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Jun 12, 2012

DIVINE RHYTHM NEWS
June 12, 2012

DRP Artists:
Jazz Choreography Enterprises
Concert to Commercial
Tap City 2012
ASH Dance Presents: theCOMPANY-Las Vegas, NV
10th Annual L.A. Tap Festival-CA
Jason Samuels Smith @ Joyce Theater-NY
Tap World Documentary
21st Annual St. Louis Tap Festival-MO
Chicago Human Rhythm Project-IL
Prague City Tap Festival

East Coast:
Oyu Oro- Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble
La MaMa’s The Etiquette of Death-NYC
The Broadway Performance Project
The Art of Photographing Dance
Astoria Dance Festival
NYC Dance Arts
Broadway Underground-NYC

Midwest:
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Summer Apprenticeship-IL

South:
14th Annual New Mexico Tap Dance Jam Workshops-NM
Bryan “FOOTWORK” Green-GA
Third Coast Rhythm Project-San Antonio, TX

Worldwide:
Australian Tap Dance Festival
Swingin’ Festival- Argentina
XXIII International Havana Ballet Festival
Jimmy Slyde Institute Project


DRP Artists:

JAZZ CHOEOGRAPHY ENTERPRISES

Jazz Roots Dance, to celebrate the 5thanniversary of Jazz Choreography Enterprises on Friday June 15 at 8PM at the 92ndStreet Y Harkness Center, Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92ndstreet. Jazz Roots Dance will perform Rat Pack, a cool and swinging duo of dances to music by Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. I would love the opportunity to acquaint you with my work. Please visit our website for additional information about the Company.

http://www.jazzrootsdance.com/

Jazz Roots Dance was formed in 2009 and is dedicated to the preservation of the classical jazz form and aims to entertain and educate the younger generation about the roots of jazz dance. Jazz Roots Dance has appeared at the Undertoe Dance Festival at the 92Y Theatre in November 2011, The New York Jazz Choreography Project in November 2011, Dance Safari September 2011, Capazio Peridance Theatre August 2011, Band of Gypsies at Joffrey Ballet School May 2011, Jazz Choreography Enterprises “A Tribute to Luigi” at 92Y Theatre March 2011, Choreographer’s Canvas 2010, Kat Wildish Performing in New York Showcases 2010 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, and Society of Lapreoendoscoptic Surgeons Convention at the Sheraton NYC to name a few

Price: $40 online; $50 at the door (Cash Only)

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets can be purchased at smartix. http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=JCEor at 212-868-4444.

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CONCERT TO COMMERCIAL

June 30-July 1, 2012
New York City

THE AILEY EXTENSION
THE JOAN WEILL CENTER FOR DANCE
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, New York 10019

***LIMITED AVAILABILITY***

C2C is a 2-day, 7-hour intensive that provides necessary skills for dancers making the transition from the concert world into the commercial industry with success.

With a powerhouse panel of entertainment industry experts

JOSH BERGASSE

Choreographer
NBC Smash, So You Think You Can Dance

JEFFREY PAGE

2011 MTV & VMA Winner for Best Choreography
Beyonce's "Run the World"


IVAN "FLIPZ" VELEZ
Choreographer, Actor, Dancer,
Stomp the Yard, StepUp 3D, The LXD: Legion of Extraordinary Dancers

DAVID GARFINKLE

Broadway Producer
Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Ghost The Musical

PAMELA COOPER

The Cooper Company Management
clientes Sergio Trujillo, Oz Scott, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Marguerite Derricks

LUCILLE DICAMPLI
MSA Agent
Film, Television and Commercials, Corporate, Awards, Music Tours, Music Videos,

RONNIE WRIGHT
Photographer to the Stars

For more information or To register: http://www.c2ci.net/ - !__my-website/register

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TAP CITY 2012

July 7th-13th, 2012

The New York City Tap Festival ?c/o American Tap Dance Foundation?154 Christopher Street, #2B
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 646-230-9564 ?Fax: 646-230-7777

Tap City is the preeminent tap dance festival of the world and is the quintessential celebration of our collective Americanheritage – virtues that are certainly evident in tap’s hometown, New York City. Tap City offers hundreds of master classes and courses with internationally renowned teachers, expansive adult, pre-professional, teen and youth training programs, awardsand numerous diverse premiere performances and citywide events.

Faculty includes: Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Dianne Walker, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Lynn Schwab, Michelle Dorrance, and more…

For more information: http://atdf.org/tapcity.html

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ASH DANCE PRESENTS: the company- LAS VEGAS, NV
July 21-26, 2012
Hard Rock Hotel

theCOMPANYis a unique, six day summer dance event which will include classes with the ASH faculty and guest artists, rehearsals for the closing performance, Q & A sessions, auditions (for scholarships, professional jobs, and college dance programs), a solo competition, Performance Showcase, activities for teachers and parents, and even a pool party! theCOMPANYexperience will culminate in a closing performance at Hard Rock. theCOMPANY 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!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT DEADLINE ENDS: JUNE 15TH, 2012

To register or for more information go to: www.ASHDance.comor call 855.ASH.Dance

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10TH ANNUAL L.A. TAP FESTIVAL

August 6th-11th, 2012

Founder -Debbie Allen

Director -Jason Samuels Smith

Co-Director - Chloe Arnold

Master Classes
Jam Sessions
Student Showcase
Panel Discussions
Cutting Class
All-Star Concert

Faculty - Dianne Walker, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Michelle Dorrance, Jason Janas, Tre Dumas, Melinda Sullivan, Christopher Broughton, Sarah Reich, Chantel Heath, Cathie Nicholas, and more to come!!

Elective Faculty -Kevin Harris, Kara Mack, Aaron Williams, Sue Samuels

***Register before JUNE 25th and save 50% OFF Package Purchases***

For Registration and More Information, Visit www.LATAPFEST.com or call 310-280-914 or email latapfest@gmail.com

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JOYCE THEATER: JASON SAMUELS SMITH

July 3rd-7th, 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, Imagine 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. Live music!

Performance Schedule:

Tue 7:30pm Wed 5pm (July 4); Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm

Price: Tickets start at $10!

(Call Joyce Charge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

www.joyce.org

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TAP WORLD DOCUMENTARY

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 from the industry?

Well here's your chance!

www.TAPWORLD1.com

The competition begins April 1st, 2012 and ends July 15th, 2012. Visit www.TAPWORLD1.com to learn how you can become part of this groundbreaking documentary.
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21ST ANNUAL ST. LOUIS TAP FESTIVAL
July 23-28, 2012

St. Louis, Missouri

Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel

The St. Louis Tap Festival is a week long event that educates, promotes, and celebrates the American art form of tap dance. Started by Professor Robert L. Reed, the festival has grown tremendously, and is known and loved throughout the world. We bring the world's best tap dancers to teach classes, perform, and to inspire kids in the St. Louis area and throughout the world.

The week long event contains master workshops, performances, tap jams, dances, a panel discussion, and more.

Divine Rhythm’s own Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Martin “Tre” Dumas III are part of the faculty.

For Information and Registration, go to: http://www.tapheritage.org/index.html

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CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT
RHYTHM WORLD 22

July 23-August 5th, 2012
At Multiple Venues in Downtown Chicago

RHYTHM WORLD is the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. RHYTHM WORLD features an extraordinary master faculty of 18 teachers and two weeks of performance, education and community outreach programs including free public performances, tap jams, panel discussions and extraordinary faculty concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

All classes will be held at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Performances will be held at Jazz Showcase and Museum of Contemporary Art.

Faculty includes: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Dianne Walker, Jason Janas, Michelle Dorrance, Martin “Tre” Dumas, and many more.

For more information and registration: http://www.chicagotap.org/Performance-Education-Detail-Festival/Rhythm-world-2012.aspx

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1ST ANNUAL PRAGUE CITY TAP FESTIVAL

AUGUST 14th-19th, 2012
Register Now! Spaces LIMITED!

Prague City Tap Festival 2012 is the first year of a new tap festival. The festival comes from a mutual thought of Pavel Strouhal, the director of the festival, and Jason Samuels Smith, an internationally renowned dancer and also the founder and president of LA Tap Fest.

