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Jan 10, 2012

Divine Rhythm News

In this issue:
DRP Artists:
Jason Samuels Smith at DanceFest
Tap in Rio
CHRP Winter Tap JAMboree
Sue Samuels Jazz Classes
Broadway Jazz Performance Workshop
Register for theCompany by Artists Simply Human
ASH Workshop – New Jersey
Dance Under the Influence

East Coast:
NYC Dance Arts Master Dance Arts Workshop
Tap Master Class with Heather Cornell
Westside Story and Other Music of the Americas
NEA Jazz Masters Podcast
Third Coast Rhythm Project
Jacob’s Pillow Auditions
Ben Tap Soul

West Coast:
Silvestre Technique with Samantha Goodman
New Melinda Sullivan Video! “Shakin’ the Blues Away”

Midwest:
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy

Worldwide:
Interview and Classes with Roxane Butterfly

...also check out....
Tap Classic: Jimmy Slyde and his Signature Sliding
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DRP Artists:

JASON SAMUELS SMITH TEACHING MASTER CLASSES AT DANCEFEST 2012
Stamford, CT
January 22, 2012
10th annual DanceFest hosted at the Palace Theatre. The festival is designed for intermediate and advanced dance student’s ages 10-18 years old who train at area dance schools from Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Participating this year are 21 dance schools and over 370 dancers. Students participate in master classes taught by outstanding professionals in the dance world in seven disciplines; Classical Ballet, Modern, Theatre Dance, Contemporary, Latin Jazz, Hip-Hop/Jazz/Funk and Tap. School The festival culminates with the Student Festival Performance of original choreography by dance school directors and teachers.
Showtime: 6:00PM?Run Time: 120 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission?Tickets: Adults $34 (ticket price includes SCA box office fee’s)?Students 17 yrs. and under: $15.00 (ticket price includes SCA box office fees)?All seats are General Admission
https://tickets.stamfordcenterforthearts.org/public/show.asp
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CHLOE ARNOLD WILL BE ON FACULTY at TAP IN RIO
January 24th – 28th, 2012
http://tapinrio.com.br/en/
Tap in Rio is a yearly event that takes place on the last week of January (summertime in Brazil). It runs through five days of intensive workshops and master classes of tap dance, rhythm studies, body percussion, Lindy Hop, improvisation and other themes of interest to tap dancers (Hip Hop, musical perception, stage floor amplifying, etc). An evening of performances, the Tap Challenge, jam session, tap talks, and the “Outstanding Contribution Award” help to make Tap in Rio a central event in the calendar of Brazilian tap dancers.
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CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT’S WINTER TAP JAMboree
February 2-6, 2012. At the Athenaeum Theatre and the DuSable Museum
CHRP’s annual Winter Tap JAMboree features:
-   Broadway Diva Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, STOMP performer Lisa La Touche and many of Chicago’s finest tap dancers and companies.
-   THREE performances at the DuSable Museum of African American History (February 2 and 3) and Elgin Community College (Feb 6) with special guests Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company, the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company and more
-   World class workshops and master classes for teens and adults
-   The Leo Harris Tap Scholarship audition providing up to $15,000 in tuition awards to dancers between the ages of 12 and 18
Visit the website for schedules and registration information: http://www.chicagotap.org/Performance-Education-Detail-Festival/Winter-Tap-JAMboree-2012.aspx
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SUE SAMUELS’ BROADWAY JAZZ CLASS SCHEDULE
Class Description:
Broadway Jazz dance classes where you can work on your style, polish your technique and establish different methods of picking up choreography. Good for Singers, Actors, and Dancers and all who want to be!! Come to class and learn!!

MONDAY
11am - Beg. Level Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center

TUESDAY
10 AM - Adv. /Beg. Level Broadway Jazz Class @ Peridance

1:30 PM - Basic Level Broadway Jazz class @ Broadway Dance Center

WEDNESDAY
11AM - Beginner Level @ Broadway Dance Center

7PM - Intermediate Level @ Peridance- NEW CLASS!!!
(All levels welcome!)

