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Sep 8, 2008


- Jazz Tap Live LA Preview
- Jazz Tap Live at the Joyce with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold!
-Sue Samuels New Fall Jazz Dance Schedule
-New Studio for Sue Samuels
- Tap Reloaded 2009
- Marc Bamuthi Joseph's the break/s comes to the East Coast- Appearance by Jason Samuels Smith
- Watch "Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Opening Number by Chloe Arnold" on YouTube
- Danielle Hobbs updates for Jazz/modern workshop: New Modern dance footage!

- Roxane Butterfly's Tap Events/ Fall 08- NYC/ Paris
- Parallel Exit in Freshly Tossed
-The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience - New York City, November 7-9, 2008.
-Jazz Tap Brunch Sunday, Sept 14th
- Ayodele Casel- Photographer & Tap Dancer
-Picnic in the Park: 20th Anniversary - Let the celebration begin! Sunday 9/14/08
-Fall In Love With Salsa! New Kids Class!
- Dancing with the Boston Tap Company in "Rhythm in the Night" - Sept. 26, 27, 28

-News from M.A.D.D. Rhythms

-Sunset Strips- September 14th
-OPPORTUNITY: Hip Hop/Advanced Tap Teacher Needed in Colorado
-OPPORTUNITY: Auditions in Texas

- Melbourne International Tap Festival NEWS

Jazz Tap Live LA Preview


Jazz Tap Ensemble

Los Angeles Preview
Wed, September 10

7:00 PM

Seating Limited. RSVP REQUIRED

3773 S Crenshaw Blvd (At Coliseum)
Los Angeles, CA 90016


Gayle Hooks
Managing Director
Jazz Tap Ensemble
1416 Westwood Blvd. #207
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310)475-4412 (t)


Jazz Tap Live at the Joyce with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold!

Exclusive Engagement September 16-21, 2008

Jazz Tap Ensemble TAP ROOTS

Lynn Dally - Artistic Director

A full evening concert honoring tap heroes Bill Bojangles Robinson, John Bubbles, Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, the Nicholas Brothers, Ann Miller, and Gene Kelly and featuring contemporary works by Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, and the word premiere of Lynn Dally's Bahia Dreams, commissioned by the Joyce for its 25th Anniversary season.

dancers: Sam Weber, Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Phillip Attmore, Maya Guice, Ananda Bena-Weber.

musicians: Doug Walter, piano David Dunaway, bass
Jerry Kalaf, drums Todd Anderson, saxophone
Leslie Lewis, vocals


September 16-21, 2008
SAT 2PM & 8 PM
SUN 2PM & 7:30 PM

The Joyce Theater
1175 8th Avenue at 19th Street
Joyce Charge 212-242-0800

Hi Everyone!
The Fall has arrived and so has my NEW SCHEDUL E!

Monday - Beg. Jazz 10:30-12 BDC
Basic Beg. Jazz 1-2:30 MMAC
Basic Beg. Jazz 7:30-9 Ailey

Tuesday - Adv/Beg. Jazz 10-11:30 Ailey
=2 0 Basic Jazz 1:30-3 * BDC
Adv/Beg. Jazz A 0 6-7:30 Ailey

Wednesday - Beg. Jazz 10:30-12 BDC
Adv/Beg. Jazz 1-2:30 MMAC

Thursday - Adv/Beg. Jazz 10-11:30 Ailey
Basic Jazz 1:30-3* BDC

Friday - Beg. Jazz 10:30- 12 BDC
Basic Beg. Jazz 1-2:30 MMAC
Beg. Jazz 7:45-9:15 BDC

Saturday - Intermediate Jazz 4-5:30 Ailey

Sunday - Beg. Jazz 10:30-12 BDC

BDC - 322 W. 45th St. bet. 8th and 9th Ave.
Alvin Ailey - 405 W. 55th St @ 9th Ave.
MMAC - 248 W. 60th St. bet. 10th and 11th Ave.

