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Apr 21, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
- Camaradas & Divine Rhythm Productions present OPEN FLOOR - OPEN MIC NIGHT
- Spring Tap Workshops w/ Chloe Arnold
-Mr. Wiggles in NYC May 11-17 2008- Private lesions available
-Jason Samuels Smith Hosts Hoofers House @ The Kitchen
-Master Tap Workshop Series with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold
- Harlem Tap Studio: WEEKLY TAP CELEBRATION honors NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY
- LA TAP FESTIVAL - Pre-Register Today
- Jason Samuels Smith and Mr. Wiggles together in Edmonton August Tap Into A Cure

*EAST COAST*
-Gregory Hines Scholarship
- Timbal Workshop with Dendê
- Tap Seminars
-RAZA presents a Night in La Havana
-A Message from Brian “Footwork” Green

*MID WEST*
-CHRP Rhythm World 2008 now open for registration

*WEST COAST*
See World-Wide News Updates & Events

*WORLD-WIDE*
-A Message from Rusty Frank
--Hip Hop International announces America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 Auditions
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*DRP ARTISTS*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Camaradas & Divine Rhythm Productions present
OPEN FLOOR - OPEN MIC NIGHT
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, April 21st
TIME: 8pm until 11:30pm
Only $7 at the door. Food and beverage available for
purchase. Live Music!
Performers - RSVP to DRP for the DRP list's reduced rate.
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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Spring Tap Workshops w/ Chloe Arnold!

LOS ANGELES - April 21st
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Monday, April 21st
Master Classes w/
Chloe Arnold

6:30-7:30 Adv. Beg.
7:30-9:30 Int/Adv.

Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3623 Hayden Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

RSVP to chloetapcouture@gmail.com
www.chloearnold.com
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Washington, DC - May 21st
DC Dance Collective
Chloe Arnold - Wed. May 21st
Technique/Warm Up:
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Adv.Beg/Int/Adv - Cost: $25
Technique/Choreography:
8.30pm - 9.30pm
Adv./Pro- Cost: $35
Both Classes: $50
Ayodele Casel - Thursday, May 22nd - same schedule and prices

www.dcdancecollective.com
For more information: www.chloearnold.com
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HIP HOP LEGEND MR WIGGLES IS IN NYC FROM MAY 11th-17th 2008...

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE NOW
(act now as slots fill up fast!)

Focus on: ONE ON ONE POPPIN, TUTTING, or BRONX FREESTYLE TOP ROCK CLASSES

CONTACT ELKA SAMUELS SMITH AT:

E-MAIL: divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com
PHONE: 212-262-1394
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!

VISIT WWW.MRWIGGLES.BIZ for new products, history, footage and so much more!

*Catch MR.WIGGLES as featured in Scene Interactive's "IN THE SCENE" with Kelly Peters on www.SceneInteractive.com!

An in depth conversation with In the SCENE Host Kelly Peters. From The Bronx to Paris, The Legendary Mr. Wiggles has been a force unparalleled. Not only in Dance but as part of the very fabric of pop culture itself.

http://www.sceneinteractive.com/podcast_video.php

So much of the movement we see globally today in studios, stages, music videos and movies can be traced directly to this man. He is the energy and creative force behind much of what we may frequently take for granted in the world of Dance. We are honored to present to you a true master of his craft. A Conversation with Mr. Wiggles and our host Kelly Peters

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Hoofers' House
Hosted by Jason Samuels Smith
Featuring DJ Reborn

Friday, May 23, 8pm
FREE

Co-Presented with The Studio Museum in Harlem

Curated by Rashida Bumbray

Hoofers' House is an ongoing quarterly series where some of the best of New York City's rhythm tap community come together to share and showcase their moves. Among the most unique and cutting edge tap jam sessions in the city, Hoofers' House has been propelling a rejuvenation of the genre for the last several years with the addition of live and electronic music and projected visuals. Prominent past participants who have graced the floor include figures such as Fayard Nicholas, Jimmy Slyde, Tina Pratt, Jason Bernard and Ayodele Casel. So come enjoy the show or bring your shoes and join the jam!

