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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 1:23 PM
Subject: #291: Spring Salsa in the air, plus cruise dates

Hola Salseros!
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Yes, spring is here, crocuses are blooming, Salsa is hot, and life is good!

See you at An Tua Nua tonight!  DJ Hernan in the house. www.salsaboston.com/antuanua for directions and discounts.

A huge mailbag this week... read on.

Rumor mill: yep, "Miami Club" returns!  Salsa on Saturdays!  Roughly bi-weekly at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom in Cambridge, overlooking the Charles River.  3rd floor, big windows, on Memorial Drive.  Opening late April or early May, TBA, as soon as we get the contract signed.  As you may know, we've been hunting for a good Salsa spot on Saturdays for nearly a year and it's been a roller coaster ride to try to find a suitable venue that will commit given that we're not a binge drinking big bar tab kind of crowd. This one's not bad.  Free parking, all ages, all the usual ammenities SalsaBoston Style.  Stay tuned!

Word is a great new dance studio, the JP School of Dance, is offering some great lessons with Willie Sanchez.  Registration ongoing.  Check it out in the mailbag below.

Thursday nights at Masa are heating up again, with DJ D.Martinez at the console.  No lessons, but dancing, great drinks, and $1 tapas at the bar, in a quaint setting.  Fine dining too.  On Tremont St. in the South End.  More in the mailbag.

And, of course, don't forget DJ Hernan "Da Gangsta" at Mojitos every Friday for salsa/latin. http://www.mojitoslounge.com/

Salsa/Latin Summer Harbor Cruises!
"Boston's best kept secret!"

2006 Dates are out!  Every Sunday, June 11 - Sept. 17
June: 11,18,25
July: 2,9,16,23,30
August 6,13,20,27
Sept 3,10,17

Special Cruises: July 4 (Tuesday, 8pm-11 w/ fireworks)
Sept. 3 is Labor Day Holiday (the next day is a holiday)

We are currently booking corporate parties and such to for this summer's Salsa/Latin cruise series.  The cruises are of course going to continue as always, but we're booking these parties to help make the party each week bigger and better.  If your company is interested, or you belong to a social group, college organization, or are a promoter that might be interested in having a group attend on a specific date, please let me know who to contact about it (email olaf@salsaboston.com) and we'll send some information to them.  Private charters are available too. Last year's website: www.salsaboston.com/cruise info is still correct.

See you on the dancefloor!

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

We just scheduled this year's 6th Annual Salsa Habor Cruise Series!  Expanded from last
year, we're starting a week earlier, and ending a week later.  Every Sunday plus July 4.  In a few weeks we'll have a flyer out for group bookings and the cruise website will be updated.  If you think your company or organization might want to book a group outing, now is the time to plan it.  One way is simply to take the flyer-to-be to your HR department or event planner and say "Hey, we should do this!"  If you're a coordinator of a social club or an event promoter, opportunities to partner with us for some cruises us are available.  Email olaf@salsaboston.com or call 617-513-9841  Last year's website: www.salsaboston.com/cruise

Private charters available too.

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!

Lots of opportunities this month to learn Rueda de Casino Salsa! Visit this site to find out about workshops: http://bostonrueda.wikispaces.com

 This Week's Mailbag

1) Havana Club events
2) Jamaica School of Dance offering a new programme of classes
3) Providence: Strictly Salsa nights
4) Jam'Nastics classes
5) Murder at the Coconut Cabana dinner theater
6) Salsa Cubana at Western Front each Thursday, opens this week
7) Noche Latina classes
8) Mass Tango: fantastic Tango concert at the Regatta Bar
9) Salsa Classes every Sunday at Glory Restaurant in Andover
10) Noche de Reggaeton with Hips on Fire, Fridays at Ryles
11) Hips on Fire beginner & intermediate classes starting up
12) Sundays Salsa Nights at Jazzy Joe's, Gloucester, w/ Hips on Fire
13) Salsa nights at Masa, Thursdays

This week with Havana Club:

* Friday Night Salsa - as always, a great, big, fun, party
w/ 300-400 salseros
8:30-9:30 Rueda Lessons w. MIT Rueda Group
9:30-10:30 Salsa Lessons w. Salsa y Control
10:30-2am Salsa Dance Party w. DJ Cuban Jeff
$12. 18+ (w. college ID)
Greek Club, 288 Green St, Central Sq, Cambridge

* Havana Saturdays - featuring live music - is Havana
Club's weekend latin house party
9-10 Beginner Merengue and Salsa Lesson w. Ivan
10-1 Live Latin Music w. Grupo Fantasia
$8. 18+ (w. college ID)
Hoffa's, 114 Mount Auburn St, Harvard Sq, Cambridge

More information and photos from last week's parties can
be seen online at HavanaClubSalsa.com


* NEW! Fabulous Fridays for First-Time Salseros @ The Jamaica Plain School of Dance!

