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!

News & Updates – March 2014

For those who have been asking when I’ll be teaching an open class in Boston — this month is your chance!

On Sunday, March 16th, I’ll be teaching two tap workshops at The Dance Complex in Central Square. Intermediate students are welcome from 3:00-4:15, and Advanced tappers from 4:15-5:30. Classes are $20 if you pre-register before March 12th, or $25 at the door — or you can take both for $40!

Please find more information (and pre-register!) online via Boston Percussive Dance, who is graciously hosting me!

Then, catch me at The Dance Complex again the following weekend for this month’s installment of the Sunday Salons series, which is, funnily enough, being held on Saturday, March 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. Admission is only $10 for an evening of dance, music, and poetry!

Finally, if you haven’t yet, please enjoy the music video for this great new tune, “Love Only You,” by Chas Bronz. We filmed it last summer in Central Square, and now it’s finally available for all to see! See if you can spot me:

News & Updates – February 2014

I’m happy to have a bunch of performances in the Boston area this month — both “old” work & new — and I’m also looking forward to meeting some friendly faces when I teach at the American College Dance Festival at Boston University!

First, I’ll be presenting a blend of old and new work at the February installment of the Sunday Salon at The Dance Complex in Central Square, Cambridge. The show is at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2nd, and if you’re not watching the Super Bowl, you should be there! Admission is only $10 for an evening of dance, poetry, music and more.

Then, I’m debuting the piece I created during the month of January at Boston’s celebrations of National Choreography Month — held at Green Street Studios on Friday, February 7th at 8:00 p.m. Come see what a number of local dancers choreographed in just 31 days! Tickets are just $10 for a diverse show of Boston dance talent.
NACHMOI’m donning my producer’s cap for Heart and Sole, an evening of dynamic duets I’m presenting in honor of Valentine’s Day at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, on Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 p.m. Tap, ballet, modern, Latin fusion, classical Indian, flamenco — all performed in pairs! A 50% discount on tickets is available now! Get ‘em while they last!

heartsoledraftAnd finally, catch me at the Third Life Studio Choreographer Series on Friday, February 28th, performing with my basketball once again. The show is at 8:00 p.m. at the Third Life Studio in Somerville, and tickets are $12-$15 in advance and $20 at the door!

News & Updates – January 2014

It’s a new year, and it’s also National Choreography Month — I’ll be creating a new piece this month to present in early February for Boston’s NaChMo celebration. But before that….

I’m presenting some of my favorite pieces as part of “Stam-Pede,” an exciting percussive dance showcase at NYC’s Symphony Space on Sunday, January 12th at 3 p.m. Join me and some other great tap, flamenco, and body percussion dancers as part of the annual APAP conference. Tickets are only $15!

The following weekend, I’ll be entertaining crowds at the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market in Cambridge, MA, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 18th. Some other local tap dancers will join me for a fun morning of choreography and improvisation. Admission is free (but tips are appreciated!).

Then, it’s back to Manhattan to present work for Ready or Not!, a choreography series at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25th. Tickets are just $13 for an evening of new contemporary work.

And — it’s not too late to sign up for any of my tap classes at Boston University for the spring semester! Classes begin on January 15th. See my previous post for information.

Happy New Year!

"Ball Change" will appear in "Stam-Pede" (Credit: Jeffrey R. Byrnes)

“Ball Change” will appear in “Stam-Pede” (Credit: Jeffrey R. Byrnes)

Spring 2014 Tap Classes at Boston University

If you (or some of your friends) are in the Boston area and eager to tap dance, please consider signing up for one of my tap classes at Boston University for the Spring 2014 semester! I teach on Mondays & Wednesdays: Low Intermediate 10-11 am, High Intermediate 11 am – 12 pm & Beginner 12-1 pm. (I am particularly seeking more students for the Intermediate classes.)

We’ll work on technique, musicality, music theory, choreography and more!

More information, including cost, can be found on the official website. Classes begin on January 15 and run until April 30 — and will include a week guest-taught by local favorite Suzanne Bouffard!

Sign up & let’s dance!