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Apr 10, 2012

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DRP ARTISTS:
IJS Reviews
Hip Hop at the Ailey Extension!
Choreographers in the Classroom
Sue Samuels Jazz Classes
India Jazz Suites in Boston, MA
Mr. Wiggles Wreck Session- NYC
New York Jazz Choreography Project
Capezio 125th Anniversary
ATDF Spring Gala
Hip Hop Workshops with Mr. Wiggles and YNOT @ BDC
Tokyo International Tap Festival
Choreographer’s Canvas 2012
India Jazz Suites in Folsom, CA
When I Was Twenty One
Jason Samuels Smith & Co. @ the JOYCE
Tap City
ASH Productions: The Company
LA Tap Fest

EAST COAST:
Frank Owens Open Mic Night
Viver Brasil
The Lady Hoofers
MSJA and Jazz at Lincoln Center Partnership
Roxane Butterfly in NYC
Strickly from the Sole
Register for Dance Parade
River to River Dance Festival Opportunity to Dance!
NYC DANCE ARTS Flash Mob
Where Tap And Flamenco Meet

WORLDWIDE:

Interview with Leonardo Sandoval
1st Euro-Tap Coalition Meeting
Welcome Tap Jam @ Jimmy Slyde Institute
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DRP ARTISTS:

FIND OUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT INDIA JAZZ SUITES. Check out these reviews from the latest shows in Dartmouth, NH and Portland, ME:

Portland: http://www.flynncenter.org/blog/2012/04/the-beat-goes-on-india-jazz-suites-in-portland-maine/

Dartmouth: http://thedartmouth.com/2012/04/02/arts/dance
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ROBIN DUNN talks HIP HOP in the Ailey Extension’s Featured Technique Article:

From popping and locking to the dougie and the jerk, hip-hop has come a long way from B-Boy battles in the Bronx in the 1970s. Ailey Extension instructors Robin Dunn and Jonathan Lee take us through the origins of hip-hop, the evolution of the different styles, and why it’s a great technique for first-timers.

http://pressroom.alvinailey.org/pr/ailey/blog-post.aspx?id=4788&utm_source=extension_emonthly_apr2012&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=featured_technique
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“CHOREOGRAPHERS IN THE CLASSROOM”
A great article on the choreographic process and student-teacher connections by CityArts!

http://cityarts.info/2012/03/29/choreographers-in-the-classroom/
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UPDATED SCHEDULE for SUE SAMUELS’ JAZZ DANCE CLASSES

MONDAY - NEW TIME***
10:30am - Beg. Level Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center

7:30PM - Adv. /Beg. Level Broadway Jazz Class @ Broadway Dance Center

NEW CLASS****

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

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

WEDNESDAY - NEW TIME***
10:30am - 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 - NEW TIME***
10:30am - Beg. Level @ Broadway Dance Center

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

SUNDAY
10:30 am, Beg. Level @ Broadway Dance Center
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INDIA JAZZ SUITES IN BOSTON, MA
April 2012: 20, 21, 22
World Music CRASH Arts?Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston, MA
http://www.worldmusic.org/india-jazz-suites-0-924

India Jazz Suites is an explosive collaboration between Pandit Chitresh Das, one of India’s foremost Kathak masters, and Jason Samuels Smith, the Emmy Award–winning tap dancer renowned for his amazing footwork in Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk. Indian classical musicians and a stellar jazz trio perform live to complete this powerful artistic exchange. The result is high entertainment that crosses all boundaries of age and culture—a blast of incredible speed and power, grace and beauty, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance.??Free preperformance talks with dance critic Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to the performances in the ICA lobby.?Free postperformance Q&A with the artists: Friday, April 20.
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MR. WIGGLES WRECK SESSION – NYC
Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz Presents
"MR WIGGLES WRECK SESSION NYC" Sun, APRIL 22, 2-5:00pm
Teaching: TICKIN, STROBIN, ANIMATION, HYDRAULICS, GLIDING, and more!!!

Price: $40 with Pre-Registration, $50 at the Door
Place: Flamenco Latino
250 W 54th St Ste 404, New York, NY 10019

LIMITED SPACE Available - Pre-registration is HIGHLY SUGGESTED!
PRIVATES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!
Send your full name, email address, cell number to:
DivineRhythmNews@gmail.com

Merchandise, posters, DVD's, Latest Funk Beat CD's and more!
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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!
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Join us for an evening of fun, film and fancy footwork honoring our tap dance faculty and in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund!

