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Ah, Summer is upon us! The second 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!

This week's Salsa Schedule for you:

Wednesday --> Sagra, Davis Sq./Somerville
Thursday --> Club Caribe, Cambridge
Friday --> Salsa Harbor Cruise, Boston Harbor, Long Wharf
Saturday --> Havana Saturdays, two locations this week:
  JHCC (live band) & Green Street (DJ)
Sunday --> Boca Bar, Waltham
... plus plenty more in the mailbag.

Yowza!! Bring on the foot massages!
Anyway, more details on all these below or on the website, or call 617-513-9841 for groups and table reservations.

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Issue #448
June 24, 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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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 &

"Enclave" at Fireplace, Thur.

Featuring the new release:
Enclave Diaspora

The Fireplace
Thursday, June 25th
9:30pm to 12:30am

The Fireplace
1634 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Maine: "Primo Cubano" at North Dam Mill June 27

Baila con Primo Cubano !

You are invited to join Primo Cubano at a special dance party this Saturday night. Please join us for live Cuban Son and Latin Dance lessons at a new venue.

The North Dam Mill will host a Latin Dance Night featuring live music from Primo Cubano, Maine’s very own ‘Buena Vista Social Club’. The night will open with salsa lessons at 7:30 pm by instructors Emma Holder and Rickey Hines, followed by open dancing at 8:30pm with live music from Primo Cubano.

About the Dance Instructors, our dedicated and dear friends Rickey Hines and Emma Holder: Rickey Hines is a Latin dance teacher based in Bath, Maine and specializes in Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. Emma Holder teaches Tango, Bellydance and Latin rhythms in Portland, Maine.

This fun event will take place on the main floor at North Dam Mill located at 2 Main Street in Biddeford on Saturday, June 27, 2009. Ticket price is $10 for both the lesson and dance and $8 for just the dance. Light refreshments will be provided.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about this event, please contact Erin Lobozzo at the North Dam Mill, phone (207) 282-5577 or email:
We hope to see you there!
Salsa Y Control intensive training

Another Session, So much Fun, Can't wait!!, Get ready for this one, we're bringing back a popular section of our past training programs, Footwork challenge. Come and join us..

Salsa Y Control Dance Company
Intensive Training Session
Intermediate Levels

NEW Session With Andres & Leah
This session would be focusing on Partnering Technique, Footwork, and Body Movement!!!

The Purpose of this Session is to help you improve your salsa dancing skills significantly in a small, fun, and intensive setting. You will be sure to get more individual attention, and a curriculum that’s based primarily on your needs. This will be a great experience!! Is the Best Salsa Training you would get in Boston, become a better social dancer and enjoy yourself.
Program Details
Start Date July 7th,
End Date: August 4th 2009

8:00 - 10:00pm
-2 hours per week
-5 weeks of intensive training on the following areas of dancing
- Partnering Technique: Proper hands hold techniques, space control, partner connection, timing, and turn patterns.
- Footwork & Ladies Styling.
- Body Movement, Isolations,

Added Benefits - to help you become a better dancer
- Free Raffles - Club Passes and Salsa CD's, each week.
- You can record what you have learned after each class.
- $40 Privates (Full session students only). (individual)
- $50 Per Couples
- Meet new people and make new friends.
- Great & fun Instructors.

Cost: $120 per person / $110 per person If you took our last Session.
(At least 50% or full payment must be made at the first day(July 7th).)
If paying 50%, remaining balance must be paid on the 3rd week.
No refunds or make up classes for individual absent.

Drop In’s Welcome: $25 for 2 hours.

Studio Address
Dance Republic Dance Studio
20 Linden St. 3rd Floor, Allston/Brighton, MA 02134
Close to BU, Brighton and the Mass Pike
Free Parking Lot.
For more info/register e-mail or call (617) 755 - 6920
Kimbara Saturdays, in JP

Join MM & DJ Hernan at the new Kimbara Salsa Night at Bella Luna
Saturdays, June 27 & July 18
• 7-9 pm - Join us early for delicious dining to the sounds of salsa
• 9-10 pm - 2 lessons with MetaMovements!
- Intro to Salsa Lesson for Beginners
- Salsa Combo Challenge for Intermediate-Advanced Dancers
• 10pm-1 am DJ Hernan spins the best Classic Salsa & Cha Cha Cha
Only $5!!! Ample FREE parking. Just a few minutes walk from the Stony Brook T stop on the Orange Line.

The Brewery Complex
284 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Worcester: "Gala en Verano" this Friday

Friday, June 26
Gala en Verano 2009
Salsa, Merengue y Bachata
Latin Dance Party, a tribute to Caribbean music presented by Creative Solutions y Mas. Starring the Eduardo Ortiz Orchestra and featuring Manolo Mairena, Alexander Farias, Tony Caraballo, Felipe Jorge, and G-leny, 8 p.m.
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 0160

Dance floor for 400 plus.
Remember, this event will be hosted at the Mechanics Hall meaning Dress to Impress!
For tickets Mechanics Hall Box office: 508-752-0888
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