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Jun 27, 2010

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- Register Now for the St. Louis Tap Festival
-2010 National Black Arts Gala in Atlanta, GA
- Tap Kids Summer Intensive
-Tap on Barcelona 2010
-Rhythm World 2010 – Artist In Residence, Jason Samuels Smith
-Sue Samuels & Jason Samuels Smith participate in The PULSE On Tour® -Stepology’s 1st Annual Santa Fe Tap Festival -Stepology’s Bay Area Tap Festival -The Harlem Tap Studio Class Schedule

-Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival July 5-10, 2010
- ATDF Youth Program E-Newsletter
-Jersey Tap Festival
- Frank Hatchett Reunion 2010
-Ken Samuels' Theatre Jazz Class
-"The World of Tap Dance"
- TAP KIDS Showcase Spec-TAP-ular
-Career Opportunities in Art Law & Entertainment Law
-Summer tap intensive with Corey Hutchins
-OPPORTUNITY: CPD PLUS Bi-Annual Auditions JULY 11 & 12

-CHRP gets you 4 Chances to Get Rhythm this Summer!

-Monday Night Tap Experience
- Third Coast Rhythm Project

-Watch SYTYCD on Wednesday, June 30th on FOX and vote for Tap Dancer, MELINDA SULLIVAN!
- New Film Released Online. We need your vote!
-Jazz on The Tube: Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins


Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents...
August 9 - 14, 2010

Concert Tickets $25 - 800-838-3006

FACULTY includes:
Debbie Allen - Founder, Jason Samuels Smith - Director, Chloe Arnold - Co-Director, Dianne Walker, Arthur Duncan, Ivery Wheeler, Jason Janas, Nico Rubio, Sarah Reich, Aaron Williams (music theory), Cathie Nicholas, Kevin Harris (Hip Hop), Kara Mack (African), Sue Samuels (stretch).

...and many more to come!!
Honorees TBA...


Check out Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards on faculty at this year's St. Louis Tap Festival 2010, honoring Gene GeBauer and celebrating Dr. Jeni LeGon!

The 19th Annual
St. Louis Tap Festival!!!
Master Classes * Tap Jam * Panel Discussion
Participant's Showcase * ALL THAT TAP XIX

July 26 - July 31, 2010

Email info@tapheritage.org
314-531-TAPS (8277)

Jason Samuels Smith and Baakari Wilder will be featured performers in the 2010 National Black Arts Gala in Atlanta, GA on July 17th! Visit the link for more information and to purchase tickets.


Jason Samuels Smith will be teaching at this year's Tap Kids Summer Intensive in Burlington, VT from July 18th-21st.

For more information: www.tapkids.com
Chloe Arnold and Jason Samuels Smith will be featured at this year's TAP ON BARCELONA in Barcelona, Spain... July 26-Aug 1st. Check the website for full details on how to register and the calendar of events.


We're Turning Twenty so it's going to be a PARTY!

RHTYHM WORLD is the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts in the world. RHYTHM WORLD features an extraordinary master faculty of 24 teachers and two weeks of performance, education and community outreach programs including free public performances at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, tap jams at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater, student showcases, panel discussions and extraordinary faculty concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Rhythm World 2010 Faculty includes:2010 JUBA!
Award Winners Sam Weber Dianne Walker Gene Medler CHRP's 2010 Artist in Residence Jason Samuels Smith Plus...Lane Alexander Fernando Barba of Barbatuques Bril Barrett Bruno Buarque of Barbatuques Julie Cartier Ayodele Casel Michelle Dorrance Martin "Tre" Dumas Jay Fagan Derick Grant Jason Janas Cheryl Johnson & Anthony Peters Idella Reed Davis Sarah Savelli Jakari Sherman of Step Afrika! Billy Siegenfeld Randy Skinner Jumaane Taylor Lukas Weiss Mark Yonally
Sue Samuels and Jason Samuels Smith will be participating in the 8th Annual Teachers Workshop/ THE PULSE ON TOUR SUMMER NYC EVENT via Broadway Dance Center in NYC!
July 22-25 2010

