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Divine Rhythm News
Apr 24, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE:
-MR WIGGLES EUROPEAN TOUR! MAY 09
-MR WIGGLES "THE VOCAB VOL 1"
-TAP RELOADED APRIL 2009
-Tokyo International Tap Festival
-Montpellier Tap Festival
- Jason Samuels Smith at Windy City Rhythms
-STUDY with TAP SENSATION DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS
-Camaradas Open Floor Open Mic Night
- THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION II with Sue Samuels
-Evening Classes with Sue Samuels
- Sue Samuels- New Class *New Price*Let's Dance!
-Chloe Arnold Tap Workshops in Hawaii ~ May 13-19
- JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance
- MoveFreeDancers.com featuring Sue Samuels!
-Tap City 2009
-CHRP Rhythm World 2009
-LA Tap Festival 2009
-Take It To The Stage - learn choreography from Brenda Buffalino
-Jacob's Pillow Dance New Pillow Programs - $20 Student Rush Tickets,
2009 Free Events
-New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble
-Rusty Frank Tap Weekend in London May 23-25
-La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Benefit
- Reflections: A Dance Story
- 2 WEEKS to register for NYFA's Business of Art SPring 2009 - Focused
on art and the economy
-Theater Mania - Cirque du Soleil KOOZA
- ATDF Youth Program Newsletter
- The New Brazilian Sound In Town , DAVI VIEIRA
-OPPORTUNITY: ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN AND PERFORM WITH RECORDING ARTIST TRISH
AT MONSTERS ORLANDO TOUR FINALE JULY 17-19, 2009
-OPPORTUNITY: Upcoming TCYE audition for new members May 2nd, 2009
- Lane Alexander at Millennium Park July 4
-Creative Soul Entertainment invites you to their fundraiser
See *World-Wide News Updates & Events*
- WORLDWIDE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (OR LIVE AUDITIONS)
*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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
MR WIGGLES EUROPEAN TOUR! MAY 09
MR WIGGLES TOUR OF EUROPE
UK, FINLAND, SWITZERLAND, NORWAY
NEW YORK CITY
not Europe :)
but ill be there from APRIL 22nd-28th
HOLLA FOR PRIVATE CLASSES
POPPIN, ROCKIN, TUTTIN, BOOGALOO
Breakin' Convention 2009
MR WIGGLES PERFORMANCE, POPPIN CLASSES, and BRONX STYLE PARTY!
SUPER FUNK JAM
MR WIGGLES POPPING & ROCKIN CLASSES, and BRONX STYLE PARTY!
PS: FINLAND i will be there for sure! sorry for th last cancelation.
But these classes are gonna be CRAZY FRESH i PROMISE!
see you soon
STYLE IS KING
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
1. Black Book Session: 10h - 12h
Learn basic New York style graffiti letters and history, and learn how
original writers bombed there black books (hard cover sketch pad).
2. Graffiti Jacket Session: 13h - 15h
Learn how to paint a denim jacket with acrylic paint, spray paint and
paint markers. Wiggles will take you through all the steps of painting
an original New York style graffiti jacket.
3. Outdoor spray session: 15h30 - 17h30
Learn how to rock a can, sketch, fill ins, hook ups, clouds, outline,
force fields and more. All spray can sessions will be outdoors, and on
You have to bring with you:
FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE:
also more dance workshops in SWITZERLAND will be announced soon:)
BTS CREW JAM
MR WIGGLES PERFORMANCE, CLASSES
contacts: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO HOLLA AT ME FOR PRIVATES IN ANY OF THESE EVENTS:)
125 EURO AN HOUR
MR WIGGLES "THE VOCAB VOL 1"
Mr Wiggles demonstrates many STYLES, FLAVAS, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, and MOVES.
Vol 1 featuring:
lurchin, dime stops, walk outs, fresno styles, twisto flex, neck o
flex, spottin, scare crow, saccin, puppet strings, remote control,
snakin, double pops, air posin, peek a boo, tickin, filmore, electric
boogie, tuttin, front knee bop. and more!
sells for $25 on mrwiggles.biz,
Buy now for $20
Tokyo International Tap Festival
with Jason Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker, Sam Weber and Japanese artists.
May 2nd – May 7th 2009
For more info: email@example.com
Montpellier Tap Festival
with Jason Samuels Smith
May 7th – May 10th 2009
For more info: http://www.festival-claquettes.com/
Jason Samuels Smith at Windy City Rhythms
May 29, 30 and 31 at the MCA
We're thrilled to announce that Emmy-award winner and reigning
Superman of tap, Jason Samuels Smith, will be appearing alongside
Barbatuques at our upcoming Windy City Rhythms concerts.
To top it off, our talented performing ensemble BAM! will kick off the
performance with premieres of three new pieces choreographed by tap
masters from around the world.
With such an amazing line up of percussive arts stars, tickets won't
last long! Simply click on the icon to the left to get yours now.
