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Nov 8, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Robin's F.A.C.E. Open House Showcase November 9th NYC
- The 3rd Annual TAP OFF THE TURKEY TAP WORKSHOP
-Mr Wiggles Classes Netherlands, Paris, Slovakia, Moscow
- Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz presents Mr. Wiggles WRECK SESSION

*EAST COAST*
-A Message from Hank Smith: Tap Jam (and more) on November 15th
-Newark Tap Jam, Nov. 13th
-Tap Legacy Foundation's Finger Lakes Tap Festival 2009
-Tony Mayes NEW Tap Class - Bridge for Dance
-Tap Jams at Chelsea Studios - Upcoming Dates on Wednesdays
-Charlotte Dance Festival Upcoming Events
-Save The Date: Original Women and Care
-Inside the Grant Process: From Application to Panel
-ShowBiz Expo '09 - Exhibitor Space Now Available
-OPPORTUNITY: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE NY Auditions

*MIDWEST*
-DanceWorks Chicago and the Chicago High School for the Arts

*WEST COAST*
- FALL INTO WINTER TAP INTENSIVE & OLIO THE SHOW
-"Traditional Kathak Solo by Seibi Lee"

*WORLD-WIDE*
-SARAH REICH on Spanish TV show, SABADO GIGANTE, tomorrow night!
-"The Mitten Tree" from Kathleen Academy of Dance
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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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The Ailey Extension
&
E.D. Entertainment
Presents
ROBIN DUNN'S F.A.C.E
Open House Showcase
with Performances Critiqued by Guest Industry Panelists
Sunday, November 9, 2008
5:00-7:30pm

{Artist, Career & Personal Empowerment}

Robin has worked with some of the top artists in the business such as
Saturday Night Live,
Pepsi,
Missy Elliot,
The Braxtons featuring Jay Z (Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards),
Teen Vogue featuring Jive recording artist Chris Brown,
Disney's Raven Symone,
Sony's Sean Kingston and more...

Experience Robin's F.A.C.E. in action and be one of our audience members
Reserve Now!!!
$17.50
Call The Ailey Extension:
212 405-9500
or visit
www.alvinailey.org/faceworkshop


All the best,
:) R...
Robin Dunn
-E.D. Entertainment
-Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.
(212) 642-8188 Telephone
edent1304@aol.com
robin.facecoach@gmail.com
www.myspace.com/birddance

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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2008

CONTACT: Elka Samuels Smith
2122621394 (ph)
9175912794 (fax)
divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com
www.divinerhythmproductions.com

Robin Dunn’s F.A.C.E. Workshop shares the dynamic process of Artist, Career & Personal Empowerment with the general public on November 9th 2008 in an Open House Showcase with industry professionals.

NEW YORK CITY -- OCTOBER 20th 2008— E.D Entertainment presents Robin Dunn’s F.A.C.E. Open House Showcase on Sunday November 9th from 5pm-7pm. Audience members will get the unique opportunity to experience firsthand, the specialized process of personal empowerment that is especially geared towards performing artists and career professionals. The showcase will feature performances and presentations by current participants who will receive valuable feedback from celebrity singer and vocal coach, Carole Sylvan, casting director, John Doyle of Godlove & Company as well asRobin Dunn herself. Past panelists have included Claudine Joseph, Vice President of Violator Management and director choreographer, Ann Marie D’Angelo.
Robin's F.A.C.E. technique is a patented method created to aid performing artists, career professionals and individuals with being more confident on stage, on camera and in the work place. Learn to better project who you really are with confidence and self-asssurance. For location or other information, contact: Elka Samuels Smith (information above).

Robin Dunn has worked with some of the top artists in the business including Saturday Night Live, Pepsi, Nickelodeon, Apollo Amateur Night, Missy Elliot, The Braxtons featuring Jay Z (Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards), Teen Vogue featuring Jive recording artist Chris Brown, Disney's own Raven Symone, Sean Kingston and more...She is currently on faculty at The Ailey School and The Ailey Extension, Hunter College, Steps On Broadway, Young Audiences New York and Harlem School of the Arts. Robin continues to tour the world as a F.A.C.E. coach/ motivational speaker and hip hop instructor.
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SAVE THE DATE!!!

