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Jan 31, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP
ARTISTS* -Ailey Extension & E.D. Entertainment Present, Robin Dunn’s
F.A.C.E. Workshop
-ATDF Benefit – "Take it to the Stage" Featuring Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards & Chloe Arnold! -Int/Adv class with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
-Aily Extension presents, The Mind-Body Connection with Sue
Samuels!
-A Message from Sue Samuels: Student Performance Workshops
at Ailey
-Danceruniverse.com Article: Dormeshia, the Kennedys’ Role Model
- Check out the YouTube video featuring Jason Samuels Smith
& Bril Barrett!
-Save the Date, LA Tap Festival, 2009!
-Save the Date, DC Tap Festival, 2009!

*EAST COAST*
-BROADWAY UNDERGROUND FEBRUARY 16 @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
- Spread the word...Tap Legacy Foundation Anniversary, February 14th
-Sound Check, A Tap Dance Concert Series - Tribute to Reggae King & Legend Bob Marley -Enjoy the rhythmic adventures of Animal Rhythms -Tony Mayes Tap Classes Resume! -S.O.B. Presents... -Save on “The American Plan” tickets now! -Paul Taylor Dance Company 2009 City Center Season Needs Volunteers
- FILM, STAGE & SHOWBIZ EXPO in NYC -OPPORTUNITY: AUDITIONS for Mikel Knights 2009 National Urban Cowboy Tour

*MIDWEST* -Nico & Kaliq: TV Segment on Chicago Works show "Chicago Reveal"
-Don’t miss M.A.D.D Rhythms in “The One” -Check out Star Dixon's Tap Summit '08 Performance on YouTube! -OPPORTUNITY: Immediate Openings for M.A.D.D. Rhythms' After School Matters TAP program at The Better Boys Foundation

*WEST COAST*
-Tap class with SARAH REICH!!
-Maui TAP with Lynn Schwab – Tap in the New Year!

*WORLD-WIDE* -Monsters of HipHop announce MC Hammer competition -Visit us in Italy for the dance experience of a lifetime
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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Missed the first class? It’s not too late to register!

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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PRESS RELEASE:

Robin Dunn's FACE Workshop at The Ailey Extension

Press Contact: Jenna Petok
212.405.9079
jpetok@alvinailey.org

Start Your New Year off with Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. Workshop
- the Premiere Artist, Career & Personal Empowerment
Workshop Series For the Performer in You!
(New York) January 8, 2009— E.D Entertainment returns to
The Ailey Extension after its first successful run to
present the first Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. (an acronym for
Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy and Eye Contact)
workshop series for 2009. On Sundays from January 25th –
March 8th 4:30pm-7:30pm, participants will have the
opportunity to learn, practice, and master useful
techniques to apply in performance and everyday life.
Participants will also have the chance to perform in Robin
Dunn's F.A.C.E. showcase, which is open to the public, on
March 1, 2009. Audience members will have the opportunity
to experience firsthand the specialized process, and also
listen as special guest industry panelists provide
invaluable feedback to each performer. Past panelists have
included celebrity singer and vocal coach, Carole Sylvan,
casting director, John Doyle of Godlove & Company, Claudine
Joseph, the Vice President of Violator Management and
director choreographer, Ann Marie D'Angelo, in addition to
Robin Dunn.
Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. technique is a patented method
created to aid performing artists, career professionals and
individuals with being more confident on stage, on camera
and in the work place. Learn to better project who you
really are with confidence and self-assurance. Limited
Enrollment is now open for Winter 2009! Register at
www.alvinailey.org/faceworkshop or Call 212 405-9500.

"[The workshop] was great. Robin really knows how to touch
people in a whole new way." - Minako, 2008 Workshop
Participant

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

Open to the general public, The Ailey Extension features
dance and fitness classes in a wide variety of techniques
for all levels, including Horton, West African, Ballet, Hip
Hop and Jazz, underscoring Mr. Ailey’s life-long commitment
of bringing dance to everyone. The Ailey Extension was
launched in April 2005 in conjunction with the opening of
the Joan Weill Center for Dance, the new home of Alvin
Ailey American Dance Theater. Whether you haven't taken a
dance class in 20 years, take class regularly, or have
never danced a step, The Ailey Extension has dance and
fitness classes designed especially for you. In the words
of our inspirational Artistic Director, Judith Jamison, "If
you can get yourself in the door, you can take a class!"
Since its inception, over 22,000 people have taken classes
through this program. The Ailey Studios are located at The
Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of Alvin Ailey American
Dance Theater and the nation’s largest building dedicated
to dance, at 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). Visit
www.alvinailey.org for more information.

Founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater (AAADT) is known as America’s cultural ambassador
to the world. Under the artistic direction of Judith
Jamison since 1989, AAADT has performed for more than 21
million people in 71 countries and on 6 continents. Alvin
Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. is the umbrella organization
which includes AAADT; Ailey II, founded in 1974 as a junior
performing company of emerging young dancers and innovative
choreographers; The Ailey School, founded in 1969, and
currently offers some of the most extensive dance training
programs in the world; Ailey Arts In Education & Community
Programs which is committed to bringing dance into the
classrooms, communities and lives of people throughout the
world; and The Ailey Extension, a program that offers dance
and fitness classes to the general public.
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TAKE IT TO THE STAGE!
7-8:30 pm: Performance/Cocktail Reception

Join us for ATDF's 4th Annual Fundraiser with premiere performances and new work created by Chloe Arnold, Barbara Duffy & Company, Derick K. Grant, Kendrick Jones, Parallel Exit, Melinda Sullivan, Jason Samuels Smith, and Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. The program also includes performances by the dynamic Tap City Youth Ensemble directed by Susan Hebach premiering new works created by Guillem Alonso from Barcelona, the late Buster Brown, Michelle Dorrance, Josh Hilberman and Tony Waag.

