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Of course, join us at An Tua Nua and tomorrow (Thursday) at City Club to celebrate!

Stay tuned for the launch of our new "Salsa Industry" nights at both An Tua Nua and City Club, wherein we invite all of Boston's Salsa professionals of various sorts (instructors, performers, musicians, promoters, DJ's, media, etc.) to come a help us put on a special night, including performances, music jams, and DJ battles. If you're in the industry, let us know if you'd like to participate.

This Saturday Havana Club relaunches at Jorge Hernandez in the South End, with fire sprinklers supposedly now installed. Details in the Mailbag.

Lastly, be sure to check out the parties at City Club, Boston area's new Salsa hotspot with all the amenities. Every Thursday, and a special night coming up on Saturday, Nov. 22.

See you on the Dance Floor!

Issue #417
November 12, 2008
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City Club Salsa Thursdays


About 170 people made it out the the grand opening on Oct. 9, and we've been having great fun ever since!

What a great place! The floor is AMAZING!"
--many satisfied patrons
We're excited to host a new Thursday night dance, in the vicinity of Sullivan Square in Somerville. It's at the "Somerville City Club", which features:

-ice cold air conditioning
-2900sf dance floor
-3 blocks from the Orange Line (Green line to Haymarket and you're there)
-easy bus access from Harvard Square and Cambridge/Somerville areas
-huge, adjacent, free parking lot
-full bar (21+ with proper ID to drink)
-all ages admitted
-lessons and all
-all your favorite Salsa entertainers
-coming in from out of town? Affordable hotel rooms across the street

Open weekly, except closed on the first Thur. of the month due to a union meeting unfortunately.

Somerville City Club
20 Innerbelt Rd.
Somerville, MA 02143
(directly across from the Holiday Inn)

More details, website, and flyers

Salsa Wednesdays at An Tua Nua

Boston's original "All Salsa by Salseros for Salseros" party, for nine years running!

An Tua Nua
835 Beacon St., 1 block outbound from Kenmore Square, near Fenway Park
SalsaBoston: (617) 513-9841
An Tua Nua: (617) 262-2121 (bar phoneline: for directions only)
More details, discounts, and directions

  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!

$10 cover, $2 per lesson additional, 21+
**Note: +$6 for 7pm class (i.e $20 for the whole night) 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.
(pre)Thanksgiving Party at City Club, Sat. Nov. 22

Featuring RumbaNaMa! and DJ Hernan

While cold outside...inside we will keep it sweet & toasty for you.

Live music with Gilberto Rivera y RumbaNaMa!
@ Boston's New Salsa hot spot, City Club

Cocktail attire recommended
Georgeous dance floor - Free parking - Full bar
$15 cover - $12 in advance

just off I-93 at exit 28 @ Sullivan Square
Across from the Somerville Holiday Inn

This event will SELL OUT! - Get your tickets today!

An elegant affair presented by:
DJ Hernan - SalsaBoston and Metamovements

Event Webstite
Swing Dance at Swing City Fridays


Boston's Swing Dancing scene since 1994! New England's best swing and blues bands and orchestras every Friday night at the Swing City Ballroom at the Somerville City Club. All ages welcome. Free lessons from 7:30-8:45, and dancing until 1am. Full bar, 21+ to drink.

Somerville City Club
20 InnerBelt Rd. (across from the Holiday Inn)
Sullivan Square/Somerville, MA 02143
617-513-9841 or visit"


Havana Club News: Reopening Saturday

Hey Salseros!

Havana Saturdays Live in Boston
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston . 9:30-10:30 Beginner Salsa Lesson
w/ Ivan . 10:30-2am Salsa Dance Party with Javier Arroyo's Salsa Night Band,
DJ Cuban Jeff . $15 Ages: 21+ Full Cash Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to

* Havana Saturdays - Live Music w/ Salsa Night Band in Boston's South End*

Photos and Videos from recent parties party can be seen online at Sincerely,


Havana Saturdays Live in Boston
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston . 9:30-10:30 Beginner Salsa Lesson
w/ Ivan . 10:30-2am Salsa Dance Party with DJ Cuban Jeff and/or live music .
$15 Ages: 21+ Full Cash Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable
New Bachata Class with Johnny & Kelly
BACHATA... feel the heat!
Advanced Beginner Level

Whether it's SLOW & SENSUAL or FAST & PULSATING, this Dominican rhythm is DEFINITELY CAPTIVATING! Build on the basics, by adding more style with mas body movement, footwork, and partnering. Play with the music.
Grab a partner and get in closed position!

* Body movement
* Turn patterns
* Men's and ladies' footwork & styling

DATES: 5 Tuesdays, Nov. 18th- Dec. 16th
TIME: 11/18 9:00-10:30pm; 11/25- 12/16 8:45pm- 10:15pm

WHERE: NOVEMBER 18TH ONLY-- Boston Dance Company
550 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor
in Central Sq., Cambridge
Near the Central Square T stop on the Red Line Street parking or Green Street Garage ($1/hr) available
WHERE: 11/25- 12/16-- Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, Studio 3
400 Harvard St., in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Sq. (Studio entrance faces the Inn at Harvard.) Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line Church parking lot pass ($5) or street parking available

COST: $15 drop-in OR $60/ 5-class package
CONTACT: Kelly 617-522-7443;
Johnny 617-312-6464;
Bella Luna's 15th Anniversary "Night of Salsa" Celebration!
Join other salsa lovers in celebrating Bella Luna's 15th Anniversary with a "NIGHT OF SALSA"!

When: Friday Nov 14th 9pm - 1am
Where: Milky Way 403 Centre St. Jamaica Plain
Who: All salsa lovers!

Schedule: 9-9:45pm - history of salsa presentation with Jose Masso
9:45 - 10:30pm - salsa lessons with MetaMovements
12am - performance by MetaMovements
11pm -1am - music with Jose Masso

Cost: $10 before 10pm, $13 after 10pm.
Buy your tickets early and get VIP treatment! (No waiting in line!) Go to to buy your tickets early for $13 and be treated like a VIP!!
Matei's Salsa Class - New beginner Series
Beginner Salsa 5 Week Series Tuesdays @ 7:30pm (starts Nov 18th)
Learn the fundamentals of LA-styles salsa in a fun, relaxed environment while meeting new people! We work on body movement and isolation, essential rhythm, leading/following, and fun combinations. Master your salsa fundamentals! No partner necessary.

Advanced Beginner (Level 2) Salsa @ 8:30pm every Tuesday
Got some basic steps and technique? Want to meet other salseros at your experience level without feeling intimidated by the club environment? Come out to Adv/Beg, Level 2, where you'll learn how to master your hip movement and partner connection while putting them to good use with fun combinations and sexy styling. We'll also learn some shines (ie. fancy footwork).

Cost: $12/class
Save with a multi-class card: 4 class card ($44), 8 class card ($80)

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