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Mar 13, 2008

*DRP ARTISTS*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Camaradas & Divine Rhythm Productions present

OPEN FLOOR - OPEN MIC NIGHT

In honor of Women's History Month
Hosted by

DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS

Critically Acclaimed Tap Dancer & Actress

(Movies include "The Rise & Fall of Miss Thang", "Tap",
"Bamboozled", Broadway's Bring in Da'Noise, Bring in
Da'Funk and Black & Blue)

www.divinerhythmproductions.com

www.harlemtap.com

DATE: Monday, March 17th

TIME: 9pm until 12pm

Only $7 at the door. Food and beverage available for
purchase. Live Music!

Performers - ask for the DRP list for reduced rate when
signing up.

Camaradas

Bar & Restaurant

2241 First Avenue & 115th street, NYC 10029

(212)348-2703

www.camaradaselbarrio.com


Directions

CAMARADAS el barrio is located on 2241 First Avenue, near
the corner of 115 Street, in the Spanish Harlem (El Barrio)
section of New York City.

By public transportation, you can take the No. 6 subway to
116 Street, or any local bus traveling on the East Side of
Manhattan (116 Street is a Limited Stop).

By car, the Triborough Bridge is usually the fastest way to
Spanish Harlem if you are coming from Queens or Long
Island. From the Bronx or Upstate, the Willis Avenue Bridge
connects directly to Spanish Harlem, just a few blocks
North of CAMARADAS. From Uptown Manhattan, the FDR Drive
has exits on 116, 106 and 96 Streets. From Downtown
Manhattan, you can take the FDR Drive North to 96 Street.
At First Avenue, you can make a right turn and continue to
travel North – CAMARADAS will be on your left as you
approach 115 Street.
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SUE SAMUELS JAZZ - STUDENT SHOWCASE
LET'S GET TOGETHER AND HAVE FUN!
REHEARSALS EVERY SATURDAY
FROM APRIL 5TH - THROUGH MAY 31ST
AFTER MY 4:00 CLASS FOR ONE HOUR
5:45 - 6:45
THE SHOWCASE IS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST
THE COST IS $75 WHICH INCLUDES ALL REHEARSALS AND THE
SHOWCASE
YOU CAN REGISTER BY RESPONDING TO THIS E-MAIL, OR BY
CALLING ALVIN
AILEY AT THE NUMBER BELOW AND ASKING FOR THE STUDENT
SHOWCASE
REGISTRATION
MY PHONE NUMBER IS 212-262-0873
PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE
THIS IS THE FIRST STUDENT SHOWCASE IN QUITE A WHILE, AND
YOU REMEMBER
HOW MUCH FUN THEY ARE!
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU FOR REHEARSAL.

LOVE,
SUE SAMUELS

@ Ailey School, the largest dance facility in the country!
"Majestic"
studios in the "Glass Palace" specifically designed for
dancers,
sprung floors, state-of-the-art acoustics and climate
controlled. All
under one roof at the beautiful Ailey studios with views of
the NYC
skyline!

The Ailey Studios Location:
at the Joan Weil Center for Dance
405 W. 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
212-405-9500
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Chloe Arnold -

Master Class in LA

When: Monday, March 17th
Adv. Beg/Int. - 6:30 - 7:30 - $15
Adv. Int/Adv. - 7:30 - 9:30 - $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 chloearnold@gmail.com

Get your Chloe Tap Couture - New styles available!!
For more information on Chloe:
www.chloearnold.com

SAVE THE DATE - AUGUST 4 - 9, 2008
WWW.LATAPFEST.COM
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THE AILEY EXTENSION & DIVINE RHYTHM PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

SAVE THE DATE!

SPECIAL UPCOMING TAP WORKSHOPS & JAM SESSION at THE AILEY
STUDIO

In honor of National Tap Day!

Saturday, MAY 24th 2008

more information coming soon...

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*EAST COAST*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Next Show
Tuesday March 25
at
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Starring
Jared Grimes and DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
The BU Band
TADAH DANCE COMPANY
special guests stars
and
THE OPEN SESSION
(BRING YOUR GROOVE)

TICKETS $18
Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00003F83C014AC9E?artistid=1179209&majorcat
or Visit the box office on 42nd Street

Executive Producers
Cheryl Cutlip
Jared Grimes

Contact Information
Project Dance
Att: Broadway Underground
520 Eighth Avenue
Suite 329
New York, NY 10018
info@projectdance.com
www.broadwayunderground.org

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Tradition In Tap
Hosts:
The Danny Daniels Experience
May 24 – 26 2008
NYC

For more information:

http://www.traditionintap.com/
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A Message from Brian "Footwork" Green:

GOD BLESS ALL!!



NY JUDGES TBA AT THE EVENT!! WORKSHOPS IN DETROIT,
CHI-TOWN, and NY
HOUSE STYLES NEXT DAY!! GET YOUR HISTORY and TECHNIQUES
ON!! WORKSHOP
INFO JUST EMAIL ME: brifoot71@yahoo.com

HDC!! CONSTANTLY BRINGING YOU THE TRUTH IN ALL DANCE
STYLES!! WITH
TRUE SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE!! NO SPONSORS!! STILL PAYING THE
PEOPLE!!
WITH JUDGES THAT KNOW THEIR STYLES!! TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE
LEARN THAT
YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN HOLLYWOOD!! STOP COMPLAINING and
SUPPORTING THE
INDUSTRIES/EVENTS THAT GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DONT WANT!! MAKE
YOUR OWN
THANG and SUPPORT THOSE THAT ARE DOING IT BEFORE YOU DO!!
THIS WILL
HELP BRING FORTH WHAT YOU WANT and WE CAN ALL BENEFIT THE
RIGHT WAY!!
SEE ALL THERE!!

GOD BLESS ALL and KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS

Brian Footwork Green
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MONDAY - MARCH 17th @ ZEBULON CAFE

10 PM - Michael Wimberly's > L'Afrique Garde -
w/Michael Bisio (bass) - Juan 'JQ' Quinonez (guitar) -
Abdoulaye
N'Diaye (saxophone) - Michael Wimberly (drums voice
percussion)

8 PM - Nioka & The House Arrest Band
w/Nioka Workman-EC5, Darius Jones-Sax, Jerome
Jordan-Guitar, Don Martin-Bass,
Trevor Holder-Drums)
For more information call Zebulon at 718.218.6934 or visit
http://www.zebuloncafeconcert.com/zeb.swf

*No cover charge*
Directions: L train to Bedford Ave and 7th street (1st stop
in Brooklyn)
Walk down Bedford to Metropolitan - Turn right - walk 2
blocks

Zebulon 258 Wythe Avenue between Metropolitan & North 3rd
street

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DNA Presents:

Laura Peterson Choreography: Electrolux

Laura Peterson Choreography is a 2008 DNA Artist in
Residence where
her new work ELECTROLUX will premiere
MARCH 27-30

THURSDAY MARCH 27 8PM
FRIDAY MARCH 28 8PM
SATURDAY MARCH 29 8PM
SUNDAY MARCH 30 3PM
dance new amsterdam

…………………..
about electrolux

Imagine the kind of luxurious carpet that retains the marks
of a
vacuum cleaner. Every step destroys its plush perfection.
Electrolux
is about a changing environment with garbage, texture and
carpet.
Dance New Amsterdam is pleased to present this premiere
performance.

ticketcentral.com
or call 212.279.4200


Dance New Amsterdam is located at 280 Broadway 2nd Floor in
NYC.
The entrance is at 53 Chambers Street.
Accessible via subway lines
R/W to City Hall
4/5/6 to City Hall
J/M/Z to Chambers
A/C/E to Chambers
1/2/3 to Chambers (parking on Reade St.)

Please visit LAURA PETERSON CHOREOGRAPHY online
LPchoreography.com
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Seesaw

Hi Everyone.
We opened "Seesaw" last night. Whew! at least it's up.
Anyway, if
you were planning on coming, the houses are a little light
tonight
(Monday) and tomorrow so there should be no problem getting
in with
your Equity card if you have one. Saturday looks pretty
full so I
don't know about getting in. I'll be honest, it's a
showcase and, as
most of you know, there are a limited number of rehearsal
hours
allowed. But considering it's a full musical, we've done
okay. The
leads? Ummmmm...well, come see me in the ensemble. lol
The music
is good-----Cy Coleman, and nobody ever does this show so
you'll get
to see something unusual. Okay, hope to see you there. If
you need
more info go to:
NewGroupTheatre.org
Have a great day.
xoxo
Crystal

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*MIDWEST*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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The passing of Gus Giordano

Gus Giordano, founder/director emeritus of the critically
acclaimed
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, author, legendary
choreographer and one of
the principals of American jazz dance passed away quietly
in Chicago on
Sunday, March 9 from pneumonia. He was 84.

"Our father was a light for so many people in so many ways
in Chicago,"
say Nan and Amy Giordano, daughters carrying on Giordano's
legacy in the
company and the school. "His vision, creativity and passion
for jazz
dance made a huge impact on dance communities, students and
audiences in
Chicago and throughout world. All who knew him personally
will deeply
miss the elegance and warmth of his presence, but it is now
our job to
embrace the dreams he shared with his late wife Peg and
carry them
forward to new and higher levels."

August Thomas Giordano ("Gus") was born in St. Louis in
1923 . During
World War II, Giordano joined the Marines, where he was
assigned to a
performing group that put on shows at the Hollywood Canteen
and at
military bases around the country. After college he moved
to New York
with his wife Peg and performed in the Broadway musical
"Wish You Were
Here," "Paint Your Wagon," "On the Town" and several
television variety
shows including the "Ed Sullivan Show." In 1953, Gus
Giordano moved
back to Chicago and opened his Evanston based dance school
where he
taught and choreographed the Giordano technique. Giordano
went on to
write about it in his the highly acclaimed "Anthology of
American Jazz
Dance," the first book of its kind was released 1975.
Giordano organized
the first Jazz Dance World Congress in August 1990. This
event,
co-sponsored by Northwestern University, assembled jazz
dance greats
such as Luigi, Matt Mattox, and Giordano and numerous jazz
dance
companies for a week of master classes and performances.
Now an annual
event, the Congress has been held at The Kennedy Center in
Washington,
D.C., at Northwestern University and University at Buffalo,
in Phoenix,
Chicago, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Costa Rica, and just this
past August
was staged for the third time in Chicago.

