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Jun 9, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE:
*DRP ARTISTS*
-Dance classes with Jason Samuels Smith and Sue Samuels
-Philly Tap Challenge
-Rasta Thomas’ Tap Stars
-Tap City Festival 2011
-CHRP Rhythm World 2011
-LA Tapfest 2011, Faculty Announced!

*East Coast*
- Lisle Atkinson’s Bass Ensemble, June 10
- Brooklyn Nights Open Mic Feat. Tap Phonics, June 11
- Tap City Youth Concert, June 18th
- E.O.F./F.U.S.E., & House Dance Conference – Workshop Series/Showcase
- ATDF Open House, June 25
- ATDF Tap Dance Summer Camp
- New Jersey Tap Festival, Aug. 25th-28th
- New summer dance class offerings!

*Southwest*
- 13th annual New Mexico Tap Jam, June 10-11
- Third Coast Rhythm Project, July 21 – July 24, 2011

*MIDWEST*
- Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Awards and Workshops
- Volunteer with Chicago Human Rhythm Project
- Taste of Trinity, Irish Dance training in Chicago

*WORLDWIDE*
- Tap workshop with Guillem Alonso and Cristina Delius at TapBeat in Berlin, Germany

*Plus opportunities to make contributions or apply for funding for artists!
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**DRP ARTISTS**

TAP CLASSES WITH JASON SAMUELS SMITH
June 7-19, Steps on Broadway
Intermediate Tap: Mondays and Fridays, 4:30-6:00 – Saturdays, 11:30-1
Intermediate Advanced Tap: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00 – Sundays: 2:00-3:30

SUE SAMUELS SUMMER JAZZ DANCE CLASSES:
Please take note that there will be no Thursday morning classes (until the middle of August)
Monday
11-12:30: Beginner level Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center 322 W. 45th St. Between 8th and 9th Avenue.
7:30-9 pm: Beginner level Broadway Jazz @ Arias Dance NYC 300 W. 43rd St. @ 8th Ave.

Tuesday
9:30-11 am: Advanced beginner level Broadway Jazz @ Arias Dance NYC
1:30-3: Basic level Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center

Wednesday
11-12:30 am: Beginner level Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center

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

Friday
11-12:30: Beginner level Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center

Saturday
12 noon: Intermediate level Broadway Jazz @ The Ailey Studios 405 W. 55th St. @ 9th Ave.

Sunday
10:30-12: Beginner level Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center

I hope to see you there!! Let's dance!!

PHILLY TAP CHALLENGE 2011
June 23-25th 2011
Get Inside Tap with today’s tap movers and shakers – making history all their own! Some of the fabulous world-renowned teachers and performers:
EMMY AWARD WINNER Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Robert Burden Jr. with Tap Team 2 & Co., Darrell Williams, Karen Callaway Williams, Hillary-Marie Michael, Maurice Chestnut, Anna Rubio, Ron Wood, Jenn Rose, Jaye Allison and most of all... YOU!
The Amateur Showcase *Starring YOU* and featuring the Philly TAP Idol Competition is Friday, June 24th 7:30pm, Plus the TAP JAM on Thursday, June 23rd 8-10pm are both at the Performance Garage
The Philly TAP Concert is Saturday, June 25th 7pm seating
at the ARTS BANK Theater!!
ATTEND THE ENTIRE PTC FESTIVAL! Visit the link for more information on classes, schedule, and registration:
http://phillytapchallenge.webs.com/

RASTA THOMAS’ TAP STARS: A REVOLUTION IN DANCE, STARRING BAD BOYS OF DANCE
These boys compete with the big names of the tapdance like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly or Sammy Davis Jr. and add absolutely new features. ”Tap Stars“, the new dance show of the American dancer and choreographer Rasta Thomas, who moves the audience worldwide into enthusiasm with his spectacular show.
Touring in Hamburg, Germany through July 10, 2011
Visit the website for information on performances and tickets:
http://www.tapstars.de/en/welcome.html

TAP CITY 2011
Tap City is the preeminent tap dance festival of the world and is the quintessential celebration of our collective American heritage – virtues that are certainly evident in tap’s hometown, New York City. Tap City offers hundreds of master classes and courses with internationally renowned teachers, expansive adult, pre-professional, teen and youth training programs, awards and numerous diverse premiere performances and city-wide events.
July 5 – 10, 2011
Adult Program Residencies (ages 15+)
Teacher Training Program (Teachers)
Adult Program Master Classes (ages 12+)
Pre-Professional Program (ages 14-19)
Youth Program (ages 10-14)
Mini-Fest (ages 6-14)
Follow the link for more information on schedules and registration!
http://atdf.org/tapcity.html

CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT: RHYTHM WORLD 2011 - July 25 - August 7
RHYTHM WORLD is the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. RHYTHM WORLD features an extraordinary master faculty of 24 teachers and two weeks of performance, education and community outreach programs including free public performances, tap jams, student showcases, panel discussions and extraordinary faculty concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Check out the link for Calendar, Faculty, Programs, and Fees!
http://chicagotap.org/pg.120.147.873_794_830.aspx

Debbie Allen Dance Academy Presents…
9TH ANNUAL L.A. TAP FEST
August 8-13, 2011
2011 FACULTY NOW POSTED! REGISTER TODAY!
Pre-register before JUNE 25th and save $50 off your package purchases!
Visit website for more details: www.latapfest.com

DRILLZ / NAME ON THA STREETS
By: Chris Clarke Featuring: J Boog, C. CLArke, Ahmad Rashad Jr., Jason Samuels Smith
http://chrisclarke.bandcamp.com/track/drillz-name-on-tha-streets
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**EAST COAST**

KARLISLE PRO I PRESENTS: LISLE ATKINSON’S BASS ENSEMBLE
Performing compositions by Ellington & Strayhorn, and many more!
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 8:00 PM
Thalia Theater at Symphony Space (95th St. and Broadway)
$25.00 in advance - $35.00 at the door
Call 212.864.5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org for Ticket Information

BROOKLYN NIGHTS – OPEN MIC FEATURING TAP PHONICS: Live Music and Poetry all night with Featured set w/ Lisa La Touche and Tap Phonics.
Saturday, June 11 – 7:00pm-11:00pm
Nicholas Variety Store (aka Nicholas Brooklyn)
560 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.phpeid=225329414163572

TAP CITY YOUTH CONCERT
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 – 7:00 pm
At Peter Norton Symphony Space, 95th St. & Broadway
Fifth annual performances by young tap dancers ages 5 - 19 from the American Tap Dance Foundation's education program. Presenting beginning rhythm makers to advanced teens in the Tap City Youth Ensemble the ATDF welcomes the NYC community to celebrate the joy of tap dance!
Purchase tickets here:
http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6721-tap-city-youth-concert-2011

"E.O.F./F.U.S.E., & HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE in association with ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE is pleased to present it's 2nd ever
"WORKSHOP SERIES/SHOWCASE FESTIVAL"
MONDAY JUNE 20th through SATURDAY JUNE 25th, 2011
at 3009 Broadway, BARNARD COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY NYC.
A 28 person raster of instructors from Sweden to New York City.
On Saturday JUNE 25th, SECOND ANNUAL SHOWCASE in "LeFRAK GYMNASIUM" in the BARNARD building (same location).
We are also holding a FUNDRAISER for JAPAN SOCIETY'S "JAPAN EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND", because there are SO MANY FAMILY, FRIENDS and others there who NEED OUR HELP!!!
Visit website for registration information:
http://fusedanceny.com/E/node/12

AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE:
Saturday, June 25, 2011 – 12:15-1:15 pm
154 Christopher St. #2B (between Greenwich St. & Washington St.)
Come join us for mini sample classes, meet our faculty, and watch some great young tap dancers in action!
Please RSVP, space is limited: shebach@atdf.org

COPASETIC BOAT RIDE
July 5, 2011
Join us for the Tap City 2011 kick-off event! You don't even have to be a tap dancer to attend! While you soak in the city's skyline there's something aboard for everyone including live music and entertainment, introductory tap, percussion and movement classes, a floating tap jam and dancing, dancing, dancing!
In the "Copasetic" tradition, come and catch the rhythm of the city and the rhythm of the festival. Bring your own picnic. Cash bar offers drinks and snacks.
7:00pm Boarding
7:30pm Boat Sails
10:30pm Boat docks
Tickets: $35 - To purchase call (646) 230-9564

