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Mar 6, 2012

Divine Rhythm News

In This Issue:

DRP ARTISTS:
Masters of Maryland Tap
Amateur Night at the Apollo
Brooklyn Philharmonic
Dance Under the Influence
DC Tap Festival
Student Showcase with Sue Samuels
Floripa Tap 2012
2012 Choreographer’s Canvas
LA Tap Festival
Jason Samuel Smith and Co. at the Joyce

EAST COAST:
Celebrate Dance 2012
Sole Defined
La Peña
Flamenco class at ATDF
Provincetown 2012
NYC Dane Arts Classes
Uniting Colleges Through Tap
Philly Rhythms

MIDWEST:
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy
Dream Girls

WORLDWIDE:
Women in Tap
Jimmy Slyde Institute Project
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DRP ARTISTS:

BUSTER, BABY, and HAWK: MASTERS OF MARYLAND TAP
Saturday, March 10, 7:30 PM
A phenomenal jazz tap showcase with awesome dancing, live music and video celebrating Baltimore as proud home to three of the most talented jazz tap dance percussionists in history: Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Louis "Hawk" Hawkins.
Host: Maria Broom
Dancers: Jason Samuels Smith, Maud Arnold, Toes Tiranoff, Megan Haungs, Luke Nielsen Spring, Coppin’s Quynn Johnson & BRAVO Youth Capitol Tap
Frank Owens Trio, with special guest Michael Raitzyk
Presented by Creative Alliance & Coppin State University at Coppin's Johnson Auditorium 2500 W. North Ave
$20 at door, $15 advance & CA mbrs, $10 stus, $5 Coppin stus.
Visit www.creativealliance.org or Call 410--276-1651 for Tickets!
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AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO: BROADWAY!
Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company?
Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.??
The Apollo celebrates Broadway with this special themed Amateur Night at the Apollo. Amateurs compete for the winning prize by singing from the Broadway songbook. Tony-winners Lilias White (Fela and Chicago) and Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!) host a big, beautiful Amateur Night Broadway party where you decide which contestant wins or loses. Featuring tap dance extraordinaire Jason Samuels Smith (Bring in Da' Noise/Funk).

http://www.apollotheater.org/
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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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DANCE UNDER THE INFLUENCE:
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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D.C. TAP FESTIVAL 2012
March 30, 31, April 1
Directed and Produced by CHLOE AND MAUD ARNOLD
30+ Classes for ALL levels and ages, Jam Session, Hisotry, Student Showcase, Cutting Contest, NEW! 2 hour intensive, improv/live music, musical theater, Adult/Teacher program, PRO classes, and more!
Where: DC Dance Collective (4908 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016)
REGISTER TODAY: http://www.dctapfestival.com/pressrelease.html

DC Tap Festival All-Star Tap CONCERT
This exhilarating evening will feature All-Stars of Tap, Special Guest, Emmy Award winning and Tony nominee Ted Louis Levy, So You Think You Can Dance's Melinda Sullivan, 7yr old Tap prodigy Luke Spring (as seen on the ellen show), Stars of Broadway, and acclaimed live musicians.
When: March 31st, 8pm (7pm red carpet)
Where: Duke Ellington Theatre - 3500 R St. NW (in Georgetown)
Cost: $25
TKTS: www.dctapfestival.com or group discounts 202.421.0235
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SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT STUDENT SHOWCASE with SUE SAMUELS
Broadway Jazz style: THE PINK PANTHER
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 showcase will have a fun and creative choreographed routine!!! Come join in the fun with a dance inspired by the music of Tom Jones and Henry Mancini.
All levels are welcome for ages 16 and older.

Rehearsals will take place at Broadway Dance Center - schedule is below and will culminate with 2 performances in the beautiful Symphony Space Theater on Broadway.

