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Jun 4, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Chloe & Maud - DC master classes this Thursday!
-Harlem Tap Party this Saturday!
-MR WIGGLES CLASSES SWITZERLAND SCHEDULE JUN 8-10
-Sue Samuels: Saturday Class - New Time
-STUDY with TAP SENSATION DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS
-Philly TAP Challenge "ON FIRE!"
-JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance
-Tap City 2009
-18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival
-CHRP Rhythm World 2009
-LA Tap Festival 2009
-Tap Into A Cure 2009

*EAST COAST*
-Saturday June 27!! CREATIONS: Choreographic Introductions
-HOOFALOGIES at BCM with guest Tamango- Calendar NYC and beyond
-INT. TAP CLASS w/ LISA La TOUCHE
-June Tap Happenings – ATDF
-Tap at Broadway Dance Center

*MIDWEST*
-9th Annual Soul to Sole Festival
-Bril Barrett and Andrew Merrigan - Tap Into a Cure

*WEST COAST*
-Monday Night Tap Experience! June line up
-Film premiere in LA & Toronto

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Looking for a great gift for Father's Day?
-OPAL - international practical theatre direction course
-Stage de Tap-Dance-Claquettes
-Casting Tap dancer- Barcelona / bailarín de claqué / Ballarí de claqué /

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*DRP ARTISTS*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS 
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Master Classes 
with Chloe & Maud Arnold
at the D.C. Dance Collective
This Thursday, June 4th
Washington, DCThursday, June 4th

8:00 - 9:00 pm
Open Level
Technique/Warm Up

9:00 - 10:00
Int/Adv.


Cost
One Class    $25
Two Classes    $40
Where:  D.C. Dance Collective - Nancy Newell 
4908 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
202.491.7676 
www.dcdancecollective.com
(entrance on the lower level street parking or 
metro red line Friendship Heights)

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Harlem Tap Party

Saturday, June 6, 2009

9:00 PM – 3:00 AM 

The Harlem Tap Studio
401 West 149th Street NYC 

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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MR WIGGLES CLASSES SWITZERLAND SCHEDULE JUN 8-10
POPPING, TOP ROCK, BRONX ROCKING and more!

Host:
STYLEISKING.COM
Type:
Education - Class
Network:
Global

Start Time:
Monday, June 8, 2009 at 8:00pm
End Time:
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 8:00pm
Location:
dap - dance & fitness
Street:
Gewerbestrasse 15, 3600
City/Town:
Thun, Switzerland

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Phone:
41333358800
Email:
be_magical@hotmail.com
Description
MR WIGGLES MASTER CLASSES

CLASSES and SCHEDULE:
Monday, 8th June 09
Top Rock: 20h - 21h30
coming soon
Tuesday, 9th June 09
Latin Rock: 21h - 22h30
coming soon
Wednesday, 10th June 09
Popping & Boogaloo: 20h - 21h30
Original Popping & Boogaloo! Drills, Combinations & more...

LOCATION:
dap - dance & fitness
Gewerbestrasse 15
3600 Thun
Switzerland

PRICE:
-1 Workshop: CHF 40
-Special Packages:
-2 Workshops: CHF 70
-3 Workshops: CHF 90

MORE INFO and REGISTRATION: 
http://www.styleisking.com/index.php?page=dyn1&id=19&lang=en

CONTACT: 
be_magical@hotmail.com

MAP, EXACT LOCATION;
http://www.styleisking.com/index.php?page=dyn1&id=1&lang=en

TRAIN CONNECTIONS:
http://www.sbb.ch/en/index.htm

NOTE FROM WIGGLES:
hello People:)
i have to say, I choose THUN SWITZERLAND as my prime location for future workshops and residency.
Thun is a Beautiful small town, with an incredible Hip Hop dance facility run by "STYLE IS KING", who offers the best to there students and faculty in Hip Hop, Funk and All Street Style Dance.
Thun will be my future homebase for teaching and bookings.
Any one interested in Booking me in Europe in the future
Please contact Style Is King first, for residency schedules and dates when i will be working on my residency in Thun.
this can save promoters allot of money, and make it easier to book me, and many other Street Style artists who will participate in the Style is King Residency program.

