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Monday, May 05, 2008

Chloe Arnold Spring Tap Workshops

Los Angeles - May 5 & 12
Debbie Allen Dance Academy

Master Classes w/
Chloe Arnold

6:30-7:30 Adv. Beg. $15
7:30-9:30 Int/Adv. $20

Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3623 Hayden Ave
Culver City, CA 90232


(pay at the door cash/check)

DC Dance Collective
Chloe Arnold - Wed. May 21st
Technique/Warm Up:
7.30pm - 8.30pm
Adv.Beg/Int/Adv - Cost: $25

8.30pm - 9.30pm
Adv./Pro- Cost: $35
Both Classes: $50

Ayodele Casel - Thursday, May 22nd - same schedule and prices

Kathak Master Class w/ Pandit Chitresh Das and participation by Jason Samuels Smith

Divine Rhythm Productions & American Tap Dance Foundation
Pandit Chitresh Das
Renowned master of Kathak
(Special participation by Jason Samuels Smith)
Monday, May 26th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
$ space
Pre registration is suggested

This master class is specifically for Kathak and Tap
students and will accommodate multiple levels, as Pandit
Das makes the class accessible for beginners and
challenging for more advanced students.

Jason Samuels Smith will be in attendance and he and Pandit
Das will end the class by giving a demonstration of how
these two great artists communicate through their deep
understanding of their respective traditions.

"The Master Class with Pandit Chitresh Das will be
spiritually enlightening and technically challenging for
people of all walks of life."
Jason Samuels Smith

Press Release: The Kichen & The Studio Music in Harlem present Hoofers' House

The Kitchen & The Studio Museum in Harlem present Hoofers'
Press Contact:
Blake Zidell & Associates
tel: 718.643.9052
fax: 718.643.9502
For Immediate Release
The Kitchen and The Studio Museum in Harlem present
Hoofers’ House, May 23 Hosted by Jason Samuels Smith;
Featuring DJ Reborn and video artist Rashaad Newsome
Evening is part of citywide weekend of events celebrating
National Tap Dance Day

