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Nov 30, 2007

HAPPY HOLIDAYS...GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE & MUSIC - BUY A
PRIVATE LESSON WITH A MASTER INSTRUCTOR TODAY... Special
Dance Products on sale now on our website at
www.divinerhythmproductions.com!!!
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CONGRATS to Jason Samuels Smith, Winner of a 2007-2008
Alpert/MacDowell Residency Award and a National Performance
Network Grant!
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CHECK out the new publication: DANCE STUDIO LIFE on sale
now... DECEMBER 2007 is dedicated to TAP DANCE and features
an interview with Dianne "Lady Di" Walker.

ALSO don't miss LEE HOWARD on the current cover of DANCE
SPIRIT MAGAZINE with an article featured on this talented
upcoming artist!
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Go see CHLOE ARNOLD in Debbie Allen’s ALEX IN WONDERLAND!!!

ALEX IN WONDERLAND
December 12th - 21st
Gala - December 13th

Come see Chloe as the White Rabbit!
along w/ co-stars
Tachina Arnold, Robert Torti, Tracy Kennedy, and Kyle Jones
as Alex

WWW.CHLOEARNOLD.COM

Announcing the West Coast Premiere of Debbie Allen's "Alex
In
Wonderland." This family friendly "dance-ical" comes to
the UCLA Freud
Playhouse December 12-21, 2007.

The Washington Post said that "Alex" pays charmingly sassy
tribute to
iconic children's literature, including classic fairy tales
and the
madcap inventions of Lewis Carroll."

Ticket prices $15- $38.50 for TARGET Family Matinees and
Evening
performances. Tickets are selling fast - Get yours today!
Call the
UCLA Ticket Office at (310) 825-2101.

Gala Tickets $250 and up. Don't miss this star-studded
event. For
Tickets call Poko Events at 310.441.5500

Freud Playhouse
UCLA Campus
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

For more information - www.ChloeArnold.com
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DON’T MISS IT!

DORMESHIA SUMBRY EDWARDS starring in

THE RISE & FALL OF MISS THANG in NYC!!!

Miss Thang screens in Harlem on Dec. 6, tickets on sale
now!

The New York African Diaspora Film Festival will be
screening the award
winning HD feature, The Rise & Fall of Miss Thang, in
Harlem on
Thursday December 6. As a part of their Women's Indies
Night, "Miss
Thang" will shown with the short documentary Gene Boy Came
Home and
will be followed by a catered reception. The screening
will take place
at 8:30pm on December 6, 2007 at The Schomburg Center
located at 136th
street and Lenox. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased
online (click
special events and look for Women Indies Night).
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?BevaId=144424

The 15th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) is
bringing to
New York a line up of 102 films from 37 countries. With its
new
Filmmaker in Residence program and two additional venues –
the Cowin
Center at Teachers College, Columbia University and the
Thalia Theater
– ADFF 2007 is bigger and more adventurous than ever.
Please visit
ADFF's website for schedule and programs at
http://www.nyadff.com

The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang tells the story of a young
Chicago
woman who re-kindles her love for the art of tap dance.
"Miss Thang"
recently won the Best Feature Narrative Award at the
International
Black Film Festival of Nashville. The film stars Dormeshia
Sumbry-Edwards, a world renowned tap dancer who made
history when she
became the first female dancer in Savion Glover's Bring in
'Da Noise,
Bring in 'Da Funk on Broadway.
http://www.myspace.com/missthangmovie
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BY REQUEST...

NEW KIDS PROGRAMMING & ONGOING CLASSES
AT THE HARLEM TAP STUDIO!!!

Located at 401 West 149th st. bet Convent & St. Nicholas
avenue (A train to 145st):

Class Schedule

$15.00/ per class

SATURDAYS

Children/ Int.
(Age 10 - 13)
3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.
D. Edwards

Children/ Beg.
(Age 5 - 8)
4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
D. Edwards

MONDAYS

Adult/ Tap
5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.
D. Edwards

For Private Lessons call
(212) 780-2139

CHECK OUT THE NEW LOOK OF WWW.HARLEMTAP.COM
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SPECIAL OFFER:

THE MENU VOLUME 8 FREE CD!
Last chance for this deal! (deal good till Nov 30th) The
new "MENU VOLUME 8" DVD for Beginners, and Intermediate
dancers. shipping begins end of November. AFTER NOV 30th
MENU 8 will be normal price and the CD will be sold
seperate.

THE MENU volume 8 (pre sale) FREE CD DEAL

"THE MENU" volume 8. POPPIN, WAVIN, TUTTIN, DRILLS, GROUND
MOVE DROPS... AND MORE order pre sale now and get a free
Poppin CD (deal only good till end of Nov.)

Disclaimer Before learning from these dvd's please consult
a physician. We are not responsible for any injuries. These
tapes are based on Street Style Dance, there is no medical
advice on these styles, and health risks vary depending on
the individual.

Buy Now: $20.00 USD
S & H: $5.50
Disclaimer Before learning from these dvd's please consult
a physician. We are not responsible for any injuries. These
tapes are based on Street Style Dance, there is no medical
advice on these styles, and health risks vary depending on
the individual.

Mr Wiggles
www.mrwiggles.biz
email: mrwiggleseb@hotmail.com
web: http://www.mrwiggles.biz
For Bookings, contact Elka Samuels Smith,
divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com
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ROBIN DUNN'S
F.A.C.E.
IS BACK!!!
THREE (3) SATURDAYS
December 1, 8, and 15, 2007
3:00-6:00pm
December 15th:
OPEN HOUSE
Get feedback from a Surprise Industry Professional


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.}

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. workshop is designed to aid
performing artists,
business professionals and indivduals with the ultimate in
personal
empowerment 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. The class begins with a warm
up followed
by Robin's Colorizing exercise and in-class performances
followed by
Robin's feedback and empowerment magic. All designed to
build
confidence and complete self discovery.

Robin has worked with some of the top artists in the
business such as
Saturday Night Live, Pepsi, Nickelodeon, Apollo Amateur
Night, Missy
Elliot, Tony award winner, Heather Headley, The Braxtons
featuring 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.

Please email or call us to reserve your spot and for
location , rates
and other information.

Enter the New Year a better you!!!
~~~~~
Sign Up Now for
Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. !!!

Robin Dunn
-E.D . Entertainment
-Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.
-E.D. P & P
(212) 642-8188 Telephone
(212) 265-3633 Fax
edent1304@aol.com
www.myspace.com/birddance
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TAP JAM!!! At the Reich’s, Friday 11/30!

HEY EVERYBODY!!!

I'm holding a TAP JAM at my house this coming Friday,
November 30th.

All hoofers and observers are invited!!!

Please come, bring your tap shoes, and get ready to jam!

Live Music

7:00 pm- until

Sarah Reich
4271 Madison Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
310-963-3165

sourtaps@yahoo.com


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Sarah A. Reich
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*READ BELOW - IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN HELPING IN ANY WAY
OR CAN OFFER A VENUE, please contact us immediately at
2122621394. THANK YOU!

A Message from Cobi Narita: Re. Closing of Cobi's Place by
the Fire Department on Nov. 9.

I'm writing to you to reassure all your readers that the
elevator is
perfectly safe, only VERY VERY SLOW. Someone who comes to
our concerts
and was upset that the elevator was so slow, reported us 5
times to the
Fire Department as having an unsafe elevator! Manny's has
the elevator
inspected, checked or looked at a minimum of at least 6
times a year,
since, yes, it is an OLD SLOW elevator.

One problem, as everyone who's been there knows, was that
the old
doors, A COUPLE TIMES IN 7 YEARS, jammed shut, would not
open to let
anyone into the elevator, and we walked down the stairs
into Manny's
and out the door to the street. Manny's staff stayed to
help us out -
no one panicked - everyone was cooperative and helpful. So
we weren't
closed due to the elevator, but because I did not have two
ways of
egress (elevator does not count).

Although I must rest a couple of months due to problems
with my
health, I am looking for another space to continue my
special three
events: vocalists' open mic, tap, and Delilah Jackson's
films. I love
these three events!

All my love,
Cobi
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MASTER TAP CLASS
With
CHARON ALDREDGE
In
Orange County!!!
"The Critics call her BRILLIANT!

By the age of twelve Charon Aldredge had performed on
stage, film, and television with Honi Coles, Debbie Allen,
and Savion Glover. She spent her early teen years
performing jazz and hip-hop on Disney’s kids show “Kids
Incorporated”, her high school years performing hip-hop in
various music videos and tours, and her college years
furthering her ballet and modern training in addition to
the art of choreography at New York University’s, Tisch
School of the Arts. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine
Arts from NYU, Charon went on to perform all over the
world. She was featured in the national/international tour
of “Riverdance the Show”, “Cab Calloway’s Legacy of Swing”,
Savion Glover's Improvography ll at Hollywood's Kodak
Theatre, and she was one of the first tap dancers to ever
perform at Russia's Kremlin Palace Theatre. She is the
founder of Kiddie Rhythms™ Performing Arts Programs &
Workshops, which was created to provide youth in low-income
areas easy access to the performing arts. Charon continues
to perform and choreograph professionally in Tap, Jazz,
Hip-Hop, Modern, African, and Ballet. Look out for Charon
and her future works at www.Charonis.com.
SUNDAY, December 3rd
1:30 – 3:00

$30 at the door
(If you enroll in advance in-person, or online, it's $25!)

www.mvdpac.com

Mission Viejo Dance and Performing Arts Center*
27652 Camino Capistrano
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
949-367-0099
(same place as where the OC Tap Fest was)
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American Tap Dance Foundation

We've Moved!!

Our classes will still be held at Chelsea Studios; however,
our
administrative office has moved. Please update your records
with our
new address:

American Tap Dance Foundation
18 West 27th St. - 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
…………………………………………………………………………

Brenda Bufalino teaches 4 week 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:
Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19
Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm

How Much:
$30/single class
$105 for all 4 classes

Where:
Stepping Out Studios
37 W. 26th St. 9th Floor
between Broadway & 6th
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Reggio “THE HOOFER” as THE NUT TAPPER!

December 9, 2007

Sunday 4:00 PM

The Nut Tapper is a uniquely spirited annual Christmas
show, an
exhilarating twist on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic that
uses
percussive dance instead of ballet to tell a tale of
holiday
celebration. The Nut Tapper draws its fascinating rhythms
from multiple
percussive dance traditions including Spanish gypsy
flamenco, Mexican
Zapateado, Appalachian Clog, and, of course, American Tap.

Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60657
773.935.6860

Tickets available through TicketMaster
$25 Main Floor - $20 Balcony
Senior/Children discount $5
www.reggiothehoofer.com
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Check out Our New Look
Tap Legacy Online Family of Websites

We've been hard at work redesigning our websites to provide
our
visitors with the best possible online experience. All Tap
Legacy™
Online websites are now linked together and have the same
look and
feel. Be sure to visit them all.

Tap Legacy Online

Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival

Gregory Hines Tribute Site

Dr. Henry LeTang Tribute Site
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Get Your Holiday Shopping Done!!!

Shop Amazon.com - Support Tap Legacy

Shop Amazon.com NOW

Get your holiday shopping done and support TLF all at the
same time.
Simply visit Tap Legacy Online and click on the Shop
Amazon.com link.

Amazon.com will then donate a percentage of the total of
your purchase
to the Tap Legacy Foundation.

You don't have to do anything but click and shop.

Tap Legacy Online


Sincerely,

Andrew J. Nemr
President and Co-founder
Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc.
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Dear Dancers,

The Holidays are upon us! Do you need help with your
holiday shopping and "wish lists"? If so, here I am, at
your service.

THE GIFT OF DANCE

HERE ARE SOME OF THE NEAT THINGS IN MY STORE:

Instructional Tap and Lindy DVDs*
Great Dance Music CDs
"TAP! The Greatest Tap Dance Stars and Their Stories
(which I can personally autograph).
and
If you are local, my classes and passes to the Rhythm Club
can even be neat gifts!

*GREAT DISCOUNTS!

In making your order, make sure to leave us plenty of time
for shipping to arrive in time for the holiday. Click HERE
to go right to my dance store.

Happy Holidays to all of you, and best wishes for a great
New Year!

Dancingly,

Rusty
http://rustyfrank.com
310 606 5606
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ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPO

ONLY 3 WEEKS LEFT TO RESERVE YOUR EXHIBITOR SPACE!

CALL TODAY - 212.404.2465

The Entertainment Industry Expo ("EIE") is a bi-annual
event that
provides businesses direct access to thousands of
Entertainment
Industry Professionals. Combined with elite exhibitors,
intensive
industry workshops, and live interviews and casting calls,
EIE
provides your company with the ultimate opportunity to
brand your
business and convert thousands of leads into new customers.

Generate NEW CUSTOMERS
Gain direct face-to-face contact with thousands of
entertainment
professionals
Introduce your company to new prospects
Make immediate on-the-spot sales
Generate NEW CUSTOMERS
Reach a large prospect pool within a short period of time
Brand your business
Direct access to your target market
Introduce new products and services
Generate NEW CUSTOMERS
Conduct market research
Direct access to the press
Live product and service demonstrations
Distribute product samples
Stay a step ahead of your competition
Did we mention generate NEW CUSTOMERS?

SAG, Network Solutions, Hairspray, FedEx, eEmerge Office
Space, Bank
of America, 2(x)ist, Variety, Theatrical Stage Employees
Local One,
New York Film Academy, Crunch Fitness, BroadwayWorld.com,
Blue Man
Group, Constant Contact Email Marketing, Alex Kaplan's
Professional
Headshots, Telsey & Company, MMG Model Management Group,
Davenport
Theatrical Enterprises, ImageworksNYC, NY411, ZFX, Film in
the City,
The Zipper Theater, ZFX, and many many more.... (for a
complete list
visit our website)

It's time you joined the HOTTEST event that brings the
Entertainment
Industry right to you.


EXHIBITOR DEADLINE: December 14th.

3 easy ways to book your exhibitor space:
Call 212.404.2465

Download the Exhibitor
Guide Here

Visit us online at
www.EIENYC.com.

CALL TODAY & RESERVE YOUR SPACE!
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OPPORTUNITY:

The Annette Hawkins Dance Ensemble

Expressing the Ecstasy of Movement

312-842-2402

www.annettehawkins.org

Annettehawkinsdance@hotmail.com


DANCE AUDITION NOTICE

ALL LEVELS

The Annette Hawkins Dance Ensemble is looking for dancers
to fill
company positions, and to perform in the 4th Annual "DANCE
SISTAH,
DANCE" FESTIVAL. Dancers interested in auditioning may do
so by
presenting a 30 second routine, or by completing a few
technique
exercises and a short routine given by the choreographer.
We are
seeking 10 female dancers who enjoy Jazz, Hip Hop and
African dance
styles. Experience is not necessary, but a positive
attitude and the
ability to learn quickly is. Auditions will be done on an
individual
basis, and rehearsals will be held on Saturdays from 10:30
to 12:30.
Please call 312-842-2401 for South Side location and to
schedule your
audition, or e-mail at the address listed above.

The Hawkins Dance Ensemble exists purely for the joy of
dance and for
inspiring others to dance. This is non-paid position and a
small
monthly fee is necessary to cover expenses. As members of
our company,
you will receive continued education in various dance
styles. Members
also receive discounted classes and the opportunity to
perform several
times a year. We aim to provide opportunities for dancers
to indulge
themselves in the many expressions of dance. This includes
the
opportunity to learn, teach, choreograph and perform pieces
of several
styles. We produce two major concerts per year to showcase
the talent
of our members and students.

The Annette Hawkins Dance Ensemble performs regularly at
Cultural
Events, Festivals, Schools, Universities, Churches,
Community Centers
and Private Parties.
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OPPORTUNITY:

Open Auditions
For the stage play
"Temptations"
SEX, TEEN PREGNANCY, DRUGS, GANGS
Is it really worth it?


Date: December 8, 2007
Time: 8:00 a.m. at 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Hilton Hotel in the Executive Room
Address: 9333 S. Cicero
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
Who: Adults and Chicago Public High School
Students

***PLEASE BE ON TIME. EARLY SIGN IN 7:45 A.M.
LAST SIGN IN IS AT 1:45 P.M. ***
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