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May 8, 2012

DRP Artists:
Choreographer’s Canvas
India Jazz Suites – Folsom, CA
Queens Tap Extravaganza
NYC Tap Extravaganza
DJAMM Workshop – Harlem Tap
Tap Workshop at Steps – Jason Samuels Smith and Chloe Arnold
Jason Samuels Smith & Co. @ the JOYCE
Tap City
ASH Productions: The Company
LA Tap Fest
Tap World

East Coast:
Billy Grey and the Swingin’ Hot Shots
When I Was Twenty One
The Roundup
Workshop with Juan de Dios
New Jersey Tap Festival

Midwest:
Windy City Rhythms
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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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FOURTH ANNUAL TAP EXTRAVAGANZA in QUEENS
Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Boulevard @ Linden Place)
Flushing, NY 11354
FRIDAY, May 18, 8 PM

Hoofers, bring your tap shoes and join the Tap Jam and Shim Sham Finale! Featuring Dormesha Sumbry, Baakari Wilder (Savion Glover's Bring in Da Noise); Keitaro Hosokawa and Masata Nishitani, Savion Glover Company; Ali Bradley; and Ebony and Jeremia Edwards. Co-produced by Traci Mann and Al Heyward; with Frank Owens, Music Director; and Michela Marino Lerman, Dance Captain.

For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.flushingtownhall.org/events/event.php?id=893
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The New York Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day presents:
The 23rd Annual TAP EXTRAVAGANZA:
Saturday, May 26 – 6:00 PM
Norman Thomas High School, 111 E. 33rd St., NYC

2012 Flo-Bert Honorees: Heather Cornell, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Ben Vereen (video presentation)

Special 100th Anniversary Tribute to Eleanor Powell
Performances by: Mable Lee,?Baano,?Derrick Grant,?Shelby Kaufman’s Mazel Toes Tap Company,?Michela Marino Lerman,?Adam Metzger”s Slurp,?Jason Samuels Smith,?Xander Weiman Tap Company, and?More Surprises to Come!

Tickets will be available at Ticket Central Soon?Tickets: $50, $35 and $25?20% Discount if purchased before May 21st? ?TICKET CENTRAL, 416 W. 42nd St., NYC?212-279-4200

Contact questions@nytap.org with any questions!
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DJAMM WORKSHOP presented by HARLEM TAP
Three days of classes honoring National Tap Dance Day – the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Teachers: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith AND Michelle Dorrance, and Michey Davidson (special guest, Lindy Hop)
4 classes: $70, 3 classes: $60, 2 classes: $50, 1 class: 30
Group Rates Available

Friday, May 25th (Flamenco Vivo, 4 West 43rd Street)
Lindy w/ Mickey: 7 PM – 8:15 PM
Adv. Tap w/ Dormeshia: 8:30 PM – 10 PM
Int/Adv. Tap w/ Michelle: 8:30 PM – 10 PM

Saturday, May 26th (Studios 353, 353 West 48th Street)
Adv. Tap w/ Dormeshia: 10 AM – 11:15 AM
Adv. Tap w/ Michelle: 11:25 AM – 12:40 PM
Int/Adv. Tap w/ Jason: 12:50 PM – 2:00 PM

Sunday, May 27th (Studios 353)
Int/Adv. Tap w/ Dormehsia: 11 AM – 12:15 PM
Adv. Tap w/ Jason: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Leave a message on the Harlem Tap Facebook page or email harlemtap@gmail.com to make reservations or get more information!
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OPEN TAP WORKSHOP WITH CHLOE ARNOLD AND JASON SAMUELS SMITH
SUNDAY, May 27 @ STEPS on Broadway, 2121 Broadway @ 74th St. NYC

Open Level – ADV BEG. Thru ADV!
2:00 PM – Chloe Arnold
3:45 PM – Jason Samuels Smith   

Come out and dance in honor of this year’s National Tap Dance Day!
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14th ANNUAL NEW MEXICO TAP DANCE JAM
June 16th, 7:30 PM
The Hiland Theater – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Featuring Master Teacher Bill Evans and Surprise Guest Artist from Divine Rhythm Productions.
Call 505.340.0219
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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

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!

Visit the website for more information on class and event schedules and this year’s faculty! http://www.atdf.org/TC%2012/TC12AdultInfo.html
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THE MEN DANCERS: FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH
Wednesday, July 11- Saturday, July 14, 8:15pm
Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, July 15, 2:15pm

Buy Tickets Here: https://tickets.jacobspillow.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=0

Some of today's most exceptional male dancers and choreographers pay homage to the Pillow's 80th Anniversary and pioneering founder Ted Shawn and his company of Men Dancers in this once-in-a-lifetime program. In this unique show, an extraordinary cast of approximately twenty outstanding dancers and choreographers of all ages and traditions will perform original choreography and share extraordinary personal stories with the audience.

The rotating cast of performers will include Dance Theatre of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell; tap superstar Jason Samuels Smith; Trent Kowalik, one of the original "Billy" performers from the musical Billy Elliot; master choreographer Lar Lubovitch; choreographer, performer, and noted dance writer Gus Solomons Jr.; legendary former New York City Ballet principal Jock Soto; hoofer prodigy and choreographer Cartier Williams; Robert Swinston, Director of Choreography for Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Festival 2012 artist John Heginbotham; and many other surprise guests. Casts are subject to change; additional cast members to be announced.
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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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TAP WORLD: A feature length documentary on Tap Dance.
A Hollywood Picture. A Global Story.
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a Hollywood picture but felt too far removed?
Well here’s your chance!
Visit www.tapworld1.com to learn how you can become a part of this groundbreaking documentary!
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East Coast:

BILLY GREY AND THE SWINGIN’ HOT SHOTS
We Got the Gig!
Fridays – May 11th & 18th, 2012 – 7 PM ‘til 11 PM
Fino Ristorante Italiano – 82 Beaver Street, New York City – 212.825.1924
Dining and Dancing!
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SLURP by Adam Metzger presents: WHEN I WAS TWENTY ONE
Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th at 7:00 PM
SLURP by Adam Metzger, a fusion dance company based in New York City will be staging their inaugural repertory showcase. This showcase will include excerpts from a new evening length work that is being developed. The remainder of the showcase will present a variety of 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 new way of bridging previously disparate dance communities and bringing together performers from all walks of life. A work-in-progress version of two of the sections from the upcoming show can be found here: www.adammetzgertap.com

Purchase tickets online!: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/912284
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AFRO-CUBAN DANCE WORKSHOP WITH JUAN DE DIOS: Train with a living legend in Afro-Cuban dance, music, and folklore. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these masters in New York!
Saturday, May 12
CUMBE: Center for African and Diaspora Dance (558 Fultun St., Flatbush, 2nd Fl., Brooklyn NY)

11 AM: Vudun, 12 PM: Arara, 1 PM: Rumba, 2 PM: Conversation and Potluck Lunch
Juan De Dios Ramos, one of the World's Most Revered Masters in Afro Cuban Dance, is coming to New York & Boston, along with some of the top musicians & dancers from his dance company, Raices Profundas! Don't miss the experience with this living legend!
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ROUNDUP – Part Performance / Part Interactive Workshop
Naomi Goldberg Haas / Dances for Variable Population
Project FIND Woodstock Senior Center

Wednesday, May 16 Through Saturday, May 16 @ 12:30 PM
Times Square Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets

Running time: 55 minutes (Performance 25 min. Workshop 30 min.)
ALL fun. ALL Welcome.
No RSVP Required
For more information call 347.683.2691 or visit www.naomigoldberghaas.org or www.timessquarenyc.org/arts
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CROSS-RHYTHMS – An Evening of Tap Dancing – (Philadelphia)
June 8, 2012 – 8:00 PM - $20
Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street
Featuring: Professional tap dancers Michele Dunleavy, Germaine Ingram, and Darrell Williams + Philadelphia-based modern dancer Leah Stein, London-based Bharatanatyam dancer, Suparna Banerjee, A rare restaging of repertory by Heather Cornell and Manhattan Tap
Live musical accompaniment will be provided by the Jon Katz Quartet
And MORE!

Email: pamelamh4@gmail.com
Phone: 215-882-1022
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/214013592034400/
To purchase advance tickets, please visit http://ladyhoofers.weebly.com/tickets.html
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Jersey Tap Fest - The Garden State Tap Dance Festival
August 23rd-26th 2012
Classes will be held at Broadway Performing Arts in Bloomfield, NJ

2012 Faculty Incudes: Karen Callaway Williams, Maurice Chestnut, Michelle Dorrance, Jeff Foote, Hillary-Marie Michael, Deborah Mitchell, Hank Smith, Josie Say, Kyle Wilder, Nicki Denner, Andrew Atkinson

Early Bird Discount: Register before July 1st for a 10% discount (Group discounts are available)

Scholarships and internships are available, application deadline is June 1st 2012

30+ Tap Classes, Jam Sessions, Lindy Hop, Student Showcase, Faculty Panel Discussion, Free Shim Sham Shimmy Class, Music Theory For Tap Dancers,
Main Stage Performance TAP 'N TIME

WE LOOK FORWARD TO DANCING WITH YOU THIS SUMMER

jerseytapfest.com
jerseytapfest@yahoo.com
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Midwest:

CHRP’s ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY!
WINDY CITY RHYTHMS
Windy City Rhythms features Chicago's very own tap community - from pros to aficionados. WCR is CHRP's contribution to National Tap Dance Day events held around the world commemorating Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's birthday and celebrating the African and Irish roots of American tap.
DuSable Museum: 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago IL

Thursday, May 10 @10:30 AM - All Tickets - $10
Friday, May 11 @ 7:30 PM

USE PROMOTIONAL CODE: MADD FOR 10% OFF.
(Half of your ticket proceeds are paid to M.A.D.D. Rhythms to help us continue to bring tap to the community all year long!)
Adults - $25
Students/Seniors - $20
Children 12 years old and younger - $15

Follow this link to buy tickets! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/231623