Fabulous Fridays for First-Time Salseros
Jamaica Plain School of Dance

Looking to learn salsa or strengthen the basics? Have a friend who is? The JP School of Dance will offer a salsa class just for beginners, registration ongoing until April 7. Our fabulous teachers will make sure you feel comfortable, have lots of fun & really learn the basics. Followed by a social dance so you can practice your new skills.


FOCUS on Steps and Styling for BOTH Leaders and Followers
LOTS of Personal Attention
Dress Comfortably!

284 Amory St (the Brewery)
Come to class after work or school! 6:30-7:30 PM
Stay & dance at the social 7:30-9 PM
You’ll still have time for a night on the town!
Taught by Willie Sanchez and the MIT Rueda Group

Reserve your spot! To register email fabfridays@gmail.com Drop-ins Welcome, Couples Discount, Class Passes For more information visit www.jpschoolofdance.com
For the Salsa Lessons list


Per Person
Class only: $10
Social only: $5
Class & social: $12

Couples Discounts
Class only: $18
Social only: $7
Class & social: $22

Class Passes (class and social) – Per Person
Full semester (13 weeks): $140
5-week pass: $55

Class Passes (class and social) – Couples
Full semester (13 weeks): $255
5-week pass: $100


NOW!!!! Strictly Salsa Sundays at Platforms AND....Strictly Salsa Wednesdays at JEWEL NIGHTCLUB in downtown Providence;

Directions: 195 E. to exit 2, Davol Square, go over Point St. Bridge, pass the Hess Gas Station, take right on Chestnut Street (Planned Parenthood on the corner) Pass the Art Bar on the LEFT, you can park there as well as on the street. YOU WILL SEE JEWEL ON THE RIGHT....

Or: from the East Side,Take Wickendon Street and go over the Point St. Bridge and follow the rest of the directions.

Jeannie Oki
Strictly Salsa Productions, LLC


Jam'Nastics Salsa Classes

Thursdays @ Inner Space Studio

6:30-7:30pm Styling and Body Movement All Level
7:30-8:30pm Getting Started with Salsa
7:30-8:30pm Spinning and Partnering Intermediate
7:30-8:30pm Ladies Spinning & Styling Intermediate
8:30-9:00pm Footwork Challenge All levels

Half hour classes are $8p.p., and full hour classes are $14p.p.

17 Station St, Brookline ( Right in front of brookline village T stop)

Please see our website for additional information on all of our class schedules, pricing, and locations! www.jamnastics.org 


[ A Comedy Dinner Theater Production, Salsa themed. ]

Friends! Family! Theatre fans!

Murder at the Coconut Cabana, is back again in Boston on Friday night, April 21st at the Tremont Playhouse (275 Tremont St.)! We hope you all can come out and enjoy an exciting night of comedy, dining, dancing and music!

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit our website  www.swaymambo.com

We also have new Trailer addition to the site. See what is in store for you!


Thursday, March 30, 2006
Grand Opening of:
Salsa Cubana @ the Western Front

The Western Front
343 Western Ave, Cambridge MA
(617) 492-7772
Cost: $10 - includes dance classes! (18+)
Click here to see directions to the "unofficial" parking lot of the Western Front.

Salsa Cubana will be at our NEW HOME every 4th Thursday at The Western Front.  However, our first "House Warming" event will be the *FIFTH* Thursday of March ... March 30th.  Come welcome us to our NEW HOME at the Western Front.  Boston's only regular Cuban dance party!  Dance to the best son, salsa, and timba from Cuba with DJ Adrian!  Cuban style salsa lesson at 9pm.  Party from 10pm to 2am! FREE Cuban salsa compilations for the first 30 people!  Start your weekend off RIGHT!