All proceeds support the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund and ongoing education programs!

Performance only: $35
Performance & Meet the Artists Reception: $100

For tickets call (646) 230-9564 or http://www.nycharities.org/event/event.asp?CE_ID=3334
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Int/Adv Tap Class
With Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
Where: 401 West 149th Street at Harlem Tap
When: Every Thursday from 6:00 till 7:30PM

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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:
0A
$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
and207
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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A Message from Sue Samuels:

Hi Everyone!
I'm looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, Jan. 3 1st
for the 1st rehearsal of
the Student Performance Workshop at the Ailey Studios.
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Here's an update:
The cost will be considerably less than $75.
The price has yet to be determined.
****(It could even be less than 1/2 of that amount)!****
There will be a 1st payment of $15
due at the time you sign-up on Saturday, Jan. 31st.
The remaining amount will be determined and payable at the
next rehearsal on February 7th.
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*The first rehearsal will be on Saturday, Jan. 31st
from 5:30-7:30,
and will continue for 9 Saturdays including March 28th *

Rehearsals will be held at the
Ailey Studios located @ 405 W. 55th St. @ 9th Avenue
in studio 6A. Please sign up directly with Sue.

There will be 2 performances in the Ailey Citigroup Theater
on
Sunday, Mar ch 29th at 5pm and 7pm

****Please R.S.V.P.****

SO COME ON IN AND LET'S HAVE SOME DANCE FUN!!!
Love,
Sue

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Dormeshia, the Kennedys’ Role Model by Melba Huber — Jan 12, 2009

http://danceruniverse.com/stories/issues/200901/dormeshia_the_kennedys_role_model-J4/

