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May 7, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Mother's Day Dance Class with Sue Samuels
-Harlem Tap Party: Friday, May 8th!
-Amazing Kaleidoscope of Tap Dancing by Emmy Award winner Jason Samuels Smith
-MR WIGGLES EUROPEAN TOUR! MAY 09
-MR WIGGLES "THE VOCAB VOL 1"
-Montpellier Tap Festival
-Sue Samuels- NEW LOCATION! New Class *New Price*Let's Dance!
-Jason Samuels Smith at Windy City Rhythms
-STUDY with TAP SENSATION DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS
-Chloe Arnold Tap Workshops in Hawaii ~ May 13-19
-Philly TAP Challenge "ON FIRE!" officially announced
-JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance
-Tap City 2009
-CHRP Rhythm World 2009
-LA Tap Festival 2009

*EAST COAST*
-Take it to the Stage with Michelle Dorrance
-Tap Legacy Update : Jimmy Slyde Memorial Celebration
-TAP EXTRAVAGANZA-Queens at FLUSHING TOWN HALL Saturday, May 16, 2009
-Check out Amor Latino -- Now through May 24th
-Master class with Lynn Schwab Sunday May 10
-Hollywood at the State
-Tap Jam at Skipper's
-Sunset Boat Ride & Tap Jam

*MIDWEST*

*WEST COAST*
-LA IRONWORKS Presents Steve Zee at the M Bar with Sarah Reich
-Celebrate National Tap Dance Day & Sarah Reich's 20th Birthday
-Monday Night Tap Experience

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Tap Dance Master Passes On
-Tap Messengers on June 12th

*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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To all MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS,GRANDMOTHERS, SONS, AUNTS, (anyone with a dancing family),

We have a Special Mother's Day dance class on Sunday morning, May 10th from 10:30-12 @
Broadway Dance Center.

***When you come with your child (age 8 and older who know how to take a dance class) mother, grandmother, aunt, son or daughter... THE MOTHER (or grandmother, aunt, etc.) TAKES CLASS FOR FREE!!!

We have a fun class planned and I hope to see you there!

What a fun way to start Mother's Day!!!

Love,
Sue Samuels

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Amazing Kaleidoscope of Tap Dancing by Emmy Award winner Jason Samuels Smith

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

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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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Harlem Tap Party
Super Friday Edition

Friday, May 8, 2009

7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Harlem Tap Studio
401 West 149th Street NYC

HARLEM TAP WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO CAME OUT TO THE "HARLEM TAP PARTY"
LAST SATURDAY NIGHT!!!!! IT WAS A GREAT TIME! SO LET'S DO IT AGAIN!

ATTENTION!!! ALL tap dancers, musicians, and party people!
Once again the "HARLEM TAP PARTY" is on!!
Drinks,Food, DJ, & Live Music
BRING YOUR SHOES...Hoof 'til you drop!!!

(212)780-2139

harlemtap@gmail.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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Sue Samuels- NEW LOCATION! 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

***NEW*NEW* Convenient location***
244 W. 54th St. Bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.
Suite #404 Flaminco Latino Studio


***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!
These classes are going GREAT!

For more information, please call me:
212-262-0873
or e-mail.
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I look forward to seeing you there!
Live, Love, DANCE!!
Love,
Sue Samuels

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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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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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Philly TAP Challenge "ON FIRE!" officially announced!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaye Allison, 215-490-3717
May 1, 2009 534 South 56th Street 1st floor
Philadelphia, PA 19143
newleja@yahoo.com

JA’s Philly TAP Challenge ‘09 ON FIRE! It’s Over the TOP!
Take ten! Only $10 for any class or ticket, no registration fees! VISIT:www.phillytapchallenge.webs.com

Some of the World’s Top Tap Dancers arrive in region to instruct, perform, meet and celebrate Philly. Friday-Saturday, June 26-27, all events held at the following locations:
Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave; Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center (GBDC), 3611 Lancaster Ave & The Arts Bank Theater (ABT), Broad & South Streets, along The Avenue of the Arts

Friday – Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center (GBDC) or Arts Bank Theater (ABT)
GBDC Studio A- AM: 10a Stretch Class (PCBC) - 10:30a Paddle n Roll (Jaye Allison) – 11:40a Choreography (Darrell Williams)
PM: 2:30p Student Class (Chloe Arnold) – 3:55p Student Class (Karen Callaway Williams)
GBDC Studio B- AM: 10:30a Hip Hop – 11:40a Lindy Hop PM: 2:25p African
ABT -7:30p Showtime Amateur / Professional Showcase*
Community Education Center (CEC) in the East Community Room (ECR) or Meetinghouse Theater (MT)
CEC –ECR AM: 10:40a Teachers Only (Dianne Walker) – 11:55 Student Class (Jason Samuels Smith)
MT – PM: 1:25p Tap History (Tony Nicholas) – 2:30 Films
ECR: 2:25p Student Class (Nicole Nicholas) 3:45p Teachers Only (Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards)

