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Oct 3, 2009


-Charlie’s Angels at The Kitchen
-Thank You, Gregory: A Tribute to the Legends of Tap
- Cincinnati Taps Inc. Presents: History of Hoofin’ Master Classes with Jason Samuels Smith
-Tuesday and Thursday Jazz Dance Classes- Sue Samuels
-Swing Night at the Cotton Club
-SAVE THE DATE: DC Tap Festival 2010

-Dance Instructors & Advanced Dancers
-Tap Teaser IV
-Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble Auditions
-The Chalks
-The Bob Audy Tap Experience
-Don't Miss the Princess Grace Awards Gala on October 21!
-OPPORTUNITY: Dance Photographer Needed!!!

-YoungArts Poster Mailed (Application Deadline: October 16, 2009)

-Monday Night Tap Experience- October 2009

-America's Best Dance Crew LIVE FINALE Sunday at 9:00pm on MTV!!!!
-News from DEANGELO Productions - September 2009 - Ann Marie DeAngelo
-Check out: Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity
-Entre deux chaises



Jason Samuels Smith
Chloe Arnold
Michelle Dorrance
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
Curated by Rashida Bumbray
Produced by Divine Rhythm Productions and Dule Hill

When: Thursday October 22nd - Saturday October 24th @ 8:00 PM, Saturday October 24th @ 3:00 PM
Where: The Kitchen (512 W 19th Street - NYC)
Cost: $15
More Info: www.thekitchen.org


Thank You Gregory
A Tribute to the Legends of Tap

October 6 - 10, 2009

Zellerbach Theatre
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Produced by Dance Affiliates, under the artistic direction of Randy Swartz, written by Tony Waag and directed by Ann Marie De Angelo, Thank You Gregory starring Maurice Hines salutes American tap legends - Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Charles "Honi" Coles, the Nicholas Brothers, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Ray Bolger, the Copasetics, Brenda Bufalino, Jimmy Slyde and others. This all new production, based on the 2005 original show which premiered on the Dance Celebration Series, honors the American Ambassador of Tap, Gregory Hines.

To purchase tickets and for more information visit: http://www.danceaffiliates.org/DanceCelebration.html#gregory


Cincinnati Taps Inc. Presents

History of Hoofin’ 2009 Master Classes

November 14 & 15, 2009


November 14

2:00 – 3:30 : Advanced Beginner

4:00 – 5:30 : Intermediate

November 15

10:00 – 11:30 : Advanced Beginner

12:00 – 1:30 : Intermediate

University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

1 Class - $40: 2 Classes - $70
3 Classes - $90 4 Classes: $120
Register online: www.cincinnattitapsinc.org


Tuesday and Thursday Jazz Dance Classes- Sue Samuels

We have been having some wonderful Advanced/Beginner level dance classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
At this time, the location is 244 W. 54th Street, 4 Floor, between Broadway and 8th Ave. from 10-11:30 am.

Beginning September 15th, the time of these classes will be:

****Tuesdays (September 15th and September 22nd) 10:30-12

****Thursdays (September 17th and September 24th) 10-11:30

*** THEN ***

Starting September 29th, we will have a NEW LOCATION.
ARIAS DANCE STUDIOS located conveniently at 300 W. 43rd Street at the corner of 8th Avenue. (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

The TIMES of the classes will change to 9:30-11 for both classes. *** EARLIER TIME! ***

The price for the classes will also change at that time.
It will be $16 for a single and $130 for a 10-class card. (still very affordable)

If you buy your card before that time you can still have the old rate of $120 for a 10-class card.

Wow, I hope all that made some sense to you!!!!
If you have any questions, please e-mail to me or call me @ 212-262-0873.

Thank you so much for being a part of the DANCE FAMILY!!

Sue Samuels


With Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Omar Edwards

*Live Jazz Band*

When: Monday nights @ 9:45PM

Where: The Cotton Club (W 125th and Riverside)

Cost: $20

With Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
When: Every Thursday from 6:00-7:30PM
Where: Harlem Tap (W 149th, NYC)



DC Tap Festival

March 26, 27, 28, 2010



Dance Instructors & Advanced Dancers

Hello all!

We have an exciting new workshop available... for instructors and advanced dancers ONLY... with the Paul Taylor Dance Company! I have included all of the information below as well as a blurb on the company. Contact me as soon as possible to hold your spot in the workshop - space is limited!!

"Paul Taylor (b: July 1930) is one of the foremost American choreographers of the 20th century. The Paul Taylor Dance Company has represented the 'gold standard' of the modern dance world for more than 50 years. In the decades since the company's first performance, Taylor’s provocative choreography has not only won him accolades and acclaim, it has cemented his position as a cultural dance icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists."

