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Nov 6, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-Dance Magazine Awards 2009 honoring Jason Samuels Smith
-Thank You, Gregory Upcoming Tour Dates
-Robin Subbing, 11/7; Hip Class Time Change Sun 11/8 Only
-Robin Dunn's FACE for Dancers
- Cincinnati Taps Inc. Presents: History of Hoofin’ Master Classes with Jason Samuels Smith
-Swing Dance at the Cotton Club
-Int/Adv class with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
-MR WIGGLES PIONEERS WORKSHOP UK!
-SAVE THE DATE: DC Tap Festival 2010

*EAST COAST*
TAP JAM!!! on Saturday, November 28 at 5:00pm.

*MIDWEST*
- JUST ADDED TO THIS DANCE CHICAGO!!!

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

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Rhythm Summit by Tapmotif
-Tap in Rio 2010
-RIP Jimmy Clark of the Clark Bros

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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Dance Magazine Awards 2009

Honoring
Jason Samuels Smith
Allegra Kent
Ohad Naharin
Sara Rudner

November 9, 2009
New York, NY
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

Doors: 7:00 pm Show: 7:30 pm

Featuring live performances, special guest presenters, and a post-awards cocktail party.

dmawards@dancemedia.com

or call 646-459-4819

http://dancemagazine.com/awards
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Thank You, Gregory
A Tribute to the Legends of Tap
Upcoming Tour Dates


November 8-9, 2009 Harrisburg Community College, Harrisburg, PA?November 19-21, 2009 New Orleans Ballet Association, New Orleans, LA
January, 15, 2010 Fox Theater, Hutchinson, KS?January 16, 2010 Carlsen Center, Overland Park, KS?January 20-21, 2010 Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AK?January 23, 2010 Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, Iowa?January 29, 2010 The Ritz Theater, Jacksonville, FL?January 31, 2010 The Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL
April 6, 2010 Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA?April 7, 2010 Kutztown University Kutztown, PA?April 9, 2010 Capitol Theater, Concord, NH?April 16, 2010 Delaware Valley Arts Center Frazer, PA



For more information: http://www.thankyougregory.com/
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Robin will be subbing for Jonathan Lee
teaching Beginner Hip Hop
Saturday, November 7th, 2:30-4:00pm
@

THE AILEY EXTENSION
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street, 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

** ASK ABOUT ROBIN DUNN'S F.A.C.E.
FOR DANCERS REP WORKSHOP
For the Performer In You!
Starts this Sunday, October 18th ; 5:00-8:00pm
With performance opportunities 11/22, 28 and 29th
http://www.alvinailey.org/page.php?p=arti&v=589
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NOTE:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH TIME CHANGE
FOR THIS SUNDAY ONLY
ROBIN'S HIP HOP CLASS WILL BE FROM 1:30-3:00PM INSTEAD OF 2:30-4:00PM
ROBIN'S REGULAR SUNDAY SCHEDULE WILL RESUME NEXT SUNDAY, 11/15/09
Thank you for your patience.
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THIS WEEKEND!
BUDDHA STRETCH'S
MOP TOP 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Friday 11/6 through Sunday 11/8
@ The Ailey Extension and more...


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E.D. Entertainment
& The Ailey Extension
present

ROBIN DUNN'S F.A.C.E.
for Dancers Rep
{Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy & Eye Contact}


October 18 - November 29, 2009
including a studio showing with a surprise industry professional and performance in
The Kat Wildish Showcase, Thanksgiving weekend 11/28 and 29
in the Ailey Citigroup Theater

"Robin really knows how to touch people in a whole new way."
-Minako, 2008 workshop participant

"Robin not only makes you a better dancer, she makes you a better person."
-Ezra Richards, former member of Robin's Hip Hop Technicians

The workshop will consist of Robin setting a choreographed dance piece on participants incorporating the tools of Robins F.A.C.E. performance technique. The workshop will culminate in a studio showing with feedback given by Robin and a guest industry professional as well as the piece being performed in theKat Wildish showcase, 11/28 and 29. Participants must be advanced beginner level or higher with prior performance experience helpful. It is Robin's pleasure
to work with Associate Choreographer Yotam Kafri on this piece.

Dance Piece Title:
"UNITY"

Cast Breakdown:
? Spoken word artist
? 3 Ballet dancers on Pointe
? 3 Bboy/girls
? Hip Hop Ensemble Number of dancers, TBA (subject to enrollment)

For More Information Contact:
E.D. Entertainment
Info Below


All the best,
:) R...
Robin Dunn
-E.D. Entertainment
-Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.
(212) 642-8188 Telephone
edent1304@aol.com
robin.facecoach@gmail.com
www.myspace.com/birddance
www.facebook.com/robin.facecoach

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Cincinnati Taps Inc. Presents

History of Hoofin’ 2009 Master Classes

November 14 & 15, 2009

JASON SAMUELS SMITH

November 14

2:00 – 3:30 : Advanced Beginner

4:00 – 5:30 : Intermediate

November 15

10:00 – 11:30 : Advanced Beginner

12:00 – 1:30 : Intermediate

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

1 Class - $40: 2 Classes - $70
3 Classes - $90 4 Classes: $120
Register online: www.cincinnattitapsinc.org

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SWING NIGHT AT THE COTTON CLUB
With Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Omar Edwards

*Live Jazz Band*

When: Monday nights @ 9:45PM

Where: The Cotton Club (W 125th and Riverside)

Cost: $20

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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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MR WIGGLES PIONEERS WORKSHOP UK!

The Pioneers
About the project

The Pioneers provides intensive professional development courses for Hip Hop dancers and teachers in the UK. Launched in 2007 The Pioneers focuses on development and refining the foundations of the three Hip Hop and Funk Styles dance techniques Locking, Popping and B Boying.

http://www.breakinconvention.com/pioneers

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SAVE THE DATE!

DC Tap Festival

March 26, 27, 28, 2010

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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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TAP JAM!!! on Saturday, November 28 at 5:00pm.

"TAAAAAP JAAAAAAAAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! On Saturday, November 28 at 5 PM at Crestwood Mall. Be There!!".

Event: TAP JAM!!!
What: Jam Session
Start Time: Saturday, November 28 at 5:00pm
End Time: Saturday, November 28 at 8:00pm
Where: All That Dance @ Crestwood Mall

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=166813605171&mid=1599918G2efdcaacG2fc76faG7


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*MIDWEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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JUST ADDED TO THIS DANCE CHICAGO!!!

Come check out Jus'LisTeN this Wednesday Nov,4! And, even if you can't make it, please pass the information on to as many people as you can. Thanks!
TRE'

New Moves ON SALE NOW!
FOUR DIFFERENT PERFORMANCES!
Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 2009
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org
In a new and intimate setting, see Chicago’s newest, hottest choreographers and the city’s best dancers. Together, they create new and different dances on each of FOUR nights! It is the only time to see these works. Seats are limited, buy early. BRAVE AND DARING!


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*WEST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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*WORLD-WIDE *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Rhythm Summit by Tapmotif

"Rhythm Summit by TapMotif 2010 @ Lefkada Island Greece, 29th June - 8th July. Pre registration opens next week. Max 40 participants. Stay tuned..."

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Tap in Rio 2010

Olá,
estamos organizando os acertos finais para o Tap in Rio 2010 !!!!!

Em sua 9° edição, o Tap in Rio mantém seu compromisso com os sapateadores brasileiros, oferecendo um evento de alta qualidade para quem leva o tap dance a sério.

Boas surpresas para a edição 2010 com a vinda de professores internacionais e a reunião de muitos profissionais brasileiros.

Em breve receberá mais noticias sobre o evento, os professores, os preços, o processo de inscrição, bolsas disponíveis, etc.
O site está sendo preparado, mas pode desde já dar um pulo lá: www.tapinrio.com.br


O evento Tap in Rio nasceu em janeiro de 2002 de uma iniciativa de Steven Harper e Adriana Salomão com a colaboração do Centro de Artes Nós da Dança, no Rio de Janeiro.

É um evento que estimula o estudo e o aprimoramento do sapateado em suas mais variadas facetas, oferecendo aulas com enfoque específico como: técnica e dinâmica, coreografia, percepção musical, improviso, percussão, estudos rítmicos, Lindy Hop, percussão corporal, sonorização, etc.

Eventos paralelos acontecem ao longo da semana: noite de performances, jam session, mostra de vídeo e bate papo. O evento conta ainda com um espaço reservado para a leitura de livros especializados (colocados à disposição dos participantes) e de sala para treinos, ensaios, aquecimento e aulas particulares.

“O Tap in Rio é um importante evento de união, aprendizado e troca de informações. Dando valor a profissionais brasileiros, atinge sempre sua meta de levar o sapateado a diferentes partes do Brasil, num mesmo lugar, o Rio de Janeiro”.
Cíntia Chamecki

“O Tap in Rio, para mim, é sinônimo de trabalho sério e prazer... de informação com descontração... e muito swing! Qualidades que parecem ser paradoxais, mas unem-se, quando profissionais de primeira linha se encontram para desfilar o seu amor à arte de ritmar pés e corações".
Sérgio Rocha
“Participar do Tap in Rio vale a pena, é um encontro que alem de dar a oportunidade de trabalhar as técnicas do sapateado em pleno verão, promove e divulga os talentos do sapateado no Brasil”. ?Flávia Costa
“Um crescimento visível pude vivenciar no Tap in Rio 2004, tanto no aspecto burocrático e da organização, que estava bem preparada e com uma equipe ímpar, sempre pronta para resolver todos os imprevistos que apareceriam. No aspecto técnico, ou seja, a grande evolução dos sapateadores e o interesse em buscar novas fontes e possibilidades desta arte. As aulas, o espaço para leituras com livros especializados, a tap jam e apresentação (apesar de eu ter sentido a necessidade de mais tempo para esquentar a jam), a macarronada, enfim um grande evento com o foco nos profissionais do nosso país”.? Christiane Matallo

“O Tap in Rio é uma iniciativa de amor incondicional ao sapateado. Como grande admirador e amante desta arte fico muito feliz e honrado de participar deste evento. Feito com muita qualidade e profissionalismo, o Tap in Rio oferece através de seus diversos cursos, um ambiente descontraído onde se respira o genuíno “jeito de ser” do nosso sapateado”.
Flávio Salles

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RIP Jimmy Clark of the Clark Bros

Jimmy Clark, the 'straight man' of the Clark Brothers act, passed away on Friday 30 October. We were fortunate in having the last of the classic American "brother acts" living in the UK for so long, and making such an illustrious addition to our native rhythm tap dancing scene. Indirectly the JLH played a major role in getting the two brothers back on stage, when they appeared in show "New York On Tap" at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank in 2002. Conceived and directed by Terry Monaghan, Carolene Hinds, Teresa Green and Russell Sargeant all made major contributions to the success of this show. The new publicity they attracted led to various other appearances, until Jimmy had to finally retire from performing because of his declining health.

Born in Philadelphia, where they learnt their tapping in an environment that had produced many other great artists, they were soon on their way to New York and Chicago, and on to Las Vegas and then to Hollywood. There was little choice but to work for the Mob who ran so much of the entertainment industry at that time, but it had the benefit of putting them up there alongside, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Ella Fizgerald, Duke Ellington. Patti Page, Frankie Lane, Tallulah Bankhead, Sophie Tucker, Howard Keel, Frank Sinatra and many more.

In 1948 Frank Sinatra suggested that they head for the UK, which they did on the Queen Mary, and then performed soon after for George VI at Windsor Castle. Their main performance was to appear in the stage version of "Hellzapoppin" that despite press criticism ran for a year. Deciding England was OK they used it as a base to get bookings with American bands touring Europe as well as satisfying the considerable demand they had found here.

Appearing everywhere from working men's clubs in the North several Royal Command Performances, and many appearances on Sunday Night at the London Palladium, they kept very busy in dead. By way of a complete change they went to work at Tito's in Palma for 25 years appearing alongside many great names in the business including Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne and Billy Daniels. King Juan Carlos used to be a frequent visitor. Wanting to set up their own venue they opened a piano bar next door to Tito's that was modelled on the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London, but after two years found the call of England too strong to resist.

Since then as leading members of the Water Rats the Clark Brothers made many more appearances in what became their final home country. Never worrying about order of billing, the Clark Brothers sustained their equanimity by projecting themselves through their dancing and by always fitting in with everyone else. This made them not only a thoroughly likeable pair of brothers, but superb dancers whose continuing performance skills gave us a rare living insight into an age when rhythm ruled. Jimmy will be greatly missed by many people, but by no-one as much as his brother Steve.

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