Tap Into Transformation, March

Express Yourself!

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION

March 6, 2015    7-9 pm
Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

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Express
Say what you think; Do what you feel
Like conveying with words, gestures, conduct.

Come and express yourself like never before! Put your best and worst foot forward as we have fun diving into the uniqueness of each of us. We will go inside our own feelings to find out what is there to be stepped and stomped, tapped and touched. We will express our souls with confidence and freedom, even while tap dancing to choreography that will be fun and stimulating. Don’t miss this opportunity to strap on a pair of tap shoes and feel the rhythm right under your feet.  Dance with the earth (it is already spinning). Tap your rhythms into Gaia. Feel the vibrations coming back as blessing.

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Join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in and evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.

Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity in Action through our spectacular and fun gifts.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to acknowledge and share your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to explore and celebrate the human journey, honor its triumphs and challenges, and spark new breakthroughs in the art of living. We will create rhythms, poetry, prayers and praise with our feet, our voices and our bodies, individually and as a group.

We also have djembe drums and rhythm instruments… so come and play with us, even if you cannot put on the tap shoes, or don’t want to just yet!

To Reserve Tickets:
1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com        

$15.00 admission     $10.00 students

No experience necessary and we provide the tap shoes!
 

Come manifest your most powerful creative self while having an absolute blast!

Power For Life Now, February Newsletter

Greetings!

The February Tap Into Transformation was truly outstanding! We tap danced to Michael Jackson’s “Bad” and had a blast doing some of his signature moves with tap shoes on! We even had hats to help us have some… att-i-tude. During the second half of the evening, Jeannine led us in a contemplative session of connecting, as she used a scene from the film, “THIS IS IT” to set the tone of the discussion. If you have not had a chance to experience this once-a-month funfest, come to the next one on March 6th!

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After the evening was over… it wasn’t! Two of our participants got back on the floor to film a final video, as they were cheered on by those who chose not to be filmed. First timers Krsangi Davis (on the left) and Rachel Hunt, put their own oomph into the dance and finished with this final flair! Click Here to view the video.

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On Valentine’s Day evening, Jeannine and I performed our multimedia piece, “Tap Into Love.” It is the story of how tap dancing brought us together as we pursued our spiritual paths. If you missed the promo video, CLICK HERE to see it on Youtube.

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On March 8th, 2015, In Los Angeles, California, I will be a Special Guest Artist for the world renowned Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, who are performing a concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery. I will be performing stories and poems from my book, I’m a Black Man, Who are You? If you are in the Los Angeles area, I encourage you to come out to this concert. The Jubilee Singers are amazing! Their individual voices are beautiful in their own right, and together they produce a sound that is powerful, gorgeous and soul stirring. They also perform production numbers that incorporate movement and storytelling. I sang and performed with them for five years, touring nationally and internationally, from 1995 to 2000.  I am honored and excited that they have invited me to join them as a solo artist, to celebrate this milestone in Civil Rights History that brought about the Voting Rights Act.

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May the winter weather refresh you inside and out!

May you have Power For Life, Now!
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David

Sharpettes & Annie Ruth’s Truths, February

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

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Fun
Laughter and play; Not serious
Like games won, cartwheels turned, and silly songs sung.

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Annie Ruth’s Truths
are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!”

Annie Ruth and Uncle Ray are having fun teasing each other and talking trash and on the phone… long distance.

Aunt Sarah, Uncle Ray’s wife, gets on the phone and says to Annie Ruth, “Why you let him talk to you like that?”

Annie: “You have to put up with it everyday. You live with the man. I, on the other hand, can hang up on him an-y-time I want to.”

(fits of laughter from both)

 

 

Tap Into Love!

TAP  INTO  LOVE  
A  Valentine’s  Day  Multimedia  Performance  

SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY  14,  7-­9  PM          
Cost:  $20.00                
VIRIDITAS  STUDIO          
4939  N.  Broadway  Unit  65        
Boulder,  CO  80304  

A  true  story  of  how  the  love  of  tap  dancing  brought  two  people  together   and  the  miracles  that  can  happen  when  you  follow your  bliss. Jeannine  Goode-­‐Allen  and  David  Sharp  couldn’t  be  any  more  different.   One  was  raised  in  Switzerland,  the  other  in   the  USA;   one  of  European  descent,  the  other  of   African  descent;   one  a  planner,  the  other  spontaneous;   one  a  morning  bird,  the  other  a  night  owl.

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But  both  fell  in  love  with   the  same  art  form,  tap  dancing.   In  their  mutual  pursuit  of   Doctorate  degrees  in   Ministry,  they  met   serendipitously,  worked   together  and   supported  each  other   during  life-­‐changing   challenges.  They   eventually  recognized   that  love  had  grown   between  them  and   that  it  was  something   they  wanted  to  extend.   Join  Jeannine  and  David   as  they  share  the   amazing  journey  that   brought  them   together.  Be  inspired  as   they  present  and   perform  the  art  form  that   keeps  them  dancing   through  life’s  ups  and downs.

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Hors  d’oeuvres  and  refreshments  provided. 
We  are  only  selling  50  tickets,  so  get  yours  today!   
www.viriditasllc.com  or  call  1.888.612.8189  

Tap Into Transformation, February

L.O.V.E.
A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON

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TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION
February 6, 2015, 7-9 pm Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway,Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

MJ
A pop idol; Thrilling dancer
Like a powerful star in a hurting world.

This month’s Tap Into Transformation is a tribute to Michael Jackson, one of the most lovable and loving artists of our times. A dynamic and original performer, he created dance steps the world continues to move to and imitate. AND SO WILL WE. Come and learn some MJ moves we can do with tap shoes on! THIS IS GOING TO BE POWERFULLY FUUNNN!! Imagine… the moonwalk, hips, shoulders, arms, hands and fancy footwork! Yes, you will leave the evening with a spring in your step as you take the world by storm with your cool new tap dancing moves.

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Join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.

Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity In Action through our spectacular and fun gifts.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to acknowledge and share your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to explore and celebrate the human journey, honor its triumphs and challenges, and spark new breakthroughs in the art of living. We will create rhythms, poetry, prayers and praise with our feet, our voices and our bodies, individually and as a group.

We also have djembe drums and rhythm instruments… so come and play with us, even if you cannot put on the tap shoes, or don’t want to just yet!

To Reserve Tickets:
1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com
$15.00 admission $10.00 students
No experience necessary and we provide the tap shoes!

Come manifest your most powerful creative self while having an absolute blast!