New York, NY, April 29, 2008—On Friday, May 23, The Kitchen
and The Studio Museum in Harlem present Hoofers’ House, an
ongoing quarterly series in which some of the best of New
York City’s rhythm tap community come together to share and
showcase their work. The evening will be hosted by
performer, choreographer and director Jason Samuels Smith
and will feature DJ Reborn. Film and video artist Rashaad
Newsome will create unique visuals to accompany the
performance. Tap dancers of all ages are invited to take
the floor for a jam session. Curated by Rashida Bumbray,
Hoofers’ House will take place at 8:00 P.M. at The Kitchen
(512 West 19th Street). Admission is free. Among the most
unique and cutting edge tap jam sessions in the city,
Hoofers’ House has been propelling a rejuvenation of the
genre for the last several years with the addition of live
and electronic music and projected visuals. This year,
Rashaad Newsome has reprogrammed a Logitec duel action
video game controller to manipulate moving images live
during the performance. Past hosts and performers include
Chloe Arnold, Jason Bernard, Ayodele Casel, Marshall Davis,
Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Michaela Lerman,
Tamango and Joseph Wiggan. Tap Legends including Harold
Kromer, Fayard Nicholas, Tina Pratt and Jimmy Slyde have
also attended. From the 1920’s through the 1940’s, the back
room of Harlem’s Comedy Club on 131st Street, owned by
Lonnie Hicks, was the home of the legendary “Hoofer’s
Club,” a site for the creation of, the listening to and
stealing of steps. Among the rhythm tap dancers given the
esteemed title of “hoofer,” celebrated performers including
Legendary Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, King Raustus Brown,
John Bubbles, Charles “Honi” Coles and many more graced the
floor of this intimate room. In honor of this important
place in Harlem’s history, The Studio Museum in Harlem and
The Kitchen are proud to co-host a new home for hoofers.
Jason Samuels Smith (performer, choreographer, director) is
a leader in the art form of Tap. He won both an Emmy and
American Choreography Award for “Outstanding Choreography”
for the opening number of the 2003 Jerry Lewis/MDA
Telethon—a tribute to the late Gregory Hines. Samuels Smith
recently received the Gregory Hines Humanitarian Award.
Past honors include a Certificate of Appreciation by the
City of Los Angeles for creating the First Annual Los
Angeles Tap Festival in 2003; the “Ivy of Education” from
Brainerd Institute; the “President Kenny Award” from Stony
Brook; an Alpert/McDowell Residency Award; and an Arts
International Grant among others. Samuels Smith recently
appeared as a choreographer for Grammy Recording Artist Mya
on CBS’s Secret Talents of the Stars, and as a special
guest on Fox’s hit series So You Think You Can Dance. He
also co-starred in Dean Hargrove’s Tap Heat, an
award-winning short film; Outkast’s feature film Idlewild;
and Debbie Allen’s AMC television series Cool Women.
Performance credits include Sammy (a tribute to Sammy Davis
jr.), a leading role of the production of Soul Possessed;
the Tony Award winning Broadway cast of Bring in Da’Noise,
Bring in Da’Funk; and starring in the critically acclaimed
production of Imagine Tap! Mr. Samuels Smith continues to
tour the U.S. and beyond with India Jazz Suites, a dynamic
collaboration with Kathak Master Pandit Chitresh Das, his
own tap company A.C.G.I (Anybody Can Get It), JaJa
Productions Band featuring jazz-influenced hip hop music,
and Charlie’s Angels: A Tribute to Charlie Parker,
featuring some of the best women performers today. DJ
Reborn spins a mix of soul, hip-hop, reggae, house,
afro-beat, nu-jazz, rock and more. A Chicago native, she
now resides in New York and spins at clubs, parties,
museums including The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Bronx
Museum and live performances with The Roots, Common, Talib
Kweli, India Arie, John Legend, Alice Smith and Goapele.
Reborn is also a mentor/workshop facilitator for N.Y.C.
teens. She has crafted a new workshop specifically for teen
girls, which explores djing, creative writing and women’s
images in music and media culture. Since 2002, DJ Reborn
has been the musical director and a live on stage DJ with
Will Power on the off Broadway Hip Hop theatre hit show
Flow. She partnered with Will Power again in 2007 as the
musical director and sound designer for his original
children’s theatre production Little Honey Bo. Reborn was
the 2004- 2005 international tour DJ with Russell Simmons
Def Poetry Jam and she has made four appearances on BET’s
Rap City. She has been featured in Trace, NRG, URB,
Scratch, DJ Times and recently appeared on the cover of The
Village Voice. Born in New Orleans, LA, Rashaad Newsome
received a B.A. in Art History at Tulane University before
studying Film at Film Video Arts in New York. He has been
the recipient of several awards and grants including the
2008 Location 1 International Residency Program, New York,
NY; the 2007 BCAT/Rotunda Gallery Joint Multimedia
Residency, New York, NY; the 2006 Franklin Furnace grant
for Performance Art, New York, NY; the 2005/2006
l’Entreprise Culturelle Artist in Residence, Paris, France
and the 2005 Harvestworks Artist in Residence,
Harvestworks, New York, NY. Newsome has also exhibited and
performed nationally and internationally at such renewed
institutions and galleries as K.U.E.L., Berlin, Germany;
Glassbox Gallery, Paris, France; Rush Arts Gallery, New
York, NY; Veletrzni Palace, Prague, Czech Republic; Ingalls
& Associates Gallery, Miami, FL; Fondation Cartier, Paris,
France as well as The Contemporary Arts Center, New
Orleans, LA. The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for
black artists locally, nationally and internationally, and
for work that has been inspired by black culture. It is a
site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and
society. Located on 125th Street, between Adam Clayton
Powell, Jr. Blvd. and Lenox Avenue in the Harlem
neighborhood of New York City, New York, The Studio Museum
in Harlem was founded in 1968 as the first museum in the
U.S. devoted to the art of African-Americans. The museum
specializes in 19th and 20th century African-American art;
20th century Caribbean and African art; and traditional
African art and artifacts. It has a collection of over
1,600 works including pieces by Romare Bearden, Robert
Colescott, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Chris Ofili, Betye
Saar, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker and Hale Woodruff. The
museum also maintains an extensive archive of the work of
James VanDerZee, photographer of the Harlem community from
1906 to 1983. Funding Credits This program is made possible
with generous support from Altria Group, Inc., The Harkness
Foundation for Dance, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the
Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and with public funds from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New
York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. ABOUT THE
KITCHEN The Kitchen is one of New York City’s oldest
nonprofit performance and exhibition spaces, showing
experimental work by innovative artists, both emerging and
established. Programs range from dance, music, and
theatrical performances to video and media arts exhibitions
to literary events, film screenings, and artists’ talks.
Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has been a
powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this
country and has helped launch the careers of many artists
who have gone on to worldwide prominence. Box Office
Information: 212.255.5793 ext. 11 Tue-Sat, 2-6pm The
Kitchen 512 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011


Mr. Wiggles in NYC May 11-17th- Private Lessons Available!


