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Jul 1, 2011

DIVINE RHYTHM NEWS

*DRP ARTISTS*

SUE SAMUELS INTERVIEW:
Check out this video interview on YouTube with Sue Samuels on “The Kiner Hour – Let’s Talk Dance with Ashani Mfuko”
Sue Samuels, Master Jazz Teacher and Choreographer, talks about all things Jazz, how much of Jazz has been lost in today's dance culture, and how she's bringing it back to the forefront through her dance company, Jazz Roots Dance Company. Learn all about Sue's personal story of being a dance studio owner, teacher, choreographer, and Mom, and how she's managed to balance it all successfully, over the past few decades.
http://youtu.be/j3dJn4ZLO8g
("The Kiner Hour -- Lets Talk Dance With Ashani Mfuko" is a live, weekly internet radio show on the Talking Alternative Radio Broadcasting Network, which is also streamed live from the studio in New York City on Ustream.tv, on Tuesday nights from 7pm-8pm, with archives available for download. This show covers hot topics in the dance world, the business side of the dance industry, how to be successful in the dance industry, health and wellness, advice on how to use social media for dance, and how to stay positive and motivated as a dance studio owner, dance teacher, and professional dancer, with special guest interviews from dance-industry leaders.)

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SUE SAMUELS SUMMER JAZZ CLASSES
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
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CHLOE ARNOLD UPCOMING TOUR DATES
July 1 - 7 -    NYCDA
July 4-10 -    Tap City NY Tap Festival
Miami -    American Black Film Festival
July 11-21 -    LA
July 22-24 -    Biloxi, MS
July 30 -    Capezio ACE - NY
Aug. 1 -    NYCDA Gala Performance
Aug. 2 -    Syncopate
Aug. 3-6 -    NYCDA summer Intensive
Aug. 8 - 13 -    LA Tap Festival
Aug. 18 - 30 -Taipei, Taiwan
Aug. 31 - Sept. 5 - Vancouver
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MR. WIGGLES on SELF EMPOWERMENT IN HIP-HOP DANCE
Check out this article by Mr. Wiggles on MRWIGGLES.BIZ!
“lf empowerment in Dance is vital. While studying and perfecting dance. Work on becoming your own Brand. By doing this you reverse the tables. For 1: You will become Independent from the Industry and Not Dependent on there Low a$$ wages.
2: Instead of you hounding agencies and Auditions. They will hound you!
how to do this?
now a days it's easier than you think!”
READ MORE AT: http://mrwiggles.biz/hip_hop_dance_business.htm
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ON TAP @ SummerStage
Friday, July 1, 8:00pm, St. Mary's Park, NYC
http://www.summerstage.org/dance.html

ON TAP celebrates the extraordinary talent of tap dancers and aims to share the art with new audiences. Join On Tap for an electric night of choreography and improvisation. The dancers include tap all-stars and members of the new generation of tap artists and ensembles breaking ground today.

Featuring excerpts from the hottest tap shows in development, this will be a thrilling evening that celebrates the artistry of tap dancing. The performance will include excerpts from: "Broadway Underground," featuring DeWitt Fleming, "Possibly Maybe Know," featuring Chikako Iwahori and Lynn Schwab and recent choreographic works by Michelle Dorrance, Ray Hesselink, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards.

PARK ADDRESS St. Mary's Street, St. Anns Avenue, East 149 Street, Jackson Avenue
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Subway: #4 to Third Avenue or #6 to 138th Street and Brook Avenue
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American Tap Dance Foundation’s TAP CITY – NEW YORK TAP FESTIVAL
July 5-10, 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.
Visit http://atdf.org/tapcity.html and follow the links for registration and schedule information!

SALUTE TO THE COPASETICS (the Masters of Swing)
Saturday, July 9, 2011 (8pm)
Peter Norton Symphony Space
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Co-directed by Brenda Bufalino and Tony Waag.
An evening filled with song and dance and rarely seen film clips of the Copasetics with performances by Brenda Bufalino, Carol Burch-Brown, Ryan Casey, Warren Craft, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Derick K. Grant, Thelma Goldberg, Susan Hebach, Constance Valis Hill, Chikako Iwahori, Ann Kilkelly, Lisa La Touche, Michela Marino Lerman, Melissa Lynn, Aaron Marcellus, Jacqui Malone, Reggio McLaughlin, Deborah Mitchell, Margaret Morrison, Carson Murphy, Andrew Nemr, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Courtney Runft, Germaine Salsberg, Lynn Schwab, Alicia Smith, Hank Smith, Jason Samuels Smith, Tamii Sakurai, Tap City Youth Ensemble, TCYE Alumni, the ATDF Jr. Ensemble, Tony Waag, Cartier Williams, Karen Callaway Williams, Nicholas Young, Susan Goldbetter, Mickey Davison and others!

