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Jul 2, 2007

Dancers Responding to Aids presents

"On with the Dance" benefit concert as part of the BDC's
Summer Dance Fest, a gala evening of performances featuring
the finest in New York dance to benefit the remarkable
philanthropy of DRA:Dancers Responding to Aids. This
concert will showcase world-class New York dance companies
as well as the choreography of current Broadway musicals.
This will give dancers a chance to see a night of
Professional dance, while supporting a great cause! Also,
check out our exciting silent auction going on throughout
the week. All proceeds benefit DRA. "On With The Dance!"

(Jason Samuels Smith is scheduled to appear!)

Tuesday July 10th, 8pm
Located at the Sheraton New York on 53rd st. 7th avenue
811 7th Avenue on 53rd Street, New York City, NY 10019

For more info, Visit: www.bdcnyc.com/sdf/mainsite.html

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SPECIAL AUTOGRAPH & NEW POSTER SIGNING with

Emmy Award Winning Tap Dancer

JASON SAMUELS SMITH

Sunday, July 7th at the Sheraton New York
811 7th Avenue on 53rd Street, New York City, NY 10019

Visit the BLOCH booth located in the Ballroom:

TIME: 2:45-3:45pm

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Dear Tap Lovers,

Tap City 2007 - The New York City Tap Festival is coming up
in just a few days! We hope you'll join us for 8 days of
tap performances, classes and events.
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 Foward
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.

For full ticket information visit the performance page!
Still room in some Master Classes and Courses!   
Register today
There is still space in a few classes taught by today's top
tap artists: Bob Audy, Bernice Brooks, Ayodele Casel,
Harold Cromer, Nicki Denner, Barbara Duffy, Dormeshia
Sumbry Edwards, DeWitt Fleming Jr, Charles Goddertz, Mable
Lee, Christiane Matallo, Deborah Mitchell, Margaret
Morrison, Toni Noblett, Germaine Salsberg, Lynn Schwab,
Baakari Wilder, Karen Callaway Williams (list incomplete)

Go here for a registration form and most updated class
availability.
Youth & Adult Showcases   
TIME CHANGE!
Youth Showcase of Talent:
Tuesday July 10, 6:30 - 9:00 pm (NEW TIME)

Adult Student Showcase:
Tuesday July 10, 9:30 - 10:30 pm (NEW TIME)

Location for both:
PS 41
116 W. 11th Street (between 6th & 7th Ave.)

$15 - Purchase your tickets in advance by calling
646-230-9564

All performances presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a
New 42nd Street project ®
Tickets $40

For Tickets:
Call Telecharge.com: 212-239-6200 or visit the web:
www.telecharge.com
Regular box office hours at The Duke: Tuesday-Friday 4
p.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
On day of performances: Tuesday-Friday 4 p.m.- curtain,
Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.- curtain
SPECIAL EVENTS

Tap Talks/Tap Films
Sunday, July 8 – Friday, July 13 (12:45pm - 1:45pm)
Chelsea Studios
Tap City honors the collective history of tap dance as a
vitally important and beautiful American art form. Tap
Talks/Tap Films brings together teachers, writers,
historians, students and performers to view a wide
selection of tap dance on film, and discuss current issues
within the field. Free for registered Tap City students
only.

Curated by Constance Valis Hill

Sun, July 8: Eddie Brown: Scientific Rhythm
Sharon Arslanian, tap dancer, professor, and director of
the video documentary Eddie Brown, Scientific Rhythm will
talk about the life and work of Eddie Brown --this year’s
inductee into the American Tap Dance Foundation’s
International Tap Dance Hall of Fame)

Mon, July 9: Tap Happy Feet
Tap dancer and historian Constance Valis Hill shows some of
the happiest and amusing clips of tap dance she has
collected through the process of compiling a
twentieth-century history of tap dance in America.