The PULSE On Tour®

The PULSE On Tour® is a powerful dance event featuring the most renowned instructors and choreographers of our day. At The PULSE we strive always to stay on the beat of what’s hot in the dance industry today, and to bring you the opportunity to learn from the most sought-after artists in the field, making it one of the most successful events of its kind. Not only do we have quality instruction to offer at our event, but we also have the star power of our faculty that keeps participants demanding more. Our A-List celebrity choreographers from Dancing with the Stars, So You think You Can Dance, DanceFlick, Americas Got Talent, Step Up 2 and Making the Band include Emmy Winners Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio and Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, Laurie Ann Gibson, Cris Judd, Gil Duldulao and Desmond Richardson.
Your non-stop-energy weekend at The PULSE includes:
   PULSE classes all day Saturday and Sunday
   At least four PULSE faculty members each weekend (Yes, the ones you see in the ads!)
   PULSE Performance Showcase Opportunities for your group
   Your photo with the faculty!
   PULSE Uncensored: Q&A with the faculty
   More than $25,000 in scholarships awarded in each city!
   Group discounts for studios and teams when you come with 10 or more
   Teacher luncheons and informative seminars
   A Coffee Chat for parents!
   Private Teachers Only Class
Dancers walk away from the event excited, motivated, and more knowledgeable about ways to reach their own professional goals and aspirations. The PULSE is dedicated to its goal of providing dancers and dance educators with the incredible opportunity to train in an inspirational and noncompetitive atmosphere for the dance experience of a lifetime!
Summer 2010?PULSE Summer LA: July 16-18?PULSE Summer NYC: July 22-25?Teacher Workshop: July 23-25
2010-2011 Regional Tour
November 6-7   Orlando, FL
November 20-21   Las Vegas, NV
December 4-5   Chicago, IL
December 11-12   Denver, CO
January 8-9   Atlantic City, NJ
January 15-16   San Francisco, CA
January 29-30   St Louis, MO
February 5-6   Atlanta, GA
February 12-13   Toronto, CAN
February 26-27   Boston, MA

For more information about The PULSE On Tour®, visit www.ThePULSEonTour.com ?or call 1- 877-Pulse-01.
STEPOLOGY is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Santa Fe Tap Festival, July 14th-16th, 2010.
Our website is currently being rewoven to accommodate this groundbreaking event. In the mean time, you may find all essential Santa Fe Tap Festival info via the below links.
"Tap On!" - Concert Performance presented in partnership with the New Mexico Jazz Festival at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Thursday, July 15th:
Online Tix for 7/15 concert
More info about 7/15 concert

Workshop Classes at Moving People Dance Center:
Class Schedule and Mail-in Registration Form (PDF)

Wednesday, July 14th
4:00 – 5:15pm: Jason Rodgers, Intermediate
5:15 – 6:30pm: Channing Cook-Holmes, Youth/Beginning/Mixed Levels

Friday, July 16th
12 – 1:15pm: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Youth/Beginning/Mixed Levels
1:15 – 2:30pm: Mark Mendonca, Advanced

For more information:


Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards will be featured at the 2010 STEPOLOGY's Bay Area Tap Festival in CA. August 16th – 22nd. Check the website for updates and details on how to register!



*Class Schedule*

When: Tuesdays: 1:00-2:00 PM 7:00-8:10 PM
Thurs-Friday: 6:00-7:00 PM 8:00-9:15 PM
Saturday: 12:00-1:00 PM 2:00-3:15 PM

Where: Harlem Tap (W 149th Street, NYC)

Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival July 5-10, 2010

Something for everyone!!

Mini Fest - ages 6 - 14

Youth Program - ages 10 - 14

Pre-Professional Program - ages 14 - 19

Adult Program - ages 15+

Master Classes - ages 12+


Tap Talks/Tap Films

Annual Awards Ceremony

Tap Future - All Student Showcase

Tap City Main Event - Premier Performance

and More!

Still accepting Scholarship Applications until May 15th for youth ages 6 - 19!

Register Now!



ATDF Youth Program E-Newsletter
Summer/Fall Preview 2010 news & events

Parents & Dancers,

We would like to thank all our students and families for a great season of tap dance here at the American Tap Dance Foundation. Our faculty and staff were all so pleased and proud to see our students on stage. It was very rewarding to see the hours of rehearsal and effort to prepare for the show were applauded by all who attended! Thanks again to many of you who sent inspiring and congratulatory messages, we loved hearing all your thoughts and really appreciate your support of our youth program.