In 1994, Arlene Kennedy said, “Today’s dancers are skillfully trained as technicians, but as performers, they are not entertaining. They do not have the role models. If we want tap to grow bigger than it is presently, they must entertain everybody, not just tap dancers.” Fourteen years after that interview, the Kennedy family (consisting of Arlene, her brother Paul and their mother Mildred Kennedy Bradic) has heeded those very words and trained role models for this generation’s tap dancers. Though the world knows Paul and Arlene Kennedy primarily for the tap dancers they have taught, they in fact train their students in all forms of dance; many have appeared on Broadway, on television and in movies. “The Wonder Kids,” a new documentary written by Jim Petersen and Pamela J. Richardson, tells the story of the Kennedy’s dance school. Narrated by Dick Van Dyke, it recently premiered in Los Angeles and New York. Special comments in the movie by Savion Glover explain the unique way the Kennedys have retained the hoofer style, while emphasizing an exciting performance presence. The Kennedy siblings founded a dance school, Universal Dance Designs in Los Angeles, and operated it together for more than 20 years. Arlene continues to run the studio after her brother’s death in 2002. They taught the children of Sammy Davis, Jr., Bette Midler, Debbie Allen, the grandson of Al Williams of the Step Brothers and the granddaughters of Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers. One of their former students, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, is considered one of the best tap dancers in the world. “I think that Dormeshia is the most fascinating tap dancer in the world today,” says Robert Reed of St. Louis Tap Festival. “She has it all. She has the looks, knowledge, sensibilities of an artist and is extremely musical with poise, grace and strength. Every female tap dancer in the world should aspire to be Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. I am proud to say that the St. Louis Tap Festival was her first teacher, and I have watched her grow into a master teacher. She is the consummate professional dancer.” Dormeshia began her dance career in the parks of Carson, CA with the Kennedys before they had even opened their school. “I watched her, at the young age of three, duplicate every step my brother taught to the older children,” says Arlene. “I told Paul, ‘take that one and work with her, she is truly gifted.’” Dormeshia performed her first solo when she was five years old, at a large event, with a live band, hosted by Harold Nicholas. Other performers included Leon Collins, Sandman Sims and Dianne Walker. Present in the audience were names such as John Bubbles, Willie Covan, the Four Step Brothers, the Nicholas Brothers and Frances Nealy. “What a reception this talented, but shy, child received,” Arlene recalls. The hoofers who came to Los Angeles were definitely an influence on young Dormeshia. “Arlene was quiet, and Paul had a huge personality,” Dormeshia said. “Paul was about style, presentation and technique, not just upper body, and he made it clear that technique and presentation went together. His choreography was not always complex, only when it needed to be. He made sure that the rhythm was there. He was animated and musically involved.” “Arlene helped teach me ‘cool.’ She would tap you on the shoulder and say something simple. When I was eight years old my parents let me go to Rome with my dance teacher (Arlene) to the Tip Top Tap Festival. It wasn’t overkill; she made sure we knew our dances. At the performance backstage she said to Cyd Glover and me, ‘Kick ‘em out the back door.’ We had a ball. She helped keep me cool.” Starting from when she was 10, Dormeshia attended Gregory Hines’s classes when he would come to Los Angeles to teach, and this added more information to her developing skill set. Later, she had the opportunity to appear in sitcoms, the movie “Tap,” as well as the 1984 Olympics where she performed as one of the Copa Kids on the bill with the Hoofers, Copasetics and Peg Leg Bates. Dormeshia recalls that Dianne Walker told the directors of “Black and Blue” about Cyd Glover and herself. The show was looking for two girls to dance with Savion. They had met Savion in 1984 on their trip to Rome. The producers traveled all over the world seeking two girls and finally came back to Dormeshia and Cyd for Broadway’s “Black and Blue.” Despite her overwhelming dedication to dance and performance, Dormeshia did her homework every day, and school and grades remained important to her. Despite that, Dormeshia’s mother was extremely supportive and felt that if performing was what Dormeshia wanted to do, she should take advantage of being in New York. Soon, Dormeshia began classes at the Alvin Ailey School and Broadway Dance Center in all forms of dance. Dormeshia became the featured dancer in “Wild Women Blues” starring Linda Hopkins. From Hopkins, Dormeshia learned the valuable lesson that mistakes on stage happen, and when they do, to move on. “Having fun on the stage in front of all these people who paid to see you is ok,” said Dormeshia. Hopkins enjoyed the experience too. “It was such fun working with Dormeshia. I am happy to know that I have worked with the world’s best dancer. She is a beautiful person inside and out. She is beautiful to work with and I am very proud of what she has made of herself.” After “Black and Blue,” Dormeshia moved back to Los Angeles to finish high school and perform with Lynn Dally’s Jazz Tap Ensemble. “I learned how to improvise,” Dormeshia says. “I had taught class and done choreography but did not improvise. I would freeze up. I wanted to leave, I was afraid. Now, there was a section where I had to improvise. Derick [Grant, also a Kennedy dancer] was part of the company too and helped break it down for me. This forced me to get over the fear of improvisation. Prior to this I would do anything to avoid jam or improv. I wanted to leave, my heart would jump and I was nervous and freaking out. Look how long it took! I was 17.” One day, Dormeshia’s phone rang. It was Savion, whom she hadn’t spoken to in years. “Savion asked, ‘How do you feel about coming out and being a part of Noise/Funk?’” Dormsehia recalls. “Is he joking?” Dormeshia wondered. She hadn’t seen the show, but she quickly accepted. Coming together for the show was an emotional experience for Dormeshia. Most of the performers were fellow classmates of hers, dancers she had grown up with. As the first female in the show, she danced as a man and wore men’s costumes. She began as a swing, working with Marshal Davis, learning all the group numbers. Later, she was offered the opportunity to join the tour, with two special numbers where she preformed as a woman in heels. She became a principal for eight shows a week. Dormeshia was often asked how she could perform the same routines as the men in heels. She has helped answer some of the questions by teaching two sessions on the topic: “How to Dance More Effectively in Heels” and “Mastering Femininity in Tap Dance” at the Harlem Tap Studio at 401 W. 149 St. (www.harlemtap.com) that she and her husband, fellow tap dancer, Omar Edwards, own. She met her husband, Omar Edwards, during “Black and Blue” when he would visit his cousin, Savion, and stop by to say hello to the other dancers he knew. They now have two children, Jeremiah, age nine, and Eboni, age seven, who is currently on Broadway in “Billy Elliott.” “It is a dream,” Dormeshia exclaimed. “Is this really happening? I am so busy running her back and forth. I am extremely proud — a daughter doing a Broadway show! Eboni is enjoying herself. She is still a sweet little girl and still grounded.” Arlene Kennedy watched and helped Dormeshia grow into the woman she is today. She is “strong, confident, mature, likable, passionate about dance, a studio owner, a mother, a performer and I am more proud than ever to say she is one of my daughters, not just in the dance world, or this community of the Kennedy Tap Family, but of my household with my mother and brother alike,” Kennedy said. Dormeshia’s credits continue. She was nominated for best actress in the award-winning film, “The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang” and was the assistant choreographer for Spike Lee’s movie “Bamboozled.” She was a featured soloist in “Imagine Tap;” “The Rogers and Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty,” and Debbie Allen’s “Sammy.” Her choreography was featured in Michael Jackson’s music video, “Rock Your World,” and she is an official spokesperson for Capezio. “Dormeshia combines the finest tap artistry with great performing ability,” says dance educator Joe Tremaine. “She is the consummate pro and a tap dancer extraordinaire. I watched her grow up with Paul and Arlene Kennedy.” “Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards is the definition of a tap dancer,” says Bril Barrett from Chicago’s M.A.A.D. Rhythms tap company. “She has technical precision, amazing rhythms, fluidity of movement and style and grace. I know she is often called the female Savion or the best female tap dancer, but I think she is one of the best tap dancers in the world. Period.” Dormeshia’s exposure to the tap legends, mixed with training in all the different art forms, plus encouragement from family, teachers and many others, helped her become the world class dancer she is today. Most of all, she will never forget Arlene and Paul Kennedy for their gifts to her and the world of tap.
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Check out the YouTube video featuring Jason Samuels Smith &
Bril Barrett!

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

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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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Save the Date – LA Tap Festival 2009!

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

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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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We're back!
BROADWAY UNDERGROUND
FEBRUARY 16 at BBKINGS
The New York Times calls Broadway Underground.....
"one sweet show: very funny, very happy and underpinned by superb live music."
Jared Grimes taps solo during the open session
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Monday Night
February 16, 2009
8:00pm
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42 Street
(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
Tickets only $12.50 at:
https://www.goldstar.com/join?p=F359798N
Learn more at
www.broadwayunderground.org
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Celebrate Tap Legacy Foundation's 7th anniversary!!
Dear Friends,
I'm writing to let you know of a very important event fast approaching. In 2002 I co-founded the Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc., along with my mentor Gregory Hines, with a charter to build a cultural center in New York City dedicated to tap dance.
On February 14, 2009, the foundation will celebrate its 7th anniversary with a special screening of the movie Tap, the launching of the foundation's capital campaign, and a champagne reception.
Andrew Nemr
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Sound Check, A Tap Dance Concert Series

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, NYC


Thursday, February 12th 8:00 PM

W-L-U-V
Tune in to W-L-U-V and behold three pairs of the hottest young tap talents work out the rhythms of love to the smoothest radio DJ spinning your favorite platters. Director and chorographer Christopher Scott is joined by Kendrick Jones, Michela Marino-Lerman, Baakari Wilder, Carson Murphy, Melinda Sullivan plus Camille Gaston as DJ Max Love.

