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Jul 30, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Jason Samuels Smith’s A.C.G.I. at Jacob’s Pillow
-18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival
-CHRP Rhythm World 2009
-LA Tap Festival 2009 - Schedule & Faculty Published!
-Tap Into A Cure & Magical Rhythms
- Asia Annual Tap Occasion, Top Tappers Gathering in Taipei City
-Save the Date: DC Tap Festival 2010
-Sue Samuels Class Schedule
-MR WIGGLES TOUR JULY-OCT/ NEW "THE VOCAB VOL 1" DVD

*EAST COAST*
-Loveladies, N.J.; Jacob's Pillow, and Shoot Me... 2nd printing!!
- Kathak Dance Workshop and Lecture-Demonstration by Charlo
-NY! AUGUST 2! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE! NEW PLACE! 10th Anniversary! BBOY CONTEST! 1vs1!! $500! READ ALL CAREFULLY!!
-PAA – Fall Schedule & More!
-FREE Dance Show This Saturday, August 1st at 12:45p.m.
-Picnic and Tappin in Astoria Park - Sunday, August 2nd 11a.m.-3p.m.
-Honoring Merce
-Dance NYC

*MIDWEST*
-July News from CHRP

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

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Watch the Second Episode of Dance212 Today!
-Magical Rhythms Showcase and Silent Auction
-Asia Annual Tap Occasion, Top Tappers Gathering in Taipei City
-Honoring Merce

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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

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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Check out the review from the New York Times!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/27/arts/dance/27jacob.html

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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 2009 Performances

Sunday, August 2, 6:30pm
Opening Night at Millennium Park Free!

Monday, August 3, 5:30pm
Tap Jam at Chicago Cultural Center Free!

Tuesday, August 4, 7:30pm
Tap Slam/Cutting Contest at Ganz Hall

Wednesday, August 5, 7:30pm
Student Showcase at Ganz Hall

Thursday, August 6, 7:30pm
JUBA! at the MCA almost sold out!

Saturday, August 8, 7:30pm
JUBA! at the MCA almost sold out!

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Check out Rhythm World on ABC 7

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/util/prestitialShell?ad=3&goback=http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=6938588

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For complete Rhythm World information, visit www.chicagotap.org or call

773-281-1825.

For tickets to “JUBA!” performances, call

312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.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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Asia Annual Tap Occasion, Top Tappers Gathering in Taipei City

Taipei Tap Festival 2009
Huashan , The Red House
Aug 21-29
The enthusiasm for rhythm never stops.
The passion for tap lasts forever.
You, he and I shake in the city unrestrainedly
Enjoy the beauty of life heartily, it is life!
East Taipei: Huashan Culture Park
Tap Workshop
8/21(Fri) ~8/26 (Wed) 09:00~21:50
Tap Talks
8/22(Sat) ~8/26(Wed) 18:10~18:50
Tappers’ Party
8/28(Fri) 19:30
West Taipei: The Red House
Tap Show
8/29(Sat) 14:30?19:30 ?

