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Message From: Olaf Bleck [bleck@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 2:33 PM
Subject: #255: Special Party tonight at An Tua Nua! Plus harbor cruise ticket available now

Hola Salseros!
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Lots of notes today.

And what a fabulous day!  Wind it up tonight at An Tua Nua!  Bud Light will be in the house taking pictures and inviting people for the Bud Light Maxim enfo'cate party June 3 at Felt.  A few hot winners from that final will end up on a Boston BudLight billboard, and also win some prizes or cash.  So dress to impress to get invited!
   7pm FREE Casino Rueda practice, 8pm Casino Rueda Lesson, 9pm Salsa Lesson with Johnny and Kelly, 10pm-1am SALSA!  Antonio Ortiz in da house tonight.  www.salsaboston.com/antuanua
   Renovations update:  exact dates are being confirmed with contractors as we speak, so our brand new floor will be in within as soon as a week or two!  We will be having a grand reopening party in early June after LA, likely on June 8, so mark your calendars for that!  Performance teams and instructors, let me or Kelly know if you're interested in participating.

CRUISES begin June 19!  Ticket prices are set!  $15 advance, $17 the week of (the Monday before), and $22 at the dock.  Lessons are $2 still.  The price of fuel has gone way up so we have to pay more for the ship this year, sorry.  But the party is fantastic!  Also, new this year we have a five-cruise discount pass for $60, good on any 5 cruises except July 4 (non-transferrable).  The buffet will be $10 as always, and the afterparty is free.  Call for group rates for parties of 10 or more.  617-513-9841  www.salsaboston.com/cruise

Friday, May 20, DJ Hernan presents the "Salsa Gala" at the beautiful Springstep dance center (Medford Square), featuring the "Boston Latin Band".  See mailbag for details.   Springstep is of course the site of this year's 5th Annual Boston Salsa Congress (TM), coming at you this September.  Tickets on sale now at www.salsaboston.com/store

I just recently installed a chatroom on the website, so you can now chat 24-7 with other online salseros.  Link in from the home page, or just surf to www.salsaboston.com/chat.  Note: It uses java, which your browser may ask you to install.  It's been quiet so far, but if you log in, just leave your browser open and we'll get a nice chat community going.  Multiple chat rooms with different topics are set up.

Planning meetings are happening now for the 5th Annual Boston Salsa Congress (TM), Sept 16-18 at Springstep.  We meet every Monday at Green Street Grille, between 9pm and 1am, depending on people's scehedule.  Usually 10pm-11:30.  Just show up, or let us know you're coming.  We need volunteers in all kinds of areas and we have some select paid positions if you need some part time work.

Have you been to Latin Fridays at Vertigo?  We'd love to have your thoughts, so send us a note at www.salsaboston.com/submit.html, or you can write a club review.  The party has been great each week for over 2 months now, please join us!   $5 cover with RSVP.  www.salsaboston.com/vertigo

Lastly, start making your plans for the  LA Congress!  End of May...

See you tonight at An Tua Nua!

In this issue:
Salsa Briefs:
- Vertigo Fridays, pictures, party continues!
- "Salsa For Gringos" Lesson, Fridays and Sundays
- Harbor cruises coming up--book your group parties now!

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

This Week's Mailbag

Salsa Briefs

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! 
  -Fridays at Vertigo (Quincy Market/Downtown) 9-10pm www.salsaboston.com/vertigo 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.


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
"Salsa for Gringos" Dance Lesson at 9:00pm

MBTA Accessible
 - Aquarium or State on the Blue Line
 - State on the Orange Line
 - Govt. Center on the Green Line
PARKING: $10 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) El Bembe this Friday
3) Sat. May 20, Hector Cuevas/Boston Latin Band with DJ Hernan at Springstep, Salsa Gala!
4) Hips on Fire classes
5) SalsaLegre Sat. May 14, and Salsa at Arlington Elks, Fri May 13 & 20
6) Job Opening, Musicamador, band bookings and agency
7) Casino Rueda Calendar
8) Providence: La Cabana and Platforms special events

Dear Friends,

At the end of a long week, Friday Night Salsa is just the
tonic to rejuvenate the spirit and kickstart the weekend.
This week at Friday Night Salsa... local legends Salsa y
Control will deliver one of their inspired performances! 
Pictures from last week's party can be seen online.

And get ready for... Havana Night: Thursdays at Mantra!
Mantra, the most gorgeous room in Boston, will be our
playground for a unique upscale, international cocktail and dance party with authentic Latin music and dance
performances. Opens May 19th! Details below!