(act now as slots fill up fast!)



PHONE: 212-262-1394

VISIT WWW.MRWIGGLES.BIZ for new products, history, footage
and so much more!

*Catch MR.WIGGLES as featured in Scene Interactive's "IN
THE SCENE" with Kelly Peters on!

An in depth conversation with In the SCENE Host Kelly
Peters. From The Bronx to Paris, The Legendary Mr. Wiggles
has been a force unparalleled. Not only in Dance but as
part of the very fabric of pop culture itself.

So much of the movement we see globally today in studios,
stages, music videos and movies can be traced directly to
this man. He is the energy and creative force behind much
of what we may frequently take for granted in the world of
Dance. We are honored to present to you a true master of
his craft. A Conversation with Mr. Wiggles and our host
Kelly Peters

Master Tap Workshop Series w/ Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold

The Ailey Extension and Divine Rhythm Productions present


Jason Samuels Smith


Chloe Arnold


MAY 24th 2008

1-2pm - Intermediate Advanced Level - Chloe
2-3pm - Intermediate Advanced Level - Jason
4-5pm - Advanced Beg Level - Chloe
5-6pm - Beginner Level - Jason

1- class = $20
2- classes = $35
All four = $70
*Any Class Purchase Includes Open Floor/Tap Jam with the
artists hour
*Tap Jam with Artists only - $5 entry


National Tap Dance Day at Harlem Tap Studio




Located at:

401 West 149th street (take the A train to 145th and dance
4 blocks
north) bet St. Nick & Convent



Small Donation required for FOOD


ONLY $10 for SPECTATORS (includes 2 drinks)

MAY 24th 2008


6th Annual LA Tap Fest

Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents...
The 6th Annual
Register Online Today and Save!
August 4-9, 2008

Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents
6th Annual 2008 Los Angeles Tap Festival
Director Jason Samuels Smith, Co-Director Chloe Arnold

6 days, world-renowned faculty, 85 classes, jam sessions,
student showcase, The cutting contest, and The concert -
New classes, programs, and specials

All Levels and ages are welcome! Pre-Register and Save!
Attracting students from over 35 states and 8 countries.

Faculty: Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Dianne Walker,
Arthur Duncan, Derick Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, and
many more...


Dont Miss: Tap Extravaganza

Don’t Miss:

Tap Extravaganza
May 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm
The Tap City Youth Ensemble will be performing in a line-up
with Dance Alumni from Oklahoma City University, Michelle
Dorrance, Rod Ferrone, DeWitt Fleming, Mable Lee and her
Dancing Ladies, Michela Marino Lerman, Rhythmutation, Chris
Scott Company, Jason Samuels Smith,The Peggy Spina Tap
Company. Schedule Permitting: Savion Glover, Jimmy Slyde

Haft Auditorium at Fashion Institute of Technology
227 West 27th St., New York City

$68, $55, $45, $25
Click here to purchase!

You may contact with any questions.

Chicago Sun-Times article featuring Martin "Tre" Dumas

Old friends aren't 'Risky Business' for Tom Cruise
Cruise reunites with Chicago 'co-star' from film
May 2, 2008