*the Basic Jazz @ BDC on Tues . and Thurs. changes time starting Sept. 16th. (now it is 2-3:30)

I hope to see you soon!

Keep on dancing and having FUN!

Sue Samuels

Dear Students:

I am excited to announce that, starting September 8, I am adding the comprehensive Open Class Program at the new Manhattan Movement & Arts Center to my teaching schedule.

For details about my classes and schedule, please visit www.manhattanmovement.com. To sign up for a class, phone 212.787.1178, or drop by the studio. (Online registration is coming soon.)

For my students, enroll in your first class, and get one free. Mention discount code: DANCE08

As you have been hearing, MMAC offers 18,000 square feet of spacious, column-free studios. In addition, it houses a fully equipped, 160-seat theater, which may be rented for rehearsals, workshops and performances.

I look forward to seeing you at MMAC.


Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 W. 60th Street (between Amsterdam and West End)
Phone: 212.787.1178
Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, E to 59th/Columbus Circle



September 29th 2008

Weekly class schedule:

Mondays 5:30-7pm Intermediate-Advanced Level with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

NEW: Request a class...is there a day and a time that works for you? Let us know and if there is enough interest, we will add a class!
Send requests to: dormeshiase@gmail.com

ONLY $15 per class!!!

Harlem Tap Studio
401 W. 149th bet Convent and St. Nicholas Avenue
(A train to 145th)

Also, come and have some fun and eat yummy food up at CAMARADAS for

with Live Jazz Musicians

DANCERS, POETS, MUSICIANS, COMEDIANS...share the floor and the good times...

Hosted By Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Only $7 cover!!!

Between 115th -116th street and 1st avenue

Doors open at 8pm
Session from 8:30pm-11pm
Kitchen open late!!!

The World's Best Tap Dancers
April 24, 2009

8 PM

For the first time in Germany Pascal Hulin and German Tap present

Tap Reloaded 2009


Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold : USA

Dorel & Costel Surbeck, Fabrice Martin, Lukas Weiss; Switzerland

Noelia Vicente & Ccarlos Ramos ; Spain

Konstantin Nevretdinov ; Russia

Fredy Corado ; Costa Rica

Formation “Penguin Tappers” ; Germany

Box office:


Marc Bamuthi Joseph's the break/s comes to the East Coast!

***Jason Samuels Smith is scheduled to make a guest performance at this event.

"You should go see the break/s if you like hip-hop.
You should go if you want to know more about hip-hop.
You should go if you think hip-hop is not a vehicle for those high art ideas and emotions,
because you will be converted, and the sooner the better."
-Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Marc Bamuthi Joseph's critically acclaimed "mixtape for stage" comes to the East Coast this September!

The John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts
Terrace Theater
September 18-20, 2008
get tickets here!


NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
September 23 and 25-27, 2008
get tickets here!

Read and see more of Marc Bamuthi Joseph here!

For more information about the break/s, please contact:
Cathy Zimmerman, Co-Director and Producer
MAPP International Productions
140 Second Avenue, Suite 502
New York, NY 10003
Joan Osato

Producing Director

Youth Speaks, Inc.
Youth Speaks / Brave New Voices / The Living Word Project

290 Division Street, Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94103
p) 415.255.9035 ext. 15
f) 415.255.9065
c) 415-710-7427



Watch "Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Opening Number by Chloe Arnold" on YouTube

In a tribute to America, the opening number for the Jerry Lewis Telethon 2008 featured 24 tap dancers from all over the U.S.
Produced by Anita Mann Productions.
Choreographed by Chloe Arnold (www.chloearnold.com)
Cast of Dancers- Chloe Arnold Maud Arnold Jared Grimes Ted Levy Sarah Reich Lee Howard Matt Shields Danny Nielson Josette Wiggan Melinda Sullivan Amanda Mak Alaman Diadhiou Jason Rodgers Danielle Behrens Tiernan Tunicliffe Michelle May Kayla Zellars Myasia Fox Christopher Broughton B'jon Carter-Burnell Kyle Jones Wesley Barnes Jack Ironstone Luke Hawkins
Courtesy of www.divinerhythmproductions.com EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!

Danielle Hobbs updates for Jazz/modern workshop: New Modern dance footage!

Greeetings all,

Please check out the new footage I uploaded performing The Legendary Modern Dance Piece: Metamorphesis.

This piece achieved the National Gold Medal for Actso NAACP, The Dorothy Chandler Spotlight Award, and was performed for Sidney Poitier's Breast Cancer fundraiser for a cure.

Hopefully this viewing will allow you to have me share my skills and performing secrets and choreograph special works on your dance company, for upcoming compeitions, and/or jazz/modern workshop! Or maybe you know some one that has a dance studio looking for special work.

Latest Commercial work and choreography have been Beyonce "Baby Boy- Goddess in the sand solo", "DE JA VU- African solo", "Beautiful Liar-w/Shakira", and parts of "The Beyonce Experience: The Ultimate Performer Tour!"

Latest Theater Equity Works have been "Ode to Claude"- Choregraphed by Matthew Dickens, (Tribute to famed choregrapher Claude Thompson), "Purlie"- Pasadena Playhouse- directed by Legendary Sheldon Epps and choreographed by Ken Roberson, "Aida"- Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, Maimi, and "For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide-Lady in Purple"

Danielle holds a BA of Dance, with an emphasis in Dunham, Graham, and Horton, and tons of commercial dance experience, therefore she has the best of both worlds. Feel free to invite her to your studio for a Great Experience.

Look out for her first book: "I Dance: All you need to know about becoming a working dancer." coming soon.


Danielle Hobbs
310 936 1319

Danielle Hobbs performing: Metamorphesis:


Danielle "Danigirl" Hobbs Dance/Choreographer Montage:




STEPS on Broadway (74th st & Broadway)
Guest Teacher! Roxane Butterfly:
Basic Tap, Mon 7:00-8:00pm
Beg Tap, Mon 8:00-9:15pm
Adv Tap, Wed 4:30-6:00pm
Adv Int Tap, Thu 4:30-6:00pm & Fri 7:45-9:15pm

HEART BEAT Studio (Mineapolis)
Friday Oct 10th, Sat Oct 11th, Sund Oct 12th

HARMONIC Studio (5 passage des Taillandiers, Paris 11eme)
Sunday Oct 26th, 14h30-17h: int/adv

October 29th- Nov 2nd
Seville, Spain

The Roxane Butterfly's Tap Boots are now on sale (see flyer attached). Made in Spain !

Videos of Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats will be available at the above workshops.
If you cannot attend and wish to receive one, contact Roxane via email.

Visit www.myspace.com/roxanebutterfly for new videos!

Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats
Spain: +34 651 684 430
USA: +1 212 636 9584

Watch our last videos!


Parallel Exit in Freshly Tossed

Performer: Brian Spitulnik
Photographer: Steven Rosen

Come check out Freshly Tossed! Blending music, dance, theatre, and comedy, Freshly Tossed features artists who take an innovative and exciting approach towards musical theatre. Curators Wendy Seyb and Mark Lonergan have brought together an outstanding group of artists who blend music and comedy in intriguing and surprising new ways. The evening will include work from Wendy Seyb, Parallel Exit, Ray Hesselink, Matt Williams, Chris Allison, and Adam Kuchler.
Freshly Tossed is being presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), Wendy Seyb, and Mark Lonergan, along with Katie Adams, and Josh Blye.

Where: American Theater of Actors/Chernuchin Theatre
314 W 54th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

When: Monday, September 22nd at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

To buy tickets Call OvationTix at (212) 352-3101 or visit www.nymf.org. Tickets are $20 each

Mark Lonergan
Artistic Director
Parallel Exit
Please note my new email address is mark@parallelexit.net
The upcoming workshop in the 'Tradition In Tap - Series' will be dedicated to the work of Legendary Be-Bop Tap Master, 'The Ambassador of Tap', Prof. Ardie Bryant.

