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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:23 PM
Subject: #279: Happy Holidays!

Hola Salseros!
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WOW!  What a night at An Tua Nua last night!  About 170 salseros showed up, and I think about 168 were still there at closing...  Wepa!!!!  Thanks everyone, I had a great time!

Tonight!  Fellow Salsero Greg Coles is opening a new Thursday night at Strega Restaurant in Salem.  See mailbag for those details!

My New Years party picks:

Mojitos is throwing a party, a la Sophias style: http://www.mojitoslounge.com/lineup.htm

Havana Club at Hoffa's: http://havanaclubsalsa.com/havana_saturdays.shtml

For the non-salsa thing, check out the Jetset Events party at Sorissa Trattoria near South Station: http://www.jetsetevents.com $15 off tickets ($70 right now) for SalsaBoston people.  Buy your tix in the SalsaBoston store for that one.

Also, a fun sounding distraction, Noche Azul this coming Tuesday (and monthly) at the Sports Club LA.  Read about it in the mailbag.

Alright everyone, ring in a fantastic and safe Salsa New Year!

Yours truly,

In this issue:

>> Salsa Briefs:
- For the casual: salsa at Masa, Thursdays
- Congress DVD's for sale

>> SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Salsa Cruises--book your 2006 groups now

>> Rueda de Casino in Boston

>> This Week's Mailbag (see below)

Salsa Briefs:

* Have you checked out Masa?  If you're up for a casual night and some dining and an upscale bar, this place is cool on Thursdays.  Casual lesson around 10pm, a mix of music, no cover.  439 Trement St, South End, Boston

* If you missed the Congress or if you enjoyed it but didn't make it to the congress shop, the DVD will be out by mid November at the latest and probably sooner, and also Congress embroidered shirts (mens and ladies), caps, and hand towels are available.  We still have a lot of things to pay for this year, so every purchase helps out.  Shirts and the video are $20 each, and the caps and towels $10.  Buy any two and you get $5 off, so the video and a shirt would be $35. www.salsaboston.com/congress/shop


Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday

Boston's original "All Salsa by Salseros for Salseros" party, over 5 years running!

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

8:00pm: Casino Rueda Lessons with Jam'Nastics, all levels
9:00pm: Salsa with Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate

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

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 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, Fenway on the D, Kenmore on the B), plenty of street and lot parking.

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

Note: they have Karaoke with my man Kev-Mac Daddy 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, discounts, and directions: www.salsaboston.com/antuanua

Boston Harbor Salsa Cruises, each summer
Book your corporate and group parties now
Interested in a fun corporate outing?  Inquire now about 2006 groups and private charters.  Learn more about what Boston's best kept secret is about at the 2005 season website: www.salsaboston.com/cruise

Rueda de Casino ... SALSA !
You've seen salsa danced "in a circle", changing partners, performing a variety of fast-paced moves.

Learn this fun way to dance Salsa by joining one of the many FREE practices offered almost every day of the week around Boston.  Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced circles!

Information available at:

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Noche Azul, Tue. Jan 3
2) Tonight!  Salsa in Salem at Stega
3) Masacote fundraiser update

Save the date - January 3!
 at the Sports Club/LA Boston
 every first Tuesday of the month.
 Drink mojitos, sangria, appetizers while you mingle and dance in blu, the restaurant at the Ritz Carlton on the Commons.
 Everyone is invited to join us at 8:45pm in blu after
 sweating your dance moves with Ritmo Latino
 (members only and non-members with guest passes).
 Admission is complimentary! And it's only once a month.
 Win one-day guest pass to The Sports Club/LA when you bring the most friends
 to Noche Azul. Make sure to share this invitation - for people of all skill
 levels! We'll have a sign-in sheet that evening.
 *blu* at The Sports Club/LA
 4 Avery Street at Tremont
 Boston, MA 02111

 See you soon!
 Alex Iglecia
 p. 781-405-1248


After teaching on the north shore for a number of years, I am ready to get going with a regular weekly Latin Dance Party.  The north shore has been ready and enthusiastic about salsa but until now has been unable to find a suitable venue for a weekly Latin Dance Party.  Of course, there are those who have working on the north shore for years. Paula, Trica and Roberto have given us plenty to feel proud about.  We have Fiesta de Baile and will continue to promote that. 

Still, we want more Latin Dance.  And, now, we have it.  That is where we need your help.

Introducing the Thursday Night Latin Dance Party at Strega Restaurant - this is the first ever major regular night of dancing on the North Shore for salseros and lovers of Latin Music.  Strega is a unique restaurant that specializes in fun, great drinks and delicious food.  It is a perfect match for what so many ont the north shore have mentioned they wanted in a north shore night out.  When you get a chance, check out their website at www.stregasalem.com.  This is beautiful place and a great spot for us who love ambience, awesome music and a fun time.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered to pass the word along.  The focus is really the north shore market as there are many Boston and Boston South alternatives.  But, of course, we need your spirit, support and enthusiasm to get us started.

The cover charge is $15.  All instructors will be on the guest list.  That means that you and one person you bring will be comped.  Let Linda (Strega's Owner/Manager at 978-741-0004) and me (617-620-3022) know if you would like to book a small party dinner reservation beforehand.  Martha and I would like to join if you do.  I believe that due to our night's requirements the last reservation taken is 7:30 or 8:00 PM.  Please tell everyone you know who might be interested in this regular event.  While the capacity is just 150 people, I think there is a possibility we may easily hit that on the first day.  A strong showing from all who will be in town will be fun and important. 

Please let me know what questions or comments you have.

That's all, for now.

Happy Holidays and Much Love,

Strega Restaurant
94 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA

Win An ALL EXPENSES PAID Cruise Vacation for 2!
Enter to win today and Join us for a Fundraising party Saturday, Jan 14th! AND, help a fellow musician achieve his dreams!

Have you heard about the 2005 All Star Salsa Cruise to the Bahamas? It was a HUGE success! Thinking about attending next year's Salsa Cruise? Well.....

Get there for FREE!!!
AND, help a fellow musician achieve his dreams!

Purchase a raffle ticket today and be entered into a drawing to win an All Expenses Paid Cruise Vacation for 2 to next year's All Star Salsa Cruise! Don't need a cruise? Trade the grand prize in for $500 CASH! Other AMAZING Prizes Include:

2nd Place: A package of 10 privates with Ana and Joel!
3rd Place: A $100 gift certificate to ANY store of your choice!

Purchase a raffle ticket today for only $5, or 5 TICKETS FOR ONLY $20! Then, join us Saturday, January 14th at Spontaneous Celebrations for a special fundraising party and raffle drawing (need not be present to win)!

All Proceeds will be put toward the studio costs for Joel Masacote's upcoming Latin Jazz album, to be released in 2006! Visit the website for more information!

Price: ONLY $20 for 5!!! or 1 Ticket for $5


FUNDRAISING PARTY Coming Saturday, Jan 14th!
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, January 14th! At Spontaneous Celebrations!

-- 9pm-1am
-- Performances by Ana and Joel, the MIT Casino Rueda Group, and more TBA!
-- 30 Minute Rueda Lesson by our very own MIT Rueda Group a 9pm!
-- Salsa Dancing to the Sounds of DJ D Martinez!
-- Raffle Drawing!!! Sign up today to WIN AN ALL EXPENSES PAID CRUISE VACATION FOR 2!
-- More Details to Come Soon (Keep checking the website)
-- All for Only $10, Donations Accepted! Proceeds will help to fund Joel Masacote's Upcoming Latin Jazz Album!

Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Near StonyBrook T stop (Orange Line)

$10; Donations Accepted

See you there!
Ana and Joel Massicot
Masacote Entertainment
web: http://www.masacoteentertainment.com

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