring
comfortable clothes, your jazz sneakers/dancing shoes, your water bottles,
and plenty of energy to burn for 3 hours straight!

Please RSVP by sending an email to zarixia@mit.edu with the
following information (RSVPing is not required but recommended):

Estimated Level:
Leader or Follower**:

(** note that the leader is typically the male and the follower
is typically the female, particularly at the beginner level.  More
advanced students may choose to learn either role if they wish, as
balance permits.)

Feel free to visit our web page for more information about the group and
rueda in general:

                             MIT Casino Rueda Group

Calling all dancers...

Obbini Tumbao--Latin Groove
(Featuring Hips on Fire)
Tuesday, March 1
Cover $10

Manolo Mairena-vocals and percussion
Angel Subero-trombone
Rebecca Cline-piano
Luis "Gemelo" Rodriguez-baby bass
Gregorio Vento-percussion
Ana Norgaard-percussion

[Cristina and
Seemore of Hips on Fire will be performing as part of
our show, and we hope to have the entire audience
dancing with them.  A dance floor will be provided at
the Regattabar.]

If you would like to pre-register (and save $15)
please call 617.823.0471 or email
isadora_williams@yahoo.com with your name and your
contact info.

with Isadora Williams
Director of Aguare Dance Company

Where: BCCA, 14 Green St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline
When: Mondays 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15 drop-in, $12 pre-register ($60 for 5
Level: multi-level

You save $15 if you pre-register!
(that's like getting one class free)

David Greer


Event Name:  SOULSA!

Question:  What is Salsa & Chicago-style Steppin' Lessons & Performances by NYC, Boston, & Hartford Instructors/ Performers with a DJ Dance Party, Networking, & Cocktails at an Upscale Venue?

Answer:  SOULSA!

Date:  Saturday, March 12, 2005

Time:  7PM - 2AM

Where:  The Bond Ballroom, 338 Asylum St., Downtown Hartford, Connecticut


-Salsa lesson & performance by Boston's Joel & Ana Massicot of Massicot Entertainment
-Chicago-style Steppin' lesson & performance by NYC's Reginald Holmes & Danielle Thomas of MAK3 Dance Kompany
-Salsa performance by Hartford's Salsa Fuego

Call 860.463.4348 or 313.377.6563

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

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