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This Week's SalsaBoston Events

1) Salsa Wednesdays at An Tua Nua tonight, lessons with Johnny, Kelly, and Andres. DJ Ricardo tonight.

2) Club Caribe Salsa Thursdays Riverside at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge, 2-for-1 "bring a friend for free" admission this month, plus "Salsa for Gringos" lesson at 8:30.

3) This Saturday, "Jazz Meets Salsa" extravaganza at JHCC, a featured JazzBoston Jazz Week Event!

4) Save the Date: Sat. May 2, Lena Salsa Social at the Courtyard Marriott, Cambridge (home of "Club Caribe"). Stay tuned for more on that.

"Jazz Meets Salsa", Sat. April 25

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

You may know that the musicology of Jazz and Salsa have a long, intertwined history. Recently we've gotten to know some of the folks who direct JazzBoston, hosts of Boston's annual Jazz Week festival, and we thought it would be great to create the first of a kind crossover "fusion" event, by bringing these two music genres and audiences together. Join us this Saturday for "Jazz Meets Salsa", a Jazz Week Featured Event, as we welcome, mix, and mingle with a whole new crowd. It's a great way to meet some great new people for those of you that are Salsa Regulars.

"Jazz Meets Salsa"
A Boston Jazz Week Event
Saturday, April 25, 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.

Reception & jazz cocktail hour 8 – 9 PM (Free appetizers)
Swing dance lesson 9 – 9:45 PM
Salsa dance lesson 9:45 – 10:30 PM
Dancing to Latin jazz & jazz-flavored salsa & swing 10:30 PM - 2 AM

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

Full Jazz Week Press Release »

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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 »

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!

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Issue #439
April 22, 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"

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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;
Salsa Night Band & Grupo Fantasia @ IIRI Ball, Sat. April 25th

Sat. April 245 at the "Rhodes On The Pawtuxet"
60 Rhodes Place, Cranston R.I.

There will be a dance show, Grupo Fantasia and The Salsa Night Band, as the main event of the night.

Salsa Night Band will have the CD's of their new production titled "La Cadena Se Rompio"

Formal dressing required. For more Info. call Sarah Parrot 401 784-8634.
Gymnastics for Salseros, by MetaMovements
"Gymnastics for Salseros" continues!

If you'd like to get in shape the fun way, with other salseros, join us for classes or open workouts in March. Improve your strength, flexibility, endurance and coordination! Learn cool gymnastics tricks in a fully-equipped Olympic gym. This program is a fundraiser for CRLS Gymnastics and is open to the community, but pre-registration is required. Instructors include salseras Anara Frank & Andrea Rosales. Please contact for more information.

Classes & Open Workouts are available Mondays & Saturdays from now through May 18.
Hartford: "Reflections" A Dance Story!

Salsa Fundamentals, LLC Presents
Evolucion y Siembra in

A Dance Story!

Written, Directed, and Choreographed by Rey Bermudez

What would you do if you had to choose between Happiness, Love, or Money? Which would you choose? How would you know you made the right choice? How would you deal with the consequences?

Join this awesome cast of 40 community youth and adults, as we tell an original tale of choices using the beauty of movement and the music of Salsa, Cha Cha, Hip-Hop, House and More!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009
2 pm - 4 pm (Show will begin promptly)
Aetna Theater
Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT

Tickets: $10 adults / $5 kids
(a portion of monies collected will go to the MDA and the rest toward the future production of "Created" Fall 2009)

Price of ticket includes the show and community dance social to occur later in the evening at the Fuller Movement Center.

Come out and support local artists and community talent. Better yet tell and bring friends. Group rates available. Seating is limited.

Buy tickets now at

For More Information or To Purchase Tickets in Person Please Call (860) 212-0350

Limited number remain. This show will sell out!! Get yours today.
Providence: "Grupo Sazon" Live at Platforms, Sunday

We will have Jesus Andujar and his Grupo Sazon with a six piece band on Sunday 04/26/09. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Come and join us this and every Sunday at Platforms, where we present “Salsa Sundays” for a night of fun and a good time!!!

Salsa lessons from 7:30 to 8:30 pm with Hector. We have a rotation of DJs that play a great variety of Salsa, and some merengue and bachata as well.

Platforms night club is conveniently located right off exit 18 on route 95, at 165 Poe St. Providence, RI.

- Secured parking lot
- Friendly staff
- Cozy atmosphere
- Affordable drinks
- Cover is only $5
Portland, ME: "Primo Cubano" live

April 23, this Thursday, at 8 pm
Latin Dance Night

One Longfellow Square
181 State St., Portland, ME 04101
Admission $8.
It's been a while since Primo Cubano played at
one of our favorite venues: One Longfellow Square;
located in the heart of Portland's arts and dining district.
Dance the night away on their great dance floor,
spy on the scene from the balcony above,
and enjoy mojitos made by the friendliest bartenders around!
We'll see you soon........
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