Don't forget that Barbatuques will be leading two body percussion
workshops during their stay in Chicago. Take advantage of this rare
opportunity to study with these Brazilian percussion masters:
Thursday, May 28 @ 6pm, Old Town School of Folk Music
Sunday, May 31 @ 4pm, Museum of Contemporary Art
(only $15 with purchase of a concert ticket!)
STUDY with TAP SENSATION DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS
(from the Movie "TAP", Bring in Da'Noise, Bring in Da'Funk, Black and
Blue, Star of The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang, Superstars of Dance)
HARLEM TAP STUDIO
401 West 149th street (take A train and walk 4 blocks north)
THURSDAYS (Intermediate Advanced Level)
ONLY $15 per class!
CAMARADAS OPEN FLOOR OPEN MIC NIGHT
HOSTED BY DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS
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
Kitchen open late!
CAMARADAS el barrio
2241 First Avenue (115th st)
El Barrio, New York City 10029
The AILEY Extension presents
THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION II with Sue Samuels
April 26, 2009
Learn what you need to know to get it right the first time.
If you missed the first one, this is your chance to come and get some
tools for "picking-up" the20steps and "waking-up" the brain.
If you came to the first workshop you can get the rest of the dance.
GET IN STEP! With the Mind-Body Connection! Let's dance and have FUN!
Evening classes with Sue Samuels
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but
while we are here we might
as well dance !!
Evening classes with Sue Samuels
Monday 7-8:30 Basic/Beginner @ Ailey 55th & 9th Ave
Tuesday 6-7:30 Beginner @ Ailey
Friday 7:45-9:15 Beginner @ Broadway Dance Center
Sue Samuels- New Class *New Price*Let's Dance!
I'm excited to announce 2 new classes.
Broadway Jazz - Beginner level
Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-11:30
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!
We had our first 2 classes and they were GREAT!
I'm looking forward to seeing you!
For more information, please call me:
I look forward to seeing you there!
Live, Love, DANCE!!
Chloe Arnold Tap Workshops in Hawaii ~ May 13-19
Wednesday, May 13th – Oahu
5:30 pm beg/int
7:30 pm int/adv
Saturday, May 16th - Maui
12:30 pm - beg
2:00 pm – low int
3:30 pm – int +
Sunday, May 17th – Maui
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
11:00 am – beg +
3:00 pm – low int
4:30 pm – int/adv
Tuesday, May 19th – Big Island
Island Dance Academy Hilo
3:00 pm – beg/Int
4:15 pm – int/adv
5:45 pm – beg
*All classes are 75 minutes each
kula underground classes: $25
JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. (Anybody Can Get it)
July 22 – August 2
Doris Duke Theatre
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
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!
TAP CITY 2009
July 6 - 11
Register NOW for HUGE savings! All packages include a ticket to the
Premier Performance at Symphony Space!
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
Tap Talks / Tap Films
More events TBA
Scholarships available for children ages 6 - 19
Faculty includes: Michelle Dorrance, DeWitt Fleming, Derick K. Grant,
Susan Hebach, Max Pollak, Barbara Duffy, Jason Samuels Smith,
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Randy Skinner, Harold Cromer, Brenda
Bufalino, Mercedes Ellington, Germaine Salsberg, Thelma Goldberg, Lisa
LaTouche, Lynn Schwab, Carson Murphy, Chloe Arnold, Acia Gray, Geo
Hubela, David Rider, Ray Hesselink, Jimmy Tate, Michele Ribble, Alicia
Smith, & Kelly Kaleta
Check it out!
July-Aug Rhythm World
Good morning. Chicago Human Rhythm Project's annual festival of
American tap--the oldest and most comprehensive of its kind--July 27-
Aug. 9 at several venues in downtown Chicago. Week-long residencies
with tap masters, classes and workshops with a range of expert
instructor/performers and a series of performances, ranging from tap
slam competitions to a free concert in Millennium Park are among the
I hope you'll help us get the word out about the festival, including
the free performance in Millennium Park along w/ the other
activities. Bios of the instructor/performers are provided at the
links in the release. Low-res images will be available on the Press
page of CHRP's website, chicagotap.org, this week, and I'd be happy
to send high-res versions of any that interest you.
Thanks much for your time and consideration.
RHYTHM WORLD TAKES OVER DOWNTOWN CHICAGO JULY 27–AUGUST 9
Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s 19th Annual Festival Takes Place at
Jay Pritzker Pavilion,
Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Building,
CHICAGO—The peak of summer in Chicago will offer the peak of tap
festivals when the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the world’s
only year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary
percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most
comprehensive festival of American tap in the world. Now in its 19th
year of performance and education programs, Rhythm World takes place
July 27–August 9 throughout downtown Chicago, including the Jay
Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, the Fine Arts Building, Chicago
Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art and Roosevelt University.
