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Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 12:19 PM
Subject: #299: Summer Bash June 3, Salsa Y Control tonight at ATN, Casino Rueda

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Much going on as summer approaches!  Here are some highlights brought to you by SalsaBoston, and if you're new to this e-magazine, be sure to check out the mailbag at the bottom as well.

We are planning a party for this Sunday's pre-Memorial Day holiday, but unfortunately it can't be at An Tua Nua because of a private party.  We'll send out an email when we know the details later this week.  Ryles is also rumored to be quiet that night on account of many people being in LA this weekend, so it'll be a good night to try something new.  "Dionysus" 2nd floor of the Radisson on Memorial Dr. is one place we're looking at.  Stay tuned!

See you on the dancefloor!

** Tonight at AN TUA NUA, we're featuring a special performance by Salsa Y Control! Boston's final preview performance before they head to LA tomorrow to perform it for the world!

** Salsa cruise group bookings are coming in fast and furious!  Reserve your group slot now! We have great discounts for groups to take advantage of.  Ideas: talk to your HR people to sponsor a company outing, invite your group or social club to do one, or just get a bunch of friends together!  Contact me at olaf@salsaboston.com or 617-513-9841 for more details.
  Download the group flyer http://salsaboston.com/cruise/groups/corporate_rates2006.pdf
  Visit the group page  http://salsaboston.com/cruise/groups/
Tickets are now on sale for all the cruise dates.

** Summer Salsa Bash!  Saturday, June 3 at the Hyatt, Cambridge, with "DiLe" live and DJ Hernan!  This is our fourth MEGA-Salsa-party at this great location.  It's only $15 advance, $5 off for students, and it's all ages.
  Print a poster to hang in your office!
  Event details: http://salsaboston.com/summerbash/

** and for the Casino Rueda lovers, also at AN TUA NUA (lots of CR dancers these days!) In response to a pressing demand, we've started up an intermediate & advanced Casino Rueda workshop from 7-8pm at An Tua Nua, taught by Anara and Katie.  It will cover styling, technique, and even include some choreography and performance-related coaching.  You can register for a session, but drop in's are welcome too.  The workshop of course will "dile que no" right into the regular Casino Rueda class from 8-9, which includes beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.  Classes will focus on teaching fun new moves and leading and following technique.  We're also going to have a lot more CR dancing throughout the night on Wed.!  It's just a couple extra bucks to come for the
workshops:  $20 for drop in ($6 extra), and $15/week for the session ($1 extra)--and that includes the regular class, and the club for the rest of the night too.

Salsa Night at An Tua Nua on Wednesdays:
7-8 intermediate/advanced Casino Rueda instruction
8-9 Casino Rueda group lesson, all levels
9-10 Salsa with Johnny and Kelly
10-1 SALSA!
An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St. Kenmore Square 
http://www.salsaboston.com/antuanua 617-513-9841

PHOTOS!  (by Renee)  http://www.salsaboston.com/gallery/

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

Book your groups now!  email olaf@salsaboston.com or call 617-513-9841 Individual tickets go on sale next week.

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.

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: http://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) Jam'Nastics open house, this Thur.
3) ¡Noche de Fantasía! Casa Myrna Vazquez benefit for prevention of domestic violence, JHCC, June 15


Dear Friends,

Havana Saturdays at the Havana Club Ballroom in Central Square is a hit. This week, Kilombo Mambo 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/ Rumba Na Ma
* 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.

OPEN HOUSE with Jamnastics/Rumba y Timbal on Thursday May 25th!!

Come and try out our classes at Inner Space studio in Brookline for free on the 25th.
Classes on Thursday are as follows:
7:30-8:30   Spinning and Partnering (beginner/beg.intermediate levels) 
7:30-8:30   Ladies spinning and styling class (intermediate levels)
8:30-9:00   Footwork Challenge (All Levels)
9:00-10:30 Training group (working on partnering and spinning technique and incorporating body movement)

The new session will be starting, with some changes going into effect.  More information about these changes will be available soon.

Classes to be offered will include:
Getting Started with Salsa (for everyone who wants to learn or brush up on the basics) Salsa Partnering (work with the basics to learn more complicated moves that are useful on the dance floor) Salsa Aerobics (Loose weight and learn to salsa all in one class!) Latin Mix (learn body movement while dancing to a rotation of merengue, bachata and chacha) Footwork Challenge (Challenge your brain and your feet in this fast paced 1/2 hour class) Ladies Spinning and Styling Challenge (Ladies challenge yourselves to spin and style more in your dancing) Training Group, to improve your technique in a small and consistant group

This 8 week session is full of classes that should not be missed. So come check out our classes, and talk to the instructors during our Open House on this coming Thursday at Inner Space Studio 17 Station St. Brookline, MA Right across the street from the Brookeline Villiage T stop.

If you have any questions please feel free to call Roberto at
(617) 543-7912.

Casa Myrna Vazquez invites you to join us for ¡Noche de Fantasía!, an evening of live Latin music and dance, on Thursday, June 15th, 2006 at the South End’s Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center.  Tickets are $15, with all proceeds to benefit the agency’s shelters, programs and services for victims of domestic violence. The benefit event features complimentary Salsa lessons and exhibition dancing by Christine and Dave Morgan, live music by Grupo Fantasia, and of course, non-stop dancing!  Doors open at 7:30 and the event runs until 11:30PM.  The Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center is located at 85 West Newton Street. Please note this is a 21+ event. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 617-521-0125 or email development@casamyrna.org

Casa Myrna Vazquez is a Boston-based organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in the lives of women and children through advocacy, prevention and intervention. What began in 1977 as a single shelter accommodating eight families has grown into New England’s foremost  provider of shelter and comprehensive services to abused women and their children, operating the 24/7 statewide domestic violence hotline SafeLink (877-785-2020), two emergency shelters and three transitional living houses. The agency ’s range of programs includes legal advocacy services, mental health counseling, children’s services, housing search assistance and advocacy, and community outreach and training on the issue of domestic violence.

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