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Have you checked out the latest photos from Wednesdays?  Renee, our chic, top photographer has been taking some great shots of the party each week and will be doing so at all SalsaBoston event in the future.  Check out the galleries she's put together. And smile when you see the camera! http://salsaboston.com/gallery  Oh, and ask her to dance too!

Of course... see you again tonight at ATN http://salsaboston.com/antuanua

HOT: Stay tuned for an announcement about our Cinco de Mayo party with live band, at one of our two hot new venues downtown that we've been trying to get into!

Have you registered for Ana and Joel's Masacote CD release weekend bash coming up in May?  It's practically a Salsa Congress in and of itself.  May 12-14 at Springstep and the Hyatt.  $40 for the whole weekend.  Check out the details in the mail bag.

The website poll on whether to have instructor and DJ reviews, much like there are club reviews, is still 2:1 in favor right now.  Please keep the votes coming, and particularly send me any comments or suggestions, or post them on the message board.  Vote on the home page.

Group harbor cruise bookings for the summer are coming in steadily.  Please contact me asap if you're interested so we can get you set.  We will be in contact with you next week if you  have already asked for more details.

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 Update
2) Masacote CD Release Weekend, May 12-14
3) Special Workshop with Salsa Y Control Sat. April 22
4) Bud Light Presents "Tono Rosario" & "El Rey Tulile" in Concert Apr. 23
5) "Murder at the Coconut Cabana", Dinner Theater April 21
6) Latin Waves Dance Cruise April 21
7) MIT Ballroom Dance competition this weekend, seeks volunteers
8) Pawtucket dance update
9) Radiance, Apr. 29, Benefit for Springstep featuring Hacha Y Machete


Dear Friends,

Havana Saturdays has re-launched at the Havana Club Ballroom in Central
This week, Manguito will be playing an excellent mix of salsa, merengue
and cha cha!

And, of course, Friday Night Salsa rocks on!

Photos and Videos from last week's parties can be seen online at



**Friday Night Salsa @ Havana Club

Havana Club, 288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

* 8:30-9:30 Beg, Int, & Adv Rueda Lessons w/ Ivan, Lino, & MIT Rueda Group
* 9:30-10:30pm Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control
* 10:30pm-2am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff
* Admission is $12 Ages: 18+ w/ college ID.  Full Bar.
Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

Friday Night Salsa is Boston's salsa hot spot! Friday Night Salsa brings together 300-400 cool, classy people of all skills levels. Beginners are very welcome and the party is a safe environment where everyone dances with - and respects - everyone else.

The Havana Club Ballroom is a stunning space with a spacious 5400 sq. ft. smooth wood dance floor, raised performance stage, club lighting, excellent sound system, and full cash bar. There is a Parking Garage next door ($1/hr), and the party is one block from Public Transport on Mass Ave.

**Havana Saturdays @ Havana Club

Havana Club, 288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge

* 8:30-9:30pm Beginner Latin Lessons w/ Ivan
* 9:30-10:30pm Beginner & Intermediate Salsa Lessons w/ Jeff & Ivan
* 10:30pm-2am Dance Party w/ Grupo Fantasia
* Admission is $12 Ages: 18+ w/ college ID.  Full Bar.
Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa,
Havana Saturdays features the beautiful Havana Club
ballroom, 250+ cool people and live music every
week!  Beginners are very welcome and the party
is a safe environment where everyone dances with -
and respects - everyone else.

MASACOTE" Latin Jazz CD Release Weekend!
May 12-14 !!!

This is the much anticipated release of the Latin Jazz CD "MASACOTE"!

A Weekend of Live Bands!  Grammy Winning Musicians!  Dance Performances!  Salsa and Rueda Lessons!  Boston's Top DJs!  AND MORE SURPRISES!

Performance Lineup Includes:  Ana and Joel, Sabor Masacote, Hacha y Machete, Salsa y Control, JAM'NASTICS, Hips on Fire, Melaza, Mambo Slaves, Descarga Caribe (Chicago), Lee and Maria (TX), AND MORE!

ONLY $40 for ALL 3 NIGHTS!  Limited Number!

