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Jul 10, 2012

DIVINE RHYTHM NEWS

July 10, 2012

**JASON SAMUELS SMITH AND COMPANY JUST FINISHED A MAGNIFICENT WEEK LONG PERFORMANCE AT THE JOYCE THEATER. CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS BY CLICKING THE LINKS BELOW**

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/arts/dance/jason-samuels-smith-at-joyce-theater.html?_r=2&utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7/5/12-
JasonSamuelsSmithReview

Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/2012/07/chasin_the_bird_tapper_jason_s.html

Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/370483ca-c690-11e1-943a-00144feabdc0.html#axzz208sJeVR9

Dance Magazine: http://www.dancemagazine.com/reviews/July-2012/Jason-Samuels-Smith

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/jason-samuels-smith-tapper-vision-joyce

DRP Artists:
Tap City 2012- New York, NY
ASH Dance Presents: theCOMPANY- Las Vegas, NV
10th Annual L.A. Tap Festival- CA
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
Jacob Pillow’s Dance Festival-Becket, MA
Sue Samuels Updated Class Schedule

East Coast:
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
House Dance Conference-NY
Parallel Exit (The Joyce Theater)-NY

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

West Coast:
Pandit Das Performance- CA

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


DRP Artists:

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: theCOMPANY- 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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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.

To register or For more information:
Call (908) 202-7635
www.JerseyTapFest.com
www.facebook.com/jerseytapfest
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JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL (80TH ANNIVERSARY)
From the Horse’s Mouth: The Men Dancers

Jason Samuels Smith will participate in the line up men dancers paying tribute to Ted Shawn and his men dancers.

Exclusive Presentation
An extraordinary roster of male performers* pay tribute to
Jacob's Pillow founder Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers
as an 80th Anniversary celebration.

Doris Duke Theatre - July 11 - 14 at 8:15, July 14 &15 at 2:15
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 358 George Carter Road,
Becket MA 01223, Box Office: 413-243-0745

August 3 and 4, 2012
"The Yard" on Martha's Vineyard
The (Hidden) History of Dance on the Vineyard
The Yard Theater - August 3 at 8pm and August 4 at 4pm & 8pm
The Yard, PO Box 405, Chilmark MA 02535-0405
Phone: 508-645-9662

From The Horse's Mouth - magical tales of real dancers
Conceived & Directed by Tina Croll & Jamie Cunningham
horsesmouth.org * jacobspillow.org * dancetheyard.org
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BROADWAY JAZZ WITH SUE SAMUELS (UPDATED SCHEDULE)

Broadway Jazz dance classes where you can work on your style, polish your technique, and establish different methods of picking up choreography. Great for Singers, Actors, Dancers and all who want to be!! Come to class and learn!!

MONDAY
9:30am- NEW TIME*** Beginner- Broadway Jazz @ Broadway Dance Center

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY - NEW TIME***
9:30am - Beginner Level @ Broadway Dance Center

7PM - Intermediate Level @ Peridance (ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOMED!)

THURSDAY
10 AM - Adv./Beg. Level @ Peridance

1:30 PM - Basic level @ Broadway Dance Center

FRIDAY - NEW TIME***
9:30am - Beg. Level @ Broadway Dance Center

SATURDAY- NEW TIME***
12:00 PM- Intermediate Level @ The Ailey Extension

SUNDAY
10:30 am, Beg. Level @ Broadway Dance Center

* You can buy classes online for the Ailey Studios and Broadway Dance Center*

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=851
http://www.broadwaydancecenter.com/shop/class_cards.shtml

The Ailey Studios : 405 West 55th street (9th Avenue)
Broadway Dance Center : 322 West 45th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenue)            
Peridance : 126 East 13th Street (Between 3rd & 4th Avenue)
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East Coast:

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, Fax: 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
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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Broadway-Underground/171722759535358
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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!

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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HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE-NY
July 27th, 2012

Cumbe Dance Studio
558 Fulton St. 2nd fl
Brooklyn, NY

10pm-4am

House Dance Conference
DJ’s QU and DOC

House, Classics, Funk, Hip Hop, and Breaks

Buy tickets online for $8 at housedanceconference.eventbrite.com
$12 at the door
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BROADWAY PERFORMANCE PROJECT
JULY 11-12, 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 panel of industry professionals, to polish their material in preparation for their New York debut at 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.

TICKETS = $15 + 2 Drink Minimum. Visit: www.broadwayperformanceproject.com.
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PARALLEL EXIT
JULY 20TH-22ND & 26TH-29TH

Inspired by the films City Lights and An American In Paris, NYC's Drama Desk-nominated Parallel Exit presents the premiere of an evening-length comic ballet, I ? BOB: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Guy, a work that follows the story of two desperately lonely characters attempting to connect amid the speed and chaos of 21st century New York. Featuring an original score, the work is created by director Mark Lonergan, choreographer Ray Hesselink, and composer Wayne Barker.

Performance Schedule
Fri-Sun at 7:30 & Thu-Sun at 7:30pm

Ticket Price
$25; $15 stu/sr; $150 Jul 28 benefit
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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: 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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THE M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS TAP ACADEMY
ADULT CLASSES AT BIG CITY SWING

1012 W. Randolph Street. Chicago, IL. 60607

4-week Summer Session
July 5 - August 4 - Thursdays Only
No Class on July 12

Tap - Options for all levels
Registration $50

Call 773.604.1899 or email us at tapacademy@maddrhythms.com for more information.
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THE M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS YOUTH TAP BOOT CAMP
JULY 9-13, 2012

Harold Washington Cultural Center
4701 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60615

Fast Beginners/Slow Intermediate Tapdancers Only?
If you are interested in an Intermediate or Advanced youth tap boot camp, please leave a note below. We will add one if the demand is there.
This Youth Tap Boot Camp is for Children under the age of 18.

For Information: Call 773.256.1899 or Email info@maddrhythms.com
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West Coast:

PANDIT DAS PERFORMANCE
JULY 28TH, 2012
AMADOR THEATER
PLEASANTON, CA

Presented by Sanskrati’s Music and Dance Festival on July 28 in Pleasanton, California, this will be a rare solo appearance for the first time in four years. An exhilarating experience, Pandit Das brings ancient Indian traditions to the modern times though speed, power, grace, and beauty. He will be accompanied by some of the finest Indian musicians — communicating through a universal language on one stage.

For more information: http://www.sanskriti.org/Main/index.php
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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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