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Well, June is five months away, but it's time to be thinking about groups and charters on the famous SalsaBoston Harbor Cruises!  Have a look at last year's website (season 6), at http://salsaboston.com/cruise 

If you are involved in a group or a corporation that would be interested in booking a fabulous night of dancing on the harbor, either as a private charter or as part of our regular cruise series, please contact me at olaf@salsaboston.com.  Event co-sponsor opportunities are available as well (ex: product sampling, title sponsorship, web advertising, etc.)


I'm working on a new HTML mail system and there is a survey on the home page about how you like to receive emails.  Please take a moment and chime in if have time. http://salsaboston.com  and scroll down to the lower right side.

See you on the dance floor!

In this issue:
>>> Featured news: <<<
 - Salsa Wednesdays 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 <<<

 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) Concert: El Gran Combo and Gilberto Santa Rosa at Agganis Arena, Feb. 10
3) Noche Latina moved to Ryles, Tuesdays
4) Body Mechanics and Styling For Ladies, with Kelly
5) Fiesta de Baile annual salsa benefit March 24
6) Salsa dance contest in Providence in Feb, $500 in prizes
7) Cesar Villalobos at the Customs House every Wed. (Andes Music)
8) Rueda de Bachata this Thursday


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.


Saturday February 10, 2007
"El Caballero de La Salsa"
Gilberto Santa Rosa & El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico (Live)
Aggains Arena at Boston University
925 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Ma.
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com or 617.931.2000
Ticket prices: $95.00, $79.00, $59.00 8:00pm


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)

with Kelly

Body Mechanics and Styling
¡For Ladies!

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.
*    Move fluidly during the basic (Think slink!)
*    Add graceful arms and hands
*    Coordinate ladies’ styling & body mechanics

WHEN:            Mondays, 7:00- 8:00pm, starting 1/29
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


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

                         DANCE CONTEST
                     STRICTLY SALSA SUNDAYS
                        " PLATFORMS "
                       165 Poe Street
                        Providence, R.I.


FINALS:        FEB. 25TH SUNDAY AT 10;30 PM


CALL JEANNIE OKI AT 401-345-5189 OR EMAIL okisalsa@netzero.com
  on before January 26 at 401-941-8008

                     EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!


["Music of the Andes", performed by Boston Salsero Cesar Villalobos]

Cesar Villalobos will be performing as a soloist:                         

Every Wednesday in February
Marriott Hotel
Custom House
3 McKinley Square
Boston, MA
(617) 864-7041

More Inca Son concerts and info: http://www.incason.com


Rueda de Bachata - Dance class / practice - FREE

Hola all you dancers!!
Don't forget this thrrsday night..7:30-9 at 25 Ames St..MIT Bldg 66. FREE
Bachata class!!
Keep warm, meet new people..have lots of friends and dance dance dance.

Rueda de  Bachata
Free class/practice with BostonRueda every Thursday night 7:30-9 Kendall Square area in Cambridge at MIT building 66. All levels welcome – no partner needed

Follow this link for a full description and directions http://bostonrueda.wikispaces.com/La+Rueda+de+Bachata

Bachata is a popular guitar music from the Dominican Republic that is now
overwhelmingly successful among Latinos in the United States.

Rueda de Bachata is similar in concept to Rueda de Casino, the very popular
style of salsa dancing done in couples in a circle. Rueda de Bachata was
created in Boston by Seemore Johnson and Cristina Pujol, founders of Hips on
Fire Latino Dance Company and Instructional School in 2003.

It combines the social and "calling" aspects of Rueda with the rythymic beat
of Bachata to offer another way to enjoy dancing and making new friends.

Check out the official website of the creators of this style http://www.ruedadebachata.com

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