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Jun 19, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*

-Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards at the St. Louis Tap Festival
-Jason Samuels Smith performs for DRA’s Fire Island Dance Festival
-NEW “I (love)Tap” Couture on SALE now at www.chloearnold.com

*EAST COAST*
- OPPORTUNITY: The Boston Tap Company Auditions
- Jazz Brunch with Bob Kindred and Barbara Duffy
- The Power of Drum
- Message from Andrew Nemr re: Henry LeTang’s B-day
- Message from Dewitt Fleming – The Salon
- Time Out NY Free Music Fest with Mary C.
- Piano in the Park Schedule from Cobi
- OPPORTUNITY: Silentfire Productions
- The Pulse Workshops
- Messages from Brian “footwork” Green
- Message from PA Academy of the Arts

*MIDWEST*

- Free Tap Class with Lisa LaTouche!
- OPPORTUNITY: Jump Rhythm Jazz Project
- Messages from MADD Rhythms
- Messages from Keane Sense of Rhythm

*WESTCOAST*

- Workshops with Rhapsody In Taps – Linda Sohl-Ellison
- Win a Private Lesson from Rusty Frank!
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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards will be participating…
Register Now for...
The 17th Annual
St. Louis Tap Festival!!!

Celebrating International Rhythm!
Remembering Dr. Jimmy Slyde
Master Classes * Tap Jam
Panel Discussion
Participant's Showcase
ALL THAT TAP XVII

July 21 - July 26, 2008

Discount Hotel reservations only available until June 20!

Download Registration Form
Microsoft .doc Adobe .pdf
World Class Faculty! www.tapheritage.org for more details!
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Jason Samuels Smith will be performing at the:

DRA’S FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL
TO FEATURE
AILEY, LUBOVITCH, PARSONS DANCE COMPANIES
AND TO BE HOSTED BY
WHOOPI GOLDBERG & CAROLINE RHEA

ANNUAL DANCE EVENT TO BE HELD
SATURDAY, JULY 19 & SUNDAY, JULY 20
AT THE FIRE ISLAND PINES

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. The Fire Island Dance Festival returns to Fire Island Pines for a trio of outdoor party/performances on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, 2008. Now in its 14th year, FIDF is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Performing outdoors against a backdrop of the Great South Bay, FIDF 14 will feature an eclectic program of classical and contemporary ballet, modern dance, tap and hip hop performed by eleven emerging and world renowned dance companies. World premiere dances will be presented by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Jermaine Browne, Parsons Dance, Jason Samuels Smith and Tony AwardÒ choreographer Jerry Mitchell for Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance as well as repertory pieces from Jacoby & Pronk, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Jennifer Muller / The Works, and Ellis Wood Dance.

Saturday’s emcee is Whoopi Goldberg, host of this year’s Tony AwardsÒ, moderator of ABC TV’s “The View,” and - as producer, actress, singer, writer and comedienne - one of the few individuals to have won all four of the major show business awards: the Oscar, the Tony, the Emmy, and the Grammy. Sunday’s emcee is comedy club favorite Caroline Rhea original host of TV’s “The Biggest Loser”. An accomplished actress, Rhea has had featured roles in both film (‘The Perfect Man,” “Man on the Moon”) and television (”Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” Lifetime’s “Fat Like Me”).

Dancegoers are offered a choice of show times. The opening performance is on Saturday, July 19 at 5:00 p.m. (party at 4:00 p.m.). The sunset performance is on Saturday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. (party following). And the closing performance is on Sunday, July 20 at 5:00 p.m. (party following). Leadership Sponsors are included in the special kick-off celebration on Friday evening July 18h at Whyte Hall, the Fire Island Pines Community Center.
To charge tickets by phone, call 212.840.0770 x268 - Monday through Friday, and on weekends at the Pines harbor or order online at www.dradance.org
Corporate Sponsors for Fire Island Dance Festival 13 include: The New York Times, Continental Airlines, GRW Advertising, NEXT Magazine, PEEQ, EMR Systems, BV Vineyards, Movmnt, and Passport Magazine
Community Sponsors for Fire Island Dance Festival 13 include: Fire Island News, Fire Island Pines Property Owners’ Association, John Joseph Designs, Pines Pantry, Pines Pizza and Martini Bar, Sayville Ferry Service, and Tony’s Barge.
Twice hailed by Sunday Styles of The New York Times as “One of the 12 best parties of the year,” the Fire Island Dance Festival has since 1995 raised over $1 million in the fight against AIDS.