Tue, July 10: Feminine Flash
Video clips of rarely-seen footage of women tap dancers
with an accompanying friendly-fire analysis of images and
iconography by Ann Kilkelly, tap dancer, professor and
feminist theoretician of tap dance practice.
Wed, July 11: Three Takes on Cookie
Video clips of Charles “Cookie” Cook presented by Susan
Goldbetter, this year’s recipient of the American Tap Dance
Foundation’s Tap Preservation Award.
Thu, July 12: Leon Collins: Flights of the Bumblebee
Video clips of the work of Leon Collins-- this year’s
inductee into the American Tap Foundation’s International
Tap Dance Hall of Fame, presented by virtuoso tap dancer
Pam Raff, who was Collins’ student and protégé.

Fri, July 13: Challenges of Precision Tap: The June
Taylor Dancers on Television
Video clips presented by acclaimed tap dancer,
choreographer, and Musical Theater artist Mercedes
Ellington, who was a longtime member of the June Taylor
Dancers.

Meet and Greet for Tap City Students
Sunday, July 8 (5:00pm – 6:30pm)
Chelsea Studios
Free for registered Tap City students. Meet your fellow
students and faculty in a casual studio get-together.
STUDENT SHOWCASES

Youth Showcase of Talent: (ages 9-19)
An opportunity for Tap City students to share their
talents. Includes Student Awards Ceremony.
Tuesday, July 10th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PS 41
116 West 11th Street
Tickets $15

Adult Showcase (ages 16 and up)
An opportunity for Tap City students to share their
talents. Includes Student Awards Ceremony.
Tuesday, July 10th 9:00 pm
PS 41
116 West 11th Street
Tickets $15

See Student Performance Opportunities and how to apply!

RELATED RHYTHMS
Check out other tap related events presented by us and our
friends and colleagues!

JUNE
ATDF Youth Program Spring Concert (7:30-9:30pm)
June 8, 2007
Free for family & friends of performing students only. Not
open to the public.
P.S. 41, 116 West 11th Street.
A youth tap dance concert produced by Susan Hebach and the
ATDF featuring: the TCYE, ATDF Youth Program Students, Tap
Collective Youth Program students, public school students.
Tap City Youth Ensemble Performance
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
June 16, 2007
Susan Goldbetter’s Beat Street (2:30-3:30pm)
Free and open to the public
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11213
Circuit Productions, Inc. - Events
Susan Goldbetter, Producer
For bookings/info: Director, Marketing and Outreach
Don Jacobs/Serena Maria Rockower
Ph/Fax: (718) 638-4878

Saturday, June 16, 2:30pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents Tap and Jazz Masters: Beat
Street: A Celebration of Youth/Young Adult Tap Dancers
including the Tap City Youth Ensemble – with the American
Tap Dance Foundation, Tony Waag, producer, at the Brooklyn
Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn.
Info/directions: 718-735-4400.

Sunday, June 24, 4:00-6:00pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents Rhythm Journeys: Masters of
Jazz and World Music– join the legendary Harlem Blues &
Jazz Band for a musical performance at the Charles A. Dana
Discovery Center located inside Central Park at 110th
Street between 5th and Lenox Avenues, Manhattan.
Info/directions: 212-310-6600.

Friday, June 29, 3:30pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents World Beat: From Jazz to Hip
Hop - an interactive dance workshop with choreographer,
Wayne Daniels at the DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue,
Brooklyn. Info: 718-455-3898.

JULY

Circuit Productions, Inc. - Events
Susan Goldbetter, Producer
For bookings/info: Director, Marketing and Outreach
Don Jacobs/Serena Maria Rockower
Ph/Fax: (718) 638-4878

Wednesday, July 11, 1:00pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents The Charles Moore Dance
Theatre at Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive,
Manhattan. Info/directions: 212-694-3612.

