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Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 1:39 PM
Subject: #351: Season Opener Salsa Harbor Cruise only a week away, plus ATN tonight

Hola Salseros!
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Join us a week from Sunday, June 17, for the "7th Annual Season Opener" Salsa Harbor Cruise!
Cruise tickets are on sale online now!
$19 advance, all ages.    http://salsaboston.com/cruise
Featuring some special surprises TBA!

  6:00 preparty begins at "The Landing", Boston's lovely harborside beer garden
  6:30 Beginner dockside Salsa Lesson with Johnny and Kelly
  7:30 Boarding, dancing begins, latin buffet served
  8:00-10:15 CRUISE!  2 decks of dancing, plus the 3rd level observation deck
       Salsa with DJ D. Martinez and Latin with DJ Mike Mercado of Vincent's
  10:15 Return, after-cruise party at Mojitos, free for attendees

While we make every effort to keep the price affordable, unfortunately this year there is a $2 per passenger fuel surcharge to make up for the high price of gasoline.  However, we got them to give us a bit more time on the water this year to make up for it.

Also, do you work for a company?  Have them set up a group outing for you, and they might even pay for it!  Many HR departments have budgets for that.  Here's the flyer:

*** We are looking for cruise sponsors ***  If your firm is looking to market to a diverse  community this summer, this year's sixteen-cruise series is the perfect opportunity for some great direct advertising exposure to over 5000 individuals who attend, plus our extensive marketing campaign.  Contact olaf@salsaboston.com for inquiries, or call 617-513-9841.


This summer SalsaBoston presents an all new Salsa party!
In conjunction with Community Boating....

"Candela con Vela:  Salsa by the River Series!"

Saturday, July 7th and Aug. 18th
Featuring dancing on the docks of Community Boating, on the Charles River
- benefitting CBI's youth programs
- DJ's D.Martinez and Hernan, performances, lessons, cash bar, and more!
- there will be real dance floors set up (yes, this will be nothing less than a SBC high quality event)
- expecting 400-600 in attendance throughout the evening
- hosted by Community Boating
- beer and wine

All ages, tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the event.

Tickets go on sale next week.

We are looking for event sponsors, such as beverage promotions (liquor and non-alcoholic), food, etc.  If interested please contact olaf@salsaboston.com


Join us at An Tua Nua for meeting great people, classes, and fabulous dancing!
Schedule (every Wednesday):
 "How'd They Do That?!" Personalized Instruction Class, 7pm
 Casino Rueda Lesson 8pm
 Salsa Lesson at 9pm
 Dancing, 10-1am
21+, $10 cover, +$2/lesson
835 Beacon St. Kenmore Square/Fenway
617-513-9841 for questions
http://salsaboston.com/antuanua for more info and discounted admission

Keep dancing!

In this issue:

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

>>> Rueda de Casino in Boston <<<

>>> This Week's Mailbag <<<


Salsa Night at An Tua Nua with SalsaBoston
every Wednesday

Boston's original "All Salsa by Salseros for Salseros" party, over 6.5 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

** 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

      7pm Personalized Salsa Instruction (AKA "How'd They Do That?!")
      8pm Casino Rueda Lesson (w/ Anara and the Gang, beginner through advanced levels)
      9pm Salsa Lesson (w/ Johnny and Kelly, beginner and intermediate levels)
      10:15pm-1am Salsa!
   http://salsaboston.com/antuanua for discounts and info or call 617-513-9841
   An Tua Nua
   835 Beacon St. Kenmore Sq/Fenway, Boston

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 21+
**Note: $6 for 7pm class
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

 This Week's Mailbag
   (SalsaBoston is not affiliated with nor endorses these listings except
    where noted.  This information is just passed along as we receive it.  If
    you have a good or bad experience, please let others know on the
    SalsaBoston message board.)

1) Havana Club Update
2) Johnny and Kelly update, summer class schedule
3) "Ritmo Masacote" Latin Jazz featuring Joel, Live, June 23, Hartford
4) Grass Roots Casino Rueda film project seeks support


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.



Let the HOT weather inspire you to dance to el ritmo CALIENTE-- Salsa! Johnny & Kelly?s Summer Session starts the week of June 11th! Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns, and funky freestyle footwork. Practice your body movement, isolations, and styling. Classes offered at three levels?Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate.

