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Feb 19, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz presents MR. WIGGLES WRECK SESSION March 8th!
- The India Jazz Suites Tour in Hawaii - Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith
-India Jazz Suites featuring Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith in Seattle, WA
-Maud Arnold Guest Teaching at Broadway Dance Center THIS Saturday!!
-DORMESHIA SUMBRY EDWARDS HOSTS Shim Sham @ The Kitchen!
- WINTER TAP JAMBOREE
- CAMARADAS OPEN FLOOR OPEN MIC NIGHT HOSTED BY DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS
-Ailey Extension & E.D. Entertainment Present, Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. Workshop
-2009 DC Tap Festival
-TAP RELOADED APRIL 2009
-Save the Date – LA Tap Festival 2009!


*EAST COAST*
- American Tap Dance Foundation presents "Sound Check: A Tap Dance Concert Series"
-A Message from Brian Green: NY! MARCH 5 & 6! HAPPY BDAY BASH for BRIAN GREEN!! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE!! HOUSE DANCE CONTEST!!
- MYELPRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: Salsa the Celebration!
- Arias Dance NYC: An Expanding Dance Program
-REMINDER! Don't miss out on Capezio's SUPER SALE! 20% off the entire store!
- Make ShowBiz Industry Connections - REGISTER FOR SHOWBIZ EXPO
-OPPORTUTNITY: Apply Now to Audition for NJPAC's Young Artist Talent Search!

*MIDWEST*
-February News from CHRP
-North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie

*WEST COAST*
-See "WORLD-WIDE NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS"

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Ciné Claquettes Show
-Arts Action Alert - Arts funding in Economic Recovery Package

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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz presents

Mr. Wiggles

WRECK SESSION

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


WHEN: Sunday, March 8th 12-6 PM

Where: Chelsea Studios
151 W. 26th Street, 6th Floor
NYC


ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE DEALS:

$65 with pre-paid registration by March 6th

$75 at the door

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

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!!!

*Class Schedule & Special Guests TBA soon!

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


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The India Jazz Suites Tour in Hawaii

Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith

Saturday, March 14 Leeward Comm unity College, O'ahu

Thursday, March 19 Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural

Center, Maui

Saturday, March 21 Kahilu Theatre, Hawai'i Island

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Jason Samuels Smith Classes on Maui

Sunday, March 15 at the MACC

Omori Studio A

BEG/INT 3:00 P.M. INT+ 4:30 P.M.

$20 per class

Reservations & Information: 878-1482

Presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center

www.MauiTapExperience.org

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India Jazz Suites featuring Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith

Kirkland Performance Center Presents…

India Jazz Suites featuring Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith

April 3, 8:00 PM

Adults $18.00 • Sr $16.00 • Youth $10.00

Kirkland Performance Center

350 Kirkland Ave.

Kirkland, WA 98033

INDIA JAZZ SUITES is an explosive collaboration between one of India's foremost Kathak masters and one of the world's fastest, Emmy-award winning tap dancers. The result is high entertainment which crosses all boundaries of age, race and culture — a blast of incredible speed and power, grace and beauty, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance. The first event in our Namaste Kirkland Series brings two different cultures together for an explosive show.

For more information: http://www.kpcenter.org/box_office.htm

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Maud Arnold Guest Teaching at Broadway Dance Center THIS Saturday!!

When: Saturday February 21st, 2009

Time: 2:30-4pm

Where: Broadway Dance Center -322 West 45th Street 3rd Floor. between 8th and 9th avenues NY, NY.

Class Description-

"Maud Arnold's Advanced Beginning Tap Class"

In this exhilarating hour and a half class, dynamic rhythms will be used to work on the fundamentals of tap. This exciting class is appropriate for anyone who loves to tap dance and for dancers who have had some beginning experience in the art form and are looking to expand. The class consists of a warm-up, across the floor exercises, combinations and improvisation influenced by jazz, hip hop and world music. Maud's teaching style creates a comfortable and positive atmosphere for learning and creating!

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DORMESHIA SUMBRY EDWARDS HOSTS Shim Sham @ The Kitchen!

March 30th, 2009



Shim Sham (formerly known as Hoofer's House)

Hosted by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

featuring the Theo Hill Trio



Join tap dance innovator Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards for a

free open jam session in which some of the finest of New

York City's rhythm tap community come together to share and



showcase their moves. The evening features live musical

accompaniment by pianist Theo Hill's trio and promises to

make for a unique and exciting gathering of rhythmic

exchange. The jam is open to tap dancers of all levels and

concludes with Leonard Reed's famous Shim Sham Shimmy, the

hoofers' international anthem. So c ome enjoy the show or

bring your shoes and join the jam!



