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Friday, October 10, 2008

New Tap Classes with Sarah Reich


Every Thursday at the EDGE!

8:30-9:30pm Beginner/Intermediate Tap
9:30- 10:30pm Advanced Tap

1020 Cole Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90038
4th Floor

Come check it out!

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Camaradas El Barrio & Divine Rhythm Productions Presents OPEN FLOOR & OPEN MIC NIGHT!

Camaradas El Barrio & Divine Rhythm Productions


Hosted by critically acclaimed Tap Dancer/Actress


Enjoy an energetic evening with NYC's finest song & dance
tap dancers accompanied by a live Jazz band.

Cover Charge: $7

Drinks and Food for purchase… kitchen open late!

Monday, October 27, 2008
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Monday, November 24th, 2008

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Monday, October 6, 2008
December 29th, 2008
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Camaradas el barrio
2241 1st Avenue/115 Street El Barrio, NYC 10029
(212) 348-2703

Special Programming at Harlem Tap


New Schedule Starting October 9th, 2008

Int./Adv. Thursday 6 - 7:30p.m. taught by Dormeshia
Adv. Friday 6 - 7:30p.m. taught by Dormeshia

Harlem Tap is outfitted with brazilian cherry wood floors,
completely mirrored walls, bathroom/changing space, and a
sound system for recording. The studio space is available
for rental at competitive rates. PRIVATE LESSONS are now
being scheduled. For more information, call (212)780-2139.

Harlem Tap is located at:
401 w. 149th (b'twn St. Nicholas & Convent)

Melbourne International Tap Festival News

Tickets, Opening Night Jam & Other gigs
Hi Everyone!
Tickets are selling fast through our website – if you don't
have a credit card to book online send an email through our
website with the list of classes and/or show tickets you
would like and we can reserve them and organize a cash
The Saturday night show is selling quickly but there are
still some great seats available on the Friday night. The
show is set to be a tap extravaganza that will showcase the
best Australian Tap Dancing Talents followed by a
celebration of the African spirit that is the heartbeat of
tap dance; featuring the hottest line up of African drum,
song, dance and tap performers ever assembled in Australia.
Including international guests Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe
Don't forget our kind sponsor Capezio have announced prizes
for the two main shows at the National Theatre - everyone
who purchases a ticket goes into the draw to win a $200
voucher for Capezio products. The winners will be announced
at the Friday and Saturday night show.
We encourage beginners to try some beginner classes at the
festival – if you don't have shoes – don't worry we will
have some available for you to try or just bring some comfy
The Opening Night Jam is booked for Ministry of Dance on
Wednesday 15th October from 8 – 1030pm. Entry will be $10
for adults & $5 for children on the door and you will
receive 2 free drinks. If you are attending please RSVP to
MITF Promo gigs have been going well and we have a few more
left – this weekend we will be at Highpoint Shopping Centre
(Rosamond Rd, Maribynong) Centre Stage at 1230pm!
Don't forget about our partner the Song Room
( – any tap shoes you have outgrown and
no longer wearing please bring with you to donate them to
the program we are setting up to take tap dancing to
children from low socio-economic communities and educate
these kids in the artform we so love.

If you would like to lend your hand and volunteer to assist
with the festival, contact Chrissie with details of areas
you are interested in – registration, merchandise, stage
hand, filming, runner, administration, publicity etc. –

Catch the Rhythm!

See you at the Festival -
Grant Swift & The MITF Committee

Please visit Our Supporters websites for some great
products & services - without them the festival would not
be possible;

Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap Choreography Experience!

Tony Waag and Chloe Arnold bring you the Ultimate Tap
Choreography experience in NYC!

Michelle will join us in the springtime!

Registration questions?, 646-230-9564

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards has been apart of almost every
major Tap movie or show that has appeared in the history of
tap dance since the 80's. She was most recently nominated
for best actress and currently stars in the award-winning
Independant film "The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang" which
continues to tour film festivals. In addition to opening
the Harlem Tap Studio in NYC, Mrs. Sumbry-Edwards continues
to appear as a special guest for shows and festivals around
the world. She was also elected to the Advisory Board as
the Tap Advisor for Dance Magazine and the official Tap
Spokesperson for Capezio along with her family, as well as
being featured in their international advertising campaign.
Mrs. Sumbry-Edwards career includes acclaimed runs on
Broadway and off-Broadway in shows such as Black and Blue,
the Tony Award Winning Bring In Da'Noise, Bring In Da'Funk,
International Tour of Bring in Da'Noise, Bring in Da'Funk
(dance captain/principal dancer/understudy to the lead
role), and Imagine Tap! (featured soloist). Other
performances include the national tour of Wild Woman Blues
and Debbie Allen's SAMMY (the life and times of Sammy Davis
Jr.). Film credits include "TAP" with Gregory Hines, Spike
Lee's "Bamboozled" (Assistant Choreographer), and "The
Rodgers and Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty". Mrs.
Sumbry-Edwards' choreography has been featured in TAAP:The
Art & Appreciation of Percussion and was also utilized in
Michael Jackson's music video "Rock Your World". She was
also spotlighted in a commercial for Tops and is currently
filming for MTV's hit television series MADE.


