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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Jazz Tap Live Los Angeles Preview

Jazz Tap Live LA Preview


Jazz Tap Ensemble

Los Angeles Preview
Wed, September 10

7:00 PM

Seating Limited. RSVP REQUIRED

3773 S Crenshaw Blvd (At Coliseum)
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Gayle Hooks
Managing Director
Jazz Tap Ensemble
1416 Westwood Blvd. #207
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310)475-4412 (t)

Jazz Tap Live at the Joyce with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe

Jazz Tap Live at the Joyce with Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe

Exclusive Engagement September 16-21, 2008

Jazz Tap Ensemble TAP ROOTS

Lynn Dally - Artistic Director

A full evening concert honoring tap heroes Bill Bojangles
Robinson, John Bubbles, Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, the
Nicholas Brothers, Ann Miller, and Gene Kelly and featuring
contemporary works by Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, and the
word premiere of Lynn Dally's Bahia Dreams, commissioned by
the Joyce for its 25th Anniversary season.

dancers: Sam Weber, Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold,
Phillip Attmore, Maya Guice, Ananda Bena-Weber.

musicians: Doug Walter, piano David Dunaway, bass
Jerry Kalaf, drums Todd Anderson, saxophone
Leslie Lewis, vocals

September 16-21, 2008
SAT 2PM & 8 PM
SUN 2PM & 7:30 PM

The Joyce Theater
1175 8th Avenue at 19th Street
Joyce Charge 212-242-0800

Sue Samuels Fall Teaching Schedule

Hi Everyone!
The Fall has arrived and so has my NEW SCHEDUL E!

Monday - Beg. Jazz 10:30-12 BDC
Basic Beg. Jazz 1-2:30 MMAC
Basic Beg. Jazz 7:30-9 Ailey

Tuesday - Adv/Beg. Jazz 10-11:30 Ailey
=2 0 Basic Jazz 1:30-3 * BDC
Adv/Beg. Jazz A 0 6-7:30 Ailey

Wednesday - Beg. Jazz 10:30-12 BDC
Adv/Beg. Jazz 1-2:30 MMAC

Thursday - Adv/Beg. Jazz 10-11:30 Ailey
Basic Jazz 1:30-3* BDC

Friday - Beg. Jazz 10:30- 12
Basic Beg. Jazz 1-2:30 MMAC
Beg. Jazz 7:45-9:15 BDC

Saturday - Intermediate Jazz 4-5:30 Ailey

Sunday - Beg. Jazz 10:30-12 BDC

BDC - 322 W. 45th St. bet. 8th and 9th Ave.
Alvin Ailey - 405 W. 55th St @ 9th Ave.
MMAC - 248 W. 60th St. bet. 10th and 11th Ave.

*the Basic Jazz @ BDC on Tues . and Thurs. changes time
starting Sept. 16th. (now it is 2-3:30)

I hope to see you soon!

Keep on dancing and having FUN!

Sue Samuels

Sue Samuels Open Class Program at the new Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

Dear Students:

I am excited to announce that, starting September 8, I am
adding the comprehensive Open Class Program at the new
Manhattan Movement & Arts Center to my teaching schedule.

For details about my classes and schedule, please visit To sign up for a class, phone
212.787.1178, or drop by the studio. (Online registration
is coming soon.)

For my students, enroll in your first class, and get one
free. Mention discount code: DANCE08

As you have been hearing, MMAC offers 18,000 square feet of
spacious, column-free studios. In addition, it houses a
fully equipped, 160-seat theater, which may be rented for
rehearsals, workshops and performances.

I look forward to seeing you at MMAC.


Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
248 W. 60th Street (between Amsterdam and West End)
Phone: 212.787.1178
Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, B, C, E to 59th/Columbus Circle



September 29th 2008

Weekly class schedule:

Mondays 5:30-7pm Intermediate-Advanced Level with Dormeshia

NEW: Request a there a day and a time that works
for you? Let us know and if there is enough interest, we
will add a class!
Send requests to:

ONLY $15 per class!!!

Harlem Tap Studio
401 W. 149th bet Convent and St. Nicholas Avenue
(A train to 145th)

Also, come and have some fun and eat yummy food up at

with Live Jazz Musicians

the good times...

Hosted By Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

Only $7 cover!!!

Between 115th -116th street and 1st avenue

Doors open at 8pm
Session from 8:30pm-11pm
Kitchen open late!!!

The World's Best Tap Dancers

The World's Best Tap Dancers
April 24, 2009

8 PM

For the first time in Germany Pascal Hulin and German Tap

Tap Reloaded 2009


Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold : USA

Dorel & Costel Surbeck, Fabrice Martin, Lukas Weiss;

Noelia Vicente & Ccarlos Ramos ; Spain

Konstantin Nevretdinov ; Russia

Fredy Corado ; Costa Rica

Formation “Penguin Tappers” ; Germany

Box office:

Marc Bamuthi Joseph's the break/s comes to the East Coast!

Marc Bamuthi Joseph's the break/s comes to the East Coast!

***Jason Samuels Smith is scheduled to make a guest
performance at this event.

"You should go see the break/s if you like hip-hop.
You should go if you want to know more about hip-hop.
You should go if you think hip-hop is not a vehicle for
those high art ideas and emotions,
because you will be converted, and the sooner the better."
-Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Marc Bamuthi Joseph's critically acclaimed "mixtape for
stage" comes to the East Coast this September!

The John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts
Terrace Theater
September 18-20, 2008
get tickets here!


NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
September 23 and 25-27, 2008
get tickets here!

Read and see more of Marc Bamuthi Joseph here!

For more information about the break/s, please contact:
Cathy Zimmerman, Co-Director and Producer
MAPP International Productions
140 Second Avenue, Suite 502
New York, NY 10003
Joan Osato

Producing Director

Youth Speaks, Inc.
Youth Speaks / Brave New Voices / The Living Word Project

290 Division Street, Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94103
p) 415.255.9035 ext. 15
f) 415.255.9065
c) 415-710-7427

erry Lewis MDA Telethon Opening Number by Chloe

Watch "Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Opening Number by Chloe
Arnold" on YouTube

In a tribute to America, the opening number for the Jerry
Lewis Telethon 2008 featured 24 tap dancers from all over
the U.S.
Produced by Anita Mann Productions.
Choreographed by Chloe Arnold (
Cast of Dancers- Chloe Arnold Maud Arnold Jared Grimes Ted
Levy Sarah Reich Lee Howard Matt Shields Danny Nielson
Josette Wiggan Melinda Sullivan Amanda Mak Alaman Diadhiou
Jason Rodgers Danielle Behrens Tiernan Tunicliffe Michelle
May Kayla Zellars Myasia Fox Christopher Broughton B'jon
Carter-Burnell Kyle Jones Wesley Barnes Jack Ironstone Luke
Courtesy of EMPOWER YOUR

Danielle Hobbs updates for Jazz/modern workshop: New Modern

Danielle Hobbs updates for Jazz/modern workshop: New Modern
dance footage!

Greeetings all,

Please check out the new footage I uploaded performing The
Legendary Modern Dance Piece: Metamorphesis.

This piece achieved the National Gold Medal for Actso
NAACP, The Dorothy Chandler Spotlight Award, and was
performed for Sidney Poitier's Breast Cancer fundraiser for
a cure.

Hopefully this viewing will allow you to have me share my
skills and performing secrets and choreograph special works
on your dance company, for upcoming compeitions, and/or
jazz/modern workshop! Or maybe you know some one that has a
dance studio looking for special work.

Latest Commercial work and choreography have been Beyonce
"Baby Boy- Goddess in the sand solo", "DE JA VU- African
solo", "Beautiful Liar-w/Shakira", and parts of "The
Beyonce Experience: The Ultimate Performer Tour!"

