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Message From: Olaf Bleck [bleck@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:31 PM
Subject: #249: "Salsa for Gringos" resumes, An Tua Nua Tonite! plus Vertigo is hot

Hola Salseros!
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Well, the first crocuses bloomed in my yard on Easter Sunday, so finally things are literally "heating up" in Boston indeed!

Here's this week's lineup:

First: RSVP for Latin Fridays at Vertigo, $5 off the cover.  The party is HOT HOT HOT!  If you were a Sophia's regular on weekends, you will love this party!  Bud promos ongoing, ask the reps if they'll buy you a drink. 
   www.salsaboston.com/vertigo  info
   www.salsaboston.com/vertigo/rsvp.cgi  RSVP for $5 off!

Second: Salsa at An Tua Nua tonight!  SalsaBoston's original "Salsa night for Salseros by Salseros" for 4 1/2 years running.  Tonight, we're introducing a free casino rueda practice from 7-8, followed by c/r lessons from 8-9 and Salsa from 9-10 as usual with Johnny and Kelly (see their spring lessons schedule in the mailbag).  Dancing from 10-1, tonight with DJ Hernan.  Kitchen open until 10, full bar.  Salsa in the back, Karoke out front with my man Kev Mac-Daddy (salsa-yokee coming soon....)  www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

Third:  "Salsa for Gringos" resumes!  Starting this Sunday at the opening of the new Salsa/Latin night at Club Q (Fanueil Hall) 8-9:30p at Club Q  www.salsaboston.com/clubq  If you have 2 left feet and have been frustrated, or simply haven't picked up this "salsa thing", come on out and we'll cure that.  Or if you have say a boyfriend who "can't dance", they usually do the best!  RSVP for free Johnny Walker drinks and cover, drinks, 10-11.  Email info@salsaboston.com to be on our list.

And of course: 5th Annual Salsa Harbor Cruise Series!  Starts Sundays, mid-June.  Book your group reservations now!  Let your HR department know so they can plan a company outing. 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 will be a cruise as well.  Call 617-513-9841 for info.

In this issue:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Latin Fridays at VERTIGO
- 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 it's getting even better

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 with my man Kev MacDaddy 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
Boston Hottest new Friday Night Latin Scene!

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) Spring Class Session with Johnny and Kelly
3) Salsa and Cha Cha at the Arlington Elks club, Fridays and Mondays
4) Noche Latina class schedule
5) Bus trip to the COPA in Nyc and Spanish Harlem Orchestra, from Providence Apr 30
6) Party at Spontaneous Celebrations, Sat. April 2

Dear Salseros,

Another week; another great party. I'd like to thank Erin and Cindy of the Pachanga Project for giving such amazing and unique performances.  The choreography, costumes, and contrast in styles
were outstanding.

This week, Jamnastics will be in the house with performances by their Ladies and Training Groups. Jamnastics is one of Boston's oldest, most distinguished dance companies and they have an excellent mission and vision for building community, celebrating diversity, and working with kids.

We are rolling out a new program this week. Introducing.........
  ************The Havana Club Dancers*****************
Erin Banks, Willie Sanchez, Ivan Skopovi, Juliana Melo, Cindy Orellana, and I will help brave new salseros find their groove during the salsa lesson and first hour of the party. The idea here is to make learning salsa easier and more fun so that our non-salsa friends have a better chance of becoming salsa friends.

And if you have a suggestion on how we can improve the evening, please send me a note. (This week, we'll leave the colored club lights off during the lessons to keep the room cooler. Also, we'll give pizza a try as our snack, and we'll switch back to chocolate

You can find pictures of last Friday's party online at: http://www.HavanaClubSalsa.com

Please send this email along to friends, groups, and relevant lists, and share this great, big, fun night with other cool people!

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

Friday Night Salsa    *****April 1, 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 and D. Martinez
21+    (18+ with college ID)
$12 cover (includes lessons and dance party).  No partner required. Dress Code: from funky casual to simply elegant to smart casual

  ***Performance by Jam'nastics Ladies Group***
  ***Performance by Jam'nastics Training Group***

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 300+ salseros - come and enjoy Boston's new salsa hotspot!