ATDF Weekend Choreography Intensives

Work intensively with today's top Teachers/Choreographers
as they create new works to be premiered in New York City.
Experience first hand the process of creating choreography
and what it takes to become a professional Tap Dancer.

It's time to Take it to the Stage!

Each weekend experience consists of two intense
choreography sessions on Saturday and Sunday and ends with
an audition for an Off-Broadway Show in February of 2009
(Tony Waag's Sound Check Concert Series) and a chance to
perform at Tap City at the world famous Joyce Theater in
July of 2009.

Fee: $200 for each intensive (plus a one time $25 reg fee)
Limited enrollment of 25 students
Scholarships Available to Teens (ages 14-19)

All classes take place at:
Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street, 5th or 6th Floor
(between 6th - 7th Avenues)
Advanced Professional or Pre-professional Dancers Only!

(Fall & Winter)
(subject to change)

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
October 11 & 12, 2008
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Jason Samuels Smith
November 8 & 9, 2008
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Chloe Arnold
December 6 & 7, 2008
Sat 2 - 5pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Derick Grant
January 10 & 11, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

(Spring & Summer)

Choreographer - TBA
March 14 & 15, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Choreographer - TBA
April 25 & 26, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Choreographer - TBA
May 9 & 10, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

Choreographer - TBA
June 13 & 14, 2009
Sat 3 - 6pm/Sun 5 - 8pm with an audition 8 - 9pm

An Evening of Master Classes featuring Mr. Wiggles at Ailey Extension October 18th

Saturday October 18th, 2008 - An Evening of Master Classes
Event Venue
The Ailey Extension
405 W. 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

Monsters of HipHop's
Choreographer for MTV's VMA Winner for Video of the
Year/Best Female Video/Best Pop Video for Britney Spears
'Piece of Me' * Choreographer and Artistic Director for
2008 NKOTB World Tour * Director of Monsters of HipHop :
The Show 2008 'Underdogg' * Mariah Carey * Missy Eliott *
Alicia Keys


Schedule of Classes*
4:30-5:30pm - Check-In & Registration

5:30-6:30pm - CLASS 1 with Monsters' Kevin Maher

6:45-7:45pm - CLASS 2 with Monsters' Mr. Wiggles

8:00-9:00pm - CLASS 3 with Monsters' Kevin Maher
*subject to change

Classes open to Dancers Ages 12 & up

$ 22.00 Per Class
$ 60.00 For All 3 Classes

$ 25.00 Per Class
$ 70.00 For All 3 Classes

Space is limited!! Register Today!

Monsters is privileged to work with New York City's
renowned The Ailey Extension to offer an evening master
class series. These workshops will typically consist of
three, one-hour classes with select Monsters

Classes will begin promptly at 5:30PM and range from $22
each. Most workshops will be observed by one of our
affiliated talent agencies (MSA, BLOC, CTG) who will be
scouting for talent. Monsters of HipHop scholarships will
be awarded as well!

Space is limited and available on a first-come,
first-served basis and registration is available online
here or by calling 1-888-5MONSTRS (registration only
available through Monsters of HipHop - if space is
available, admission to classes will be sold at The Ailey
Extension one hour prior to event start).

EXTENSION: Due to a limited amount of space and In our
efforts to include as many dancers in the Master Classes,
Observer Bands will not be available until the evening of
the event, limited to space available in the classroom (as
per building codes).
If the classes are sold out or at full capacity - no
observer wristbands will be available for the Master
Classes, but seating for families of the dancers will be
available in the lobby of The Ailey Extension. We will
make every effort to accomodate families who wish to
observe, starting at 5:15pm the evening of the event, at
the discretion of our host venue.

The Joan Weill Center for Dance • 405 West 55th Street (at
9th Avenue) • New York, NY 10019
phone (212) 405-9500 •
Join our extended Ailey Family on Facebook & MySpace
Call AileyConnect at (212) 514-0010 to learn more!

The Ailey Extension - Real Classes for Real People


Sharon Gersten Luckman Executive Director
Yvette L. Campbell Director - The Ailey Extension



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collection of DVDs.

• THE MENU 1- basic popping
• THE MENU 2- basic ground moves, popping
• THE MENU 3- basic king tut, magazines styles
• THE MENU 4- basic floats & glides, and footwork
• THE MENU 5- popping, twistos, waving combos
• THE MENU 6- basic animation, tickin, shock waves

SUPER DANCE SUNDAY – October 26, 2008

Hi Dear Friends and Students,

SUPER DANCE SUNDAY is coming to the new studio MMAC (
Manhattan Movement and Arts Center).
248 W. 60th St. bet. 10th and 11th Ave.

Sunday, October 26th. DANCE ALL DAY - FREE!

