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Sep 26, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*EAST COAST*
-Women in Hip Hop event Oct 4th
-ADV/BEG Tap Class at Steps with Crystal
-The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience -NYC, November 7-9, 2008 Update
-Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance in Mobile, AL 11/1/08
-Little Billy Entertainment/Drumadics TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!
-TM Insider: Only $26.25 Tickets For Ballerina Who Loves B-boy
- Fiscal Sponsorships Workshop: Fundraising for Artistic Projects

*MIDWEST*
-New dance production/play "JELLY'S JUKE JOINT" features Jaybo Dixon as "Bojangles” and a special appearance by M.A.D.D. Rhythms.
-The latest from M.A.D.D. Rhythms
-Tap Studio Fall Session Information
-DADV Foundation Event
-OPPORTUNITY: Hip Hop ConnXions Auditions 2008

*WEST COAST*
-See World-Wide Events

*WORLD-WIDE*
- Take the Dancefriend Challenge to win £1000!

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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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New York: October 4, 2008
HIP HOP CULTURE CENTER IN HARLEM ANNOUNCES
"THE IMPACT OF WOMEN IN HIP HOP"
The Hip Hop Culture Center announces The Impact of Women in Hip Hop, an exclusive event honoring women who have leaped across barriers and blazed a trail in the hip hop industry.
Saturday, October 4th

The Hip Hop Culture Center
Magic Johnson Theater
2ND Floor of the
2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Harlem NY NY USA

(212) 234-7171
Introducing this year's honorees:
Cindy Campbell: The talented 1st Lady of Hip Hop Cindy Campbell is the catalyst for the humble beginnings of Hip Hop. Cindy had a vision to organize a back to school party. Little did she know that her party, DJ'd by her now famous brother, the legendary founder of Hip Hop, Kool Herc was to become known as The Beginning of Hip Hop.
Sha Rock: Sha-rock, the 1st Pioneer Luminary Emcee, originally from the group known as The Funky Four Plus 1 has created a legacy for generations of females to look up to. Her trailblazing work as a Hip Hop artist deserves its rightful place in history.
Gamilah-Lamumba Shabazz: The fourth of Malcolm X's daughters, Gamilah has continued her father's legacy of empowerment and education through her work with urban youth and her use of Hip Hop as a platform for her message of unity and change.
Sheri Sher of Mercedes Ladies: Sheri Sher is a founding member of The Mercedes Ladies, the first all-female MC and DJ crew in the history of hip hop. Sheri has also worked in the psychiatry and criminal justice fields, and she frequently speaks to young women about self-empowerment. She lives in Harlem U.S.A. and has recently published a Mercedes Ladies, the novel.
Dream Hampton: A Hip-Hop journalist who in 1990 became the first woman on staff at The Source magazine, she has penned essays on misogyny, police brutality and global issues. As a contributing writer at Vibe, she wrote career defining articles. Her essays and articles have appeared in a dozen anthologies.
Tamekia Flowers: Founder and president of Hip Hop 4 health, a non profit organization dedicated to use hip hop to promote health awareness. Hip Hop 4 health partners with health industry professionals to educate tweens (8-12) and teens (13-17) on health issues through interactive workshops, health fairs, concerts and empowerment seminars.
Amanda Diva: An accomplished poet, journalist, radio & television personality, scholar (she has a Master's degree in African-American Studies), singer, and lyricist, Amanda Diva is definitely the best kept secret in female emcees.
The Impact of Women in Hip Hop will celebrate the successes and contributions of women in Hip-Hop through art exhibitions, film screenings, special performances and key note speeches. Additionally, this event will be used as a platform to educate and empower the community. There will be a voter's registration drive, free HIV screenings, and countless resources on site to promote heath and wellness.
Many events and performances, 11am - after midnight.
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ADV/BEG Tap Class at Steps with Crystal

Hi again,

As of now, my Wednesday 10 am class at Steps is cancelled. However! Starting on Sunday, September 28th, I'll be teaching adv/beg tap at 2PM at Steps. I hope this works better with everyone's schedule. Hope to see you there.

