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Aug 14, 2008


-Tap Into A Cure Presents: Magical Rhythms August 16th
-The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang screens in Aurora!
feature an excerpt from INDIA JAZZ SUITES.
- The Brazil International Tap Festival in Campinas
- Melbourne International Tap Dance Festival

-C3 in Washington Square Park
- American Tap Dance Foundation Youth Program Newsletter
-New York Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good:Hosted by Teachers College at Columbia University
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-Monsters of Hip-Hop The Show
-A Nite At The Hollywood Canteen with The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra.

-Media Release Tap Olé Dance / Music - Edinburgh Fringe

- Keep posting your videos at dancemedia.com!



Tap Into A Cure Presents:

Magical Rhythms

In Sherwood Park at Festival Place

August 17th

7:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased at any Ticketmaster box office, or on the Ticketmaster website.

For more information: www.tapintoacure.com


The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang screens in Aurora!

Writer/Director and Aurora native Stacie E. Hawkins is bringing the award winning HD feature film, The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang, to her home town. The film will have four screening in the Aurora, IL area starting Thursday August 14.

550 N Randall Rd. Batavia, IL (just next to Aurora)

Thursday August 14 at 7:10pm
Monday August 18 at 4:30pm
Tuesday August 19 at 7:10pm
Wednesday August 20 at 9:30pm

Tickets are available at the box office/630 482-3456 (FILM) and ONLINE

The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang tells the story of a young Chicago woman who re-kindles her love for the art of tap dance. "Miss Thang" recently won the Best Feature Narrative Award at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville. The film stars Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, a world renowned tap dancer who made history when she became the first female dancer in Savion Glover's Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk on Broadway. www.missthangmovie.com


An Excerpt from India Jazz Suites featuring Jason Samuels Smith &
Pandit Chitresh Das will be featured at:

Address: Downtown Bangor, ME
Phone: 207.992.2630
Email: info@americanfolkfestival.com
Web: www.americanfolkfestival.com

A celebration of multicultural traditional music, dance, craft, food,
and storytelling, held Aug 22, 23, and 24. Live performances on five
stages. This year's performers include Jesse McReynolds and the
Virginia Boys, Chuck and Albert, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole
Cowboys, Genticorum, Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy, Chino Nunez and
Friends Orchestra, Hassan Hakmoun, Jason Samuels Smith and Pandit
Chitresh Das, Sana Ndiaye, Beaudoin Legacy, Benedicte Maurseth, and
Franco House Party. Free, but donations are encouraged.


Where can you tap dance and sip on a fresh coconut water while
listening to Samba at the same time...


Artists scheduled to appear include Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia
Sumbry-Edwards, Lisa LaTouche, Corine Karon and Director Christiane
Matallo to name a few...

For full information and to register, visit:




In 2008, Christiane Matallo made history when she spearheaded the
effort to include a group of tap dancers from all over Brazil (and me
the "Americana") in the samba school Mocidade Alegre... for the first
time ever, a group of tap dancers were included not only as a featured
choreographed segment, but also as part of the percussion for the
Brazilian Carnaval Celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We were flooded
with news coverage and interest stories and it was by far one of the
most exciting venues in which we performed in front of some of the
largest audiences in the world!

Back by popular demand, we are trying to make it bigger than ever by
expanding to make this an international representation of tap dancers
worldwide...Want to Tap Dance in one of the most popular parties on
earth in February of 2009? Then send us your contact information with
interest to be included for the group that will be tap dancing in Sao
Paulo for Carnival in Sao Paulo, Brazil!
See pictures of last year's festival here:


Melbourne International Tap Dance Festival

October 15-20
(Presented by Grant Swift)
Featuring Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold

For more information:



C3 Tap Co-operative



Come out for the tap dance event of the season!

On August 16, 2008, C3 Tap Co-operative will host a tap jam in Washington Square Park. Pull out your shoes or bring your picnic basket and join us for an afternoon of extraordinary tap dance and lots of fun.

C3's tap jam will feature tappers young and old. Come check out choreography and improvisation from the city's great tap dancing feet.

