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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 11:57 AM
Subject: #333: An Tua Nua tonight, Salsa for Gringos Thur, Hyatt Sat.

Hola Salseros!
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See you at An Tua Nua tonight as usual.  DJ D.Martinez in the house tonight!
http://salsaboston.com/antuanua or scroll down.

Also! Join us every Monday at FELT for "Cabana Mondays"
Boston's casual, yet most elegant Salsa Night!
  featuring the "Salsa for Gringos" lesson, plus Boston's best Salsa with Hernan and D.Martinez


"Salsa for Gringos" Special Workshop (in 2 parts) at MIT, second session starts this Thursday!

I'm teaching a FREE special 2 part version of "Salsa for Gringos" on behalf of the MIT Salsa Club. The first session is this week, and the session will be taught again later this month.  Full listing below in the mailbag, but in summary, here are the dates:

Second Session:
  Thursday, January 18: Student Center 491 - Level 0
  Tuesday, January 30: Morss Hall - Level 1

  (More about "Salsa for Gringos": http://salsaboston.com/salsa4gringos)


Edwin Pabon is hosting another Salsa party at the Hyatt this Saturday featuring his band.  Details in the mailbag.


Club Notes:  Noche Latina Tuesdays has moved to Ryles.  Details in the mailbag


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See you on the dance floor!

In this issue:
>>> Featured news: <<<
 - Salsa Wednesdays at AN TUA NUA

 - Cabana Mondays is sizzlin' at FELT!  Closed for the holidays but reopening again Jan 8.

 - 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 <<<

 Featured News


      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 Tremont 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) Salsa for Gringos FREE workshops this week/month
3) Noche Latina moved to Ryles, Tuesdays
4) Pampering Valentine's salsa/latin vacation tour for the ladies
5) Fiesta de Baile annual salsa benefit March 24
6) Noche de Gala at the Hyatt Sat. with Pabon & Orchestra


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 for Gringos" Series begins this TUESDAY!

"The ideal class for people with two left feet, and of course a great way to meet new people!"

Olaf Bleck (MIT '89, founder of SalsaBoston.com), in conjunction with MIT Salsa Club, is teaching a special two-part "Salsa for Gringos" series, a unique, fun, and down-to-earth approach to learning salsa dancing.

These lessons are geared towards new dancers wishing to learn enough of the basics to confidently hit the dance floor.  For more experienced dancers they are also great for refining some fundamentals and breaking down "how it works" more comprehensively.

There will be two sessions of two classes each, level 0 and level 1.  It is recommended that you attend both a level 0 and level 1 class, and repeating them is also helpful.

All classes are 7pm-9pm
Second Session:
Thursday, January 18: Student Center 491 - Level 0
Tuesday, January 30: Morss Hall - Level 1

no partner needed
dress comfortably & avoid rubber-soled shoes.

Stratton Student Center: 84 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge
Morss Hall: 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

More info about class times and locations: http://web.mit.edu/salsaclub/www/events.shtml#tuesday
More about "Salsa for Gringos" at http://salsaboston.com/salsa4gringos

or call Olaf at 617-513-9841


Noche Latina Dance Company (NLDC)

We've moved! Noche Latina's Tuesday Night Salsa is now at Ryles in Cambridge!
We have some exciting news to announce! We've found a great place to have our Tuesday Salsa Nights and are moving to Ryles effective Tuesday January! 16th. The dance floor is spacious, there's a full bar and kitchen . There are even some small tables for your drinks. DJ Ali (aka DJ el Turco) and Guest DJs will be there to provide you with the hot salsa, cha-cha, bachata and merengue music that they're known for and you salsa dancers truly enjoy.

We're also unveiling some exciting changes to our salsa classes so you don't want to miss any of them. We will be teaching leadable dance steps at all levels. Steps that you can use socially, and also use to improve your styling. Our goal is to make our classes fun, interesting, to keep you learning, growing, and have! you looking great on the dance floor! We will be introducing new material more frequently to keep you motivated and help you develop a large repertoire of dance steps quickly to keep your dancing exciting and continually improving.

We will be continuing our introductory classes in bachata, cha-cha, merengue and swing. The introductory class will continue to be free to those taking our classes that night. This month's introductory class is the sexy, sensual Bachata.

Those of you who have been to our previous location at Union Street Restaurant in Newton know that our classes and our salsa nights have always been a fun and supportive learning atmosphere, where the people are friendly, the music is hot, and everybody dances with everybody.

Come check out the new Noche Latina Salsa Nights at Ryles on Tuesdays, you'll be happy you did.
Location: Ryles Jazz Club 212 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA

On Hampshire Street near the intersection with Cambridge Street. Check www.ryles.com/directions.cfm for directions.

Parking: Complimentary parking in 2 lots and on street parking free after 6pm
Classes taught by Hedwige Louis and Company:
Beginner / Advanced Beginner Salsa: 7:00pm -8:15pm
Introductory lesson: 8:15pm - 8:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced Salsa: 8:30pm - 9:30pm 
Salsa night (dancing with DJ Ali and Guest DJs): 9:30pm - 12:30am

Cost: $13 per lesson. This includes the intro lesson and dancing after 9:30pm.
If you don't make it to class in time, don't worry, you can still join us for a great night of dancing for $8 at our Salsa Night after 9:30pm. 

