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Caribe Tonight! Special Guest DJ Juan Montoya of New York tonight, plus Masha's Birthday! We welcome DJ Juan to Caribe, for a special appearance.
Juan has DJ'd renowned Salsa dances such as Jimmy Anton's, Dance Atlantic, and he's toured the international Salsa Congress circuit. His online broadcast:

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?! See you tonight! Scroll down for more on Club Caribe.

Havana Club This Sat with Live Band! Conveniently located in the heart of Central Sq. each weekend. Scroll down for Havana Club details.

New Year's Eve Gala at Club Caribe, Two Floors!
Tickets are selling fast! Join us for what will be an amazing night, with two floors of dancing with some of the finest DJ's in the area spinning Salsa in the Ballroom and Latin all night in the Lounge! Plus food, tons of decorations and great lighting, party favors, champagne toast, and more!

Only $25 advance, and $35 at the door. Don't miss it!

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! Check out all the details on the event home page.

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

Got a Group, Need a Party?
We can help. Click here for the new group info page for SalsaBoston events and we'll set it up for you!

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See you on the dance floor!

Facebook Group Growing: Please join
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.

Issue 469
Dec 17, 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"

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Forro Brazillian Dance/Holiday Party Friday

Start Time: Friday, December 18, 2009 at 8:00pm
End Time: Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 12:00am
Location: Benfica, 178 Elm St, Cambridge (near Davis Sq)

Holiday Forro Party at Benfica this Friday with live music, social dancing and yummy portuguese dinner for only $10!

Please RSVP ASAP on Facebook if you are planning to attend since we need to know the amount of food to order!

Thank you!

Says Wikipedia: "Forró is a kind of Northeastern Brazilian dance that developed from European classics styles of folk musics such as "Chula" and "Xotis" (term that originated the derivate "Xote"), as well as a word used to denote the different genres of music which accompanies the dance. Both are much in evidence during the annual Festa Junina (June Festival), a part of Brazilian traditional culture which celebrates some of the saints of the Catholic religion."
Worcester: Salsa Storm Toy Drive Social



2nd Annual Toy Drive and Winter Wonderland Salsa Social

Please show your support for children that are less fortunate this holiday season. We are running a Toy Drive for Centro las Americas a non profit organization dedicated to helping those in the Greater Worcester Community. All you need to do is bring in an unwrapped toy the day of our Saturday, December 19th Social of a $10 value or greater. You can also just give a donation at the door of $10 or more. Tickets are going FAST, pick up yours today at the studio. Ticket sale ends Dec 11th.

Winter Wonderland Salsa Social and Toy Drive

Manolo Mirena and his salsa band

Beginner and Intermediate salsa lesson by Ray and Annette Gonzalez

Toy Drive for Centro las America in Worcester, MA
Great Raffles

$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Ticket sale ends Dec 11th

Ray or Annette Gonzalez at 508-854-8489

W.H.C.C. 19 Temple Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Nominations for Most Influential People to the Hispanic Community


[Oooh! Pick me! Pick me! LOL! I know that someone nominated me. Thanks! -Olaf]

Nominations are open for the 5th annual PowerMeter, the list of the 100 Most Influential People to the Hispanic Community in MA during 2009.

Visit to nominate someone exceptional!


Stay tuned for the final list of the 5th annual PowerMeter's awardees and the event coming in January 2010!

Brought to you by: El Planeta Newspaper and

Sponsored by: Nuvó

To learn more about the nomination process send an e-mail to Marcela García,
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