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Jan 9, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Tong Waag & Chloe Arnold Present Take it to the Stage with Derick Grant Jan 10th & 11th
- The Ailey Extension Presents The Mind-Body Connection with Sue Samuels
- Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. Workshop Winter 2009
-MR WIGGLES GRAFFITI JACKETS and GRAFFITI HATS!
-Tap Into Rio 2009 featuring Chloe Arnold!
-2009 DC Tap Festival
-2009 LA Tap Fest

*EAST COAST*
- Pre Innaugural Tap Jam in Washington DC
- Second Tap Jam at Skipper's
-Samba Soul w/ DENDÉ & THE HÃHÃHÃÉS
- SOBs UPCOMING EVENTS- JANUARY
- A Message from Roxane Butterfly – Last Minute Tap News
-Happy New Year from BDC
- WYNTON MARSALIS and JARED GRIMES PERFORMING FOR BARACK OBAMA IN DC ON "CNN"
-NY! CLASSES IN NY by different teachers by Brian Green!! GOD BLESS ALL!!
- TapSoul Sessions with Jeffery
-Tribute to Bob Marley, Feb 9th
-Theater for a New City News
- UrbanBaby Daily New York: Weekend Events
-VLA Negotiation Training Workshop and Litigation Workshop
-NEW Residencies, Grants, Spaces for Performing Artists

*MIDWEST*
-M.A.D.D. Rhythms TAP Academy Registration all this week
-Check out these pics of M.A.D.D. Rhythms at Malcolm X College's 14th Annual Kwanzaa Observance
- DanceWorks Chicago Invites Public to Observe Audition
- Tab~Pilates at South Shore Cultural Center

*WEST COAST*
- Monday Night Tap Experience
- Maui TAP with Lynn Schwab -2009 International Film & TV Finance Summit

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Secretary of Arts
-London Tap Jam
- Our ITA Is Back!
-Cast your vote for the Best of 2008
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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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TAKE IT TO THE STAGE with Derick Grant Jan 10 & 11 2009
Tony Waag & Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience! Work intensively with today's top Teachers/Choreographers as they create new works to be premiered in New York. Experience firsthand 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 consists of two intensive choreography sessions and ends with auditions for the Off-Broadway Show, Tony Waag's Sound Check Concert Series (February-2009) and a chance to perform in Tap city (July-2009) at the world famous Joyce Theater. For Advanced Professional or Pre-professional Dancers Only!

January 10 & 11, 2009

Derick Grant Sat 3-6pm/Sun 5-8pm with Auditions 8-9pm
Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street (between 6th and 7th avenue) New York, NY
Phone: 6462309564
Email: crunft@atdf.org
Contact:

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The AILEY Extension
presents
The Mind-Body Connection with Sue Samuels
February 8, 2009
Sunday
1pm-4pm
Learn what you need to know to get it right the first time.
The Mind-Body Connection is for dancers who dance for fun, or for a living. No matter what technique you try, this workshop is valuable for anyone who wants make sure they are 'picking up' choreography quickly and correctly. This workshop is also great for professional actors and singers who want to improve their performance during the dance portions of auditions.

The first hour of this workshop will focus on conditioning the body with a complete warm-up including jazz barre, floor exercises for stretching and strengthening, isolations and turning techniques. The second hour of the workshop includes step patterns across the floor and small combinations to practice the Mind-Body Connection methods of picking up choreography. The second hour will cover several methods, including counting, step rhythm and step names. In the last hour of the workshop, Sue will teach choreography with staging. Attendees will then rehearse and perform the choreography within the workshop.

Workshop Cost:

$40 - Full Workshop
Save $5 when you register before January 31, 2009

Full Workshop - $45
After January 31, 2009

ABOUT SUE SAMUELS

Teacher, Choreographer and Performer, Sue Samuels has established herself as a staple of the modern performing arts community. Sue’s expertise from 35 years of experience keeps her in demand as a mentor and coach by professional and amateur artists from around the world. Her students have included stars from stage and screen including Melba Moore, Irene Cara and Brooke Shields.

Sue began her dance training with Broward Civic Ballet in Florida where she performed with the Company for six years. Sue's jazz training includes work with JoJo Smith, Frank Hatchett and Michael Shawn. Her background in ballet and jazz has influenced Sue's classical jazz style which focuses on strong, proper body alignment and clean technique. She is also the co-founder of Jo Jo's Dance Factory (now known as Broadway Dance Center).

Sue's choreographic credits include telethons, theater productions and commercials for Adidias, Members Only and 7 Up among others. She is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and The Ailey Extension.
To Register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/home.asp
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The AILEY Extension
& E.D. Entertainment
Present

Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. Workshop Winter 2009
For the performer in YOU!
January 25 - March 8, 2008
Sundays
4:30-7:30pm

Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. (Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy and Eye Contact) is a formal technique designed to aid artists and business professionals with attaining their ultimate power on stage, on camera and in the workplace.

Over seven weeks, Robin will offer tools and techniques to help artists and business professionals project who they really are with confidence and self-assurance. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to perform in front of industry panelists who will provide invaluable feedback on their progress at Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. showcase on March 1st, 2009.

Workshop Cost:

$210.00 - Full seven week workshop
Save $15 when you purchase before Monday, January 19, 2009!

$225.00 - Full seven week workshop
(After January 19, 2009)
$35.00 - Single class
$17.50 - Observation Rate

$15.00 - F.A.C.E. Showcase
Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Ailey Studios
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th St. (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
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About Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.:

F.A.C.E. an acronym for Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy and Eye Contact is a method designed to aid performing artists with being powerful on stage and on camera. It is also designed to aid business professionals with being more confident in the work place. F.A.C.E. helps artists to enhance their technical skills as well as increasing stage presence and personality. It is a liberating tool to free artists and business professionals to be who they really are and project the same to the outer world - their audience.

F.A.C.E. will connect you with the performer you are and provide you with the tools necessary to compete in today's world. Auditions and even interviews can be challenging and F.A.C.E. provides the tools to manage nervousness, low self-esteem, and lack of focus.


