Last night marked the first tap jam in a new monthly series here in Seattle. It was great fun!
ABOUT THE JAMS
These events double as a way for tap dancers to come together – to jam, share ideas and steps, perform for one another, dance with live music – and as a Fundraiser to send a group of young tap dancers to the NY Tap Dance Festival in July 2011. We’ll be hosting one jam per month until then!
The group for which we’re raising funds is SoleSound Youth Performance Co, and consists of four young girls between the ages of 9 and 11. To meet their goal and get to the NY Tap Fest, at each jam the girls will be collecting a cover charge of $10 per person (or $7 with tap shoes / free for kids 5 & under), selling food and beverages, and holding a silent auction with great products and services from local businesses. That’s right, the girls will be doing this – they’re putting in the work at each event to literally earn their way to NY. Tap dancers and non tap dancers are encouraged to attend!
I want to take a second to give a huge thanks to the following people and businesses who, by offering their time, products, and services, helped to make our first tap jam such a big success:
Tim Kennedy, pianist
Such a pleasure to have him at the jam to dance with! Go check out his band, Gravity, at www.realgravitymusic.com and be sure to get to their next gig. You will be in for a satisfying evening of music!
SILENT AUCTION DONORS
Chaco Canyon Organic Café “is a vibrant, ecologically sound slice of heaven in Seattle’s University District. We are Certified Organic and are 90-97% organic throughout the entire year – proudly one of the few restaurants in the nation that can make this claim.”
Irwin’s Neighborhood Bakery and Cafe
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“Join us at our friendly Seattle cafe locations in Eastlake and Wallingford for legendary house-baked pastries, pies and other bakery goodies, full cafe lunch menu, Caffe Vita coffee and free Wi-Fi.”
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Camellia Cake Co. – Ella, one of our Youth Company members, and her school friend, Camille, have just started their own cake and candy company. They supplied sweets for sale at the jam, and they also generously donated a certificate for a custom-made cake to the silent auction. Rock on!
Thank you for your support and assistance. This could not have happened without you!
Anthony Peters, The Scudder/Davis Family, The Hawkins/Weinland Family, The Hayden/Chan Family, The McCord/Salman Family, Dan and Lisa Sawyers, Eliza Schuster, Rebecca Dietz
NEXT MONTH’S JAM: Saturday, November 13th from 7-9pm
Location: Tap Dance Seattle @ 6600 1st Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Hope to see you there!