The schedule for that day is:

12-1:30 Andrea Kron Horton
1:30-3 Sue Samuels Broadway Jazz
3-4:30 Q Funk
4:30-6 Jim Linehan HipPop Funk
6:30-8 Brice Mousset Contemp. Jazz

9:30-11 Nadege Hottier Int Ballet
11-12 Jeanna Desisto Pilates
12-1:30 Ivo Gueorguiev Aerial Dance
2-3:30 Helga Wong Beg Ballet
3:30-5 Sheila Barker Jazz
5-6:30 Dorit Koppel Beg Ballet
6:30-8 Jehan Bellydance

Mark that date on your calendar, and tell all your friends
to come and dance all day long FREE!

Sue Samuels

The Professor Ardie Bryant Tap Experience, NYC - UPDATE

The Professor Ardie Bryant Tap Experience
NYC – November 7-9, 2008

The online registration form for The Prof. Ardie Bryant Tap
Experience, scheduled for New York City – November 7-9,
2008, is now
open on the web site

A 'Print-&-Fax' registration form is located at the
registration section too.

The poster will be in the mail next week!

This workshop will feature original choreography taught by
the master
himself, Prof. Ardie Bryant, and Honorary Tap Master
Classes by
leading tap artists: Bril Barrett, Ofer Ben, Melba Huber,
Avi Miller,
Andrew Nemr, Prof. Clare O'Donnell, Prof. Robert L. Reed,
Salsberg, Lynn Schwab, Prof. Hank Smith, Shea Sullivan &

In this workshop we will have 2 separate 'Adult' programs,
a separate
'Teens' program, and a dedicated 'Youth' program.

Participants Showcase:
The Participants Showcase, emceed by Germaine Salsberg,
will take
place on Saturday November 8, 7:30 PM, at The Manhattan
Movement and
Arts Center. All the participants in The Prof. Ardie Bryant
Experience are encouraged to perform in this showcase and
to a very happy event.

A variety of scholarships are available thru our 'Sponsor A
Dancer' program. Please refer to the website for
instructions and
application form.

Group Rates:
We offer discounted rates for groups of more than 7
Please call for details.

Extensive information, tickets for the Participants
Showcase, and an
online registration form are on the web site now:

Please feel free to e-mail me with any question or comment
you might have.

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

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

Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. Workshop

E. D. Entertainment

October 5 through November 9, 2008
Last Sunday, NOVEMBER 9TH:
Get feedback from Surprise Industry Professionals

[F.A.C.E. an acronym for Focus, Attitude, Confidence,
Energy and Eye Contact]
Artist, Business & Personal Empowerment
"Tools for a better you"
Be sure to ask about our "Early Bird" discount rate.

(Deadline, Monday, 9/29/08)

For More Information:

The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
212 405-9500

Q,R,W,N to 57th Street
A,D,B,C, & #1 to 59th Street
E,D,B, to 7th Avenue

F.A.C.E. an acronym for
"Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy and Eye Contact"
is what vocal coach,
Craig Derry calls, Robin's "Inside Work."

Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E. workshop is designed to aid
performing artists, business professionals and indivduals
with the ultimate in personal empowerment aiding you with
seeing your true self. F.A.C.E. brings out the best in
you. In this 6-week format, each class takes you a step
closer to perform with
Focus, Attitude, Confidence, Energy and Contact.
Work on improving your performance on stage, on camera, in
the work place and in your daily life. The class begins
with a warm up followed by Robin's Colorizing exercise and
in-class performances followed by Robin's feedback and
empowerment magic. All designed to build confidence and
complete self discovery. During the final workshop Robin
invites surprise industry professionals to provide feedback
and advice.

Robin has worked with some of the top artists and clients
in the business such as Saturday Night Live, Pepsi,
Nickelodeon, Apollo Amateur Night, Missy Elliot,
Tony award winner, Heather Headley, The Braxtons featuring
Jay Z (Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards), Teen Vogue
featuring Jive recording artist Chris Brown,
Jive recording artist Joe, Raven Symone, Sony Music's Sean
Kingston and more...

Don't miss this unique opportunity taught in an atmosphere
of support and positivtiy.


Check out Robin on page on page 76
Article: Breaking Into Teaching by Theresa Ruth Howard

Dancer Magazine Writer Ariel Osterweiss Scott says,
Robin Dunn Gives Hip-Hop a F.A.C.E.-Lift

It's not often that you hear "locking," "turnout," and
"namaste" in a single breath. That is, unless, you are in
conversation with Robin Dunn.
Dancer Universe: Hip Hop

All the best,
:) R...
look & really see,
listen & really hear,
touch & really feel...

Robin Dunn
-E.D. Entertainment
-Robin Dunn's F.A.C.E.
(212) 642-8188 Telephone
A teacher's job is to shape lives build dreams
and give hope for the future. - Author Unknown

Master Tap Classes with Harold Stumpy Cromer

NYC Tap Legend
Harold Stumpy Cromer
will be teaching
Master Tap Classes

Monday night 8-9 pm
at the

Producers Club on
44th off 9th Avenue
$25.00 Class Fee

ATDF October Tap Happenings

ATDF Youth program and Open House

Join us for another Open House!!
We still have space in some classes!!

