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Dec 13, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
- Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz presents Mr. Wiggles WRECK SESSION
- Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith at IIT Mumbai
- Chloe Arnold featured on The Discovery Channel’s Time Warp
- On Tap @ Joe's Pub
-Tap Into Rio 2009 featuring Chloe Arnold!

*EAST COAST*
-Roxane Butterfly's events (NYC Dec-Jan)
- Open Dance Jam at Chelsea Studios
- Special Holiday Workshop w/ Regine Ndounda, December 22nd
-A Message from DeWitt Flemming
- APAP Conference Showcase
-Seasons Greetings from NJ Tap Ensemble
-Showbiz Expo: A Note from the Producer

*MIDWEST*
- M.A.D.D. Rhythms to appear in The Nut Tapper with Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin, The Legendary Ernest "Brownie" Brown and many more

*WEST COAST*
-Hawaii TAP News

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Holiday Shopping for Dance
-PC nominated for Best of 2008 Latin Jazz Corner Awards
-Watch the Lombard Twins on youTube!
-Support Janet Andrews Work
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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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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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Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith at IIT Mumbai

Event: Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith at IIT Mumbai
What: Concert
Host: Chhandam School of Kathak Dance and Chitresh Das Dance Company
Start Time: Sunday, December 21 at 11:45pm
End Time: Monday, December 22 at 1:00am
Where: IIT Mumbai

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Chloe Arnold featured on The Discovery Channel’s Time Warp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Y0dNQqLOc


Here are the show dates:

Sunday, December 14 at 9:30 AM

Wednesday, December 17 at 8 PM

Thursday, December 18 at 12 AM

Saturday, December 20 at 1 PM

Sunday, December 21 at 9 AM
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On Tap @ Joe's Pub
Tuesday January 6, 2009 at Joe's Pub
7:00 pm
Tickets: $12, plus $12 dinner minimum
www.joespub.com, 212-967-7555
Dinner Reservations: 212-539-8778

The hottest feet in tap join for one electric night at Joe?s Pub. Performers include Brenda Bufalino, Ayodele Casel, C3 Tap Co-operative, Barbara Duffy & Company, Chikako Iwahori, Lisa La Touche, Carson Murphy, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Lynn Schwab, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and more!

425 Lafayette Street, NYC
Between East 4th and Astor Place

TICKETS:

Online: joepub.com
Phone: 212-967-7555
In Person: The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette Street)
Tues-Sat from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Sun + Monday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

DINNER RESERVATIONS
212-539-8778

Purchase of a ticket does NOT guarantee seating; seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-serve basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard. All tickets are non-refundable at Joe's Pub.

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Tap in Rio 2009
27-31 janeiro
As inscrições estão abertas !

www.tapinrio.com.br

Veja abaixo a descrição de cada aula.
Não fique com vergonha de tirar suas dúvidas: tapinrio@gmail.com
??(21) 2226 2463 - (21) 8175 4646

Notícia de ultima hora: Chloe Arnold estará no Tap in Rio !
Professores
Adriana Salomão, Adriana Brunato, Chloe Arnold, Flavia Costa, Flavio Salles, Heber Stalin, Leandro Neto,
Lionel Arthur (a confirmar), Steven Harper, Cintia Martin, Thiago Marcelino
(e .... podemos incluir mais)


Tap Kids ??Adriana Salomãoe Steven Harper (Intermediário)
Venha passar um pedacinho de suas férias sapateando no Tap in Rio.
Percussão corporal, lindy hop, técnica e uma divertida coreografia.
Aula para quem já possui uma pequena base de sapateado. A partir de 8 anos.

Flashback ? Adriana Salomão(iniciante/intermediário)
Para professores e calouros. Vamos rever e trabalhar os fundamentos. Uma aula de nível iniciante, para quem quer começar,
e para quem quer descobrir e /ou relembrar o básico do sapateado. Novos exercícios para 2009!!!

Hoofer's Delight ??Chloe Arnold (avançado)
O Festival tem o imenso prazer de receber essa artista multi-talentosa, que nós tras o que
ha de mais antenado no sapateado americano contemporaneo.
Fortaleza in Rio ? Hebert Stalin, Leandro Neto (intermediário/adiantado)
Fortaleza está se tornando uma praça forte do sapateado no Brasil. Abrimos uma janela sobre
esse universo com dois sapateadores destacados. Cada dia um oferecera sua linguagem.

