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Oct 4, 2007

Happy Birthday J - You are truly an inspiration. Love, your
big sis!
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!
(Lot's of great news so scroll all the way down!!!)
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COLORADO
HAPPENINGS!!!

MASTER CLASSES

with

JASON SAMUELS SMITH

When: SUNDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2007
Where: MILLERS DANCE STUDIO

Intermediate Class 2:45 - 3:45
Advanced Class 4:00 - 5:30
Jam 5:30 - 6:00

Register NOW! Classes will sell out!

$30 / class - take both for $55
(includes Jam!)


THEN...

WATCH HIM ROCK

WITH

PANDIT CHITRESH DAS

IN

"INDIA JAZZ" SUITES

AT THE

LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER

OCTOBER 10 and 11, 2007

(See info below)

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!

Call now to reserve your place in one or both of the master
classes.

Sign up at Millers or call 303.257.9004 for to reserve.

Call now to order your tickets for INDIA JAZZ SUITES!

call Box Office 303.987.7845 or www.lakewood.org

Both events are selling out!
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Divine Rhythm Productions presents

DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS

Special Programming @ The Harlem Tap Studio

"Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, deceptively petite but forceful,

showed
that she is a true jazz musician of the feet." -Eva Yaa
Asantewaa, Dance Magazine

Credits include movies "Tap", award-winning film "The Rise
& Fall of Miss Thang", "Bamboozled", critically acclaimed
productions
of Broadway's "Black and Blue" and Bring In Da' Noise,
Bring
In Da' Funk", Michael Jackson's music video "Rock My World"
to
name a few.

Mondays in October: TECHNIQUE & M-FIT Heels COURSES

Oct. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Course A - Int/Adv Technique 5:30-6:45 = total 5 hours!

Course B - M-FIT Heels Course 7-8:15pm = total 5 hours!

Mondays in November: "FALL INTO PHRASING"

November 5th,12th, 19th, 26th

Course C - Int/Adv Phrasing 5:30-6:45pm = total 5 hours!

Course D - Beginner Phrasing 7-8:15pm = total 5 hours!

***Specializing in Small class sizes - SAVE YOUR SPOT
ASAP***

E-mail: divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Only $100 per course or Take any 2
courses for ONLY $175!!!

Send checks to: Divine Rhythm Productions, 250 W. 50th St.
#12S, NYC,
NY 10019. Private Lessons & paypal payments available. Call

2122621394
for moreinformation.

www.harlemtap.com
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!
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Divine Rhythm Productions presents:

Martin "Tre" Dumas III

(Critically Acclaimed "Imagine Tap!", "The Tap Dance Kid" &

"Riverdance" tours, Award-winning film "The Rise & Fall of
Miss Thang", Co-founder of M.A.D.D. Rhythms)

Straight from Chicago... Tre will be covering select
classes for
Derick Grant at Steps and Jason Samuels Smith at Ailey in
addition to
offering his own

SPECIAL 2-HOUR WORKSHOP!!!

TRE's Rhythm Stew: Take some Oscar Peterson, add a touch of

Dave Brewbeck, throw in a pinch of Bobby McFerrin,
Parliament Funkadelic, Rasputin Stash and Earth Wind and
Fire. Next we throw in some Dark Childe and Timbaland. Let
that simmer for a while as you prepare to add the "meat."
For that we're going to go with some healthy portions of
Dr. Jimmy Slyde, Tommy Sutton, Chuck Green, Baby Lawrence
and Steve Condos. And just to complete this delicious blend

of flavors, add a dash of Bustah Rhymes, Nas, GangStar and
Biggie. MMMmmmm....Spicy isn't it?

Saturday October 13th 4:30-6:30pm

New Dance Group
305 West 38th Street at 8th Avenue (enter bet. 8th-9th ave)

www.ndg.org

Special Discount with pre-registration: $20, $25 at the
door. STUDENT w/id & GROUP DISCOUNT (of 5 or more) only $15
per person!!!

To pre-register, send an e-mail with your full name, phone
number and e-mail address to divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com with

“Tre’s Rhythm Stew” in the subject line.

