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Jul 28, 2011

In this issue:
*DRP ARTISTS*
TAP CLASS WITH JASON SAMUELS SMITH – JULY 29
Jason Samuels Smith and ACGI on “So You Think You Can Dance”
Screening of Idlewild at “Music of the World” film series
Sphere: A Full Circle Dance Convention
LA TAPFEST: August 8-13
New DVDs by Mr. Wiggles
CHRP Rhythm WORLD – July 25-August 7
Jeffrey Page Nominated for an MTV Award

*NORTHEAST*
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Jam Party Fridays
Beantown Tap Fest, August 15-21
New Jersey Tap Festival, August 25-28

*MIDWEST*
All That Tap XX live concert, July 30
All That Dance studio in St. Louis, MO
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*DRP ARTISTS*


*****INT/ADV TAP CLASS WITH JASON SAMUELS SMITH*****
Friday, July 29 – 6:00-7:30 PM
At Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana - $15
4 West 43rd Street, 8th floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Come out and join us for this open class while Jason is in town!
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JASON SAMUELS SMITH AND HIS COMPANY “ANYBODY CAN GET IT” ON SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
On July 14, Jason and his company appeared as guest artists on the results show of So You Think You Can Dance! Check out the video of their performance on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6HlipcIWXs
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SCREENING OF “IDLEWILD” featuring Jason Samuels Smith and Chloe Arnold
Sunday, July 31, 2:40 PM
WHERE: Teachers College, Columbia University,
525 West 120th Street - Room 263 Macy. NY, NY 10027- between Broadway and Amsterdam.
Directions: Take train 1 to 116 Street station and walk uptown four blocks. ID is requested to enter the building.
Tickets: $6 per screening. $15 per day. $20 for weekend.

For more information call 212 864 1760 or visit the website http://nyadiff.org/July_11.html
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SPHERE: A FULL CIRCLE DANCE CONVENTION
July 30-31, Montreal
Created by Productions Bizz and Lynsey Billing Productions, Sphere is the most exhilarating dance workshop Montreal has to offer. Participants have exclusive access to classes with the best teachers from Montreal, New York and beyond. Sphere provides intimate settings and limited registration so you can interact directly with the faculty and have ample room to move. Building relationships is easy in our non-competitive atmosphere especially when around each corner lay surprises and special events for everyone. Sphere concentrates on one particular dance style at a time in order to explore all aspects of its revolution.
2 day workshop
10+ hours of classes
Faculty from New York and Montreal
Special conference with dance master Robin Dunn from NYC
Showcase and closing event
Possible scholarships, draws and prizes
Register online at: http://www.spheredanse.com/english/index.html
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LA TAPFEST: Presented by the Debbie Allen Dance Academy
August 8-13, 2011 – REGISTER TODAY!
Classes, Discussions, Tap Jams, Showcase, and Concert!
Directed by Jason Samuels Smith and Chloe Arnold
Faculty - Dianne Walker, Arthur Duncan, Ivery Wheeler, Derick Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Aaron Tolson, Sarah Reich, Melinda Sullivan, Steve Zee, Greg Poland, Bjon Carter-Burnell, Star Dixon, Charles Renato, Chantel Heath, Cathie Nicholas
Elective Faculty -Kevin Harris, Kara Mack, Aaron Williams, Sue Samuels
Visit www.LaTapfest.com or Call 310.280.9145
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NEW DVD by MR. WIGGLES – The MENU, “POPPIN GROOVES”
Buy the new Menu DVD “Poppin Grooves”, $25
Party Dances, Grooves, Funk, Moves, 52 Hand Style, and More!
Buy it here along with Mr. Wiggles other DVDs:
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=lm5bhcbab&v=0015Yzr3j_MKFkQQjOfZNykWUp6iCpLe93KMIWuEXR6K1NbgWGVl4Hk68rd1lg5JeXM0qWN-5Nhs8oVIJAMtODsVhrEp4w7xA9Of-EogzzvPpNR7lqFE8-9fQ%3D%3D
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UPDATED CLASS SCHEDULE: SUE SAMUELS JAZZ CLASSES
Monday
11-12:30 Beginner level Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center
(322 W. 45th St. Between 8th and 9th Avenue.)
7:00-8:30 pm Beginner level Broadway Jazz @ The Ailey Studios
(405 W. 55th Street @ 9th Avenue) ****NEW CLASS LOCATION*** for Monday nights in August

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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RHYTHM WORLD FESTIVAL: 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.
Sign up for Courses, Workshops, and Master Classes!
Register Online: http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.147.873_794_830.aspx#11programs

JUBA! MASTERS OF TAP AND PERCUSSIVE DANCE
CHRP, in association with MCA Stage, presents JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, three distinct programs featuring a host of extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters. The JUBA! concerts are the culminating events of Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive summer festival of tap and percussive dance in the world.
All Seats $30, $25 for Festival Registrants and MCA Members
Wednesday, Aug. 3: Emerging Artists
Thursday, Aug. 4: Spotlight on Canada
Saturday, Aug. 6: Chicago Celebration
Call 312.397.4010 or buy tickets online here: https://boxoffice.mcachicago.org/public/default.asp?cgcode=1
Monday, Aug. 1: Opening Night at the Jazz Showcase, 8pm
Tuesday, Aug. 2: Student Showcase at the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium in the Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 7pm
All ages are welcome. $5 admission for all with RSVP ($5 collected at door).
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JEFFREY PAGE NOMINATED FOR AN MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARD:
Choreographer Jeffrey Page has been nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for his work on Beyonce’s music video “Run the World (Girls)”.
Check out this link to watch the video!
http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2011/best-choreography/
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*NORTHEAST*

LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS: FAMILY DAY
Sensational Free Acts!
Sunday, July 31 at 2:00, FREE
Rhythm and Roots 360, Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre, Abada-Capoeira, KR3T’s, and Full Circle Souljahs
Four of New York’s most vibrant dance troupes—representing West African, Afro-Brazilian, salsa, and hip-hop styles—link the rich and diverse movement styles of the African diaspora in a program for all ages.
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JAM PARTY FRIDAYS: JAM SESSION
August 5th, doors open at 11 PM
Presented by: Dew It Right Productions & LaDi daDi Rock Da Party
Hosted by: Ant Boogie, Jared Grimes, William Johnson
Live Band/DJ, NYC’S official Jam Dance party
$10 cover, $7 with flyer or on guest list
For guest list email: dewitright2011@gmail.com
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THE FOURTH ANNUAL BEANTOWN TAPFEST
August 15-21, 2011, Registration is Open!
Boston’s week-long tribute to tap dance via education, exploration and celebration!
In 2007, after years of producing tap jams and master classes in Boston and decades of performing and teaching, Julia Boynton wanted to create a celebratory, educational, tap lovefest for the New England tap community. A place, both in time and space, to celebrate and pay tribute to the art form with which we are all - let's face it - slightly obsessed.
Just as Boston is known as the "walkable" city, it is also the tappable city. It is that place where you can tap in your comfort zone and also push yourself to new horizons. Where people both enjoy and strive. Where that intimate, welcoming atmosphere makes you feel like you are dancing among friends, even if you don't yet know anyone in the room. (Trust us, soon you will.) And as the Beantown Tapfest brings this community together, new ties will be forged and old ones strengthened.
Please join the 2011 Beantown Tapfest as we celebrate the past, present, and future of tap in the very city that has contributed so much to the local, national, and international tap scene over the years.
Classes, jams, and performances.
http://www.beantowntapfest.com/
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THE SECOND ANNUAL NEW JERSEY TAP FESTIVAL:
August 25th-28th, 2011 – Bloomfield, NJ
Founded by Hillary-Marie Michael, Jersey Tap Fest provides repertoire classes to encourage today’s young, emerging tap dance artists and master classes to celebrate the tap masters and allow them to train the artists who are the future face of the tap dance community. We are committed to tap dance by being dedicated to its advancement for the purposes of promoting and preserving its tradition, history and musicality as an American art form. Jersey Tap Fest provides non-competitive opportunities of self-advancement and networking for the basic tapper, tap teacher, tap enthusiast, pre-professional and professional artist and tap master. This stimulating, demanding and rigorous program will serve diverse students with great passion for tap dance in the tri-state area, allowing them to improve their technical abilities and increase their overall knowledge of the art form. All participants will be afforded opportunities to perform giving them valuable experience. Jersey Tap Fest is focused on serving tap dance, teaching its history, preserving its percussive traditions and promoting tap as a cherished American art form.
Visit www.jerseytapfest.com for Faculty, Schedule, and Registration information!
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*MIDWEST*

ALL THAT TAP XX: Presented by the Robert L. Reed Tap Heritage Institute, Inc.
A Tap Dance Concert – Tap Stars of Movies, Broadway, and Television, All in one LIVE SHOW, featuring:
Bill Irwin - How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Arthur Duncan - Lawrence Welk Show, Professor Robert L. Reed - Founder SLTF, Star Search, Harold Cromer – Du Barry was a Lady, and many more!
July 30, 7:00 PM at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
Ticket prices at $15, $20, & $25
Call the Touhill ticket office at 314-516-4949 or buy tickets online at:
http://www.allthattap.com/
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ALL THAT DANCE – Featuring Irish, Flamenco, and Rhythm Tap Dance!
All That Dance is a brand new dance studio at Crestwood Court in St. Louis, Missouri. This studio is a part of the project by the Regional Arts Commission called ArtSpace. This studio is under the management of Robin Reed. This studio teaches people of all ages. The teachers are all professionals working in their fields, and the variety of dances include Tap, Indian, Irish, Ballroom, and Flamenco.
Check here for class schedules: http://www.allthatdancestl.com/index.html