CHRP Founder and Director Lane Alexander returns to the
director’s seat after three years of guest direction by Jason
Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker and Derick Grant. As always, this
year’s Rhythm World will feature perennial favorites, including
Bessie Award winner Sam Weber and Broadway diva Dormeshia Sumbry-
Edwards, alongside new and emerging artists, including Jason Janus, a
principal of the Texas tap repertory company Tapestry, and Chloe
Arnold, founder and director of the Los Angeles Tap Fest.
Rhythm World begins July 27 with intensive residencies led by Sam
Weber and Derick Grant at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan
Ave., and members of Step Afrika! at the Museum of Contemporary Art
(MCA), 220 E. Chicago Ave. Weber, a Bessie Award winner and former
Joffrey 2 member, is internationally recognized as one of the
greatest tap virtuosos of all time as well as a master choreographer
and master teacher. Grant was an original company member and dance
captain for Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk and recently toured
the country with his creation A Night Out: Tap!. Step Afrika!, based
in Washington, D.C., is the first professional company in the world
dedicated to the tradition of stepping, and they will make their full-
company Chicago debut on CHRP’s Global Rhythms program at the Harris
Theater in November 2009.
Courses, workshops and master classes take place August
3–9 at the Fine Arts Building and Roosevelt University, 430 S.
Michigan Ave. The highly respected faculty of master teachers, in
addition to Weber, Grant and members of Step Afrika!, includes CHRP
Director Lane Alexander, Chloe Arnold, Julie Cartier, Idella Reed
Davis, CHRP Associate Director Martin “Tre” Dumas, Ray Hesselink,
Jason Janas, Gene Medler, Billy Siegenfeld, Jason Samuels Smith,
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Dianne “Lady Di” Walker and Mark Yonally.
Now in its eighth year, CHRP’s annual Youth Tap
Ensemble Conference (YTEC) takes place August 3–7 at the Fine Arts
Building. PrepTEC, a new component in this year’s YTEC, offers
younger members of the pre-professional repertory companies an
opportunity to benefit from the expertise available during Rhythm
World. More than 120 dancers between the ages of 12 and 19,
representing 14 youth tap ensembles from the U.S., China, Brazil,
Canada, Panama and other locations, will gather to study new
choreography, technique, improvisation and theatre-related topics.
YTEC participants will learn three new works by Jason Janus,
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Step Afrika! while the PrepTEC students
will learn an historical dance from Dianne Walker created by her
mentor, native Chicagoan Leon Collins.
An expanded Kids Program August 5–7 at the Fine Arts
Building offers intermediate tappers ages nine through 12 a
curriculum including oral and video histories, tap technique classes,
improvisation instruction and individual development of style and
To register for any of the education programs, visit
chicagotap.org or call 773-281-1825.
CHRP kicks off a week of performances with its second annual free
performance featuring Rhythm World faculty, YTEC participants and
special guests Sunday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker
Pavilion in Millennium Park, as part of the City of Chicago’s summer
music and dance performance series. Chicago’s finest tap repertory
companies will perform, including CHRP’s ensemble BAM!, Jump Rhythm
Jazz Project, Jus’ LisTeN and Chicago Tap Theatre, as well as last
year’s smashing percussion/dance group, Be the Groove.
The week continues with a Tap Jam, a fun, free evening of
improvisation by Rhythm World participants Monday, August 3 at the
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Tuesday, August 4 is a
double-header evening featuring the Tap Slam and the Cutting Contest
at 7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan
Ave., 7th floor. The Tap Slam puts the spotlight on 10 group or
individual Rhythm World participants competing for the Tap Slam entry
fees; the audience votes to determine the winner. The Cutting
Contest, an improvisation competition, pits 16 of the hottest young
tap dancers against each other in a foot-to-foot combat tournament. A
select panel of Rhythm World faculty members will judge the
competition and the winner will receive the Contest entry fees. A
student showcase performance takes place Wednesday, August 5 at 7:30
p.m., also at Ganz Hall. Admission to the August 4 and 5 evenings is
$5 each at the door or in advance at chicagotap.org.
Rhythm World culminates with CHRP’s annual performances, “JUBA!
Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance,” featuring a host of
extraordinary foot drummers on Thursday, August 6 and Saturday,
August 8 at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s MCA Stage, 220 E.
Chicago Ave. Thursday’s performance includes Emmy Award winner Jason
Samuels Smith, Broadway diva Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and renowned
choreographer Chloe Arnold, joined by CHRP Founder and Director Lane
Alexander and CHRP's ensemble BAM!. Saturday’s performance includes
the Ella Fitzgerald of American tap, Dianne “Lady Di” Walker,
alongside tap virtuoso and Bessie Award winner Sam Weber, wunderkind
Jason Janas and Chicago’s finest tap ensembles. Both performances
also feature guest artists from around the world and live music by
the Vijay Tellis-Nayak Trio. Single tickets are $30, $25 for Rhythm
World participants and MCA members.