SUMMER TAP CAMPS FOR KIDS - AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
August 15-19, 2011 9:30am-2:00pm - ages 5-9 - with 0 - 2 years experience
August 22-26, 2011 9:30am-2:00pmages 8+ - with 3 years experience
Tap Technique and Choreography, Master Classes in various Percussive Dance Forms, Tap History & Film, Field Trip
Presentation for parents on last day!
Call Courtney at 646-230-9564 to register today!

LESSONS WITH BRENDA BUFALINO:
Available for private lessons and special group lessons. Contact Brenda for availability and rates at bbufalino@aol.com

ONGOING BRAZILIAN DANCE CLASSES THIS SUMMER IN NYC
At Steps on Broadway
Leandro Da Silva, Open Brazilian Fusion
June 24 – September 2 – FRIDAYS 7:45-9:15pm
http://www.stepsnyc.com/faculty/bio/Leandro-da-Silva/
Janete Silva, Open Afro Brazilian
June 25 – September 3, SATURDAYS 4:30-6:00
http://www.stepsnyc.com/faculty/bio/Janete-Silva/
**See links for bios and class descriptions**

NYC DANCE ARTS SUMMER CLASSES/WORKSHOPS
NYC Dance Arts founded by Roshelle Wilder, is a new edition to New York City’s dance community in Union Square. It is located near state of the art landmarks such as New York University, Union Square Theater, Greenwich Village and the Flatiron District. The area has access to the New York City Subway station serviced by 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R trains.
NYC Dance Arts provides a spectrum of dance instruction that offers innovative workshops and creative classes. The studio has a vibrant energy that enhances students to their full potential. The combination of inspiration and artistic vision gives aspiring dancers the ability to learn, grow, and perform magnificently. NYC Dance Arts is designed to focus on strengthening the body, mind and soul by increasing flexibility through movement. The workshops offered this summer are Creative Movement and Urban Energy. Ms. Wilder described Creative Movement as an artistic form of body movement that involves creative expression and a sense of unique style and Urban Energy as a high energy urban dance style that involves hip hop, jazz funk, freestyle and techniques. The studio offers open adult classes and workshops to individuals who enjoy dancing and artistic expression. NYC Dance Arts goal is to empower students to develop their creative abilities and inspire them to achieve self efficacy. "Our mission is to enhance ones life through the art of expression and movement from inspiration of the soul.“- Wilder, Founder of NYC Dance Arts. For more information visit www.nycdancearts.com.

THE SECOND ANNUAL NEW JERSEY TAP FESTIVAL:
August 25th-28th, 2011 – Bloomfield, NJ
Visit www.jerseytapfest.com for Faculty, Schedule, and Registration information!
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**MIDWEST**

THE CHICAGO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DANCE MASTERS will be presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to tap-dancing legend Arthur Duncan at a very special awards banquet on Thursday, July 21 at the Doubletree Chicago/Oak Brook hotel in Oak Brook, IL.
CNADM is also excited to announce that world-renowned tapper, Brenda Bufalino, will be coming to the Summer Dance Workshops (July 18-25, 2011, Oak Brook, IL) to accept an Artistic Achievement Award. Brenda will also be teaching at Training School and Dance & More.
For more information on CNADM’s Summer Dance Workshops visit:
http://www.cnadm.com/summer2011.php

VOLUNTEER WITH CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT:
Volunteer opportunities available with Rhythm World, July 31-August 8
Follow the link to a brief, 2 minute survey if interested:
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e3y08b2ggo4htqvq/a012kgopw3aih/questions

TASTE OF TRINITY
Taste of Trinity invites students to step into summer the Irish way! Award-Winning Trinity Academy Offers Legendary Training in Chicago and Suburbs. Available in multiple sessions from late June through mid-August at six Chicago-area locations, Taste of Trinity offers boys and girls ages four through 12 a chance to discover the basics of Irish dance, learning the proper techniques of movement set to the rhythm of Irish music. Each session concludes with a 15-minute special performance for family and friends. No previous dance experience is necessary.
http://www.trinity-dancers.com/taste-trinity