STOP LOOK LISTEN
Choreography & Music by Katherine Kramer and Lanzallamas
Stop Look Listen fuses tap dance and contemporary dance with an original score performed by "Lanzallamas" moving alongside 4 dancers. The hybrid "afro-brazilian-gypsy" score heartens and propels the performers as they become a contemporary band of "tricksters" on a playful journey in a dangerous world.

general admission: $25
child under 12/students/seniors/groups: $12.50

Purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/10955


Friday, February 13th, 8:00 pm

HEELING POWERS: RHYTHMS OF THE LEFT BRAIN
Tap soloist Joshua Hilberman draws on a restless imagination in his one-man tour de force, a 'greatest hits' extravaganza with 20-year collaborator pianist Paul Arslanian. One-man band, improvisational virtuoso, filmmaker, choreographer, and vaudevillian, Hilberman presents tap dance past, present, and future: tap without borders.

PRIMORDIAL MEMORIES
The wandering tap dance-nature poet Brenda Bufalino's Primordial Memories is a dance of renewal, weaving the sinuous, ecstatic shapes and sounds of nature into organic counter-rhythms. Blackbirds, blue herons and flying turtles evoke the e lemental and evolve into the technological, covering the earth with it's own rhythmic memory. Special guests include the Tap City Youth Ensemble.

general admission: $25
child under 12/students/seniors/groups: $12.50
Purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/10955

Thursday, February 19th, 8:00 pm
STAGES
Under the direction of Barbara Duffy and Tony Stevens.
Barbara Duffy & Company incorporates song, dance, dialogue, choreography and improvisation into an evening of high energy entertainment. Stages touches upon issues to which everyone can relate such as love, friendship, self-doubt and the courage to express one's true identity. It pays tribute to the masters who have shaped the art form and celebrates life through the universal power of rhythm.

TIME STEP
Directed by Mark Lonergan, Choreography by Ryan Kasprzak, Brent McBeth, and Derek Roland. New York's Parallel Exit presents a brand new work blending tap, rhythm, and physical comedy. Fresh, funny, and filled with moments of visual magic, Time Step pushes tap in a new direction by conveying a story of three hoofers entirely through rhythm and choreography.

general admission: $25
child under 12/students/seniors/groups: $12.50

Purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/10955

Friday, February 20th, 8:00 pm


TAPSPLOITATION
Directed/Choreographed by Michela Marino-Lerman. The story of a young woman and man who search for meaning and personal identity in 1970's urban America. Through tap dance and the music of the era, Tapsploitation pulsates with the energy and turmoil of this perilous and exotic time, and follows the characters on their journey through the streets of the American city, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the abyss of drug addiction, and back to a dawning awareness of the path to self-understanding.

RUMBATAP
Artistic Director Max Pollak, named one of "25 to Watch in 2007" by Dance Magazine, was the first person to merge American Rhythm Tap with authentic Afro-Cuban music and dance. Capturing the charged electricity and power of a Latin jazz "Orquesta," RumbaTap features a multi-talented international cast of musicians and dancers.

general admission: $25
child under 12/students/seniors/groups: $12.50
Purchase tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/10955
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Enjoy the rhythmic adventures of Animal Rhythms
You are invited to enjoy the rhythmic adventures of Animal Rhythms: Two African Folktales retold by Mara McEwin and choreographed by Emily Bunning. This dance-play is told through body drumming, modern dance and storytelling, Animal Rhythms follows several animals as they learn about sharing, working and friendship. Bunning's movement beats to live African drumming by Roderick Jackson and an original music score by Mark Sopchak.
We look forward to sharing our most popular dance-play that will keep young and old alike drumming and dancing in their seats!
When: Sunday, February 1, 2009 @ 11am
Where: BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 5th Ave @8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Transportation:
F train to Fourth Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.
Tickets: $15 for general public, contact us for discounted group rates.
Cash or Check Only
Reservation Info: (212) 715-1914/contactus@treehouseshakers.com
Performers: Emily Bunning, Malinda Crump, Larissa Laurel, Mara McEwin, Elise Smith
This production is being presented through BAX's Performance Package Rental Program and is a self-production by Treehouse Shakers. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Treehouse Shakers'
Tee-Shirt Special
Bring in code ARBAXT5 on February 1, 2009 to the Brooklyn performances of Animal Rhythms and receive $5 off any of our beautiful one of a kind t-shirts or African shakers.
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Tribute to Reggae King & Legend Bob Marley
Monday, February 9, 2009
Producer's Club
Royal Theater
NYC
358 44th Street(off the corner of 9th Ave.)
Cover $10 per Show
Seating: First Come-First Served Basis
2 Shows: 7-8:30 & 9-10:30 pm
charlierootsgt@yahoo.com
mannarts@aol.com

About the Producers
Charles Roots Elgin (Roots International Talent Resource) has toured with many great bands including the Commodores. His Mega Sonic Solo Band showcases the music of Bob Marley and continues to captivate audiences all the across the USA.
Over the years Charles has also come into-his- own as a one man band, playing keyboards and vocalizing the popular songs of Bob Marley, creating a rich sound as complete as a full band.
This Caribbean born, NY based multi-talented artist will join creative forces with many international invited guests.
Traci Mann (Mann Arts®) is a veteran of tap dance in NYC. She has co-produced Tap Extravaganza®, Tap –n- Blues®, and the Young Hoofers® for over 19 years. Her credits include Taste of Broadway (Westside Cultural Center), Reel to Real's 'Bojangles Beat', Tribute to Tap Giants, and Tap Legends LIVE!
Ms Mann realizes how important the preservation of tap dancing is. She is always trying to promote the art form, and better yet, the younger generation of hoofers who have achieved a level of excellence.
Ms Mann is proud to join together with Charlie Roots of Roots International Talent Resource in a Tribute to Bob Marley. Let the positive vibrations prevail!

