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Sep 18, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*

- Jazz Tap Ensemble Review in the NY Times
-PRESS RELEASE: Dick Van Dyke makes a rare appearance in New York City to promote his latest documentary, "The Wonder Kids"
- HARLEM TAP CLASSES BACK IN SESSION and OPEN FLOOR OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CAMARADAS
-Miss Thang DVD Release Screening & Reception-
- Tap Reloaded 2009

*EAST COAST*

- New York premiere of new Superhero Tap Dance Opera
-The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience - New York City, November 7-9, 2008
-GTT thrills with TAPE
-News from Dance/NYC
-The Chalks in NYC this fall

*MIDWEST*

-See World-Wide Events

*WEST COAST*

-See World-Wide Events

*WORLD-WIDE*

-New DVD From On Tap -- Music Theory, What Every Tap Dancer Should Know (Taught by Steve Zee)
- Embracing the Dream DANCE BOOK SERIES - SPECIAL OFFER!!!
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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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NY TIMES Dance Review - Jazz Tap Ensemble

Tracing Tap's Origins and Toasting Its Titans

By CLAUDIA LA ROCCO
Published: September 17, 2008
There are many technicians in the tap world these days. But the real artists — you know, the technicians with something to say — aren't as easy to come by.
Jason Samuels Smith is one such dancer, and it is a treat to find him, along with the glamorous Chloe Arnold, moonlighting with the Jazz Tap Ensemble. The company opened a weeklong run at the Joyce Theater on Tuesday evening with "Tap Roots," a homage to the greats of the form, including Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, Eleanor Powell, Gregory Hines and Jimmy Slyde, the be-bop master who died in May.
One of the night's best moments came when Mr. Smith paid tribute to Mr. Slyde in a solo during "Interplay," choreographed by Mr. Slyde for the ensemble in 1995 and marked by his signature weightless gliding elegance. Mr. Smith's style is far earthier; even when his shoes seem barely to be touching the stage, he exudes a powerful sense of weighty rootedness that makes his virtuosic explosions all the more dazzling. His jazz phrasing is delicious too, especially during quieter moments of interaction with the band.
Lynn Dally, who created the Jazz Tap Ensemble almost 30 years ago, is savvy enough to invite heavy hitters like Mr. Smith on board from time to time. By and large, though, her company is more dependable than transformative: tap as entertainment rather than art. And so it was, mostly, on Tuesday. Ms. Dally's "Bahia Dreams," a Joyce commission and a premiere, is all too familiar in its structure and presentation, from the couples' color-coded costumes to the alternation of solo moments, like Sam Weber's lovely introspective turn, and exuberant group sections.
Looking back is one way to pay tribute to your artistic heroes (though I wonder if "War Dance of the Wooden Indians," a nod to the Condos Brothers that included big feather headdresses, might be a bit too far back for audiences to look in 2008). But you can also honor the past by moving forward. You must, really, if your art is to prosper in the present.
The Jazz Tap Ensemble performs through Sept. 21 at the Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, Chelsea; (212) 242-0800, joyce.org.

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Jazz Tap Live at the Joyce

Exclusive Engagement September 16-21, 2008

Jazz Tap Ensemble TAP ROOTS

Lynn Dally - Artistic Director

A full evening concert honoring tap heroes Bill Bojangles Robinson, John Bubbles, Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, the Nicholas Brothers, Ann Miller, and Gene Kelly and featuring contemporary works by Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, and the word premiere of Lynn Dally's Bahia Dreams, commissioned by the Joyce for its 25th Anniversary season.

dancers: Sam Weber, Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Phillip Attmore, Maya Guice, Ananda Bena-Weber.

musicians: Doug Walter, piano David Dunaway, bass
Jerry Kalaf, drums Todd Anderson, saxophone
Leslie Lewis, vocals

www.jazztapensemble.org

September 16-21, 2008
TUE-WED 7:30 PM
THU-FRI 8PM
SAT 2PM & 8 PM
SUN 2PM & 7:30 PM

The Joyce Theater
1175 8th Avenue at 19th Street
Joyce Charge 212-242-0800
www.joyce.org
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PRESS RELEASE:

"Legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke makes a rare appearance in New York City to promote his latest documentary, "The Wonder Kids" screening as part of The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival "

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"Remarkable" - Army Archerd (Variety)
New York NY [September 9, 2008 ]-- The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival is very pleased to announce that legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke will make a special appearance at the "The Wonder Kids" East Coast Premiere, which will be held on Friday September 19th at 8pm at Village East cinema (181 2nd Ave. and 12th Street). Mr. Van Dyke narrated the documentary which scooped the prestigious Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the NYIIFVF in LA. The legendary performer is expected to be joined in a pre-show dance with Savion Glover, and an All-Star cast of dancers featured in the film.

