Salsa In The Park (SITP)

Salsa In The Park (SITP)

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I had so much fun teaching everyone some sign language phrases this summer at SITP. If you'd love to learn more sign language while also learning to dance, please join me at Salsa-ASL Lesson & Dance Social on September 14 at Muevelo Dance Studio from 1pm - 4pm. ASL lesson from 1:00 - 1:45; Dance lesson (while practicing ASL) 1:45 - 2:30; and Dance Social with DJ from 2:30 - 4:00. $10 for all or just $5 for the social. All fees help Silent Rhythms, Inc. provide inclusion and access to the arts and dance for people with disabilities. Sending you all ASL love.
did you all check out the article written about Kerry Thompson & Silent Rhythms Dance? this program pilotted at Salsa In The Park (SITP)the and we couldnt be more proud of Kerry & the work she is doing in this world to ensure inclusion for all!
Save today!! It is the last week to save and purchase your tickets online. Prices are going up August 3rd and will only be sold at the door. Don't wait to buy! New England's largest Latin dance festival is right around the corner. See you there! . Visit http://www.bostonsalsafest.com/register.html to purchase your pass today
are the photos from 6/25 up somewhere?
For All Of You Who Love To Dance Salsa In The Park (SITP), Here's A Little Something From Me To You!!! Hope You Enjoy, Thanks!!!
HI. Is there an event at Mozart Park today?
Sol Crema this is what you need to do when you move 💃🏻
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Every Monday night this summer to the end August or September (pending funding), @MetaMovements, @BCYF, and our partners and sponsors present a free community event with latin dance lessons, performances, social dancing and more!

METAMOVEMENTS & BLACKSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER SPICE UP THE CITY OF BOSTON WITH “SALSA IN THE PARK”. Every Monday through August 28th! NO Salsa in the Park on July 3rd due to holiday! Dates subject to change/cancellation pending funding FREE Salsa Dancing & Music to Promote Youth Education & A Healthy Community Additional sponsorship & vendor opportunities available! Contact us today at [email protected]

Mission: Initially created to decrease crime in the area in 2007, MetaMovements' Salsa In The Park Community Programs provides summer jobs for youth and improves the livelihood of the community. Through dance and community engagement we transform the Blackstone Community Center Courtyard into a Salsa Soirée, with music by local Salsa DJ's, performances and food/drinks provided by community sponsors.

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Dance/Movement Therapy has Positive Impact on Quality of Life, Depression, Anxiety, Well-being, Mood, Affect, and Body Image: A Journal Brief | ADTA

We know it's getting dark and cold... but don't forget to move!! =) Your body and mind will thank you!

adta.org Meta-analysis of research about therapuetic dance and dance/movement therapy on improving quality of life in depression, anxiety and other areas.

We have really enjoyed watching "Bachata in the Park" grow -- since the fundraiser we ran over the summer we were proud to use the funds to purchase an amazing floor... and each donation will help us get even more! Check out some photos from this summer -- and stay tuned for how you can help contribute to this project on #givingtuesday

Shout out to Francois Noel, Djwicho Reyes, and Rajeev Hotchandani for playing an important part of this project's growth!!

Photos by Donrick Pond & Lumyr Derisier

Have a lovely day, however you plan to spend it... we are closed-- but stay tuned for special sales all weekend long!

So proud!! =)

Did you see us in The Sun News a few weeks ago? #LowellSITP

Thank you, Amaris Castillo & The Lowell Sun!

SALSA IN THE PARK IS COMING TO AN END TONIGHT WITH A BANG! Come tonight to enjoy live music with Edwin Pabon and a NEW DANCE FLOOR in for #bachatainthepark in our 2nd area =)

We're sad to say goodbye.... BUT OUR FALL SEASON HAS SO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO =)

This week, we are excited to welcome Carlos Gómez back to Boston, and to be celebrating our founder Anara Frank's birthday with 9 days full of workshops, outdoor dancing, and parties! We are also looking forward to our Midwest Tour, as well as to our upcoming dance programs in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Check out our Greater Boston schedule below, featuring collaborations with many of our friends...and join us for some amazing dancing as we welcome Carlos Gómez & Anara Frank back to town!

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SALSA IN THE PARK IS COMING TO AN END.... BUT OUR FALL SEASON HAS SO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO =)
This week, we are excited to welcome Carlos Gomez back to Boston, and to be celebrating our founder Anara Frank's birthday with 9 days full of workshops, outdoor dancing, and parties! We are also looking forward to our Midwest Tour, as well as to our upcoming dance programs in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Check out our Greater Boston schedule below, featuring collaborations with many of our friends...and join us for some amazing dancing as we welcome Carlos Gómez & Anara Frank back to town!

