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Caribe Tonight: DJ Hernan Caribe continues to rage each week, with a full house week after week. Friends, exercise, great music and dancing, lessons, & easy everything-else: what more can you ask for?! Tonight we also welcome Boston Casino Rueda in the house tonight, with that group coming en masse for the lessons w/ MetaMovements, and then dancing later. See you tonight! Scroll down for more on Club Caribe.

Thanksgiving with Caribe: This year for the first time since I can recall, there will be Salsa on Thanksgiving! Club Caribe will be open so you can dance off that Turkey Dinner. We will only be holding the beginner lesson, which will be from 8:30 to 9:30, with Junior guest instructing, and then dancing from 9:30 to late. Happy Gobbling!

New Year's Eve! SalsaBoston and Havana Club are collaborating again on the gala of the season, this time with two floors/three DJ's at the Courtyard Marriott! Mark your calendar and stay tuned as details are announced.

This Sat: Live music is back at Havana Club with "Rumbanama" Scroll down for details.

B&W Salsa Ball with Masacote, Dec. 5, Black Tie Salsa at the Holiday Inn, Brookline. Click through or scroll down to the mailbag:

Orquesta Guayacan at Lido Dec. 5 See the mailbag below for details.

El Jolgorio Navideño Gala, Dec. 12 supporting Latino culture through education, art and civic leadership. Check out this enormous annual event with thousands of people, dancing, music, and food, at the Boston Convention Center. More details in the mailbag below.

Club Caribe Thursdays is Hopping!
"THE Thursday Night Hotspot for Salsa, Mingling, Great Friends, and Great Times!"
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We are now offering two hours of lessons with MetaMovements at Club Caribe Plus, Boston's Hot Salsa Spot will be staying open generally until 1:30am if the crowd so demands.

8pm: Casino Rueda, Beginner and Intermediate Levels
9pm: Beginner and Intermediate Salsa
10pm-1:30am: Dancing!

- Cover charge is $10 ($8 with valid student ID)
- each lesson will be $5 additional
- beginner and intermediate levels with be concurrent. You can go back and forth if the level is too hard or easy.
- our 2-for-1 discount still applies to the cover charge (before 9:30 only) and the 9pm beginner lesson. So that means the cover charge would be $5 pp, and either $2.50 pp for the beginner lesson or $5 pp for the other lessons. See the website to RSVP for the discount.

Club Caribe at the Courtyard Marriott
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Free Parking (hotel garage, or until 1:30am at Trader Joe's)
2 Hrs of Lesson with MetaMovements at 8pm
Dancing until 1am+
Cash Bar
$10 Cover ($2 off with student ID), $5 per lesson (see website for discounts)
All ages welcome

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The SalsaBoston Facebook groups continues to grow! If you're not familiar with Facebook, it's the premier internet way to keep up with your friends and what's going on--literally keep up with the Jones'...! With over 10,000 people on the SalsaUpdate list, I'm looking forward to seeing what happens. Click here to join.

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Nov 19, 2009
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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.
- 8pm: Beginner and Intermediate Casino Rueda lesson with MetaMovements (cover +$5)
- 9pm: Beginner and Intermediate Salsa lesson with MetaMovements (cover +$5)
- Dancing from 10pm-1:30am
- 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

This weekend Live Music returns to Havana Club as Rumba Na Ma, who always play a very danceable mix of salsa, merengue, and cha cha (short!) songs, takes the stage for Saturday Night Salsa. If you love live music, you know what to do: tell/bring your friends and get ready for an amazing evening of dancing to live music!
Friday Night Salsa, of course, is just an incredible force of nature, a wonderful crush of salsa humanity, that will rock on this Friday. Come on by! So there's something for everyone this weekend: if you love the buzz of a packed party - and dancing to DJ'd music - with 300+ people, come Friday; if you like a little more space in which to dance - and the vibe of live music - with 250+ people, we'll see you Saturday!

This week's parties:
• November 20th: Friday Night Salsa in Central Sq - Big fun w. 300+ people
• November 21st: Saturday Night Salsa in Central Square - w. the Rumba Na Ma Band!- and 250+ people
Photos and Videos from last week's parties can be seen online at



Friday Night Salsa
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 Sonerito . $12 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.


Saturday Night Salsa
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/ "Rumba Na Ma" Live. $15 21+ Full Bar. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.

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"

Note: SalsaBoston does not explicity recommend or endorse events listed in the mailbag. We just print what we get that may be of interest. Some organizations buy advertising with us as well. Please exercise your own judgement, and be sure to let us know what you find. -ed.
WPI Salsa Social (Worcester)


W.P.I. Salsa Night
at Alden Hall
Saturday, November 21st

Beginner Salsa Lesson and
DJ Rey G playing the latest latin music.

Join us for a fun SALSA Night!

(NH) November Paper Moon Salsa Social

Saturday, November 21 at 6:00pm.

Event: November Paper Moon Salsa Social
Start Time: Saturday, November 21 at 6:00pm End Time: Sunday, November 22 at 2:00am
Where: 515 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, NH 03054

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
Ladies Styling & Body Mechanics with Kelly

Starting Monday...

Spinning & Centering

Designed for ladies who have a good understanding of salsa timing, basic steps & turns. Accentuate your Feminine Attitude & attributes in your dancing.

* Feel controlled during moving turns
* Feel comfortable and poised during multiple turns
* Learn how to prevent dizziness
* Practice spinning with short styling patterns

WHEN: 4 Mondays, 7:00- 8:00pm, 11/23 ? 12/14
WHAT: Focus will be on spinning & centering
WHERE: Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, Studio 4
400 Harvard St., Cambridge, INSIDE the
Old Cambridge Baptist Church (1151 Mass. Ave.) Near the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line Church parking lot ($5) or street parking available (Studio entrance on the side facing the Inn at Harvard)
COST: $15/ class or $50/ 4-class package
CONTACT: Kelly 617-522-7443;

See you on the dance floor!
Black and White Gala with Masacote, Dec. 5


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This December 5, 2009, the beautiful Whitney Ballroom in Boston [Brookline Holiday Inn] will be home to Masacote's Black and White Salsa Ball, an exhilarating evening of salsa shows, dinner, live music, networking, photo ops, and dancing. Bring your most elegant dress and pick out your best tux to Boston's First Black Tie Salsa Affair.

Become infused with the intoxicating energy that has made salsa a worldwide craze by world renowned music and dance artists invited directly to Boston. Get ready to experience an Unforgettable Night of Networking, Mingling, and Festivities...

* Salsa Shows by International and National Artists
* A Specialty 3 Course Dinner
* Live Concert by Critically Acclaimed Ritmo Masacote
* Salsa Dancing to the Live Band, DJ Rob Suave, and Guest DJ Renzo from DC
* Door Prizes Raffled throughout evening! (must be present to win)
* Professional Photography Services & Red Carpet Photos
* Special Photo Ops Available for Purchase during the night!

Evening Pass -- Salsa Shows, Photo Ops, Live Band, Dancing
Saturday, December 5, 2009

Advance Ticket Price: $39.00(Door Price: $49.00)

* Includes:
o Red Carpet Photo Ops (Available for purchase during event)
o Admission to performances
o Evening Concert - Music by Ritmo Masacote
o Dance to DJ Rob Suave, Guest DJ Renzo from DC, and our Live Band
o Photo Ops with Black or White Backdrops (Available for purchase during event)

Whitney Ballroom, lower level, Holiday Inn Brookline Hotel
* Doors Open for General Public 8:00pm. Showtime 8:30pm. Concert 10:30pm. Social Dancing starts at 10:30pm. All ages event.

Orquesta Guayacan at Club Lido, Dec. 5


Orquesta Guayacan at Club Lido
Sat. Dec. 5
Club Lido, Lynn/Wonderlsnd
$30 (Ticketmaster or local stores)
Info: 781-289-3080

Meet the Stars from Dancing with the Stars


Passion for dancing, exciting allure and sensuality come to Boston this holiday season with a spectacular performance by our special guests

Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo
of “Dancing with the Stars”

For the past 8 seasons of ABC best show Dancing with the stars as elite level dancers they have been turning untrained celebrities into refined, graceful competitors. Now they are coming to Boston to socialize with our guests, share their techniques during amazing dance workshops and gracefully perform for the first time in Boston.

Please bring your celebrity self to the most spectacular event of this holiday season:

“Meet the stars”
12.12.2009 8 p.m.
Westin Copley Hotel
10 Huntington Ave, Boston MA
* Walk the red carpet, filmed by Boston’s best photographers and television coverage
* Watch world class dance performances and LaPerla sexy lingerie fashion show * Enjoy exotic car show
* Mingle with an energetic crowd, international and local
* Dance to live Latin music by Marcus Santo Group and admire best Samba Dancers
* Flirt, meet new people, make friends, and help us make Boston one of the world’s most entertaining cities!

Tickets : $45 till December 1st and $55 after that date, $60.00 at the door.
To buy tickets go to:
We welcome sponsors and offer discounted tickets for sponsors and a private section for corporate Holiday parties.

Please contact organizers: Natasha Kapij at tel: 781-929-8077
Sylvia Rozwadowska at tel: 617-650-4553
Octavian Boca at tel: 508-736-4727

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El Jolgorio Navideno Gala, Dec. 12

This year’s Jolgorio Navideño will be celebrated on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition in South Boston, from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am. This event brings together over 3,500 guests yearly.

Tickets are $45 and include a full buffet and entertainment.

“El Jolgorio” is a volunteer-led non-profit organization that advances leadership and educational attainment among Latino children by supporting educational programs as well as Latino-based cultural events that strive to preserve and promote traditional Latino culture.

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