For complete Rhythm World information, visit chicagotap.org or call
773-281-1825. For tickets to “JUBA!” performances, call
312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.org.
CHRP’s 2009 season concludes with Global Rhythms and Thanks 4
Giving, a series of shared revenue, 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
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.
All programming is subject to change. For information visit
Save the Date – LA Tap Festival 2009!
2009 LA Tap Fest
Presented by The Debbie Allen Dance Academy
August 10-15th 2009
*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography experience in NYC!
TAKE IT TO THE STArenda Buffalino
April 25, 26th
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm, Audition 8 - 9pm
Registration questions? firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-230-9564
WEEKEND CHOREOGRAPHY INTENSIVES
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 intense choreography sessions on Saturday and Sunday and ends with an audition for an Off-Broadway Show in February of 2009 (Tony Waag's Sound Check Concert Series) and a chance to perform at Tap City in July of 2009.
Fee: $200 for each intensive (plus a one time $25 reg fee)
Limited enrollment of 25 students
Scholarships Available to Teens (ages14-19)
All classes take place at:
151 West 26th Street, 5th or 6th Floor
(between 6th - 7th Avenues)
(Spring & Summer)
March 14 & 15, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm
April 25 & 26, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm
May 9 & 10, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm
June 13 & 14, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm
Jacob's Pillow Dance New Pillow Programs - $20 Student Rush Tickets,
2009 Free Events
NEW Student Rush Ticket program
Are you a college student? Do you know a college student? New this
summer, Jacob's Pillow will offer $20 Student Rush Tickets for both
the Ted Shawn Theatre and Doris Duke Theatre performances, based on
availability. The program is open to college students worldwide.
Before you know it, you're seeing the best dance in the world for a
fraction of the original price - but you need to sign up first. For
Registration for the Student Rush email list is open now; send an
email to email@example.com with "STUDENT RUSH TICKETS" in the
subject line to be receive weekly updates on available student rush
Need a cultural fix right now?
Check out Fados playing at the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington, MA
to hear and learn all about Portugese fado music. Then get ready for
David Rousseve/REALITY choreographed to fado music at the Pillow July
PORTUGUESE FILM FADOS OPENS FRIDAY AT THE TRIPLEX
Fados completes the musical trilogy of award-winning Carlos Saura
(Flamenco, 1995; Tango, 1998). Using Lisbon as a backdrop, he explores
Portugal's most emblematic musical genre (fado) and its haunting
spirit of saudade(melancholy). Tracing its African and Brazilian
origins up to the new wave of modern faudistas, he ingeniously deploys
mirrors, back projections, lighting effects, and lush colors to frame
each song, ranging from a campfire ringed by sinuous dancers to a
balletic catfight between two jealous women to a thrillingdesgarrada
(musical duel) in a fado café. The result is a ravishing fusion of
cinema, song, dance and instrumental numbers
Apr. 17 3:30 6:30 8:50
Apr. 18 12:30 3:30 6:30 8:50
Apr. 19 12:30 3:30 7:30
Apr. 20-23 3:30 7:30
For more information or to buy tickets in advance, click here.
See you at the Pillow!
New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 7 pm
Rebroadcast Friday, April 24 at 11:30 pm
New Jersey Public Television's Another View arts special puts a
spotlight on tap dancing. Tap Artistry highlights the work of the New
Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble to preserve the rich legacy of this dynamic
performance art. Under the guidance of its Founder and Artistic
Director, Deborah Mitchell, the New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble has
become one of the most prominent touring dance companies in the
This half-hour presentation displays the passion and artistic vibrancy
of tap dance through the extraordinary performances by members of the
New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble. In addition, viewers will witness the
passing of the baton from one generation to the next as young student
dancers are mentored and trained to eventually become technically
skilled tap dancers.
The program also features interviews with New Jersey Tap Dance
Ensemble founder and artistic director Deborah Mitchell, members of
the company, and emerging young talent as they describe their passion
and commitment to this art form known as tap dance.
RUSTY FRANK IN LONDON FOR TAP DAY!?MAY 23-25 2009
For the first time in years, I'll be teaching in London, celebrating Tap Day. I hope you can join the festivities.
I am being hosted by the wonderful folks at TapHeart, and the weekend will be filled with classes for beginners all the way up to teachers.
I'll also be showing wonderful tap clips from my archive. Should be a great weekend!
Please help spread the word to anyone you know in the area (Europe!).
See you there!
For more info: http://www.tapheart.co.uk/TapHeart/Welcome.html
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival Benefit
May 5, 2009
The Annex 7:30p
A Benefit for La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival
Honoring Harvey Lichtenstein and Deborah Jowitt
For Harvey's visionary leadership as a producer of innovative art and
artists, and Deborah's intelligent, deeply poetic and enduring eye on
dance and dancers.
