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Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 9:54 AM
Subject: #319: Salsa Wednesdays AND Sundays at An Tua Nua

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Welcome to the Fall season!  And what a Fall we've got planned: new nights, new parties, new friends, new moves.... read on.

Last Sunday was the opening of Salsa Sundays at An Tua Nua, which will be a new regular spot on the "Salsa Circuit".  It features the "Salsa for Gringos" lesson at 8pm, perfect for all your friends who you simply haven't been able to drag out there!  DJ Hernan this Sunday.  Read on below.  Also, coming in November, FELT will be opening "Cabana Mondays", a casual Salsa night in a elegant setting (back where the original "Miami Club" was in the Opera House), downtown.  Stay tuned.

We'll see you at An Tua Nua as usual, for Salsa Wednesdays!
7pm Casino Rueda Workshop
8pm Casino Rueday Lesson*
9pm Salsa Lesson w/ Johnny and Kelly*
10pm-1am Salsa!
  *Beg. and Int., no partner needed
  http://salsaboston.com/antuanua for discounts and info, or call 617-513-9841
An Tua Nua
835 Beacon St. Kenmore Sq/Fenway, Boston


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) Salsa Y Control Intensive Training Program
3) Hispanic Heritage at Jorge Hernandez, Oct. 7
5) Noche Colombiana at JHCC this Thursday
7) Sol y Canto 12th Anniversary Party, Nov 4


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.

Salsa Y Control Dance Company -- "Inspiring Others To Dance"
              Intensive Training Program
                   Fall Edition
    Instructors: Andres Giraldo and Felicita Giraldo-Rosado

The Purpose of this Program is to help individuals improve their salsa
dancing skills significantly in a small and intensive setting. 
Designed specially as a registration only enrollment, with a limited
space of not more than 20 students in each level, individuals will be
sure to get more individualized attention, a curriculum that’s based
primarily on the students needs, and more proficient learning
                                   ***The only Program of its kind in
Program Details
        Start Date: October 17th - End Date: December 7th 2006

3 hours per week for each level
8 weeks intensive training on the following areas of dancing:
-   Footwork: Isolations, drills, challenging combinations.
-   Body Movement & Styling: shoulder, rib-cage, and hips isolations,
men’s   ladies’ styling, and body posture.
-   Partnering Technique: Proper hands hold techniques, space control,
partner connection, timing, and turn patterns.
-   Spinning Technique: proper feet position, body control, spotting
technique, drills, and timing.

Advanced Beginner – Intermediate - Intermediate Advanced - Level
All classes On1.
6:30-8:30pm Partnering Technique & Turn Patterns (Adv. Beginner) 8:30-10:30pm Partnering Technique & Spinning Technique (Intermediate)
6:30-7:30pm Footwork & Body Movement (Adv. Beginner) 7:30-8:30pm Footwork & Body Movement (Intermediate & Intermediate Adv) 8:30-10:30pm Partnering Technique & Spinning Technique (Intermediate
Tuition: $280 per person
Space Limited: No more than 20 students in each level, Register NOW. See Andres for registration form this Wednesday at An Tua Nua or Friday
at Havana Club.
Studio Address
    Boston Dance Zone Studio
    14-20 Linden St. 3rd Floor, Allston, MA 02134
    Close to BU and the Mass Pike.
For more info check out or call

December 8 - 10th, 2006
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!!! Mark your calendars for December 9th, my friends ... Los Van Van is playing in Toronto!!!!!


Let me know your interest. If there is enough, I will organize a trip to go.

email: jennjonay@gmail.com
phone: 617-823-4601
web: http://www.DespeloteDance.com

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

Colombian Night

La Casa de La Cultura/Center for Latino Arts, IBA in collaboration with the Consulate of Colombia in Boston is pleased to present a celebration of the rich and diverse artistic heritage of Colombia


Edmar Castañeda, Marta Gómez, La Cumbiamba Eneyé and Bajucol

This Boston premiere will feature an all-star cast of Colombian musicians and dancers from Boston and New York, in celebration of Colombian arts and culture.  Noche Colombiana will take us on a music and dance journey through the various regions and styles, from the traditional to the contemporary.  This collaborative performance brings together the outstanding talents of world-renowned harp virtuoso Edmar Castañeda (www.edmarcastaneda.com), critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Marta Gómez (www.martagomez.com)the US’s leading Colombian folkloric ensemble La Cumbiamba Eneyé (www.lacumbiambaeneye.com) and New England’s premiere Colombian dance troupe, Bajucol (www.bajucol.org ) The artists will have individual features while accompanying each other throughout the concert.  The event will conclude with a Colombian-style party featuring live Vallenato music.