Featuring guest 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 members of the Tap City Youth Ensemble and the Tap City Junior Ensemble!

With Robin Burdulis on percussion, Joe Fonda on bass,
and Larry Ham on piano.

Purchase tickets online: http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=4661
Or by phone: (646) 230-9564
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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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TOKYO INTERNATIONAL TAP FESTIVAL is coming up!
May 2-6, 2012
With Arthur Duncan, Dianne Walker, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
EM: info@artntap.com?PH: +81.3.6424.5566
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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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INDIA JAZZ SUITES IN FOLSOM, CA
Friday, May 11 8:00p
at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College

A joyous, thrilling collaboration between Pandit Chitresh Das, one of the world’s foremost masters of the barefoot, bell-bedecked North Indian dance called Kathak, and Emmy award-winning Jason Samuels Smith, one of the world’s fastest tap dancers and a veteran of Broadway’s Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk.India Jazz Suites is a dynamic conversation that uses rhythm and improvisation to communicate a deep appreciation of both traditions and the pure joy of dance.

https://www.threestages.net/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=E9B44567-10FC-4A1D-8685-44A642C79387

Price: $21-$34, Premium $39, Student with ID $12
Phone: (916) 608-6888
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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.

This performance will 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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ORDER TICKETS NOW 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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TAP CITY: The New York City Tap Festival
July 7th-13th, 2012
The annual New York City Tap Festival is the preeminent tap dance festival of the world and offers expansive adult, pre-professional, teen and youth training programs, performances and events that feature internationally renowned dancers, teachers and choreographers.
Don’t miss 4-day residencies for adults and youth, 20 Master Classes, Events, Showcase, and more!
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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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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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EAST COAST:

FRANK OWENS’ OPEN MIC FOR SINGERS AND TAP DANCERS
Every Friday 6-9:30 PM – The next one is Friday April, 13!
Still only $5
STUDIO 353 - (353 W. 48th St., between 8th & 9th Aves, NYC)
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VIVER BRASIL DANCE COMPANY @ the QUEENS THEATER
Saturday, April 14 at 2 & 8pm | Sunday, April 15 at 3pm?Tickets: $46
This award-winning dance company takes audiences on an inspiring cultural journey through Brazil, featuring a dazzling program of African Orixás (deities), samba celebrations, the Brazilian martial arts/dance form of Capoeira, and Carnaval. The performance showcases exhilarating Afro-Brazilian traditional and contemporary movement, stunning costumes, and pulsating, non-stop percussion and voice.

http://queenstheatre.org/viver-brasil-dance-company
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City Hall Presents: THE LADY HOOFERS! – Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
City Hall - Mayor's Reception Room
5:30-6:30 pm
FREE!

Join The Lady Hoofers on Wednesday, April 18th from 5:30-6:30 for a free concert in celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month sponsored by City Hall Presents! Tap dancers Kat Richter and Pamela Hetherington will be joined by special guests Katie Delhagen and Becky Mastin with live accompaniment by the Jon Katz Quartet (Jon Katz - alto sax, Tim Brey - piano, Ed Sklarsky - drums, Nimrod Speaks - bass).

The performance, which is part of a year long series to strengthen City Hall’s role as a cultural center sponsored by the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, will take place inside City Hall in the gorgeous Mayor's Reception Room on the second floor. We'll be reviving a few our favorites from the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and debuting several new works as well. Join us at 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 18th!

For more information, check out:
ladyhoofers.weebly.com
www.creativephl.org
or visit our Facebook event at http://www.facebook.com/events/331386183575175/
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MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ACADEMY?ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH?BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC FOR 2012-13:

?SEEKING NEW STUDENTS?FULLY FUNDED MUSIC LESSONS?FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy seeks New York City middle school students interested in learning to play
jazz. Twenty middle school musicians will receive full scholarships providing group classes and private lessons throughout the
school year at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Bloomingdale School of Music.

