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Jun 17, 2009



- Jason Samuels Smith perfoms at the Jacob's Pillow Gala this Saturday!

- Chloe Arnold in Japan - Workshops & Tap Dreams Opportunity!

-Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards stars in this award winning film opposite Martin "Tre" Dumas to be shown in film festival in its debut in AFRICA!

-Sue Samuels: Saturday Class - New Time


-Philly TAP Challenge "ON FIRE!"

-JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance

-Tap City 2009

-18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival

-CHRP Rhythm World 2009

-LA Tap Festival 2009

-Tap Into A Cure 2009



- Opportunity for Tap Dancers: Audition for TiiDii3000

-MUSIC 4 A CAUSE | A DC-NYC Summer Benefit Concert Series

-The Chalks

-Tap Jam at Skipper's!

-HOOFALOGIES @ BCM with guest Tamango + Calendar NYC and beyond

-Announcing: Parallel Exit at the New Victory


-K+C at The Joyce


-Arts Program


-22nd World Congress on Dance Research

-Miss Thang heats to Zanzibar

-Upcoming Tap FESTIVALS!

-Tap events in Barcelona and Reus

-Call for Presentations: performing arts conference

-Rhythm Summit by Tapmotif – SHOW

-23rd World Congress on Dance Research



Last Chance for Tickets

Jacob's Pillow Season Opening Gala
to Support Young Artists

The Gala supports The School at Jacob's Pillow, scholarships for aspiring young
dancers, and the Pillow's in-school program Curriculum in Motion ®.

Be in the audience for the in-person presentation of the
Jacob's Pillow Dance Award to dance pioneer Merce Cunningham.

Saturday, June 20
6:00 pm

Exclusive Gala Performance
Dinner, Dancing, and Silent Auction

click here for more information

Call now for tickets: 413.243.9919 x24

Chloe Arnold in Tokyo!!
Classes, Jam/Show, &
Seeking young Tap Talent in Tokyo
ages 7 - 30
Tokyo Master Class Schedule

Professional Level on
Thursday June 18th - 3-4:15pm -
ARTN Tap Dance Studio (http://www.basement-tokyo.com/artn_studio/)

Tap Jam @ 9PM on Thursday June 18th.
*Jason said it was around the corner from Yukiko's studio but didn't gave the specific location name today.

Intermediate Level on Friday June 19th, 7-8:30pm
ARTN Tap Dance Studio

Advanced Beginner Level on Friday June 19th,
ARTN Tap Dance Studio

Open level on Saturday, June 20
7-830 PM at Studio 72

Advanced level on Sunday, June 21 4-530 PM at Studio Modomica

Beginner level on Monday, June 22
9-10 PM at Studio Modomica

Tokyo Tap Dreams Shooting Schedule:
June 23rd - 9AM-6PM
June 24th - 830AM-230PM
ARTN Tap Dance Studio
1-51-9-1F Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo
151-0053 JAPAN

For more information contact the studios or chloearnold@gmail.com

Get your Chloe Tap Couture - New styles available!!
For more information on Chloe:

Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards stars in this award winning film opposite Martin "Tre" Dumas

Professional Tap Dancer Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards stars in this award winning film opposite Martin "Tre" Dumas... packed with impressive dance scenes - its now onsale at HARLEM TAP STUDIO and will be sold wherever Dormeshia appears while supplies last this summer so catch her on the road!


Hi Everyone,

With the arrival of summer, we have a new class time for the

Saturday class at Ailey 405 W. 55th St @ 9th Ave.

NEW TIME 12 noon - 1:30.

This class is intermediate level, however, all are welcome to be in the class and do what ever you can!!!

My full schedule of classes is:

Monday 10:30-12 -Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level

Monday 7:30-9- Ailey - Basic level

Tuesday 10-11:30 -244 W. 54th St. Suite 404 - Fast Beginner level

Tuesday 1:30-3 -Broadway Dance Center - Basic level

Tuesday 6-7:30- Ailey - Beginner level

Wednesday 10:30-12- Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level

Thursday 10-11:30- 244 W. 54th St. Suite 404 - Fast Beginner level

Thursday 1:30-3- Broadway Dance Center - Basic level

Friday 10:30-12- Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level

Saturday 12-1:30- Ailey - Intermediate level

Sunday 10:30-12- Broad way Dance Center - Beginner level

Let's have a DANCING HOT TIME this Summer!!!!