Latest Theater Equity Works have been "Ode to Claude"-
Choregraphed by Matthew Dickens, (Tribute to famed
choregrapher Claude Thompson), "Purlie"- Pasadena
Playhouse- directed by Legendary Sheldon Epps and
choreographed by Ken Roberson, "Aida"- Actor's Playhouse in
Coral Gables, Maimi, and "For Colored Girls Who Considered
Suicide-Lady in Purple"

Danielle holds a BA of Dance, with an emphasis in Dunham,
Graham, and Horton, and tons of commercial dance
experience, therefore she has the best of both worlds.
Feel free to invite her to your studio for a Great

Look out for her first book: "I Dance: All you need to
know about becoming a working dancer." coming soon.


Danielle Hobbs
310 936 1319

Danielle Hobbs performing: Metamorphesis:

Danielle "Danigirl" Hobbs Dance/Choreographer Montage:


Mineapolis, Paris)

STEPS on Broadway (74th st & Broadway)
Guest Teacher! Roxane Butterfly:
Basic Tap, Mon 7:00-8:00pm
Beg Tap, Mon 8:00-9:15pm
Adv Tap, Wed 4:30-6:00pm
Adv Int Tap, Thu 4:30-6:00pm & Fri 7:45-9:15pm

HEART BEAT Studio (Mineapolis)
Friday Oct 10th, Sat Oct 11th, Sund Oct 12th

HARMONIC Studio (5 passage des Taillandiers, Paris 11eme)
Sunday Oct 26th, 14h30-17h: int/adv

October 29th- Nov 2nd
Seville, Spain

The Roxane Butterfly's Tap Boots are now on sale (see flyer
attached). Made in Spain !

Videos of Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats will be available
at the above workshops.
If you cannot attend and wish to receive one, contact
Roxane via email.

Visit for new videos!

Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats
Spain: +34 651 684 430
USA: +1 212 636 9584

Watch our last videos!!532320

Parallel Exit in Freshly Tossed

Parallel Exit in Freshly Tossed

Performer: Brian Spitulnik
Photographer: Steven Rosen

Come check out Freshly Tossed! Blending music, dance,
theatre, and comedy, Freshly Tossed features artists who
take an innovative and exciting approach towards musical
theatre. Curators Wendy Seyb and Mark Lonergan have
brought together an outstanding group of artists who blend
music and comedy in intriguing and surprising new ways. The
evening will include work from Wendy Seyb, Parallel Exit,
Ray Hesselink, Matt Williams, Chris Allison, and Adam
Freshly Tossed is being presented by The New York Musical
Theatre Festival (NYMF), Wendy Seyb, and Mark Lonergan,
along with Katie Adams, and Josh Blye.

Where: American Theater of Actors/Chernuchin Theatre
314 W 54th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

When: Monday, September 22nd at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

To buy tickets Call OvationTix at (212) 352-3101 or visit Tickets are $20 each

Mark Lonergan
Artistic Director
Parallel Exit
Please note my new email address is

The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap Experience - New York City,

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

Jazz Tap Brunch


Jazz Tap Brunch
Hosted By Bob Kindred and Barbara Duffy
From 1997-1999, the great sax player Bob Kindred and I
hosted a Jazz Tap Brunch every Sunday at a restaurant
called Zinno. The Daily News said,
"A wonderful conversation in rhythm as the trio and the
dancers spur each other on." Special guests always stopped
in to tap dance or sing. It was a fun-filled afternoon of
improvisation and the only jazz tap brunch in the city. Our
reunion brunch in June was so successful, Cafe Loup asked
us back!!


When: Sunday, September 14, 12:30-3:30
Where: Cafe Loup, 105 West 13th St. bet 6th & 7th

How Much: No Cover, Brunch menu from $9.50 to $16.50
Reservations: 212-255-4746
Subway: 1,2,3 to 14th Street F,V,L PATH
Fall In Love With Salsa! New Kids Class!

Fall Salsa Session Begins Sept. 8-12
New Programs for Adults and Kids! Free Events!

