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Mar 22, 2011


Tonight on The Kiner Hour – Let’s Talk Dance with Ashani Mfuko, Special Guests, Robin Dunn and Francisco Gella! Ms. Dunn was the first to introduce Hip-Hop dance to the East Coast at New York’s Broadway Dance Center and The Ailey School. She is a well-respected and talented Hip-Hop choreographer, and the creator of “Ladies Get Down – A Tribute to Women in Hip-Hop”.

Francisco Gella, Founder & Artistic Director of Nuevo School of Contemporary Dance
Francisco Gella is a dynamic, award-winning Choreographer, Dance Educator, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Nuevo School of Contemporary Dance in Chino, CA.

You don’t want to miss this show! Make sure you tune in, and share this on Facebook and Twitter!

Tune in for this broadcast tonight, 7-8 pm EST, on http://talkingalternative.com, or watch on Ustream.tv!

E.D. Entertainment, Divine Rhythm Productions & The Ailey Extension
In association with NYD Collective present

Ladies Get Down 2011 - A Tribute to Women in Hip Hop!
March 25-27th 2011
The Ailey Studios/The Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 W. 55th Street, 9th avenue.
New York, NY 10019


Friday, March 25th 2011

8pm LGD Salute Awards Presentation & Performances
Ailey Citigroup Theater, doors open at 7:30pm

Performances will include:

Kelly Peters - Video produced by 5thGM
Violeta Galagaza's KR3Ts
"All The Ladies Say" Trailer
Tweetie & Akira
Julia Kito Kirtley/SOLE
Alyssa Chloe
Tori Nelson
Tara's MAWU
Jamie Jackson
Robin Dunn's Middle Ground Dance Theatre featuring RCE
2010 Ladies Get Down Honorees including Tweetie, Deena aka Snapshot, Wandee aka Wandeepop, Kim Homes, Violeta, Honey Rokafella, Desiree Dunn-Critchlow...

Saturday, March 26th 2011

Class #1: 5-6:15pm - Floor Rocking, ROKAfella
Class #2: 6:30-7:45pm – Nu-Stylz: Cicely & Olisa
Discussion: 8:15-9:30pm – ALL
Topic: “All The Ladies Say” (from documentary by ROKAfella & Kwikstep)
Moderator: ROKAfella

Sunday, March 27th 2011

Class #3: 4-5:15pm – Waacking & Punking, Alyssa Chloe
Class #4: 5:30-6:45pm – Street Jazz, Rhapsody
Jam Session: 7-8:30pm - ALL

Schedule Subject to Change

For more information, 212-405-9500
Ladies Get Down is on FACEBOOK!

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***Flyer Design Provided by 5TH GM of NYD Collective***

Jazz Roots Dance will be in action... don't miss world debut of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" Artistic Director Sue Samuels on:


A Tribute to Luigi

Please join us for
A special benefit performance of work by choreographers from
The New York Jazz Choreography Project
And the jazz legend

Proceeds to go towards our May 2011 production

To be held at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, New York 10128

Friday, March 25, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Dress: Business casual

For tickets and more information regarding sponsorships, visit our website: http://www.jazzchoreographyenterprises.org/tickets-2011mar.html

Chloe Arnold Community Tap Session in PHILLY!

Sunday, March 27 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gwendolyn Bye Dance Studio
3611 Lancaster Ave
Created By   
Jaye L Allison
More Info   
6:30-7pm Registration
7-8:30pm Master Session
8:30-9pm Tap Talks
$25 per person
More to come!!

DC TAP FESTIVAL registration is OPEN!

We are excited to announce that Grammy Award winning singer MYA (also recently seen on Dancing with the stars) will be performing at the Dc Tap Fest honoring Jason Samuels Smith.
Get your tickets now!! www.dctapfestival.com - R&B artist collaboration w/ Tap Dancers - let's go!!!

Jam for Japan at Steps on Broadway
Sunday, April 3 · 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Steps on Broadway
2121 Broadway
New York, NY
Created By   
Steps on Broadway
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All Proceeds Benefit UNICEF/JAPAN Disaster Relief

Sunday, April, 3, 4:30 – 9:30pm

Dance Classes – $10 each

4:30-6:00pm - Tap Jam with Barbara Duffy, Derick Grant, Alan Onickel, Adam Metzger...

6:30-8:00pm - Ballet with David Howard

6:30-8:00pm - Theater Jazz with Richard Pierlon

6:30-7:30pm - Zumba with Jennifer Savelli

8:00-9:30pm - Contemporary with Jana Hicks, Max Stone and Marijke Eliasberg

8:00-9:30pm - Hip Hop with Jonathan Lee, David Guggino, Caitlin Gray, Matt Lopez, Millz, Todd Shanks, Derek Mitchell…

Artists subject to change

Classes my be purchased online or at Steps - www.stepsnyc.com

Steps on Broadway wishes to thank the following Jam for Japan sponsors:

Back Stage
Dance Magazine
Dance Spirit
Dance Teacher
NY Family Magazine

Steps Faculty
Red Shift Productions, Website Design and Development
Dick Loomis, Graphic Design
5 Star Printing & Mailing
Eduardo Patino, Photographer
Michael DiCerto, Videographer

Sabiá Capoeira

"Don't miss it" Five Stars! writes Time Out NY of this Sundance doc. At IFC Center, W 4th St MARCH 23-29. Tickets on sale now!
Friday, April 1 · 6:30pm - 9:00pm
New York, NY
Created By   
Sabiá Capoeira, Lua Rossella Fabbri, Alegria Capoeira, Tiba Vieira
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Hello Capoeira Community

I would like to invite you to a very special roda in honor of the lives lost and current devastation in Japan.