Peace
wiggles
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Hi Everyone,
With the arrival of summer, we have a new class time for the 

Saturday class at Ailey 405 W. 55th St @ 9th Ave. 

 NEW TIME  12 noon - 1:30.  

This class is intermediate level, however, all are welcome to be in the class and do what ever you can!!!

My full schedule of classes is:

Monday 10:30-12 -Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level

Monday 7:30-9- Ailey - Basic level

Tuesday 10-11:30 -244 W. 54th St. Suite 404 -  Fast Beginner level

Tuesday 1:30-3 -Broadway Dance Center - Basic level

Tuesday 6-7:30- Ailey - Beginner level

Wednesday 10:30-12- Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level

Thursday 10-11:30- 244 W. 54th St. Suite 404 -  Fast Beginner level

Thursday 1:30-3- Broadway Dance Center - Basic level

Friday 10:30-12- Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level

Saturday 12-1:30- Ailey - Intermediate level

Sunday 10:30-12- Broad way Dance Center - Beginner level

Let's have a DANCING HOT TIME this Summer!!!!

Love,
Sue Samuels

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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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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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18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival
Join us for a week-long celebration of TAP!

Bringing Professional Tap Dance, Flamenco, Irish Step and Salsa dancers to St. Louis for 69 Workshops, Tap Jam, Panel Discussion, Salsa Session, Participant's Showcase and Masters Performance - ALL THAT TAP XVII

Host:
Professor Robert L. Reed
Type:
Other - Festival
Network:
Global

Start Time:
Monday, July 27, 2009 at 8:30am
End Time:
Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 10:30pm
Location:
Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
Street:
7730 Bonhomme Avenue
City/Town:
Saint Louis, MO



Phone:
3145318277
Email:
info@tapheritage.org
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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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Tap Into A Cure 2009

www.tapintoacure.com
August 19 – 21, 2009
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
780 722 9562
Registration now available
Click “Register” on web site to view class schedules, class descriptions and registration sheets.
Tap Into A Cure’s “THE AFRICA PROJECT” is back for another amazing year of classes and showcase. This will be our fourth year in the City of Champions, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
We have brought together another exciting year of tap dance, returning to us for a second year New York City’s amazingly talented Jason Samuels Smith, New York is also sending us the incredible Michela Marino - Lerman, Los Angeles California will be proudly represented with the unique talent of Christopher Broughton and the founder of THE AFRICA PROJECT and Tap Into A Cure, Edmonton’s own Andrew Merrigan. We have also included our hip hop friends again this year, as hip hop roots derive from tap dance we feel compelled to include this art form in our workshop. The Rock Steady Crew is sending us the very talented Ynot !
We have added an advisory board, the addition to our family are Bril Barrett, Steffan Clemente, Elka Samuels Smith and Jason Samuels Smith. Upon the advice of our board we have change our dates for the workshop and showcase, so please be aware that this year our showcase will be on a Saturday night and the workshop runs from Wednesday to Friday. We have also made our packages more affordable. There are three packages of tap dance for you to choose from ranging in prices of $80 to $240. And our Hip Hop classes are below $100.
Last year the world renown “Mr. Wiggles” Steffan Clemente joined us for 3 days of classes and made history on our stage with a battle of hip hop and tap between himself and Jason Samuels Smith. The jaw dropping performance was absolutely mesmerizing, and brought the house down! The Magical Rhythms Showcase will be back at a new location this year, but promises to be as jaw dropping as last year. Check our website for info coming real soon and some exciting additions to our showcase family! This year’s show will absolutely blow you away.
We need your support to help build the dream of building the Dr. Jeni LeGon Library and Music Room in Mukeu, Kenya. Hope we will see you in August, it will be so much fun, to much to miss!