Sue Samuels



(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)



401 West 149th street (take A train and walk 4 blocks north)


THURSDAYS (Intermediate Advanced Level)


ONLY $15 per class!


Philly TAP Challenge "ON FIRE!" officially announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jaye Allison, 215-490-3717

May 1, 2009 534 South 56th Street 1st floor

Philadelphia, PA 19143


JA’s Philly TAP Challenge ‘09 ON FIRE! It’s Over the TOP!

Take ten! Only $10 for any class or ticket, no registration fees! VISIT:www.phillytapchallenge.webs.com

Some of the World’s Top Tap Dancers arrive in region to instruct, perform, meet and celebrate Philly. Friday-Saturday, June 26-27, all events held at the following locations:

Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave; Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center (GBDC), 3611 Lancaster Ave & The Arts Bank Theater (ABT), Broad & South Streets, along The Avenue of the Arts

Friday – Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center (GBDC) or Arts Bank Theater (ABT)

GBDC Studio A- AM: 10a Stretch Class (PCBC) - 10:30a Paddle n Roll (Jaye Allison) – 11:40a Choreography (Darrell Williams)

PM: 2:30p Student Class (Chloe Arnold) – 3:55p Student Class (Karen Callaway Williams)

GBDC Studio B- AM: 10:30a Hip Hop – 11:40a Lindy Hop PM: 2:25p African

ABT -7:30p Showtime Amateur / Professional Showcase*

Community Education Center (CEC) in the East Community Room (ECR) or Meetinghouse Theater (MT)

CEC –ECR AM: 10:40a Teachers Only (Dianne Walker) – 11:55 Student Class (Jason Samuels Smith)

MT – PM: 1:25p Tap History (Tony Nicholas) – 2:30 Films

ECR: 2:25p Student Class (Nicole Nicholas) 3:45p Teachers Only (Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards)

Saturday – Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center (GBDC) or Arts Bank Theater (ABT)

GBDC Studio A- AM: 10a Stretch Class (PCBC) 10:30a Student Class (Corinne Karon) – 11:40a Student Class (Tim Yue)

PM: 2:30p Student Class (Robert Burden) – 3:55p Student Class (Dianne Walker)

GBDC Studio B- AM: 10:30a Hip Hop – 11:40a Lindy Hop PM: 2:25p African

ABT -7:30p Showtime Amateur / Professional Showcase*

Community Education Center (CEC) East Community Room (ECR) or Meetinghouse Theater (MT)

CEC -ECR AM: 10:40a Teachers Only (Chloe Arnold) – 11:55 Student Class (Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards)

MT – 11a Tap Films... 1:30p Tap History (Dianne Walker) – 2:30 Films

ECR: 2:25p Student Class (Cathie Nicholas) 3:45p Teachers Only (Jason Samuels Smith)

*Both showcases featured house band is the first Lady of Jazz Guitar, Monnette Sudler and her Quartet.

Info and tickets available online atwww.phillytapchallenge.webs.com

For the 6th year, Jaye Allison, Founding director of New LEJA Dances, organizes JAPTC with The Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company (the oldest dance company in the Commonwealth of PA.), to honor Philadelphia’s Tap history. Her vision links today’s generation to Philadelphia streets from the 1930s- 80s, inspiring the future. Open workshops and performances with various styles of Classical and Hoofing Tap Dance, African, Hip-Hop and Lindy Hop styles include: Jason Samuels Smith, Dianne ‘Lady Di’ Walker, Nicholas Sisters, 2nd Generation Silver Belles, Chloe Arnold, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Karen Callaway Williams. Showcase appearances include Philadelphia hoofing professionals, Robert Burden Jr., Rochelle Haynes, Corinne Karon, JoAnna Turner, Darrell Williams, Tim Yue and more along with many students represent the Philadelphia Region over this 2 day blowout of TAP TOWN Philadelphia.

JAPTC is devoted to recognizing the treasure chest Philadelphia holds for Tap and making Tap Dance synonymous with Philadelphia. There are 4 components: Workshops with Master teachers and professionals, Philly TAP Idol Competition (age appropriate), 2 nights of Performance Showcases (Friday, Amateurs and Professionals – Saturday, Professional), the Virtual Quilt Project Premiere.

