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Mar 13, 2009

-ATDF Sunday Tap Classes this month with Chloe Arnold & Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards 
-Camaradas Open Floor Open Mic Night – CANCELLED MARCH 30TH
-Shim-Sham @ The Kitchen
- The India Jazz Suites Hawaii Tour with Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith
-Sue Samuels- New Class, New Price
--Weekly Int/Adv tap class with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
-India Jazz Suites featuring Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels 
Smith in Kirkland, WA
-Register Now for the 2009 DC Tap Festival
- JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance  
- MoveFreeDancers.com featuring Sue Samuels! 
-Save the Date – LA Tap Festival 2009 
-Take it to the Stage with
Jared Grimes
-$12 Tap Classes Beg. Level/12pm Sunday at Chelsea Studios
-Jazz/Tap Brunch at Cafe Loup
-Savion Glover's Solo In Time Now thru March 22nd
-Dance in Theater, Classroom & on Film
-Verde e Amarelo' - 4th Annual Green & Yellow Brazil
- New Capoeira Classes in Long Island City
- Tap Team Two and Company with Friends
-Tap Team Two & Company Fiidla and Urban Classique In Concert
-Tap Jam every Wednesday in March & April – 9-10pm @ Chelsey Studios!
-Jane brings her "Rhythm & Schmooze" uptown
--Master classes Saturday March 14th through Sunday March 15th with Khalid Hill and Sean Fiedler

-Windy City Rhythms Goes Global
-DanceBridge - Call for Artists

-LA IRONWORKS Presents Steve Zee at the M Bar with Sarah Reich

-International Tap Association - First Professional Tap Organization in China
-International Tap Assocation - Tina Ramirez and Sali Ann Kriegsman
to Be Honored by Dance/USA
-Stage de Tap-dance(claquettes) avec Tamango


 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 15th: Chloe Arnold  
Sunday, March 22nd: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards 
Sunday, March 29th: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards  

$20 per single class.
Drop-ins welcome 



World-renowned Tap Dancer & Actress 

LIVE BAND, DRINKS & FOOD for purchase 


Please join us for the next Open Floor Open Mic Night on MONDAY, APRIL 27TH!

Doors open at 8pm

Cover $7

Kitchen open late!

CAMARADAS el barrio
2241 First Avenue (115th st)
El Barrio, New York City 10029


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   
Sue Samuels- New Class, New Price

Hi Everyone!
I'm excited to announce 2 new classes.
Broadway Jazz - Beginner level
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-11:30

***Convenient location***
939 8th Avenue (between 55th and 56th Streets)
3rd floor  New York City

***Dance More Pay Less***
single class $14.00  10-class card $120.00

Now you can dance every morning!  What a way to start the day!

For more information, please call me:
or e-mail.

I look forward to seeing you there!
Live, Love, DANCE!!
Sue Samuels
With Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards 
When: Every Thursday from 6:00 till 7:30PM 
Where: Harlem Tap (W 149th, NYC) 

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 
of India's foremost Kathak masters and one of the world's   
fastest, Emmy-award winning tap dancers. The result is 
entertainment which crosses all boundaries of age, race 
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 
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. 
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 

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  


Take it to the Stage
Jared Grimes

March 14 & 15, 2009
 Sat 3 - 6 pm / Sun 5 - 8 pm with audition 8 - 9 pm
Advanced Professional or Pre-Professional Dancers Only!
Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience!
Work intensively with today's top Teachers/Choreographers as they create new works to be premiered in New York City. Experience first hand the process of creating choreography and what it takes to become a professional tap dancer. It's time to Take it to the Stage!
Each weekend experience consists of two intensive choreography sessions on Saturday and Sunday and ends with an audition for a possible appearance during Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival in July. 

Fee: $200 (plus a one time $25 registration fee)
Limited enrollment of 25 students
Scholarships available to teens (ages 14 - 19)
All classes take place at:
Chelsea Studios
151 W. 26th St., 5th or 6th Fl.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.) 


$12 Tap Classes Beg. Level/12pm Sunday at Chelsea studios

Ever wanted to learn how to tap dance or want to continue learning how to tap dance? 

