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The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers & The David Leonhardt Jazz Group at Algonquin Arts

August 11, 2008

The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers and The David Leonhardt Jazz Group will be performing a tap dancing and jazz music extravaganza at Algonquin Arts in Manasquan on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 8 pm. The acclaimed Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers, well-known for powerful ensemble dancing and stunning solo work, will be dancing to soulful, live jazz music provided by The David Leonhardt Jazz Group.

Shelley Oliver, also founding member of Manhattan Tap, has over twenty years of professional experience with dance. As a Canadian born tap dancer, choreographer, and educator, Oliver brings life and color to her dances. She, as well as David Leonhardt, a professional pianist for over thirty-five years, has worked with notable artists like Savion Glover, Jimmy Slide, and Charles �Cookie� Cook. The David Leonhardt Jazz Group features a pianist, percussionist, and bass player that create a charming and sensuous tempo.

Other members of the performance include Rebekkah Brown (Dancer), Sarabeth Lewis (Dancer), Jenny Lynn Peters (Dancer), Matthew Parish (Bass-The David Leonhardt Jazz Group), and Paul Wells (Percussionist-The David Leonhardt Jazz Group).

Tickets prices for the August 16th performance of The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers and The David Leonhardt Jazz Group are $29 for adults, $27 for seniors and students, and $20 for children under the age of 13. Group rates are also available. To purchase tickets, call the Algonquin Arts Box Office at (732) 528-9211, fax (732) 528-3881, or visit online at Algonquin Arts is located in downtown Manasquan at 173 Main Street.

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit corporation to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey�s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman�s Club of Brielle, Bank of America, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Plangere Foundation, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.