Thank you to Francois Noel for these amazing shots! =)

#metamovements #mmculturalconnections #travelwithmeta #mmrd #salsainthepark #bachatainthepark #freeinboston

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Upcoming Events besides Monday evenings

Stay updated with info on events with MetaMovements, including workshops & social dancing with Carlos Gómez during his 1st U.S. Tour!

mmsalsainthepark.weebly.com Tuesday September 10, 2019 is the first day of our Dominican Style Performance Challenge with Carlos Gomez during his 1st U.S. Tour! Open to all levels and dancers. Carlos is a renowned dancer from...

=) Still looking for help! spread the word!

Call to action =) We need your help! please PM us or email us if you can commit to this shift (or know someone who can!)

This Monday! Join us for the final Salsa In The Park of 2019 with Live Music and more!

Salsa In The Park (SITP)

REMINDER!! =) See you September 9th!

We will be CLOSED for September 2nd due to Labor Day! See you September 9th for our final SITP @ the Blackstone of 2019!!

[08/31/19]   We will be CLOSED for September 2nd due to Labor Day! See you September 9th for our final SITP @ the Blackstone of 2019!!

[08/25/19]   Uncover the roots, infuse body movement. Join us at 1pm today for Special Workshop with Carlos & Anara! Not only are they great social dancers, they are also amazing instructors!

Call 617 286 6382 or email [email protected] for secret location info!

Many were asking & we are excited to announce some special workshops with Carlos Gomez from the Dominican Republic and Anara Frank this weekend!! You wont want to miss it! Join us for one or both!

Email or call us today for the secret location :-)

[08/19/19]   DO NOT LET THE CLOUDS SCARE YOU: Our sources show it will be dry enough for us to be outside tonight!! :) see you there!

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR THE NEXT 3 SALSA IN THE PARKS!

We have shifts open for tomorrow (8/19), Next Monday (8/26), and the 2nd Monday of September (9/9). (note: we are not open on labor day!!)

Please contact volunteer coordinator Kaitlin Nancy by PM if are available! and guess what? Volunteering is one of the best ways to enjoy SITP because it keeps you accountable to attending, connects you to the community in a special way, and gives you a "behind the scenes" look into what makes the event so special!!

and YES!! you can volunteer and still dance! We have 4 shifts available
Set Up: 4-6pm
Table shift 1: 6-7:30pm
Table shift 2: 7:30-9pm
Breakdown: 9-930 pm

Most volunteers commit to two shifts -- for example: they do a table shift for part of the event, dance the rest, and then help us break down! OR set up, take the dance lessons during the first half... and table for the closing!

Looking forward to dancing and BUILDING with our lovely Salsa in the Park family! =)

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Boston Salsa Festival

Meet us at the Boston Salsa Festival this weekend!!

bostonsalsafest.com The Boston Salsa Festival features workshops and performances by world class dancers and instructors, not to mention your favorite local salsa, bachata, and cha cha cha companies. Dance the night away to live music and Boston's best DJs.

Don't miss Salsa In The Park in Boston this evening! We have the lovely ladies of Caramelo Boston performing!!!

Curious about the history of our program in the DR before Carlos Gómez gets here? Check out this post from our travel page MetaMovements Travel Programs!

3 YEARS INTO OUR PROGRAM INTO THE DR... here are some thoughts on community and gratitude!

It's been almost 3 years since Alfred Pena came to us with the idea do a program with him in the DR! We had had many past travelers and friends tell us that they enjoyed our program in Cuba so much they wanted us to develop a new trip in a different area... and with the support of our friends at Rhythmology this next phase just felt right.

Since then we've had many cross-cultural experiences that have manifested from this decision...

🎶🎶 From America to the DR we've brought some amazing groups of dancers and cultural enthusiasts... (shout out to Alfred & Jay Styles for being some of the first to bring your students!)

🎶🎶 From the DR to Cuba, By-Bolivar Escuela De Baile, Carlos Gómez, Yernan Flores, and Sterling Cabral have joined us in Havana to see firsthand how our programs operate there... and of course to expand their knowledge of dance!

🎶🎶 From DR to America, we hosted Susan de Beras & Sterling Cabral here in Boston last summer for dance exchanges and performances!! (and Carlos will be joining us soon!)

With each interaction -- the students and travelers foster fond memories and a newfound passion for the Dominican Roots of Salsa and Bachata... and our friends from the DR develop as leaders, teachers, and coordinators!.

Looking back -- it's been a challenging journey... but it's a gift for us to see this symbiotic relationship grow and flourish over time.

All we can feel is gratitude for this amazing community of Americans & Dominicans who love this country and this program. We love you all!!

Check out these photos to see a few examples of the programming we've done in the past few years...

Celebrate Francois Noel's Birthday with him in the Dominican Republic this October!! Amazing prices, great dancing, and beautiful nature... who would want to miss out on that?

There are still slots open to join us this fall in the DR! Francois Noel will be traveling with his friends and students in celebration of his Birthday!

Sign up by the Boston Salsa Festival to get our last round of discounted prices!!
Visit www.mmculturalconnections.com for more details!

Salsa in the Park 7/15/19

Thank you to Lumyr Derisier for these great photos!

Thank you to our instructors for their great classes: Eli Pabon, Francois Noel, our friends from Boston Rueda, and Kerry Thompson with Silent Rhythms.

Great work to Alma Latina and Juan Mambo Lopez for their amazing shows!

Thank you to Lumyr Derisier for these great photos!

Thank you to our instructors for their great classes: Eli Pabon, Francois Noel, our friends from Boston Rueda, and Kerry Thompson with Silent Rhythms.

Great work to Alma Latina and Juan Mambo Lopez for their amazing shows!

[07/29/19]   We've got some superb pictures that were going to start posting on our instagram!
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Click here to support Bachata in the Park (BITP) organized by Rajeev Hotchandani

Raj, one of our supporters and Director of Alma Latina Boston, has just created a gofundme crowdfunder to raise funds to launch Bachata In The Park at Salsa In The Park!

Any amount is greatly appreciated! And please share share share!!!

gofundme.com The popularity of Salsa In The Park has grown and so has the love of dancing Bachata. We are excited about the possibility to build Bachata In The Park next to Salsa In The Park!We are coming together to raise funds to cover the expenses of necessary things like a separate mobile dance floor for...

Pictures are up from July 8th =) Thank you all for your patience as we had to make a few changes in our staffing... we are back on track and the albums from last week and this week will be up soon!

Thank you to Lumyr Derisier for these great pictures!

Thanks to our teachers: Intro to Salsa with Eli Pabon, Salsa Body Movement, Footwork & Turns with Francois Noel, Rueda De Casino with Or Gadish, and Silent Rhythms with Kerry Thompson

Thanks to our DJ: Rob Suave

And finally... great demos and performances from Or, Anara, and Eli!

Salsa in the Park 7/08/19

Thank you to Lumyr Derisier for these great pictures!

Thanks to our teachers: Intro to Salsa with Eli Pabon, Salsa Body Movement, Footwork & Turns with Francois Noel, Rueda De Casino with Or Gadish, and Silent Rhythms with Kerry Thompson

Thanks to our DJ: Rob Suave

And finally... great demos and performances from Or, Anara, and Eli!

Thank you to Lumyr Derisier for these great pictures!

Thanks to our teachers: Intro to Salsa with Eli Pabon, Salsa Body Movement, Footwork & Turns with Francois Noel, Rueda De Casino with Or Gadish, and Silent Rhythms with Kerry Thompson

Thanks to our DJ: Rob Suave

And finally... great demos and performances from Or, Anara, and Eli!

[07/23/19]   Gentle reminder that Tickets are on sale! Make sure to get yours today so that we can dance together at the Boston Salsa Festival 2019!

[07/22/19]   So weather reports say 65% chance of drizzles throughout the evening so we are indoors tonight!

We are so proud of the amazing work Metea Koronas is doing in Nicaragua. She started with us as a Mayor's program intern... coordinated our youth program for several summers... and is now running this amazing program! Give this page a follow to keep up with what she's doing =)

La biblioteca está abierta todos los sábados de las 10am a 12pm para prestar libros, jugar y colorear!

Niños mayores de 9 años pueden prestar libros solos. Los menores de 9 años pueden venir a prestar con un hermano o primo mayor de 9, o un adulto que se haga responsable del libro. Les esperamos! 😊

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In addition to our daily classes, we open on Saturday mornings to lend books, play games and color!

SUMMARY: Volunteers needed for the last two Mondays in August!

Hi all! We hope you are staying cool today =)

We really appreciate everyone who has signed up and supported so far -- and we wanted to make a call out to anyone who was planning to volunteer this summer... your support is most needed the last two Mondays of August (and possibly September 9th, pending a few logistical items. Stay tuned!)

To sign up and commit to a shift, please put your name and contact info here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4aaca822a5fb6-salsa

Thanks!!

