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Oct 10, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-NEXT WEK: Melbourne International Tap Festival
-Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience!
-Special Columbus Day Jazz Classes
- The Living Word Project Presents the 7th Annual
Living Word Festival featuring Jason Samuels Smith!
-Camaradas El Barrio & Divine Rhythm Productions
Presents OPEN FLOOR & OPEN MIC NIGHT
-Special Programming at Harlem Tap
-An Evening of Master Classes featuring Mr. Wiggles at Ailey Extension Oct. 18!
- MR WIGGLES $10 PER DVD PACKAGES DEALS
-SUPER DANCE SUNDAY – October 26, 2008
-The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience - NYC, November 7-9, 2008 - Update

*EAST COAST*
-BROADWAY UNDERGROUND Saturday, October 18th
-Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Make-A-Wish Benefit Concert
-A Message from Brian “Footwork” Green

*MIDWEST*
-Jumaane Taylor teaches Fridays at Najwa Dance Corps

*WEST COAST*
- MONDAY NIGHT TAP EXPERIENCE!
- TAP CLASSES W/ SARAH REICH @ THE EDGE!

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Taylor Ester on Oprah.com


*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Melbourne International Tap Festival
NEXT WEEK – Featuring Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold!

Hi Everyone!

Our booking system is in complete working order - all glitches have been mended - so hurry now to book tickets! www.mitf.com.au

Book now for the Festival's...GALA CONCERTS - "Tap Down Under"

Your chance to see two of the world's finest tappers and the best tappers Australia has to offer

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October - Start 7.30pm

Adults $50 | Concession $40 | Children $30

Family (two adults, two kids) $140

To book a family ticket or if you don't have a credit card contact Ella at tapfest@gmail.com or on 0403 138 275.

Everyone who enters goes into the draw to win a $200 Voucher from our kind sponsor Capezio (www.capeziodance.com)

A must see for all lovers of Rhythm and Dance!

We have a few more performances at Flinders St Station before the festival starts thanks to Connex

Visit the Events page for details.

Don't forget the Opening Night Jam on Wednesday 15th October, 9pm at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance - we'd love to see you there!

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Don't forget about our partner the Song Room (www.songroom.org.au) – any tap shoes you have outgrown and no longer wearing please bring with you to donate them to the program we are setting up to take tap dancing to children from low socio-economic communities and educate these kids in the artform we so love.

Catch the Rhythm!


See you at the Festival -

Grant Swift & The MITF Committee

Please visit Our Supporters websites for some great products & services - without them the festival would not be possible;


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www.capeziodance.com
www.danceinforma.com
www.dancelife.com.au
www.fxdisplay.com.au
www.songroom.org.au
www.thewebsiteclinic.com
www.valuedge.com.au
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TAKE IT TO THE STAGE
SCHEDULE CHANGE!!!
DORMESHIA SUMBRY EDWARDS WILL KICK IT OFF OCTOBER 11,12
Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience in
NYC!

Michelle will join us in the springtime!

WWW.ATDF.ORG
Registration questions? crunft@atdf.org, 646-230-9564


Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards has been apart of almost every major Tap movie or show
that has appeared in the history of tap dance since the 80's. She was most
recently nominated for best actress and currently stars in the award-winning
Independant film "The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang" which continues to tour film
festivals. In addition to opening the Harlem Tap Studio in NYC, Mrs.
Sumbry-Edwards continues to appear as a special guest for shows and festivals
around the world. She was also elected to the Advisory Board as the Tap Advisor
for Dance Magazine and the official Tap Spokesperson for Capezio along with her
family, as well as being featured in their international advertising campaign.
Mrs. Sumbry-Edwards career includes acclaimed runs on Broadway and off-Broadway
in shows such as Black and Blue, the Tony Award Winning Bring In Da'Noise, Bring
In Da'Funk, International Tour of Bring in Da'Noise, Bring in Da'Funk (dance
captain/principal dancer/understudy to the lead role), and Imagine Tap!
(featured soloist). Other performances include the national tour of Wild Woman
Blues and Debbie Allen's SAMMY (the life and times of Sammy Davis Jr.). Film
credits include "TAP" with Gregory Hines, Spike Lee's "Bamboozled" (Assistant
Choreographer), and "The Rodgers and Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty". Mrs.
Sumbry-Edwards' choreography has been featured in TAP:The Art & Appreciation of
Percussion and was also utilized in Michael Jackson's music video "Rock Your
World". She was also spotlighted in a commercial for Tops and is currently
filming for MTV's hit television series MADE.

