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Mar 26, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: 
 
*DRP ARTISTS* 
-ATDF Master Classes with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
-Master Class with Chloe Arnold at Dance 10 Dance Center
-Camaradas Open Floor Open Mic Night – CANCELLED MARCH 30TH
-Shim-Sham @ The Kitchen
-Sue Samuels- New Class *New Price*Let's Dance!
--Weekly Int/Adv tap class with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
-India Jazz Suites featuring Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels
Smith in Kirkland, WA 
-Register Now for the 2009 DC Tap Festival
-TAP RELOADED APRIL 2009  
- JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance  
- MoveFreeDancers.com featuring Sue Samuels! 
-Don't miss Tap City 2009
--Save the Date – LA Tap Festival 2009

*EAST COAST* 
-Tap Extravaganza Promo Show "ENJOY LIVE JAZZ, GREAT SONGS, FAST TAP DANCERS, EXCITING VIDEOS!"
-The Silver Belles Benefit Gala" on Saturday, March 28 at 7:00pm.
-Tap for Tots
-Ted Louis Levy's - Monday Night Tap Class
-Tap Improv Workshop with Barbara Duffy
- Tradition In Tap - Series’ The Song & Dance Tap Master, Skip Cunningham
- BROADWAY UNDERGROUND" on Monday, April 13 at 8:00pm
-Pan Asian Rep's NEWWORKS 09 at the West End Theater
-Tap Jam at Skipper's
-Tap the Map!!!! Check out this GREAT opportunity!


*MIDWEST* 
-March News from CHRP

*WEST COAST*
-Burbank International Film Festival March 22-29, 2009
-Comedy Night @ The Global Café this Friday!
 
*WORLD-WIDE*
-NEWS FROM OVERSEAS- Roxane Butterfly Upcoming Calendar
- Liverpool Stn London VIDEO – WATCH IT!
- Paris Tap Session

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*DRP ARTISTS * 
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS 
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American Tap Dance Foundation  
 
Advanced Tap Technique for Teens and Adults  
 
Advanced Level 
Sundays 3:30 – 5:00pm  
 
Chelsea Studios 
151 W. 26th Street between 6th & 7th avenue, NYC 
 
Sunday, March 29th: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards  

$20 per single class. 
Drop-ins welcome 
www.atdf.org 

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MASTER CLASS

With Chloe Arnold
WHEN: Friday, March 27th - Adv Beg/Int @ 5:00 PM - Int/Adv @ 6:30 PM
WHERE:
(11251 Coloma Rd. Suit B - Gold River, California 95670)
COST: $25/class
MORE INFO: www.mydance10.com
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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 

***NOTE: MONDAY, MARCH 30TH IS CANCELLED

Please join us for the next Open Floor Open Mic Night on MONDAY, APRIL 27TH! 

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 Kitchen 
Shim Sham (formerly known as Hoofers' House) 
Hosted by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards 
featuring the Theo Hill Trio 
Monday, March 30, 8pm 
FREE 
 
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 
mnake for a unique and exciting gathering of rhythmic 
exchange. The jam is open to tap dancers of all levels and 
comcludes with Leonard Reed's famous Shim Sham Shimmy, the 
hoofers' international anthem. So come enjoy the show or 
bring your shoes and join the jam!  
 
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INT/ADV TAP CLASS  
 
With Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards 
When: Every Thursday from 6:00 till 7:30PM 
Where: Harlem Tap (W 149th, NYC) 
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Sue Samuels- New Class *New Price*Let's Dance!

Hi Everyone!
I'm excited to announce 2 new classes.
Broadway Jazz - Beginner level
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-11:30

***Convenient location***
939 8th Avenue (between 55th and 56th Streets)
3rd floor  New York City

***Dance More Pay Less***
single class $14.00  10-class card $120.00

Now you can dance every morning!  What a way to start the day!
We had our first 2 classes and they were GREAT!
I'm looking forward to seeing you!
For more information, please call me:
212-262-0873
or e-mail.