About the "unofficial" parking lot:  I've been told by reliable sources that this is a safe place to park and "no one has ever gotten a ticket or towed".  There is no "official" parking lot, so you will be parking at your own risk, but I have been given every assurance that we will be just fine. :o)

Questions?  617-823-4601,  jennjonay@gmail.com www.despelotedance.com

Come on out this week to Noche Latina, on Tuesday for exciting classes, and a sizzling salsa night with DJ ALI at Union St Restaurant in Newton Ctr (107 R Union St. Newton Ctr), and of course Friday nights in Woburn (Studio 665, 17 Campbell St Woburn).

Tuesdays: Union Street Rest.
Beginner and Advanced Beginner- 6:45pm-8:00pm
Intermediate/Advanced- 8:15pm-9:30pm
Salsa Night- 9:30pm-Midnight

Fridays: Studio 665
Beginner and Advanced Beginner- 7:30pm-8:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced- 8:45pm-10:00pm

Feel free to contact us directly at (617) 595-1799 or email us @ NLDCsalsa@yahoo.com.

Thank you!!!

Noche Latina Dance Company (NLDC)

Bernardo Monk and his group
MassTango come back to the Regattabar
http://www.bernardomonk.com   ... Click on Mass Tango ... & “Concerts”

What: Argentinean Tango: live music and dance.
Where: Regattabar, at The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennet St., Harvard Square, Cambridge.
When: Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $14
Members of Boston Tango Society: $12 (show membership card at the door).
Reservations and info: (617)395-7757 or visit www.regattabarjazz.com.
T Stop: Red line, Harvard Square.

adrienne  sarkisian


Salsa Classes every Sunday at Glory Restaurant in Andover.
$20 per person 7pm-8pm.
Open dancing after with one on one instructor time.
Glory is a hip urban inspired restaurant service contemporary american cuisine in a relaxed space. Three time "Best of Boston" winner - Boston Magazine.

978 475 4811 for info and sign up.


Noches de Reggaeton @ Ryles (Reggaeton Nights)
 Every Friday
(No class only this Friday, we are going to start dancing right away!)

Something hot & new at Ryles, Every Friday night  Ryles Jazz Club will present Noches de Reggaeton in the Dance Hall. Ryles is located at 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Noches de Reggaeton at Ryles is the hottest night in town!  Join us every Friday night in the Ryles Dance Hall to be part of the freshest dance movement that’s sweeping across every continent.  Starting with a unique and never seen before “Cool Moves” Lesson to warm you up, followed by the hottest of the sizzle in Reggaeton music!  Friday night has never been this exciting... anywhere!

For more information about Reggaeton Nights Contact Ryles at 617-876-9330 or email hipsonfire@yahoo.com  or visit www.ryles.com

18+, $10.00 including lesson.

Ryles Dance Hall
232 Hampshire st
Inman Sq, Cambridge.

New Salsa Beginner and Intermediate courses start First week of April.

Monday April 3rd - Salsa for Beginner -  8-9:30pm
Dance Complex
536 Mass Av, Central Sq, Cambridge
Tuesday April 4th - Salsa Adv. Beginner to Interm. - 7-8pm
Dance Complex
536 Mass Av, Central Sq, Cambridge

Join us for a new fun session!

Sunday Salsa Nights in Gloucester 

The Perfect Night!
Sundays Salsa Nights at Jazzy Joe's

7pm-8pm Lesson with your truly Hips On Fire
8- 10pm DJ music - Best Salsa, Merengue & more!
And ALL THAT for $5.00!!

Jazzy Joe's
84 Main St, Gloucester,MA (978) 283-2201
For more info or directions check our website! www.hipsonfire.com

Beginning Thursday 3.3.06
Food, drinks and dancing at an upscale restaurant
in Boston's South End.

Featuring DJ D.Martinez spinning all Salsa Clasica!
Dinner from 5pm-10pm - Southwestern Cuisine.

Dancing from 9:30pm - 1:00am No Cover.
Casual Dress - Proper ID - Valet Parking
Masa Restaurant | 439 Tremont St. (South End) Boston, Ma.

For more info: 617-338-8884
or visit: www.MasaRestaurant.com

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