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Club Caribé is back tonight!
This week DJ Hernan brings you the Boston's top Salsa music, plus lots of fun cool people to meet and dance with, lessons, and cocktails, all in the beautifully renovated Courtyard Marriott on the Charles River. Link »

Photos from Last Week

Free parking, complementary appetizers, great location, cash bar, coat check, all ages welcome.
$10 cover, +$2 for lessons (8:30-9:30).

Email or call to reserve a table. 617-513-9841

Book a room for $89: The Courtyard is offering an unheard of $89 rate for Club Caribé attendees! Call the hotel and mention SalsaBoston.

Club Caribé
at Courtyard Marriott
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Havana on Fridays/Saturdays round out your weekend

Live Band Saturday at JHCC: Cinco Son this week!.
Both Havana Club Fridays in Central Square and Saturdays at JHCC are back in full operation! Be sure to check out Boston's top notch weekend dance parties. More details in the Havana Club update below.

See you on the dance floor!

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Issue #430
February 19, 2009
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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.

Club Caribé Thursdays
Every Thursday at the Courtyard Marriott, Cambridge

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Welcome to Club Caribé, Boston's newest upscale Salsa/Latin hotspot! Resident DJ's Hernan and D. Martinez are in the house spinning the best of Salsa, plus frequent special night and promotions. The party is hopping! If you hadn't heard already, something like 400-450 people made it to the opening, and we've been going strong ever since.

- $10 cover, but visit the website for promotions and discounts.
- The beginner salsa lesson each week. Forthcoming we are organizing regular beginner and intermediate drop-in lessons.
- Free appetizers
- Coat check & Cash Bar
- Big space, so no line to get in.
- Free Parking: if the hotel lot is full, the hotel has an agreement with Trader Joe's, so there is plenty of additional parking there.

Club Caribé
at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive
overlooking the Charles River
(adjacent to the MicroCenter and Trader Joe's)
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Havana Fridays and Saturdays
News from Havana Club:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Friday Night Salsa on Green St in Central Square is BACK! It's a legendary party in an excellent, convenient location - tell your friends, bring your friends, and get ready for one heckuva party this Friday!

Please note that the capacity for Friday Night Salsa has increased- so you don't have to worry about waiting in line!

And this Havana Saturday in Boston is a Live Edition as the Cinco Son Band will take the stage and play their virtuoso takes on some great salsa, merengue and cha cha classic.

This week's parties:
. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 300+ People . Havana Saturdays - Live Music w. Cinco Son, 250+ People

Photos and Videos from last week's parties can be seen online at

Rock on salseros,


Friday Night Salsa in Central Square
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge .
8:00-9:00 Beg & Int Rueda Lessons w/ Jeff, Juliana, and Ivan . 9:00-10:00pm Beg & Int Salsa Lesson w/ Salsa y Control . 10:00pm-1am Salsa Dance Party w/ DJ Cuban Jeff and DJ Sonerito . $12 Ages: 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

Friday Night Salsa is Boston's salsa hot spot! Friday Night Salsa brings together 300+ cool, classy people of all skills levels.


Havana Saturdays in Boston
85 West Newton Street, South End, Boston . 9:30-10:30 Beginner Salsa Lesson w/ Ivan & Juliana . 10:30-2am Salsa Dance Party with Cinco Son & DJ Cuban Jeff . $15 Ages: 21+ Full Cash Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa, Havana Saturdays features 250+ dancers, live music, and a cool, classy atmosphere.

Swing Dance at Swing City Fridays

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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"


Masacote Class Schedule
1)  Learn how to Merengue & Bachata @ Latin clubs!  Tonight!
Merengue/Bachata Session! Starting Feb 17:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 weeks!

Know the basics and want to do more?  Or never learned to dance merengue & bachata?  Ever go to a Latin night, all psyched up, ready to dance Salsa, and then get 70% Merengue & Bachata?  Don't be a wall flower!  Learn how to spice up your moves and have fun dancing these popular Latin dances!

Learning bachata and merengue is a must for regular social dancing, as you will notice that the music in salsa not always salsa! Bachata, merengue and chacha are often mixed in, and they sure are fun! Don't miss out...

Masacote's Merengue & Bachata Session starts TONIGHT, Tuesday, February 17.  Class takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9pm.  To sign up, call 617.875.9006, email, or visit


2)  Learn to Salsa & Spin, New Beginner, Adv Beg, & SPINNING Classes

LEARN TO SALSA with Masacote's
4 Week Beginner Salsa Intensive, Starting Feb 18:
Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30-10pm

Get a ONE MONTH FREE membership to Ryles Salsa Sundays!!!
Friday nights class ends @ 9:30 and open up for open practice with staff and students from all sessions.  Open Practice is Included for everyone in our Beginner Session.


Spins for BOTH Men & Women!
4 Weeks, Starting Feb 18
Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30-9:30pm

For all levels! Whether you want to learn how to control your balance, how to do just one spin effortlessly or how to do multiple spins, this class is for you. We'll walk you through step by step and review all the fundamental technique for spin controls. Guys, learn how to spin on your own AND lead the ladies smoothly. This class is not about getting dizzy...It's about teaching you how not to get dizzy.