Crystal
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The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience - New York City,
November 7-9, 2008 – Update

The online registration form for The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience, scheduled for New York City – November 7-9, 2008, is now open on the web site www.TraditionInTap.org

A 'Print-&-Fax' registration form is located at the registration section too.

The poster will be in the mail next week!


Faculty:
This workshop will feature original choreography taught by the master himself, Prof.
Ardie Bryant, and Honorary Tap Master Classes by leading tap artists: Bril Barrett,
Ofer Ben, Melba Huber, Avi Miller, Andrew Nemr, Prof. Clare O'Donnell, Prof. Robert
L. Reed, Germaine Salsberg, Lynn Schwab, Prof. Hank Smith, Shea Sullivan &
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards.

In this workshop we will have 2 separate 'Adult' programs, a separate 'Teens' program, and a dedicated 'Youth' program.


Participants Showcase:
The Participants Showcase, emceed by Germaine Salsberg, will take place on
Saturday November 8, 7:30 PM, at The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. All
the participants in The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience are encouraged to perform
in this showcase and contribute to a very happy event.


Scholarships:
A variety of scholarships are available thru our 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program.
Please refer to the website for instructions and application form.


Group Rates:
We offer discounted rates for groups of more than 7 participants. Please call for
details.


Extensive information, tickets for the Participants Showcase, and an online
registration form are on the web site now: www.TraditionInTap.org


Please feel free to e-mail me with any question or comment 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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Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance to Perform in
Mobile, Alabama - November 1, 2008


Rasta to Guest with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at

City Center, New York City - November 5-9, 2008

If you are looking for a great night of high energy dancing where extraordinary ballet technique is infused with Broadway, Tap and Hip Hop, don't miss Rasta Thomas and the Bad Boys in Mobile, Alabama at the Mobile Civic Center on November 1, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. The performance is presented by the Mobile Ballet Company, Winthrop Corey, Artistic Director. For more information and for tickets visit www.mobileballet.org or call 251-342-2241.

Rasta debuted Bad Boys at Jacob's Pillow in 2007, and then after touring in the US, took the company to Hamburg, Germany this past summer where thirty sold out shows of Rock the Ballet brought standing ovations. The Hamburger Abendblatt wrote that the show brought the theater to a boiling point. Currently an extensive tour is planned for Europe next year including London, Paris, Zurich and Helsinki followed by a command return to Hamburg. Watch our website www.rastathomas.com for performance dates.

Rasta will be a guest star with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at City Center in New York from November 5-9, 2008. Please visit the City Center website www.nycitycenter.org or call (212) 247-0430 for more information and for tickets.

Rasta Thomas' Bad Boys of Dance is presented by Rasta Thomas LLC where the
joy of dance brings pleasure to audiences around the world.


Rasta Thomas LLC
Rasta Thomas, Artistic Director
Marsha Borin, President and CEO
P.O. Box 25
Rockland, DE 19732
302 256-2171
www.rastathomas.com
dance@rastathomas.com

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ADVANCE TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Only $15 Sept. 15, 2008 to Oct. 15, 2008

November 6-9, 2008


AMERICAN THEATRE OF ACTORS
314 W. 54th Street (54th & 8th Avenue)

Experience art that defies musical and theatrical classification. With blends of urban and traditional music styles, Constructing a Masterpiece channels the exuberance and diversity of New York City's multicultural landscape. "A young Duke Ellington of our times, William B. Johnson composes/arranges with an unrivaled command of musical experimentation and alternative instrumentation. The way Ellington used the piano, Johnson allows his virtuosity as a percussionist to lead his ensemble in a performance of un-categorical compositions." Johnson successfully combines horns, strings, side bass drums and traditional African instruments with the buckets in a cohesive ensemble that appeals to listeners from Blue Grass to World Beat.

Dates: Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Matinee: Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm
Doors open 30 Min before Show

Tickets: Advanced Tickets: $15 (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)
General Admission: $25.00
Senior / Students: $20 with ID @ Door
Children 12 & Under: $15 @ Door

Tickets are available at www.TheaterMania.com or 212-352-3101

For additional information & group sales: Visit www.LittleBillyEnt.org
Email info@littlebillyent.org or call 718-733-3789.