The ATDF classes offer children and teens a chance to
become immersed
in tap culture. Fundamentals of rhythm tap, clean
technique, classic
and contemporary tap repertory, improvisation skills, plus
history, films, and jazz music deepen students'
appreciation of this
great American art form.

Open House: October 11, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
*Take a sample tap class and watch a demonstration by
select members
of the Tap City Youth Ensemble!

We have even more class offerings this year! Visit ATDF
Youth Programs
for full information.

* Year-Round Classes for Kids ages 5+ and Teens
* All levels beginner through advanced ATDF
* Creative Rhythms Pre-Tap for 3 1?2 - 4 year olds
* Performance Opportunities
* First class is always FREE!

All classes held at Chelsea Studios:
151 W. 26th St. on the 5th & 6th Floor
between 6th & 7th Aves.

Year Round Adult Tap Classes

* Advanced Tap Technique for Adults and Teens *
Sundays 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Advanced Technique is taught by a rotating roster of guest
teachers with a focus on technique, rudiments, repertory
and honing
advanced rhythm tap skills. Drop-ins welcome or register
for the year.
Visit Adult Programs for full schedule of teachers and

October Faculty Schedule:
Oct. 5 - Max Pollak
Oct. 12 - Max Pollak
Oct. 19 - Carson Murphy
Oct. 26 - DeWitt Fleming
*Schedule subject to change

Classes held at Chelsea Studios: 151 W 26th St

* Workshops with Brenda Bufalino NEW DATES!*

Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm
October 1, 8, 15, 22
December 3, 10, 17

Tap Technique & Repertory: Intermediate/Advanced

Visit Adult Programs for tuition information.

Classes held at Stepping Out Studios: 37 W 26th St, 9 fl

* Beginning Tap for Adults and Teens *

Sundays 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:30 pm

If you can walk you can tap dance! Develop your rhythm
skills and
have fun dancing in an encouraging and supportive

Visit Adult Programs for teacher information and tuition.

Classes held at Chelsea Studios: 151 W 26th St

Brenda Bufalino performs at Jay Clayton CD Release

Oct. 29, 2008 at Sweet Rhythm

Tony Mayes Tap Classes

Tony Mayes Tap Classes


Class: Beginner/Advanced Beginner

Where: Bridge for Dance: 2726 Broadway - 3rd Floor, NY

(between 104th & 105th Streets), Tel: 212-749-1165

When: Wednesday's, 8-9pm

Cost: $15

Registration: open class


Class: Beginning (1C) 8+

Where: Chelsea Studios: 151 West 26th Street, 5th or 6th

(between 6th & 7th Avenues)

(check lobby, or room assignment boards at studio desks)

Teaching For: The American Tap Dance Foundation

When: Thursday's, 4-5:00pm

Cost: Please see the ATDF website for pricing or

Contact: Susan Hebach:, or

ATDF office: 646-230-9564

Registration: You can register online, or

Contact: Susan Hebach:, or

ATDF office: 646-230-9564
Tony Mayes

PC Octet at Drom Oct. 9/Gentile-Romano CD Release Oct. 11

CD Release Event!
October 9th at Drom

Double Bill:
Rumbatap will also be performing October 9th!

The Paul Carlon Octet featuring Christelle Durandy and Max

October 9th, 10 PM to Midnight at Drom
85 Avenue A (btw 5th and 6th Sts.) (212) 777-1157

Drom is a new nightclub in the East Village, with a full
beautiful stage, and killer vibe
Check out the great food and drinks;

Come out and enjoy a cutting edge music & dance show!

**Rumbatap will open the show with a 1/2-hour set, to be
immediately by the PC Octet**
$10 advance tickets/$12 at the door

Who's on the gig? The Lineup for Drom

PC Octet:
PC: tenor & soprano saxes, flute
Anton Denner: alto sax & flute
Joe Magnarelli: trumpet
Mike Fahie & Noah Bless: trombones
Nicki Denner: piano
Dave Ambrosio: bass
William 'Beaver' Bausch: drumset
Max Pollak: rumbatap & body percussion
Christelle Durandy: voice

Max Pollak: Director/Choreographer & Rumbatap
Carson Murphy, Chikako Iwahori, Claudia Rahardjanoto:
Rumbatap & body percussion
Gottfried Stoger: alto saxophone, clarinet and flute
Paul Carlon: tenor and soprano saxophones and flute
Dimitri Moderbacher: baritone saxophone and alto clarinet
Tim Collins: marimba
Elisabeth Lohninger and Christelle Durandy: vocals

Michele Gentile/Tony Romano CD Release Show for
Flesh & Steel: Saturday October 11th

Michele and Tony have collaborated on a debut recording of
extraordinary artistic maturity and depth, invoking the
ancient beauty
of the sound of the flute and acoustic guitar in a modern
take on
Brazil, Flamenco and the American songbook. Come out and
see them live
in Brooklyn:

October 11th at 8 PM
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Ave.
718 622 3300
$10 (kids under 12 free)

See Jeff Foote in "VAUDEVILLE"