The workshop is scheduled to take place in New York City on the weekend of November 7-9, 2008.

This workshop will feature original choreography taught by the master himself, and Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.

The workshop will take place at Nola Studios in midtown Manhattan.

The Participants Showcase will take place on Saturday November 8, at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. See the website for guidelines and application form.

The workshop includes:
- Three days of intensive tap experience.
- Original Choreography taught by the 'Master' himself.
- Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.
- Participants Showcase.
- Tradition In Tap - Award Presentation.
- Tap History Talks.
- Video Presentation.
- Tap Technique.
- Related Events
- 'Dance Teacher Recognizes' certificate (For Teachers Only).

The workshop consists of 4 different programs:
- Two separate adult programs for intermediate, advanced and professional levels (Adults, Teens 16+).
- Teens program for tappers ages 12-16, with at least 5 years of extensive tap training.
- Youth program for tappers age 10-12, exposing them to the genius of the masters.

Tradition In Tap is proud to announce an expanded scholarship program, so that more aspiring tap dancers may attend The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience.
Scholarships are made possible by funds granted by private donors through the 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program & The Tradition In Tap - Advisory Committee. Please refer to the web site for more information and an application form.
If you are interested in becoming a personal sponsor to a tap dancer in need, join our 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program and provide additional dancers with the partial or full tuition for the workshop.

Extensive information is now available on the web site: www.TraditionInTap.org
The workshop's poster will be sent out in few days - please be sure to update us with your current mailing address.

Space is limited - register early!
Special group rates available – call for details.


Prof. Ardie Bryant - Bio:
Prof. Bryant, known worldwide as the "Innovator of Modern Jazz Tap" and the "Ambassador of Tap" is a master jazz tap percussionist, tap preservationist, historian, director, composer, arranger, actor, choreographer and musician with seven decades of professional experience.

He has toured the world as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Department of Defense, and the sounds of his percussive feet and his dance memories are preserved as part of the Jazz Oral History Program in the Archives Center of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

In his teens, he was influenced by the music of modern jazz giants Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gilliespie, and is credited with developing a new style of tap he named Modern Jazz Tap.

Ardie is also a university professor who not only teaches tap, but also educates students about the importance and history of tap and jazz tap as an American art form.

In July 2006 Ardie received the prestigious "Los Angeles Cultural Treasure Award" from the City of Los Angeles.

Prof. Bryant co-starred and performed with: Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Cab Calloway, Joe Louis, Kate Smith, Fred Allen, Ruth Brown, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Erroll Garner, Charles Mingus, Art Tatum, Lester Young, Billy May and Illinois Jacquet. He appeared at: The Palace Theater, The Paramount Theater, The Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, The Calgary Stampede and The Walt Disney Concert Hall.

------------------------------------------------------------------ Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments you might have.

My e-mail address for this workshop is: ProfArdieBryant@TraditionInTap.org
or call me directly at: 646-383-4949

Thanks and Shalom,

Ofer Ben - Executive Director
Tradition In Tap, Inc.

Tradition In Tap, Inc.

Postal Address: P.O.Box 1050
New York City, NY 10276, USA
Phone: (646) 383-4949

Jazz Tap Brunch
Hosted By Bob Kindred and Barbara Duffy
From 1997-1999, the great sax player Bob Kindred and I hosted a Jazz Tap Brunch every Sunday at a restaurant called Zinno. The Daily News said,
"A wonderful conversation in rhythm as the trio and the dancers spur each other on." Special guests always stopped in to tap dance or sing. It was a fun-filled afternoon of improvisation and the only jazz tap brunch in the city. Our reunion brunch in June was so successful, Cafe Loup asked us back!!


When: Sunday, September 14, 12:30-3:30
Where: Cafe Loup, 105 West 13th St. bet 6th & 7th
How Much: No Cover, Brunch menu from $9.50 to $16.50
Reservations: 212-255-4746
Subway: 1,2,3 to 14th Street F,V,L PATH
Fall In Love With Salsa! New Kids Class!

