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Ah, Summer is upon us! This is particularly demarcated by the first Salsa Harbor Cruise of the season this Friday! for details and tickets.
It's $20 adv, includes lessons on the dock, two decks of dancing on Boston Harbor from 8:30-11, great latin buffet on board ($10), and a free afterparty at Mojitos. It's also all ages as usual!

Also, on Sunday we're opening a new small Salsa night in Waltham at a very cool tropically-flavored place call the Boca Bar. So if you're in the western 'burbs, join us for that!

Your lineup for the week:

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Wed (tonight): Salsa at Sagra DJ D.Martinez, Plus Johnny and Kelly, lessons at 9:30. 21+

Thursday: Club Caribe with DJ Hernan, 2-for-1 w/ RSVP before 9:30. Lessons at 8:30. All ages.

Friday: Salsa Cruise #1! Lessons at 7 on the dock with Johnny & Kelly. All ages.

Saturday: Havana Club Salsa in Cambridge. Lessons at 9pm with Salsa Y Control. 21+

Sunday: Salsa at Boca Bar opens in Waltham. Lesson at 8pm. 21+

Worcester/Thur: Noche Caliente, every other Thursday this summer starting June 18.

Finally, for those that also Swing Dance, this Friday Swing City is hosting an event called "Swingin' at the Courtyard" with "Eight to the Bar" live, one of New England's most popular Swing bands. It's at the Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge.

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Issue #447
June 17, 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.

Salsa Harbor Cruises, Fridays


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"

Salsa Sundays at Boca, Waltham


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Starting Sunday, June 21, SalsaBoston Presents "Salsa, Down at the Boca Bar"

Located in the heart of the bustling Moody St. district in Waltham, the Boca Bar is a Costa Rican owned tropically flavored establishment, modeled after the famous Club Mangos/South Beach in Miami. It's a perfect vibe for Salsa, in a cozy little place.

The night will have a local flavor since the place is small (~50-60 people), with DJ Saoko and guests. Salsa lessons at 8pm. The club will also have a bar menu available, and possibly a Costa Rican dinner special. More details TBA.

Free parking is available on street and in numerous municipal lots in the area.

Boca Bar
11 Pine St. Waltham
Just off Moody St. across from the movie theater

For details about the night call 617-513-9841
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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

Worcester: "Noche Caliente" Thursdays


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Break out of your usual club this summer, and come dance where you are the star on stage! Move your hips to the pounding and hypnotic rhythms of Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, and Reggaeton spun by the hottest DJ on New England's largest dance floor!

Worcester Center for the Performing Arts
The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Tel: (877) 571-SHOW
New Hampshire: Salsa Social June 20

The next Paper Moon Salsa Social is June 20th. The workshops are from 6-9pm and the party goes from 9pm until 2am. The dance floor is brand new and huge! It's BYOB. Come drink, dance and socialize. Free unlimited parking directly out front. I hope everyone can make it. We need your support in order to start a new salsa scene in New Hampshire. It is 45 minutes to an hour outside of Boston and worth the drive. This is great for people living in the Lawrence and Lowell areas. Workshops are $10 each and you get free entry into the party with the purchase of any workshop. If you opt not to take a workshop, the party is $10. Student discounts available with ID.

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Fenway Latino Festival, Aug. 2 w/ Victor Manuelle


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Presenting Comcast/El Mundo's annual Latino Family Festival
Fenway Park
Sunday, August 2, 2009.

Featuring Victor Manuelle and Daddy Yankee

Tickets: $15-$40, available at the El Mundo Website (click above)
Salsa in the Park, Mondays

Join MetaMovements for FREE salsa dancing under the stars!

Every Monday night, starting June 22
Blackstone Community Center Park (50 West Brookline St., Boston’s South End)
On-street parking available (Shawmut Ave.)


Free Salsa Dancing Lessons
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons: 6-6:30pm
Additional lessons for beginners: 7:15pm, 8:15pm
Two real dance floors, thanks to Boston Dance Alliance &


Salsa in the Park is in danger because of limited city funding! Help us keep this special event going throughout the summer. MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION at

Any contributions are appreciated!
MetaMovements is honored to collaborate with Boston R.O.C.K.S!,, and DJ Hernan to provide salsa dancing in the park to bring neighbors and families together, engage youth in a positive way, and make the parks safer for the community.

Ladies Styling Class with Torii

Ladies Salsa Styling Class
with TORII
Tuesday Nights @ The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge
Studio 2
8:30 pm
For more information, call: (617)642-9392
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