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Jul 23, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Jason Samuels Smith and A.C.G.I. at Jacob's Pillow Dance
-Third Coast Rhythm Project
-Sue Samuels: Saturday Class - New Time
-INT/ADV Tap Class with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
-18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival
-CHRP Rhythm World 2009
-LA Tap Festival 2009 - Schedule & Faculty Published!
-Tap Into A Cure & Magical Rhythms
-Save the Date: DC Tap Festival 2010
-MR WIGGLES TOUR JULY-OCT/ NEW "THE VOCAB VOL 1" DVD

*EAST COAST*
Join TVC at Jacob's Pillow Community Day
-Katie Thompson sings "From Her Notebook"
-Upcoming Tap Events!
-Arias Dance NYC
-NYC Venture Capital and Angel event August 11

*MIDWEST*
-July: Hip Hop Heritage Month
-OPPORTUNITY: Calling all Singers, Dancers, Dance Troupes, and Musicians!

*WEST COAST*
-See World-Wide News Updates & Events

*WORLD-WIDE*
-OPPORTUNITY: Performer Needed for Documentary TV Series


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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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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 as part of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2009

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 the20great 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
For more info:
WWW.JACOBSPILLOW.ORG • BOX OFFICE: 413.243.0745
Jacob's Pillow Dance
358 George Carter Road
Becket MA, 01223 USA

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Third Coast Rhythm Project

July 23-26, 2009

San Antonio, Texas

Featured Artists:

Dianne Walker, Sam Weber, Martin "Tre" Dumas, Acia Gray, Josh Hilberman, Gene Medler, Barbara Phillips, Nicole Hockenberry, Lisa La Touche, Mark Rubinstein

This summer's 12th annual fest hosts 4 days of intensive master classes and courses, adult and youth programs, jam sessions and gala concert performance featuring a distinguished faculty of rhythm masters and the best jazz musicians in the southwest.

All Classes Will Be Held At:

Earle Cobb Dance Studio
4503 De Zavala Rd., Suite 110
San Antonio, Texas 78249

Fest Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn - Six Flags/ Fiesta Texas
11010 IH 10 West
San Antonio TX 78230
210-561-9058
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SUE SAMUELS CLASS SCHEDULE

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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INT/ADV TAP CLASS
With Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
When: Every Thursday from 6:00-7:30PM
Where: Harlem Tap (W 149th, NYC)
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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


Monday, July 27 - Saturday, August 1


Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
7730 Bonhomme Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
3145318277
info@tapheritage.org

The 2009 St. Louis Tap Festival will be hosted again at the beautiful Clayton Sheraton Plaza Hotel. The heavily discounted host hotel rate expires June 19th. Reservations made after the 19th will be at standard rates. You can make reservations online athttp://www.facebook.com/l/;http://www.tapheritage.org/hotel.html

See you in St. Louis!
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July-Aug Rhythm World

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.


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=2 0of 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 CHRP8 0s 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 Walker20created 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=2 0tap 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, visitchicagotap.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 L20Hardwood 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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Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents...
LA TAP FESTIVAL
August 10 - 15, 2009
Faculty and Schedule Published...
Director - Jason Samuels Smith
Co-Director - Chloe Arnold


CLASSES FOR ALL AGES & LEVELS,
85 Classes and Repertory Courses

(please note the brand new location below!)

Schedule online... www.LATAPFEST.com

Concert Aug. 15th, 7pm - BUY TICKETS NOW
24 hours/day 1-800-838-3006

This Year's amazing Faculty -
Debbie Allen - Founder, Jason Samuels Smith - Director, Chloe Arnold - Co-Director, Arthur Duncan, Harold Cromer, Dianne Walker, Ted Levy, Ivery Wheeler, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Derick Grant, Michelle Dorrance, Arlene Kennedy, Sarah Reich, Chantel Heath, Chitresh Das, Kara Mack, Kevin Harris, Briseyda Zarate,

Introducing to the LA Tap Fest for their first year, amazing artists...
Jason Janas and Joseph Webb

Plus electives - in African, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and Jazz

Nightly Events - Jam Session, Business of Showbiz, Cutting Contest, Panel Discussion, Student Showcase

Saturday, 15th - Concert - 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS -
3791 Santa Rosalia Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008
P: 310-280-9145 F: 310-280-0227

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!