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 *EAST COAST * 
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS 
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Saturday June 27!! CREATIONS: Choreographic Introductions

Nurí Productions presents…

CREATIONS: Choreographic Introductions

Exciting dance performance, featuring the works of six choreographers!

FEATURING:

Chloé Arnold
Dana Foglia
& Michelle Dorrance

 
And INTRODUCING:
Karida Griffith
Mishay Petronelli
& Claudia Rahardjanoto

Two Shows!

Saturday, June 27
3pm & 7pm

John Birks Gillespie Theater
At the NYC Bahá’í Center
53 East 11th Street
Bet. Broadway & University Place

N,R,Q,W or 4,5,6 Trains to 14th St – Union Square

*** TICKETS on sale NOW ***

$12 Advance Purchase

online at BrownPaperTickets.com

$15 at the Door (CASH20ONLY)

Contact: Nuriproductions@gmail.com

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HOOFALOGIES at BCM with guest Tamango- Calendar NYC and beyond

I am happy to announce I will be among my fellow New Yorkers soon and to announce I will be joined by Tamango (www.urbantap.net) at the Brooklyn Children Museum at 3pm (not 2pm as in the previous announcement!!). Free for all. 
      June 20th- ROXANE BUTTERFLY presents HOOFALOGIES 
      03:00, for All ages
      ?Special Performance—
      
      Join underground tap-dance icon Roxane Butterfly for a demonstration of contemporary tap and a screening of Hoofa logies, a documentary film capturing the art form’s evolution with tap legend Jimmy Slyde. With special guest avant-garde tapster Tamango.
      
      Produced by Roxane Butterfly and Circuit Productions/Susan Goldbetter, Producer. Roxane Butterfly is a 2008 Artists’ Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a public program of NYFA. Additional support was made possible to Circuit Productions from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.? ?Location:   145 Brooklyn Avenue (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn, NY 11213?
      ?And if you wish to know about the rest of my immediate=2 0touring itinerary, there it goes:?
      ?June 8th, Musics Urbans @ ICAT Radio with Pablo Larraguibel, Barcelona (Spain)?June 17th, Mood-Danza at Villa 5, Turino (Italy)?June 20th, Hoofalogies @ BCM, Brooklyn (NYC)?< span style="font-weight: bold; ">June 22nd-27th?, National Dance Institute of New Mexico (Albuquerque)?July 4th, Mood-Danza @ Festival Mediterraneo, Genova (Italy)?July 16th, Screening of Hoofalogies at NIUBCN and jam with the artists of Central Art Process/in connection with Tap On Barcelona (Spain)?July 17th, Mood-Danza @ Teatre 9 de Nou Barris, in connection with Tap On Barcelona (Spain)?July 18th, Master-class @ Tap on Barcelona?
      ?For all details wing by my website http://worldbeats.free.fr

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INT. TAP CLASS w/ LISA La TOUCHE

Arias Dance NYC
300 West 43rd Street (between 8th and 9th Ave)
Thursdays 3:00-4:00- $12/class
Phone: 347 273-1536

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Lisa La Touche
www.lisalatouche.com

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June Tap Happenings - ATDF

Tap City, The New York City Tap Festival 


July 6 - 11, 2009
Register NOW for HUGE savings! Early Bird prices available until June 5th!! 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

Tappy Hours
Jam at Joe's 
Annual Awards Ceremony at Bruno Walter Auditorium

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, Ted Levy, Lynn Schwab, Carson Murphy, Chloe Arnold, Acia Gray, Geo Hubela, David Rider, Ray Hesselink, Jimmy Tate, Michele Ribble, Alicia Smith, & Kelly Kaleta

To Register:

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

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Shim Sham hosted by Harold Cromer

Monday, June 22nd at 8:00 pm
The Kitchen: 512 W. 19th St., NYC
FREE!
www.thekitchen.org 

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CREATIONS: Choreographic Introductions
Exciting dance performance, featuring the works of six choreographers!
 
Featuring: Chloé Arnold, Dona Foglia, Michelle Dorrance
Introducing: Karida Griffith, Mishay Petronelli, Claudia Rahardjanoto
 
Saturday, June 27th at 3pm and 7pm
 
John Birks Gillespie Theater
At the NYC Bahá'í Center
53 East 11th Street
Bet. Broadway & University Place
 
N,R,Q,W or 4,5,6 to 14th St - Union Square
 
*** TICKETS on sale NOW ***
$12 Advance Purchase, online at BrownPaperTickets.com
$15 at the Door (CASH ONLY)
 
Contact: Nuriproductions@gmail.com

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Manhattan Tap's NYC Rhythm Tap Intensive with Heather Cornell

When:  July 13 - 24, 2009
 
Where: Studios 353, at 353 W. 48th St., 2nd Floor
 
Classes: Beg/Int , Adv/Pro Workshop, Eddie Brown "Brush-up" and Music
 
What: A 58 hour intensive featuring individualized tap instruction and collaboration with live musicians.
 
How: Ms. Cornell has a unique teaching philosophy, developed in Manhattan Tap's professional training program, that challenges dancers to experience the creative process and to explore and mature their own artistic voice. Come and discover your own path through the realms of choreography, improvisation and composition.
 
About: "I came home with a renewed sense of confidence and that feeling of 'anything's possible'." Student, 2008
 
Info: http://www.manhattantap.org 

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Tap Classes at Broadway Dance Center

Host:
Broadway Dance Center
Type:
Education - Class
Network:
Global

Start Time:
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 7:30pm
End Time:
Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 2:30pm
Location:
Broadway Dance Center
Street:
322 West 45th Street, 3rd Floor
City/Town:
New York, NY



Phone:
2125829304
Email:
xander.tap@gmail.com
Description
Hey guys, 

I'll be teaching tap at Broadway Dance Center from June 10 until July 4 .. I'd LOVE to see you there !!

Here's my schedule: 

Saturday 2:30 - 4:00 INT Tap
Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 INT ADV Tap


? Xander
http://bwydance.com/faculty/bios/weinman_xander.shtml
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9th Annual Soul to Sole Festival

""Rhythm is a Terrible Thing to Waste""
What: Performance
Host: Soul to Sole Festival
Start Time: Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, June 14 at 12:00pm
Where: Tapestry Dance Company & Academy


To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=85999658391&mid=8bc30eG2efdcaacG1b27fb1G7

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Bril Barrett and Andrew Merrigan - Tap Into a Cure

Check out this video on YouTube:

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

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Monday Night Tap Experience! June line up

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!!! 
JUNE’S LINE UP:
June 1, 2009- Maddie Schwartz
June 8, 2009- Nicole Forde
 
June 15, 2009- Sarah Reich 
June 22, 2009- Sebastian Chung 
June 29, 2009- Anissa Irving 
***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


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Film premiere in LA & Toronto

Hola,

I would like to invite you the premiere of my recent short film entitled Becoming.  Directed and produced with Joseph Johnson Cami, you can see more about the film and the artists here:
www.becomingthefilm.com

Dance Camera West is calling it,  "The stunning Becoming."  It will kick off their festival's opening weekend, screening at the prestigious REDCAT in Los Angeles on June 5th.  If you're in LA, I hope you can make it, but get your tickets now, they will sell out!
www.dancecamerawest.com

If you're in Toronto, I request your presence at our Canadian premiere.  On June 18th & 21st at 7:15pm, Becoming will screen in competition at the infamous CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival.  Mark your calendars and get your tickets soon!!  Becoming is part of Official Selection #9. Come out and vote for your favorite film.    We'll also be hosting a closing night wrap party on June 21st.  Invite coming soon.

For TICKETS to the CFC festival screening in Toronto go to the link below, select SCREENINGS and look for Official Selection #9
http://www.wsfftix.com/cgi-bin/online/storepro.php


More international screenings coming soon. 
A special thanks to all those who made Becoming possible.

Light & Laughter,
Ayelen

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OPAL - international practical theatre direction course

Copy and paste this URL into your browser to see the event:

http://austria.tribe.net/event/4162926d-7040-4768-91eb-20eb686ac522

Date & Time: 2009-10-25 10:00 AM
Location:


Ostrenko Performing Arts Lab (OPAL) -
international practical theatre direction course
under the direction of Sergei Ostrenko

Leitring bei Leibnitz
AUSTRIA

Programme and registration:
http://www.iugte.com/projects/OPAL.php

OPAL is the practical theatre direction course with further direction practice possibility on professional stage -
the production of the performance at the repertory theatre with professional actors. The course is designed for advanced candidates with professional stage experience - performing arts practitioners from various genres, techniques and styles.

Participants will learn the key principles of mounting the performance, acquire reliable director?s toolkit for creating contemporary professional productions, improve skills and gain confidence in the director?s role.

The course will be also useful to playwrights, directors of video, film and animation, dancers, choreographers and actors interested to gain deeper understanding of the stage direction category.

Session I - October 25-31, 2009
Session II - February 22-27, 2010
Session III - April 25-May 1, 2010

The working language is English.

Photo Gallery of the past events: http://picasaweb.google.ru/globtheatre

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Stage de Tap-Dance-Claquettes

  " Five days- 5 jours"
What: Rehearsal
Host: "Du Soleil Dans les Pieds" : Leïla et Soraya BENAC
Start Time: Saturday, July 4 at 2:00pm
End Time: Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30pm
Where: Centre de danses l'Alternative

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=102915258488&mid=8ed8f1G2efdcaacG1b66f35G7

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OPPORTUNITY: Casting Tap dancer- Barcelona / bailarín de claqué / Ballarí de claqué /

English:
?TAP OLÉ is looking for a tap dancer (men) for their new show/production, with 8 artists on stage.
Rehearsals will be during this summer (not paid). Performances already programmed: from the 6th to the 15th of November at the SAT theater in Barcelona, and from the 23rd of February to the 10th of March touring in Germany. It is necessary that the dancer has a professional level, fluidityin improvisation, ?good body expression, and lives in Barcelona. Maximum 1,80m tall.
The casting will be on Sunday June 14th.
If interested, contact Guillem Alonso or Roser Font:
guillem@tapole.com, 0034 649864060
roser_font@hotmail.com, 0034 606803671
www.tapole.com
 
Castellano:
TAP OLÉ busca un bailarín de claqué (chico) para su nuevo espectáculo/producción, que constará de 8 artistas en escena.
Ensayos durante éste verano (no remunerados). Actuaciones ya programadas: del 6 al 15 de noviembre 2009 en el “SAT Teatro” en Barcelona, y del 23 de febrero al 10 de marzo 2010 de gira en Alemania. Es necesario que el bailarín tenga un nivel profesional, fluidez en improvisación, buena expresión corporal y viva en Barcelona.
El casting será el domingo 14 de junio. Altura máxima 1,80m
Interesados contactar con Guillem Alonso o Roser Font:
guillem@tapole.com, 0034649864060
roser_font@hotmail.com, 0034606803671
www.tapole.com
 
Català:
TAP OLÉ busca un ballarí de claqué (noi) pel seu nou espectacle/producció, que constarà de 8 artistes en escena.
Assajos durant aquest estiu (no remunerats). Actuacions ja programades: del 6 al 15 de novembre al “SAT Teatre” a Barcelona, i del 23 de febrer al 10 de març de gira per Alemanya. És necessari que el ballarí tingui un nivell professional, fluïdesa en improvisació, bona expressió corporal i visqui a Barcelona. Alçada màxima 1,80m.
El càsting serà el diumenge 14 de juny.
Interessats contactar amb Guillem Alonso o Roser Font:
guillem@tapole.com, 0034649864060
roser_font@hotmail.com, 0034606803671
www.tapole.com
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