I look forward to seeing you there!
Live, Love, DANCE!!
Love,
Sue Samuels

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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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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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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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JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. (Anybody Can Get it) 
July 22 – August 2 
Doris Duke Theatre 
Two-Week Engagement 
Live Music 
 
Be uplifted and astounded by tap sensation Jason Samuels 
Smith and his super-troupe A.C.G.I. (Anybody Can Get It) 
featuring some of the best feet in the business. A prodigy 
when cast in Savion Glover's Broadway hit Bring in ‘da 
Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk at age 15, Smith went on to become 
an Emmy Award-winner, television and feature film star, 
director, and choreographer carrying on the great tradition 
of tap. Audiences may recognize Smith as a featured guest 
performer on the hit television show So You Think You Can 
Dance. Expected to be in hot demand, this show is a 
two-week engagement and features live music! 
NEW! Doris Duke Theatre now opening on Wednesday evenings 
Wednesday – Saturday, 8:15pm 
Saturday, 2:15pm 
Sunday 5pm 
Tickets: $33 adults, $30 seniors, students, child, $29 
Full, and Flex 5 subscribers. Members enjoy early ordering 
privileges 

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CHECK IT OUT!! Dancers over 50!  It is fun to see us moving 
around and having fun as an "older" dancer. 
 
Featuring Sue Samuels! 
 
MoveFreeDancers.com 
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TAP CITY 2009

July 6 - 11
 
Register NOW for HUGE savings! All packages include a ticket to the Premier Performance at Symphony Space!  
 
Festival classes include:
Half Day & Full Day Festival for Youth
Pre-Professional Program for Teens
Residencies, 2-day Courses & Master Classes for Adults
Performances opportunities for all festival participants
An AMAZING premier performance at Symphony Space
Tap Talks / Tap Films
More events TBA
Scholarships available for children ages 6 - 19
Faculty includes: Michelle Dorrance, DeWitt Fleming, Derick K. Grant, Susan Hebach, Max Pollak, Barbara Duffy, Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Randy Skinner, Harold Cromer, Brenda Bufalino, Mercedes Ellington, Germaine Salsberg, Thelma Goldberg, Lisa LaTouche, Lynn Schwab, Carson Murphy, Chloe Arnold, Acia Gray, Geo Hubela, David Rider, Ray Hesselink, Jimmy Tate, Michele Ribble, Alicia Smith, & Kelly Kaleta

Check it out!

http://www.atdf.org/tapcity_2009/RegInformation09.htm

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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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See Tap Soloist Hillary-Marie and other entertainers, enjoy live jazz, great songs and exciting videos on Sunday, March 29th at 2:00PM at the Fellowship Hall in the First Lutheran Church of Montclair (153 Park Street - Montclair NJ) in promotion of Tap Extravaganza.
 
Entertainers:
YVETTE GLOVER: Renowned gospel and jazz singer, honorary "Mom" to all tappers, proud Montclair resident.
HILLARY-MARIE: A member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble, dancer-singer-teacher-actress, she has for mentors "the best": Karen Callaway Williams, Dr. Harold "Stumpy" Cromer and Deborah Mitchell.
ANDREW NEMR: Artistic Director of CPD Plus Tap Company. Co-founder (with the late Gregory Hines) of Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc.
JUSTIN G. BALLASY: Dancing since age 4, Justin is known for tap improvisation. He trains professionally with the New Jersey Tap Ensemble.
CHRISTOPHER MURPHY: Takes professional training with New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Danced in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the past four years, as well as performing at Carnegie Hall.
 
Tickets: (buy at the door)
Adults $10
Children 12 & Under $5
 
**This happy visit to Montclair is made possible by FLO-BERT LTD. (also known as the non-profit "New York Committee To Celebrate National Tap Dance Day"). This show will help raise money to present the 20th Anniversary TAP EXTRAVAGANZA Show to be performed in New York on Sunday evening, May 24th**


The Silver Belles Benefit Gala" on Saturday, March 28 at 7:00pm.

Event: The Silver Belles Benefit Gala
      "Starring the 2nd Generation Silver Belles & Special Guests!"
What: Performance
Host: JA's Philly TAP Challenge "ON FIRE!"
Start Time: Saturday, March 28 at 7:00pm
End Time: Sunday, March 29 at 12:00am
Where: The Cotton Club

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Tap for Tots!
Especially for ages 0-5 yrs old!

Host:
JA's Philly TAP Challenge "ON FIRE!"
Type:
Music/Arts - Performance
Network:
Global

Date:
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Rendell Room
Street:
301 S Broad St.
City/Town:
Philadelphia, PA



Phone:
2157905815
Email:
mfitzgerald@kimmelcenter.org

Join us as we integrate tap dance rhythms, hand rhythms, film clips and singing designed to inspire the youngest kids to enjoy and parents to educate them in this incredible American Art form. As part of the Kimmel Center's Free in the Plaza series in the Rendell Room, graciously funded by PNC Bank's Grow Up Great program.

Jaye Allison, Robert Burden Jr., Reggie Meyers and JoAnna Turner perform fun filled duets, solos, group works and audience participation dances!

Contact Megan Fitzgerald 215-790-5815
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"SPRING SWING" with Ted Louis Levy

MONDAY  MARCH 30, 2009 @ 4:30 to  6:30                            
STUDIO 353 353  W.  48th Street

MONDAY APRIL 6, 2009  @  5:00 to 7:00
CHELSEA STUDIO 151  W. 26TH ST

MONDAY  APRIL 13, 2009 @  5:00 – 7:00          
STUDIO 353 353  W.  48th Street
  
MONDAY  APRIL 20, 2009 @  5:00 – 7:00
STUDIO 353 353  W.  48th Street

MONDAY  APRIL 27, 2009 @   5:00 – 7:00
STUDIO 353 353  W.  48th Street
*The class aims to assist the Advanced and professional dancer with increasing their relationship with THE DANCE.
Class: $20 each
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Tap Improv Workshop
Host:
Barbara Duffy
Type:
Education - Workshop
Network:
Global

Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Chelsea Studios
Street:
151 W. 26th St. Bet 6th & 7th, 6th Floor
City/Town:
New York, NY



Phone:
2125600969
Email:
dufftap@aol.com

Barbara Duffy's Tap Improv Workshop

Barbara has been teaching tap improvisation classes for 20 years. She offers guidance to improve your improvisational skills, musically, technically and emotionally, helping you to feel more freedom and have more confidence in your dancing. This is a very supportive, positive, NON competitive class, with individual attention.
Advanced beginner through professional levels welcome.

DATES: 
March 28, 2PM-4PM
April 4, 2PM-4PM
April 11, 2PM-4PM

WHERE: Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St. bet 6th & 7th, 6th floor

FEE: Pay for all 3 Saturdays, $75 (checks or money orders only, no credit or debit cards)
Pay per class: $30, Cash only

To Register: All students MUST register @ Email: dufftap@aol.com with Improv in the subject line
or call 212-560-0969

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Tradition In Tap - Series’ The Song & Dance Tap Master, Skip Cunningham

The workshop is scheduled to take place in New York City on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2009 (National Tap Dance Day weekend).

This workshop will feature traditional choreography taught by the master himself, a special honorary tap classes by Dr. Prince Spencer of the legendary ‘Four Step Brothers’, and Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.

Faculty includes:
Skip Cunningham, Dr. Prince Spencer, Chloe Arnold, Ofer Ben, Ayodele Casel, Melba Huber, Ted Levy, Avi Miller, Logan Miller, Yukiko ‘Smilie’ Misumi, Lainie Munro, Prof. Robert L. Reed, Germaine Salsberg, Prof. Hank Smith and Shea Sullivan.

The workshop will take place at Nola Studios in midtown Manhattan.

The Participants Showcase will take place on Saturday May 23, at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. See the website for guidelines and application form.

The workshop includes:
- Three days of intensive tap experience.
- Traditional Choreography taught by the 'Master' himself.
- Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.
- Participants Showcase.
- Tradition In Tap - Award Presentation.
- Tap History Talks.
- Video Presentation.
- Tap Technique.
- Related Events
- 'Dance Teacher Recognizes' certificate (For Teachers Only).

The workshop consists of 3 different programs:
- Two separate adult programs for intermediate, advanced and professional levels (Adults, Teens 14+).
- Youth program for tappers age 10-13, exposing them to the genius of the masters.


Tradition In Tap is proud to announce an expanded scholarship program, so that more aspiring tap dancers may attend The Skip Cunningham Tap Experience.
Scholarships are made possible by funds granted by Private Donors through the ‘Sponsor A Tap Dancer’ program & The Tradition In Tap - Advisory Committee. Please refer to the web site for more information and an application form.
If you are interested in becoming a personal sponsor to a tap dancer in need, join our 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program and provide additional dancers with the partial or full tuition for the workshop.

