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Friday, September 19, 2008

The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience - New York City, November 7-9, 2008

The upcoming workshop in the 'Tradition In Tap - Series'
will be dedicated to the work of Legendary Be-Bop Tap
Master, 'The Ambassador of Tap', Prof. Ardie Bryant.

The workshop is scheduled to take place in New York City on
the weekend of November 7-9, 2008.

This workshop will feature original choreography taught by
the master himself, and Honorary Master Classes by leading
tap artists.

The workshop will take place at Nola Studios in midtown

The Participants Showcase will take place on Saturday
November 8, at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. See the
website for guidelines and application form.

The workshop includes:
- Three days of intensive tap experience.
- Original Choreography taught by the 'Master' himself.
- Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.
- Participants Showcase.
- Tradition In Tap - Award Presentation.
- Tap History Talks.
- Video Presentation.
- Tap Technique.
- Related Events
- 'Dance Teacher Recognizes' certificate (For Teachers

The workshop consists of 4 different programs:
- Two separate adult programs for intermediate, advanced
and professional levels (Adults, Teens 16+).
- Teens program for tappers ages 12-16, with at least 5
years of extensive tap training.
- Youth program for tappers age 10-12, exposing them to the
genius of the masters.

Tradition In Tap is proud to announce an expanded
scholarship program, so that more aspiring tap dancers may
attend The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience.
Scholarships are made possible by funds granted by private
donors through the 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program & The
Tradition In Tap - Advisory Committee. Please refer to the
web site for more information and an application form.
If you are interested in becoming a personal sponsor to a
tap dancer in need, join our 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program
and provide additional dancers with the partial or full
tuition for the workshop.

Extensive information is now available on the web site:
The workshop's poster will be sent out in few days - please
be sure to update us with your current mailing address.

Space is limited - register early!
Special group rates available – call for details.


Prof. Ardie Bryant - Bio:
Prof. Bryant, known worldwide as the "Innovator of Modern
Jazz Tap" and the "Ambassador of Tap" is a master jazz tap
percussionist, tap preservationist, historian, director,
composer, arranger, actor, choreographer and musician with
seven decades of professional experience.

He has toured the world as a Goodwill Ambassador for the
Department of Defense, and the sounds of his percussive
feet and his dance memories are preserved as part of the
Jazz Oral History Program in the Archives Center of the
Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American

In his teens, he was influenced by the music of modern jazz
giants Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gilliespie, and is credited
with developing a new style of tap he named Modern Jazz

Ardie is also a university professor who not only teaches
tap, but also educates students about the importance and
history of tap and jazz tap as an American art form.

In July 2006 Ardie received the prestigious "Los Angeles
Cultural Treasure Award" from the City of Los Angeles.

Prof. Bryant co-starred and performed with: Nat King Cole,
Sarah Vaughan, Cab Calloway, Joe Louis, Kate Smith, Fred
Allen, Ruth Brown, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Duke
Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie,
Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Erroll Garner, Charles
Mingus, Art Tatum, Lester Young, Billy May and Illinois
Jacquet. He appeared at: The Palace Theater, The Paramount
Theater, The Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, The Calgary
Stampede and The Walt Disney Concert Hall.


Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or
comments you might have.

My e-mail address for this workshop is:
or call me directly at: 646-383-4949

Thanks and Shalom,

Ofer Ben - Executive Director
Tradition In Tap, Inc.

Tradition In Tap, Inc.

Postal Address: P.O.Box 1050
New York City, NY 10276, USA
Phone: (646) 383-4949

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