Philadelphia Inquirer: “TAP TOWN” City Paper “LEJA celebrates and affirms the nurturing power of African American culture.” DANCE Magazine “LEJA’s dancing reinvigorates the standard African American concert dance vocabulary.”

American TAP History - Yesterday, Today and Forever – in Philadelphia! Workshops, Performances, Showcase, “Tap Challenge Dance-Off,” Semi-Formal Reception Ball, Films and Documentary, Live Jazz, and more!!!

The Philly Tap Challenge presented by New LEJA Dances, the co & Philadelphia Civic Ballet Co. and made possible through a PA state DCED grant, Senator Mike Stack, and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance.


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




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!



18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival

Join us for a week-long celebration of TAP!

Bringing Professional Tap Dance, Flamenco, Irish Step and Salsa dancers to St. Louis for 69 Workshops, Tap Jam, Panel Discussion, Salsa Session, Participant's Showcase and Masters Performance - ALL THAT TAP XVII


Professor Robert L. Reed


Other - Festival



Start Time:

Monday, July 27, 2009 at 8:30am

End Time:

Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 10:30pm


Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel


7730 Bonhomme Avenue


Saint Louis, MO





***Discounted Hotel Rate Expires June 19th!

"The 2009 St. Louis Tap Festival will be hosted again at the beautiful Clayton Sheraton Plaza Hotel. The heavily discounted host hotel rate expires June 19th. Reservations made after the 19th will be at standard rates. You can make reservations online athttp://www.facebook.com/l/;http://www.tapheritage.org/hotel.html

See you in St. Louis!"

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

festival's activities.


Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s 19th Annual Festival Takes Place at

Jay Pritzker Pavilion,

Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Building,

Roosevelt University

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.

Education Programs

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, visitchicagotap.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


Tap Into A Cure 2009


August 19 – 21, 2009

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780 722 9562

Registration now available

Click “Register” on web site to view class schedules, class descriptions and registration sheets.

Tap Into A Cure’s “THE AFRICA PROJECT” is back for another amazing year of classes and showcase. This will be our fourth year in the City of Champions, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

We have brought together another exciting year of tap dance, returning to us for a second year New York City’s amazingly talented Jason Samuels Smith, New York is also sending us the incredible Michela Marino - Lerman, Los Angeles California will be proudly represented with the unique talent of Christopher Broughton and the founder of THE AFRICA PROJECT and Tap Into A Cure, Edmonton’s own Andrew Merrigan. We have also included our hip hop friends again this year, as hip hop roots derive from tap dance we feel compelled to include this art form in our workshop. The Rock Steady Crew is sending us the very talented Ynot !

We have added an advisory board, the addition to our family are Bril Barrett, Steffan Clemente, Elka Samuels Smith and Jason Samuels Smith. Upon the advice of our board we have changed our dates for the workshop and showcase, so please be aware that this year our showcase will be on a Saturday night and the workshop runs from Wednesday to Friday. We have also made our packages more affordable. There are three packages of tap dance for you to choose from ranging in prices of $80 to $240. And our Hip Hop classes are below $100.

Last year the world renown “Mr. Wiggles” Steffan Clemente joined us for 3 days of classes and made history on our stage with a battle of hip hop and tap between himself and Jason Samuels Smith. The jaw dropping performance was absolutely mesmerizing, and brought the house down! The Magical Rhythms Showcase will be back at a new location this year, but promises to be as jaw dropping as last year. Check our website for info coming real soon and some exciting additions to our showcase family! This year’s show will absolutely blow you away.

We need your support to help build the dream of building the Dr. Jeni LeGon Library and Music Room in Mukeu, Kenya. Hope we will see you in August, it will be so much fun, to much to miss!




""Last one for a while, Don't miss it""

What: Performance

Host: Jared Grimes and DeWitt Fleming

Start Time: Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00pm

End Time: Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00pm


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


Auditions for TiiDii3000 will be held at Savion Glover Productions HooFeRzCLuB School for Tap located @
131 Brunswick Street, Newark, N J 07114.
- July 6 & 7 2009 between 12PM - 6PM

Please come prepared with the following -
- 2 Tap Dance pieces (1 Acappella)
- Monologue from any tap dance related movie, musical or play
- A song to sing

Thank you again for your interest in the TiiDii3000 experience.