Mambo Mondays is a relaxed, chill night for beginners to become comfortable with the basics of rhythm, style, steps, connection, and space control. From now through the end of April, first time Mambo Monday dancers will get in for free.

Also, it is my pleasure to announce that effective immediately Salsa y Control's Andres Giraldo will be teaching the beginner classes at Mambo Monday.

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


For more info, and to see videos and photos of Havana Club in action, visit: http://www.HavanaClubSalsa.com

Celebrate Spring with Salsa!

The Spring semester starts this week!  Just getting into the salsa groove? Now is a great time to learn those basics at Beginner level.  Already in the groove?  Advanced Beginner and Intermediate levels welcome newcomers.

Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns and funky freestyle footwork. Practice your body movement, isolations and styling. Classes offered at three levels—the Advanced Beginner class now starts at an earlier time, 8:45pm, and in a new location, the BCCA!

Join Johnny and Kelly for some “on 1” fun!

Beginner:       Mondays at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
                        (starting March 21st)
                        Brookline Community Center for the Arts (BCCA)
                        14 Green St. in Brookline
                        Near the Coolidge Corner T stop on the Green Line
                        Public parking lots or street parking available

Beginner:       Thursdays at 8:00pm – 9:30pm
                        (starting March 24th)
                        Dance Complex
                        536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge
                        Studio 5
                        Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
NEW   !          Public parking lots or street parking available
Beginner:       Mondays at 8:45pm – 10:15pm
NEW!             (starting March 21st)
                        Brookline Community Center for the Arts (BCCA)
                        14 Green St. in Brookline
                        Near the Coolidge Corner T stop on the Green Line
                        Public parking lots or street parking available Intermediate/
Advanced:    Tuesdays at 9:00pm – 10:30pm
                        (starting March 22nd)
                        Boston Dance Company
                        550 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge
                        3rd floor
                        Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
                        Public parking lots or street parking available

Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60. (All 5 classes must be taken within the 10-week Spring session, which starts March 21st and ends May

Please e-mail or call with any questions.  We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly:  kelly@salsaboston.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  salsumba1@aol.com, (617) 312-6464

Dance Update
Fridays April 8, 15, 22, & 29

A Four week series by Tracey Giorgio.
Lessons: 7-9 pm. Dance: 9-11:30 pm.
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE by replying to this email or by calling 617.623.3134.
Cost: $40 for the four week series (dances included); $6 dance only (at the door). No partner necessary.
Beginners welcome.
Open to all ages.
Cash bar.
Visit DanceBoston.com for additional information. (directions below)

Cha-Cha and West Coast Swing!!

We are teaching a social form of Cha-Cha which can be danced to a variety of contemporary music including some Hip-Hop, R&B, and Top 40. This form of Cha-Cha meshes well with West Coast Swing which is danced to much of the same variety of today’s popular music.

Beginner Cha-Cha and West Coast Swing are taught separately in the evening so that people have the opportunity to learn either or both dances. We have a very friendly group and hope you can check out this great night soon!!

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.:  Beginner/Intermediate West Coast Swing with Jon
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.:  Beginner/Intermediate Cha Cha Lesson with Tracey 8:00 to 9:15 p.m.:  Swing & Cha Cha “Fun Moves & Variations with Tracey & Jon 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. :  Open Dancing with DJ Louie St George
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.


Tracey Giorgio at 508.333.2259 or Tracey@DanceBoston.com

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
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"

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"

ITS A GO!!!!! 

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 ORCHESTRA..!!!!

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

Club Mambo Presents....

Salsa Party @ Spontaneous Celebrations

          saturday april 2, 2005
                8pm to 1am
45 danforth street, Jamaica Plain
1 block from the orange line @ stony brook

$$$ Win Cash Prizes $$$
to enter sign up on the salsa list: pabonelsalsero@aol.com

Salsa Lesson and Performance
 $10 Admission...for more info 617-524-0457 www.pabonelsalsero.com

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