We seek improving the common knowledge about history of tap through additional lectures and panel discussions with the teachers. This year’s festival will feature Prague City Tap Cutting Contest, a first of a kind (in Prague) tap dance battle.

Faculty: Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, and Michelle Dorrance

Website: http://www.tapfestival.cz/home

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prague-City-Tap-Festival/417539851592246

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East Coast:

OYU ORO- AFRO CUBAN EXPERIMENTAL DANCE ENSEMBLE

ONLY DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE!

Study Yoruba, Congo, Arara, and Afro-Haitian Heritage in CUBA

Experience dance like you never have before with a blend of African and Cuban traditional dance styles. Set to an accompaniment of live drumming, you’ll be swaying to the rhythms of Cuba and building strength, agility and indulging in the sensuality that makes Afro Cuban dance so special.

Website: http://oyuoro-afrocuban.com/index.html

Wednesdays 6 to 7:30pm

ORISHA/LUCUMI/YORUBA

With Live Bata Drumming


Fridays 6:30 to 8pm

AFRO-CUBAN FOLKLORE DANCES

from EASTERN and WESTERN PART OF CUBA

FRANCO-HAITIAN / CONGO PALO / BEMBE, etc.

With Live Drumming



The Ailey Extension Program
at The Ailey Studios
405W 55th Street, on 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212.405.9500

alvinailey.org

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LA MAMA’S “THE ETIQUETTE OF DEATH”

LA MAMA TO PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF CHRIS TANNER’S THE ETIQUETTE OF DEATH

PREVIEWS BEGIN JUNE 14, OPENS JUNE 16

New York, NY – La MaMa is proud to present the World Premiere of The Etiquette of Death, a Chris Tanner Production co-directed by Everett Quinton and Julie Atlas Muz, and choreographed by Julie Atlas Muz, with contributions by a slew of New York’s finest downtown artists. The Etiquette of Death, the final show of La MaMa’s 50th Anniversary season, runs from June 14 – July 1, 2012 in a limited engagement at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin June 14 for a June 16 opening.

Contributing writers and composers include Penny Arcade, Lance Cruce, Angela DiCarlo, Martha Girdler, Jeremy Halpern, John Jesurun, Beena Kamlani, Taylor Mac, Stephen McCauley, Edgar Oliver, Brandon Olson, Greta Jane Pedersen, Jon Ritter, Penny Rockwell, Tony Stavick, Sebastian Stuart and Chris Tanner.

Performances are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 5:30pm with the exception of the Sunday, June 24 performance, which will be at 2:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $13 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at http://LaMaMa.org, in person at the box office or by calling 212-475-7710. The show contains nudity and is appropriate for ages 17 and up.

For more information visit http://LaMaMa.orgor http://www.Facebook.com/EtiquetteofDeath


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THE BROADWAY PERFORMANCE PROJECT
Wednesday, July 11th and Thursday, July 12th, 2012
7:00PM AT THE TRIAD, NYC

The Group Theatre Too, along with Justin Boccitto, Choreographer and Kimberly Vaughn, Director, present the all new Broadway Performance Project, an evening of Broadway bound talent singing their way into your hearts with some of your favorite songs. These performers have coached with Justin and Kimberly, workshopped their songs in an "in studio" performance class with a panelof industry professionals, to polish their material in preparation for their New York debut at The Triad.

Broadway Performance Project is dedicated to discovering and nurturing new talent through in depth one-on-one performance coachings, interfacing with top industry professionals who offer their assessments and recommendations, and culminating with a two-evening performance schedule at one of New York's premier cabaret clubs, The Triad.

Please join us to cheer on these young, aspiring performers as they take stage and enter your hearts for a memorial, inaugural event on July 11 and 12, 7:00pm at The Triad.

SAVE $3 ON TICKETS WHEN YOU PURCHASE BEFORE JUNE 18TH. Visit www.broadwayperformanceproject.com.

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THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING DANCE AT JACOB’S PILLOW

A workshop for photographers.
August 21-26, 2012

Workshop Director: Rose Eichenbaum

Faculty: Christopher Duggan

Limited to 15 participants Hurry!

