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Message From: SalsaBoston [moderator123@salsaboston.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 12:22 PM
Subject: #325: dance dance dance

Hola Salseros!
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Thanks to all that came to our 6th Anniversary party, over 250 there, new record for ATN, yahdee yahdee  Wepa!  It was great party indeed.  See you again tonight!
      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

Lots coming at you of course this month, including 2 galas at the Hyatt:

1) Sat. Dec. 23, Hernan present Larry Harlow and Orchestra
   http://www.bostonsalsero.com/harlow.html for tix and info

2) Sat: Jan 6, "Miami Club" at the Hyatt: Three Kings Day, with Javier Arroyo/Salsa Night Band!  Stay tuned for details.

More Notes:

- An Tua Nua Sundays will be closed again this week.

- Cache in Lynn is hosting a new Salsa night on Thursdays, see mailbag

- Cabana Mondays is HEATING UP!

The new hotspot!  Cabana Mondays at Felt!  Salseros, come check it out.  It's a classy, fabulous place, no cover, charming staff (big shoutout to Farah and Vanessa of Felt!), and of course Boston's finest Salsa as always from D.Martinez and Hernan.  Salsa for Gringos lesson at 7pm for the newbies--send your non-dancing friends over in advance.  Come help make this party happen!  Lots of special nights coming up over there as well.


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

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) Dec. Salsa workshop w/ Johnny and Kelly, Dec. 2
3) "Jueves Salseros" new Thur at Cache
4) Salsa/Tango classes at MIT, ballroom style
5) Party at Simmons Hall, MIT this Fri
6) MIT Salsa Club classes, Mon. & Tues.
7) MIT Casino Rueda Workshop in Sat. w/ food!
8) Trip to see Los Van Van in Toronoto next weekend


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.


with Johnny and Kelly

with LIVE Music!

Designed for dancers of all levels.
Gain a better understanding of the music and apply it to your dancing
Find the 1 (or 2, 3, 4!) in the music
Stay on beat by identifying percussion rhythms
MUSICIANS playing clave, conga, cowbell, and piano and more!

WHEN:   Saturday, December 2nd, 3:30- 5:00pm
WHERE:  Boston Dance Company
550 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd floor, in Cambridge
Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
Public parking lots or street parking available
COST:   $20 in advance; $25 at door
CONTACT:        Kelly 617-522-7443 kelly@salsaboston.com
        Johnny 617-312-6464 salsumba1@aol.com


Hey, just writing to inform you about a New Salsa Night.....
The Grand Opening for "Jueves Salseros" is November 30th
  @ Cache Night Club
Lynn Rt.1A Lynnway
224 Blossom st.
Lynn, Ma, 01902
Questions, call me @ 617 777 7205
Hola, Escribo para informarle de la nueva noche Salsera.... Los Jueves Salseros sera en Cache night club, Lynn todos los jueves desde el 30 de Noviembre. Si tienen preguntas, llamenme, 617-777-7205

Argentine Tango and Salsa Dance Class Series
Sponsored by: Arts and Entertainment committee of the MIT Club of Boston

Renowned dance instructors Cheryl Casquejo-Adcock '91 and her husband Steven Adcock will be teaching a series of dance classes in Argentine Tango and Salsa at MIT this fall.

Steven and Cheryl specialize in the improvisational dances, Argentine Tango and Salsa. Their unique backgrounds provide an alchemic core for their teaching skills and performing style.

Steven began his early dance career as a ballet and jazz performer working with a number of professional companies. Later, he trained in the competitive style ballroom and latin dances.

Cheryl is a 1991 graduate of MIT. Adding graceful elegance and steamy sensuality to her intellectual prowess, Cheryl has trained in the ballroom dance arts for 12 years. She has competed in both Standard Ballroom and American Rhythm styles as well as Salsa and Hustle.

Their combined artistic and academic studies of the human body as it relates to dance and movement create an extraordinary teaching environment. They are National Argentine Tango Directors and syllabus writers for one of the world's largest ballroom franchises and compete with Pro-Am students on the National and World championship level.

There will be 2 classes held on each of the following Tuesday nights: Nov. 21, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12. YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH NIGHT. This registration is for Dec. 12 only.

The schedule on each night will be as follows:

7:00-8:00pm First class (Tango)
8:00-8:15pm Practice
8:15-9:15pm Second class (Salsa)
9:15-9:30pm Practice

Cost is $10 for one class per night (75 minutes) or $15 for two classes per night (150 minutes). Please register separately for EACH DATE you wish to attend classes.

Walk-ins are permitted, up to a maximum of 30 students per class. However, only pre-registered students will be guaranteed a spot in the class.

December 12, 2006
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

MIT Room: 36-156  (Find an MIT Room)
50 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA

RSVP using SmarTrans: Argentine Tango and Salsa Dance Class Series

The use of SmarTrans is preferred and encouraged, as it ensures accuracy, makes the task more manageable for our volunteer organizers, and provides an automatic confirmation of your registration.

If you cannot get SmarTrans to work, RSVP to Howard Boles at hboles@alum.mit.edu or 508-397-9762
Deadline:  11:00 PM  December 11, 2006

Tango Class Only (7:00-8:15pm)      $10
Salsa Class Only (8:15-9:30pm)      $10
Tango and Salsa Classes (7:00-9:30pm)       $15


FREE Salsa Party this Friday, 6PM in Simmons Hall. 

You are all invited to attend a FREE salsa party hosted at Simmons Hall this Friday, from 6PM till 10PM+. You, your friends, your parents and your goldfish are all welcome! This is a perfect opportunity to practice those new moves (and your old ones, too).

The night begins with a free group beginner lesson taught
by MIT Salsa Club (from 6 to 7ish) and will be followed by
social dancing, mingling, snacking and beveraging.   

Simmons Hall
229 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


Monday Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Lesson Details:
NOTE 7pm starting time.
* Monday, Nov. 27, 2006
* Lesson 7:00-8:30
* Social dancing 8:30-???
* Morss Hall, Walker Auditorium, MIT (142 Memorial Drive, 
  Cambridge, MA)
* http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=50-"
* Free!
* No partner necessary
* http://www.mit.edu/~salsaclub

Advanced beginner dancers should have a firm grasp for the basics of salsa dancing, such as timing, balance and posture, the cross body lead and basic turns.

Intermediate level dancers should feel comfortable with
many different turn patterns, inside and outside turns and
the fundamentals of leading and following.

Tuesday Beginner Lesson Details:
NOTE 7:30pm starting time
* Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006
* Lesson 7:30-9:00
* Social dancing 9:00-???
* Morss Hall, Walker Auditorium, MIT (142 Memorial Drive, 
  Cambridge, MA)
* http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=50-"
* Free!
* Beginners welcome
* No partner necessary
* http://www.mit.edu/~salsaclub"

Tuesday's class will introduce new dancers to the basic
steps and to the rudiments of partner dancing.  




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:

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

MIT Casino Rueda Group

Boston/Worcester Trip to See Los Van Van in Toronto!

   December 8 - 10th, 2006 
As I'm sure you know by now, Los Van Van - Cuba's greatest band - is playing in Toronto on December 9th. Sign-up for the package trip is closed, but you can still "hitch a ride" with us. We will set out Friday afternoon, and head home Sunday afternoon. Cost is $75
For those who signed up for the package trip, it includes:

authentic Cuban dinner and dancing to live music at the Lula Lounge
Cuban Salsa dance class with the "AfroLatino Dance Company"

View the blog on the concert here:

Please write to me at jennjonay@gmail.com if you are interested
in participating in our trip.

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