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May 10, 2011

May is Filled with National Tap Dance Day Celebrations... send us yours to: divinerhythmnews@gmail.com and check out DANCE MAGAZINE's featured TAP articles this month with cover story DORMESHIA SUMBRY EDWARDS!
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Dance: Under the Influence: May 18 at 7pm

Come see award-winning dancer Jason Samuels Smith tear up the floor on May 18 at the Museum of Arts and Design. On a program with hilarious David Parker & the Bang Group and edgy Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance, featured on cover of April Dance Magazine.

WHERE: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle
TICKETS: $18
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/139368
http://www.madmuseum.org/events/jason-samuels-smith-andrea-millergallim-dance-david-parkerthe-bang-group
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FROM JAZZ ROOTS DANCE:
Hello Dear Family and Friends,

If you do not already have a ticket for this Wednesday's show... it is sold out! GOOD NEWS...

Our next performance in May is: "Shaft...Revisited" ("Ellie's Love Theme" and "Shaft").

What: The New York Jazz Choreography Project
When: Saturday, May 21st at 8pm
Sunday, May 22nd at 2pm
Where: The Ailey Studio #5

More information and tickets: www.jazzchoreographyenterprises.org
www.smarttix.com 212-868-4444

$20 ($15 children/students) in advance
$25 ($20 students) at the door cash only
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Lois' Tap Lane: May 13 at 8pm

All-Star Tap & Jazz Salute
Tap impresario Josh Hilberman asked long-time tap aficionado Lois O'Hara to assemble her dream team of dancers and jazz musicians. Here they are, some of the best performing artists in the world...

Featuring: Tap Legend - Brenda Bufalino, International Stars - Tap & Tray, Tap City's Tony Waag, "Boston to Broadway" - Sean Fielder, "Yes he can" - Josh Hilberman, and many more...

WHERE: The Regent Theatre (7 Medford St., Arlington MA)
WHEN: Fri, May 13, 8pm
TICKETS: $28/$24, Tel: 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com
Once Upon a Tap: May 15 at 2pm

Aimed at the young and young at heart, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance concludes its 2010-2011 Family Series with Once Upon a Tap, a high-speed, high-energy tap dance performance featuring Derick Grant and the Grant Family Tappers. Together they will create a visual bedtime story through dance, bringing the action packed adventures of its characters to life in this foot stomping, tap dancing extravaganza. This super fast, energy packed, electrifying hour of tap is certain to get your feet moving!

WHERE: The Harris Theater (205 Randolph Dr. Chicago, IL)
WHEN: Sun, May 15, 2pm
TICKETS: $10, http://www.harristheaterchicago.org/calendar
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Melbourne celebrates international tap dance day
Sunday 22nd May - at the steps of Parliament House (spring st, Melbourne). Noon - 2pm
Shim sham, jams, routines showcase. all welcome to this public event.
www.tapdancingmelbourne.com.au
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Cartier Williams' Rhythm Refix: May 22 at 7:30pm

An evening told through tap, live DJ, and video in a modern cabaret setting and shows the evolution of Tap with an emphasis on different styles from Flash, Buck & Wing and Hoofing.

Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Cartier Williams

Also featuring rapper A-Clay, singer J-Cast, hip-hop dancer La Jon Dantzler and hoofers Frances Bradley, Michela Marino-Lerman and Caleb Teicher.

Sunday, May 22 at 7:30pm

TICKETS: $15, joespub.com, 212-967-7555
Box Office - The Public Theater Box Office - 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place
Tues-Sat from 1:00pm to 7:30pm, Sun + Mon from 1:00pm to 6:00pm

DINNER RESERVATIONS
212-539-8778

Purchase of a ticket does NOT guarantee seating; seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard. All tickets are non-refundable.
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PRIVATE LESSONS & GROUP CLASSES AVAILABLE w/ JASON SAMUELS SMITH... limited opportunities - inquire today: divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com
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a work in process...
Cutting Session:
My Friendship with Gregory Hines
May 25, 2011 (National Tap Dance Day)?
Dear Friend of Tap,

Changing Times Tap invites you to celebrate National Tap Dance Day on May 25. We are honoring this event with a new work in process... Cutting Session: My Friendship with Gregory Hines. This performance will tap into a side of the late Gregory that you may not have had the privilege to experience first hand. Featuring projections of personal email conversations between Gregory and Jane, as well as iconic footage of Gregory dancing, this is a show that will leave you feeling connected to tap.

