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Mar 5, 2009


-Mr. Wiggles Wreck Session March 8th NYC!
--ATDF Sunday Tap Classes this month with Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold & Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
-Weekly Int/Adv tap class with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
-Shim-Sham @ The Kitchen
- The India Jazz Suites Tour in Hawaii - Chitresh Das and
Jason Samuels Smith
-India Jazz Suites featuring Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels
Smith in Kirkland, WA
-2009 DC Tap Festival
- JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance
-Congratulations to Christiane Matallo for Carnaval 2009 Mocidade Alegre
- The Mind-Body Connection Workshop-Thank You!
- MoveFreeDancers.com featuring Sue Samuels!
-Save the Date – LA Tap Festival 2009
-Hip Hop/Fusion Workshop

- ATDF - March Tap Happenings
- Arias Dance NYC
-Ailey Extension: March 2009
-Mamadele Newsletter: Hahahaes @ Joe's Pub (March 14)
- Professional Skills for Artists Workshop
- The Chalks in March
-Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers in concert!
-Tap Dance on Cable TV
-House Dance Conference
- Tap Jam every Wednesday in March and April 9-10p.m.
- Downtown, Uptown, Out of Town and On the Air
-Hip Hop/Fusion Workshop
-Don’t miss Theater Mania’s ticket deals!

-Thank You for Supporting CHRP

- Tap Dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce & Lindy Hop Dancer Giselle Anguizola …. Present - Olio, The Show!

-NEWS FROM OVERSEAS- Roxane Butterfly March/April Calendar
- Receive an additional 20% OFF our already discounted prices at dancefactoryoutlet.com!
- Network for all genres of music!!
-New Book from Idealist.org and Penguin
Divine Rhythm Productions & www.Mr.Wiggles.biz presents 

The premiere opportunity to learn, jam, and party with the 
pioneers of Hip Hop Culture! 
When: Sunday, March 8th 2009  
12-6 PM 
Where: Chelsea Studios 
151 W. 26th Street, 6th Floor NYC 
*Poppin Class - Mr. Wiggles* 
*Bronx Rockin Class - Mr. Wiggles* 
*Party Dance - Snap Pop & Lock* 
*On going Jam Sessions* 
*Party Cipher w/ Prizers* 
$65 with pre-paid registration by March 6th 
$75 at the door 
Individual Purchases: 
$25 per single class or $15 for JAM/Q&A package 
To Register, send your full name, phone number, and package 
option to:wigzwrecksession@gmail.com or call (212) 
For more information: 

American Tap Dance Foundation

Advanced Tap Technique for Teens and Adults

Advanced Level
Sundays 3:30 – 5:00pm

Chelsea Studios
151 W. 26th Street between 6th & 7th avenue, NYC

Sunday, March 8th: Jason Samuels Smith
Sunday, March 15th: Chloe Arnold
Sunday, March 22nd: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
Sunday, March 29th: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
$20 per single class. Drop-ins welcome
With Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
When: Every Thursday from 6:00 till 7:30PM
Where: Harlem Tap (W 149th, NYC)
The Kitchen
Shim Sham (formerly known as Hoofers' House)
Hosted by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
featuring the Theo Hill Trio
Monday, March 30, 8pm
Join tap dance innovator Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards for a free open jam session in which some of the finest of New York City's rhythm tap community come together to share and showcase their moves. The evening features live musical accompaniment by pianist Theo Hill's trio and promises to mnake for a unique and exciting gathering of rhythmic exchange. The jam is open to tap dancers of all levels and comcludes with Leonard Reed's famous Shim Sham Shimmy, the hoofers' international anthem. So come enjoy the show or bring your shoes and join the jam! 
The India Jazz Suites Tour in Hawaii
Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith  
Saturday, March 14 Leeward Comm unity College, O'ahu  
Thursday, March 19 Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui  
Saturday, March 21 Kahilu Theatre, Hawai'i Island  
Jason Samuels Smith Classes on Maui  
Maui Arts & Cultural Center Omori Studio A  
BEG/INT 3:00 P.M. INT+ 4:30 P.M.  
$20 per class  
Reservations & Information: 878-1482  
Presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center  
India Jazz Suites featuring Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels  
Kirkland Performance Center Presents…  
India Jazz Suites featuring Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels  
April 3, 8:00 PM  
Adults $18.00 • Sr $16.00 • Youth $10.00  
Kirkland Performance Center  
350 Kirkland Ave.  
Kirkland, WA 98033  
INDIA JAZZ SUITES is an explosive collaboration between one 
of India's foremost Kathak masters and one of the world's  
fastest, Emmy-award winning tap dancers. The result is high 
entertainment which crosses all boundaries of age, race and 
culture — a blast of incredible speed and power, grace and  
beauty, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance. The  
first event in our Namaste Kirkland Series brings two  
different cultures together for an explosive show.  
For more information:  
2009 DC Tap Festival  
Presented by Chloe and Maud Productions  
April 17th, 18th and 19th  
Join us for one dynamic, inspiring 3-day weekend, April 17, 
18, 19th, as we share and expand the language of dance  
through master classes, history talks, jam sessions, a  
student showcase, cutting contest, and Performance  
featuring both world renowned Tap Master and accomplished  
teachers and young dancers from the DC area and abroad. Our 

