News & Updates – November 2014

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I’m thrilled to be a guest artist with Jump Rhythm Jazz Project this weekend in Chicago, celebrating their 25th Anniversary Season at Stage 773! Catch the performances through November 2nd.

IN CLASS….
I’m doing a series of workshops this month around New England! Come take class:

November 8: Brown University – Providence, RI
November 15: Creative Steps School of Dance – Franklin, NH & Endicott College – Beverly, MA (General Admission: $15)
November 22: Danceworks Dance Centre – Moosup, CT

News & Updates – October 2014

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If you’re in the D.C. area, I hope you’ll catch the debut of my solo show, “Tall Tales,” this month! It’s coming to the Randolph Road Theatre in Silver Springs, MD, on Saturday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are only $12, and you can buy them online. Fingers crossed for a full house for this exciting evening!

I’m also excited to be a special guest at this year’s 5×5 Dance Festival, an annual event at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Catch one or both showcases
on Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Later in the month, join me in Chicago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jump Rhythm Jazz Project! I’ll be performing in this special concert for four nights, starting October 30, at Stage 773.

IN CLASS….
My workshop at Hofstra University was re-scheduled for this month, and I can’t wait to be back there on October 4!

2014 5x5 Dance Festival (1)-page-001Even if you can’t make it to my solo show in D.C., you can still come take class with me: Knock on Wood Tap Studio is hosting me for two classes on Sunday, October 12: Beginner/Intermediate at 1 p.m. and Intermediate/Advanced at 2:30 p.m. Only $20/class!

Or, you can take class with me in West Hartford, CT, as part of the 5×5 Dance Festival, on Saturday, October 25th. Beginner students are welcome at 11:30 a.m., advanced students at 1:00 p.m. Only $20/class!


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My article in this month’s Dance Studio Life Magazine, “Top Tap Programs,” spotlights exceptional tap programming in higher education. Pick up your copy today & read all about ‘em!

News & Updates – September 2014

ON STAGE….
I’m happy to be returning for my fifth year in a row to the annual Massachusetts Dance Festival, which will be held at UMass Amherst on Saturday, September 20th. Join me for that night’s gala performance at 8 p.m. as I present a piece that incorporates both tap and cinematography! Tickets are available online now.

The following weekend, I’ll be presenting a solo suite as part of the Boston University Faculty Dance Showcase. The performances are Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26 at 8 p.m. in the beautiful BU Dance Theatre.

IN CLASS….
This month, I begin teaching again at Boston University. My classes are open to the public, so please join, or pass the word along to someone who might want to! I teach Monday & Wednesday mornings/afternoons. Check the website for schedule, rates, and other information.

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News & Updates – August 2014

I am thrilled to be teaching at two fantastic tap festivals this month!

Next week, I’ll be at Point Tap Festival in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, from August 7-9. Join me and an amazing faculty for several days of classes, an outdoor tap jam, and a showcase! I will be teaching technique and choreography, as well as leading a poetry & tap workshop.

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Then, come take class with me during the second week of Tap United in Andover, MA, August 11-15, which features a stellar lineup of instructors in a variety of disciplines. The week culminates with a performance at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. Don’t miss it!

Hope to see you in class or in the audience!

 

News & Updates – July 2014

Throughout this month, I’ll be continuing my summer teen/adult tap series at The Dance Inn in Lexington, MA. Drop by for a Beginner (6 p.m.), Intermediate (7 p.m.) or Advanced (8 p.m.) class for just $20 every Monday through July 28th and make some swingin’ rhythms with me!

Summer 2014 (small)I’m very excited to return very soon to dance mecca Jacob’s Pillow, where I’ll be performing with my dancers as part of the Inside/Out series on Wednesday, July 9, at 6:15 p.m. It’s FREE, and it’s an honor to be a part of this incredible festival!

The following day, July 10, I’ll be at Symphony Space in NYC with “Tap & Song,” as part of Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival. Catch me as part of a fantastic lineup of live music and tap dance at 8:00 p.m.

Finally, I’m thrilled to join the faculty at this year’s Southern Vermont Dance Festival, where I’ll also be presenting some of my work from July 17-July 19. Check out the class schedule and performance schedule to see where you can find me to take class or watch a show.

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And…. catch me in this month’s issue of Dance Retailer News! I’m interviewed along with several other terrific tap dancers about what products and accessories tap dancers like to have. Check it out!

News & Updates – June 2014

Now that nice weather has finally arrived, it’s time to dance outdoors!

Join me as I perform with my company again at the annual Dance for World Community Festival in Harvard Square on Saturday, June 14! We’ll be presenting some of our new pieces from 12:50-1:10 p.m. on the Bow Street stage. Check out the website for more details!

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The following day — Sunday, June 15 — we’ll be back in Harvard Square with our full show, “Class Act,” at OBERON! Come see our latest full-length work, an ode to the 1920’s and ’30s inspired by The Great Gatsby, crime noir, Vaudeville, and Fred Astaire. The show starts at 4 p.m., and tickets are available online — or you can enter to win a free pair!

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Then, on Sunday, June 29, we’ll help to raise money for The Jimmy Fund by performing in The Steve Katsos Show Fifth Anniversary Spectacular! This entertaining variety show, which will be broadcast live on local TV, begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, and we hope you’ll join us to support a worthy cause.

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News & Updates – May 2014

I’m proud to say that both Dance Spirit and Dance Studio Life are carrying articles of mine this month! Read up on storytelling through tap and a great tap outreach program in Miami.

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On Friday, May 2, I will be in New York City performing alongside a variety of dance talent with the Choreographer’s Canvas at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. If you haven’t yet, come see my percussive basketball piece, “Ball Change”!

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You can also see that routine at SomerVaudeVille in, of course, Somerville, MA, on Wednesday, May 14 at 8:30 p.m. I’ll also be performing my solo poetry piece, “When Push Comes to Shove,” and the evening promises a wide array of local talent. Get your tickets now and join me at Johnny D’s in Davis Square.

 

If, by then, you still haven’t seen “Ball Change,” look for it in Heart and Sole, an evening of dynamic dance duos I am producing at Arlington‘s Regent Theatre on Sunday, May 18. This evening, rescheduled from its snowed-out February debut, will feature tap, hip-hop, classical Indian, ballet, contemporary, and more. It’s one show only, so find a date and come dance with us!

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News & Updates – April 2014

Catch me onstage this month in several unique and exciting performances!

On Tuesday, April 8th, I’m appearing once again at The Lily Pad in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA, with Ostinato, an evening of live jazz music and tap improvisation. Come support terrific local dancers and musicians at 7:30 p.m. Donations welcome!

Then, on Saturday, April 12th, come see the debut of Class Act, a brand-new show that uses 1920s and ’30s jazz to tell tapping tales influenced by The Great Gatsby, Vaudeville, crime noir, and Fred Astaire. The show is at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine (right next to Portsmouth), at 7:30 p.m., and it promises to be a good time! Seating is limited, so purchase tickets in advance!

Class Act posterAnother debut performance will occur toward the end of the month, on Saturday, April 26th, at the Community of Christ Church in Lexington, MA. Join me at 7:30 p.m. for “An Evening of Tap & Indian Dance Fusion,” an exciting presentation of these two rhythmic dance forms, including some works in progress. Reserve a seat and stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists!