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Mar 27, 2012

DIVINE RHYTHM NEWS
DRP Artists:
India Jazz Suites - NH
MAD Dance Under the Influence
Mr. Wiggles Workshop in Anaheim
IV Annual DC Tap Festival
Silva Dance Company: A Little Beat of Me
BDC Student Showcase with Sue Samuels
Floripa Tap 2012
Jazz Choreography Project
Capezio 125th Anniversary
ATDF Spring Gala
Hip Hop Master Classes at BDC
Choreographer’s Canvas
LA Tap Fest
Jason Samuels Smith & Co. at the JOYCE

East Coast:
The Get Down
Fever
Province Town
Ben Tap Soul
When I Was Twenty One

Worldwide:
Classes by Roxane Butterfly
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DRP ARTISTS:

INDIA JAZZ SUITES at DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
INDIA JAZZ SUITES, featuring Pandit Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith, is an explosive collaboration between one of India’s foremost Kathak masters and one of the world’s fastest, Emmy-award winning tap dancers. The result is high entertainment which crosses all boundaries of age, race and culture — a blast of incredible speed and power, grace and beauty, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance.?Featuring World Class Indian Classical and Jazz Musicians
March 30 & 31, 2012: ?The Moore Theater?Dartmouth College?Hannover, NH
Get more information on the event here: http://hop.dartmouth.edu/education/india-jazz-suites
And check out this article on the show!
http://now.dartmouth.edu/2012/03/the-fastest-feet-in-dance-east-west-duo-hits-the-hop/
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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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MR. WIGGLES WORKSHOP – ANAHEIM
Friday, March 30th, 6-8 PM
Popping / King Tut

MR WIGGLES 4 HOUR TRAINING SESSION NEW YORK
Wed April 18th 6-10
33-70 Prince St flushing ny 11354 #C1, Flushing, NY 11354
HARDCORE TRAINING for serious Poppers, NO CHOREOGRAPHY!
-POPPING: (mastering your POP, in all angles, grooving and Popping)
-KING TUT: (Flow and Freestyle with your tuts, and Wrist Roll Tuting)
-GROUND MOVES: (Control, Sittin, Levels, shootdowns, Combinations)
NO WALK IN's, ONLY REGISTERED.
$50 per person
33-70 Prince St flushing ny 11354 #C1, Flushing, NY

MR WIGGLES SEATTLE
Tuesday April 20th 6:30-9:30pm
6:30-POPPING/KING TUT
8:00-TOP ROCK & DROPS
West Hall
915 E Pine, 2nd floor
Seattle WA 98122
(Across 20th Cenutury Ballroom)
$40-2 classes $25-each $100-Crew rate

register on PAYPAL @ www.MrWiggles.Biz or send Paypal payment to mrwiggleseb@cox.net (type what classes you are paying for )
Merchandise will be sold!
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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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SILVA DANCE COMPANY Presents A LITTLE BEAT OF ME
@ Harlem School of the Arts
A Little Beat of Me captures the brazilian flavor of Traditional Brazilian Dance in the energetic and technically contemporary vision of Leandro Silva, taking the audience for ride on his own imaginative journey from Xaxado to Indio Dance from Amazonas through capoeira and afro-brazilian dance traditions.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 1, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 1, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030
212-926-4100 phone

Buy tickets and get more info here: http://www.harlemonestop.com/event.php?id=14142
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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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CAPEZIO 125th ANNIVERSARY
An Evening of Awards and Amazing Performances
April 23, 2012 – 7 PM – New York City Center
Directed by Ann Marie Deangelo
One night only, a cavalcade of dance celebrates 125 years of Capezio's commitment to the arts. The evening promises to be sensational, with numerous dance styles, genres, and mediums of performance represented, all reflecting how Capezio has been an integral part of the history of dance and entertainment. Combining all dance forms, the show exemplifies America's soul as expressed through movement-- its dynamic energy, eclecticism and indomitable free spirit.
Director Ann Marie DeAngelo says, “In a marriage of past and future, this show is an amalgamation of choreographic voices – presenting the new and edgy alongside sure-fire hits.”
Don’t miss this explosive gallery of art! This special mix of talent has never before been seen together on the same stage.
Performances and Appearances by: Industrial Rhythm, American Ballet Theatre, Ann Reinking, Rock Steady Crew, Cartier Williams, New York City Ballet, Desmond Richardson, Mr. Wiggles of Electric Boogaloos, Mark Stuart Dance Theatre, Team Iluminate, Rasta Thomas, Bad Boys of Dance, Noah Racey’s New York Song & Dance, World Cup Allstar Cheerleading, Cynthia Gregory, Lombard Twins, Anthony Morigerato, Dance Sport Competitors, Momix, the Rockettes, Mandy Moore, and much much more!
Tickets are going fast – Visit NYCITYCENTER.ORG or call 212.581.1212 for tickets!
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AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION SPRING GALA
Honoring our Tap Dance Faculty and in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:30-8:30 Reception, Silent/Live Auction, Ceremony & Performance
Guest Host: Tommy Tune
Featuring appearances by: Warren Craft, Michelle Dorrance, Lisa La Touche and Friends (Megan Bartula, Susan Nase and Courtney Runft) Les Femmes Plus, Michela Marino-Lerman, Mishay Petronelli, Jason Samuels Smith, Cartier Williams, and other surprise guests.
With additional choreography contributed by Guillem Alonso, Derick K. Grant, Joshua Hilberman, and Margaret Morrison.
Plus Performances by the Tap City Youth Ensemble and Tap City Junior Ensemble!
With Robin Burdulis on percussion, Joe Fonda on bass, and Larry Ham on piano.
Call 646.230.9564 or visit http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=4661 to purchase tickets.
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SPECIAL HIP HOP MASTER CLASSES AT BROADWAY DANCE CENTER
Broadway Dance Center will be hosting a special 4 day series of hip hop master classes with Mr. Wiggles, YNOT, and Willie Estrada!
Mr Wiggles ?All Levels POPPING & GROOVING, Tue, 4:30-6 pm April 24

YNOT ?All Levels TOP ROCK ?Wed, 1:30-3 pm April 25
Willie?All Levels HUSTLE to ROCK ?Thu, 4:30-6 pm April 26
Mr Wiggles & YNOT ?All Levels 70's-80's HIP-HOP/ PARTY ROCK ?Fri, 1:30-3 pm April 27

Get more information and sign up today!
http://www.broadwaydancecenter.com/schedule/all_additional_classes.shtml
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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.)
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East Coast:

THE GET DOWN!
DJ DUBZ aka Adrian of the Amount Boyz
The Get Down Band! Featuring: Jason Yudoff, Freddie Simpson, William Johnson, and DeWitt Fleming Jr.
Hosted by..
Ant Boogie of the Amount Boyz
Jared Grimes of Broadway Underground
William B Johnson of Drumadics
Daniel J Watts of Broadway's Ghost
Wednesday March 28
Iguana NYC (240 W 54th between Bway and 8th)

$10 Cover, $7 before 11pm W/ Flyer or on Guest List
For guest list email dewitright2011@gmail.com
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NEW YORK DANCE ARTS COMPANY PRODUCTION: FEVER
The theme of the show is to illustrate a young woman's movement through life's elevation while allowing her spirit to blossom after being triumphed over by an intense fever to which she then rediscovers the foundation of her soul.
Modern/Comtemporary, Bhangra, Creative Movement, African and Hip Hop
When: Saturday, March 31st at 4:00pm
Location: The 45th Street Theatre?West 354 45th Street, New York, NY, 10003 (near Times Square, 3 blocks away)
Tickets: $10.00 per person?Purchase Tickets: www.smarttix.com (using code FEV05) or www.nycdancearts.com (by clickling the link)
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PROVINCETOWN 2012- Presented by Group Theatre Too
April 3, 2012
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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Ben Tap Soul: Upcoming Shows
Ben Tap Soul is a Rap, Tap, Funk, Hip-Hop phenomenon – a band that incorporates rock guitar, jazz bass, electronic beats, and a tap dancing rapper.
Ben Tap Soul, blends a funk jazz sound with a tap dancing rapper to create a hip hop experience like no other. Where traditional rap is filled with beat box rhythms, Benjamin Ryan Nathan uses his feet to not only continue the beat but to get the entire audience up and dancing. The rhymes are flowing, the music is infectious, and the tap dancing brings it all together. Words can only go so far in explaining the Ben Tap Soul experience. Check out these upcoming shows…
Ben Tap Soul at Sasa's Lounge (Upper West Side)
Weds, April 4th @ 9:30PM – 924 Columbus Ave – (between 105th & 106th St’s), NY, NY
Ben Tap Soul at Shrine World Music Venue - Click for Map (West Harlem)
Thurs, April 19th, 9PM – 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (at W. 134th St.), NY, NY
Ben with Mayhem Poets at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Sat., April 21st, Show times TBA
Ben Tap Soul at Limmud Philly
Weekend of April 28th/29th. Exact times and details TBD
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SLURP by Adam Metzger presents WHEN I WAS TWENTY ONE
May 11th and 12th at 7 PM
The Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre: The Diana Center (at Barnard College) 3009 Broadway (at 117th St) Morningside Heights, Lower Level 2 (LL2)

On May 11th and 12th at 7pm, SLURP by Adam Metzger, a fusion dance company based in New York City will be staging their inaugural repertory showcase: WHEN I WAS TWENTY ONE. This showcase will include excerpts from a new full-length work that is in development as one of the first fully integrated tap dance and modern fusion projects. In addition, the showcase will include dance pieces displaying the versatility and diversity of tap dance.
WHEN I WAS TWENTY ONE is an exploration of hunger and drive in finding new directions for innovative dance. How far can we stretch a genre before it crosses the boundary into another art form? Dancing on the lines between styles is an exciting new vision of bridging previously disparate dance communities, thereby bringing together performers from all walks of life. The mix of company members runs the gamut from Juilliard dancers to professional teachers at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center, to internationally recognized performers.

This performance will also be a benefit for Dancers Responding to AIDS. All proceeds will be donated to DRA.

Purchase tickets at: Purchase tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9665526

You can support this event on Kickstarter.com – visit the campaign page and make you pledge today!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tappinguy/slurp-mulit-genre-dance-project
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MACY’S IDEAOLOGY DANCE COMPEITION
Macy's is about to launch a new fitness line called IDEOLOGY. To launch this exciting line, Macy's is holding a Dance Competition to celebrate! Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke is the face of Ideology and though she is used to being a contestant, this time she's going to be in the judge’s chair. She will be picking the winner of “It’s Your Move.” The winner receives a trip to Los Angeles to attend a taping of DWTS and a $1000 shopping trip. There will also be 5 runner-ups who get $250 shopping sprees.?
?IT'S EASY TO ENTER:?
1. Access Here -> http://www.facebook.com/Macys?sk=app_100480853407798?
2. Pick from the selection of songs.?
3. Upload yourself dancing to the song (all types of dance are welcome!)?
4. Submit??Time is running out, APRIL 6 is the cut-off date to enter a video.
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Worldwide:

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)