Fall Session Salsa Classes
September - November 2008
Fall in love with Salsa over and over again!
Fundamentals Programs: Basics and More
This is not the typical "beginners" program. Besides
footwork, turns, and moves, you will get combinations,
intro to styling, cultural perspective and more! Let us
help you bring the new school and old school Salsa world's
$120 Per Person/ $230 Per Pair includes: 10 classes, music
CD, studio social, and practice study guide. Registrations
are accepted until the second week of class.
Classes are held 5 nights a week in 6 different locations.
Choose a night, but you have the flexibility to jump from
one site to the next if needed. For Details Click Here

Essentials Programs: Feeling and Flow
Our revamped essentials program now mirrors our
fundamentals program in structure and design. Now filled
with music identification/appreciation exercises,
additional turn patters, modified moves, combinations, and
additional styling, lets take your Salsa to the next level.

$125 Per Person/ $240 Per Pair includes: 10 classes, music
CD, studio social, and practice study guide. Registrations
are accepted until the second week of class.
Classes are held 2 nights a week in 2 different locations
(Tues-Hartford/Weds-Wethersfield). Choose a night, but you
have the flexibility to jump from one site to the next if
needed. For Details Click Here

Take advantage of our early bird registration special and
save today!
Register 1 person by this Friday, Sept. 5 and get a $40 off
a 2nd registration for any Adult Beginners and/or
Essentials Class. Register Online and we will rebate the
difference after regular registration is completed.
Register on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm or Friday
from 6 pm - 7:30 pm at the Fuller Movement Center, 1477
Park St.
What are you waiting for? Register TODAY!

Fundamentals Program for Kids 7-12: Basics and More
This is the kid version of our adult beginners program.
Students will learn everything adults do using a kid
friendly curriculum. Great for educational and cultural
$90 Per Child/ $150 Per Two includes: 10 classes, music CD,
studio social, and practice study guide. Registrations are
accepted until the second week of class.
Classes are held:
Fuller Movement Center
1477 Park St. 2nd Fl, Hartford
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Starting, Sept. 11, 2008
For Details Click Here

Siembra Youth Production Company
We are still accepting youth with some dance experience for
our youth production company. If you are interested and
would like details please contact us.
Evolucion! Adult Production Company
We are still accepting adults with some dance experience
for our adult production company. If you are interested and
would like details please contact us.
Will not be offered this week, but will be offered next
week. Please make a note of it.
CT Women's Expo
Join Salsa Fundamentals and many others this weekend at the
CT Expo Center for a great day of information,
demonstrations, and fun. Look for the Salsa Fundamentals
table and performances on both Sat./Sun. Come by, say hi,
and enter to win great prizes.
Latin Fest Hartford
Come out and enjoy the music of Shorty C, Domenic Marte,
Oro Solido, Xtreme, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and much more all
for FREE. Bushnell Park Pavilion, Hartford CT. 12 PM - 7
PM. We are looking for people to help us promote Salsa
Fundamentals during this event. Interested parties will be
compensated. Interested and want details? Contact us.
Salsa Fundamentals originators of the progressive lessons,
specialists in the basics, and advocates for the education
and preservation of the roots of music and dance!
phone: 860-212-0350

Ayodele Casel- Tap Dancer/Photographer


Support fellow tap dancer/photographer Ayodele Casel.
For more information, visit:

Picnic in the Park- 20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary - Let the celebration begin! Sunday
Dear Tap Enthusiast,
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the annual Tap
Extravaganza presented by The Committee to Celebrate
National Tap Dance Day (Flo-Bert, Ltd) held in New York
City. Not only are we gearing up for the performance/awards
show in May 2009, but we are also planning an array of
events along the way. Read on to see what's coming up and
how you can support the organization.
September Event
Picnic in the Park
When: Sunday, September 14, 2008 from 1 - 5 pm
Where: Riverside Park @ 145th Street.
Enter at 145th Street and Riverside Drive (Elevator and
Stairs to lower level) or 148th Street and Riverside Drive
(Stairs only to lower level). Follow the Tap Extravaganza
Join us for some fun outdoor games (such as kickball,
frisbee, and football or, feel free to bring some of your
favorite games and sporting equipment), some tasty food
from the grill ($5 suggested donation) and a tap jam (so
bring your shoes). Labor Day may bring summer to a close,
but there is still more outdoor fun to be had! This event
is open to anyone and everyone who would like to come. We
will also be raffling off some fun prizes so bring a few
bucks and get yourself some raffle tickets!