Tap intermediário ? Adriana Salomão(intermediário)
Com uma dinâmica e dançante coreografia, trabalharemos a harmonia entre a
parte técnica, corporal e ritmica através uma rotina a cada dia.

Rala Rala ? Steven Harper (adiantado)
Aula concentrada no desenvolvimento técnico dos alunos e na dinâmica do som, através de exercícios específicos.
Para quem quer trabalhar a musicalidade do sapateado e ter pleno controle sobre os ritmos produzidos.

1 é Bom, 5 é 10 ! O Retorno! (adiantado)
? Cintia Martin (dia 27), Thiago Marcelino (dia 28) , Adriana Salomão (dia 29), Flavio Salles (dia 30), Adriana Brunato (dia 31)
A volta triunfal de uma dos destaques do Tap in Rio.
5 dos melhores professores do país dão aula, um por dia, cada um no seu estilo.

Improvisação ? Steven Harper (intermediário/adiantado)
Aula de improvisação para quem precisa descobrir os caminhos da liberdade e acabar com o medo de
se apresentar numa jam session. São exercícios simples. Vem!

Percussão Corporal ? Lionel Arthur (a confirmar) (todos os níveis)
O instrumento mais antigo é o corpo humano. Lionel Arthur, baterista e percussionista francês,
traz pela primeira vez ao Brasil seu conhecimento e talento (presença do Lionel a confirmar).

Repertório ? Steven Harper(intermediário/adiantado)
Repertório é conhecimento e vocabulário. Vamos aprender um clássico do sapateado: o soft shoe "Taking a Chance on Love", de Coles & Bufalino.
Um clássico, lindo e desafiante.

Rhythm Tap ? Flávia Costa (adiantado)
Uma das professores mais queridas do evento retorna, com seu estilo pessoal e inconfundível.

Baquetas - Embasamento Rítmico ? Steven Harper (todos os níveis)
O domínio do sapateado passa pelo conhecimento rítmico. Essa aula trabalha células rítmicas clássicas,
a partir de partituras (que aprenderemos a ler), usando baquetas. Divertido e importante.

Lindy Hop ? Steven Harper (todos os níveis)
Nos anos 30 e 40, era do jazz e das Big Bands, o Lindy Hop reinava absoluto nos salões de dança.
Muitos passos tradicionais do sapateado são na verdade oriundos do Lindy Hop. A sequencia de aula sera apresentada logo
em seguida, na noite de performance, sexta feira. Indispensável! Leve seu tenis, seu figurino ... e seu batom.
tapinrio@gmail.com
Novo: Tap in Rio no Orkut
http://www.orkut.com.br/Main#Profile.aspx?origin=is&uid=4226376541336522208

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Contato / contact: tel + 55.21-3435 9800 & cel +55.21-8105 1812
Website: www.stevenharper.com.br & www.ciastevenharper.com.br
VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/user/stevenharper
Blog INFOTAP: http://infotap.blog.terra.com.br/
Skype: harpethetapper
Orkut: http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=11661884486063549836

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Contato / contact: tel + 55.21-3435 9800 & cel +55.21-8105 1812
Website: www.stevenharper.com.br & www.ciastevenharper.com.br
VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/user/stevenharper
Blog INFOTAP: http://infotap.blog.terra.com.br/
Skype: harpethetapper
Orkut: http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=11661884486063549836

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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Roxane Butterfly's events/ New York City:

ROXANE BUTTERFLY @ BIRDLAND
In ''BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT"
A JAZZ NATIVITY
Written, arranged and conducted by Anne Phillips
Directed by Beth & Tad Jones
Music Director, Bob Kindred
Also featuring Lou Soloff (trumpet) and Benny Powell (trumpet)

=> BIRDLAND
315 West 44th St., NYC
Dec. 25, 5 & 8 PM
Res. 212-581-3080


TAPPING INTO THE NEW YEAR @ STEPS
-Improvisation Classes
Adv Int Tap 7:45-9:15 Fri 12/26
Int Tap 1-2:30 Wed 12/31
Int Adv Tap 4:30-6 Sun 1/11
-Technic Classes:
Basic Tap 7-8 Mon 12/29
Beg Tap 8-9:15 Mon 12/29

=> STEPS
2121 Broadway at 74th street


WORLDBEATS CLASSES:
Sundays Jan 4th, 18th, 25th, 3.30pm-5pm
Advanced Tap technic
Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th St, betw 6th & 7th Aves
$20 per single class.
@ AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
Tel: 646-230-9564/ Ext. 2802



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Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats
Barcelona: + 34 651 684 430
New York: + 1 212 636 9584
http://worldbeats.free.fr
www.myspace.com/roxanebutterfly
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Open Dance Jam!
Sponsored by Eye BLINK
Calling All Dancers
Tap
Flamenco
Indian
African
Contemporary
All dance genres welcome!
When: Saturday, December 13th from 7:00 till 8:00PM
Where: Chelsea Studios - Studio 504 (151 W 26th, btw 6th and 7th ave) NYC
Cost: $5.00
More Info: www.eyeblink.org or e-mail dance@eyeblink.org
**Eye BLINK is a not-for-profit organizattion, dedicated to promoting social chance through theater, dance, music and fashion
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Special Holiday Workshop with Regine Ndounda
Monday, December 22, 2008


Who? You, you and especially you!

What? Special Congolese Dance Workshop w/ Regine Ndounda
...featuring the livest drummers this side of the Congo River...
Kiazi Malonga, Raphael Matingou and many more!

When? Monday, December 22, 2008 @ 7:30pm

Where? The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street (2nd floor), Oakland, Ca 94612

How? Bring your $15 workshop fee & your dancing feet...
**This is the last Monday class of the year, so come & celebrate with us to close out 2008 properly.

Don't forget to mark your calendars and plan your travel for...
The Congolese Dance & Drum Workshop in Maui
Friday, February 27 through Monday, March 9, 2009

2009 will mark the Congolese Dance & Drum Workshop's 30th anniversary. We hope you will join us in Maui as we celebrate this continuing legacy. For 10 days, we will enjoy the splendors of paradise, while exploring the vast and rich culture of Central Africa. This all-inclusive cultural getaway will feature world-renowned artist-instructors of Congolese art and culture including dance, drum, song, storytelling, theater and percussion, a delectable blend of Congolese, American & vegetarian cuisine, local tours of the island and much more. To learn more about the workshop or to register:

Call: Regine N'dounda, CDDW Director - 510.706.4047
Call: Cai Sorlien, CDDW Coordinator - 530.288.3603
Visit: www.congorhythms.org
New website coming soon... www.congolesecamp.org
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A Message from DeWitt Flemming:

I'm pleased to announce that I will be performing in the Grand Re-opening of the Supper Club in Times Square, now named The Edison Ballroom. It's going to be a great show. There is a 22 piece Swing Band, 6 lindy hoppers (and they do the real stuff, crazy flips and tosses), 6 singers, and yours truly. The Show runs from Dec 20- Jan 3, 2009. For more info click on the link below. I have comps and reduced priced tickets, but you have to let me know soon before i run out. Oh and did i mention open bar for $25, dinner and open bar $50 (that's the reduced price i get, slightly more for new years. The comps I get are for the show only). So let me know. Hope to see you there.
www.edisonballroom.com
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Upcoming NYC Show: Jan. 10th at Drom
Di Fonzo InterArts Presents an APAP Showcase of
Tambor: A Mosaic of World Rhythms and Percussive Feet
Featuring:
TrioNada 6 PM
Rumbatap 6:30 PM
Grupo los Santos 7:30 PM
The Paul Carlon Octet 9 PM
   
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 at the door
Drom: 85 Avenue A (btw. 5th & 6th Sts.) (212) 777 1157

   

   Who's on the gig? The Lineup for Drom

Paul Carlon: tenor & soprano saxes, flute
Anton Denner: alto sax & flute
Dave Smith: trumpet
Ryan Keberle & Mike Fahie: trombones
John Stenger: piano
Edward Perez: bass
William 'Beaver' Bausch: drumset
Christelle Durandy: vocals
Max Pollak: Rumbatap

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APAP Conference Showcase
APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, is an industry conference held from Jan. 9-13 in New York City. In conjunction with a collective of musicians and dancers called Tambor, we will be performing an
APAP showcase at Drom nightclub in the East Village on Jan. 10th. Come out and support us if you're in the area!
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SEASON'S GREETINGS

We know times are hard, but please consider a small end
of the year donation of $25 to New Jersey Tap Ensemble.
It would mean so much and help keep us tapping.

