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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 1:11 PM
Subject: #301: Salsa/Latin Harbor Cruises start this Sunday, great weather expected

Hola Salseros!
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Did you make it to the Hyatt last Saturday!  EEIIYYYYY!!  There were about 500 people there from all walks, having an absolute blast!  This was definitely the biggest party I've experienced in Boston, short of a street festival.  Thanks so much to all who made it there, all who helped spread the word, the Band, and all of the terrific SalsaBoston Staff!  We are planning another event later this summer hopefully, so stay tuned.  Check out the photos and order prints at http://www.superphotonet.com (Thanks Howie!)

No SOX tonight, ATN should be hopping!  Coat/Umbrella check will be open. http://salsaboston.com/antuanua

Quick notable event: Hips on Fire is bringing Pimienta Negra to Ryles this Fri.  See mailbag for details.

Come join us to kick off the season! Weather.com says clear skies, a little cool so bring a jacket, but couldn't be better for this time of year.

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

Every Sunday through Sept. 17
6pm, preparty begins at "The Landing" on Long Warf (end of State St.) 6:30-7:30 Dockside Salsa Lesson with Johnny and Kelly, boarding at 7:30 7:45 Depart.  Two decks of dancing, Salsa w/ SalsaBoston's D. Martinez on the mid-deck, and Latin mix w/ DJ Mike Mercado of Vincent's and Copa. 10pm, return, free afterparty at Mojitos

$17 advance, $22 at the dock.  Lessons $2 extra.
Latin Buffet on board, $10 (best to prepay, or pay on board until sold out) Cash Bar All ages http://salsaboston.com/cruise

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.

2006 Dates: 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 Cruise (the next day is a holiday)

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

>> 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

7:00: Intermediate Casino Rueda Workship
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, please 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

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) Pimienta Negra live at Ryles Fri. June 9
3) Noche de Fantasía! June 15, benefitting domestic violence prevention
4) MIT Salsa Social, Sat. June 17
5) Jam'Nastics class schedule
6) Johnny and Kelly class schedule
7) Dile at Linwood, June 24
8) El Bembe this Friday
9) Casino Rueda open house Sunday afternoon at MIT


Dear Friends,

Havana Saturdays at the Havana Club Ballroom in Central Square is a hit.
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.

We have this great event coming up with a band directly from Costa Rica, that some folks in Boston here already seen. This band has visited us 5 times in the last 8 years.
They are a great entertainment group.
They will be at Ryles Friday June 9th from 9pm to 2am. Tickets can be purchased online with a discount ($10)or at the door full price ($15).
All the information is on our website: www.hipsonfire.com
We would really apreciate any help in promoting them. These type of bands are not often seen in Boston.
Thanks a lot in advance for all your help and support
Cristina & Seemore, Hips on Fire

Pimienta Negra Salsa Band back in Boston @ Ryles Dance Hall Starts Jun 9, 2006 at 9:00 pm

Ryles Dance Hall
212 Hampshire st
Cambridge, MA 02139

Details and Registration Information http://hipsonfire.mollyguard.com

Join Casa Myrna Vazquez this Thursday, June 15th, for  ¡Noche de Fantasía!, an evening of live Latin music and dance, at the South End’s Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center.  Tickets are only $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 pre-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.


The MIT Salsa Social -- Saturday, June 17th
Mark your calendars!  The First-Annual MIT Salsa Social,
hosted by the MIT Salsa Club,  takes place in MIT’s Morss
Hall, a beautiful 7000-square-foot hall complete with Greco-Roman architecture and neo-classical murals. DJ .D. Martinez will keep the place moving all night long, while Camino Real will feed you some of Boston’s best Colombian food!  Free salsa lessons for beginner and intermediate dancers begin at 8 pm.  Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes and your appetite!

Tickets: $5 at the door. All-ages event.

Time: 8 pm to 1 am+, with free salsa lessons for both
beginner and intermediate dancers beginning promptly at 8.

Where: Walker Memorial Hall
              142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
              (A block from the Mass. Ave bridge)
              (Two blocks from Kendall Square T on Red

Map: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=50-140&mapsearch=go

Sounds: DJ. D. Martinez spinning the best salsa, merengue, bachata, and cha cha cha.

Food: Camino Real, one of Boston’s finest Colombian restaurants, will be serving empanadas, chorizo and other Colombian specialties throughout the evening.

Parking: Parking garages abound on side streets, street
parking in the vicinity.

Jam'nastics Classes
Hi everyone!