I'm glad that so many people are excited about the Mantra
night. And to address a couple of concerns:
RSVP (to me, via email, asap) to make sure that you won't get stuck in line.
there will be Valet Parking available

*** 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/ DJ 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

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

*** Havana Night: Thursdays at Mantra (Opens May 19th)
52 Temple Place, Boston
One block from Park Street on the Red Line, in between Tremont and Washington 11pm-2am. 21+. $15. Fashionable Dress (no ripped jeans, t-shirts,
sneakers, ball caps, sportswear, etc.)

It is my pleasure to announce... Havana Night: Thursdays at Mantra!

Mantra, the most gorgeous room in Boston, will be our
playground for a unique upscale, international cocktail
and dance party with authentic Latin music and dance

Mantra, located at 52 Temple Place in Boston, has a beautiful
split level space - even larger than the Greek Club - with marble
floors and walls, a soaring 30-foot high ceiling, plush sofas and
lounge areas, club lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system,
capacity for 300 (increases to 500 in June) and a lavish full bar
serving both creative and classic cocktails.

>From 11pm-2am every Thursday, DJ D. Martinez will be the
resident DJ spinning music for our Latin Lounge: a mix of Latin
and Latin House.  Special live music and dance performances
will spice things up. And Havana Club's Salsa, Latin and Samba
Carnaval Dancers will keep the party jumping.

Please note: This is not a salsa dance party, and there will be
no lesson.  The goal here is to satisfy the request of Mantra,
who have asked me to create a night that sets a new standard
for a cool, classy Latin dance club night. I am excited about this
opportunity. As recently as several months ago, Mantra had
Boston's biggest, hottest Thursday night dance party!

So... everybody: Mark your calendar, tell your night clubbing
friends, forward these emails, let's get this latin dance party
started right on the 19th, and let's do it for a good, long time.

More info at

Casa de la Cultura / Center for Latino Arts 

Boston's Latin Hot Spot Featuring Live Music
At The Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston

9:00 pm    Complimentary Salsa/Merengue dance lessons by Hips on Fire
10:00 pm  Dance party with Salsa/Merengue Disc Jockey and live music by MANGUITO
Shuttle Service for parking available.
21+ Event, no jeans, sneakers nor caps
Info:  www.claboston.org and/or 617-927-1730

Coming up Next at El Bembé

SON DE MADRE directly from New York!

Featuring TITO PUENTE Jr. and his Orchestra

What a way to start the SUMMER !!

Latin Fiesta with Hector Cuevas and The Boston Latin Band FRIDAY May 20th at SpringStep

DJ hernan in association with Moises Salazar present
and Elegant and Fun Evening with Boston's Hottest Band.
Hector Cuevas and the Boston Latin Band.

You have seen them at last year's congress and they were
terrific. We do not have many options for Live Salsa music
in Boston and this is and event that you should not miss.

This Elegant evening will be held at the SpringStep Ballroom in Medford. Sooooo... Mark this Date Friday May 20th  9-2a

Dress to impress.

21+ to drink, 18+ to dance.  Beer and Wine available.

DJ Hernan will keep the night going to the music you like.

Hernan Choque

Tickets at www.salsaboston.com/store

Hips on Fire Lessons Schedule  www.hipsonfire.com
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 - Session ended it will resume next fall!!
Sloan Building, 50 Memorial Dr, Kendall Sq, Cambridge

7:30pm-9pm - Interm to Adv Salsa Classes
VFW, 299 Green st, Central Sq, Cambridge

7pm-8:30pm- Rueda de Bachata
8:30-9:30pm - Salsa Adv. Beginner to Intermediate.
VFW, 299 Green st, Central Sq, Cambridge

From DanceBoston: 2 parties

Salsalegre Social Dance
Saturday, May14th   7:30-11:30pm
At the Longfellow Club in Wayland
Hola Salseros! We hope to see you at Salsalegre's next dance.
There will be two rooms for dancing. One room for Salsa and one room for West Coast Swing.
Salsalegre will be offering two 45 minute Salsa, Cha-Cha,and Merengue classes. Each class will start with a review of basic material and will progress into intermediate and advanced turn combinations and freestyle moves. The first class will begin at 7:30pm.
Admission to the dance is $10 per person (includes lessons).
Questions: call Tracey @ 508-333-2259
We look forward to seeing you!   Tracey, Mike, and Guillermo!

Fridays May 13th & 20th
Taught by Tracey Giorgio.
Lessons: 7-9 pm. Dance: 9-11:30 pm.
Cost: $10 per class (dance included); $6 dance only (at the door).

No partner necessary.
Beginners welcome.
Open to all ages.
Cash bar.

