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Feb 21, 2008
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
TOCA'S RED CARNIVAL --
CELEBRATE BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL AT A FUNDRAISER FOR
Featuring performances by Jo Jo Smith and tap dancer Jason
Samuels Smith and more surprise special guests!
Friday February 22
Djs. Tumi & Chocolate
Fund Raiser for JoJo Smith
Please Come Dressed in Red!
Located at: M1-5
52 Walker St. - Tribeca
10:00 PM-4:00 AM
21 and over w/ ID
SPECIAL TAP MASTER CLASS IN LA WITH:
When: Monday, February 25th
Adv. Beg/Int. - 6:00 - 7:00 - $15
Adv. Int/Adv. - 7:00 - 9:00 - $20
What: Technique, Choreography, Improvisation
Who: All ages are welcome.
Where: Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3623 Hayden Ave. Culver City, CA 90232
Space is limited!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your Chloe Tap Couture - New styles available!!
For more information on Chloe:
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMMING...
The Studio Museum in Harlem has a long tradition of
presenting programs that address prevalent issues in
contemporary art by artists of African descent. Through the
Department of Education and Public Programs, we offer a
range of programs that engage artists, writers, scholars
Hosted by Jason Samuels Smith
Wednesday, February 27, 7:00–8:30pm
In honor of the important place of tap dancing in Harlem’s
history, the Studio Museum now partners with The Kitchen to
create a home for hoofers. This winter we will showcase the
fine footwork of a few dancers that are sure to burn up the
Tap dancers show your shoes to get in free.
Hoofers’ House is $7 for the general public and $5 for
members, seniors and students. Hoofers with tap shoes get
in free! Space is available on a first-come, first-served
basis. Please call 212.864.4500 x264 to reserve a space.
144 West 125th Street (between Malcom X and Adam C Powell
New York, New York 10027
Subway: A,B,C,D,2,3,4,5,6 to 125th Street
Mr. Wiggles judges at International Hip Hop dance meeting--
The International Hip Hop Dance Meeting of Paris is now
the key event
in Hip Hop dance in the world.
The 7th edition will take place for the first time in a
in Paris: 'Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy' on March 2nd
the best international dancers will participate in this
This meeting reward dancers for their originality,
musicality. For of
the prominent technics of Hip Hop dance will be explored:
Popping, Hip Hop et House Dance. A 5th category,
Experimental, will be
proposed, to open the dance to new view.
Hip Hop: Mr Stretch, New York (Elite force)
Locking: Miss Risa, Japon (Biter box siters)
House dance: Mr Rabah, France (O trip House)
Popping: Mr Wiggles, New york (Rocksteady crew, Electric
boogaloos) www.mrwiggles.biz ,
Come and see dance for more than 8 hours and meet the
Hop dancers of the world!!
You can see the trailer of the last event on
and talk on the forum.
Venue: Bercy : 8 bd de Bercy, 75012 Paris. Subway: Bercy -
Hour: Start at 2pm
To buy tickets:
by phone 0 892 390 490 (0,34€/mn)
or www.ticketnet.fr ,
Phone: +33 (0)1 42 06 51 50
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Eugene Mosley / Walk of Stars
Jason Samuels Smith is scheduled to appear at the
other special guests!
Eugene Mosley joining Walk of Stars
February 16, 2008
By Alexandyr Kent
Artist Eugene Mosley will press his hands and feet into the
Shreveport's Walk of Stars on March 14.
"It's like a dream come true," Mosley said.
The longtime Shreveport resident made his name by creating
of entertainment celebrities like Sammy Davis Jr., Frank
Calloway and Johnnie Cochran. He was named the official
Davis and remains active in the Shreveport arts community.
Davis' widow, Altovise Davis, was happy to learn the news.
deserves it," she said by phone. "I think he puts a lot of
and soul into his artwork."
Mosley's sidewalk tribute under the Texas Street Bridge
will be near
squares honoring David Toms, Kix Brooks, Hal Sutton, Eddie
William Joyce and Huddie Ledbetter.
"Being in the same lineup with them is a great honor,"
Mosley also has a Celebrity Jazz signature food line, which
name on steak sauce, salad dressings and wine. They are
157 Wal-Marts across the country.
There will be an induction ceremony at 10:30 a.m. March 14
plaza of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, 400
Celebrity guests will attend.
More details are being planned. For information, call the
Debra Wayt at (318) 677-2545.
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
NJTAP Dance takes the "A" Train to Morristown THIS WEEKEND!