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ATDF Weekend Choreography Intensives

Work intensively with today's top Teachers/Choreographers as they create new
works to be premiered in New York City. Experience first hand the process of
creating choreography and what it takes to become a professional Tap Dancer.

It's time to Take it to the Stage!

Each weekend experience consists of two intense choreography sessions on
Saturday and Sunday and ends with an audition for an Off-Broadway Show in
February of 2009 (Tony Waag's Sound Check Concert Series) and a chance to
perform at Tap City at the world famous Joyce Theater in July of 2009.

Fee: $200 for each intensive (plus a one time $25 reg fee)
Limited enrollment of 25 students
Scholarships Available to Teens (ages 14-19)

All classes take place at:
Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street, 5th or 6th Floor
(between 6th - 7th Avenues)
Advanced Professional or Pre-professional Dancers Only!

SCHEDULE
(Fall & Winter)
(subject to change)

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
October 11 & 12, 2008
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Jason Samuels Smith
November 8 & 9, 2008
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Chloe Arnold
December 6 & 7, 2008
Sat 2 - 5pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Derick Grant
January 10 & 11, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

(Spring & Summer)

Choreographer - TBA
March 14 & 15, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Choreographer - TBA
April 25 & 26, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Choreographer - TBA
May 9 & 10, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Choreographer - TBA
June 13 & 14, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

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Special Columbus Day Jazz Classes

Dear Friends and Students,

Monday, October 13th is Columbus Day! I will have 3 Jazz classes that day:

*10:30-12 Beginner level @ Broadway Dance Center - 322 W. 45th St. bet. 8th and 9th Ave.

*1-2:30 @ MMAC Basic/Beg (Manhattan Movement and Arts Center) - 248 W. 60th St. bet. 10th and 11th Ave.

***4-5:30 @ Alvin Ailey Basic/Beg- 405 W. 55th St. @ 9th Ave. * This is a special class time.*

So, if you have the day off, COME AND DANCE!!!

Live, Laugh, Dance!

Sue Samuels

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The Living Word Project Presents the 7th Annual
Living Word Festival

RACE IS FICTION

A 10-day Festival produced by the Resident Theater company of Youth Speaks
and Curated by Artistic Director Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Featuring New Performance Works, Live Music, and a Host of Outreach Activities Including Workshops, Panels, and a Live Graffiti Battle
October 17-26, 2008 in San Francisco and Oakland

Featured Artists and Participants Include Mos Def, Goapele,
Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs, Nico Cary, Chinaka Hodge,
Jason Samuels-Smith, Jacinta Vlach, Guillermo Gomez Pena,
The Kev Choice Ensemble, SF Jazz Youth All-Stars.

The Living Word Festival kicks off on October 17, with workshops and performances co-hosted by SF Green Festival, Global Exchange, and Grind 4 Green at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD) in downtown
San Francisco. The workshops are followed by a lunchtime outdoor concert with Goapele and the
Kev Choice Ensemble at Yerba Buena Gardens at 12:30pm. The following afternoon join us for a FREE Mos Def performance featuring Los Rakas, DJ Leydis, The Hood Games Skate and Bike expo and the 2nd Annual Estria's Invitational Living Word Graffiti Battle.




Living Word Festival 2008
RACE IS FICTION

OCTOBER 17, 2008
10am
Museum of the African Diaspora, SF MoMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
685 Mission Street (at Third), San Francisco
Workshops and performances co-hosted by
Youth Speaks, SF Green Festival, Global Exchange, and Grind for the Green.
FREE (Registration is Now Closed to the Public)

12:30pm
Yerba Buena Gardens
760 Howard Street, San Francisco
Lunchtime outdoor concert with Goapele, Urban Word NYC and Kev Choice Ensemble FREE

OCTOBER 18
11am-5pm
red black and GREEN
Environmental Caucus and Concert at deFremery Park (aka Little Bobby Hutton Park)
1651 Adeline Street
Oakland, CA
FREE
Featuring the 2nd annual Estria's Invitational Living Word Graffiti Battle, Bamboo Architecture, a lowrider bike demo with Scraper Bikes, a skateboard expo presented by Hood Games, and a free outdoor musical concert featuring Mos Def.


