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Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:20 PM
Subject: #295: No Sox tonight for Wanda's Birthday Party at ATN

Hola Salseros!
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Wanda says, "I be a ol' hag!!"

Well, come out to An Tua Nua Salsa Wednesdays tonight for Wanda's birthday party and let her now that ain't the case!  No Sox home game tonight either, so it'll be a rocking night as usual.

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!

An Tua Nua Details:  http://salsaboston.com/antuanua

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.

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.  617-513-9841 or email olaf@salsaboston.com

Individual tickets go on sale in May.

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) MIT Salsa Club lessons
4) JamNastics Class Schedule
5) Cha Cha lessons with Johnny and Kelly
6) April Workshop with Johnny and Kelly, Sun, Apr. 30
7) Tony Williams Dance Center in JP opens
8) Radiance, Apr. 29, Benefit for Springstep featuring Hacha Y Machete


Dear Friends,

Havana Saturdays at the Havana Club Ballroom in Central Square is a hit. This week, Grupo Fantasia will be playing 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

MIT Salsa Club (see website for weekly details)

Tuesday Class and Social details:

* MIT Salsa Club Tuesday Class and Practice
* Tuesday, April 25, 2006
* Lesson 7:30-9pm, Practice 9-10:00 pm
* Sailing Pavilion, MIT (142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA)
* http://whereis.mit.edu
* Free, Beginners welcome, No partner necessary
* http://www.mit.edu/~salsaclub

The class will review material from previous classes as well as teach several new moves. Beginners welcome.

Jamnastics Classes resume Tonight.
As usual, we have an exciting week of classes and events lined up

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

Tuesday April 25th @ The YWCA
6-7 Getting started with Salsa
7-8 Partnering & Technique
1 hour classes $14p.p.
7 Temple St, Cambridge, Central Square

Thursday April 27th @ 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)

Saturday April 29th @ Mojitos Loung
Mojitos Lounge Level:
9:00 Salsa Lessons by Roberto from Jamnastics
DJ Edwin Matos plays his unique blend of Latin beats-be ready to dance!!! You have either heard the hype or experienced a Saturday at Mojitos for yourself. Check us out this weekend. RSVP and you will receive reduced admission before 10:30. Please arrive early to avoid the line. Parking is only $7 at the Lafayette Garage with a Mojitos parking validation stamp. Just ask the hostess for yours. 21+ and Proper Dress required (no sneakers or athletic apparel).

Saturday April 29th @ Mangos Night.
Mango's Latin Dance Club DJ Antonio Ort�z has been spinning the hottest Salsa, Merengue, and Bachatta around. If you LOVE to dance, this is the night for you. If you LOVE to dance and don't know how, we can help. Jamnastics instructors offer a group Salsa class at 9pm for a fee of $10 paid to the instructor or door staff. Dress code: No sneakers, shorts, baseball hats or torn clothing allowed. *Ladies free before 10:30 p.m.
Time: 9 p.m., Salsa Classes @ 9:00 (cost is $10), DJ @ 9:30
Cost: $5 for Ladies after 10:30 p.m., $10 for men after 8:30 p.m.

5:00 Sunday @ The New Club Choices
8:30-9:15pm Salsa Partnering with Style
9:15-1pm Salsa dancing

Free Salsa Lesson and no cover charge.

The new club choices 381 Somerville Ave, Somerville


Cha-Cha-Cha Class
 with Johnny and Kelly

Get your groove on with some Cha-Cha-Cha!
Club-style Cha-Cha is funky and playful. The slower speed
allows for lots of styling and individual interpretation.

During the 5 week course, you will learn
            *cha-cha timing
            *basic steps and turns
            *partnering/ turn patterns
            *freestyle footwork
            *ladies' and men's styling

Learn or improve your basic steps and turns, and combine them
into interesting turn patterns. Learn more advanced turns and
add your own flavor with styling and freestyle footwork. We will
start with the basics and increase the level each class.

DATES:           5 Tuesdays—4/25- 5/23
TIME:              9:00pm- 10:30pm
WHERE:          Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre
400 Harvard St. in Cambridge, Studio 3
(Entrance off Mass Ave, facing the Inn at Harvard.)
Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line
Street parking or parking lot passes ($3)
available from Kelly.
COST: $15 drop-in or 5 classes/$60
CONTACT:     Kelly 617-522-7443 kelly@salsaboston.com
                                Johnny 617-312-6464 salsumba1@aol.com

with Johnny and Kelly… THIS SUNDAY!!

Partnering Technique II
Leading and Following Technique
for Advanced Beginner and Intermediate levels

Men, how do you effectively lead single & multiple turns? 
Ladies, how do you quickly respond to the man’s signal with a turn in the correct direction? 
How do you maintain the line of dance?

*Men’s proper arm and hand positions for leading and turning *Ladies’ proper arm and hand positions *Moving vs. stationary turns
*Variety of signals and responses

WHEN:            Sunday, April 30th, 12:00- 1:30pm
WHERE:          Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, Studio 2
Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
Public parking lots or street parking available
COST: $15 in advance; $20 at door
CONTACT:     Kelly 617-522-7443 kelly@salsaboston.com
                                Johnny 617-312-6464 salsumba1@aol.com


Join us this Sunday!
Tony Williams Dance Center
Grand Opening Celebration
Music, Food, Performances and Activities for the Entire Family

Sunday, April 30, 2-6 PM
at The Brewery in Jamaica Plain
284 Amory Street


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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