In addition to offering this one-time-only Boston performance for the general public, the artists will offer a free matinee performance to children from schools from the South End

When:       THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 8:00 pm
Where:      Jorge Hernández Cultural Center
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston
Tickets:     $15.00

Shuttle Service for Parking available: Download the parking map

Information: www.claboston.org and/or 617-927-1707

For Immediate Release – October 9, 2006
Sabrina Avilés (617) 640.8919 or sabaviles@bliff.org
Marga Varea (617) 710.5436 or marga@bliff.org

presents “Subtango: the Spirit of Tango,” “Si sos brujo: una historia del tango,” “Orquesta Típica: Tango or Death,” “Alegrías,” and “Morente sueña la Alhambra” Films about Tango and Flamenco

Boston, MA – The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) is pleased to present five documentary films exploring the art and music of tango and flamenco. See below for screening dates and times. Admission for all films is $8.00, except for films screened at Tower Auditorium, where admission is free. For a complete listing of BLIFF 2006 films and for ticket and pass information, please visit www.bliff.org.

The films featured include:

“Orquesta Típica: Tango or Death” 90 mins. / US, Argentina / Dirs: Nicolas & Ivan Entel Twelve guys looking like rockers pushing a piano down the street. Their sound is elaborate but raw. Their music is politically committed while historically linked to counterculture; still, it is a part of a genre more than a hundred years old. This is their story. This is Buenos Aires 2006. Best Documentary, 2006 Beverly Hills Film Festival Screening date: Tuesday, October 24 at 5:30 PM at Tower Auditorium, Mass College of Art (Admission is Free)

“Subtango: the Spirit of Tango” 60 mins. / US, Argentina / Dir: Sofia Vaccaro Even after a century of history, after enshrinement as the national music, after rampant commercialization and packaging for export, the tango still speaks to the Argentine soul. Subtango shows how tango music, dance, art and poetry are an essential part of the emotional expression of regular people, featuring the gamblers, ramblers and barroom prophets of the Buenos Aires night, playing weather-beaten accordions and singing old tangos of heartbreak and resentment. Subtango is a portrait of that world of tango that lies closest to the true meaning of what tango is in Argentina. Official Selection, 2000 XXII International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema, Havana Screening date: Thursday, October 26 at 5 PM at Center for Latino Arts

“Alegrias” 7 mins. / USA / Dir: Jenny Alexander
Q&A with Director Alexander after screening
World Premiere: A flamenco dance performance featuring La Conja (dancer), Juanito Pascual (guitar) and Gonzalo Grau (cajón). – AND – “Morente sueña la Alhambra” (Alhambra Daydreams) 92 mins. / Spain / Dir: José Sánchez Montes Enrique Morente, one of the world’s greatest living flamenco artists, takes us on a musical tour of Spain’s finest monument – Granada’s Alhambra Palace – in a vibrant tribute to Spain’s Andalusian culture, spanning music, dance and architecture.  Seducing both the ear and the eye, Alhambra Daydreams is a unique confluence of a multitude of talents, come together in the romantic heart of Spain. Featuring Enrique and Estrella Morente, Tomatito, Juan Habichuela, Israel Galván and Blanca Li. – Melbourne Film Festival
Screening date: Thursday, October 26 at 6 PM, Center for Latino Arts

“Si sos brujo: una historia de tango” 79 mins. / US, Argentina / Dir: Caroline Neal A young Argentine musician races to find legendary maestros from tango's golden age (now men in their 70's and 80's) to reestablish the lost oral transmission of style before the real secrets of tango disappear forever. Screening date: Sunday, October 29 at 1 PM, Center for Latino Arts

About the Boston Latino International Film Festival:
BLIFF will be held October 20 – 29, 2006 and will take place at a number of venues in the greater Boston community including: Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge, Mass College of Art’s Tower Auditorium in Boston (free screenings), and the Center for Latino Arts in the South End. All festival venues are easily accessible by MBTA public transportation

The Festival presents a vibrant selection of feature films, documentaries, and short films that showcase the work of filmmakers who address Latino-related topics. Since its inception in 2002, BLIFF has been committed to using the power of film as a vehicle to break stereotypes, bring cultures and communities together, and expose the complex issues that affect the Latino community in the United States and Latin America. Additional information about the Boston Latino International Film Festival is available at www.bliff.org or email jbarriga@bliff.org.


Queridos Amigos de Sol y Canto:

CELEBRATE SOL Y CANTO’S 12TH ANNIVERSARY with us live in Cambridge, MA!
~ Vengan a celebrar el aniversario 12 de Sol y Canto en Cambridge, MA ~

TICKETS FOR BEST SEATS are on sale NOW for Sol y Canto’s
Saturday night, November 4, 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm shows at
THE REGATTABAR JAZZ CLUB, Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Mil Gracias siempre por su apoyo– a million thanks always, for your support!   - Rosi, Sol y Canto Lead Singer/Company Director

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