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May 1, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-HARLEM TAP PARTY, TOMORROW!
-MR WIGGLES EUROPEAN TOUR! MAY 09
-MR WIGGLES "THE VOCAB VOL 1"
-Tokyo International Tap Festival
-Montpellier Tap Festival
- Jason Samuels Smith at Windy City Rhythms
-STUDY with TAP SENSATION DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS
-Camaradas Open Floor Open Mic Night
-Evening Classes with Sue Samuels
- Sue Samuels- New Class *New Price*Let's Dance!
-Chloe Arnold Tap Workshops in Hawaii ~ May 13-19
- JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance
- MoveFreeDancers.com featuring Sue Samuels!
-Tap City 2009
-CHRP Rhythm World 2009
-LA Tap Festival 2009

*EAST COAST*
-Improv Technique Master Class with Barbara Duffy
- Last Weekend! Jamal Cyrus + Elodie Pong
-OPPORTUNITY: MONSTERS DANCE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN AND PERFORM WITH RECORDING ARTIST TRISH AT MONSTERS ORLANDO TOUR FINALE JULY 17-19, 2009

*MIDWEST*
- Lane Alexander at Millennium Park July 4
-Creative Soul Entertainment invites you to their fundraiser

*WEST COAST*
-LA IRONWORKS Presents Steve Zee at the M Bar with Sarah Reich
-April News from Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Institute

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Dancefriend Newsletter


*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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HARLEM TAP PARTY

Attention! ALL tap dancers, musicians, and party people!!!
Once again!
The Harlem Tap Party is on!
Saturday night, May 2nd, from 9 until!
Harlem Tap
401 w. 149th St.
Drinks, Food, DJ, & Live Music!
BRING YOUR SHOES...Hoof 'til you drop!!!!!
(212)780-2139

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MR WIGGLES EUROPEAN TOUR! MAY 09

MR WIGGLES TOUR OF EUROPE
UK, FINLAND, SWITZERLAND, NORWAY

NEW YORK CITY
not Europe :)
but ill be there from APRIL 22nd-28th
HOLLA FOR PRIVATE CLASSES
POPPIN, ROCKIN, TUTTIN, BOOGALOO
mrwiggleseb@cox.net
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UK
Breakin' Convention 2009
MAY 4th-5th
MR WIGGLES PERFORMANCE, POPPIN CLASSES, and BRONX STYLE PARTY!

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FINLAND, HELSINKI
SUPER FUNK JAM
MAY 7th-9th
MR WIGGLES POPPING & ROCKIN CLASSES, and BRONX STYLE PARTY!

contact: superfunkjam@yahoo.com

PS: FINLAND i will be there for sure! sorry for th last cancelation.
But these classes are gonna be CRAZY FRESH i PROMISE!
see you soon
wiggles:)
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SWITZERLAND
ZURICH
STYLE IS KING
MAY 10th
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

THUNE
GRAFFITI WORKSHOPS
MAY 17th
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


1. Black Book Session: 10h - 12h
Learn basic New York style graffiti letters and history, and learn how
original writers bombed there black books (hard cover sketch pad).
2. Graffiti Jacket Session: 13h - 15h
Learn how to paint a denim jacket with acrylic paint, spray paint and
paint markers. Wiggles will take you through all the steps of painting
an original New York style graffiti jacket.
3. Outdoor spray session: 15h30 - 17h30
Learn how to rock a can, sketch, fill ins, hook ups, clouds, outline,
force fields and more. All spray can sessions will be outdoors, and on
bristol boards.
You have to bring with you:
FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE:
http://styleisking.com/index.php?page=dyn1&id=19?=en

also more dance workshops in SWITZERLAND will be announced soon:)

contact: be_magical@hotmail.com

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NORWAY
BTS CREW JAM
MAY 30th
MR WIGGLES PERFORMANCE, CLASSES

contacts: steinjoar@gmail.com or williamottestad@gmail.com



ALSO HOLLA AT ME FOR PRIVATES IN ANY OF THESE EVENTS:)
125 EURO AN HOUR

peace
wiggles

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MR WIGGLES "THE VOCAB VOL 1"

Mr Wiggles demonstrates many STYLES, FLAVAS, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, and MOVES.

