Want Boston's Complete Salsa News?!
   Club Guide | Dance Lessons | Bands/DJ's | Message Board | Submit Info | About Us See all ads | Advertise   


Message From: Olaf Bleck [bleck@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 10:31 PM
Subject: #247: Vertigo, Springbash, and Fiesta de Baile coming up, plus special debut at An Tua Nua this Wed

Hola Salseros!
     Formatting messed up?  Read this on the web at
     Subscribe: visit http://salsaboston.com/list/subscribe.cgi

I'm fresh back from two weeks R&R in Vail, and guess what, they have Salsa there too!   A well attended night in Avon, CO on  Wednesday.  How about that!

A couple of quick website notes--the SalsaBoston site was down all night, right about when many of you tried to RSVP for free admission to Vertigo.  It's back up and working, so try again if you haven't.  Also, the message board had been hacked, and in the process of fixing, deleted.  Many messages are restored but some permanently lost.  I'll put something more modern there soon.  ALSO!  Very soon we will have personal mini-websites available on salsaboston that you yourself can subscribe for and edit (ex: salsaboston.com/yournamehere).  Stay tuned.

Top 5 SalsaBoston happenings coming up! In no particular order:

1) DEBUT PERFORMANCE, This Wednesday at An Tua Nua, Salsa Y Control performs a *brand new* routine!  Come check it out, Wednesday Salsa Nights at An Tua Nua www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

2) Grand opening of Latin Fridays at Vertigo, Downtown Boston!  This Friday!  If you miss Sophia's latin nights, come check out the scene here, with DJ Guy, Sophia's finest Latin DJ spinning Salsa, Merengue, House, Reggaeton, Bachata, and more.  Free admission to grand opening if you RSVP!  www.salsaboston.com/vertigo

3) Saturday, "Spring Salsa Bash" at BCCA with JAM'NASTICS and SalsaBoston, featuring performances and the usual BCCA-style grand Salsa Pahty!  DJ D. Martinez; benefitting Jamnastics Scholarship fund.  www.salsaboston.com/springbash or see mailbag.

4) Next Saturday, April 26, the 6th Annual Fiesta de Baile, on of the best Salsa Parties of the year.  DJ Antonio Ortiz in the booth at Nahant Country Club, benefitting Salsera Paula Shiff's North Shore Civic Ballet.  $25 if purchased online this week.  $35 at the door. http://www.salsaboston.com/marblehead/fiesta.html

5) 5th Annual Salsa Harbor Cruise Series!  Starts Sundays, mid-June.  Book your group reservations now!  read on below.

In this issue:
- SalsaBoston event notes:  Cruises, Competition
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays moved to An Tua Nua (Note: new class times, 15 min. earlier)
- Latin Fridays at VERTIGO, GRAND OPENING March 18
- Mailbag

** SalsaBoston's 5th Annual New England Salsa Competition begins in March/April.  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.

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

Latin Fridays at Vertigo


with "DJ Guy" of Sophia's spinning the best of Latin music
- Salsa
- Merengue
- Bachata
- Reggaeton
- Latin House
- and more

126 State St. Downtown Boston
(adjacent to Quincy Market, 1 Block from the clock tower)

Two Levels:  Lounge and Dance Club

Hosted by SalsaBoston.com
Every Friday, 9pm-2am
21+, $10 cover
Dance Lesson at 8:30pm

MBTA Accessible
 - Aquarium or State on the Blue Line
 - State on the Orange Line
 - Govt. Center on the Green Line
PARKING: $9 Validated at 75 State St. Garage (entrance on Broad St.) Valet Available

More info: 617-513-9841
En Espanol: 617-290-5917

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Havana Club Update
2) Auditions for Masacote Entertainment
3) Noche Latin schedule
4) Bus trip to Copacabana from Providence
5) "Salsa Night Band" performing at next El Bembe, Apr. 15
6) Gian Carlo, checking in--Zuzu and Merengue Rest.
7) Spring Salsa Bash with Jamnastics and SalsaBoston, Sat. Mar. 19
8) Fiesta de Baile, Mar. 26
9) Tuesday Salsa social at Step by Step

This and every week - Havana Club's Friday Night Salsa

Friday Night Salsa    *****March 11, 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

8:30-9:30 Beginner & Intermediate Rueda Lessons w/ MIT Rueda Group 9:30-10:30 Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons w/ Salsa y Control Salsa Dance Party: 10:30pm - 2am w/ DJs Cuban Jeff, Sonerito, and D. Martinez
21+    (18+ with either college ID or sponsorship by a Havana Club
21+ regular)
$12 cover (includes lessons).  No partner required.
Dress Code: from funky casual to simply elegant to smart casual

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 cash bar. 

This week, we expect an excellent crowd of 250+ salseros - come
and enjoy Boston's new salsa hotspot!

And if Mambo Mondays is Boston’s salsa “house party,” then
Green Street Grill is the unofficial living room of Boston’s Salsa
Community.  Learn salsa or hone your craft in a very relaxed,
chill environment.  

Mambo Mondays
Green Street Grill, 280 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge
9:30-10:15pm: Beginner Salsa Lesson w/ Jeff
Salsa Dance Party: 10:00-1am  w/ DJ Jeff & DJ Sonerito
18+ (21 to drink);   $8 cover ($10 w/ lesson)

For more information, and to see videos of Havana Club in action, visit:

Masacote Entertainment will be holding auditions for its Professional Dance Company the last week of March! We are looking for one more MALE dancer! Previous salsa experience is recommended, but dancers with experience in other dance styles will also be considered.

Please, only reply if you are seriously interested in improving your skills and taking your dancing to a professional level. We are looking for extremely motivated, energetic, and dedicated individuals who are committed to putting in time, effort, and lots of energy into salsa.