The SITP Team

Just a gentle reminder that the Lowell Salsa In The Park event that was scheduled for today has been postponed to a later date (in August) due to the heat emergency... Stay tuned for more information and remember to stay hydrated!

Don't miss our features at Salsa In The Park this Monday! Muevelo Dance Studio Esencia; Beantown Lockers choreo collab debut with MetaMovements; Sterling & Luna Paula Sterling Cabral; DJ Black Mamba John Shider and Silent Rhythms, Inc.!!!

Check out Monday's details at 7/22/19 Salsa In The Park - rain or shine!

[07/19/19]   :::SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT::::

Due to concerns over the heat wave we are supposed to have this Saturday, we have decided to postpone our Lowell Salsa In The Park featuring Silent Rhythms to Sun., 8.11.19 | 2:00pm-6:00pm (application for park permit submitted).

Stay safe and cool this weekend!

We will provide more updates soon!

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED BEGINNER LATIN DANCERS: DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN TAKE CLASS WITH FRANCOIS FROM @SALSA IN THE PARK EVERY TUESDAY IN JAMAICA PLAIN? FIRST CLASS IS FREE FOR NEW STUDENTS!

Check out the class descriptions below... join us each week $15 to drop in... or save by buying a class card! (check out our web page at the bottom of this post!)

FOOTWORK & BODY MOVEMENT: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM - Ever felt like you've got all the basics & footwork down.... but you just can't connect to the music? Wish that your basic had more flavor? Join Francois each week to deepen your technique, musicality, and body movement! Beyond memorizing footwork and patterns -- you'll learn how to move your body to the music organically so that each move will come through easily when you're on the dance floor. Learn how the music calls for certain kinds of movement -- and how to execute that movement with confidence!

PARTNERWORK: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM - Ever felt lost on the dance floor? Like you're not sure how your partner feels... or what they're thinking? Figure out how to signal your follower (and read the signals of your leaders) better -- through exercises in connection and musicality... you'll find your north star: your understanding of the rhythm and how to truly connect to your partner!

https://metamovements.wixsite.com/class/classes

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED BEGINNER LATIN DANCERS: DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN TAKE CLASS WITH FRANCOIS EVERY TUESDAY IN JAMAICA PLAIN? FIRST CLASS IS FREE FOR NEW STUDENTS!

Check out the class descriptions below... join us each week $15 to drop in... or save by buying a class card! (check out our web page at the bottom of this post!)

FOOTWORK & BODY MOVEMENT: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM - Ever felt like you've got all the basics & footwork down.... but you just can't connect to the music? Wish that your basic had more flavor? Join Francois each week to deepen your technique, musicality, and body movement! Beyond memorizing footwork and patterns -- you'll learn how to move your body to the music organically so that each move will come through easily when you're on the dance floor. Learn how the music calls for certain kinds of movement -- and how to execute that movement with confidence!

PARTNERWORK: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM - Ever felt lost on the dance floor? Like you're not sure how your partner feels... or what they're thinking? Figure out how to signal your follower (and read the signals of your leaders) better -- through exercises in connection and musicality... you'll find your north star: your understanding of the rhythm and how to truly connect to your partner!

https://metamovements.wixsite.com/class/classes

#MetaYouthAre at the Kids Corner at Salsa In The Park (SITP), a place where your child(ren) can go and play; while you dance and have fun!!

A few of our responsible Youth Arts Ambassadors are ready to watch them, play along with them and make sure they have as much fun as you are going to have at SITP🥳 .

Toys, games, one on one mini dance lessons, and a playground all in one place for your kids to enjoy at the SITP Kids Corner!

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Bootcamps & Workshops | MetaMovements

Register today for Anara's Unlocking the Secrets to Social Dancing bootcamp & get a nice discount! Spend the whole day or part of the day...

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metamovements.wixsite.com Join us on Sunday July 14, 2019 for a day of learning the secrets of social dancing with the guidance of Anara Frank, founder of MetaMovements Latin Dance Company. With over 25 years experience, Anara  is recognized for her expertise in developing artists—taking them up the ladder of success in ...

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METAMOVEMENTS & BCYF BLACKSTONE COMMUNITY CENTER SPICE UP THE CITY OF BOSTON WITH THE ORIGINAL “SALSA IN THE PARK”. Every Monday evening 6pm-9pm (rain or shine) during the summer months! 2018 calendar June 11th-August 27! Dates subject to change/cancellation pending funding FREE Salsa Dancing, Lessons & Music to Promote Youth Education & A Healthy Community Volunteer, Sponsorship & vendor opportunities available! Contact us today at [email protected]

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