Toe-Tapping Women, a new TV hit and more!

January 24, 2008

Ladies, gather ’round—and bring your tap shoes! It’s time to make history with the first ever Women In Tap national conference.
The conference will include master classes, panel discussions and a screening of the documentary film, “Been Rich All My Life.” The highlight of the weekend will be the “Women In Tap: The Legends” show featuring four generations of tap dancing women (Miriam Nelson! Michelle Dorrance! Chloe Arnold!) tapping to live jazz music. Tickets to the concert are just $30! It’s Feb. 8–10 at UCLA’s Glorya Kaufman Hall. Click here or call 310-475-4412 for more info.

Get your dance fix from the comfort of your own couch!
If you’re still mourning the winter absence of “So You Think You Can Dance,” MTV has got you covered with it’s new reality hip-hop competition series, “Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew.” The show will feature dance crews facing off against one another in dance battles and celebrity judges include J.C. Chasez and Shane Sparks. The show premieres Feb. 7 at 10PM on MTV plus there’s a special casting episode that will air this Saturday at 2PM. Get ready to get hooked on this new show! For more, check out

The master of modern, Merce Cunningham, is coming to your computer.
Beginning in February, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company will begin an online video program called “Mondays With Merce,” featuring a live feed from Cunningham’s class. Check it out at So if you haven’t been able to take a class with Cunningham, now’s your chance to log on and learn the technique and movements that make Cunningham technique what it is today.