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Tony Mayes Tap Classes Resume!
Class: Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Where: Bridge for Dance: 2726 Broadway - 3rd Floor, NY
(between 104th & 105th Streets), Tel: 212-749-1165
When: Wednesday's, 8-9pm
Cost: $15

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Class: Beginning (1C)
Ages: 8+
Where: Chelsea Studios: 151 West 26th Street, 5th or 6th Floor
(between 6th & 7th Avenues)
(check lobby, or room assignment boards at studio desks)
Teaching For: The American Tap Dance Foundation
When: Thursday's, 4-5:00pm
Enrollment/ Registration: Please see the ATDF website for pricing, register online or
Contact: Susan Hebach: shebach@atdf.org, or ATDF office: 646-230-9564
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S.O.B. Presents….
SATURDAY JANUARY 31
S.O.B.'s Brazilian Saturdays Presents:
SAMBA SOUL
Featuring:KAZUA
(8:30 & 10:30)
Late:
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

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 01
ESCAPE TO BRAZIL
Bossa Nova Brunch
Performed by:NANNY ASSIS & ADRIANA KUADROS
Music by:Bossa Nova Trio
Doors: Noon
Admission:Reservation Seatings @12 & 12:30 and 2PM & 2:30PM

MONDAY FEBRUARY 02
JAMROCK Presents:
JAM ROCK WITH SQUEEZE
EVERY MONDAY
music by:DJ GRAVY
STEELIE BASHMENT I KEVING CROWN
NEW KINGSTON GROUP
Doors: 6PM
Show: 730PM
Admission: Free on guestlist before 7:30pm RSVP to rsvp@jamrockmagazine.com
Must be 21+
Dress code: Trendy/Business Casual The only place to be this and every

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3
S.O.B.'s & FADE2BLAC MEDIA Present:
ORGANIC Acoustic Diaries W/ BLACK ICE
Feat.
Talib Kweli & Idle Warship
Special Guest: Bazaar Royale
Doors: 7PM
Show: 9PM
Admission: $20 in ADV / $22 DAY OF SHOW

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5
S.O.B.'s South Asian Concerts & Sangament Presents:
Basement Bhangra
Featuring:
DJ REKHA
DJ EDDIE STATS
Visuals By
FICTIVE
Doors: 9 PM

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6
S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:
CHICO ALVAREZ Y MAFIMBA
Doors: 5:00 pm
Show: 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm
Admission: $15
Ladies Free/Men $10 Before 7pm

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6
S.O.B.'s French Caribbean Concerts
Presents:CARIMI
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

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6
S.O.B.'s Presents:BOB MARLEY DAY AT BLENDER
featuring:MAD PROFESSOR
special guest: Macka b & 77 klash
Doors: 9PM
Show: 10PM
Admission:$18 in adv / $25 day of show

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

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8
ESCAPE TO BRAZIL w/ Bossa Nova Brunch
Performances by: NANNY ASSIS & ADRIANA KUADROS
Music by: Bossa Nova Trio
Doors: Noon
Reservation Seatings
12 & 12:30 and 2PM & 2:30PM
Price Fix Three Course Menu
$24.99 p/p
(tax and gratuity not included)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 9
JAMROCK Presents: JAM ROCK WITH SQUEEZE
EVERY MONDAY
music by:DJ GRAVY
STEELIE BASHMENT I KEVING CROWN
NEW KINGSTON GROUP
Doors: 6PM
Show: 730PM
Admission: Free on guestlist before 7:30pm RSVP to rsvp@jamrockmagazine.com
Must be 21+
Dress code: Trendy/Business Casual The only place to be this and every MONDAY

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10
S.O.B.'s & FADE2BLAC MEDIA Present:
"THE LOVE TOUR"
Feat.LIL LOUIS (The Founder of House Music)
Special Guest:
DAWN TILLMAN
YAZARAH &
CHINABLAC
HOSTED BY: MANCHILD BLACK
Doors: 7PM
Show: 8PM
Admission: $25/BOOK INCLUDED

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11
Gil Scott-Heron & Friends
Doors:6:30
Show 8:00
Admission: $25 in advance & $27 Day Of

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12
Gil Scott-Heron & Friends
Doors:6:30
Show 8:00
Admission: $25 in advance & $27 Day Of

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13
S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:
WILLIE VILLEGAS Y ENTRE AMIGOS
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 sangria & Free Tostones
Free Dance Lesson at 7pm
Free admission w/ dinner reservation before 7pm

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13
S.O.B.'s French Caribbean Concerts
Presents: T-VICE
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 FEBRUARY 14
S.O.B.'s Brazilian Saturdays Presents:
BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL - PT. 1

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15
S.O.B.'s Brazilian Saturdays Presents:
BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL - PT. 2