SINCE 2001, The Living Word Festival (LWF) has hosted an annual gathering of future thinking, urban centered performers, placing our artist-curated performance series and educational forums in one of the country's most generous audience environments. Through seven festivals, more than 25,000 people have enjoyed several hundred artists of various disciplines from around the country in venues as varied as San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art and West Oakland's Black New World. In October 2008, Artistic Director and 2006 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph initiates a conversation between novelists (Adam Mansbach) dancers, (Jason Samuels Smith and Jacinta Vlach) performance artists (Guillermo Gomez Pena), environmentalists (Green for All; Global Exchange) and musicians (Mos Def, Goapele, The Kev Choice Ensemble). Most prominently, LWF 2008 features new generation theater including the LWP commissions War Peace: The One Drop Rule, written by The Get Back Crew with a score by SF Jazz Youth All-Stars, a new solo work by spoken word pioneer Regie Cabico; and the SF Premiere and co-production of Mapa Corpo2 by Guillermo Gomez-Pena's La Pocha Nostra. In addition LWP is initiating a community based eco-equity project called red, black, and GREEN, highlighting bamboo construction, skateboard and low rider bike expos, The 2nd Annual Estria Invitational Living Word Graffiti Battle and live performance by Mos Def.


SPREAD THE WORD. . .
. . .This is where you want to be. . .hip hop does not dominate the body of content, and yet, hip hop is IN the body of the players on stage.

A festival born out of forced labor AND pandemic unemployment. Jim Crow and Reaganomics. Blues and Hip Hop. After-flood America.

Since 2001, The Living Word Festival has focused on a particular school of theatrical thought: Saul Williams, Carl Hancock Rux, Danny Hoch, Sarah Jones, Rennie Harris, Cristal Truscott, Mos Def. For 13 years, Youth Speaks Inc has identified, and supported a national network of teen poets, convening them annually as Brave New Voices. As these young people come of age as practicing writer-performers, they represent a shift in linguistic approach and a rise in standard of performance poetry for proscenium.

In 2008 and beyond, Artistic Director Marc Bamuthi Joseph brings together the most compelling of these intra-aesthetic, intergenerational voices. Universes and Guillermo Gomez Pena. Chinaka Hodge and Nicole Klaymoon. Tania Isaac and DJ Qbert. Dave Eggers and George Watsky.

A Left Coast, Left-Leaning(out of your Hybrid Impala) kinda interdisciplinary artist-curated Festival.

Living.

Word.

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Camaradas El Barrio & Divine Rhythm Productions
Presents

OPEN FLOOR & OPEN MIC NIGHT

Hosted by critically acclaimed Tap Dancer/Actress

DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS

Enjoy an energetic evening with NYC's finest song & dance featuring
tap dancers accompanied by a live Jazz band.

Cover Charge: $7

Drinks and Food for purchase… kitchen open late!

Monday, October 27, 2008
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Monday, November 24th, 2008

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Monday, October 6, 2008
December 29th, 2008
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM


Camaradas el barrio
2241 1st Avenue/115 Street El Barrio, NYC 10029
(212) 348-2703
www.camaradaselbarrio.com

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SPECIAL PROGRAMMING AT HARLEM TAP

New Schedule Starting October 9th, 2008

Int./Adv. Thursday 6 - 7:30p.m. taught by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
Adv. Friday 6 - 7:30p.m. taught by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Harlem Tap is outfitted with brazilian cherry wood floors, completely mirrored
walls, bathroom/changing space, and a sound system for recording. The studio
space is available for rental at competitive rates. PRIVATE LESSONS are now
being scheduled. For more information, call (212)780-2139.

