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Sep 2, 2007

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India Jazz Progressions

Friday, September 28, 2007 - Sunday, September 30, 2007
8:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cowell Theater
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, California

After the huge success of the award-winning India Jazz
Suites, India Jazz Progressions takes it to the next level.
Featuring Pandit Chitresh Das, Jason Samuels Smith and
their companies, including principal dancers Charlotte
Moraga, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Chloe Arnold and stellar
Indian classical and Jazz musicians

Homepage
http://www.kathak.org/site/kathak/content.php?type=2&id=5823

*Look out for local dance workshops with the artists...more
info coming soon!
Produced by www.divinerhythmproductions.com
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The Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents:

The Los Angeles Tap Master Class Series!!!

This event will occur every Thursday for the month of
September @ the
Debbie Allen Dance Academy at 8:00 pm. The class is an hour
long. There
will be a different tap teacher every week... and a tap jam
following
the class!

This master class series is created for the LA Tap
community! Please
come and support, take a class from the hottest tap dancers
in LA, and
enjoy this art form that we all love so much!

Any questions please contact Sarah Reich: 310- 963- 3165 or
sourtaps@yahoo.com

Class Schedule:

*Gabe Copeland Thursday, September 6, 8pm*

Gabe Copeland has studied with many tap greats including
extensive
training with Joy Hewitt, Chance Taylor, and Linda
Sohl-Ellison. He has
recently had the honor of sharing the stage with Dianne
Walker and is
currently working with the legendary Chester Whitmore in
various
projects. Gabe currently performs professionally with
Rhapsody in Taps,
a Los Angeles based touring company. He is a choreographer
and
performer for Tap Overload and has also danced with KIN
Dance Company.
Gabe has performed in many musical theater and dance
productions
throughout LA and Orange County and in 2005 was nominated
for a Lester
Horton award for best male dancer.

*Josette Wiggan Thursday, September 13, 8pm*

Josette Wiggan started dancing at the age of 12 at Paul and
Arlene
Kennedy’s Universal Dance Designs in Los Angeles. Along
with the
Kennedy Tap co, Josette has been a member of Jazz Tap
Ensemble under
the direction of Lynn Dally. For several years, she has
traveled the
world performing with both companies. Currently, Josette
has graduated
from University of Los Angeles obtaining a BA in World
Arts and
Cultures. The highlights of her career have been being
granted as the
2001 winner of the Spotlight awards in Non-classical dance
category,
2002 1st National Tour of 42nd Street, 2003
RocketteChristmas
Spectacular, Idlewildin 2005, and studying with Germaine
Acognyin
Toubab Dielaw, Senegal at the Ecoledes Sables studio in
2006.

*Hiroshi Hamanishi Thursday, September 20, 8pm*

Hiroshi Hamanishi has toured nationally and internationally
with the
production of Caution: Men at Work, Tap. He has had the
pleasure of
dancing with Alfred Desio, Dianne Walker, Arthur Duncan and
Gregory
Hines. Hiroshi currently dances with Tap Overload, Dance
Spectrum, KIN
Dance Company, and recently joined Rhapsody in Taps. In
choreography,
he has won the North American Tap Dance Festival
Choreography Award. An
active teacher, Hiroshi is on faculty at the Colburn
School, El Camino
College, and CalStateLA.


*Kristian Nelson Thursday, September 27, 8pm*

For the last five years Kristian Nelson has worked as a
music producer
and audio engineer in the music industry for numerous
artists and
groups. Before that he spent three amazing years as a
professional tap
dancer performing in multiple shows and touring with many
different
production companies. He is very happy and proud to have
the
opportunity to teach within the Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Thursday,
September 27, 8pm.


