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Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:40 PM
Subject: #316: ATN tonight; Hyatt Salsa Gala Sep 30; New nights

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Well...!  What a season we had at the Cruises!  I think over 4000 people joined us this summer, for what was truly an enjoyable experience as an event organizer.  Thanks everyone!  We'll see you on the harbor next June.

Lots of notes this week.  Read on.


SALSA GALA!  A week from Saturday at the Hyatt is the next rendition of Miami Club "Special Edition", what our periodic events on Sat's are now going to be called.  (For those interested in Salsa trivia, that's the name of a place about 8 years ago that we started using for various Sat. events when it closed, and I'm from Miami as it is...)  Anyway, get your tickets!  EVERYONE is going to be there, including all kinds of non-salsa folk!  The response to our promotions has been terrific.  Meet some new people for sure!  Also, we are expanding the dance floor!

SERIOUSLY:  If you're coming, (and you know you are...!) please buy your ticket now so we can plan accordingly.  This is going to be a big event and we want to make sure we can maximize your enjoyment.  http://salsaboston.com/miamiclub

Thanks to gobs of promotional support from:  JJ Productions, Avive Productions, Javier Arroyo, MIT Salsa Club, JetSet Events, Rico's List, James Mitchell Parties, Hey Lets Go, Masacote, Meetup.com Salsa Group, Sven's events, Thamar Bosse, etc. etc. etc.!

Full details below, on the web, or call 617-513-9841


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!
Salsa and Casino Rueda Lessons at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm
More details below or call 617-513-9841.
835 Beacon St. near Kenmore Square


More Salsa Shakeup! 

DJ Antonio Ortiz asked me to let everyone know that he and his team will no longer be at Mangos on Saturdays.  Evidently management is moving toward a slightly more "urban" format, to draw people from the Roxy.

New SalsaBoston Parties!
Sundays: We will be opening at An Tua Nua for Sundays in addition to Wednesdays!  Date TBA in October.

Mondays: Salsa downtown at Felt!  A casual night.  It will be opening tentatively on October 9.

Saturdays...  stay tuned!  We're getting close.


See you on the dance floor!

Miami Club, "Special Edition"
Saturday September 30th, Hyatt, Cambridge!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  http://salsaboston.com/miamiclub

The last party, the Summer Salsa Bash with "Dile" in June was attended by over 500 people and was one of the most memorable nights I've had.  This time, bigger and better!  More party, More great music, more fabulous people!  This party is designed for all! Young, old, dancers, beginners, music listeners, students, doctors, professionals, artists, and writers.  Something for everyone.

(Feel free to redistribute:)
Saturday, September 30
SalsaBoston Presents:

   Miami Club, "Special Edition"
   "Boston's Upscale Salsa and Latin Dance parties"

 ...featuring Javier Arroyo and his renowned "Salsa Night Band"
 plus DJ D. Martinez and DJ Hernan in the breaks, and special surprises

Hyatt Regency, Cambridge (575 Memorial Drive, between MIT and the BU Bridge)
All ages, tickets on sale now!
$18 Adult, $25 at the door
$5 off with student ID or under 18
$16 Group Rate (10 or more)

$8 validated garage parking, or nearby free street parking
MBTA: "BU West" on the Green Line, or Central Square on the Red Line (10 min walk)

Free "Salsa for Gringos" beginner lesson will be taught at 8:30pm
Doors open at 8pm, dancing ends at 1:30am

On the web at http://salsaboston.com/miamiclub
or call 617-513-9841
Be sure to check out the photo gallery from the last gala!

See you on the dance floor!

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) New Friday in Providence
3) Providence: Salsa Contest at SSS, Sept. 24
4) Salsa Meetup, Sat. Sept. 23
5) Festival Latino of the Berkshires 2006
6) MIT Casino Rueda, Workshop and classes


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.

[Please report back if you go!  -Olaf]

Friday Night Salsa

When: On-going, starting September 22, 2006.

Where:  Club Pulse, 86 Clary Street, Providence, RI.  Rt. 95 South,
take the Eddie Street Exit, take a Right off the exit, then your very first left (before the over-pass.  Clary street runs on an angle in-between RI hospital and the 95 over-pass.

Who:  Rico Suave productions with DJ Leo, DJ Tito, and your host, Mercy Rico.

Specifics:  $10.00 cover, positive ID required, dress to impress.

                      STRICTLY SALSA SUNDAYS
                       PLATFORMS NIGHTCLUB
                         165 POE STREET
                     (cor. of Oxford & Allens)
                         Providence, R.I.