About Robin Dunn:

Robin Dunn is a trained dancer and graduate of Bernard M. Baruch College where she received a BA in Marketing. In 2006 and 2007, she presented her patented F.A.C.E. Method to over 2,000 marketing professionals in Moscow, where Robin and her program received rave reviews. Robin Dunn has worked with a number of recording artists throughout her career, including Raven Symone, Missy Elliott, Heather Headley and Sean Kingston. Currently, Robin Dunn is a respected instructor at The Ailey Studios, The Ailey School, Steps on Broadway and Hunter College. Robin is also a teaching artist for Young Audiences in New York City and continues to spread the art of Hip Hop dance through education and performance.

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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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2009 DC Tap Festival
Presented by Chloe and Maud Productions
April 17th, 18th and 19th
www.dctapfest.com

Join us for one dynamic, inspiring 3-day weekend, April 17, 18, 19th, as we share and expand the language of dance through master classes, history talks, jam sessions, a student showcase, cutting contest, and Performance featuring both world renowned Tap Master and accomplished teachers and young dancers from the DC area and abroad. Our Faculty includes Directors Chloe & Maud Arnold, Emmy-Award winner Jason Samuels Smith, Grammy-Award winner Mya Harrison (schedule pending), vaudeville star Dr. Harold Cromer, Broadway Stars Bakaari Wilder, Joe Webb, Dewitt Fleming, Tap Dog David Covington, Nancy Newell, Toni Lombre, Heidi Schultz, and many more!!!

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2009 LA Tap Fest
Presented by The Debbie Allen Dance Academy
August 10-15th 2009
www.latapfest.com

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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Pre Innaugural Tap Jam in Washington DC
Hosted by Baakari Wilder
When: January 19th from 7:30PM till 10:00PM
Where: Knock on Wood Tap Studio (8700 Georgia Ave - Suite B - Silver Spring MD)
Cost: $10 Cover
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Second Tap Jam at Skipper's
Hosted by Yvette Glover
When: Thursday, January 22nd from 8:00PM till Midnight
Where: Skipper's (304 University Avenue, Newark NJ)
Cost: No Charge!
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Samba Soul w/ DENDÉ & THE HÃHÃHÃÉS
Um Abraço para Nossos Amigos,
First of all, we at SOB's would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate with us on New Years Eve. The Bahian All-Stars kept the party jumping from start to finish and were featured on WNYC. Check it out: http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/119989
Samba Soul is a world music party that begins in Brazil and takes you on a musical journey around the globe every week! This week:
SOB's is proud to present a night of Oringinal Afro-Brazilian music with Dende & Hahahaes and a late night DJ who is sure to keep the dance floor jammed until the early hours. Dende & Hãhãhães is lead by master percussionist Dende, a former member of the world famous Brazilian band Timbalada; the group performs a mixture of Brazilian and Cuban music as well as other influences in the African diaspora.
Lead by master Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dendê, the beat is always central, but it is tempered by thought provoking lyrics and sweet melodies. Comprised of musicians of various backgrounds, the groups' diversity permeates its music with rhythms ranging from Nigerian Afrobeat to Brazilian Samba to Cuban Pilón.
Our chef, Jorge Lima, a native of Bahia, Brazil, describes his cuisine as "Latin Soul", blending flavors from his home country with those from the Caribbean, South America and Africa. Developed over years of interacting with SOB's various customers, Jorge's menue features dishes such as Xim Xim, a dish typical of Northern Brazil; Sarava, a contemporary favorite of Rio de Janeiro; the quintessentially classic Feijoada; and the vastly popular Banana Leaf Wrapped Snapper.
Hungry for more???
Samba Soul is FREE with dinner reservations before 7pm. We're also offering
a weekly Bossa Nova Sunday Brunch with an open Sangria Bar.
See the Dancers, Taste the Flavors and Hear the Sounds Of Brazil at SOB's!!!
MAKE YOUR OWN LIST
EMAIL RECEPTION@SOBS.COM or CALL 212-243-4940 FOR
A DISCOUNT $10 LIST
CALL FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS
FREE ADMISSION WITH RESERVATION AT 7PM
LADIES FREE BTWN 10-11pm
Become a Fan of SOB's on Facebook
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Saturday Jan. 10th
S.O.B.'s Presents:
SAMBA SOUL:
Original Afro-Brazilian Music
Featuring:
Dende
&
Hahahaes
Late Night:
DJ
Doors: 6:30pm
Shows: 8:30, 10:30pm, 12:30
MAKE YOUR OWN LIST EMAIL RECEPTION@SOBS.COM or CALL 212-243-4940 FOR
A DISCOUNT $10 LIST
LADIES FREE BTWN 10-11pm
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Every Sunday Escape to Brazil w/ SOB's Bossa Nova Brunch
S.O.B.'s Bossa Nova Brunch is the perfect way to spend a sunday afternoon.
Attendees have been raving about the food & atmosphere since the series first started. Now that 2009 is here SoHo's best brunch is ideal to celebrate the start of a New Year. Bossa Nova Brunch happens every Sunday from 12pm-4pm with seating at 12:00, 12:30, 2:00 & 2:30 and a Price fix three course menu costing $24.99 per a person.
There is a live 3 piece bossa nova band that plays throughout the meal. Call S.O.B.'s at
212 243 4940 for reservations for any Sunday.
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SOBs UPCOMING EVENTS- JANUARY

FRIDAY JANUARY 9
S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:
3 KINGS CELEBRATION!
featuring:
LOS SONEROS
de ORIENTE
Hosted by:
ROGER BAR AKA CANDELA
music by:
Doors: 5:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Admission: $15
Ladies Free/Men $10 Before 7pm
Happy Hour (5-7pm):
2 for 1 Frozen Mojitos & Free Tostones
Free Dance Lesson at 7pm
Free admission w/ dinner reservation before 7pm


FRIDAY JANUARY 9
S.O.B.'s French Caribbean Concerts
Presents:
BELO
HOSTED BY:
PAPA JUBE
MUSIC BY:
DJ SPIKE
Doors: 11 PM
Show: 12 AM & 2 AM
Admission: $15.00 General Admission