MUSIC 4 A CAUSE | A DC-NYC Summer Benefit Concert Series

Greetings Family & Friends,
This correspondence is in reference to an upcoming music project I have been working one. The Music 4 A Cause: Summer Benefit Concert Series is a awareness and promotional tour for independent music and three worthy nonprofit organizations. It is my goal as an artist manager/developer to see the best independent music in DC and the nation thrive. I presently manage about 5 artists on the EAST Coast and this Benefit Series is extending a warm hand to the hardest hitting, concscious thinkers in the independent music field.

Covering Washington, DC, & New York City, the Music 4 A Cause tour will span several dates between numerous venues and will be instrumental in raising funds & awareness for ArtCreatesLife, EducationalLyrics, & The AlSura Foundation. Each of these non-profits specialize in children (world issues), illiteracy (education), & HIV/AIDS awareness/prevention, and have been heavily influenced by music therefore this mission is threefold:

1. TO Raise funds & awareness for these non-profits

Mr. Briggs Management has teamed up to first and foremost, submit a sizeable contribution to each of the three non-profits and secondly, increase awareness of the issues in which these organizations are combating.

2. TO Continue the progression of indepenent music

Mr. Briggs Management will use this platform and concert series to donate brainpower and other resources to these non profits as we continually make an effort to increase the scope of the organizations and the span of thier music careers.

3. TO Build community & conscious thought

Mr. Briggs Management is employing this series to build communities of support and cohesiveness in Washington,DC, New York City and everywhere in between. We hope to build more independent music circuits and and more visibility for the non profits with their dynamic missions and target populations.

so now the dates

Bohemian Caverns (DC) July 1, 15

INDULJ (DC) JUly 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

The Creek (NYC) July 3, 17, 31

******The Library (DC) July 7, 14, 21, 28

******NY Perks (NYC)

*********tentative will know by 6/15/09

This correspondence is just to show preliminary information and hopefully get artists and their managers motivated for Music 4 A Cause. Please let us know if you would like to be a part of this dynamic mission and movement. We have many ways you can participate from performing, to marketing, to supporting, and gaining publicity.

We look forward to you joining the Cause

MUSIC 4 A CAUSE | A Summer Benefit Concert Series


Tamika Jones


W Ellington Felton

Asheru & The Els

Maimouna Yousef

Cornell West Theory

Sol Zahran



Jesse Boykins III

Dynez Dennis




Jay Mills

Maria J The Postergirl

Empress & Tasting Darkness

Send us a response, if you would like to get involved.


Mr. Delonte Briggs


Mr. Briggs Management - Representing Quality



The Chalks

Event: The Chalks

"Makin' Do & Gettin' By World Tour"

What: Performance

Host: Mary Brienza

Start Time: Thursday, June 18 at 9:30pm

End Time: Friday, June 19 at 11:00pm

Where: Laurie Beechman Theatre / Westbank Cafe

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



Tap Jam at Skipper's!

Event: Tap Jam at Skipper's!

What: Jam Session

Host: Yvette Glover and Hillary-Marie

Start Time: Wednesday, June 24 at 8:00pm

End Time: Wednesday, June 24 at 11:55pm

Where: Skipper's

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



HOOFALOGIES @ BCM with guest Tamango + Calendar NYC and beyond

Greetings to all!

I am happy to announce I will be among my fellow New Yorkers soon and to announce I will be joined by Tamango (www.urbantap.net) at the Brooklyn Children Museum at 3pm (not 2pm as in the previous announcement!!). Free for all.


03:00, for All ages

?Special Performance—

Join underground tap-dance icon Roxane Butterfly for a demonstration of contemporary tap and a screening of Hoofalogies, a documentary film capturing the art form’s evolution with tap legend Jimmy Slyde. With special guest avant-garde tapster Tamango.

Produced by Roxane Butterfly and Circuit Productions/Susan Goldbetter, Producer. Roxane Butterfly is a 2008 Artists’ Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a public program of NYFA. Additional support was made possible to Circuit Productions from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.? ?Location: 145 Brooklyn Avenue (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn, NY 11213?

?And if you wish to know about the rest of my immediate touring itinerary, there it goes:?