See Jeff Foote tap a tribute to Bojangles
When: October 24th, 25th 31st and November 1st @ 8:00PM
Where: Darress Theater, Boonton NJ
Cost: $20
More Info:

Complimentary Beginner African Dance Class

Try a Complimentary Beginner African Dance Class October 1
to 11
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COMPLIMENTARY TRIAL CLASS October 1st to 11th 2008
This e-mail coupon will admit a new student
Mon & Wed 7:30-9 Fri 6-7:30
Sat 12:30-2 / Sun 6:30-8
* three dollars for classes with musicians
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Saturday October 11th, 2008 @ 11:00 am
Full and partial scholarships available to children from
in need of financial assistance, meeting low income
37 East 18 St 7fl / Broadway & Park Av


Congratulations to Rhapsody for her artistic direction and
choreography of the thrilling club show Siren Assassins,
which opened Tuesday September 23, featuring members of
Rhapsody, The Company.

Shea Sullivan has been busy working on several shows
including Pagent, The Musical at the Stoneham Theatre, The
Road to Ruin (NYMF) at the 45th Street Theatre, and in
collaboration with Josh Bergasse for Wild About Harry
(NYMF)at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center.

Mike Schulster's new show REVOLUTION, blends dance with
live rock & roll and multimedia, will be touring the U.S.
this fall! REVOLUTON features Allison Holker and Jaimie
Goodwin from So You Think You Can Dance. Show kicks off
Oct. 3rd, for tickets, visit

September 8, Jared Grimes hosted another spectacular
performance of the Broadway Underground featuring DeWitt
Fleming Jr., Mishay Petronelli, & Chris Erk. Check out the
review in the New York Times!

Ray Hesselink also debuted a new show at the New York
Musical Theater Festival, entitled Freshly Tossed 2008.

Judy Rice was voted the Editor's Choice winner for the
August edition of Dance Teacher Magazine for her Medium
Allegro instructional video.

Alyssa Vacco is currently choreographing for Bad Boy artist
Donnie Klang from MTV's Making the Band 4. His premier
album, "Just A Rolling Stone," dropped Tuesday, September

Congratulations to the Handcart Dance Company on their FIRST dance concert How Far Did you Fall?

New Studio Space in the Fashion District :: G Studio NYC

New Studio Space in the Fashion District :: G Studio NYC

Hey Everyone,
Many of you have been asking me "what are you up?". I am
proud to announce my latest venture: a beautiful studio in
the garment district called "G Studio NYC". The space is
great for photo shoots, workshops, classes, meetings,
rehearsals, as a fashion sample room and much more. Please
feel free to reach out with any inquiries.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the love
and support throughtout the years. I hope to continue to
serve you to the upmost... just don't get crazy on me! LOL!
Peace and Blessings,
G Studio NYC was launched to provide its clients with
various creative services in photography, graphic arts and
fashion. Maintaining a studio located in the heart of the
garment district very close to Times Square, the epicenter
of New York City, we have attracted up and coming models
and celebrities alike.
The studio is also available to clients interested in
renting the space for private photo shoots, as a fashion
showroom, for casting calls/interviews, workshops/classes,
art exhibits and more. Please feel free to contact us for more in-depth information. Our Space is 14 ft wide by 27 ft long.

We are currently looking to collaborate with individuals that have a passion for art, fashion and beyond. Our goal is to keep fresh creativity flowing. Let's share the inspiration that radiates from such energy.

With, undeniably, the best rates in any part of the city, we are definitely worth the inquisition of getting to know.

We have professional photographers, a bank of wardrobe designers, make-up artists, hair stylists and creative consultants to cater to your client's wants and needs.

Additionally, our services include: product shots, CD covers, postcards, flyer and a variety of other printed materials.

For studio rental fees, prices on photo packages, please give us a call or send an email to

We look forward to working with you.

Justin Boccitto Back At BDC

Justin Boccitto Back At BDC

Wednesday, October 8th:
7:30-9pm Int/Adv Tap

At Broadway Dance Center, 322 W. 45th Street, 3rd Floor
Class = $18

Justin Boccitto's Tap classes have been designed to meet the needs of all level dancers interested in furthering their technique, musicality and style. The workshops focus on floor warm-ups, across-the-floor work, combinations and choreography including, but not limited to, "Theatre Tap", Soft-Shoe, "Rhythm Tap/Hoofing", Clogging, etc. - all with a touch of his own style. Every student is recognized for his/her talents and receives as much individual attention as possible. No one will ever be "lost in the crowd" and students learn a new appreciation for the beautiful sounds and pure art form of tap.

$15 Drumadics Tickets Going Fast!

Only $15 Sept. 15, 2008 to Oct. 15, 2008

November 6-9, 2008

314 W. 54th Street (54th & 8th Avenue)

Experience art that defies musical and theatrical classification. With blends of urban and traditional music styles, Constructing a Masterpiece channels the exuberance and diversity of New York City's multicultural landscape. "A young Duke Ellington of our times, William B. Johnson composes/arranges with an unrivaled command of musical experimentation and alternative instrumentation. The way Ellington used the piano, Johnson allows his virtuosity as a percussionist to lead his ensemble in a performance of un-categorical compositions." Johnson successfully combines horns, strings, side bass drums and traditional African instruments with the buckets in a cohesive ensemble that appeals to listeners from Blue Grass to World Beat.

