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Highlights Coming Up:

- Tonight: Salsa at Sagra Continues Tonight with DJ D.Martinez, Plus Johnny and Kelly

- Thursday: Caribe Thursday, 2-for-1 w/ RSVP, DJ Hernan this week, lesson at 8:30

- Havana Salsa Saturdays MOVING to Cambridge, Green St., this Saturday. SPECIAL NIGHT with Salsa Star Jason Molina, performances.

- Save the Date: Salsa/Samba special night at Club Caribe, Thur. June 11 w/ performance by Rio's Patrick Carvalho, DJ Saoko

- Save the Date: Salsa Jam 2009 w/ Lena Dance Co., June 13 at the Courtyard Marriott

- Salsa Cruises: Start Friday, June 19th, tickets go on sale this weekend.

- Book a group outing with SalsaBoston

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Salsa at Sagra Tonight in Davis Sq. w/ DJ D. Martinez

400 Highland Ave.
Davis Square/Somerville
Lessons at 9:30, Dancing 10:15-1am

-Lesson at 9:30 with Johnny and Kelly
-Complimentary appetizers around 10pm
-$5 Drink Special (concocted especially for us by the house mixing staff...)
$10 cover, lessons are free. The house has been packed--get there early!
More details below or visit the Website

Thursday: Club Caribé
2-for-1 Admission before 9:30
DJ. Hernan

"Bring a friend for free! (before 9:30)" (RSVP Here »)
Riverside at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge
Beginner lesson at 8:30.
Great Salsa/Latin with DJ's Hernan and D. Martinez from 10-1am

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Caribe has been a fantastic party each week, with 100-150+ Salseros making it out, plus lots of new people to meet, folks from out of town, and Boston's only all ages venue. Join us!

Havana Saturdays in Central Sq.
Int'l Salsa Star Jason Molina Performs this Week

Havana Sat. is moving this week!
American Political Club
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge
Lessons from 9-10 with Salsa Y Control
10-1 Dancing!

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Issue #445
June 3, 2009
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Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra


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Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra (formerly at AnTuaNua)
400 Highland Ave, Davis Square/Somerville
(ample free municipal parking, and 100yds from the Red Line)
617-513-9841 (Call to reserve a table or to book a group)

Dear Salseros!

Some very exciting news for you! After four years at An Tua Nua, we're relocating Salsa Wednesdays to a very cool new venue, Sagra Restaurant, right in the heart of Davis Square in Somerville. We're doing this because we felt it was time to find a nicer place more suitable to the needs of Salseros. We had some great times at An Tua Nua, but we're really looking forward to the new place. The consensus is two thumbs up!

Each Night:
9:30pm-10:15pm: Beginner/Adv. Beg. Salsa Lessons with Salsa Y
Control/Johnny & Kelly
Dancing! Salsa/Latin with resident DJ's D. Martinez and Hernan
(note: lessons with MetaMovements from 7-9 will resume will resume later
this summer, as we don't have space lined up for those times yet)


About Sagra
Sagra Restaurant is a very elegant fairly new Italian Restaurant in Davis Square. We will be on the ground level this summer, and by the end of the summer they are building out the 2nd floor with a full dance hall, the likes of which we've been dreaming of for years. Join us for what we predict is going to be a great new home for Salsa!

- Elegantly decorated restaurant with a full bar
- 1 minute from the Red Line ("Davis Square")
- Nice wooden dance floor (moderately sized, until later this summer when we
move upstairs)
- Outdoor terrace and open air bar area
- A great loungie flavor
- Very friendly staff and management
- Tons of free municipal parking lots and street parking (note: meters go until 8pm)
- The menu is supposed to be awesome! Modestly priced gourmet Italian, most items $10-$19. (Kitchen closes at 10pm presently)

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 $109: The Courtyard is offering an unheard of $109 rate for Club Caribé attendees! Based on Availability. Call the hotel and mention SalsaBoston/Club Caribe.

Havana Fridays and Saturdays

Friday Night Salsa rocks so hard that we are going to "double down" this weekend (and every weekend going forward) and throw Friday and Saturday parties at 288 Green Street in Central Square! This weekend: special dance performances by the world famous Jayson Molina and Boston's own Rumba y Timbal.
Saturday Night Salsa's opening will be a big bash, a joint production of Havana Club and Salsa Boston, with Salsa y Control teaching the lessons.
It's gonna be a great party- so come on by and let's get that party started right!

Please note that we will likely continue to throw Havana Saturdays in the South End once a month. Next HS party: June 27th!

So join us this Friday for Friday Night Salsa in Central Square! And join us this Saturday for Saturday Night Salsa in Central Square!

This week's parties:

. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 300+ People . Saturday Night Salsa - Same as FNS, only on Saturday too!

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 .
. 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.


Saturday Night Salsa in Central Square
288 Green Street, Central Square, Cambridge .
. 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 . $15 Ages: 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

The perfect follow-up to Friday Night Salsa, Saturday Night Salsa features 300+ dancers and a cool, classy atmosphere.

Harbor 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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Masacote Summer Session Schedule


Summer Salsa Classes with Masacote (June 2009)
Starting June 16th


Registration is now open for our upcoming June, July, and August Sessions! A Free Placement Evaluation is required for all our Advanced sessions.