Body Mechanics and Styling for Ladies?- the new weekly class will be starting a little later in June.  Learn to dance fluidly and gracefully, moving your shoulders, ribcage, arms, and hips harmoniously.  Incorporate these basic movements into your styling and build on them.

Join us for Johnny & Kelly?s monthly salsa workshops.  Specialty workshops are a great way to refine your dancing by concentrating on different aspects of the dance and music.  Each month, we teach a 1 1/2-hour workshop on a specific topic.  The June workshop will be scheduled toward the end of the month.

Stay tuned for details on the Ladies´class and the June workshop!


Beginner:       Tuesdays at 7:00pm ? 8:30pm, starting June 12th
                Jose Mateo?s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                400 Harvard St. in Cambridge, Studio 3
                (Church faces Mass. Ave., near the intersection with Harvard St.)
                (Studio entrance on the side facing the Inn at Harvard.)
                Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line
                Street parking or parking lot pass ($3) available from Kelly or the Front Desk.

Beginner:       Thursdays at 8:00pm ? 9:30pm, starting June 14th
                Dance Complex
                536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, Studio 5
                Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line
                Public parking lots or street parking available
Beginner:                Mondays at 8:30pm ? 10:00pm, starting June 11th
                Jose Mateo?s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                (See above for details.)

Intermediate:   Tuesdays at 8:45pm ? 10:15pm, starting June 12th
                Jose Mateo?s Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
                (See above for details.)

Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60.  All 5 classes of a package must be taken within the Summer Session, which lasts 10-12 weeks, depending on the class.

Please e-mail or call with any questions.
We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly:  kelly@salsaboston.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:  salsumba1@aol.com, (617) 312-6464


Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 5 PM - FREE EVENT
AND THE LUMMIE SPANN QUINTET Mortensen Riverfront Plaza - 300 Columbus
Blvd. - Hartford, CT

Pianist Joel "Masacote" Massicot and Boston-based Ritmo Masacote is a
9-piece Latin jazz band that creates a unique blend of
originally-scored, infectious Jazz and Salsa rhythms for hardcore
music aficionados and dancers alike.  Local Hartford favorite Lummie
Spann Quartet performs traditional jazz with a soulful vibe. 
Sponsored by the City of Hartford Evelyn W. Preston Foundation and One
World Epic.  Rain date:  Sunday, June 24, 2007, 5PM.  Directions: 
Visit www.riverfront.org <http://www.riverfront.org> .  Event Info: 
Call One World Epic at 313.377.6563 or 860.463.4348.


Rueda teachers Sarita Streng of Albuquerque and Eric Johnson of San Diego have shot footage in Cuba for a documentary about Rueda de Casino.  The film will star a top Rueda group, explain the history of the dance, and celebrate the beauty of this dance form.  Below is a link for a video clip of a trailer for the movie:

We are also planning a short epilogue produced by Barbara Bernstein, which will document Rueda de Casino's many manifestations in the world today.

We need your help.  Here's how:


We have all the footage for the film.  We need funds to pay for the music rights, final editing, and legal fees.  We are looking for dancers, dance teachers and friends of Rueda who are willing to ask others to become financial sponsors.  In appreciation for supporting the film with a minimum donation of $10, each sponsor will receive an original "I Love Rueda de Casino" bumper sticker.  Groups raising $300 or above will be mentioned in the credits with your group name and possibly a group photo.

We need $28,000 to finish the film.  Imagine $10,000 coming from the grass-roots efforts of the world-wide Rueda community.

Would you consider taking a sponsorship packet?  Each packet will contain 25 stickers and a return envelope.  Donations are tax-deductible.  For more information, contact Louisa Streng at strengl@aol.com or 505-899-7863.

2. Provide information, videos and photos that may be used in a short epilogue

We are asking Rueda dancers around the world to tell us about the variety of places they have danced Rueda and anything they have done with the dance form that is particularly interesting. 

Example: Some Casineros in NYC planned to protest a radio station that wasn't playing enough timba by having Rueda dancers encircle the building and dance around it.

For more information, contact Rueda Epilogue Producer Barbara Bernstein at BarbBtalks@aol.com.

THANK YOU/MIL GRACIAS for your consideration.
Sarita Streng, Producer/Director;   Eric J. Johnson, Producer/Director;
      Louisa Streng, Grass-Roots Support;  Barbara Bernstein, Epilogue Producer

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