Fall Salsa Session Begins Sept. 8-12
New Programs for Adults and Kids! Free Events!

Fall Session Salsa Classes
September - November 2008
Fall in love with Salsa over and over again!
Fundamentals Programs: Basics and More
This is not the typical "beginners" program. Besides footwork, turns, and moves, you will get combinations, intro to styling, cultural perspective and more! Let us help you bring the new school and old school Salsa world's together.
$120 Per Person/ $230 Per Pair includes: 10 classes, music CD, studio social, and practice study guide. Registrations are accepted until the second week of class.
Classes are held 5 nights a week in 6 different locations. Choose a night, but you have the flexibility to jump from one site to the next if needed. For Details Click Here

Essentials Programs: Feeling and Flow
Our revamped essentials program now mirrors our fundamentals program in structure and design. Now filled with music identification/appreciation exercises, additional turn patters, modified moves, combinations, and additional styling, lets take your Salsa to the next level.
$125 Per Person/ $240 Per Pair includes: 10 classes, music CD, studio social, and practice study guide. Registrations are accepted until the second week of class.
Classes are held 2 nights a week in 2 different locations (Tues-Hartford/Weds-Wethersfield). Choose a night, but you have the flexibility to jump from one site to the next if needed. For Details Click Here

Take advantage of our early bird registration special and save today!
Register 1 person by this Friday, Sept. 5 and get a $40 off a 2nd registration for any Adult Beginners and/or Essentials Class. Register Online and we will rebate the difference after regular registration is completed. Register on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm or Friday from 6 pm - 7:30 pm at the Fuller Movement Center, 1477 Park St.
What are you waiting for? Register TODAY!

Fundamentals Program for Kids 7-12: Basics and More
This is the kid version of our adult beginners program. Students will learn everything adults do using a kid friendly curriculum. Great for educational and cultural understanding/appreciation.
$90 Per Child/ $150 Per Two includes: 10 classes, music CD, studio social, and practice study guide. Registrations are accepted until the second week of class.
Classes are held:
Fuller Movement Center
1477 Park St. 2nd Fl, Hartford
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Starting, Sept. 11, 2008
For Details Click Here

Siembra Youth Production Company
We are still accepting youth with some dance experience for our youth production company. If you are interested and would like details please contact us.
Evolucion! Adult Production Company
We are still accepting adults with some dance experience for our adult production company. If you are interested and would like details please contact us.
Will not be offered this week, but will be offered next week. Please make a note of it.
CT Women's Expo
Join Salsa Fundamentals and many others this weekend at the CT Expo Center for a great day of information, demonstrations, and fun. Look for the Salsa Fundamentals table and performances on both Sat./Sun. Come by, say hi, and enter to win great prizes.
Latin Fest Hartford
Come out and enjoy the music of Shorty C, Domenic Marte, Oro Solido, Xtreme, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and much more all for FREE. Bushnell Park Pavilion, Hartford CT. 12 PM - 7 PM. We are looking for people to help us promote Salsa Fundamentals during this event. Interested parties will be compensated. Interested and want details? Contact us.
Salsa Fundamentals originators of the progressive lessons, specialists in the basics, and advocates for the education and preservation of the roots of music and dance!
email: rey@trysalsa.com
phone: 860-212-0350
web: http://www.trysalsa.com


Support fellow tap dancer/photographer Ayodele Casel.
For more information, visit: http://www.caselphotography.com/
20th Anniversary - Let the celebration begin! Sunday 9/14/08
Dear Tap Enthusiast,
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the annual Tap Extravaganza presented by The Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day (Flo-Bert, Ltd) held in New York City. Not only are we gearing up for the performance/awards show in May 2009, but we are also planning an array of events along the way. Read on to see what's coming up and how you can support the organization.
September Event
Picnic in the Park
When: Sunday, September 14, 2008 from 1 - 5 pm
Where: Riverside Park @ 145th Street.
Enter at 145th Street and Riverside Drive (Elevator and Stairs to lower level) or 148th Street and Riverside Drive (Stairs only to lower level). Follow the Tap Extravaganza signs.
Join us for some fun outdoor games (such as kickball, frisbee, and football or, feel free to bring some of your favorite games and sporting equipment), some tasty food from the grill ($5 suggested donation) and a tap jam (so bring your shoes). Labor Day may bring summer to a close, but there is still more outdoor fun to be had! This event is open to anyone and everyone who would like to come. We will also be raffling off some fun prizes so bring a few bucks and get yourself some raffle tickets!