Come work out on the basics, improve your technique, and have fun while doing it 

Be ready to sweat, smile, and laugh! 

Come on out and take class for an affordable rate! (Bring a friend) 

Just because we are in a recession doesn't mean we cant still tap dance! 

Open level class/All ages Welcome 

Chelsea Studios 
151 W 26th St.New York, NY 10001

Sunday 12:00-1:00pm


Jazz Tap Brunch

Barbara Duffy & Friends w/the
Bob Kindred Trio

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Cafe Loup
105 W. 13th St. bet 6th & 7th, NYC

Reservations: 212-255-4746
No cover
Savion Glover
NOW - March 22

In Savion Glover's Solo In Time, the renowned tap master invites audiences to appreciate his "Hooferz style" approach to tap dance as he merges acoustically melodic tap sounds with the energy of live Flamenco music.
For info & tickets: http://www.joyce.org/calendar_detail.php?event=219&theater=1
For group tickets contact Rennica Johnson: rjohnson@joyce.org


Dance in Theater, Classroom & on Film

SUMAC (Systems for Understanding Movement and Choreography), a week-long intensive led by Susan Marshall and hosted at Barnard College, the Liberal Arts College for Women in New York City, offers the opportunity for selected dancers and choreogra phers to learn about the collaborative choreographic practices of Susan Marshall & Company. Participants are introduced to useful compositional tools and movement-generating strategies that merge improvisational skills with contemporary technique and physical theater.

Date:  June 8–13, 2009
          9:30am–6pm daily

Location:  Department of Dance,
               Barnard College of Columbia University
               3009 Broadway at 117th St.
               New York, NY 10027

Company Teachers:  Kristen Hollinsworth, Luke Miller, Petra van Noort, Joseph Poulson,
                               Darrin Wright
Guest Speakers:  Deborah Jowitt and Lisa Kron

For pre-professional/professional dancers & choreographers. Tuition is $750 (plus room and board).  Application Deadlin e: April 3rd.  APPLICATION HERE.

Please visit susanmarshallandcompany.org for more information.


The Opposite of War
an evening of dance by Jessica Danser/dansfolk

Friday, March 13 @ 8 pm & Sunday, March 15 @ 3 pm
BAAD!—The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
841 Barretto Street 2nd Floor, Bronx NY 10474
6 train to Hunts Point, 2 or 5 to Simpson St
Tickets $15
Reservations: www.bronxacademyofartsanddance.org, 718-842-5223, dansfolk@hotmail.com 

Sunday March 22 @ 6:30 pm
Synthetic Zero Art Space w/ guest artists DEXdance
305 E. 140th St., #1A, Bronx NY 10454
6 train to 3rd Ave/138th St
Tickets $7
Reservations: www.syntheticzero.com/events/, dansfolk@hotmail.com  


Don't miss the world premiere of A YEAR WITH TAKE DANCE in New York City on March 22nd.. Film Maker Damian Eckstein takes you behind the scenes in this documentary about up-and-coming choreographer, Takehiro Ueyama and his dazzling troupe.
Show time is 8 PM at Village East Cinemas, 2nd Avenue at 12th Street. Only a few tickets remain - reserve your seats today at http://www.nyfilmvideo.com/ click on Film Schedule/Tickets, select March 22 and scroll down to 8 PM, screen 7.


To see a complete calendar and view performance specifics, go to:

Verde e Amarelo' - 4th Annual Green & Yellow Brazil

Event: 'Verde e Amarelo' - 4th Annual Green & Yellow Brazil
      "Green Yellow Theme Party - Tribal House Brazil"
What: Club Party
Host: JustinJustin Toca. Steve Tek. Chocoalate. Ale-Ale Foundation
Start Time: Friday, March 20 at 10:00pm
End Time: Saturday, March 21 at 4:00am
Where: KATRA ( 217 Bowery St. )

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


New Capoeira Classes in Long Island City

Event: New Capoeira Classes in Long Island City
"Mestre Caxias is also teaching in Long Island City"
What: Sports Practice
Host: Mestre Caxias
Start Time: Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30pm
End Time: Wednesday, March 11 at 9:30pm
Where: Cidadao Global

