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Jan 26, 2012

In this issue:

DRP Artists:
Fastest Feet in Rhythm
Classes at Harlem Tap Studio
CHRP Winter Tap JAMboree
ASH Workshop – New Jersey
Dance Under the Influence
Robin Dunn’s F.A.C.E.
Vote Sue Samuels for Grand Marshall
Thursday Night Hot Spot

East Coast:
On Tap at Joe’s Pub
Tappy Hour with Undertoe Dance Project
NYC Performances by Undertoe
ATDF Winter Tap Intensive
Register for Dance Parade
Company XIV Workshop

West Coast:
Tap Overload presents Office Beat
Soul Force Dance Company Auditions

Midwest:
Dream Girls Chicago
Dancers Helping Dancers
CHRP Scholarship Auditions

Worldwide:
Stockholm Tap Festival
Melbourne Tap Dance Classes
Hip Tap Project and Classes with Leela Petronio
CHRP Scholarship Auditions
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DRP ARTISTS:

Pt. Das & Jason Samuels Smith perform 'Fastest Feet in Rhythm'!
A meeting of cultures and fusion of art forms. Chosen as the #1 Dance Performance by the San Francisco Chronicle. Toured all over USA, Canada, Australia, and India.

UPCOMING INDIA TOUR DATES:
January 29, 2012 - Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
January 31, 2012 - Kala Academy, North Goa Panaji, Goa, India

See the calendar of events for more dates: http://www.kathak.org/site/kathak/section.php?id=4172
And…

Check out this article about the show: http://www.livemint.com/2012/01/19231320/Tapping-into-Kathak.html?h=B
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CLASSES ARE IN SESSION AT HARLEM TAP STUDIO!
WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE 2012
Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SUNDAY - NO CLASSES SCHEDULED
**Great day for studio rental**

MONDAY
*1pm - 2pm - BEGINNERS
*2:30pm - 3:30pm - INTERMEDIATE

TUESDAY
*3pm - 4pm - BEGINNERS
*4:15pm - 5:30pm - INT/ADV

WEDNESDAY - NO CLASSES SCHEDULED
**Great day for studio rental**

THURSDAY
*1pm- 2pm - BEGINNERS
*2:30pm - 3:30pm - INTERMEDIATE

FRIDAY
*3pm - 4pm - BEGINNERS
*4:15pm - 5:30pm - INT/ADV

SATURDAY
*7pm - 8:15pm - OPEN LEVEL
**8:30pm – Midnight - HARLEM TAP'S WORLD FAMOUS TAP JAMMBUSH

Check out the facebook page for more information and updates on classes and schedules!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Harlem-Tap-Studio/80427708921
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WINTER TAP JAMboree – Presented by Chicago Human Rhythm Project
February 2-6, 2012 @ Athenaeum Theatre and the DuSable Museum
Chicago Human Rhythm Project’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.
•   FOUR 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
•   A glimpse into the future of American tap dance
Registration is open now! Visit http://www.chicagotap.org/Performance-Education-Detail-Festival/Winter-Tap-JAMboree-2012.aspx for full schedule information and to register today!
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JASON SAMUELS SMITH IS ON FACULTY at ARTISTS SIMPLY HUMAN: THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
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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ROBIN DUNN’S F.A.C.E.:
For Singers, Rappers and Poets
2012 Spring Performance Workshop and Showcase
Fridays, March 2 – April 27, 2012 (No class March 16th and April 6th)
Showcase, Friday, May 4, 2012 – 8 PM
Robin Dunn’s F.A.C.E. (Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy & Eye Contact)

Let Robin work her magic and in 8-weeks perform on stage with power, confidence
and comfort. Work on your inner self and artistry and perform like never before.
Microphones, mic stands and sound equipment provided.
A technique for the performer in YOU!

For More Information
E.D. Entertainment - 212 581-0895
Deadline for early bird rates February 3rd
edent1304@aol.com
www.facebook.com/robin.facecoach
www.twitter.com/robindunnface
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SUE SAMUELS has been nominated for the position of GRAND MARSHALL for the DANCE PARADE NYC 2012.
Your vote can make this happen! Please take a moment and vote for Sue! Thanks for your support.
http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150535018515279/
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THE THURSDAY NIGHT HOT SPOT!
Presented by Forces of Nature Dance Theatre in collaboration with Jeffrey Page
Thursday, January 25th, 2012 - and every Thursday thereafter
7:30-9:00 PM

Jeffrey Page, winner of the 2011 MTV Music Award for "Best Choreography" for Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)", and featured choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance is, after many years of anticipation, finally teaching class on a regular basis in NYC! One of the world's most extraordinary and eclectic choreographers int he genres of modern, hop hop, jazz and West African dance vocabularies, Jeffrey is eager to continue to push the limits of creativity in the context of an ongoing class.
The class itself will be a creative exploration of vernacular dance forms from West Africa, particularly, form the countries of Mali, Guinea, Senegal and The Gambia. With over 30 years of experience traveling the African Diaspora, researching its dance, music, historical and cultural traditions, Jeffrey has become heir to a creative abundance that he would like to share with his fellow devotees to African dance and music.

Location: Forces of Nature Dance Theatre (On the 2nd Floor of Martin's Church), 230 Lenox Avenue, between 122nd and 123rd Street, New York, NY 10027

$15/class, or inquire about the Hot Spot Membership Program

More info at: www.forcesofnature.org, or www.movinlegacy.com
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DANCE UNDER THE INFLUENCE:
Juan de Juan, Jason Samuels Smith, Prashant Shah, Nelida Tirado and Nights of Rhythm with guest musicians
March 2 and 3, 2012 - 7:30 pm
AND
Jonah Bokaer, Holley Farmer, Jared Grimes, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Ailey II , and pianist and composer Jonathan Batiste
March 30 and 31, 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:

CHECK YOUR BODY AT THE DOOR, a documentary on the extraordinary House dancers of New York City. Conceived in the 1980s by Sally Sommer and Archie Burnett, the film captures the golden era of the 1990s underground club scene.
Twenty years after it was first filmed at Lincoln Center, Check Your Body at the Door returns to Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater on January 31, selected to be the closing film of the “Dance on Camera Festival!” Back in 1992 when Sally Sommer and the early production team invited actual club dancers to LC’s Clark Studio Theater, it marked the first time this dancing was brought into the light and used the dancers, and House dancing, as the core of a serious well-filmed documentary. Now in 2012, we return home with a 60-minute film, honored by the prestigious co-presentation of Lincoln Center’s Film Society and Dance Films Association.
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ON TAP – at JOE’S PUB
Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 PM
Where: Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater – 425 Lafayette Street, NYC (btw E. 4th and Astor Place)
It's 2012, and what better way to kick off the year than with an all-new production of ON TAP.

In 2011, ON TAP was presented in Los Angeles (at Libertine on the Sunset Strip) in March and returned to New York for SummerStage in July. This February, the show returns where it all began - Joe's Pub!

This will be a night of dizzying tap dance and phenomenal live music. Featuring:
Warren Craft, Michelle Dorrance, DeWitt Fleming, Karida Griffith, Logan Miller, Carson Murphy, Max Pollak, Caleb Teicher, Lisa La Touche, Joseph Webb, Nicholas Young

With
Corcoran Holt (bass), Jerome Jennings (drums), Sharp Radway (piano)

Hosted by Dulé Hill
(Stickfly, "The West Wing", original Broadway cast of Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk)

Tickets: $15 – call 212-967-7555, or visit www.joespub.com
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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:
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.
Also…

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR UNDERTOE DANCE PROJECT’S FOURTH NY SEASON:
At Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Performance information:
Thursday, February 23, 8 PM
Friday, February 24, 8 PM
Saturday, February 25, 8 PM
Sunday, February 26, 7:30 PM
Tickets purchased by February 12 are $20 for adults or $12 for students and seniors 65+. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 212.787.1178, or in person at 248 West 60th Street, New York, NY. Ticket prices increase by $5/ticket after February 12. Group discounts are available for parties of 12 or more people by calling the box office.
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=4904

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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WINTER TAP INTENSIVE AT THE AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
February 18th & 19th, 2012
2 day residencies with Brenda Bufalino & Jimmy Tate – Tap technique and repertory – Intensive for tap teachers, teachers in training, and choreographers – new tap choreography showcase – tap jam – tap talks/tap films!

All Classes held at:?American Tap Dance Center - 154 Christopher Street #2B?(between Greenwich & Washington Streets)
For more information contact Registrar@atdf.orgror call us at 646-230-9564
Visit http://www.atdf.org/WTIinfo.html for registration and scheduling information!
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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR DANCE PARADE 2012!
Visit the brand new website to join the party on May 19, 2012.
http://danceparade.org/wp/
Registration is now open for the world’s largest celebration of diversity and culture—Want to dance ballet, ballroom, breakdance or to breakbeats? Sign up on our brand new website here. Choose from any one of over 80 styles of dance and join us Saturday, May 19th for the Sixth Annual Dance Parade! Starting on 21st Street and Broadway, the Parade will kick off at 1pm. We will boogie our way down Broadway in History of Dance order! We will drum up some African beats, shine like only the Korean, Bolivians and myriad ethnic cultures can and Samba our way past Union Square and onto University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Place. Pause to Hula, Stilt and Break Dance in front of Our VIP Grandstand in Astor Place–then our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park.
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COMPANY XIV WORKSHOP – SAVE THE DATE!
March 5th – 11th, 2012
Company XIV invites you to join us for a week of workshops at our studio at 303 Bond Street, Brooklyn, New York.

From March 5-11 company members, guest teachers and Director and Choreographer Austin McCormick will introduce participants to the Company XIV movement and style through a week of classes designed to hone the specific dance, theatre and stylistic skills featured in the company's work. These workshops will provide dance and theatre artists with an opportunity to nurture their skills for building expressive performances and a commanding presence onstage. Participants will learn how to use physicality as a starting point for building a character, and will gain insight into the seamless integration of multiple art forms for which the company has such a strong reputation.Everyone registered for the repertory portion of the workshops will also have the opportunity to learn choreography from Austin himself, culminating in a performance at the 303 Bond Street Theatre on Saturday, March 11.

The week will also include lectures, including a moderated discussion with Austin McCormick, open to the general public.

Full week workshop (35 hours over 6 days including performance participation): $300

~Repertory only (18 hours over 6 days including performance participation): $200

~Open company class: $15/class
(Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age.)

For further information or to register, please contact Laura Careless at laura@companyxiv.com
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WEST COAST:

TAP OVERLOAD PRESENTS: OFFICE BEAT:
January 28, 2012, 7:30 PM
Phillips Hall, Santa Ana College, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Tap dance is working overtime in this light-hearted production that takes you through a day at the office. What happens when tap dancers meet office life and have to deal with a tyrannical boss?
http://www.facebook.com/TapOverload
Tickets: $18 Orchestra, $22 Executive Seating* (Front & Center, first 5 rows)
Get tickets now! http://tapoverload.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=3976
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SoulForce Dance Company AUDITIONS:
Tuesday Feb 21 9:15-11:30pm
Dance Mission: 3316 24th St - San Francisco, 94110
Directed and choreographed by Micaya, SoulForce Dance Company has a select few openings for dancers for their 2012 performance season. SoulForce is a hip hop fusion dance company whose performance pieces range from in depth artistically.

We are looking for dancers with strong dance back rounds who are available to rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30PM-midnight

bring knee pads and be prepared to learn choreography
for more info--- email micaya@micaya.com

http://www.facebook.com/soulforcedance
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MIDWEST:

M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS makes history as the first tap group featured in Dream Girls!
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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DANCERS HELPING DANCERS – a fundraising performance showcase
Trinity High School: 7574 West Division, River Forest, IL 60305
January 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Special Guest: M.A.D.D. Rhythms
Stairway of the Stars and Maywood Fine Arts is proud to announce Dancers Helping Dancers, a fundraising showcase. This performance will celebrate the young and rising stars of Chicago area dance and their commitment to help a dance school in need.
A year and a half ago Stairway of the Stars burned down. Even though they lost their dance space, they didn't lose their spirit. Since that time they have been dancing at a nearby church, but the dream of having their own dance space again still stands strong. "We really want a permanent home to call our own and so we are hosting a showcase to help raise money. We are dancing for our dream and 17 Chicagoland dance schools are dancing with us!' explains Heidi Renteria, Stairway of the Stars dance teacher.

Tickets sold at the door for $10.
This show will certainly show off the talent and spirit of young Chicago dancers and the community in which they have committed to help.
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CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS:
CHRP is offering $15,000 to deserving, Chicago area tap dancers and $7,500 the global tap community to study at Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap in the world!
February 4 - Chicago, IL
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Athenaeum Theater
2936 N. Southport Ave
Kristi Burris, CHRP Education Coordinator
info@chicagotap.org
(773)281-1825
www.chicagotap.org
Download the audition form here: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101716072108-458/WTJ12+Scholarship+Audition+Form.pdf
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Worldwide:

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE STOCKHOLM TAP FESTIVAL!
5-10 April 2012
For the third year we are organizing Stockholm Tap Festival. STF 2011 was a huge success, expect no less 2012. Again, we will offer classes for all levels with several of the world’s best tap dancers, performances, jam sessions, parties ... and more. Come and meet other tap dancers from around the world, learn new steps, get inspired and have an extraordinary experience. ??New for STF 2012 includes "STF Tap Kids" and an extra day with master classes. ??
We are very happy to have DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS, MICHELLE DORRANCE, MAX POLLAK and JASON SAMUELS SMITH as part of the 2012 faculty!!
Don't miss this event 5-10 April 2012, save the date. See you then.
http://www.stockholmtapfestival.com/default.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/STOCKHOLM-TAP-FESTIVAL/181849958680?sk=wall
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MELBOURNE TAP DANCE 2012 CLASS SCHEDULE
Class start dates:
1st February – RICHMOND Wednesdays
2nd February – ST KILDA Thursdays, with Grant Swift
4th February – ST KILDA Saturdays, with Grant Swift
6th February – ST KILDA Mondays, with Grant Swift
For full schedule and locations click here: http://tapdancingmelbourne.com.au/classes/

February 12th - ST. KILDA FESTIVAL DEMONSTRATION

The Melbourne Tap Dance Crew will be doing 10minute demonstrations at 11am and 12.15noon in front of the St.Kilda Sea Baths ('the Dancezone'). FREE!
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THE HIP TAP PROJECT PRESENTS "Entre deux chaises/a tale of two chairs"
tap dance, hip hop dance, body percussion, guitar, violin, percussion

In a universe where rhythm is the essence, the show tells the story of the encounter between seven ecclectic artists and two chairs. With humour and imagination, personalities are revealed as music and dance become the means to accept the invitation to take a seat. Communication requires the voluntary act of reaching out, and so it is, that the space between two chairs becomes the meeting ground.

Choreography : LeeLa Petronio • With Arthur Benhamou, Jean-Pierre Douterluigne, Karim Kanal, Quelen Lamouroux, Olivier Lerat, Christine Nypan
et Leela Petronio • Lights : Alexandre Boghossian • Sound : Patrick Benoit • Production Cie Hip Tap Project with the support of NYCG

February 3rd at the Théâtre de LAGNIEU (01) • www.lagnieu.info/download/Saison2011-2012.pdf

February 22nd at the Théâtre Le Grand Pré à LANGUEUX (22)
during the festvial “Babel Danse USA” de Itinéraires Bis et la MJC du Plateau à Saint Brieuc
www.mjcduplateau.fr/v2/ OU
www.langueux.fr/module-Contenus-viewpub-tid-2-pid-157.html

WORKSHOPS with LEELA PETRONIO
« Percussive dancing » : Tap dance, body percussion with LeeLa Petronio

February 4th at the Studio Dans’emble à LAGNIEU . Infos Hélène Fatou : www.dansemble.org

February 11th at the Music and Dance Conservatory - TOULON • www.cnrr.tpm-agglo.fr
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ROXANE BUTTERFLY HAS BEEN APPOINTED EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE ASSOCIATION:
She writes:… I have recently been appointed to the role of European rep/relay for the ITA with the goal to help focus on European contemporary tap-voices and issues, to help define the particularities we share as an artistic movement, and to remedy to possible limitations created by regional insulation. In 20 years of living between the two continents (USA-Europe), I have seen Tap asserts itself more and more outside the US borders in very distinct ways, from eastern to central, northern and western Europe(s) as well as around the Mediterraneans. It is with the hope of strengthening the consciousness of such a movement, and to facilitate exchanges between the actors of the ''euro-tap-wave'', that I am taking on my task. Any issues, topic, news, questions, articles or footage related to such concerns can be addressed to info@roxanebutterfly.com. They will be relayed in a special section of the ITA.

PS : You can address them in English, Spanish, French or Catalan.
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GLOBAL DATES FOR CHRP SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS:
CHRP is offering $15,000 to deserving, Chicago area tap dancers and $7,500 the global tap community to study at Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap in the world!
For more information: http://www.chicagotap.org/Performance-Education-Detail-Festival/Rhythm-world-2012.aspx
Visit these worldwide audition locations:

February 23 - Paris, France
Swingtap Tap Studio
Victor Cuno
swingtap@gmail.com
http://swingtap.com/

February 25 - Stuttgart, Germany
Tanzraum 51
Karin Ould Chih
info@orangeconnection.de
http://www.tanzraum51.de/

March 4 - Toronto, Canada
Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
Kim Chalovich
tapdancecentre@hotmail.com
http://www.tapdancecentre.com/

April 22
Tokyo, Japan
Artn Tapdance Studio
Yukiko Misumi
http://www.basement-tokyo.com/artn_eng/