Written, produced and directed by Jim Petersen and Pamela J. Richardson, "The Wonder Kids" is the inspiring story of a tiny dance studio that set out to save the art-form of tap-dancing, and not only produced many of the world's greatest dancers, but saved the lives of thousands of inner-city kids in the process.

Dick Van Dyke, who will be making a rare New York appearance to promote the new film, will also appear that same day as a guest on the hit TV talk show "The View," where he will be discussing the story of "The Wonder Kids," his experience making it, as well as various clips from the film.

NYIIFVF Founder/Executive Stuart Alson commented, "We are absolutely thrilled and honored that Dick Van Dyke will be attending our festival. Mr. Van Dyke did an amazing job in terms of hosting "The Wonder Kids" and in lending his support to promote the film on both coasts. Alson went on to say "I am also very impressed with filmmakers Jim Petersen and Pamela Richardson. Their creativity, passion and ability to craft a very compelling story has resulted in a brilliant docmentary."

Not only were the filmmakers fortunate enough to have a true American icon tell their story, they got great help from the charismatic presence of Savion Glover - the man universally hailed as the greatest tap dancer in the world today. "When you're making a movie about tap-dancing, it definitely helps to have the world's greatest tap dancer in it," laughs Petersen. Savion, who grew up very close to the founders of the school, who were among his teachers, displays a powerful and memorable depth. He is joined in this regard by a who's-who group of the world's greatest dancers, including Dianne Walker, Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, and Derick Grant. But there would be another presence in the film, which would end up taking on perhaps a greater significance than even these.

Because they were the original inspiration for the founders of the school, a portion of "The Wonder Kids" pays homage to the Nicholas Brothers - the legendary tap duo who most dance insiders consider the greatest tap dancers of all-time. In essence, it was the Nicholas Brothers who were the first "Wonder Kids," and Paul and Arlene Kennedy (the school's main teachers) taught their style and later in life, befriended their idols. As a consequence, Petersen and Richardson were in awe as they sat down next to Fayard Nicholas to interview him about dancing and about this special little school.

"For Pamela and I, it truly felt like we were sitting down next to Babe Ruth to talk about baseball," says Petersen "it was an amazing honor to be there." Although he was 91 at the time, they still saw all the fire and passion in Fayard's eyes that had propelled him up walls and into spectacular (and painful to watch) splits. The old master used his interview to plug the dance he loved so devoutly. But it would be his last. Shortly after they met with him he died, deeply saddening "The Wonder Kids" film crew. But Fayards words, his final message -- they were now captured for future audiences to see.

The film only came about when Petersen and his wife were looking for a new dance school for their nine-year old daughter, who was advancing too fast for the one she was in. They saw an incredible performance of the "Wonder Kids" at the John Ford Theater in Hollywood, but because the school has no budget for advertising, it took quite a while before they could actually find the place. When they did, Petersen (who was a screenwriter), was immediately struck by the cinematic potential of these incredible young dancers. He soon became fascinated by the rich history and legacy of the tiny, run-down looking school. "But the thing that convinced me and then my partner Pamela that there was a film here, was the behavior of the kids themselves. We could have called it 'The Wonderful Kids.' Here were foster kids, kids from bombed out, gang-infested areas - teenagers who could have been real thugs--but instead they were the politest, most respectful, nicest
bunch of kids you could ever meet. We thought - wow - what's the story here? How's this happening? And then we learned that this school was turning gang-bangers into professional performers and straight A students. They were providing these children with the love, the discipline, and a pride in themselves that no one else was."

"And then we got Dick Van Dyke - a universally loved icon to tell the story - and that was a dream come true. Who doesn't love Dick Van Dyke?" Petersen asks rhetorically. Judging from the reaction people like Army Archerd have had to this true underdog of a film -- evidently not many. Does such a universally positive reception surprise the filmmakers?