Harlem Tap is located at:
401 w. 149th (b'twn St. Nicholas & Convent)
NEW YORK CITY
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THE AILEY EXTENSION, NYC
Saturday October 18th, 2008 - An Evening of Master Classes
Event Venue
The Ailey Extension
405 W. 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

featuring...
Monsters of HipHop's
KEVIN MAHER
Choreographer for MTV's VMA Winner for Video of the Year/Best Female Video/Best
Pop Video for Britney Spears 'Piece of Me' * Choreographer and Artistic Director
for 2008 NKOTB World Tour * Director of Monsters of HipHop : The Show 2008
'Underdogg' * Mariah Carey * Missy Eliott * Alicia Keys

and MR. WIGGLES

Schedule of Classes*
4:30-5:30pm - Check-In & Registration

5:30-6:30pm - CLASS 1 with Monsters' Kevin Maher

6:45-7:45pm - CLASS 2 with Monsters' Mr. Wiggles

8:00-9:00pm - CLASS 3 with Monsters' Kevin Maher
*subject to change

AGES
Classes open to Dancers Ages 12 & up


ADVANCE REGISTRATION PRICING
$ 22.00 Per Class
$ 60.00 For All 3 Classes

AT THE DOOR PRICING
$ 25.00 Per Class
$ 70.00 For All 3 Classes

Space is limited!! Register Today!

Monsters is privileged to work with New York City's renowned The Ailey Extension
to offer an evening master class series. These workshops will typically consist
of three, one-hour classes with select Monsters choreographers.

Classes will begin promptly at 5:30PM and range from $22 each. Most workshops
will be observed by one of our affiliated talent agencies (MSA, BLOC, CTG) who
will be scouting for talent. Monsters of HipHop scholarships will be awarded as
well!

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis and
registration is available online here or by calling 1-888-5MONSTRS (registration
only available through Monsters of HipHop - if space is available, admission to
classes will be sold at The Ailey Extension one hour prior to event start).

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING OBSERVER PASSES AT THE AILEY EXTENSION: Due to a limited
amount of space and In our efforts to include as many dancers in the Master
Classes, Observer Bands will not be available until the evening of the event,
limited to space available in the classroom (as per building codes).
If the classes are sold out or at full capacity - no observer wristbands will be
available for the Master Classes, but seating for families of the dancers will
be available in the lobby of The Ailey Extension. We will make every effort to
accomodate families who wish to observe, starting at 5:15pm the evening of the
event, at the discretion of our host venue.
THANK YOU, MONSTERS OF HIPHOP MANAGEMENT

THE AILEY EXTENSION
The Joan Weill Center for Dance • 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue) • New
York, NY 10019
phone (212) 405-9500 • www.alvinailey.org
Join our extended Ailey Family on Facebook & MySpace
Call AileyConnect at (212) 514-0010 to learn more!

The Ailey Extension - Real Classes for Real People

JUDITH JAMISON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Masazumi Chaya ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Sharon Gersten Luckman Executive Director
Yvette L. Campbell Director - The Ailey Extension

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MR WIGGLES $10 PER DVD PACKAGES DEALS

Create your own DVD package. You can choose from our entire collection of DVDs.
Visit: www.mrwiggles.biz
THE COLLECTION

• THE MENU 1- basic popping
• THE MENU 2- basic ground moves, popping
• THE MENU 3- basic king tut, magazines styles
• THE MENU 4- basic floats & glides, and footwork
• THE MENU 5- popping, twistos, waving combos
• THE MENU 6- basic animation, tickin, shock waves
• MR WIGGLES KING TUT
• MR WIGGLES FLOATS & GLIDES
• MR WIGGLES ANIMATION
• MR WIGGLES TRICK & MOVES
• MR WIGGLES VOLUME 1 80'S
• MR WIGGLES VOLUME 2 90'S
• MR WIGGLES VOLUME 3 2000
• MR WIGGLES VOLUME 4 2004
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Hi Dear Friends and Students,

SUPER DANCE SUNDAY is coming to the new studio MMAC ( Manhattan Movement and
Arts Center).
248 W. 60th St. bet. 10th and 11th Ave.

Sunday, October 26th. DANCE ALL DAY - FREE!

The schedule for that day is:

12-1:30 Andrea Kron Horton
1:30-3 Sue Samuels Broadway Jazz
3-4:30 Q Funk
4:30-6 Jim Linehan HipPop Funk
6:30-8 Brice Mousset Contemp. Jazz

9:30-11 Nadege Hottier Int Ballet
11-12 Jeanna Desisto Pilates
12-1:30 Ivo Gueorguiev Aerial Dance
2-3:30 Helga Wong Beg Ballet
3:30-5 Sheila Barker Jazz
5-6:30 Dorit Koppel Beg Ballet
6:30-8 Jehan Bellydance

Mark that date on your calendar, and tell all your friends to come and dance all
day long FREE!

