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Oct 8, 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

-Arias Dance NYC October Issue
- Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Janete Santana da Silva
-Karida Griffith - Dance News Bulletin October '09!
-Snapshots: A Contemporary Dance Concert of New and Signature Works
-Kwikstep and Rokafella invite you to join us on NOV 7..
-OPPORTUNITY: Calling All Dancers and Actors!

-On Another Note. Extractions from the Chicago Jazz Archive ...
-Stars of Ballet and Broadway 2009

-West coast San Diego info

-Travel to Bahia, Brazil this January!



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

CHECK OUT THE REVIEW in “The Dance Journal”



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



Arias Dance NYC October Issue

New Theatre Dance Class with Rachelle Rak.

Level Int
Starts October 5, 2009.

Rachelle Rak has been surrounded by dance her whole life. Rachelle began her training with her mother at the Rosalene Kenneth Dance Studios in Pittsburg, PA. Rachelle's Broadway credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Ruby Rae), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Oklahoma(Rosie), The Look of Love, Thou Shalt Not( Sass), CATS( Bombalurina), and Fosse. She has also performed in City Center Encores, Broadway Under the Stars, and the world Premier of Trip of Love in Osaka, Japan. Throughout Rachelle's career she has continued to teach and share knowledge of dance at universities, conventions and in NYC.


New Ballet Class with Inna Yureneva

Level Beg
Starts October 7, 2009

Inna Yureneva is originally from Moscow, Russia. She graduated from the Bolshoi Theater Academ y in 2002.

As a student of Academy Inna performed in a number of
Bolshoi Theater ballet productions. In June 2002 she moved to the United States with her family. Since then she has performed with numerous companies which included Metropolitan Opera, Connecticut Ballet, Saba Dance Theater, Ballet New York, New Dance Group company, Lynn Barr Dance Theater and Lumiere Ballet.


New Lyrical Jazz Class with Alessandro Pellicani

Level Int.
Starts October 6, 2009.

Alessandro started his career as the Entertainment Director of the Touristic Villages in Italy and Egypt.Deciding to take his career to the next level he moved to London where he would study under Christopher Huggins, Roberto Salaorni, StefanoVagnoli, Silvio Oddi, Arturo Michisanti, Paul Henry, and many more.He is best known for his work on the italian national television R.A.I. as a Principal dancer, Studio 54 The Musical, and assistant choreographer. He was then asked to dance a tribute for Pope John Paul II. Alessandro's career escalated to performing all over the world in various productions such as Oklahoma, Music Star, Song and Dance, Prix Walo, and many more.Recently he's been Guest Teacher for various companies and dance schools in Italy, Spain and Switzerland, in Europe, Florida International University and University of Miami , in U.S.A. his choreography work has been performed internationa lly .


New Tap Class with Sabra Michelle

Level Adv/Beg
Stars October 5, 2009.

Sabra Michelle has a BFA in Dance from Shenandoah Conservatory, Sabra has been on the National Tours of "The Pajama Game" and "Bear in the Big Blue House LIVE!" (which was released on DVD by Jim Henson/Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment), a featured dancer on Norwegian Cruise Lines, and in many regional musical theatre productions including the roles of Gladys Bumps (Pal Joey), Mayzie (Seussical), Ellie (Showboat), Cassandra (Cats), Graziella (West Side Story), and Jean (Brigadoon).Sabra earned the "Outstanding Excellence in Teaching" Award from the Governor's School of Virginia.

Roy Arias Studios and Theatres.

Over 20 Studios
6 Theatres

For all your rental needs.


Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Janete Santana da Silva
Saturday October 10th 12pm-2pm $15
Kinesis Project Studio
45 E 33rd Street #601 (6th Floor)

Pass it on!!

Karida Griffith - Dance News Bulletin October '09!

Upcoming Dance Workshops
?It's that time! ?Fun and Educational dance workshops ?for students at all levels.?COMING TO YOUR AREA SOON!!

Available Workshops Include:
?*** "Thriller"! Learn the actual choreography from Michael Jackson's legendary "Thriller" video...a great & ghoulish way to celebrate the Halloween season with your dance students, friends, etc.!
?*** Precision Dance! Celebrate the Holiday season with kick lines, musical theater choreography, and fun holiday music!!
?*** Competition Prep! As a national competition judge, I can look at your new routines and clean clean clean!! I know what the judges are looking for, and can help refine your pieces!
?*** Tap Dance Workshops! Refine technical skills, improve musicality, have fun!
?*** Choreography! Looking for fresh ideas for this competition season or next year's recital?? I can help!

Act now!! KaridaGriffith@gmail.com?www.KaridaGriffith.com


Snapshots: A Contemporary Dance Concert of New and Signature Works

Event: Snapshots: A Contemporary Dance Concert of New and Signature Works
"EDGEWORKS Dance Theater Returns to the American Dance Institute"
What: Performance
Start Time: Friday, October 16 at 8:00pm
End Time: Saturday, October 17 at 8:00pm
Where: American Dance Institute

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


Kwikstep and Rokafella invite you to join us on NOV 7..


Please Join Full Circle Prod
at Bronx Academy of Art and Dance
November 7, 2009
for "On the Reel"
Full Circle's
"All the Ladies Say.." documentary
fundraiser screening party
Dance performances,
photo on exhibit/sale by
Vanessa Bahmani and Lady Caprice
Boston's New B Wear and
Europe's Ghetto Groove Hip-hop clothing lines sales
7:30pm doors open -8pm film screening(49 min)
followed by short Q & A..
for more info check attached flyer and websites below..
Checks should be made out to Full Circle Prod Inc

Thank you for your support!!

