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 Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 11:34 AM
Subject: #317: Salsa Gala this Saturday--update, and it's going to be huge

Hola Salseros!
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Yes, the *BIG PARTY* is tomorrow night!

We have Performances! 
- Australian couple Paul Vaidman and Cheryl Smith will be performing--they are the feature act on a major luxury cruise ship that's in town!
- debut Casino Rueda performance! directed by Anara Frank
Also, DJ Antonio Ortiz will be spinning a set for us in the breaks!

Tickets are selling fast--literally every few minutes here at HQ.  We expect 500-600 people, so even without the Salsa (god forbid!) this is going to be a great social occasion.  Come out and meet some fabulous people!  Online advance tickets will be on sale until aprox. 2pm Saturday.  Don't wait and then call me after the price has gone up!

Direct link to the ticket office:

Print a poster for the office:

INTO THE BALLROOM.  Bring a few bucks, support the bar, and buy it there--sorry, that's how these things work, folks.  Violators will be frowned upon.


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

>> 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 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) Youth Dance Program with Salsa Y Control, starting Oct. 5
3) Hispanic Heritage at Jorge Hernandez, Oct. 7
4) Hacha y Machete update
5) Festival Latino of the Berkshires 2006


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.



            ….FOR YOUTH AGES 13-17


Learn Cool Moves!!! Freestyle Footwork!!! Partnering Technique!!! and
Much More!!!

➨ At the East Boston YMCA 215 Bremen St. near Airport T Stop on the
Blue Line.
➨ Thursdays 5:45pm to 7:00pm starting October 5th, 2006 to December
14th, 2006
➨ Full Dance Program Fee: $50 for YMCA members $80 for non members. ➨ Pre-Registration Required. Space is limited. Call Now to Reserve Your
Spot or For More Information.
    Johnny: 617-312-6464 or e-mail Salsumba1@aol.com

"Inspiring Others To Dance'"      www.salsaycontrol.com

Dear Friends-

IBA is proud to invite you to be a part of the full-day Hispanic Heritage celebration in Villa Victoria on Saturday October 7th.  Come and enjoy workshops that will explore poetry, the Puerto Rican Cuatro, La DĂ©cima Puertorriqueña, and the similarities and differences of our folkloric traditions with modern forms of artistic expression.

Saturday, October 7
 In collaboration with The Cuatro Project and El Jolgorio de Massachusetts, IBA will help bridge the generations.
This dynamic daylong educational and cultural celebration showcases Latino writing, history and
music from Trovadores of La DĂ©cima to ReggaetĂłn and Spoken Word Poetry.

Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
85 W. Newton Street

The Cuatro Project
A 45-minute workshop exploring the roots of the Puerto Rican Cuatro and La Décima Puertorriqueña.
Free to the public.

Cacique Youth Learning Center
100 W. Dedham Street

La Bruja
A 45-minute spoken word and poetry workshop facilitated by the world-renowned
spoken word master, poet, and reggeatĂłn artist, La Bruja.
Free to the public.

Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
85 W. Newton Street

The Cuatro Project
and La Bruja
A 15-minute discussion of the roots of modern day music and art forms. An
interactive discussion exploring the old, the new, and more importantly, their similarities.
Free to the public.

Plaza Betances
100 W. Dedham Street

Traditional MC Battle
Old School vs. New School Come and see the first ever MC battle between traditional Trovadores of La DĂ©cima
Puertorriqueña versus La Bruja; don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Free to the public.

Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
85. W. Newton Street\

Latino Poetry Showcase:
A multi-generational
poetry slam
Please join us for an all-star evening of poetry, prose, and music!
Performances by: La Bruja, Alan West-Duran, and the best young Latino poets in the Boston area.
Cover charge

Celebrating our heritage begins today…and continues all year long; don’t miss all of this year’s great events!

Hello everyone,  From the Hacha Family we wanted to thank you all for your continued support and great friendships.  Just wanted to send a quick email to update on Upcoming Classes, Events and DVD's for sale at Hymstyle.com

New Classes at the Rhythm and Movement Dance Center in Lawrence, Ma begin on October 11th and 12th.  If interested please email Victor@hymstyle.com


Respond to this email and purchase before October 6th and we will pay the shipping charges. 

Burju's - Rhythm and Movement : Body Isolations & Coordination Part 1
- $35
Hacha Y Machete's - Intermediate/Advance turn Patterns Vol.1 - $35 Miami Mambo Project DVD - $20 Masacote - Latin Jazz CD - $15 ( from the talented Joel Masacote of
Customize your shoe heel, color, material and style, starting at $85
check out store at www.hymstyle.com.

Events schedule for the rest of the year is as follows.
Oct 5 - 9 Canada Salsa Congress - Toronto
Oct 20 -22 Atlanta Salsa Congress
Oct 27 - 29 Bermuda Mambo Nights
Nov 17th -19 San Francisco Salsa Congress
Nov 30 - Dec 4 Stuck on Salsa All Star Cruise
Dec 19 - 26 Japan Salsa Tour
Jan 26 - 29 Sydney Salsa Congress ( Sydney)
Feb 2 - 4 Britfest

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; CorozĂłn 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,

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