First Stop on the 'A' Train
Saturday Feb 23 8pm | Sunday Feb 24 2pm
Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown NJ 07960
"Class, sophistication - and a good party" is how NJTAP
Director Deborah Mitchell describes this show, which is
the artistry of pioneering dancers such as Bill 'Bojangles'
and the Nicholas Brothers, through today's tap generation
artists such as Savion Glover and the late Gregory Hines.
Photo credit: Carol Rosegg. NJTAP dancers, l to r, Jeffry
Shauna Hanlon, Addam Stell, Karen Callaway Williams, DeWitt
Fleming,Jr., Dana Fisch.
$30 general public (see discount coupon below)
$28 senior citizens/$15 students
973.971.3706 or www.bickfordtheatre.org
"An infectiously high-spirited program" Star-Ledger
Take a joy-filled ride from Harlem to Hollywood as New
Dance Ensemble (NJTAP) celebrates the explosive energy and
contributions of African-American artists from the Harlem
to the 21st Century.
*Friends of New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble receive a
tickets to First Stop on the A Train performances on Feb 23
2008. Mention the code TAP when you buy your tickets by
phone or at
the box office and General Admission tickets - regularly
$30 - are
Bickford Theatre Box office: 973.971.3706
The Harlem School of the Arts
Hosts Hoofer's Night
6:00pm, Saturday, February 23rd - Black History Month 2008
Joseph Webb Hosts a Stomping Ground and Open Floor for Tap
Teens to Seniors... join the fun!
General Admission $8, Students & Seniors $4
The Harlem School of the Arts invites tap dancers of all
ages to our
newly-renovated 110-seat Black Box Theater known for
theater and dance productions. A 30-minute film on the
history of tap
will precede the event, hosted by HSA's Tap faculty Joseph
in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk). Bring your tap shoes and
Don't Miss Additional Events At The Harlem School of the
For more information about any of these programs please
Alexandra Mann, Director of Communications and Marketing
926-4100 ext. 314
or by email email@example.com
• Feb. 23 - Radio Disney AM 1560 & Team Disney
will be here - along
with a live performance from PStar, HSA
interviews and other special activities!
10:00am - 2:00pm, FREE!
• Feb. 23 - Mama I Want to Dance: Presented by
the Negro Ensemble
Company. This production, geared toward
children grades 5-12,
tells the story of a young man who has hopes of
dancer against his mother's wishes.
3:00pm - 4:00pm, Admission: $5
• Mar. 1 - America the Beautiful Puppet
Series. Dr. George E. Blair's
Special 2008 Black History Month Multicultural
Show stars multicultural puppets and features
12:00pm - 2:00pm, Admission: $7
For more details on these and other events visit:
TAMANGO's URBAN TAP
(featuring Tamango, Baakari Wilder, Roxane
Butterfly, Charlie Hunter, Cabello and more...)
March 7th, 2008 at 8pm
The Town Hall, 123rd Street
Tix: $44, $35
"This fusion of international dance and music, psychedelic
and poetry that takes the mesmerizing pervasiveness of
rhythm as its
unifying theme, is one of the most stunning thetarical
events to stop
here" _The Boston Phoenix
Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats
Spain: +34 651 684 430
USA: +1 212 636 9584
Watch our last video (US-Canada tour)!
Jaye is dancing at the Cotton Club! March 29th
Very exciting news everyone!
I have the pleasure of performing at the World Famous
Cotton Club in
Harlem (NYC) Saturday, March 29th as a 2nd Generation
along with the original Silver Belles during their Annual
Event! Please put the date on your calendar. Tickets are
only $75 and
the seating is limited. The Silver Belles are the original
of the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater from harlem's
Marion Coles, Elaine Ellis, Cleo Hayes and Fay Ray are
torch of their legacy on to: Jaye Allison, Mercedes
Germaine Ingram, Jacqui Malone, Delphine T. Mantz, Deborah
and Karen Callaway Williams. We are placed with the
continuing their work to support the efforts of the youth
especially young women who need mentoring in development of
futures through our dance and entertaining efforts.
You will receive all the information on this date with
history, very soon. Please come and enjoy what the film
'Been Rich All
My Life' is talking about!!