SATURDAY JANUARY 10
S.O.B.'s Brazilian Saturdays Presents:
SAMBA SOUL
Featuring: Dende Hahahaes
(8:30, 10:30 and 12:30 am)
AFTER MIDNIGHT: (12:00AM - 4AM)
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 8:30, 10:30 and 12:30 am
Admission:$20.00
FREE ADMISSION
W/7PM DINNER RESERVATION
$10 on reduced guest list RSVP to
reception@sobs.com


SUNDAY JANUARY 11
S.O.B.'S PRESENTS:
GLOBAL NOIZE
Feat:
DJ LOGIC
JASON MILES
FALU
BERNIE WORREL
JAY RODRIGUEZ
BRIAN DUNNE
JERRY BROOKS
& SPECIAL GUESTS
Music by:
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Admission: $20


SUNDAY JANUARY 11
S.O.B.'S & KCC Production PRESENT:
NEW DIMENSIONS in LATIN JAZZ
Feat:
Sammy Figueroa's Latin Jazz Explosion
Juan-Carlos Formell
& Johnny's Dream Club
Silvano Monasterios & The 4th World Ensemble
Doors: 9:30PM
Show: 10PM
Admission:$15 in adv / $20 day of the show


MONDAY JANUARY 12
S.O.B.'S PRESENTS:
2nd ANNUAL MONDO MUNDO FESTIVAL - PT 2
Feat:
THE MCDADES
JOSE CONDE
ZEMOG EL GALLO BUENO
HASSAN HAKMOUN
Doors: 7 PM
Show: 8 PM
Admission: $12 in adv / $15 day of the show


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14
S.O.B.'s Urban Concerts Presents:
SOLVILLAGE
The Hottest Neo-Soul/R&B Singer/Songwriter
Showcase in NYC
Hosted by :
ERIC ROBERSON
Music by :
THE COLLECTIVE
Featuring:
CHESTER GREGORY
SAMUEL III
CHEVY
Visuals by :
KAREY MAURICE
RED BALLOON STUDIO
Music by :
DJ MAGNETO
Doors: 7 PM
Show: 8 PM
Admission: $10.00 in Adv / $12 Day of show


FRIDAY JANUARY 16
S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:
LA EXCELENCIA
CD RELEASE PARTY
Doors: 5:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Admission:$15
Ladies Free/Men $10 Before 7pm
Happy Hour (5-7pm):
2 for 1 Frozen Mojitos & Free Tostones
Free Dance Lesson at 7pm
Free admission w/ dinner reservation before 7pm


FRIDAY JANUARY 16
S.O.B.'s French Caribbean Concerts
Presents:
SWEET MICKY
HOSTED BY:PAPA JUBE
MUSIC BY:DJ BOBBY JAMZ
Doors: 11 PM
Show: 12 AM & 2 AM
Admission: $22 IN ADV $25 DAY OF SHOW


SATURDAY JANUARY 17
S.O.B.'s Presents:
THE RUB
Doors: 12AM
Show: 12-4AM
Admission: $15


SUNDAY JANUARY 18
S.O.B.'s Concerts Presents:
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
featuring:
GIL SCOTT-HERON
special guest:
BLACK ICE
Doors: 6:30 & 9:30 PM
Show: 7:30PM & 10PM
Admission: $25 in adv & 30 DAY OF SHOW


TUESDAY JANUARY 20
S.O.B.'s Presents:
PARTY FOR CHANGE! INAUGURATION DAY
CELEBRATION
Live Broadcast of Acceptance Speech & Festivities
Doors: 11AM-11PM
Admission: FREE


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21
S.O.B.'s Concerts Presents:
MICKEY FACTZ
Special Guests:
THEOPHILUS LONDON
CURTAINS
Doors: 7 PM
Show: 9 PM
Admission: $10 Advance/ $12 Day of


FRIDAY JANUARY 23
S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:
GRUPO IREK
Doors: 5:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Admission:$15
Ladies Free/Men $10 Before 7pm


FRIDAY JANUARY 23
S.O.B.'s French Caribbean Concerts
Presents:
DJAKOUT MIZIK & TEMPO
HOSTED BY: PAPA JUBE
MUSIC BY: DJ SPIKE
Doors: 11 PM
Show: 12 AM & 2 AM
Admission: $20.00 IN ADV $25 DAY OF SHOW


SATURDAY JANUARY 24
S.O.B.'s Brazilian Saturdays Presents:
SAMBA SOUL
Featuring:
OGANS
(8:30, 10:30 and 12:30 am)
AFTER MIDNIGHT: (12:00AM - 4AM)
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 8:30PM, 10:30PM and 12:30AM
Admission: $20.00


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28 & THURSDAY JANUARY 29
S.O.B.'s Presents:
BILAL
TWO SHOWS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Doors: 7PM
Show: 9PM
Admission: $28 in adv / $32 day of show


FRIDAY JANUARY 30
S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:
LIL JOHNNY RIVERO & HIS GIANTS
Doors: 5:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Admission: $15


SOL ASCENSION
AFTER MIDNIGHT: (12:00AM - 4AM)
The Official Birthday Celebration for DJ Spinna
Featuring:
DJ SPINNA
& OVASOUL7
("I Cling" & "You Should Be Loving Me")
Hosted by
MANCHILDBLACK
Exclusive Visuals by
Photo Provocateur HUMAN
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 8:30PM, 10:30PM and 12:30AM
Admission: $20.00
FREE ADMISSION
W/7PM DINNER RESERVATION

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A Message from Roxane Butterfly – Last Minute Tap News

Greetings,
I will be at APAP this week, at booth 311 in the Rhinelander (see flya enclosed). Eventhough I do not have the means this year to produce a showcase for my company,
I will join my friends Tamango and Max Pollak on their respective showcases at DROM. I hope you can make it!

DROM is at 85 Avenue A, bet 5th-6th street
Showtimes are at 8pm, URBAN TAP (January 8th) and RUMBA TAP (January 9th)

See you then!
Roxane
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Happy New Year
from
Broadway Dance Center

Broadway Dance Center wishes you happiness and joy for the New Year.
What could be a more perfect resolution than getting back into class at BDC?
As a special treat, we are thrilled to have Michele Assaf and AC now teaching,
not to mention our stellar line up of permanent faculty!
2009 marks the 25th year of excellence in dance education for BDC, and we have lots of celebrations and special events planned!