Classes will resume officially for the 2010-11 season on Monday, September 13th, 2010. All students should have received an enrollment worksheet with information on which class options are recommended for your dancers this fall. In some cases, you may have several class options, or the schedule for your child's class may have changed. If you have not recieved an enrollment worksheet, or have any questions or schedule conflicts with the classes recommended, please email shebach@atdf.org, or crunft@atdf.org and we will work with you to find a class that fits into your schedule.

Early Bird Registration for Fall 2010-11
We have an "Early Bird" deadline for registration savings coming up. If you register by June 30th by paying your deposit and concert fee, and make full payment by August 9th, you can receive LAST YEAR'S tuition rates. That's a savings of 11%! Click here to be directed to the ATDF web page with tuition info, and schedules.

Summer Tap offerings at ATDF studios
Check out our summer tap programs happening in July and August this year. There is still room in our 'mini-fest" program (for ages 6-14, which 1-3 years of experience) and in our Adult Residency Program and Master Classses (for older teens) which is part of Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival. New this year are several offerings in August, see below for more specific information and details.

As always, if you have questions pertaining to classes or anything in this e-newsletter, please feel free to respond directly to this email or call the office at 646.230.9564.

NOTE: Please do not "unsubscribe" from our list, or you may miss some important youth program related information throughout the year.
DVD, Photo and Posters of our Tap City Youth Concert 2010

Concert DVD: Andrew Merelis, of Merelis Productions recorded our perfomance of our May Concert. If you did not already order a DVD, and would like to do so, you can contact Merelis Productions directly:

Merelis Productions, Inc.

Cost: $30.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling, and all orders will be handled directly through Merelis Productions. Payments can be mailed to Merelis Productions, Inc. 616 E 18th St. #6D, Brooklyn, NY 11226.

Concert Photos: Matthew Murphy captured some GREAT moments of our dancers in action in this year's performance. You can visit his website to view pictures by visiting: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rantingdetails/sets/72157624011335571/ and can order prints directly through him. Please email
MURPHYMADE@ME.COM for more info and placing orders.

Souvenier Posters: New this year! We have a "Tap City Youth Concert" poster that will be available for $10.00 . Many of our dancers are featured on this poster! Email info@atdf.org for purchase info.

Tap City, The New York City Tap Festival,

July 5-10

If you are making plans for the summer, why not think of joining us for Tap City? This is our 10th anniversary year of presenting a tap festival that is attended by tap enthusiasts from across the country and around the globe. From July 5th - 10th there will be professional residencies for adults, a pre-professional residency for teens, two youth residencies for children 10-14, two mini-fest workshops for children age 6-14 and a host of adult master classes, events, and several performances at Symphony Space.

Even if you are just looking to see a great show, come see some of the BEST tap dancers in action (including some of our faculty!) at the "Main Event" at Symphony Space on Friday, July 9th @8pm.

For details regarding Tap City Youth Programs please click here and visit our website. Please do feel free to ask questions if you are interested by emailing shebach@atdf.org or crunft@atdf.org and we can steer you toward the appropriate program for your dancer.
Tap Camp!

We are embarking on a new frontier-tap camps! This is a great way to have an intense, different experience that we can only provide during the summer. There is something here for just about everyone in our programs, so check it out! Dancers participating in the camps do not have to be part of the ATDF youth program, so if you have friends who may be interested, pass along the info!

August 2-6, 2010 - Basic & Beginner levels
This camp is especially designed for basic to solid beginner level students ages 6-9 who are hooked on tap dance! There will be two sections of class, dividing brand new beginners and beginners with some previous experience. The camp will feature technique class and choreography, master classes in African dance, percussion & music making, and stepping; tap films and history, a field trip, and a presentation for parents on the last day.

Ages: 6 - 9 years old
Level: 0 - 3 years experience (two sections, divided by skill level)
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $475

Geared for ATDF Classes:
   Beginning 2A
   Beginning 1B/2A
   Beginning 2B
   Beginning 3B (speak to Courtney)

August 23-26, 2010: 4-day Intensive for Adv. Beginners

This 4 day intensive is for our up and coming young tappers who live and breathe to tap dance! A fun, four days full of technique class and classic choreography, along with master classes on such topics as turns, slides and improv, a chance to dance with live music and a field trip to the Gregory Hines Collection at the Lincoln Center Library. And, of course, a presentation for parents on the final day.

Ages: 8 - 14 years old
Level: 3+ years experience
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $475

Geared for ATDF Classes:

   Beginning 3B (speak to Courtney)
   Beginning 2C (speak to Courtney)
   Beginning 3C
   Repertory I

August 27-29, 2010: 3 days of TCYE Boot Camp!

Would your dancer like to learn some of the Tap City Youth Ensemble Repertory? This is a great way to get a chance to learn some selections our own TCYE repertory. Open to dancers age 12 & up, Rep. II and above in the ATDF youth program. The focus for this camp is to explore some of the highly complex and exciting choreography in our current TCYE repertory, and to be "immersed in our tap culture" with focus on musicianship and improv, tap history, and film footage, etc. This camp is also open to dancers outside of ATDF youth program. We're waiting to see who is interested, and what type of response we have to this type of program, so please let us know if you are interested in participating!

There will be two sections:
ages: 12-14
intermediate level dancers
13-17 intermediate adv. dancers
Time: 11-4pm
cost: $375

Classes will be led by former TCYE dancers and directed by Susan Hebach, director of TCYE.

For questions regarding any of these camp offerings, please contact shebach@atdf.org or crunft@atdf.org

New Class added for Fall schedule: "Percussive Dance Forms"

In an effort to expand our programming and include new experiences for our students, we are adding a new class series for our students for next season. "Percussive Dance Forms" will be a tri-mester series, each session focusing on a different element of a related rhythm making dance form. This class offering will be held on Saturdays, from 1:30-2:30 for dancers ages 8-10, and from 2:45-3:45 for dancers 11 & up. Dancers can register for the whole 3 semester series, or just one or two of their choice. Here is the schedule:

The first semester will feature Step dance and Hip Hop dance, from Sept. 18th -Dec. 18th

The second semester will feature African dance and drumming, from Jan. 8th - March 19th

The third semester will feature improvisation and musicianship/music theory skills, from March 26-June 11th.

Please feel free to call with questions, we encourage our dancers to take advantage of this new opportunity!

Thanks again for your support of the ATDF Youth Program. If you have any questions regarding the youth program, please feel free to contact us at the ATDF office 646.230.9564, or via email.


Susan Hebach
ATDF Youth Program Director

American Tap Dance Foundation


Event: Frank Hatchett Reunion 2010(Featuring Frank Hatchett and Savion Glover)
Start Time: Saturday, August 14 at 10:00am
End Time: Saturday, August 14 at 4:00pm
Where: Dunbar Community Center, Springfield, Massachusetts

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


The 1st Annual NJ Tap Dance Festival
July 14th-17th

Tickets to Jersey Tap Fest's main stage event
Tap 'n Time
will be on sale
Tuesday, June 22nd at 12:00 noon.

Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the SOPAC box office at 973-313-ARTS or in person at the SOPAC box office. Click here to purchase tickets to Tap 'n Time online.

Please scroll down for more information regarding Tap 'n Time, Jersey Tap Fest's festival offerings and public events.

Looking forward to seeing you all in July!

Tappingly yours,

Hillary-Marie Michael

Founder and Director of Jersey Tap Fest


Jersey Tap Fest, the first annual NJ tap dance festival founded and directed by Hillary-Marie Michael, is proud to bring Tap 'n Time to the SOPAC stage. Tap 'n Time will showcase the dazzling, tapping feet of the top tap soloists, ensembles and today's young, emerging tap dance artists as they celebrate this treasured American art form and honor living tap dance legend Dr. Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer. Tap 'n Time promises you an entertaining evening of song, rhythmical dance and astounding tapping feet with performances by: the New Jersey Tap Ensemble, Tap Con Sabor, Karen Callaway Williams, Maurice Chestnut, Jeffry Foote, Jason Janas, Hillary-Marie, Logan Miller, Sarah Reich, Kyle Wilder and many more. Jersey Tap Fest is focused on serving tap dance, teaching its history, preserving its percussive traditions and promoting it for what it is, a cherished American art form.

Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the SOPAC box office at 973-313-ARTS or in person at the SOPAC box office. Click here to purchase tickets to Tap 'n Time online.

$30 Orchestra. $25 Mezzanine. $20 age 17 and under, college students with ID and senior citizens.


Please note:
Registration is ongoing
but class sizes are limited
so please submit your registration early!

40+ Classes!
Youth. Intermediate. Advanced. Adult Beginner. Technique. Early Bird. Hip-Hop. Music Theory for Tap Dancers.
FREE Shim-Sham Shimmy Class. History.