Advanced Beginner Salsa
5 Weeks, Starting Feb 17
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10pm
Evaluation Required

To sign up, visit, call
617.875.9006, or email

Lynn: Latin/Salsa Saturdays at Cafe Tropicana

Café Tropicana
649 Lynnway, Lynn MA. (Next to Atlantic Toyota in the Lynnway)
(781) 477-4242 (house phone, for directions only)



Lessons and Schedule:
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Salsa Lessons
10:00 pm-1am: Dance to DJ Gilligan’s Latin Beat.
$10 cover before 10:00pm. $5.00 after 10:00pm
Ladies Free
Lessons: $2.00 additional

- 21+ ID

Tropicana is a Latin night club & grill is located on the Lynnway in Lynn, 15 minutes driving from Boston. Its capacity is of 250+ people, Full bar and seating. Hispanic/American appetizers available. Prices range from $8-$15. Kitchen is open until 11pm.

Parking: Available ON-SITE and FREE!


Fri. Feb 20 Pura Vida Fundraiser for Costa Rica

Costa Rica suffered a magnitud 6.1 earthquake in January with more than 15 dead, hundreds of injured and lots of property damage.
We are throwing a fundraiser to help those in need in that country.

Give it up for the Ticos, they need your Help!

We will have Live music with Manolo Mairena (who is also from Costa Rica) and some more wonderful musicians. There will be Raffles, Auctions, Lots of dancing in the wonderful Restaurant: La Mexicana
Friday February 20th, 10pm-1am
La Mexicana
247 washington St, Union Sq.

For more information, to volunteer at the party or for donations, please contact:, (617) 627-9988
Support the victims of the Costa Rican earthquake.

Become a Better Social Dancer with Salsa Y Control
Come and Join us for another fun Session, Our goal its to make you a better SOCIAL DANCER,
Don't be afraid, Its a Very Friendly Class.

Intensive Training Session
Intermediate Levels
With Andres & Leah
Starts Tuesday February 24th

The Purpose of this Session is to help you improve your salsa dancing skills significantly in a small, fun, and intensive setting. You will be sure to get more individual attention, and a curriculum that’s based primarily on your needs. This will be a great experience!!

Program Details
Start Date February 24th, End Date:March 17th 2009

8:00 - 10:00pm
-2 hours per week
-4 weeks of intensive training on the following areas of dancing
- Partnering Technique: Proper hands hold techniques, space control, partner connection, timing, and turn patterns.
- Spinning Techniq ue: proper feet position, body control, spotting technique, drills, and timing -
- Footwork & Ladies Styling.
- Body Movement, Musicality and Fun

Added Benefits
- Free Raffles - Club Passes and Salsa CD's, each week.
- You can record what you have learned after each class.< /span>
- $40 Privates, (Full session students only).
- Meet new people and make new friends.
- Great & fun Instructors.

Cost - Full Session $90 Drop In's $25

Studio Address
Dance Republic Dance Studio
20 Linden St. 3rd Floor, Allston/Brighton, MA 02134
Close to BU, Brighton and the Mass Pike
Free Parking Lot.

For more Info/Register e-mail or call (617) 755-6920

Ritmo Salsero Show
"Evolution of Salsa" on Thursday, February 12 at 10:30pm, with Host Johnny Giraldo.

"Don't forget to tune in this Thurday from 10:30pm to 11:30pm on for a special show on the evolution of Salsa!!!! Que Viva La Salsa....".

Event: Ritmo Salsero Show -- Evolution of Salsa
"Journey through the evolution of what we call Salsa today!"
What: Listening Party
Host: Ritmo Salsero Radio Show
Start Time: Thursday, February 12 at 10:30pm End Time: Thursday, February 12 at 11:30pm
Where: or via itunes, wmp, or winamp

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

New Hampshire: Salsa Social Feb. 21
Hey everyone, This is an opportunity to help spread salsa across the border. I am starting a social in Merrimack NH. It is an hour outside of Boston at a ballroom called Paper Moon Dance Center. It is a huge studio with an amazing floor. Please come and help support me and the Paper Moon Dance Center bring salsa to New Hampshire. Lets show them what salsa really is! The workshops will be taught by me and my partner Darlin Garcia from Art In Motion based out of Philadelphia. There will also be a performance with special guest appearances from Lena Dance Company, Estilo Dance (philadelphia), Juan Chavez, Darlin Garcia and myself, as well as several others to be announced. Here is how it will run time wise:

Feb. 21:
5:15 - Body Movement
6:00 - Ladies Styling
6:00 - Men's Footwork
6:45 - Salsa Partnering
7:30 - Drop in Beginner lesson
8:15 - Social

Please come and support. It is going to be a lot of fun. Great people to dance with, great music, and a huge dance floor! What could be better. $10 at the door. Plenty of free parking. We are going to party all night! See you there.

For questions call 917-667=0800. For additional info check out

-Vera Rowe

Save the Date: Fiesta de Baile Sat. Mar. 22
For Immediate Press Release:

Contact : Paula K. Shiff


North Shore Civic Ballet Hosts 9th Annual Latin Dance Evening

The North Shore Civic Ballet announces its 9th annual "Fiesta de Baile" to be held Saturday March 22nd from 9:00 PM -1:00 AM at the Nahant Country Club in Nahant. DJ Antonio Ortiz will provide the Latin music. A complimentary Salsa class will be held from 9-10 PM for beginners as well as dancers of all abilities. Those not into dancing can watch and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeures and a cash bar. Tickets are $30 if purchased before March 15th and $40 after that date.

Once again the event will feature a silent auction as well as, for the first time this year, an online auction. This will give anyone the chance to bid on some fabulous items such as weekend getaways,concert tickets, jewelry, and much more. To see these wonderful offerings, visit between March 1st and April 5th.

All proceeds will support new choreography, costuming, scholarships, and special educational projects.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the North Shore Civic Ballet at 781-631-6262 or online at:

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