BY BILL ZWECKER Sun-Times Columnist
Chicagoan Candace Jordan got quite the thrill Wednesday
afternoon when she ran into none other than Tom Cruise --
along with wife Katie Holmes, baby daughter Suri and
Cruise's mom and sister -- shopping at Neiman Marcus on
Michigan Avenue.
But this wasn't just a normal fan-spots-a-favorite-star
story. Cruise, of course, was here to tape some stuff for
''Oprah'' shows today and Monday marking the 25th
anniversary of his breakout role in ''Risky Business'' --
filmed here in 1983. Jordan, then known as Candace Collins,
happened to have a small part in that film!
Without missing a beat, she walked right up to the actor
and told him about ''co-starring'' in that iconic film.
Among her few scenes in ''Risky Business,'' Jordan had one
that many will remember: ''I was the call girl who broke in
on Tom when he was having his important college admission
interview with the guy from Princeton.''
Jordan, a popular regular with hubby Chuck Jordan on Our
Town's social and charity scene, also told Cruise about a
running gag she has with friends, telling them, ''He
would've been nothing without me!''
The actor loved the joke, took Jordan by the hand and
immediately introduced her to Katie, Suri and the rest of
his family. Though the Cruises were clearly shopping at
Neiman's, Jordan reported there was nary a shopping bag to
be seen, ''just a salesgirl standing there'' -- a Neiman's
personal shopper assisting them during the 90-minute
shopping spree.
While Jordan didn't notice any security guards, there were
two quietly on hand as the Cruises hit various departments,
including women's, shoes and, natch, children's.
Suri was so taken with one outfit, they cut off the tags --
and she wore it right out of the store.
Even 25 years later, Jordan reports, ''I'm still getting
residual checks from the movie,'' in which she was cast a
few years after being named Playboy's Playmate of the Month
for December 1979.
As Candace Collins, Jordan also appeared in the
Chicago-made ''Class'' and ''Smokey and the Bandit, Part
FUNNY FILM: West Side native Robert Townsend has snared
Bill Cosby to participate in his documentary about black
comedians, a project that is really gathering steam. Cosby
joins Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, George Wallace, Paul Mooney
and Katt Williams in the film inspired by comedian and
writer Darryl Littleton's book, Why We Laugh: Black
Comedians on Black Comedy -- a look at African-American
humor and its cultural influence in this country.
ON HIS TOES: Talk about just in time! Given that CBS
quickly canceled ''Secret Talents of the Stars,'' it's
lucky that Chicago dancer Tre Dumas was seen on its only
aired episode -- helping pop singer Mya showcase her tap-
dancing skills. Dumas is now back home co-directing the
Chicago Human Rhythm Project's upcoming annual concerts
celebrating National Tap Dance Day.
'JERSEY' HEADS WEST: It seems appropriate that the latest
production of ''Jersey Boys'' opens in Las Vegas Saturday
-- which just happens to be Frankie Valli's 74th birthday.
The Chicago production of the Tony Award-winning show,
about the rise of Valli and the Four Seasons, continues
here at the LaSalle Bank Theater, with Jarrod Spector
playing Valli.
Bill Zwecker is seen at 5:50, 6:25 and 11:25 weekdays on
WBBM-Channel 2.,CST-FTR-zp02.article

Samba Percussion Course

Samba Percussion Course
Instructor: Philip Galinsky, Ph.D.
Director, Samba New York!

Monday, May 5
Monday, May 12
Monday, May 19
Tuesday, May 27

Beginning Section:
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Course fee: all 4 classes for $90 (includes $10 donation to
Frederick Douglass for use of the instruments)
$25 per individual class

Advanced Section:
8:00 - 9:30 PM
Course fee: all 4 classes for $90 (includes $10 donation to
Frederick Douglass for use of the instruments)
$25 per individual class

Frederick Douglass Academy
2581 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Boulevard
Corner of 149th Street
New York City

The Samba Percussion Course is an intensive workshop
designed to train students in the fundamentals of samba
percussion, drawing on Samba New York!'s original
arrangements and the styles of some of Rio's top samba
schools. There is no other course like this one being
offered in New York City!

The Beginning Section focuses on the basics of the samba
school Bateria (percussion ensemble). Students will learn
technique, the rhythmic structure of samba, and how to play
with swing. The class will work on simple arrangements for
samba-enredos (theme sambas) and will be asked to practice
their instruments and to do listening exercises on a weekly
basis. Students are encouraged to master the basics as
quickly as possible and to move to the Advanced Section
when they are ready. Beginning students may stay and
participate in the Advanced Section for no additional

The Advanced Section serves as training for performances of
the Samba New York! Bateria. Students will learn more
advanced techniques and arrangements and will be expected
to focus on one instrument. Advanced students may arrive
early and participate in the Beginning Section for no
additional charge.

To register for either section, send us an email with your
name, telephone number, and experience with samba
percussion. The instructor will determine your level based
on the information you provide and possibly an audition.
Instruments will be provided.

Directions: By subway, take the 3 train to the last stop
(148th Street). The building is directly above the station.
By car, take the Harlem River Drive to the 155th Street
Exit. At the exit ramp, turn left onto Frederick Douglass
Boulevard and another left onto 150th Street to Adam
Clayton Powell. Cross Adam Clayton Powell and drive up the
ramp to the school's free parking lot.


Dendê & Hãhãhães

Dendê & Hãhãhães
Original Afro-Brazilian Music
Friday, May 9th at 10pm
drom | 85 Avenue A | NYC

Formed in 2002, Hãhãhães is named after the Indian tribe
Pataxó-Hãhãhães that once inhabited the city of Salvador in
Bahia, Brazil. Lead by master Afro-Brazilian percussionist
Dendê, the beat is always central, but it is tempered by
thought provoking lyrics and sweet melodies. Comprised of
musicians of various backgrounds, the groups' diversity
permeates its music with rhythms ranging from Nigerian
Afrobeat to Brazilian Samba to Cuban Pilón.
About Dendê
A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing
professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada, Dendê
toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appeared on
various television shows and has performed and recorded
with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos
Brown, Yvette Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in
2001, Dendê now lives in New York, performing and recording
with his groups Hãhãhães, an Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Cuban
band, Arrastão an Afro-Brazilian percussion band and
Ologundê, an Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance
group. With these groups he has toured all over the US and
Europe. In addition to his own work, he has his performed
and recorded with artists such as Mongo Santamaría, Jerry
Gonzales, Daniel Moreno, Tico da Costa, Vinicius Cantuária
and Alessandra Belloni. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian
percussion in the New York City area.

The Band
Dende: percussion and vocals
Leslie: percussion and vocals
Adriano Santos: drums
Gustavo Dantas: guitar
Ze Grey: bass
Ze Luis: sax and flute
Timbal Workshop with Dendê
Every Monday in May!
(5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26)
6 Temple Court
Brooklyn, NY (click here for map)
Train to Fort Hamilton Parkway (email for directions)
$90 for the series / $25 for individual classes

About the Workshop
Learn to play timbal first hand with a former member of
Timbalada! Dendê will teach you proper timbal technique as
well as the original timbal rhythms and breaks from bands
like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê and Olodum. Classes are open to
all levels. Private lessons are also available. The
workshops series will culminate in a performance in
Prospect Park!
About Dendê
A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing
professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada, Dendê
toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appeared on
various television shows and has performed and recorded
with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos
Brown, Yvette Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in
2001, Dendê now lives in New York, performing and recording
with his groups Hãhãhães, an Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Cuban
band, Arrastão an Afro-Brazilian percussion band and
Ologundê, an Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance
group. With these groups he has toured all over the US and
Europe. In addition to his own work, he has his performed
and recorded with artists such as Mongo Santamaría, Jerry
Gonzales, Daniel Moreno, Tico da Costa, Vinicius Cantuária
and Alessandra Belloni. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian
percussion in the New York City area.
American Tap Dance Foundation's
3rd Annual Spring Gala

The Helen Mills Event Space
137 West 26th Street in North Chelsea

6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm: Performance
8:00 pm: Event Concludes
All proceeds support the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship
Fund and ongoing youth education programs.

This year, one of our most generous major donors has
pledged to match - dollar for dollar - any gift that we
receive over $100,000 with a matching maximum of $30,000.
We are asking for your help in meeting this exciting
challenge to exceed last year's impressive result, and to
potentially double the impact of your contributions.
To purchase tickets at $250 per person in advance, please
Or mail a check made payable to ATDF at:
American Tap Dance Foundation
18 West 27th Street (6th Floor)
New York, New York 10001
p (646)-230-9564 f (646) 230-7777

The Danny Daniels Tap Experience

Tradition in Tap Presents:

The Danny Daniels Tap Experience

May 24 - 26, 2008 in New York City.

Visit for more information.

17th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival

Register Now for...
The 17th Annual
St. Louis Tap Festival!!!

Celebrating International Rhythm!

Master Classes * Tap Jam
Panel Discussion
Participant's Showcase

July 21 - July 26, 2008

Download Registration Form

World Class Faculty!
Something for Everyone!

Make hotel reservations before June 20!

See for more details!

Motor City Tap Festival

1st Annual
Motor City Tap Festival
June 26 - 29, 2008
for details!

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 .

Robert L. Reed Master Classes

May 17, Jun 21

Parker Dance Academy - Parker, Colorado -
- 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM & 7:00 - 8:30 PM
St. Louis Hoofers Club Auditions and Workshops

For more information: