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Happy Holidays from the SalsaBoston Family!

There is unfortunately not a lot of dancing going on in the next few days as Christmas is upon us. Scroll down for club notes.


Havana Saturdays at JHCC, with "Salsa Y Control" performing this week

After a good few days off, hopefully with your loved ones, please join us this Saturday at Havana Club at the JHCC for a Holiday Party! Salsa Y Control will be performing, and of course many of your Salsa friends will be in the house as this night continues to gain popularity each week. Over 300 people are expected.

Get your New Year's Eve Gala Tickets!

This New Year's, SalsaBoston and Havana Club are teaming up again to bring you Boston's Red Carpet NYE Salsa Gala. We'll be at the majestic JHCC this year, decorated like never before. Featuring live music with Cinco Son, plus DJ's Hernan and D.Martinez, eats, and of course all the NYE party amenities. 300-450 expected.

Tickets are $50 online. Please don't wait! Home Page & tickets or scroll down.

Club Notes

Tue: Ryles is open
Wed: An Tua Nua is closed
Thur: Ryles is closed
Sat: Havana club is open

Facebook Group Growing: Please join
The SalsaBoston Facebook groups continues to grow! If you're not familiar with Facebook, it's the premier internet way to keep up with your friends and what's going on--literally keep up with the Jones'...! With over 10,000 people on the SalsaUpdate list, I'm looking forward to seeing what happens. Click here to join.

Issue #423
December 23, 2008
Presented by SalsaBoston
Published Weekly Since 1998
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Contents of this Issue:

SalsaBoston Events

New Year's Salsa Gala with SalsaBoston and Havana Club
(Buy tickets now )

SalsaBoston and Havana Club are please to announce for the second year running, Boston's Biggest Salsa New Year's Gala!


This year we're at the Majestic JHCC, which will be decorated and lit up like never before! Join over 400 cool classy Salseros & friends to ring in the new year.


  • Live music with "Cinco Son"
  • DJ's Hernan & D. Martinez
  • Beginner Salsa Lesson
  • Passed hors d'oeuvres
  • Snacks
  • Cash bar
  • Black Tie Optional
  • and more
Buy your EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR $40 now! Prices increase Dec. 20
Buy Tickets

More details on the New Year's Party Home Page

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.

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


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


Are YOU ready to heat things up this winter?
Johnny & Kelly's Winter Session starts the week of January 5th!
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 weekly class will be starting Monday, January 19th. 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. The Winter Session for the Ladies' class will focus on LOWER BODY MOVEMENT & SPINNING. Classes are Mondays from 7:00pm- 8:00pm at Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre. Stay tuned for more details!

MONTHLY WORKSHOPS are resuming! If you would like to request a particular topic, let us know. January workshop details coming soon...


BEGINNER: Tuesdays at 7:00pm- 8:30pm, starting January 6th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
400 Harvard St. in Cambridge, Studio 3
(Church faces Mass. Ave., near 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 ($5) available from Kelly
or the Front Desk.

BEGINNER: Thursdays at 8:00pm- 9:30pm, starting January 8th
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 ADVANCED
BEGINNER: Mondays at 8:30pm- 10:00pm, starting January 5th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
Studio 2
(See above for details.)

INTERMEDIATE: Tuesdays at 8:45pm- 10:15pm, starting January 6th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church
Studio 3
(See above for details.)

Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60. All 5 classes of a Partnering Class package must be taken within the Winter Session, which lasts 10 weeks. Ladies' class packages must be used within the same session and are separate from Partnering Class packages.

Please e-mail or call with any questions.
We look forward to dancing with you and happy holidays!
Kelly:, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:, (617) 312-6464

Give SalsaBoston Gift Certificates this Year
SalsaBoston has available\ gift certificates in any denomination that may be used as cash for admission to any SalsaBoston events and lessons with a number of instructors in the Boston Area. Give your friends and family some Salsa this year!

Available for easy purchase online.

SalsaUpdate Writers Competition, win $$
Each month we're going to give away up to $50 in gift certificates as well as other prizes we collect, for stories people send us to publish in SalsaUpdate. If you have a story, some thoughts, artwork, or anything creative that you'd like to share with the Salsa community, send it to us. It doesn't have to be about Salsa necessarily, but it should be relevant to Boston's Salsa community. (Be sure to include your "pen name" that will appear online, and some way to contact you.)

Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Last Minute Holiday Shopping? Give the gift of Salsa!

Two great options:

1) New Year's Party Tickets

2) SalsaBoston Gift Certificates (any denomination)

1) SalsaBoston & Havana Club's NYE Salsa Red Carpet Gala


Get your tickets now! $50 online, and at the door $65. Please don't wait!

Why not give some NYE tickets for the holidays?

2) SalsaBoston Gift Certificates


Available in any denomination, stocking stuffers through major gifts. Good for any SalsaBoston event (dances, special events, cruises, etc.), and also accepted by some of our partners for other dance parties, lessons, and workshops. Check the website for updates.

Buy now and we'll get them to you before Christmas!

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