Who: The Paul Taylor Dance Company ... for instructors and advanced dancers ONLY
When: Saturday, October 17th 11:00am-12:30pm - room will open at 10:15am.
Where: Binghamton University, Fine Arts Building, Room 104 (Specific directions will be given upon registration.)
How: To register, please include payment by check (made out to UDAC) or cash with a completed, signed, and dated waiver form (attached to this email). One studio check with multiple waiver forms is preferred, but personal checks will also be accepted.
Cost: $40 per dancer if payment is received/postmarked by October 3rd. $50 per dancer if payment is received/postmarked after October 3rd. This MUST be paid in advance and is on a first come-first served basis - THIS WORKSHOP IS CAPPED AT 30 DANCERS.

Susan Schneider
UDAC Owner & Choreographic Director

Upstate Dance & Arts Center
2901 East Wayne Street
Endwell, NY 13760
(607) 427-8601


Tap Teaser IV

Event: Tap Teaser IV
What: Performance
Start Time: Friday, October 9 at 8:00pm
End Time: Friday, October 9 at 9:30pm
Where: Community Education Center

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


Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble Auditions

Announces auditions for the 2009-2010 Company Season!

Saturday, October 3, 2009
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MFAC-Fairfax Station
9015 Silverbrook Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

The Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble (MYTE) is a repertory tap company comprised of a group of highly motivated and talented tap dancers from the DC Metropolitan area.

MYTE is looking for dancers at the Advanced, Intermediate, and Low Intermediate level who love to tap, have a willingness to work hard in rehearsals, are driven to learn new tap technique and choreography from many teachers and choreographers, and who will enjoy performing in a variety of venues and settings throughout the DC Metropolitan area.

The MYTE audition will include a short warm-up and technique class. Participating dancers will be taught two pieces of choreography and will be asked to present this choreographer to the panel in small groups.

Dancers may check-in for the audition beginning at 10:00 a.m. and must arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of the audition.

New this year!
MYTE is now open to younger students!

The NEW MYTE PREP CLASS is designed for younger tap students who see themselves in the MYTE company in the near future. To broaden the tap experience of the students, this class will be taught by a variety of tap teachers from the DC metropolitan area. The focus of the MYTE Prep Class will be tap technique, building tap vocabulary, improvisation, and learning choreography. Note: The MYTE Prep Class is a supplement to your tap class(s) at MFAC.
This class “ensemble” will have opportunity to perform in concert and shows with MYTE.

The class will meet at 9:00 to 10:00 on Saturdays at the Fairfax Station studio.
Questions? Drop us a line at metroyouthtap@gmail.com
Or call Nick King, Managing Director, 703-402-6795
Come see MYTE and Friends in concert: "MYTE Plays Well With Others" on November 7, at 7:30 pm, at Ernst Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
Mark your calendar: Chloe & Maud Productions present
DC Tap Fest on March 26, 27, 28, 2010

The Chalks

Event: The Chalks
"No Apologies Tour"
What: Performance
Start Time: Today, October 1 at 7:00pm
End Time: Today, October 1 at 8:30pm
Where: Laurie Beechman Theatre / Westbank Cafe

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



"recreational tap class for adults, in a bar!"
What: Class
Start Time: Thursday, October 8 at 7:00pm
End Time: Thursday, October 8 at 8:00pm
Where: Jimmy's No. 43

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


The Bob Audy Tap Experience

he Bob Audy Tap Experience is scheduled to take place in New York City on November 13-15, 2009.

The online registration is now open at: www.TraditionInTap.org

The poster was sent last week. If you didn’t receive it by now, please reply to this e-mail with your updated address.

Classes are filling up very fast. Register early.

Bob Audy himself will teach an original routine named That's Entertainment. This routine is part of Mr. Audy's music CD which will be on sale at the workshop.

The Faculty includes:
Bob Audy, Ofer Ben, Karen Callaway Williams, Prof. Anita Feldman, Isabel Glasser, Prof. Jeannie Hill, Dirk Lumbard, Avi Miller, Lainie Munro, David Rider, Prof. Clare O’Donnell, Germaine Salsberg, Randy Skinner, Prof. Hank Smith and Alan Spaulding.

Great rates are now available on some of the nearby hotels. Refer to the website for updates and links.

Special group rates available – call for details.


Tap Event In New York City:
A Celebration of the Life of the late Ernest 'Brownie' Brown:
- Hosted by: The Copasetics Connection
- Sunday, October 4, 7:30pm
- Saint Peter's Church - 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan
- A night to celebrate the life of Ernest 'Brownie' Brown, who passed away on August 21st. He was the last of The Copasetics, a group of dancers and non-dancers formed at the passing of Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson in 1949.
- Music, stories and dance. Bring your tap shoes to shim sham in honor of Brownie!