"Constructing a Mastepiece" is a musical workshop of William B. Johnson's "New York Is..."American Culture Defined" project.This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Support for the commissioning and development of New York Is"American Culture Defined" has been provided through the HARLEM STAGE Fund for New Work, which has received support from the Jerome Foundation.
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TM Insider: Only $26.25 Tickets For Ballerina Who Loves B-boy
Ballerina Who Loves Bboy

Don't miss this super-charged theatrical experience featuring the 2007 B-Boy World Champions Extreme Crew!

In Ballerina Who Loves B-boy the worlds of classical ballet and street dancing collide in a high-energy, heart pounding, gravity-defying display of technical skill that will leave you gasping! "The List" called "Ballerina Who Loves B-boy a frenzied, free styling display of technical skill. A heightened hyper-real experience, from the tribal, Technicolor street fashions and joyous soundtrack to the beat-perfect moves."

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(Reg. $31.25 (previews), $70.25)

October 1, 2008 - October 21, 2008

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October 1, 2008 - December 21, 2008

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Fiscal Sponsorships Workshop: Fundraising for Artistic Projects

Dear VLA Friends and Members,

Fiscal Sponsorships Workshop: Fundraising for Artistic Projects

When:
Monday, November 10, 2008: 6-8pm

Where:
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Auditorium)
1 East 53rd Street (on the corner with 5th Ave)
NY, NY 10022

Note: There are 2.0 CLE credits for this workshop.
Many independent artists as well as small and new arts organizations require public donations and contributions to carry out certain artistic projects. Without the requisite 501(c)(3) status, these artists and organizations face difficulties in raising funds from philanthropic individuals, charitable foundations, and government institutions. Fortunately, Fiscal Sponsorship exist which enable individual artists as well as small and new arts organizations to raise grants and tax-deductible contributions for their projects. Because Fiscal Sponsorships are regulated by the IRS, there are some complicated legal issues involved. Failure to comply with IRS regulations can create legal complications for the artist and/or organization. Additionally, a Fiscal Sponsorship creates an arrangement between artist and sponsor, thus calling for a written agreement where issues of liability and intellectual property will be clearly manifested.

This VLA workshop is open to artists, arts administrators, and attorneys, and will cover the legal issues raised by a Fiscal Sponsorship, as well as a brief overview of profit and nonprofit entities.

Fees for this workshop are as follows:

Arts Professional VLA Member: $10
Arts Professional Non-Member: $15
VLA Legal Professional Member: $100 (book included)
Legal Professional Non-Member: $125 (book included)

$10 additional at the door registration fee.


Please complete the attached Registration Form and return to Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento via fax to: (212) 752-6575, or mail form with payment to his attention to:

VLA
Nonprofit workshop
1 East 53rd Street, 6th fl
NY, NY 10022-4201
Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been the leading provider of pro bono legal services, educational programs and publications, mediation services, and advocacy to the arts community in New York. The first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world. For more information about Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, please see www.vlany.org.
Sincerely,
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq.
email: ssarmiento@vlany.org
phone: (212) 319-2787 Ext. 13
web: http://www.vlany.org

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A Live Performance Set in late 1930’s highlighting an area of dance and cultural livelihood.

JELLY’S JUKE JOINT

At Jelly’s Juke Joint stars of the present and future come by, and stars of the past come back… See Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, The Nicholas Brothers, Honi Coles, and other appear to come back to dance and sing just for you.

-Experience A Real Juke Joint Jam Session
-Prepare to be entertained

Place: Sportsman’s Inn Piano Room
4501 S Cicero
Chicago, IL 60632

Date: October 11th, 2008

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Tickets: $20/each*, $30/pair* in advance

(tickets also available at the door)

*Price includes one mixed drink and wine/person

Starring:

Singing sensation Melissa Pittman as: Mrs. Jelly
Greg Anderson as: Mr. Threllkeld
Lynn Pittman as: Mrs. Threllkeld
Hip Hop Artist PK as: Himself
Jaybo as: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Also introducing The Young Tap & Vocal Sensation Isaiah Pittman V (IP5) as: Ike & A Show Stopping Performance by the Extraordinary M.A.D.D. Rhythms.