Like what we're doing? Here's how you can help...
In order to make this year's 20th Annual Tap Extravaganza
unlike any other, we need your help. We hope to bring this
tap dance & awards show to the legendary Apollo Theater to
take tap dance back to its roots. Your tax-deductible
contribution can help make this a reality. You may make a
donation of $50 or more by following the link below to
Ticket Central. To make a donation less than $50, simply
mail your check made out to Flo-Bert, Ltd. to our office at
Tap Extravaganza, PO Box 2156, New York, NY 10108.

See you in the Park!

--The Committee to Celebrate National Tap Dance Day
DeWitt Fleming, Jr (Chair)
Traci Mann (Chair)
Ruth Cohen (Treasurer)
Dana Fisch (Secretary)
Rod Ferrone
Laraine Goodman
Al Heyward
Carl Schlesinger
Michael Shannon

Rhythm in the Night


In case you happen to be in the Boston area on September
26th, 27th, or 28th I will be performing with the Boston
Tap Company in the show "Rhythm In The Night". Hope to see
you there!!

-Arleigh :-)


HYDE PARK MA. 617-361-7024

Dates and Times: Friday, September 26th, 7p.m.
Saturday, September 27th, 3p.m. for youth
Saturday, September 27th, 7p.m.
Sunday, September 28th at 3p.m.

For tickets call the box office at 617-361-7024 or visit
Tickets $20.00

Boston Tap Company presents a night of extraordinary
dancing with cutting edge choreography by Sean C Fielder
who's style is
testimonial to the original tap icons. Electrifying the
stage with lightening fast feet and music that navigates
from classical swing, salsa to hip hop and reggae, *Rhythm
in the Night* will have your feet tapping from beginning to
end. The Boston Tap Company is a compilation of diverse
generations and nationalities from different communities
throughout the United States sending a message of unity and
education through their passion for the art. Educating the
youth about the difficult decisions of life.

*"The Boston Tap Company has designated the Saturday
matinee performance to local youth organizations. All
tickets to this show will be sold at
a discounted price of $11.00, $1 of which will go to
benefit local youth
organizations. Tickets for this show are sold through the
box office at
Riverside Theatre Works only and all transactions do
require proof of youth organizations. Please call
617-361-5269 to order your tickets. All groups limited to
10 people until Sept. 18th"*

Sean C Fielder
President /Founder /Artistic Dir.
Boston Tap Company
PS. Always remember:
"The Only Way To Be Different Is To Be Yourself

News from M.A.D.D. Rhythms

M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Inc. Newsletter
Everything you need to know about us and what we are up to

Summer may be leaving, but M.A.D.D. Rhythms is getting
hotter than ever! Mas Fuego! The summer has been filled
with events and travels for all. I taught at the ARISE
Conference in Willowbrook, Nora Clark and I represented at
The Motor City Tap Festival, Jaybo Dixon and I ran a 6-week
ASM/BBF teen summer program on the west side of Chicago
while Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Nora Clark, Jaybo Dixon
and I held a 2-week Youth TAP Boot Camp at M.A.D.D.
Rhythms' own studio. We did monthly performances at
Millennium Park and fed the crowd a delicious serving of
RHYTHM at The Taste Of Chicago. The entire family attended
the St. Louis Tap Festival and right after that I taught at
the Embracing The Dream Conference and The School Of
Performing Arts Dance Intensive. Nora, Jaybo and Star
represented at The L.A. Tap Festival where Star brought
home The Cutting Contest Victory for the second straight
year. The summer ended on a high note with me teaching and
performing at Tap Into A Cure in Edmonton where they raised
$10,000 for 2 worthy causes. I also went to Winnipeg the
very next week to share my love of TAP. Busy is an
understatement, but I wouldn't have it any other way!!!
This picture was shot by our resident photographer/graphic
designer named Alijah Villain and it is my connection of
TAP to GOD! It is a tap shoe in a bible because I am most
open and in tune, spiritually when I am TAPdancing! Respect
The Dance! Make A Difference the best way you can!
The M.A.D.D.Rhythms Tap Academy Fall Session begins Monday,
Sept. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 20. Registration
will be held from 10am to 4pm on Sat., Sept. 6. ONE DAY
ONLY! The fall session is our most popular session, so
don't wait til the last minute to get registered!
M.A.D.D. Rhythms is performing at Millennium Park in the
Chase Family Tent on Friday. Aug. 29 at 12noon and 2pm. The
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Jr. Squad will also be performing. Best of
all it is FREE, FREE, FREE! M.A.D.D. Rhythms and The
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Jr. Squad will also, be performing at The
African Festival Of The Arts in Washington Park on Monday,
Sept. 1 at 1:30pm. Come enjoy some African culture and Tap
culture all in the same day!
P.S. As always, the monthly newsletter may not always be
monthly but it will contain everything I want to share
about M.A.D.D. Rhythms, The Tap Academy, Tappin' @ The
Shore: The Basement Jam, The M.A.D.D. Rhythms' Junior
Corps., The TAP Boot Camps and The Chicago Tap Summit! I
hope you enjoy.

Bril Barrett
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy
12-week Fall Session September 15-December 20

The 4th Annual Chicago TAP Summit
• Nov.14-16
• Workshops
• Tap Tour
• Panel Discussion
• Tap Jam
• All-Star Concert

phone: 773.604.1899

Sunset Strips - Sept 14th

Please come support AIDS Project Los Angeles and The Actors
Fund September 14th...


Sunday, September 14
6:30 p.m. One-Hour Cocktail Reception for Super VIP and VIP
Ticket Holders
7:30 p.m. Doors open for Premium and General Admission
Ticket Holders
8:00 p.m. Show begins, followed by dance party until

Boulevard 3
6523 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 90028


To purchase tickets please visit or
Tickets: $160, $100, $40.
This event is standing room only.
Net proceeds benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and The
Actors Fund.
Under the direction of award-winning choreographer, Travis
Payne award-winning director David Galligan, and renowned
musical directors Michael Brennan ("Le Reve" Las Vegas) and
Bryan Perri (LA's "Wicked"), nearly 100 dancers will bare
(almost) all in this new, one-night-only burlesque show to
benefit APLA and The Actors Fund at one of Hollywood's
hottest night spots, BOULEVARD3.

Scheduled to appear are Storm Lee, Leslie Jordan, Wilson
Cruz, Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanch, Sarah Hunley, Dale
Dickey with more cast members from "Sordid Lives: The
Series." More to be announced!

Choreographers include Travis Payne, Mandy Moore, Tovaris
Wilson, Brian Thomas, Fred Tallaksen, Lee Martino, Aisha
Francis, Dondraico Johnson, Eva La Dare, Robert James
Hoffman, III, Sideswipe, Tony Testa, Miguel Zarate, Stacy
Walker, Casper, and Vinney Palazzolo & aerialists from
"Vertigo Posse."

McDonald Selznick Associates, Inc.

OPPORTUNITY: Seeking a Hip-Hop/Advanced Tap Teacher in Colorado

Seeking a Hip-Hop/Advanced Tap Teacher in Colorado

Hi there--
We are currently seeking a Hip-Hop/Advanced Tap teacher at
our studio. Are your postings free? If so, our posting is
listed below! (The sooner this can be included, the
better--thanks so much!)