Reflections: A Dance Story
Salsa Fundamentals, LLC Presents
Evolucion y Siembra in
A Dance Story!
Written, Directed, and Choreographed by Rey Bermudez
What would you do if you had to choose between Happiness, Love, or
Money? Which would you choose? How would you know you made the right
choice? How would you deal with the consequences?
Join this awesome cast of 40 community youth and adults, as we tell an
original tale of choices using the beauty of movement and the music of
Salsa, Cha Cha, Hip-Hop, House and More!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
2 pm - 4 pm (Show will begin promptly)
600 Main Street
Tickets: $10 adults / $5 kids
(a portion of monies collected will go to the MDA and the rest toward
the future production of "Created" Fall 2009)
----Forward to A Friend----
Price of ticket includes the show and community dance social to occur
later in the evening at the Fuller Movement Center.
Come out and support local artists and community talent. Better yet
tell and bring friends. Group rates available. Seating is limited.
Buy tickets now at www.trysalsa.com
For More Information or To Purchase Tickets in Person Please Call
Limited number remain. This show will sell out!! Get yours today.
2 WEEKS to register for NYFA's Business of Art Spring 2009 - Focused
on art and the economy
ONLY TWO WEEKS UNTIL REGISTRATION ENDS!
Registration for NYFA's Spring 2009 Business of Art conference ends
Friday MAY 8th
NYFA IS HAS REDUCED THE COST OF ATTENDANCE....
Considering the timely nature of the topic, NYFA has reduced the cost
of the conference in response to the current financial difficulties we
all face. In order to offer artists and the community this discount,
NYFA can no longer offer attendees the option of a catered lunch.
However, we will still have a scheduled lunch break where attendees
can either go out to purchase lunch, or bring their own. Coffee, tea
and water will be provided throughout the day.
Business of Art Conference: Spring 2009
The Low Down:
Strategies for Artists During the Recession
Date: Saturday, May 16, 9a.m.-4:30p.m.
Registration deadline: Friday, May 8, 5p.m.
The economic crisis is having a large impact on the art world, but
what does this mean for individual artists? What can artists do to
prepare, survive, and even thrive during a recession? The Spring 2009
Business of Art Conference will look at the recession’s impact on the
arts with input from art world professionals,accountants, artists and
The Low Down will start with a candid panel discussion about the
effects of the current economy on the art world from the perspective
of galleries, nonprofits, foundations and city government. An
afternoon seminar will provide concrete financial planning advice
geared toward the needs of artists. The day will conclude with a panel
of artists sharing their experiences and new ideas of how to navigate
and redefining the art world.
Complete conference schedule available
Department of Art and Art Professions
New York University Steinhardt School of Education
34 Stuyvesant Street
New York, NY 10003
Artist Rate: $55 per artist
There are a limited number of scholarships available to artists in
need made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor.
NYFA Artist Rate: $50
(This includes all NYFA Fellows and Fiscally Sponsored Artists and
Organizations, and Immigrant Artist Mentors and Mentees)
NYU students, staff and faculty: $20
To register on-line please visit http://events.nyfa.org/
Registration deadline: Friday, May 8, 5.pm.
Please contact NYFA if you are having any trouble registering online,
and we will take your registration over the phone.
Questions: Contact Jocelyn Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 366 6900 x249.
Organized by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the conferences are
made possible by a generous grant from McGraw-Hill Companies and the
Empire State Development Corporation. Additional support is provided
by the Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University
Steinhardt School of Education.
Cirque du Soleil KOOZA
- The Washington Post
"...breathtaking and heart-stopping..."
-San Francisco Chronicle
Enter KOOZA, an electric and exotic kingdom ruled by a clown king -
and experience the wonder of human performance in all its ferocious
energy, splendor and fragility.
Discover KOOZA with this exclusive special offer and save up to
$34 per ticket!
Tickets $36 to $51!
(Regular Price: $60 to $85)
Tap City Youth Ensemble Audition
Save the Date! Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
For intermediate and advanced dancers age 10-18
Tap City Youth Ensemble is holding an open call for new members for
the 2009-10 season. Please read the following audition information and
pre-register for the audition via email by the deadline of Thursday,
April 30th to sign up for the audition.
Or, please pass this information on to someone who might be interested
in learning about the TCYE.
Tap City Youth Ensemble Director
Please fill out this information, and email email@example.com to
pre-register via email to participate in this audition. Deadline for
pre-registration is Thursday, April 30th.
For full information about tuition, scholarships, and TCYE rehearsal
schedules, visit www.atdf.org, or click here to be directed to the Tap
City Youth Ensemble on our website.
To participate in the Tap City Youth Ensemble, you must be available
to attend rehearsal on Sundays from late September through mid-June.
