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Heads up Students! ALL AGES WELCOME. Colleges are back, and these last two cruises of the season are going to be hopping!
Two cruises remain this season, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18.

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Sagra TONIGHT! DJ Hernan plus Johnny and Kelly

SALSA in the heart of Davis Square/Somerville
Every Wednesday at Sagra Restaurant. Lessons at 9:30.

Club Caribe Thursdays, Boston/Cambridge's HOT Thursday All Ages Salsa Night!

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Club Caribe has definitely become one of the funnest Salsa nights in Greater Boston. Students, if you're back in town, heads up! $2 off at the door with your student ID. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!

Club Caribe at the Courtyard Marriott
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Free Parking (hotel garage, or until 1:30am at Trader Joe's)
Beginner Lesson with MetaMovements at 8:30
Dancing until 1am
Cash Bar
$10 Cover, $2 for lesson, $2 off with student ID
All ages welcome
Two-for-one discount before 9:30, RSVP ONLINE Click banner.

This Week's Salsa Schedule:

Wednesday --> Sagra, Davis Sq./Somerville, DJ Hernan this week plus lesson at 9:30 w/ Johnny and KellyWebsite »

Thursday --> Club Caribe, Cambridge, lessons at 8:30, dancing with DJ D. MartinezWebsite »

Friday --> Salsa Cruise! Long Wharf, 8:30-11pm plus lessons on the dock at 7pm. Join about 350 people each week as we sail and dance on the scenic Boston Harbor Website »

Saturday --> Havana Saturday in Central Square Website »

Note: Salsa Sundays at Sagra is on hold for a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

... plus plenty more in the mailbag.

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 #459
Sep 9, 2009
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Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra


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Salsa Wednesdays at Sagra (formerly Salsa Wednesdays 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)

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!

- $10 cover, but visit the website for promotions and discounts.
- Beginner and Intermediate salsa lesson each week with MetaMovements at 8:30.
- 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 in Cambridge

News from Havana Club:

This week's parties:


. Friday Night Salsa - Great, Big, Fun Party w/ 250+ People


. Saturday Night Salsa - Live music with Grupo Fantasia, 250+ People
Photos and Videos from last week's parties can be seen online at

Rock on Salseros,

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"

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Fall Session with Johnny and Kelly

Starting Thursday, September 10th...


Johnny & Kelly's Fall Session starts SOON!
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 toward the end of September. 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 Fall Session for the Ladies' class will focus on ARM & SHOULDER 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 September 15th
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 September 10th
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 September 14th
Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre in the Old Cambridge Baptist
Studio 2
(See above for details.)

INTERMEDIATE: Tuesdays at 8:45pm- 10:15pm, starting September 15th
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 Fall Session, which lasts 15 weeks.
Buy 3 packages and attend the whole session!

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

Rumba Y Timbal Open House & Class Schedule

Open House/Workshops with Rumba y Timbal

Sunday, September 13, 2009
Open House designed to have you try our
classes and discover the level
for you!
Ask questions about
classes, training or performance.
Each hour class just $5!!
3-4pm Beginner Lesson (Level I)
Beginner-Intermediate Lesson (Level II-III)
5-6pm Intermediate Lesson
(Level IV)(New class!!)

our new class designed for the Intermediate-Advanced dancer. Designed to

challenge you in learning fast-paced partner combinations to push
you to grow
to new heights as a dancer!

New Fall Session
begins on Monday, September 14th!
7:00-9:00pm Training Group with Student Group II-III
9:00-10:00 Intermediate-Advanced Salsa Partnering Level IV
TBA Beginning Salsa Partnering
7:00-8:30pm Salsa Partnering II-III (with Training Group)
8:30-10:30pm Student Group and Semi-Pro Rehearsals
10:00-11:30am Kid's Salsa
3:00-4:00pm Ballet/Stretch**
4:00-4:30pm Ladies Styling**
4:00-4:30pm Men's Footwork**
4:30-5:30pm Semi Pro Rehearsal/Training
Visit our website for more
info or
contact us with any questions at or
"Voces" Acclaimed TV Series on WGBH w/ Episodes about Celia Cruz & Tito Puente


Acclaimed actor Edward James Olmos will introduce each week’s program. Says Olmos: “Our Latino culture is deeply woven into the fabric of American life -- one doesn’t exist without the other. These Latino stories presented in this new season of VOCES -- Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Chilean, and Peruvian stories -- are above all American stories and VOCES is the only series devoted to bringing these terrific films to a national audience.”

Screeners are available and the filmmakers and subjects are available for interviews. Complete information and downloadable images are available at http:///

[Selected Episodes--see website for full listings -ed]

VOCES – 2009 Series Lineup on WGBH

Sunday, September 13 at 1PM
Celia the Queen by Joe Cardona

Celia the Queen is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people. The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit. A co-presentation with National Black Programming Consortium.

Sunday, October 18 at 1PM
Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music by George Rivera

Of all the musicians who have contributed to the popularity of Latin music, none is more recognized than the man known simply as “The King,” Tito Puente. His family, friends and colleagues all pay homage here: Bill Cosby, Marc Anthony, Armand Assante, Geraldo Rivera, Jimmy Smits, Paquito D’Rivera and many more. The life of this influential bandleader, percussionist and composer – and one of the most charismatic performers of all time – is recalled through archival footage and interviews as well as excerpts from one of his last concerts.
Hips on Fire Classes

Brand new!!
From the beginning
From scratch
Join us for a new Salsa course with all the basics !!
Dance Complex
536 Mass Av

Adv Beginner Salsa on Thursdays!!
New Steps!
Adding a new section for woman styling
and adding more tips for gentlemen!
Thursdays 7:30-8:30
Green Street Studios
185 Green Street

New Interm to Adv Salsa on Tuesdays at 7pm starts this Tuesday Sept 8th at Dance Complex
We are back again for another full fun session of new moves, new combination that will take your dancing to a whole new level
Tuesdays 7-8pm
Dance Complex
536 Mass Av
Central Sq, Cambridge.

phone: 617-627-9988

Salsa Y Control Dance Company Intensive Training Session

Salsa Y Control Dance Company
Intensive Training Session
Intermediate Levels

Winter Session With Andres & Leah

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!! Many great dancers in Boston have started In our Training Program, become one of them.
Program Details
Start Date September15th,
End Date: October 13th 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.
- Spinning Technique: proper feet position, body control, spotting technique, drills, and timing -
- Footwork & Ladies Styling.

Added Benefits
- Free Raffles - Club Passes and Salsa CD's, each week. (to help you improve your dancing)
- You can record what you have learned after each class.
- $40 Privates, one person (Full session students only).
- $50 Private, per couple (Full session students only)
- Meet new people and make new friends.
- Great & fun Instructors.

Cost: $120, $110 If you took last session.
(At least 50% or full payment must be made at the first day(Sept 15th).)
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 e-mail or call (617) 755 - 6920
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