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Well Salseros, it's Congress weekend in Boston! Read on below.

But first, a couple of quick items:

- Thursday, April 9, "Congress Encore Presentation" at Club Caribe! We'll be in full swing there, with performances, DJ D. Martinez, and Guest DJ Saoko from Providence! It'll be a perfect night to try out the new moves you learned at the Congress, or if you missed the shows we'll have some there. More details next week.

Havana Club will be open this Friday and Saturday as usual if the Congress thing is too much for you. This Saturday Cinco Son plus one will be performing live, plus Havana Saturday kicks off its new intermediate lessons. More below.

Boston Salsa Congress April 3-5

Boston Salsa Congress this weekend
$5 Last Minute Coupon Good for Purchases Friday from 11am-1pm

Use coupon code "SALSABOSTON"

I had the pleasure of chatting with 2009 Congress Director, "Choco" Knight, this evening and was surprised to learn that he is now running the Congress by himself, which is a feat--trust me! He graciously is extending SalsaBoston fans a last minute discount worth $5 off any ticket purchase. Just visit the ticket section and enter the coupon code when you complete your purchase. But hurry, it's only good from 11am-1pm Friday (today)!

If you've never been to a Congress, it's a sight to behold. It's three nights and two days of non-stop dancing, performances, workshops, live bands, and socializing. You can come for any or all of it, i.e just take some workshops, just dance at the evening events or watch the shows, or do the whole thing end to end. In the last case, I can assure you your dancing will improve dramatically!

The events take place in Kendall Square/Cambridge, at the Marriott Hotel (not the Courtyard Marriott where we host Club Caribe on Thursdays). The ballroom was just renovated over the winter and should be quite nice.

See you there!

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Issue #436
April 3, 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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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:

And this Saturday, Havana Saturdays Live is back in the South End with the Cinco Son (plus one) band. They've responded well to the feedback about playing shorter songs- and have been playing five and six minute renditions of their trademark powerful classic salsa, merengue and cha cha songs. Come join us for a great evening of salsa dancing with one of Boston's most talented latin bands.

Also, this Saturday we'll do beginner lessons from 9-9:45 and intermediate lessons from 9:45-10:30. That'll give beginners a chance to either challenge themselves after the first lesson or an opportunity to have a drink on the beautiful balcony and take a break before the show.

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
- 9:00-9:45pm Beginner Salsa Lessons w. Ivan & Juliana
- 9:45-10:30pm Intermediate Salsa Lessons w. Ivan & Juliana
- 10:30pm-2am Salsa Dance Party, Live Music w/ the Cinco Son band
- 21+. $15. 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.
Cruise Season Starts June 19


The 2009 Salsa Cruise Season Opens Friday, June 19th!

Consider booking a corporate or group cruise now! Call 617-513-9841 or email for details.

The 2009 season will be entirely on Fridays, by popular demand.

- Dockside Lessons
- Genuine Latin Buffet Served
- 2 Decks of Dancing: Salsa on the 2nd Deck with DJ D.Martinez and Latin on the 1st Deck with Mike Mercado and the Mojitos Crew
- Only $20 advance, Boston's best harbor cruise deal!

Stay tuned for more details or call us.
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"

Note: SalsaBoston does not explicity recommend or endorse events listed in the mailbag. We just print what we get that may be of interest. Some organizations buy advertising with us as well. Please exercise your own judgement, and be sure to let us know what you find. -ed.
Masacote Salsa Intensive Sessions

All Classes start THIS Tuesday APRIL 7TH!
with Ana & Joel Masacote & Staff

Beginner Salsa INTENSIVE
Tuesdays 8-10pm

Advanced Beginner Salsa INTENSIVE
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10pm

Intermediate Salsa INTENSIVE
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10pm

Advanced Salsa INTENSIVE
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10pm

Ladies' Styling INTENSIVE
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-9pm

For more Info, visit:
Phone: 617.875.9006
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!


Ladies Styling & Mechanics with Kelly

Starting Monday...


Designed for ladies who have a good understanding of salsa timing, basic steps & turns. ACCENTUATE YOUR FEMININE ATTITUDE & ATTRIBUTES in your dancing!

* Move fluidly during the basic. (Think slink!)
* Add graceful arms and hands.
* Accentuate your shoulder movement.
* Coordinate your arms & shoulders in new styling options.

WHEN: 7 Mondays, 7:00- 8:00pm, 3/30 - 5/11
WHAT: Focus will be on arm & shoulder movement
WHERE: Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, Studio 4
400 Harvard St., Cambridge INSIDE the
Old Cambridge Baptist Church (1151 Mass. Ave.) Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line Church parking lot ($5) or street parking available (Studio entrance on the side facing the Inn at Harvard)
COST: $15/ class or $85/ 6-class package
CONTACT: Kelly 617-522-7443;

Hips on Fire new classes

Brand new!!
From the beginning
From scratch
Join us for a new Salsa course with all the basics !!
10 weeks!!
Dance Complex
536 Mass Av

New Adv Beginner Salsa this Thursday!!
New Steps!
Adding a new section for woman styling
and adding more tips for gentlemen!
Starting April 2nd!
Green Street Studios
185 Green Street

phone: 617-627-9988

MIT Casino Rueda Workshop and Party

Just a reminder about our workshop this Sunday:

THIS Sunday, April 5th
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.

SigEp Salsa Charity Night Sat. April 4

Join the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon at MIT for a fun night of salsa!
Doors open at 9:00 PM
Tickets are $ 5 per person and $ 8 per couple, so find a date! All ages; open to general public.
All beverages - $1
All profits go to the American Cancer Foundation's Relay for Life at Gordon Track

There will be free lessons from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM:
Advanced beginner lessons by Boston Rueda
Beginner lessons by SigEp

Social dancing will start at 10:00 PM all the way to 12:30 AM, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes!

MIT Lobby 13
Ground floor, Building 13 of MIT
105 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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