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Jun 26, 2012

DIVINE RHYTHM NEWS

June 26, 2012

DRP Artists:
Concert to Commercial
Tap City 2012- New York, NY
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
3rd Annual Jersey Tap Fest- Bloomfield, NJ

East Coast:
Oyu Oro- Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble
La MaMa’s The Etiquette of Death- NYC
The Art of Photographing Dance
NYC Dance Arts
Broadway Underground-NYC
Create Your Own Tap Dance: A Choreography Workshop- DC
Central Park Dance: Guest Teacher Series-NY

Midwest:
Keane Sense of Rhythm- MN
M.A.D.D Rhythms Youth Tap Boot Camp- IL

South:
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
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DRP Artists:

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 American heritage – 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, awards and 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

theCOMPANY is 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! theCOMPANY experience 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.com or 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

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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3RD ANNUAL JERSEY TAP FESTIVAL
(The Garden State Tap Dance Festival)
AUGUST 23RD-26TH, 2012

Founded by Hillary-Marie Michael, Jersey Tap Fest provides repertoire classes to encourage today’s young, emerging tap dance artists and master classes to celebrate the tap masters and allow them to train the artists who are the future face of the tap dance community. We are committed to tap dance by being dedicated to its advancement for the purposes of promoting and preserving its tradition, history and musicality as an American art form. Jersey Tap Fest is focused on serving tap dance, teaching its history, preserving its percussive traditions and promoting tap as a cherished American art form.

Faculty Includes: Michelle Dorrance, Josie Say, Maurice Chestnut, and many more.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: REGISTER BEFORE JULY 1ST AND RECEIVE 10% OFF.

To Resgister or For more information:
Call (908) 202-7635
www.JerseyTapFest.com
www.facebook.com/jerseytapfest
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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 6:00pm 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.org or http://www.Facebook.com/EtiquetteofDeath

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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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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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CREATE YOUR OWN TAP DANCE: A CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Saturdays from 1:30-3:00pm at Joy of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights, Washington, DC
$108 for 6 week session: June 30-August 4

Heidi Schultz has choreographed over 30 dances for her two DC-based performance companies, Tappening and Tappenstance, as well as new combinations every week for her classes at Joy of Motion.

Level: No choreography experience necessary. Students should have several years of tap training.

Whether you don't know where to start or have so many ideas but no idea how to organize them or want feedback on work in progress, this workshop is for you.

We will meet once a week to discuss and implement approaches to tap choreography. Students will choreograph combinations on their own time and then bring them to class to receive feedback to help build them into a coherent piece. The goal of the workshop is to come away with a short tap dance (1-2 minutes long). At some point during the workshop, each student will also teach the rest of the class a portion of their dance.

Register: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=4077&stype=-28&sTG=24&sVT=266&sLevel=1&sView=day&sLoc=4&sTrn=100000040&sDate=6/30/2012
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CENTRAL PARK DANCE PRESENTS: GUEST TEACHER SERIES
Take class from renowned teachers….EVERY TUESDAY!

SORAYA: JUNE 26TH & JULY 3RD
TWEETIE: TBA
PRINCE: JULY 17TH & JULY 24TH
JANELLE: JULY 31ST AND AUGUST 14TH
ROBERT TAYLOR: JULY 10TH AND 31ST; AUGUST 7TH, 21ST, AND 28TH

For more information, contact:
450 Central Park Dance, Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 723-2940
www.centralparkdance.com
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Midwest:

Keane Sense of Rhythm Tap Company

Classes held at Dance Factory, Circle Pines 8 minutes from 694 & 35W on Lexington.

Actual class dates: 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/9, 8/16

Summer Schedule:

Summer Dance & Cabaret
June 28-August 16, 2012
Our summer program is designed to teach technique and personal style with an option to perform in August.

Advanced Tap 5:30-6:45
Moses Supposes original Choreography from
"Singing in the Rain"

Rep Class 6:45-8pm
Company Rep rehearsal for show

Intermediate Tap 8-9:15pm
"Cabaret"

Apprentice 6:30-7:30
Razzle Dazzle from "Chicago"

Adult Class 7:30-8:45
"The Artist" 1927 choreography, style, and hair!
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M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS YOUTH TAP BOOT CAMP

Register today for just $200.00.
Youth Boot Camp runs July 9 – 13, 2012
Fast Beginners/Slow Intermediate Tap dancers Only. This Youth Tap Boot Camp is for Children under the age of 18.
Youth Tap Boot Camp Daily Schedule
1pm – 2pm Improvisation?2pm – 2:05 Break?2:05 – 3:05 Technique?3:05 – 3:20 Snack (always healthy)?3:20 – 4:20 Choreography?4:20 – 4:30 Break?4:30 – 5pm Footage/History
Harold Washington Cultural Center?4701 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60615
Register: www.maddrhythms.com
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South:

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 678 401.8454 or 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 12th Street, 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-15th, 2012

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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