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Workshop
8/21~26
09:00~21:50 Huashan Culture Park Middle 5 & Wu Mei Winery
Top tappers gather in Taipei
No matter what you want to learn, get advanced study, challenge or enjoy with families, just follow us!
Have Fun! Rhythm players of the world gathering in Taipei this summer
United State
Derick K. Grant Contemporary Tap Dance Master
Derick K. Grant is the titan of tap dance around the world. He has been the top dancer in New York Shakespeare Art Festival and Broadway, and awarded several international awards such as “The Most Promising Young Artists Award” of The Princess Grace Award, “The Best Performance Award” of The Helen Hayes Award, and “African American Odyssey Award” of Kennedy Performing Arts Center. With bold showing of distinctive skills and perfect coordination with rhythm, he is really well-deserved the title of Contemporary Tap Dance Master.
Chloé Arnold Tap shocking bomb
Has been featured inBeyoncé’s music video “Upgrade You”, Chloé Arnold now is the joint director of LA Tap Festival. As a black female, she successfully becomes a vital tapper in the tap society featured with the majority of man. Sid Smith of Chicago Tribune has commented “Chloé Arnold will blow you away in her solo” which suggests her touching dance. The inborn charm of woman with amazing explosive force of dance is just like a bewitched shocking bomb and makes people highly praise.
Japan
Ron*II Tap Dance Wiz of Tokyo
Ron*II is the no. 1 tap dancer in Japan and also an all-around dancer who possess music literacy and dance strength. He has been the choreographer and dancer in Director Kitano Takeshi’s movie” Zatoichi”, and the distinct “clogs tap” aroused a lot attention within the moviedom. With precise dance step and tempo, Ron*II performs difficult movement with ease and controls the tap tone strictly which makes him deserve the title of “Tap Dance Wiz”.
Suji Hip-hop Tap dancer
With seven-year experience of hip-hop, the hip-hop-style tap dance appears after Suji was fascinated by tap dance. She has featured in movies “Zatoichi” and “Rhythm World Summer Festival”. Everyone has seen her specialty, impromptu, is moved by her passionate performance on the stage and show extreme admiration for her. From the sweat on her face and the clear knock voice of iron tablets, we can see her affection for tap would never stop.
Keitaro Tough Guy of Rhythm
Keitaro has been to the United State to learn tap dance when he was 22 years old. There, he is influenced profoundly by Savion Glover, tap dance expert awarded Tony Awards. After back to Japan, he enthusiastically popularizes tap dance at campus, and performances with Jazz, Shamisen musician and DJ. With abundant teaching experience, Keitaro is good at memorizing the rhythms, and even gives kinds of variations to create a new expressing, which makes him a really tough guy of rhythm! ?
Taiwan
Dance Works Asia Centered Tap Company ??????????
Has been established for eight years, Dance Works makes effort to carry out the conceptions of “making life a part of art” and “art a part of life”. In addition to popularize the tap dance in schools, Dace Work also schemed and produced several wonderful performances for circuit in Taiwan such as “What’s up”, “Tap Code”, and “Tap effect”. All of the performances are received highly evaluation among audiences. Besides, annual “Taipei Tap Festival” is Dance Works’ key activity, hoping make much more people experience the lively rhythm of American tap.
Alex Wu Innate musician
Alex is good at several musical instruments such as erhu fiddle, Latin and Chinese percussion instrument, and hand drum. Recently, she even steps across different music field with profound literacy of Chinese music and percussion talent. She has cooperated with Ondekoza, Matthew Lien, A Mei, and Judy Chiang. Alex was born with perceived ability on rhythm. In this workshop, she will teach Cajon percussion, making your hands enjoy the lively rhythm.

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

www.dctapfestival.com
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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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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!
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ROCK STEADY CREW 32 ANNIVERSARY
CLASSES, HOSTING FUNK NIGHT!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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MR WIGGLES IN GERMANY AUGUST 13th-16th
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
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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contact: be_magical@hotmail.com
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MR WIGGLES IN SWITZERLAND OCT 11th-18th
STYLE IS KING
CLASSES, JUDGE
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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contact: be_magical@hotmail.com
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MR WIGGLES BACK IN THE UK OCT 19th-24th
CARDIN OCT 26th-31st
UK PIONEERS WORKSHOP
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
http://breakinconvention.com/
contact: kate@breakinconvention.com
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MORE TO COME SOON!!
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MR WIGGLES
mrwiggleseb@cox.net

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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Loveladies, N.J.; Jacob's Pillow, and Shoot Me... 2nd printing!!
While still a limited edition, Shoot Me While I'm Happy, with bonus DVD of By Word of Foot and other excerpts has made it through its first year and another printing!?Don't forget that the only way still to get the bonus DVD is to order through the website www.janegoldberg.org