THURSDAY
10 AM - Adv./Beg. Level @ Peridance

1:30 PM - Basic level @ Broadway Dance Center

FRIDAY
11 AM - Beg. Level @ Broadway Dance Center

SATURDAY
4:30 PM- Intermediate Level @ The Ailey Extension

SUNDAY
10:30 am, Beg. Level @ Broadway Dance Center

Feel like you learn better individually than in groups? Or just prefer the individual focus of a private lesson? Private lessons are available! Sue can also come to your school to teach Master Classes and Workshops or set Choreography for your solo or group.
Contact divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com or Susamjaz@aol.com for booking info!
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BROADWAY JAZZ PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
January 8-February 26?Sundays, 4:30-6:30pm
http://www.alvinailey.org/broadway-jazz-performance-workshop
Give us 8 weeks to give you a dance experience you will never forget. If you have always dreamed of dancing on stage, here’s a chance to challenge yourself with a top-notch choreographer, improve your performing skills and learn a Broadway Style Jazz Dance. This workshop will progress to a fun and creative choreographed routine that you can practice and perfect over the course of the workshop.
Come join in the dance fun with a Fosse inspired Broadway Style Jazz Dance “Steam Heat”.
Workshop culminates in three performances in the Kat Wildish Performing in NY Showcase March 2 & 3.
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REGISTER NOW FOR theCOMPANY presented by Artists Simply Human – with JASON SAMUELS SMITH on faculty for TAP
July 21-26, 2012 – Las Vegas
theCOMPANY is a unique six day summer dance event which will include classes with the faculty and guest artists, rehearsals for the closing performance, Q&A sessions, auditions (for scholarships, professional jobs, and college dance programs), a solo competition, Performance Showcase, activities for teachers and parents, and even a pool party!
theCOMPANY experience will culminate in a closing performance at Hard Rock’s captivating theatre, The Joint. This is the same stage where The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, The Killers, Santana, and Kanye West have shared their special talents.
theCompany merges the convention and concert worlds, and blends them in a way never before experienced. With both training and professional divisions, dancers ages ten though professional will have the opportunity to reach new heights and exceed their wildest expectations. For lovers of movement, this is an experience not to be missed!

Visit the website and register: http://www.ashdance.com/thecompany.html
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JASON SAMUELS SMITH IS ON FACULTY at ARTISTS SIMPLY HUMAN: THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE in NEW JERSEY
February 4th-5th, 2012
A weekend of thrilling, stimulating, and powerful experiences. You will leave with a renewed motiavation and dedication to dance!
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick – New Brunswick, NJ
Register NOW: http://www.ashdance.com/reg_newjersey.html
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JASON SAMUELS SMITH performs at DANCE UNDER THE INFLUENCE at MAD (Museum of Arts and Design)
Juan de Juan, Jason Samuels Smith, Prashant Shah, Nelida Tirado and Nights of Rhythm with guest musicians
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 7:30 pm
$20 general / $12 members and students
The Theater at MAD
purchase tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/214232 , or call 1.800.838.3006
Following last year’s sold-out inaugural season, “Dance Under the Influence” returns with a schedule packed with groundbreaking newcomers and icons of contemporary dance. Revealing the interplay between dance and other artistic disciplines, “Dance Under the Influence” provides a platform for innovators in tap, flamenco, postmodern dance, Indian classical dance, and a variety of cross-disciplinary dance forms. Each night several choreographers join together in the Theater at MAD to present works with excitement, humor, beauty, and newfound possibilities for movement, as well as to engage with the audience in a post-performance question-and-answer session. Together these elements not only showcase some of the best of today’s contemporary dance, but also explore the artistic process behind each choreographer’s creative endeavor.
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East Coast:

AUDITIONS: THE SCHOOL AT JACOB’S PILLOW
First New York City Master Class Auditions – Audition Early to get noticed!
Saturday, January 14th – CONTEMPORARY
Led by program director and world renowned master teacher Milton Myers
   Registration: 1-1:45 PM
   Audition Class: 2-4 PM
   Location: New York City Center Studios (130 W. 56th St., Studio 4)
Sunday, January 15th – JAZZ/MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
Dance portion led by Broadway veteran Bill Hastings, with vocal portion led by Les Miserables’ Andy Gale
   Registration: 9:30-10:15 AM
   Audition Class: 10:30-1:30 PM
   Location: Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave, Floor 16 – Studio 16D)

More info and More dates!
http://www.jacobspillow.org/education/school/audition-apply/audition-schedule.php?utm_source=constantcontact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=school2012
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NYC DANCE ARTS MASTER DANCE ARTS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, January 18th – 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
FREE! – Walk-ins Welcome!
Body Strengthening & Conditioning, Facial & Physical Expression, Hip Hop Demonstration, Modern/Contemporary Demonstration???
*Learn and express the creative dance in you!*
Contact: info@nycdancearts.com, 732-485-4495
www.nycdancearts.com
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TAP MASTER CLASS WITH HEATHER CORNELL
Sunday, January 29th
Heather Cornell returns to Philly for a 2 hour tap and music class with live accompaniment by percussionist Francois Zayas.