DANCERS RESPONDING TO AIDS
The ongoing, committed response of the American dance community to an urgent worldwide health crisis, DRA is a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), the nation’s leading industry-based AIDS funding and grant-making organization. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the dance community, DRA raises funds for AIDS-related service providers across the United States. Funds are distributed to seven programs of the Actors’ Fund of America and as grants to over 500 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has distributed over $140 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses.
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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS


OPPORTUNITY:

Hello tap dancers everywhere,

Boston Tap Company will be having auditions on July 19th. If you or
someone you know would like to register please contact us at:
bostontapcompany@gmail.com or call Maia Laing at 617-922-2493 or Sean
Fielder at 857-334-2589



Dance auditions:
July 19th at:
Riverside theatre Works
Hyde Park MA

Junior Company 10:00 am -12 noon

Adult Company 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This audition is open to all tap dancers who are interested.

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*The Only Way To Be Different Is To Be Yourself*
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Don't Miss The Jazz Tap Brunch Reunion Hosted By Bob Kindred and Barbara Duffy

Hi Everyone,
From 1997-1999, the great sax player Bob Kindred and I hosted a Jazz Tap Brunch every Sunday at a restaurant called Zinno. The Daily News said, "A wonderful conversation in rhythm as the trio and the dancers spur each other on." Special guests always stopped in to tap dance or sing. It was a fun-filled afternoon of improvisation and the only jazz tap brunch in the city. I'm so excited about this reunion. Guests include Max Pollack, Maurice Chestnut, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Andrew Nemr, Lynn Schwab and more........... Hope you can join us!!!

When: Sunday, June 22, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Cafe Loup, 105 West 13th St. bet 6th & 7th Aves
How Much: No Cover, Brunch menu from $9.50 to $16.50
Reservations: 212-255-4746
Subway: 1,2,3 to 14th Street F,V,L PATH
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THE POWER OF DRUM

@ THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH THEATRE - 7PM
91 Claremont Avenue btw 120th & 122nd street

ADMISSION IS FREE... RSVP (212) 870-6784

Featuring:

Giovanni Hidalgo

Yacouba Sissoko

Famoro Dioubate

Mar Gueye

Jamey Haddad

Jorge Amorim

Philip Hamilton

Kenny Muhammad

Hosted by Michael Wimberly
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From Andrew Nemr:

In celebration of Dr. Henry LeTang's birthday, the Tap Legacy™ Foundation is proud to launch the Tap Dancer's Birthday Calendar.

A community driven effort to remember all those who have contributed to this great art form.

View the Calendar by clicking the link below:

View the Calendar Here

Subscribe to the Tap Dancer's Birthday Calendar by visiting the link above and clicking the "subscribe" button.

I hope you find this a valuable resource.

Sincerely,

Andrew J. Nemr
President and Co-founder
Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc.
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From Dewitt Fleming:

Hey Everyone. Just wanted to let you guys know about a show i'm doing with the JC Hopkins Big Band called The Salon. It's gonna be a really fun show. I'm dancing of course but also singing some fun tunes. This is my first time singing with a big band so i'm really excited. I hope you can make it. The info is below. (I'm came in on the project late so you wont see my name on the website or flyers.)

DeWitt

The Salon
Friday June 27th, 2008 8:30pm
The Players Club (No not the strip club, get your mind out of the gutter. The Legendary Club founded by Edwin Booth in Gramercy Park)
16 Gramercy Park South (E 20th Street between Lexington and Park Ave.) NYC

www.thesalon.biz
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Mary invited you to "" TIME OUT NY " Free Music Festival! Saturday June 21st! - MARY C. & Band!" today.

