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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:50 AM
Subject: #302: Father's Day Salsa Cruise this Sunday, plus ATN tonight

Hola Salseros!
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See you tonight at An Tua Nua!  http://salsaboston.com/antuanua

Every now and then someone asks me, "How many years have you been dancing"?  Well, I don't actually remember exactly, but what I do is try to recall which anniversary TL at Ryles last celebrated, and subtract one.  Well, next week, Ryles is up to number 10!  Wow, time has gone by.  One decade of Salsa. It's the place where I started dancing, Raul with his infamous "Oonkah ahh's", back then you'd get a hefty set of "Bomba" ("Salsa nights" weren't really born until Sophias), the dance floor was about 1/3 of the size it is now and the rest was carpet, Suzanne had no kids (4 now), and yes, Karen was and still is the bartender.  Oh, and we were all a lot younger...  But I digress.  Join Temporada Latina for their 10th anniversary party next Thursday!  See mailbag for more details.

Also, check out MIT's big Salsa Social Saturday featuring D.Martinez, see mailbag.

FATHER'S DAY CRUISE THIS SUNDAY!  ****A NICE WARM DAY IS FORECAST! Come join us for the second cruise of the season.  Last week kicked off with about 180 on board, the dancing was hot, the food was delicious, the drinks were tasty, and the moonrise was spectactular!  Photos in the gallery shortly.  Book now for this weekend! http://www.salsaboston.com/gallery/arcadia/gallery.cgi

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) Jam'Nastics class schedule
3) Noche de Fantasía! June 15, benefitting domestic violence prevention
4) MIT Salsa Social, Sat. June 17
5) Salsa Storm Dance Instructors open house June 30, Worcester
6) Temporada Latina's 10 year anniversary party, next week


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.

Jamnastics/ Rumbaytimbal Salsa Classes  begin this week Monday June 12 and Wednesday June 14th.  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 the YWCA in Central Square.  The classes to be offered are as

Mondays in JP
6-7pm Salsa Aerobics
6-7pm Salsa Technique
7-8pm Getting Started with Salsa
7-8pm Partnering with Style Beg/Interm.

Wednesdays at the YWCA
6-7pm Cha-cha Cha level I-III
7-8pm Getting Started with Salsa
7-8pm Spinning and Partnering Beg/Interm.
8-8:30pm Footwork Challenge
8-8:30pm Ladies Spinning with Style Challenge
8:30-10pm Training Group

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

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.

Salsa Storm Dance Instructors, Inc. invites you and your friends for an evening of dancing latin music; Salsa, Merengue and Bachata with one of Worcester's favorite DJs.  Put your dancing shoes on and see you on the dance floor! 

Friday, June 30, 2006
Salsa Social with DJ Underground

Worcester Hirbernian Cultural Centre
19 Temple Street
Worcester, MA
Cost: $10

Salsa Workshop 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Social with DJ 8:30 p.m. - 12:30pm.

Visit our web site at www.salsastorm.com for more details and directions.

TEMPORADA LATINA'S 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! on Thursday, June 22nd. Please take a few moments to figure out how many years you have been
dancing at Temporada Latina/Ryles. We'll have an anniversary dance,
and, of course, eat cake! Please help spread the word.


General Details:
Temporada Latina - Thursdays at Ryles Jazz Club; www.TLSalsa.com Beginner and intermediate salsa lessons: 8:30 - 9:30 PM; No partner
Salsa dancing 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM (Work friendly hours)
212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA; 617-876-9330.

Interested in taking lessons from Raul Nieves and Eileen Herman-Haase? Log onto www.DanceCaliente.com for class and dance party schedules.

Suzanne A. Steele d.b.a. Assorted Affairs
Phone: 508-224-5120; www.TLSalsa.com

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