Great rates are now available on some of the nearby hotels. Refer to the website for updates and links.

Extensive information is now available on the web site: www.TraditionInTap.org
The workshop’s poster will be sent out in few days - please be sure to update us with your current mailing address.

Space is limited - register early!
Special group rates available – call for details.

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Bio:
Skip Cunningham is a tap dancer and master entertainer who has worked in virtually every venue of the show business industry for his entire life. He has been featured on dozens of television shows including the Steve Harvey Show, the Smothers Brothers, Sanford and Son, the Richard Pryor Show, and the Merv Griffin Show where he appeared as a guest artist 32 times.

On Broadway he was featured performer in Eubie, Golden Boy, George M! and Evolution of the Blues. Working with directors Francis Ford Cuppola, Nick Castle and Richard Brooks he was featured in the movies The Cotton Club, Tap, and I'll Do Anything. He has worked as an actor/singer/dancer in theatre such as the Drury Lane in Chicago and the Sacramento Civic Light Opera. He has worked in nightclubs on every continent from Australia and the Philippines to Europe, England, Japan, South America, and of course the U.S. As a tap dancer and teacher he has been featured at many jazz and tap festivals all over the U.S and Israel.

Born in Chicago on April 24, 1936 Skip's first dance teacher/mentor was the venerable Sadie Bruce. By the age of ten, he had already interacted on stage in some of Chicago's top theatres with the great band leaders Noble Sissle and Walter Dyett. As a child, he won almost every contest he was involved in and this encouraged him to choose show business as a career.

After serving in the United States army, he joined the Billy Williams revue which took him to Las Vegas and the Riviera Hotel and many other famous nightclubs in the U.S. When night clubs were king, Skip honed his craft in the best of them around the world.

He has shared the stage with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Pearl Bailey, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson, Donald O'Connor, Joan Crawford, Regis Philbin, Nat King Cole, Steve Harvey, Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., Cab Calloway, Bill Cosby, Redd FoxX, Flip Wilson, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Ed Sullivan, Francis Ford Coppola, and many more. He has worked with many famous musicians: Clark Terry, Doc Severensen, Milt Hinton, Ray Brown, James Moody, and many more. Interacting with these famous personalities shaped Skip's career, making him the consummate entertainer that he is.

As a tap master Skip has been awarded the Chicago Human Rhythm Project Juba award, Rhythm Tap Hall of Fame Master Tapper Award, and the LA Tap Festival Leonard Reed Longevity Award, to name a few.

Skip's long and varied career has made him one of our last great song and dance men.


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BROADWAY UNDERGROUND" on Monday, April 13 at 8:00pm

      ""LETS GET IT IN" Tickets at Goldstar.com or Ticketmaster.com"
What: Performance
Host: Jared Grimes and DeWitt Fleming
Start Time: Monday, April 13 at 8:00pm
End Time: Monday, April 13 at 10:00pm
Where: BBKINGS BAR AND GRILL 42ND ST MANHATTAN

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PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE

Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director
Masterpiece Cycle, 32nd Season continues with
March 30 and April 6, 2009

  Tickets only $18
At the West End Theater, 263 W 86 Street

 Pan Asian Rep’s production NEW WORKS ’09  introduces a new facet into the company’s repertoire: Monday Music Nights.  Stellar veteran musicians, from across the musical spectrum, will bring their craft to the intimate West End Theater.

March 30 – Jazz pianist HELEN SUNG has been called “one of the brightest emerging stars in jazz today.”  Breaking stereotypes as an Asian-American jazz pianist and composer, her experience in classical, jazz, & popular music gives her a compelling, unique voice. Her CD Helenistique was praised as “…one of the year’s most exciting listens.” (JazzTimes), and her latest CD Sungbird after Albéniz, a jazz-classical adventure, is being hailed “a real winner” (All About Jazz – Los Angeles), a “seamless recording in which one composer’s contributions complement the other’s” (BillBoard). A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, she has gone on to work with such masters as Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Jon Faddis, and Wayne Shorter; and with luminaries including Steve Turre, T.S.Monk, and McArthur Fellow Regina Carter.

April 6 – Steel Pan Percussionist ANDY AKIHO is an award winning composer and performer with a broad range of interests that stretch from steel pan to western classical music.  As a percussionist Akiho has performed with numerous professional ensembles, and his immersion in various genres has given him a unique approach to his primary instrument, the steel pan.  Since 2003, he has performed and taught steel pan extensively in New York City and has successfully taught his arrangements to many groups including the Sesame Flyers International Steel Orchestra.  He has also had the opportunity to perform for Bill Clinton, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Billy Crystal, and baseball greats Yogi Berra and Joe Torre.



ABOUT PAN ASIAN REP

Founded in 1977, Pan Asian Rep is the largest producer of Asian American theatre with regular international and national touring and residencies.  For 32 years, Pan Asian Rep has celebrated the artistic expressiveness of Asian and American theatre artists with the highest standards of professional theatre.  The company encourages production of new plays with contemporary Asian American themes, explores new forms by drawing upon the unique heritage of Asian American style, music and movement and nurtures emerging Asian-American talent. Under the direction of Tisa Chang, Pan Asian Rep continues to bring Asian American Theatre to the general theatre-going public and deepen their appreciation and understanding of the Asian American cultural heritage.


PAN ASIAN REP’S NEW WORKS’09 runs off-Broadway at the West End Theatre (263 W. 86th Street between Broadway & West End Avenue in the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 2nd floor) March 16 – April 12.  Via Subway, take the 1 train to 86th Street. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM with matinees Sunday at 3:00PM, Monday Music Nights continue on March 30 and April 6, Various Shorts plays March 31 and April 1.  


Visit www.panasianrep.org to see entire calendar of programs.
Tickets only $18 for any performance, call 212-352-3101.
West End Theatre box office opens one hour before showtime.


Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
520 Eighth Avenue
Suite 314
New York NY 10018
www.panasianrep.org
P: 212-868-4030
F: 212-868-4033

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Tap Jam at Skipper's
Jam Session
Host: Yvette Glover
Start Time: Thursday, April 2 at 8:00pm
End Time: Friday, April 3 at 12:00am
Where: Skipper's
304 University Ave, Newark, NJ

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Tap the Map!!!! Check out this GREAT opportunity!

http://tapontour.com/index.php

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*MIDWEST * 
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS 
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Windy City Rhythms Goes Global - May 29 – 31st

Barbatuques Comes to Chicago
The long-awaited Chicago debut of Brazil's renowned body band is just weeks away! 

Barbatuques will be joined by our 2009 Artist in Residence Ted Levy and resident ensemble BAM!, premiering two new works by Mr. Levy and Guillem Alonso.

Friday, May 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 30 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 31 at 7:30pm
All performances are at the MCA:
http://www.mcachicago.org/

But wait, there's more!   Bruno Buarque of Barbatuques and Ted Levy will be teaching classes around town while they're here.  Don't miss the opportunity to study with two amazing artists!

Barbatuques Body Percussion Workshops
May 28 at the Old Town School of Folk Music.
To register: http://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/register/workshops.php?type=Workshop&Day_of_Week=Thursday

May 31 at the Museum of Contemporary Art/
To register: https://boxoffice.mcachicago.org/public/default.asp?cgcode=3

Ted Levy Master Classes
More information coming soon.

For video of Barbatuqes, http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=barbatuques&aq=f
For a recent interview with Ted Levy, http://deritisdaily.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/a-conversation-with-ted-louis-levy/

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Rhythm World Registration is Open

We're excited to announce that registration for Rhythm World 2009 has opened! Take a moment to look at this year's:

Classes Offered: http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.149.873_794_696.aspx#Classes
Faculty: http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.149.873_794_696.aspx#Faculty
Fees: http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.149.873_794_696.aspx#Fees
Hotel Sponsors: http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.149.873_794_696.aspx#Hotel
Registration Form: http://www.chicagotap.org/userFiles/Rhythm%20World%2009/RW09%20Registration%20Form.pdf


Rhythm World 2009 will be held at various venues around beautiful downtown Chicago, including the historic Fine Arts Building, Roosevelt University and the Chicago Cultural Center, the iconic Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park,the cutting-edge Museum of Contemporary Art and our old home Loyola University.

Online registration will be available within two weeks.
If you have any questions about our 2009 schedule or need additional information on how to register, please contact us at 773-281-1825.

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New Session Starting at the Tap Studio

Begins Next Week, March 30
If you've considered learning tap, or want to improve your skills, now is the time to join a class at the Tap Studio!  A brand new session, with new combinations, begins next week.

For information about class levels, times and prices, http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.149.873_794_698.aspx.

New students are encouraged to print off a registration form and bring it with them to their first class. Tap shoes are required.

Registration form: http://www.chicagotap.org/userFiles/Registration%20Form.pdf

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*WEST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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The Burbank International Film Festival

March 22-29, 2009

Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91510 


The film festival will include an opening night inauguration ceremony and filmmaker press night, film screenings, seminars featuring industry professionals, special events including: Faire and Midnight Madness, and an awards gala and after party to wrap up the week long festival. Life long resident of Burbank/??Glendale and Academy Award nominated film composer John Debney, will be honored on the closing night of the festival with an Achievement in Music Award.


Tickets: $10 ALL-DAY PASS, FREE to ALL students!!! 


For a complete schedule visit http:??/??/??www.??burbankfilmfest?ival.??org/??.?

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WHO: Black Gold Entertainment Presents

WHAT: Comedy Night Hosted by Tre’ Williams

WHEN: Friday’s 8:30-1:30am

WHERE: The Global Café 11002 Ventura Blvd. Studio City 91604

WHY: Laugh out Loud !!!!!

Cost: $10.00 at the door 


Come laugh with us on Friday, March 27th!!! Special guest comedians from Def Comedy Jam, Martine Lawrence presents First amendment, Bet Comic View, Who’s Got Jokes and Lots more….
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*WORLD-WIDE *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS 
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NEWS FROM OVERSEAS- Roxane Butterfly Upcoming Calendar
March 26th-28th
Roxane Butterfly visits Babel Med as a new-member of Central Art Process, Marseille (France)
April 3rd
Screening of ''Hoofalogies/ In the Spirit Of Jimmy Slyde'' at NIUBCN (Barcelona)
April 13th-18th
Roxane Butterfly appears in Nantes with Lionel Arthur's Confluences (France)
April 21st
Roxane Butterfly's Mediterranean Project appears the Universite d'Ifrane (Morocco) with special guest Keith Terry
April 25th, 26th
Roxane Butterfly teaches at ISADAC in Rabat (Morocco)
April 27th-May 2nd
Roxane Butterfly teaches at Danse Cite in Rabat (Morocco) 

For detailled info:  rb.worldbeats@gmail.com


Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats
Spain: +34 651 684 430
USA: +1 212 636 9584
http://worldbeats ..free.fr

Watch our last videos!
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=23832553
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=21532320

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This commercial was shot at the Liverpool Street Subway Station in London  on Jan 15, 09. Only the dancers knew what was happening; the general public didn't have a clue what was about to unfold. This You tube site has had over 3 million hits in less than a month's time.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3d3KigPQM 

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Paris Tap Session

Tap dance, hip hop, body percussion, live music
with LeeLa Petronio & Hip Tap Project Special Guests :
Mathieu Dersy (piano), Peter Nielsen (percussion), Arlen Cardenas
(bass), Karim Kanal (guitar) et Benoit Demuynck (tablas)

Le Comedy Club • 42 bd Bonne Nouvelle, Paris 10e • Metro Bonne Nouvelle
doors open @ 11pm / concert @ 11:30 pm
FREE ADMISSION

www.lecomedyclub.com
www.myspace.com/hiptapproject

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Lindy Dance Cruise

This cruise features all the great activities and amenities of a Caribbean Cruise – Plus the fun and excitement of a Swing & Lindy event at sea.  ?Those booking with DanceFun will enjoy many hours of dancing throughout the cruise and workshops on our days at sea with great professionals.  ?All Dances & Workshops are “Private Parties” only for our group.

Cabin Prices include all Dances, Workshops, and Group Activities on board?$699.00* Inside / $799.00* Ocean View / $949.00* Private Balcony?Prices are per person price based on double occupancy ?Fares are subject to change without notice?

Includes non-commissionable fare of $159.00 /person?*Government taxes and fuel surcharge of $70.57 /person additional

SAVE !! - First 50 to sign up save an additional $50.00/person - $100.00/cabin max
For Detailed Pricing and Stateroom Pictures – See http://www.dancefun.com/lindy/100103lindycruise/cruise4_staterooms/staterooms.html

Printable Flyer for Download in .pdf format
http://www.dancefun.com/lindy/100103lindycruise/cruise1_main/images/JumpJiveNSail_10.pdf

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