Night Time Events!
Jam Session. Panel Discussion.
Participants' Showcase.
Main Stage Event: Tap 'n Time!

Performance Opportunities
Participants' Showcase.
Main Stage Event: Tap 'n Time!

Fantastic Faculty
Honoree: Dr. Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer.
Karen Callaway Williams. Maurice Chestnut. Nicki Denner. DeWitt Fleming Jr. Jeffry Foote. Jason Janas. Tom Mckie. Hillary-Marie Michael. Logan Miller. Deborah Mitchell. Sarah Reich. Jenne Vermes. Dorothy Wasserman. Kyle Wilder.


FREE Shim-Sham Shimmy Class
Wednesday, July 14th @ 2:00PM
E-mail to sign up for this class.

History with Dr. Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer
Friday, July 16th @ 2:00PM
$10. E-mail to purchase this class.

Jam Session
Wednesday, July 14th @ 7:30PM
$10. E-mail to purchase tickets ahead of time.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Panel Discussion
Thursday, July 15th @ 7:30PM
$10. E-mail to purchase tickets ahead of time.
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Student Showcase
Friday, July 16th @ 7:30PM
$10. E-mail to purchase tickets ahead of time .
Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Tap 'n Time - JTF's Main Stage Event
Saturday, July 17th @ 7:00PM

Ken Samuels' Theatre Jazz Class

Hi Everyone:

Theater Jazz Dance with KEN SAMUELS...Mondays at 3 - 4:30pm AND Saturdays 1 - 2:30pm Roy Arias New York Studios 43 St. & 8th Ave. We go back to basics in dance! We do a jazz barre, center floor stretch, isolations, and learn a combination. Sweat! Stretch! Strengthen! Laugh! We have FUN!

Ken Samuels
"The World of Tap Dance"
July 6-7
Segal Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Two-day conference on tap dancing, featuring two full days of screenings (including some very rare footage) and evening panel discussions on Chuck Green and international tap.
Event: TAP KIDS Showcase Spec-TAP-ular
Start Time: Saturday, July 24 at 7:30pm
End Time: Saturday, July 24 at 9:00pm
Where: Flynn Performing Arts Center Mainstage

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

VLA is proud to present:

Career Opportunities in
Art Law & Entertainment Law

When: Thursday, July 29, 2010: 1:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, 919 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

VLA is proud to host this panel of distinguished art and entertainment attorneys to speak about their personal career trajectories and what got them there. This panel is intended for young lawyers, law students, and individuals interested in careers in art, intellectual property, and entertainment law - fields that span the full range from copyright, trademark, licensing, and television programming, to visual art, literature, music, theater, dance, and nonprofit corporations.

This career panel allows young attorneys to take advantage of VLA's Young Associates Membership (YAM). YAM is VLA's membership category exclusively for lawyers in their 1st - 4th years of practice. VLA hosts a variety of events for YAMs designed to encourage members' understanding of the representation of artists and arts organizations as well as to foster an appreciation for contemporary art and promote members' involvement in philanthropic activities. For more information on the YAM program, please click here.

1:00-3:00 PM: Music, Film, Fashion, Dance & Sports Panel
·Barbara Kolsun, Esq., Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Stuart Weitzman
·Andrew Lee, Esq., Principal, ALL Counsel & Consulting, Former General Counsel New York Jets
·Theodore C. Max, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
·Deirdre McDonald, Esq., SVP, Industry & Government Relations, Sony Music Entertainment
·Elena M. Paul, Esq., Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

3:30-5:30 PM: Art Law Panel
·Amy J. Goldrich, Esq., Principal, Law Offices of Amy J. Goldrich
·Dean R. Nicyper, Esq., Partner, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP
·Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., Associate Director, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
·Peter R. Stern, Esq., Of Counsel, McLaughlin & Stern LLP
·Donn Zaretsky, Esq., John Silberman Associates PC

Registration Fees:

All registration fees are non-refundable. No CLE credit is offered for this event.

YAM Membership & Career Panel:
$100.00 for both panels only
($125 at the door)

YAM Members:
$50.00 for both panels only
($75 at the door)

1 panel: $75.00
($100 at the door)

2 panels: $100.00
($125 at the door)

To register and obtain more information please see this registration form or register via phone at 212.319.2787 x1. For more information please contact VLA's Kathleen Mallaney at 212.319.2787 x12, or via e-mail at kmallaney@vlany.org.

This event is organized and sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been the leading provider of pro bono legal services, mediation services, educational programs and publications, and advocacy to the arts community in New York. The first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA is the model for similar organizations around the world. For more information about Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, please see www.vlany.org.

Summer tap intensive with Corey Hutchins

Corey says, "Come out and enjoy the summer with Tap dance!!! Corey Hutchins from Riverdance the show will be at Northstar all month of July!! 860 432 9190 call North star for rates and discounts! Northstar Dance Academy--315 Green Rd Manchester Ct".

Event: Summer tap intensive with Corey Hutchins
Start Time: Tuesday, July 6 at 5:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, July 27 at 9:30pm
Where: Northstar Dance Academy

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


Event: CPD PLUS Bi-Annual Auditions JULY 11 & 12
Start Time: Sunday, July 11 at 12:00pm
End Time: Monday, July 12 at 3:00pm
Where: Chelsea Studios

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



CHRP Gives you 4 Chances to Get Rhythm this Summer!
JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance
August 4, 5 & 7
at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Three completely different concerts, featuring a host of extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters
Nearly 60% off seats have already been sold, so don't wait!
Call: 312-397-4010

Independence Day Celebration
The Grant Park Music Festival in collaboration with CHRP
Saturday July 3, 1:30pm at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Join us for this FREE celebration! CHRP will collaborate with the world class Grant Park Music Festival for the second year in a row to celebrate Independence Day. Along with the Grant Park Orchestra and conductor Christopher Bell, the program will feature American and European composers, in addition to TWO new CHRP works performed by 6 of our 2010 scholarship winners and our resident ensemble, BAM! These new works are NOT TO BE MISSED! Finally, the world championship Trinity Irish Dancers will join GPMF and CHRP for more astounding percussive dance.

Win TWO Tickets for VIP SEATING to the July 3 Concert
by answering this question:

Who is the composer of the orchestral piece American Salute?
Be the first to submit your answer here

Don't miss CHRP's premier of new choreography set to this wonderful piece.
Even if you don't win VIP seats, the concert is free!

For more information: www.chicagotap.org


Monday Night Tap Experience

Hey LA hoofers! It’s been over 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!!!


June 7, 2010- B’Jon Carter

June 14, 2010- Maddie Schwarz

June 21, 2010- Jack Ironstone

Jnue 28, 2010- Michelle May

***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,


Third Coast Rhythm Project
13th Annual Summer Tap Fest!
July 22-25, 2010
Our Venue Sponsor:
Earle Cobb Dance Studio
4503 De Zavala Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78249
Featured Artists:
Dianne Walker
Max Pollack
Jay Fagan
Acia Gray
Barbara Phillips
Nicole Hockenberry
Germaine Salsberg
Tasha Lawson
Aaron Guidry
Lisa LaTouche
Mark Rubinstein

For more information: http://www.thirdcoastrhythm.com/

Watch "So You think You Can Dance"
vote for
Melinda Sullivan!!
FOX Wednesdays at 8pm

Support our fellow Tap Dancer, Melinda Sullivan who has performed in Jason Samuels Smith's ACGI, Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies, and much more!! Learn more about her at

Dear friends,
Our latest short film has been nominated to the Toronto International Film Festival's Emerging Filmmaker Award. The film is a 4 minute documentary about a group of 9-12 year old kids who live in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. Their town is directly downstream from the Alberta oil sands, the world's largest and most toxic industrial project, and the pollution is destroying their way of life and killing their people. We're asking if you have 4 minutes to watch the film, hear their story and hopefully pass it on to your friends. These kids need their story to be shared far and wide. People need to know that this atrocity is happening!

Watch the film here - and if you love it vote for us:
Select: "KEEPERS OF THE WATER" (and give it a minute to load before viewing)
Deadline for voting is JULY 14th.

You can see more about the kids and the film here:

In trust and solidarity

Ayelen Liberona
+ 1.647.669.8973 Toronto


Charlie Parker and Coleman
Hawkins together?

Yes it really happened...and
someone filmed it.

Hawkins was a big supporter
of the "new generation: of

Check it out:


- Lester Perkins
Jazz on the Tube

P.S. Please share Jazz on the Tube with your
friends and colleagues.

If they like jazz, they're going to love this.

Please help our brothers and sisters in Haiti
in their time of great need


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14 North Road
Tivoli, NY 12583