See you in the hallways!

BDC
Absolute Beginner Workshops
January 11- March 5
This 8-week workshop held four times a year provides adults with little or no dance training the opportunity to learn to dance! Over the course of the workshop, BDC's experienced instructors teach their students the fundamentals of their chosen discipline. Workshop classes in Ballet, Theater, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop.

Intro to Pointe Workshop
January 11- March 1
This workshop, held Sundays at 7:30-9 pm for eight weeks, has been designed specifically for the advanced beginner ballet student looking to learn the beginnings of pointe work.

BDC and Parsons Dance
PARSONS DANCE presents a World Premiere collaboration with the lead vocalists & music of the Grammy Award-nominated EAST VILLAGE OPERA COMPANY The Joyce Theater, January 6 - 18, 2009   
Parsons Dance would like to offer Broadway Dance Center Staff and Students 20% off all remaining tickets! (not valid for Friday or Saturday nights) Mention Broadway Dance Center when purchasing your ticket.
The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC. Tickets are $59, $35 and are available by phone at 212-242-0800 or joyce.org.

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WYNTON MARSALIS and JARED GRIMES PERFORMING FOR BARACK OBAMA IN DC ON "CNN"
"Aired Live on CNN JAN. 19TH!!!!"
What: Performance
Host: Wynton Marsalis, Jared Grimes, and Anderson Cooper
Start Time: Monday, January 19 at 7:00pm
End Time: Monday, January 19 at 9:00pm
Where: Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC
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NY! CLASSES IN NY by different teachers by Brian Green!! GOD BLESS ALL!!

PEOPLE!!!

GOD BLESS ALL and I pray all are well. Here is a list of classes of teachers at popular schools that are proficient in some of the Hip-hop, House, and other dance styles you love and email me about. Check out the websites next to the addresses and look up other styles and teachers to study with and open your mind to the word: DANCE!! Do what others are and what others are not doing in order to understand the minds, spirits, and lives of others in DANCE ( of course you can apply this to other aspects in life!! LOL!!)
CLASS INFO and HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE VIDEOS INFO!!
HOUSE, HIP-HOP, & other Classes!!
PLACE: BROADWAY DANCE CENTER(www.broadwaydancecenter.com)
Address: 322 W. 45th St. 3rd floor


TEACHER: EJOE WILSON (HOUSE)
DAY: MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
TIME: 9pm

TEACHER: SPEX (HIP-HOP)
DAY: WEDNESDAYS
TIME: 9-10:30pm

TEACHER: BRIAN GREEN
DAY: TUESDAYS ( HIP-HOP): 7:30-9pm
DAY: THURSDAYS (HOUSE): 7:30pm-9pm


PLACE: PERIDANCE (www.peridance.com)
ADDRESS: 890 Broadway 19 & 20th St. 6th Floor

TEACHER: JAZZY J ( POPPING & LOCKING)
DAYS: MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS
TIME: 8:30-9:45pm
DAYS: FRIDAYS
TIME: 5:15pm-6:30pm

TEACHER: BRIAN GREEN
DAYS: FRIDAYS ( CLUB STYLES)
TIME: 8:30-9:45pm

TEACHER: ARCHIE BURNETT
DAYS: WEDNESDAYS ( WACKING)
TIME: 8pm


PLACE: STEPS ON BROADWAY (www.stepsonbroadway.com)
TEACHER: BUDDHA STRETCH
ADDRESS: 2121 Broadway
DAYS: TUESDAYS ( HIP-HOP)
TIME: 6pm-7:30pm
DAYS: THURSDAYS ( LOCKING)
DAYS: FRIDAYS ( HOUSE)
TIME: 7:45pm-9:15pm
DAYS: SATURDAYS ( HIP-HOP)
TIME: 3pm-4:30pm

CHAMPION STUDIOS ( EVERY WEEK TILL FEBURARY 12)
ADDRESS: 257 W. 39th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave. 14th Floor.
TEACHER: BRIAN GREEN
DAYS: WEDNESDAYS ( HIP-HOP/FREESTYLE) & FRIDAYS ( HOUSE/FREESYTLE)
TIME: 6-8pm

Check out www.breaklife.com for Ken Swift´s classes!!
Hit Fabel at www.myspace.com/popmasterfabel. I am not sure if he is still teaching or not, but that is the best way to find out is to ask!!

I know Marjory is teaching House, look for her on myspace under lotus. Not quite sure of the address though. Since Fazils studio has closed, people have changed their teaching places, and I left NY to teach for two months in Europe before the studio closed. Keep supporting! Do your best to be honest!! Live right, humble, forgiving, and keep learning!!

GOD BLESS ALL, LOVE ALL, and KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS,


Brian Footwork Green
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TapSoul Sessions with Jeffery
"Tap class with drums"
What: Jam Session
Host: Jeffery Williams
Start Time: Friday, January 23 at 1:45pm
End Time: Friday, January 23 at 3:00pm
Where: Ripley Grier Studios, NYC
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Roots International Talent Resource
Proudly Presents a Dynamic Musical Birthday
TRIBUTE TO
Bob Marley
Producer’s Club
358 W. 44th St.

Mon., Feb. 9, ‘09
2 Sets: 7 & 9 pm
$10.00 Cover
Featuring
Musical Director
Charlie Roots
& Friends
With his
Mega-Sonic
Solo Band

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Dear Friends of THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY,

This weekend, we have the opening of a new play by Matt Morillo and Maria Micheles, STAY OVER. Also, this Saturday, we are pleased to have a reading of a play by Patrick Fenton, JACK'S LAST CALL (SAY GOODBYE TO KEROUAC).

Next week, a new play from Jack Tynan, directed by Mark Marcante, STRANGELY WONDERFUL.

Also, a couple of SAVE THE DATES:
On Monday Night, January 19th, TNC, in conjunction with the Action Arts League, will be hosting a participatory art Obama Pre-Inaugural event and celebration. More information is below.

On Monday Night, February 9th, TNC will be holding our 6th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE BENEFIT at the National Arts Club. This annual event is a benefit for TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program. Scheduled Performers include Elaine Stritch, Marian Seldes, Tammy Grimes, Vinie Burrows, Angela Harriell's THE LOVE SHOW, and more!
NOW PLAYING
STAY OVER
Written by MATT MORILLO & MARIA MICHELES
Directed by MATT MORILLO
Dark sex comedy of a couple trying to reconcile after infidelity teaches an important lesson: if you're trying to kiss and make up on a snowy night, don't answer the door buzzer.
"Stay Over" by Matt Morillo and Maria Micheles, directed by Matt Morillo, is a comedy of what can happen to you when trying to make up after an infidelity. Mark and Michelle, a thirty-something couple, are settling in for an affectionate reconciliation on a snowy night in New York. Mark's a bit of a rake, and Michelle had allowed him an outside affair, in the hope that he would "get it out of his system." She relents on her tolerance when Lilly, the twenty-something dancer that Mark had dallied with, bursts into their apartment out of the snow, hoping to stay over.
The play spins hilarious comedy out of Mark's game to have his cake and eat it too. He's a cool operator, but he's outsmarted and outmaneuvered by the two women, each of whom is a sexual marauder in her own right. He plots to escape with Lilly after his reconciliation with Michelle is completed. Michelle, determined to punish Mark for his dalliance, is equally determined to conceal that she had an affair of her own during their hiatus. Lilly is a dancer with a dazzling body, and she is testing her sexual power on Mark, who can't resist her. To add insult to injury, she's a family friend of Michelle. When these three settle in for the night, Mark's apartment becomes a pressure-cooker for sexual chutzpah, stoked with strong temptations, daring stratagems and equally daring apologies.
The playscript is actually Matt Morillo's comedic adaptation of "Sleepover" by Maria Micheles (2007), a gloomy dramatic treatment of a menage-a-trois in modern New York. It was produced to little notice by Theater for the New City in April, 2007. Morillo, whose metier is comedies on the mating game, saw in it the humorous potential of a play about three libertines trying to outsmart each other.
Lilly will be played by JessAnn Smith, who is choreographing her own dances and writing and recording her own music for the part. Mark will be played by Tom Plutik. Both appeared at TNC in "Angry Young Women… " Michelle will be played by Lori Faiella. Set design is by Mark Marcante. Lighting Design is by Amith A. Chandrashaker. Costume design is by Nora Gustuson.
For more information, please visit www.stayoverplay.com.
CABARET THEATER
Thursday - Sunday, January 8 - 31
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
All Seats $15/TDF Vouchers Accepted
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JACK'S LAST CALL
(Say Goodbye to Kerouac)
Written by PATRICK FENTON
The drinking, the fame that grew after On the Road was published, the differences with his family, these parts of Jack Kerouac's life, which made him a cultural icon of the American 50's, are well known to many. But there is another part of Kerouac that only a few villagers from the quiet hamlet of Northport on Long Island had the chance to see up close. This is the Kerouac presented in Patrick Fenton's play, JACK'S LAST CALL (Say Goodbye to Kerouac.)

It is the end of the summer in 1964, a major cultural shift is starting to happen, and on his last night in Northport, Long Island, the America Kerouac saw through a rear view mirror along side of Neal Cassady is slowly playing again in his mind. While wondering back on his road days, he receives a series of soul--searching phone calls from his daughter Jan.
Featuring:
RON RYAN as Jack Kerouac
ANNA LISA MCCLELLAND as his Daughter
JACK O'CONNELL as his Father
MARY TIERNEY as his Mother
JOHNSON THEATER
Saturday, January 10, 2009
8:00pm
Suggested Donation $5
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STRANGELY WONDERFUL
Written by JACK TYNAN
Directed by MARK MARCANTE
Jake is having a bit of trouble fitting in since he lost a love he once had.
Living on the edge, he dances his way back home.
Performed by JACK TYNAN.
COMMUNITY SPACE THEATER
Thursday - Sunday, January 15 - 25
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
All Seats $10/TDF Vouchers Accepted

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SAVE THE DATE!!!
ARTIST PARTICIPATION CALL & SAVE THE DATE:
Monday, January 19th (schedule & program TBA)
DREAMS FOR A NEW ERA
A participatory art Obama Pre-Inaugural event and celebration
Organized by Theater for the New City, Action Arts League (Tompkins Scare Park & Figment*), Girls Club, and more.
@ Theater for the New City
Artist Call & Community Organization participation: paul@theaterforthenewcity.net

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SAVE THE DATE!!!
Love N' Courage
6TH ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009 at THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 GRAMERCY PARK SOUTH
Hosted by CHARLES BUSCH & JULIE HALSTON
Featuring Performances by:
DAVID AMRAM
PAULINA BRAHM
VINIE BURROWS
TAMMY GRIMES
ANGELA HARRIELL'S THE LOVE SHOW
SOUNDS OF TANGO by DANIEL BINELLI and POLLY FERMAN
MARIAN SELDES
ELAINE STRITCH
FRITZ WEAVER
LOVE 'N' COURAGE, the 6th annual benefit for Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program will be held at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) on Monday, February 9; Cocktails begin at 6:30pm; dinner at 7:00pm, followed by performances at 8:00pm. Tickets are $125 (tax deductible).

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THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
155 1st Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
For reservations call (212) 254-1109

For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit our web site, http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net
Visit TNC on MySpace! http://www.myspace.com/theaterforthenewcity