The 2009-10 season for TCYE will officially begin for new members on
Sunday, September 27th, 2009. Rehearsals for all divisions of TCYE are
held on Sundays between the hours of 11:30-6:00pm (official rehearsal
times tba, each group rehearses for 2-3 hours during this time
period). Committment to attend regular rehearsals with no more than 3
scheduled absences per season is required.
Parent email: (this will be the address for the notification of
Date of Birth & current age:
Parent's home phone:
Cell or alternate phone:
Student email: (optional)
Home dance studio & current tap instructor:
Where do you go to school?
Are you a member of any other performing group or organization?
Please list (i.e. a competition group, chorus, sports team)
About the Tap City Youth Ensemble
The Tap City Youth Ensemble is a project of the American Tap Dance
Foundation. TCYE gives intermediate and advanced tap dancers ages
10-18 the opportunity to work with master tap artists & choreographers
to learn and perform classic and contemporary tap choreography. The
company is under the direction of Susan Hebach, with mentorship from
Brenda Bufalino, Margaret Morrison and Tony Waag. The TCYE meets on
Sundays from late September through mid-June on Sundays for
rehearsals in NYC. The repertory currently includes works by Guillem
Alonso, Buster Brown, Brenda Bufalino, The Copasetics, Barbara Duffy,
Michelle Dorrance, Jared Grimes, and Josh Hilberman, among others. The
Tap City Youth Ensemble performs in a wide range of New York venues
including formal concerts, school shows, hospital performances, and
"Tap City" - The New York City Tap Festival each July.
Some performance highlights for TCYE include:
Tap City - The Annual NYC Tap Festival at the Duke on 42nd St, the
Joyce Theater, & Symphony Space.
ATDF New Tap Choreography Showcases
ATDF's Annual Spring Gala
National Dance Week, NYC
Dancewave's "Kid's Café" Festival
Manhattan Restoration Project
Macy's Charity Day
School and Hospital Shows in NYC & NJ
Jamming it up at Capezio
Danskin Strreet Fair
From 5-Points to Harlem in Foley Square, Manhattan
Beat Street , Brooklyn Children's Museum
Long Island Children's Museum
Sound Check, A Tap Dance Concert Series
Please call the office at 646.230.9564 if you have further questions,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tap City Youth Ensemble Director
ATDF Youth Program Newsletter
Tap City Youth Concert June 6th, 2009
Our year end concert is fast approaching, scheduled for Saturday, June
6th, 6-8pm at Symphony Space.
Here are some preliminary details that we need all dancers and
families to be aware of:
Each family will receive 2 complimentary tickets (included in the
concert fee). All additional tickets may be purchased directly through
the Symphony Space box office. Prices for tickets are: $20.00 adults;
$10.00 Seniors, students, and children. All tickets are general
admission (no assigned seating).
ATDF complimentary tickets will be distributed starting May 17th
(tentatively). All additional tickets purchased through Symphony Space
must be picked up at their box office.
What are you doing this summer? How about joining us for Tap City!
Tap City-The New York City Tap Festival
Mark your calanders! Tap City, The New York City Tap Festival, July 6-11, 2009
Each summer the ATDF produces a week long Festival of tap classes,
performances and special events. We hope you will consider joining us
YOUTH MINI FEST (ages 6-14)
Monday July 6- Thursday July 9th, 3:45pm-5:15pm
7:00 performance on July 9th @ Symphony Space
The cost to participate: $100.00 plus a $35.00 registration fee
The Youth Mini Fest is a fun 4-day tap program that meets each
afternoon and ends with performance on Thursday ON BROADWAY! Designed
for young dancers with at least 1-2 years tap training who want a
taste of tap dance festival fun. The Mini Fest includes:
• A Tap Technique Class with Tap City Faculty
• Three special Master Classes, including a taste of Hip Hop, drumming
and a "meet the master" tap talk with Harold Cromer
• A performance opportunity at Tap Youth / Tap Future
• A Tap City T-shirt
TAP CITY YOUTH PROGRAM (ages 10-14)
Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10, from 9:45am-3:30pm
A fun full day program, packed with tap dancing and designed
especially for intermediate and advanced young dancers (ages 10 to
14), the all-inclusive program includes:
• Tap Repertory Intensives with professional choreographers
• Master Classes in Hip Hop, Percussion & Drumming, and Classic
Vaudeville Tap with faculty
• A performance at Tap Youth / Tap Future @ Symphony Space
• Additional performance opportunity at the Youth Showcase of Talent
for students wishing to perform their solos, duos & trios
• A student ticket to Friday night's Tap City Premier Performance
The cost to participate in the youth program is: $360.00 before June
5 (early bird savings) and $460 after June 5th, plus the registration
fee of $35.00.
IN ADDITION: There are also classes and specific programs for teens
and adults in our program. Please visit www.atdf.org for more
information, and ask your teachers for some recommendations for the
best classes at your child's level.