How:
For eligibility requirements or how to apply online: www.jalc.org/msja.?For more information, call 212-258-9871, email msja@jalc.org.
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ROXANE BUTTERFLY is Guest Teaching at BROADWAY DANCE CENTER
Tue. April 17 and Th. April 19
3:00 - 4:30 PM
INT/ADV TAP
http://www.broadwaydancecenter.com/schedule/all_additional_classes.shtml

Also, catch Roxane in Workshops and Performances at PROJECT DANCE (New York) – APRIL 22, 2012
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STRICKLY FROM THE SOLE: A Concert in Tap Dance and Jazz
April 20 and 21 @ 8 PM
Choreographed and directed by Michela Marino Lerman, featuring: Frances Bradley, Maurice Chestnut, and Cartier Williams.
Where: ShapeShifter Lab (18 Whitwell Place – Brooklyn, NY)
Students/Seniors: $12, General Admission: $15
http://www.shapeshifterlab.com/portfolio/strickly-from-the-sole/
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REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR DANCE PARADE 2012
Dance parade is pleased to announce registration is still open for dance groups and dancers to participate in this year's Dance Parade. This annual event, now in its sixth year, is the only parade in the world to exclusively celebrate and showcase the diversity of dance. The parade takes place on Saturday, May 19th at 1pm EST.

Registration for all Dance Groups will be open until May 6th. For your group to be considered for a Scholarship or to perform at DanceFest, please register by April 11th. Float registration deadline is April 15th, and for vehicle registration is April 21st.

http://danceparade.org/wp/dance-company-registration/
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BE PART OF THE RIVER to RIVER ARTS FESTIVAL:
This summer the River To River Festival, together with The Joyce Theater, will be presenting the U.S. premiere of Le Grand Continental by Montréal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard at the South Street Seaport. This exciting performance brings together 200+ participants of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds – dancers and non-dancers alike – to perform a contemporary re-imagining of a traditional festive line dance. The piece has been performed in Montreal and Mexico City, and in each case the dancers have formed a community unto themselves. We look forward to bringing together a diverse and dynamic group of New Yorkers from all five boroughs to show off what makes our city so great! And we need your help.

We will be holding information and recruitment sessions on April 4th and 5th. Rehearsals will be two nights a week from April 25th – June 19th with performances June 22-24 on Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport.

For more information on recruiting and sign up visit: http://www.tfaforms.com/232598
You can also join the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/385838384760967

If you have questions, please feel free to email Production Assistant Santino Lo at slo@lmcc.net
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Join NOW: the NYC DANCE ARTS 2nd Annual Dance FLASH MOB!

NYCDA Flash Mob is a group of people who meet together in a public place to perform a dance routine for a specific amount of time and disperse back into general population in the NYC area.?
*FLASH MOB Members…you must attend each dance class/sessions of the routine you wish to participate in for the May 25th performance between 6-7:30pm. (Please note: Dress rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 23rd from 8:30pm-10:00pm)*Please check calendar for class schedule to see which dance style you wish to perform with NYC Dance Arts!*
Dance Flash Mob rehearsals are from May 2nd until May 23rd every Wednesday 8:20-9:00pm and Friday from 7:50-8:30pm. Each member of the Flash Mob will be required to donate a $1.00 towards upcoming dance events. Flash mob members are also required to follow the NYCDA policy and procedures of the studio.****

JUNE PERFORMANCE SIGN UP BEGINS-WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th!!!!
CALL 732-485-4495 OR EMAIL: NYCDANCEARTS@AOL.COM
WE WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION...
   YOUR NAME
   PHONE NUMBER
   EMAIL ADDRESS
SIGN UP DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd!!!!!
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Where Tap And Flamenco Meet: La Rumba Cubana and Flamenco with Max Pollak, Jose Moreno and Guests

WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 4:30 pm

WHERE: Flamenco Latino, 244 W 54th St, 4th Fl. (B'way-8th Ave)?

Info: 212-399-8519?Theater opens 4:00 pm??Tickets: ?$50 VIP (includes reserved seat and post-performance reception)?$15 general admission advance purchase?$17 general admission at the door ?$10 seniors, $5 children??Big ideas by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes
Featuring: Max Pollak, tap dance?Jose Moreno, flamenco dance, percussion
With: Olyda, Tatiana Green, dance, Mike Santiago, percussion, Mark Holen, percussion & Flamenco Ensemble members
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WORLDWIDE

Check out this blog INTERVIEW with LEONARDO SANDOVAL – a Brazilian tap dancer on the Spanish version of ¡Q’Viva! Reality TV show!
http://blogamole.tr3s.com/tag/leonardo-sandoval/
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TAP IN SPAIN:
Madrid : April 15th / 1st Euro-Tap Coalition Meeting in Madrid / MAD TAP
With TJ- Roxane Butterfly- Thanos Daskalopoulos           (Madrid, Spain)
www.madtap.org

Barcelona : May 2nd: Welcome Tap-Jam @ the new home of JIMMY          SLYDE INSTITUTE Project
www.jimmyslydeinstitute.org