Classes will be held at:
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3623 Hayden Avenue Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 280-9145
Classes are $15 each
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Charlotte Dance Festival

Master Class Series

Argentinean Tango / Anabella Lenzu

Artistic Director of Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama

Friday, September 7th

5:30 - 7pm


Tap / Alyssa Mackenzie from Footnotes Tap Ensemble

Friday, September 7th

7 - 8:30pm


Humphrey / Limon based Modern Dance / Anabella Lenzu



Saturday, September 8th

12:30 - 2pm


Mixed-Modern Dance / Enrique Cruz DeJesus

Artistic Director of Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company

Sunday, September 9th

11 - 1pm


Aerial Dance Fabric Workshop / Blue Lapis Light

Saturday, September 15th

10 - Noon


Contemporary Dance / Karola Luttringhaus

Artistic Director of alban elved dance company

Saturday, September 15th

2:30 - 4pm



Locations

Open Door Studios – 1221-B The Plaza, Charlotte, NC

Booth Playhouse – 130 N. Tryon, Uptown Charlotte (on the
stage)



Prices*:

1 class $15.00

2 classes $25.00

3 classes $40.00

4 classes $45.00

5 classes $50.00

*Does not include Aerial Dance Fabric Workshop.

Aerial Dance Fabric Workshop - $30.00 per person

All checks are made payable to Caroline Calouche & Co. with
'Charlotte
Dance Festival' in the memo line.


Argentinean Tango / Anabella Lenzu (NYC): Acquire both a
repertoire
or tango vocabulary of movement and the leading and
following
techniques in a close embrace. No previous Tango
experience or
partner required. Topics include: correct posture,
technical control,
rhythms and styles.



Tap / Alyssa Mackenzie from Footnotes Tap Ensemble
(Raleigh, NC):

We invite you to come and explore the world of tap
choreography while
also discovering its historical significance. Learn a
selection from
the Footnotes repertoire and gain a better understanding of
why we
love tap dancing! All levels welcome, but some training is
recommended.

Humphrey/ Limon based Modern Dance / Anabella Lenzu (NYC):
We will
experience the principle "Fall and Recovery," as a metaphor
for how
the human being resists gravity and reality. The emphasis
will be an
exploration of the use of space, imagination, coordination
and body
control & how breath affects movement.

Mixed-Modern Dance / Enrique Cruz deJesus, Artistic
Director of Alpha
Omega Theatrical Dance Company (NYC):


Enrique Cruz DeJesus' style of choreography and teaching is
described
as a mixture of modern techniques and urban folk styles. It
is modern
dance, based in the Horton and Graham techniques, and
infuses ballet,
jazz, and Afro-Latin movement. Mr. Cruz DeJesus emphasizes
the
importance of the well-rounded dancer and his work
challenges dancers
to go beyond their comfort zone of a single or familiar
style of
movement to find value in various styles combined.

Aerial Dance Fabric Workshop / Laura Cannon and Nicole
Whiteside from
Blue Lapis Light (Austin, TX): The class will focus on
basic
techniques on aerial fabric. This will include strength
building,
stretching, climbing and movement techniques on the cloth.
There is
an 8 person maximum for the workshop.

**All registration must be done in advance for the
workshop. No
walk-ups. All participants above the age of 18.**


Contemporary Dance / Karola Lüttringhaus from alban elved
dance
company (Wilmington, NC): Karola creates athletic
contemporary dance
works, which seek to shape meaning from the rich array of
emotional
experience. Her work is fiercely physical, tracing the
changeable
electricity of thought and sensation that underlies human
interaction
and interpersonal relationships. Frequently incorporating
technologies, digital media, aerial work and outdoor
performances into
her dance works she expands the boundaries of dance
performance,
creating startling and evocative psychological landscapes.
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DANCE M.A.D.D.Rhythms

Jumaane Taylor of M.A.D.D. Rhythms

ABOUT DANCE: M.A.D.D. Rhythms
Thursday, September 13, 6 pm
1st Floor Garland Room

Led by expert tap dancers Bril Barrett and Jumaane Taylor,
M.A.D.D. Rhythms is comprised of young, talented tappers
from all over the city of Chicago. Their performances
actively engage the audience through rhythm and movement.

This performance/presentation precedes the company's second
annual Chicago Tap Summit, October 12 - 14, a tap
convention of workshops and performances. About Dance is a
monthly series featuring short performance excerpts and
discussion led by dance critic Lucia Mauro.

Dance Programs are presented by the Chicago Department of
Cultural Affairs with support from The James S. Kemper
Foundation.
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ALSO...

