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Monday, May 05, 2008

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day at DADA!

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day
with some of L.A.'s best!!!

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Debbie Allen Dance Academy

3623 Hayden Ave., Culver City , CA 90232

Beginning Intermediate Advanced
12:00 - 1:15 pm Nicole Nicholas
Jason Rodgers Sarah Reich
1:15 – 2:00 pm Lunch for sale & film clip screenings
2:00 - 3:15 pm Chantel Heath
Steve Zee Charon Aldredge
3:30 - 4:45 pm Arlene Kennedy Mike Wittmers Gregg Russell

5:00 - 6:00 pm All invited to the TAP JAM

$15.00 per Tap Class
Charon Aldredge was featured in the national/international
tour of "Riverdance the Show", "Cab Calloway's Legacy of
Swing", Savion Glover's Improvography ll at Hollywood 's
Kodak Theatre, and she was one of the first tap dancers to
ever perform at Russia 's Kremlin Palace Theatre.

Chantel Heath is a professional dancer and choreographer.
She has performed in Savion Glover's group Ti Dii. Has
performed in Cuba , Russia , and France . Featured in Paris
Mann's Things Aint What They Used to Be. She has traveled
with the Kennedy Tap Company. Chantel is currently teaching
tap and hip hop at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy .

Arlene Kennedy is the co-founder and the artistic director
of Universal Dance Designs and the world famous Kennedy Tap
Company. To the credit of her and her late brother Paul
Kennedy come such wonderful feet, as Dormeshia Sumbry
Edwards, Derick Grant, Charon Aldredge, Cyd Glover-Hill,
and the Nicholas Sisters. Ms. Kennedy teaches at Santa
Monica College and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy .

Nicole Nicholas has traveled all over the world performing
with her grandfather, Fayard Nicholas of the Legendary
Nicholas Brothers and with the Kennedy Tap Company. She is
the managing producer for the Debbie Allen Dance Academy
and has produced a number of dance festivals and musicals.

Sarah Reich has been seen on The World is My Drum tap
instructional DVDs. She performs with Anybody Can Get It,
Syncopated Ladies and LA Ironworks. Sarah performed at
International Dance Festival in Beijing , China . Sarah
teaches at Everybody Dance and at the Debbie Allen Dance
Academy . She also teaches across the country assisting the
legendary Harold "Stumpy" Cromer.

Jason Rodgers has performed on the Academy Awards as well
as the North American tour of "Bring In Da Noise, Bring In
Da Funk". He has been featured in commercials for Levi's,
ESPN, Hummer, and Verizon Wireless VCast. Jason is a member
of the tap company A.C.G.I (Anybody Can Get It), alongside
Jason Samuels Smith.

Gregg Russell is anEmmy nominated choreographer, worked
with Gene Kelly and The Nicholas Brothers. He has his own
company, Tap Sounds Underground. He has directed TV
commercials and was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine.

Mike Wittmers has been tapping for 27 years. He's a former
cast member of Tap Dogs and has been on staff at EDGE
Performing Arts Center, Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie
Reynolds Dance Studio. Mike is the owner/creator of Double
Bass Productions.

Steve Zee has been a member of the Jazz Tap Ensemble and
Rhapsody In Taps and is the director of LA Ironworks. He is
currently on faculty at CSU Long Beach and teaches on-going
classes at the Tap Academy and the Dance Arts Academy .

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