To purchase tickets please click here or call the Box

Office: 212-255-5793 ext. 11. Box Office Hours: Tue-Sat,

2-6pm

VISA, American Express, and MasterCard accepted. Paid

reservations only. A $1 per ticket handling fee applies to

all phone orders.



This program is made possible by a generous donation of tap



floor instruments from The American Tap Dance Foundation,

and with generous support from Altria Group, Inc., The Bay

and Paul Foundations, The Harkness Foundation for Dance,

IAC/InterActiveCorp, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the

Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and with public funds from the

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New

York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.



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WINTER TAP JAMBOREE



Feb. 28–March 1 Season Opener Features Chicago Premiere of

Award-

Winning Tap Documentary



CHICAGO—The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP ), the

world's only

year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary

percussive arts, opens its 19th season with its annual

Winter Tap JAMboree February 28–March 1, 2009 at the Beverly Arts

Center, 2407 W. 111th St. in Chicago. Directed by CHRP Associate

Director Martin "Tre" Dumas, the weekend features a Winter Workshop of

master classes, Leo Harris Tap Scholarship audition and the

Chicago premiere of the award-winning documentary The Wonder Kids.



Written, produced and directed by Jim Petersen and

Pamela J. Richardson, The Wonder Kids is the inspiring

story of a tiny dance studio that set out to save the art form of tap

dancing, which not only produced many of the world's greatest

dancers, but transformed the lives of thousands of inner-city kids in

the process. Narrated by legendary hoofer Dick Van Dyke and featuring

Savion Glover, Debbie Allen, Jason Samuels Smith and other tap

greats, the film earned the prestigious Grand Jury Pr

ize for Best Documentary at the New York International Film and Video Festival in 2008.



The Chicago premiere of this inspiring film takes place

Saturday, February 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12; proceeds benefit

CHRP's Leo Harris Tap Scholarship program.



On both Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1,

CHRP will host its Winter Workshop, a series of 21 classes

at the intermediate, advanced and professional levels. Instructors

include Tony nominee and Chicago native Ted Levy, who is CHRP's

2009 Artist in Residence; CHRP Associate Director, Mayfair Academy

alumnus and Jus'LisTeN Director Martin "Tre" Dumas; Dianne "Lady Di"

Walker, who was recently named a U.S. Artists Fellow;

Idella Reed of the Sammy Dyer School of Theater and Dance; independent New

York City artist Lisa La Touche; and Ashley DeForest, formerly of

Savion Glover's company and director of DeForest Dance Academy. In

honor of African-American History Month, the instructors will focus

on the music of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Oscar

Peterson and Miles Davis. Classes are $25 each plus a $15

registration fee. A detailed schedule and registration form are available at

chicagotap.org.



The 14th annual Leo Harris Rhythm World Scholarship

audition, which recognizes Leo's Dancewear founder Leo

Harris's contribution to the dance community and Leo's Dancewear's

generous support of tap and all forms of dance, tak es place Sunday,

March 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. JAMboree faculty will serve as judges,

awarding $15,000 in scholarships to aspiring, amateur tap artists

between the ages of 12 and 18, which they will use for classes during

CHRP's Rhythm World festival in July-August 2009. CHRP invites

members of the public to participate in a free "You Be the Judge"

event during the auditions, choosing their favorite of the

competitors. The winner will receive a $1,000 Rhythm World scholarship and a

free pair of Leo's Crescendo Pro tap shoes. The audition entry fee is



$10.

Complete rules and an entry form are available at

chicagotap.org.



CHRP's 2009 season also will include its three annual

programs: Windy City Rhythms, performances celebrating

National Tap

Dance Day featuring the postponed Chicago debut of the

Brazilian body band Barbatuques, May 29–31 at the Museum of Contemporary

Art; Rhythm World, the 19th summer festival of classes, master

classes, workshops and performances, July 27–August 9 at various

downtown Chicago venues; and Global Rhythms, contemporary percussive

arts performances featuring the Chicago debut of Washington

D.C.'s Step Afrika!, November 27329 at the Harris Theater for Music and



Dance in

Millennium Park.