Get tickets here! http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6798-salute-to-the-copasetics-the-masters-of-swing-
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THIRD COAST RHYTHM PROJECT: San Antonio, TX
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.
Follow this link for more information! http://thirdcoastrhythm.wordpress.com/the-festival/
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Debbie Allen Dance Academy Presents:
The 9th Annual LA TAP FESTIVAL: August 8-13, 2011,
Director: Jason Samuels Smith, Co-Director: Chloe Arnold
6 days, world-renowned faculty, 75 classes, jam sessions, student showcase, The cutting contest, and The concert - New classes, programs, and specials.
All Levels and ages are welcome!
REGISTER TODAY! Schedule and Faculty Posted! Save $50 before June 25th
Visit www.latapfest.com for more information!
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CHARLIE’S ANGELS VIDEORECORDING
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts now has a full video recording of Jason Samuels Smith’s Charlie’s Angels on DVD in the Performing Arts Research Collections (Dance). Visit the library at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY to watch the footage! (Library hours available on website: http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa)

http://catalog.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C%7CRb18220911%7CScharlies+angels%7COrightresult%7CX5?lang=eng&suite=pearl

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Check out this #BlackFuture blog post from 2/3/2011 which highlights the talents of Chloe and Maud Arnold and includes some great footage!
Follow this link to read more: http://blackfuture.tumblr.com/page/3

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*EAST COAST*

SATURDAY AFTERNOON PARTIES AT COBI’S PLACE:
Sat, July 9, July's Second Saturday Afternoon Party, from 2 to 6 p.m., our Film Host, Delilah Jackson, shows films on Billy Eckstine, Aretha Franklin and other exciting personalities, followed by a Birthday Cake and special presents for Cancer birthday people (only if your name is on the cake, so call in your name and birthdate by Friday, July 8), free raffle drawing, refreshments, and singers and tap dancers hosted by our Music Director, Frank Owens.

Sat, July 16, from 8 p.m., Luiz Simas' World Premiere and CD Release Concert: Mata Atlantica Piano Solo. We will also be projecting beautiful images of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. $20.

Sat, July 23, from 2 to 6 p.m., July's 4th Saturday Afternoon Party, will be hosted by Al Heyward who says, "You will really enjoy what I will be showing! Due to certain restrictions, we cannot tell you the names of the films we will be showing, but I can promise you that the program will be very VERY exciting, about WONDERFUL performers and GREAT music!"

Cobi's Place
158 W 48 St (bet 6th & 7th Aves)
above a Sam Ash Store.
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COPASETIC BOAT RIDE
Tuesday, 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
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NEW ENGLAND TAP ENSEMBLE at Jacob’s Pillow
Sunday, July 10, 2011 – FREE
The New England Tap Ensemble showcases the talent of tappers from the region through high-energy performances. Performing as part of Community Dance Day, this passionate and talented group will get you out of your seat.
Presented as part of the Inside/Out performance season on the new and improved Henry J. Leir Stage!
http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2011/07/new-england-tap-ensemble/

Check out this link for the full listing of Jacob’s Pillow’s free performances:
http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/events/free-performances/
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SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE
Come join our growing Los Angeles SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE family, THURSDAYS JUNE 16-JULY 28 from 8pm-9:30pm at the Electric Lodge ( 1416 electric Ave, Venice CA 90291) led by Samantha Goodman with AMAZING live JAZZ accompaniment By Evan Greer and Kahlil Cummings plus special guests. All levels welcome and encouraged!!
The 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 awaken the 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 Jazz to further stimulate expression and inspiration. All levels are welcomed and encouraged!!!

