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SalsaBoston Recognized by El Planeta's "PowerMeter 100"
I'm pleased to announce that on behalf of the SalsaBoston team, I've been selected as one of the 100 most influential people in the Massachusetts Latino community. Who'd have thought, that from a German/MIT gring o...! I'm flattered. Anyway, thanks to all who wrote in, including a shout out to Rico's List. There is a cocktail party tonight at Vinalia at 6pm honoring the 100 selectees (which include the Governor and a number of others from withing our larger Salsa community, including Jose Masso and Alex Alvear). Of course, we'll continue the party at Club Caribe tonight as usual!

Urgent Note: Caribe Parking:
Due to a change in their policy beyond our control, Trader Joe no longer will permit people to park in their lot for Club Caribe. We are arranging additional overflow parking at another nearby lot, and also the hotel tells me they are quiet at present so the hotel's garage should hold most everyone. Please be aware of this change and let everyone know so they don't get towed.

2010 Bachata Meltdown Workshops!
Saturday Afternoon with Lee "El Gringuito" Edward Smith, of Washington, DC

Lee's back in town! Salseros, if you want to dance some SEXY SEXY or just learn to move a little better, sign up for these workshops with Lee this Saturday at the Havana Club ballroom in Central Square. Details in the mailbag.

Haiti Fundraiser at Havana Club this Saturday
SalsaBoston and Havana Club Haiti Relief Fundraiser is this Saturday evening, Jan 30th, featuring DJ Saoko. Proceeds go to benefit relief efforts for this tragic situation.
• 9-10pm Beginner and Intermediate Salsa Lessons with Salsa y Control Dance Co.
• 10pm-1am Salsa Dance Party, Music by DJ Cuban Jeff and DJ Saoko
• 21+. $12. Dress: Smart Casual to Fashionable.
288 Green Street, Central Sq, Cambridge

Caribe Continues Tonight!

New Lessons Format:Caribe continues to rage each week, with a full house week after week. What to expect: friends, exercise, great music and dancing, lessons, & easy everything-else: what more can you ask for?! See you tonight!

Addressing an interest by people to mix it up a bit, MetaMovements, our resident dance instruction company, is now going to offer a four week rotation of different latin dances in the 8-9pm time slot. From 9-10 will be Salsa as usual.

Week 1: Merengue, Jan. 7
Week 2: Bachata, Jan. 14
Week 3: Rueda de Casino, Jan. 21
Week 4: Cha Cha Cha, Jan. 28

"THE Thursday Night Hotspot for Salsa, Mingling, Great Friends, and Great Times!"
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Now open until 1:30

8pm: Mixed Latin Dance Lesson (rotation of Merengue, Bachata, Casino Rueda, and Cha Cha, different each week), 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?
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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 471
Jan 28, 2010
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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: Mixed Latin Dance lesson with MetaMovements (cover +$5, see schedule below)
- 9pm: Beginner and Intermediate Salsa lesson with MetaMovements (cover +$5)
- Dancing from 10pm-1:30am

Latin "Sampler" Lesson Schedule:
Week 1: Merengue
Week 2: Bachata
Week 3: Rueda de Casino
Week 4: Cha Cha Cha

- 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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Bachata Workshops this Sat. with Lee Edward Smith

30,, & Present...
Bachata Melt Down
"A Sexy Start to your New Year!"
Featuring from Washington D.C.

Lee "El Gringuito" As Seen in over 500 + Cities World Wide! Creator of over 15 Bachata Meet Ups Nationwide & the 3rd Ever Bachata Festival in North America!

Jan 30, 2010 @ Havana Club 2pm - 6:30 pm
288 Green St Central Square, Cambridge
After Party @ Havana Club 9pm-2am

Workshop Schedule:
2pm Dominican Bachata Fuzion
3pm Bachata Up Close
4pm Lee "El Gringuito's" Signature Bachata Combos & Tricks
5:30pm BachaZouk (A New Dance Combining Bachata & Zouk created by Lee "El Gringuito)

$20 Per Workshop or All 4 Workshops for $50

To pre-register, call Jeff at 617-312-5550

Classes with MetaMovements
Sign-up for Winter Salsa Classes with MetaMovements

Winter 2010 salsa classes with MetaMovements start Tuesday, January 26, and run through Wednesday, March 17.

Secure your spot today by contacting, or registering at any MetaMovements event.

View our class schedule for the Winter 2010 class offerings.
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