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Jun 12, 2007

DON’T FORGET- STARTING TODAY…

THE AILEY EXTENSION Presents: New Tap Classes with JASON
SAMUELS SMITH!

Advanced Intermediate

Tuesdays

4:30 – 6pm


Advanced Beginning

Thursdays

7:30 – 9pm


Starting June 12, 2007


THE AILEY STUDIOS

The Joan
Weill Center
for Dance
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019

For more information, call 212-405-9500 or visit
www.alvinailey.org
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UPCOMING June Tap Workshops in LA w/ Chloe Arnold!

Saturday, June 17 - 5:00 - 6:00pm INT/ADV class
Universal Dance Design -Kennedy Tap Company
call 323.493.0236 for more information
6009 W. Olympic Blvd. LA, CA 90036

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am - 8:00pm INT/ADV
Chloe's Choreography workshop
Learn an original piece of choreography, build your
repertoire, and
perform at the L.A. Tap Festival Student Showcase. All ages
are welcome.
Space is limited! More details coming soon.

Please RSVP to chloearnold@gmail.com

For more information on Chloe:
www.chloearnold.com
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DR. HENRY LETANG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Come & Share the memories

Monday June 18, 2007
7pm
Saint Peter's Church
219 Lexington Avenue at 54th st.
NYC, NY 10022

Visit, www.taplegacy.org for more information.
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ATTENTION: SUE SAMUELS SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE!

A message from Sue Samuels:

Hi everyone,

*At Broadway Dance Center 322 W. 45th Street between 8th
and 9th Ave.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday BEGINNER level 10:30-12

Friday night BEGINNER level (BASIC level, please try)
7:30-9

Tuesday-Thursday BASIC level 2-3:30

Sunday BASIC level 10:30-12

Saturday ADVANCED/BEGINNER level 10:30-12

*At Alvin Ailey 405 W. 55th Street @ 9th Ave.

Tuesday night INTERMEDIATE level 6-7:30

Wednesday night BEGINNER level (BASIC level please try)
7:30-9

**May I suggest to those of you who wish to study with me
BASIC level in the evenings, Please try the BEGINNER level.

I am very excited about this new schedule and I hope you
can find a class that suits you. If not, please e-mail me
and tell me
what time and level you are looking for.

Thank you for your dancing support!

Let's have fun!

Love,
Sue Samuels
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June Tap Happenings from American Tap Dance Foundation!

--TAP CITY…the NEW YORK CITY TAP FESTIVAL

Don’t forget to register for classes NOW! Visit atdf.org
for more information.


--ADULT SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY
Tuesday, July 10 at 9 pm
Show your material at Tap City - there are still a few
performance slots open.

Tap City 2007 offers a performance opportunity to
professionals, adult students, teachers and ensembles who
have the urge to emerge. It's a chance to see and be seen,
showcasing professional and amateur tap groups from around
the US and around the world. Performers simply need to be
registered students at Tap City.

--A Celebration of Youth/Young Adult Tap Dancers produced
by Circuit Productions

The Tap City Youth Ensemble along with other tri-state area
tap dancers perform at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. It's
free and open to the public!
When: June 16, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Children's Museum
145 Brooklyn Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213

--Tap City Performances at the Duke on 42nd Street theater

*Tap Internationals*
Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 & 9:30 pm
Performances by unique international artists and ensembles
that converge from around the globe exploring new frontiers
in tap dance!

*Tap Forward*
Friday, July 13 at 7:00 & 9:30 pm
An evening of contemporary choreography created by leading
choreographers for cutting edge ensembles.

*Tap & Song*
Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 & 9:30 pm
Tony Waag and friends take us on a rhythmic romp
celebrating traditional vaudeville, comedy and classic song
and dance.
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Celebrating the 5th Year Anniversary of the Los Angeles Tap
Festival

www.latapfest.com

SIGN UP TODAY!!!

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ST. LOUIS TAP FESTIVAL 2007!

Join us for the 16th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival

As we honor Dr.
Marion Coles
LEGacy of the Chorus
Line!