The upcoming roda will be on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Bank Street College, 610 West 112th Street, there will be a warm up class and roda for a minimum donation of $5 dollars. We encourage professors, instructors, graduates, students and friends to come and show your support for this very good cause.

There will be no logos and I invite all groups to come together, because this is bigger then any organizations name. Please come together and show your support - and show our New York community and the world how strong our capoeira movement is.

Donations will be made to the Japan Society

Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Over the years, Japan Society has partnered with several Japanese and American non-profits working on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery. 100% of your generous tax-deductible contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

Japan Society is investigating and vetting organizations that can make the maximum impact, both in terms of immediate relief needs as well as the longer term recovery process. Please bear with as we work out these important details.



Tap Workshop with Jason Samuels Smith
Wednesday, March 23 · 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3791 Santa Rosalia Drive Los Angeles, CA 90008 Tel (USA): 310-280-9145
Los Angeles, CA
Created By   
Divine Rhythm Productions
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Study with Jason Samuels Smith this week in LA...

Bring an extra t-shirt/ hand towel and get ready to sweat it out!

Wednesday, March 23rd 7:45-9pm.

Come early to register!


Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3791 Santa Rosalia Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Tel (USA): 310-280-9145


A Full week of programming!!! See the schedule online.

Catch Jason Samuels Smith in Kaleidescope on March 26th at 8pm with Q&A to follow.



Congratulations to the First Lady of American Tap—Dianne “Lady Di” Walker—and the first ladies of Chicago tap: Julie Cartier, Idella Reed David, Shelley Hoselton, and Peggy Sutton. CHRP will be presenting and honoring these lovely woman with the JUBA! Award at Windy City Rhythms May 15th. Don't Miss Out!!! Get your tickets TODAY: http://ow.ly/4e7oO


Asha May, together with mentor Debbie Allen, Idris Elba & Lance Gross have created an excellent TV series Milk + Honey. Idris and the Brown Paper Dolls company have been working on this series for over 3 years. The show was created to showcase diverse images of women of color that are rarely seen on the big or small screen, and also to create more opportunities for black actors...check it out!


Please sign this pledge (http://nydcollective.com/2011/03/15/dancers-rights-and-wages-unity-petition). This is designed to be implemented in an action plan for dancers which will help change the means of protection on various jobs and issues facing dancers in their careers.

Taking the time to sign this is absolutely crucial to the movement which dancers have been screaming for for so long. Signing takes only 5 seconds, and confirming an email.

Remember, only you can make this change. How can change be made if you are not willing to invest 5 seconds of your time for something that is so easy to do, yet so impacting. The only way the dance "stigma" can change, and the cosmetic of what is portrayed, is by deciding that you are willing to finally take a step forward for the "bigger picture". Let's not only worry about self, but about others as well.



Don't miss Maud Arnold at the Floripa Tap Festival in BRAZIL from April 21-23rd, Register to: floripatap@gmail.com: Marina Coura.


Welcome to Stockholm Tap Festival 2011!!!

The word is out that STF 2010 was an incredible weekend and the place to be in 2010, but you haven't seen anything yet! STF 2011 is going to be an even bigger and better event that you don't want to miss, so mark your calendars for Easter weekend (21th-25th of April). We will again offer classes by some of the best dancers in the world for students at any level, and a weekend filled with jams, performances, parties and so much more...

Come celebrate with us in April!!! "Sluta deppa, börja steppa!"

Larsa, Jonas, Andrew

STUDY WITH JASON & CHLOE at a special TAP workshop in AMSTERDAM!!!:

chrijf je nu in voor de TAPDANCEWORKSHOP met JASON SAMUELS SMITH en CHLOE ARNOLD op 27 en 28 April 2011

Organized by Marike Hetjes

Jason Samuels Smith & Chloé Arnold à Paris : 2 jours de hoof' assurés !
Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00am - April 20 at 7:00pm
L'Atelier,10 rue du Cygne,Paris 1er,m° Etienne Marcel/Chatelet Les Halles, Paris, FRANCE
Created By Carole Dreux
More Info   
~ ~ BoNNe NouVeLLe ! ~ ~ SPReaD THe NEWS! ~ TaP iT oR LeaVe iT ~
Mardi 19 avril :
13h - 14h10 : beginners Chloé
14h10 - 15h20 : intermediate Jason
15h20 - 16h30 : intermediate/adv. Chloé
16-h30 - 17h40 : intermediate/adv Jason

Mercredi 20 avril :
14h10 - 15h20 : beginners Jason
15h20 - 16h30 : intermediate Chloé
16h30 - 17h40 : intermediate/adv. Jason
17h40 - 18h50 : intermediate/adv. Chloé

~~ TaRiFS ~~
uN couRS : 18€
DeuX CouRS : 16€ Le CouRS
TRoiS CouRS : 14€ Le CouRS

PRièRe De RéSeRVeR PaR eMaiL : nelly.wolnerman@hotmail.fr ou tél. : 01 42 33 53 99