Friday Night at Springstep
Saturday Night at Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Sunday Night at Club Choices

Complimentary Lessons by:
Masacote Entertainment
MIT Casino Rueda Group
Mambo Dinamico (North Carolina)
Sekou McMiller (Chicago)

Listen to Samples of the CD Online! 

Purchase Your Ticket and Pre-Order Your CD Online Today!

For Details and Schedule: http://www.masacoteentertainment.com/masacote

Salsa Y Control Special Workshop

Saturday April 22, 2006
2 Hours of Body Movement, Footwork, and Partnering.
Come and get a taste of what the Intensive training its all about. Adv. Beginners and Intermediate Level.
Location: Boston Dance Zone in Allston (address below)

New Session: Intensive Training Program.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn and/or improve your salsa dancing in an intensive, challenging
& fun class setting! Improve your dancing in 8 weeks with Andres and Felicita. Program Dates: April 25, 2006 to June 15, 2006. • 8-week intensive training with 4 classes each week on Footwork, Body Movement,
Men and Ladies’ Styling, Partnering Technique and more!
• Two different dance levels (Adv. Beginner & Intermediate)
• New beautiful location with hardwood floors and parking lot available. • Earlier Times: 6:30pm – 10:30pm on Tues & Thurs!!!
• By Registration Only. With a limited space of not more than 20 students. • $300.00pp tuition (Contact Johnny or Andres for more info.)

Boston Dance Zone 14 - 20 Linden St. (3rd floor) Allston, Ma. 02134 (Near Harvard St and Brighton Ave. close to Boston University)
Easy off and on access from the Mass Pike, exit 20.

Bud Light Presents "Tono Rosario" & "El Rey Tulile" in Concert. Sunday April 23rd at Club Lido. Tickets $25 P/P at Frankiln CD. More information call 617-839-9465 or visit www.lafraga.com.

Friends! Family! Theatre fans!

Our new show, Murder at the Coconut Cabana, plays again in Boston on Friday night, April 21st 7pm! 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 <http://www.swaymambo.com/>

IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE FLYER IN YOUR EMAIL PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://www.swaymambo.com/sway_mail.html

ALSO VIEW THE TRAILER AT swaymambo.com/trailer/trailer.html

For more infomation please contact Holly Harrington Co Executive Director and Producer.
Phone: 617 721 3542

Friday April 21, 2006
The New England Brothers of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc. host the Latin Waves Dance Cruise.
Featuring: DJ D.Martinez spinning Salsa, Merengue, Bachata y mucho mas! And DJ Willie D. playing Reggeaton, Hip-Hop & R&B!
Boat departs from 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, Ma. (Behind Boston Harbor Hotel) Cruise line: Mass Bay Lines (www.massbaylines.com) Boat: M/V Freedom Boarding begins at 9:31pm Departs: 10:00pm (sharp) Returns: 2:00am
18+ to party, 21 to drink. Dress to impress. Valid ID a must!
Ticket Prices: $20.00pp in advance, $25.00pp at the door. (Tickets are non-refundable) Boat departs rain or shine - Heated, 2-level boat. For tickets: www.ticketweb.com Search under "LATIN WAVES" or call 1-866-468-7619 for email tickets. For all other info: visit www.latinwaves.net
or email info@latinwaves.net or call 1-978-337- 0066


Fellow Dancers from the MIT Ballroom Dance Club,

I am writing on behalf of the MIT Ballroom Dance Team to ask for your help. We are looking for a few volunteers to help us run the 2006 MIT Open Ballroom Dance Competition next weekend.

The MIT Ballroom Dance Competition is the largest collegiate ballroom competition in the northeast, and this year the registrations have grown to record levels of competitors. Because the competition has grown to be so large, we are a bit stretched to be able to staff all of the necessary jobs from among our own members. So, I am writing today to invite some of you from the Ballroom Dance Club to volunteer to help us out. We are especially in need of people to work on Saturday morning (April 22) from about 7:30 am to 2:45 pm. Our most pressing need is for a few people to work at our registration desk. We may also need a few people to work in the ballroom collecting score sheets or doing other simple tasks. Likewise, we need a few registration desk workers for the Sunday morning shift (April 23), again from 7:30 to about 2:45 pm. We may also need a few people with cars to pick up our judges from their hotel or take them back when they are done judging.

I do hope some of you might be interested in helping. To show our gratitude, we will be happy to give each volunteer a complimentary VIP Ticket to the professional show and VIP reception on Saturday evening at 6:30 pm. The show couple is Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis, world class latin dancers. It will surely be an exciting evening. VIP tickets include a pre-show reception and preferred seating in the venue.

In the event that we have more volunteers than we need, we will choose volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in helping, please respond directly to Brad Morrison at morrison@mit.edu with your name, contact info (email is fine), when you are available to help, and any other information you would like to provide.

Please note that even if you don't want to work, you may wish to just come and watch. With the exception of the professional show, spectator admission is free of charge.

Many thanks for your consideration. We hope to see you at the competition.

Yours in dance,
Brad Morrison

Dear Dance Friends,

I am pleased to announce that a new Latin dance studio is open in

    Jambo Dance Studio
    340 Smith St., Providence.

I met Julian, the director, and his wife at the Boston Salsa
Congress and was very impressed with the group's performance. They
are warm and friendly people, great dancers, and have the goal of
growing and supporting the salsa/mambo community in the Providence

Since I will no longer be teaching salsa classes at Providence Tango
studio, I am happy to be able to refer my students to Julian's
classes and know they are in good hands. I'll miss Wednesday nights
with you crazy salseros more than I can say. Every class was filled
with good natured, fun loving people. I made many wonderful friends
and grew so much from the experience. Thank you one and all.

I encourage you to keep finding time for dance in your life. Please
check out the jjlatindance.com website and take a class with them.
It's the job of all of us who love to dance to keep the community
alive and energized.

There are also salsa classes with the wonderful Tony Felix before
Strictly Salsa Wednesdays and Sundays. You can find more info about
those nights at salsahappens.com, "Where to Dance in the Providence
Area." Or email Jeanni Oki at okisalsa@netzero.com

I will keep the salsahappens.com website and email list running for
a while longer as a community resource. I'll try to post or announce
information about salsa nights, special events, and salsa classes in
the Providence area.

Wishing you joy on the dance floor,


Radiance: A benefit for Springstep and a celebration of dance and music to honor the cultures of our world

Saturday, April 29, 2006
Time: 7 pm – 12 am
Tickets: $50 each
             $25 of each ticket is tax deductible 
Location: Springstep in Medford Square, 98 George P. Hassett Dr., Medford, MA 02155 More info: 781-395-0402; www.springstep.org

Medford – On International Dance Day, April 29, 2006, Springstep will hosts its third annual fundraiser, Radiance. Attendees can look forward to a night full of wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres, dancing and desserts. Radiance offers the opportunity to actively learn and participate in dance, all while supporting an organization formed specifically to support community dance in the Boston-area.

Throughout the night Ritmo en Acción—a youth dance team formed in 2001 by the Hyde Square Task Force of Boston—and other performers, will dazzle the audience with dance styles from around the world. As featured performers, Ritmo en Acción provide an inspiring example of the role of dance in strengthening our communities. Under the guidance of Springstep’s own Burju Hurturk and Victor Perez, this group of exceptional Dorchester teenagers has thrived. Their dance prowess has taken them far a field nationally and internationally, including Los Angeles and Paris. Hurturk and Perez both teach a weekly Salsa class at Springstep, and they too will display their moves along with Hacha Y Machete Dance Company.

As the evening progresses, Springstep’s superb teachers, artists, dancers, and musicians will demonstrate and invite audience participation in everything from Hip Hop to Argentine Tango, Salsa to Belly Dancing, and Tap to Traditional New England Contra Dancing.

Live and silent auctions will round out the event, and attendees will have the chance to go home with a host of desirable auction items, such as: a trip for two to Paris, dinner for four with Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, private Swing & Salsa Lessons for two, Red Sox tickets, and much more.

Event highlights:

        7 pm –Enjoy fine wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres while listening to live music
        8 pm –Ritmo en Acción youth dance team
        8:30pm – Live auction
        9 pm until midnight – dancing, music, and desserts

Radiance is sponsored by Galligher Printing Services, The Cross Country Group, Cambridge Savings Bank, Suburban Services, On Demand Imaging, Wildflour Catering, Two Chefs are Better than One, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and Winston Flowers.

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