Saturday – Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center (GBDC) or Arts Bank Theater (ABT)
GBDC Studio A- AM: 10a Stretch Class (PCBC) 10:30a Student Class (Corinne Karon) – 11:40a Student Class (Tim Yue)
PM: 2:30p Student Class (Robert Burden) – 3:55p Student Class (Dianne Walker)
GBDC Studio B- AM: 10:30a Hip Hop – 11:40a Lindy Hop PM: 2:25p African
ABT -7:30p Showtime Amateur / Professional Showcase*
Community Education Center (CEC) East Community Room (ECR) or Meetinghouse Theater (MT)
CEC -ECR AM: 10:40a Teachers Only (Chloe Arnold) – 11:55 Student Class (Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards)
MT – 11a Tap Films... 1:30p Tap History (Dianne Walker) – 2:30 Films
ECR: 2:25p Student Class (Cathie Nicholas) 3:45p Teachers Only (Jason Samuels Smith)

*Both showcases featured house band is the first Lady of Jazz Guitar, Monnette Sudler and her Quartet.
Info and tickets available online at www.phillytapchallenge.webs.com

For the 6th year, Jaye Allison, Founding director of New LEJA Dances, organizes JAPTC with The Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company (the oldest dance company in the Commonwealth of PA.), to honor Philadelphia’s Tap history. Her vision links today’s generation to Philadelphia streets from the 1930s- 80s, inspiring the future. Open workshops and performances with various styles of Classical and Hoofing Tap Dance, African, Hip-Hop and Lindy Hop styles include: Jason Samuels Smith, Dianne ‘Lady Di’ Walker, Nicholas Sisters, 2nd Generation Silver Belles, Chloe Arnold, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Karen Callaway Williams. Showcase appearances include Philadelphia hoofing professionals, Robert Burden Jr., Rochelle Haynes, Corinne Karon, JoAnna Turner, Darrell Williams, Tim Yue and more along with many students represent the Philadelphia Region over this 2 day blowout of TAP TOWN Philadelphia.

JAPTC is devoted to recognizing the treasure chest Philadelphia holds for Tap and making Tap Dance synonymous with Philadelphia. There are 4 components: Workshops with Master teachers and professionals, Philly TAP Idol Competition (age appropriate), 2 nights of Performance Showcases (Friday, Amateurs and Professionals – Saturday, Professional), the Virtual Quilt Project Premiere.
Philadelphia Inquirer: “TAP TOWN” City Paper “LEJA celebrates and affirms the nurturing power of African American culture.” DANCE Magazine “LEJA’s dancing reinvigorates the standard African American concert dance vocabulary.”
American TAP History - Yesterday, Today and Forever – in Philadelphia! Workshops, Performances, Showcase, “Tap Challenge Dance-Off,” Semi-Formal Reception Ball, Films and Documentary, Live Jazz, and more!!!
The Philly Tap Challenge presented by New LEJA Dances, the co & Philadelphia Civic Ballet Co. and made possible through a PA state DCED grant, Senator Mike Stack, and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance.
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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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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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Take it to the Stage with Michelle Dorrance

May 9, 2009 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
&
May 16, 2009 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Advanced Professional or Pre-professional Dancers Only!


Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience!

Work intensively with today’s top Teachers/Choreographers as they create new works to be premiered in New York City. Experience first hand the process of creating choreography and what it takes to become a professional Tap Dancer.

It’s time to Take it to the Stage!

Each experience consists of two intense choreography sessions and ends with an audition for an appearance during Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival in July.

Fee: $200 for each intensive (plus a one time $25 reg fee)

Limited enrollment of 25 students

Scholarships Available to Teens (ages14-19)

All classes take place at:

Chelsea Studios

151 West 26th Street, 5th or 6th Floor

(between 6th – 7th Avenues)

To register contact ATDF at: 646-230-9564

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Tap Legacy Update - Jimmy Slyde Memorial Celebration

Dear Friend and Supporter,

This May will mark the one year anniversary of the passing of Dr. Jimmy Slyde. One of the true masters of the art of tap dance, Dr. Slyde affected many to say the least. His absence has been truly felt at every event over the past year.

We are proud to announce that a Memorial Celebration will be held in his honor on National Tap Dance Day this year, May 25, 2009. Details are listed below, but be sure to RSVP as space is limited.

Dr. Jimmy Slyde Memorial Celebration
555 West 141st Street
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6pm-8pm - Memorial Tribute
Sali Ann Kriegsman, MC
with special guests
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9pm - Jam Session
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Reservations Recommended


As part of the Memorial Celebration the planning committee is putting together a series of "Slyde-isms" to be included as part of the event. Do you have one that stands out? A saying? A mannerism? Email them here so that they may be included.


We at the Tap Legacy Foundation are honored to be a part of will be a truly memorable event. Please spread the word by forwarding this information to your friends and lists. I look forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,


Andrew J. Nemr
President and Co-founder
Tap Legacy Foundation, Inc.

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TAP EXTRAVAGANZA - Queens at FLUSHING TOWN HALL

Saturday, May 16, 2009, from 8 p.m. Tickets $25 / $20 Members / $15 Students

Hello, Dear Friends, Music Lovers and Tap Aficionados!

This is my first major event for 2009 - a tap show - funded, just between us, by the $7,000 you donated to my birthday party for exactly this purpose! Thanks to each and every one of you!

I'm co-presenting and producing TAP EXTRAVAGANZA-Queens on Saturday, May 16, 2009, with Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts in their gorgeous Flushing Town Hall which they are donating to this event.Tickets to this fabulous, exciting and incredible show (smile) are ONLY $25 / $20 Members / $15 Students. I promise you will really enjoy this show!

For further informaton or to purchase tickets, go to www.flushingtownhall.org or call the box office: 718-463-7700 x 222

Co-producers are Traci Mann and Al Heyward, co-chairs of the NY Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day, now celebrating their 20th year with a stunning Tap Extravaganza 2009 on Sunday, May 24, at the Fashion Institute in Manhattan.

Now, we are donating this event to FCCA for two reasons: one, because they are one of the most productive valuable organizations around and deserve to be supported; and two, because with the help and cooperation of FCCA, we are bringing an increased Tap Awareness to the Queens community, possibly creating new tap opportunities, Therefore FCCA will retain the Box Office receipts.

Please come out and support my first major event for 2009! By doing so, you are also supporting a most worthwhile organization! If you cannot come, send someone. Thanks!

Hoofers! Bring your tap shoes and join the Tap Jam and Shim Sham Finale!


Love, Cobi Narita

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Amor Latino

Now To Sunday May 24th, 2009

A WORLD PREMIERE FLAMENCO/JAZZ/TAP MUSICAL conceived, designed, produced and directed by ANGEL GIL ORRIOS, with original music by BASILIO GEORGES, and choreography by AURORA REYES.

Created/Designed/Directed: Angel Gil Orrios,
Composer/Arranger/Music Director/Guitarist: Basilio Georges,
Choreographer/Dancer: Aurora Reyes,
Special Collaboration: Yloy Ybarra,
starring: Lia Ochoa, Gerson Lanza, Dolores Sanchez, Xianix Barrera, Milteri Tucker,Maurice Malcom Jr., Josh Johnson, Dmitriy Yepishin,
violin & dancer: Machiko Ozawa,
keyboard: Octavio Brunetti,
bass & box-drum: Sean Kupisz,
percussion: Mark Holen,
saxes & flute: Jaime Mancera,
Assistant Director: Claudia Carrubba,

Tickets $30; students & seniors $27; Fridays only: all tickets $25. Special group rates.


Thalia Spanish Theatre is conveniently located at 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, in Sunnyside NY (11104): two blocks south of Queens Boulevard, between 41st and 42nd Streets. ONLY 20 BLOCKS FROM THE 59TH STREET/QUEENSBORO BRIDGE.
BY SUBWAY: Take the No. 7 Flushing line (LOCAL on weekdays) to 40TH STREET/LOWERY in Queens (only 30 minutes from Times Square). Use the stairway marked "Queens Blvd. S.E. Corner", which leaves you at the corner of 40th Street and Queens Boulevard. Walk east one block on Queens Boulevard (away from the Manhattan skyline, which is clearly visible) to 41ST STREET (There is a North Fork Bank on the corner). Turn RIGHT on 41ST STREET. Walk two blocks to 48th Avenue, then make A SHARP LEFT TURN onto Greenpoint Avenue
BY BUS: The Q32 or Q60 buses leaves you at 41st Street and Queens Boulevard. Turn south on 41st Street (the Manhattan skyline is to the west) at the North Fork Bank, walk two blocks to 48th Avenue, and make a sharp left turn onto Greenpoint Avenue.

