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Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 3:06 PM
Subject: #327: give the gift of salsa this year

Hola Salseros!
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SalsaBoston Gift Certificates are now available!  Any denomination.  Get your friends and family some "Salsa" this year!  Available online, and may be used like cash for admission to any SalsaBoston event.

See you at AN TUA NUA tonight!

In this issue:
>> Featured news:
- Larry Harlow, Dec. 23 at the Hyatt, brought to you by DJ Hernan

- Sat. Jan. 6, Three Kings Day Edition of Miami Club, 800 salseros at the Hyatt, opportunities to sponsor and advertise

- Salsa Tonight at AN TUA NUA

- Cabana Mondays is sizzlin' at FELT!

- For the casual: salsa at Masa, Thursdays

>> SalsaBoston Events:
- Salsa Night on Wednesdays at An Tua Nua
- Cabana Mondays at FELT

>> Rueda de Casino in Boston

>> This Week's Mailbag (see below)

Time is getting close for the Larry Harlow event at the Hyatt, brought to you by DJ Hernan.  Sat. Dec. 23, sure to be a huge hit!  Tickets available online now.

Visit http://www.bostonsalsero.com/harlow.html for all the details!


also coming at the Hyatt...

Miami Club Special Edition:
THREE KINGS DAY! Saturday, Jan. 6

Featuring Javier Arroyo and his Salsa Night Band!
We are expecting to top our record attendance from last time, with about 800 salseros in the house this time!  Don't miss Boston's biggest Salsa Gala to date.  Tickets on sale soon.

  ***** We are looking for event sponsors and advertisers. *****
If you have a business or are a product rep and would like to have a presence at this event and online, please contact me asap.  ex: dance accessories and wear, financial services, phone and cellular, upcoming events, liquor promotions.  olaf@salsaboston.com, 617-513-9841



      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

-- 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.


** 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

Cabana Mondays at FELT

"A Casual Salsa Night at a Classy Place"

Salseros, come check it out.  It's a classy, fabulous place, no cover, charming staff, 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. 

$10 for the class, no cover for dancing.

Lots of special nights as well.


533 Washington St, Boston, MA
(617) 350-5555
Between Downtown Crossing and Chinatown


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) "Jueves Salseros" new Thur at Cache
3) Salsa/Tango classes at MIT, ballroom style
4) Deborah Cohen classes Sat. in S. Hadley MA
5) MIT Salsa Club classes, Mon. & Tues.
6) Update: Portland Maine
7) Trip to see Los Van Van in Toronto 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.


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


Deborah Cohen of Paradise Dance Studio will be holding three
intermediate/advanced levels in Hadley, Massachusetts on
Saturday, December 9th, 2006 beginning at 2:30 in the
afternoon. Workshops will be conducted in hustle, waltz, and salsa. Each
workshoo is 65 minutes in length. There will also be a dance faturing a
beginner's nightclub two-step lesson at 7:00pm, the dance begins at 8:00pm.
Prices for the event are:

1 workshop - $18.00
2 workshops - $30.00
3 workshops - $40.00

Dance party: $8.00 general admission, $5.00 for workshop participants.
American Legion
162 Russell St. Rt9 S. Hadley, MA

MIT Salsa Club

Monday Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Lesson Details:
NOTE 7pm starting time.
* Monday, Dec. 4, 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, Dec. 5, 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.  

IAP Classes and Workshops:

During IAP (MIT's short winter term, from Jan. to the
beginning of Feb.), the Salsa Club is offering two great
sets of classes and workshops before the Spring term begins again in February. (There are only 3 more classes in MIT Salsa Club's fall term!  How time flies!)

First, we're excited to offer a four-week Beginners Lesson taught by Salsa for Gringos!  Olaf will be teaching with us for IAP on Tuesday nights throughout the term.  He is known for his unique approach to teaching salsa and his disarmingly witty commentary throughout his lessons.  So, if you're a beginning dancer and want a down-to-earth approach to learning salsa, then bring your two left feet to class for Olaf's IAP Salsa for Gringos Series! 

Also, a four-week workshop series devoted to the fine
points of dancing (timing, leading and following, body
movement and styling, footwork, etc.) will be offered
Monday nights throughout IAP!  Each class will break down
the elements of dancing and have you refine them in fun
drills and short combinations. This series of workshops is
for ALL LEVELS of dancers.  So, come to class prepared to tune-up your dancing and to throw away old bad habits!

More info on class dates and times is on the way! 

Wednesday  Dec. 6    From part of the team that brought you dancing at Pavilion...
Yes, Salsa is back at 51 Wharf St. Portland (where the club Salsa was in 2005).Lesson 9:00-10:00PM,and then dancing with DJ Cuero 10:00-1:00AM. Spinning the best in Latin hip - hop,salsa,merengue bachata and reggaeton.
Wear your most bootylicious clothes,grab some friends and come down to 51 Wharf St. this Wednesday night to Get your dance on!  Salsa will never be the same!
Check us out on MySpace.com at http: //www.mySpace.com/mainesalsadance

PS.. Muchas Gracias to everyone who turned out for the dance at DV8 on Saturday, Dec. 2 !! Lots of happy dancers..Fun,fun,fun! Let's do it again..same place,same time..Club DV8  Saturday, Dec. 16

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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