July 23 through July
28
AMAZING FACULTY!!!
Workshop Registration Available
NOW!!!
Click for Workshop Registration
& Instructions

At the Sheraton
Clayton Plaza Hotel
Limited Discounted
Rooms Available
Stay in a room only
an elevator ride away!
Discount rate
available until June 22!
Book Your Room NOW!!!
Click for Hotel
Reservation & Information

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

www.tapheritage.org

ALSO… CHECK OUT:


August 15 - 19 - Tap Into A Cure - 2nd Annual Benefit Tap
Festival in
Alberta Canada!


Melba Huber's Tap Dance History Columns at
www.melbasdance.com
- View years of her coverage of the tap world!!!

Subscribe to Dancer Magazine - Subscribe to receive their
magazine
featuring "Tappin'
In"!

Join the International Tap Association (ITA) - Enjoy their
members
publication - On Tap!

2006 NEWS

December - Professor Robert
L. Reed was recognized by the San Francisco Chronicle for
his
appearance in the Bay Area Tap Festival
as one of the Top 10 Dance Acts in 2006!
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A message from DeWitt Fleming:

Subject: Broadway Underground!!!/ buy tickets online

Hey guys, now you can by tickets online. The link is below.

DeWitt

BROADWAY
UNDERGROUND
ALL NEW
SHOW



Friday June
15
8:00pm
at
The St. Luke's
Theatre
308 West 46th
Street
New York, NY 10036
(bet. 8th and
9th)

Purchase your tickets
now at
http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/134354


Restoring the spirit of
entertainment, BROADWAY UNDERGROUND floors audiences of
every age with
spontaneous and rhythmic comedy. Tappers, Jared Grimes and
DeWitt
Fleming host
this "blast from the past" phenomenon filled with amazing
talent
straight off
the New York City streets. Artists move to this city every
day to be
discovered.
BROADWAY UNDERGROUND sifts through the web of talented
hopefuls and
unleashes
sheer raw artistry onto a stage filled with live music and
packed
audiences.
Every show offers new acts and hilarious skits from the
real life
stories of
roommates Jared and DeWitt, who found their start singing
and dancing
underground in the subways of New York City. The open
session ends the
evening
where artists flock to the stage for their minute of fame
as they
launch
themselves into the den of live talent to be seen by all
the
world.
with the sounds
of
Nicki
Denner-Clive Lendore-Will Johnson-Freddie Simpson
dance by

TADAH DANCE
COMPANY

featuring new
guest artists like
Michael
Hawkins and Hope Boykin
and of course the

THE OPEN
SESSION
(BRING YOUR
GROOVE)
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A message from Lisa La Touche:

Hey EVERYONE!!! Hope the season has been treating you
well.
Chicago has
been a wonderful journey for me so far and what better
place then to be
able to
come HOME to share it. And yes, I will be teaching Jazz
too! Expect
to be sore J.
Please see all detailed info below. I miss you all and
hope to see you
on
June 30th/July 1st!



Lisa La Touche…


Dearest Tap/Dance Fans and
Enthusiasts,

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Canada is back to ignite rhythm into this
season with

SUMMER SOLE SESSION II

June 30th
and July 1st, 2007

Airborne Dance Studio, Calgary

The city will be blessed to have the raw M.A.D.D. Rhythms
influence straight from Chicago
by bringing home our local Canadian founder LISA
LA TOUCHE and M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ very own JUMAANE TAYLOR.

Experience the intensive with 18 classes within one action
packed weekend. From Warm-ups to progressive Combinations,
and lessons
on
Improvision to Historical/Tradional Tap Dances, get ready
for a true
Sole
blistering Session. Special Guest
Lyrical and Jazz classes will be taught by Calgary’s own
Sarah Dolan
and Lisa La Touche for all
those looking to enhance their versatility and unleash the
soul.