Also NOT TO BE MISSED!! AFRO CONTEMPORARY: a new dance series exploring BRAZILIAN / HAITIAN traditional and contemporary dance techniques led by Samantha Goodman & Laila Abdullah
First class is SUNDAY JUNE 26 from 2pm-5pm @ Live Arts Los Angeles!!!

WWW.SAMANTHA-GOODMAN.COM

Check out the Silvestre Technique Training website that just launched WWW.SILVESTRETRAINING.COM for more information about 2 opportunities to take part in a life changing dance training in Salvador Bahia Brazil, led by master teachers Rosangela Silvestre and Vera Passos in August and January
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UNDERTOE DANCE PROJECT now has summer dates for TAPPY HOUR!
TAPPY HOUR®
Time to get your summertime tap fix! Saturdays at Jimmy's No. 43:
July 9 5:30-6:30 pm Open
6:30-7:30 pm Intermediate
July 23 5:30-6:30 pm Open
6:30-7:30 pm Intermediate
August 6 5:30-6:30 pm Open
6:30-7:30 pm Intermediate

1 session = $20, 2 sessions = $30.
Includes 1 drink per session.
RSVP and pay online through our Meetup page.
Open level is suitable for everyone! Tap shoes are not required nor is any previous training.
Intermediate level is for participants who have tap shoes and want a bit of a challenge.

Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E 7th Street in the east village between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. Take the 6 train to Bleecker or the N/R train to 8th Street NYU. The bar entrance is downstairs and we'll be tapping in the back room.

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MIDNIGHT MADNESS IS BACK AT BROADWAY DANCE CENTER
Join us for these exciting additional late-night classes at BDC, the studio that never sleeps!
Wes Veldink: Int Adv JAZZ, Tue/Thu, 10:30 pm-Midnight , July 19 & 21
Rhapsody: Int Adv STREET JAZZ, Tue, 10:30 pm-Midnight, Jul 5, 19, & 26
Tavia & Tamara Int Adv DANCEHALL, Mon/Thu, 10:30 pm-Midnight, Jul 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25
Neil Schwartz & Jared Jenkins?Int Adv STREET JAZZ ?Tue, 10:30 pm-Midnight?Jul 12
La Jon: Int Adv HIP-HOP, Wed, 10:30 pm-Midnight, Jul 6, 13, 20 & 27
Derek Mitchell: Adv Beg STREET JAZZ, Wed, 10:30 pm-Midnight, Jul 6, 13, & 27
Jim Cooney, All Levels THEATER, Wed, 10:30 pm-Midnight, Jul 6, 13, 20 & 27
Dana Foglia: Int Adv STILETTO HEELS, Thu, 10:30 pm-Midnight, July 28
Also…

BDC is thrilled to welcome back the legendary Frank Hatchett, who will be teaching a Jazz Master Class on Sat, Jul 30, from 4:30-7:30 pm with special guests Sheila Barker, Michelle Barber, Heather Rigg, and Debbie Wilson. Registration is now open!
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CHECK OUT ATDF SUMMER TAP CAMPS IN AUGUST!
August 15 - 19, 2011 (Ages 5 - 8, 0 - 2 years experience) 9:30am - 2:00pm
August 22 - 26, 2011 (Ages 8 - 13, 3+ years experience) 9:30am - 2:00pm
ATDF youth programs, for children and teens, teach students about America's own indigenous art form - Tap. Our distinguished faculty shares their knowledge of the artistry and history of tap with each student in a fun, safe and supportive environment.
   
Tap Technique and Choreography, Master Classes in various Percussive Dance Forms, Tap History & Film, Field Trip, Presentation for parents on last day

Classes held at: American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B
http://www.atdf.org/SummerTapCamps.html
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DORRANCE DANCE at Jacob’s Pillow
Thursday, August 18, 2011 – 6:15 PM – FREE
Hoofer Michelle Dorrance, an "untamable, tomboyish force of nature" (The New York Times), presents a petite suite, a work in four parts that ranges from large, full-bodied movement to intricate tap footwork, and a cast of characters both poignant and humorous.
Presented as part of the Inside/Out performance season on the new and improved Henry J. Leir Stage!
http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2011/08/dorrance-dance/
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JERSEY TAP FEST
The 2nd Annual NJ Tap Festival, August 25th-28th 2011, Bloomfield, NJ
30+ Classes!: Youth. Intermediate. Advanced. Technique. Music Theory for Tap Dancers. History. FREE Shim-Sham Shimmy Class.
Special Events!: Jam Session. Participants' Showcase. Main Stage Event: Tap 'n Time! Faculty Brunch.
Performance Opportunities: Participants' Showcase. Main Stage Event: Tap 'n Time!
Fantastic Faculty Karen Callaway Williams. Nicki Denner.
Jeffry Foote. Jason Janas. Hillary-Marie Michael. Deborah Mitchell. Hank Smith. Kyle Wilder.
http://www.jerseytapfest.com/