Tracey Giorgio at 508.333.2259

Saludos/Greetings to all,

I’d appreciate your helping me spread the word. Mil gracias por correr la voz. By the way, please reserve the following Sol y Canto concert dates in the G-Boston area: June 4th –our trio’s family show at the Natick Center for the Arts & July 13th- The Regattabar presents a double bill with Sol y Canto Trio and the Snake Trio (Venezuelan jazz)!

I am looking for a bilingual administrative assistant to work with me in my N. Cambridge office starting June 1 for 8 hours/week split up over 4 days starting @$12/hr + possibility of commissions on Latin act bookings. Work hours must be between 9am -5pm. Begins June 1-15th timeline (flexible).

We are a 12 minute walk from the Davis Square Red line T or 15 from Porter Square. Visit www.solycanto.com,www.musicamador.com & www.therootsagency.com for more information about the companies.

The position requires a minimum of 2 years of previous administrative experience, excellent communication skills (very strong in English
especially), high level of comfort with many computer software programs, a pleasing phone manner, and flexibility in the range of projects required from contacting venues to promote Latin acts, entering info in databases, sending out packages and CD's, coordinating interns, scheduling rehearsals, contacting media, record labels, executing public relations and marketing tasks, among others.

Please reply to rosi@musicamador.com or call 617.492.1515 if you are interested.

This position is ideal for anyone looking to learn more about the behind-the-scenes reality of the music business, and there
are some nice perks for Latin music lovers.

Rosi, Sol y Canto
Director, MusicAmador Latin music agency
VP Latin Music Division, The Roots Agency

     Here’s a summary of the weekly events:

MONDAYS = a FREE Beginning RUEDA practica, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
at MIT’s Sidney-Pacific residence Hall, 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge
>Reply to this email to get on the MONDAY Guest List =

TUESDAYS = a FREE Intermediate RUEDA practica, 7:30 to 9 p.m. MIT’s Sidney-Pacific residence Hall, 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge Reply to this email to get on the TUESDAY Guest List = jbarrett@nmhschool.org

WEDNESDAYS = a FREE Beginner RUEDA practica, 7 to 7:45 p.m.
An Tua Nua's Restaurant 835 Beacon St.,
1 block outbound from Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park
then, at 7:45pm: Casino Rueda Lessons with Jam'Nastics and
at 8:45pm: “on 1” Salsa lessons with Johnny and Kelly
(the formal lessons and later dancing = $12)
details and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

THIS  THURSDAY, May 12 = a RUEDA  PARTY, 7 to 10 p.m.
 at the VFW, 299 Green Street (Central Square)
We’ll have 3 hours of beginning and intermediate RUEDA circles (de Bachata and de Casino / Salsa) and refreshments for just $2 contribution:
Come when you can, leave when you must.
Learn the basics, clarify new moves, have fun, make new friends.
Note: Hips on Fire classes resume next Thursday, May 19:
Rueda de Bachata from 7 to 8:30, Salsa from 8:30 to 10

FRIDAYS = Rueda lessons (3 levels) from 8:30 -9:30 p.m.
Learn RUEDA de Casino Salsa at Jeff’s party at the Greek Club 280 Green Street (Central Square) Cambridge.
Then ‘on 1” Salsa lesson and dancing = $12
For more information: www.havanaclubsalsa.com

SATURDAYS = Beginning Rueda lessons from 8:30 -9:30 p.m.
Learn RUEDA de Casino Salsa at BCCA, 14 Green Street
(Coolidge Corner), Brookline. Latin dance lesson, dancing til 1 a.m. = $12
More info: www.bccaonline.com

SUNDAYS = Beginning Rueda practica from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Intermediate-Advanced Rueda practica from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn RUEDA de Casino Salsa at BCCA, 14 Green Street (Coolidge Corner), Brookline. Just $4 drop in rate for 2 hours
Beginning moves = basics, Enchuflas, Adios, etc.
Intermediate moves = Sombrero, Dedo, Flamenco, Flor, etc. Advanced moves = Ponle Sabor, Kentucky Complicado, Arrubinada, etc. More info: www.bccaonline.com


This Friday, May 13th, La Cabana Nightclub presents ROBERTO LEDESMA, at 9:00pm, doors open at 7:00pm. This night is a Mothers Day tribute.


                           CHA CHA WORKSHOP
                              6:00 pm

Salsa lesson will follow, by Tony Felix. Hacha y Machete, World Renown Dancers will give a special performance for everyone that evening at 10:30 pm...cover at the door will remain the same $6.00


Jeanne Oki
Strictly Salsa

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