SEE YOU THERE!
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A MESSAGE FROM BRIAN GREEN:

PEOPLE,
FLYERS with be made next week for HDC's first ever THEATRE
SHOW for the youth in the community of the BARRIO!! There
will be an after party for the kids in the community to see
the dances that we do that they can't see because they are
too young to get in the clubs to see the all night
circles!! This will be at the theatre till 11:30pm. I want
to see all dancers at this, because the education starts
hear. No egos!! Just love for the children and trying to
inspire them. After 11:30pm, we will continue the party at
CLUB REMIX for the adults. HDC will be doing more events
like this soon. This is the just the first to see what
people are about. INFO:

HDC THEATRE SHOW
PLACE: Julia De Burgos Community Center
ADDRESS: 1680 Lexington Ave. between 105 & 106th St.
SHOW TIME: 7pm SHARP
PERFORMERS: CDP PLUS ( hoofers), KR3ts ( look at
KR3ts.com), and HDC CREW (Stretch, Spex, Disco Dave, and
Brian "Footwork Green), Loose Joint, Violeta, Alyssa, and
more....
AFTER PARTY FOR THE KIDS TO SEE US GET BUSY IN THE CYPHERS
IS FROM 9pm-11:30pm

AFTER PARTY FOR THE HDC:
PLACE: CLUB REMIX
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Church
TIME: 10pm-4am
Price: $12 with flyer/$10 without flyer

PRICES FOR ALL:
$30 for all: THEATRE SHOW, AFTER PARTY, and HDC EVENT!! PAY
AT THEATRE and you will get a stamp or receipt to hold on
to for the HDC EVENT!! HOLD ON TO IT!!
$5: ONLY FOR THE AFTER PARTY ( if you don't see the show).
CLUB REMIX IS REGULAR PRICE IF YOU ARE NOT COMING TO THE
SHOW OR AFTER PARTY FOR THE SHOW!!!

MONEY FOR THE THEATRE SHOW IS DONATED TO KR3ts (
KR3ts.com), and MUMATCHI; which is a new child foundation
being created by a dancer named Natalie from France that
lives here. This is to help teach kids in Nigeria, Africa
about dance, education, and give them inspiration.

My classes at the NEW BDC: 322 W.45th St. between 8 & 9th
Ave. start June 5 and are TUESDAYS ( Hip-Hop): 7:30pm,
THURSDAYS
(House): 7:30pm, and SATURDAYS (BASIC HOUSE): 4:30pm. TIMES
CIRCLE
STUDIOS ( Fazil's): 743 8th Ave. between 46 & 47th St. 2nd
floor. I am
teaching there on Fridays ( BASIC HOUSE/FREESTYLE): 6-8pm.

GOD BLESS ALL and KEEP DANCING,


Brian
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Summer and Fall Auditions!!!

Silent Fire Dance
-Auditions-

Silent Fire Contemporary Dance Company is seeking male
and female dancers for its upcoming Summer and Fall
seasons with performances throughout New York City.

When: Sunday, June 17th
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sign-In begins at 1:30p.m.

Where: STEPS on Broadway
2121 Broadway between 74th and 75th st.
3rd Floor (audition in Loft III)

Dancers must be proficient in both Modern and Ballet
with a diverse dance training background (ex. Includes
any of the following; Hip-hop, tap, Jazz,
West-African, Theatre, etc.). Dancers should be both
technical and lyrical and able to handle a complex
repertoire.

Both part time and Apprentice contracts are available.
There is pay for performances.

Ladies please bring pointe shoes. They are preferred
but not required.

To register contact Matina Banks, artistic Director at
silentfireproductions@yahoo.com
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COUNT TO TEN THE MUSICAL!
14th Street Theatre @ 344 East 14th Street
June 22, 2007-July 1st, 2007

Count To Ten is the new tap your feet to the beat musical
that charms young and old audiences
alike - a truly original family musical. Book and Lyrics by

