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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 1:33 PM
Subject: #312: ATN tonight (sox away), Only 4 more Salsa Cruises left

Hola Salseros!
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Salsa tonight (Wednesday) at An Tua Nua.  Come early to chow down on some of ATN's awesome eats, and then dance some Salsa 'til 1am! http://salsaboston.com/antuanua
Salsa and Casino Rueda Lessons at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm, more details below or call 617-513-9841.  835 Beacon St. near Kenmore Square
(Happy B-day Tamar!  Big Party tonight!)


Cruise!  HUGE this week!  We've got the Boston Ski and Sports Club coming, as well as big groups from Stuido 665 and the Boston Dance Alliance.  It could be our biggest cruise ever!  Come down, meet some great new people, and have a fantastic time!  Lesson, Dancing, Awesome People, Food, Sightseeing, Free Drinks (at Mojitos after), all in one night.   The cruises have been amazing, and on behalf of my staff as well, I want to say it's been a real joy to host them.

BOOK A GROUP!  Only $25 gets you the full package with food and the lesson.  Corporate parties welcome.   Talk to your HR people (they have funds to pay for it sometimes even!) or let us know and we'll contact them for you.
http://salsaboston.com/cruise, or more below.


Well folks, Salsa Politics rears its ugly head again in Boston, no thanks once again to one Anthony Mayor of the once secretive SalsaFrenzy.com.  Here is the story in a nutshell as I understand it, followed by my editorializing (i.e. my *personal opinion*):

You may have been there: DJ Hernan with Hips on Fire recently opened Fridays at Ryles, as a mixed format Salsa/Latin night, which was a huge success right away.  Well, in the meantime, Anthony, who runs the Sunday night there, loosely with the AprilOn2 people, went behind the scenes to Ryles management (evidently not the most upstanding individuals either), and convinced them to let him take over the Friday night and evict Hernan and HoF.  Well that's exactly what's happening, and there will be no night there by aforementioned parties this Friday.  Evidently Anthony will be attempting to clone their success, but I urge you not to support it.  Here's why:

While I don't expect many people to be interested in Boston "Salsa Politics", what irks me is the following:  Salsa in Boston and worldwide really, is largely successful because of the community it is built around and that built it, starting with SalsaWeb.com years back, Suzanne Steele's open promotional policies at Temporada Latina, and so forth, policies which I, Hernan, and others adopted when it came to doing the work we do.  Meanwhile, along comes this Anthony twit (well, he was there from the get go actually), with his hypocritcal secretive self if you know him, who has time after time after time complained, blogged, maligned, backstabbed, counter-promoted, and otherwise irritated just about everyone I know in the Boston circle of Salsa professionals.  What's worse is he has done it in the name of some twisted righteous agenda of his, which I to this date still don't understand.  I'll spare you examples, except that more recently he went to Ryles management and had them tell Suzanne to bar SalsaBoston's flyers for the Sunday we did for a little while at Mojitos because it competed with his night.  While that wasn't a huge deal by itself, it goes right to the heart of undermining the community spirit that has put Boston Salsa on the map.  There are many more examples.

Now however, he has really crossed the line by usurping Hernan's/HoF's night away from them, especially while the rest of us (and you) were supporting its success. 

So I urge you, don’t patronize Anthony Mayor's operations, be it Sundays or now Fridays at Ryles, the SalsaFrenzy website, or his efforts to take your photo for the galleries on Temporada Latina Thursdays and at other events.  Scoundrels like this should be barred from our community.  Not cool.

If you don't know who he is, here's a photo of him casing Hernan's party last week before handing out flyers for his party:

Direct comments to the SalsaBoston message board please.

In this issue:

>> Salsa Briefs:
- For the casual: salsa at Masa, Thursdays

>> SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Salsa Harbor Cruises

>> 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


Salsa/Latin Summer Harbor Cruises!

"Boston's best kept secret!"
350-450 typically in attendance!

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
*Sept. 3 is Labor Day Holiday Cruise (the next day is a holiday)

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) Cape Salsa Party, plus PIG ROAST!  Javier Arroyo
3) Santo Rico Dance Co, "The Evolution"


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.

Aug 24th we're going to be performing at The Herritage museum & Gardens Concert Series in Sandwich. We're having a salsa show and lessons by "Jamnastics" followed by the concert. The event starts at 7:00 PM. We are very proud to be a part of this prestigious concert series. We hope you all can make it to this event. Call the Heritage Museum & Gardens for tickets.

Aug 27th, we're having a "pig roast party" at our home on 6 Knotty Pine Ln. in Centerville. As a way of thanking our friends and fans for your support, we are extending an invitation to all of you. We're providing the music, DJ, and may even have a live jam session by some of the members of the band. We don't know what the turn out will be, but we do know that we have plenty of room for parking and partying at our home. Feel free to bring some friends and additional food and drinks at your discretion. Although we will have all of the above, better to be safe than sorry. Hope you can make it to the party and if you can't "See ya' at the dance floor".

                        SANTO RICO:
                        The Evolution
                    (A Theatrical Production)

Come see “The Evolution” of one of New York's most successful Latin dance organizations in the last decade.

During the last 10 years Santo Rico’s style of dancing and teaching has revolutionized the Salsa world with their electrifying choreographies, displaying a combination of elegance, style, speed and grace; and teaching Salsa/Mambo music and dance to over 10,000 potential salseros and salseras worldwide, spanning 5 continents, over 20 countries and over 40 cities in the United States alone. They have also given new meaning to “spinning” by developing the most effective method of spinning used today by most new generation dancers throughout the world.

This coming September 30, 2006, we invite you celebrate 10 years of success in the wonderful experience that is "SANTO RICO."  So, come, share and witness history in the making, in style.  You will be treated to a wonderful and tasty gourmet Latin/Italian cuisine catered by Schuetzen Park Banquet Hall, followed by an electrifying show depicting the last 10 years of Santo Rico and how it became one of the most well-known dance schools in New York City. You will see performances by many Santo Rico members, new and old, including some of its original team members performing some of Santo Rico’s earlier choreographies, Santo Rico’s current professional team - Santo Rico Dance Co., our semi-Professional team - "Xibicion” Santo Rico, our all-female team - Las Santoriqueñas, and our latest addition of young performers, The Santo Rico Kids and Santoriquitas, followed by night of partying and dancing.

So don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience Santo Rico, past, present and future.

This fully-catered black tie affair will take place on September 30, 2006 @ Schuetzen Park Banquet Hall in North Bergen, NJ, directly across fromt he Lincoln Tunnel.

Tickets are on sale now!!!  $45 in Advanced, $55 at the door.   For more information and ticket purchase, please call (212) 289-1302, (917) 806-7452 or (917) 612-5965, or e-mail us santoricodance@aol.com, SR3801@aol.com, info@santorico.com or log on to www.santorico.com.

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