Please go to our website www.njtap.org,
click on the donation now icon. It's that simple!
If you prefer to send a check, payable to
New Jersey Tap Ensemble
340 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together
is progress, working together is success. Henry Ford

Deborah Mitchell and entire NJTAP Dance Family
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Dear ShowBiz Businesses,

I wanted to personally take a moment and introduce myself. I am the Producer of the upcoming FILM, STAGE & SHOWBIZ EXPO ("ShowBiz Expo") at the Hilton in New York City on Sunday March 29, 2009.

My team and I have been working diligently to create an event for the ShowBiz Industry that will exceed your expectations – and I am confident that ShowBiz Expo will do just that. With an exhibitor hall filled with elite exhibitors like your company, cutting-edge workshops and excellent networking opportunities, we firmly believe that your company should be an exhibitor at the next Expo on March 29th.

ShowBiz Expo is the only huge industry-wide trade show & conference with nearly 10,000 registrants---from film makers to producers, directors, production companies, management companies, studios, studio executives, designers, marketing companies, cinematographers, writers, musicians, performers, editors, event planners, production crew, and everyone else who works in Film, Theatre, TV, Concerts and Live Events.

This is your chance to put your company's product/service in front of thousands of ShowBiz Industry Professionals – YOUR BEST TARGET AUDIENCE! Convert thousands of leads into new customers.
Please give us a call today at 212.404.2345 to discuss an exhibitor package that will give your company the best possible exposure to gain new clients or you can visit us online for more info at www.TheShowBizExpo.com.
We really look forward to speaking with you!
Warm Regards,

Zach Lezberg
Producer
Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo

PS: Visit us online for other great info, including our Photo Gallery at www.TheShowBizExpo.com
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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The Nuttapper
The Nut Tapper is an annual Christmas production consisting of students and professional dancers. It's a unique spirited, exhilarating multicultural percussive variation of the classic ballet from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. The Nut Tapper recreates this popular holiday classic with fascinating rhythms of swinging tap, Spanish Gypsy Flamenco, Mexican Zapateado, Appalachian Clog Dance etc., This show brings magic and joy to everybody hearts. It's a great time of good fashioned family fun, to laugh and to get in the rhythm of the christmas Spirit.
•   Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4:00 pm
•   Athenaeum Theater
•   2936 N. Southport Ave.
•   Chicago, IL 60657
•   Main Floor $ 25 Balcony $ 20 Senior/Children discount $ 5
•   Tickets can be bought via Ticketmaster or
•   by calling the Athenaeum at 773.935.6860
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Hawaii TAP News

Coming in January to Hawaii

Maui Tap Experience proudly presents
Performer, Teacher, and Choreographer

Lynn Schwab

Lynn is a member of New York City's Barbara Duffy and Company, RumbaTap, and the Tap Collective. She has performed at The Duke on 42nd Street, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors,
Town Hall, Off Broadway's La MAMA, World Festival 2000, the International Street Performers Festival, the River to River Festival, Central Park's Summer Stage, Studio 54, Jacob's Pillow,
and The Joyce Theatres. Lynn has taught and performed in festivals in North America, Japan, Germany, Spain, France, Holland, and Estonia and continues to tour in the U.S. with Tap City.


www.MauiTapExperience.org

Workshops on Maui:

Sunday, January 18
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Omori Studio

BEG/INT 12:30
Intermediate 1:45
INT/ADV 3:00


Saturday, Jan. 17 & Monday, January 19
Privates & Small Groups at Kula Underground

Becky (808) 878-1482 for information


Workshops on Oahu:

Wednesday, January 21
University of Hawaii at Manoa

BEG/INT 5:30
INT/ADV 7:00

Carol (808) 254-3271 for information


Mahalo Nui to Sponsor Lorne Direnfeld!
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*WORLD-WIDE *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT?

GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE
It's that time of year, the holidays have snuck up on you again, and you're desperately trying to think of perfect holiday gifts.
I've got a great selection of Tap and Swing instructional DVDs, and more.
Make sure to get your order in soon! Last day for shipping, December 17.
Happy Holidays to you, and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!
Dancingly,
Rusty
http://rustyfrank.com


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Dear Friends,
I wanted to let you all know about two "Best of 2008" awards I've been nominated for that you can vote on. They're called the Latin Jazz Corner Best of 2008 Awards.

My CD has been nominated in the 2008 Large Ensemble Album of the Year; I've also been nominated as 2008 Sax Player of the Year.

If you feel the spirit and would like to support me please vote!

There are a few guidelines to the voting; check out this blog post to get the full details:
http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/2008/12/03/latin-jazz-corner-best-of-2008-awards/

The voting takes place here:
http://www.chipboaz.com/blog/best-of-2008/


Many Thanks!

Paul

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The Lombard Twins

Just sending the video of what we did at Rosie O Donnell show for to have an idea of what we are working on now. The show is called
LOMBARD PLAY PIAZZOLLA - The dance Concert- Copy and Paste the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKDggatxKgI

Hope everything is well.

Love, Peace & Art.

Martin & Facundo Lombard

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A Message from Eddie Shine: Support Janet Andrews Work
If you are able to support Janet's work with a (tax deductible) donation, you can send it to the following address:
New Orleans Dance Collective
Attn: Janet Andrews
4601 Perelli Drive
New Orleans, LA 70127
Thanks again!
Eddie Shine
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Jason Samuels Smith, Janet Andrews, and Pandit Chitresh Das
We first got to know Janet in 2006 doing outreach while touring India Jazz Suites.
Jason and Dada did master classes at two charter schools where Janet was teaching Tap.
Most of you know or have heard me speak of my friend Janet Andrews, a true New Orleans hero who, after losing everything in Katrina, has consistently turned her own adversity into aiding disadvantaged New Orleans youth through dance.
When the storm took her home, she lived in a dorm at Tulane and completed a Masters in Social Work so she could better serve the children.
When the studio where she taught for many years was ruined, she started the New Orleans Dance Collective (NODC) and taught the youth at limited borrowed space with two other teachers, all of them volunteering their time because the majority of the families could not afford to pay.
When kids had no dance clothes or shoes, she spent her own money to provide them with what they needed so they could participate.
This past summer, we managed to secure enough funding to bring Jason Samuels Smith from New York and my dear friend Valerie Watson (who teaches African-Haitian and Latin Dance at City College of SF) to teach master classes at her summer intensive. She was able to pay all of the teachers – except herself.
In other words, through terribly tough times that continue to this day in New Orleans, Janet has always put the needs of at-risk youth first.
This school year she began teaching dance at a Recovery School District high school in the Ninth Ward. All the youth in her classes struggle against severe deprivation and truly harsh circumstances. She tells me that 30 percent or more of her students are heads of household, often living in abandoned houses, parents either absent or incapacitated by drugs. "These kids have nothing, nothing" she told me.
After a difficult beginning, Janet's hard work and the magic of dance have at last begun to break through the understandable cynicism and anger these youth feel. A number of them will even be participating in NODC's after-school program, finally getting off the ground after a 2-1/2 year search for space. Also, all 64 students, four teams, will be participating in a dance-off in mid-December, and Janet has promised to take the winning team to a restaurant for dinner. This is a big deal since eating out is not something these kids have experienced, and Janet wants so much to take all of them, but she can only afford to take a smaller group since she's once again coming out-of-pocket to make it happen.
When Katrina hit, and we witnessed the horrible aftermath, I know all of us wished there was something we could do to help. Most people don't realize that, for a large majority, conditions in New Orleans are not much improved, and our help is still very much needed. I've chosen to help Janet and NODC in every way I can because I know that by helping her, I'm helping the kids, and I'd like to ask you to join me by sending whatever you can to help these kids too.
The New Orleans Dance Collective is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so everything you give is tax deductible. You can help disadvantaged youth celebrate their work and progress, and support a place for them afterschool where they can learn tools to help them deal with the difficult circumstances they face. Please do whatever you can by sending as much as possible on a one-time or ongoing basis. I can assure you that every dime will be put to good use to help these youth.
Please share this letter with others you know who would like to lend a hand to disadvantaged kids in New Orleans. Thank you so much!
xxxooo
Eddie
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