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Boston Ballet,
Motionwear and Teddy Shoes
are proud to announce
four lucky dancers
will win two FREE
Orchestra Level tickets to
Boston Ballet’s Swan Lake
Wednesday May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Boston Opera House
539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
• One entry will be awarded for each Motionwear product purchased
• Buy More Motionwear – earn more entries! Multiple entries are allowed per person.
• Drawing held on Saturday May 21 at 5 pm.
• Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail.
• By entering this promotion, you grant Teddy Shoes the right to use your name on web
and social media sites.
@BostonBallet @Motionwear

Owner Steven Adelson from Teddy Shoes to be honored at Small Business Week Celebration on May 5

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Teddy Shoes is a 2nd generation family-owned business that opened in April of 1957 by Theodore Adelson. It is located at 548 Massachusetts Avenue, right in the heart of Central Square. The store began selling family footwear and factory seconds and cancellations from many of the local shoe factories. As the business became profitable, the owner Teddy opened up locations in Watertown and Somerville and later on in East Boston. The current owner and son Steven Adelson came on board in August of 1978 and is still running the business. In 1993, the nature of the business began to change from a family shoe store to a dance shop. Steve shifted his focus from the seconds and closeouts  into dance shoes and apparel for ballet, flamenco, jazz, salsa, tap and tango just to name a few. The store still carries a full stock of family footwear, hats, hosiery and large sizes but also has become a destination location for the greater Boston dance community. The store has a huge inventory, offers great customer service and is open daily. It has its own website,  and also has a social media presence on its own blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Next year, Teddy Shoes will celebrate its 60th Birthday and continues to be a proud merchant of Central Square Cambridge.


Eastern Bank and the City of Cambridge will be hosting an event in honor of Small Business Week. Owner Steven Adelson will be given a proclamation  for all of his efforts as a successful business owner in Central Square Cambridge. Mayor E. Denise Simmons will be presenting this honor on Thursday May 5 at the Meridien Hotel in Cambridge.


#SmallBusinessWeekCelebration #EasternBank #SmallBusinessCelebration





THE CUBA FILES February 12 — March 6, 2016 at Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre

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We are thrilled to announce the music for José Mateo Ballet Theatre newest ballet premiering in The Cuba Files on February 12!
The premiere is set to Cuban composer Juan Pinera’s Trio Cervantino – a work of new classical music for piano, violin and clarinet. The piece was composed by Pinera in 2012 for a group of three young musicians named Trio Cervantino and pays homage to composers Cervantes, Bach and Rachmaninoff. To Mr. Mateo, this work shows the influence of our global society – where musicians from all corners of the world continue to be inspired by other cultures and musical histories.
This new ballet will be performed alongside audience favorite, Danzones Baleticos (2004), a series of short ballets set to music popularized in Cuba in the 1950s and Escape (2004, Brouwer) a ballet that tells the story of a woman trapped in the repressive environment of her homeland.
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José Mateo Ballet Theatre #TheCubaFiles

Registration is now open for the 2016 Boston Salsa Festival!

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Boston Salsa Festival and now is the best time to register! We are currently running a special on the Full Pass for only $125. That’s correct, only $125 for the FULL PASS! This special price is only available through January 31st.

The Boston Salsa Festival will be back for its 5th year on August 19-21, 2016! We are planning for an even bigger and better event this year. We are moving to Boston! The Boston Salsa Festival will now be held at the Sheraton Hotel Boston. We hope that you can join us.

  • 3 Nights with 40+ performances from world renowned dancers and local favorites
  • 3 Nights of social dancing to live music, as well as top notch salsa DJs
  • 2 Days with 25+ workshops from beginner to advanced levels
  • Great NEW location at the Sheraton Hotel Boston

This special offer ends at 11:59pm on January 31st, so don’t miss it! Register today at We look forward to seeing you in August!

Andres & Hernan


#2016BostonSalsaFestival #BachatainBoston #SalsayControl #SheratonBoston #Blog.TeddyShoes



Experience the A.R.T. Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 December 6, 2015 – January 3, 2016

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Experience the A.R.T.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
December 6, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn’t here…But what about Pierre? Based on a scandalous 70-page slice of War and Peace, this electropop opera (from the musical mind of Dave Malloy who brought Three Pianos, Ghost Quartet, and Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage to A.R.T.) is Tolstoy like you’ve never experienced him before. Step into a glamorous, romantic world of chandeliers, vodka and caviar in the salons and opera houses of 19th century Moscow, where passions ignite as Napoleon’s war rages outside the city. This new musical brings to life the heart of literature’s most epic tale of love and fate.…/natasha-pierre-great-…

‪#‎ExperienceTheART‬ ‪#‎HarvardSquareTheater‬


Catherine Brookman in NATASHA PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Photo By Chad Batka

Boston Ballet presents Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier, Oct 22-Nov 1, 2015 at Boston Opera House

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Boston Ballet presents Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier, Oct 22-Nov 1, 2015 at Boston Opera House

“You don’t just have to survive this ballet, you have to feel this ballet, and dance it, and perform it the way Mr. Neumeier wants it.” –Lasha Khozashvili
Principal dancer Lasha Khozashvili spends almost the full 1 hour and 45 minutes of this work on stage, with only a 3 minute break. Listen in as he discusses the physical and emotional challenges presented in this work, and how the Company men have risen to the occasion.