The Tap Academy In Residence

@ The South Shore Cultural Center

7059 S. Shore Drive
Chicago, IL. 60649
773.604.1899 Phone
773.604.1898 Fax
tapacademy@maddrhythms.com

Fall Session 2007

Bril Barrett, Jumaane Taylor, Starinah Dixon, Lee Howard
and Ja'bowen
Dixon
will be teaching the following classes every week for 12
weeks.


(September 17 – December 22)

12 weeks

No classes for the week of Oct. 8 or week of Nov. 19


Monday
Taught by Ja'bowen

6:00pm – 7:00pm Beginning 3
$120 All Ages

7:00pm – 8:00pm Intermediate
$120 All Ages


Wednesday
Taught by Jumaane

6:00pm – 7:00pm Beginning Basics
$120 All Ages

7:00pm – 8:00pm Intermediate 101
$120 All Ages

8:00pm – 9:00pm Advanced.
$120 All Ages

Friday
Taught by Lee

6:00pm – 7:00pm Intermediate
$120 All Ages

7:00pm – 8:00pm Advanced
$120 All Ages


Saturday

10:00am – 11:00am Beginning Basics taught by Bril
$120 Ages 5 – 8

The beginner's class will contain warm-ups, floor exercises
and
combinations of both. Students will begin to learn what tap
is all
about.

11:00am – 12:00pm You're Never Too Old To Start taught
by Bril
$120 Adults 18+

This class will contain everything taught in Beginning
Basics, but
with a more mature style.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Intermediate 101 by Jumaane
$120 All Ages

This class is for that tap dancer who knows a little
something and
wants to learn a little more.

1:00pm – 2:00pm Beginning Basics 1.5 by Jumaane
$120 Ages 9 – 12

The beginner's class will contain warm-ups, floor exercises
and
combinations of both. Students will learn what tap is all
about.


2:00pm – 3:00pm Advanced taught by Bril
$120 All Ages The Advanced
class will
contain everything that has been learned in every other
class, so make sure you have been there first because we
are not
responsible for the confusion that may result if you
haven't.

3:00pm – 4:00pm Beginners 2 taught by Star
$120
Ages 7– 12

This class covers everything done in both beginner classes,
but at a
faster pace. Students will also begin to learn more complex
combinations.


Registration

Pre-Registration will be held from 6pm to 8pm, Sept.
10/from 6pm to
9pm, Sept. 12/from 6pm to 8pm, Sept. 14. Regular
Registration will be
held from 6pm to 8pm, Sept. 17/from 6pm to 9pm, Sept.
19/from 6pm to
8pm, Sept. 21 and 10am to 4pm on Saturday, August 22nd.
Please
register early as spaces are filled on a first come-first
served basis.
Online Registration is also available at maddrhythms.com
through paypal.

Call 773-604-1899 or email us at
tapacademy@maddrhythms.com for more
information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION- PLEASE READ!

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS IS NOT ONLY A
TEACHING
ORGANIZATION, BUT WE ARE ALSO A PERFORMING ORGANIZATION.

THIS WILL MEAN SEVERAL THINGS TO YOU. THIS WILL MEAN THAT
FROM TIME TO
TIME YOUR SCHEDULED INSTRUCTOR MAY HAVE A PROFESSIONAL
CONFLICT AND
NEED TO MISS CLASS. THAT CLASS, WILL THEN, BE COVERED BY
ANOTHER
QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR OR INSTRUCTOR TRAINEE. THIS WILL,
ALSO, MEAN THAT
YOU AND/OR YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE LEARNING FROM WORKING
PROFESSIONALS SO
YOU KNOW THAT THEY KNOW AND LIVE WHAT THEY TEACH!

Bril Barrett M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS, INC. 7059 S. Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
60649 773.604.1899 phone 773.604.1898 fax
www.maddrhythms.com
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DON’T MISS… DANCE CHICAGO

The 2007 season runs Friday, November 2nd through Sunday,
December 2nd
at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. For the
full schedule
and roster of participating dance companies, please visit
www.dancechicago.com
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SF Bay Times Review of ‘07 BARE


Transcendental Tap: Rhythm and Shoes
By Linda Ayres-Frederick
Published: August 23, 2007

Tap Dance is a uniquely American art form, and at the 2007
Bay Area
Rhythm exchange last Saturday at Herbst Theatre, the all
star lineup
proved just how much of a rhythmic musical instrument
tap-shoe clad
feet can be. Accompanying the unique “voices” of the
tap-dancing
artists were a three piece jazz band which included
Channing
Cook-Holmes on drums (himself a phenomenal tap dancer),
Marcus Shelby
on bass, pianist Sista Kee, and two special guest stars:
Carlos Aguirre
of the group Felonius with beat-boxing/vocal percussion,
and The Unique
Derique performing his own Hambone body percussion.

Bay Area Rhythm Exchange Festival Director John Kloss
brought together
an unrivaled and dazzling array of tap and musical talent
that invoked
an appreciation of tap’s history while inspiring an
excitement for
tap’s present and future. This year’s Festival was
definitely one of
the most upbeat experiences to witness. Unlike flamenco,
which can
sometimes get heavy-handed in the wrong pair of shoes,
these tappers
showed unparalleled rhythmic patterns that took everyone to
another
level of experience. Kloss’ own very impressive skills came
out in the
astounding “contest” of rhythmic wills number between
himself and
Carlos Aquirre’s stunning beat-box/vocals.

What is most amazing is how easy the dancers make difficult
steps look.
From the smiling, sensuous, classic “song and dance” style
of Deborah
Mitchell — who did a smooth rendition of Sunny Side of the
Street in
her intro number — to the intensely improvisational,
expressionistic
style of Dormeshia Sumbry-Edward, who riffed back and forth
with
drummer Cook-Holmes. Both these New Jersey women created
primal yet
transcendental rhythms with their feet. Ms Sumbry-Edwards
was
particularly trancelike and hypnotic, and exciting to
listen to and
watch.

Equally talented and extraordinary was the tall,
commanding, Fred
Astaire-like presence of Sam Weber in his solo My One and
Only Love.
Handsome in a blue silk shirt, this technical wizard
executed graceful
pirouettes while riffing at top speed with drummer
Cook-Holmes — who
also danced with stunning precision later in spite of his
earlier
warning that he might not be able to because of an injury.

While the first half of the show comprised primarily of
solo numbers,
the second half began with the humorous neon effect of
day-glow
accessories in the dark in an ensemble piece with each
artistsgiven an
additional opportunity to show off their individual styles.
A highlight
of the second half was the Stepology Electronic Tapology
music created
by The Unique Derique who really did “play” his body which
was wired
somehow to the machine so that each time he tapped part of
his torso, a
different sound emitted. He even asked a member of the
audience to come
up and join him in a demonstration. The young man he chose
did a great
job himself and appeared to be schooled (self- or
otherwise) in the art.

Completing the experience was the invitation to all
“tappers” in the
audience to join in what was called a “shim-sham” finale
where the
stage was filled with talented tappers of every size, age,
and level of
talent, all of whom obviously enjoyed stepping forward and
tapping
their and our hearts out in a true celebration of this
uniquely
transcendental art form. Presented by Stepology, this
year’s Bay Area
Rhythm Exchange was an obvious toe-tapping success!

For more information about Stepology’s concerts,
performers, the Bay
Area Tap Festival, future programs, and workshops, visit
www.stepology.com.
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A message from Ted Levy:

NEW EMAIL and MYSPACE page. On my myspace page you
can find my professional information.
NEW EMAIL: bamalam@nyc.rr.com
NET: www.myspace.com/tedllevy

ALSO CHECK OUT: THE TRIAD

Featuring: NATREA BLAKE, The Juilliard School
TORYA BEARD - The Lion King
&
ANIKA ELLIS - Aida, Sweet Charity, The Color Purple

Production Manager: JAMES CARTER
Co-Writer: Prof. MYLA CHURCHILL
Musical Director: BRIAN WHITTED
Vocal Arrangements: CHAPMAN ROBERTS
Choreography: AMY HALL & DARRELL G. MOULTRIE
Co-Director: Prof. MARSHALL L. DAVIS JR.

SEPTEMBER: 23 & 24 @ 7:30

158 W. 72nd St - NYC -- 212.362.2590
TICKET INFO: www.theatermania.com ; www.triadnyc.com
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'SAMMI D' A Jazztap musical by Shonah Honeyhill Sonko

From the solitary vision of a quiet unassuming talent,
Sammi D's
musical dreamings explode on stage with stunning vitality.
Backed a
live jazz band, four incredible tap dancers and a mood to
match, Sammi
D's story will touch your soul.
The show has been written entirely by Shonah, who also
performs the
lead role. As one of Australia's leading tap dancers and
jazz
vocalists, Shonah's choreography, improvisation and vocal
artistry are
nothing short of inspirational.

The show also pays special tribute to the late Sammy Davis
Junior. One
of the world's greatest entertainers !

FEATURING; Shonah Honeyhill Sonko, Thomas Wadelton, Rachel
Cusack,
Winston Morrision, Mark Fitzgibbon, Lamine Sonko, Simon
Lewis and
more!

Thursday 18th October – Saturday 21st October

Kardinia International College, Bell Post Hill, Geelong
7:30pm, $22/$20
Ph 5247 3355 for bookings or email;
kicartstheatre@kardinia.vic.edu.au
www.shonahoneyhillsonko.com
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News from New Jersey Performing Arts Center:

For a limited time only, SAVE 50%
on New Jersey's largest dance party ever!
Order now! This exclusive online offer is
good only through Monday, September 10.
Come dance the night away as
we celebrate the start of NJPAC's
Tenth Anniversary Season with
Brick City Swing on Saturday, September 29 at 8pm


For the first time in our ten-year history, you're invited
to dance
your way through all of NJPAC's major performance spaces.
Dance to live
salsa in the Victoria Theater with acclaimed trombonist
Jimmy Bosch and
his all-star band. Swing to rollicking roadhouse boogie
with the
10-piece George Gee and his Jump, Jive & Wailers in the
Chase Room. And
party with DJ Felix Hernandez as he spins a pumped-up blend
of soul,
Motown, funk and disco - right on the stage and under the
lights of
Prudential Hall! Cash bar and refreshments will be
available throughout
the night.

ORDER ONLINE AND SAVE 50% ON EACH TICKET!
During the online checkout process, enter promotion code
PARTY when you
reach the "Account Information" page, then click "Apply
Promo" to
receive your discount. This offer is available only when
you order
online. All regular per ticket facility and handling fees
apply.


SUMMER BOX OFFICE UPDATE: To reach the NJPAC Phone Center,
call
toll-free 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722). During the month
of August,
the Phone Center will be open from 10am to 6pm Mon. through
Fri., and
closed on weekends in addition to the Labor Day holiday
weekend, Sept.
1-3. The Phone Center and Box Office return to their
regular hours on
Sept. 4.


ALSO:
FREE Family Fun Day featuring Big Apple Circus' Circus to
Go
Sat., Sept. 15, 11am-5pm

2007 New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
~ Administrative Offices: (973) 642-8989
~ Box Office (Toll-Free): (888) 466-5722
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BALLET NY
2007 FALL SEASON

SAVE THESE DATES!

OCTOBER

Tuesday 9th @ 7:30PM
Wednesday 10th @ 8PM
Thursday 11th @ 8PM
Friday 12th @ 8PM


Where:
MILLER THEATRE
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
BROADWAY at 116th Street, NEW YORK CITY

Program will include: two World Premieres, one New
York/Company
Premiere and a revival.
Works by: Thaddeus Davis, Lisa deRibere
Helen Heineman & William Soleau.


For tickets contact:The Miller Theatre Box Office
Email: miller-arts@columbia.edu or phone (212) 854-7799

BALLET NY
4445 Post Road #3H
Riverdale, New York 10471
TEL/FAX: 543-2760
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A message from Joao Amorim:

Hey people,

Welcome to Postmodern Times, a series of short animated
films
presenting new ideas about global consciousness and
techniques for
social and ecological transformation. Our first episode,
"Toward
2012", introduces the project, explaining concepts from the
best-selling book, "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl"
(Tarcher/Penguin, 2006) by Daniel Pinchbeck, in the
author's own voice.
Future segments will focus on shamanism, sustainability,
alternative
energy systems, the Mayan Calendar, quantum physics and
synchronicity,
human sexuality, and a host of other subjects.

http://www.postmoderntimes.com

"The deed creates the doer"
Nietzsche

Joao Amorim

Animation Director

Curious Pictures

http://www.curiouspictures.com
http://myspace.com/joaoamorim
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“BREAKING INTO HOLLYWOOD”

WITH RPM TALENT AGENT AND ENTREPRENEUR

ANGELA MARIE HUTCHINSON


Chicago, Illinois (August 8, 2007) Traci Weathers, Inc.
brings Hollywood to Chicago with RPM Talent Agent and
Entrepreneur Angela Marie Hutchinson. Mrs. Hutchinson, a
Chicago native, has over six years of industry experience.
She earned her B.S.E. in Industrial and Operations
Engineering from the University of Michigan and a
certificate in Cross-Media Journalism at USC on a full
scholarship from the Maynard Institute. She has worked for
MTV, MGM, Warner Bros. Television, and the GRAMMY’s. As a
talent agent with RPM Talent Agency (a Hollywood boutique
SAG-franchised agency), she will focus on launching the
acting careers of new talent, as well as established music
artists, pro-athletes and TV/radio/comedian personalities
who are looking to transition into acting for film and
television.

Traci Weathers, Inc. is excited to partner with Mrs.
Hutchinson in hosting the seminar, “Breaking Into
Hollywood” here in Chicago”. Traci Weathers believes:
“This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring talent to be
educated on the ins and outs of the entertainment
industry”. Topics include: how to get a job in the
entertainment industry, how to develop your writing and
acting craft with limited funding, how to get a studio or
agency to read your script and much more. Resumes and
headshot photos will be accepted from registered
participants. Breaking Into Hollywood…, the seminar will
be held on Saturday, October 6, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m., at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts
Studio Theater, 777 N. Green Street. Advanced tickets are
$15.00 and $20.00 at the door.

Mrs. Hutchinson is also the founder of BReaKiNG iNTO
HoLLyWooD®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established
to help entertainment professionals pursue their careers
with integrity, creativity and enthusiasm. She is
currently developing several passion ventures. In her
leisure time, she enjoys mentoring youth and spending time
with her husband.
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OPPORTUNITY: CHICAGO AREA (EVANSTON, IL)

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Proudly Announces

AUDITIONS for The James Baldwin Story

Written by Shundrice Tucker

Directed by Ebony Joy

Wednesday & Thursday
August 29th & 30th 2007
6:00pm - 9:00pm

927 Noyes St. in Evanston
@ The Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Studio #223

Please prepare two Contrasting Contemporary Monologues

Performers will be seen in order of arrival

ALL AGES AND TYPES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION


There is pay.
For More Information Please feel free to call Ebony Joy
847-448-8260 x109

See you at the Auditions!

Ebony Joy, Artistic Director - ejoy@cityofevanston.org
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre
At the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St.
Evanston, IL. 60201
www.cityofevanston.org/fjtheatre
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OPPORTUNITY: NEW YORK, NY

Tap City Youth Ensemble Audition

Save the date! Saturday, September 15 the American Tap
Dance
Foundation will hold open auditions seeking new members of
the "Tap
City Youth Ensemble" for the 2007-08 season.

About the Tap City Youth Ensemble:

The Tap City Youth Ensemble is a project of the American
Tap Dance
Foundation. The mission is to nurture and educate the next
generation
of tap dancers through professional quality training and
performance
opportunities; preserving classic tap repertory and
developing new tap
works through a repertory ensemble; and presenting the
vital American
art of tap dance to New York audiences of all ages.

Since the debut season in January 2006, the TCYE has
featured 42
dancers from across New York City, Long Island, upstate NY,
New Jersey,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania. The company repertory includes
works of
choreography from leading tap artists such as Brenda
Bufalino, Harold
Cromer, Barbara Duffy, Jared Grimes, plus classic tap
repertory by Bill
"Bojangles" Robinson, Charles "Honi" Coles, the Copasetics.
The
Ensemble was featured in articles in Dance Spirit Magazine
and Time Out
New York Kids and appeared on television on NY 1 and "Me
TV" on
Nickelodeon.

Dancers hone tap skills and deepen their knowledge of tap
history
through special master classes, rehearsals with guest tap
artists and
live musicians, video showings and tap history lessons.
The Tap City
Youth Ensemble performs in a range of New York area venues
including
formal concerts, school shows, free public events, and Tap
City – The
New York City Tap Festival.

To participate in the Tap City Youth Ensemble, you must be
available to
attend rehearsal on Sundays. The 2007-08 season for TCYE
will
officially begin on Sunday, Oct. 7th, 2007. Rehearsals for all
divisions of TCYE are held on Sundays between the hours of 11:30-6:00pm
(official rehearsal times tba, each group rehearses for 2-3 hours
during this time period).

Where & When:

151 W. 26th St.
between 6th and 7th Ave.
5th or 6th Floor
Saturday

September 15, 2007
12:00-4:00 pm TCYE audition information

Dancers of intermediate-advanced level between the ages of 11-13 should
arrive and check in at 12:00 pm. The audition for these dancers will
begin at 12:30, and end by 1:30.

Advanced dancers between the ages of 13- 18 should arrive and check in
at 1:30. The audition for these dancers will start at 2:00 and end by
3:30. There is a callback for advanced dancers for TCYE I from 3:30 to
4:00.

The audition will be a structured tap class. Please wear dance
clothes and hard soled, low heeled tap shoes. There is no fee for the
audition.

All dancers who plan to audition MUST pre-register for the audition via
email by September 10.

Audition results will be sent via email by September 22, 2007.

How to Register for the Audition


Please send an email to "shebach@atdf.org" complete with the
following information:

Parent email: (this will be the address for the notification of
audition results)

Student Name:

Date of Birth & current age:

Parent/Guardian names:

Parent's home phone:

Cell or alternate phone:

Student email: (optional)

Mailing address:

Home dance studio & current tap instructor:

Where do you go to school?

Are you a member of any other performing group or organization?

Please list (i.e. a competition group, chorus, sports team)

American Tap Dance Foundation
33 Little West 12th Street, Suite 105B
New York, New York 10014
info@atdf.org
http://www.atdf.org

Please contact Susan Hebach, co-director of TCYE, with any questions
via email: shebach@atdf.org. And remember, the deadline for audition
registration is September 10th.
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OPPORTUNITY: LOS ANGELES (CULVER CITY, CA)

With the huge success of the world premiere at the Kennedy Center in
Washington DC playing to sold out audiences everyday, Debbie Allen's
Alex In Wonderland is coming to Los Angeles. Put your dancing shoes
on and come audition to be a part of this amazing production:

Friday, September 14, 2007

5:00pm: TAP - Boys ages 7 -14 (Gymnastics, Singing, Ballet is a plus)

Saturday, September 15, 2007


4:00pm: TAP - Girls ages 7 -14 (Gymnastics, Singing, Ballet is a plus)

5:30pm: Girls ages 15-18 (Well versed in Ballet, Gymnastics, Jazz and
Singing)

7:00pm: Boys ages 15-18 (Well versed in Hip Hop, Ballet and Singing)

The Washington Post's Review of Alex In Wonderland
All auditions will be at the
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3623 Hayden Avenue
Culver City, California 90232
If you will be auditioning or if you have any questions,
please contact Nicole Nicholas, Managing Producer at (310) 280-9145

Upcoming Events at the
Debbie Allen Dance Academy

August 25: Fall admissions evaluation class, 1:00pm
September 4: Orientation/ Registration for DADA
October 3-7: African Dance & Drum Festival
December 12-22: Alex In Wonderland at UCLA's Freud Playhouse
December 15: FREE Dance Day
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