Love,
Sue Samuels

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The Professor Ardie Bryant Tap Experience
NYC – November 7-9, 2008

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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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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"BROADWAY UNDERGROUND" on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00am.

Jared says, "AT. NIGHT THIS TIME PEOPLE LETS GET IT GOING!!!!!!!!!

This BU will be a PARTY TO REMEMBER!!!!!!

Goldstar.com and Ticketmaster.com for those tickets in advance!!!!!!!!!! $12 ".

Event: BROADWAY UNDERGROUND
"Oh yes that quick!!!!!!!!!"
What: Performance
Host: Jared Grimes and DeWitt Fleming
Start Time: Saturday, October 18 at 8:00am
End Time: Saturday, October 18 at 10:00am
Where: BBKINGS IN TIME SQUARE

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarah Mason,
Artistic Director
(814) 364-2424
sarah.mason@PennAcadArts.com

Broadway Connection Concert to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® CENTRE COUNTY (November 8, 2008) –

PA ACADEMY of the ARTS presents Broadway Connection 2008, an evening length dance concert to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater PA. This event takes place on November 8 th , at 7:30 pm at the Mount Nittany Middle School Auditorium in State College, PA. The concert, an annual event, gives local talent the opportunity to perform alongside some of the greatest artists in the world. This year, performers include Amy Brandt of the esteemed Suzanne Farrell Ballet and funk tapper George Patterson of the Broadway smash-hit Bring in da’ Noise, Bring in da’ Funk. Also appearing is international tapper Sarah Mason, Jade Dance Project, and four youth dance ensembles from PA Academy of the Arts – Crunch, Lumie?re, Crunch II & Lumie?re II. Performed to the music of Dinah Washington, Mozart, Sara Bareilles, Glazunov and more, the show is a perfect family event. At only $16.50 a ticket ($13.50 for PSU students and kids 12 & under), this performance is a steal and will sell out quickly -- call (814) 364-2424 for more information! About the Broadway Connection Program PA Academy of the Arts, a performing arts school in their sixth season, is recognized as Centre County’s link to some of the greatest professional dancers in the world. Since their humble beginnings in Centre Hall, PAA has welcomed at least one world-class guest artist to the academy each year. The Broadway Connection program was designed by directors Sarah & Chuck Mason to expose students to “dance outside the studio walls”, and to give young people a chance to rub shoulders with the finest talent in the business. Over the years, the roster has included: Jason Samuels-Smith (Noise/Funk, So You Think You Can Dance), Ayodele Casel (Law & Order, Bojangles), Heather Cornell (Manhattan Tap), and Roxane Butterfly (Beauteez & the Beat). In addition to building their performing resumes, students are given the opportunity to take master classes with the artists while they are in town. These classes are open to the public, and many Penn State students and faculty as well as other professionals in the area take advantage them. About the Cast Dancers in the youth ensembles range in age from 9 to 20 years old, and they hail from State College, Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Spring Mills, Pine Grove Mills and Port Matilda. This year, Crunch II and Lumie?re II will make their debut performances as a part of the concert. Another very special presentation will occur that evening – the world premiere of choreography by Amy Brandt’s, set on PAA’s Lumie?re Studio Company. (See following pages for biographies of other artists) About the Make-A-Wish Foundation® The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Pennsylvania grants the wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Last year alone they granted 146 wishes to Pennsylvania children. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 71 chapters in the U.S. and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-AWish Foundation® grants more than 12,500 wishes a year and has granted more than 135,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception in 1980. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, visit www.wish.org or contact the Centre County regional office at (814) 9388888, www.wishgreaterpa.org, and discover how you can share the power of a wish. For more information about the concert and to reach the Artistic Director, Sarah Cook, please call (814) 364-2424.

About the Artists

George Patterson “...a sensational performance... a youthful, exuberant style [in] class...” -- Melba Huber, dance critic A Chicago native, George Patterson has performed since 1992, starting with the world-renowned Jesse White Tumblers. At the age of 19, he was the only dancer from the Midwest to appear in Broadway’s Tony Award winning Bring in da’ Noise, Bring in da’ Funk, alongside Jason Samuels Smith and Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. He also has performed in the Broadway in Sweden tour and the American Millennium Celebration at the White House for President Clinton. He is the founding director of Chicago Finest Tap Interpreters. George enjoys teaching all over the globe, including at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. He graduated from the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, the Sammy Dyer School of Theatre, and studied extensively under Ted Levy and Savion Glover. Amy Brandt “...a wallop of energy, long legs, and the ability to do edgy as well as classical ballet...” – Dance Magazine

Amy Brandt was born in Libertyville, IL where she received her initial dance training at Dancenter North. She continued her studies on full scholarship at the Milwaukee Ballet School. She was invited to join the Milwaukee Ballet, where she performed soloist roles in ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Four Temperaments, and Alonzo King’s MAP. In 2003, she joined the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Washington, D.C., with whom she’s performed at the nationally televised Kennedy Center Honors and the Edinburgh International Festival. Ms. Brandt is also a founding member of Ad Hoc Ballet, a contemporary dance company in New York City, and she is also a dance critic and dance magazine contributor.

Sarah Mason “...blazing quite a trail in the Midwest and beyond...” -- Dance Spirit Magazine Well-known in the tap community as the founding Artistic Director of Footprints Tap Ensemble and an established dance educator, Mason brings both sophistication and vitality to Central PA. She is the Artistic Director of PA Academy of the Arts and the Jade Dance Project. She is also the former advisor of Tapestry, Penn State University's tap ensemble. Sarah is a seasoned professional, having toured internationally and performed with the biggest tap names today -- Savion Glover, the late Gregory Hines, Roxane Butterfly, and more. In addition to performance, she also has extensive choreographic experience including everything from the Nutcracker on Broadway to local school productions, from professional dance companies to community theatre. Sarah is mentored by international concert tap artist Heather Cornell.

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NY!! NOVEMBER 6!! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE!! GUEST DJ and HDC DANCE SHOW!! READ ALL!!

GOD BLESS ALL!!

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:

EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( conference)
DATE: NOVEMBER 6, 2008
GUEST DJs with resident DJ Qu: house room: P. OF BLACK JAZZ CONSORTIUM
DOC for the BREAKS ( mostly played b4 the contest), Hip-hop, Classics $ more..
PERFORMANCE by members of HDC CREW and friends!!
PERFORMANCE time: 1am
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Chambers
DOOR: 10pm-4am
INVESTMENT: 15 with flyer and $20 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!!)

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!!


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

Brian

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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Najwa Dance Corps' fall dance classes have begun. Be sure to check out Jumaane Taylor’s tap class every Friday at 5PM!!

You may also click on the link below for the dance class schedule:

http://www.najwadance.org/classes.html

Najwa Dance Corps
312-850-7224- Malcolm X Location
www.najwadance.org


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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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MONDAY NIGHT TAP EXPERIENCE!

Hey LA hoofers! I'm putting together this Monday Night Tap Experience for young
hoofers to hone their teaching and improvisational skills. Each Monday night
will feature a different teacher, who will teach an intermediate/ advanced level
class for an hour and 15 minutes. After the class, everyone is welcome to
participate in a tap jam.

We are starting October 2008! All classes will be from 7:00- 8:15 pm. The tap
jam is open to all tap dancers from 8:30- 10:00 pm.
This event will be held at my home studio: 4271 Madison Ave. Culver City, CA
90232, back house!
The class and jam is ONLY $5.00!!!


October 13, 2008- Christopher Broughton

October 20, 2008- Anissa Irving

October 27, 2008- Sebastian Chung

***If you are interested in teaching at this event please contact me at
sourtaps@yahoo.com or 310-963-3165

Please spread the word and lets get the LA Tap Community really tappenin'! Hope
to see you in October!

Much love and Respect,

SARAH REICH

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NEW
TAP CLASSES
with
SARAH REICH

Every Thursday at the EDGE!

8:30-9:30pm Beginner/Intermediate Tap
9:30- 10:30pm Advanced Tap

1020 Cole Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90038
4th Floor
www.edgepac.com

Come check it out!
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*WORLD-WIDE*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Taylor Ester on Oprah.com
Hi all,
Taylor is now featured on Oprah.com. Go to Oprah.com then go to her search for America's Smartest Most Talented Kids. Please go there and rate her video.
Please pass this on to everyone you know!

Love to all,
Shelly
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EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!