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Feb 16, 2012

In this issue:

DRP Artists:
India Jazz Suites Reviews
Black Choreographers Festival Here & Now
Jazz Meets Flamenco: Jazz at Lincoln Center
Sekou’s POWERHOUSE DANCE Fusion Fitness Workshop & Dance Party
Chloe Arnold Community Tap Session – Philly
Space City Tap Festival - Houston
Robin Dunn’s F.A.C.E.
BUSTER, BABY, and HAWK: Masters of Maryland Tap
Brooklyn Philharmonic: School Time Concert
Vote Sue Samuels for Grand Marshall
Thursday Night Hot Spot
Dance Under the Influence
DC Tap Festival
LA Tap Festival
ASH Productions: The Company
Diane Walker receives Heritage Award

East Coast:
TAP LEGACY EXHIBIT!
Frank Owens Open Mic Night
I Love Tap Performance
Tappy Hour with Undertoe Dance Project
NYC Performances by Undertoe
ATDF Winter Tap Intensive
Register for Dance Parade
Company XIV Workshop
Ride for Team HSA in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour
Philly Rhythms

West Coast:
Soul Force Dance Company Auditions

Midwest:
Dream Girls Chicago

Worldwide:
Dance Migration News
Stockholm Tap Festival
Hip Tap Project
CHRP Scholarship Auditions
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DRP ARTISTS:

INDIA JAZZ SUITES
Jason Samuels Smith just returned from India, where he was touring with India Jazz Suites. Check out these articles and reviews of his latest performances!

http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/art-and-theatre/when-kathak-and-tap-dance-combine_104890.htm

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/tabloid/bengaluru/tapping-indian-rhythms-731

http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report_when-the-kathak-maestro-and-tap-dancer-met_1643166

http://www.mid-day.com/lifestyle/2012/jan/260112-Tap-and-Kathak-legends-engage-in-heady-jugalbandi.htm
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BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL HERE & NOW 2012
San Francisco, Dance Mission Theater (3316 24th Street @ Mission)
Friday, 2/17 – BCF Special Event: Word Becomes Flesh
Saturday, 2/18 (8 PM) and Sunday, 2/19 (4 PM): BCF Concerts
Featuring: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Camille A. Brown, Raissa Simposon, Amara Tabor Smith w/ Pakito Lazaro, Naomi Washington Diouf.
Visit the website for more information and to purchase TICKETS:

http://www.bcfhereandnow.com/SanFraninfo12.html
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JAZZ MEETS FLAMENCO: present by Jazz at Lincoln Center
Fri-Sat Feb 24-25 7:30pm & 9:30pm?The Allen Room
At first glance, jazz and flamenco may not appear to have a common musical ancestry. But beneath the surface, both share a common root born out of the traditional music and dance forms of West Africa. In this outstanding double bill, multitalented jazz guitarist Doug Wamble and flamenco guitar virtuoso Niño Josele will lead their respective ensembles through this rich interconnected musical territory. The two groups will also join forces to perform new music composed by Wamble especially for this concert. Featuring bassist John Benitez, percussionist Horatio "El Negro" Hernandez, flamenco dancer Juan De Juan, and tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith.

http://jalc.org/concerts/details309a.asp?EventID=2648
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Sekou’s POWERHOUSE DANCE Fusion Fitness Workshop & Dance Party
w/ DJ Entire time
at The Ailey Extension, www.aileyextension.com
Power House Dance Fusion is a unique program combining house dance with hip hop, capoeira and fitness techniques developed by personal trainer, choreographer and dance instructor Tony “Sekou” Williams.
Fitness Method: Designed to enhance your overall body conditioning by focusing on the core, and using distinct exercises common in calisthenics and quadrupedal motion.

Dance Method: In this class, you will use house dance footwork, movement drills and basic combinations in an environment of fun and high energy. Develop your mental and physical awareness, while learning musicality and increasing stamina.

Dance Party: Workshop classes conclude in an open dance party where house and hip-hop music will be played for participants and dance fitness enthusiasts. Join us with a live DJ, Extension students and special guests for a Saturday night dance party.

Fitness Method: 5:00-6:00pm
Dance Method: 6:15-7:15pm
Dance Party: 7:30-9:00pm

REGISTER TODAY @ www.AileyExtension.com or call 212.405.9500
http://www.facebook.com/events/293857397344900/

Full Workshop: $60 ($55 before 2/11/12 & $65 after 2/18)
Single Class + Party: $35 ($30 before 2/11/12)
Single Class: $25
Party:$15
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CHLOE ARNOLD COMMUNITY TAP SESSION – Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, Febrary 28, 8-9:15 PM
Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center, 3611 Lancaster Ave 19104
Please e-mail newleja@yahoo.com to hold your spot in this great class.
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SPACE CITY TAP FESTIVAL: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Friday-Sunday, March 2-4, 2012
Over 25 classes, jam session, and closing concert with all participants and faculty. Ages 7 to professional.
Featuring Derick Grant, Joseph Webb, Chloe Arnold, Maud Arnold, Acia Gray, Matt Shields, B’Jon Carter Burnell, Karin Celeste, Jane Geddings, and Ingrid Kessler on Faculty
Call (281)-480-8414 or visit http://www.spacecitytapfest.com/default.html for more information on scheduling and registration!
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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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BUSTER, BABY, and HAWK: Masters of Maryland Tap
Presented by Creative Alliance & Coppin University
Sat Mar 10, 7:30pm.
James Weldon Johnson Auditorium, Coppin University, 2500 W. North Ave.
$20, $15 mbrs or in advance, $10 stus, $5 Coppin stus.
A phenomenal jazz tap showcase celebrates Baltimore as proud home to three of the most talented jazz tap dance percussionists in history: "Baby" Laurence, "Buster" Brown and Louis "Hawk" Hawkins. Chloe and Maud Arnold (founders, DC Tap Festival), Toes Tiranoff, Megan Haungs, and child prodigy Luke Nielsen Spring dance up a storm reprising the steps of the masters, plus new work inspired by them. Pianist Frank Owens leads the band with guest Michael Raitzyk on guitar. Plus more guest dancers, and music from Bmore`s storied jazz composers.

http://www.creativealliance.org/events/eventItem2912.html
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The Brooklyn Philharmonic presents a School Time Concert:
THE TIME IS ALWYS RIGHT: A CENTURY OF BLACK MUSIC IN AMERICA

http://bphil.org/bphilwp/events/special/
Friday, March 16, 2012?10:15 am & 12 pm?Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts?2900 Campus Road?$6
The Brooklyn Philharmonic and charismatic guest conductor Wayne DuMaine highlight the music of Sam Cooke, Duke Ellington, Otis Redding, and William Grant Still.
Featuring the Brooklyn High School for the Arts Choir singing Respect and A Change is Gonna Come and the renowned tap dancers from Divine Rhythm Productions, the Brooklyn Phil will explore nearly a century of music by black composers. Take the express train through Still’s Lenox Avenue, then relax to the sounds of Ellington’s River Suite. Students, teachers, and parents will be wowed by the sounds of this exciting program showcasing choir, tap dancers, and our acclaimed orchestra!
Attention teachers: For every 15 students you bring you receive one (1) free chaperone ticket!
Please call our Education Department at 718.488.7012 to purchase tickets, or to receive more details on this event.
Program:?Otis Redding, Respect (featuring Brooklyn High School of the Arts choir); Sam Cooke, A Change is Gonna Come (featuring Brooklyn High School of the Arts choir); William Grant Still, Lenox Avenue for speaker, chorus and orchestra (featuring Jason Samuels Smith, Divine Rhythm Productions); Ellington, The River Suite.
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THE THURSDAY NIGHT HOT SPOT!
Presented by Forces of Nature Dance Theatre in collaboration with Jeffrey Page
Every Thursday, 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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Chloe and Maud Productions Present: DC TAP FESTIVAL IV
March 30, 31, and April 1
World Renowned Faculty! 30+ Classes for all levels and ages, Jam session, history, student showcase, cutting contest, and more!
REGISTER and SAVE $50 before March 1
http://www.dctapfestival.com/register_2012.html

All Star Concert will take place Saturday March 31, 2012 at 8 PM, at the Duke Ellington Theatre!
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ASH Productions Presents: The Company
July 21-26, 2012
Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
Spend six days studying and working with the industry’s top choreographers, world class performers and guest artists. The Company merges the convention and concert worlds, and blends them in a way never before experienced. Dancers ages ten through 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!
JASONS SAMUELS SMITH will be on faculty for TAP!
REGISTER: http://www.ashdance.com/thecompany.html
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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 10th ANNIVERSARY LA TAP FESTIVAL!
Presented by Debbie Allen Dance Academy
AUGUST 6-11, 2012
Director: Jason Samuels Smith, Co-Director: Chloe Arnold
Pre-Register today to save and secure your place!
http://www.latapfest.com/page/page/5893360.htm
www.latapfest.com
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Dianne Walker receives Heritage Award!
Dianne Walker, tap dance artist, educator, performer, and choreographer has been selected by the National Dance Association as this year's "Heritage Award" recipient. This prestigious award honors an individual who exemplifies a lifetime of achievement in dance and will be presented at the Heritage Awards Banquet during the AAHPERD Convention in Boston, March 17, 2012. To purchase tickets to attend this event, go to www.aahperd.org. Dianne will teach a master class immediately following the banquet.
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EAST COAST:

TAP LEGACY EXHIBIT!
The Tap Legacy Exhibits will be on display at Church for All Nations in celebration of Black History Month and Gregory Hines's birthday.
WHAT: The Tap Legacy Exhibits
DATES: February 13-18th
WHERE: Church for All Nations
417 West 57th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Come by the church during the times below and visit with a member of the Tap Legacy staff. Hear stories about the pictures and learn more about the work of the foundation.

MON: 2-4pm
TUES: 3-5pm
WED: 2-4pm
THURS: 2-4pm
FRI: 2-4pm
SAT: 7-9pm (There will be a special jazz performance at 8pm presented by Jazz Underground).
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Frank Owens' Open Mic for Singers & Tap Dancers
Every Friday in February, 2012
from 6 to 9 p.m. at Local 802, 322 W 48 St ( bet 8th & 9th Aves)
next dates: February 17 and 24
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I LOVE TAP: choreographed and produced by Derick Grant
Derick would like to invite all to revisit a time when tap was romantic. Tickets are only $10. Tentative start times 7:30 and 9 pm. Limited seating so come early!
Sunday, February 19
At the Steps Studio Theater: 2121 Broadway at 74th street
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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 15 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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TAP TEAM TWO & ARMBAR PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: PHILLY RHYTHMS
Saturday, March 24, 2012
An amazing night of slam poetry, rap, and tap starring Philadelphia’s own Tap Team Two.
Doors, 8 PM, Show starts, 9 PM
After party following show until 2 AM
Starlight Ballroom .aka. Club Polaris 460 N 9th St ?– bet Spring Garden & Callowhill Sts?Philadelphia Pa 19123
18+ to enter?Birthday Babies get in Free! ?Must call (609) 589-3300 in advance to get on door list!
Visit this link for more information on the event and tickets! http://www.armbarpro.com/events/philly-rhythms.html
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Ride for Team HSA in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour
For the first time, the Harlem School of the Arts is a participating charity in the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, May 6th. This event is a 42-mile ride for 32,000 cyclists car-free across New York City. Signing up through HSA reserves a spot for you near the starting line. You also receive free breakfast and lunch. This year we have 20 charity slots for the Bike Tour!
You can do all your fundraising online through the HSA website. ?Once you are a confirmed team member, HSA will provide you with a link to the team website to start fundraising. To ride for team HSA you must commit to raising $1,000.

You'll be helping HSA to empower young people through arts education & instruction in music, dance, theatre and visual arts!
Register now! http://www.hsanyc.org/biketour.php
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WEST COAST:

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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Worldwide:
DANCE MIGRATION NEWS!
BEGINNER SAMBA & AFRO BRAZILIAN 8 WEEK COURSE @ BDX 819 YONGE ST.

MONDAY FEB. 13th - MONDAY APRIL 9TH
TIME: 7:30-9:30PM

ENJOY THESE AMAZING CLASSES WITH ADRIANNA YANUZIELLO DIRECTOR OF DANCE MIGRATION!
These classes are a great intro into Samba and the sacred Orixa Dance. Learn the basic footwork of Samba along with styling, posture, and pose! We also cover Samba Reggae, Samba de Roda and more.

Afro Brazilian Dance we cover the sacred dances of the Orixas. These are the dances of the Cosmic energies of nature.
Sign up in advance to hold your spot!

FEE: $220 for full course

*** FIRST DAY OF CLASS IS MONDAY FEB 13TH! ARRIVE EARLY TO REGISTER ****

BRAZILIAN WORKSHOP SUNDAY MARCH 18TH @ METRO MOVEMENT 3-4:30PM (ALL LEVELS)

Don't miss this fantastic class with Adrianna Yanuziello in Brazilian dance! This class will cover mainly Samba Reggae, Samba and Afoxe. Adrianna will have just returned from Salvador, Brazil after her intense work with Master teachers of the Silvesre Technique, Bale Folklorico, and Ile Aiye. This class is open for all levels and will also feature LIVE PERCUSSION!

Drop in rate: TBA
Location: Metro Movement (Broadview & Danforth)
Time: 3-4:30pm on Sunday March 18th


SHOWS & PERFORMANCES

Wind in the Leaves Collective presents FLEURETTE AFRICAINE- Adrianna will be performing in the collectives production at the Lower Ossington Theatre on Feb.17th.@ 7:30PM

Fleurette Africaine share the struggles, despairs, joys, triumphs and visions of the characters portrayed; they also penetrate and expose personal struggles with family, intimacy and love. Multi-textured illustrative story is expressed through collaboratively diverse artistic mediums connecting individuals and communities in a multicultural, multiracial society; the global microcosm which is Toronto. The inter-disciplinary approach creates engagement at several intersections, visceral, sensual, emotional, intellectual and spiritual Altogether, Fleurette Africaine portrays complex, yet gripping, stories that expose the fulcrum of the life experiences of persons of African descent in Canada today and their connectedness to other peoples.


This event is part of TD's Then and Now series, an inspiring and entertaining cultural showcase of one of Canada's prominent communities. The lineup of events includes films, concerts, exhibitions, and performances by a host of Canadian and international artists. Visit www.td.com/thenandnow for more information.

Toronto's Brazilian Carnival Feb. 18th- Dance Migration will be performing among others such as Bracatum, Capoeira Camara, Salviano Pessoa, Batucada Carioca, and more!

Come out and experience Brazilian Carnival but in your own city of Toronto! This year the theme is BAHIA and who else better to dance it but the DANCE MIGRATION. This will be a party you will never forget!

Venue: 1263 Wilson Ave. Toronto
Doors open- 8pm
Tickets: $20 ( buy in advance at Brasil Remittance 1458 dundas West)
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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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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 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
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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/