Like what we're doing? Here's how you can help...
In order to make this year's 20th Annual Tap Extravaganza unlike any other, we need your help. We hope to bring this tap dance & awards show to the legendary Apollo Theater to take tap dance back to its roots. Your tax-deductible contribution can help make this a reality. You may make a donation of $50 or more by following the link below to Ticket Central. To make a donation less than $50, simply mail your check made out to Flo-Bert, Ltd. to our office at Tap Extravaganza, PO Box 2156, New York, NY 10108.

See you in the Park!

--The Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day
DeWitt Fleming, Jr (Chair)
Traci Mann (Chair)
Ruth Cohen (Treasurer)
Dana Fisch (Secretary)
Rod Ferrone
Laraine Goodman
Al Heyward
Carl Schlesinger
Michael Shannon

In case you happen to be in the Boston area on September 26th, 27th, or 28th I will be performing with the Boston Tap Company in the show "Rhythm In The Night". Hope to see you there!!

-Arleigh :-)


HYDE PARK MA. 617-361-7024

Dates and Times: Friday, September 26th, 7p.m.
Saturday, September 27th, 3p.m. for youth organizations
Saturday, September 27th, 7p.m.
Sunday, September 28th at 3p.m.

For tickets call the box office at 617-361-7024 or visit www.rtwboston.org
Tickets $20.00

Boston Tap Company presents a night of extraordinary
dancing with cutting edge choreography by Sean C Fielder who's style is
testimonial to the original tap icons. Electrifying the stage with lightening fast feet and music that navigates from classical swing, salsa to hip hop and reggae, *Rhythm in the Night* will have your feet tapping from beginning to end. The Boston Tap Company is a compilation of diverse generations and nationalities from different communities throughout the United States sending a message of unity and education through their passion for the art. Educating the youth about the difficult decisions of life.

*"The Boston Tap Company has designated the Saturday matinee performance to local youth organizations. All tickets to this show will be sold at
a discounted price of $11.00, $1 of which will go to benefit local youth
organizations. Tickets for this show are sold through the box office at
Riverside Theatre Works only and all transactions do require proof of youth organizations. Please call 617-361-5269 to order your tickets. All groups limited to 10 people until Sept. 18th"*

Sean C Fielder
President /Founder /Artistic Dir.
Boston Tap Company
PS. Always remember:
"The Only Way To Be Different Is To Be Yourself

M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Inc. Newsletter
Everything you need to know about us and what we are up to

