Monthly Archives: August 2010

Breast Cancer Fundraiser at An Tua Nua September 15th

Breast Cancer Awareness RibbonRisqué at An Tua Nua is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the American Cancer Society‘s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.  The walk is being held on October 3rd at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston.  For more information about the walk please visit cancer.org/stridesonline.

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Workshops with Mexican Salsa Champions in Allston

Flag of MexicoSalsa y Control Dance Company has brought Mexican Salsa Champions Jorge Martinez and Lupita Garcia (Salsa Na’Ma Dance Company) to teach workshops and perform in Boston!

If you aren’t going to the New York Salsa Congress this year or just want a preview, don’t miss a chance to see Jorge and Lupita perform at Ryles on Sunday, August 29nd and teach at The Dance Republic on Tuesday, August 31st!

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Grand Opening of Nueva Vida Salsa Social!

Nueva Vida FlyerWorld Salsa Championship competitor and Boston salsa alumnus Vera Rowe will be hosting her monthly Saturday salsa socials at a new location starting September 11th, at the Dance New England School of Dance, located 30 minutes north of Boston in North Chelmsford, MA.  Among the performances will be Vera’s Nueva Vida Salsa Dance Company and legendary Boston salsa dance company Masacote, while highly acclaimed salsa DJ Saoko and DJ Travis will be sure to keep everybody grooving on the dance floor all night long!

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Children’s Fundraiser Performances at An Tua Nua this Wednesday!

Children Stick FiguresThis coming Wednesday, August 25th, there is a special fundraiser for the Franciscan Hospital for Children being hosted at Risqué salsa club at An Tua Nua.  The fundraiser includes some hot performances by some of Boston’s premier salsa dance companies, including Salsa y Control and Hacha y Machete.

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A New Salsa Scene Is Born: Vera Rowe & New Hampshire

Vera RoweWhen I started dancing salsa back in 2008, little did I know how much of an adventure I was getting myself into, and how deep and rich Boston’s salsa community was. Our salsa venues currently cater to Beantown salsaholics 6 to 7 days a week almost all year round, and there are 7 dance companies actively participating in the community and abroad. I consider myself fortunate to have been introduced to the community at a time when it’s been well established for over a decade, and continues to grow and thrive with endless energy and excitement.

With that same energy and spirit, World Salsa Championship competitor and Boston salsa alumnus Vera Rowe has nurtured a brand new salsa community in New Hampshire since 2009. With the start of her new monthly salsa socials in North Chelmsford MA this September, I decided to take the opportunity to interview Vera about her salsa experiences, what it’s been like growing a new salsa scene in New Hampshire, and competing in the World Salsa Championships again this December.

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