If you or anyone you know is interested, feel free to inquire for more information about the company, our goals, or any other questions you may have. Meanwhile,browse our site to learn more about us. Bios from the other dance company members will be up within two weeks. Feel free to view photos of get togethers in the photo gallery ( masacoteentertainment.com/gallery ).

To RSVP for an audition, email Ana at both ana@masacoteentertainment.com AND tinajero@mit.edu, or call us at 617-939-3515. We will do our best to respond to emails during our trip to Korea. Please be patient. All calls made after the 16th will be answered after the 26th once we return from our trip

with Hedwige & Melissa
"New"-  Regular Weekly Class Schedule
Location:  Union St Restaurant - 107 R Union St,  Newton Centre, Ma  02459

Time:        6:45pm - 7:45pm  Beginner / Intermediate
                 8:00pm - 9:00pm - Advanced
                 9:00pm  Midnight  Salsa Tuesday's Dance Night Fridays 
Location:    Studio 665 - 17 Campbell St Woburn, Ma 
Time:          7:30pm - 8:30pm - Beginner / Advanced Beginner
                   8:30pm - 9:30pm - Intermediate / Advanced
                   9:30pm - 10:30pm - "Practice Session" Sundays
Location:   Plaza Garibaldi - 1141 Revere Beach Pkwy, Revere, Ma 02151
Time:         6:30pm - 7:30pm - Beginner / Advanced Beginner
                  7:30pm - 8:30pm - Beginner / Intermediate
                  9:00pm -1am - "Salsa Mania Dance Night"


April 30th....Saturday...lv. Providence from Platforms Parking lot (leave you cars there)...4:30 p.m.  and leave the Copacabana at 3:00
a.m. return to Providence.
We will be dancing to the 2005 Grammy Award Winning  SPANISH HARLEM

The cost is $80.00 total....which includes: Round trip Motor Coach to NYC, ( bus is equipped with bathroom, reclining seats, and VCR.), entrance fee to the Copa, no waiting on line at the Copa, reserved tables and 2 drinks included..

There are only 47 seats available.  It will be on a first paid, first
reserved basis. Now, with both Strictly Salsa Fridays and Strictly Salsa Sundays, it is sure to fill up fast. If you are interested, please contact me asap to reserve your space.  We did this trip 2 years ago and it was a huge success. Those that participated have been asking for a repeat trip.

To reserve send check to : STRICTLY SALSA PRODUCTIONS,LLC
                           C/O JEANNE OKI
                           200 ADELAIDE AVENUE
                           PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

                           401-941-8008  for more information

Salsa Night Band with Javier Arroyo

Greetings, fans and friends.  This note to let you guys know with anticipation that we are schedulled to perform again at The Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center (El Bembe) on April 15th.  This is at 85 West Newton St. Boston.  Great ballroom floor, atmosphere, mixed crowd and dancing lessons.  Make plans ahead of time and see ya' at the dance floor.

Hello beloved ones,
   Just a little announcement on the always shape shifting gigs of mine. Zuzu; which is part of the Middle East Restaurant emirate, has informed me that its adopting a $3 cover for our Friday night get together. This is something beyond my control and I hope it does not deter you from enjoying me once a week. As my companion always says, "$3 is not much for once a week".
                               Thanks for the support,
                               Gian Carlo

Merengue Restaurant:
156-160 Blue Hill Ave.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 445-5403

Solo with guest/11:30-1:30
474 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Phone: (617) 864-3278

Merengue Restaurant:
156-160 Blue Hill Ave.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: (617) 445-5403

Hello Salseras and Salseros;

The winter is almost gone. Lets welcome the Spring Season Dancing
Mark your calender for March 19th 2005.

Salsaboston.com and Jamnastics
Spring Bash Social
Join us for a wonderful night of spectacular performances, great music, and lots of dancing with your favorite hosts, Jamnastics Featuring performances by the Kids, Teen and Adult Dance teams with their newest routine.Specila performances by Danzanahualt (Folk performance group)

Saturday March 19th 2005
Brookline Community Center For the Arts (BCCA)
14 Green Street, Brookline, MA
8-9pm Rueda de casino lesson.
9-10pm Salsa lesson
10:00 Party starts.
Performance 10:45pm
Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Includes 8-10pm all levels salsa lesson.
Silent auction for private lesson.

Hot music with djdmarinez.com

For more info Visit www.Salsaboston.com/springbash or call 617 354-5780

Buy Now!  Tickets are less before March 16th
6th Annual
Fiesta de Baile

Salsa the Night Away!
DJ Antonio Ortiz

Saturday, March 26
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Salsa lesson 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Nahant Country Club, Nahant

$25 per person if paid by March 16th
$35 thereafter and at the door
bring your friends, reserve a table of ten for $25 complimentary hors d'oeuvres & cash bar

Fundraiser for the North Shore Civic Ballet
Donations are tax-deductible
Purchase tickets on line www.salsaboston.com/marblehead/fiesta.html
at the studio or by mail
checks paybable to North Shore Civic Ballet,
115 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, Ma 01915 www.havetodance.com/marblehead

Meet us at
Tuesday Nights
With D.J. Hernan
Latin Dance social

Step-By-Step, Inc.
85 River Street Suite #1
Waltham , MA 02453
Ladies & Gentlemen 18+
For Information contact Step-By-Step, Inc juniormathieu@dancingstepbystep.com or pamelacaira@dancingstepbystep.com  781-891-5678


(C) 2005 SalsaBoston Entertainment, All rights reserved.

Click to Visit Click to Visit Click to Visit Click to Visit
Salsa Lessons with Johnny and Kelly
Visit Salsaweb.com