Michael Blevins and Beth Clary. Music by Michael Blevins,
Scott Knipe, Bruce Sacks and David Wollenberger.
Directed/Choreographed by
Michael Blevins. Justin Boccitto and The Group Theatre Too,
LLC., producers. Once in a while a great musical comes
along
that captivates and uplifts its audiences. Count To Ten is
one
of those rare musicals in which a sharply etched script
leaves
you with characters who loom larger than life and a story
that
rings true. Count To Ten is a timeless tale of
friendship, romance and growth told through dance, song and

scene. From the pen of 'Victor Chase' comes an unfinished
script
with an unfinished love song that only a change of heart
will
allow him to write. Desperate to produce his show, Victor
finds himself entangled with the ballet dancing heiress of
'Starwood Performing Arts Camp' and a tough talking
teenager
who's irresistible charm makes him perfect for the lead in
Victor's new show. But just like his pen Victor is unsteady

and won't commit or could he return to New York with
something
more precious than a completed script in this musical
story of friendship and dance? Count on a fun-filled
musical
comedy treat that's sure to entertain everyone!

$20 - $35 CLICK HERE
or call 212-352-3101 now!
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Savion Glover Productions presents

Invitations to A Dancer

From Savion Glover with Bare Soundz

The JOYCE Theater
175 8th ave 19th st.
NYC

June 19th-July 14th 2007
www.joyce.org
212-242-0800
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A message from Janice S. Bees:

Subject: Awesome Footage, dunno if anyone had this yet



On YouTube, tribute to Sammy and some of the old hoofers.
Great footate
of Coles and Atkins I hadn't seen yet. 8 year old Sammy!
Mind-blowing
showmanship. Much love, Janice S. Bees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jn7N4kQtKM&mode=related&search=
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A message from Bill Kalatsky:

ActorsNY- Industry Event- Producers/ Actors/ Directors FREE
in
NYC this Wed.

Hi there,

I know it's been a while since you've had a casting email
from me, and
there is a good reason.

I have been working steadily behind the scenes on a number
of feature
films.

A project I just got involved in with my friend Charles is
a new Rose

McGowan Movie, exec produced by Robert Rodriguez.

Charles also has a nightclub called the Star Lounge on 23rd
street
between 7th and 8th. It used to be called Serena. It's
right next to the Chelsea Hotel.

I proposed to Charles that he has an industry event there
this Wednesday night. This is the first film he is
producing, so he thought it would
be a good idea to begin to network a little more in the
industry.

Charles's girlfriend, Heather Graham, is an actress that
you probably
know. She is starting to produce, as well. It's going to be
a nice crowd.

So, this is a relaxed fun event. It will start at 8 pm and
go as late
as we want. There is no charge to attend until 10 pm. After
10 pm, it may be
too crowded to get in.

I will be there, as well as other directors, producers,
writers, etc.

There won't be any announcements, or giveaways, like at the
industry dinners. Just a fun night of networking.

If we are already friends and have hung out together--and
you get there
late and have trouble getting in, call me.

Shoot me an email with any questions, or if you want to let
me know you
are coming.
If it seems productive, we will do it more often and invite
more
industry guests.

PS

If you are planning on joining us, PLEASE read my book
first--- you
will be much happier at the end of the night when you are
able to use what you learned in the book.

To purchase, go to ActorsNY.com and click the book link, or
go to

myspace.com/actorsguide and order from there.

It's in the Drama book shop too, though I think they are
sold out.

Hope to see you there,


Bill Kalatsky

BK Production



Film, TV, and Commercial Production

Casting for Film, Commercial, and Print
…………………………….
THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY BOOK A BEST SELLER IN THE ACTING
COMMUNITY!

It's being called the Most Useful and Practical book
written for the
actor

in the business.

"The Underground Actors Guide to Success- The Networking
Bible for
Actors".

You can't learn this in school.

Go to ActorsNY.com to purchase.

http://www.myspace.com/actorsguide

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August 27 - September 1, 2007
Donetsk, Ukraine
International Intensive
Practical Methods of Theatre Training

PARTICIPANTS: actors of dramatic, physical, musical and
dance theatres, dancers, choreographers, directors, stage
designers, playwrights, script writers.

Participation fee:
495 EUR by payment before July 1st, 2007
(by payment before August 1st - 595 EUR).
The fee covers attendance of the programme, accommodation
(five nights) and airport transfer on arrival day.