-Production written and composed by: MMFP

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Inc. Newsletter
Everything you need to know about us and what we are up to

Okay, This has to be some kind of record! 4 newsletters in 1 month!!! TAP is definitely treating us well!
The 4th Annual Chicago TAP Summit is fast approaching! This year's summit will be held November 14-16 and will feature Prof. Robert L. Reed teaching various levels and holding his extremely popular "History/Footage" class, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards will continue to inspire/demand/produce technical precision while exhibiting style, grace and femininity and M.A.D.D. Rhythms will round out the Summit with fun, engaging classes of all levels and styles! More guests and more than a few surprises are on their way!!!!!.......Stay tuned..................

The M.A.D.D.Rhythms Tap Academy Fall Session began Monday, Sept. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 20. Registration was extended through the first week of classes due to overwhelming requests. Saturday, Sept. 27 is your last chance to get registered. Don't miss out on some of the greatest tap classes in the city!

The M.A.D.D. Rhythms Basement TAP Jam is now weekly. That's right, due to popular demand and the ever-increasing need to "WOOD SHED", we are getting our tap on every Friday, from 7:30 - 9pm, including this Friday, Sept. 26. On Saturday, Sept. 27, we will be performing at The 2nd Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival at 1:00pm on The Midway Plaisance Stage. We will be sharing the bill with Detour JazFunk, so you definitely don't Want to miss this one!

P.S. As always, the monthly newsletter may not always be monthly but it will contain everything I want to share about M.A.D.D. Rhythms, The Tap Academy, Tappin' @ The Shore: The Basement Jam, The M.A.D.D. Rhythms' Junior Corps., The TAP Boot Camps and The Chicago Tap Summit! I hope you enjoy.

Bril Barrett


M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy
12-week Fall Session September 15-December 20


Fall Session 2008
Bril Barrett, Starinah Dixon, Jaybo Dixon and members of the M.A.D.D. Rhythms family will be teaching the following classes for our twelve-week Fall session
September 15-December 20 12 weeks (No classes for the week of Nov. 10 or the week of Nov. 24)
Monday Taught by Ja'bowen
   •    6:00pm - 7:00pm TAP for tha' Hip Hop community $135 All Ages
   •    7:00pm - 8:00pm Intermediate $135 All Ages
Wednesday Taught by Bril
   •    6:00pm - 7:00pm Beginning Basics $135 All Ages
   •    7:00pm - 8:00pm Intermediate 101 $135 All Ages
   •     8:00pm - 9:00pm Advanced. $135 All Ages
Friday Taught by Bril
   •    6:00pm - 7:00pm IMPROVISATION $135 All Ages
Saturday
   •    9:30-10:30 Toddler Tap taught by Star Ages 3-4 $135
   •    10:30-11:30 Beginning Basics taught by Bril Ages 5-8 $135
   •    11:30-12:30 Beginning 2.0 taught by Star Ages 9-12 $135
   •     12:30-1:30 Never 2 old 2 start taught by Bril Adults 18+ $135
   •     1:30-2:30 Never 2 old 2 continue taught by Bril Adults 18+ $135
   •     2:30-3:30 Intermediate taught by Star All Ages $135
   •     3:30-4:30 Advanced taught by Bril All Ages $135
All classes held at The M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy, 7059 S. Shore Drive, Chicago, IL. 60649
   •    DROP-IN RATES $15 PER CLASS
   •    FREE WI-FI
   •    REGISTRATION
   •    will be held from
   •    during all scheduled classes
   •    throughout
   •    the entire second week
   •    call 773.256.1899
   •    or email us at
   •    tapacademy@maddrhythms.com
   •    for more information


M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy
Registration


The 2nd Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival
M.A.D.D. Rhythms and Detour JazFunk jazz the stage up at 1:00pm

The 2nd Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2008 will bring together world-class headliners and local emerging artists for 14 hours of FREE, non-stop jazz for the serious and casual listener, alike. Come experience how "... a single Chicago neighborhood transformed itself into what Duke Ellington used to call the city of jazz," according to Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune.

   •    M.A.D.D Rhythms and Detour JazFunk
   •    present
   •    A M.A.D.D. Detour
   •    Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2008
   •    Midway Plaisance (On The Skating Rink)
   •    59th Street (between Ellis and Woodlawn Ave)
   •    1pm - 2pm
   •    Free, Free, Free, Free
   •    60 minutes of Jazz, Tap, Funk, Rhythm and Pure Artistic Expression

Free performances will take place on the Midway Plaisance and at Checkerboard Lounge, DuSable Museum, Experimental Station, Hyde Park Art Center, International House, Little Black Pearl, Oriental Institute Museum, Quadrangle Club, Robie House, Rockefeller Chapel, and Smart Museum of Art.
2008 Festival Performers The Festival headliners are world-class, award winning, respected authorities on jazz and its culture. Performers include Reginald R. Robinson, Nicole Mitchell, Robert Irving III, Ari Brown, Dee Alexander, Fred Anderson, Grazyna Auguscik, Orbert Davis, Willie Pickens, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, and many others. See the 2008 Schedule for more information. Check out the music page to hear music samples from some of the great artists who performed at the 2007 Festival.

The M.A.D.D. Rhythms "I LOVE TAP" TAP Jam

Last week's "Just Because" TAP Jam was off the chain! We are back to being weekly with the jams so you might as well start planning every Friday night to be with us.

Why?

Because we love the dance and we love any opportunity to express ourselves with and through it! We still haven't had any musicians show up, but we are eagerly anticipating their arrival!

   •    The "I Love TAP" Basement Tap Jam
   •    Friday, September 26, 2008
   •    7:30 - 9:00
   •    The M.A.D.D. Rhythms Studio
   •    aka
   •    The Wood Shed
   •    TAPdancers bring your shoes
   •    Musicians bring your instruments
   •    snacks will be sold
   •    FUN will be provided!

$1 to dance $3 to watch


The 4th Annual Chicago TAP Summit

   •    Nov.14-16
   •    Workshops
   •    Tap Tour
   •    Panel Discussion
   •    Tap Jam
   •    All-Star Concert
   •    "SOLE SURVIVORS"
Prof. Robert L. Reed and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards have just been confirmed! Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com for "SOLE SURVIVORS" Robert Reed III and Logan Miller from The St. Louis Hoofers Club confirmed


email: bril@maddrhythms.com
phone: 773.604.1899
web: http://www.maddrhythms.com


IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND THOSE AROUND US ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE AND HISTORY OF TAPDANCE. RESPECT THE DANCE!

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Tap Studio Fall Session Information
beginning Monday, Sept. 8

Mondays
6:00pm - 7:15pm Tap III*
7:30pm - 8:45pm Tap IV (professional level)

Tuesdays
6:00pm - 7:15pm Tap II*
7:30pm - 8:45pm Tap I

*returning students, please note the day changes and price changes below.

Registration Options
$125 for 10 class card*
$100 for 8-week session**
$14 per single class
Click here to get a Registration Form

Location
2933 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

*Class cards are valid for 12 "Tap Studio weeks." That is, 12 weeks that the Tap Studio is open. If the Tap Studio is closed, the week does not count against your card. The expiration date is calculated at the time of purchase and listed on your 10 class card.

**If you register for one 8 week session, your registration is good for that session only and is not transferable to another session.

8 week sessions
September 8 - November 11
November 17 - January 20
February 3 - March 25
March 31 - May 20

Classes are limited to 18 students.
Preference will given to those enrolled in the "course" followed by "10 class card holders" followed by single class purchasers. To guarantee a space in a class, we encourage everyone to enroll in "courses" or buy ten class cards.


Tap Studio Description

The Tap Studio offers tap dance classes designed specifically for adults taught by internationally acclaimed tap artist, Lane Alexander.

The studio is equipped with a sprung, maple floor for excellent sound and cushioned impact.

The Tap Studio welcomes all comers from absolute "never seen a pair of tap shoes before" beginners to Broadway hoofers and everyone in between. We're serious about the art, but not about ourselves, so come prepared to hoof it up in a relaxed yet challenging environment of learning and celebration. Tap shoes are required and are available for purchase/order.
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A message from Lane...