Boston Ballet​ #BostonOperaHouse




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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM
– to –
Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00 AM (EDT)

Ballroom in Boston
300 Western Ave.
Allston, MA 02134

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Helio Santos from Cape Verde is one of the world’s greatest Kizomba Dancers & Instructors. He is one of the first to help popularize Kizomba in Europe and HE IS COMING TO BOSTON!!! I am proud to bring him to the Boston area for a great weekend of Kizomba technique, history, culture, and fun.


Have you been wanting to learn Kizomba? Well now is your chance to learn from the best! Are you already learning Kizomba?  This is the perfect chance to raise your Kizomba dancing to the next level with one of the best Kizomba instructors.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from one of the greatest. This might be your one and only chance to learn from one of the best Kizomba dancers out there.  Be sure to invite your friends and be a part of the Kizomba Flow and…CATCH THE WAVE!!

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Swing Party =– May 9 Featuring Tom Nutile Big Band

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Saturday, May 9 at Huron Ave:
Tom Nutile Big Band
Think Basie and Sinatra, Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee. The Tom Nutile Big Band had made a big name for itself in the New England Swing Dancing circuit. With their roots are in the swing era of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, this 15 pc band’s mission is to entertain!

No LINDY WORKSHOP this week.

– Beginner (Intro Swing)
– Intermediate (Charleston)


2 New Argentine Tango Series with AnaLinda: Mondays, starts MAY 4th

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2 New Argentine Tango Series with AnaLinda: Mondays, starts MAY 4th

May 4 at 7:30pm to Jun 15 at 9:30pm
Dance Complex

536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
At the Dance Complex in Central Square, Cambridge

7:30 – 8:30 Argentine Tango Fundamentals
8:30 – 9:30 Continuing Basic

No partner required.
DROP-INS WELCOME in all classes

Tango Fundamentals
The Argentine Tango is an improvisational social dance which requires solid technique and builds communication skills and inspiration. This is the class for those tools! Learn the basic tango elements, and the dynamic and expressive range of tango movement. We integrate the beginning dancer into their breath and balance, connect them to their imagination through the music and build a
strong, collaborative relationship with their dance partner of the moment.

AnaLinda’s teaching is unique for its focus on simplifying the dance, providing a foundation in partner connection, floor navigation and delight in sensual movement.

Continuing Tango
Take the next step in your tango. This is both a continuing class using the foundational elements from the first hour and putting them into sequences, and a class for continuing level students (advanced-beginner). You will
connect-the-dots from your fundamentals classes and dance seamlessly. Every session of this class is new material and it can be taken many times. We expose
the structure and technique of tango to keep memorizing patterns to a minimum.

6 Weeks starting May 4, 2015- June 8th

TangoEmbrace classes at this level retain focus on comfort and dynamism in the partner frame. Explore the dynamic and expressive range of tango movement. We
do more musicality and refine technique in the second hour. We will cover Cross steps (Ocho combinations), into turning figures including the Molinete. Learn
to make a round box, fun accelerations, and tango stops (Paradas).

Each class is $15 at the door. Both classes together one night are $27
One series is $85 at the door. Two series back to back is $155 at the door.***
Pre-registration is open with payment up to one week in advance. Please write for the mailing address.
PAYMENTS the day of class SHOULD BE MADE TO ANALINDA DIRECTLY at the Dance Complex. Checks and Cash accepted.

***Please consider taking the two series as the Accelerated Learning Package.
The first hour you learn the universal, basic tango elements. The second hour refines them so they are more comfortable, beautiful and musical. We put them into combinations in the second hour. If you are new to tango and are in my first hour class you will profit greatly from both hours. This is a great intensive approach
with the material in the 8:30pm series elaborating the material from the 7:30pm class each week.

Location: The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
in Central Square, 617-547-9363 for Dance Complex information

Parking: municipal lots on Bishop Allen Street 1 block North, and the Green Street Garage 1 block South.
T: On the Red line at Central Square


Private classes are held in a beautiful art studio space in Boston’s South End SOWA Galleries
450 Harrison Ave with plenty of parking. Flexible daytime and evening hours and package pricing
is available.

Happy Dancing,