Founding Director, New LEJA Dances & Philly Tap Challenge
From "Akeelah and the Bee", Marianne Williamson, A Return
(from chapter 'Personal Power') "Our deepest fear is not
that we are
inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
ourselves, 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented,
Actually, who are you not to be? There is nothing
shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around
you. We are
all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own
shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
Tap City on Tour in Monroe Township, NJ
February 23rd, 2008 at 7:00
Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing Arts
Monroe Township High School
1629 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
$15, students free
Box Office: on site, show night
Harold Cromer, Barbara Duffy, Derick K. Grant, Chikako
Iwahori, Kendrick Jones II, Mable Lee, Margaret Morrison,
Max Pollak, Lynn Schwab, Melinda Sullivan, and Tony Waag
with Bernice Brooks (musical director/drums), Theo Hill
(piano), and Joe Fonda (bass)
Tap City Youth Ensemble Performs at Apollo
Dancers from the Tap City Youth Ensemble auditioned and
were selected to perform at the historic Amateur Night at
the Apollo on Wednesday February 27th. Amateur Night has
played host to countless famous entertainers since its
inception in January 1934.
The young tappers will light up the Apollo stage with "Opus
One," choreographed by the legendary Harold Cromer, who
first appeared at the Apollo in 1937!
Wednesday, February 27th at 7:30 pm
$25 - $15
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th St.
DANSAQ - String quartet and percussive dance
Cuarteto performs in concert with Tapage, Olivia
Rosenkrantz & Mari Fujibayahsi, in the American premiere of
Thursday, February 28th at 7:30 pm
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106
$20; seniors & students $17.
Call 412-276-3456 ext. 6
A Message from Brian "Footwork" Green:
MESSAGE: LOVE ALL OF YOU and stay truly loving, tolerant of
that are still sinning against others while you are trying
not to, and
have realize the errors of your ways. Because when you were
against others, there were people who were tolerant of you.
have to take a person 1 on 1, tell them their errors of
but, listen to them as well. Have forgiveness, and try not
what you hear. Passing what you hear, only passes sin to
ear, and then makes a person assume about another person.
does not give the person talked about any time to grow and
the mind of the person that listened to the rumor said.
Watch more of
a person's walk, not their talk!! HAVE PATIENCE!! Let's
EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( a.k.a. CONFERENCE)
DATE: MARCH 6, 2008! Happy BDAY Brian Green ( I wont be
PLACE: CLUB REMIX
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Church
DJS: Qu and P-Funk ( HOUSE and HOUSE CLASSICS)
PERFORMANCE: FREE MOTION choreographed by BOOYAH
PRICE: $10 with flyer/$12 without flyer
MARCH IS MY BIRTHDAY ( even though I won't be here!
PRESENTS AT THE
FRONT DOOR PLEASE!! LOL!!). FREE MOTION choreographed by
GET READY FOR APRIL!! HOUSE DANCE CONTEST!! THIS WILL BE
SERIOUSLY REAL EDUTAINING EVENT!! BE READY and SAVE MONEY!
BE MANY THINGS ON SALE!!
www.myspace.com/housedanceconference (popular event for all
styles) www.housedanceconference (home website of the
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
www.justedebout.com ( french dance website for the world
dance) www.mrwiggleshiphop.net ( U.S. website for history
Funk,Hip-hop, and urban related dance styles)
www.housedancer.com (U.S. website focusing on House
www.freetylesession.com (U.S. website/event focusing on
Funk styles culture)
www.bboysummit ( U.S. website/event focusing on Hip-hop and
styles culture) www.KR3ts (U.S. website/event/children
for kids in the Barrio!!)
www.dance-unity.com ( Funkstyles in Germany website).
www.breaklife.com (bboy website of Ken swift and 7 gems,
www.themovementfoundation.com ( House/Hip-hop dance and
MONEY FOR THE THEATRE SHOW IN JULY WAS DONATED TO KR3ts (
and MUMATCHI; which is a new child foundation being created
dancer named Natalie from France that lives here. This is
teach kids in Nigeria, Africa about dance, education, and
inspiration. She will be selling her T-SHIRTS at the coat
the next House Dance Conferences.
ALL SUPPORT!! BECAUSE THE MONEY GOES TO A GREAT CAUSE!!
THANKS FOR ALL
THAT SUPPORT; MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, and SPIRITUALLY!!
GOD BLESS ALL, SUPPORT EACH OTHER NO MATTER WHAT YOUR
BELIEFS AS LONG
AS ITS POSITIVE AND UPLIFTS PEOPLE, and KEEP DANCING,
Brian "Footwork" Green
(TEC since 2003)
Organic NYC Style Hip Hop at its Best!
Join SnapShot & WandeePop for an Exciting New Year.
Snap,Pop & Lock offers more than Hip Hop & FunkStyles
*Most pop-culture authorities place the origins of hip-hop
early-1970s New York. So we've had at least 30 years to
techniques. Still haven't mastered the intricacies of
freestyle, or boogaloo? You might register for Snap, Pop &
Lock at the
Alvin Ailey Extension.
Thursdays at 8pm, $16 per class
16yrs and over/Advanced Beginner Class
Snap,Pop & Lock: The Bootcamp, which will consist of
plyometrics, calisthenics, core drills combined with Hip
Choreography. It's not just any workout. Look out for
Workshop for 2008 at Alvin Ailey.
*Ask Us about Personal Training and Nutritional Plans and
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
*A Hip Hop Class Fusing Classic Party Dance Moves, Popping
Drills, Basic Breaking combos with a touch of New Skool Hip
*Plus, Injury Prevention & Health and Wellness tips from
Personal Trainer and Life-Style Wellness Coach*.
Snap, Pop & Lock was created to teach about the Culture of
its elements. All of our knowledge is straight from the
pioneers. Learn the history of classic moves such as: Da
Mona Lisa, Da Bill Cosby, Da James Brown, Da Wop, Smerf,
Da Kid n' Play, Da RoofTop, Da Jerry Lewis, Popping &
Top Rock, Latin Rock and Basic Breaking skills like
SnapShot & WandeePOP
TruEssencia Dance Company
SNAP, POP & LOCK;-)
*for class history & information/bookings for privates,
upcoming workshops and performances*
*for Personal Training one on one and group for all
Plus, for those interested in competing in Bodybuilding,
Check out "GROUPTHEATRETOO.ORG"
I'm doing a show! And this time I'm not too embarrassed
for you to
come see it. The show is "Seesaw" and it's a lot of fun
with tons of
dancing. It's under the showcase code so you equity
industry types (agents, choreographers, etc.) can get in
but it's only 4 performances so make your reservations
to see you there.
I wanted to let you know that my collaborator Joel
Jeske has put together some amazing upcoming classes. He
and I will be teaching a physical theatre class, and he
will also be teaching two separate clown classes.
Both Joel and I are very excited about these classes,
as they emphasize practical skills that can be applied to
any performer’s repertoire. Please let me or Joel know if
you are interested in any of these, and we will let you
know further details!
“They get laughs simply by breathing.”
Clown In Practice
“Practical Skills for the Adventurous Performer”
Our approach to teaching is to provide practical, usable
skills and techniques for performers from any discipline
(theatre, dance, clown, circus, improv). We help you make
better, more exciting choices in your work, and we help you
liberate and channel your unique personality and skills
directly into your performances. Our Instructors come from
a broad range of professional and educational arenas as
directors and performers including Cirque du Soleil, Big
Apple Circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Dell’
Arte School of Physical Theatre, and NYU. Classes are six
sessions each, two hours per class.
1. Intro to Physical Theatre
Actions speak louder than words! Intro to Physical Theatre
offers actors, writers, and directors the opportunity to
develop original material that communicates primarily
through physical and visual means. This class is ideal for
artists looking to move beyond conventional approaches to
creating and performing. $250
2. Clown Essentials
Think bold! Think big! Clown Essentials offers performers
from every discipline the opportunity to learn practical,
immediately usable skills that can be used to make bolder
and more fearless choices in their work. Students will
begin by working on attitude, presence, physicality, and
using their own personality as a foundation for clown
performance. The classes will continue with work on solo,
duo, trio, and group scenes, creating multi-faceted
characters, and practical work on looking out at an
audience, knowledge of venue, and the rule of 3, 5, 7, and
3. Clown in Practice
A class for beginners and seasoned professionals alike!
Clown in Practice empowers students to perform with
confidence in any setting. Using the fundamental
techniques of improvisational theatre (agreement,
teamwork), this class liberates students to create and
perform in a wide variety of environments and ensembles.
Classes will cover status, taking the stage, finding the
game, structure and routine, tension and release, and
creating and developing new material. $250
CLASSES BEGIN APRIL 15th
To register for class or for more information:
Call Joel Jeske at 347-446-0963
Treehouse Shakers' Tour Dates & More!
You are invited to save the date on April 13, 2008 for our
performance benefit! Below is some additional information
on our April
& May season at Citigroup's Ailey Theater!