Rehearsal Schedule:
Sunday 4/8 4-7 pm Easter
Tuesday 4/17 3-6 pm
Saturday4/21 9-11 pm
Sunday 4/22 9-10:30 pm
Saturday 4/28 9-11 pm
Sunday 4/29 8-10 pm

REGISTER HERE: http://www.broadwaydancecenter.com/workshops/student_performance/index.shtml
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FLORIPA TAP 2012
Classes, performances, and jam session!
April 13, 14, and 15
Faculty: Maud Arnold, Christopher Broughton, Marina Coura, and Bia Mattar
http://garagemdadanca.wordpress.com/floripa-tap-2012/
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NEW YORK JAZZ CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT
Come support Jazz Roots Dance! A dance concert highlighting jazz in a variety of styles ranging from musical theatre to contemporary. We will be debuting It's About Time.
Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8 p.m.?
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 8 p.m.?
Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. (talk back after the performance)

The Ailey Studios, 5th floor?The Joan Weill Center for Dance?405 W. 55th Street @ Ninth Avenue?New York, New York 10019
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2012 CHOREOGRAPHER’S CANVAS
Thursday, May 10
Featuring the choreography of Michael Blevins, Justin Boccitto, Bob Boross, Lou Brockman, Crystal Chapman, Ginger Cox, Karen Gayle, David Guggino, Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, Becky Moyer, Lainie Munro, Sue Samuels, Caleb Teicher, Aaron Tolson, Sidney Erik Wright, Hee Ra Yoo, Eryn Renee Young, Broadway Dance Center's AIM, and a special tribute to Tony Stevens.
Visit the website for more information, to purchase tickets, or to submit work!
http://grouptheatretoo.biz/CANVAS/main.html
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 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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ORDER TICKETS AND SAVE THE DATE FOR…
JASON SAMUELS SMITH AND CO. AT THE JOYCE THEATER!
JULY 3-7 2012
Emmy Award winning choreographer Jason Samuels Smith celebrates his first season of full-length programming at The Joyce with a performance that feature two world premieres, repertory works from his company ACGI (Anybody Can Get It), and excerpts from Chasing The Bird - a project developed from his tribute to Charlie Parker and danced by "exquisite stylists" (The New York Times) Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Chloe Arnold and Michelle Dorrance. The piece combines a diverse mixture of tap as both a musical and visual art form enhanced by the artistry of live musicians, as well as some of Charlie Parker's original tunes that Smith transcribed and choreographed.
Performance Schedule
Tue 7:30pm Wed 5pm (July 4); Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm
Ticket Price
Tickets start at $10!
(Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

EAST COAST:

CELEBRATE DANCE 2012 – Featuring the STEPS REPERTORY ENSEMBLE
Friday & Saturday March 9th and 10th @ 7:30 PM
Choreography by Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, Camille A. Brown, Sean Curran, Larry Keigwin, Benoit-Swan Pouffer
At the Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 W. 55th St.
Tickets: General Admission $25, Students and Seniors $20, with Steps E-Card $15
Purchase at http://www.stepsnyc.com/steps-beyond/performances/celebrate-dance/celebrate-dance-2012/ or call 212.874.2410
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SOLE DEFINED
The show is "an exciting rhythmic performance that fuses "classic" tap dance with body percussion, beat boxing, West African rhythms, sand dance, and Latin jazz all to live music. Special guests include Grammy-Nominated Progressive Hip Hop Artist Christylez Bacon, Ryan Johnson of STOMP, and the breathtaking Akua Allrich Quartet."
To purchase tickets go to www.intersectionsdc.org
Sunday, March 11th 2pm - 3pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Adult tickets- $15
Student/ Senior- $10
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La Peña - Celebration of RUMBA and La Mora's Birthday
Sunday, March 11th
At the Ailey Studios (405 W. 55th Street, #5B, on 9th Ave. NYC)
Celebrating RUMBA’S recent acknowledgement as a “National Patrimony” in CUBA and LA MORA’S Birthday! A night of Rumba, Salsa, Folklore –
Performance with live music by OYU ORO and Guest Artists, followed by a reception with DJ music, dancing, and refreshments
www.oyuoro-afrocuban.com
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FLAMENCO DANCE CLASSES with La Magdalena
At the American Tap Dance Foundation (154 Christopher St., #2B, NYC, 10014)
March 6, 13, 20, 27 – 7:30-8:45 PM
$16/single class, $56/4 class card
Flamenco is a percussive dance form, originating in Spain, which uses the feet to make rhythms, and hands for clapping rhythms, all with a sense of style and drama!
There is a specific shoe requirement. Please contact crunft@atdf.org with questions or call 646.230.9564, or see the front desk for that info.
The class requires a character shoe, without taps.
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PROVINCETOWN 2012- Presented by Group Theatre Too
Tuesday 3/27, and 4/3
PROVINCETOWN 2012 is comprised of four one-act plays from the premier New York productions of the Provincetown Players, an early 20th Century theatre group of American writers and artists that changed the course of American drama and launched the careers of Eugene O’Neill and Susan Glaspell while helping to expand the Little Theatre movement across the nation. The eclectic group of plays features a small ensemble of Group Theatre Too actors under the direction of four different GTT directors. The plays are written by Eugene O'Neill, Floyd Dell, Louise Bryant and Pendelton King.
GET TICKETS HERE: http://tkts.provincetown2012.com/
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CLASSES AT NYC DANCE ARTS!
NYC Dance Arts is a new edition to New York City’s dance community in Union Square! NYC Dance Arts offers hip hop, creative movement, modern, contemporary, afro-caribbean, zumba, and street pop dance classes that invovles body strengthening and conditioning, flexibility, yoga and fitness training.
Visit website for schedule and pricing: http://www.nycdancearts.com/
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UNITING COLLEGES THROUGH TAP PRESENTS: “Passing the Torch – Tap Dancing Through the Ages”
Sunday, March 18, 2012 – 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM shows
Special Guests include: Continuing education students of UArts, Darrell Williams, David Pershica , Men on Tap, Rochelle Haynes, and Tweety & Maximus. Director: Corinne Karon
Tickets available now! $15, $10 for Students/Seniors/Dance Pass
215-432-6861
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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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MIDWEST:

M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS TAP ACADEMY
Adult classes at Big City Swing (1012 W. Randolph Street. Chicago, IL. 60607)
March 8, 15, 22, 29 ($50 for all, $15 per drop in)
Thurs.   6-7 PM, Level: Never 2 Old 2 Start, Ages 18+
Thurs. 7-8 PM, Level: Tap 2, All ages
Thurs. 8-9 PM, Level: Tap 3, All ages
Register online or in person! http://maddrhythms.com/?page_id=1779
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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:

WOMEN IN TAP CONFERENCE AND TAP JAM
Tuesday, March 27 @ Escola Luthier
In honor of Women’s History Month, Jimmy Slyde Institute Project presents “Women in Tap”. Come out for documentary screenings, a public discussion, and a tap jam led by Roxane Butterfly!
4 Euros, or free for Luthier students
53 Balmes. Tel: 933 232 246
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From April on in Barcelona…
At the Jimmy Slyde Institute
´Puerta 1´ , carrer Nou de Dulce 1, (Metro Sant Antoni)
Info: + 34 651 684 430
CLASSES given to small amounts of students (5 max) by Roxane Butterfly:
Basic (0-10 months): Tuesdays & Thursdays / 10am-11am (rudiments)
Beginners (1-2 years): Wednesdays/ 6.30pm-7.30pm (technic)
Intermediate (3 years +): Mondays/ 10.30am-11.30am (technic)
Intermediate-adv (5 years +): Mondays/ 3pm-4.30pm (musicality)
Advanced (8 years +):Wednesdays (repertoire) & Fridays (musicality)/ 1pm.2.30pm
Professional (10 years +):Fridays/ 11.30am-1pm (pedagogy, history, composition)