CHRP's 2009 season is supported by The MacArthur Fund for

the Arts and Culture at the Prince, The Chicago Community Trust,

Prince Charitable Trusts, the National Endowment for the Arts,

Target, American Airlines, Leo's Dancewear, The Illinois Arts

Council, The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg Family Foundation, The

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Jerome and Jeanette Cohen

Family Foundation, The Oppenheimer Family Foundation, L!VE

Marketing (sic), Charter One Bank, the Illinois Arts Council, the City of

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Farny R. Wurlitzer

Foundation, Arts Midwest, The The Dr. Scholl Foundation, American

Overseas Transport, L and L Hardwood Flooring and generous

individual donors.

All programming is subject to change. For information,

visit

chicagotap.org.

Founded in 1990, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project is

America's oldest institution dedicated to preserving, presenting and

teaching tap and percussive dance by bringing together generations

of tap dance legends, professionals, students and enthusiasts for

classes, performances and workshops. CHRP has four artistic focuses:


presenting world-class dance concerts, building a permanent



educational forum for tap and percussive dance, sustaining the art

form through preservation and documentation and promoting

respect


appreciation between various communities by presenting

ethnically and aesthetically diverse artists.



For information about Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Winter

Tap JAMboree or tickets to the Chicago premiere of The Wonder

Kids, call 773-281-1825. All programming is subject to change. For

information

visit chicagotap.org.





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CAMARADAS OPEN FLOOR OPEN MIC NIGHT



HOSTED BY DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS



World-renowned Tap Dancer & Actress



LIVE BAND, DRINKS & FOOD for purchase



Monday, February 23rd



Doors open at 8pm



Cover $7



Kitchen open late!



CAMARADAS el barrio

2241 First Avenue (115th st)

El Barrio, New York City 10029

http://www.camaradaselbarrio.com



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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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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=2 0star 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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Don't miss Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, & Christiane

Matallo at TAP RELOADED 2009!

When: April 24, 2009 @ 8 PM

Where: Liederhalle Stuggart - Germany

Featuring:

Jason Samuel Smith, Chloe Arnold (USA)

Dorel & Costel Surbeck

Fabrice Martin , Lukas Weiss (Switzerland)

Noelia Vincente, Carlos Ramos (Spain)

Christiane Matallo & Gilberto de Syllos (Brazil)

Konstantin Nevretdinov (Russia)

Fredy Corado (Costa Rica)

The Penguin Tappers (Germany)

Tickets

www.easyticket.de

Phone +49-(0)711 / 25 55 555

For more information: www.myspace.com/tapreloaded2009



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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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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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American Tap Dance Foundation presents "Sound Check: A Tap
Dance Concert Series"

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Thursday Feb. 19: "Stages" and "Time Step"

Friday, Feb. 20: "Tapsploitation" and "Rumba Tap"

Full descriptions of each "one night only" performance are
avail able on our website, including video clips. Prices
are $25.00 for general admission, and $12.50 for children,
students and seniors. Please visit
http://www.atdf.org/news.html for more detailed
information.
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A Message from Brian Green:

NY! MARCH 5 & 6! HAPPY BDAY BASH for BRIAN GREEN!! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE!! HOUSE DANCE CONTEST!!

PARTY and PRAYING PEOPLE,
In thought of so many OGs getting up in age and physically not doing well. We have a great LEGENDARY HOUSE DJ CAMACHO, who has been dealing with diabetes for many years. He has now suffered a 3rd stroke, and needs help. We are taking donations at the door of the HDC for the next three months to help him and his family in this trying time. HAVE NOT SEEN DONATIONS AT THE DOOR!! SUPPORT YOUR OWN AS THIS MAN HAS GIVEN SO MUCH TO DJing and HOUSE MUSIC!!



Info below:

EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( conference)

WEBSITES: www.myspace.com/housedanceconference

www.housedanceconference.com


DATE: MARCH 5, 2009 ( HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN GREEN)

DJs: MANSKI and TYRONE FRANCIS ( House Djs from back n days)

DP-ONE on the Hip-hop, breaks, and Funk.

CONTEST: HOUSE

JUDGES: STRINGZ, MIKE MANSON, SHAN S, SEKOU, and WILLY PINEDO

JUDGE DEMO: Before Contest!!

CONTEST TIME: 12:30am SHARP

PRIZE: 1st. $500 other prizes TBA

SHOW: DETROIT JITTERS: STRINGZ and MIKE MANSON

SHOW TIME: before finals

ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Chambers
DOOR: 10pm-4am
INVESTMENT: $40 workshop/event, $25 JIT workshop, $20 w/o flyer, $15 with flyer.



WORKSHOP INFO:

PLACE: CHAMPION STUDIOS

ADDRESS: 257 W. 39th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. 14th Floor

STYLE: DETROIT JIT

TEACHERS: STRINGZ and MIKE MANSON

TIME: 6pm-8pm

DATE: March 6, 2009; FRIDAY

PRICE: $25



GOD BLESS US ALL and KEEP OUR EYES ON JESUS DAY and NIGHT,


Brian
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MYELPRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: Salsa the Celebration!



A night for you!



March 7th 2009

SALSA THE CELEBRATION



Be there.



www.tropicfuzion.com



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Arias Dance NYC: An Expanding Dance Program



Arias Dance NYC



Expanding Our Dance Program



Arias Dance NYC, a new dance program directed by Geoffrey Doig-Marx, is here to provide you with an amazing dance experience at the unbelievable price of $10 per class. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity and limited offer. Our studios are conveniently located in Times Square.



Please take a look at our schedule listed below. Remember that we are constantly expanding our schedule, hiring new teachers, creating new programs and growing!



Special Announcement



Arias Dance NYC welcomes renowned dancer and choreography, Robert La Fosse, as he joins our talented staff. Starting March 30, 2009, Robert La Fosse will be instruction ballet. Please see the schedule below.



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Dance Class Schedule



Mondays

10:00 AM-11:30 AM · Ballet · Intermediate/Adv Level · Robert La Fosse

*(Starts Mar. 30)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM · Pilates · Open · Gisele Assi

2:30 PM-4:00 PM · Modern · Beginner Level · Jane Wong

3:00 PM-4:30 PM · Theatre Dance · Beg/Int · Diego Funes

*(Starts Feb. 16)

4:00 PM-5:00 PM · Yoga/Fitness · Open · Jane Wong

5:30 PM-7:00 PM · Ballet · Intermediate/Advance Level · Matthew Powell

6:00 PM-7:00 PM · Tap · Beginner Level · Melissa Frakman

*(Starts Feb. 2)



Tuesdays

11:00 AM-12:30 PM · Ballet · Beginner Level · Rachel Hamrick

12:30 PM-1:30 PM · Ballet · Pointe · Yuka Kawazu

*(Starts Feb. 17)



11:00 AM-12:30 PM · Ballet · Beginner Level · Yuka Kawazu

*(Starts Feb. 17)

4:30 PM-6:00 PM · Ballet · Beginner Level · Yuka Kawazu

*(Starts Feb. 17)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM · Jazz · Beginner/Inter Level · Debra Zalkind

*(Starts Feb. 24)

5:30 PM-7:00 PM · Jazz · Beginner Level · John Bronston

7:00 PM-8:30 PM · Hip-Hop · Open · Excel

*(Starts Feb 17)



Wednesdays

12:00 PM-1:00 PM · Pilates · Open · Gisele Assi

1:30 PM-3:00 PM · Theatre Dance · Beg/Int · Diego Funes

*(Starts Feb. 16)

3:00 PM-4:30 PM · Theatre Dance · Beginner Level · Jill Gorrie

3:00 PM-4:30 PM · Lyrical · Beg/Int · Diego Funes

*(Starts Feb. 16th)

5:00 PM-6:30 PM · Yoga · Open · Jael

5:30 PM-7:00 PM · Ballet · Beginner/Intermediate Level ·Teresa Grazia-Dei

6:00 PM-7:00 PM · Tap · Beginner Level · Melissa Frakman

*(Starts Feb. 4)



Thursdays

11:00 AM-12:30 PM · Ballet · Beginner Level · Yuka Kawazu

1:30 PM-3:00 PM · Jazz · Beginner/Inter Level · Debra Zalkind

*(Starts Feb. 26)

2:30 PM-4:00 PM · Modern · Beginner Level · Jane Wong

4:00 PM-5:00 PM · Yoga/Fitness · Open · Jane Wong

5:30 PM-7:00 PM · Jazz · Advanced Beginner Level · Eric Thomas



Fridays

11:00 AM-12:30 PM · Ballet · Beginner Level · Yuka Kawazu

*(Starts Feb. 20)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM · Pilates · Open · Gisele Assi

4:00 PM-5:30 PM · Jazz · Advanced Beginner Level · Jill Gorrie

5:00 PM-6:00 PM · Hip Hop · Open · Robin Hatai

5:30 PM-7:00 PM · Ballet · Inter/Advance Level · Robert La Fosse

*(Starts Apr. 3)



Saturdays

< FONT face=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif>10:00 AM-11:30 AM · Jazz · Advanced Beginner Level · Eric Thomas

11:00 AM-12:00 PM · African · Beginner Level · Lateefah Everett

11:30 AM-1:00 PM · Hip Hop · Beginner Level · Nai

12:00 PM-1:00 PM · Ballroom · Beginner Level ·Meda Miller

12:00 PM-1:30 PM · Contemporary/Modern · Beg/Inter Level · Davalois Fearon

4:30 PM-6:00 PM · Hip-Hop · Open · Spex



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Brand New Spaces

at a Great Price!



Small and Large Theatres Available

(Professional Lighting and Sound)



Rehearsal Studios of all Sizes



Prices Start at $10.00/Hour



Photos and Pricing Chart Available at our Website



Arias Dance NYC

300 West 43rd Street

Fifth Floor

New York, NY 10036



Entrance at

The Times Square

Arts Center

43rd Street and 8th Avenue



Phone:

(347) 273-1536



Website / E-Mail:

www.AriasDanceNYC.com

dance@royariasstudios.com



Director of Dance:

Geoffrey Doig-Marx



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REMINDER! Don't miss out on Capezio's SUPER SALE! 20% off the entire store!

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Discounts may not be applied to special orders or special make up items. Holds and rainchecks will not be allowed. Clearance is final sale. Offer cannot be combined with any other sale, promotion, student, or promotional discount. Offer does not apply to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards. Offer valid until February 28, 2009. Offer valid at Ballet Makers Inc. Company Owned Stores and online at capeziodance.com only. For online purchases enter promo code: VAL29.

For a Capezio Dance Theatre Shop near you please call 1-866-5-Dancer



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Make ShowBiz Industry Connections - REGISTER FOR SHOWBIZ EXPO



Did you20know that 4 OUT OF 5 attendees at ShowBiz Expo make INVALUABLE ShowBiz Industry Connections???



It's time for you to make connections & register for the upcoming...

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 Registration, 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.



FOCUS GROUPS:

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 as you. 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:

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 found at http://theshowbizexpo.com/a_industrypanels.html



ORIGINAL MUSIC SHOWCASE (for Bands, Composers, Musicians):

This opportunity allows Bands, Composers and Musicians to showcase original music. 20When 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 you20to 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 at http://theshowbizexpo.com/a_industryjobscasting.html





WANT MORE INFO? Visit www.TheShowBizExpo.com





Note: The first 5,000 Registrants attend for FREE. After that, the Registration Fee is $8. There is a $10 on-site registration fee if you do not Pre-Register. Some of these events listed above are "Premium Add-Ons" and require a fee to participate.



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OPPORTUNITY:


Apply Now to Audition for NJPAC's Young Artist Talent Search!



Got Talent?

Audition at NJPAC's Young Artist Talent Search

Actors, musicians, vocalists, dancers - we're proud to nurture the next generation of performing artists!



This year's auditions are scheduled for March 28 and 29, 2009. Applications are currently being accepted.

Each year, NJPAC identifies some of the finest young performers in the areas of vocal music, instrumental music, theater, and dance at its Young Artist Talent Search. At this annual event, students have the opportunity to audition for admission into numerous arts training programs: NJPAC's Wachovia Jazz for Teens, the Jeffrey Carollo Musi c Scholarship, the Star-Ledger Scholarship for the Performing Arts, Young Artist Institute, and Summer Youth Performance Workshop. A preliminary screening is also done for the NJPAC/New Jersey Youth Theatre Summer Musical Program.



The final application postmark deadline has been extended to March 2, 2009. Until that postmark date, the application fee is $20.



For more on arts training at NJPAC including how to apply for the auditions, click the link below!



http://www.njpac.org/load_screen.asp?screen=arts_training



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February News from CHRP



Winter Tap JAMboree 2009



Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 28 & March 1

We hope you can join us at the Beverly Arts Center as we present our annual winter program. There's truly something for everyone:

2 days of master classes with a master faculty of six

The Chicago premiere of the award-winning documentary "The Wonder Kids"

Leo Harris Tap Scholarship Audition

"You Be The Judge," a chance for our supporters to choose a scholarship winner



For complete information, check out: http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.149.873_794_697.aspx



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Join CHRP at the Gourmet Grape

This Friday, February 20, 6-8pm

CHRP is partnering with "The Gourmet Grape," one of Chicago's finest wine sellers, to bring you an evening of tap and tasting!



For $10, our supporters can sample seven fabulous wines while listening to the musical stylings of Vijay Nayak and CHRP scholarship student Nico Rubio. All proceeds go to the Leo Harris Tap Scholarship Program.



It's an excellent opportunity to learn more about our organization, meet our Board of Directors and hear about our plans for the upcoming 20th anniversary celebration. We hope you can come unwind from work while we uncork some fine wines!



3530 N. Halsted, Chicago

Parking is available on Halsted, just south of the store. Parking facilities open at 6pm.



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Rhythm World 2009, July 27 - August 9

Registration Opening Soon!

CHRP is putting the finishing touches on the schedule for the 19th annual Rhythm World summer festival, taking place this year in several beautiful buildings in downtown Chicago.





This year's festival includes:

One week of intensive residencies, July 27-31

Concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Sunday Aug 2

Youth Tap Ensemble Conference, Aug 3-7

Kid's Program (for 9-12yr olds), Aug 5-7

4-day courses, Aug 3-6 and Aug 4-7

Workshops, Aug 7

Dozens of masterclasses, Aug 8-9

Faculty concerts, Aug 7-9

Not to mention our annual Tap Slam, Cutting Contest, Student Showcase, etc.

It's going to be an amazing summer in Chicago!



This year's master faculty includes:

Lane Alexander, Chloe Arnold, Julie Cartier, Martin "Tre" Dumas, Ray Hesselink, Jason Janas, Ted Levy, Gene Medler, Idella Reed, Jason Samuels Smith, Billy Siegenfeld, Step Afrika, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Sam Weber, Mark Yonally



Complete information will be available very soon.



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Introducing CHRP 2009 Artist In Residence

Ted Louis Levy

We're thrilled to announce CHRP's 2009 Artist In Residence as none other than the irrepressible Ted Levy. Ted is actually a native Chicagoan, beginning his professional training at the Sammy Dyer School of the Theatre with Mr. Finis Henderson. As our Artist in Residence, Ted will be joining us for events in February, May, July and August and will also be setting new work on CHRP's performing ensemble, BAM! For those of you who had an opportunity to see Mr. Levy perform in 2008, you understand what a special occasion this is for Chicago!



For Ted's complete biography, http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.149.873_802.aspx?listItemID=14838&listLabel=



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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie



Order Your Tickets http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=3613&venue_val=219342&schedule=list



Over the Phone: (847)673-6300

In Person: 9501 Skokie Boulevard



I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Saturday, February 21, 3 & 8 p.m.



Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Saturday, February 28, 1 & 3 p.m.



Get Back! Cast of Beatlemania

Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m.



Menopause The Musical

One Week Only!

Tuesday-Sunday

March 24-29



River North Chicago Dance Company

Saturday, April 18, 8 p.m.



Junie B. Jones

Sunday, April 19, 1 & 3 pm.



Jackie Mason

Tuesday - Thursday, April 21-23, 7:30 p.m.



The Rat Pack is Back

A Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean

Saturday, May 9, 3 & 8 p.m.



For More Information on the shows, go to: http://www.centreeast.org/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=CE&Category_Code=show-schedule





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Ciné Claquettes Show"



Event: " Ciné Claquettes Show"

What: Concert

Host: "Du soleil dans les pieds" et Mégarama BX-Bastide

Start Time: Friday, March 6 at 8:30am

End Time: Friday, March 6 at 11:00am

Where: Bordeaux-Bastide



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Arts Action Alert - Arts funding in Economic Recovery Package


Dear Friends


The legislative action surrounding jobs funding for the arts in the Economic Recovery Package in Congress is picking up speed, and we need you to take action! Americans for the Arts has been working with Congressional leaders to build support for this emergency funding for local and state arts organizations to prevent job losses during this recession.

House

As you recall, last week the House Appropriations Committee approved a plan that included $50 million in supplemental grants funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a number of other provisions that can benefit the arts. Starting tonight, and continuing tomorrow, the House will be considering the recovery legislation on the floor, and a number of votes are expected.

Senate

The Senate will be starting their debate on the bill on Friday and continuing through next week. While the Senate Appropriations Committee did not include an arts jobs funding provision in their version of the bill, advocates still have several opportunities over the next few days to change the final outcome. Amendments could be made to the Senate bill or the House arts funding provision itself could prevail in the final House/Senate conference bill.

Please take two minutes to take action and ask your Member of Congress and Senators to support the arts in this legislation. Americans for the Arts has supplied you with fresh research and key quotes that support this funding -- your help in communicating this information to your Member of Congress is critical.


Thank you for your support of the arts!




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info@artsusa.org

www.AmericansForTheArts.org

www.ArtsActionFund.org

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