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*MIDWEST*

PAIRINGS: TASTE AND TAP
Friday July 15, 2011 – 7:30-9:30 PM
DeMarais Residence: 1274 Woodcrest Ave, Shoreview, MN, 55126
To benefit Keane Sense of Rhythm
Please join us for an evening to: sample fine wines paired with chef's delectable selections, bid on our fantastic silent auction items, enjoy superb live entertainment,
enter our raffle for the Wall of Wine and mingle with your friends old and new.
RSVP by July 8: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101939872138-60/RSVP.PDF
Questions? Email Laurie Novak at laurie@tapcompany.org
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Chicago Human Rhythm Project is proud to announce that Founder/Director Lane Alexander is one of only 13 members of Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel's Arts & Culture transition team--the only representative of Chicago's dance industry.

Lane is honored that Mayor-Elect Emanuel asked him to serve Chicago and believes that this is an important milestone for the acknowledgement of American tap as a part of our city's and nation's cultural fabric. Chicago Human Rhythm Project builds community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts performances, education events and outreach programs that bring diverse individuals and communities together.
If you would like a photo of Lane and/or to speak with him, please contact Jill Chukerman at 773-525-3974 or at jchuk@rcn.com

Also…
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), embarking upon its third decade as the world’s first year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, has announced the establishment of the Collaborative Space for Sustainable Development (CSSD—working title), which will serve as a shared, affordable and eventually self-sufficient education, rehearsal and administrative facility.
CHRP’s CSSD has secured financial support of more than $500,000 to date. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is providing $275,000 over four years toward the CSSD’s development and implementation. This crucial contribution follows lead support for program development from The Boeing Company, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Pamela Crutchfield and the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development. Most recently, the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation approved $120,000 of support, and the James S. Kemper Foundation and the Polk Bros. Foundation committed funding. Jenner & Block LLP and ProTen Realty Group are providing pro bono support.
CHRP’s mission and 21 years of program development are rooted in community organizing and collaborative action. “The gift from MacArthur, which may be the largest ever to an institution dedicated to American tap, is significant in a national and international context for the tap dance field,” commented CHRP Founder/Director Lane Alexander, who was appointed last week to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s Arts and Culture transition team. “It demonstrates that the funding community has confidence in the singular value of this new initiative and is comfortable with a non-mainstream institution leading the way.”
LEARN MORE THROUGH CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT:
http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.147.873_795_834.aspx

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RHTYHM WORLD Showcases American Tap and Percussive Dance
July 25-August 7, 2011
Festival Eyes Canada for Inaugural Geographic Spotlight
CHICAGO--The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) offers its 21st annual Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive art in the world, July 25-August 7, 2011 in downtown Chicago. This festival of performance, education and community outreach programs, directed by Founder and Artistic Director Lane Alexander, features an extraordinary master faculty in two weeks of residencies, courses, workshops, master classes and conferences for the field at the Fine Arts Building, as well as faculty concerts, student showcases and lecture demonstrations at the Jazz Showcase, Harold Washington Library's Cindy Pritzker Theater, Millennium Park and MCA Stage in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
For the next five years, Rhythm World will spotlight a city, nation or region, beginning this year with Canada and instructors/performers Kim Chalovich, Heather Cornell, Travis Knights, Tasha Lawson, Lisa La Touche, Danny Nielson, Matt Shields and Everett Smith. Upcoming festivals will focus on Brazil (2012), the Pacific (2013), Spain and other European countries (2014) and the U.S. (2015).

2011 JUBA! Award winners
CHRP annually honors esteemed members and supporters of the tap community with its JUBA! Awards. CHRP will honor these JUBA! Award winners during Rhythm World's culminating performance series "JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance" August 3, 4 and 6 at MCA Stage. This year's honorees, both for Lifetime Contribution to the Field, are Heather Cornell (August 4 performance) and Randy Skinner (August 6).