VENUE: Donetsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

For more details, please visit:
http://www.iugte.com/projects/PracticalTheatre.php
"To make difficult habitual, habitual - easy, easy -
beautiful", this is the greatest inspiration and the
mastery of a performer in self-improvement. Participants
will gain hundreds of interesting ideas and effective
devices for practical work on the stage, starting from
methods of individual training to creation of a performance
in creative group. This is an excellent chance to
investigate possibilities and to reconsider stereotyped
views.
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DANCE AUDITION


(AGENTS AND TEACHERS — IF YOU HAVE YOUNG TALENTED NEWCOMERS
THAT NEED A REEL — PLEASE FORWARD)

DANCE + LIFE (ZapPictures)

DANCE + LIFE is a drama/documentary new media video series
on dance and dancers that will be distributed on YouTube
and as a video podcast. This is a not-for-profit
production, and will be directed by feature film director
J. F. Robinson (STILL BREATHING) as preparation for a
dance-oriented feature film currently in development, BONGO
JOE. DANCE + LIFE will be a ZapPictures production.

OPEN AUDITIONS are being held on the following dates for
dancers (M&W) in all disciplines and all ages (18+).

THURSDAY JUNE 14TH, 5 TO 6.30 PM.
FRIDAY JUNE 15TH, 12 NOON TO 1 PM

Hollywood Dance Center, Studio B
817 Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA
(between Willoughby and Waring)

You will be required to perform a piece no more than 3
minutes in length. You will be interviewed on-camera. You
will be required to sign a release for this interview, as
it may be used in the final production. There is no pay for
this project. This is not a commercial production.
Participants will be paid with DVD copies of the series and
photographs. Shooting will be scheduled for various dates
in June and July 2007 in the Los Angeles area.

More information on ZapPictures and Robinson is available
at ZAPPICTURES.COM.

http://www.zappictures.com/auditionszappict.html
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WORKSHOPS:

Location:
Bank Street College
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Direction: Take the 1 train to 110th Street.

When:
Wednesday/Thursday, June 13 & 14 - at 7pm.

Workshop taught by:
Wednesday - Mestre Ray and Mestre Penteado
Thursday - Mestre Jelon, Mestre Ray and Mestre Penteado


KID'S BATIZADO:

Location:
95 Prospect Park West
(between 4th and 5th Streets)
The Picnic House is located near the 3rd Street entrance to
the Park.

Direction: F Train to 7th Avenue station or 15th
Street/Prospect Park station. 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army
Plaza


When: Friday, June 15 - at 5pm


CAPOEIRA ENCOUNTER:

Location:
St. Mark's Church in the Bowery
131 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10003
** Admission will be $15; shirts will be sold during the
event **


When:
Saturday, June 16 - at 1pm

AFTER PARTY NO "CAFE DEVILLE'S

BELEZA & 1SOUL INVITE YOU ON JUNE 16TH
TO CAFE DEVILLE...

Live Band Performing!!

"RABECA DO FORRO"
LIVE PERCUSSION: TOCA & ALE ALE DRUMMERS
DJ CHARLES SPINNING Forro, Samba, Salsa, Afro-Beat &
DJ VOODOO RAY AKA DJ BOOGIE SPINNING
Old School Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Funk & Soul
DOOR OPEN 10:30 PM
LIVE BAND STARTS 11:30 PM

HOSTED BY: BELEZA, 1SOUL & CAPOEIRA LUANDA...
RSVP by E-mail belezanyc@gmail.com or
www.myspace.com/belezanyc

cell 646 247. 2080

( IF YOU HAVE BIRTHDAY IN JUNE WE WILL WORK OUT A SPECIAL
DEAL
FOR YOU SO PLEASE CONTACT USE BY E-MAIL OR PHONE )

NO COVER CHARGE FROM 10:30 TO 11:00 P.M. AFTER THAT IS $10
@ the Door LOCATION:
CAFE DEVILLE
103 3rd AVENUE
CORNER OF 13th STREET

Q,N,R,W,4,5,6 TO UNION SQUARE

PLEASE BRING ID @ DOOR 21 & over
www.myspace.com/belezanyc
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