SEPTEMBER 24TH........DANCE CONTEST AT PLATFORMS..(pre registration)


              ........SALSERO & SALSERA OF THE YEAR

COVER $7.00

Announcing a new event for The Boston/Cambridge Salsa Meetup

What: Salsa Meet-up Practice

When: Saturday, September 23, 6:30 PM

Event fee: USD2.00 to cover the room rental

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: By popular demand, it's another practice for
the Boston/Cambridge Salsa Meet-up Group!

This will be a terrific opportunity to practice with other
dancers, improve your skills, and help others do the same.  The
practices are for dancers who have at least the basic knowledge
of salsa and feel they have something to practice.  We'll look
forward to seeing you there!

PLEASE NOTE!  To help us run practices more efficiently and
help you get the most out of them, please state a few ideas of
what you'd like to work on in your RSVPs, or email one of the
organizers to the left!

The practice will be 1.5 hours!  6:30-8:00pm at the Dance

We'll also be going out afterward to put what we're practicing
to use.  The place will be announced soon.

Please feel free to join us there, whether you attend the
practice or not. See you soon!

Learn more and RSVP here: http://salsa.meetup.com/193/events/5127014/

Festival Latino of the Berkshires 2006 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

Whether or not you currently have scheduled for “Hispanic Heritage Month” we encourage you to take advantage of this event as a free and enriching resource in your community.  As our children grow up in the Berkshires, it is important for us to maintain our culture traditions for them. Our integration into diverse American society should celebrate our cultural differences as well as American heritage. As part of Lee Founders’ Weekend and Hispanic Heritage Month, we proudly invite you to share in the 11th Anniversary celebration of the Festival Latino of the Berkshires on September 30, 2006, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church Park, Main St., Lee, MA., with attrac-tions representing many Latin American countries. Performers include: Piel Canel Dance Co., the internationally renowned salsa and mambo dancer from NYC; Oriki Omi Oddara, Cuban folkloric dancers from NYC, performing the evolution of Cuban rhythms; Mariachi band; Viva Mexico Lindo and Ritmos Colombianos, folkloric dance groups; Albany Dance School demonstration; Dancers from the Berkshire Latino community, including Flamenco Show Dedos de Fuego; Corozón de Tango Show by Dario DaSilva; Colombian salsa singer Andres Orozco; and the Berkshire Multicul-tural Youth Dancers. There will be raffles and homemade Latin dishes for sale. Show and dancing will continue at 9:30 PM at Bogie’s Restaurant, 9!  35 S. Main St., Great Barrington, featuring live band, Ralph y Sabater Jr. y Su Orquesta, a renowned Latin band from NYC. Mariachis at might night break . Latin family party fundraiser will take place at Bogie’s. There will be a $20 cover charge (ID required!) for the night event, proceeds paying the band, the Mariachis, and helping to defray Festival expenses. See you there!
For further information, please contact Liliana Ortiz-Bermudez at 243-3961 or Ruth Boorady Bloom at 637-4886; website is www.festivallatino.org. Thank you,




WHEN:   Saturday, September 23, 2006
                 12PM - 2PM:     Workshop
                 2PM - 3PM:      Social Dancing    

WHERE:  La Sala, Student Center, 2nd floor
                 84 Massachusetts Avenue
                 Cambridge, MA 02139
                 Map of Location:

COST:   $10 non-students
                 $8 with student ID
                 $5 with MIT student ID
                  $3 for MIT Freshman with student ID

                 **For those who only want to attend the social, cost is $3
                  Participants only attending social may only arrive right before
                  social hour.
                  Social participants may not watch the lesson unless
                  otherwise noted.

WHEN:   Sunday, October 22, 2006
                 12PM - 2PM:     Workshop
                 2PM - 3PM:      Social Dancing    

WHERE:  Walker Memorial, Morss Hall, 1st floor
                 142 Memorial Drive
                 Cambridge, MA 02142
                 Map of Location:

WHEN:   Sunday, November 12, 2006

                 12PM - 2PM:     Workshop
                 2PM - 3PM:      Social Dancing    

WHERE:  Walker Memorial, Morss Hall, 1st floor
                 142 Memorial Drive
                 Cambridge, MA 02142
                 Map of Location:

WHEN:   Saturday, December 2, 2006
                 12PM - 2PM:     Workshop
                 2PM - 3PM:      Social Dancing    

WHERE:  Lobdell, Student Center, 2nd floor
                 84 Massachusetts Avenue
                 Cambridge, MA 02139
                 Map of Location:

RSVP requested (but not required). 
RSVP by sending an email to abalogh@mit.edu with the following information:

Estimated Level:
Leader or Follower**:

** Leader is typically the male and the follower is typically the female,
         particularly at the beginner level.
   More advanced students may choose to learn either role if they wish, as balance permits

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