Emmy-Award Winning Tap Master, Jason Samuels Smith, & The Founder of National Dance Week – NYC, Tonight on The Kiner Hour

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Tonight on the Kiner Hour – Let’s Talk Dance with Ashani Mfuko internet radio and Ustream.tv show, Emmy-Award winning Master Tap Dancer, Jason Samuels Smith, and the Founder of National Dance Week -NYC, Tasha Norman!

PLUS, tonight we announce the winner of our Dance Teacher Web Conference & Expo Giveaway!! It’s going to be a very exciting show!!

In less than a decade, Jason Samuels Smith (performer, choreographer, director) has emerged as a multi-talented leader in the Art form of Tap. He received the 2009 Dance Magazine Award and won both an Emmy and American Choreography Award for “Outstanding Choreography” for the Opening number of the Jerry Lewis/MDA Telethon in a tribute to the late Gregory Hines. Mr. Samuels-Smith was also awarded the Gregory Hines Humanitarian Award; a Certificate of Appreciation by the City of Los Angeles for creating the First Annual Los Angeles Tap Festival in 2003; a Proclamation declaring April 23rd “Jason Samuels Day” from the City of Shreveport, Louisiana; the “Ivy of Education” from Brainerd Institute; and the “President Kenny Award” from Stony Brook.

New York City CELEBRATES National Dance Week-NYC 2011! A 10-Day Festival of FREE Dance and Fitness Classes, Friday, June 17th – Sunday, June 26th.

National Dance Week-NYC celebrates the joy and diversity of dance in the NYC community with an exhilarating 10-day festival of FREE dance/fitness classes at noted studios in New York City.

Held as part of the nationwide National Dance Week, the festival will be held from June 17-26, 2011 at a variety of venues throughout New York City. The dates differ from the nationwide event because they want everyone to celebrate the joy of dance and movement in New York City.

You don’t want to miss this show!

Tune in to the show tonight from 7-8 pm EST at http://talkingalternative.com , or watch the live stream on Ustream.tv!

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ABOUT THE SHOW: The Kiner Hour – Lets Talk Dance With Ashani Mfuko is an internet radio show on the Talking Alternative Radio Broadcasting Network, which is also streamed live from the studio in New York City on Ustream.tv, on Tuesday nights from 7pm-8pm, with archives available for download. This show covers hot topics in the dance world, the business side of the dance industry, how to be successful in the dance industry, health and wellness, advice on how to use social media for dance, and how to stay positive and motivated as a dance studio owner, dance teacher, and professional dancer, with special guest interviews from dance-industry leaders.


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