Parade of Shoes: It’s Tappin’ Time!

May 28th, 2010, 3:15 pm by Greg

Jason Samuels Smith

Here are some of the flying feet snapped at the sold-out master tap dance class conducted by Jason Samuels Smith at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs on Thursday.

At 8pm tonight, Smith and his dazzling dance troupe A.C.G.I. will be performing at SPAC’s Spa Little Theater. Priced at $25, tix are still available.

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Be Here Now: Jason Samuels Smith @ SPAC’s Little Theater, 5/28/10

May 27th, 2010, 9:55 am by Sara

Tap prodigy Jason Samuels Smith first gained widespread attention for his performances in Savion Glover’s Broadway hit “Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk” at the age of 15. Since then, he’s gone on to become an Emmy award-winning actor, director and choreographer. You may also have seen his featured guest performance on the popular television show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Here he sets the floor on fire demonstrating what a new pair of shoes can do:

Tomorrow (Friday, May 28) Jason Samuels Smith and his crack tap troupe A.C.G.I. (Anyone Can Get It) are bringing their jazz-inspired, high-energy footwork to SPAC’s Little Theater in what promises to be an exciting program of original choreography as well as dazzling improvisations. The title A.C.G.I. represents Smith’s belief that “anybody can get better at what they do through hard work, dedication and commitment.” Tickets are just $25.

Heeeeyy, we have a pair of tickets to give away to this show! Just leave a comment letting us know what other performances you’re looking forward to this summer here in Nippertown. Barak Marshall’s Monger @ Jacob’s Pillow? José Limón @ SPAC? Be sure to leave a real email address (it won’t be published) so we can contact you if you win. We’ll pick a name at random tomorrow. Good luck! The random number generator has spoken. Congratulations, Karen!

You Should Be Dancing

May 20th, 2010, 4:30 pm by Sara

Jason Samuels Smith

Jason Samuels Smith

Summertime is Dancing Time here in Nippertown, when Jacob’s Pillow launches their season of contemporary dance and the New York City Ballet holds court at SPAC.

But it’s not all about the watching. If you’re looking to brush up on your dancing skills, perhaps one of these workshops could get your feet moving:

For the ballerinas and ballerinos, the Saratoga Ballet Academy brings its fifth Spring Workshop Performance to the Empire Center at the Egg in Albany this Saturday, May 22, featuring a mix of classes and performances with former New York City Ballet soloist David Otto and area jazz teacher Christine Otto. 4-6pm. Admission: $25.00 Adults | $15.00 children

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