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UrbanBaby Daily New York: Weekend Events
This weekend: Kick off 2009 with a concert or two.
See
Battery Park City's Annual Art Exhibition
View works created by the public and inspired by downtown's parks, gardens, views and architecture.
When: Sun. 1/11, 1-3pm; All ages; Free.
Where: Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, 2 South End Ave. (enter at West Thames St.), 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org.
Hear
The Sippy Cups
This Bay Area band rocks out to kiddie tunes.
When: Sat. 1/10, 11am; All ages; $27/Adults, $17/Kids.
Where: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., 212-864-5400, symphonyspace.org.
Visit
Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower
Enjoy a folk rock concert for families featuring favorites like "Freight Train," "What Goes On" and "Three Little Birds."
When: Sun. 1/11, 2pm; $15/Adults, $10/Kids.
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd St., 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org.
Go
The Suzi Shelton Band
Listen to tunes from her award-winning solo release for kids.
When: Sun. 1/11, 11am; $15.
Where: 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St., 212-601-1000, 92ytribeca.org.
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VLA Negotiation Training Workshop and Litigation Workshop
Dear VLA Friends and Members,
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is happy to announce two great new events in the new year -- please join us for either, or both!
One-Day Negotiation Training: Tuesday, January 27th
Litigation Workshop: Thursday, January 29th
Details:
One-Day Negotiation Training
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2009: 10am -- 6pm
Where: Manhattan Location TBA.
Who: For both artists and attorneys.
CLE: YES, CLE credit is being offered for this event. Mostly Areas of Professional Practice credits and Skills credits, plus 1 Ethics credit. This program qualifies as transitional for newly admitted attorneys.
Cost:
-- Artists: $100 with registration by January 9th; $150 after January 9th
-- Attorneys: $275 with registration by January 9th; $325 after January 9th
Note: The completion of this program does NOT qualify you to be a volunteer through MediateArt, VLA's mediation, contract negotiation, and negotiation counseling department. Serving as a MediateArt volunteer requires the completion of our MediateArt Training Program, to be offered later in 2009.
Program Description: A one-day overview of basic and more advanced negotiation skills, including contract negotiation and deal mediation (deal memo mediation). This is a good overview of negotiation for anyone, regardless of area of discipline, although there will be some focus on arts and entertainment issues in particular.
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Litigation Workshop: "The Nuts and Bolts of Entertainment Law Litigation"
Co-sponsored by EASL, the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law section of the New York State Bar Association
When: Thursday, January 29, 2009: 6pm -- 8pm
Where: VLA's Lobby Auditorium; 1 East 53rd Street (northeast corner of 53rd & 5th).
Who: For both artists and attorneys, but primarily geared towards artists.
CLE: NO, CLE credit is not being offered for this event.
Cost: $25 for artists; $50 for attorneys
Program Description: This two-hour program will cover "the nuts and bolts of entertainment law litigation," including how to draft and reply to cease and desist letters, and what happens if you ignore one; how to initiate a lawsuit and how to reply to one; how to find a lawyer if you want to sue someone or need to defend a lawsuit; and what happens once litigation has been initiated, including how to analyze when and whether to settle.
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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NEW Residencies, Grants, Spaces for Performing Artists

New in 2009: The NYC Performing Arts Spaces websites have been consolidated and redesigned for ease of use!

Dancers, musicians, actors, choreographers and directors rehearsing and performing in New York City will benefit from new features added to nycMusicSpaces.org, nycDanceSpaces.org and nycTheatreSpaces.org:
* a brand new multidisciplinary search function -- you can now do a search for a space that is suitable for dance and theatre, or dance and music, etc., something that wasn't possible with the old sites. Try it out!

* an expanded keyword search which allows you to search our databases not only for space names, but also street addresses, equipment and amenities.

* an interactive map of New York City on each website, with clearly designated and updated neighborhoods and boundaries.

* a new search capability that allows you to easily see your chosen search 'filters' and displays your searches clearly as you narrow down your results.

* Aerialists and others take note: you can now search listings by ceiling height. This feature is found on nycDanceSpaces.org (under the "Size" filter) and is interdisciplinary.

Check out our new features and tell us what you think!

The redesign of NYC Performing Arts Spaces's websites was enabled by the organization's merger with Fractured Atlas, a non-profit organization serving the basic resource needs of a national community of performing and visual artists and arts organizations. Fractured Atlas's sister company, Gemini SBS, oversaw the redesign of NYC Performing Arts Spaces, and provides IT consulting and custom software development for other non-profit organizations and government agencies.
NYC Performing Arts Spaces's services remain free of charge to all who use them -- both performing artists seeking space and facilities with spaces available for rent.
We are very grateful to the following public funders, corporations, and foundations for their support of this expanded version of NYC Performing Arts Spaces:

Mertz Gilmore Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Durst Organization
The New York City Council, and The Office of Speaker Christine C. Quinn.


Studios in Outer Boroughs: Rehearsal Subsidy & Creative Residency Funding

Dance Theater Workshop's (DTW) Outer/Space Program supports facilities that provide viable and affordable rehearsal space to the greater dance community. Awards ranging from $2000-$6,000 will be distributed in May 2009 in a continued effort to assist artists who manage public dance studios in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Deadline: February 20, 2009.
NEW: Theatre: Indo-American Arts Council Playwrights' Week Festival


The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) supports artistic disciplines influenced by the arts of India. The IAAC and Lark's annual Playwrights' Week Festival focuses exclusively on developing new and unheard voices for the theatre through targeted outreach efforts, growth opportunities for playwrights and theatre artists, and organized forums for community discussion. Playwrights selected for the festival are provided with creative teams, ten hours of rehearsal time and a public presentation to address specific developmental goals. Postmark deadline for all submissions: January 20, 2009.


NEW: Strategic Opportunity Stipends from NYFA


Strategic Opportunity Stipends (SOS), a project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), working in collaboration with arts councils and cultural organizations across New York State, are designed to help individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of unique opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development. Literary, media, visual, music and performing artists may request support ranging from $100 to $600 for specific, forthcoming opportunities that are distinct from works in progress. Deadline: February 5, 2009 for opportunities occurring between March 1 and June 30, 2009.

Support for Live Performance: The MAP Fund


The Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP) supports original new work in all disciplines and traditions of the live performing arts. The MAP Fund assists artists who are exploring and challenging the dynamics of live performance within our changing society. MAP seeks to support work that brings insight and vibrant critique to the issue of cultural difference.

Applications for MAP support must come from organizations based in the United States that have current nonprofit federal tax status. Nonprofit artist services organizations may apply as fiscal sponsors on behalf of unincorporated artists or ensembles. The MAP Fund supports only artistic projects that contain or will contain a live-performance component. Up to forty awards are given each year. Award amounts range from $10,000 to $45,000. Deadline: January 20, 2009.

