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Club Caribé Free this Thursday

Club Caribé is FREE tonight and all of March. Just come in before 10pm (only $5 after 10pm). Tonight we feature resident DJ D. Martinez.

Indeed, nearly 150 people joined us last week to take advantage of the bargain, and the party is back to hopping! All this month we're in the very cool 2nd floor lounge called the "Great Room", the area the opening night was in. Come check it out!

Of course there will be lots of fun cool people to meet and dance with, lessons at 8:30, cocktails, free appetizers, and all in the beautifully renovated Courtyard Marriott on the Charles River. Scroll down or Click »

Havana Saturdays are Sweet!

Join us each and every Saturday at the biggest and nicest dance hall in the Boston area, the JHCC. Live bands most weeks, 200-400 Salseros and Latin Music Enthusiasts, and a great vibe. Come to dance or simply check sit in the balcony and listen to the music and watch the dancing! Scroll down for more details.

See you on the dance floor!
-Olaf


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Issue #433
March 12, 2009
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SalsaBoston Events

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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Recent Photos


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


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 HavanaClubSalsa.com

Rock on salseros,
Jeff


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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.


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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 http://swingcityboston.com"


 
Mailbag

New Masacote April Session Schedule
All Classes Start April 7

A Free Placement Evaluation is required for all our advanced sessions.
Email us today to schedule one: infomasacote@gmail.com

Beginner Salsa
Tuesdays 8-10pm, 4 weeks
Get a ONE MONTH FREE membership to Ryles Salsa Sundays!!! For those who can only attend one night a week.

Advanced Beginner Salsa
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10pm, 4 weeks

Intermediate Salsa
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10pm, 4 weeks

Advanced Salsa
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10pm, 4 weeks
Taught by Ana and Joel Masacote

Beginner to Intermediate Ladies' Styling
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-9pm, 4 weeks
Taught by Ana Masacote

April Open Practices
Thursdays 10-10:30pm, 4 weeks
Practice with Ana, Joel, and Masacote Staff

Registration is NOW Open! Register online and get more info at:

http://www.masacoteentertainment.com/classes
Or email infomasacote@gmail.com for more info.

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)

SALSA NIGHTS @ CAFÉ TROPICANA WITH DJ GILLIGAN

LESSONS WITH SALSABOSTON START SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28TH!

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!

Website


Save the Date: Fiesta de Baile Sat. Mar. 21
For Immediate Press Release:

Contact : Paula K. Shiff

781-631-6262

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 21nd 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 $35 if purchased before March 15th and $45 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 http://www.ballet.cmarket.com between March 1st and April 11th.

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: http://salsaboston.com/marblehead/fiesta.html



Johnny and Kelly's Spring Session
SPRING INTO SALSA!

Add some spring to your step and feel the promise of summer with the VIBRANT rhythm of Salsa!
Johnny & Kelly's Spring Session starts the week of March 16th!
Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns, and funky freestyle footwork.
Practice your body movement, isolations, and styling.
SALSA classes offered at two levels: Beginner and Advanced Beginner.
Intermediate salsa will return in the summer.

BACHATA! BACHATA! BACHATA! For all you Bachata aficionados (or aspiring Bachateros), we will offer two courses, Beginner and Advanced Beginner/Intermediate, during the Spring session. The Beginner Course will be offered from 3/17- 3/31 and the Advanced Beginner/Intermediate from 4/7- 5/19. The courses have been designed so that if you start in the Beginner Course, you can transition into the Adv Beg/Int Course and keep right on dancing! Classes will be Tuesdays from 8:45pm- 10:15pm at Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre. See below.

BODY MECHANICS AND STYLING FOR LADIES- the weekly class will be starting Monday, March 30th. 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 Spring Session for the Ladies' class will focus on ARM & SHOULDER MOVEMENT. Classes are Mondays from 7:00pm- 8:00pm at Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre. Stay tuned for more details!



JOIN JOHNNY AND KELLY FOR SOME 'ON 1' FUN!

BEGINNER: Tuesdays at 7:00pm- 8:30pm, starting March 17th
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 March 19th
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 March 16th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist
Church
Studio 2
(See above for details.) BEGINNER
BACHATA: Tuesdays at 8:45pm- 10:15pm, starting March 17th
3 weeks only: 3/17- 3/31
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 or Bachata Class package must be taken within the Spring Session, which lasts 10 weeks. Ladies' Class packages must be used within the same session. Packages for one type of class (Salsa, Bachata, or Ladies') cannot be used in the other types of classes.

Please e-mail or call with any questions.
We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly: kelly@salsaboston.com, (617) 522-7443
Johnny: salsumba1@aol.com, (617) 312-6464

Boston Salsa Congress April 3-5

Check out the "Honorees" link and lo and behold, I'm being honored. Thanks Choco!

Click on the banner for all the details on the Congress.

Historical Note: This event is organized by some folks from New York (who remain nameless here) who used to teach in Boston, ran some dances, and through a series of actions arguably were the original instigators of "Boston Salsa Politics" that still exist today. This event was originally called the "Boston _International_ Salsa Congress", since SalsaBoston already organized a "Boston Salsa Congress". However, the New York folks changed their name in a move characteristic of their conflict-generating ways, and for a while there were two Boston Salsa Congresses, our 5th Annual one having been held in the fall of 2005. However, we stopped doing these events, and thus the New York based Boston Salsa Congress caught up in the annual count so that we're now having the 2nd 5th Annual Boston Salsa Congress.

Confused? Hah! Don't care? Even better.

Anyway, a great fellow named "Choco", who is the man behind the On2 and On1 t-shirt line and a supporter for years of the SalsaBoston congresses, is now co-director of the New York based Boston congress, and in a nice gesture selected me as an honoree. I'm not about tooting my own horn, but again, I'm flattered.

Enjoy!

P.S. I haven't heard from the other two organizers.


 
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