All are welcome.


Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Washington Square Park, Subway: A,C,E,B,D,F,V to West 4th, 1 to Christopher St., N,R,W to 8th Street, 6 to Astor Place

For more information please contact c3tapcooperative@gmail.com.



September 8
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill 237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

TICKETS $12.50
Gold Star
$25 at the door
Jared Grimes & DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
The BU Band
new guest artists
What people are saying abut Broadway Underground...

"Fabulously entertaining. Some of the most electrifying tap dancing I've ever seen by young energetic performers. Other dance performances highly unique. Very funny hosts. Great blackened catfish."

"This was a joyous event. Once it started, it moved wondrously. You could tell by the smiles on the faces with eyes glued to the stage that everyone was loving the show, full of dancers and musicians."

"You got to be there to feel it!! This time I did girls nite out, ages 3 - 70, and everyone couldn't stop talking about it. Will be there to support Broadway Underground again, and again."

American Tap Dance Foundation Youth Program Newsletter

Dear Parents and Dancers,

We are looking forward to sharing a wonderful year of tap dance with all our returning students at the American Tap Dance Foundation! We are now preparing for the 2008-2009 season.

All students who participated in the ATDF classes last year have been given class assignments for this season. Information was sent home with students in June, or sent via mail directly. If you have not registered, you should have received registration information recently in the mail (in mid-August).

We are currently taking student registration for fall classes. To pre-register and hold your place in class, please fill out the enrollment worksheet that you received and send in a deposit of $110.00 (registration fee & concert fee). If you need this information to be sent to you again, please let us know and we will re-send the enrollment worksheet to you.

In some cases, students may now have several options for class day and time, which is indicated on the enrollment worksheet. If you have questions about your assigned class, please contact Susan Hebach, Youth Program Director, via email at shebach@atdf.org, or by phone at the ATDF office 646.230.9564.

Please remember if you were on scholarship last season, you must download a new form, fill it out and get it to us my mail or fax by the deadline of August 11th.

If you have any questions regarding tuition and payments, additional class and sibling discounts, etc., please contact our Registrar and Education Assistant, Courtney Runft, via email at crunft@atdf.org, or by phone at 646.230.9564.

Fall 2008-09 session classes resume on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.
"Tap City" festival attended by ATDF students

It was great to see a number of our students participating in the "Tap City" youth program, Mini-Fest, and adult master classes and PPP programs, as well as at the Boatride and at the various performances. Thank you so much for coming out to join us, and being part of the fun. We appreciate your support!
Tap City Youth Concert set for June 7th, 2009

Mark your calendars, we have booked our spring concert date for Sunday, June 7th, 7-9pm at Symphony Space our end of the year performance. More info to come soon.

ATDF Youth Program Open Houses

If you have any friends or family that would like to try tap dancing, please refer them to one of our upcoming open houses! These events give new families and dancers an opportunity to come out and experience what our program has to offer.

All open houses are located at Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St., (between 6th and 7th Ave.) 5th or 6th Floor. Our open house dates for this season are:

Saturday, June 28-10:30-11:30am
Wednesday, September 3, 4-5pm
Sunday, September 7, 10:30-11:30am
Thursday, September 11, 4-5pm
Saturday, September 13, 10:30-11:30am

Shoe Donations - Shoe Swap program
Many of you were kind enough to donate used, outgrown tap shoes in good condition to our program last season. We will again be accepting donations of used shoes in the fall. If you are interested in a "shoe swap", please do plan to bring your old shoes and we will try to swap them with a pair to fit for this season. Our collection of donated shoes made a huge difference to many children in our program throughout the year, so thank you for your support!

New ATDF Youth & Year Round Programs Brochure
In our recent mailing to all our ATDF families we included extra copies of our new promotional brochure. Please do take the time to read it, and check out those fabulous pictures (you never know, you may see your dancer featured in the brochure!) Please help us promote our program by sharing them with friends and family, or leaving them on a local information board, etc. If you need more, please call us directly and we will send them to you. We appreciate your support!


New York Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public

Hosted by Teachers College at Columbia University
Wednesday, September 10
5:00 to 8:00 pm

Columbia University
2920 Broadway
Alfred Lerner Hall Student Center
Roone Arledge Auditorium
Auditorium Lobby North and Main Auditorium Floor

The fair is a free event for prospective graduate students who aspire to do good work and
make a difference in the world. In particular, our fairs are useful for mid-career, new and
aspiring social change professionals who want to learn more about their graduate
education options.

At the fair you will have the opportunity to:

-- Meet with admissions staff from over 100 public interest and social change graduate
programs that may include Social Work, Public Administration, International Affairs,
Education, Public Policy, Divinity, Nonprofit Management, Environmental Sciences, Public
Health, Law, and Business. You can see a list of graduate schools scheduled to attend this
fair below my signature.

-- Attend a panel discussion and ask graduate admissions staff about applying to
graduate school, figuring out when to apply, and other topics on graduate education.

To register and learn more, please visit: http://snipurl.com/ny08gf
On the upper right side of the web page, click on 'Registration' for School Seekers. By
registering you will receive free tips on how to prepare for the grad fair, reminders, and
any updates via e-mail.

Please help us spread the word about this event. Share this message with your friends and
colleagues. If you are interested in being in the Idealist.org New York Grad Fair Outreach
Group, please check out http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Org/182228-112

Thank you and I hope to see you there!

Jung Fitzpatrick
Graduate Education Communications Coordinator
Action Without Borders/Idealist.org
1220 SW Morrison St, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97205

Graduate schools scheduled to attend this fair include:
Adler School of Professional Psychology
American University, School of Public Affairs
Bastyr University
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Boston College, Lynch School of Education
Boston University School of Management
Boston University School of Public Health
Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Brandeis University/The Heller School
Brown University Master of Public Health Program
Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research
California Institute of Integral Studies
Carnegie Mellon University H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Managem
Center for Public Policy and Administration, UMASS Amherst
Clark University International Development, Community, and Environment Graduate
College of Staten Island/CUNY
Columbia University - School of Continuing Education
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Graduate Admissions
Columbia University School of Social Work
Columbia University Teachers College
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Cornell ILR Master of Professional Studies Program
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Duke University - Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences
Duke University, Public Policy Graduate Programs, Terry Sanford Institute
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Erikson Institute
Fordham University Graduate School of Education
Fordham University IPED
George Mason University - School of Public Policy
Georgetown University Public Policy Institute
Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC, San Diego
GWU - Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Harvard Graduate School of Education - Admissions Office
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard School of Public Health Admissions Office
Hawaii Pacific University
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
International Organizations MBA - University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University--SAIS
Lehigh University, College of Arts & Sciences
Master of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Math for America
Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
Mills College
Monterey Institute of International Studies
MSPP - Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
National Urban Fellows, Inc.
New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies
New York University School of Social Work
NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship
NYU Steinhardt Graduate Admissions
NYU Wagner
Office of Graduate Studies - University of New Mexico
Sarah Lawrence College - Graduate Studies Program
School of Public Health New York Medical College
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
SIT Graduate Institute
St. John's University - Graduate Programs
Stanford University - Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies
Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Syracuse University College of Human Services and Health Professions
The Fletcher School at Tufts University
The Institute of World Politics
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
The School of Public Affairs at Baruch College - CUNY, New York
The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at GWU
Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
UCLA, Public Policy Department
United Nations mandated University of Peace (UPEACE)
University at Albany (SUNY) School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy
University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
University of Kent
University of Maryland School of Public Policy
University of Massachusetts School of Public Health & Health Sciences
University of Miami School of Communication
University of Michigan - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Minnesota - Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Pennsylvania / School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education of Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
University of San Francisco - Arts and Sciences
University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina, College of Social Work
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
University of Southern California, School of Social Work
University of Southern California-School of Policy, Planning, and Development
University of Washington - Evans School of Public Affairs
Vanderbilt University's Peabody College
Xavier University: Graduate Program in Health Services Administration
Yale Divinity School
Yale School of Management
Yale School of Public Health

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Monsters of Hip-Hop The Show! Featuring Mr. Wiggles

AUGUST 15 & 16, 2008

Written & Directed by Tabitha & Napoleon Dumo
Co-Directed by Kevin Maher & Tony Testa

Features a cast who will make their professional debut
in front of producers, agents, artists & other industry professionals.

Special Guest Performance by The Jabbawockeez in honor of Gary Kendell.

Friday, August 15th 2008 - 8:00pm
Saturday, August 16th 2008 - 3:00pm & 8:00pm

For more information: http://www.monstersofhiphop.com

TICKETS: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=MONS55E&OID=130


A Nite At The Hollywood Canteen with The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra.

Ticket Price Increase after 8/14

Just a reminder, in case you haven't purchased your tickets yet, that the price goes up after August 14th.

Here's the link to get your tickets:

- Tap Olé at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival

Dear all
After a hugely successful runs last year, sell-out Fringe show 2007 Tap Olé returns to the Edinburgh Festival by storm. From the 8th to the 16th at Assembly @ Queen's Hall (www.assemblyfestival.com) 19:45h, and with major reviews published in The List magazine, The Scotsman, Tree Weeks and the Skinny Fest. Spanish virtuoso guitar and spectacular precision tap dancing. Innovative choreography, Body Percussion and the famed and evocative Sand Dance.

If you are in Edinburgh or have any correspondents in town over this month then please come along and see the show. Just let me (+447933758449) or one of my publicists (Robyn Hambrook 0061 416 358 352, 0044 7813 347 269 / robyn@feettheatre.com, or Dana MacLeod +44 7866 603 147 / dana@danamacleod.co.uk) know and we will be happy to organise complimentary tickets (for promoters) for the performance of your choice. I have attached our latest press release and some recent production shots for your information.

I look forward to seeing you!


Guillem Alonso



Tap Olé

Dance / Music - Edinburgh Fringe

7.45pm daily

8 – 16 August except 12th & 14th

Assembly at the Queens Hall


"perfect synchronicity… stunning technical precision… you never want them to stop."

The Scotsman ****

"sexy, contemporary… melancholic, sensual, dramatic… the quartet performs as one precision unit in this enchanting, exuberant show."

The List ****

Virtuoso Spanish guitar accompanying precision tap dance show by Fringe favorites, Catalan company Tap Olé. Great for all family.

An explosion of rhythm and energy! Award-winning tap dance and Spanish guitar virtuosos Tap Olé return to Edinburgh after their sell out season at last year's Fringe.

Establishing themselves as favourites with audiences around the world, this Catalan four-piece continues to receive acclaim for their atmospheric fusion of precision tap dance choreography and masterful Spanish guitar.

Tap Olé are already firm favourites with Scottish audiences following performances at Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival in 2005 and critically acclaimed season at the Fringe in 2007.

Performing at the Queens Hall for six days only, Tap Olé audiences can expect another astounding dance experience featuring body percussion and the evocative sand dance.

The dancers, Guillem Alonso and Roser Font, are well known international soloists who have toured with major shows such as Fire of Dance, Barcelona Rhythm Tap, Camut Band's Rhythm is Life, American Tap Dance Orchestra and Manhattan Tap.

Classically-trained guitarists Alejandro Pérez Gràcia and Roger Raventós blend classical Spanish guitar with a wide range of other influences such as flamenco, rumba, latin and jazz.

"technically flawless... spectacular... innovative"

The Skinny Fest

Listings Press Release

Virtuoso Spanish guitar accompanying precision tap dance show by Fringe favorites, Catalan company Tap Olé. Great for all family.

Contact: Robyn Hambrook 07813 347 269 / robynhambrook@gmail.com OR Dana MacLeod 07866 603 147 / dana@danamacleod.co.uk

Assembly at the Queens Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG

Tickets: Assembly Box Office, 54 George Street / boxoffice@assemblyfestival.com or call 0131 623 3030 OR Fringe 0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com

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