The 3rd Annual TAP OFF THE TURKEY TAP WORKSHOP produced by Divine Rhythm Productions... Thanksgiving day weekend!!! More info coming soon...www.divinerhythmproductions.com

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To all Hip Hop Dancers
Mr Wiggles Tour November 08
Netherlands, Paris, Slovakia, Moscow
MR WIGGLES WILL BE TEACHING
POPPING, TUTTING, BRONX LATIN ROCKIN, BBOY TOP ROCK

Tilburg ,Den Haag Netherlands: Nov 3rd-7th
contact: Toester
http://www. myspace. com/laura_anita
+31625199646
+31626301221
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Paris France: Sat November 8th, 8pm-10pm
Studio Micadaness
16 Rue geoffroy L'asnier 75004
Paris
metro: st-paul ou pont-marie
contact: Goldwave
opus75@hotamil.fr
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Brastislava Slovakia: November 9th-13th
contact: Laci
http://www. myspace. com/lacistrike
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Moscow Russia: November 14th-17th
contact: Oleg
http://www. myspace. com/alg33

any more questions, please contact me here
ALL PROMOTERS IN EUROPE,
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR ANY OTHER BOOKINGS BEFORE NOV 3RD

peace
wiggles

Also Private lessons slots are available...
Contact Mr. wiggles for private lessons at mrwiggleseb@cox.net.
Private lessons start at $100 per hour, $50 for each additional hour.

Also DVD's and CD's available at all classes and privates
DVD's: $20
CD's: $15

Mr. Wiggles
www.mrwiggles.biz
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Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz presents

Mr. Wiggles

WRECK SESSION

The premiere opportunity to learn, jam, and party with pioneers of Hip Hop Culture!

Special Guest:

B-Boy Pioneer and Historian

TRAC 2

*Learn techniques of classic styles including Poppin' and Bronx Rockin'.

*Discover history with some of the leading historians in the field today!

*Practice & Jam to original funk tracks, featuring hour long non-stop sessions, and a rare rockin' music set from 1968-1974.

*WIN unique giveaways from Fi-Hi.com, mrwiggles.biz and more...

*New Products for sale jus tin time for the holidays!


WHEN: December 14th, 2008, 12-6 PM

Where: Cap 21 Studios
18 W 18th Street, NYC

*Poppin Class - Mr. Wiggles*

*Bronx Rockin Class - Mr. Wiggles*

*Trac 2 History, Q & A*

*On going Jam Sessions Room*

*Party Cipher w/ Prizes*

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE DEALS:

$50 for the first 15 people with pre-paid registration.

$65 with pre-paid registration by November 21st

$75 at the door

Individual Purchases:
$25 per single class or $15 for JAM/Q&A Only package

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!!!

To register, send your full name, phone number, and package option to:
DivineRhythmNYC@gmail.com, or call (212) 262-1394

For more info and schedule visit:
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Hey folks,

A good friend of mine is doing a "throwdown" show at Shrine in Harlem on November 15th.
I invite you to be part of Hank Smith & Friends, the Tap Machine part of the evening. It should be fun and quite improvisational. It all hits at 9PM (the tap part will happen when it happens, probably around 10PM). Let me know if you can make, so I get some ideas of who may be there. If you can't commit, just show up it you can. Tell others, spread the word.

The info is below.

LET'S JAM FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION AND HOPE!!!!!

Hank

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Ladies and Gentlemen Get ready for the Throwdown of all times
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15TH 9PM
@ SHRINE MUSIC HALL
2271 ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR BLVD
(7TH AVE BET 133RD & 134TH ST)
FREE!!!!!
www.shrinenyc.com

Come see

extraordinary STAXX's soul review by
MACKIE RIVERSIDE & THE STREET PUSHERS
VAUDEVILLEMEDICINESHOWDANCEPARTY
(myspace.com/mackieriverside)
we talking all night long kats and kittens

FEATURING:
2 sultry Burlesque performance's by
MISS AURORA BOOBREALIS
(from BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE)
myspace.com/browngirlsburlesque

AND
THE BRAWL FOR IT ALL
TAP DANCE BATTLE ROYAL
MAN AGAINST BAND
FEATURING:

The Amazing tap machine
HANK SMITH & FRIENDS

"ONE NEVER KNOW, DO ONE"
Fats Waller

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Newark Tap Jam, Nov. 13th

Bring your tap shoes to a Jam being hosted by Yvette Glover at:

SKIPPER'S
304 University Avenue (between Market St. & Raymond Blvd)
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-9300

Thursday, November 13, 2008
8pm to 12 midnight

No Cover charge!