Summer may be leaving, but M.A.D.D. Rhythms is getting hotter than ever! Mas Fuego! The summer has been filled with events and travels for all. I taught at the ARISE Conference in Willowbrook, Nora Clark and I represented at The Motor City Tap Festival, Jaybo Dixon and I ran a 6-week ASM/BBF teen summer program on the west side of Chicago while Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Nora Clark, Jaybo Dixon and I held a 2-week Youth TAP Boot Camp at M.A.D.D. Rhythms' own studio. We did monthly performances at Millennium Park and fed the crowd a delicious serving of RHYTHM at The Taste Of Chicago. The entire family attended the St. Louis Tap Festival and right after that I taught at the Embracing The Dream Conference and The School Of Performing Arts Dance Intensive. Nora, Jaybo and Star represented at The L.A. Tap Festival where Star brought home The Cutting Contest Victory for the second straight year. The summer ended on a high note with me teaching and performing at Tap Into A Cure in Edmonton where they raised $10,000 for 2 worthy causes. I also went to Winnipeg the very next week to share my love of TAP. Busy is an understatement, but I wouldn't have it any other way!!! This picture was shot by our resident photographer/graphic designer named Alijah Villain and it is my connection of TAP to GOD! It is a tap shoe in a bible because I am most open and in tune, spiritually when I am TAPdancing! Respect The Dance! Make A Difference the best way you can!
The M.A.D.D.Rhythms Tap Academy Fall Session begins Monday, Sept. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 20. Registration will be held from 10am to 4pm on Sat., Sept. 6. ONE DAY ONLY! The fall session is our most popular session, so don't wait til the last minute to get registered!
M.A.D.D. Rhythms is performing at Millennium Park in the Chase Family Tent on Friday. Aug. 29 at 12noon and 2pm. The M.A.D.D. Rhythms Jr. Squad will also be performing. Best of all it is FREE, FREE, FREE! M.A.D.D. Rhythms and The M.A.D.D. Rhythms Jr. Squad will also, be performing at The African Festival Of The Arts in Washington Park on Monday, Sept. 1 at 1:30pm. Come enjoy some African culture and Tap culture all in the same day!
P.S. As always, the monthly newsletter may not always be monthly 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 M.A.D.D. Rhythms' Junior Corps., The TAP Boot Camps and The Chicago Tap Summit! I hope you enjoy.

Bril Barrett
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy
12-week Fall Session September 15-December 20

The 4th Annual Chicago TAP Summit
•   Nov.14-16
•   Workshops
•   Tap Tour
•   Panel Discussion
•   Tap Jam
•   All-Star Concert

email: bril@maddrhythms.com
phone: 773.604.1899
web: http://www.maddrhythms.com


Please come support AIDS Project Los Angeles and The Actors Fund September 14th...

Sunday, September 14
6:30 p.m. One-Hour Cocktail Reception for Super VIP and VIP Ticket Holders
7:30 p.m. Doors open for Premium and General Admission Ticket Holders
8:00 p.m. Show begins, followed by dance party until midnight

Boulevard 3
6523 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 90028


To purchase tickets please visit www.apla.org or www.actorsfund.org
Tickets: $160, $100, $40.
This event is standing room only.
Net proceeds benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and The Actors Fund.
Under the direction of award-winning choreographer, Travis Payne award-winning director David Galligan, and renowned musical directors Michael Brennan ("Le Reve" Las Vegas) and Bryan Perri (LA's "Wicked"), nearly 100 dancers will bare (almost) all in this new, one-night-only burlesque show to benefit APLA and The Actors Fund at one of Hollywood's hottest night spots, BOULEVARD3.

Scheduled to appear are Storm Lee, Leslie Jordan, Wilson Cruz, Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanch, Sarah Hunley, Dale Dickey with more cast members from "Sordid Lives: The Series." More to be announced!

Choreographers include Travis Payne, Mandy Moore, Tovaris Wilson, Brian Thomas, Fred Tallaksen, Lee Martino, Aisha Francis, Dondraico Johnson, Eva La Dare, Robert James Hoffman, III, Sideswipe, Tony Testa, Miguel Zarate, Stacy Walker, Casper, and Vinney Palazzolo & aerialists from "Vertigo Posse."

McDonald Selznick Associates, Inc.





OPPORTUNITY: Seeking a Hip-Hop/Advanced Tap Teacher in Colorado

Hi there--
We are currently seeking a Hip-Hop/Advanced Tap teacher at our studio. Are your postings free? If so, our posting is listed below! (The sooner this can be included, the better--thanks so much!)

The Younger Generation Players, Children's Musical Theatre Company
2701 W. Oxford Ave. #3, Englewood, CO 80110; 303-789-4444
Currently seeking dance teachers.
Needed: Hip-Hop/Jazz teacher & Advanced Tap teacher.
Prefer a teacher who can teach both, but will hire two separate teachers.
Salary negotiable. Classes begin September.
Please contact for information & interview: 303-789-4444 or ygptheatre@netscape.net.
See our website for more information: www.ygplayers.org
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OPPORTUNITY: Auditions in Texas
Cheer Coaches, Step Team and Dance Instructors Needed:

Sports and recreation company seeks current or former Cheerleaders, Step and Dancers for teaching youth programs. We train all newly hired coaches and instructors how to teach youth. Evenings and/or Saturday mornings. Employment manage your own site in your area.