Faculty includes Directors Chloe & Maud Arnold, Emmy-Award  
winner Jason Samuels Smith, Grammy-Award winner Mya
Harrison (schedule pending), vaudeville star Dr. Harold  
Cromer, Broadway Stars Bakaari Wilder, Joe Webb, Dewitt  
Fleming, Tap Dog David Covington, Nancy Newell, Toni  
Lombre, Heidi Schultz, and many more!!!  
Don't miss Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, & Christiane Matallo at TAP RELOADED 2009!  
When: April 24, 2009 @ 8 PM  
Where: Liederhalle Stuggart - Germany  
Jason Samuel Smith, Chloe Arnold (USA)  
Dorel & Costel Surbeck  
Fabrice Martin , Lukas Weiss (Switzerland)  
Noelia Vincente, Carlos Ramos (Spain)  
Christiane Matallo & Gilberto de Syllos (Brazil)  
Konstantin Nevretdinov (Russia)  
Fredy Corado (Costa Rica)  
The Penguin Tappers (Germany)  
Phone +49-(0)711 / 25 55 555  
For more information:www.myspace.com/tapreloaded2009  
JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. (Anybody Can Get it)
July 22 – August 2
Doris Duke Theatre
Two-Week Engagement
Live Music

Be uplifted and astounded by tap sensation Jason Samuels Smith and his super-troupe A.C.G.I. (Anybody Can Get It) featuring some of the best feet in the business. A prodigy when cast in Savion Glover's Broadway hit Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk at age 15, Smith went on to become an Emmy Award-winner, television and feature film star, director, and choreographer carrying on the great tradition of tap. Audiences may recognize Smith as a featured guest performer on the hit television show So You Think You Can Dance. Expected to be in hot demand, this show is a two-week engagement and features live music!
NEW! Doris Duke Theatre now opening on Wednesday evenings
Wednesday – Saturday, 8:15pm
Saturday, 2:15pm
Sunday 5pm
Tickets: $33 adults, $30 seniors, students, child, $29 Full, and Flex 5 subscribers. Members enjoy early ordering privileges

Carnaval 2009 Mocidade Alegre - We are the champions, my friends!!!!!
Congratulations to Brazilian Tap Artist Christiane Matallo and all the wonderful tap dancers who helped make history when they competed for a second year with Mocidade Alegre in Brazilian Carnaval in Sao Paulo and WON the Championship! See the footage below:
Segue vídeo da nossa ala campeã.
Para quem não sabe, sou um dos sapateadores.
Até amanhã no desfile das campeãs.
A Message from Sue Samuels:
The Mind-Body Connection Workshop-Thank You!

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to tell you how good you looked in the workshop.  You were so focused and energetic.  And, you looked so cute in the final choreography!  You really brought that dance to life!  What FUN!
Thank you so much for participating I had a good time with you.  Many of you I knew from my classes and many of you I just met for the first time that day.  I look forward to seeing you again in my classes and in the next workshop on Sunday, April 26th at the Ailey Studios.  It's time to sign up now!!!
 I hope you were able to get something from the workshop that you will be able to use in your dancing and in your choreographing such as:  finding proper body alignment, learning how to pick up a step using several of the different tools we learned, learning choreography very quickly, then dancing it right away, and so on. That is good practice for auditions!
I was so surprised that I didn't have enough time to get through all the material I had prepared for you.
We didn't really have time to perform all the choreography we learned.  We could only do the last part of "Hand Jive" a few times.
In the next workshop, I will spend more time in the choreography section, especially so tha t we can perform the whole dance that 
we learned.  Also, I would like to focus more on the technique of turns.
I was wondering if you had any questions about the material I covered, or any suggestions.  Was there anything you 
wished I had spent more time on?  Maybe turns or jumps?  I would like to hear from you concerning this.
I am planning the next Mind-Body Connection Workshop for Sunday, April 26th from 1-4pm at the Ailey Studios.  Sign up now, the space is limited!  I look forward to seeing you at the next workshop.
Thank you for bringing so much joy to the dance!!
Live, Love, Laugh, DANCE!!!
Sue Samuels
CHECK IT OUT!! Dancers over 50!  It is fun to see us moving around and having fun as an "older" dancer.

Featuring Sue Samuels!

Save the Date – LA Tap Festival 2009!

2009 LA Tap Fest

Presented by The Debbie Allen Dance Academy

August 10-15th 2009



 The New York City Tap Festival
Visit www.atdf.org for more details. Sneak preview is up! Registration will be launched this month!
Festival classes include:
Half Day & Full Day Festival for Youth
Pre-Professional Program for Teens
Residencies, 2-day Courses & Master Classes for Adults
Performances opportunities for all festival participants
An AMAZING premier performance at Symphony Space
More events TBA
Take it to the Stage
Four new choreographers Take it to the Stage this season. You won't want to miss these weekends!
Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience!  Work intensively with today's top Teachers/Choreographers as they create new tap works to be premiered in New York City.  The weekend consists of two intensive choreography sessions on Saturday and Sunday and ends with an audition for a chance to perform at Tap City in July!
March 14 & 15: Jared Grimes
April 25 & 26: Brenda Bufalino
May 9 & 10: Michelle Dorrance
June 14 & 15: Ted Levy
*schedule is subject to change
All intensives take place on Saturday 3:00 - 6:00 & Sunday 5:00 - 8:00 with an audition 8:00 - 9:00.
Fee is $200 per intensive + a one time $25 registration fee.
* Beginning Tap for Adults and Teens *
Sundays 3:15 - 4:15 pm, Claudia Rahardjanoto
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:30 pm, Susan Hebach
If you can walk you can tap dance!  Develop your rhythm skills and have fun dancing in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Visit Adult Programs for more information and tuition.
Classes held at Chelsea Studios: 151 W 26th St
*Workshops with Brenda Bufalino*
Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22
Tap Technique & Repertory: Intermediate/Advanced 
Visit Adult Programs for tuition information.
Classes at Stepping Out Studios: 37 W 26th St, 9th Fl
* Absolute Beginner - Tap Basics Workshop*
Created especially to give new students a chance to learn the basic steps and vocabulary of tap dance, this class is a great way to "brush up the basics" or learn the fundamental skills needed to join our BASIC BEGINNER tap class. Open to ages 13 & up.
One 4-week workshop:
Sunday, March 1st (free trial class)
Workshop on Sunday March 8, 15, 22
5:45pm - 6:30pm (45 min)
How Much:
$45 for workshop (4 classes)
Students must be paid for the complete 4 weeks to participate
Chelsea Studios
151 W. 26th St. 5th/6th Floor
between 6th & 7th Ave.
For more information or to sign up for this workshop: email: shebach@atdf.org
call the ATDF office: 646.230.9564
Tap City Youth Ensemble Performances
When: March 10, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Macy's Herald Square, Main Floor
What: "Men's Night Out"
When: March 11, 2009, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Where: Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Dr. @ 145th St., NYC
What: "Women's History Month"
The Peggy Spina Tap Company presents Inventions: An Evening of Tap Dance and Jazz Music

Friday, March 6 at 6pm & 8:30pm
Saturday, March 7 at 6pm & 8:30pm

Spina Loft, 115 Prince Street
Reservations and Information: 212-674-8885
Contribution $20
Arias Dance NYC Newsletter
Arias Dance NYC Welcomes . .. .
Arias Dance NYC welcomes New Dance Group Faculty Members
Irene Kent*Shelley Frankel*Richard Marsden*Diego Funes*Frank Pietri*Hitomi*Devin Pullins* Yuka Kawazu* Debra Zalkind* Stoyan Radev*Excel* Lucy Turull* Antonia Katrandejieva* Nikki Baksh* Jose Traba* Spex* Susan Foley*Cooper Shaw
We would also like to welcome students, new and old, to take part in our exciting dance program. Our mission is to offer a quality dance classes at an affordable price. We are currently charging $10 per class. For your convenience we offer a 10 Class Card for the discounted price of $90. Our schedule is listed below.
Check out our website at: www.AriasDanceNYC.com
The Elan Awards
Summer Dance Festival
Arias Dance NYC is a proud sponsor of The Elan Awards Summer Dance Festival in Provincetown, Mass. Saturday August 22, 2009. Choreographers interested in showing their work please visit www.TheMantisProject.org to download guidelines.
Ailey Extension E-News: March 2009
Featured Teacher: SAMARA - Middle Eastern Dance
Inspirational Middle Eastern Dance instructor Samara (pictured) has been a staple at the Ailey Extension since its inception.  Her popular classes are filled with music every Friday to accompany undulating hips and swaying hip skirts as people dance their week away.  ?Before becoming a valued member of the Ailey Extension, she spent 25 years dedicated to the dances of the Middle East and North Africa.  Samara began dancing professionally in her teens and was a protégé of the late master dancer/teacher/choreographer Ibrahim Farrah. Since then, Samara has performed around the world on some of the most prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, and The Warner Theater in Washington D.C.  As a soloist, Samara has shared the stage with many famous recording artists from the Middle East and America including a performance with Christina Aguilera at the MTV Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall.  Currently, Samara is the choreographer and artistic director of Mosaic Dance Theater Company and a 1998 inductee into the American Academy of Middle Eastern Dance Hall of Fame.  Each week, she shares her expertise with students at the Ailey Extension.  
On March 1, 2009 Samara will offer The Beauty of the Veil Middle Eastern Dance Workshop. In this workshop, Samara will teach the technique of veil work, an essential element of Middle Eastern Dance. Be sure to mark your calendars for her five-day workshop this summer, June 26-30, 2009.
World-renowned instructor Madame Darvash will teach Intermediate/Advanced Ballet this spring.?Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Classes March 3-May 28, 2009?Tuesdays & Thursdays?10am - 11:30am
13 Performances Only
April 15-26, 2009
For the first time since their sold-out season in 2007, Ailey II will perform in their home theater, with two programs that include repertory favorites and new works.
Tickets go on sale Monday, March 2, 2009
The Joan Weill Center for Dance • 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue) • New York, NY 10019
phone (212) 405-9500 •www.aileyextension.com 
Join our extended Ailey Family on Facebook &MySpace
Call AileyConnect at (212) 514-0010 to learn more!


Phone: 917-880-7724
Fax: 509-471-6057


The Group Theatre Too announces choreographers for it’s 2009 Choreographer’s Canvas, sponsored by the Broadway Dance Center, Capezio and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Sixteen established and emerging ballet, hip-hop, tap, jazz, theatre dance, modern & lyrical choreographers have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from across the nation to showcase their works in the annual Group Theatre Too event.

The eclectic group of participating choreographers include: Geoffrey Doig-Marx, Brian Duryea, Dana Fisch, Isabel Gotzkowsky, Ryan and Joanna Greer, Yung Li-Chen, Ryan McNally, Jeremy McQueen, Lynsey Peisinger, Katrina Phillip, Svea Schneider, Tracie Stanfield, Kate Swan, Jennifer Turey, Michael Blevins and Justin Boccitto.

The Choreographer’s Canvas performs April 28th & 29th at 7pm at the Hudson Guild Theater, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues. Ticketing options: www.ChoreographersCanvas.com; TheaterMania.com at 212-352-3101 & toll free, 866-811-4111; Enter to win free tickets at participating Capezio dealers; Broadway Dance Center card-holders receive 10% discount at the door. Group sales: 212-665-0360.
Dendê & Hãhãhães
Afro-Brazilian Funk
Sat, March 14th at 11:30pm 
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street, NYC

Formed in 2002, Hãhãhães is named after the Indian tribe Pataxó-Hãhãhães that once inhabited the city of Salvador in Bahia, Brazil. Hãhãhães is lead by master percussionist Dende, a former member of the world famous Brazilian band Timbalada. Based in NYC the group performs a mixture of Brazilian and Cuban music as well as other influences in the African diaspora.
About Dendê
A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada, Dendê toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appeared on various television shows and has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Yvette Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê now lives in New York, performing and recording with his groups Hãhãhães, an Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Cuban band, Arrastão an Afro-Brazilian percussion band and Ologundê, an Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance group. With these groups he has toured all over the US and Europe. In addition to his own work, he has his performed and recorded with artists such as Mongo Santamaría, Jerry Gonzales, Daniel Moreno, Tico da Costa, Vinicius Cantuária and Alessandra Belloni. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion in the New York City area.

