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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 10:09 AM
Subject: #318: NEW: Salsa Sundays at An Tua Nua

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Boston, you continue to out-do yourself!!  Thank you all for a magical night last Saturday at the Hyatt, with around 600 salseros having an absolute blast!  These parties just keep getting better and it's a real joy to put them together.  Thanks a million as well to JJ Williams of JJ Productions, Javier Arroyo and his Salsa Night Band (who kicked a--!), Rico, James Mitchell, Fernando's Hideaway, Hey Let's Go, Meetup.com, DJ's Martinez, Hernan, and Ortiz, our great staff, and everyone else who helped us bring the masses together for this great celebration.  On top of that I had the pleasure to spend the afternoon with Paul and Cheryl, the most fabulous dance couple who performed along with Boston Rueda Group and were visting via the cruise ship that was in town on which they work as the dance entertainment.  They had an *absolute ball* as well!  Stay tuned for the next party, probably in December to kick off the holidays.

Note: Monday is a holiday.  Where to go this Sunday?  Well conveniently...


Boston's favorite Salsa spot is back, now twice a week!

8:30 pm, "Salsa For Gringos" beginner lesson (free)
9:30-2am DANCE!  Featuring DJ's D.Martinez, Hernan, and guests

$10 cover, 21+ after 10pm, cash bar, kitchen open until 10pm

*** Join us of course on Wednesdays as well.

More details about parking and what not below.  Scroll down.

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
5) Festival Latino of the Berkshires 2006
6) Casino Rueda workshops and fundraiser Sunday


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 Décima 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 Décima to Reggaetón 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 reggeatón 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 Décima
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!

with Kelly


Feminine Flair. Designed for ladies who have a good understanding of salsa timing, basic steps, and basic turns.  Accentuate your feminine attitude (and attributes!) in your dancing.

The focus will be on body mechanics... how to move fluidly and gracefully, coordinating your shoulder, arm, rib, hip, and leg movement.
In addition, we will incorporate ladies' styling to add another layer of depth to our movement.

. Move fluidly during the basic (Think slink!)
. Add graceful arms and hands
. Learn ladies' styling
. Coordinate styling with basic body mechanics

WHEN:   Mondays, Oct 9th- Dec 11th, 7:15- 8:15pm
WHERE:  Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, Studio 4
400 Harvard St., in Cambridge
in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church (faces Mass. Ave.)
Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line
Church parking lot ($3) or street parking available
(Studio entrance on the side facing the Inn at Harvard.)
COST:   $15/ class OR $60/ 5-class package
CONTACT:        Kelly 617-522-7443 kelly@salsaboston.com

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,


Sunday October 8, 2006 from 7 to 11 p.m.
(Monday is the Columbus Day holiday!)
MIT Sidney-Pacific Residence Hall
Multi-Purpose Room, 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge
What is Rueda de Casino?
Rueda de Casino literally means "Circle of Salsa".  It is a fast paced dance where a leader calls the moves and all the dancers perform it together, switching partners and dancing around in the circle to a salsa beat.  Ever see the movie "Dance With Me"? Well, that's it!

Special show by the bostonrueda performance group going to Miami

A huge raffle will feature lots of great prizes including:
salsa instructional videos,
gift certificates to local restaurants,
free admission to local salsa clubs and a
1-week condo stay in the Dominican Republic
Go to http://bostonrueda.wikispaces.com  for more information.

Afterparty at AN TUA NUA!

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