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Tap Into A Cure and Magical Rhythms

First everyone at Tap into A Cure would like to CONGRATULATE Stars of Hope, the Alberta Dance Alliance “Feats Festival” and Hip Hop for Hope on their success this year! It is so great to see the dance community come together to support each other!
Tap Into A Cure workshop is slowing creeping up on us, just a little over a month away. Registrations are coming in, please check out our web site www.tapintoacure.com for any info you may need or call 780 722 9562.
We have Jason Samuels Smith returning form New York City to teach Intermediate, and Advanced classes, Christopher Broughton is visiting us from LA and will also be teaching Intermediate and Advanced classes. New York City’s very talented Michela Marino Lerman and Alberta’s own Andrew Merrigan will offer Junior / Senior classes as well as Intermediate and Advanced classes. Packages run from $80 for junior to $240 for 12 classes in Intermediate and Advanced.
On Mr. Wiggles advice, Rocky Steady Crew is sending the amazing Anthony ‘Ynot’ Denaro this year. Ynot will be teaching three classes that will take your Hip Hop to a whole new level. Check him out on YouTube. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Denaro join us. His three classes are just $75 plus registration!
Class sizes are limited and registrations are coming in.
Don’t be disappointed register today.
Tickets are now available for Magical Rhythms Showcase and Silent Auction. We are proud to announce the partnership with a wonderfully talented rising star, Mr. Craig Sharpe from Canadian Idol 2006 (second runner up) and winner of Canada’sDavid Foster’s Ovation Talent Search. Craig has agreed to help us annually raise money for TAP:The Africa Project. We are honoured and very happy to have him join us this year and many years to come. Craig will entertain the audience with his amazing vocal skills.
Joining the faculty and Craig on stage Edmonton’s talented and beautiful jazz singer Anna Beaumont, and the winner of Capital Ex’s Northern Star Talent Search for 2009. The Alberta Dance Alliance Festival “Feats” tap group ”Amazing”, will perform a piece choreographed by Bril Barrett of Chicago and introduces some of the top Tap talent in Alberta today. Mr. Curtis Ledgerwill again MC for us and perform with his group Blue Eye Soul and there are many other special guests. Of course we can not forget our Silent Auction, we have some great items every year and we won’t disappoint you this year! Autographs from Gregory Hines and Bill “Bo Jangles” Robinson will be up for grabs as well as other amazing items.
This year we are honouring Mrs. Maxine Lecky with a“Shiny She Lifetime Achievement Award” for her contribution of 51 years of Tap dance in Alberta.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Sales are also going very well and with only a limited number of tickets (as we moved theatres this year), you may want to call and purchase yours today. 780 722 9562 or email your request to info@tapintoacure.com we can mail them out to you.
Because of the high cost of Ticketmaster we have not used their services this year.
We have a Face Book page. please join us for updates. Thank you for your support.
From all of us at Tap Into A Cure and TAP:The Africa Project let’s build something good together! Please support your fellow dancers and pass this email on to anyone who may be interested in the workshop or show.