Kwikstep and Rokafella's items
are included in the Bronx Museum's
Urban Archive along with items from
Martha Cooper, Joe Conzo and many others
on exhibit open now through March 1st 2010!



Calling All Dancers and Actors!

Career Transition For Dancers and The Actors’ Fund are partnering up for a Career Conversation, a FREE workshop next month: Wednesday, October 21st from 4 – 6pm.

Jane Jalenko, the author of Changing Lanes will be speaking on the process of life transformation and how to better enhance your personal and professional growth. Through this workshop you will learn about:

• Attacking the job market in a recession
• Reclaiming your life after a “broadside collision”
• Midlife makeovers

Please join us for an inspiring and eventful evening!

Career Conversation will take place at:

The Actors’ Fund (AFTRA Room)
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Please RSVP to: ctfdla@sag.org or call (323) 549-6660



On Another Note. Extractions from the Chicago Jazz Archive ...

Event: On Another Note. Extractions from the Chicago Jazz Archive Collection
What: Exhibit
Start Time: Saturday, October 10 at 3:00pm
End Time: Saturday, October 10 at 5:00pm
Where: DOVA Temporary

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



Hello friends!

We are so excited that Stars of Ballet and Broadway 2009 is almost here! This Friday and Saturday Oct 9-10 at 8pm, an extravaganza of today's hottest artists in dance and theater come to Detroit for one cause.....

This benefit supports the Arts, downtown Detroit, the Music Hall and our rising stars in our community. If you haven't already, please BUY A TICKET and come celebrate with us with this great event. Box office is 313-887-8500 or visit http://www.facebook.com/l/bdd23;www.musichall.org. Tickets are $30 main floor and $75 gold circle orchestra.

All the best- Meg Paul and the Stars of Ballet and Broadway



West coast San Diego info

Come experience it all in San Diego!!!

Experience the show!

West African Drum and Dance, Hambone (aka body percussion), Spoons, Tap, Lindy Hop, Live Jazz, Hip Hop and more!

Olio Productions Inc. & The Wood Room Present
Saturday, October 10th 8pm
The Wood Room Performing Arts Studio
3800 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
30th & North Park way in North Park during Ray At Night
After party and Tap Jam!
Special appearance by Ted Louis Levy *schedule permiting
Suggested Donation $5-$15
VIP reservations available
Info. (619) 869-1663 or (619) 255-9663
email. Oliotheshow@gmail.com

Olio Productions Inc. and PGK Project present
OLIO THE SHOW at Dance N' Dine
with Special Guest Tap Dancer Michela Marino-Lerman
Sunday, November 8th 7pm
Cafe La Maze
1441 Highland Ave.
National City, CA 919150
Ticket price includes dinner, beverage and show!
(619) 474-3222
info. (619) 869-1663
email. Oliotheshow@gmail.com

Master Classes with Ted Louis Levy
Monday Nights 8:30-10:00pm
The Wood Room Performing Arts Studio
3800 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 In North Park
(619) 255-9663

Oct. 5 CATCHING A GROOVE Advanced to Professional
To funk or not funk.....That is the question

Technique & Rudiments Every Dance Student Can Use

Advanced, Semi Pro & Professional dancers ONLY

Oct. 26 OPEN CLASS (Do You Know What A Shuffle Is)

Advanced, Semi Pro & Professional

**A TEACHERS CLASS will be made available upon request.
All participating teachers must attend OPEN CLASSES
Private lessons are available.

I hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Claudia Vorce
(619) 869-1663



Travel to Bahia, Brazil this January!

Travel with Dendê to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil ?January 13th-27th, 2010?Experience Bahia with Master Afro-Brazilian Percussionist Dendê

Spend two weeks in the festive city of Salvador, Bahia with Dendê. Your trip will include intensive percussion classes in Pelourinho, the historic center of Bahia; visits to candomble houses; participation in the Festa do Bonfim, one of the most exciting and sacred festivals in Brazil; and attending rehearsals of bands like Ilê Aiyê, Olodum and Timbalada. Traveling with Dendê will give you access to a side of Bahia that most tourists never see. If you love to drum or want to learn how, this is the way to experience Bahia. ??You will take daily percussion classes with Dendê where you will learn a variety of rhythms and instruments. The classes are mixed levels so you can be a beginner all the way through advanced! Students will be given the opportunity to learn timbal, surdo, bacurinha, caixa, atabaque, caxixi , pandeiro, etc... Rhythms will includebasic candomble, samba de roda, forro, maracatu as well as popular rhythms from Ilê Aiyê, Timbalada and Olodum.??As a member of Timbalada, Dendê performed throughout the world from the age of 14, recorded 8 of their albums and performed with a who's who of popular Brazilian music. Now living in the US, Dendê performs with his own groups as well as many other groups throughout the US and Europe. Since his arrival in NYC, he has appeared on stage with Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, David Byrne, Melvin Gibbs, Vernon Reid, Adam Rudolph, Vinicius Cantuaria and many others. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion to adults and children in NYC.
?We have arranged a deal with our travel agent who will be happy to set up your travel and hotel!
Payments will be made via Paypal.To make your reservation for the classes now, click here to make your deposit. Please note, the travel & lodging arrangements will be made and paid for separately.

"I became at least twice as good of a drummer after I left and got my mind blown by the music and the sights and all the festivities." - Michael Colin

"As a percussionist and as a person wanting a deeper understanding of Bahia, I thought Dendê's course was remarkable and would recommend it to beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Dendê really takes care of you, helps know the real Bahia. The trip to his home, neighborhood and his mom's cooking was some of the many highlights. Dendê is also a world class master of the timbal. You will get to march in a real carnival band. It's the opportunity of a lifetime." - Bill Buchen

For further information contact:?Mamadêlê Productions?mamadele@mamadele.com?718-438-6554