Tap City Classes are all held at: Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street
Tap Youth / Tap Future performance will be at: Symphony Space, 2537
Broadway at 95th Street
There are some scholarships available, please visit the www.atdf.org
for more detailed information or click here for the link to obtain a
scholarship application. The deadline to submit scholarship
applications is May 15th.
ATDF youth program students in the spotlight at "Take it to the
Stage" 4th Annual Benefit
On Feb. 18th, 5 of our youth program tappers stepped in front of the
audience to be part of "Take it to the Stage" at the Judson Memorial
Church in the west village, as part of an annual performance and
fundraising event for the ATDF. Courtney Runft (ATDF faculty &
Registrar) worked with pianist Jess Jurkovic to prepare the students
for their feature performance of "Linus and Lucy" with live music. We
were all so proud! These students were: Hannah Dobroszycki, Tattnall
Holt, Luke Nonas-Hunter, Elizabeth Sharp & Jalen Watson.
The evening also featured new choreographic works by leading tap
artists such as Chloe Arnold, Derick Grant, Jason Samuels Smith &
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. The Tap City Youth Ensemble was also
featured, as well as several other highlight performances from other
tap companies such as "Paralell Exit" and "Barbara Duffy and Company".
This benefit was part of a larger tap dance concert series entitled
"Sound Check" produced by the ATDF. We did see some of our youth
program students in attendance throughout the series, and we thank you
for your support!
Related Rhythms - Tap Performances to inspire young dancers
Jared Grimes & Dewitt Fleming, Jr., special guests, with the Jazz at
Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in Jazz, Tap & Theater
Tap dancers Jared Grimes and Dewitt Fleming, Jr. join the Jazz at
Lincoln Center Orchestra in "Spaces," a five-movement tap ballet by
Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. Adding a theatrical element, JLCO
trombonist Vincent Gardner premieres new music based on stories of the
Harlem Renaissance by Langston Hughes, the "Jesse B. Semple Suite."
When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, April 16, 17 & 18, at 8pm
Where: Rose Theater, located in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz
at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street.
Tickets start at $30.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office
Broadway at 60th Street (ground floor)
**This is not an event produced by the ATDF**
The New Brazilian Sound In Town , DAVI VIEIRA
A NEW BRAZILIAN SOUND IN TOWN
presents: HIP HOP AXÉ
at Zinc Bar (82W 3rd st. Btw Thompson & Sullivan) $10 admission
Thu , April 30th
9:00pm - 11:00pm - 1:00am
ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN AND PERFORM WITH RECORDING ARTIST TRISH
AT MONSTERS ORLANDO TOUR FINALE JULY 17-19, 2009
MONSTER OF HIPHOP IS TEAMING UP WITH PERFORMING ARTIST TRISH IN
SEARCH FOR (2) TWO DANCERS (AGES 16 & UP) TO PERFORM LIVE ONSTAGE
WITH TRISH, WORKING WITH MONSTERS CHOREOGRAPHER LUTHER BROWN, AT
MONSTERS OF HIPHOP'S ORLANDO TOUR FINALE ON JULY 17-19, 2009.
PRESS RELEASE FROM MONSTERS DANCE CONVENTIONS & DO DAT ENTERTAINMENT
ON "PERFORM WITH TRISH IN ORLANDO"
Perform live with Trish in Orlando, FL at the Monsters of HipHop
Finale featuring Beat Freaks Friday & more
Rehearse with Trish & her Monsters of HipHop choreographer Luther
Brown (credits include motion picture 'Honey', Nike, Danity Kane,
Mario and television show So You Think You Can Dance Canada)!
o All expenses paid to Orlando Florida - stay at the Hyatt Orlando
Int'l Airport Hotel (rehearsal & performance)!*Restrictions apply, see
below for details.
o Talent scouts from the industry's top dance agencies & Disney Talent
Casting will be present at the Monsters of HipHop Convention Classes &
o Free admittance to the Monsters of HipHop Dance Convention & 3-Day Workshop
How To Enter:
o Download Trish's new track 'BUMP' - Click Here
o Record a 1 minute solo video of you dancing to the track
o Upload the video to Monsters of HipHop's YouTube Contest Channel by
12:00 PM NOON EST on Monday, June 15th, 2009 - Click Here
o MAKE SURE YOU TAG THE VIDEO WITH: 'Trish Monsters Orlando' without the
o Trish & Luther won't see your video unless you tag it - Let us know
if you choreographed the piece too!
o Winners must be residents of the U.S., Canada & Mexico, with valid
passport. Foreigners residing in the Continential U.S., Canada or
Mexico also eligible.
o Contest participants must be 16 or over. Participants between the
ages of 16-17 must have parental consent.
o Winners will be hand-selected by Trish and her choreographer, Luther Brown .
o Choreography & attire in video submission must be clean, appropriate
& in good taste.