The Princess Grace Foundation-USA Board of Trustees
Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Chairs

invite you to the 2009 Princess Grace Awards Gala

Celebrating the 2009 Princess Grace Awards Winners
in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City
6:30pm Reception and silent auction
7:30pm Awards ceremony, dinner and
dancing- Black tie
Silent Fire Productions
bringing together a global community...

Silent Fire Productions is seeking a dance photographer for an upcoming photo shoot.

Silent Fire Productions (SFP) is a production company that combines dance, education and technology for the purposes of making dance more accessible and empowering to the communities that it serves.

By combining classical ballet with contemporary mediums including multimedia performances, music videos and television, SFP is able to take classical concert dance and present it in a way that is both exciting and captivating to its audiences. In addition to the entertainment element, there is a social justice and an education element in every piece of work, whether it is dance as a social activist or dance as therapy.
SFP is currently a single non-profit organization and that will eventually split into many smaller organizations, some corporate, some non-profit, in order to not only best fulfill the needs of the people it serves but to best achieve its goal of bringing together a global community through dance.
When: Tuesday, October 27th from 12:00-2:30p.m.
Thursday, October 29th from 12:00-2:30p.m.

This is a great opportunity to build your resume by photographing professional dancers while being coached by our head photographer.

Previous experience photographing dancers is preferred but not required. You must provide your own digital camera and you must be available both days.

For more information please contact Matina Banks at: silentfireproductions@yahoo.com.

Check out our website at www.silentfireproductions.com


YoungArts Poster Mailed (Application Deadline: October 16, 2009)

Only 24 Days Left!
YoungArts 2010

Registration Deadline: October 16, 2009
New Poster was Mailed to You...Has Your Copy Arrived?

Dear Educator,

A copy of the NEW YoungArts 2010 poster has been sent to you via mail. We wanted to make sure you have received your copy of the poster and that it is in a visible place for your students to be informed about the upcoming deadlines. Let this poster be their daily reminder that they can succeed in the arts. When selected, your students can benefit from the unique and exciting experiences of the YoungArts Program:

Exclusive Presidential Scholars in the Arts nominations
$500,000 in total monetary awards
$10,000 YoungArts Gold Awards, $5,000 YoungArts Silver Awards
All-expense-paid trip to Miami for YoungArts Week National Finals: January 11-16, 2010

Master classes with world-renowned artists
$3 million in scholarship opportunities
It's not too late to tell your students about this amazing opportunity, but don't delay!
Registration Deadline: October 16, 2009 by 5PM EST.
Audition/Portfolio Deadline: October 30, 2009 by 5PM EST.

If you have not received your poster in the mail and would like more information, please contact our Programs Department at 1.800.970.ARTS (2787) or email info@youngarts.org. For more information please visit www.youngarts.org

On behalf of the YoungArts staff, thank you for your support.


Christina DePaul
President and CEO



Monday Night Tap Experience- October 2009
Hey LA hoofers! It’s been a year and we’re still going strong! I put together this Monday Night Tap Experience for young hoofers to hone their teaching and improvisational skills. Each Monday night features a different teacher, who will teach an intermediate/ advanced level class for an hour and 15 minutes. After the class, everyone is welcome to participate in a tap jam.
All classes will be from 7:00- 8:15 pm. The tap jam is open to all tap dancers from 8:30- 9:30 pm.
This event will be held at my home studio: 4271 Madison Ave. Culver City, CA 90232, back house!
The class and jam are ONLY $5.00!!!
October 5, 2009- Kenji Igus
October 12, 2009- Maddie Schwartz
October 19, 2009- B’Jon Carter
October 26, 2009- Sarah Reich ?
***If you are interested in teaching at this event please contact me at sourtaps@yahoo.com or 310-963-3165
Please spread the word and lets get the LA Tap Community together!
Much love and Respect,


America's Best Dance Crew LIVE FINALE Sunday at 9:00pm on MTV!!!!

America's Best Dance Crew LIVE FINALE
Sunday, September 27 at 9:00pm on MTV!!!
Witness the excitement!


News from DEANGELOProductions - September 2009 - Ann Marie DeAngelo

Thank You, Gregory!
A Tribute to Dance Legends
By Guy Adams

This fall Ann Marie will direct the premiere of Thank You, Greogry - A Tribute to Tap Legends, which debuts on October 2 at Penn State University, followed by a 10-week national tour. This fast-paced evening of entertainment for the whole family takes audiences on an educational journey into the variety inherent in the amazing art form of tap dance. The piece explores how the late, great Gregory Hines brought serious attention to this vibrant art, and how he was a living link between the past, present, and the future.