"It does and it doesn't," replies Petersen. "It's quite an unpretentious film - and a very UN-contemporary Hollywood film. No violence, no sex--it's as G rated as 'Bambi.' But you've got Kids, Dancing, Dick Van Dyke, a powerful story about REAL love... There's a lot to love in this film."

Tickets are $12 in advance (www.nyfilmvideo.com) and $15 at the door. For all press requests and an invitation to the screening, please contact Briege McGarrity at 917 783-4042, or email her at BMcGarrityPR@aol.com. For further information about "The Wonder Kids," contact Brass Ring Productions at 323 559-1882 or 323 667-2922.

About the filmmakers: Although "The Wonder Kids" is his first venture into directing and his first completed film, Co-Producer and Co-Director Jim Petersen is a screenwriter who has sold and worked on several independent and studio films. He is about to begin work on adapting the best selling book "A Private Family Matter" by Victor Rivas Rivers, into a screenplay, and is just finishing up his first novel - a political satire called "The Lesser Evil." Co-Producer and Co-Director Pamela J. Richardson is an award winning screenwriter who has since Produced and Directed a new feature documentary called "Gold Diggers: The Motherlode," which she recently took to the Cannes Film Festival. Ms. Richardson has also worked as a producer and/or production manager for many music videos involving a wide range of artists, including Montel Jordan, Freddie Jackson, Dr. Drea, and Eminem. She also wrote the PBS docu-drama "Aids: A Family in Crisis," and received an
American Film Institute screenwriting award for her screenplay "Thicker Than Water."
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HARLEM TAP CLASSES BACK IN SESSION and OPEN FLOOR OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CAMARADAS:

September 29th 2008

Weekly class schedule:

Mondays 5:30-7pm Intermediate-Advanced Level with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

NEW: Request a class...is there a day and a time that works for you? Let us know and if there is enough interest, we will add a class!
Send requests to: dormeshiase@gmail.com

ONLY $15 per class!!!

Harlem Tap Studio
401 W. 149th bet Convent and St. Nicholas Avenue
212-780-2139
www.harlemtap.com
(A train to 145th)

Also, come and have some fun and eat yummy food up at CAMARADAS for

OPEN FLOOR OPEN MIC NIGHT
with Live Jazz Musicians

DANCERS, POETS, MUSICIANS, COMEDIANS...share the floor and the good times...

Hosted By Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Only $7 cover!!!

CAMARADAS
Between 115th -116th street and 1st avenue
www.camaradaselbarrio.com

Doors open at 8pm
Session from 8:30pm-11pm
Kitchen open late!!!
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Join Lavender House Films and The Chicago Alliance of African American Filmmakers for a special DVD Release Screening and Networking Reception.

The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang
Thursday September 25th at 7:00 pm
Historic Portage Theater located at 4050 N. Milwaukee
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at https://lavender-house-films.ticketleap.com


The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang is a modern tap dance drama about a former tap-dancing prodigy who can barely find the energy to braid a few heads at her mother's beauty salon until a handsome dance instructor and her mother's gambling addiction jolt her in to reality. "Miss Thang" was written and directed by local filmmaker, Stacie E. Hawkins, and stars tap dance sensation Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards of Bring N Da Noise, Bring N Da Funk. The film has screened in festivals around the country and won Best Feature at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville.

Meet the members of the CAAAF at the Networking Reception following the screening. The Chicago Alliance of African American Filmmakers (CAAAF) is a coalition of Chicago's most promising independent African-American filmmakers. www.caaaf.org

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! The Festival Edition DVD of The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang will be on sale during the reception for the discounted price of $10. Festival Edition DVD's are also available online for $14.99 at www.missthangmovie.com. Supplies are limited!
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The World's Best Tap Dancers
April 24, 2009

8 PM

For the first time in Germany Pascal Hulin and German Tap present

Tap Reloaded 2009

Artists:

Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold : USA

Dorel & Costel Surbeck, Fabrice Martin, Lukas Weiss; Switzerland

Noelia Vicente & Ccarlos Ramos ; Spain

Konstantin Nevretdinov ; Russia

Fredy Corado ; Costa Rica

Formation “Penguin Tappers” ; Germany

Box office:
0711/2555555
www.easyticket.de

For more information: pascalhulin@aol.de

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New York premiere of new Superhero Tap Dance Opera
Chicago Tap Theatre and The New York Musical Theatre Festival Present
The Hourglass and the Poisoned Pen
A Superhero Tap Dance Opera
Dates and information
Visit http://nymf.org/Show-938.html or call 212-352-3101 for more information and tickets.
Saturday, Sep 27th at 8:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 28th at 1:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 28th at 4:00 pm
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 West 60th Street
New York, NY, 10023

Don't miss what the critics have been raving about!
When Superheroes, live theater and tap dancing collide, the result is Chicago Tap Theatre's The Hourglass and the Poisoned Pen. Part story ballet, part summer blockbuster and all rhythm, this is the production that set Chicago on fire. The show was created with the assistance of famed comic book artist and writer Andrew Pepoy (Batman, Fables, Simpsons). With a cast of ten male and female dancers, all of whom excel in both tap and other forms of dance, and moments of intense action, irresistible humor and heartfelt emotion, choreographer and director Mark Yonally not only creates a whole new world for The Hourglass through his choreography – he also creates a unique new spin on the art of tap dance.
What Chicago critics said about the Hourglass and the Poisoned Pen:
"choreographer Mark Yonally slam-dunks his most recent fusion of comic books and tap dance... Yonally's Poisoned Pen is malice incarnate, for example, in a solo whose forceful contrapuntal dancing brings home his power and intelligence. Fluffy yet smart, the piece lets you kick back without going brain-dead." Laura Molzahn, Chicago Reader, July 4-10, 2008

"A Marvel…spunky and fresh." Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune, July 2, 2008

"You will be treated to murder, hostage-taking, vengeance-seeking and knock-down, drag-out fighting along the way. Each of [Chicago Tap Theatre's] dancers is a stylish tapper deft at playing a role. And Yonally's inventive choreography never fails to make tap a great deal more than simple telegraphy." Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times, July 8, 2008
"Wonder Woman. Batwoman. The Bionic Woman. Buffy Summers. Elastigirl. Juliette Lewis. Isis. Lavagirl. She-Ra.
Face it, chick superheroines rock. And so do tap dancers.
So when I had a free evening on this most recent holiday weekend, I searched the entertainment listings for a show that might satisfy both my fetishes. And suddenly, as if Chicago Tap Theater had read my mind, I saw an ad for The Hourglass and the Poisoned Pen – the all new Superhero Tap Dance Opera currently playing at the Athenaeum Theater. I gathered up my credit card and the Mrs. and made my way to the next showing.
What is a superhero tap dance opera you ask? Well, just enough background and plot lines are flashed on the background of the set so you can read along as you would a comic book. But instead of looking at drawings similar to those that filled the notebook of that fat kid you knew in junior high, you had some bad-ass tap dancers bringing the action to life.
You see, sweet Elizabeth loved working in her father's clock and watch shop until he was killed during a brutal robbery, at which time she received the special power to slow down time. With the encouragement of Daphne, her wacky friend and comic book store proprietor, she decided she needed to fulfill the obligation to use her powers for good over the evil lurking in her town. Elizabeth, after receiving a gift from Daphne containing her superheroine costume of a blue suit, fishnets and yellow tapdancing go-go boots, transforms into The Hourglass, while Daphne captured my heart with her transformation into The Secondhand and her Chuck Taylor tapshoes. Does it get any cooler than that? Hell no.
The rest of the evening was a series of tap dance scenes covering everything from tap dancing muggers to tap dancing street fights to tap dancing workplace skullduggery and general tap vigilante justice.
So if you're in Chicago, check it out. If not, I feel bad. As for me, I'll be super-glueing some taps on my own Chuck Taylors and filling out my application for the Justice Legs of America."
Posted by Sid F'er at 6:23 PM, Friday, July 11, 2008, http://leperpop.blogspot.com/2008/07/review-hourglass-and-poisoned-pen.h...

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The upcoming workshop in the 'Tradition In Tap - Series' will be dedicated to the work of Legendary Be-Bop Tap Master, 'The Ambassador of Tap', Prof. Ardie Bryant.

The workshop is scheduled to take place in New York City on the weekend of November 7-9, 2008.

This workshop will feature original choreography taught by the master himself, and Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.

The workshop will take place at Nola Studios in midtown Manhattan.

The Participants Showcase will take place on Saturday November 8, at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. See the website for guidelines and application form.


The workshop includes:
- Three days of intensive tap experience.
- Original Choreography taught by the 'Master' himself.
- Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.
- Participants Showcase.
- Tradition In Tap - Award Presentation.
- Tap History Talks.
- Video Presentation.
- Tap Technique.
- Related Events
- 'Dance Teacher Recognizes' certificate (For Teachers Only).

The workshop consists of 4 different programs:
- Two separate adult programs for intermediate, advanced and professional levels (Adults, Teens 16+).
- Teens program for tappers ages 12-16, with at least 5 years of extensive tap training.
- Youth program for tappers age 10-12, exposing them to the genius of the masters.


Tradition In Tap is proud to announce an expanded scholarship program, so that more aspiring tap dancers may attend The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience.
Scholarships are made possible by funds granted by private donors through the 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program & The Tradition In Tap - Advisory Committee. Please refer to the web site for more information and an application form.
If you are interested in becoming a personal sponsor to a tap dancer in need, join our 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program and provide additional dancers with the partial or full tuition for the workshop.


Extensive information is now available on the web site: www.TraditionInTap.org
The workshop's poster will be sent out in few days - please be sure to update us with your current mailing address.

Space is limited - register early!
Special group rates available – call for details.


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Prof. Ardie Bryant - Bio:
Prof. Bryant, known worldwide as the "Innovator of Modern Jazz Tap" and the "Ambassador of Tap" is a master jazz tap percussionist, tap preservationist, historian, director, composer, arranger, actor, choreographer and musician with seven decades of professional experience.

He has toured the world as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Department of Defense, and the sounds of his percussive feet and his dance memories are preserved as part of the Jazz Oral History Program in the Archives Center of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

In his teens, he was influenced by the music of modern jazz giants Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gilliespie, and is credited with developing a new style of tap he named Modern Jazz Tap.

Ardie is also a university professor who not only teaches tap, but also educates students about the importance and history of tap and jazz tap as an American art form.

In July 2006 Ardie received the prestigious "Los Angeles Cultural Treasure Award" from the City of Los Angeles.

Prof. Bryant co-starred and performed with: Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Cab Calloway, Joe Louis, Kate Smith, Fred Allen, Ruth Brown, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Erroll Garner, Charles Mingus, Art Tatum, Lester Young, Billy May and Illinois Jacquet. He appeared at: The Palace Theater, The Paramount Theater, The Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, The Calgary Stampede and The Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments you might have.

My e-mail address for this workshop is: ProfArdieBryant@TraditionInTap.org
or call me directly at: 646-383-4949

Thanks and Shalom,


Ofer Ben - Executive Director
Tradition In Tap, Inc.

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Tradition In Tap, Inc.
www.TraditionInTap.org

Postal Address: P.O.Box 1050
New York City, NY 10276, USA
Phone: (646) 383-4949
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Justin Boccitto & The Group Theatre Too, LLC presents
TAPE
Genre: Drama
Written by STEPHEN BELBER | Directed by JEFF BRELVI
Jon, an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend
from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon's new film is
being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over
the course of the evening, Vince finally gets Jon to admit that ten years ago he date-raped Amy
Randall, a girl whom they both dated in high school—only then to reveal that he's taped their entire
conversation. And not only that, he's invited Amy to have dinner with them that night. Beneath its
sus-penseful, high-stakes surface, TAPE examines questions of motive, memory, truth and perception. Tape enjoyed a successful run at the Jose Quintero Theater and is also a popular cult film starring Ethan
Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Uma Thurman. www.tapetheplay.com

About the Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC
The award-winning Group Theatre Too, LLC hopes to encourage diversity and the exploration
of the human experience through theatre-dance-music performances and arts education programs that will require youths and adults to be active participants and advocates for others; aware of their surroundings and their ability to mediate and effect change. Through the celebration of artists and the art of entertainment, GTT hopes to communicate the fact that as many ways as we humans are different we share common bonds and can connect with everyone on some level bringing new understanding and compassion to our lives. Past GTT productions have included a revival of Seesaw, the new musical Count To Ten and New York dance company Generation Tap. GTT's Artistic Advisory Board consists of Chita Rivera, Nicole Fosse, Maurice Hines, Theodore Mann and more.
Open:   10/17/08
Close:   10/19/08
   
Schedule: Friday, October 17th - 8pm
Saturday, October 18th - 8pm
Sunday, October 19th - 2pm   Theater:   78th Street Theatre Lab

Address:   236 W. 78th Street
New York, NY 10024
Show Map

Location:   South side of 78th Street,
just east of Broadway
Directions:   Closest subway: 1,9 to 79th Street; walk south to 78th St, east to the
Theatre.

Cost:$20
Buy Tickets Online or Call: GTT at 212-567-1535

   

Company: The Group Theatre Too, LLC Official Web Site: http://www.grouptheatretoo.org


Nicky Romaniello
Nicky Romaniello is a graduate of NYC's LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and is a founding member of The Group Theatre Too. Past credits include Urban Cowboy: the musical first national tour (Windwood Theatrics), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Urban Cowboy (Gateway Playhouse) West Side Story and Show Boat (Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre) 42nd Street and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Ocean City Theatre Company)The Menhattans (Carnegie Hall) War and Peace (Metropolitan Opera) as well performances at the White Plains Performing Arts Center and West Virigina Public Theatre. Nicky is a member of the NY Tap Company, Generation Tap, who has performed at Tap City and Circle in The Square.



Cristina Marie
Cristina Marie received her B.F.A. from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. Favorite credits include, NEW YORK THEATRE: Seesaw (Gittel Mosca), Pippin (Catherine), Hell's Kitchen-The Musical (Theresa), The Cherry Sisters (Maria), The Snow Queen (Gerda). REGIONAL THEATRE: Full Monty (Pam Lukowski), Gypsy (Louise), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy), Julius Caesar (Calpurnia), Taming Of The Shrew (Bianca). FILM: Duplicity, Revolutionary Road, King Of The Corner, Descent, Trust The Man. TV: "Rescue Me", "Damages", "The Sopranos", "Sex And The City", "Law & Order", "Mad Men", "Guiding Light". www.CristinaMarie.com




Alex Maxwell
Alex Maxwell recently graduated from New York's School of Visual Arts with a degree in Graphic Design. He can be seen playing guitar at the Village Ma and around New York City parks. Past Group Theatre Too performances include 'Schroeder' in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown and 'The Ballad Singer' in Six Who Pass While The Lentils Boil where he also created the play's original music. Other credits include 'Jesus' in Jesus Christ Superstar and the thriller Wait Until Dark.




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Hey Chalk Fans!

Next week is gonna be extra special
because at the end of it you get to see:

THE CHALKS!
MAKIN' CHANGE - WORLD TOUR
FRIDAYS SEPTEMBER 19th & OCTOBER 3rd
7 PM
Laurie Beechman Theatre @ The Westbank Cafe
407 W. 42nd St / west of 9th Ave / NYC
$10 cover / $15 food & beverage minimum
reservations suggested: 212.695.6909

Go on and make your reservations now.
You're gonna have a good time. We guarantee it or your money back!
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NEW ON TAP DVD ON SALE NOW!
Music Theory For Tap Dancers
What Every Tap Dancer Should Know

Taught by Steve Zee
Overy the years, so many of you teachers and students have requested a music theory instructional DVD from me. Recently when Steve Zee approached me about such a project, I jumped at the chance. I'm sure you'll agree, it's a terrific lesson.
So visit: http://rustyfrank.com/shop/ontap.asp to purchase our new "Music Theory For Tap Dancers" DVD!
Thanks for your ongoing support of my tap preservation projects!
Dancingly,
Rusty Frank
rustyfrank.com

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The Embracing the Dream Book Series was written for dancers, teachers, and parents to aid in the process of creating healthy dancers. It is used in universities and high schools to supplement their dance training programs and is in many studios and dance libraries in the US and Canada.
Regularly wholesale priced at $12.00 per book, you can order the books for $8 each if you order by October 1st.
Send (via mail, email, or fax) your name, full mailing address, phone number, email address and payment. Make checks payable to Standing O Productions. Call with charge card (MC or Visa) information including billing street address and zip code
Trish Humenansky-Laub
Standing O Productions®, Embracing the Dream®
P.O. Box 1210
Batavia, Il 60510
630-879-0244 phone
630-482-2110 fax
info@standingoproductions.net
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