Project-based Residency: LMCC's Swing Space


The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is accepting online applications for the next session of its Swing Space project-based residency program. Swing Space makes vacant spaces available to artists, arts groups, curators, and arts organizations for the development and presentation of new projects in the visual and performing arts. Swing Space artists and arts groups are also eligible to apply for stipends ranging from $300 to $3,000 to support project costs. Projects recommended by an independent review panel will be considered for placement from May through October 2009 for residencies lasting 2-4 months. Deadline: January 21, 2009


Give Back to NYC Performing Arts Spaces

If our eblasts have guided you to residencies or other opportunities...

If one of our free online databases has helped you:
•   find a performance space that enabled you to present your work
•   locate a rehearsal space with a better rental rate, location or amenities
•   compare space rental rates to get a sense of the market
please consider giving what you can to support us!

Has your facility seen an increase in bookings since you created your free listing? If so, please consider giving back to NYC Performing Arts Spaces. We are the only organization that is able to document what kinds of New York City spaces performing artists are seeking and whether they can find it. We use this data to propose long-term solutions to workspace problems.

In short, NYC Performing Arts Spaces works so you can work!
Help us by making a donation today through Network for Good.
Donate Now!
Network for Good ensures your donation is safe, secure and private.
We welcome your feedback on our services and our e-blast, PAS/pace.

Please send your comments to info@nycPASpaces.org.

email: info@nycpaspaces.org
phone: (212) 886-2503
website: http://www.nycPASpaces.org
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*MIDWEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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M.A.D.D. Rhythms TAP Academy Registration all this week

WINTER SESSION 2009
JANUARY 5 - MARCH 28


Saturday

9:30-10:30 Toddler Tap taught by Star Ages 3-4 $135

10:30-11:30 Beginning Basics taught by Bril Ages 5-8 $135

11:30-12:30 Beginning 2.0 taught by Star Ages 9-12 $135

12:30-1:30 Never 2 old 2 start taught by Bril Adults 18+ $135

1:30-2:30 Never 2 old 2 continue taught by Bril Adults 18+ $135

2:30-3:30 Intermediate taught by Star All Ages $135

3:30-4:30 Advanced taught by Bril All Ages $135

DROP-IN RATES $15 PER CLASS

Free WiFi!
(January 5 – March 28)
12 weeks
Bril Barrett, Starinah Dixon, Ja'bowen Dixon and Jumaane Taylor will be teaching the following classes every week for 12 weeks
Monday
Taught by Jaybo

6:00pm – 7:00pm Beginning Basics $135 All Ages
7:00pm – 8:00pm Intermediate/Advanced $135 All Ages
Wednesday
Taught by Jumaane

6:00pm – 7:00pm Beginning Basics $135 All Ages
7:00pm – 8:00pm Intermediate 101 $135 All Ages
8:00pm – 9:00pm Advanced. $135 All Ages
Friday
Taught by Bril

6:00pm – 7:00pm IMPROVISATION $135 All Ages

Registration
will be held on Jan. 5 from 5pm-8pm
Jan. 7 from 5pm-9pm, Jan. 8 from 5pm-7pm and jan. 9 from 9:30-4:30
. Please register early as spaces are filled on a first come-first served basis. Any class with less than 5 students will be cancelled immediately and all monies refunded. Call 773.256.1899 or email us at tapacademy@maddrhythms.com for more information.
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Check out these pics of M.A.D.D. Rhythms at Malcolm X College's 14th Annual Kwanzaa Observance
On Jan.1, 2009,
M.A.D.D. Rhythms
had the honor of performing for
Imani (FAITH).
We loved the energy of the event and the crowd was awesome!
We introduced
"The M.A.D.D. Rhythms Jr. Squad"
and
" The M.A.D.D. Rhythms Jr. Jr. Squad"

TAP is alive and well in Chicago and the hoofing tradition is well kept!

http://aliphotography.smugmug.com/gallery/6981655_oaiaC#446938201_hCUpT

M.A.D.D. Rhythms is featured from pages 8 thru 11.
Check them out and tell us what you think.
Rate them if you like them.
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DanceWorks Chicago Invites Public to Observe Audition

Saturday, January 10
Dance Center of Columbia College
1306 S. Michigan
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Audition runs 1- 4 p.m.
DanceWorks Chicago, under the artistic leadership of Julie Nakagawa, former founding artistic director of Hubbard Street 2, welcomes the public, FREE of CHARGE, to observe a professional dance audition, an intriguing part of the dance world that is usually off-limits to the public. Stop by for a behind-the-scenes look at dance,compelling for its exposure to the possibilities of the body, the activation of the mind, the vulnerability and power of the spirit. Watch as DanceWorks Chicago searches for exceptional dancers to be part of its second season!

The audition will start with ballet class followed by DWC repertoire, including a section led by Harrison McEldowney, teaching choreography from Blues for Ann, set to songs from the Chess Records label. Audience members are welcome to come and go throughout the afternoon. DWC representatives will be available to answer questions about what's happening on stage. Have fun, deepen your understanding, and take away inspiration to fuel your relationship with dance artists and the art form.

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TabPilates & Bodyworks Inc.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!
   
Gift the gift of better health and fitness.
Winter Session Dates:
January 7 â€" March 7, 2009

Session Day/Time:

Wednesdays, 7:15am-8:15am
Pilates Mixer
♦
Saturdays, 8:30-9:30am
Ring and Small Core Ball
♦
Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am
Level 1-2
♦

Session Fees:
$120.00 for 8 classes
$15.00 registration fee per class
(All registration fees waived when taking two classes)

Location:
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. Shore Drive
3rd Floor Dance Studio

Free Parking   
Tabatha Koylass is a fully certified Pilates Instructor with over 15 years of experience practicing and teaching Pilates and Personal Fitness.
For more information contact: Tabatha Koylass, (773) 255-2519 or email at tabpilates@sbcglobal.net




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*WEST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Monday Night Tap Experience
Hosted by Sarah Reich
For young hoofers to hone their teaching and improv skills
Int/Adv level class
After class jam
*New Teacher Every Week*
When: Every Monday - Class from 7:00-8:15PM - Jam from 8:30-10:00PM
Where: 4271 Madison Ave, Culver City CA 90232, back house
Cost: ONLY $5
JANUARY'S LINE UP
January 12, 2009 - Anissa Irving
January 19, 2009 - Greg Farkas
January 26, 2009 - Sarah Reich


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Maui TAP with Lynn Schwab

Sunday, January 18th

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

OMORI STUDIO B: BEG/INT 12:30 INTERMEDIATE 1:45 INT/ADV 3:00


Lynn's rich dance experience includes Tap, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, African, and Cuban. She has shared her expertise with students at the Broadway Dance Center, NYU's Collaborative Arts Project, Manhattan Motion, New Jersey's Theater Arts Dance Academy and currently at Steps on Broadway. Lynn has performed and taught in North America, Japan, Germany, France, Spain, and Holland. Lynn is a member of three professional tap companies in New York City: The Tap Collective, Barbara Duffy & Company, and Rumba Tap, and she continues to tour in the U.S. with Tony Waag's Tap City .


Information: 878-1482 www.MauiTapExperience.org

Mahalo Nui to Sponsor Lorne Direnfeld
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2009 International Film & TV Finance Summit
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY BIRD RATE!
PAY ONLY $895 WHEN YOU REGISTER BY JANUARY 30

ATLAS IS DETERMINED TO OFFER SPECIAL RATES TO MAKE THIS SUMMIT THE LARGEST EVENT OF ITS KIND.
THIS CONFERENCE IS SURE TO SELL OUT!
ATLAS Information Group, Inc, presents...
2009 International Film & TV Finance Summit
February 2 - 4, 2009 - Los Angeles - Sofitel Hotel
How independent producers, financiers and studio executives
secure the funds or tax incentives they need during tough economic
and credit crisis conditions to get a film or slate of films financed


If you're thinking about attending our Film & TV Finance Summit - We are also holding a
special half day, pre-summit introductory workshop, Monday February 2nd:
How to Finance a Single Independent Feature Film
•   Securing project rights
•   Strategies for attaching talent
•   Structuring development funding
•   What's in a business plan
•   Phases of production
•   Financing models
•   How do films make money
•   How are gross receipts divided
•   Distribution of independent films
Registration for the summit includes the workshop. If you wish to attend the workshop only, you can register for that alone.
Attend this summit and you'll get the latest update on:
•   Access to and information from the most senior players in the industry at the top of their professions

•   Significant networking opportunities amongst the top professionals and financiers in the film business today

•   Expanded session on the U.S. state, federal and international tax incentives for film and TV production

•   Learn what sales agents and distributors look for in making film acquisitions

•   The role of commercial banks in securing financing against future sales commitments

•   The role of private equity markets and institutional investors in the motion picture industry

•   Understand the role of product placement and brand integration in providing film financing

•   Using digital platforms for distributing media content into the home
NEW SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS ADDED, WITH ADDITIONAL SPEAKER AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES STILL AVAILABLE!
Contact natalie@atlas-sfi.com
Register Early to Insure a Place at This Event
Network with Key Industry Players (see faculty below)
UP TO 16 CPE/CLE Credits Available!
ATLAS is an approved sponsor of CLE credits in New York and California. For other states approval will be sought and number of credit hours granted may vary.
Conference Co-Chairs:
Jill R. Cohen, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Warren Nimchuk, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
David Zitzerman, Goodmans LLP
Distinguished Faculty:
Lauri Apelian, Independent Producer
John Burke, Akin Gump
Mark Butan, 2929 Films
Craig Cardon, Sheppard Mullin
Joe Chianese, Entertainment Partners
Jill R. Cohen, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Mark Damon, Foresight (invited)
William French, Film Production Capital
Marilyn Haft, Duval Stachenfeld
Michael Helfand, Sony
Mary Ann Hughes, Disney
Vinca Liane Jarrett, FilmPro Finance LLC
Luke Jones, Cool Hand Luke International
Tom Leo, Sheppard Mullin
Stefan Litt, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Jonathan Loughran, Irish Film Board
Fred Milstein, CineFinance
Schuyler Moore, Stroock Stroock & Lavan   Warren Nimchuk, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Edward Noeltner, Cinema Management Group
Nigel Palmer, SJ Berwin
Chris Pimlott, Ernst & Young
Hans Radau, Noerr Stiefenhofer Lutz
Karen Robson, Pryor Cashman
Barbara Rosenfeld, Entertainment Partners
Patrick Russo, The Salter Group
Antonio Sifre, Toro, Colon, Mullet, Rivera & Sifre, P.S.C.
Roy Salter, Salter Group
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Secretary of Arts
Dear Friends,

You may already have received this, but it is so important, I'm
passing it along.

Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to
appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have
had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States
has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and
the country needs the arts--now more than ever. Please take a
moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your
friends and colleagues.

http://www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html
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LONDON TAP JAM
"Improvised tap dance. Come watch or come play."
What: Jam Session
Host: London Tap Jam
Start Time: Tuesday, January 20 at 8:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, January 20 at 11:00pm
Where: Digress Bar
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The ITA is Back!
Come find out what the International Tap Association has been up to!
It's been almost a year since our publication has moved online and now YOUR online portal of tap dance information is live at www.tapdance.org!

If you are a current member, log in with your email address as your username on the HOMEPAGE and your temporary password will be tapdance1208. Please update your personal information as well with the "update information" link.
If you would like to rejoin (and get the cool new ITA t-shirt!), go through the JOIN THE ITA page and register a NEW USERNAME. Follow the easy steps to get back "in the pocket."
Help us match our NEA grant by joining or renewing today and get the cool new ITA t-shirt! Go through the JOIN THE ITA page and follow the easy steps to get back "in the pocket."      
If you should have any problems, please feel free to contact us via the website and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you all so much for your patience! Let us know what you think, your ideas and your comments. It's YOUR ITA!
Enjoy!
The ITA Staff   

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Cast your vote today!
It's dancemedia.com's first annual Video of the Year contest, and your vote counts! What was your favorite video from 2008?

There are 14 finalists in each contest.
Choose from all the 2008 Editors' Choice and Viewers' Choice winners

Voting ends January 31. Winners announced February 2.

After you select your favorite video from 2008,
post your own videos for your shot at being the Best of 2009!

To cast your vote visit: http://dancemedia.com/best-of-2008
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