By Word of Foot: Tap Masters Pass on Their Tradition: a Discussion with Jane
Date & Time: July 27 at 6:30 PM ?Location: Long Beach Island Ocean County Library?217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City, NJ 08008?Click for map & directions ?For more information or to register: Call (609) 494-2480 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org
Jane in "Rhythm & Schmooze," Her Tapping and Talking (Too Much) Act
Jane will no doubt not talk too much since across the street from her hotel is the Atlantic Ocean and Jane is a beach bum, (er, enthusiast)... She will be signing Shoot Me While I'm Happy books with bonus DVD there...
Date & Time: July 28 at 8 PM?Location: Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences?120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, New Jersey 08008?Click for map & directions ?For more information: Visit www.lbifoundation.org
Pillow Talks
Jane will talk (and presumably tap somewhere, not on a pillow) at the renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, and do a book signing following and complimenting Jason Samuel Smith's two week run with his company ACGI—Anybody Can Get It. Jane has a history with the Pillow, having taught tap there in 1976, the first tap break-through in 37 years, and then her show "Lost in the Shuffle" in 1976 with Charles Cook and Bubba Gaines, on one of the best floors in the world!
Date & Time: August 1 at 4 PM ?Location: Jacob's Pillow Dance?358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223?Click for map & directions ?For more information: Call (413) 243-0745 or visit www.jacobspillow.org
Buy your copy of Jane's book "Shoot Me While I'm Happy" at her website, www.janegoldberg.org.?Exclusively when you order the book through Jane's website you get a Bonus DVD of classic hoofers and Rhythm & Schmooze ($50 value)!

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Kathak Dance Workshop and Lecture-Demonstration by Charlo

Kathak Dance Workshop and Lecture-Demonstration by Charlotte Moraga
"Learn the art of Northern India's classical dance from the principal member of the Chitresh Das Dance Company"
What: Workshop
Host: Charlotte Moraga
Start Time: Thursday, August 6 at 6:00pm
End Time: Thursday, August 6 at 9:00pm
Where: The Construction Company


To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=123521696013&mid=d20407G2efdcaacG21866d3G7

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NY! AUGUST 2! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE! NEW PLACE! 10th Anniversary! BBOY CONTEST! 1vs1!! $500! READ ALL CAREFULLY!!

TO ALL,

GOD BLESS US ALL and I pray all are praying and all are well. August 2, is the kick off to the HDC tour. New place in NY, same Djs, and getting down. This is the 10 ANNIVERSARY of the HDC!! Show by: QUEENS VETERANS ( Possibly if I am not traveling. If not, then, definitely in November!! LOL!! Praise GOD for all the work!!)

Thanks GOD for all of you. HDC has been a great platform to learn many things in dance. August 14 we move to Detroit, andSeptember 23 we are in France. Keep on movin non-stop OHHHH!! FLYER IS ATTACHED!!

www.myspace.com/housedanceconference (popular event for all dance styles) ?www.housedanceconference (home website of the event for basic info!! Site changing soon!)
www.23prime.com/worldsoul for bookings
www.eliteforcecrew.com. for bookings
www.kr3ts.com. for booking
www.23prime.com. ( CPD PLUS) for bookings
www.style2ouf.com ( french dance website for the world of urban dance)?www.juste-debout.com ( french dance website for the world of urban dance) ?www.mrwiggleshiphop.net ( U.S. website for history of Funk,Hip-hop, and urban related dance styles)
www.housedancer.com ( U.S. website focusing on House culture) ?www.freetylesession.com ( U.S. website/event focusing on Hip-hop andFunk styles culture)
www.bboysummit ( U.S. website/event focusing on Hip-hop and Funk styles culture) ?www.KR3ts ( U.S. website/event/children foundation for kids in the Barrio!!)
www.dance-unity.com ( Funkstyles in Germany website).
www.breaklife.com (bboy website of Ken swift and 7 gems, and more.). ?www.cypherstyles.com
www.themovementfoundation.com ( House/Hip-hop dance and information website!!)

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts

FALL SCHEDULE & MORE!


Hi, everyone!

I hope you've been enjoying your summer - we've missed you!

Our fall brochure is here, and you should receive your copy in the mail shortly. Everyone is anxious to get a jump start on registration, though, so here is the online copy for you!


REGISTRATION
Registration begins, Monday, July 27th.
You'll find details on our classes and lessons on our Fall 2009 page . Deposits are due by September 1st, and we will hold a spot for you once a registration form and deposit are received.

DATES
Fall session runs Wednesday, September 2nd to Saturday, January 9th. There are NO classes on Monday, September 7th.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Interested in studying privately? Call at your earliest convenience for best availability.

PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
If you want a placement recommendation, please email me your request. I will return these via email/phone as soon as possible.

STAFF
We are happy to welcome back Miss Cindi Cordaro, Mr. Chuck, and of course, me to our staff this fall... PLUS some familiar favorite guest teachers will return! Watch for master class information in your mailbox soon!

Can't wait to see you again!

Sarah Mason, Director
PA Academy of the Arts
(814) 364-2424

Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts | 200 Old Fort Road | Spring Mills | PA | 16875

www.pennacadarts.com

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FREE Dance Show This Saturday, August 1st at 12:45p.m.

Event: FREE Dance Show This Saturday, August 1st at 12:45p.m.
"Brandy and I are each showcasing pieces!! :-)"
What: Performance
Host: Peridance
Start Time: Saturday, August 1 at 12:45pm
End Time: Saturday, August 1 at 1:45pm
Where: Peridance


To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=108140777275&mid=d7e5efG2efdcaacG221487dG7

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Picnic and Tappin in Astoria Park - Sunday, August 2nd 11a.m.-3p.m.

Event: Picnic and Tappin in Astoria Park - Sunday, August 2nd 11a.m.-3p.m.
"Summer time!!!! :-) "
What: Holiday Party
Host: Arleigh and Nicole
Start Time: Sunday, August 2 at 11:00am
End Time: Sunday, August 2 at 3:00pm
Where: Astoria Park


To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=108710027038&mid=d868c1G2efdcaacG2223190G7

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Dance/NYC received news of Merce Cunningham's passing this morning:
On behalf of the Cunningham Dance Foundation and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, it is with great sorrow that we note the passing of Merce Cunningham, who died peacefully in his home last night of natural causes. A statement from the Foundation follows below.
The board and staff of the Cunningham Dance Foundation and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company honor the extraordinary life of our friend and mentor Merce Cunningham. Merce revolutionized the visual and performing arts – not for the sake of iconoclasm, but for the beauty and wonder that lay in exploring new possibilities. An inspiring performer and dancer into his 80s, and a visionary choreographer and dedicated teacher throughout his life, he led quietly and by example. With his partner John Cage, he opened up new ways of perceiving and experiencing the world, and his insatiable curiosity, collaborative spirit, and love of the new inspired countless artists across disciplines. Merce has left an indelible mark on our collective creativity and culture; his legacy will resonate in the dance world and beyond for generations to come.??“Merce saw beauty in the ordinary, which is what made him extraordinary. He did not allow convention to lead him, but was a true artist, honest and forthcoming in everything he did. His approach to art and life opened so many paths for others­not to follow, but to discover. The world is a lesser place without him, but without question, a better place because of him. We will miss him dearly.” ?– Trevor Carlson, Executive Director, Cunningham Dance Foundation??“Merce was an artistic maverick and the gentlest of geniuses. We have lost a great man and a great artist, but we celebrate his extraordinary life, his art, and the dancers and the artists with whom he worked. To honor Merce, we plan to carry on our efforts to share and preserve his legacy, so that audiences of today and generations of tomorrow may witness the work of this legendary artist.” ?– Judith R. Fishman, Chairman, Cunningham Dance Foundation??In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cunningham Dance Foundation’s Legacy Campaign for the preservation of Merce’s work. Visitors will be received in the Merce Cunningham Studio from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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Dance NYC

City Teens are Dancing All Around Town?Young Dancemakers Company??Free Performances??An exciting FREE one-hour concert of original dances created and performed by an ensemble of New York City teens, directed by Alice Teirstein, percussion by William Catanzaro, plus an excerpt of a Mark Morris work and post performance lively dance-making with the audience, on-the-spot.??Monday, July 27 at 2 PM?Hudson Guild, O'Henry Learning Center?333 W. 17th St.??Tuesday, July 28 at 2 PM?Stern Auditorium, Mount Sinai Medical Center?Madison Ave. & 100th St.??Wednesday, July 29 at 11:30 AM?Kumble Theater?Long Island University Brooklyn Campus??Thursday, July 30 at 2 PM?Queens Museum of Art?Flushing Meadows Corona Park??Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 PM?The Ailey Citigroup Theater?Gala Celebration Concert??For reservations to any of the performances throughout the metropolitan area, please call:Susan Dratel at 718-329-7250, or e-mail: aliceteirstein@aol.com??www.ecfs.org/ydc.asp

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SITELINES: Nicholas Leichter Dance

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Sitelines 2009?Nicholas Leichter Dance: A Space Funk Invasion?Choreographed by Nicholas Leichter?July 27-29: Performance at 6:00PM?July 30: Performance at 1:00PM?The Seaport, Historic Cobblestone District at Fulton and Front Streets?Subway: A/C Broadway-Nassau Street; 2/3/4/5/J/M/Z Fulton Street?FREE??Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Sitelines 2009 presents Nicholas Leichter in A Space Funk Invasion. Leichter and Monstah Black bring the energy, sweat, swagger, history and future of funk music, culture, fashion, and dance to The Seaport's historic cobblestone district. A Space Funk Invasion will be performed for bystanders and patrons of four outdoor bars that form the perimeter of the area, promising a free side of funk for the burgers and beer. Performed to music by Daft Punk, The Time, and Monstah Black.??www.lmcc.net/sitelines

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*MIDWEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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July News from CHRP

19th Annual Rhythm World July 27 - August 9

A Full Week of Performances!

Opening Night Concert
Sunday, Aug. 2 at 6:30pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Free
CHRP is back at Millennium Park for the largest annual concert of tap and percussive dance in the United States!

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JUBA! Faculty Concerts
Thursday and Saturday, Aug. 6 & 8 at 7:30pm
MCA
featuring the master festival faculty, amazing youth tap ensembles from around the country and more!

And don't miss these other great events, featuring the talented students of the festival
Tap Jam, Monday Aug. 3 at 5:30pm, Chicago Cultural Center, Free
Tap Slam and Cutting Contest, Tuesday Aug. 4 at 7:30pm, Ganz Hall, $5
Student Showcase, Wednesday Aug. 5 at 7:30pm, Ganz Hall, $5

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Watch the Second Episode of Dance212 Today!

Last week, you met Jamal, Jenny, Lorin and Sarah.
Find out what happens this week.

Go to http://www.dance212.com/ to watch the second episode!

Follow the lives of four dancers
as they chase their hopes and dreams.

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Magical Rhythms Showcase and Silent Auction

Event: Magical Rhythms Showcase and Silent Auction
"Entertainment Spectacular supporting charity!"
What: Fundraiser
Host: Tap Into A Cure
Start Time: Saturday, August 22 at 7:00pm
End Time: Saturday, August 22 at 10:00pm
Where: John L. Haar Theatre, Grant MacEwan

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=106682210677&mid=d6ed5dG2efdcaacG21fd7eeG7

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