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This Week in Salsa

City Club is OPEN this week!
Join us this Thursday
City Club will be open this week (no union meeting), so join us as we get the party hopping yet again after our great Thanksgiving party a week ago. Lessons, dancing, lots of cool people, INEXPENSIVE COCKTAILS ($4 cocktails, $5 martinis, a comment we've received repeatedly), and more! Scroll down for details.

We'll be at An Tua Nua of course as usual tonight (Wednesdays). Scroll down.

Did you make it to the Thanksgiving party? Several people commented that it was supposedly hard to reach by public transportation. It's not! It's a few blocks from the Orange Line (Sullivan Square), and there are buses that drive past from Harvard, Davis, and Central Square if you don't feel like Tee-ing it over from Cambridge. Check out the directions page for more on that.

Please take the Thanksgiving Party Survey! (Click ť)

We'd really like to know your thoughts, even from those that missed it. Thanks to all who responded so far.

More photos from the party are up!

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.
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December 2, 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


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
December Workshop with Johnny & Kelly this Saturday
(Level based on attendance)

Club-style Cha-cha can be funky & playful or elegant.
The slower speed allows for lots of styling and individual interpretation (and for you to catch your breath!).

* Timing
* Basic steps
* Interesting turn patterns
* Freestyle footwork

WHEN: Saturday, December 6th, 2:00- 3:30pm
WHERE: Jose Mateo?s Ballet Theatre, Studio 4
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 Street parking or church parking lot pass ($5) available
COST: $15 in advance; $20 at door
CONTACT: Kelly 617-522-7443;
Johnny 617-312-6464;
MIT Rueda workshop Sunday
Join MIT Casino Rueda for the LAST workshop of the semester!

THIS Sunday, December 7th
Time 12-2pm lessons, 2-3pm social dancing
Location: Lobdell, MIT student center (2nd floor)

$5 MIT Students
$8 Students
$10 General Admission

All levels welcome! No partner necessary!

Email if you have any questions.
Rumba y Timbal workshop Sunday
Join us December 7th for 3 hours of workshops! You know the basic salsa steps, so these workshops will give you what you need to know to dance other common dance forms you may hear at the club.

Bachata, Merengue-cumbia, and Cha cha cha
$10 each class or $25 for all 3!!

Date: December 7th
Time: 3-6pm
Location: YWCA at 7 Temple St. Cambridge

Vanessa Gutierrez
Assistant Director
Rumba y Timbal Dance Co
Masacote Holiday Gala
The End of Year Holiday Salsa Gala!
presented by Masacote Entertainment

Saturday, December 13
Knights of Columbus
75 West School St.
Charlestown, MA 02129

FREE Lessons @ 8pm
Dancing starts @ 9pm
*** Come celebrate the holiday season Salsa Dancing the night away!
New to Salsa? Sit at the Meetup Table!
-- Door Prizes (Wear RED to be entered!)
-- Finger Food
-- Free Salsa Lessons
-- Salsa Performances
-- Salsa Dancing
8-9pm FREE Beginner Lesson
8-9pm FREE Ladies' Styling Intermediate Lesson with Ana Masacote
9pm-Close Salsa Dancing to the great sounds of DJ Rob Suave

More info:
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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