Not sure which class is right for you? Schedule a Placement Evaluation with us today and we can sit down with you to recommend a proper plan for instruction.

Beginner Salsa
Tues & Thurs 8-9:30pm, 4 weeks

Get a ONE MONTH FREE membership to Ryles Salsa Sundays!!!

Advanced Beginner Salsa
Tues & Thurs 8-9:30pm, 4 weeks

Intermediate Salsa
Tues & Thurs 8-9:30pm, 4 weeks

Advanced Salsa
Tues & Thurs 8-9:30pm, 4 weeks
Ladies' Spinning & Styling (All Levels)
Tues & Thurs 7-8pm, 4 weeks

** This Class will be divided into 2 levels (Beginner to Advanced Beginner & Intermediate to Advanced).
Ana Masacote will rotate between both classes, assisted by Serena Eastman.

Location: Tony Williams Dance Center
284 Amory Street; Jamaica Plain, MA

Jason Molina Performance and Workshop

June 6: Performance with Rumba Y Timbal at Havana Saturday (Cambridge)
June 7: Workshop Series

Presented by Rumba Y Timbal Dance Co and co-sponsored by SalsaBoston and Havana Club.
Internationally renowned Salsa choreographer and dancer Jason Molina will be in Boston for this weekend! He will be working on a routine with the RYT girls, debuting at Havana Saturday on June 6, and presenting an extensive workshop series on Sunday, June 7.

Workshop info:
Sunday June 7, 2009 at the YWCA Cambridge
3:00-4:00pm Beginner level Shines/Partnerwork (ON2)
4:00-5:00pm Intermediate level Shines/Partnerwork (ON2)
5:15-6:15pm Cha cha cha
6:15-7:15pm Intermediate-Advanced level Shines/Partnerwork (ON2)

Individual Workshop, $20
All 4 workshops $50
Pay in advance through PayPal
Click the flyer for details.

Rumba y Timbal Dance Co

Johnny and Kelly's Summer Session

Starting Monday, June 8th...


Let the HOT weather inspire you to dance to el ritmo CALIENTE-- Salsa!
Johnny & Kelly's Summer Session starts the NEXT WEEK!
Learn sexy salsa moves, turn patterns, and funky freestyle footwork.
Practice your body movement, isolations, and styling.
Classes offered at three levels: Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate.

Body Mechanics and Styling for Ladies, the weekly class, will be starting Monday, June 15th. 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 first Summer Session for the Ladies' class will focus on RIBCAGE MOVEMENT.
Classes are Mondays from 7:00pm- 8:00pm at Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre.
Stay tuned for more details!


BEGINNER: Tuesdays at 7:00pm- 8:30pm, starting June 9th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist
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 June 11th
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 June 8th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist
Studio 2
(See above for details.)

INTERMEDIATE: Tuesdays at 8:45pm- 10:15pm, starting June 9th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist
Studio 3
(See above for details.)

Classes are $15 each or five classes for $60. All 5 classes of a package must be taken within the Summer Session, which lasts 12 weeks.

Please e-mail or call with any questions.
We look forward to dancing with you!
Kelly:, (617) 522-7443
Johnny:, (617) 312-6464
Samba Legend Patrick Carvalho at Club Caribe

Club Caribe Presents International Samba Star Patrick Carvalho, Thursday June 11 for Special night of Salsa and Samba!

Samba-Flavored Salsa night at Club Caribe next Thursday, June 11th - yes, Salseros, we decided to mix it up for a night and watch the magic happen.

Salsa Basics/warmup class at 8.30pm
Samba Gafieiro Class from 9pm to 10pm by Rio de Janeiro's Patrick Carvalho

Click here to watch Patrick in action:

Show stopping performance by Patrick and Rosangela Santiago at 11.30pm

DJ Saoko: bringing you an energizing, hot mix of Salsa with Samba sprinkled in throughout the night

Club Caribe
at the Courtyard Marriott, Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive, by the Charles River
All Ages Welcome
Free Parking
Complimentary Appetizers
Cash Bar

Email us or call 617-513-9841 to reserve a table or for further info
1st Annual - Boston Jam

A NickiiJammzz Production
In Association with Noel Rodriguez
& Collaborating with Willie Sanchez & LDC
Sponsored by


1st Annual: BOSTON JAM

SATURDAY, JUNE 13th 2009 : 10pm-2am
Courtyard Marriott "Charles River Ballroom"


DJ Sazam representing Philly & Special Guest DJ Travieso of Boston

Performances by:

Philly's own...CALLE LUNA
Boston's rising stars... LEŃA DANCE COMPANY
Rumba y Timbal Semi-Pro & More...

If you loved the PHILLY'll love the BOSTON JAM!!!!!
FirePlace Latin Music Fest (Brookline)

Latin Jazz Music



Florencia GonzalezCandombe Project

Receita de Samba

Caminhos Cruzados

with Evelyn Rosenthal

Karina Stone's Quartet

Sunday, June 14th, 12:00-10:00pm

rain or shine

An all day & evening affair featuring Latin Bands, Latin Dancers, an outdoor stage and dance floor behind the restaurant. Also an outdoor grill, cocktails and dancing. All are invited!

Entrance fee $20 in advance, $25 same day
Tickets available online shortly at


1634 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446


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