?June 8th, Musics Urbans @ ICAT Radio with Pablo Larraguibel, Barcelona (Spain)?June 17th, Mood-Danza at Villa 5, Turino (Italy)?June 20th, Hoofalogies @ BCM, Brooklyn (NYC)?June 22nd-27th, National Dance Institute of New Mexico (Albuquerque)?July 4th, Mood-Danza @ Festival Mediterraneo, Genova (Italy)?July 16th, Screening of Hoofalogies at NIUBCN and jam with the artists of Central Art Process/in connection with Tap On Barcelona (Spain)?July 17th, Mood-Danza @ Teatre 9 de Nou Barris, in connection with Tap On Barcelona (Spain)?July 18th, Master-class @ Tap on Barcelona?

?For all details wing by my website http://worldbeats.free.fr


Announcing: Parallel Exit at the New Victory

Parallel Exit at The New Victory Theater!

We are very happy to announce that Parallel Exit's tap show TIME STEP is part of The New Victory Theater's 2009-2010 season, performing April 9 - 18, 2010.?New Yorkers know The New Victory as one of the most beautiful theaters in the city - a gorgeous 499-seat jewel box in the heart of the Theatre District. With a legendary past (one of Minsky's famous burlesque houses, later a XXX movie theater), The New Victory Theater is now one of the most prominent venues for families and children in the United States.?Mary Rose Lloyd, the brilliant and risk-taking Director of Programming at The New Victory has followed Parallel Exit for years, and is as excited as we are to see TIME STEP play her beautiful stage. Over the next several months, we will send out regular updates as we prepare for our most prominent production in New York City yet! Stay tuned...






Wednesday Night

July 15


B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

237 West 42 Street(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

Tickets only $12.50 at:


Learn more at


Executive Producers

Cheryl Cutlip

Jared Grimes


Jared Grimes

DeWitt Fleming, Jr.

The BU Band



The BU Session

and many special guests


K+C at The Joyce

The company has been hard at work in the studio preparing for our season at The Joyce Theater, all made possible with support from you, our closest friends. Your continued dedication to K+C is a source of inspiration for the dancers and myself, and we can't wait to share our work with you on The Joyce stage. If you're feeling GLAMOROUS, I hope you will celebrate our season with us at K+C's Opening Night Benefit on Tuesday, June 23rd. Contact Andrea Lodico Welshons at 212.278.0691 or andrea@keigwinandcompany.com. Or online at




Arts Program

I am the Artistic Director and founder of ACFCLA - Artist Community for Change Los Angeles. We are only 8 months old an a non-profit organization of artists dedicated to inspiring others in a positive way on global, environmental and humanitarian causes. Please help us spread the word for our two week intensive arts program. *ALL students perform with the professional company in ACFCLA - Big Summer Concert Event "It Takes A Village" @ Barnsdall Gallery Theatre including Visual Art Gallery reception with professional and student works.

**Scholarships are available for students from low income families.

**Application Extensions for ACFCLA two week summer intensive arts program Ages 12-18

**ALL students perform with the professional company in ACFCLA - Big Summer Concert Event "It Takes A Village" @ Barnsdall Gallery Theatre.

ONLY 6 Dance Spots left - Classes include

Jazz, - Billy Rogers prof essional Dancer / Anacia Weiskittel - Tank Girl *Artistic Director ACFCLA

Contemporary - Maygen Nicholson - *SYTYD

ballet / Lyrical, - Janet Huey - professional Choreographer & Dancer

Funk - Della Hamby *America's Best Dance Crew

African - Kemba Shannon **Toured with Madonna & Celine Dion

Indian - Shivani Thakkar **Associate Artistic Director of Manu Kala Mandir Dance Productions, world tour

choreography - Amy Lenoble *Professional Dancer/Choreographer Graduate of Loyola Marymount,

improv Professional Panel - Inclu ding JIm Keith from DDO Dance Agency Professional Dancers, Choreographers, Producers Etc. Q & A and more

ONLY 5 Music Spots Left - Classes Include

Singing20pop/musical theatre/ jazz, - Gilli Moon - CEO Warrior Girl Music and President / Co - Founder of Songs Alive

Spoken Word, - Azure Antoinette * HBO poet, Sundance Film Festival, Artistic Director of Get Lit

Rhymeocology, - J. Walker *Founder and Director of SKILLZ project

DJ, Song Writing, percussion,

Professional Panel Executive Music Producer Kelly Fuller, Sean Owollo / A&R, Valerie McCaffrey *Casting Director & more...

ONLY 3 Art Students Left - Classes Include

Painting, Drawing, Charcoal, - Maria Apelo Cruz *20yrs top artist featured in Modern Glamour, House Beautiful, Elements of Living, In Style, Leading Estates of the World and much more

Jewelry making, Recycled Art, - Darcey Hawes *Artist and Teache r

Photography, - Anacia Weiskittel - Fine Art Photography, Headshots, Corporate and Event

Graphic Design, - Creative Director of Big Machine Design *Regis & Kelly, E3, Nashville Star and tons more...

mixed media Professional panel and more...

Please call or email me if you have any questions and feel free to FORWARD this information to other students.

Anacia Weiskittel

Artistic Director / CEO

ACFCLA - Artist Community For Chang e Los Angeles







22nd World Congress on Dance Research

22nd World Congress on Dance Research

Athens, Greece, 2-6 July 2008

This is the largest gathering of dance specialists world-wide, the best opportunity to showcase one's work to a wide audience of practitioners, dance teachers, choreographers, researchers, journalists and organizers.

700 specialists from 64 countries took part in 2006.

All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit. Not to be confused with festivals, workshops, competitions, forums or open conferences.

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Municipality of Athens and the National UNESCO Commission.

The congress is organized by the Dora Stratou Dance Theater and the Greek Section IOFA, in collaboration with the International Dance Council CID.

The program includes:

- Research reports (papers) presentation and discussion

- Classes

- Lecture-demonstrations

- Performances by dance companies, duos or solos

- Video projections

- Exhibitions and sale of books, records, pictures, costumes, accessories etc.

- Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums, sites etc.

- Evenings where members can discuss in a relaxed setting.

While intended primarily for professionals, it is at the same time a trade fair and a participatory event, facilitating contacts with colleagues, informal discussions and individual initiative.

Submitting a presentation (research report, lecture-demonstration, class, performance, exhibition, projection) is optional. For each presentation a text must be sent before 30 May 2008.

Absentee presenters can register also; their presentations will appear in the program and will be included in the proceedings. The proceedings DVD circulates worldwide in many thousands of copies.

To apply for a visa to consulates and/or financial assistance, registered participants receive an official certificate of registration signed by the President of CID. Please make arrangements as early as possible.

Congress Secretariat: Dora Stratou Dance Theater, Scholiou 8, Plaka, GR-10558 Athens, Greece; tel. (30)210 324 6188, fax (30)210 324 6921; Skype; PayPal

www.cid-unesco.org; president@cid-unesco.org



- CID is the official umbrella organization for all forms of dance in all countries of the world.

- It was founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based.

- It is the supreme forum bringing together international, national and local organizations, as well as prominent individuals active in dance.

- CID represents the art of dance in general and is recognized by UNESCO, national and local governments, international organizations and institutions.

- Its members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in more than 150 countries.

- UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.


Conseil International de la Danse CID

UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, FR-75732 Paris, France




Miss Thang heats to Zanzibar

That's right, The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang will make it's African debut at the Zanzibar International Film Festival!

Zanzibar is an island of the coast of east Africa (not far from Madagascar) and is a part of the Republic of Tanzania. The festival takes place from June 27 to July 4 and is a major cultural event for all the countries in the region.

I have been in Paris for the past two months and I return to Chicago on June 23rd. I'm not sure if I will be able to attend the festival in Zanzibar but I haven't given up hope yet. I will let you all know what happens.

Here are some links for the festival site and to a video about the fest on youtube




Upcoming Tap FESTIVALS!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming tap festivals!

Tapestry Dance Company Presents

The 9th Annual Soul to Sole Tap Festival

June 10th - 14th


Sponsored by the North Carolina Tap Ensemble

The 11th Annual North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival?June 12th - 14th?www.ncyte.org

Tony Wagg Presents

Tap City

The New York City Tap Festival

July 6th - 11th


Professor Robert L. Reed Presents

The 18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival

July 27th - August 1st


Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents

The 19th Annual Rhythm World Tap Festival

July 27th - August 9th


Debbie Allen Dance Academy Presents

The 7th Annual LA Tap Fest

August 10th - 15th


Tap Into A Cure 2009

August 19th - 21st



Tap events in Barcelona and Reus

This summer you have three festivals/events in Barcelona and Reus witch you shouldn’t miss.

From July 2nd to July 10th 2009 Dixiclac organizes the XXI Nit de claqué in Reus

Artists and guest teachers during the week: CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT


Thursday July 2nd 18:30h: TAP OLÉ show at Teatre Bravium. Free entrance.

Friday July 3th 22h: TAP SHOWCASE AT LA PALMA. Free entrance. If you are interested to perform get in touch with the organization, which will give a free ticket to the participants to see the show BAM! Of Chicago Human Rhythm Project.


PRICES: 9€, 7´5€ and 6€. Tickets at Servicaixa.

July 6th to the 10th: TAP DANCE WORKSHOPS WITH LANE ALEXANDER, Teaching advanced and intermediate levels; and more classes with the MEMBERS OF THE BAM! COMPANY CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT.

Also workshops of Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Break Dance and Funky.

INFORMATION: (see attachment)

M.PILAR SANZ TEL. +34 679451170, mpsjmll@terra.es


From July 13th to July 19th 2009 Tap On Barcelona is back! ( 2nd edition)

Workshops, International shows, Parties, Tap Jams, Scholarships, Master classes…

Guest teachers:

Lane Alexander | Lluís Méndez | Rafa Méndez | Sebastian Weber | Roxane Butterfly | Jessica Chapuis | Heather Brown | Zada Cheeks | Kristi Burris | Sharon Kirch |Mireia Font | François Soumah | Tais Balieiro | Sandra Renau | Pol and Daniela | Jordi Soler "Monda” | Eli Casas |

All the information:



From August 11th to August 31st 2009 CAMUT BAND in Barcelona

The African – Latin percussion and tap Company will perform their international acclaimed show LIFE IS RHYTHM at Teatro Goya. C/ Joaquín Costa 68.

They will also teach a company repertoire workshop from August 20th to August 23rd.

Master class with guest teacher Susan Hebach (EE.UU.).

More information:


Call for Presentations: performing arts conference


Date & Time: 2009-10-28 5:00 PM

Location: Retzhof Castle - Leibnitz

Call for Presentations:

International Conference

"Performing Arts Training Today"

October 28-31, 2009

Leibnitz, Austria

The conference is open to performers from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training. This is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.


- workshop/master class

- work in progress

- performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions

- reading/lecture

- any other way of demonstration to the presenter's discretion







You are also welcome to take part in the Conference as a Participant!

Visit the Photo Gallery of the past conferences:


Rhythm Summit by Tapmotif - SHOW

Event: Rhythm Summit by Tapmotif - SHOW

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What: Performance

Host: Rhythm Summit by Tapmotif

Start Time: Monday, July 6 at 9:00pm

End Time: Tuesday, July 7 at 9:00pm

Where: ?????? ???

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


23rd World Congress on Dance Research

and 18th General Assembly of the CID

Malaga, Spain, 15-19 July 2009

You are cordially invited to attend the largest gathering of dance specialists world-wide, the best opportunity to showcase one's work to a wide audience of practitioners, dance teachers, choreographers, researchers, journalists, organizers and suppliers.

Over 500 conferees from 50 countries of the 5 continents are attended this year.

The 9-hours-a-day program in parallel rooms includes:

- Research reports (papers) are presented and discussed among peers

- Lectures on original subjects resulting from long experience

- Classes, where teachers give a short demonstration of their method

- Performances by dance companies, duos or solos

- Video projections presenting choreographies or full performances

- Exhibitions and sale of books, records, pictures, costumes, accessories etc.

- Evenings where members can discuss in a relaxed setting or dance to local music.

- Visits to places of special interest, such as dance schools, museums, sites etc.

All forms of dance are represented. Strictly non-profit.

Not to be confused with festivals, workshops, competitions, forums or open conferences.

The congress is organized by the Delegation of Spain and the Malaga Section of CID, in collaboration with the International Dance Council CID. Venue is the Gran Teatro Cervantes in the city center.

Intended primarily for professionals, it is a trade fair and a participatory event, facilitating contacts with colleagues and informal discussions.

Submitting a presentation (research report, lecture-demonstration, class, performance, exhibition, projection) is optional. For each presentation a text must be sent before 30 May 2009.

Absentee presenters can register also; their presentations will be included in the program and in the proceedings. The proceedings DVD circulates worldwide in many thousands of copies; it is sent free of charge upon registration, together with other gifts.

To apply for a visa to consulates and/or financial assistance, registered participants receive an official certificate. Please make arrangements as early as possible.

Congress website: