New Adult Classes! 
Beginning March 2nd! 
Derick K. Grant
Advanced Beginner Technique
Tuesdays, 5:45 - 7:00pm
Germaine Salsberg
Intermediate Technique
Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Barbara Duffy
Intermediate Improvisation
Fridays, 4:30 - 5:45 pm
**March ONLY**
Single Class: $15
4 class card: $52
8 class card: $104
All classes are held at: 
American Tap Dance Center        
154 Christopher Street, #2B 
(between Greenwich & Washington Streets)
Drop-Ins welcome
For fees, more information, or to register please visit: Adult Programs 
Winter Tap Intensive
February 13 & 14, 2010
Classes with Brenda Bufalino and Derick K. Grant are SOLD OUT!
Please join us for the evening events!
Saturday, February 13
Book Signing (6:00 - 7:00pm) by Tap Historian and Author of Tap Dancing America - A Cultural History Constance Valis Hill.

Tap Talks/Tap Films

(7:00 - 9:00pm) Archival and rarely seen tap films with a panel discussion led by Constance Valis Hill. Participants also include Brenda Bufalino, Derick Grant and other prominent tap dance choreographers. $5
Sunday, February 14
Winter Tap Jam (7:00 - 9:00pm) In honor of Gregory Hines' Birthday! - Bring your shoes or just observe. This one is for all ages, and all levels. $5
Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival
July 5-10, 2010
Check out our Sneak Preview online now!

More information will be available in March! Check back soon!
Summer 2010 Tap Camp for Kids!
Please take 3 minutes to take our quick survey to help us better plan a tap camp for kids this summer!  
New Youth Program Classes!Starting now!
tap shoes in circleFirst class is free! Bring your child for a trial class.
New Class Schedule is as follows:
  • Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm Beginning 1B, ages 5-7  (starts Feb. 3)
  • Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am Pre-Tap, ages 3 1/2 - 4   (starts Jan. 31)
  • Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm Beginning 1A, ages 4 1/2 - 5 (starts Jan. 31)
If you would like to register for class, please either call the office at 646-230-9564, email Susan Hebach at, or arrive at the studio about 15 minutes before class to register! 
All Classes are held at:
The American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher Street, #2B (between Greenwich & Washington Streets)
ATDF Year Round Classes
Adult Beginner Classes
DROP-IN classes - start at any time!
No Classes February 13 - 18, 2010
Classes resume Feb. 20, 2010
Absolute Beginner Tap
No experience necessary!
  • Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm  new class with Tony Waag!    
  • Sundays 5:45-6:45 pm with Lisa La Touche
Beginner Tap
Knowledge of the basics
  • Sundays 5:45-6:45 pm with Claudia Rahardjanoto
  • Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm new level with Courtney Runft
Advanced Beginner Tap
Solid command over basics
  • Thursdays 6:15-7:30 pm with Susan Hebach
For Faculty & information please visit: Adult Programs
All Classes held at:
American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher Street, #2B
(between Greenwich & Washington Streets)
Tap Dancing America
A Cultural History by Constance Valis Hill
comprehensive, fully documented history of a uniquely American art form.

"It's a hard book to put down and calls out to you with its inclusion and accuracy whether it be about the dance patterns, the personal or the historical dates and times..."

-Mercedes Ellington, President & CEO of The Duke Ellington Center for The Arts
Published by Oxford University Press on January 21, 2010.
Join us for our Book Signing on February 13th, 6:00 - 7:00pm.
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Related Rhythms

These are NOT ATDF produced events 


Swing Night at the Cotton Club
WHO: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Omar Edwards
WHEN: Monday nights at 9:45 pm
WHERE: The Cotton Club (W. 125th St. & Riverside)
COST: $20
Hoofing For Haiti: 100% of the proceeds will go to YELE HAITI and PARTNERS IN HEALTH
WHAT: A night of Tap Dance, Music, & Text
WHEN: Thursday, February 4th, 8:00pm
WHERE: Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, NYC
TICKETS: $20 - Smartix 
Featuring: Garrett Bantom, DeWitt Fleming, Karida Griffith, Frank Harts, Chikako Iwahori, Lisa La Touche, Ted Louis Levy, Michela Marino-Lerman, Tony Mayes, Andrew Nemr, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and more! 

Tap2You: Bringing New York City Tap To You!

Tap2You was created as a way to educate people about tap dancing, and is a new kind of dance competition.  Instead of rewarding bigger, faster and flashier tap routines, Tap2You is about rhythm, musicality and timing with a strong focus on performance and education.

Founders, Derick Grant and Aaron Tolson, invite you to be apart of this inaugural event in Lowell, MA.

Join us as we build the bridge between the competition world and the professional tap community.

May 8 and 9, 2010

Dance for Brooklyn with Maya Azucena
WHAT: Africa freestyle, hip hop, modern & tap dance.
WHO: L-Touch Tap Phonics (Lisa La Touche, Sean Jackson, Michela Lerman, Joseph Webb)
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 5th at 10:00pm
WHERE: Galapoagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Dumbo Brooklyn
Undertoe Dance Project
WHAT: Two Year Anniversary Celebration
WHEN: February 28. 2010
WHERE: Connolly's Restaurant & Pub, 121 West 45th St., 3rd Fl.
The American Tap Dance Foundation, Inc. would like to thank the following for their generous support: Our Anonymous Angel, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, American Express, The 42nd Street Fund, the Tsunami Foundation, the Heckscher Foundation for Children, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, and numerous individuals, friends and families.