Space is limited! One day only!
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!
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Miss Thang in Music City this Saturday!

The award winning HD feature, The Rise & Fall of Miss
Thang, will be screening this coming weekend as part of the
International Black Film Festival of Nashville. Miss Thang
will screen at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the
Belcourt Theater located at 2102 Belcourt Street in
Nashville, TN. The festival takes place from October 4th
through 6th and will feature films, panels, workshops, and
parties.

The film, which recently won the Motor City Film Festival
Award in Detroit, stars Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, a world
renowned tap dancer who made history when she became the
first female performer in Savion Glover's Bring in 'Da
Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk on Broadway. Writer/Director
Stacie E. Hawkins will be attending the festival and there
will be an audience Q&A after the screening.
For more information about the festival please go to their
website at www.ibffnashville.com

>>>ALSO:

"Miss Thang" has been accepted into the New
York African Diaspora Film Festival! The festival takes
place from
November 23rd through December 9th in Manhattan, NYC. We
should know
the exact screening date & time by next week. This is a
really cool
festival that shows Black films from all over the world.
Their
website is http://nyadff.com


Check out the photos from the Chicago premiere on our
myspace page. http://www.myspace.com/missthangmovie
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AFRICAN DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL COURSE
October 26 to December 9, 2007 (2 credits) The Course is
Open to the
General Public on a Non Credit Basis

Instructor: Reinaldo Barroso-Spech

The African Diaspora Film Festival celebrates the richness
and
diversity of the Black experience through the presentation
of over 90
films. Filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, and
educators of
diverse ethnic groups, nationalities, and backgrounds
highlight and
discuss the multifaceted lives of people of African descent
from North
and Sub Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, North and South
America, and
Europe.

• Discover the Caribbean through films with a diverse
selection of
films from Jamaica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and
Tobago, Cuba,
Puerto Rico and more.

• Share valuable moments with the Festival's guests in
residence to
discuss their craft, style, and vision, offering a
meaningful
interaction between the featured artists and the audience.
This year,
discover the world of Black Portuguese Cinema and meet
filmmakers from
Portugal, Mozambique, and other Portuguese speaking
countries who
focused their work on Africa and its Diaspora during ADFF
2007's
special "Focus on Black Portuguese Cinema" program.

• Broaden your horizons as educators and lifelong
learners, and learn
how to enhance your interaction and communication with your
students
and community, using film as a creative and innovative
teaching tool.

• Understand the different perspectives of Black culture
through the
best of the most recent films presented at other renowned
film
festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Montreal and Toronto.

• Interact with independent women filmmakers, who have
faced the
challenges of the film industry and succeeded to make a
film. Also,
participate and vote for this year Festival's "Best Film
Directed by
Women of Color Award." REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

You may also register in person at

The Center for Educational Outreach & Innovation
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 132, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027-6670
Phone: (212) 678-3987 Fax: (212) 678-8417
Email: CEOI_mail@exchange.tc.columbia.edu

Please call for more information or visit us online.
1.800.209.1245 |
www.tc.edu/continuingeducation | www.NYADFF.org
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CHECK OUT: INDIA JAZZ PROGRESSIONS Reviews!!!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/10/02/DDA8SHDVL.DTL

http://www.voiceofdance.org/Insights/insights.trans.col.cfm?LinkID=38500000000000340

http://www.danceviewtimes.com/2007/10/the-beat-goes-o.html#more
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Lakewood Presents:

India Jazz Suites w/ Jason Samuels Smith & Pandit Chitresh
Das!

OCTOBER 10 and 11 2007

Tap dance phenomenon, Jason Samuels Smith, and East Indian
Khatak
dance master, Pandit Chitresh Das, team up to bring this
cosmic dance
to life, accompanied by two trios of live musicians.

India Jazz Suites:

Wednesday & Thursday, October 10 & 11, 2007
7:30 pm Lakewood Cultural Center 470 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Box Office: 303-987-7845 or
www.lakewood.org

Tickets $26

India Jazz Suites exhibits a groundbreaking and historical
collaboration exploring movement, rhythms and music with
renowned
Kathak maestro Pandit Chitresh Das and Emmy award-winning
Tap dance
star Jason Samuels Smith, accompanied by acclaimed North
Indian
classical and American jazz musicians.

More info at: www.kathak.org

The Lakewood Cultural Center's intimate 316-seat theater
offers the
ideal setting for these exciting performances. Once the
word is out,
tickets will be sure to go quickly, so don't wait to
reserve your seat
today.
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INDIA JAZZ SUITES ON TOUR 2007:

Date : October 4, 2007 - October 14, 2007

INDIA JAZZ SUITES exhibits a groundbreaking and historical
collaboration exploring movement, rhythms and music with
world
renowned Kathak maestro Pandit
Chitresh Das, Emmy award-winning Tap Dance star Jason
Samuels Smith,
and well-known North Indian classical and Jazz musicians.

After premiering in San Francisco in 2005, INDIA JAZZ
SUITES has received extensive critical acclaim and has
toured around
the U.S. and India. It was chosen as the #1 Dance
Performance of 2005 by
the San Francisco Chronicle and won the prestigous Isadora
Duncan Dance Award (Izzie) for Best Ensemble Performance of
the year.

Tour Dates
Upcoming Tours
2007

October 10 & 11- Lakewood Cultural Center, Denver, Colorado

October 12 - Denver University Convocation, Denver,
Colorado
October 13 & 14 - National Folk Festival, Richmond,
Virginia
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NYC Hip Hop Classes w/ Robin Dunn!

GET BACK IN CLASS AND HAVE SOME ENERGIZING FUN WITH ROBIN:

STEPS ON BROADWAY
2121 Broadway, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10019
Beginner Hip Hop
Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm

THE AILEY SCHOOL/EXTENSION
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street, 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Int Hip Hop, M & W 4:30-5:50pm
Advance Beginner Hip Hop, Tuesdays, 8:00-9:30pm (NEW
TIME!!!)

COMING OCTOBER 14th-
Beginner Hip Hop on Sundays
2:30-4:00pm
with Robin at
The Ailey Extension

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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THIS UPCOMING WEEK AT THE AILEY EXTENSION!!!

Don't miss Martin "Tre" Dumas & Joseph Wiggin!

TAKE TAP CLASSES at the brand new Ailey studios with some
of the most TALENTED feet in the business today!

WED.Oct. 10th - 4:30-6pm Intermediate Advanced Tap w/
Joseph Wiggin

THURS. Oct 11th 7:30-9pm Advanced Beginner Tap w/Martin
"Tre" Dumas

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. | The Joan Weill Center
for Dance
405 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 | Telephone: (212)
405-9000 | Fax: (212) 405-9001
www.alvinailey.org
CHECK BACK FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE Schedule Updates
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The Kitchen

Min Xiao-Fen / Guillermo E. Brown

Thursday, October 25, 8pm
Friday, October 26, 8pm

Tickets: $10

Curated by Rashida Bumbray

Pipa virtuoso and composer Min Xiao-Fen returns to The
Kitchen with a new commissioned work, Return of the Dragon
, that interweaves diverse musical influences including
Chinese folk music, American jazz, and bluegrass. The
performance features Xiao-Fen (pipa and vocals), Okkyung
Lee (cello), and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion and
electronics).

Opening the evenings is Guillermo E. Brown, who tests the
boundaries of free jazz and hip hop in Syrup, a new
collection of electro-acoustic sonic explorations
influenced by Afro-Latin and Caribbean music. Syrup
features Brown on drums, vocals, and electronics, Shoko
Nagai (piano, keyboard, and electronics), and a guest
percussionist.

Music programs at The Kitchen are made possible with
generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable
Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The New York State
Music Fund, and with public funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts, a state agency.

For more information about all Kitchen events, visit
www.thekitchen.org.
The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street between 10th
and 11th Avenues.
Subway: A, C, E to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street; L to 8th
Avenue
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DON'T FORGET: The 3rd Annual Chicago Tap Summit October
12-14!!!!