Wednesday, July 18, 1:00pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents Rhythm Journeys: Masters of
Jazz and World Music – join percussionist, Andy Algire and
Féraba: African Rhythm Tap Dance Company at Riverbank State
Park, 679 Riverside Drive, Manhattan. Info/directions:
212-694-3612.

Friday, July 20, 6:30pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents Rhythm Journeys: Masters of
Jazz and World Music – join percussionist, Andy Algire and
Féraba: African Rhythm Tap Dance Company as part of Free
Friday Family Jam at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145
Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn. Info/directions: 718-735-4400.

Wednesday, July 25, 1:00pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents World Beat: Burdetsky Family
Circus Duo – join members of this amazing small family
circus, along with their delightful Burdetsky Dancing Dogs,
Santa and Barbara, who keep audiences smiling as they sing,
waltz, and perform hilarious tricks at Riverbank State
Park, 679 Riverside Drive, Manhattan. Info/directions:
212-694-3612.

TAP HAPPENS: Riverside Park South & Summer on the Hudson*
present Tap Happens! Curated by tap dancer /producer
Laraine Goodman. Sunday, July 22, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Pier I at
70th St on the Hudson River, FREE
Tap comes to the park for an afternoon of new tap
choreography and improvisation. And free-for-all tap jam.

Featured tap dancers: Rashida Bumbray, DeWitt Fleming,
Chikako Iwahori, Kirsten Burke & David Rider and Tap Teens,
Ben Nathan, Michele Ribble and MetroGomes young tappers,
Stefanie Weber, Hank Smith, Michela Marino Lerman and
others...surprise guests with live music by the Bernice
"Boom Boom" Brooks Trio
Celebrate Community, Diversity and Good Ole Tap Fever
For more info, contact Laraine Goodman: 646-263-7926
hella@mindspring.com
For Summer on the Hudson information, please call
212-408-0219 or visit www.nyc/gov/parks key phrase: summer
on the hudson www.riversideparkfund.org
*(SOH), a free summer-long arts festival that presents a
diverse mix of music concerts, dance performances, movies
under the stars, DJ dance parties, family programs, special
events, and wellness activities. All Sumer on the Hudson
Events are FREE Weather Permitting.

AUGUST
Circuit Productions, Inc. - Events
Susan Goldbetter, Producer
For bookings/info: Director, Marketing and Outreach
Don Jacobs/Serena Maria Rockower
Ph/Fax: (718) 638-4878

Friday, August 3, 6:30pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents Rhythm Journeys: Masters of
Jazz and World Music – performance by The Tony Terrell
Caribbean Jazz Quartet as part of Free Friday Family Jam at
the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue,
Brooklyn. Info/directions: 718-735-4400.

Saturday. August 4, 6-7pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents Rhythm Journeys: Masters of
Jazz and World Music – performance by Charles Moore Dance
Theatre presented as part of Target 1st Saturday at
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Info/directions:
718-638-5000.

Saturday. August 11, 1:00pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents The Tony Terrell Caribbean
Jazz Quartet at the Fort Greene Market presented through
the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Luis Guitierrez
Friday, August 17, 6:30pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents Rhythm Journeys: Masters of
Jazz and World Music – performance by Max Pollak and the
Rumba Tap Company as part of Free Friday Family Jam at the
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn.
Info/directions: 718-735-4400.

SEPTEMBER
Evening Stars – Celebration of Tap
Battery Park

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 7:30pm
Free & Open to the Public!
New York City’s largest free outdoor dance series returns
to Battery Park with world class dance companies,
co-presented with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The
Joyce Theater.
Daytime activities to be announced.
Evening performance will feature a variety of tap groups
and a live music trio (electric piano, drums, string bass)
on stage. Co-produced by Tony Waag of the American Tap
Dance Foundation presenting the best of Tap City on Tour.
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Carnaval with Dendê in
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
January 27 - February 10th, 2008
Experience Carnaval with Master Afro-Brazilian
Percussionist Dendê

Spend the week before Carnaval in intensive classes at the
Office of
Musical Investigation in Pelourinho, the historic center of
Bahia.
Then spend the week of Carnaval playing in bloco Kizumba
and parading
with bands like Ile Aiye, Timbalada, Olodum and Muzenza.
Travelling
with Dendê will give you access to a side of Carnaval that
most
tourists never see. If you love to drum or want to learn
how, this is
the way to experience Carnaval in Bahia!

A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing
professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada he
toured all over
Brazil, Europe and Asia, and has performed and recorded
with such
artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown,
Yvette Sangalo
and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê now lives
in the US,
performing with his groups Hãhãhães, Arrastão, Ologundê,
and Samba de
Tres. He has also performed with such notable artists as
Giovanni
Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Graham Haynes,
Adam
Rudolph, Daniel Moreno and many other exceptional
musicians. He has
been featured in performances with the Italian
singer/percussionist
Alessandra Belloni and has peformed internationally with
Vinicius
Cantuaria. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion
classes in the
New York City to both children and adults.
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Mamadele Website

Afro-Brazilian Percussion Classes in NYC

Buy Drums, Mallets & CDs
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DON’T MISS:

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, making their U.S. debut tour in New
York City on Sunday July 1 at S.O.B.'s!

Afropop bulletin: this could very well be the Afropop
concert of the
summer. Highly recommended. Singer and saxophonist Seun
Kuti, son of
the late, great Fela Kuti, will perform with his father's
legendary
Egpyt 80 big band (think Sun Ra's Arkestra) this Thursday
in Chicago
at Millennium Park. Showtime is at 6:30. Free. This concert
is part
of Millennium Park's totally hip "Music Without Borders"
summer
series. Highly recommended. See Seun's bio below.

Seun and Egypt 80 go on to make their New York City debut
Sunday
night July 1rst at S.O.B.'s (204 Varick at W. Houston.
Houston St.
stop on 1 or 9 local). Doors open at 7. Concert at 9.
Tickets are
$30. We recommend you buy tickets in advance as this show
will
probably sell out.

Tickets: 212-243-4940



Seun's remaining tour schedule:

http://www.afropop.org/multi/tour_info.php?ID=193



Excellent article on Seun "In the Name of the Father" by
Philip

Wamba (R.I.P.)

http://www.aliciapatterson.org/APF2004/Wamba01/Wamba01.html


Bio of Seun Kuti from Afropop.org web site:

http://www.afropop.org/explore/show_band/ID/691

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ROBIN DUNN'S FACE - ' 07 SUMMER INTENSIVE


RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!!!
~Space is Limited~

ROBIN DUNN'S F.A.C.E.
' 07 SUMMER INTENSIVE
WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS
DATES: July 8,11,15, 18, 29 & August 1st
(No Class July 22nd & 25th)
TIME: Wednesdays 7:00-10:00pm
Sundays 4:00-7:00pm
ROBIN DUNN'S F.A.C.E.

{Aritst, Business & Personal Empowerment}
{"Tools for a better you"}

{See Yourself in Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.}

After successful Winter and Spring Workshops in NY, and a
return
speaking engagement in Russia coming this August,
addressing up to
5,000 Marketing Representatives, Robin will offer another
F.A.C.E.
Workshop.
F.A.C.E. an acronym for "Focus, Attitude, Confidence,
Energy and Eye Contact"
is what vocal coach, Craig Derry calls, Robin's "Inside
Work."

Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. class is designed to aid performing
artists,
business professionals and individuals with the ultimate in
personal
development aiding you with seeing your true self.
F.A.C.E.brings out
the best in you.
Work on improving your performance on stage, on camera, in
the work
place and in your daily life.

Robin has worked with some of the top artists/clients in
the business
- Saturday Night Live, Pepsi, Nickelodeon, Apollo Amateur
Night, Missy
Elliot, Tony award winner and recording artist, Heather
Headley, The
Braxtons featuring Rokafella's own Jay Z (Soul Train Lady
of Soul
Awards), Teen Vogue featuring Jive recording artist Chris
Brown, Jive
recording artist Joe, Raven Symone, and more...
Don't miss this unique opportunity taught in an atmosphere
of support
and positivtiy.


Robin Dunn's patented F.A.C.E. Method (Focus, Attitude,
Confidence,
Energy and Eye Contact) is a formal technique designed to
aid
performing artists, business professionals and individuals
with
attaining their ultimate power on stage, on camera and in
the work
place. It's the ultimate in personal development.

The class begins with a body warm up followed by sensory,
Colorizing,
Robin's Self -Test and other exercises to open students to
discovering
their utmost potential. F.A.C.E. concludes with the floor
open to
students performing their talent followed by feedback and
discussion.
The final session will be an "Open House" where invited
guests have
the opportunity to view the work of our F.A.C.E.
participants.


ALSO:

CHECK OUT ROBIN TEACHING
HIP HOP DANCE:


STEPS ON BROADWAY:

2121 Broadway,

@ 74th St., 3rd flr, NYC 10023,

BEGINNER HIP HOP -

Mon. 7:45-9:15pm


THE AILEY SCHOOL:

The Joan Weill Center for Dance

405 W 55th St, 9th Ave.

New York, NY 10019

INT HIP HOP,

Mon & Wed 4:30-5:50pm



ADV BEG HIP HOP,

Tues and Thurs

7:30-9:00pm

All the best,
:) R...

Namaste
look & really see,
listen & really hear,
touch & really feel...
"Cherish all your todays"

Robin Dunn
-E.D. Entertainment
-Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.
-E.D. P & P (Products & Production)
(212) 642-8188 Telephone
(212) 265-3633 Fax
edent1304@aol.com
www.myspace.com/birddance
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A message from Brian “Footwork” 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. AUGUST 2 will be a 1 on 1
POPPING
CONTEST FOR $800. OPEN TO ALL, OGs or NOT!!! INFO:

HDC THEATRE SHOW'
DATE: JULY 5, 2007
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, and Brian "Footwork Green), Violeta,
Alyssa, TMF
(The Movement Foundation), 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
DJS: Chenzo and P-Funk ( House, House Classics, and
Classics). DOC:
Funk, Breaks, HIp-hop, and Classics
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.

GOD BLESS ALL, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, and KEEP DANCING,

Brian "Footwork" Green
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Third Coast Rhythm Project 10th Anniversary
Summer Festival 2007
July 19 - July 22


Arthur Duncan

Dianne Walker

Sam Weber

Acia Gray

Lane Alexander

Jay Fagan

Nicole Hockenberry

Barbara Phillips

Jason Janas

Nicholas Young

4 rhythm packed days of 50 plus classes and courses for all
levels of rhythm explorers and rhythm seekers.

Celebrating, Sharing, and Passing it on!
Class sizes are limited. REGISTER EARLY!

To Register by Phone Call 210. 630-8950 or Register online
at
Third Coast Rhythm Project

JAZZ ON TAP
Saturday July 21st 8:00PM Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
226 N. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX


Third Coast Presents the best of Rhythm Tap and Live Jazz

Starring Legend Entertainer Arthur Duncan

featuring a distinguished cast of rhythm masters, the
premiere of Chicago's BAM! and the
Mark Rubinstein Jazz Trio
Third Coast Rhythm Project's hoofers a treat for eyes and
ears

The San Antonio Express News

Tickets available at all ticketmaster outlets and online at
ticketmaster

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Free Concerts Return to NJPAC Starting July 5!


The Sound is Back!
Beginning Thursday, July 5, JPMorgan Chase Sounds of the
City Returns
with Free Music Performances in NJPAC's Theater Square


This free outdoor music series heats up NJPAC's Theater
Square all
summer long. On Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9:45pm,
beginning July
5, 2007 and continuing through August 30, three different
groups will
entertain concert-goers from around the region, all of whom
made NJPAC
"the place to be on Thursdays" when this series was
introduced eight
summers ago. The 2007 JPMorgan Chase Sounds of the City
season will
also include a salsa dance party grand finale performance
on the
evening of Friday, August 31.



Get the full JPMorgan Chase Sounds of the City schedule.

On each JPMorgan Chase Sounds of the City performance date,
NJPAC
offers a special parking rate of $6 at parking lots B and
C, and in
the Military Park garage. In the event of inclement weather
on any
performance date, a cancellation notice will be posted on
the NJPAC
web site. Updates are also available on the JPMorgan Chase
Sounds of
the City Hotline at (973) 353-8046.

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Thursday Nights
5pm - 9:45pm

July 5
DJ Danny Ramirez
Cultural Explosion
Mayra Casales Group
Cubanoson

July 12
DJ Stephon Johnson
Don Braden
Jubilation

July 19
DJ Jihad Muhammad
Monét
Caté Musiq Group
Eric Roberson

July 26
DJ Big Moses
Judah Tribe
Source with Abdoulaye Diabate
Francis Mbappe & FM Tribe

August 2
DJ Naeem Johnson
Peace
Carl Brister
Jowee Omicil & The Core
Angela Johnson & Friends

August 9
DJ Delmar Browne
Soul Cycle
Victor Jones & Culture-Versy
Milo Z

...and much more!

Get the full JPMorgan Chase Sounds of the City schedule
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Box Office (Toll-Free): (888) 466-5722
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A message from Laeticia Emmanuel:


Come out to Central Park SummerStage Friday, July 6th @ 8PM
to enjoy the sunshine
and to catch a FREE performance by Full Circle Productions.


Entrance @ 72nd Street & 5th Avenue

Featuring a performance by Christina Altamara


Thank you for your continued support.


Peace,
Laetiçia Emmanuel
Project Manager
Full Circle Productions
laeticiavp@gmail.com
www.fullcirclesoul.com
www.myspace.com/fullcircleprodinc
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News from Hip Hop International:

Presenting Urban Moves 4 - a collection of street dance
workshops held
in conjunction with the USA & World Hip Hop Championships.
For
details visit www.hiphopinternational.com or call
323.850.3777

The most talked about USA and International street dance
events will
be in Los Angeles, July 25-29. Thirty countries and 1500
street
dancers, bboys, lockers and poppers will be vying for world
dance
supremacy at the World Hip Hop Championship and World
Battles.
Entries are due July 1.
For complete details visit: www.hiphopinternational.com
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A message from Brandee Williams Lara:

Subject: Perfect Tap Floor? Need Your Advice!

Greetings Tap Experts, Studio Owners, et al:

HELP! As you may know, I teach tap at wonderful, fabulous
Chapman
University in Orange, CA.

We have a fairly new dance building, with a room dedicated
to tap and
dance forms not in need of a marly surface.

When the building was brand new, the floor was workable. In
my
opinion, it was always too "fast." I noticed that dancers'
postures
changed in order to compensate for the feeling of losing
control.
Increasingly, dancers have slipped and/or fallen, and,
frankly, there
are some things requiring quick weight or directional
changes that we
just don't do anymore. (Even one of the modern teachers,
who sometimes
uses the room, said he noticed the same postural
phenomenon.)

Last year, the floor got worse when the maintenence crew
apparently
resurfaced/waxed it when they went in to repair some
divots. They made
it "all shiny and pretty" to be sure! Now, it is virtually
an ice rink
in some places, and to make matters worse, it is uneven;
that is,
slower in some areas to really fast in others; making
sliding a
"trip," if you know what I mean!! ;o)

Well, our fantabulous department chair is always there to
please, and
wants to know, once and for all, what I would tell to our
facilities
team to make it right. They will do pretty much anything,
except
replace it. (I believe the floor is maple, though I'm not
positive. It
is a properly "sprung floor," with an apparent cost of
$10,000 when it
was installed)

So, experts: what would you advise??? What would you do
with this
beautiful wood dance floor to make its surface right for
tap??? Do you
know of a perfect finishing product??? Is there anything we
should
avoid???

THANK YOU very much for your advice!!
Brandee
brandee5678@hotmail.com
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CHECK OUT: RAZA NYC!


This spectacular, hot summer edition of RAZA, promises to
be
something 'out of this world' if you are a fan of the Latin
culture. We will be featuring Grammy Award winner and
producer Louie Vega to commemorate the life and music of
legendary Hector Lavoe. Raza, Fania Records and Roots join
forces to present the cd release of two Fania albums;
Hector Lavoe, "El Cantante,
The Originals" feat. "Mi Gente" (Louie Vega's EOL Mix) and
Fania, A
Man and His Music, Hector Lavoe "La Voz" (compiled,
selected & liner notes by Louie Vega).

Not only will Louie 'man the decks' the whole evening (and
well into
the night as the party transforms
into his weekly Wednesday night party, Roots) but joining
him is the
"Elements of Life" orchestra to
bring that beautiful music alive with added footage of Mr.
Lavoe when
he graced us with his presence.
We are also excited to have the grassroots, multi-talented
Flaco
Navaja (Yerbabuena) back again with special poem dedicated
to Hector. Oh, and one more thing...Derek Santiago, rapidly
becoming one of the most promising and sought after, Latin
artists in NYC and known for all of RAZA's flyers will be a
doing a piece. Come see how he works his magic.

Louie Vega, who happens to be Hector Lavoe's nephew, is
constantly
reinventing himself and has revolutionized the musical
landscape in the process. During his nearly two-decade long
career, Vega has crafted some of the most ground-breaking
singles in dance music history ("The Nervous
Track", "It's Alright, I Feel It" and "You Can Do It"); has
kick
started genres like soulful house ("Beautiful People," "I
Get Lifted"); and revitalized the careers of legends like
Roy Ayers, George Benson and Tito Puente. Vega is famous
for the emphasis he places on live performance and
musicianship; not only in the world of production, but in
the world of djing as well, where he is known for bringing
musicians to play live over his sets.
In February of this year, Louie was invited to supply an
original
musical score and perform with his Elements of Life
Orchestra featuring vocalist Anane along with the Cirque du
Soleil performance troupe at the Super Bowl XLI pre-game
show.

Flaco Navaja, best known as a singer for New York's
premiere Bomba
group "Yerbabuena". Navaja's original style of poetry
combines singing, beat-boxing and spoken word. He is the
host of the legendary open mic showcase; "All That! Hip Hop
Poetry & Jazz" at the famous Nuyorican Poets' Café. In
2003, he toured internationally with the Tony Award winning
Russell Simmons' "Def Poetry Jam". He is a "New York
Theatre Workshop
Usual Suspect" and a comedian with the "Nuyorican Rule"
troupe. Like with so many
others, Flaco Navaja's artistic journey has been influenced
in part by the life and music of Hector Lavoe, and in honor
of this, Flaco will recite a spoken-word piece that will be
sure to rile up the audience… as has been the case whenever
he takes the mic.

RAZA's resident artist Derek Santiago will be creating one
of his
pieces live. Derek is responsible for RAZA's logo and every
one of their collectible flyers. His futuristic yet
vintage, sexy, organic, "techy" style has brought him work
in national ads (Puerto Rican Day Parade for Coor's). He
presently does artwork for "Marvel" and "DC Comics" and
recently was
featured at the "Soulfrito Art Foundation Exhibition" in
Miami where he created 5
pieces in one week.

This special edition of RAZA guarantees to be a journey
into all that
instills pride in Latinos, regardless of where their
Latin-American origin may be…
So, get there early because on RAZA's night at Cielo, the dancefloor has become a place to 'work it out', take notice, be seen, greet old friends and make new ones.

For more information, please visit:

RAZA NYC
Louie Vega
Flaco Navaja
Derek Santiago
Fania Records
Hector Lavoe

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

6 - 11pm
$10 with flyer or RSVP to muzikbutrfly@earthlink.net
$15 at the door

Cielo
18 Little West 12th Street
Between Washington & 9th Avenue, NYC
A,C,E,1,2,3;L to 14th Street
Cielo


Raza is a Spanish phrase which, while literally translated as the
race, is used as a synonym of "el pueblo" or "la gente", both of which
mean "the people". It is used to denote the people of Latin America
who share the cultural & political legacies of Spanish colonialism.
Often, the term "La Raza" also encompasses a racial significance
associated with "mestizaje", or race-mixing. In the 1960's,
ethnically-based political movements for civil rights used "La Raza"
to break down the national & generational barriers between the various
segments of the Latino population.
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Greetings from Detroit!

We are proud and pleased to let you know that Mr. Louines Louinis will
be our renowned Master Teacher of Afro Haitian dance during our 8-day
celebration.
Please plan to join us, as he offers a variety of classes from
Wednesday through Saturday, July 18 - 21. We are also planning a
reception for him, so please plan to help us welcome him to Detroit.

Master Classes in Dance

In Dunham Technique and Afro Haitian Folkloric

Saturday, July 14 – 7:45-8:45p

Tuesday, July 17 – 7:15-8:45p

Wednesday, July 18 – 7-8:30p

Friday, July 20 – 6-7p

Saturday, July 21 – 5-6p

** AM and Noon master classes may be added

LIVE DRUMMERS!

For more information:

http://detroitdunham.blogspot.com

http://www.katherinedunham.org/PennyGodboldo.html#

http:www.katherinedunham.org


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OPPORTUNITY:


Content Manger Needed for SeeChicagoDance.com

SeeChicagoDance.com (SCD) is a non-profit audience development
website that began in September 2005 as part of The Chicago Community
Trust's Excellence in Dance Initiative. It is the comprehensive source
for dance information in the Chicago area including performance
listings, a searchable calendar, discount tickets, weekly discount
eBlasts, monthly eNewsletters and more.

SCD is currently accepting applications for the position of Content
Manager. The Content Manager works closely with the Vice President,
Marketing to manage all functions of the website, maintain the site
with the highest level of accuracy and ensure that all relevant events
are represented. The Content Manager's duties include but are not
limited to:

* Maintaining all site listings
* Managing the discount ticket program, in cooperation with TicketWeb
* Selling, invoicing, posting, and maintaining site advertisements
* Writing the monthly eNewsletter
* Managing all three types of SCD eblasts: monthly eNewsletter,
weekly discount eBlast, dedicated eBlasts as purchased by companies
* Reporting to funders

The ideal applicant must have excellent organizational skills with
attention to detail, strong copy writing and editorial abilities,
exceptional computer skills and the ability to manage multiple
projects and deadlines. Sales experience, familiarity with the Chicago
dance community, and knowledge of HTML and FileMaker Pro a plus.
Please send cover letter and a resume to mail@carolfoxassociates.com.
No phone calls please.
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OPPORTUNITY:

Audition for DanceQuake
Sunday July 22, 2007
San Francisco

Audition for a paid position on the DanceQuake team, part of the Get
Up and Dance! Bay Area program. Inspire and engage kids and families
in the joy of dance through performances and demonstrations at
community events, festivals, schools and more. We are searching for
dancers of all styles - Urban/Jazz/Latin and more. To register and
for complete information on the audition and dance team, visit
www.getupanddancebayarea.org.

Audition spaces are limited, please register online:
www.getupanddancebayarea.org.

Important:
• Your location and audition time will be given to you upon
registering online
• You must register online to secure an audition spot
• You must be 18 years or older by July 22, 2007
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EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!