Gus Giordano was the recipient of the 1984 Dance Educators
of America
Award for his "outstanding contribution to the world of
jazz dance." His
numerous honors included the 1988 Mayor's Award for the
Arts (Evanston,
Ill.), the 1989 Governor's Award for the Arts for exemplary
individual
artistic achievement, the 1991 Dance Teacher Now "Circle
Award" for
lifetime contributions to dance education, the 1993 Ruth
Page Lifetime
Service to the Field Award (presented to Gus and his late
wife Peg); and
in 1996 from the University of Missouri the "Distinguished
Alumni Award"
and the "William Francis English Scholar-in-Residence
Award." In 1985,
Governor James Thompson declared April 25 "Gus Giordano
Day" in
appreciation of "his immense contribution to the cultural
environment of
the State of Illinois." In 1995 he received the "Honorable
Artist Award"
from Chukyo University in Nagoya, Japan. In 1997 Gus served
as National
Spokesperson for National Dance Week. In 1999, Gus received
the Third
Annual Katherine Dunham Award for "excellence and great
contributions to
the Arts," and in 2003, Chicago's Mayor Daley presented Gus
with the
Chicago Senior of the Year Award. In 2005 the National
Dance Association
presented Gus with its Heritage Award, and the same year
Gus received
an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Shenandoah
University.

Giordano is survived by daughters Nan Giordano and Amy
Giordano, sons
Patrick and Marc Giordano and eight grandchildren.

Visitation will be at William H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100
Greenleaf
Avenue, Wilmette, Il, 60091 on Thursday, March 13 from 2 to
9 p.m. The
funeral will take place on Friday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at
St. Michael's
Catholic Church, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave., Chicago. A Tribute
to Gus
Giordano is being planned as part of the company's
engagement at the
Harris Theater October 24 and 25, 2008.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gus
Giordano
Memorial Fund. The fund will perpetuate the dreams, plans
and projects
of Gus Giordano. All contributions can be sent to: Gus
Giordano Memorial
Fund, 614 Davis Street, Evanston, Illinois, 60201.
The 17th Annual
St. Louis Tap Festival

July 21 - July 26, 2008

See www.tapheritage.org for details!
Make hotel reservations now!
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*WEST COAST*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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NEW Adult Beginner Tap Class
at the
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
with
SARAH REICH

Every Saturday from 3:30- 4:30 pm
Starting on March 22, 2008
$15.00

3623 Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-280-9145

This is a new class and I would love to keep it going.
Please come,
bring a friend, and experience the wonderful art form of
TAP DANCE!!!
See you on the 22nd!

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Robert L. Reed Master Classes

Mar 29, Apr 19, May 17, Jun 21
Parker Dance Academy - Parker, Colorado -
- 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM & 7:00 - 8:30 PM
St. Louis Hoofers Club Auditions and Workshops

For more information:

http://www.stlouishoofers.com/COAudition.html

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*WORLD-WIDE*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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A Message from Joan Osato


Hey all, please see the review for our previews of "the
break/s" at
the Humana Festival of New American Plays this past week.
We're
running until March 28th. Please be on the look out for
this
incredible show! It's coming soon to...

The Walker Art Center, Minn. MN
The Spoleto Festival
National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF
The Skirball, Los Angeles
Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago


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DanceMasterClass: Italy 2008

Your dancing dreams come true!
Join us in Italy this summer for the experience of a life
time!
Welcome to the Dance Master Class Summer Course 2008

Offering a refreshing approach to Summer Dance.
Our intensive comprehensive dance curriculum can be
uniquely combined
with Italian language classes and you experience one of
the most
beautiful areas in the world!
A wonderful chance for dancers: to make major improvements
to their
dance technique and meet new friends in a safe environment.
You can
absorb true Italian culture and relax with colleagues in
Urbania's
cafés and restaurants too!
Take a look at our new rates (only previously available to
groups)
Complete course- All dance options with Italian/English
language; €
1445, £1120,
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Comprehensive dance course- Dance only; €1295, £1000, $1975
This package now includes accommodation and transport from
Bologna Airport.
(Students will be housed in 2 bedroom apartments sharing
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or special pairing requests).
Join us on this exceptional programme which promises to
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FOR DETAILS OF OTHER COURSE OPTIONS AND PACKAGES PLEASE
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We work on a first come first served basis so book early to
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If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact:
Angela DeMello
Tel. +44 7950266523 or +393332059563
E-mail: ademello@dancemasterclass.com
Thank you for showing an interest in our programme.

Kind Regards,
Angela DeMello

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