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


Tap Team Two and Company with Friends

Tap Team Two & Company
Fiidla and Urban Classique
In Concert
March 14, 2009 7pm
Please come out and enjoy the music.
Peace and Blessings
Robert F. Burden Jr
Tap Team Two And Company
202 375 4385

Event: Tap Team Two and Company with Friends
    A 0 "One night only"
What: Concert
Host: Tap Team Two and CEC
Start Time: Saturday, March 14 at 7:00pm
End Time: Saturday, March 14 at 10:00pm
Where: CEC

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


Tap Team Two & Company
Fiidla and Urban Classique
In Concert
March 14, 2009 7pm
Please come out and enjoy the music.
Peace and Blessings
Robert F. Burden Jr
Tap Team Two And Company
202 375 4385

Event: Tap Team Two and Company with Friends
"One night only"
What: Concert
Host: Tap Team Two and CEC
Start Time: Saturday, March 14 at 7:00pm
End Time: Saturday, March 14 at 10:00pm
Where: CEC

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


Tap Jam every Wednesday in March and April 9-10p.m. @ Chelsey Studios!

Hope to see you at the jam this Wednesday night!  Chelsea Studios 151 W. 26th St. from 9-10p.m.


Jane brings her "Rhythm & Schmooze" uptown

Date: Friday, March 13, 6:00-8:00 PM ?Location: Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe?

2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd.between 124 and 125th St. (The A Train!) ?New York, NY 10027


Jane 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 at http://www.hereandnow.org/shows/2009/02/rundown-226/," or go here to listen to the whole interview: http://rs6.net/tn..jsp?et=1102499465277&e=0018bfz9j8FEWdh41QM4SD7BMduXw5EuP66BxVcB2ywGjBEAdrl2Tku_UuEX6WmRjuZGGifAasjpdeFq7R4ZSeA6MrZERdGNMYCEQpwdXBFT-xUjG4G3esX6KSU7ov0GSXHnuC2be7cu4vukZ8tG0RV9TopLfXy2bYHQfaYl36IZNk=


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
Buy your copy of Jane's book "Shoot Me While I'm Happy" at her website, www.janegoldberg.org.
Exclusively when you order the book through Jane's website a DVD full of tap masters Gregory Hines, Honi Coles, Leon Collins, and other greats of the 20th century is included FREE (a $50 value)!

Master classes Saturday March 14th through Sunday March 15th with Khalid Hill and Sean Fiedler

March 14th & 15th
Where: Riverside Theatre
45 Fairmount Ave
Hyde Park MA
Time:     Saturday March 14th 12 p.m. - 4
Sunday March 15th 11 a.m. - 3:30
Other: For registration and any other
information please contact us at


Saturday March 14th:
Khalid Hill
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Beginner & intermediate kids
Sean Fielder
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Beginners & intermediate adults
Khalid Hill
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Advanced kids
Sean Fielder
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Open Advance - Kids & adults


Sunday March 15th:
Khalid Hill
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Beginner & intermediate kids
Sean Fielder
12:30p.m. - 2 p.m.
Beginners & intermediate
Khalid Hill
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Open Advance - Kids &   


COSTS: NO registration fee
$25.00 PER CLASS


Windy City Rhythms Goes Global!

Good morning. Chicago Human Rhythm Project is offering an exciting spin on its annual concerts celebrating National Tap Dance Day with Windy City Rhythms Goes Global May 29-31 at the MCA Stage. Brazilian body band Barbatuques, originally scheduled for last November but cancelled due to visa-related issues, now makes its Chicago debut, joined by artist in residence Ted Levy and CHRP's ensemble BAM!

You can view footage of Barbatuques at this link http://www.chicagotap.org/pg.120.149.873_793_681.aspx?listItemID=14319&listLabel=

Press Release:

Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s National Tap Dance Day Concerts May 29–31
Feature Brazil’s Barbatuques, Ted Levy, BAM! at Museum of Contemporary Art
CHICAGO—Bringing a new spin to its annual celebration of National Tap Dance Day, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the world’s only year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, presents Windy City Rhythms Goes Global, featuring the postponed Chicago debut of the Brazilian body band Barbatuques, joined by 2009 Artist in Residence Ted Levy and CHRP’s performing ensemble BAM!. Windy City Rhythms Goes Global, presented in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, takes place May 29–31 at the MCA Stage, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
            Barbatuques defies boundaries by combining Afro-Brazilian chants, body drumming, stomping feet, video montage and pulsating rhythms to create a visual and auditory feast. Founded in 1996 by Fernando Barba, this 14-member “body-band” has performed on television and at special events in its native country as well as in France, Portugal and Spain. “We originally intended to present Barbatuques for our annual Global Rhythms performances in November 2008,” explained CHRP Founder and Director Lane Alexander. “Despite getting the visa application approved, the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paolo was unable to expedite their visa interview in time to get them into the country for their performances. We are thrilled that we can now present their long-anticipated Chicago debut.”
            Ted Levy, CHRP’s 2009 Artistic in Residence, is a Chicago native who won an Emmy for his television debut in the PBS special Precious Memories. He received Tony and Drama Desk nominations, as well as an Outer Critics Circle Award, for collaborating on the choreography of Jelly’s Last Jam.
            BAM!, created in 2004, represents CHRP on Chicago stages and in Chicago Public Schools, as well as at the 5th Anniversary Beijing International Dance Festival in 2007. Directed by Alexander, BAM!, which spotlights some of Chicago’s finest tap artists, will premiere new works by Spanish tap master Guillem Alonso and Ted Levy, sponsored by the Sara Lee Foundation.
            In addition to the performances, Windy City Rhythms Goes Global features a post-performance discussion with Alexander and the artists on Friday, May 29. In addition, members of Barbatuques lead a body drumming class for dancers and percussionists on Sunday, May 31 at 4 p.m. 
            CHRP’s 2009 season continues with Rhythm World, its 19th summer festival of classes, master classes, workshops and performances, July 27–August 9 at various downtown Chicago venues; and Global Rhythms, contemporary percussive arts performances featuring the Chicago debut of Washington D.C.’s Step Afrika!, November 19, 20, 21 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park.
CHRP’s 2009 season is supported by The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture at the Prince, The Chicago Community Trust, Prince Charitable Trusts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Target, American Airlines, Leo’s Dancewear, The Illinois Arts Council, The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg Family Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Jerome and Jeanette Cohen Family Foundation, The Oppenheimer Family Foundation, L!VE Marketing (sic), Charter One Bank, the Illinois Arts Council, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation, Arts Midwest, The The Dr. Scholl Foundation, American Overseas Transport, L and L Hardwood Flooring and generous individual donors. All programming is subject to change. For information, visit chicagotap.org.
Founded in 1990, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project is America’s oldest institution dedicated to preserving, presenting and teaching tap and percussive dance by bringing together generations of tap dance legends, professionals, students and enthusiasts for classes, performances and workshops. CHRP has four artistic focuses: presenting world-class dance concerts, building a permanent educational forum for tap and percussive dance, sustaining the art form through preservation and documentation and promoting respect and appreciation between various communities by presenting ethnically and aesthetically diverse artists.
The MCA provides a 300-seat theater as well as several settings for experiencing the performing arts in the galleries and around the museum grounds. The MCA Stage is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s program of performing arts and is a nationally recognized presenter of contemporary theatre, dance and music, featuring some of the most influential artists working today in performance, music, dance and the media arts. The MCA Stage celebrates artists and their creative process, connecting audiences with artists in meaningful discourse with its Artists Up Close series of post-show talks, panels, roundtable discussions, workshops and residencies.. Audiences at MCA Stage performances receive one free museum admission with each ticket stub on the performance date or during the following week. For information and tickets, call the box office at 312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.org.
Windy City Rhythms Goes Global takes place May 29–31, Friday–Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the MCA Stage, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Tickets are $35, $30 for MCA members, and are available at 312-397-4010 or mcachicago.org. The Barbatuques workshop is $25, $15 with a ticket purchase to Windy City Rhythms Goes Global; registration is available at chicagotap.org. All programming is subject to change. For information visit chicagotap.org.