The Younger Generation Players, Children's Musical Theatre
2701 W. Oxford Ave. #3, Englewood, CO 80110; 303-789-4444
Currently seeking dance teachers.
Needed: Hip-Hop/Jazz teacher & Advanced Tap teacher.
Prefer a teacher who can teach both, but will hire two separate teachers.
Salary negotiable. Classes begin September.
Please contact for information & interview: 303-789-4444 or
See our website for more information:
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OPPORTUNITY: Auditions in Texas

Cheer Coaches, Step Team and Dance Instructors Needed:

Sports and recreation company seeks current or former Cheerleaders, Step and Dancers for teaching youth programs. We train all newly hired coaches and instructors how to teach youth. Evenings and/or Saturday mornings. Employment manage your own site in your area.

Call (214) 295-1031 ext 706 ask for Gail Pearson, Program Manager
Send resume and cover letter to

About Us:
The Texas Talent Thon Cheerleading & Dance Program (TTT) is a new youth recreational cheerleading association serving children in our community. "Texas Talent Thon Cheerleading & Dance Program"is supported by registration fees, fundraising, program sales, sponsorships, and generous donations from members of the community. This program is a non-profit recreational cheerleading & dance program along with two mentoring programs the "Special K's Special T's Princess Society and The Gents".

Texas Talent Thon Cheer and Dance Program was created for
Cheerleading and dance families in search of a program with a direct link into the Dallas Community. We encourage our families to bond, thru fun outings and events for the childrens enjoyment.
Looking for Christian Men & Women Spoken Word Artists, Actors, Singers and Praise Dancers!! (to perform in adaptation to "You wouldn't know a good man if you saw one!", "Would You Know A Good Women if You Saw One?" & "Father Can You Hear Me?" ... by Ka'Mili Grayson,) (non-paid ministry performance benefiting Texas Talent Thon Artist Development Group)

6 Men Ages 25-45yrs
6 Women Ages 25-45yrs

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:00pm-3:00pm
K.B. Polk Recreation Center 6801 Roper Street, Dallas, Texas
E-mail: or call 214-295-1031 ext. 705 (Brandon Powell, VP of Artist Development)

" You must be prepared to read, sing and dance" We will provide all music for dancing you must bring your own music for singing.
You must be able to act & sing or act and dance to be in any of these production.

Rehearsals will begin in September

Performance Date To Be Announced

Melbourne International Tap Festival News

Melbourne International Tap Festival NEWS

Schedule Changes, Opening Party & Reminders

Hi Everyone,
Time to say goodbye to Winter! The countdown has started for the festival and we are working hard to bring you a huge festival - pre festival performances will be starting shortly at Shopping Centres throughout Melbourne and Flinders St Station - keep an eye on the events page for details.
"Welcome home to Rachel Cusack, Jess Cram, Thomas Wadelton and Winston Morrison of the Swift Rhythm Hoofers and Shane Preston who have returned from USA and taken part in the New York, Chicago and LA Tap festivals. Well done and welcome back!!"

Onto some festival business: Due to unforseen circumstances there have been a couple of changes to the schedule: Kids Intermediate on 16/10 at 1045 is now with Melita Sammut, Adult Advanced on 17/10 at 1200 is now with Jason Samuels Smith, Kids Advanced on 18/10 at 0930 is now with Chris Horsey. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Another small change due to public demand - we have joined the shows to give you one big awe inspiring show at a discounted cost - available Friday 17th October & Saturday 18th October at 730pm.

The Opening Party of the Festival will take place at Ministry of Dance on Wednesday 15th October - all welcome! More details listed under Events on Website. Bring your shoes for jamming opportunities with Jason & Chloe. Closing Party will take place on Monday 20th October - details coming soon!
Just remember if you purchase your tickets before the festival you receive a 20% discount voucher from our sponsor Capezio for their products, redeemable at the workshop sales stand or by mail order.
Volunteers: If you would like to experience being part of behind the scenes of the festival and running an event, register your interest to become a volunteer - please send an email to
Capezio's A Taste Of Tap: If you would like to be a part of it to showcase your students and school please send an email to Registrations close September 19th.
New artists are being added each week so keep an eye on the artists link on the MITF website!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the festival!
Grant Swift & the Festival Committee
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