I have not just one, but two articles in this month’s issue of Dance Studio Life Magazine: one, “Tap From the Heart,” an autobiographical piece on my show, “Transitions,” and how I infuse meaning and emotion into tap dance; and another, “From Injury to Inspiration,” about the new tap syllabus of friend and hoofer David Wynen. The magazine is available in stores now!
I’ll be reading some of my poetry and tapping to it as part of a new series at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA, on Sunday, December 8th, at 7:00 p.m. Join me and some other local artists for an evening of dance, music, poetry, and more for just $10!
And I’m very happy to return to Ring in the Rhythm!, a holiday spec-tap-ular at The Dance Hall in Kittery, ME. Drika Overton, Brenda Bufalino, and other great New England hoofers will dance to original holiday tunes in this swingin’, Nutcracker-inspired jazz tap production on Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15. Get your tickets now!
I’ll be back at The Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, for another installment of “Ostinato!”, a session of tap dance improvography with live jazz music. It’s only $10, so if you’re in the Boston area, come enjoy an evening of cool rhythms and grooves with me, Suzanne Bouffard, Elena Steponaitis, and other special guests on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.
IN THE CLASSROOM…
I’m excited to be teaching a number of guest classes this month, including an upcoming class at Brandeis University and, later, with the Tri-Tone Youth Rhythm Ensemble in Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
AND IN PRINT!
I also have an article, “Counterpoint & Connection,” in this month’s issue of Dance Studio Life! If you’re a dance teacher, you might enjoy this piece on Broadway Dance Center’s “Interactive Performance” class, with tips on how to choreograph dynamic duos.
If you missed the premiere of my new basketball piece at last month’s Massachusetts Dance Festival, you have a few chances to catch it soon!
I’m performing as part of Soaking W.E.T., a rhythm dance showcase at NYC’s West End Theater curated by David Parker & The Bang Group, Thursday through Sunday, October 10-13. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. Thurs-Sat and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. I’m excited to perform with such a talented cast!
The basketballs will also make an appearance when I present 2 pieces as a guest artist with Cambridge Dance Company for their fall concert, “Second Nature”! The show is Friday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m. at The Dance Complex in Central Square, and I look forward to performing for a new audience.
And, speaking of new audiences: Boston-based hoofer Suzanne Bouffard and I have formed Ostinato, a new group of tap dancers and jazz musicians that will performing monthly at The Lily Pad in Cambridge. Our inaugural outing is Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m., and we hope you will join us for the magic of live dance and music!
You can also read my latest article for Dance Studio Life, “Seamless Show Strategies,” in the October issue.
I’m excited to return to the Massachusetts Dance Festival this month, premiering a new piece with basketballs (!) and teaching an open workshop.
Join me at UMass Amherst in Amherst, MA, on Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28 for performances at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are just $15.
And, if you’re an intermediate tap student (or higher), please join my tap workshop on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., also on campus. The class is just $15, and there are many other great teachers you can study with that day, as well.
Hope to see you there!
I’m so excited to be returning once again to The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard this week to perform with Michelle Dorrance & Dorrance Dance! We are participating in Tap The Yard 2: A Vineyard Festival of Rhythm and Beats, and we’ll be dancing in two shows:
On Friday, August 2nd at 8 p.m., we will be performing alongside The Bang Group, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, and other wonderful rhythm-makers in a special benefit concert. On Saturday, August 3rd, we’ll be performing with Derick Grant at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Family Tap Jam. These events will take place at the Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs, and you can get tickets online now!
Later this month, members of the cast of my original show, “Transitions,” and I will be participating in a 24-Hour ChoreoFest at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA.
Come see the results of six dance companies locked into one building for twenty-four hours in an attempt to create six brand new pieces of work! The shows are Saturday, August 17th at 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. Tickets are available online & at the door for $15, and all proceeds go to charity!
“Transitions” continues its summer performance series with a show in NYC!
On Saturday, July 6th, we’ll be at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA at 8:00 p.m.
Get your tickets now: http://www.seatyourself.biz/ryanpcasey
“Transitions” begins an exciting series of summer performances this month!
Please consider making a donation to the online fundraising campaign to help defray production costs for these shows:
* June 1: We will be at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online (at a discount!) and at the door. We were featured in the Boston Globe for this performance!
* June 8: We will present excerpts from the show at the 5th annual Dance for World Community Festival in Harvard Square (Cambridge, MA), alongside many other talented professional and pre-professional Boston dance groups. Our performance will be at 3:00 p.m. on Stage 3. The following day, June 9, I will be teaching an open, community tap class aimed at beginner students as part of the festival, at 3:40 p.m. in Studio 1.
* June 14: We’re performing at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door, with a discount for groups of 10 or more.
* June 23: We’ll be broadcasting LIVE from The Regent Theatre for The Steve Katsos Show Fourth Annual Spectacular! Watch us in person — or on TV! — as we perform a rousing acapella routine from the show.
I’m excited to join David Parker and The Bang Group, along with other Boston-based dance artists, at the Boston Center for the Arts for their monthly Movement at the Mills series. I’ll be performing a solo piece in this gallery setting, where audience members can wander through the museum and watch the dancers in action. Best of all – it’s FREE! Join us on Friday, May 10th at 8:00 p.m. for what is sure to be a great show.
Speaking of great shows… I’ll be appearing with the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project in their first Boston area performance later this month! The full-bodied rhythm-making of this award-winning, Chicago-based tap & jazz dance company arrives at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA, at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17th. Purchase your tickets now!
And — it’s just ONE MONTH until my original show, “Transitions,” returns to the stage! But before it does, I need some help raising money to cover productions costs. Please consider contributing to my ** online fundraising campaign ** so we can literally get this show on the road. And buy a ticket to one of the performances, while you’re at it! Get all the details by clicking the “Transitions” tab at the top of the page.
I am excited to be a guest performer, along with my dance partner, Kelly Kaleta, at Dance Northeast!, a weekend celebration of dance in Rochester, New Hampshire. We’ll be presenting a new piece alongside a few old favorites in a professional showcase this Saturday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House. We hope to see some familiar faces in the audience!
Later this month, I’ll be returning to The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard for a week as part of their “Artists-in-the-Schools” program, presenting lecture demonstrations in elementary and middle school classes to promote TapTheYard 2: A Vineyard Festival of Rhythm & Beats, which will happen this summer. I’m excited to be a part of this community immersion project and partake in a deviation from my normal gigs!