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Message From: Olaf Bleck [bleck@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 11:15 AM
Subject: #252: An Tua Nua Tonight, Puerto Rican Power Live on Sat. at Lido

Hola Salseros!
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It's Wednesday once again, and that means the party is on at An Tua Nua!  I ran by there on Monday, and the place was jammin!  Why did I run by?  Well, I was out on a little jog to finish my 26 1/4 at Copley--yeah, I get a few bragging rights.  Not Salsa, but here's my story if you're interested...  www.salsaboston.com/olaf/marathon

So anyway, An Tua Nua tonight, DJ Antonio "An Tua Nua" Ortiz in da house, no Red Sox Games on Wed. night until June, so parking's easy.  Join us, lessons with Johnny and Kelly at 9, Casino Rueda Lessons at 8, and now we have a FREE Casino Rueda practice hour from 7-8 with Jose.  Dancing is from 10-1 as usual.  All ages until 10pm, 21+ after.  Kitchen is open until 11 if you're hungry for some good eats! info and discount: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

Also, have you been/been back to Vertigo?  Last week was the biggest and liveliest night yet!  Tons of photos on the website at www.saslaboston.com/vertigo.

And, check out West Coast/LA Salsa Congress volunteer info if you're on a budget.  See mailbag.

In this issue:
Salsa Briefs:
- SALSA CONCERT!  Puerto Rican Power and Los Gigantes del Vallentato Live, this Sat.
- Vertigo Fridays, pictures, party continues!
- La Alianza party at Harvard Law this Sat,  See mailbag for details
- "Salsa For Gringos" Lesson, Fridays and Sundays
- Harbor cruises coming up--book your group parties now!
- Rumors about violence at Vertigo a while back, the full story

SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Latin Fridays at VERTIGO

This Week's Mailbag (5 items)

Salsa Briefs

Concert Alert: Puerto Rican Power and Los Gigantes del Vallentato Live, Sat. Apr. 23 at Club Lido (Wonderland).  Should be a happening concert!  Also, Lido has a great/huge dance floor (formerly Wonderland Ballroom).  Tickets $30 adv. by phone or internet:

Have you been down to Vertigo?  If you're a Vincent's or similar fan, or you used to be a regular at Sophias on weekends, or you're simply looking for variety from the hardcore Salsa format, you'll love this party! Check out the Vertigo Pix from last week: 
RSVP for Latin Fridays at Vertigo, $5 off the cover.  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!

"Salsa for Gringos" Lesson resumes!  Two locations:
  -Fridays at Vertigo (Quincy Market/Downtown) 9-10pm www.salsaboston.com/vertigo
  -Sundays at Club Q (Fanueil Hall) 8:30-9:30p 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 for you!  Or if you have say a boyfriend who "can't dance", they usually have the best time.  Drag 'em in.  More about the lesson at:

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.

Violence at Vertigo:  Recently we heard rumors of street violence that was associated with patrons of Club Vertigo, people being assaulted with weapons and such.  So we looked into it, and in fact there were some incidents that happened in February before we opened Latin Fridays.  Back then there was a hip-hop night, and in fact the owners of the place particularly asked us to come in and replace that night with what we have now, because it was in part a bad crowd.  That's exactly what we did.  We don't want to generalize or dismiss hip-hop because we're sure these incidents were limited to a few individuals, but unfortunately a few can ruin it for the many.  With five weeks behind us now, Latin Fridays is a happening scene with last week being our biggest night yet.  It is a fabulous crowd, well mannered, well dressed, well behaved, with not one single incident of violence or anyone being out of hand.  We frown on this sort of behavior and will not tolerate it for that matter, though fortunately it has not been an issue and we don't expect that it will be.  We want to assure everyone downtown/Quincy Market is a very safe area with many people all around.  When leaving, as always please to use common sense, drive safely, and avoid escalating any differences that may occur.  Thanks to all that have come and shared in the great times so far and offer our sincere condolences to any victims of needless street violence associated with the Vertigo in past eras.


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) Update for Maine, New Salsa Spot
3) La Alianza Party this Sat.
4) SOULSA II, May 6, Hartford
5) LA Congress Pass For FREE!  Volunteers need for the West Coast Congress, late May

Dear Salseros,

On behalf of the team at Havana Club, it is my pleasure to report yet another amazing Friday Night Salsa party.

If you missed the party, you can see the photos online at: http://www.HavanaClubSalsa.com

We are working hard to fulfill our mission and make sure that every party is fun and everyone feels comfortable at our events. And we really appreciate the support the party has enjoyed.

It is my pleasure to announce that The Salsa Academy will be back with monthly Saturday sessions beginning, April 30th in Cambridge
(location TBA).

The spring Sunday KidsDay program will begin Sunday, May 1st at the Fountains area of JFK Park, Memorial Drive, Cambridge. There will be a free merengue and salsa lesson for kids from 2-3pm, and a free all ages community salsa dance from 3-5pm. Free pizza and chips will be available. (The kids lesson is designed for 8-12 year olds, but all kids are welcome.)

Also, Salsa y Control's Andres Giraldo now teaches the beginner
classes at Mambo Monday.  Andres is a tremendously talented,
patient instructor who has helped thousands of people find their
salsa groove. From now through the end of April, first time Mambo
Monday dancers will get in for free.

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

Friday Night Salsa   
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

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. 

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, Salsa y Control's Andres Giraldo now teaches the beginner
classes at Mambo Monday.  Andres is a tremendously talented,
patient instructor who has helped thousands of people find their
salsa groove.

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

Hola Dancers: Dances to please every taste this week...

Salsa Nite at Chicky's Fine Dining
3 Bridge St. Westbrook   854-9555
Thursday April 21  9:00-11:30 with DJ Johnny Mambo
Also bachata, merengue,reggaeton and more.. $5 cover
We had 40+ people turn out last month..lots of fun and great energy!Chicky was impressed and will give us one Thursday per month,so this has the potential to become Portland's new salsa scene.

3 Cool Ones Dance  ----  West Coast Swing / Hustle / Latin Friday April 22  Maine Ballroom Dance  614 Congress St. Portland Salsa lesson with Luis Nagle 8:00-9:00 PM Dancing with DJ Johnny Mambo 9:00-12:00+? Salsa Angels performance,refreshments,door prize,chem-free...all welcome! $10 lesson/dance  $7 dance only  FMI 885-9032 or jmambo@midmaine.com

And check out the new and improved Station with DJ Omar Saturday nights... more light! more air! Women before 11:00 free admission.

For more, visit http://groups.msn.com/Salsamaine


La Alianza of Harvard Law School’s Famous Seminannual
Saturday, April 23
9pm – 1am

Harvard Law School
Pound Hall
1563 Mass Ave
Ropes-Gray Room

$5 cover (FREE with Harvard ID) 

Music by DJ Hernan, Delicious sangria and cold beer with valid ID,
and free salsa lessons during the first hour of the party!

Come shake your booty, or watch other people shake theirs!

If you have any questions, please contact alianza@law.harvard.edu, Damaris Diaz at ddiaz@law.harvard.edu, or Michele Murphy at michelemurphy@law.harvard.edu.


Friday, May 6, 2005

The Bond Ballroom
338 Asylum St.

7:30PM - 2:00AM


In Mid-March, over 300 people from CT, MA, and NY came to SOULSA for Salsa and Steppin' lessons, dancing, and an encore salsa performance by Boston's Joel & Ana Massicot.

This time with a Salsa and Afro-Cuban flavor, One World Epic brings you high energy salsa dance instruction and performances with an opportunity to network and socialize.


Mike Santiago & Esther Cortes of Hartford's Footwork Studios, Alisa Bowen of New Haven's Alisa's House of Salsa, and & New Haven's Los Rumberos of Rumberos Cultural Arts and Dance Studio.


New York-based, Cuban-born Felix "Obalalubbe" Insua, will introduce Afro-Cuban dance, demonstrate the dances of the Yoruba deities, and join his dance group, Oriki,  in performing salsa integrated with elements of Afro-Cuban Folkloric, Palo, Gaga, Rumba, and Mambo dance-- "Las Raíces de Salsa" ("The Roots of Salsa). 

Mr. Insua, trained by Cuba's world re-known Grupo Folklorico Nacional De Cuba, has taught for 15 years and performed across the U.S., including the 2004 NYC Salsa Congresso and the upcoming 2005 NYC Salsa Congresso.  He has
also appeared in films such as "Piñero," "Calle 54," and "Dame La Mano."  

7:30pm - 8:30pm Networking & Dancing

8:30pm - 10:00pm Salsa Lessons
(Beginner Basics and Beginner/Intermediate)

10:00pm - 2:00am Dancing (DJ Piñero)
(Performances 11:00pm)

$20 In Advance, $25 Day-Of Event
GHAC "Let's Go" Member Discounts.

Tickets can be purchased online at oneworldepic.com or Call 860.463.4348/ 313.377.6563.

Brought to you by One World Epic LLC
[Editor's Note:  If you're new to congresses, this is the world's largest, 5 days of fun!  Well attended by Boston Salseros.  Check it out or write me for more info]


Volunteers needed for the 7th Annual West Coast Salsa Congress on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2005.  Please read the following very carefully and respond as indicated at the end of this announcement.   With the exception of Pre-Production/Decorating volunteers and Pre-Production/Production/Load-Out volunteers (16 hours for free weekend pass), you may choose the following:  work 15 hours and receive a free evening pass only; $50 to attend workshops OR work 25 hours and receive a free weekend pass.
 Pre-Production/Decorating volunteers ? 16 hours of time required ? must be available to work starting May 16 through May 22; hours are between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Looking for creative assistants who can double as PA?s; need experience in set design and/or set construction and have a good eye; must take initiative, be able to run errands as needed (e.g., Home Depot).  Local residents only.

 Pre-Production/Production/Load-Out volunteers ? 16 hours of time required ? 5/21-5/26 (daytime):  theatre setup; stage dressing and decorating); cable running; various other PA work; airport greeter (Spanish and/or Japanese speaking a plus); assist decorating crew.  5/26-5/29 (evenings):  production assistants  backstage/assistant managers (Spanish speaking); stage running crew); video logger.

 Registration/Will-Call/.Workshop volunteers ? 15 or 25 hours of time required pre-Congress and over the course of the Congress weekend (various shifts).  Local residents only.

 Store Assistant/Refreshment Booth volunteers ? 15 or 25 hours of time required over the course of the Congress weekend (various shifts).  Local residents only.

 Media/VIP volunteers ? 15 or 25 hours of time required over the course of the Congress weekend.  Local residents only.

 Performance Show Usher volunteers ? 15 or 25 hours of time required over the course of the Congress weekend.  Local residents only.


 MEETINGS:  Mandatory meeting of all volunteers on Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 pm at the Hollywood Park Casino.  You must bring a photocopy of your ID (driver?s license).  Your department manager may schedule an additional meeting prior to the Congress.




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