This program is made possible with generous support from Altria Group, Inc., The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and 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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The Ailey Extension and Divine Rhythm Productions present

MASTER TAP WORKSHOP SERIES with

Jason Samuels Smith

and

Chloe Arnold

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY!

http://www.alvinailey.org/page.php?p=arti&v=125

MAY 24th 2008

1-2pm - Intermediate Advanced Level - Chloe
2-3pm - Intermediate Advanced Level - Jason
3-4pm - OPEN FLOOR/TAP JAM
4-5pm - Advanced Beg Level - Chloe
5-6pm - Beginner Level - Jason

1- class = $20
2- classes = $35
All four = $70
*Any Class Purchase Includes Open Floor/Tap Jam with the
artists hour
*Tap Jam with Artists only - $5 entry

***STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING REGULAR TAP PROGRAMMING AT THE
AILEY EXTENSION***
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
www.alvinailey.org
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WORLD FAMOUS WEEKLY TAP CELEBRATION

honors NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY!

at the HARLEM TAP STUDIO

Located at:

401 West 149th street (take the A train to 145th and dance
4 blocks
north) bet St. Nick & Convent

OPEN FLOOR - LIVE MUSICIANS

FREE REFRESHMENTS FOR DANCERS

Small Donation required for FOOD

(DON'T MISS DORMESHIA'S FOUR CHEESE MACARONI & CHICKEN!)

ONLY $10 for SPECTATORS (includes 2 drinks)

MAY 24th 2008

8-12pm

www.harlemtap.com
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Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents...
The 6th Annual
LA TAP FESTIVAL
Register Online Today and Save!
August 4-9, 2008

www.latapfest.com

Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents
6th Annual 2008 Los Angeles Tap Festival
Director Jason Samuels Smith, Co-Director Chloe Arnold

6 days, world-renowned faculty, 85 classes, jam sessions, student showcase, The cutting contest, and The concert - New classes, programs, and specials

All Levels and ages are welcome! Pre-Register and Save!
Attracting students from over 35 states and 8 countries.

Faculty: Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Dianne Walker, Arthur Duncan, Derick Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, and many more...

CONTACT US:
310-280-9145
310-936-7989
latapfest@gmail.com
WWW.LATAPFEST.COM

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Jason Samuels Smith and Mr. Wiggles together in Edmonton August Tap Into A Cure

Hello everyone it, has been a while coming but it has been worth the wait. With the help of our good freinds at TECHALTA our new website is up and running with this years line up. Believe it, we have Emmy award winning Jason Samuels Smith, and joining him are the tap talents of Chloe Arnold, Bril Barrett, Sarah Reich and for our Hip hop friends the amazing Mr. Wiggles. This summer's workshop Tap Into A Cure, August 13 - 16th, Magical Rhythms Show and Silent Auction at Festival Place, August 17th, are going to be the dance event of the the year. People it don't get any better than this, whether it is in the Hip hop or Tap world....... we are bringing you the very best! We hope to see you at our new location in the west end of Edmonton beside West Edmonton Mall, the world's largest mall, now the Mom's really will have something great to do while their children get the dance weekend of their lives. We are very excited to have the main stage at West Edmonton Mall for the Tap Jam, August 14th, due to space availibilty it will be limited to how many can participate with the greatest tap dancer of our generation, so act fast to assure your place on stage. Everyone is welcome to come out and watch the masters jam together for our two great causes, The Hope Mission and The Africa Project. We are having a Panel Discussion and Autograph session on August16th, this is an evening where you get to ask questions of the faculty, take pictures and get an autograph or two! Please browse our new web site www.tapintoacure.com . To keep costs down we are not doing mass mail outs to studios if you would like a studio package mailed to you please email to info@tapintoacure.com . We hope to see you in August because we are going to have so much fun, we would not want you to miss it and the best part of all...it's for charity! Please pass this on to any of your dance friends who aren't afraid of blisters!

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*EAST COAST*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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HELLO TAP COMMUNITY,

I wanted to let you know of a great program here in NYC and of an opportunity for your contribution to make a difference on the continuing education of tap for all ages...My 4 year-old daughter Kaia would not have been able to participate in this program for the past two years without the help of a Gregory Hines Scholarship and I know of many others who directly benefit as well. They just had a wonderful 1st year concert performance up at Symphony Space, and seeing so many happy kids being able to perform with ease just simply confirmed how much of an asset their program is to NYC youth and teens.

They have the Spring Gala Benefit coming up on May 20th. Tickets are $250 each and they usually have an entertaining evening planned full of special guests and of course performances by their Youth Ensemble. If you'd like to contribute by attending this gala event, please call 646-230-9564 for your invitation.

There has been an offer to match any donation that is made after the minimum of $100,000 has been reached for up to $30,000 total. Since I know the direct impact this has on the community here in NY, I wanted to take the time and ask you to consider your tax donations for this year by sending your contribution of any amount to:

American Tap Dance Foundation
18 West 27th Street 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
www.atdf.org

Thanks again for your attention in this matter.

Respectfully,

Elka
DRP
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Timbal Workshop with Dendê
Every Monday in May!
(5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26)
7-8:30pm
6 Temple Court
Brooklyn, NY ( click here for map)
Train to Fort Hamilton Parkway (email for directions)
$90 for the series / $25 for individual classes

About the Workshop
Learn to play timbal first hand with a former member of Timbalada! Dendê will teach you proper timbal technique as well as the original timbal rhythms and breaks from bands like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê and Olodum. Classes are open to all levels. Private lessons are also available. The workshops series will culminate in a performance in Prospect Park!
About Dendê
A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada, Dendê toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appeared on various television shows and has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Yvette Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê now lives in New York, performing and recording with his groups Hãhãhães, an Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Cuban band, Arrastão an Afro-Brazilian percussion band and Ologundê, an Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance group. With these groups he has toured all over the US and Europe. In addition to his own work, he has his performed and recorded with artists such as Mongo Santamaría, Jerry Gonzales, Daniel Moreno, Tico da Costa, Vinicius Cantuária and Alessandra Belloni. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion in the New York City area.
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Tap Seminars

Good morning,

I just wanted to pass some information along to you in hopes that you would share it with your contacts and newsletter recipients!

At 7pm (EST) on Monday, April 28th I will be holding the first interview in the "Masters of Tap Seminar Series". I will be interviewing Sam Weber about some of the biggest challenges facing tap dancers today. To be invited to listen in on this free event you only need to visit this link to reserve your spot.

http://www.tapdanceman.com/blog/master-tap-dancers-share-their-secrets

Thanks for helping to spread the word about this awesome event.



Terrence Taps
www.TapDanceMan.com

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Joann Jimenez, Benny Soto & Carmen Valentin
in association with
Havana New York & Havana Nights - A Lo Cubano

Friday
May 2nd, 2008
6 - 11pm

Mambo, Guaracha, Cha-Cha-Cha, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Son,
Charanga, Rumba, Timba, Guaguanco, Salsa + more

DJ Charo (Hudson Heels) & DJ Cuba
dance performances by Bailatina
For more information, please visit:
www.myspace.com/havananewyork
www.myspace.com/razanyc
www.myspace.com/hudsonheels
www.youshouldbedancing.net
Friday, May 2nd, 2008

6 - 11pm
$5 Entry, 2 for 1 drinks + FREE Cuban Dance Class with Victoria before 7pm!
$10 with flyer or RSVP to muzikbutrfly@earthlink.net
$15 at the door

Sullivan Room
218 Sullivan Street (3rd St. & Bleecker)
A C E B D F or V train to West 4th Street
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A Message from Brian “Footwork” Green:

GOD BLESS ALL!!

R.I.P. FROSTY FREEZE!! PRAISE THE LORD and many prayers for his spirit to be at peace!! Hopefully ( and I pray ) that people learn to take care of each other despite differences in thoughts about one another. We are all sinners and need to forgive and need to be forgiven; CONSTANTLY!! Love all those like you love the one closest to you in your life. This love is the love of JESUS CHRIST!!! This love is the love we need for all!! WHICH, will bring all of us together in the right way. LOVE YOU ALL and GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! Info below:

MUCH RESPECT TO HDC's HOUSE DANCE ALL STYLES WINNER SHAN S. ( yes the Dj/Dancer!!). HE KILLED IT WITH STYLE, GRACE, MUSICALITY, and EASE!!! IF YOU MISSED!! YOU DEFINITELY MISSED IT!! IT WAS A LITTLE TOO EASY!! I WAS LIKE , " I should have gotten in there just to make him sweat " ( I was thinking to myself while watching him!!). LOL!!! !!

EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( conference)
DATE: MAY 1, 2008
DJs: Djs Qu and P-Funk ( House and House Classics)
DOC rockin the Hip-hop, breaks, funk, Classics and that stuff that you just wish you had!!
PERFORMANCE: Roxanne Butterfly ( Tap)
PERFORMANCE time: 1am
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Chambers
DOOR: 10pm-4am
INVESTMENT: $10 with the flyer and $15 without!!

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.juste-debout.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!!)
www.dance-unity.com ( Funkstyles in Germany website).
www.breaklife.com (bboy website of Ken swift and 7 gems, and more.).
www.cypherstyles.com
www.themovementfoundation.com ( House/Hip-hop dance and information website!!)


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 DAY and NIGHT,

Brian Footwork Green
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*MID WEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Registration for the 18th Annual Rhythm World summer festival is now
OPEN

Visit our website for a full schedule

Rhythm World has a new home!

July 28 - August 3
Loyola University

More information on lodging and food at Loyola coming soon....

A Word from Dianne Walker & Derick Grant, Co-Directors
Welcome to the 18th year of CHRP's Rhythm World. We are excited about the opportunity to add our artistic voices and enthusiasm once again to the continued development of CHRP, and we are already gearing up for the 20th year celebration! We invite you and our artists to join in the opportunity to learn, share, have fun, and enjoy our common passion for tap dance while celebrating in Chicago.

We have again assembled a great faculty. These women and men have demonstrated a commitment to excellence through both education and performance, and we are proud to have them as our faculty for this year. Classes are designed to offer the highest quality educational experience that will attract participants from around the world.

Some of this year's highlights include tributes by faculty members. Ted Levy will pay tribute to his mentor, Finis Henderson, of the Sammy Dyer School; Martin "Tre" Dumas will recognize the work of Tommy Sutton, and Dianne Walker, Joan Hill (Leon Collin's accompanist), Barbra Duffy and others will pay tribute to the legacy of Leon Collins, who was also from Chicago.

We're also glad to welcome back from Chicago Billy Siegenfeld of the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project and Mark Yonally, Artistic Director of the Chicago Tap Theater. International guests include Guillem Alonso from Spain and Fernando Barba of Barbatuques in Brazil.

The young dancers' program will be taught by Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin and Derick Grant. Other highlights include the cutting contest and, new this year, a performance showcase. We're also excited that we have evening classes from 6:15-7:30 and 7:30-8:45 for the later after-work crowd.

We hope to have a lot of time to spend together enjoying the beautiful and scenic Chicago. We are delighted to be a part of the CHRP family and look forward to the continued growth and development of this American institution. Can't wait to see you there!

Visit http://www.chicagotap.org/summerfestival/registration.htmfor the 2008 Registration Form


Classes fill up quickly, so REGISTER EARLY!
Sign up by May 14, 2008 to receive our Early Bird Discount

Chrproject.com

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*WORLD-WIDE*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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A Message from Rusty Frank:

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to let you know that I'll be teaching in Europe for most of May just in case you wanted to make an order before I leave. It would help if you got your order in by April 24th at the latest.

All my best,

Dancingly,

Rusty
http://rustyfrank.com
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OPPORTUNITY:

Hip Hop International announces America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 Auditions
MTV in association with Executive Producer Randy Jackson and the creaters of Hip Hop International present:

Randy Jacon Presents
America's Best Dance Crew

Returning to MTV for Seasn 2

AUDITIONS:

Houston, TX
Monday, April 21st, 2008
Planet Funk www.shawnwelling.com
5731 Logan Ln, Houston, TX 77007
Line Starts 8 AM - Open Call 10 AM
(April 22nd, 2008 - Callback)

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
Line Starts 8 am - Open Call 10 AM
Location TBD
(April 30th, 2008 - Callback)

Chicago, IL
Saturday May 3rd, 2008
Line Starts 8 AM - Open Call 10 AM
Location TBD
May 4th, 2008 - Callback)

Crew of 5-7 members MUST be 18 yrs & older

For more info:
1-877-310-CREW
thecrew@mtcnmix.com
dance.mtv.com
www.myspace.com/abdcseason2

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