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May 22, 2007
Fri. May 18 at 8pm—TAPESTRY 2007 Boston’s 11th Annual
National Tap Dance Day Concert
(Reserved Seats, $24.00, Seniors, Students & Groups of 10
or more, $20.00)
Features three distinguished New York City tap artists:
Emmy award winning Broadway veteran Jason Samuels-Smith;
the pedigreed and virtuosic 20-year stalwart of concert tap
dance, Barbara Duffy; and the intriguing, multi-dimensional
Michelle Dorrance. Artistic Director, Josh Hilberman, will
host the event, and a dynamic jazz trio—featuring
bandleader Paul Arslanian on piano, Berklee chairman Ron
Savage on drums, and Peter Tillotson on bass—will accompany
the dancers. Produced by Thelma Goldberg of Dance Inn
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RHYTHM, PERCUSSION & TAP DANCE WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007!!!
FOR ALL LEVEL DRUMMERS, PERCUSSIONISTS AND TAP DANCERS!!!
THE DANCER WITHIN by Rose Eichenbaum
“The impulse to move comes from the spirit.” — Ben Vereen
Where does the urge to dance come from? How does one cope
with the highs and lows of the artist’s life? What are the
choreographer and dancer’s responsibilities to each other,
to the audience, to the self?
These are just a few of the questions that
dancer-turned-photographer Rose Eichenbaum posed, with
camera in hand, to America’s most celebrated dancers and
The Dancer Within pairs Eichenbaum’s striking color action
photos and black-and-white portraits with excerpts from her
conversations with ballet icons, Broadway stars, modern
dance luminaries, Hollywood legends, and prominent
choreographers. Eichenbaum captures the character and
vitality of Debbie Allen, Jacques D’Amboise, José Greco,
Judith Jamison, Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris, Anna Sokolow,
Ethan Stiefel, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Tune, and some 30 other
dance professionals while eliciting candid reflections on
their lives and careers. Eichenbaum is author of Masters of
Movement: Portraits of America’s Great Choreographers
(Smithsonian Books, 2004).
Mr. Wiggles is a featured artist in this exhibit... don't
National Tap Dance Day Workshop
Master Classes with Chloe Arnold
presented by D.C. Dance Collective
Sunday, May 27th
Where: D.C. Dance Collective - Nancy Newell
4908 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
(entrance on the lower level street parking or
metro red line Friendship Heights)
ADV BEG/INT: 2:00 - 3:15 - $35
(fun warm-up for INT/ADV)
INT/ADV: 3:30 - 5:00 - $45
For both classes - $60
To Find out more about Chloe visit www.chloearnold.com
Chloe Arnold (Dancer/Actress/Director/Choreographer), a
D.C. native, was recently a principal Actor/Dancer in
Debbie Allen's Alex in Wonderland at the Kennedy Center,
featured in the new hit show Imagine Tap, Outkast's new
movie Idlewild, Beyonce's video Upgrade You as her dance
double, Sean Paul's music video for the movie Step Up and
at City Center, NYC in Jason Samuels Smith's ACGI.
Currently co-director of the Los Angeles Tap Festival,
Chloe was Associate Choreographer for ABC's American
Celebration, Debbie Allen's Pearl in Los Angeles, and is
choreographer for her group Syncopated Ladies. Performance
credits include Debbie Allen's Brothers of the Knight, Soul
Possesed, Sammy (the life and times of Sammy Davis Jr.),
Savion Glover's All Star Tap Revue, and The Oneness Awards
honoring Michael Jackson.
Film and television appearances include UPN's The Parkers,
One on One, Nickelodeon's Brothers Garcia, The Jerry Lewis
Telethon (Emmy Award Winning number), Dean Hargrove's short
film Tap Heat, and the AMC documentary Cool Women.
Currently on faculty at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in
LA, Chloe has taught at the Broadway Dance Center in NYC,
P. Diddy's Summer Youth Program, NYCDA, Brazil, Japan,
Germany, and more. Through teaching and performing
internationally, Chloe passionately hopes to inspire
others. Chloe graduated from Columbia University with a
degree in film where she also studied theater, has directed
short films and independent music videos, and has produced
over 20 shows.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO’S 30 ANNUAL
NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY SHOW
MAY 25, 2007
tap dance legend
Rosie Radiator and members of the Guinness World Champion
Rad Tap Team
The Grant Twins and Larry Dunlap on Piano
2901 Mariposa Street
Matinee Show 3PM Tickets $40*- 50* Evening Show 8 PM
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
*50% Discount to Arthur Duncan Fan Club Members and
on advanced sales only
Ticket and event info 415 621 8277 or email@example.com
join the fan club (free) at arthurduncan.org
“Arthur Duncan is America’s greatest living tap dance
treasure.” Dancer Mag
This globe-trotting entertainer and regular of 15 years on
"The Lawrence Welk Show" has thrilled audiences the world
over with his fancy footwork and lively singing style. In
addition to record-setting nightclub appearances, Arthur
has appeared on national television with other such legends
as Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis and Red Skelton.
Whether it's the movie "TAP" with Gregory Hines and Sammy
Davis, Jr. or television's "DIAGNOSIS OF MURDER" with Dick
Van Dyke, the National Tour of "MY ONE AND ONLY" with Tommy
Tune, his recent award winning film “Tap Heat”, the Flo
Bert Award, Traditions in Tap Award or his many live
Arthur Duncan proves again he's America’s greatest living
Rosie Radiator is “San Francisco’s tap dance guru”
“Rosie taps the best rhythms I ever heard.” Donald O’Connor
“Rosie on the electronic floor at the Royce is outrageous
music”. Pat Won
“When I see Rosie I think there goes the true spirit of San
Francisco” Dianne Feinstein
Tap Dance Day is a San Francisco tradition begun by Rosie
in 1976 when she tap danced across the Golden Gate Bridge
to proclaim the first
Tap Dance Day. For 30 consecutive years Rosie and the San
Francisco Rad Tap Team and the Mayor of San Francisco have
made it official.
“Tap Dance Day was born and raised in San Francisco.”
In 1989 congressman John Conyers and the United States
Congress made it official.
Since 1990 over 300 cities world wide have celebrated
National Tap Dance Day.
Please join us as we continue to celebrate this wonderful
American art form.
Reservations recommended 415 621 8277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION: Last chance for Rhythm World Early Bird
End May 15th!!!
*Rhythm World Summer Festival!* July 23 - August 5
Theater and Interpretation Center
of Northwestern University
Josephine Louis and Wallis Theaters
For more details, visit www.chicagotap.org
Or call (773) 281-1825
CAPEZIO PARTY FOR JARED GRIMES!
Jared will be performing along with the cast of "BU", and
special guest, Dusty Button. There also will be a debut the
trailer of the television pilot, "Broadway Underground".
Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 7-9PM
51st and Broadway, 2nd floor
Manhattan, NY 10021
*Capezio will be offering a 20% discount on their products
during the event!
DON’T FORGET: ‘Tradition In Tap Series’ Memorial Day
This is a reminder that the upcoming workshop in the
‘Tradition In Tap Series’
- New York City, May 26-28, 2007 - will be dedicated to the
work and legacy of
Tap Giant, Mr. Harold ‘Stumpy’ Cromer.
This workshop will feature original choreography taught by
Harold ‘Stumpy’ Cromer, and Honorary Master Tap Classes by
Ofer Ben, Ayodele Casel, Barbara Duffy, Melba Huber, Avi
Miller, Andrew Nemr, Prof. Robert L. Reed, Sarah Reich,
Germaine Salsberg, Jason Samuels-Smith, Randy Skinner,
Prof. Hank Smith & Shea Sullivan.
The Participants Showcase will take place on Saturday May
26, 7:30 PM, at Peter Norton Symphony Space - Leonard Nimoy
Thalia Theater (on Broadway).