You are invited on April 13, 2008 at 11 am for a
Coyote's Dance followed by a special benefit at noon. Join
us to meet
and take photos with the cast of Coyote's Dance, all the
enjoying live music, speciality foods and champagne. Look
invites arriving in March. This is one benefit where you
can bring the
Can't make it to the benefit? We hope you will still save
the date to
see Coyote's Dance, written by Mara McEwin, choreographed
Bunning and music by award winning musicians Roderick
Jackson and the
First Women's Nation a cappella group, Ulali. Coyote's
audiences into the remarkable world of Coyote, the infamous
mischief-maker from Native American cultures.
Follow Coyote as he humorously tries to turn himself blue
help of a songbird, outwit a sly and handsome Fox for his
feathered-robe and dances with the mesmerizing stars in the
The engaging contemporary dance, live music and beautiful
will have even the youngest of audience members dancing and
in their seats.
Laurel Graeber of the New York Times raves, "In the
Coyote's Dance, an interactive spectacle, the proud, clever
American Indian legend is being imaginatively incarnated by
When: April 13, 2008 at 11AM
May 18, 2008 at 11 am
Where: The Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 W. 55th St. (corner of 9th Ave.)
$15 (For show only. Does not include benefit price.)
15% off for groups of 20 or more!
For Tickets & Info Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a school interested in seeing Treehouse Shakers'
Coyote's Dance at The Ailey Citigroup Theater? We still
tickets available in April.
April 8 @ 10 am
April 29 & 30 at 10 am.
School Discounts and Study Guides available.
Tickets are going fast so please reserve ASAP!
Coyote's Dance Workshops
Sweetwater County, WY Schools
February 22-26, 2008
Coyote's Dance Performances
February 27, 2008
Western Wyoming Community College, WY
March 18, 2008
Bloomington Cultural Center, IL
March 19, 2008
Cincinatti Arts Association, OH
March 20, 2008
School Performance, KY TBA
For a full tour listing go to our website at
See your contributions at work with the Treehouse Shakers.
Whether in new costumes, an improved performance, or our
ability to reach underserved audiences, you can see first
hand how we
Make your contribution to Treehouse, and see your money at
MAKE YOUR DONATION:
Mail Your Tax-Deferred donation to:
Treehouse Shakers, Inc.
Radio City Station
P.O. Box 186
New York, NY 10101-0186
Ask us about matching gifts...
We appreciate your donation. It is tax-deductible to the
allowed. For a full financial statement, please contact:
at (212) 715-1914 or email@example.com
Thanks for your continued support,
Treehouse Shakers, Inc.
Roots Pagode Course! - Please Confirm ASAP
The first Roots Pagode Course will take place on
Wednesdays, March 5,
12, 19 & 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Progressive Music
Ninth Avenue between 44th & 45th Streets, NYC, Suite 711,
I am about to send out a general announcement to the Samba
list but wanted to give you all a head start in signing up.
The minimum number of students needed to run the Course is
maximum is 15. I know I mentioned that the Course fee would
for the month. However, because of space restrictions and
cost, the fee will be $100.00 ($25.00 per class). At least
first month, the Course will be available only to students
register for the full month -- which means a greater focus
individual attention for you guys. Progressive Music has
they will clear out the room and provide enough seats for
up to 15
Please let me know as soon as possible if you'll be
signing up for
the only pagode class in New York City! I look forward to
Below are some You Tube links to the songs we learned
courtesy of Grace.
Thanks & Muita Energia!
Almir Guineto: Conselho
Almir Guineto: Insensato Destino
Philip Galinsky, Ph.D.
Director, Samba New York!
3rd Annual Charlotte Dance Festival!
Check out our updated website @ www.charlottedancefestival.org
Young Jean Lee's Theater Company
written and directed by Young Jean Lee
choreography by Dean Moss
Award-winning, internationally-touring theater company seeks
virtuosic, professional, African-American dancers who are great at
what they do and who work well with others as a team player in an
ensemble. We are interested in all forms of Hip-Hop and African dance.
This is a paid gig involving rehearsals for two workshop performances
at Brooklyn Arts Exchange on April 18-19. THE SHIPMENT will have
another workshop performance at The Kitchen in NYC on June 7, and then
open at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio in October 2008 and at
The Kitchen in January 2009. However, dancers will not be required to
commit further than the April 18-19 performances.
Auditions @ Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
421 5th Avenue, Park Slope
[ R/F Trains to 4th Avenue ]
March 1: 12 – 2pm
March 2: 12 – 5pm
Please contact to schedule an appointment:
Leah Winkler: firstname.lastname@example.org
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