7TH ANNUAL CHICAGO TAP SUMMIT
SAVE THE DATE: October 28-30 2011
Visit www.maddrhythms.com or call 773.604.1899 for more information.
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**SOUTHWEST**

NDI New Mexico & UNM Department of Theatre and Dance Present:
13TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO TAP DANCE JAM:
June 10-11, 7:30pm, Keller Hall
Special Guest: Bril Barrett
Also featuring the New Mexico Rhythm Tap Ensemble and dancers from local New NM studios!
Call 277-4569 for tickets.

THIRD COAST RHYTHM PROJECT San Antonio, TX
The 14th Annual Third Coast Rhythm Project Summer Festival
July 21 – July 24, 2011
The festival, now in it’s 14th season, takes place July 20 – 24th in The Alamo City, and includes 60 workshop classes for all ages, including drumming and body percussion, choreography, youth program, jam sessions, archive film showings, participant showcase, and a one of a kind gala concert featuring the distinguished guest artists and the best jazz musicians in the southwest.
Visit the website for more information on Faculty, Schedule, and Registration:
http://thirdcoastrhythm.wordpress.com/the-festival/
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**WORLDWIDE**

BERLIN, GERMANY – International Tap Dance Center Berlin
TAP DANCE WORKSHOP WITH GUILLEM ALONSO AT TAPBEAT
Intermediate course: Friday, June 17th: 6:30-8:00 p.m.? Saturday, June 18th: 2:30-4:00 p.m.? Sunday, June 19th: 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Advanced course: ? Friday, June 17th: 8:00-9:30 p.m.? Saturday, June 18th: 4:00-5:30 p.m.? Sunday, June 19th: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Improvisation "crash course" with? Cristina Delius: ?Saturday, June 18th: 8:00-9:00 p.m.? With live music
?Level: tap dance basic knowledge

Workshop fee (courses with Guillem Alonso):? after May 17th, 2011: ?
1 course (3 days): 80,- EUR?, 2 courses: 155,- EUR
?Single class (1 x 90 Minute): 35,00 EUR
Improvisation "crash-course" fee:
?For participants of Guillem's courses: 25,- EUR?, Otherwise: 30,- EUR

Event:? Jam Session with special guest Guillem Alonso, Cristina Delius and others: ?Saturday, June 18th at 9:00 p.m.
?Tickets: 5,- EUR, ?Free entrance for participants of the improvisation course and dancers improvising at the jam.?
Reservations: +49-30-886 24 158?, mobile: +49-152-277 38 706 ?
e-mail: info@tapbeat.de
http://tapbeat.de/en/workshops-events/
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Sue Samuels is a Sponsored Artist with The Field, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community. Contributions to The Field and earmarked for Sue Samuels are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 161 Sixth Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10013, (212) 691-6969, fax: (212) 255-2053, www.thefield.org.

https://www.thefield.org/Profile.aspx?SAID=2265
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FUNDING FOR ARTISTS:

•   ROBERTO CIMETTA FUND:
The Roberto Cimetta Fund is an international association promoting artistic exchange and the mobility of professionals in the field of contemporary performing arts and visual arts within the Mediterranean area.
The Fund builds up partnerships with foundations, ministries, local or regional governing bodies, European capitals of culture that wish to promote artistic works and productions and favour local development through a Fund capable of providing international expertise in cultural cooperation.
http://www.cimettafund.org/article/index/rubrique/1/lang/en

•   THE HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER, with the RESEARCH SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND ARTS (RSHA):
The Humanities Research Centre, with the Research School of Humanities & Arts (RSHA), administers a visiting fellowship program to enhance its national and international links with humanities scholars.
Scholars working within any of the three large research themes/clusters of the RSHA are welcome to apply. These are:
Crossing Cultures, Crossing Times?
Art, Creativity and Performance
?Lives, Literatures, Languages

http://hrc.anu.edu.au/visiting-fellowships