Tap Into A Cure 2009
www.tapintoacure.com
August 19 – 21, 2009
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
780 722 9562


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SAVE THE DATE!
DC Tap Festival
March 26, 27, 28, 2010

www.dctapfestival.com
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MR WIGGLES TOUR JULY-OCT/ NEW "THE VOCAB VOL 1" DVD

"THE VOCAB VOL 1
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Vol 1 featuring:
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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!
CLICK HERE TO BUY
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MR WIGGLES IN NYC JULY 23rd
ROCK STEADY CREW 32 ANNIVERSARY
CLASSES, HOSTING FUNK NIGHT!
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UDC (URBAN DANCE CAMP)
CLASSES, PERFORMANCE!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
http://www.hiphopmoves.eu
contact: info@urbanddance.eu

MORE AUGUST TO COME SOON!
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SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
PARIS and TURKEY!
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MR WIGGLES IN UK OCT 10th
UK BBOY CHAMPIONSHIP
JUDGE, PERFORMANCE
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CARDIN OCT 26th-31st
UK PIONEERS WORKSHOP
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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TVC PERFORMS AT THE JACOB’S PILLOW 13TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY DAY

ALL AGES WELCOME ON SUNDAY, JULY 26TH
10am—1pm

“FEEL THE PILLOW BEAT” WITH A DAY OF FREE EVENTS,INCLUDING PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, AND ACTIVITIES
July 10, 2009 (Becket, Mass.) — The ever-popular, free Community Day takes center stage at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on Sunday, July 26 from 10am—1pm. Visitors of all ages are welcome to the world-renowned dance mecca’s hilltop location, in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, for a day of performance and participation. Children and adults may take part in the numerous free activities ranging from dance performances and rhythmic crafts to movement workshops and a book reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer and his daughter Kate Feiffer. The community is invited to join in the theme of the day and “Feel the Pillow Beat” with percussive performances on the Pillow’s Inside/Out stage by The Vanaver Caravan, Commonwealth Tap Collective, and Karim Nagi. The Jacob’s Pillow Community Day, now in its 13th incarnation, deepens the ties between an arts institution and its community while ensuring a memorable summer’s day.??Set against an open vista of the Berkshire hills—with an audience area perfectly suited to picnics—the outdoor Inside/Out stage features three energetic, family-friendly performances. Established in 1972 and directed by Bill and Livia Drapkin Vanaver, The Vanaver Caravan draws on a diverse range of cultural traditions in creating its own dance and music. Performed with live accompaniment, the program offers a display of Appalachian clog dancing, body percussion, Afro-Brazilian and East Indian stick dancing, and Vigilante Man—a dance combining poles with hand-and-foot percussion. The Vanaver Caravan will also lead a community-wide dance party on the Pillow’s Great Lawn. Commonwealth Tap Collective, a group of Boston and Berkshire County tap dancers—including Stefanie Weber, an alumna of The School at Jacob’s Pillow—presents its own half-hour show. Karim Nagi brings ARABIQA, a show devoted to traditional Arab dance and music. Nagi, a teacher and performer originally from Egypt, specializes in Arab, Turkish, and Andalusian hand percussion—he has mastered, among other instruments, the Egyptian tabla (goblet drum), riqq (tambourine), duff (frame drum), and segat (brass castanets).
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT VANAVERCARAVAN.ORG OR JACOBSPILLOW.ORG

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Katie Thompson sings "From Her Notebook"

Event: Katie Thompson
"From My Notebook"
What: Concert
Host: Katie Thompson/ Shea Sullivan
Start Time: Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00pm
End Time: Thursday, July 30 at 10:30pm
Where: Laurie Beechman Theatre @ West Bank Cafe

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=219560545626&mid=cbc05aG2efdcaacG20ed431G7

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Upcoming Tap Events!

SKIPPER'S TAP JAM
Hosted by Yvette Glover
And Hillary-Marie
*Live Jazz Band*
When: Thursday, July 30th from 8:00PM - midnight
Where: Skipper's (304 University Ave, Newark NJ)
Cost: No cover charge!
More Info: www.hillary-marie.com

ORGANIC
An Upclose Night of Song and Soul
*Featuring Maurice Chestnut*
When: Thursday, July 30th - Doors open @ 7:00PM
Where: Temple M (555 W 141st Street, NYC)
More Info: www.templem.org

SECOND TIIDII AUDITION

When: Friday, July 31st from noon-6:00PM
Where: Savion Glover Productions HooFeRzClub School for Tap (131 Brunswick Street, Newark NJ)

INT TAP CLASS
*With Lisa La Touche*
When: Thursdays 3:00-4:00PM
Where: Aris Dance (300 West 43rd Street - NYC)
Cost: $12/class
More Info: 347-273-1536 and www.lisalatouche.com


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Arias Dance NYC 300 West 43rd St 5th Floor
Summer, Summer, Summertime!
   July 2009
Letter from the Director

Dear Friends:

So much to report on! This summer has been great! The weather has been beautiful and classes have been growing and growing!