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18
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:
WAYNA (GRAMMY NOMINATION)
BRANDON HINES
U.CITY
MIZ METRO
ERIN BARRA

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19
SOB's Concerts Presents:
AFRO DISCO
A New Journey into the Afro Soul Sound
Featuring:RICH MEDINA
Doors: 9pm
Show: 10pm - 4am
Admission: Ladies Free before 11pm, $10 in ADV / $12 day of SHOW

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20
S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:
DANNY MENDEZ & THE LATIN PROJECT
music by: Dj Edgar
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 sangria & Free Tostones
Free Dance Lesson at 7pm
Free admission w/ dinner reservation before 7pm

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20
S.O.B.'s French Caribbean Concerts
Presents:
RAM
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 FEBRUARY 21
S.O.B.'s Brazilian Saturdays Presents:
SAMBA SOUL
LATE NITE: SOL ASCENSION
AFTER MIDNIGHT: (12:00AM - 4AM)
Featuring: MARK DE CLIVE
Hosted by: MANCHILDBLACK
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 8:30PM, 10:30PM and 12:30AM
Admission: $20.00
FREE ADMISSION W/7PM DINNER RESERVATION
$10 on reduced guest list RSVP to
reception@sobs.com

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22
ESCAPE TO BRAZIL
Bossa Nova Brunch
Performed by:NANNY ASSIS & ADRIANA KUADROS
Music by:Bossa Nova Trio
Doors: Noon
Admission: Reservation Seatings @12 & 12:30 and 2PM & 2:30PM,Price Fix Three Course Menu
$24.99 p/p(tax and gratuity not included)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 23
JAMROCK Presents: JAM ROCK WITH SQUEEZE
EVERY MONDAY
music by:DJ GRAVY
STEELIE BASHMENT I KEVING CROWN
NEW KINGSTON GROUP
Doors: 6PM
Show: 730PM
Admission:
Free on guestlist before 7:30pm RSVP to rsvp@jamrockmagazine.com
Must be 21+
Dress code: Trendy/Business Casual The only place to be this and every MONDAY

Wednesday DAY FEBRUARY 25
SOBS Concerts & Hot 97 Present: Who's Next
featuring:
K'Naan
KeysNKrates

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27
S.O.B.'s Latin Concerts Presents:
DOMINICAN INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION!
Feat. CUCO VALOY
special guest: RUINA NUEVA
music by: DJ CHULO JAY
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 sangria & Free Tostones
Free Dance Lesson at 7pm
Free admission w/ dinner reservation before 7pm

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27
S.O.B.'s French Caribbean Concerts
Presents:HARMONIK
HOSTED BY:PAPA JUBE
Doors:11 PM
Show: 12 AM & 2 AM
Admission: $20 IN ADV $22 DAY OF SHOW
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Get your tickets now for The American Plan!!

GET TICKETS FOR ONLY:
$37.50*
(Rear Mezz)   $50.00*
(Wed Matinees)   $59.50*
(Orch/Front Mezz)

THAT'S A SAVINGS OF 45%!

"THIS EXQUISITELY WRITTEN PLAY CRACKLES WITH FRICTION AND SUSPENSE, STOKED BY THE THROB OF STIFLED DESIRES. I can't imagine a production being more artful. Mercedes Ruehl gives a masterly performance."
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Tony Award and Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl has returned to Broadway alongside Lily Rabe in The American Plan, an exciting new look at an acclaimed play. In this Broadway premiere from the Tony Award-winning author of Take Me Out, a tentative courtship unfolds at a Catskills summer resort in the 1960s. What results is a surprising saga of lies, secrets and control that has critics and audiences enthralled.

". BRILLIANT & BEAUTIFULLY PLAYED. LILY RABE continues to blossom into one of the most beguiling stage actresses of her generation."
-Elysa Gardner, USA Today

"Think 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'The Light in the Piazza,' in the looming shadow of 'Brokeback Mountain.'"
-Barbara Hoffman, New York Post

"You've gotta go see it. You'll really enjoy it."
-Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

Performance Schedule:
Tues & Sun at 7, Wed-Sat at 8; Mats Wed, Sat & Sun at 2
For more information, visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com
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Volunteers needed for Paul Taylor Dance Company 2009
Dear Friends:
As many of you know, one of my current projects is organizing special events for the Paul Taylor Dance Company. I can not tell you how much I enjoy being a part of the company and I am thrilled about their upcoming New York City Center Season February 25th through March 15th. I would like to offer you the opportunity to see the company perform in exchange for volunteering for a performan ce or special event.
Volunteers assist with the gift shop, patrons lounge and premium ticket holders seating. If you are interested, please see the schedule below to select the performances for which you would like to volunteer. As usual, volunteers are invited to enjoy the Company's performance each time they volunteer.
We are also looking for volunteers for some of our pre-performance and post-performance receptions. Volunteers for the events will help with set-up and break down as well as assist during the events and greet the guests and patrons. See below for dates and times. However, volunteers for the receptions may not be able to see the performance, so we are offering two tickets to a weeknight or Saturday matinee performance of your choice in exchange for volunteering.
Volunteers are asked to arrive at New York City Center one hour before the performance. Volunteers for the events will have separate call times specific to the event. We ask that volunteers wear a white shirt and black pants or black skirt. Please remember to use City Center's back entrance (130 West 56th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues) to enter the building.
There is a brief volunteer meeting at City Center on Saturday, February 21st at 11am. This meeting is intended for both new and seasoned volunteers to ensure that everyone is familiar with the theater, this year's merchandise, and volunteer responsibilities. Again, please use the West 56th Street entrance; a staff member will direct you to the meeting.
Please complete the form below indicating your availability, and return to me at md@ptdc.org. 20You will receive a confirmation email as well as a reminder a few days before the performance and/or event you have signed up for. Please feel free to call our office to sign up as well, or if you have any questions. You are welcome to pass this email onto friends and family who would be interested in joining us as a Paul Taylor Dance Company Volunteer.
Please indicate if you would like to be added to the Paul Taylor Dance Company Volunteer database.
I look forward to seeing you at the volunteer meeting on February 21st and joining me at one of the Paul Taylor Dance Company performances.

