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***Due to the rain & scattered thunderstorms in Somerville, tonight's Dancing On The Row: Latin Dance Series event is cancelled. We will return on July 26th!***
Thank you for visiting MetaMovements' Salsa In The Park website!
Every summer we bring together thousands of people of all ages and abilities for a free and popular outdoor summer event series that includes social dancing, performances, dance lessons and training programs, theater and performance workshops, Latin dance programming for elders of the community and a comprehensive youth employment program.
We are so excited for our 12th summer of Salsa In The Park (SITP)! A free and popular outdoor summer series for all ages, backgrounds and abilities, Metamovements Latin Dance Company' Salsa In The Park (SITP) is an innovative community engagement project in partnership with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Blackstone Community Center that transforms public space for public benefit through music, dance and education. A public health initiative, featuring movement as a key to wellness, it draws hundreds of people from all walks of life every summer on Monday evenings for:
**Space for Social Dancing all night long
**Weekly performances featuring professional, amateur and youth performers showcasing a variety of cultures and genres
**FREE 30 minute multi-level Latin dance lessons (Salsa, Bachata and Cuban)
Learn more about Salsa In The Park by clicking on our "about" page and let us know if you have any questions.
SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY JULY 15, 2019 SALSA IN THE PARK!
Location: Blackstone Community Center Courtyard, 50 W. Brookline Street, Boston MA 02118 --- RAIN OR SHINE! ---
6pm: Intro to Salsa with Eli Pabon; Salsa Body Movement, Footwork & Turns with Francois Noel at the Main Floor & Rueda De Casino with Or Gadish at Lower area!
6:15pm: Salsa Lesson in ASL (American Sign Language) with Silent Rhythms, Inc.
6:30pm: Social dancing begins on the Main Floor with DJ Rob Suave!
6:45pm: Bachata Lessons with Francois Noel in Lower Area
7:15pm: Performance time! Learn a few signs with Kerry Thompson as part of #Learn35HelpUsThrive campaign! Performances by Alma Boston Amateur Team and Alma Boston Advanced Team; Moves & Vibes; and Juan Mambo Lopez!
7:45pm-8:50pm: Social dancing in 2 areas!!! NEW!!!
Salsa In The Park Mondays is just the tip of the iceberg of MetaMovements' Community Programs during the summer months. We are super grateful for partial funding and support through weekly donations at the event as well as support from our volunteers, BCYF Blackstone Community Center, Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston's Boston Cultural Council (a program of the Mass Cultural Council); Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Health Commission sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; John Hancock's MLK Scholars Nonprofit Partners program; Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (Cambridge), to name a few...
Top 5 ways of supporting Salsa In The Park 2019:
1. Become a 2019 Salsa In The Park Donor
To support our programming (including weekly outdoor parties, free dance and percussion classes for children, youth and elders, etc.), safely donate online by clicking here. Thanks to Boston Dance Alliance, our fiscal sponsor, donations are tax-deductible, and can be made easily online.
2. Become a 2019 Salsa In The Park Sponsor or Vendor
Reach thousands of people this summer by advertising through our networks and events or having a resource/promotional table at our weekly events! For more information visit our Sponsor & Donate page.
3. Become part of the team
This programming relies on a solid team every year in all aspects of event production, media and arts programming. If you are a young person between the ages of 15-18 from Boston or Cambridge apply to work with us this summer by clicking here today. For those above 18 years of age, contact Kaitlin about internship, paid and volunteer opportunities.
4. Help us get the word out
Monday evening Salsa In The Park events begin June 10, 2019 and end on August 26, 2019 (pending fundraising efforts).
5. Perform at Salsa In The Park events
Our events gather a welcoming audience of more than 300 people eager to witness your newest creation. All genres of performance are considered. Let us know about your interest today by clicking here.
** If you are looking for more information about events & performances, leave us a message by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
** If you need more information on Cuba travel, please visit voyagetocuba.com and Dominican Republic www.mmculturalconnections.com
** For information on classes, email email@example.com or visit http://metamovements.wixsite.com/class
To contact us directly, give us a call at 617-286-6382 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org