Scholarship program
Each year, CHRP awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving, talented teens so that they may participate in Rhythm World. This year 21 deserving students earned a total of $15,000 in scholarships in the Leo Harris Tap Scholarship auditions during the February 2011 Winter Tap JAMboree. "These scholarships support CHRP's mission of building community by bringing students from Chicago to meet their peers from around the world and study with the masters," said Alexander.
Education programs--Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Rhythm World begins July 25-29 with intensive residencies led by Bril Barrett of MADD Rhythms; Derick K. Grant of Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk and Imagine Tap; Step Afrika! Artistic Director Jakari Sherman; and Bessie Award winner Sam Weber.
Courses, workshops and master classes take place August 1-7. The highly respected faculty of master teachers, many of whom have taught at the festival throughout its 21-year history, includes Lane Alexander, Bril Barrett, Martin Bronson, Kristi Burris, Kim Chalovich, Jessica Chapuis, Zada Cheeks, Heather Cornell, Victor Cuno, Idella Reed Davis, Michelle Dorrance, Tre Dumas, Jay Fagan, Derick Grant, Jason Janas, Travis Knights, Lisa La Touche, Tasha Lawson, Danny Nielson, Jimmy Payne, Jr., Jakari Sherman, Matt Shields, Randy Skinner, Everett Smith, Jason Samuels Smith, Aaron Tolson, Dianne Walker, Sam Weber and Mark Yonally.

The KIDS Program August 2-4 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. After Work Adult Courses also take place August 2-4, and Audition Workshops August 5.

Conferences for the field
Now in its 10th year, CHRP's annual Youth Tap Ensemble Conference (YTEC) takes place August 1-5. PrepTEC, now in its third year, offers younger members of the pre-professional repertory companies an opportunity to benefit from the expertise available during Rhythm World. More than 90 dancers between the ages of 12 and 19, representing 10 youth tap ensembles from the U.S., China, Brazil, Canada and Mexico, gather to study new choreography, technique, improvisation and theatre-related topics. For the first time in its 10-year history, YTEC includes work with two choreographers on a multi-year choreography project. Michelle Dorrance and Derick Grant return to set the second in a trio of dances that will be completed in 2012, while the PrepTEC students learn a new work by Lisa La Touche.
Newer conferences returning this year:
· ProTEC, for young adult professional tappers who want to work with their peers from around the world, takes place August 4-7.
· UTEC, for college and university students/faculty who want to study with their peers and develop a global college network devoted to gaining recognition for American tap in undergraduate dance/music departments, takes place August 5-7.
Together, these conferences serve the evolving needs of the tap art community and continue to build a global network of tap practitioners of all ages and aspirations.

To register for education programs, visit chicagotap.org or call 773-281-1825.

Performances by Rhythm World faculty, students and Virtual Rhythms winners
Rhythm World features a performance component during its second week.

After last season's successful debut, the opening night August 1 performance at 8 p.m. features Rhythm World faculty and students performing with jazz musicians at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court. Admission is $10 at the door ($5 Rhythm World participants).

On August 2, Rhythm World students and faculty perform an informal showcase at 7 p.m. at the Harold Washington Library's Cindy Pritzker Theater, 400 S. State Street. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Rhythm World culminates with CHRP's annual faculty concerts, "JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance," featuring a host of extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters August 3, 4 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. at MCA Stage, 220 E. Chicago Avenue.

The August 3 performance celebrates Rhythm World's 21st birthday by presenting the emerging "beat-niks" of the tap scene--tap artists in their 20s, including Nico Rubio, Jason, Janas, Zada Cheeks, Jessica Chapuis and many others who combine a deep knowledge of the art form's roots with blistering technical virtuosity and rhythmically poetic content.
The August 4 performance highlights this year's geographic focus in "Canada on Tap" with performances by Canadians Kim Chalovich, Heather Cornell, Travis Knights, Lisa La Touche, Tasha Lawson, Danny Nielson, Matt Shields, Everett Smith and more. Heather Cornell receives the JUBA! Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field.
The August 6 performance features Chicago's finest tap repertory ensembles, including Chicago Human Rhythms Project's resident ensemble BAM!, Cartier Collective, Jus' Listen, MADD Rhythms and special guests. Randy Skinner receives the JUBA! Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field.

Also part of the JUBA! performances, after last season's debut, are the winners of Virtual Rhythms, CHRP's "tapography" competition offering exposure for emerging tap choreographers and videographers. One JUBA! performance will include the winning choreographer, and one will include a screening of the winning videographer's work.

Tickets to "JUBA!" performances--$30, $25 for Rhythm World participants and MCA members--go on sale May 25, National Tap Dance Day. Call 312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.org. All programming is subject to change.

For complete Rhythm World information, visit chicagotap.org or call 773-281-1825.
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*WORLDWIDE*

ESCOLA LUTHIER DE MÚSICA I DANSA
NEW DANCE SCHOOL IN THE CENTER OF BARCELONA?
Director: GUILLEM ALONSO
1.200m2 for music and dance
Specialized in Tap and other dance styles?43 hours of Tap a week?(17 hours advanced level !!): Tap Dance, Hip Hop (Break Dance, Popping, Locking…)?Flamenco – Spanish Dance, Ballet, Swing (Lindy Hop),?Contemporary (Horton)?Irish Dance, Body Percussion, African Dance, Jazz Dance, Baroque Dance, Dalcroze, Eurhythmics
Visit this link for class schedules: http://www.brtap.com/luthier.html
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TAP WORKSHOP WITH CARTIER WILLIAMS IN BERLIN
In addition to the TapBeat excursion to Hamburg in order to see the show “Tap Stars”, Cartier Williams, member of the cast, will be teaching an advanced tap dance class in Berlin.
When?: Monday, August 15th at 8:00-9:30 p.m.
How much?: 25,- EUR / 20,- EUR (for TapBeat students)
Where?: at TapBeat
Registration form and more information here: http://tapbeat.de/en/workshops-events/

TapBeat
International Tap Dance Center
Director: Cristina Delius
Dieffenbachstr. 33,
D-10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg
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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE:
Just in case you missed it when the Top 20 were revealed on So You Think You Can Dance, Nick (the sole Tap dancer) and Jesse (the lone Broadway dancer) performed a Tap routine choreographed by the amazing Christopher Scott. AND, in case you weren't listening, there are 4 girls in the Top 20 who can also Tap! That's the most Tap dancers EVER on the show. This is going to be one incredible season. Way to get Tap on the Map!
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OFFER – Free Subscription to Dance Informa? ?
Dance Informa is the industry’s leading dance publication for professionals, students and teachers of all dance styles – including TAP!?In recent editions Dance Informa has spoken with TAP dancers such as Adam Garcia, Jared Grimes, Jason Samuels Smith, Gregg Russell and Ryan Lohoff.??Dance Informa will keep you up to date with audition listings, the latest dance news, dance events, interviews and reviews.

http://usa.danceinforma.com/
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*MAKE A CONTRIBUTION*

GTT REMEMBERS 9/11
GTT is currently fundraising for it's upcoming production of New York by David Rimmer. This revival production, performing September 8th to 11th at the Hudson Guild Theater, will donate proceeds to a 9/11 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of families and victims. We ask that you help us bring this play to the community and join in our campaign to affect the world using what we know best, live theatre!

https://www.thefield.org/Profile.aspx?SAID=84
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UNDERTOE DANCE PROJECT
Undertoe Dance Project was founded in 2008 by Dana Fisch as a means to blend the artistry of rhythm tap and contemporary jazz choreography. Since its inception, Undertoe has been actively presenting dance, educating and spreading dance awareness throughout the Tri-State area. With educational outreach programs in schools, adult tap classes, and the popular Tappy Hour® event, Undertoe connects with the community making dance an accessible, exciting art form for both observers and participants. Undertoe hopes to shed some light on Jazz and Tap, two under represented forms of dance, while also bringing concert dance to those who don't necessarily view themselves as dance goers.
https://www.thefield.org/Profile.aspx?SAID=1617
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*FUNDING FOR ARTISTS*

KENNEDY CENTER FELLOWSHIP
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers valuable skills building for arts managers through the Fellowship Program. The program provides up to 10 highly motivated, disciplined, and creative arts managers the instruction and experience they need to succeed in today's complex arts environment
http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/artsmanagement/fellowships/