Congratulations to the Tradition In Tap Scholarship
recipients for this workshop. Complete list of recipients
will be listed on the web site soon. The scholarships were
made possible in part by public funds from the New York
Department of Cultural Affairs, and by generous donations
'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program. Any donation or sponsorship
to our organization is transferred directly to this program
and benefits young and aspiring dancers. If you are
interested in sponsoring a dancer, please contact me
The rates are going up on this Sunday, May 13. Only few
spaces are left for those who are interested in registering
to the entire weekend. Some of the adult classes will be
sold out soon. Please go to the web site for updated space
Extensive information, tickets for the Participants
Showcase, and an online registration form are on the web
Please feel free to e-mail me with any question or comment
you might have.
My e-mail address for this workshop is:
call me directly at Phone: 646-383-4949
Thanks and Shalom,
Ofer Ben - Executive Director
Tradition In Tap, Inc.
Postal Address: P.O.Box 1050
New York City, NY 10276, USA
Phone: (646) 383-4949
THE MENU VOLUME 6 PRE SALE, FREE CD!
The new "MENU VOLUME 6" DVD for Beginners, and
NOW READY FOR SHIPPING! Everyone who ordered the pre sale
receiving theres with the free funk CD..
THE MENU volume 6
* COPYCAT TUTS
* SHOCK WAVES
* and more!
Disclaimer Before learning from these dvd's please consult
physician. We are not responsible for any injuries. These
based on Street Style Dance, there is no medical advice on
styles, and health risks vary depending on the individual.
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All over seas orders will be charged for over seas
will receive a paypal payment request for the difference in
ATDF Youth Program Open House
Join us in celebrating our second ATDF fall term: take a
free sample class. Kids and teens of all ages are welcome
to try a short beginning tap class-no experience and no tap
shoes required. Bring along the little ones (ages 3 ? - 4)
for a sample of "Creative Rhythms Pre-Tap" a creative
movement class. Drop in, try a class, meet our teachers,
learn about the American Tap Dance Foundation's
programming, and register for classes!
When: Saturday, May 19, 11:30 - 12:30
Where: Chelsea Studios,
151 W. 26th St., 6th Floor (btwn. 6th & 7th)
Jam It Up at Capezio
The Tap City Youth Ensemble and students from ATDF tap
program will perform at the Capezio Flagship Store!
When: Sunday, May 20, 2:00 - 3:00
Where: Capezio Flagship Store
1650 Broadway, entrance on 51st Street
How much: FREE!
Tap City, The New York City Tap Festival
July 7 - 14, 2007
Classes are filling quickly!! Hurry and register before
June 8th for Early Bird Savings.
There are still performance slots open in the Tap City
Adult Showcase on Tuesday, July 10 at 9:00 pm.
Tap City 2007 offers a performance opportunity to
professionals, adult students, teachers and ensembles who
have the urge to emerge. It's a chance to see and be seen,
showcasing professional and amateur groups from around the
US and around the world. Performers need to be registered
students at Tap City. Click on Student Performance
Opportunities for full information.
American Tap Dance Foundation
33 Little West 12th Street, Suite 105B
New York, New York 10014
From Dance NYC:
The Census Cometh
Join us at a press conference next Thursday, May 24th at 11
AM as we release our long-awaited "Census of New York City
Dancemakers." How many dancers are there in NYC? How many
companies? How big is the audience? How many have health
insurance? How many women, how many men? What's the average
rate artists are paying for rehearsal space? Answers to
these questions and many more will be answered in the
census. Be there when key findings are presented and hear
from Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, Kate Levin; Artistic
Director and choreographer Gina Gibney; Dance/NYC's own
Michelle Burkart and Bob Yesselman. We look forward to
seeing you. Seating will be limited, so RSVP as soon as
(TAPDANCERS PLEASE REPRESENT!)
From the M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Inc. Newsletter
Everything you need to know about
us and what we are up to
Well, they say the third time is a charm. I hope they're
right! I tried
to get a newsletter out last month, but I didn't quite make
it. In the
picture on the left is Yoshie and me. Yoshie is a dedicated
with discipline that we could all learn from. This picture
was taken at
last summers' smash hit "Imagine Tap". In my opinion this
the official rebirth of TAP. It is my sincere hope, that
this show gets
a chance to be seen by the world. Secondly, I'd like to let
know that M.A.D.D. Rhythms will be holding a 2 week Tap
Boot Camp from
July 9-20. This Tap Boot Camp will be 4 hours a day, 5 days
a week and
will be total submersion into the world of "The Dance".
will follow soon, but if you want to get a jump on
registration, let me
know and I can put you or your child's name on the list.
And as always, the weekly newsletter may not always be
weekly but it
will contain everything I want to share about M.A.D.D.
Rhythms, The Tap
Academy, Tappin' @ The Shore: The Basement Jam, The
Crew and The Chicago Tap Summit! I hope you enjoy.
P.S. I have officially started M.A.D.D. Rhythms G.I. For
don't know G.I. stands for Gary, Indiana. Look for more on
addition to the M.A.D.D. Rhythms family in the next issue!
M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS TAKES OVER MYSPACE.COM
Well, maybe we just have a page, but you should check it
Check us out and tell us what you think about the
page. Get on our friends list! Who knows, you could end up
in our top
24 Be sure to check out all the footage in our video
section and all
over the page. We list a lot of the greats of "tap", too.
Go test your
knowledge of the pioneers of the dance!
* M.A.D.D. Rhythms
* Bril Barrett
* Jumaane Taylor
* Star Dixon
* Lee Howard
* Jaybo Dixon
* Lisa La Touche
Tap Into A Cure
Bril Barrett invited to teach and perform at Canada's
festival. Tap Into A Cure is also a tap festival with a
15 - 19, 2007
Hello Tap dancers, it is hard to believe that 8
months ago we held our first Tap Into A Cure Workshop, and
it was a
roaring success. We donated $8000 to the Stollery
This year we are going to help the inner city children with
donation to the Edmonton School's Lunch Program where they
children everyday with a nutritional meal that they would
without, even during the summer months. We have added an
extra day of
classes, from your requests, and added a participants
will be a tap jam, panel discussion and with our special
Harold "Stumpy" Cromer, you never know what could happen.
time with Harold and hearing his many wonderful stories is
intoxicating, he is living history, and we are honoured to
with you. You will have a chance to perform a piece
Harold in "Hoofin' for Hunger", if you attend his rep
Reed, Josh Hilberman, Bril Barrett, Lance Liles, Danny
Miller and Andrew Merrigan will join Mr. Cromer on the
Make your tap weekend an Alberta holiday, Edmonton is home
world's largest shopping mall, West Edmonton Mall. Edmonton
is known as
Festival City, so there will always be something different
to do every
week of the summer. We are a scenic drive away from the
Mountains, Alberta is home to Drumheller, one of the
dinosaur exhibits at the Royal Tyrell Museum. Calgary, our
beautiful city, is 3 hours away and Banff and Jasper are
two of the
most breath taking towns on the planet. A tour of Fort
McMurray and the
oil sands plant is, too, a short drive away. Alberta is an
waiting to happen and you now can include a great tap
weekend in your
summer vacation. And remember our Canadian dollar is a
bargain on the
world market. Moms could do some back to school shopping
while your tapper gets a workout.
For those of you who haven't had a tap class, please join
"Hoofin' for Hunger" the finale show and silent auction at
Place in Sherwood Park. I guarantee you will not be
come out to the show on August 19, 2007 at 7 pm and prepare
mesmerized by the talent you will see. There may even be a
So come join us and share the weekend with amazing Tap
faculty, who all want to share their styles, secrets and
all of you.
phone 780 722 9562
Hope to see you in Alberta in August for Tap Into A Cure.
this email to all tappers you know, no one should miss this
workshop. Thanks Andrew Merrigan
* Tap Into Cure
* Class Schedule
* The Cause
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy
Schedule Changes for the Spring Session [Image Removed]
Call 773-604-1899 or email us at
email@example.com for more information. Spring
VISIT: web: http://www.maddrhythms.com for more information
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND
THOSE AROUND US ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE AND HISTORY OF
TAPDANCE. RESPECT THE DANCE!
NEW WEBSITE from Jane Goldberg: www.janegoldberg.org
United Way and Silent Fire Productions together at Leaders
Contact: Matina Banks
Phone: (571) 278-8174
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNITED WAY OF AMERICA AND THE ARTS TOGETHER
(Pittsburgh, PA)—Tuesday, May 15th, the United Way of
America Staff Leaders Conference will begin in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For the first time ever,
United Way has opened up their conference to all staff
across the United States allowing for a different,
much younger dynamic (most attendees will be between
20 and 40 years old) at the conference.
To meet the needs of this new dynamic, the national
office conceptualized a multimedia performance which
is set to run halfway through the conference, on
Wednesday. Developed through the creative partnership
of L&M Productions of Alexandria, VA. and Silent Fire
Productions of New York City, this performance
includes not only dancing (provided by Silent Fire
Production’s New York based dance company) but music,
video and a voiceover (provided by L&M Productions).
“It’s a lot going on at once,” said Matina Banks,
choreographer for the project and Artistic Director of
Silent Fire Productions. “The challenge was to
incorporate the dancing into all the media being used
without the dancer being lost on stage and
overwhelming the audience with information.”
Three testimonials of personal experiences with
services provided by the United Way of America
correspond to the dance, music and video that make up
the performance. The performance is geared towards
captivating, exciting and motivating the audience
while sharing the story of how United Way fulfills its
mission to help people find answers to their problems.
United Way of America is one of many companies and
corporations who are looking for innovative ways to
inspire and educate employees during conventions and
national meetings. Todd Shanks, one of the dancers
for the performance has done two other performances
similar to this, one for Volvo, and the other for
Ford. “I like doing performances like these because
the people are excited to be there,” Shanks says.
“Because the audience is made up of employees from
United Way, they already know why they are there, they
know what they need. It’s different then performing
at a concert where you are not really sure how the
audience is going to react. In this situation they
are focused and inspired and we, as dancers, expanding
on that by giving them a visual representation of
The three day conference will be held at Pittsburgh’s
Convention Center, beginning Tuesday, May 15th and
ending Thursday, May 16th.
A message from Rashida:
Hi friends and colleagues,
I am extending this invitation for my curatorial debut @
on June 1st & 2nd.
Pheeroan akLaff is an amazing and visionary drummer. You
familiar with his work with Amiri Baraka and Cecil Taylor,
among others. LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, whom I've known as
writer/cultural critic is an equally amazing performer
vocals, verse and video with live and electronic music.
be great evenings here in June!
I hope to see you here!
512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-255-5793
Pheeroan akLaff with special guest
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Friday, June 1 8pm
Saturday, June 2 8pm
Curated by Rashida Bumbray
Brooklyn-based, free-bop jazz drummer and composer Pheeroan
performances conjoin melodic patterns, rhythmic patterns,
chordal voicings, and solo and group improvisation with the
arrive at a liberating place—be it harmonious or
presents new compositions exploring international grooves
sensibilities for a quintet composed of himself, bassist
Mbappé, pianist Michael Cain, vocalists Kamillah akLaff and
The evenings open with a performance by LaTasha N. Nevada
writer, vocalist, and Harlem denizen whose work rigorously
sound through a myriad of verse, language, and electronic
processing. This work-in-progress, Excerpts from Fraud &
Diggs (vocals, text, electronics, visuals), Daniel
and Guillermo E. Brown, (electronics and vocals).
Music programs at The Kitchen are made possible with
from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Aaron
Copland Fund for
Music, The New York State Music Fund, and with public funds
New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
To purchase tickets please click here or call the Box
212-255-5793 ext. 11. Box Office Hours: Tue-Sat, 2-6pm
VISA, American Express, and MasterCard accepted. Paid
only. A $1 per ticket handling fee applies to all phone
For more information about all Kitchen events, visit
The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street between 10th
Subway: A, C, E to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street; L to 8th
Tap Into A Cure Goes to West Edmonton Mall
Join us at the world's largest shopping mall
West Edmonton Mall August 16th at 7:30pm for Tap Into A
Cure's Tap Jam. Come jam with New York's Harold "Stumpy"
Cromer and Lance Liles, Oklahoma's Robert
Reed, Chicago's Bril Barrett, Boston's Josh Hilberman, St.
Logan Miller, Calgary's Danny Nielsen and hometown
Merrigan. Trade, share and steal steps with the faculty and
the largest shopping mall in the world. Hope you can join
us because we are going to have so much fun.
A message from Henning Rubsam:
I am excited to tell you about my one - week workshop
"FINDING YOUR AESTHETIC" -
Dance technique, dance composition, and an informative
overview of the rich and varied beauty of the dance
Come and join me in Maine August 19-25. The place is
beautiful! Cabins are right next to a gorgeous lake,
there is good food and all at affordable rates!
For info please check out this link:
Please post and/or list this information and feel free
to forward this message to dancers, dance enthusiasts,
SEE YOU IN MAINE!
S E N S E D A N C E
A message from Dr. Leslie Netting:
I am looking for a full time salaried tap teacher
in rhythm tap for a state of the art facility two hours
from New York
and an hour from Philly. This position includes health
that the position includes teaching 3-4 days and directing
tap company which is hoping to go international next year),
from NYC wouldn't work. I would appreciate you passing this
on to any
interested parties. Thank you for your time!!
Dr. Leslie Netting
A message from Melinda Sully:
Here's the link to the review to stairay to paradise...
check it out!!!
You are invited
Friends, Family, and Tap dancers!! Tappers bring your
shoes, we'll be jammin'!!
Also, the BEST pizza in town... ROCCO'S PIZZA!!
When: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Time: 7:00 pm- until
Where: Reich Residence:
4271 Madison Ave
Culver City, CA 90232
Hope to see you there!!
Any questions call Paul Reich 310- 892- 7081 or email Sarah
Hello all ~
Pacha NY is participating in the dance parade this year to
be held on Saturday, May 19, 2007. We are gearing up a
fabulous cherry float with a live DJ, dancers, a truss with
hanging disco balls, & lots of fun! I will have a body
painter on-site to paint Pacha cherries on our faces, arms,
legs, torsos…It would be great if you could join us to walk
alongside the float & dance your hearts out in support of
the dance community. If you have children, please bring
them along too! It’s an event for the whole family! Perhaps
that some of you are already participating; let me know so
that I can come by & say hello!
Hope that you will join us in supporting the NY dance
community. Take a look at this website for more info:
Please be sure to sign up at
http://www.danceparade.org/join/dance.php. In the lower
right hand side make sure that you click where it says
"DANCING WITH" and click on "HOUSE: PACHA".
Really hope to see you there!!
Peace always ~
Pacha New York
I hope this e-mail finds you all well!
Just wanted to let y'all know that I will be appearing on
ABC's Good Morning America on Monday morning to compete in
their "Dancing with the Moms" competition. Four mothers
were selected from thousands across the country to compete
in a special live dance contest. I and three of my
colleagues will be dancing in an elimination round format
(first round - Cha-cha; second round - Swing; third round -
Please check it out and don't forget to vote for me and my
mom partner, Awilda Lopez-Yolich (it'll be a phone-in vote
like Dancing with the Stars and American Idol). I hope you
enjoy the dancing!
Divine Rhythm Productions
Empower Your Sole!