Why are we making these changes? Primarily, I want the classes to be "progressive" or "cumulative." When a slightly different group shows up every week it makes it difficult to maintain continuity or make any kind of progress. This new format is meant to create a more stable learning environment that allows committed, regular students to make real progress.

We are also looking for additional space to expand our offerings for children, teenagers and professionals as well as create a state of the art facility for tap dance instruction. If you are interested in joining a committee dedicated to facilitating this expansion, please feel free to call me, write me or talk to me before or after class.

Finally, we're still planning on adding "practice videos" to our web site and are looking for volunteers with video cameras who would be interested in getting this program started.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all very soon and starting a new fall full of joyful noise!

Yours in double time,

Lane
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New tap shoes from Leo's Dancewear and Lane Alexander

The
Crescendo
Pro
(single sole w/o taps)

The Alexander Crescendo
(double sole w/ taps)



Shoes will be available beginning
Sept. 19

Call 773-281-1825 to order and get CHRP's special price

For more information on these new tap shoes, http://shop.leosdancewear.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2018

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Dear Alderman and Community:

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As you may already know, Domestic Violence is a widespread societal problem that affects each and every member of our community, whether directly or indirectly.

DADV Foundation, "Dancers Against Domestic Violence" is planning an educational outreach effort in order to raise awareness about Domestic Violence. Several events will take place during October at a multitude of venues. You may request this service in your ward. Purple Ribbon Days will take place every Friday in October until we have distributed all of our DV information palm cards, give-a-ways and purple ribbons. We are targeting various public transportation stops in Chicago. The palm cards will contain information regarding DV victim's rights, abusive relationship warning signs and how to get help. It is our goal is to inform those who may need helpful resources or to provide information that someone can share with friends, co-workers, neighbors, or anyone who may be a victim of domestic violence. We do not provide direct counseling services.

We need your help to attain our goals to turn this event into a successful one that will continue as long as needed. We are in dire need of donations to purchase 10,000 pieces of candy, purple ribbons for DV Awareness and 10,000 information palm cards to hand out throughout Chicago during the month of October. Please call 773.620.2887 to volunteer, donate a dance performance or class, or make a monetary donation to DADV Foundation, 5616 S. Honore St., Chicago, IL 60636

Please help us to reach out to as many people as possible to bring awareness, education and referrals to those who need a safe place for themselves and their children.

We are also offering Katherine Dunham Dance Classes to Seniors starting October 24, 2008. The cost is $3 per class. If you would like to sponsor a senior to be able to take the class free please email Laurie at spiritwingdance@msn.com or call 773.620.2887.

Please don't hesitate to call for more information. Thank you in advance for your generous donation.



Sincerely,

Laurie J. Goux, Executive Director
DADV Foundation
"Dancers Against Domestic Violence"
5616 S. Honore Street
Chicago, IL 60636

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OPPORTUNITY:

The Hip Hop Connxion and Hip Hop Force dance troupes are once again looking for intermediate/advanced level hip hop dancers to become part of an elite team of dancers in the suburbs.

Sunday, September 28th

Dance ConnXion Studio
(same building as the American Academy of Gymnastics)
280 W. Palatine Road
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 459-9071 OR (847) 459-8883 FOR DIRECTIONS ONLY
DO NOT USE MAPQUEST
@ 12:00 PM (NOON)

or

Steps Dancer Center
481 N. Commons Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 499-5678 for directions only
@ 5:30 pm

You can audition at either location
*If you make the cuts, you can dance for whichever location is closest to you

Don’t be afraid to audition, you won’t know unless you try!

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/hiphopconnxion OR www.hiphopconnxion.com

e-mail info@hiphopconnxion.com or call (847) 342-7658 x3 leaving your name, age, and best contact #.
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Take the Dancefriend Challenge to win £1000!

We're looking for talented dancers, stars in the making and all round entertainers!

Enter a video into the Dancefriend Challenge and you could win £1000!

Dancefriend is a brilliant website where you can watch hilarious and entertaining videos, chat with other dance fans and win amazing prizes.

http://www.dancefriend.com/?q=userMaterial/main

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