The Band
Dende: percussion and vocals
Leslie: percussion and vocals
Adriano Santos: drums
Gustavo Dantas: guitar
Ze Grey: bass
Ze Luis: sax and flute
Miho Nobuzane: keyboard
Jean Marie Collatin: percussion
Professional Skills for Artists Workshop

When:?Monday, April 6, 2009: 5-8pm Where:?Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Auditorium)?1 East 53rd Street (on the corner with 5th Ave)?NY, NY 10022?
Law School as Artistic Practice?A number of artists have viable and exciting legal practices. In fact, an increasing number of visual and performing artists are attending law school and practicing law, not only as a way of furthering their social and artistic beliefs, but also as a means of supporting their artistic practices. If you're a visual or performing artist and have considered attending law school and becoming a lawyer, this one-hour workshop is for you. This one-hour workshop will cover pre-law school preparation, law school life and academic requirements, and post-law school opportunities. This workshop will be led by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., VLA's Director of Education and Staff Attorney.
Ten Essential Skills Professional Artists Need?This seminar will cover the fundamental skills artists need for developing and sustaining a professional life and previews Jackie Battenfield's upcoming book, The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. It will cover tips on how to plan, promote, fund, organize, and build community and includes time to address your questions. This seminar will be taught by Jackie Battenfield, who has supported herself as a visual artist for over twenty years, and teaches career development classes and workshops at Columbia University and the Creative Capital Foundation. For more information visit her website: www.artistcareerguide.com
Fees for this workshop are as follows: VLA Member: $25?Non-Member: $35?$10 additional at the door registration fee. Please complete the attached Registration Form and return to Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento via fax to: (212) 752-6575, or mail form with payment to his attention to: VLA?Professional Skills Workshop?1 East 53rd Street, 6th fl?NY, NY 10022-4201
Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been the leading provider of pro bono legal services, educational programs and publications, mediation services, and advocacy to the arts community in New York. The first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world. For more information about Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, please see www.vlany.org.
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq.
email: ssarmiento@vlany.org
phone: (212) 319-2787 Ext. 13
web: http://www.vlany.org
The Chalks in March
Hey Chalk Fans!
The Chalks are coming to your citay.
By that we mean NYC.
Makin' Do & Gettin' By World Tour
Friday, March 6th @ 8pm
Thursday, March 19th @ 7pm
Laurie Beechman Theatre / Westbank Cafe    www.westbankcafe.com
407 w. 42nd St. / west of 9th Ave / NYC
$10 cover / $15 food & beverage minimum
reservations suggested: 212.695.6909
""Think Music""
March 3-22 2009
Where: Joyce Theater NYC
Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers in concert!
March 7 Butler County Community College.  The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers w/ The David Leonhardt Jazz Group.
April 16 “Jazz For Kids” in Garrett Lakes  MD
April 17 Garret Lakes Art Festival The David Leonhardt Jazz Group  w/ The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers in concert.
Here is a great video of The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers” Blues Reverberations”
April 18   Houston Person w/ David Leonhardt trio at The Deer Head Inn  7:00-11:00  Saxophone legend Houston Person a "fantastic jazz artist!"  $15 cover http://www.deerheadinn.com/    
David Leonhardt’s newest CD   “View From The Edge” to be released May 1 featuring all Leonhardt originals in exciting trio improvisations.
Look For the David “Fathead” Newman’s last CD “The Blessing”  arranged by David Leonhardt w/ two of Leonhardt’s originals to be released in May.
We are still booking for next season.
We can get PennPAT grant for 50% of our fee and expenses.    We perform as a trio or a quintet w/ vocals and sax and also as a nine piece ensemble w/ The Shelley Oliver tap Dancers.
 This is for digital downloads as well as actual CD purchases
iTunes link to David Leonhardt CD Explorations http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=281870817&s=143441 
 Here is a video from their gig at the Irridium in New York City
What The Critics say about David Leonhardt’s  CD “Explorations”
 “Leonhardt looms as a vivid storyteller.. a superfine effort...with a melding of eloquence and passion. “  Glenn Astarita  Jazzreview.com
“Leonhardt's piano work as remarkable as ever... trio jazz in its finest form...Leonhardt's own "Winter Waltz" would make Dave Brubeck smile...
The Run Off Groove  John Book
“Simply superb piano from David Leonhardt...,  you've NEVER heard interpretations as spirited as these! ...MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!”  indieonestop.com    Rotcod Zzaj
David Leonhardt
Leonhardt Music
Big Bang Records
90 Stage coach Drive
Easton, Pa 18042
Tap Dance on Cable TV

Tap Legends LIVE!
BCAT 57 Rockwell Place off of Fulton Street, Bkln, NY
Sunday, March 8 10am-1pm
Airdate: Wednesday, March 18 @ 3 pm
Channels: Time Warner 35 / Cablevision 68 / RCN 83 / Verizon 43 / & www.bcat.tv - Internet Channel 2

This taping will have the same feel as Buster's tap jam with trades, solos, brief interviews and promos.
People who would like to come and dance on Sunday morning should contact me at Mannarts@aol.com as we can only have 25 people in the studio at once.
Host: Jane Allison
Location: The Cotton Club
656 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027 US
When: Saturday, March 28, 7:00PM
Phone: 215-490-3717
Meet the Original Dancing Divas of Harlem's 1930's Golden Age. The Showgirls of the Cotton Club and Apollo Theater Present their Annual Fundraising Event; Starring The 2nd Generation Silver Belles and featuring other Special Guests!
Tickets $50 (includes soul food buffet with cash bar til midnight)
Partial proceeds benefit Philly TAP Challenge's 'Virtual Quilt Project' honoring Women in Tap History
Make all checks payable to 'Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company'
In NYC contact Geri (212)316-4162 or Delphine (212)862-5693
Tap Jam every Wednesday in March and April 9-10p.m.
What: Jam Session
Host: Brandy and Arleigh
Start Time: Wednesday, March 4 at 9:00pm
End Time: Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00pm
Where: Chelsea Studios
Downtown, Uptown, Out of Town and On the Air
Jane performs as part of the Performance Mix Festival at the Joyce SoHo. Date: Wednesday, March 4 at 8pm Location: Joyce SoHo, main stage 155 Mercer Street (between Houston & Prince)?New York, NY, 10012 Click for map and directions Tickets: General $18, Seniors/Students $15.?Purchase at www.joyce.org or call (212) 352-3101
Jane brings her "Rhythm & Schmooze" uptown! Date: Friday, March 13?Location: Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe?2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd.between 124 and 125th St. (The A Train!) New York, NY 10027
Out of Town
Jane in Tampa, Florida for workshops and performances - details to follow! Dates: March 25-April 2?Location: Tampa, FL
On the Air
Listen to Lynn Menegon interview Jane on NPR affiliate WBUR. The segment is on February 26th's Here and Now program. Read about it under "Tapper Talk," or click to listen to the full interview!
Other Upcoming Events
Jane's good friend and big supporter of her book, Shoot Me..., artist Deb Stern is having a show at Owen Gray's stomping ground, Blue Mountain Gallery . The show is called "Reverberation" and is a gorgeous exploration of depth, shapes, and space in the context of imagined sound.Dates: Tuesday, February 24 - Saturday, March 21?Location: Blue Mountain Gallery?530 West 25th Street?New York, NY 10001?
Hip Hop/Fusion Workshop
Mar 16, 2009 - Mar 20, 2009; Mon - Fri
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lombard's Way is just the way we dance. It's the series of movement that we compose to finally make an statement. Everybody has his own way because we were all born as individual human beings. You just have to find your way, find who you are, then express your feelings. Our movements are inspired by artist that we admired since we were kids, like James Brown, Michael Jackson and many others. Also from "Styles" like Hip-Hop, Popping, Locking, House, Afro, Latin and Tango movements and an endless list. Even from people that are not even dancers or artists.
Beside teaching segments of our own material, we always teach to our students how to find themselves and become artists and "Not Mechanic dancers" We focus in each individual student by working his own movement with different type of music, from Hip-Hop Beats to Classical and New Tango. That will help the student to tell the different between "Attitude" & "Feeling" and "Fusion & "Interpretation"
To give people hope that there is a whole universe to discover in "Art" "Nothing is what it was, nothing is what it is, There is NOT only one way to do something. You can learn from everybody but at the end, it's all about who you are"
PRICE - Full Workshop $80 ($16 per class) 
click here TO REGISTER 
Only registered students are guaranteed a place in the workshop. Reserve your spot now!
Single class $17 
Check out their Myspace page: Lombard Twins
Check out their video
Marry Poppins!
Save $40 off
Broadway's Perfectly Magical Musical!
Believe in the magic of MARY POPPINS, the Broadway musical guaranteed to lift your spirits
to new heights.
Produced by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, Mary Poppins combines the stories of P.L. Travers and the Academy Award®-winning film to create this perfectly magical musical, filled with priceless memories, timeless songs ("Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Let's Go Fly a Kite," "Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious") and more than just a spoonful of Disney stagecraft.
So come, visit the one place on earth where more than your just imagination takes flight, and you too will believe in the magic of Mary Poppins.
Tickets $31.50 - $91.50
(Reg. $61.50-$121.50)
Wed 2pm/8pm, Thu 8pm, Fri 8pm,
Sat 2pm/8pm, Sun 1pm/6:30pm

Thank you to everyone who helped make CHRP's Winter Tap JAMboree a huge success!
As an important supporter of dance in Chicago, we hope you can take a moment to complete this survey.
The survey, conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, seeks to understand the preferences of those who are already interested in dance, as well as those who have little knowledge/contact with dance and the arts.
Two $50 Amex gift cards will be raffled off to survey respondents!
Deadline: Monday, March 9
Thank you for your feedback!
There's still time to win either $100 off Rhythm World tuition or 2 tickets to Windy City Rhythms. 
Anyone who joins our Facebook group before next Tuesday will be automatically entered in the drawing.  Results will be announced by email and through the Facebook group.  Follow the link, log in and click "Join Group" to enter.
Tap Dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce & Lindy Hop Dancer Giselle Anguizola
 Olio, The Show!
 A live jazz and dance supper club revue, following "evolution of jazz
 music and its dance forms starting with traditional West African dance and
 drums all the way to hip hop and everything else in between."
 Reservations: Daniel 619-337-0238.
 Ciao Bella Caffe Bar e Ristorante
 Sunday, March 15 - 8 p.m.
 Saturday, March 21 - 8 p.m.
 Admission: $20 - $25
 5263 Baltimore Drive
 La Mesa, CA 91941
discount Olio, The Show tickets to Ca Girl Jam attendees.
MARCH 13-15, 2009
San Diego, CA
NEWS FROM OVERSEAS- Roxane Butterfly March Calendar
February  28th : 
Roxane Butterfly teaches a workshop in Molins-Del-Rei (Barcelona). 10 am
March  5th, 6th
Roxane Butterfly appears in 'NZI DADA'' in Gijon (Spain) co-created by Jim Paris and Xumo. 8pm
March 7th
Roxane Butterfly teaches a workshop in Mantes-La-Jolie (France). 6pm
March 8th
Roxane Butterfly  offers  a tap-brunch with special  guests Prabhu Edouard (tablas) and Olivier Cahours (guitar) La Belle Villoise  in Paris (France).. 12pm
March 9th
Roxane Butterfly joins the celebration of Women History in Month in Paris. 12pm
March 22nd 
Roxane Butterfly appears at Ronnie Scott in support of  the first official London tap-jam in yet another conquered  world-class jazz-club. Congrats! (UK)
March 23rd
Roxane Butterfly teaches a master-class at Pineapple Studio in London (UK)
March 26th-28th
Roxane Butterfly visits Babel Med as a new-member of Central Art Process, Marseille (France)
For detailled info:  rb.worldbeats@gmail.com
NEWS FROM OVERSEAS- Roxane Butterfly April Calendar
April 3rd
Screening of ''Hoofalogies/ In the Spirit Of Jimmy Slyde'' at NIUBCN (Barcelona)
April 13th-18th
Roxane Butterfly appears in Nantes with Lionel Arthur's Confluences (France)
April 21st
Roxane Butterfly's Mediterranean Project appears the Universite d'Ifrane (Morocco) with special guest Keith Terry
April 25th, 26th
Roxane Butterfly teaches at ISADAC in Rabat (Morocco)
April 27th-May 2nd
Roxane Butterfly teaches at Danse Cite in Rabat (Morocco) 
For detailed info:  rb.worldbeats@gmail.com
Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats
Spain: +34 651 684 430
USA: +1 212 636 9584
http://worldbeats ....free.fr
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