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Dec 21, 2007
Please enjoy our DRP family show at the link below...
Holidays are simply community recognized reminders of what
is really important - SMILE!
All the best for the year to come!
New Year's Tap Intensive
with Chloe Arnold
presented by D.C. Dance Collective
Saturday January 5th
5:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday January 6th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
One Class $35
Two Classes $60
Three Classes $90
Four Classes $100
Where: D.C. Dance Collective - Nancy Newell
4908 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
(entrance on the lower level street parking or
metro red line Friendship Heights)
Chloe Arnold (Dancer/Actress/Director/Choreographer), a
D.C. native, was recently a principal Actor/Dancer in
Debbie Allen's Alex in Wonderland at the Kennedy Center,
featured in the new hit show Imagine Tap, Outkast's new
movie Idlewild, Beyonce's video Upgrade You as her dance
double, Sean Paul's music video for the movie Step Up and
at City Center, NYC in Jason Samuels Smith's ACGI.
Currently co-director of the Los Angeles Tap Festival,
Chloe was Associate Choreographer for ABC's American
Celebration, Debbie Allen's Pearl in Los Angeles, and is
choreographer for her group Syncopated Ladies. Performance
credits include Debbie Allen's Brothers of the Knight, Soul
Possesed, Sammy (the life and times of Sammy Davis Jr.),
Savion Glover's All Star Tap Revue, and The Oneness Awards
honoring Michael Jackson.
Film and television appearances include UPN's The Parkers,
One on One, Nickelodeon's Brothers Garcia, The Jerry Lewis
Telethon (Emmy Award Winning number), Dean Hargrove's short
film Tap Heat, and the AMC documentary Cool Women.
Currently on faculty at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in
LA, Chloe has taught at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC,
P. Diddy's Summer Youth Program, NYCDA, Brazil, Japan,
Germany, and more. Through teaching and performing
internationally, Chloe passionately hopes to inspire
others. Chloe graduated from Columbia University with a
degree in film where she also studied theater, has directed
short films and independent music videos, and has produced
over 20 shows.
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THE JASON SAMUELS SMITH TAP SHOE debuts 2008...
JUBA! in China
December 21-23, 2007
CHRP is just one day and 6,000 miles from Beijing!
For those of you who don't yet know, CHRP is leading the
largest-ever presentation of tap in China with 50 U.S. tap
artists and seven jazz musicians from Columbia College
Chicago in the five closing performances of the month-long
Festival, which culminates Dec. 21-23 at the 2,900-seat
Beijing Exhibition Theater (see picture above).
CHRP's program, "JUBA! Masters of American Tap," will
present a who's who of American tap, including legend
Harold "Stumpy" Cromer; masters Sam Weber and CHRP Founder
and Artistic Director Lane Alexander; brilliant next
generation artists Tre Dumas, Jason Samuels Smith and
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards; CHRP's performing ensemble BAM!;
guest artists from around the U.S.; and six of our finest
youth tap ensembles, including North Carolina Youth Tap
Ensemble, Keane Sense of Rhythm, Tappers with Attitude,
Footprints Tap Ensemble, Sole 2 Souls Dance Company, and
Rhythm and Percussion in Motion
Most importantly, these performances are only a part of a
larger cultural exchange between Chicago and China that
will span 5 years and influence all of CHRP's programming
in the years to come.
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a physician. We are not responsible for any injuries. These
tapes are based on Street Style Dance, there is no medical
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Tuesday January 8
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
237 West 42nd Street,New York,NY 10036
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Visit the box office on 42nd Street
Tickets sold through other ticketing venues may cost more.
In order to
get your seat for only $18 please use Theater Mania.
Jared Grimes & DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
The BU Band
new guest artists
THE OPEN SESSION
Restoring the spirit of entertainment, Broadway Underground
audiences of every age with spontaneous and rhythmic
Jared Grimes and DeWitt Fleming host this "blast from the
phenomenon filled with amazing talent straight off the New
Artists move to this city every day to be discovered.
Underground sifts through the web of talented hopefuls and
sheer raw artistry onto a stage filled with live music and
audiences. Every show offers new acts and hilarious skits
from the real
life stories of roommates Jared and DeWitt, who found their
singing and dancing underground in the subways of New York
open session ends the evening where artists flock to the
stage for their
minute of fame as they launch themselves into the den of
live talent to
be seen by all the world.
@ the Reich's
4271 Madison Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232
Friday, December 28, 2007
7:00 pm- until
Food and Drinks
Bring your shoes and your friends!
Jam into the New Year!!!
RSVP via email or call
Happy Holidays Everyone,
I hope you're not too stressed. I wanted to let you know a
few things that are coming up.
Tomorrow, Thursday is our holiday class at BDC. There's
usually chocolate involved and some silly Christmas combo
so get out your tap shoes, Francis and head on over.