Conceived by Tony Waag, Thank You, Gregory! stars Jason Samuels Smith (right) along with seven other of the most versatile, dynamic contemporary hoofers on the scene today. Backed by a lively jazz trio, with multimedia projections and narrative, the evening explores a rich and diverse kaleidoscope of tap dance history, artistry, rhythms, and musical feet.



The Dance Event of the Season!

On November 2nd, Ann Marie will once again produce and direct what has become known as the “dance event of the season.” "America Dances! - Celebrating Our Sparkling Heritage: Broadway, TV & Film" is the theme of this year’s benefit gala for Career Transitions For Dancers.

The evening honors the roots of American dance and celebrates the diversity of entertainment that defines our America—past, present, and future. The evening will celebrate a cornucopia of styles from theater to concert dance, television and film in a vibrant homage to American culture. A film montage scripted by PBS producer JoAnn Young and created by JoAnn and Ann Marie will honor our dance heritage. The program will include a look at the new popularity of commercial dance on television that is furthering the growth and proliferation of dance in America.

Talent scheduled to participate includes American Tap Youth Ensemble, Laura Benanti, Bullettrun, Cedar Lake Dance Ensemble, Dance Times Square, Decadancetheatre, Nicole Fosse and an excerpt from Dancin’, Valerie Harper, The Lombard Twins, New York City Ballet, Samuel Ramey, Ann Reinking, Rock Steady Crew, Sonya Tayeh Dance, The Street Beats Group, A Tribute to Duke Ellington, and more!


In Case You Missed It...

May 2009 – Hip Hop in London

Ann Marie directed Gettomade: A Journey Thru Time for Hip Hop pioneer Mr. Wiggles at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London as part of the International Hip Hop Dance Theater Festival. The work takes a look at Mr. Wiggles’ groundbreaking career through story, dance, and visuals.


Gettomade is a part of a larger show currently development called IN THE MIX! The show explores the artistic process of creating a show by telling the story of each performer, some of whom are pioneers of their art form. IN THE MIX! explores the history of various dance genres as we watch artists mix and merge their styles together.


A True Creative Force in Dance
By Guy Adams

Ann Marie DeAngelo was pegged by Backstage as “a multiple career artist.” Her dance career with the Joffrey Ballet spanned 10 years, and she later became the company’s Associate Director. Before that, she was the founding Artistic Director of Ballet de Monterrey (1990), and of her own experimental company, which toured Europe extensively in the late 1980s. She has been the producer and director for seven Gala benefit evenings for Career Transition For Dancers, at City Center in NYC.

As a choreographer, Ms. DeAngelo’s Bell Witch, a one-act ghost story, was nominated for a Benois de la Danse award in 2004. She has created more than 40 ballets, including participating in Dance Break 2006, a high-profile showcase in the Broadway community.

She has taught at numerous universities, summer dance programs, and schools, and has been movement coach to Bette Midler. She holds a certificate in Arts Administration from New York University.


Watch this conversation about being an artist. Fantastic the whole way through!



Entre deux chaises

Event: "Entre deux chaises..."
"tap hip hop body percussion rhythm performance"
What: Performance
Start Time: Friday, October 23 at 8:30pm
End Time: Friday, October 23 at 11:30pm
Where: Carré du Perche

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



"tap dance jazz music dance performance claquettes"
What: Performance
Start Time: Saturday, October 24 at 8:30pm
End Time: Saturday, October 24 at 11:30pm
Where: Carré du Perche

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





A Companhia Sarau fica na
R. Jose´ Martins, 1899 - tel. 3289-5265
V. Sta. Izabel - Barao Geraldo, Campinas

Os Ingressos tem preços únicos de R$ 15,00 (Antecipados) e R$ 20,00 (Reservas e Na Hora).

Os ingressos antecipados podem ser adquiridos nos seguintes pontos de venda:
Banca Central - Barao, Banca de CDs do Inst. Artes (Unicamp) e Livraria Iluminacoes (R. Jose´ Paulino, 1474 - Centro) (com estacionamento em frente).

As reservas podem ser feitas ate´ a Sexta-feira, 02/10, através do endereco: tucunlu@dglnet.com.br:
Tenha em conta que:
1. Nao tenho muitos lugares disponiveis para as reservas;
2. Voce deve chegar com meia hora de antecedencia para retirar seu ingresso;
3. O ingresso sera´ pago no valor da hora (R$ 20,00);
4. Costumo reservar, para cada pessoa, dois lugares, salvo casos excepcionais.

gilsyllos@hotmail.com (MSN)
gilsyllos@hotmail.com (MSN)



"tap hip hop body percussion rhythm performance jazz bufalino petronio"
What: Jam Session
Start Time: Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00pm
End Time: Thursday, November 12 at 1:30am
Where: Le Comedy Club

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