For more info: http://www.thaliatheatre.org/pages/home.cfm
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Master class with Lynn Schwab Sunday May 10

Advanced Tap Technique for Teens and Adults

Date: Sunday May 10: Lynn Schwab

Time: 3:30-5:00

Location: Chelsea Studios 151 West 26th Street (Between 6th-7th Avenues)

Cost: $20 per single class. Drop-ins welcome.

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HOLLYWOOD AT THE STATE
Featuring the New Jersey Tap Ensemble
And other special guests
When: Saturday, May 16th @ 6:00PM
Where: NJ State Theatre (New Brunswick, NJ)
More Info: www.StateTheatreNJ.org

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TAP JAM AT SKIPPER'S
Hosted by Yvette Glover
When: Thursday, May 21st from 8:00PM until midnight
Where: Skipper's (304 University Ave - Newark, NJ)
Cost: No cover charge!
**Please Note: Skipper's is only a stroll from the Newark train station. Newark train station is a very quick and cheap ride from Penn Station

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SUNSET BOAT RIDE & TAP JAM
Hosted by ATDF
When: Thursday, May 21st from 7:00 until 10:30 PM
Where: Circle Line Marina, Pier 83 (West 42nd Street at the Hudson, NYC)
Cost: $35 (entire ticket price is tax deductible)
More Information: www.atdf.org


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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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CELEBRATE NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY
AND SARAH'S 20TH BIRTHDAY!
Tap Jams! Tap Footage! Live Music! Free Food!
All dancers, musicians, friends and family invited
When: Monday, May 25th from 2:00PM until 10:00PM
Where: LA Hoofer's House (4271 Madison Avenue - Culver City, CA)
More Info: Contact Sarah Reich at sourtaps@yahoo.com

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Monday Night Tap Experience

Hey LA hoofers! I put together this Monday Night Tap Experience for young hoofers to hone their teaching and improvisational skills. Each Monday night features a different teacher, who will teach an intermediate/ advanced level class for an hour and 15 minutes. After the class, everyone is welcome to participate in a tap jam.

All classes will be from 7:00- 8:15 pm. The tap jam is open to all tap dancers from 8:30- 9:30 pm.
This event will be held at my home studio: 4271 Madison Ave. Culver City, CA 90232, back house!
The class and jam is ONLY $5.00!!!

MAY’S LINE UP:
May 11, 2009- Maddie Schwartz

May 18, 2009- Kenji Igus

May 25, 2009- National Tap Day Celebration (2pm- 10pm)

***If you are interested in teaching at this event please contact me at sourtaps@yahoo.com or 310-963-3165

Please spread the word and lets get the LA Tap Community really tappenin’!

Much love and Respect,

SARAH REICH
www.sourtaps.com

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Tap Dance Master Passes On
Tap dance master Glenn Turnbull has passed away. In addition to his many accomplishments as a tap dancer and legomania dancer on TV and in film, Glenn performed and taught master classes with Rhapsody in Taps in California under the direction of Linda Sohl-Ellison.
He was a beloved member of the tap dance community and a very generous spirit. Sohl-Ellison met him in the 80's when he attended a tap dance workshop at Orange Coast College and agreed to teach her students some of his classic steps. Glenn was Linda's favorite faculty member for Rhapsody in Taps' Southern California Tap Dance Festivals in the 1990's co sponsored by Orange Coast College. His teaching philosophy included incorporating his 60/40% weight distribution used in his work as a professional tennis pro and he loved and taught "classic tap" choreography and styling. As reported by Linda, "he made everyone smile when they heard him executing his beautiful rhythms as he wore his signature red socks. He will be missed."
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Tap Messengers
jazz, rhythm tap, live music

Hosted by Hip Tap Project

Friday, June 12, 2009

8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Studio de l'Ermitage

8 rue de l'Ermitage
Paris, France

hiptapinfo@orange.fr

Ce spectacle nous plonge au coeur des caves de jazz - leurs ambiances décalées et propices à la liberté d'expression - et transpose la magie de l'improvisation sur scène. Entre respect de la tradition et modernité, une aventure humaine et musicale...

Avec Sarah Petronio, Jazz Tap Artist
LeeLa Petronio, Tap Dancer, Body Percussionist
Kazu Kumagai, Invité Spécial de Tokyo, Tap Dancer
Philippe Milanta, Piano
Luigi Trussardi, Contrebasse
John Betsch, Batterie
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