Jane's shows are best seen in intimate venues like this. Bring your tap shoes for the jam session after each show. This will be a fun way to celebrate National Tap Dance Day, please join us. Cover is only $20. Call 917-597-6137 to reserve your tickets today.

DATE: May 25, 2011
TIME: 8pm & 10pm
VENUE: Producer's Club Royal Theater (2nd Floor)
ADDRESS: 358 West 44th St (bet. 8 & 9 Aves.)
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It's showtime! Join us this Friday the 13th for the first ever
Undertoe Dance Festival Performance!

PERFORMANCE / May 13 / 8 PM (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Tickets on sale now for an amazing jazz and tap dance show!

Featuring choreography by:
Avital Asuleen, Leah Fox, Sun-ae Hwang, Shelby Kaufman,
Jason Marquette, and Susan Nase, as well as
Dana Fisch, Nicole Ohr and Lacey Sasso of Undertoe Dance Project.

Performance by the student participants of the Undertoe Dance Festival Workshop!

Open jam session at the end of the show for anyone who wants to groove with us!

$10 Adults
$5 Students 12 & under, Seniors 65+
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.
Credit cards may be used to purchase tickets in advance.
Cash or checks only at the door.

Location: 92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave, 2nd FL, NYC,
enter through the North building on Lexington Avenue closer to 92nd Street.

Public Transportation: 4/5/6 train to 86th Street or 6 train to 96th Street.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

More Information:
www.undertoedance.com 646.863.6040 festival@undertoedance.com
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Thank you to all that came out to last weeks class! The energy was so strong and we had 2 special guest musicians playing Kora and Flute! Dont miss this Thursday nights class, May.12 SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE and ORIXA SYMBOLS 8 week ((MAY.5-JUNE.23))) dance workshop, led by Samantha Goodman, this at the Electric Lodge in Venice from 8-9:30pm with live musical accompaniment by Evan Greer and Kahlil Cummings.
drop in $15
for more info email silvestretechniquela@gmail.com or (310)926-7999 check us out on FACEBOOK: silvestretechniquela

SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE, native to Salvador, Bahia, is a continuously evolving contemporary dance technique with the objective of conditioning the dancer through physical and expressive training regardless of level or prior training. In 1982, ROSANGELA SILVESTRE began the early stages of developing her technique, which over time has developed into a series of exercises working to train the mind, body, and spirit. Exercises are based upon fundamental Afro-Brazilian cultural symbols and gestures, the four elements of nature(Earth, Water, Air, fire), the chakras (points of energy in our bodies) and the 3 triangles(intuition, expression and balance). Classes are accompanied by live music to further awaken expression and inspiration. All levels are welcomed and encouraged!!!
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"Rhythm is Our Business"
An evening of fun, film and fancy footwork
in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund!

The American Tap Dance Foundation
welcomes
Guest Host
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Featuring guest appearances by
DERICK K. GRANT
of "Imagine Tap!" and choreographer for "So You Think you Can Dance"
MAX POLLAK
of "Rumba Tap", NYFA Fellow and named "25 to Watch" in Dance Magazine
CARTIER WILLIAMS
of "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled"

Plus performances by the Tap City Youth Ensemble, the Tap City Junior Ensemble, ATDF Youth Program Students and other surprise guests!

With Bernice "Boom Boom" Brooks on drums,
Joe Fonda on bass, and Vladimir Katz on piano.

Benefactor Tickets: $1,000
Patron Tickets: $500
Partner Tickets: $250
Friend Tickets: $125

You can call us with your Credit Card information
and we will do the rest!
(646) 230-9564
or
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or to DONATE online!
American Tap Dance Foundation
154 Christopher St. #2B
New York, New York 10014
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