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Ah, the tax man has cometh and goneth! Huge refunds for everyone I hope!

(Sorry, just an aside...) Did you make it to Caribe last Thursday for the apre-Congress party? The show featured a roaring Jack & Jill Competition, Lena Dance Co doing a smoking routine, and was highlighted by Rumba Y Timbal who did an absolutely phenomenal show in, uh, "most unusual circumstances"! (Ask them about it... the crowd went nuts!) You guys are amazing. Anyway, thanks to all who helped make it a spectacular night!

Of course the fun continues at Caribe tonight with DJ Hernan, and 2-for-1 "Bring a Friend for Free" admission! Scroll down.

The other hot feature this week is on Saturday: SalsaBoston and Havana Club, with Javier Arroyo bring you a special CD Release Party featuring his "Salsa Night Band's" new release, "La Cadena se Rompio". The place will be jumpin' as the band is bringing in their following, so it will be the place to be! Expect plenty of overflow dancing on the balcony (if you've never danced up there try it some time!). Salsa Night Band is definitely one of the tightest and most dancable Salsa bands in the area and are great supporters of the dance scene, so please come support them as well.

(By the way, clear your calendar for next Saturday as well as Boston Jazz Week teams up with SalsaBoston and Havana Club to bring you another unique and spectacular evening... stay tuned!)

Club Caribé Month of April Promotion
2-for-1 Admission

"Bring a friend for free!"

All this month, Bring a Guest for Free, 2-for-1! Indeed, drag out one of your non-Salsa friends on us (the ones that have been saying they want to try it forever... you know the ones...!), or bring your Salsa compadres with you. The offer is good until 10pm and all you need to do is RSVP HERE.

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

Javier Arroyo & his Salsa Night Band
CD Release Party at Havana Saturday this week

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Join SalsaBoston and Havana Club as they host this premier high energy mega-salsa-party! Click through the flyer above.

Havana Saturdays (April 18)
Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center (JHCC)
85 W. Newton, South End/Boston
Beginner and Intermediate lessons beforehand
Cash Bar, Lot Parking w/ Shuttle
21+, $15 cover

Join us at An Tua Nua Wednesdays!

Info and discounts or scroll down. Comprehensive lessons from 7-10 (choice of three), and hot dancing 'til 1am.

See you on the dance floor!

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 #438
April 16, 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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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!


New Bachata Class with Johnny and Kelly

Starting this week...

... feel the heat!

Whether it's SLOW & SENSUAL or FAST & PULSATING, this Dominican rhythm is DEFINITELY CAPTIVATING! Build on the basics, by adding more style with mas body movement, footwork, and partnering. Play with the music.
Grab a partner and get in closed position!

* Ladies' & men's body movement
* Turn patterns & partnering
* Freestyle footwork
* Ladies' & men's styling

DATES: 7 Tuesdays, Apr 7th- May 19th
TIME: 8:45pm- 10:15pm

WHERE: Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, Studio 3
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 Church parking lot pass ($5) or street parking available

COST: $15 drop-in OR $60/ 5-class package
CONTACT: Kelly 617-522-7443;
Johnny 617-312-6464;
Noche Latina Workshops

Sundays starting April 19th at Studio 665, Woburn, MA
5-Week Beginner Level Salsa Foundation Workshop

If you want to develop a solid foundation so you have more confidence in your social dancing, come to our Beginner Level Salsa Foundation Workshop. This workshop is for committed beginner and advanced beginner students and who want to focus on the foundation elements used in social Salsa dancing. We will teach you the core steps that are the base for many of the combinations out there, with some styling by introducing body movement and isolation (hips, rib cage, shoulders and arms). We will also be working on some spins, some basic footwork shines, an introduction to ladies' and men's styling, and basic combinations with styling. No partner necessary, no drop-ins allowed.

Session: April 19th, 26th, May 3rd, 10th, and 17th
Location: Studio 665, 17 Campbell St., Woburn, MA
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Instructors: Hedwige & Sharon
Cost: $80 per 5-week session or save $5 by pre-paying for the workshop by April 16th.

Sundays Starting April 26th at Studio 665, Woburn, MA
8-Week Salsa Intensive Training Level II Workshop

Held in Two Four-week Sessions
Our Level II Salsa Intensive Training Workshop builds on the foundation from Level 1. This workshop is for committed advanced beginner and intermediate students and salsa dancers who want to get into more detail on styling and body isolation. We will focus more deeply on how to dance with your whole body, with styling. As in Level I, we will also be working on different spin styles, fancy footwork, ladies' and men's styling, and combinations with styling. No partner necessary, no drop-ins allowed.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 Salsa Intensive Training Workshop or permission from Director Hedwige J. Louis.

First session: April 26th, May 3rd, 10th, 17th
Break: May 24th, 2009
Second session: May 31st, June 7th, 14th, 21st
Location: Studio 665, 17 Campbell St., Woburn, MA
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Instructors: Hedwige and Sharon
Cost: $70 per 4-week session or save $10 by prepaying for the full workshop for $130 by April 23rd.

For more information or to enroll email or call
"Jazz Meets Salsa" during Boston Jazz Week

SalsaBoston, Havana Club, and JazzBoston bring you a very special night:

"Jazz Meets Salsa"
A Boston Jazz Week Event
Saturday, April 26, 2009, JHCC (as part of Havana Saturdays)

JazzBoston joins the Center for Latino Arts, HavanaClub, and SalsaBoston to host Jazz Meets Salsa, a special Latin jazz concert and dance party on Apr. 25 at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, Boston , with a jazz cocktail hour and both salsa and swing dance lessons before the real dancing begins. Live music throughout by Alex Alvear and Manguito.

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Jazz Week Website »
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