For more! information, please visit us on the web at: http://www.nldcsalsa.com/   
* Also, as of January 12th, Friday salsa lessons are back at Studio 665 in Woburn. !
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Beginner/Adv Beginner Salsa
8:00 PM – 8:15 PM Free Introductory Class (Check schedule for this month’s dance)
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM Intermediate/Advanced Salsa   

Hedwige Jean Louis
Director/Lead Instructor of Noche Latina Dance Company  
Happy Dancing!!!
Noche Latina Dance Company (NLDC)


[Published by special request for you ladies who want to get a little pampering...]

Mexico Valentines Day / Carnaval Tour
12 nights:  February 13-25

This is a singles tour for a maximum of eight women. We will dedicate ourselves to exploring the ways in which the people of Quintana Roo, Yucatán, and Campeche celebrate life during this time of parties.  Mexico will share with you the ways of carnaval through the regional dances, music, food, and parades.  During this Mexican equivalent of Mardi Gras, you’ll pamper your body and mind with dance, music and Spanish lessons; as well as a variety of physical activities; including swimming, yoga, and  absolute relaxation.  

Your hot Valentine’s Day celebration starts with three days in a tropical paradise, along the Riviera Maya. Next, you’ll move to a beautiful colonial city in the Yucatán, to start the carnaval celebrations.  Then you’ll be driven to Campeche, where you’ll celebrate, with the locals, the country’s oldest carnaval. You’ll then go on to explore the Mayan ruins of the area. Along the way, you’ll get to watch the various festival styles of dance and practice some of the traditional celebratory dances. After visiting a tropical island, you’ll end your trip along the Caribbean beaches of Quintana Roo, where you can immerse yourself in the region’s Cuban music, and dance salsa: a la Cubana!

$1,659 includes: (per person, based on double occupancy)
Lodging: Your 12 nights of lodging will vary from small ecological hotels, to beautiful colonial and beachfront property.  All hotels are strategically located for you to enjoy deluxe comfort while being close to the local way of life.   
Meals: All breakfasts, two Mexican lunches, one fine Mexican dinner, and one Cuban dinner are included. Dining will be one of the highlights and we’ll give you the best choices to sample the varied local cuisine.
Activities: Included in your adventure will be folk and salsa dance classes, a Spanish class, yoga class, massage session, and your entrance fees to Maya ruin sites and to a cenote (Mayan pool).
Fully Escorted: This special celebration will be personally guided by our founder, Lena, who has traveled and danced in this area for decades.  Her insider knowledge will provide you a unique chance to enter the inner circle of  life in this area.  
Transportation: Local transportation will be provided by van with local driver and island ferry. All gratuities for driver and tolls are also included.

Not included:  airfare, travel insurance (highly recommended), airport taxes, hotel staff gratuities, alcoholic beverages, some meals, dance club covers (optional outings), extra spa services, and special request costs



Dear Friends of the Dance,
As the autumn season wanes and winter approaches, we at the North Shore Civic Ballet would like you to remember that spring is on the horizon. Our biggest and most successful fundraising event, the 8th Annual Fiesta de Baile and Silent Auction, has been scheduled for March 24, 2007 at the Nahant Country Club with its fantastic dance floor. Beginning at 9:00pm with a complimentary salsa lesson from professional dancers, the evening is sure to be a lively tribute to the Latin art form. DJ Antonio Ortiz will once again provide us with the authentic sound until 1:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres are included with admission and a cash bar is available throughout the evening.
The silent auction, an important part of the event, promises a wonderful array of eclectic items and services, catering to all ages, dancers or spectators. The many wonderful gift donations provide us with the opportunity to raise funds for the NSCB, and in these lean times, they are very necessary for the continued operations of the school. As a previous contributor to our organization, we urge you to save the date in your 2007 calendar, put on your dancing shoes, and open your pocketbook to us.

The enclosed forms have donation level descriptions for table reservations and we hope you are feeling expansive. You may order tickets early at a discounted rate of $30.00 each, as we will charge $35.00 on the night of the Event. We encourage you to plan early to reserve tables since seating is limited at the country club. Donations to the NSCB of any amount are always welcome at any time.

Thank you in advance for your support of the arts and of the dance experience. In this stressful world, we are reminded of how grateful we are to live in a place that allows us to move and dance freely. Happy Holidays to you and to all the special people in your life.
Yours truly,
Paula K. Shiff

And the Fiesta Committee

Salsa Fest at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Cambridge

Saturday Jan 20, 2007
Hyatt Regency Hotel Salsa Fest All Star Dance Party:
Featuring The Best in Boston Ana and Joel Masacote Entertainment Grey and Juna Mambo Slaves Edwin Pabon & Maria Ortiz Salsa mix Dance company
for tickets call 617-524-0457

Saturday Feb 10, 2007
Hyatt Regency Hotel Salsa Fest Valentines Dance Party
for tickets call 617-524-0457 

Hyatt Regency Hotel
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge Ma 02130

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