There are some new changes going into effect this session.  These changes are to the class schedule and addition of a new location.
Classes will begin June 12, and will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.  On Monday we will be at The JP School of Dance on Amory St. in Jamaica Plain, and on Wednesday the classes will be at theYWCA in Central Square.  The classes to be offered are as follows:

Mondays in JP
6-7pm   Salsa technique
7-8pm   Getting Started with Salsa
7-8pm   Partnering with Style
8-10pm Training group and performance team practice

Wednesdays at the YWCA
6-7pm     ChaChaCha
7-8pm     Getting Started with Salsa
7-8pm     Spinning and Partnering
8-8:30pm Footwork Challenge
8-8:30pm Ladies spinning with style challenge

Prices for the 8 week session are:
1 hour classes:
drop in rate $15 per class
session $104 (save! adds up to $13 per class)

1/2 hour classes:
drop in rate $8 per class
session $56 (Save! adds up to $7 per class)

Training group: $250 for the session
This includes 2 hours of classes per week (you choose which ones) and 2 hours of training in a small group working on partnering, spinning drills, styling, and more.

Come check out our new location, new curriculum and sign up for classes on the 12th in Jamaica Plain! Check out our website at http://www.rumbaytimbal.com for directions and class descriptions.

Feel free to email or call me with any questions.
See you next Monday!

Roberto Figueroa
Jamnastics Latin Director
(617) 354-5780



Enjoy the warm breezes and let them inspire you to embrace the soul of the Caribbean. 
Johnny & Kelly’s Summer Session starts next week!
Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns and funky freestyle footwork. Practice your body movement, isolations, and styling. Classes offered at three levels—Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced.

Join us for Johnny & Kelly’s monthly salsa workshops.  Specialty workshops are a great way to refine your dancing by concentrating on different aspects of the dance and music.  Each month, we teach a 1 1/2-hour workshop on a specific topic.  The June workshop will be scheduled toward the end of the month.  Stay tuned for details.

Join Johnny and Kelly for some “on 1” fun!

Beginner:     Tuesdays at 7:15pm – 8:45pm, starting June 13th
                   Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                        400 Harvard St. in Cambridge, Studio 3
                        (Church faces Mass. Ave., near the intersection with Harvard St.)
                        (Studio entrance on the side facing the Inn at Harvard.)
                         Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line
                        Street parking or parking lot ($3) available from Kelly or the Front Desk.

Beginner:       Thursdays at 8:00pm – 9:30pm, starting June 15th
                        Dance Complex
                        536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, Studio 5
                        Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
                      Public parking lots or street parking available Advanced
Beginner:     Mondays at 8:30pm – 10:00pm, starting June 12th
                   Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                      (See above for details.)
Advanced:    Tuesdays at 9:00pm – 10:30pm, starting June 13th
                   Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                        (See above for details.)

Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60.  All 5 classes of a package must be taken within the Summer Session, which lasts 10-12 weeks, depending on the class.

Please e-mail or call with any questions.  We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly:  kelly@salsaboston.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  salsumba1@aol.com, (617) 312-6464

Noche de Salsa Boricua@The Linwood Grill.

It’s DiLe’s very own “Post Puerto Rican Day Parade” party. Keep supporting live music!!! Call me if you have any questions. See you on the dance floor…


June 24

• $5 per person
• Ages 21+
• Salsa Lesson @9pm
• Dancing from 10pm on
• Located between Kenmore and Fenway Stops

Linwood Grill
81 Kilmarnock St.

Fenway, Ma.

Dear Friends of El Bembé,

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our next El Bembé event, Friday June 9 Classes begin at: 9:00PM Open Dance: 10:00PM We look forward to having you with us. All the best, La Casa de La Cultura / Center for Latino Arts

For complete event information please visit us at: www.claboston.org
E L    B E M B E
Boston's Latin hotspot featuring live music

Center for Latino Arts / La Casa de la Cultura and
The Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
are programs of the dynamic community building organization Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción 405 Shawmut Ave • Boston, MA • 02116 •
t: 617.927.1707 • f: 617.927.1802


Want to take your dancing in a new direction?

Boston Rueda invites you to a FREE open house and dance on Sunday June 11th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Come learn some moves, enjoy snacks, talk to others who have a passion for "La Rueda de Casino!"  This event will have something for every level, from the complete beginner to the most experienced casinero.  For those who are interested, there will also be an AUDITION with Anara Frank to join the Boston Rueda Performance Team.  The open house and audition will take place at the Sidney-Pacific Residence Hall in the Multi-Purpose Room; 70 Sidney St in Central Square Cambridge.  For more information, please visit our
website:  http://bostonrueda.wikispaces.com

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