Vol 1 featuring:
lurchin, dime stops, walk outs, fresno styles, twisto flex, neck o
flex, spottin, scare crow, saccin, puppet strings, remote control,
snakin, double pops, air posin, peek a boo, tickin, filmore, electric
boogie, tuttin, front knee bop. and more!
sells for $25 on mrwiggles.biz,
Buy now for $20

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Tokyo International Tap Festival

with Jason Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker, Sam Weber and Japanese artists.

May 2nd – May 7th 2009

For more info: info@artntap.com
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Montpellier Tap Festival

with Jason Samuels Smith

May 7th – May 10th 2009

For more info: http://www.festival-claquettes.com/

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Jason Samuels Smith at Windy City Rhythms

May 29, 30 and 31 at the MCA
We're thrilled to announce that Emmy-award winner and reigning
Superman of tap, Jason Samuels Smith, will be appearing alongside
Barbatuques at our upcoming Windy City Rhythms concerts.

To top it off, our talented performing ensemble BAM! will kick off the
performance with premieres of three new pieces choreographed by tap
masters from around the world.


With such an amazing line up of percussive arts stars, tickets won't
last long! Simply click on the icon to the left to get yours now.


Don't forget that Barbatuques will be leading two body percussion
workshops during their stay in Chicago. Take advantage of this rare
opportunity to study with these Brazilian percussion masters:

Thursday, May 28 @ 6pm, Old Town School of Folk Music

Sunday, May 31 @ 4pm, Museum of Contemporary Art
(only $15 with purchase of a concert ticket!)

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STUDY with TAP SENSATION DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS

(from the Movie "TAP", Bring in Da'Noise, Bring in Da'Funk, Black and
Blue, Star of The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang, Superstars of Dance)

at

HARLEM TAP STUDIO
401 West 149th street (take A train and walk 4 blocks north)
2127802139

THURSDAYS (Intermediate Advanced Level)

6-7:30pm

ONLY $15 per class!

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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

Please join us for the next Open Floor Open Mic Night on MONDAY, MAY 4TH

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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Evening classes with Sue Samuels

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but
while we are here we might
as well dance !!
Evening classes with Sue Samuels
Monday 7-8:30 Basic/Beginner @ Ailey 55th & 9th Ave
Tuesday 6-7:30 Beginner @ Ailey
Friday 7:45-9:15 Beginner @ Broadway Dance Center

Let's Dance!!
Love,
Sue

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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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Chloe Arnold Tap Workshops in Hawaii ~ May 13-19

Uh Manoa

Wednesday, May 13th – Oahu

5:30 pm beg/int

7:30 pm int/adv

reservations: 808-254-3271

Saturday, May 16th - Maui

Kula Underground

12:30 pm - beg

2:00 pm – low int

3:30 pm – int +


Sunday, May 17th – Maui

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

11:00 am – beg +

3:00 pm – low int

4:30 pm – int/adv

reservations: 808-878-1482


Tuesday, May 19th – Big Island

Island Dance Academy Hilo

3:00 pm – beg/Int

4:15 pm – int/adv

5:45 pm – beg

reservations: 808-934-9024

*All classes are 75 minutes each
$20

kula underground classes: $25

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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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July-Aug Rhythm World

Good morning. Chicago Human Rhythm Project's annual festival of
American tap--the oldest and most comprehensive of its kind--July 27-
Aug. 9 at several venues in downtown Chicago. Week-long residencies
with tap masters, classes and workshops with a range of expert
instructor/performers and a series of performances, ranging from tap
slam competitions to a free concert in Millennium Park are among the
festival's activities.

I hope you'll help us get the word out about the festival, including
the free performance in Millennium Park along w/ the other
activities. Bios of the instructor/performers are provided at the
links in the release. Low-res images will be available on the Press
page of CHRP's website, chicagotap.org, this week, and I'd be happy
to send high-res versions of any that interest you.

Thanks much for your time and consideration.
Jill

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RHYTHM WORLD TAKES OVER DOWNTOWN CHICAGO JULY 27–AUGUST 9

Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s 19th Annual Festival Takes Place at
Jay Pritzker Pavilion,

Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Building,
Roosevelt University



CHICAGO—The peak of summer in Chicago will offer the peak of tap
festivals when the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the world’s
only year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary
percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most
comprehensive festival of American tap in the world. Now in its 19th
year of performance and education programs, Rhythm World takes place
July 27–August 9 throughout downtown Chicago, including the Jay
Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, the Fine Arts Building, Chicago
Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art and Roosevelt University.

CHRP Founder and Director Lane Alexander returns to the
director’s seat after three years of guest direction by Jason
Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker and Derick Grant. As always, this
year’s Rhythm World will feature perennial favorites, including
Bessie Award winner Sam Weber and Broadway diva Dormeshia Sumbry-
Edwards, alongside new and emerging artists, including Jason Janus, a
principal of the Texas tap repertory company Tapestry, and Chloe
Arnold, founder and director of the Los Angeles Tap Fest.

Education Programs

Rhythm World begins July 27 with intensive residencies led by Sam
Weber and Derick Grant at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan
Ave., and members of Step Afrika! at the Museum of Contemporary Art
(MCA), 220 E. Chicago Ave. Weber, a Bessie Award winner and former
Joffrey 2 member, is internationally recognized as one of the
greatest tap virtuosos of all time as well as a master choreographer
and master teacher. Grant was an original company member and dance
captain for Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk and recently toured
the country with his creation A Night Out: Tap!. Step Afrika!, based
in Washington, D.C., is the first professional company in the world
dedicated to the tradition of stepping, and they will make their full-
company Chicago debut on CHRP’s Global Rhythms program at the Harris
Theater in November 2009.

Courses, workshops and master classes take place August
3–9 at the Fine Arts Building and Roosevelt University, 430 S.
Michigan Ave. The highly respected faculty of master teachers, in
addition to Weber, Grant and members of Step Afrika!, includes CHRP
Director Lane Alexander, Chloe Arnold, Julie Cartier, Idella Reed
Davis, CHRP Associate Director Martin “Tre” Dumas, Ray Hesselink,
Jason Janas, Gene Medler, Billy Siegenfeld, Jason Samuels Smith,
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Dianne “Lady Di” Walker and Mark Yonally.

Now in its eighth year, CHRP’s annual Youth Tap
Ensemble Conference (YTEC) takes place August 3–7 at the Fine Arts
Building. PrepTEC, a new component in this year’s YTEC, offers
younger members of the pre-professional repertory companies an
opportunity to benefit from the expertise available during Rhythm
World. More than 120 dancers between the ages of 12 and 19,
representing 14 youth tap ensembles from the U.S., China, Brazil,
Canada, Panama and other locations, will gather to study new
choreography, technique, improvisation and theatre-related topics.
YTEC participants will learn three new works by Jason Janus,
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Step Afrika! while the PrepTEC students
will learn an historical dance from Dianne Walker created by her
mentor, native Chicagoan Leon Collins.

An expanded Kids Program August 5–7 at the Fine Arts
Building offers intermediate tappers ages nine through 12 a
curriculum including oral and video histories, tap technique classes,
improvisation instruction and individual development of style and
expression.

To register for any of the education programs, visit
chicagotap.org or call 773-281-1825.

Performances

CHRP kicks off a week of performances with its second annual free
performance featuring Rhythm World faculty, YTEC participants and
special guests Sunday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker
Pavilion in Millennium Park, as part of the City of Chicago’s summer
music and dance performance series. Chicago’s finest tap repertory
companies will perform, including CHRP’s ensemble BAM!, Jump Rhythm
Jazz Project, Jus’ LisTeN and Chicago Tap Theatre, as well as last
year’s smashing percussion/dance group, Be the Groove.

The week continues with a Tap Jam, a fun, free evening of
improvisation by Rhythm World participants Monday, August 3 at the
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Tuesday, August 4 is a
double-header evening featuring the Tap Slam and the Cutting Contest
at 7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan
Ave., 7th floor. The Tap Slam puts the spotlight on 10 group or
individual Rhythm World participants competing for the Tap Slam entry
fees; the audience votes to determine the winner. The Cutting
Contest, an improvisation competition, pits 16 of the hottest young
tap dancers against each other in a foot-to-foot combat tournament. A
select panel of Rhythm World faculty members will judge the
competition and the winner will receive the Contest entry fees. A
student showcase performance takes place Wednesday, August 5 at 7:30
p.m., also at Ganz Hall. Admission to the August 4 and 5 evenings is
$5 each at the door or in advance at chicagotap.org.

Rhythm World culminates with CHRP’s annual performances, “JUBA!
Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance,” featuring a host of
extraordinary foot drummers on Thursday, August 6 and Saturday,
August 8 at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s MCA Stage, 220 E.
Chicago Ave. Thursday’s performance includes Emmy Award winner Jason
Samuels Smith, Broadway diva Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and renowned
choreographer Chloe Arnold, joined by CHRP Founder and Director Lane
Alexander and CHRP's ensemble BAM!. Saturday’s performance includes
the Ella Fitzgerald of American tap, Dianne “Lady Di” Walker,
alongside tap virtuoso and Bessie Award winner Sam Weber, wunderkind
Jason Janas and Chicago’s finest tap ensembles. Both performances
also feature guest artists from around the world and live music by
the Vijay Tellis-Nayak Trio. Single tickets are $30, $25 for Rhythm
World participants and MCA members.

For complete Rhythm World information, visit chicagotap.org or call
773-281-1825. For tickets to “JUBA!” performances, call
312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.org.

CHRP’s 2009 season concludes with Global Rhythms and Thanks 4
Giving, a series of shared revenue, contemporary percussive arts
performances featuring the Chicago debut of Washington D.C.’s Step
Afrika!, November 19, 20, 21 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 and
appreciation between various communities by presenting ethnically and
aesthetically diverse artists.

All programming is subject to change. For information visit
chicagotap.org.

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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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Improv Technique Master Class with Barbara Duffy
Barbara 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.

When: Sunday May 3 (3:30-5:00pm)
Were: Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th St, betw 6th & 7th Aves
Cost: $20 per single class. Drop-ins welcome.

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The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 212.255.5793 www.thekitchen.org

LAST WEEKEND!
Jamal Cyrus: Winners Have Yet To Be Announced

March 19 – May 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19, 6-8pm

Curated by Rashida Bumbray
Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus’ work examines spaces between radical socio-political movements and untold histories. In Winners Have Yet To Be Announced, Cyrus presents a new series of drawings, sculptures, and videos that use Palmer Hayden’s seminal social realist painting The Janitor Who Paints (1937) as a point of departure. Evocatively reworking the symbolic and political traditions in Hayden’s painting, Cyrus explores the frequent slippages between the ordinary and the metaphysical.

This exhibition is made possible with generous support from the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., 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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LAST WEEKEND!
Elodie Pong: After The Empire

March 19 – May 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 19, 6-8pm

Curated by Rashida Bumbray
Zurich-based video artist Elodie Pong is known for her subtle, analytic works focusing on how human relationships and cultural conventions impact contemporary society. This exhibition features the US premiere of two new video projects, After The Empire (2008) and Even A Stopped Clock Is Right Twice A Day (2008). In After The Empire, Pong orchestrates face-to-face conversations between various late icons of popular culture and political history, including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Batman, and Karl Marx. Surrounded by a post-apocalyptic set, the actors embody their character’s individual and symbolic extremes, longings, and ideals in simultaneously humorous and elegiac ways. In Even A Stopped Clock Is Right Twice A Day, taxidermized birds offer absurd yet striking commentaries on consumerist culture, globalization, and the uncertain state of the world.

This exhibition is made possible with generous support from Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., 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.


Photo: Elodie Pong, Even A Stopped Clock Is Right Twice A Day (sequence), 2008, video still. Courtesy of the artist &
Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich
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*OPPORTUNITY*

ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN PERFORM WITH RECORDING ARTIST TRISH AT MONSTERS ORLANDO
MONSTER OF HIPHOP IS TEAMING UP WITH PERFORMING ARTIST TRISH IN SEARCH FOR (2) TWO DANCERS (AGES 16 & UP) TO PERFORM LIVE ONSTAGE WITH TRISH, WORKING WITH MONSTERS CHOREOGRAPHER LUTHER BROWN, AT MONSTERS OF HIPHOP'S ORLANDO TOUR FINALE ON JULY 17-19, 2009.

Contest Info:


Perform live with Trish in Orlando, FL at the Monsters of HipHop Finale featuring Beat Freaks Friday & more!

Rehearse with Trish & her Monsters of HipHop choreographer Luther Brown (credits include motion picture 'Honey', Nike, Danity Kane, Mario and television show So You Think You Can Dance Canada)!
All expenses paid to Orlando Florida - stay at the Hyatt Orlando Int'l Airport Hotel (rehearsal & performance)!*Restrictions apply, see below for details.
Talent scouts from the industry's top dance agencies & Disney Talent Casting will be present at the Monsters of HipHop Convention Classes & Audition!
Free admittance to the Monsters of HipHop Dance Convention & 3-Day Workshop !
How To Enter:

Download Trish's new track 'BUMP'

Record a 1 minute solo video of you dancing to the track

Upload the video to Monsters of HipHop's YouTube Contest Channel by 12:00 PM NOON EST on Monday, June 15th, 2009

MAKE SURE YOU TAG THE VIDEO WITH: 'Trish Monsters Orlando' without the quotes

Trish & Luther won't see your video unless you tag it - Let us know if you choreographed the piece too!

Contest Rules:

Winners must be residents of the U.S., Canada & Mexico, with valid passport. Foreigners residing in the Continential U.S., Canada or Mexico also eligible.
Contest participants must be 16 or over. Participants between the ages of 16-17 must have parental consent.
Winners will be hand-selected by Trish and her choreographer, Luther Brown .
Choreography & attire in video submission must be clean, appropriate & in good taste.
* Monsters of HipHop, Luther Brown, Trish & her representation reserve the right to select winners of their choice as well as make subsititutions as deemed necessary. Winners will be notified via email address given on their Youtube.com profile with correspondance required from selected by June 30th, 2009 at 11:59pm with notification time subject to change. Winners must be available from Wednesday July 15th until Sunday July 19th, 2009. If winners between ages 16-17, parent(s) or legal guardian(s) can travel with winners at their own expense. Expenses include roundtrip airfare from major regional airport of our choice to Orlando International Airport for Monsters event, with return flight back to major regional airport of our choice. Expenses also include hotel accomodations of our choice at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Int'l Airport Hotel plus per diem up to $40 per day.
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*MIDWEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Lane Alexander at Millennium Park July 4, 1:30pm
performing the
Tap Dance Concerto
This summer, the Grant Park Orchestra will present the first-ever July
4th concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, featuring CHRP Founder &
Director Lane Alexander performing his choreography of Morton Gould's
Tap Dance Concerto.

Opportunites to see the Tap Dance Concerto performed live are rare, so
don't miss Lane Alexander, with the incredible Grant Park Orchestra,
in a free holiday performance at Chicago's most exciting outdoor
venue!

For more information, http://www.millenniumpark.org/parkevents/event.aspx?id=897

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Creative Soul Entertainment invites you to their fundraiser

Ready. Set. Dance! Creative Soul Entertainment and their wonderful
guest artists are pleased to announce its 3rd Annual fundraiser!

We are excited for 2 reasons: 1) We are performing for a great cause.
Everyone has a sister, mother, best friend, or aunt who have survived
or have fought the battle of Breast Cancer. This year a portion of
our event will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. We hope that
your efforts will measure the passion and committment you have for the
arts. 2) We get to creatively express ourselves for YOU!

Please show your support by attending "Overcoming Adversity,
Celebrating Diversity" fundraiser, forwarding this email, and/or
making a donation. Please contact me at creativesoul_ent@yahoo.com
for donor information.

Attached is our event flier with the details of the festivities. I
look forward to seeing you or hearing from you! Thank you in advance
for your love and continued support in Creative Soul Entertainment!

Peace,
Erika Jarvis, Artistic Director
Creative Soul Entertainment
Sole and Beats Online Magazine
creativesoul_ent@yahoo.com
www.soleandbeatsmag.com
P.O. Box 267944
Chicago, IL. 60626

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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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LA IRONWORKS

Presents

Steve Zee at the M Bar
Volume 5

Saturday, May 23rd
8 PM

One Show Only!

With:

Live Jazz Trio!
Louis Durra
Domenic Genova
Aaron Williams

and special guest:

Tap Dancer
Sarah Reich

$15 Cover and $10 Food Minimum

For Tickets, Call 800-838-3006

or

www.brownpapertickets.com

M BAR
1253 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90038
323-856-0036
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Special Master Workshop
This Saturday, May 2nd
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
with
Professor Robert L. Reed
At our NEW STUDIO!!
123 Crestwood Court
Crestwood MO 63126
(Formerly American Eagle in Crestwood Plaza)
Just East of Escalator Between Sears and old Dillard’s
Call 314-531-TAPS (8277) or emailinfo@allthatdancestl.org
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Weekly Open Master Workshops with
Robin Reed & Robert Reed III
At our NEW STUDIO!!
123 Crestwood Court
Crestwood MO 63126
(Formerly American Eagle in Crestwood Plaza)
Just East of Escalator Between Sears and old Dillard’s
Classes Now Open!
Call 314-531-TAPS (8277) or emailinfo@allthatdancestl.org
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Register Now for...
The 18th Annual
St. Louis Tap Festival!!!
Master Classes * Tap Jam *Panel Discussion
Participant's Showcase * ALL THAT TAP XVIII
July 27 - August 1, 2009
Download Registration Form Now!
Microsoft .doc Adobe .pdf
World Class Faculty!
Something for Everyone!
Make hotel reservations before June 19!
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It has been a busy month on Dancefriend.com, with the latest dance news, videos and competitions. We have experts in the forums answering all your questions and one of the most exciting dance challenges in the UK! Whether it’s Urban, Ballet, Ballroom or Contemporary dance you’re into – we have the latest news and videos – keeping you up to date with everything happening in the world of dance!
Kent Dance Challenge!
The Kent Dance Challenge is one of the most exciting dance competitions in the UK and you can submit video entries here on Dancefriend to be in with a chance of performing at the event! The 2009 Kent Dance Challenge will see the introduction of Solo, Duet and Trio dance routines being able to enter.
All you have to do is film your routine on your phone, webcam or video recorder and load your video here on Dancefriend. The Kent Dance Challenge judges will select the top six routines in each category and invite them to compete in the finals on Sunday 25th October 2009 in Maidstone, Kent. Not only are we looking for the best dancer in each age category we are also looking for the Dancer of the Year 2009 who will be awarded a trophy and a cash prize. So what are you waiting for - enter your video today!
Plus……. Win Copies of Stomp Live! Eight performers take the audience on a journey through sound and music, where rhythm is the only language...

Some of our fave Kent Dance Challenge entries so far...
Don't forget if you have a friend who you think should enter... get them online at www.dancefriend.com NOW!

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