Sunday the 23rd, Dana Moore will be teaching my theatre
dance class. Remember, she's the epitome of Fosse and one
of the nicest women I know. I'll be back the following
Subbing at Steps!
I'm subbing 8 classes at Steps in the next couple of weeks.
Here's the schedule:
Friday, Dec. 28: 7:45 Beg. Tap
Monday, Dec. 31: 11:30 Beg. Tap
1:00 Basic Tap
Wednesday, Jan 2: 11:30 Beg. Tap
1:00 Basic Tap
Friday, Jan. 4: 7:45 Beg. Tap
Monday, Jan. 7 11:30 Beg. Tap
1:00 Basic Tap
And a reminder: Starting Saturday, January 5, my Sunday
theatre dance class at BDC moves to Saturdays at 4:30.
It's the ONLY theatre dance class on Saturdays so I hope to
see you there.
I guess that's all the news that's fit to print. If I
don't see you before the holiday please have a safe and
2007 Gypsy of the Year
At the 2007 Gypsy of the Year awards original cast members
of "West Side Story" joined current Broadway gypsies in an
amazing and historical opening number celebrating the 50th
anniversary of the show. If you were there, here it is
again, with a bonus rehearsal video. (almost better than
the real thing). If you weren't there, please enjoy.
Video does not do it justice--but it's still phenomenal.
Happy Holidays Season!
May this coming year be of peace, prosperity and
* The Tradition In Tap - Winter Tap Residency 2008 is
scheduled to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 1-3,
The residency will take place in New York City and will be
conducted by Tap Giant Prof. Robert L. Reed.
Each day will start with a master class aimed to the lower
Adv. Beg. students. The second and third class will be
dedicated to 'Black Orpheus' - an original Prof. Robert L.
Reed choreography. A different segment of the routine will
be taught on each day of the residency. Those who attend
all 3 days will study the entire routine. This beautiful
and elegant routine is part of The Saint Louis Hoofers
A variety of class cards (including single classes) are now
available on the web site.
More information and an online / printable registration
forms are available at: www.TraditionInTap.org
Space is limited - register early!
* The First Oklahoma City Tap Festival will take place on
February 15-17, 2008. More information at: www.OKCTap.org
* Also, please mark your calendar with the dates for the
following upcoming events in the Tradition In Tap - Series:
- May 24-26, 2008 – Tradition In Tap Experience #13.
- November 7-9, 2008 – Tradition In Tap Experience #14.
Please feel free to e-mail me with any question or comment
you might have.
My e-mail address for this residency is:
or call me directly at: 646-383-4949
Thanks and Shalom,
Ofer Ben - Executive Director
Tradition In Tap, Inc.
Ileana Santamaria sings soft sweet n' swingin' with
Afro-Peruvian ensemble Afrodita -
Fri & Sat Dec 21 & 22 in East Harlem!
Creole is located at 2167 Third Avenue at 118th Street
(6 train to 116th st is the nearest subway station)
Admission should be no more than $10, though i'm not sure
We start playing at 9pm, and it's probably my favorite big
group gig to do right now, my own included, so i hope you
can come out and check it out.
peace, love and blessings and all the best in 2008 and
Avi Miller & Ofer Ben - The Israeli Hoofers, will be
teaching a Tap Workshop at Indianapolis, Indiana.
1. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 19th
Curtain Call Studio for Performing Arts
1833 . Expo Lane.
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Web site http://www.ccadance.com/master.htm
We will teach master classes from beginners to advanced
levels, and conduct a video presentation highlighting the
great masters of tap.
For more information and registration please contact Ms.
Laurie Copeland or Ms. Tammie Baker at 1-317-271-6688.
The Miller & Ben Tap Shoe will also be available for
measurements and purchase at the workshop.
We surely hope to see you tapping with us.
Thanks and Shalom,
Ofer Ben - Executive Director
Jazz Tap Center, Inc. / Tap Emporium
Jazz Tap Center, Inc.
Postal Address: P.O.Box 1050
New York City, NY 10276, USA
Phone: (646) 383-4949
CHRP- Annual Winter Workshop
Head south for the winter....Southside that is! Come down
to the Beverly Arts Center for our annual Winter Tap
JAMboree!, a weekend of workshops, scholarship auditions,
choreography competitions and performances.
For the first time, the Winter Tap JAMboree! will be under
the direction of tap star Tre Dumas, as CHRP continues to
diversify artistic leadership. The 3-day extravaganza
will feature some of the most innovative tap masters
around: Tre Dumas, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Gregg Russell,
CHRP Founder Lane Alexander, Guillem Alonso, Jumaane Taylor
and Lisa LaTouche.
If you're a tapper, don't miss a chance to learn from the
masters, compete for scholarships, and face off during our
annual Tap OFF! For everyone else, don't miss performances
by the amazing faculty at the JAMboree! concert on Feb.
BEVERLY ARTS CENTER
2407 W. 111th St.
Continue to check our http://www.chicagotap.org/ for
updates on this event. We'll have the full schedule posted
To Register: Call 773-281-1825 or download a form online
Tap Legacy Instrument and Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival
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Applications for Performance and Scholarship opportunities
for the 2008 Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival are now
ONLINE. Be sure to visit the Downloads section of
www.fingerlakestapfestival.com for details.
This year's festival will be held from March 28-30, 2008
featuring Dr. Jimmy Slyde, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker,
Michelle Dorrance, Rocky Mendes, Andrew J. Nemr, and
Baakari Wilder. For details visit
Don't miss Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby on Friday,
January 11. Tango
Fire on Sunday, February 10. Oleta Adams Trio on Friday,
and the acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg on
Randy Newman closes out PASA's Heymann Center shows on
Performing Arts Society of Acadiana
P.O. Box 52979
Lafayette, LA 70505
337 237-2787, ex. 204
Saving our Heritage, One Story at a Time!
Words from the Wise is in the process of a nationwide
search to collect stories from the 50+ generations and
publish them in a book. We want to chronicle the wisdom of
the most experienced people. Whether it's your story or the
story of your parents or grandparents, we want to hear it!
Read about the project: http://www.wordsfromthewise.net/
We're looking for stories in the areas of:
Discovery and Inventions
Generations of Globalization
We expect many of the stories will make us feel good,
however, we are not simply looking for 'feel good' stories.
We want to know what really happened for you, for your
family, or for your community. Your contributions will shed
light on the human condition and weave a tapestry of a
generation through personal stories. We anticipate your
stories will create a sense of connection to humanity,
inspiration for life, gratitude for our current living
conditions, and hope that it's never too late to make a
Find out more about the guidelines by visiting:
The Willingham Project, artistic Directoer Lisa
Johnson-Willingham, is looking for dancers, singers,
poets, and musicians to perform in our Black History
we will pay a stipend for the performances. We have
scheduled school tours and college performances.
rehearsal will begin January 7th, 2008 at 6:30pm
-8:30pm at kennicott park, 4434 S Lake Park.
We need 5 female dancers and 4 male dancers
Please send your info and resume to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773 269 9147
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Looking for an affordable, valuable gift for your loved
ones for this Holiday season? Visit
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best films from Africa and the African Diaspora you can
find anywhere! Masai: The Rain Warriors and Adios Momo are
two films for the entire family that put forward the values
of literacy and group solidarity. And for the very young,
Kirikou and the Sorceress is a classic not to be missed.
For lovers of African Cinema, offer Great African Films
Vol. 1 and Vol 2, two recently released DVDs that feature a
total of 4 award winning films from Mali and Burkina Faso:
Faraw! Mother of the Dunes and Haramuya in Vol. 1, and Sia,
The Dream of the Python and Tasuma, the Fighter in Vol. 2.
And for World Music lovers, choose the socially conscious
musical comedy 100% Arabica starring Khaleb and Cheb Mami.
Other titles available online include Back to Africa,
Maangamizi: The Ancient One , Every Child is Born a Poet:
The Life and Work of Piri Thomas and many more...
All the films are now available at a 40% discount!
Audition for dancers
Acclaimed Latino contemporary dance company
Luna Negra Dance Theater
is looking for female and male dancers for future openings
National and international touring - 32 week contract with
benefits starting summer of 2008
"This is a company that knows what it means to really move
- to luxuriate in both the body and the story."
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
Photo by Audia, featuring Vanessa Valecillos and Ricardo J.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 1:00pm
followed by Luna Negra Repertory
The Ailey Studios
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue
New York, New York 10019
Please bring your resume and a headshot
RSVP is Required
Please e-mail Vanessa Valecillos at email@example.com
Luna Negra Dance Theater will be performing from January 25
to February 3 at the New Victory Theater (42nd Street).
Don't miss this great opportunity to see Luna Negra's
impressive artistry, passion and energy!
For tickets, call 646-223-3010 or visit newvictory.org.
To learn more about the company, please visit
Luna Negra Dance Theater is an equal opportunity employer
fully committed to achieving a diverse artistic team.
Dancers of all backgrounds welcome. U.S. citizenship or
permanent resident status required.
Luna Negra Dance Theater creates, performs and teaches
contemporary dance by Latino choreographers. The company's
distinctive style artfully blends ballet and modern dance
movements strongly flavored by Latin and Afro-Caribbean
dance forms. Luna Negra's repertory includes original works
by Cuban-born founder and artistic director Eduardo Vilaro
as well as by acclaimed Latino choreographers Ron DeJesus,
Vicente Nebrada, Septime Webre, Pedro Ruiz, Alejandro
Cervera and others.
LUNA NEGRA DANCE THEATER
1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610