Sincerely,
Michael Di Fonzo
Special Events Coordinator
Paul Taylor Dance Foundation
md@ptdc.org
www.ptdc.org

NEW DIRECT PHONE # 646-214-5815
General Office Phone 212-431-5562
Fax 212-966-5673

NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
551 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

NEW OFFICE ADDRESS FOR DELIVERIES, FED-EX, PERSONAL VISITS:
457 FDR Drive, Suite A
(entrance on Grand Street at the FDR Drive)
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FILM, STAGE & SHOWBIZ EXPO
on Sunday March 29, 2009 at the New York City Hilton Hotel
WHY???
NETWORK w/ 10,000+ Entertainment Industry Professionals like yourself
BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME
A SHOW FLOOR FILLED WITH ELITE EXHIBITORS IN THE INDUSTRY
SHOWBIZ FILM FESTIVAL
DESIGNER'S SHOWCASE
FOCUS GROUPS
ROUND TABLE MEETINGS / NETWORKING WITHIN YOUR FIELD
MOVIE REEL SHOWCASE
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS
ORIGINAL MUSIC SHOWCASE (Bands, Composers, Musicians)
HEADSHOT LANE
VIP CYBER LOUNGE
LIVE AUDITION RECORDING
BROADWAY/FILM/TV/MODEL AUDITIONS

-----> And, if you have not already done so during our Registra tion, make sure that you take a moment to register yourself in the official directory for the Entertainment Industry at TheShowBizFinder.com. This is the Official Entertainment Industry Directory published exclusively by Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo. <----
EVENT DESCRIPTIONS TAKING PLACE AT SHOWBIZ EXPO:

FILM FESTIVAL:
Films submitted will be screened by our Film Festival Committee. The Top 30 films that are selected will be screened in the Screening Room at ShowBiz Expo. All attendees may attend the Film Screening Room throughout the day (based on seating availability). Selected films are screened once during the day.

DESIGNER'S SHOWCASE:
Designer's such as Costume, Make-Up, Lighting, Scenic,Illustators, Web Designers, etc may showcase their portfolios, sketches, models, etc for attendees to review.

FOCUS20GROUPS:
Focus Groups bring together particular professions and give you the opportunity to talk and discuss the industry as a whole and the best ways to interact with one another. These focus groups are open forum discussions led by a moderator to help build synergies between various professions in the Entertainment Industry.

The Focus Group Schedule is as follows:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Directors, Choreographers, Producers
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Producers, Writers, Composers & Lyricists
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Self-Producing Performers
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Performers, Casting Agents & Casting Directors
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Production Companies, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

ROUND TABLE MEETINGS / NETWORKING
Round Table Meetings bring together individuals who work in the same field as20you. Only members within these specific professions will be able to sit at the round tables. This is an excellent opportunity to network and have open discussions with other professionals who work in the same field as you.

Round Table Meetings/Networking Schedule is as follows:

(each time slot has three round tables)

10:30 - 11:00
Musical Theatre Performers
Musical Theatre Performers
Musical Theatre Performers

11:10 - 11:40
Costume Designers
Lighting Designers
Sound Designers

11:50 - 12:20
Screenwriters
Screenwriters
Playwrights

12:30 - 1:00
Directors
Directors
Cinematographers

1:10 - 1:40
Actors
Actors
Actors

1:50 - 2:20
Bands & Musicians
Lyricists/Composers
Event Planners

2:30 - 3:00
Casting Agents & Casting Directors
Choreographers
Film Editors/Post Production

3:10 - 3:40
Graphic Designers
Producers
Musical Theatre Performers

3:50 - 4:20
Stage Managers
Company Managers/General Managers
Entertainment Lawyers

4:30 - 5:00
Marketing Professionals
Actors
Interns

5:10 - 5:40
Producers
Producers
Directors
MOVIE REEL SHOWCASE:
A Movie Reel Showcase is a place for filmmakers, cinematographers, editors, directors, etc to showcase their film and/or film reel. When you select Movie Reel Showcase you are provided with a dedicated Screening Area all day with your DVD on loop (10AM - 6PM). You may also leave promotional materials and business cards that compliment your reel. This screening station includes a DVD Player, Monitor (you may select the size of your screen), and speakers.
WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS:
A complete list of the Workshops/Seminars may be foun.
ORIGINAL MUSIC SHOWCASE (for Bands, Composers, Musicians):
This opportunity allows Bands, Composers and Musicians to showcase original music. When you select this option, you are provided with a Dedicated ShowCase Station the entire day that includes a CD player and headphones. You may provide business cards and promotional materials to compliment your music reel. Your music is played on a continuous loop the entire day.
HEADSHOT LANE:
Headshot Lane is an excellent place for performers to display their headshot and resume for prospective agents, casting directors and other casting officials. Your headshot and resume is prominently displayed the entire day on a personal mailbox for people to drop business cards and other notes. At the end of the day, you collect all of the business cards and notes for you to contact.
VIP CYBER LOUNGE:
The VIP Cyber Lounge has accessible computers, printers, internet access, and private seating areas. Need to print important documents? Need to check your business or personal email? This is the place for you. This is also a great place to conduct production meetings, network with other industry professionals and get away from the busy Expo.
LIVE BROADWAY/FILM/TV AUDITION RECORDING:
This is an opportunity for you to get recorded while you audition so you can see how you perform under pressure. The recording is sent to you after the expo to your email.
BROADWAY/FILM/TV/MODEL AUDITIONS:
A complete list of auditions and audition requirements may be found.
WANT MORE INFO? Visit www.TheShowBizExpo.com
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OPPORTUNITY:
AUDITIONS for Mikel Knights 2009 National Urban Cowboy Tour
Choreographer: Jamie Parrish
-Females only. Over 18 only.
-Bring current headshots and resume
-Looking for girls who can move in heels
-THIS IS AN OPEN CALL

February 2, 2009
Time: 8PM?Dance 411 Studios
749 Moreland Avenue | Bldg C-201?
Atlanta, GA 30316?
(located in the Little Azio Plaza)
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*MIDWEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Nico& Kaliq: TV Segment on Chicago Works show "Chicago Reveal”
HERE IS THE INFORMATION FROM YOUTUBE IF YOUR NOT IN CHICAGO. JUST COPY & PASTE TO YOUR BROWSER.
5.32 IN TIME

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

HERE IS THE INFORMATION IF YOUR IN CHICAGO.
Nico& Kaliq: TV Segment on Chicago Works show "Chicago Reveal”
What Up Yall,

Me & Kaliq (Clarinet/Drums) are going to be featured on Chicago Works show "Chicago Revealed" every day now till March. It will air at 9am on cable channel 23 and 10pm on cable channel 49, the only problem is you have to have Chicago Cable to be able to check it within city limits, sorry suburbaners.

It's a 5:30 segment on us street performing around Chicago.It's already up on youtube and I know some of you have seen us doing our t hing on Michigan Ave or the Subway buuuut, now you can check us on television! Enjoy!

Love Peace & Increase,
Nico
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CHECK OUT M.A.D.D Rhythms in THE ONE
M.A.D.D. Rhythms' is proud to, once again, be a part of "The ONE"
If you love Hip Hop and you love any dance form with an Urban flair then get your tickets now............
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Check out Star Dixon's Tap Summit '08 Performance on YouTube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSJ7LLOs3P4&feature=email
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OPPORTUNITY:
Immediate Openings for M.A.D.D. Rhythms' After School Matters TAP program at The Better Boys Foundation
We have immediate employment opportunities available
for the M.A.D.D. Rhythms TAP Program.
Please have teens ages 14 and up who are enrolled in school apply at
www.afterschoolmatters.org
Once participants enter the website
click the following link ,apply to program in your community,
then go to option 2 and key in Better Boys Foundation,
select Madd Rhythms and complete application.
Participants need to have their social security numbers and student I.D.
numbers to complete the application. Once they complete the application
they must print the confirmation page. Their names will appear on the
roster and I can schedule them to come in on Tuesday, 1/27/09 at 5:00 P.M.
for the audition.
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*WEST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Class with Sarah REICH
NEW TAP CLASS!!!
For Advanced Teens At the Colburn School
200 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

With SARAH REICH
Fridays 5:00-6:00 pm
Classes start January 30!
Call 213-621-2200 to Register
http://www.colburnschool.edu/
Performance Opportunity in May!
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Maui TAP with Lynn Schwab
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.
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*WORLD-WIDE *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Monsters of HipHop announce MC Hammer competition
Do You Best Hammer Dance, Submit Your Video To Win A Personal Dance Lesson From MC Hammer – check it out at monstersofhiphop.com
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Visit us in Italy for the dance experience of a lifetime!!!
Make 2009 a Year of Change! Join us for the Dance Experience of a Lifetime
Visit Italy and experience Dance Master Class 2009 with us!
Dance Master Class offers a comprehensive dance curriculum which is uniquely coupled with an Italian or English language course. There are various course options to suit each applicant and provide a choice of program that they would most enjoy.
Due to the success of our 2008 Class, the program in Italy this year will run for 4 weeks.This is a wonderful chance for dancers to enjoy working with an international array of dance professionals, make major improvements to their dance technique and perform at the beautiful Teatro Bramante.
To receive a free info-pack and to apply on line visit our website at www.dancemasterclass.com
Currency fluctuations make this year the best value ever for our US visitors
Register before 24th April 2009 and benefit from 10% off dance tuition fees
Please enquire about our Group Incentive Rates PLUS
Register before 31st March 2009 and benefit from the following:
1. FREE single room for an accompanying adult with 6 students attending 'three disciplines DANCE and LANGUAGE' for 3 or 4 weeks.
2. FREE shared room accommodation for an accompanying adult with 3 students attending 'three disciplines DANCE and LANGUAGE' for 3 or 4 weeks.
Applications are coming in and the available places are filling up!
Please share this information with your students and fellow faculty members:
Please download our poster and pin it up for your students to see.
We will be awarding scholarships in Urbania to deserving, motivated and hard working dancers.
Dance takes energy, discipline, focus and bravery but it's not all hard work!
Take courage and join us on this exceptional program which promises to expand your horizons and enhance your artistic, cultural, scholastic and pleasurable endeavors.
Thank you for showing an interest in our program.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact:
Angela DeMello
Phone +44 (0)795 0266523 or +39 333 2059563
Please text/SMS your number and we will call you back!
E-mail: ademello@dancemasterclass.com
www.dancemasterclass.com
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