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City Club Thanksgiving Party Recap & Weekend Notes
And what a night it was!
220+ people were in the house last Saturday at the City Club, for the first real "test" of this new Salsa Spot! And... it was ALL THUMBS UP! So people told us at least. And you know what? It wasn't even packed! Good times for sure. Thanks to all that helped make it a great night out.

Please take the Thanksgiving Party Survey!

We'd really like to know your thoughts, even from those that missed it.

Early Photos (my own, more coming from 2-3 different people)

One thing multiple people brought to my attention that we've so far failed to let people know about, is just how INEXPENSIVE THE DRINKS ARE! $5 Martini's! $4 Cocktails! And so on. Yo! Where else do you get that in Boston?!

Thanksgiving Weekend Picks & Notes
Wed: An Tua Nua, our busiest night of the year! Come rock the house.
Thur: Eat Turducken! (note: City Club and Ryles are both closed)
Sat: Havana Club will be 'jammin! At JHCC

Save the Date: Wed. Dec. 10
Salsa Wednesdays at An Tua Nua (and formerly Sophia's) 8th Anniversary Party! It might be the 9th actually, but who knows... Big party anyway! Performances, giveaways, and more special stuff.

Thursday, Dec. 4: City Club will be OPEN!
Normally we're closed the first week of the month, but this month the bricklayers are taking the night off (perhaps to come dancing...?...!)

Happpy Thanksgiving Weekend to all! -Olaf

Issue #419
November 25, 2008
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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.
City Club Salsa Thursdays

Details ť

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

Swing Dance at Swing City Fridays

Details ť

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


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,
DJ Cuban Jeff . $15 Ages: 21+ Full Cash Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to

* Havana Saturdays - in Boston's South End*

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


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
Masacote Intensive Program


4 Wk BEGINNER Intensive SALSA Session
Starting THIS Thursday
November 20!


Get ready for a new you in 2009! The new year is coming, and you keep saying you always wanted to learn. Well, now is the time!

Starting November 20!
by Masacote Dance Co.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30-10pm

Work from the ground up, and build within EACH class! No drop ins! Just the same group of people from beginning to end! This is perfect for the absolute beginner or other dancers who always wanted to learn technique and train in Salsa. 2 days a week for 4 weeks....This is a 4 Week BOOTCAMP for only $125 (Couples discount: $225)

Limited to 10 Couples! Sign up today!
Only 5 Spots left: 3 Female, 2 Male
Register Online Today!

For More info:
Testimonials of our August Beginner Session:

"I loved this class...Your teaching was world class (no pun intended). It created an atmosphere that ranged from focused to joyously fun." -- Jonathan F.

"I had so much fun getting to know all of you and really looked forward to coming every week and lucky for me, I got to go twice a week!" -- Jesika P.

"This was a great class and really met my expectations...The students made this special. I made some new friends along the way and that was a pleasant experience. It was great to meet all of you and dance with you. " -- Jim L.
El Jolgorio Gala, Dec, 13 Get your tickets
Only Three Weeks Left To Purchase Tickets and They Are Selling Fast!
ĄVen a celebrar las Fiestas Navideñas tradicionales acompañadas de una deliciosa cena típica este 13 de diciembre de 2008!
Join us for an evening of celebration on December 13, 2008!

You can make your ticket purchase safely via PayPal directly at or send a check payable to:

El Jolgorio de MA, Inc.
PO Box 300430
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

But hurry, because reserved table seating is limited and tickets are selling fast. For more information feel free to contact us at 617-232-1633 X111.

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