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Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:52 AM
Subject: #320: Salsa tonight and Sunday at ATN

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Hope to see you at An Tua Nua as usual, for Salsa Wednesdays!

 7pm Casino Rueda Workshop
 8pm Casino Rueda Lesson*
 9pm Salsa Lesson w/ Johnny and Kelly*
 10pm-1am Salsa!
    *Beginner and Intermediate., 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

Also, we've been having a fabulous time Sundays with "Salsa for Gringos" lessons, but we need more of our seasoned veterans to come out and dance with these eager new Salseros!  Join us each Sunday, DJ Hernan this week.  Read on:


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) Mojitos Parties coming up
4) El Jolgorio Navideño 2006 Christmas Party, Dec. 9
5) MIT Casino Rueda Workshop Sunday Afternoon
7) Salsa Legends at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, RI, Huge Party, Fri. Nov 10


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

Thursday, October 19th. Grand Opening of International Thursdays. This party will begin at 9:00 and will feature live Rock en Espanol until 10:30 followed by a Latin and International mix with DJ Guy.
Thursdays are better than ever for College Students. Mojitos is 19+ for ladies AND men, and offers Free Admission with your College ID.

Thursday, October 26. Brugal brings you Pablo Drums a musical sensation from the Dominican Republic. If you love music, you need to experience this. More info will be posted on the website shortly.

Friday October 27th. Jody's Birthday party, sponsored by Brugal.

Saturday October 28th. Boston Latino Film Festival Party. www.bliff.org for a listing of the Latin films featured this year.

Tuesday October 31st. Halloween Party!!!Costume contest with cash prizes!!! Sponsored by Budweiser.


New Enlgand's Largest Latino Christmas Gala – El Jolgorio Navideño 2006
Is Less Than 2 Months Away…

El Jolgorio Navideño 2006
New England’s Largest Latino Christmas Gala to Benefit the Hispanic Writers Program

Enjoy Traditional Puerto Rican Music, Food & Art with Special Guests!!

Saturday, December 9, 2006
8:00pm – 1:00am
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts

617-529-5267 – Information Line
617-364-2850 – To Reserve a Table for 10




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:

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

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

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.



Rhode Island is gearing up for a Latin-filled weekend beginning November 10, 2006, at the Salsa Legends at the Rhodes, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, located in Cranston. Eddie Torres will teach a dance workshop 7-9 PM. Professional dance performances begin at 10 PM featuring Cuban Pete & Barbara Craddock performing classic Mambo En Clave, Eddie Torres, and Hacha y Machete. Ray Sepulveda & the Chino Nunez Orchestra, and deejays, will provide the Latin beat! Dance on a 7,000 square foot hardwood dance floor! Cost for the evening, with workshop, is $50.00. General admission after 9:00 PM is $25.00.

On Sunday, November 12, 2006, Strictly Salsa Sundays at Platforms, in Providence, welcomes Cuban Pete, the Original King of the Latin Beat, and Barbara Craddock for a 2-hour Mambo/Salsa En Clave workshop, beginning at 6 PM! Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn and dance with Latin Legends! Cost is $25.00. Space is limited, reservations and prepayment required. **Latin Dancers Special available, see below.**

Cuban Pete and Barbara Craddock are two names that are synonymous with “clave,” the rhythmic structure of Latin dance and music. Gifted experts in the history, culture, and artistry of Latin dance and music, they perform, teach and lecture worldwide. They made dance history by collaborating with Miami City Ballet on their unprecedented work, “Mambo No. 2 a.m.,” and they conceptualized and choreographed an original ballet, “Latin Magic,” for the University of the Arts School of Dance. Credited as a true Palladium Mambo icon, Cuban Pete, “Mr. Mambo,” has invented scores of dance movements and hand embellishments viewed as the standards of Latin dance today. In his multi-decade career, he has performed in movies, television, stage, and has danced for American Presidents, heads of state and dignitaries, as well as serve as choreographer and consultant for the film, “Mambo Kings.” The recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to Latin dance, he is archived in the Smithsonian Institute. Choreographer, producer, and director, Barbara Craddock is an award-winning, accomplished dancer, who has collaborated with renowned dancers internationally and nationally, in both nightclub and revues of varied dance styles. Schooled in ballroom dance, she specializes in Latin dance, particularly the Mambo.

**Take advantage of the LATIN DANCERS SPECIAL! Available for a limited time only, attend both dance workshops and SAVE $10.00!**Visit www.providencesalsa.com, or contact Jeannie Oki at okisalsa@netzero.com, or 401-941-8008 for additional information.

For additional information on Cuban Pete and Barbara Craddock, visit www.salsapower.com/cubanpete or call 305-931-3336.

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