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January 2009

Happy New Year!
New Year's Eve at Latin with SalsaMania Productions 
The family wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. May your be 2009 be filled with peace, joy and wonder.
2009 promises to be a blast with new classes, workshops and events to broaden our Latin entertainment and instruction offerings, both from and our growing family of sponsors.
There's something for everyone of all ages, from the shy beginner to the seasoned dancer, to non-dancers, to those that simply enjoy listening and watching. Stay tuned every month for special promotions via email, Facebook, or radio.
A heartfelt thanks to each and every one of our loyal supporters as we push ahead into the New Year with a renewed  pledge to continue the promotion of Latin entertainment in Bermuda.
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 Winter Schedule
Monday, January 12th - Saturday, February 28th, 2009
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Berkeley Institute Cultural Centre
6:00pm-7:00pm     Beginners 1
6:00pm-7:00pm     Beginners 3
5:30pm-6:15pm     Youth Class Ages 5-8
6:30pm-7:30pm     Beginners 1 (Open)
6:30pm-7:30pm     Beginners 2
6:30pm-7:30pm     Ladies Styling
7:45pm-8:45pm     Intermediate 1
7:45pm-8:45pm     Rueda Level  1*
7:45pm-8:45pm     Rueda Level 2**
6:00pm-7:00pm     Beginners 1
6:00pm-7:00pm     Intermediate 3
7:15pm-8:15pm     Advanced 1
5:45pm-6:15pm     Youth Class Ages 9-12
6:30pm-7:30pm     Introduction to Tango
6:30pm-7:30pm     Tango Level 2***
7:45pm-8:45pm     Tango Level 3**** 
Bermuda College Dance Studios
6:30pm-7:30pm     Intermediate 1  
Please Note:
*Students must have completed Beginners 3 before taking Rueda Level 1.
**Students must complete Rueda Level 1 to enter Rueda Level 2 class. Both Rueda classes are 14 weeks.
***Students who have completed Intro to Tango may take Tango Level 2.
****Students who have completed Tango Level 2 may take Tango Level 3.
Private classes are also available and can be arranged by speaking with any of the Sabor staff or by emailing or use our online booking form.
Tel: 33-SABOR (337-2267)

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Weekly Events

SalsaMania Fridays 
Veranda Bar, Elbow Beach Hotel
Enjoy a the rich, warm ambience of Bermuda's best-stocked rum bar, and winner of Bermuda's Best of Bermuda Gold Award, along with SalsaMania Prodcutions for "Best Night out for Dinner and Dancing" in 2008. Take in the sights and sounds of SalsaMania Fridays as you dine, drink and dance. Admission is free. All dancers of all levels are welcome.
Beginner's Latin Variety Class (Non-progressive) 9:00-9:30pm
Dancing 8:00pm - 9:00am
SalsaMania's Latin Flavours on Magic 102.7FM 
Tune in for the very best variety of Latin music, featuring Salsa, Cha Cha, Tango, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Lambada, Samba, Zouk, and much more. Call in to win great prizes from our sponsors.
Every Saturday 7:00pm-9:00pm (AST) on MAGIC 102.7FM.
Tel: (441) 29-MAGIC (296-2442)

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General Announcements
Sabor Class Schedule
Weekly Events
Artist of the Month:


Bachata is a popular guitar music from the Dominican Republic. While bachata is based on the bolero rhythm, bachateros have traditionally included other kinds of music like son, merengue, vals and ranchera in their repertoires.  Guitar music has always been a part of the Dominican musical landscape, but the first bachata recognized as such was recorded in 1961 by José Manuel Calderón. Tthe music was viewed by society at large in the same way that bolero was viewed throughout Latin America-a romantic music popular with lovers and serenaders.
Formed in 1994 in the Bronx by a group of four boys (Anthony Santos, Lenny Santos, Max Santos, and Henry Santos Jeter) who were determined to break Dominican bachata music out from its traditional base and fuse it with the other sounds they heard every day, like hip-hop and R&B. Interestingly, unlike other youths seeking success, they didn't give themselves over to a producer who might mold their sound; instead, they proceeded to learn all the skills they needed themselves, from production to instruments. Their real break came in 1999. Signed to BMG, they released their debut -- with an outside producer. The material, however, was their own, and they resisted the attempt to turn them into a cookie-cutter boy band.  The single "Obsesion" became a hit with Latin youth, finding a strong crossover into hip-hop. However, as the album's title promised, they did break all the bachata rules, bringing the style very much into the new Millennium without sacrificing the style's roots. While catching a growing U.S. audience, they also became popular in Europe, thanks to frequent touring and a different sound. In 2003, they returned with Love & Hate, which saw them progressing even further with their sound, adding merengue into the mix, and upping the R&B/hip-hop quotient without losing touch with their background, singing in Spanish, English, and Spanglish. God's Project, released in 2005, was widely regarded as the group's best album to date.
From Yahoo! Music 
SalsaMania's Picks:
Obsesion (No Es Amor)
Une Beso
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