Heather Cornell is regarded as one of the world's most innovative and creative tap artists and is known for her deeply musical approach to the art form of tap. An intuitive musician known for her impeccable time and emotional phrasing, Heather tours the globe performing, teaching and mentoring new tap communities. She is artistic director and choreographer for the acclaimed Manhattan Tap, one of the busiest music/dance companies in the world in the 90's. This company provided the foundation for three generations of dancers, many who are leading the field today. She leads an all Canadian company of tap and music artists, CanTap, known for their new approach to improvised evenings. Heather is a leader in making music based tap dance - both as an improviser and choreographer, and was a pioneer in working with world music.

Where: 954 Dance Movement Collective, 954 N. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA (one block south of 8th and Girard)
$20 if you register in advance; $25 at the door – and only $15 for students with valid ID!
Email: pamelamh4@gmail.com to reserve your place!
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WEST SIDE STORY & OTHER MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS
Saturday, February 4th – 11 AM and 1 PM
Avery Fisher Hall – Lincoln Center
Featuring young dancers from Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company!
$15-$37.50
212.971.9500

The whole world is dancing today, and for irresistible rhythms and colorful melodies, nothing beats the dance music of the Americas. This dazzling new program features the Dancing Classroom Youth Dance Company, a project of American Ballroom Theater, internationally known through the films Mad Hot Ballroom and Taking the Lead.

You will be thrilled by music from Leonard Bernstein's classic Broadway score, including "Cool," "Tonight" and "Mambo," plus the "Hoe-Down" from Aaron Copland's Rodeo, and music by Latin American composers Alberto Ginastera and Arturo Marquez. The Dancing Classrooms kids will also dance to a Ballroom Medley arranged by Marvin Hamlisch.
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NEA JAZZ MASTERS PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW!
Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has honored living jazz musicians through its Jazz Masters Fellowship program. We celebrate 30 years of jazz excellence with stories from the Jazz Masters including Muhal Richard Abrams, Bobby Hutcherson, Snooky Young, Nancy Wilson, Jim Hall and more.
Learn more! http://www.jalc.org/podcasts/
Subscribe here on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jazz-stories/id405068170?i=89068647
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THIRD COAST RHYTHM PROJECT
Third Coast Rhythm Project offers year round programs for adults, teens and youth.

Classes for Rhythm Explorers of all Ages. Absolute beginners to Advanced levels.

TCRP is a community of dance educators, choreographers, and performing artists in their fields, providing a hub for learning, exploring, sharing, and creating new works. TCRP offers year round rhythm tap and percussive dance classes, workshops, outreach programs, and seasonal performances.
The Center is centrally located outside Loop 410 at 2565 Jackson Keller Rd, in The Corners at Jackson, next to Ballroom Dance Academy (San Antonio, 78230). You can contact the studio by phone @ 210.348.8005 or by email: info@thirdcoastrhythm.com

For more information visit: http://thirdcoastrhythm.wordpress.com/the-dance-center/

Also SAVE THE DATE! For the 15th Annual Summer Tap Festival: JULY 19-22, 2012
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BEN TAP SOUL – UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
The phenomenon that is Ben Tap Soul took root at UMass Amherst in 2004, with founding members, Benjamin Ryan Nathan, Etan Efrati, Michael Feder, and Kyle Mooney.
In its newest incarnation, BTS is based in NYC, and has evolved its sound to blend hip hop, jazz, soul, rock, and R&B.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ben-Tap-Soul/172655249449423?sk=info
Ben Tap Soul at Alphabet Lounge (Alphabet City)
   Thursday, January 19th @ 8 PM – 104 Avenue C, corner of 7th St., NY, NY
   With special guest Billy C
Ben Tap Soul at Rapture Lounge (Astoria)
   Thursday, February 9th @ 8 PM – 34-27 28th Ave, Astoria, NY
Ben Tap Soul at Connolly’s Klub 45 (Midtown)
   Saturday, February 18th @ 10 PM – 121 W. 45 st., between 6th ave. and Bway
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TAPPY HOUR with UNDERTOE DANCE PROJECT
Join us at Jimmy's No. 43 for our signature tap class for adults! Two sessions are offered each evening: Open Session for those of you with no previous tap experience and Intermediate Session for those of you with knowledge of tap basics and tap shoes.

Upcoming Saturdays:
January 21: 5:30-6:30 pm – OPEN, 6:30-7:30 PM – INTERMEDIATE
February 18: 5:30-6:30 PM – OPEN, 6:30-7:30 PM – INTERMEDIATE
March 24: 5:30-6:30 PM – OPEN, 6:30-7:30 PM – INTERMEDIATE

Admission is only $10 for one session or $15 for both!
RSVP for any event by January 15 and receive $3 off admission!
$1 off drink specials for all Tappy Hour® Participants (cash only).

Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 East 7th Street btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues in the East Village.

Support Undertoe Dance Project: https://www.thefield.org/Profile.aspx?SAID=1617
For more information contact 646.863.6040, or dana@undertoednce.com
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West Coast:

SILVESTRE TECHNIQUE CLASSES WITH SAMANTHA GOODMAN
MONDAYS
8-9:30 @ Dance Arts Academy (731 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036)

THURSDAYS
8-9:30 @ Electric Lodge (1416 Electric Avenue Venice, CA 90291)

ALL LEVELS $15 and monthly class packages available
Silvestre Technique Losangeles
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002061578442
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MELINDA SULLIVAN IN “SHAKIN’ THE BLUES AWAY”
Finally, the long awaited and highly anticipated video "Shakin' the Blues Away" starring the fabulous Melinda Sullivan has hit the internet! If you don't know the tune, it was from the film Easter Parade (1948) starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, and Ann Miller and was written by Irving Berlin, one of the most well known songwriters for show tunes in America.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujJxqOCS-Rk&w=560&h=315
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Midwest:

M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS TAP ACADEMY
Children’s Classes at the Harold Washington Cultural Center (4701 S. King Drive – Chicago, IL. 60615)
Register today for your session – space is limited!
12 Week Session: January 14th – March 31st
Day Time Instructor Level Fee
Sat. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Star Toddler Tap $150 Ages 3-4
Sat. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Bril Beginning Basics $150 Ages 5-8
Sat. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Bril Beginning 2.0 $150 Ages 9-12
Sat. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Star Intermediate $150 All Ages
Sat. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bril Advanced $150 All Ages

Adult classes at Big City Swing (1012 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL. 60607)
January 12, 19, 26, and February 2 - Registration $50
Day Time Instructor Level Fee
Thurs. 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Bril Never 2 old 2 start $50 18+
Thurs. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bril Tap 2 $50 All Ages
Thurs. 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bril Tap 3 $50 All Ages

Call 773.256.1899 or email us at tapacademy@maddrhythms.com for more information.
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DREAM GIRLS CHICAGO – presented by J. Ruffin Entertainment
Be a part of the memory, magic, and history!
Every weekend in March: Doors open at 7:00 PM
2-4th, 9-11th, 16-18th, 23-25th, 30-31st
Harold Washington Cultural Center (4701 S. King Drive)
Tickets available on www.ticketweb.com or at the HWCC Box Office 888-506-7090
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Worldwide:
Check out this new TV interview with tap dancer Roxane Butterfly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUO7Ir8JH0c&list=UUgjkmYD3kTr4mXp1Cu98x-w&index=1&feature=plcp

For those who are in Europe, catch Roxane in ATHENS, Greece from January 17th and 23rd for a great week of classes, jams and performances!
Check https://tapmotif.wufoo.com/forms/z7x1x7/

Roxane will also be teaching at the Escola Luthier Dansa in Barcelona in January – Check out the schedule here: http://escolaluthiereng.wordpress.com/
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also check out...

DANCE ADVANTAGE ARTICLE: JIMMY SLYDE
Check out this article from Boogietothemusic.wordpress.com “Tap Classic: Jimmy Slyde and his Signature Sliding”
http://boogietothemusic.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/dance-advantage-article-jimmy-slyde/