Dates: Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Matinee: Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm
Doors open 30 Min before Show

Tickets: Advanced Tickets: $15 (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)
General Admission: $25.00
Senior / Students: $20 with ID @ Door
Children 12 & Under: $15 @ Door

Tickets are available at or 212-352-3101

For additional information & group sales: Visit
Email or call 718-733-3789.

A night of Jazz for Obama @ SOBS

Tuesday October 7th
S.O.B.'s Presents:
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
Donations: $50 or Greater

All Donations Go Directly to the Obama Campaign
Originally from the Midwest, Maiysha, is a Brooklyn-based artist, whose unique collaborations with producer/co-writer/Eusonia founder, Scott Jacoby, have gained significant attention. Maiysha is a confident performer, who has done theater and vocal performance since childhood and already established a successful career in modeling. Her style of progressive soul was heavily influenced by late 70's and early 80's pop and R&B. Maiysha uses her background in creative writing to make meaningful, thought-provoking lyrics for her music. She skillfully examines the dualities of striving and setbacks, strength and vulnerability, & sensuality and spirituality. Maiysha's seductive voice, technical skill, and emotional authenticity have made for an exciting and welcome arrival on the contemporary soul music scene.
Alyson Williams
Native New Yorker, Alyson Williams, had early exposure to music through her bandleader/trumpeteer father, Bobby Booker. She sang with several groups before launching her solo career with the 1987 Def Jam single, 'Yes We Can Can.' As the first female R&B singer signed to Def Jam, she released her first album, "Raw," in 1989. The album produced several singles, including, "Just Call My Name," which hit #4 on the Billboard charts. The song is still played and is now considered a cult classic. "Raw" also included a duet with Blue Magic vocalist Ted Mills, titled "We're Gonna Make It." The single, "I Need Your Lovin," was a #8 success in the UK. In 1991, Alyson recorded "She's Not Your Fool" for the soundtrack to the movie Livin' Large, which appeared as the title track on her 1992 self-titled album. Alyson released a third album in 2004 with the U.K. with Expansion Records. Altogeth er, her career boasts nine R&B top 100 hits, as well as tours in both the U.S. and abroad.
Arturo O'Farrill
Pianist, composer, educator, and winner of the Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award for 2003, was born in Mexico and raised in New York City. In 2002, Mr. O'Farrill created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for Jazz at Lincoln Center due in part to a large and very demanding body of substantial music in the genre of Latin and Afro Cuban Jazz. His debut album received GRAMMY award nomination in 2006.
Claudia Acuña
A pure, compelling, and original voice hailed by the LA Times a an "instrument of wonder", Chilean singer/songwriter/arranger Claudia Acuña draws upon the culture of her homeland by fusing Latin rhythms with her instinctive jazz sensibilities. Singing mostly in her mother tongue, Acuña makes it clear that music crosses all barriers - particularly when sung with her distinctive brand of authentic emotion. Born in Santiago, but raised in Concepcion, Chile, she returned to her native city and immersed herself in the jazz scene. There she performed on live radio, alongside musicians Wynton Marsalis, Michel Petrucciani, Joe Lovano and Danilo Perez. Acuña continues to perform and tour with many of jazz's most respected talent, yet her greatest achievement came recently when she was appointed a spokesperson for the international Christian relief development organization, World Vision Chile.
Geri Allen
A celebrated pianist/composer who performs for enthusiastic audiences worldwide. She has recorded with a host of artists in addition to releasing a number of her own major recordings, including "Miles: Cool and Collected" and tenure in the Ornette Coleman Quartet from 1991-1995. Ms. Allen has received numerous recent honors, including but not limited to the Keys to the City of Detroit and the City of Cleveland, The Benny Golson Award from Harvard University, and the African American Classical Music Award from Spelman College. She was both the first female and youngest recipient to win the Danish Jazzar Prize. Geri Allen's work as a composer has led to commissions from Lincoln Center, Music theater Group, American Music Theater Festival, Standford University, and the Walt Whitman Arts Center. Additionally, Ms. Allen presently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan.
For more information please contact :
Jube Altino

Always visit:
for all information on shows etc...
Thank you for supporting SOBS
*204 Varick St. @ Houston, 1 Train to Houston Phone: 212-243-4940

OPPORTUNITY: Free Dance & Vocal Lessons Offered

Free Dance & Vocal Lessons Offered
Do you know a child K-12 that would like to take some dance or voice
lessons? Through Upstate Dance & Arts Center, free lessons will be
offered into the month of December. These classes will aim toward a
holiday performance in December.

All classes will be held on the weekends throughout the months of
October & November. All levels of experience are welcome; from
absolute beginners to advanced students. If the student also takes
classes from another organization, we are okay with that. This is
purely an extra activity for anyone interested.

As mentioned above, all classes are free of charge. The performance
will be funded by donation & sponsors and will be free of charge to
the public and all proceeds will go to local charities.

If you know of any child that would like to participate, we would love
to have them. Also, if you know of anyone that would like to
volunteer, donate, or sponsor, we would love the help. Please contact
us as soon as possible.

We will hold our General Interest Meeting on Sunday, October 5th at
6:30pm at our studio location in Endwell. If there are any
organizations (churches, etc) that have a number of children
intersted, our instructors can travel to additional, more convenient
locations for most rehearsals.

Rehearsals will begin the following week (Saturday & Sunday) October 11 to 12.

If you cannot attend the General Interest Meeting, please contact us
by phone or email as soon as possible to let us know of your interest!

Susan Schneider
UDAC Owner & Choreographic Director

Upstate Dance & Arts Center
2901 East Wayne Street
Endwell, NY 13760
(607) 427-8601

News from CHRP

Barbatuques and Global Rhythms 4

Group BarbatuquesDon't miss the North American debut of Barbatuques at
the Harris Theater, Nov. 28-30. This extraordinary Brazilian "body
band" has created a new "sound" unlike ANYTHING you have ever seen or
heard. Barbatuques' nine-day Chicago residency will also include two
preview performances: Saturday, November 22 at the International House
at the University of Chicago and Wednesday, November 26 as part of the
Old Town School of Folk Music's "World Music Wednesdays" series.

Barbatuques for KIDS!
Urban Gateways is partnering with CHRP to present a special
lecture/demonstration for almost 1000 K-12 students Tuesday, November
25 at the Harris Theater. The Old Town School of Folk Music will
present Barbatuques as one of their field trip artists, Wednesday,
November 26.

Barbatuques Goes West!
After Global Rhythms, the group will travel to Oakland, CA for a week
of exciting events with Crosspulse. By working with our peers around
Chicago and the United States, CHRP continues to build a larger
audience for tap and contemporary percussive arts . . . the beat goes

Urban Gateways Old Town School International House

Barbatuques and Thanks-4-Giving
As a part of Global Rhythms, CHRP partners with over 50 non-profits
from throughout Chicago. Groups like the Brazilian Cultural Center,
the Chicago Food Depository, Book Worm Angels and the International
Latino Cultural Center of Chicago will send their patrons to the show
and receive 50% of every ticket that their supporters purchase! It's
another way Chicago Human Rhythm Project builds community with rhythm.

We encourage you to tell your favorite non-profit organization about
this program. With a national decrease in charitable giving in 2008,
this program is a simple way for any non-profit to raise money! They
simply need to call 773-281-1825 and ask for the Community Development
CHRP and the 75th Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007 Looking for Tappers
Chicago Human Rhythm Project has been invited to participate again in
the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade, rolling down State St. on
Thursday, Nov. 27.....for the 75th Anniversary!

We're currently recruiting tap dancers to join us as we hoof down the
street in celebration of the holiday, our city and tap. Community
partners include Penny Bovelli, Cathy Rosenberg, Stephanie Clay and
Lindsey Jones. If you or your studio is interested in participating,
please contact CHRP's administrative offices at 773-281-1825 for more
Save the Date! Winter Tap JAMboree 2009

Ted Levy February 27-March 1, 2009
CHRP will once again "go south for the winter" to the Beverly Arts
Center for our annual Winter Tap JAMboree! The weekend features:

* Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Ted Levy, Martin "Tre" Dumas and more...
* 21 masterclasses and a panel discussion focusing on our history
* JAMboree concert featuring the faculty
* CHRP's annual $15,000 Leo Harris Tap Scholar audition

The audition is open to amateur tap dancers 18 years and under. Don't
miss a chance to earn a scholarship to America's oldest and largest
festival of tap and contemporary percussive art, Rhythm World!

Chicago Human Rhythm Project | 2936 N. Southport Avenue | Chicago | IL | 60657

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Monday Night Tap Experience


Hey LA hoofers! I'm putting together this Monday Night Tap Experience for young hoofers to hone their teaching and improvisational skills. Each Monday night will feature a different teacher, who will teach an intermediate/ advanced level class for an hour and 15 minutes. After the class, everyone is welcome to participate in a tap jam.

We are starting October 2008! All classes will be from 7:00- 8:15 pm. The tap jam is open to all tap dancers from 8:30- 10:00 pm.
This event will be held at my home studio: 4271 Madison Ave. Culver City, CA 90232, back house!
The class and jam is ONLY $5.00!!!


October 6, 2008- Sarah Reich

October 13, 2008- Christopher Broughton

October 20, 2008- Anissa Irving

October 27, 2008- Sebastian Chung

***If you are interested in teaching at this event please contact me at or 310-963-3165

Please spread the word and lets get the LA Tap Community really tappenin'! Hope to see you in October!

Much love and Respect,


Tap Classes with Sarah Reich @ EDGE!


Every Thursday at the EDGE!

8:30-9:30pm Beginner/Intermediate Tap
9:30- 10:30pm Advanced Tap

1020 Cole Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90038
4th Floor

Come check it out!

"TAP!" October 18th in Mississauga

A GREAT SHOW – for all ages!!! Don't miss it…


An evening filled with professional tap dancing featuring the faculty
of the Eastern Canadian Tap Conference

Saturday, October 18th at 8 PM
At the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

Performers include:
Everett Smith, Downbeats, What's on? Tap!, Travis Knights, & Lisa LaTouche

1 night only!

Box office: 905-306-6000

(toll free: 1-888-805-8888)


Edmonton Intensive with Lisa LaTouche

Edmonton Intensive with Lisa LaTouche!" on Saturday, October 25 at 4:00pm.

Event: Edmonton Intensive with Lisa LaTouche!
""one day only, dont' miss out!""
What: Jam Session
Host: Barbara Vargas and Jamie Ausmus
Start Time: Saturday, October 25 at 4:00pm
End Time: Saturday, October 25 at 8:00pm
Where: Dance Theme Ltd

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Tap Event in Rennes - France

We are very pleased to announce our « Fall Session 2008 »
From October 28th to November 2nd
With special guests:
Sarah Petronio (Paris)
Guillem Alonso (Barcelona)

With a great program:
4 days Professional Intensive with Sarah Petronio

Sand Dance with Guillem Alonso

Advanced/pro Master-class with Sarah Petronio

Beginners and Intermediate Tap Workshop with Sarah and Guillem

Tap session

Some details about the week:
The Advanced/Professional Intensive with Sarah Petronio:
October 28th to 31st, 3 and a half hours per day during 4 days: 14 hours of Intensive !!!
Fees: 230 €

Sand Dance Workshop with Guillem Alonso:
November 1st and 2nd , 3 classes of 90 min each, open to intermediate or advanced tap dancers. Sand is provided. You can reserve a piece of wood for 6 €. You must bring some leather sole shoes without taps and a piece of fabric minimum 1.60 m X 2.40 m (ex. Sleeping sheet) to protect the studio floor from the sand.
Fees : 65 € (+ 6 € for the wood surface)

Weekend Workshops with Sarah and Guillem:
Saturday 1st of Nov Sarah Guillem
13.00 – 14.30 Intermediate Beginners
15.00 – 16.30 Advanced/pro
Master-Class Intermediate
17.00 – 18.30 Beginners Sand Dance

Sunday 2nd of Nov Sarah Guillem
10.30 – 12.00 Intermediate
12.15 – 13.45 Intermediate Beginners
14.30 – 16.00 Beginners Sand Dance
16.30 – 18.00 Sand Dance

Beginners: minimum 1 year of practise
Intermediate: minimum 3 years of practise
Advanced/pro: professional tap dancers, teachers, good advanced amateurs

4 days Intensive with Sarah (14 hours of class) 230 €
Sand Dance workshop with Guillem (3 X 90 min, sand provided) 65 €
Adv/Pro Master-class with Sarah (90 min) 22 €
1 Beginners or Intermediate Workshop (2 X 90 min, same level, same teacher) 42 €
2 Beginners or Intermediate Workshops (4 X 90 min) 78 €
3 Beginners or Intermediate Workshops (6 X 90 min) 113 €
Membership (compulsory):
Under 15
Professional 12 €
8 €
19 €

Tap Session:
Saturday night (November 1st) at 21.30 pm, come to the TAP SESSION hosted by Isabelle Girault (teacher for the Tap Breizh School): Sarah, Guillem, and workshop participants will jam with live musicians. Entry fee : 3 €

The brochure (in french) is in the attachment, open it and discover the complete details !!!
The number of participants is limited so don't wait too much…
You can have more information by email or you can phone : +332 99 92 03 82

Hip Hop International DVDs Available Now

Hip Hop International
DVDs available NOW

2008 USA Hip Hop Dance Championship
2008 World Hip Hop Dance Championship
2008 World Battles
Place your order today!

'Hip Hop Had a Dream: The Artful Movement- Vol. 1' BOOK SIGNING

2ND BOOK SIGNING - 18th October @ BORDERS - 'Hip Hop had a Dream: The
Artful Movement - Vol. 1


'Hip Hop had a Dream: The Artful Movement - Vol. 1' is the book due
for release by the end of September/early October. Lil D will be doing
book signings around the UK between 'Black History Month of October,
and through to the New Year, to launch the book and other projects
that is aimed for the future. This will be confirmed very soon.

The first book signing in October is looking to take place on Friday
17th October @ 3pm at the Central Library West Bromwich

If no one cannot make the 17th, then a 2nd book signing is now looking
to take place at BORDERS book store in Birmingham, City Centre in the
famous Bull Ring on 18th October at 1pm - 3pm (thereafter)

The address is:

Bullring Shopping Centre
B5 4BE

Telephone Number - 0121 616 1094

Or email me directly at or call 07943898162

AGAIN...Luckily for any West Midlands people it is very close to home.

I'll soon be reaching other cites!!

Damien Morgan