Mary says, "TIME OUT NY sponsors FREE out door music festival!
SATURDAY JUNE 21st!!

Mary C. & Band performing @ PALA (198 Allen street btwn Houston & Staton) 6pm show! ".

Event: " TIME OUT NY " Free Music Festival! Saturday June 21st! - MARY C. & Band!
"" TIME OUT NY " Free Music Festival! Saturday June 21st!- MARY C. & Band!"
What: Concert
Host: MARY C. & Band
When: Today, June 19 at 6:00pm
Where: PALA (in door/ out door event!)
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PIANO IN THE PARK, 2008

Monday thru Friday, May 12 – October 17, 2008. from 12:00 noon to 1:45 p.m.
In Bryant Park’s upper terrace (at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, in between the two restaurants, at the back of the New York Public Library. Come in the 42nd or 40th Street entrance between 5th & 6th Aves.

Susie Sigel, the “brains” behind this most wonderful series, is an absolute joy. You’ll love every pianist and all the different styles, especially the Ragtime & Stride. This is my absolute personal favorite series. DON’T MISS!


Below, please find:
What you’ve missed so far (because I’m late getting this out!)
Now playing (this month and next, with thumbnail sketch of artist)
coming UP (without thumbnail sketch of artist)

Because the original list received from Susie is VERY LONG, I’ll update this mailing for you before the end of each month.

WHAT YOU'VE MISSED SO FAR:
Week of May 12 (May 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) - Terry Waldo terrywaldo.com
Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and wrote the definitive book This is Ragtime. Along with the book came a 26-part series with the same title for National Public Radio, which fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Week of May 19 (May 19, 20, 21, 22, 23) - Terry Waldo terrywaldo.com

Week of May 26 (May 26, 27, 28, 29, 30) - Sheldon Forrest sheldonforrest.com
Making his fifth annual appearance with Piano in the Park, Sheldon Forrest is a jazz, piano bar and cabaret pianist with a classical and musical theater background. He has performed professionally in San Francisco and New York, and is now bound for Paris as his new home.

Week of June 2 (June 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) - Junior Mance juniormance.com
Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997.

Week of June 9 (June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) - Armen Donelian www.armenjazz.com
An eclectic musician of Armenian parentage, Armen Donelian has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. He has worked with such greats as Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Jackie Paris, Billy Harper, Night Ark and others. His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies, clean articulation, a deft, swinging touch, access to a broad dynamic spectrum, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary and a boundless source of creative ideas.


NOW PLAYING - THIS MONTH & NEXT
Week of June 16 (June 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) - Joel Forrester joelforrester.com
Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's "Fresh Air", studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol.

Week of June 23 (June 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) - Russ Kassoff www.russkassoff.com
Russ Kassoff toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra from '80-'91, served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82-'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli national tour ('00). In '07 and '08, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR. He conducts and accompanies Rita Moreno, performs with his Big Band THE RKBB in concert at the Bahai Center in NYC, and is a regular featured performer at The Knickerbocker (upcoming 6/26, 27, 28) in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli!

*Week of June 30 (June 30, July 1, 2, 3,) - Mike LeDonne MikeLeDonne.com
*No piano on July 4th
Jazz pianist Mike LeDonne came to New York in the late 70's and has had the unique experience of playing with a wide variety of jazz masters. Everyone from Benny Goodman to Milt Jackson and Sonny Rollins picked him to be in their bands. Oscar Peterson called him "incredible, one of the most talented pianists of this era".

*Week of July 7 (July 7, 8, 9, 11) - Todd Robbins toddrobbins.com * No Thursday Piano due to Broadway in Bryant Park
Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

*Week of July 14 ( July 14, 15, 16, 18) - Yuka Aikawa
* No Thursday Piano due to Broadway in Bryant Park
“Yuka is a dedicated pianist and composer with a world of talent. Listen and you will agree". - Jimmy Heath. www.yukasdream.com

*Week of July 21 (July 21, 22, 23, 25) - Junior Mance www.juniormance.com
* No Thursday Piano due to Broadway in Bryant Park
Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997.

*Week of July 28 (July 28, 29, 30, Aug. 1) - Dona Carter www.donacarter.com
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter
* No Thursday Piano due to Broadway in Bryant Park
Pianist/composer Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles, large and small, composing and arranging many original pieces. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad - often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians.


COMING UP
*Week of August 4 (Aug. 4, 5, 6, 8) - Dan Manjovi www.danmanjovi.com
* No Thursday Piano due to Broadway in Bryant Park

*Week of August 11 (Aug. 11, 12, 13, 15) - Deanna Witkowski deannajazz.com
* No Thursday Piano due to Broadway in Bryant Park

Week of August 18 (Aug. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22) - Roy Eaton www.Royeaton.net

Week of August 25 (Aug. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29) - Victor Lin

Week of September 1 (Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) - Frank Owens

Week of September 8 (Sept. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) - Jill McManus

Week of September 15 (Sept. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) - Larry Ham www.larryham.com

Week of September 22 (Sept. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26) - Russ Kassoff www.russkassoff.com

Week of September 29 (Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2, 3) - Luiz Simas www.luizsimas.com

Week of October 6 (Oct. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) - Ayako Shirasaki www.ayakoshirasaki.com

Week of October 13 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) - Kuni Mikami


Piano in the Park - Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Music Performance Fund
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Silent Fire Productions Auditions

When: Saturday, June 28th
1-3p.m. (sign in starts at 12:30p.m)

Where: STEPS on Broadway
2121 Broadway between 74th and 75th st.
Loft II

SFP is seeking professional male and female dancers for its upcoming season in NYC. Dancers must be proficient in contemporary ballet with backgrounds in any of the following; Jazz, Horton, Fosse or Hip-Hop.

Both principal and apprentice contracts are available.

There is pay for performances.

Ladies please wear pointe shoes.

To register, please contact Matina Banks at:
silentfireproductions@yahoo.com

For more information please check out:
www.silentfireproductions.com

Sincerely,

Matina Banks
Silent Fire Productions
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PULSE SUMMER NYC!!!
July 4-7, 2008
THE SCHEDULE


Right in Times Square!
Four full days of intense dance classes with the industry's best teaching Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Jazz -- Classes all day! Choose from four levels...Ages 11 and up.

PULSE faculty include Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Dave Scott, Laurieann Gibson and Cris Judd, PLUS many Broadway Dance Center Master Faculty members.

PERFORM!!! Bring your group, your studio, or your SOLO. Get critiques from the pros. Over $75,000 in scholarships awarded in NY and LA! Optional head shot sessions, Broadway show tickets to Grease, private 4th of July boat ride.

The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
212.581.1000
811 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019
Book a room!
*HURRY! Cut off date for our discounted hotel rate is JUNE 14th!*

TEACHER WORKSHOP!!!

July 4-6, 2008

HEY TEACHERS!
BDC's 8th ANNUAL TEACHER WORKSHOP!
Looks who's teaching!

PULSE faculty include Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels, Dave Scott, Laurieann Gibson, Cris Judd and more! Tons of BDC Master Faculty..All your faves!

It's TEACHERS teaching TEACHERS! Over 50 classes from which to choose. Seminars on topics such as creative movement, public relations for your studio, pre-dance, flooring care and options, costume and recital ideas, business tools, Web site basics and management, we could go on and on! On-site shopping, a free "drop-in" class at Broadway Dance Center, Wine and cheese mixer with our staff and faculty, Certificate of accreditation from Dance Teacher Magazine, Certificate from Broadway Dance Center and workshop t-shirt!

The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
212.581.1000
811 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019
Book a room!
*HURRY! Cut off date for our discounted hotel rate is JUNE 14th!*

PULSE SUMMER LA!!!

July 25-27, 2008

West Coast...here we come!
A unique THREE-DAY dance-filled weekend,
Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Jazz classes ALL DAY
Choose from three levels...Ages 11 and up

The PULSE faculty for LA includes Brian Friedman, Mia Michaels,
Wade Robson, Shane Sparks, Tyce Diorio, Laurieann Gibson, Dave Scott and Cris Judd! Also featuring guest teachers from the LA area.

PERFORM! Bring your group!
PULSE pool party!

The Hyatt Century Plaza
310-228-1234
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California, USA
Book a room!
*Cut off date for our discounted hotel rate is July 8th!*

Tezoro Productions LIVE, the Parent company of
LIVE at Broadway Dance Center
is proud to be sponsored by

Start your summer with some new dance moves! Now you can have total access to choreography and dance technique DVDs and CDs from your favorite teachers and choreographers.

Can't make it to the party?

You can still take advantage of this fantastic offer!

Go to LIVEatBDC.com and enter the promo code: 1837 at checkout for 20% off your entire order! (or call 212-582-1090)
Offer expires 7/16/08

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GOD BLESS ALL!!
People support this at the door!! In thought of so many OGs getting up in age and physically not doing well. We have a great LEGENDARY HOUSE DJ CAMACHO, who has been dealing with diabetes for many years. He has now suffered a 3rd stroke, and needs help. We are taking donations at the door of the HDC for the next three months to help him and his family in this trying time.

Info below:

GREAT CONTEST IN JUNE!! Remember you are only judged by what you did at that moment in time. The next minute you could do better. Dont take contests personal, just learn from what you and others do and be better for you the next time you dance anywhere!! DP ONE KILLED THE HIP-HOP ROOM!! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!!

1st PLACE: DREW:$300
2nd Place: MAHO: $150
3rd Place: PO : 10 Free classes at Peridance.

SPECIAL THANKS TO PERIDANCE SCHOOL for supporting the HDC and helping with the prizes. Support it what it's about!!!

EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( conference)
DATE: JULY 3, 2008
DJs: Dj CHENZO ( House and House Classics)
DOC back on killing the Funk, Breaks, Hip-hop, and Classics!!
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Chambers
DOOR: 10pm-4am
INVESTMENT: $12 without the flyer and $10 with

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!!)

T-SHIRTS and clothes to help children in NIGER through the MAMATCHI organization will be sold at the HDC!! PLEASE DONT FORGET TO SUPPORT!! ALL MONEY GOES TO THEM!!

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!!
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This is Brian Footwork Green! Over the years many people have asked me why many dancers, choreographers, and historians in Hip-hop, House, and other styles dont do more workshops and classes. Well, Peridance has opened its doors to such a thing. So, for 2 weeks in June, starting this Monday, you have workshops by teachers in NY like: Buddha Stretch, Adesola " D-INCREDIBLE " Osakalumi, Fabel of RSC ( Rock Steady Crew), Archie Burnett, Brian Footwork Green, and more.... Attached is the times, addresses, and teachers of each class!! Classes in Hip-hop, Popping, House, and more.... See all there!!

REMEMBER SHABBADOO is in town. Catch him at New Dance Group from 6pm-9pm this Friday!!! He had a great workshop at BDC this weekend!! Wasnt there, but my faculty of HDC was there!! They said it was great!! See everyone at New Dance Group!!

GOD BLESS ALL and KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS DAY and NIGHT,

Brian Footwork Green
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CHECK IT OUT!

PAA is proud to announce that Jade Dance Project (Sarah Mason, Rebekah Cattell) will appear this month at the State Theatre in

Time Framed and Other Dance Encounters
An exciting and eclectic showcase of local professional choreographers & dancers

Friday, June 27th @ 7:30 pm
The State Theatre, State College, PA

Don't miss the World Premiere of "Mozartina" - a classical tap solo about a lady-in-waiting receiving letters from her lover and the lightning-fast, light-hearted "Ding Dong", featuring the breezy jazz of Tierney Sutton and some of the fastest tap footwork in Pennsylvania!

Purchase your tickets now!

CAMPS & INTENSIVES

It's just too hot to miss the fun! Just three more days until our summer is in full swing -- and have YOU registered for Amy Brandt's Ballet Workshop yet? Or what about that crazy High School Musical Camp for boys and girls? PAA gives students a chance to try everything from dressing like a princess to getting your taps crystal clear and fast...

Have you signed up for YOUR chance to have FUN this summer?

PA Academy of the Arts
(814) 364-2424
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*MIDWEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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From Lisa LaTouche:

Hi Everyone!

FYI! I will be teaching a class open to anyone who's been itchin to try tap for the first time or itchin to get their shoes back on. THIS CLASS WILL BE FREE and will be held the Lou Conte Dance Studio... home of hubbard street dance on Jackson and racine in west loop chicago. My goal is to inspire as many people as possible to love and embrace the spirit of tap dance.

Even if you haven't made it as far as to buy your first pair of shoes, I'll be there to unleash your rhythm. See you there and SPREAD THE WORD.

See flyer below and my attached bio. Sunday June 22nd 12-1pm! did I mention that it's free....

Blessings!

Lisa
www.lisalatouche.com
Stay tuned for news regarding Wednesday Night Tap jams hosted by myself at the Tap Studio or southport and wellington starting next week!
Greetings tap fans and enthusiasts!

Come celebrate your love for tap dance and circle up in time. Jam sessions will be hosted by myself (Lisa La Touche) for the next 3 wednesdays in Chicago at The Tap Studio (2936 N Southport Ave across from Athenaeum theater). Very Informal... chance to woodshed together :). Musicians welcome too!

Cost is only $3 for all you can jam from 8-9pm. All ages, all levels, all LOVE. Spread the word. Hope to see you all there!

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Lisa La Touche
www.lisalatouche.com

Summer is Here.
Are You Ready?

Join us for a weekend of FREE events!
Midnight Dance Jam_Friday, June 20, midnight-2 a.m._Open House_Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.__Whether you are a long-time dancer or new to the studio, LCDS is offering two unique events in one exciting weekend to help you embrace summer:
. Midnight Dance Jam: Get your groove on Friday night! Led by Dionna PridGeon, the Dance Jam is a free jazz/funk class open to all levels. Pre-registration is required: call 312-850-9766.
. Open House: Always wanted to try African or Pilates? Come June 22 and try some of our most popular classes in ballet, jazz, modern, African, hip-hop, tap and Pilates for free. Plus, buy one Summer Session class and get one free, exclusively at the Open House!

More Free Weekend Info_Summer Class Schedule__Lou Conte Dance Studio_1147 W. Jackson Blvd._312-850-9766
Photo: Todd Rosenberg
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OPPORTUNITY:

** AUDITION **

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project

JRJP is looking for people who love to dance high-energy, full-bodied rhythms.
Desired candidates include:
. Jazz dancers who can explode energy out their bodies and voices;
. Tap dancers who can turn the whole body into a rhythm machine;
. Hip-hop artists who can mix popping with stopping on a dime;
. Drummers who love to dance rhythm as well as play it;
. Modern dancers who are aching to dance rhythmically;
. Body percussionists of any type;
. Musical theatre people who can throw the body and voice into performance with reckless abandon.

Bring current photo and resume. Jazz shoes or sneakers recommended.

Saturday, June 28, 2008
11:00 am
Links Hall
3435 North Sheffield Ave, Chicago.

More info at www.jrjp.org/html/auditions.
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M.A.D.D. Rhythms is performing at June 14th at 7pm

Celebrate Juneteenth
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Marching bands, African drumming and dancers,
gospel choirs, R& B , jazz , blues,tap dancers,
spoken word artists, great food, unique vendors, and more.   
Where: outside the Sankofa Cultural Arts & Business Center
5820 W. Chicago Ave.
(Chicago Ave and Mayfield)
9am- 9pm.
Free event.
Call (773) 626-4497 for more details.
Sponsored by African Accents and the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center
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From Bril Barrett:

I will be teaching tap at this wonderful conference, so if you haven't signed up yet, now is the time!

http://www.standingoproductions.net/Five-day%20Intensive.htm

Mention Bril and receive $150 off the dancer rate until June 30th!
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Get tickets now for About a Mile!

Keane Sense of Rhythm and friends celebrate a 10 year journey of exploring rhythms and relationships through tap!

Upcoming Events
GET TICKETS NOW FOR ABOUT A MILE

Only 3 performances!
June 19-21, 2008
SteppingStone Theatre
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Youth Tap Ensemble Auditions!

The KSR Youth Tap Ensemble will be having an additional audition. If you are age 8-18 and love to tap, don't miss your chance to be a part of this exciting group!

Please contact Ellen Keane to discuss audition date & time: ellen@tapcompany.org

Join us as Keane Sense of Rhythm re-stages their best repetoire of the past 10 years.

21 of the Twin Cities best tap dancers take the stage for this rare performance!

See you there!
About a Mile
A 10th Anniversary celebration!
Get your tickets now!

Their renowned choreography has been called "rambunctiously playful" and, executed with "equal parts goofiness and grace" by the Star Tribune. The Chicago Human Rhythm Project calls them "innovative and polished!" They have been seen at some of the top venues nationally and internationally over the past 10 years!

Keane Sense of Rhythm brings it all back to celebrate their 10 years brining tap to the Twin Cities with ABOUT A MILE.

About A Mile
June 19-21, 2008
7:30pm
SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
St. Paul, MN 55104

Tickets: $22 Adults
$18 Students/Seniors

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT TICKETWORKS.COM

Rhythm Tappers on a Mission

To preserve, present, create, and expand the boundaries of American Tap Dance.

We accomplish our mission through education, creation of new works, performing, presenting tap events, collaborating with other artists and investing in talented youth.

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Dear Tap teachers and Tap Dancers,

Please forward this information to your tap students and tap friends. Thank
you!

Each summer Linda Sohl-Ellison, founder and Artistic Director of Rhapsody In
Taps, teaches a 4-day intensive tap workshop at Orange Coast College. This
year the dates are Monday-Thursday, June 23--26 from 10:00am-2pm. The fee for
California residents for the entire 4-day workshop is only $10. (plus a college
service charge of $9). Great instruction at an unbelievably low cost! (The
fee for non California residents is $110.)

Join Linda Sohl-Ellison for a challenging and intensive tap workshop designed
for advanced and high intermediate level dancers. The course will include
technique, emphasis on musicality, traveling phrases, repertoire excerpts from
Rhapsody In Taps, improvisation and material by Sohl-Ellison's tap mentors.
The workshop will be held in Orange Coast College's Dance Studio B (sprung oak
floor) located opposite the pool in the gymnasium complex.

Space is limited, so register now! Participants are encouraged to
pre-register and pay before June 18th. Once the class has closed
online (limit of 25
students) a couple of spaces might be available at the door at 9:50am
June 23rd.
Participants must be entering the 11th grade or older. Participants who are
in high school must complete all the paperwork by June 20th (OCC permission
forms signed by participant's high school principal and OCC Dean of Visual and
Performing Arts). Registration questions: 714-432-5072.

Register online: www.orangecoastcollege.edu
Summer Dance Workshop - Dance A195 CRN#10056 (0.5 unit)
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005
714-432-5072
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WIN A PRIVATE LESSON WITH RUSTY!__PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW TO ENTER DRAWING
That's right! We're doing a drawing for the first 50 people who purchase their tickets for the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra "A Night At The Hollywood Canteen" dance. The prize, a one hour private lesson with Rusty Frank for one or two people, valued at $80!
Go to: www.rustyfrank.com for more details.
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