* Monsters of HipHop, Luther Brown, Trish & her representation reserve
the right to select winners of their choice as well as make
subsititutions as deemed necessary. Winners will be notified via
email address given on their Youtube.com profile with correspondance
required from selected by June 30th, 2009 at 11:59pm with notification
time subject to change. Winners must be available from Wednesday July
15th until Sunday July 19th, 2009. If winners between ages 16-17,
parent(s) or legal guardian(s) can travel with winners at their own
expense. Expenses include roundtrip airfare from major regional
airport of our choice to Orlando International Airport for Monsters
event, with return flight back to major regional airport of our
choice. Expenses also include hotel accomodations of our choice at
the Hyatt Regency Orlando Int'l Airport Hotel plus per diem up to $40
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
Lane Alexander at Millennium Park July 4, 1:30pm
Tap Dance Concerto
This summer, the Grant Park Orchestra will present the first-ever July
4th concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, featuring CHRP Founder &
Director Lane Alexander performing his choreography of Morton Gould's
Tap Dance Concerto.
Opportunites to see the Tap Dance Concerto performed live are rare, so
don't miss Lane Alexander, with the incredible Grant Park Orchestra,
in a free holiday performance at Chicago's most exciting outdoor
For more information, http://www.millenniumpark.org/parkevents/event.aspx?id=897
Creative Soul Entertainment invites you to their fundraiser
Ready. Set. Dance! Creative Soul Entertainment and their wonderful
guest artists are pleased to announce its 3rd Annual fundraiser!
We are excited for 2 reasons: 1) We are performing for a great cause.
Everyone has a sister, mother, best friend, or aunt who have survived
or have fought the battle of Breast Cancer. This year a portion of
our event will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. We hope that
your efforts will measure the passion and committment you have for the
arts. 2) We get to creatively express ourselves for YOU!
Please show your support by attending "Overcoming Adversity,
Celebrating Diversity" fundraiser, forwarding this email, and/or
making a donation. Please contact me at email@example.com
for donor information.
Attached is our event flier with the details of the festivities. I
look forward to seeing you or hearing from you! Thank you in advance
for your love and continued support in Creative Soul Entertainment!
Erika Jarvis, Artistic Director
Creative Soul Entertainment
Sole and Beats Online Magazine
P.O. Box 267944
Chicago, IL. 60626
*WEST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
WORLDWIDE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (OR LIVE AUDITIONS)
Hip Hop DanceFest
(Micaya, Founder and Artistic Director)
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco, CA
November 20-22, 2009
11 Years of Presenting
the Finest Hip Hop Dance Companies
from all over the World!
What We Look For:
• Professional Dance Companies from all over the Globe (Any size, from
solo to group)
• All styles of Hip Hop and Hip Hop Fusion
• Use of Hip Hop styles in unique and interesting ways
• Use of Hip Hop Dance to tell a story
• Social Content/Commentary
• Artistic Quality
• Extraordinary Technical Skill and Ability
• Travel expenses and/or performance fees
• A packed house at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
• Invitations to attend any and all VIP events hosted by the SFHHDF
• Opportunities to connect with dancers from all over the globe
• Extensive Media coverage
COMPANIES MUST PROVIDE-
• Companies MUST provide a HIGH RES URL, BIO and PHOTO
• Companies must submit/audition THE SAME PIECE that they intend to perform
• Pieces must be between 6-9 MINUTES long
To Submit Footage OR Schedule A Live Audition :
TO SUBMIT FOOTAGE-
• Upload HIGH QUALITY footage of the exact piece you intend to perform
(6-9 minutes - full cast and costume) and send the link to
• Mail HIGH QUALITY dvd or video footage of the exact piece you intend
(6-9 minutes - full cast and costume) to:
SF Hip Hop DanceFest
PO Box 411492
San Francisco, Ca 94141-1492
DEADLINE: August 25, 2009*
*(It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you submit as soon as possible
as the show may be booked before the deadline date.)
TO SCHEDULE A LIVE AUDITION -
• Companies who wish to audition live, must schedule an audition time and date.
• Live auditions will be scheduled for September 2009 in San Francisco .
• Companies must audition the exact piece they intend to perform (6-9
minutes - full cast and costume).
To schedule an audition, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information:
OR go to
ABOUT THE DANCEFEST:
Established in 1999, by Founder and Artistic Director Micaya, The SF
Hip Hop DanceFest has grown to be THE event that has put San Francsico
on the map for presenting hip hop dance . Acknowledged as the FIRST
festival dedicated specifically to hip hop dance, the DanceFest is a
groundbreaking event, hosting companies from all over the globe.
The San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest remains unique for its dedication
to presenting the highest quality professional Hip Hop dance companies
and for its forward-thinking curatorial focus. This legendary event
offers professional Hip Hop dance companies the level of production,
exposure, and acknowledgement that they urgently deserve, nurturing
emerging artists and consistently contributing to the evolution of
both Hip Hop and dance. With a record of ten years of sold-out
performances, the DanceFest has developed a reputation for both
quality and innovation.
*THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION*
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!