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Nov 21, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
- Tap Off the Turkey with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold
-Chloe Arnold –TAKE IT TO THE STAGE NYC - This Dec. 6, 7!
- Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz presents Mr. Wiggles WRECK SESSION
-CARNAVAL in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2009

*EAST COAST*
-Urban Tap Open Jam
-Manhattan Tap NYC Rhythm Tap Intensive with Heather Cornell
-A Message from Brian Green: NY! DECEMBER 4 & 5! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE!
-The New York Times reviews Parallel Exit
-Tap Jam at Chelsea Studios Saturday November 22nd
-VLA Ask The Music Lawyer Workshop this Thursday November 20th - HBCU INAUGURAL GALA BALL -OPPORTUNITY: CPD PLUS - Auditions

*MIDWEST*

*WEST COAST*
- Tap Workshop with Gregg Russell, November 25th

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Check out DanceJam!
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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Tap Off the Turkey with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold

The Ailey Extension and Divine Rhythm Productions present:

The 3rd Annual TAP OFF THE TURKEY WORKSHOP
with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold

This two-hour, non-stop, tap-a-thon is designed to challenge dancers of all ages who are at the advanced-beginner through intermediate-advanced levels.

Sunday, November 30th

1pm with Chloe Arnold

2 pm with Jason Samuels Smith

A unique way to stay in shape over the holidays.

THE AILEY EXTENSION
The Joan Weill Center for Dance • 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue) • New York, NY 10019
212-405-9500
www.aileyextension.com


TAKE IT TO THE STAGE - NYC
CHLOE ARNOLD
December 6, 7th
Sat 2 - 5pm/Sun 5 - 8pm, Audition 8 - 9pm

Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience in NYC!

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

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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)
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Chloe Arnold

Inspired and mentored by Debbie Allen, Chloe Arnold hopes to
also inspire and unite people globally through the Arts. An internationally recognized Performer and Choreographer, Ms. Arnold graduated with a degree in Film from Columbia University. Throughout her career, she has had extensive experience in multiple aspects of the industry, as Co-director of the Los Angeles Tap Festival, the producer of over 20 shows, and as an independent filmmaker.

Chloe recently starred in Debbie Allen's new hit play Alex in Wonderland at the Kennedy Center and UCLA Freud Playhouse - filmed for TV release. You can also catch her in Outkast's Idlewild and as Beyonce's dance double in Upgrade You. Chloe is guest faculty at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and has taught and choreographed at the premiere dance studios worldwide including Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway.

Performance Credits: Debbie Allen's Alex in Wonderland, Brothers of the Knight,Soul Possessed, and Sammy The Musical (dance captain) during which time she helped teach Tommy Davidson Tap; Savion Glover's All Star Tap Revue; India Jazz Progressions; Imagine Tap; and Emmy Award Winning Choreographer Jason Samuels Smith's A.C.G.I. and Charlie's Angels: A Tribute to Charlie Parker.

Film/TV Credits: Outkast's Idlewild (Universal Pictures/HBO); Brothers Garcia (Nickelodeon), Alex in Wonderland, The Parkers and One on One (UPN), The Opening of the Jerry Lewis/MDA Telethon's Emmy Award Winning Number, Dean Hargrove's Award Winning Short Tap Heat www.tapheat.com, AMC's Cool Women, Beyonce's Dance Double in Upgrade You, and tap dancer in Sean Paul's Give It Up To Me for the movie Step Up.

Choreographer/AC Credits: ABC's American Celebration, Debbie Allen's Alex in Wonderland and Pearl; and for her own company Syncopated Ladies.

Directing Credits: CUERPASO, a TV pilot and DVD, Music Videos, and commercials; Assistant Director to Melina on Music Videos for Beyonce, Eve, Jennifer Lopez, Neyo, Snoop Dogg, Kylie Minogue and more.

Chloe recently launched her "I love Tap" clothing line on sale now - www.chloearnold.com

Advanced Professional or Pre-professional Dancers Only!

SCHEDULE
(Fall & Winter)
(subject to change)



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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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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CARNAVAL in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2009
with the acclaimed samba school Mocidade Alegre
Theme for the year: Love for Dance

CARNAVAL 2009
Queridos sambateadores! Dear Tap Dancers!
Mais um ano está terminando, e já estamos pensando em começar 2009 com muito sapateado. Another Year is ending and we are already thinking about beginning 2009 with a lot of tap dancing. Os interessados poderão entrar em contato diretamente comigo CHRISTIANE MATALLO (diretora da ala) para maiores detalhes. Those of you who are interested in participating should be in direct contact with Christiane Matallo, the director of the line, for more details. O desfile da Escola Mocidade Alegre será dia 21 de fevereiro no sambódromo de São Paulo no Anhembi. The Mocidade Alegre samba school will perform on February 21st in the Sao Paulo Sambadrome in Anhembi. Por volta da 1h da manhã. To begin at 1am. Abaixo seguem as primeiras informações importantes. Below includes important information that you should read first.
OBS = Os participantes interessados devem ter um nível intermediário de sapateado americano.
ALL Interested participants should be a minimum solid Intermediate level according to tap dance here in the US.

MONTAGEM E ENSAIOS - Schedule of Rehearsals
Início da montagem dia 9 de janeiro (sexta-feira) das 18h30 às 21h. The first rehearsal will begin on Friday, January 9th from 6:30pm-9pm
Local: Studio de Dança Christiane Matallo em novo endereço (av. dr Heitor Penteado 715, Taquaral, na frente da Lagoa do Taquaral próximo a entrada dos campos de futebol, da Localiza e do Lanches Paladar, Campinas). Fone: (19) 3241-2111. Located at the Christiane Matallo Dance Studio at a new address as above. It is in front of the Lake Taquaral and next to the entrance for the soccer fields in the same location of Launches Paladar.
Obs: Faremos a montagem e ensaios aos finais de semana, sempre no final das tardes de sextas feiras, e na parte da manhã e tarde aos sábados e domingos. Teremos uma certa flexibilidade por se tratar de férias de verão, desde de que tudo seja combinado e avisado com antecedência a diretora da ala. We will have a rehearsals on weekends that will always begin on Friday evenings and part of the morning and afternoon on saturdays and sundays. There will be some flexibility with some summer holidays, as long as you are collaborating with the director and being in clear communication with her prior to any conflicts.
Você já deve ir decorando o samba-enredo deste ano. A letra e música estão disponíveis no site da escola pelo link: http://www.mocidadealegre.com.br/action/carnaval2009/sambaEnredo.do
You should already go to see the decorations for this year's carnaval as well as the costumes for this year's tap group. The music which you must learn and sing while dancing are ready for you to hear at the link just above. You must be able to learn choreography off of a CD and perform it with precision to be included in this experience. Due to the fact that Brazilian Carnaval is one of the biggest competitions in the world, Christiane reserves the right to deny anyone who does not meet proper requirements (i.e. not knowing the words to theme song, not being able to properly perform choreography while moving in a formation, losing a part of your costume to name a few).

ENSAIOS TÉCNICOS
Os ensaios técnicos acontecem em São Paulo na própria escola Mocidade Alegre e posteriormente no sambódromo. São aproximadamente de 3 a 4 no total. Não temos ainda as datas definidas. The technical rehearsals will happen in Sao Paulo at the school Mocidade Alegre and also in back of the Sambadrome. We don't have the exact dates on this yet. Stay tuned for more information.

FANTASIA
A fantasia foi desenhada e criada pela equipe carnavalesca da agremiação Mocidade Alegre. A confecção será feita em Campinas sob a coordenação da própria escola Mocidade Alegre. As medidas serão tiradas no dia 9 de janeiro de 2009 para a confecção no corpo de cada um. A foto da fantasia feminina segue anexo (em baixa resolução). A masculina será substituída por calça. The costumes were designed and created to fit this year's theme for Mocidade Alegre. They are handmade in Campinas and are directly coordinated with the school. The photo of the costume is included below, or you can request for us to send it to you via e-mail if you can not view it below. The men's costumes are substituted with pants.
O valor da fantasia é de R$ 400 (divididos em 4 parcelas com cheques pré-datados para dias 15/11, 15/12, 15/01 e 05/02). The price of the costume is a total of $400 brasilian Reals, but you can check the current exchange rate to see how much it will be in dollars at the time of your payments. You can make your payment at one time, or you can divide it up into payments if needed.
O depósito da 1 ª parcela deverá ser feito no banco Santander em nome de Christiane Matallo, agência: 0575 conta- corrente: 01026440-6 no dia 15 de novembro. O valor à vista não terá desconto.
The first deposit should be made to the following bank via wire transfer using the following information:
Bank: Santander
To: Christiane Matallo
Agencia: 0575
Account: 01026440-6
Após o término do depósito, favor enviar o comprovante por e-mail para chris@christiane-matallo.com.br com nome completo e todos os contatos. Aqueles que não enviarem seus respectivos comprovantes de depósito com nome completo e contatos, não serão aceitos. Caso haja desistência após a confirmação e efetuada a 1ª parcela da fantasia, em HIPÓTESE ALGUMA haverá devolução de valores.
After you have made a deposit, please send confirmation of your deposit via e-mail to chris@christiane-matallo.com.br with your complete name and all of your contact information. Those that do not follow up with the proper information can not be guaranteed a costume or a performance spot.


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Urban Tap Open Jam
Hosted by Tamango
featuring Pheeroan akLaff (drums), Francis Mbappe (bass) and Theo Hill (piano)

Monday, December 1, 8pm

FREE
Join tap dance visionary Tamango at The Kitchen for a free open jam session in which some of the best of New York City's rhythm tap community come together to share and showcase their moves. The evening features live musical accompaniment by Theo Hill that promises to make for a uniquely exciting gathering of rhythmic exchange. So come enjoy the show or bring your shoes and join the jam!

This program is made possible with generous support from Altria Group, Inc., The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
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HOLD THE DATES

MANHATTAN TAP NYC RHYTHM TAP INTENSIVE WITH HEATHER CORNELL

JULY 13 – 24, 2009

COME AND DANCE

LIVE MUSIC IN ALL CLASSES

INFO: WWW.MANHATTANTAP.ORG/EDWORK.HTML

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A Message from Brian Green:
NY! DECEMBER 4 & 5! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE! LOCKING CONTEST with GREG " Campbellock Jr" & TONY GO GO!! $500!! WORKSHOPS at Champion Studios on DECEMBER 5!! Show by HOUSE COLLECTIVE!!
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: DECEMBER 4 ( Workshops on December 5)
DJs: Pfunk & Qu; House and House Classics
DOC for the BREAKS ( mostly played b4 the contest), Hip-hop, Classics $ more..
CONTEST: LOCKING
PRIZE: $500
JUDGES: GREG " CAMPBELLOCK JR " and TONY GO GO of the ORIGINAL LOCKERS
DANCE PERFORMANCE by HDC COMPANY
PERFORMANCE TIME: 1am
CONTEST TIME: 1:30am
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Chambers
DOOR: 10pm-4am
INVESTMENT: 15 with flyer and $20 without

WORKSHOP INFO with GREG " CAMPBELLOCK JR." and TONY GO GO!!

DATE: DECEMBER 5
PLACE: CHAMPION STUDIOS
ADDRESS: 257 W. 39th ST. between Broadway and 8th Ave. 14fl.
TIME: 7pm-11pm ( 1 hour and half each class and 1hour Q and A!!).
PRICE: $45

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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The New York Times reviews Parallel Exit
Hello,

I wanted to share the New York Times review of my company's show TIME STEP with you, as it has completely blown us away:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/10/arts/dance/10time.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1226282536-tpNXgvVR6Kit14psOt9hSA

We have been invited to present it as part of Tap City's Soundcheck Series in February. I will pass along the details to you as we get closer. Thanks and hope to talk to you soon!

Mark Lonergan
Artistic Director
Parallel Exit
www.parallelexit.net
www.nycphysicaltheatre.com

Please note my new email address is mark@parallelexit.net
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Tap Jam at Chelsea Studios NYC

Event: Tap Jam!
What: Jam Session
Host: Hillary-Marie and Kyle Wilder
Start Time: Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm
End Time: Saturday, November 22 at 8:30pm
Where: Chelsea Studios

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November 18, 2008
Dear VLA Friends and Members,
FINAL REMINDER:
Limited seats are available to VLA's Ask The Music Lawyer Workshop this Thursday:
Copyright and Trademark for Musicians & Composers*
*Both artists and attorneys are invited; however, there is no CLE credit offered to attorneys for this program.
When:
Thursday, November 20, 2008: 5:30pm -- 7:30pm

Where:
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts' Lobby Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street (at Fifth Avenue)
New York NY 10022
If you would like to join us on Thursday (free for artists; $10 for attorneys in advance), you must register in advance by completing this registration form (attorneys can pay $10 in advance or $20 at the door) and returning it to my attention by email or by fax to 212.752.6575.
For more information about Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts' Ask The Music Lawyer program, please see www.askthemusiclawyer.org.
Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been the leading provider of pro bono legal services, mediation services, educational programs and publications, 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,
Ben
Benjamin J. Brandow, Esq.
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email: bbrandow@vlany.org
phone: 212.319.2787 x16
web: http://www.vlany.org
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HBCU INAUGURAL GALA BALL
MONDAY JANUARY 19, 2009
8:00 PM-1:00 AM
Sequoia at Washington Harbor
3000 K Street NW Washington DC

Please join us as we celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday and the Inauguration of our 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama. The HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball will feature live music, food, drinks, and dancing.
The HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball is for alumni, students, faculty/staff of Historically Black Colleges & Universities and anyone else who would like to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion. Though the HBCU Inaugural Gala Ball is an unofficial inaugural event, a special invitation will be sent to President-Elect Obama and his family, his Administration, and other prominent members of Congress. In the past, newly inaugurated presidents have been known to make appearances at a few unoffical inaugural balls but of course there are no guarantees.
Tickets are required for attendance and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to HBCU Scholarship charities.
Early bird tickets are $200 and are only available for a limited time.
Visit: http://sites.google.com/site/hbcuinauguralgalaball
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OPPORTUNITY:
"CPD PLUS - Auditions" on Saturday, December 6 at 12:00pm.

Event: CPD PLUS - Auditions
"Join the Company"
What: Audition
Host: Andrew J. Nemr and CPD PLUS (Cats Paying Dues)
Start Time: Saturday, December 6 at 12:00pm
End Time: Saturday, December 6 at 3:00pm
Where: Chelsea Studios
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Tap Workshop with Gregg Russell

Tuesday November 25th


REGISTER NOW!!!


Class Schedule:

12-1 PM / Tap 1-2: Ages 6-9
1-2:30 PM / Tap 3: ALL AGES
2:30-4PM / Tap 4-5: ALL AGES

Price List:

Single Class: $35

Please make checks payable to Danceology. Payment may be made the day of the workshop, or when reserving your space early. Credit Cards also accepted. Sign up early to ensure a spot in the class!! Space is limited!

Contact Megan McBride:
Danceology Studio
858-613-1155
tapnhoof@gmail.com

**Please visit for level placement: http://www.danceology.biz

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ABOUT GREGG RUSSELL:

Gregg is an emmy nominated choreographer and has worked with such stars as Bette Midler, Gene Kelly, The Nicholas Brothers, Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Michael Jackson, and Cedric the Entertainer. You may have also seen him on television on "Even Stevens," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "The Tonight Show," or in the GAP commercials.
Gregg brings to class an eclectic mix of style including hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical with a traditional twist of Fred Astaire and the Nicholas Brothers.
With every class he teaches his ultimate goal is to inspire tap dancers with humor, laugher, and individual expression!

For more info on Gregg visit:
http://www.3ddn.com


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Check out DanceJam!
Hello,
Check out this website I just found - it's called DanceJam (MC Hammer is one of the founders!). It just launched and people have already uploaded thousands of dance videos - from salsa to hiphop to ballet and more.
Watch popular videos »
Watch dance contests »
Watch dance tutorials »
You can also what I did and sign up for a free account to rate and upload videos and get your own DanceJam profile.
Your friend,
MonstersOfHipHop
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