Call (214) 295-1031 ext 706 ask for Gail Pearson, Program Manager
Send resume and cover letter to info@texastalentthon.com

About Us:
The Texas Talent Thon Cheerleading & Dance Program (TTT) is a new youth recreational cheerleading association serving children in our community. "Texas Talent Thon Cheerleading & Dance Program"is supported by registration fees, fundraising, program sales, sponsorships, and generous donations from members of the community. This program is a non-profit recreational cheerleading & dance program along with two mentoring programs the "Special K's Special T's Princess Society and The Gents".

Texas Talent Thon Cheer and Dance Program was created for
Cheerleading and dance families in search of a program with a direct link into the Dallas Community. We encourage our families to bond, thru fun outings and events for the childrens enjoyment.
Looking for Christian Men & Women Spoken Word Artists, Actors, Singers and Praise Dancers!! (to perform in adaptation to "You wouldn't know a good man if you saw one!", "Would You Know A Good Women if You Saw One?" & "Father Can You Hear Me?" ... by Ka'Mili Grayson,) (non-paid ministry performance benefiting Texas Talent Thon Artist Development Group)

6 Men Ages 25-45yrs
6 Women Ages 25-45yrs

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:00pm-3:00pm
K.B. Polk Recreation Center 6801 Roper Street, Dallas, Texas
E-mail: Brandon@texastalentthon.com or call 214-295-1031 ext. 705 (Brandon Powell, VP of Artist Development)

" You must be prepared to read, sing and dance" We will provide all music for dancing you must bring your own music for singing.
You must be able to act & sing or act and dance to be in any of these production.

Rehearsals will begin in September

Performance Date To Be Announced

Melbourne International Tap Festival NEWS
Schedule Changes, Opening Party & Reminders
Hi Everyone,
Time to say goodbye to Winter! The countdown has started for the festival and we are working hard to bring you a huge festival - pre festival performances will be starting shortly at Shopping Centres throughout Melbourne and Flinders St Station - keep an eye on the events page for details.
"Welcome home to Rachel Cusack, Jess Cram, Thomas Wadelton and Winston Morrison of the Swift Rhythm Hoofers and Shane Preston who have returned from USA and taken part in the New York, Chicago and LA Tap festivals. Well done and welcome back!!"

Onto some festival business: Due to unforseen circumstances there have been a couple of changes to the schedule: Kids Intermediate on 16/10 at 1045 is now with Melita Sammut, Adult Advanced on 17/10 at 1200 is now with Jason Samuels Smith, Kids Advanced on 18/10 at 0930 is now with Chris Horsey. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Another small change due to public demand - we have joined the shows to give you one big awe inspiring show at a discounted cost - available Friday 17th October & Saturday 18th October at 730pm.

The Opening Party of the Festival will take place at Ministry of Dance on Wednesday 15th October - all welcome! More details listed under Events on Website. Bring your shoes for jamming opportunities with Jason & Chloe. Closing Party will take place on Monday 20th October - details coming soon!
Just remember if you purchase your tickets before the festival you receive a 20% discount voucher from our sponsor Capezio for their products, redeemable at the workshop sales stand or by mail order.
Volunteers: If you would like to experience being part of behind the scenes of the festival and running an event, register your interest to become a volunteer - please send an email to chrissie@mitf.com.au.
Capezio's A Taste Of Tap: If you would like to be a part of it to showcase your students and school please send an email to alice@mitf.com.au Registrations close September 19th.
New artists are being added each week so keep an eye on the artists link on the MITF website!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the festival!
Grant Swift & the Festival Committee
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