We have several "New" classes listed in this Newsletter that I think you will enjoy. I am also going to grow the "Latin Dance Program" even bigger. I just brought two new teachers on board but plan on continuing until I have five classes a week of Ballroom Dance.

We are also introducing a "Pilates Express". A 45 minutes long workout. Long enough so you can sneak out of the office, work out and get back before anyone notices you're gone!

Plus Jazz, Theatre Dance, Jumps and Turns and Hip Hop. Also a couple of FREE Classes for you to check out!

Come by and say hi!

Sincerely,

Geoffrey Doig-Marx
Director of Dance
Arias Dance NYC

Esteban Arana
New Class

Jazz
Thursdays
4:00-5:30 pm
Level Beg/Int

Starts Thursday August 6, 2009


Scott Fox
New Class

Jumps and Turns
Thursdays
4:30-6:00 pm
Level Beg/Int

Starts Thursday
August 6, 2009

Donna Salgado
New Class

Pilates Express
Monday and Wednesdays
12:00-12:45 pm
Level Open
Starts Monday
August 3, 2009

Lawrence Rush
New Class

Mambo, Salsa and Hustle
Tuesdays
6:00-7:00 pm
Level Beg.
Starts Tuesday August 11th

Mambo, Salsa and Hustle
Thursdays
6:00-7:00 pm
Level Beg.
Starts Thursday August 13th

Jay T. Jenkins
New Class

Theatre Dance
Wednesdays
7:00-8:30 pm
Level Int.
Starts Wednesday August 5, 2009.


August 5th is a FREE Class

Nai
New Class

Hip-Hop
Fridays
7:00-8:30 pm
Level Beg.
Starts Friday
August 7, 2009.

Maggie Lockhart
Free Class

Lyrical
11:00 am- 12:00 Noon
Level Open
Saturday August 8, 2009.

Krista Giffin
New Class

Ballroom
Swing, Cha Cha, Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot, American Tango and Rhumba.
(Style Changes every 4 weeks)

Monday's
6:00-7:00 pm
Level Basic/Beg
Starts Monday August 10, 2009

Whitney V. Hunter
FREE CLASS

Contemporary Modern
12:30-2:00 pm
Level Int
Sunday July 26, 2009

Roy Arias Studios and Theatres.
for all your rehearsal needs.
212-957-8358

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NYC Venture Capital and Angel event August 11

We are pleased to announce our next Early-Stage VC & Angel Investor event in NYC!
http://www.FundingPost.com/breakfast/reg1.asp?event=159&refer=ny611evem1

The event will be on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, from 2pm-6:30pm and is sponsored by Duane Morris.

3 Investor speakers have already confirmed:
*Rohit Bodas, Director of Strategic Investments, Hartford Ventures
*Konstantine Drakonakis, Director, Launch Capital
*James D. Robinson IV, Managing Partner, RRE Ventures
*Additional Speakers to be Announced!

You can register to attend here:
http://www.FundingPost.com/breakfast/reg1.asp?event=159&refer=ny611evem1

Be sure to use the early-bird disc. code: nycsummer
for $10 off the ticket price.
Seating Is Limited! This event will sell out early.

WHERE: Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, NY, NY 10036-4086
WHEN: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 2pm - 6:30pm
COST: $75

As an additional benefit, entrepreneur 1/4 page summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees. All of the VCs and Angels there will get your company description and contact info!

There will be plenty of time for networking with the panelists, both before & after the panel at the Cocktail Party!

Additionally, we will be having an optional Pitching Workshop Lunch from 11am-1pm, before the event.
The cost to participate will be $350. This Lunch Workshop includes the $75 ticket to the 2pm event, and a
1/4 page listing in our next quarters Venture Guide Magazine (normally $125) in addition to the hand-out that
day. Most importantly, it includes a 2-minute Pitching Spot to the Investors during the event!
There are only 14 spaces left in the workshop.

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July is Hip Hop Heritage Month in Chicago and to commemorate: check out, participate, or tell a friend about the event that's to take place below

CHICAGO'S
HIP HOP KING

Three nights of competition and one night to decide whose King. This event is calling ALL managers, mc's, producers and fans of independent hip hop.

$500 of Cold Hard Cash to the winner...
Also, your own show & YOU are the star!!!




Competition nights held at three fabulous locations throughout the Chicagoland area

Sunday July 26: Doggie Inn (5525 W. North Av)
Tuesday July 28: Exedus II (3477 N. Clark St)
Wednesday July 29: Funky Buddha (728 W Grand Av)

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And the final night where the winners of the 3 competition nights will compete to be King

Friday July 31: Englwood Multicultural Center (6011 S. Justine St)

All MC's can enter by coming to one of the three competition dates on July 26th, 28th or 29th. Arrive at 9pm to sign up and early arrival is strongly suggested if you are looking to compete that day.

Bring your own track, best game and the fans to back you up.

Three judges will be there to determine if you're good enough to make it to the finals. So as the slogan goes for Chicago's Hip Hop King "Go Hard or Go Home"


For additional info contact StevieJ @ 312-315-9735 or stevenj@xtra-medium.com
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OPPORTUNITY:
Attention all Singers, Dancers, Dance Troupes, and Musicians!
(Chicago - Lake View)
Casting for the “Rhythm of the Night” Variety Show have begun because... ??The Central Lake View Merchants Association is bringing a little bit of Broadway to Lake View for one spectacular evening again! ??We are in search of an enchanting mosaic of singers, dancers and musicians to entertain Lake View residents and visitors at the beautiful Brixen Ivy Theater (1242 West Addison). Auditions will be held at Studio BE @ 3110 N. Sheffield, Chicago IL on the following dates: ?????Thursday July 23rd, 2009 ?6:00 pm -- 9:00 pm ??Open - TBA ?6:00 pm-- 9:00 pm ??If you are interested in auditioning, please send an email with your name, skill, description of your performance, and the day you will audition to clma@mylakeview.com. Or mail your materials to: ??The Central Lake View Merchants Association ?Attn: Rhythm of the Night ?3355 N. Clark ?Chicago, IL 60657 ??Rhythm of the Night will be held on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Compensation for the performance is $50 and a gift basket comprised of donations from Lake View businesses. Guests will be treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beverages! All local press is will be invited. For additional information please call 773-665-2100 or visit www.centrallakeview.biz .

Larissa M. Tyler
Executive Director
The Central Lake View Merchants Association
3355 N. Clark
Chicago IL 60657
773-665-2100 - ph.
773-665-2101- fax
larissa@mylakeview.com

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OPPORTUNITY:

Emmy award winning Galafilm Productions, is looking
performer who is about to have their debut performance in a big show
between Aug15 -Sept , 2009.

The idea behind the series (still untitled) is to film people in
the week leading up to a big event in their lives that it is truly
a turning point for that person.

This is an unpaid documentary role, but will offer great exposure since
the series will be broadcast across Canada and the USA.

We are looking for articulate and passionate people who have an interesting story to tell about how they got to this point. They should have a lot on the line with their event - which should be a first big break - possibly a turning point in their career.

If you think you might fit the bill please email Stacey at mylast24@gmail.com
with your name, your contact info and your story.

Phone interviews will be conducted between July 17-24

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www.divinerhythmproductions.com
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