Info lpkyber@jacobspillow.org, 413.243.9919 x111

The workshop will provide shooting sessions with professional dancers in varied locations and situations, individual and group coaching and critiques, and immersion in the performance and educational offerings of the world renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

For More Information or Registration: http://jacobspillow.org/education/photography-workshop.php

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ASTORIA DANCE FESTIVAL

June 24th, 2012
2:00pm-6:00pm

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, outdoors (29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria)

Performances by over fourteen choreographers and dance groups based in Astoria and Long Island City as well as free dance lessons for the audience.

Cost: FREE

For list of performers, go to: http://undertoedance.com/2012/05/2012-performers-announced/
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NYC DANCE ARTS

58 East 11th Street
5th Floor
New York, New York 10003

Become inspired by some of the most dynamic hip hop choreographers from the Tri-State area. Learn how to incorporate techniques, vision and inspiration from urban street styles into your everyday life. This workshop will allow you to challenge your development in the art form fused with street creditability.

ULTIMATE HIP HOP WORKSHOP

Wednesday, July 18th 8:30pm-9:15pm

w/ Richard "A.A.M" Holmes

(from Intrinsic Styles Dance Company)


Wednesday, July 25th 8:30pm-9:15pm

w/ Michael "Mechanical Mike" Savidge

(from Intrinsic Styles Dance Company)

$10.00 per person, $5.00 with flyer

*PLEASE CALL 347-634-6539 OR EMAIL INFO@NYCDANCEARTS.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION!*

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BROADWAY UNDERGROUND
June 27th and July 25th

PLACE:

B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
247 West 42nd Street
NYC

Starring Jared Grimes and Dewitt Fleming, Jr.

Along with the sounds of THE BU Band and dance by the TADAH DANCE COMPANY. And of course…. THE OPEN SESSION (Bring Your Groove)


Visit us on Facebook!
Broadway Underground

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Midwest:

M.A.D.D RHYTHMS SUMMER APPRENTICESHIP

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Is looking to hire 15 intermediate/advanced Teen Tap dancers and 15 beginner Teen Tap dancers For Paid Summer Jobs!

If you love tap danceand would love to get paid to learn and perform all over the city of Chicago this summer, then check out our...


Advanced Apprenticeship:4 hours a day. 5 days a week. Start Date is June 18th and will last for 8 weeks.

If you are curious and want to learn how to tap dance while getting paid to do it, then check out our...??

Apprenticeship: 4 hours a day. 4 days a week. Start date is June 25th and lasts for 6 weeks. Teens must be in High School. Teens must be 14-18 years of age. Only teens that are in high school may be enrolled regardless of age.

If you are interested in working with M.A.D.D. Rhythms or any of the other work programs offered this summer, you must attend the mandatory

SUMMER APPRENTICESHIP ORIENTATION:

When:Thursday, June 14, 2012?

Time: 6:00pm?

Where: Better Boys Foundation?1512 S. Pulaski, ?Chicago, IL. 60623 773.542.7300

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South:

NDI NEW MEXICO PRESENTS 14TH ANNUAL NEW MEXICO TAP DANCE JAM WORKSHOPS
June 14-17, 2012

?Four days of master tap classes led by guest artists Bill Evans and Jason Samuels Smith from Divine Rhythm Productions and faculty from the New Mexico Rhythm Tap Ensemble.

Classes range from beginning through advanced, for ages 12 to adult, ?and include Tap technique, repertory, improvisation, pedagogy and history.

Performances starring guest artists and local performers will be June 16, ?7:30 pm at the Hiland. Call (505) 340-0219 for tickets!

For more info or questions, call Alyx at (505) 340-0202 or e-mail asanchez@ndi-nm.org. ? http://www.ndi-nm.org/events_calendar/detail/166

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BRIAN “FOOTWORK” GREEN

Place: Primary Fitness

Address: 921 Dallas Highway, Douglasville GA

Starting June 5th, 2012

Classes:

Tuesdays: House

Thursdays: Hip-Hop


$10 per class

Time: 8-9pm

For information: Call 678 401.8454or email primaryfitness.ga@gmail.com

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THIRD COAST RHYTHM PROJECT- SAN ANTONIO, TX

15th Annual Summer Tap Fest
July 19-July 22, 2012

Third Coast Rhythm Project
2569 Jackson Keller
San Antonio, Texas 78230

4 rhythm packed days 60 master classes, choreography courses, youth program, jam session, participant showcase, and gala concert featuring the distinguished Third Coast faculty, the Mark Rubinstein Jazz Trio and percussionist Jai Roots.

Lane Alexander, Max Pollak, Dianne Walker, Martin Tre' Dumas, Acia Gray, Lisa La Touche, Nicole Hockenberry, Jay Fagan, Barbara Phillips, and Tasha Lawson.

DRUMMING WITH JAI ROOTS!

Register and Grab a Spot! Class Sizes limited

REGISTER AT WWW.THIRDCOASTRHYTHM.COM

Register by phone at 210. 348-8005

CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK PAGE!

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Worldwide:

AUSTRALIAN TAP DANCE FESTIVAL

July 9-15, 2012
Melbourne, Australia

Festival Location: The Space Dance and Arts Centre ('The Space'),
8 Carlton St, Prahran VIC

Click here to register:http://www.australiantapdancefestival.com.au/

Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/australiantapdancefestival

The best tap dancers from across Australia here in one jam-packed week of tap classes and events! The ATDF (Australian Tap Dance Festival), sponsored by Capezio, is the only one of its kind in Australasia where people travel from interstate and overseas to be part of this cutting edge festival.

The festival is the one chance we have to grab something different and expand our style and techniques exponentially over a shot span of time. The intense nature and access to artists at the top of the field in one place at one time are only opportunities available during an event such as this.

The ultimate experience - get involved!

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SWINGIN’ FESTIVAL

September 12th-16th, 2012
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Swingin' is a festival dedicated to the tap and the Lindy Hop, the original swing dance. During 5 days, we invite you to be part of an unprecedented event where true icons of these disciplines at the global level we visit the city to share their knowledge and their art. In addition to the dance classes, Swingin' has scheduled an incredible agenda of evening events, festivals, concerts and live shows.

Workshop Prices: (Full Length)

Tap $650

Lindy Hop $650

ONLINE THERE ARE INDIVIDUAL PRICES FOR CLASSES.

Click Here To Register: http://www.swinginfestival.com/

Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/SwinginFestival

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XXIII INTERNATION HAVANA BALLET FESTIVAL

October 27 –November 4, 2012
www.festivalballethabana.com

“CUBA A CLASSIC EXPERIENCE”

“A VERY SPECIAL TOUR FOR DANCE LOVERS”

For reservations, information and day by day program please contact us by phone or email:

IP Interplanner
7816 12thStreet, NW
Washington, DC 20012
Phone: 202-722-6882
Fax: 202- 722-7073

Email: Interplanner@comcast.net

www.interplannercuba.com

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JIMMY SLYDE INSTITUTE PROJECT

Summer classes at JIMMY SLYDE INSTITUTE Project: July 1st thru 15th

Basic (technic)

Tuesdays - Thursdays : 10.15am- 11.15am

Mondays- Wednesdays : 7.30pm- 8.30pm


Intermediate (technic & choreography)

Wednesdays- Fridays: 8.30pm-10pm


Inter-advanced (improvisation)

Mondays: 10am-11.30am


Carrer Nou de Dulce 1, Pta1
Barcelona 08001
Tel: + 34 651 684 430
jsib@roxanebutterfly.com

There are 2 more spots added to Barcelona Tap Intensive 2012 (July 24th- 29th, and July 30th-August 4th). If interested inform jsib@roxanebutterfly.com

Workshop with Sebastian Weber, July 7th-8th
2nd Euro-Tap Coalition Meeting with Roxane Butterfly & Sebastian Weber, July 7th

For those who could not attend la cita de Tap-dance con Jane Goldberg, here is the video : http://youtu.be/ZRYzyMVkgV4
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