For more info: Yvette@yvetteglover.com

Take PATH to Newark Penn Station
Walk 7 blocks forward from station (along Market St) to University, or take a bus along Market or take Newark Light Rail at Penn Station two stops to Washington St. and walk one block to University.


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Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival 2009

Dear friends and supporters,

I hope this email finds you well. As a friend and supporter of the Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival I wanted to connect with you regarding the 2009 Festival.

The Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc. is currently in the process of restructuring its festival programming to ensure maximum community impact and sustainability, and in so doing, has found a need to temporarily suspend the Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival for 2009, with strong plans to return in March 2010.

I would personally like to thank you for your past support and look forward to seeing you again in March 2010, if not at another Tap Legacy Event. In the interim, I hope that you will join TLF as we continue to grow, preserving and advancing the art of tap dance.
Sincerely,
Andrew J. Nemr
President and Co-founder
Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc.

P.S. Remember to visit our Blog at TapLegacy.org for the latest Foundation Announcements.

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A Message from Tony Mayes:

Hi everyone.
Thank you for your support and coming to class.
I still have Wednesday's 8-9p, and have added a NEW class 630-8pm on WEDNESDAYS!
Pass it along.
-Tony
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NEW!
Class: Adult Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Wednesday's, 630-8pm
Coast: $15

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Class: Adult Open Level
When: Wednesday's, 8-9pm
Cost: $15

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Registration: open class
Where: Bridge for Dance: 2726 Broadway - 3rd Floor, NY
(between 104 & 105 Streets), Tel: 212-749-1165

Tony Mayes
917-806-0753
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"Tap Jams - Upcoming Dates on Wednesdays!!!!" on Wednesday, November 12 at 9:30pm.

Event: Tap Jams - Upcoming Dates on Wednesdays!!!!
What: Jam Session
Host: Arleigh and Brandy
Start Time: Wednesday, November 12 at 9:30pm
End Time: Wednesday, November 12 at 10:30pm
Where: Chelsea Studios – NYC
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Charlotte Dance Festival Upcoming Events
Dancing in the Streets
November 13th, Noon – 1:30pm
Location: Starting at the Main Public Library on Tryon Street traveling down Tryon to Wachovia Plaza
See dance in a new perspective during your lunch break! Dancers will perform site-specific works along their path down Tryon Street.
What: Dance Charlotte!
Who: Charlotte Dance Festival
When: November 14 and 15 @ 8pm
Where: Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Uptown Charlotte
Tickets: $15 Adult Ticket Pre-Sale Discount until November 7
$20 for Adults after November 7
$10 for students always
Box Office: www.carolinatix.org or call Blumenthal Box Office at 704-372-1000
Website: www.charlottedancefestival.org
Contact Person: Caroline Calouche, Festival Director
Inquires: Info@charlottedancefestival.org or 704-804-2731
One of the Charlotte Dance Festival's most popular events is back – Dance Charlotte! at Booth Playhouse on November 14 and 15. You will be able to see spectacular dance works from the following choreographers and companies: Daniel Gwirtzman, Christian von Howard, Stephanie Milling, Alice Howes, Nicole C. Lalibertè, E.E. Motion and Caroline Calouche & Co.
Opening the program will be the Charlotte Dance Festival Repertory Ensemble performing a historic modern dance work, Greek Dreams with Flute, choreographed by a forerunner in American Dance, Erick Hawkins (1909 -1994). Erick Hawkins received the President's Medal for the Arts at the White House on October 14, 1994 from President Clinton. In the President's words: "For his boldness and talent he commands a legendary place in the American Modern Dance heritage…truly a pioneer."
Katherine Duke, a Charlotte native and Artistic Director of the Erick Hawkins Foundation, cast Greek Dreams with Flute during the CDF Summer Workshop in August. 'Giving back to the Charlotte cultural community was an amazing experience! When I was growing up in Charlotte in the 1970s there were very little professional arts happening. I'm so glad to see such a huge growth!' said Katherine Duke in August.
Come learn how modern dance has influenced today's choreographers at Dance Charlotte!
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Save the date: December 8, 2008
Original Women is partnering with CARE to celebrate the artistry of giving.
At our event in NYC on December 8, 10% of the sales will be donated to CARE.
10% of all online sales on December 8th will also be donated to CARE.

Join us for a festive evening of shopping featuring a NEW unique
collection of hand crafted creations --


-- from more than 40 women artisans from 25 countries around the world.
See our hand woven silk shawls from Laos, hand dyed Bandhani from India,
hand knitted Alpaca scarves from Peru, sustainable wood and silver jewelry
from Colombia and decorative boxes from Peru and Nepal.

We will also be featuring a Collector's Gallery with unique and heritage pieces
from Turkmenistan, Guatemala, Laos and India.
Most of our new collection and the items in the Collector's Gallery
will only be available at the event, while some Original Women favorites
will continue to be available online only.


date:   Monday, December 8, 2008
time:   6:00 - 9:00 pm
place:   Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
(between Lex. and Park Ave.)



Your purchase makes a difference. Together we can:

Support women artisans
Support CARE
Empower women and girls from more than 71 countries
to bring lasting change to their communities.

Anelle & Gwendy
Original Women

For more information visit:
www.original-women.com
www.CARE.org

To shop online, visit:
https://shop.original-women.com

Email us: info@original-women.com
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Inside the Grant Process:
From Applications to the Panel
Two session seminar:
Monday, November 17, 6-8:30pm and Monday, December 1, 6-8:30pm
Grants provide much needed funding, yet the process can be overwhelming. Join us for a two part workshop on grant seeking, including an inside look at how a grant panel is run and decisions are made. Session one will focus on the nuts and bolts of finding grants and creating a strong application. Session two will walk through the panel process using real life examples from visual arts workshop participants. Come and see what matters when a panel sits down to vote.
Location:
New York Foundation for the Arts
155 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Price:
$40 - this will cover both sessions.
Please note this workshop is geared to individual visual artists and participants are expected to come to both sessions.
RSVP:
To purchase tickets on-line please visit NYFA's events page at events.nyfa.org.
Questions:
Contact Christa Blatchford at cblatchford@nyfa.org
MARK Deadline Reminder: November 14, 5pm at NYFA
November 14th is the deadline for the Spring 2009 NYFA MARK. MARK is a six-month professional practice program for visual artists living in NY State but outside of NY City. For more information on MARK please visit nyfa.org/mark

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THE TIME HAS ARRIVED!
Exhibit at the NEXT Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo on Sunday March 29, 2009 at the NYC Hilton.

BOOK YOUR EXHIBITOR SPACE TODAY
CALL 212.404.2345 or visit TheShowBizExpo.com
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
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OPPORTUNITY:
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE SEASON 5

Last year’s winner received $250,000 and along with the
Top 11 dancers performed in a nationwide sold out tour.

Dress to impress and show us your best moves!


Casting in your area:

NEW YORK AUDITIONS
Mark Morris Dance Center
3 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Doors open 8:00AM


Check www.FOX.com/dance for information regarding your audition,
music options and for all audition updates.

Contestants must be either a US citizen, legal permanent resident of the US, possess a current validly issued “Employment Authorization Card,” enabling him/her to seek employment freely (i.e., without restrictions as to employer) in the US, or in the process of obtaining such status that will enable the contestant to accept unrestricted employment in the United States on or before the first day of Las Vegas Call Backs currently scheduled to begin on or about April 1, 2009.

Contestants must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age on the first day they register for auditions. Any contestant who is a minor in their state of residence must also have a parent or legal guardian sign.
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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"SAVION Bare Soundz " on Tuesday, November 11 at 8:00pm.

Event: SAVION Bare Soundz
"GET HALF OFF THE PRICE OF TICKETS!!!"
What: Performance
Host: DeFOREST DANCE ACADEMY
Start Time: Tuesday, November 11 at 8:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, November 11 at 9:30pm
Where: Pfieffer Hall
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DanceWorks Chicago and the Chicago High School for the Arts

Dear Friends,

DanceWorks Chicago is pleased to be an arts partner with the Chicago High
School for the Arts, a four-year college preparatory public high school
opening with a freshman class in September 2009. As DWC is committed to
building a foundation for the individual artistic growth of dancers and
choreographers, we are especially excited about the opportunity to
contribute to the development of aspiring dancers working at the high
school level in this important addition to the city's educational and
cultural offerings.

DanceWorks Chicago has been invited to lead the dance component of the
first workshop for prospective students and their parents addressing the
audition and admissions process to be held at the Joy Faith Knapp Music
Center, 38 S. Peoria, Chicago on Monday, November 10, 2008. For more
information, visit http://www.danceworkschicago.org/workshops.html

Please feel free to share this information with young people in your life
who may be interested in exploring opportunities in the arts.

With warm regards,

JULIE

Julie Nakagawa
Artistic Director
DanceWorks Chicago
1016 N. Dearborn
Chicago, Illinois 60610
312.810.2219 (direct)
jnakagawa@danceworkschicago.org
www.danceworkschicago.org
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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"FALL INTO WINTER TAP INTENSIVE & OLIO THE SHOW!!! " on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm.

Event: FALL INTO WINTER TAP INTENSIVE & OLIO THE SHOW!!!
What: Jam Session
Host: Megan McBride and Claudia Gomez-Vorce
Start Time: Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm
End Time: Sunday, November 9 at 5:00pm
Where: Danceology Studio
San Diego, CA

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"Traditional Kathak Solo by Seibi Lee" on Sunday, November 9 at 7:00pm.

Event: Traditional Kathak Solo by Seibi Lee
"Parampara Performance Series"
What: Concert
Host: Chhandam School of Kathak Dance and Chitresh Das Dance Company
Start Time: Sunday, November 9 at 7:00pm
End Time: Sunday, November 9 at 8:30pm
Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center
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*WORLD-WIDE*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Watch
SARAH REICH
On the Spanish TV Show,
SABADO GIGANTE!!!

Tomorrow night!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
8pm/7 Central
Univision
Channel 34

She will be performing in the dance competition “Pongale Ritmo!”

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"The Mitten Tree"...Giving to the United Way
Here is an idea that I began at my dance studio in 2004, and I would like to share it with other dance studios in the hopes that you will consider doing the same, and possibly help to make this a well recognized, national event. I hope you will consider doing this at your studio this year. If you are looking for an easy, yet very worthwhile charitable thing to suggest to your studio families for the holidays, consider doing a "Mitten Tree", and choosing "The United Way" in your county as the charity. Here is how we have done this:

We put an undecorated Christmas tree in the studio waiting room, and sent home memos about this project. We asked families to consider donating a pair of mittens, (or gloves) for a boy or girl or an adult, and when they brought them in they were hung on the tree. They also first, stopped by the front desk, and wrote their name on one of our "paper" mittens. (We purchased packs of die cut mittens at a local craft store.) Then once the "real" mittens got collected by The United Way, we used the paper mittens to decorate the tree as a reminder of their generosity during the holiday season. (The United Way needs the collected mittens (and gloves) by mid December in order to distribute them to the needy in time for the holidays.)

The children were very excited about doing this as were their parents. It gave them an opportunity to "give" to someone less fortunate during the holiday season. It was completely optional...no pressure at all. In addition, the cost of mittens or gloves is quite reasonable and they are a small, easy item to transport and collect.

I implore you to consider to do this at your studio next year, and begin a tradition as we have, and to donate them to the United Way in your county. They have a program called "Wrapped In Love" and mittens are a much requested item. Start early, as delivery deadline is first week in December!

This could become a huge, nation wide event if numerous studios would decide to participate. It really takes very little effort and not a lot of space in your studio....just a tree and flyers to distribute stating your mission. At my dance studio, we began this program in 2004, and within just 2 weeks, were able to collect 250 pairs of mittens. By starting this right around Thanksgiving in 2005, we more than doubled that amount. We have started a tradition that we hope continues to grow, and are now imploring other dance studios throughout the country to do the same.

Please feel free to share this with your family and friends, and any other dance studios you have contact with.

Please Note: If you could so kindly send an email to kadstudio@gmail.com or call me at (908-371-1757) if you decide to do this, as I would like to keep a log of how many studios get involved. Please drop me a note with your name, and the name and address of the sudio and how many pairs of mittens were collected. Please feel free to contact me for any assistance, or if you have any questions.

Thank you for your holiday spirit and generosity.

Kathleen Cirioli
kadstudio@gmail.com
Kathleen Academy of Dance
411 Route 206
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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