(See Press Release below)


Aug 31st, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Bril Barrett
c/o M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Inc.
Phone: (773) 604-1899
Fax: (773) 604-1898
Email: bril@maddrhythms.com
www.maddrhythms.com



"Keeping The Tradition Alive!"

M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Inc., The Chicago Park District, The
South Shore
Cultural Center and The Harold Washington Cultural Center
bring forth
the 3rd Annual Chicago Tap Summit October 12-14. Over 10
of the
worlds most renowned Tap Dancers will come together from
New York, St.
Louis, Chicago and Canada to teach, perform and celebrate
the art of
tap dance. This year's Summit will posthumously honor
Chicago's own
Sammy Dyer. Dyer, instructor of tap and stage shows for
Muriel Abbott
and the famous Abbotteers, also produced cafe shows at the
old Sunset
Cafe, Club Morocco, and Club DeLisa, where he spent
eighteen years. In
1933 Mr. Dyer established The Sammy Dyer School of Dancing
and in 1950
created the Dyerettes, an African American female dance
troupe known
to be the only chorus act of its kind. They toured
internationally
with some of the greatest entertainers of the twentieth
century
including Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sarah Vaughn.
Special
guests include Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, star of the newly
released
independent film "The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang", Robert
"The
Professor" Reed founder, producer and director of The St.
Louis Tap
Festival, Chicago's subway legend and tap mentor Mr. Taps,
Reggio "The
Hoofer" McLaughlin and M.A.D.D Rhythms' own founder and
artistic
director Bril Barrett. Jumaane Taylor, Lee Howard, Starinah
Dixon and
Ja'Bowen Dixon round out the well-diversified faculty.
Chicago's
explosive B-Boy crew, Stick & Move, All-female dance group,
Flawless
and HipHop supergroup, Hip Hop ConnXion, represents the
positive Hip
Hop movement. Collectively the faculty credits include
Broadway's
Bring in the Noise Bring in the Funk, Black & Blue,
national and
international tours of Riverdance, the movies "TAP",
"Bamboozled" and
"The Cotton Club", "Star Search", concert openings for the
late great
Sammy Davis Jr., and producers of the St. Louis Tap
Festival and the
Chicago Tap Summit.



The 3rd Annual Chicago Tap Summit will include an array of
master
classes for all levels of tap dancers, along with history
sessions
(complete with rare footage of some of the all time greats
of tap), a
participants' showcase & a panel discussion. The festival
will wrap
up with an electrifying concert "TAPathetically Speaking"
featuring
all faculties, guests and the M.A.D.D. Rhythms crew.
Chicago's
Detour JazFunk will provide live music. All classes take
place at the
South Shore Cultural Center (7059 South Shore Drive). The
performance
takes place at The Harold Washington Cultural Center (4701
S. Martin
Luther King Drive).


M.A.D.D. Rhythms is a dynamic collective of young people
from diverse
socioeconomic backgrounds, with one thing in common. A
love and
respect for the art of tap dance or "the dance" as we like
to call it.
Bril Barrett (Imagine Tap, Porgy and Bess, The Tap Dance
Kid,
Riverdance, Oprah and the Jenny Jones show) founded the
company in
2001 and serves as business manager and artistic director
as well as
being one of the company's principal
choreographers/dancers. Jumaane
Taylor (Imagine Tap, Dance Spirit Magazine's top 20 hoofers
under 20
(may 2005 issue), Grand prize winner of The Chicago Tap Off
and the

Bring In Da Noize Bring In Da Funk Contest, Chicago Tap All
Stars,
Rhythm I.S.S. and Friends) began as a protégé of first
Bril, but has
grown into an artist all his own. Jumaane is the Assistant
Director
and principal choreographer/dancer in M.A.D.D. Rhythms.
Approaching
our sixth full year in existence, with seven critically
acclaimed
concert performances, several workshops behind us and 2
successful
festivals under our belt, We hope you'll join us.


PSA Unleash your rhythm and experience and learn tap
dancing from
world renowned hoofers at M.A.D.D. Rhythms 3rd Annual
Chicago Tap
Summit; October 12th through 14th at the South Shore
Cultural Center
(7059 South Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60649) and The Harold
Washington
Cultural Center (4701 S. Martin Luther King Drive). Enjoy
a weekend
filled with workshops and evening events including a
culminating
concert entitled "TAPathetically Speaking", Sunday Oct.14th
at 3pm.
Tickets are $20 and classes range from $30 for individual
classes to
$370 for an unlimited package. For more information call
(773)
604-1899 or visit them online at www.maddrhythms.com

Tapathetically Speaking Special school performance on
October 12 at
10am and the main event on October 14 at 3pm

You have exactly one night to see and hear some of the most
exhilarating tapdancers in the country!

Special guests include Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, star of
the newly
released independent film "The Rise and Fall of Miss
Thang", Robert
"The Professor" Reed founder, producer and director of The
St. Louis
Tap Festival, Chicago's subway legend and tap mentor Mr.
Taps, Reggio
"The Hoofer" McLaughlin and M.A.D.D Rhythms' own founder
and artistic
director Bril Barrett. Jumaane Taylor, Lee Howard, Starinah
Dixon and
Ja'Bowen Dixon round out the well-diversified faculty.

Chicago's explosive B-Boy crew, Stick & Move, All-female
dance group,
Flawless and hip hop super group, Hip Hop ConnXion,
represents the
positive Hip Hop movement.

TAPathetically Speaking

Sunday, October 14, 2007

3 pm

The Harold Washington Cultural Center 4701 S. King Drive

Tickets $20



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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IRC Annual Open-Mic Cookout: Food. Art. Love. Join the IRC
family!

Date: Saturday, October 6

Time: 3:00-6:00

Location: Intercultural Resource Center (IRC)

Address: 552 W. 114th Street

Come with poetry, song, dance. Come with love and come for
love. Come
to share, to learn, to teach, to open up and to occupy new
worlds.
Come to just be...and if all else fails, come to EAT. Come,
come,
come.....All are welcome!
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Hi everyone,

Ailey has a new myspace page and youtube address. Check
them out, but
first for those of you that have a myspace page help me
spread the
word out about Ailey's new MySpace page!

The Ailey staff are involved in an Ailey Refer a Friend
Contest. The
three Ailey staff members who encourage the most people to
sign-up as
a Friend on our new MySpace page will each receive a gift.

It's easy … when you send a "Friend" request to join
Ailey's MySpace
page send a "message" with my name (Monique) to Ailey.

No, I do not have my own page, so don't look for it. But I
would
really appreciate it if you can help me win the contest!

Okay here they are:
www.myspace.com/aaadt
www.youtube.com/AileyOrganization


Both pages are updated frequently with special content and
insiders'
information.

Thanks and don't forget to mention my name in your request,


Monique Alleyne
Asst. to the Director of The Ailey Extension
Asst. to the Director of Theater and Studio Rentals

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-405-9018
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American Tap Dance Foundation
Classes for Adults

SAVE THE DATE!! Winter Tap Intensive: February 15 - 17
Join our list

The American Tap Dance Foundation offers Tap Classes for
Teens &
Adults for all levels. Classes have begun! See below for
details.
Brenda Bufalino teaches Int/Adv Workshop
Tap Technique & Repertory


Class will focus on: Building technique, tone, texture
speed and
clarity. Developing material in a variety of modes...swing,
bop,
latin...Musicality...learning words and melodies of
standards and
blues heads. Improvisation...improvising in multiple modes.
Conscious
improvisation leading to spontaneous composition. Trading
fours,
eights, and whole choruses. Simultaneous and collective
group
improvisation. Repertory...Ms. Bufalino will teach new
original
repertory, as well as repertory created for the American
Tap Dance
Orchestra which was founded in 1986 by master tap dancers
Brenda
Bufalino, Tony Waag, and the late Charles 'Honi' Coles.
From 1986
through 1999, the Orchestra performed in hundreds of
concert, stage,
and film projects and thrilled audiences around the world.

When:
Two 4-week workshops:
Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17
& Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19
Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm

How Much:
$30/single class
$210 for all 8 classes

Where:
Stepping Out Studios
37 W. 26th St. 9th Floor
between Broadway & 6th

Susan Hebach teaches Fast Beginning Tap
Some experience required - Ages 13+

Students should know all the basics (such as: flaps,
shuffles, cramp
rolls, etc) and be able to put together basic technique
steps within
short combinations. Emphasis will be on developing
combinations,
learning a variety of time steps, and developing simple
choreography.
Class will feature a variety of jazz music.

When:
Sept. 20th, 2007 - June 2008
Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Where:
Chelsea Studios
151 W. 26th St. 5th or 6th Fl.
between 6th & 7th Ave.

How much:
$15 per single class
$104 for 8 classes
Courtney Runft teaches Intro to Tap
Little to no experience required - Ages 13+

Students will focus on developing basic tap techique in an
encouraging
and supportive environment. Students will drill basic tap
vocabulary
and put together short, simple combinations. Class will
feature a
variety of jazz music.

When:
Oct. 7th, 2007 - June 2008.
Sundays 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Where:
Chelsea Studios
151 W. 26th St. 5th or 6th Fl.
between 6th & 7th Ave.

How much:
$15 per single class
$104 for 8 classes

Repertory VI & Composition


Open to advanced teens & adults by audition/invitation
only.

The class goals and objectives are to:

explore various approaches to creating choreography
develop a "tool box" of skills and concepts that apply in
the creative process
learn how to work with a musician to create a unique
arrangement for a piece
develop a class/group piece, and small group and solo
pieces for
casual and formal presentation
explore various choreographers by analyzing a variety of
their works
through video and outside events

Class meets Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 at Chelsea Studios.
Class is not
drop in. Students must commit through the end of the first
session.
Contact Susan Hebach at shebach@atdf.org for more
information.
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Miller & Ben Tap Shoes available in Chicago!

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ANNOUNCING SALE & TWO NEW TAPPING WITH THE MASTERS DVDS


Dear Tap Friends,

I am happy to report that I have two new Tapping With The
Masters dvds
for the series!

"Coles & Atkins Slow Soft Shoe" & "Stan Kahn's Tap Dance
Technique"

Sam Weber is the brilliant teacher for both of these dvds.

As with the other dvds in the series, each is loaded with
extras
including archival footage, biographies, photo montages,
and more.

And for those you wishing to purchase a bunch of them, you
now save:

10% when you buy 4-5 dvds
20% when you buy 6 or more dvds

CLICK HERE:
http://rustyfrank.com/shop/ontap.asp


Thank you all for your kind emails and letters of support.
You really
are what keep me going and super motivated to continue this
legacy
project honoring the great tap dancers of the past.

All my best wishes,

Tappingly,


Rusty E. Frank
Tapping With The Masters

http://rustyfrank.com
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EVERY TUESDAY UNTIL FAZILS CLOSES...

$2 TAP JAM

Contact: Michela Lerman

at Fazils Times Circle Studios located at:

743 8th Avenue ( Between 46 and 47th. streets )
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212 541-4455
timescircle@aol.com
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A message from Brian Footwork Green:

PARTY PEOPLE,

THE HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE IS HERE!!! ENVY KILLED THE
SEPTEMBER
CONFERENCE!! HERE IS THE NEXT ONE WITH ANA " LOLLIPOP "
SANCHEZ,
ARCHIE BURNETT, and TYRONE PROCTOR. HDC's LOCKING CONTEST
and 1st ever
WAACKING CONTEST!! SEE ALL THERE!!

EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE LOCKING/WACKING CONTEST DATE:
DATE: OCTOBER 4 and 5
PLACE: CLUB REMIX
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Church
DJS: Qu and P-FUNK( House, House Classics, and Classics).
DOC: Funk,
Breaks, HIp-hop, and Classics
PERFORMANCE BY: BREED OF MOTION ( Archie and Tyrone
Proctor) MEMBERS
OF HDC CREW ( Spex, Alyssa, and Brian), and added today:
J-ROCK and
DEMENTIA of ABM!!
CONTEST: 12:30am SHARP
JUDGES: ANA " Lollipop " Sanchez, Flukey Luke of the
ORIGINAL LOCKERS,
Jazzy J, Tyrone Proctor and Archie Burnett!!
PRIZE: $500 for each contest!!
TIME: 10pm-4am
Price: $60 for both workshops and event ( pay at the HDC
door!!), $25
without flyer/$15 with flyer no exceptions

FRIDAY,OCTOBER 5, 2007: HDC WORKSHOPS!!
PLACE: TIMES CIRCLE STUDIOS ( FAZIL's):
ADDRESS: 743 8th Ave. between 46 & 47th St. 2nd floor

TEACHER: ANA " LOLLIPOP" SANCHEZ STYLE: WAACKING and PUNKIN
TIME: 6-8pm

TEACHERS: ARCHIE BURNETT and TYRONE PROCTOR
STYLES: VOGUEING and LECTURE ON SOUL TRAIN HISTORY
TIME: 8-10pm
PRICE: $25 each class

www.myspace.com/housedanceconference (popular event for all dance styles)
www.housedanceconference (home website of the event for basic info!!
Site changing soon!)
www.23prime.com/worldsoul. for bookings
www.eliteforcecrew.com. for bookings
www.kr3ts.com. for booking
www.23prime.com. ( CPD PLUS) for bookings
www.style2ouf.com ( french dance website for the world of urban dance)
www.justedebout.com ( french dance website for the world of urban dance)
www.mrwiggleshiphop.net ( U.S. website for history of Funk,Hip-hop,
and urban related dance styles)
www.housedancer.com (U.S. website focusing on House culture)
www.freetylesession.com (U.S. website/event focusing on Hip-hop and
Funk styles culture)
www.bboysummit ( U.S. website/event focusing on Hip-hop and Funk
styles culture)
www.KR3ts (U.S. website/event/children foundation for kids in the Barrio!!)

MONEY FOR THE THEATRE SHOW IN JULY WAS 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. THANKS FOR ALL THAT DID SUPORT!!

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

Brian "Footwork" Green
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A message from Dolo Sanchez:

Hola Everyone!

I hope this email finds everyone well! Currently, I am teaching
at the Brooklyn Music School for the 2007-2008 school year. We are open for
registration and looking for young students (ages 5-teen) to take part in
the dance program. Styles offered are tap, jazz, ballet, creative movement,
and street jazz. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may
have young children that would be interested. Below is the website. Check it
out!:) I love the kids! ;)

Thanks,

Dolo
http://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/
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A message from Mark Lonergan:

Hello,

I am writing to urge you to save the following date: Monday October
29th, 2007. I hope you'll be able join me that night for Parallel
Exit's Halloween celebration featuring Barry Lubin, best known as
Grandma in the Big Apple Circus.

You will also be the first to catch a sneak preview of our brand
new show CUT TO THE CHASE, running in December at 59e59 Theaters.

The fun starts at 7:30pm at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 West 45th
Street. I'll be sending you many more details very soon. Mark your
calendar now for a night you won't want to miss!


Mark Lonergan

Artistic Director

Parallel Exit

www.parallelexit.net

www.nycphysicaltheatre.com
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Dancers Responding to AIDS Health:

Hello everyone,

This is very useful information for you and every dancer you know
especially in this day of increased costs for health insurance. Our
goal at DRA is to be available to all working performers nationwide.
We are able to do this with your unwavering support. What we do
together really does make a difference.

Better Wellness and You (B'WAY) and The Actors Fund are sponsoring a
free health fair and flu shot clinic for all entertainment
professionals. The health fair and clinic will be held on Tuesday,
November 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Actors' Equity Association,
165 West 46th Street in New York.

In addition to the free flu vaccinations, the health fair will offer
blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screenings, information on
health insurance, nutrition, and bodywork, and free mammograms for
uninsured women aged 40 and over (pre-registration required for
mammograms, call the Women's Outreach Network at 800.564.6868 for
information and to schedule an appointment).

No reservations for the Health Fair are required. Please arrive early
enough to participate as some services may be offered on a limited
basis. Program and services are subject to change. For information on
the health fair, call The Al Hirschfeld Free Clinic at 212.489.1939.


Lynne Hoppe

Director of Communications

Tel. 212.221.7300 ext. 129

Cell 646.306.0064

Fax 212.536.7669

The Actors Fund,

for everyone in entertainment

Celebrating 125 years.

729 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10019

www.actorsfund.org

The Actors Fund is a national human services
organization that helps professionals in performing
arts and entertainment in times of need,
crisis or transition.

Christopher F. Davis
Producing director
Dancers responding to AIDS
212-840-0770 ext. 235 (w) | 212-840-0551 (fax) davis@bcefa.org

Upcoming Events -

Dance from the Heart

To make a donation, or learn more about DRA's programs and events,
visit us on the web – http://www.dradance.org/
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OPPORTUNITY:

LSD Now Interviewing

For:

Kids Dance Program Director / Instructor

Hip Hop Instructor

Reggaeton Instructor

Belly Dance Instructor

-also open to student ideas and referrals for other forms of DANCE &
Instructors!

To join our Latin Street Dancing Staff starting in our Fall Session!

See you on the dance floor!

Lisa La Boriqua J

Latin Street Dancing.com

312-42-SALSA


Lisa "La Boriqua"
Latin Street Dancing
312-42-SALSA * 312-427-2572
www.LatinStreetDancing.com
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OPPORTUNITY:

Dance Zone! BRAVO auditions dancers in Atlanta!


DANCE ZONE! aris-dance.com: auditions, dance news, interviews,
pictures and gossip!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

BRAVO to audition dancers in Atlanta for 'Step It Up'
"Project Dance-off"? Not quite. But Bravo and Magical Elves, the
producers behind "Project Runway" and "Top Chef," are teaming up for a
new reality dance show called "Step It Up" that will challenge
contestants to master styles from ballet to burlesque.
Atlanta auditions October 13, 2007


WE ARE LOADED, VISIT WWW.ARIS-DANCE.COM FOR MORE!
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Message from Mike Whittmers:

I am proud to announce the return of my live tap show, Scuff'd Up!

We are performing on Saturday, October 20th at The Gig on Melrose. The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $12. This show is 21 & over.

For this show, I have added a few new songs and enlisted the amazing vocal talents of Michelle Owens. Michelle is the lead singer for the band LadyFOX. Go to www.myspace.com/ladyfoxmusic to check her out.

This is going to be an exciting show and I look forward to seeing you out there!

Mike Wittmers
Owner/Creator
Double Bass Productions
c. 818.468.6126
o. 818.989.3259
www.doublebassproductions.com
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Film Casting

Film - "Behind the Palisades"
Paramount Studios & Santa Monica, CA

Production Type: Feature
SAG Contract Type: Modified Low Budget Agreement
Production Dates: Spring 2008-dates tbd
Pay: Minimums: $268 Per Day / $933 Per Week
Benefits: Paid (scale), dvd copy of film, meals,
Notes: (n/a)

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2007
Submission Instructions: May either email or mail headshot & resumé.
Submit To: Angelblue Productions Casting-Behind the Palisades P.O. Box 90756
Houston, Tx 77290

or email
casting@angelblueproductions.com

Character Breakdown:
Character Name: Roma Foo
Gender: Female
Description: Socialite, extremely ditzy. Preferably brunette (or ok with dying hair)
Nudity Required: No.

Character Name: Fish
Gender: Female
Description: Foreign exchange student; Any nationality is fine; Needs to be able to do a thick accent when speaking english.
Nudity Required: No.

Character Name: Cornelius
Gender: Male
Description: Squirrely and sketchy character (think "George"-Seinfeld) Needs to look older than 30 years old;
Nudity Required: No.

Character Name: Assorted Extras
Gender: Unimportant/ Male or Female
Description: Assorted extras needed
Nudity Required: No.

**NOTE: Actual filming will take place in TEXAS.

R E I D - info@jus4entertainment.com
Vocalist/Model/Actress
http://www.facefinder.net/talent.php?id=868
www.TalentFinder.tv/jrabbit
"Dreams are NEVER too far away to touch. Excuses are weights that keep you from them."
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www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!