DanceBridge - Call for Artists

Dear Chicago Dance Community, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting proposals for DanceBridge, an initiative which fosters the creation of new and innovative work by Chicago-based dancemakers/choreographers. DanceBridge offers 10-12 hours/week of free rehearsal space in the dance studio of the Chicago Cultural Center for 12 week periods three times each year. Please note that the application deadline is Monday, March 23 for the summer (May 11 - July 31) and fall (September 14 - December 4) 2009 sessions. Please visit our website at www.cityofchicago.org/culturalaffairs for complete DanceBridge details and a proposal form. Once there, click on “I Want to….Apply for DanceBridge” on the left. If you have any questions, contact me directly at 312/742-4716 orleigh.fagin@cityofchicago.org Please feel free to forward this information to interested dancemakers or to apply on your own behalf. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Best regards, Leigh Fagin Collaborative Programs Coordinator Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Leigh Fagin Collaborative Programs Coordinator Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs 78 E Washington St. Chicago, IL 60602 312.742.4716leigh.fagin@cityofchicago.org




Steve Zee at the M Bar
Volume 4

Friday, March 27th
8 PM

One Show Only!


Live Jazz Trio!
Louis Durra
Domenic Genova
Aaron Williams

and special guest:

Tap Dancer
Sarah Reich

$15 Cover and $10 Food Minimum

For Tickets, Call 800-838-3006



1253 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90038

First Professional Tap Organization in China?By Chen Jie Fang
Shanghai City Hua Mei Tap Sports Club (TSC) is the first professional tap organization in China and is a result of a joint effort among the members of the International Tap Association (US) in Shanghai; professional tap instructors; authorities from the fields of education, science and technology, and business; and advice from the ITA (US).

TSC is a privately owned organization that has been certified by the Shanghai government. It enjoys various benefits, including fund-receiving contributions from organizations or individuals. TSC’s goal is to provide a platform for cultural exchange activities with high standards in tap and all cultural activities. Chen Jie Fang has started writing a series of tap-related books, beginning with Introduction of Tap Dance, which presents tap basics and standards.

Combined with ongoing reforms in physical education, the teaching material from this book will strive to penetrate the entire education system — from elementary schools to universities. On top of that, Introduction of Tap Dance will enhance social awareness of tap dance, expand tap’s boundaries by providing tap training for amateur fans and professionals, and will promote performance contests, exercise, and entertainment. The TSC is tasked with enabling a healthy and sustainable tap program in Shanghai, which will allow American tap dance to be truly enjoyable art entertainment for ordinary people in China. During the process of forming the TSC, we got a lot of help from the ITA (US).

We look forward to getting US tap dancers, authors, and instructors to help promote tap dance development in Shanghai and in China. Thank you!


Tina Ramirez and Sali Ann Kriegsman
to Be Honored by Dance/USA

Washington, DC – Dance/USA, the national service organization announces its two awardees for 2009, selecting dancer, choreographer and Ballet Hispanico founder TINA RAMIREZ to receive the Dance/USA Honor award, and preservationist, advocate, writer, presenter and executive SALI ANN KRIEGSMAN to receive the “Ernie,” named for the late Ian “Ernie” Horvath. Both awards will be presented on June 4, 2009 during the Dance/USA Honors Celebration at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, as part of the Dance/USA Annual Conference being held June 3 – 6 in Houston, Texas. Presented annually by the Dance/USA Board of Trustees, the Dance/USA Honor and the “Ernie” are awarded to outstanding members of the national dance community..

Tina Ramirez will be recognized with the Dance/USA Honor for her extraordinary and lasting contributions to the field, including the founding in 1970 of the nation’s leading Hispanic dance company, Ballet Hispanico. Sali Ann Kriegsman will receive the “Ernie”, a tribute to the “unsung heroes” of our field. A tireless champion for dance, she will be recognized for her work ‘behind the scenes’ that empowered artists, supported their creativity, and preserved their work for future generations.

Read full article at:


Event: Stage de Tap-dance(claquettes) avec Tamango
"" Evénement à Bordeaux"!!!"
What: Rehearsal
Host: association " Du Soleil dans les Pieds"
Start Time: Saturday, April 4 at 10:00am
End Time: Saturday, April 4 at 6:00pm
Where: Centre de danses l'Alternative

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


What: Jam Session
Host: London Tap Jam
Start Time: Sunday, March 22 at 8:00pm
End Time: Sunday, March 22 at 10:45pm

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: