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 
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, 3:45-4:45pm Beginning 1C, ages 7-10 
  • Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am Pre-Tap, ages 3 1/2 - 4  
  • Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm Beginning 1A, ages 4 - 5
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)
Summer 2010 Tap Camp for Kids!
For the first time, the American Tap Dance Foundation will be offering a camp designed especically for the young tap dancer or aspiring tap dancer with no experience to 3 years of experience.
Dates: Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 6
For beginners (no experience required- one year of training) ages 6-8
Adv. beginners (2-3 years of experience) ages 6-9
Tuition: $475
  • Tap technique class and choreography each day
  • Master classes in African dance, Percussion & Music Making, Hip Hop
  • Tap History & Film
  • One Field Trip (TBA)
  • Presentation for parents on last day in studio 
Call 646-230-9564 or e-mail to reserve your child's space now!
ATDF Year Round Classes
Adult Beginner Classes
DROP-IN classes - start at any time!
Absolute Beginner Tap
No experience necessary!
  • Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm 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 City, the New York City Tap Festival
July 5-10, 2010
More information posted! Visit: Tap City for details.
Something for everyone!!
  • Mini Fest - ages 6 - 14
  • Youth Program - ages 10 - 14
  • Pre-Professional Program - ages 14 - 19
  • Adult Program - ages 15+
  • Master Classes - ages 12+
  • Tap Talks/Tap Films
  • Annual Awards Ceremony
  • Tap Future - All Student Showcase
  • Tap City Main Event - Premeir Performance
  • and More!
Sound Check 
April 14 - 18, 2010 

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 ATDF Board of Directors Activity 
Brenda Bufalino & Jay Clayton collaborative performance
WHAT: The 7th ANnual Vision Nights: 'Dialogues in Dance, Music & Art'
WHEN: March 6th, 2010, 7:00pm
WHERE: 14th Street Y Theatre
TICKETS: $20, $25 for students/seniors 
PROGRAM: NYC's most creative dancers with innovative music! The work will interact with the changing instiallation, "Sticks amd Stones", a site-specific art installation by Jo-Wood Brown.

Pam Koslow - one of the producers on this new show!


Here is your chance to see Yank! A World War II Love Story and benefit ATDF at the same time.  For every ticket sold using this unique ATDF code below, Yank! A World War II Love Story will donate $13 to ATDF.  Buy your tickets today.


Set during World War II, Yank! chronicles the relationship between two servicemen long before "Don't-ask-don't-tell" was part of the national discussion.  With a lively score inspired by the pop sounds of the 1940's, Yank! captures the spirit and exuberance of the era as it explores questions of prejudice, courage and survival. 


An homage to Hollywood's "it-takes-one-of-every-kind" platoon movies and to 1940s Broadway. It tells the story of Stu-a photographer for Yank magazine-and Mitch, an Army Private, who fall in love and struggle to survive in a time and place where the odds are stacked against them.


For show information, visit


SPECIAL BENEFIT OFFER: $60.00 tickets (regularly $67.50) -

with $13 per ticket going to ATDF!


1. Visit and mention code ATDFYANK

2. CALL 212-935-5820 and mention code ATDFYANK

* Offer not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets. Subject to availability and prior sale. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. Blackout dates may apply.  Valid for performances through March 21st.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Constance Valis Hill book signing
WHAT: Book signing of Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History
WHEN: Sunday March 7th, 7:30 - 9:30
WHERE: Barnes & Noble Lincoln Square: 1972 Broadway. 
SPECIAL GUESTS: Mercedes Ellington & dancers Karen Callaway Williams, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards & Michela Marino-Lerman
ACCOMPANIED BY: Theo Hill on piano

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
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

Join the ITA
DC Tap Festival
Register today!
Karen Callaway Williams Kids Tap Books!
To order a copy of Gabriella's Tap Shoes go to (children's bed time story) ages 0-7
To order a copy of Rhythms for Ruby go to (children's audio book) ages 8 & up
Roxane Butterfly
WHEN: Friday, April 16 - 8:30 pm & Saturday April 17 - 7 pm & 9:30 pm
WHERE: Symphony Space - Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway at 95th St.
COST: $25; day of show $30; members $20
Underground tap-dance icon Roxane Butterfly, the only woman tap dancer to have received a Bessie Award, is joined by a stellar cast of tap greats to pay homage to her mentor, tap-master Jimmy Slyde. While you watch the show, enjoy a glass of wine and a light evening meal in the intimate cabaret atmostphere of the Leonard Nimoy Thalia.
Hank Smith's Tap Blog
TIMESTEP at the New Victory Theater
WHEN: April 9 - 18, 2010, Fri at 7pm, Sat at 2pm & 7pm, Sun at 12 pm & 5pm
WHERE: The New Victory Theater - 209 W. 42nd Street (btwn 7th & 8th Ave)
TICKETS: Click here for discounted tickets - special discount for ATDF e-newsletter subscribers!
Tapsploitation Performance
Created, directed & choreographed by Michela Marino-Lerman
Featuring: Joseph Wiggan, Michelle Dorrance, Sean Jackson, Carson Murphy, Claudia Rahardjanoto. Khalid Hill, Jamaal Kendall, Adriel Williams & Dan Mitra
WHEN: Monday, March 22 @ 8pm & Tuesday, March 23 @ 2 pm
WHERE: A Phillip Randolph High School - 135th St. & St. Nicholas Terrace
Tap Jam at Small's Jazz Club
WHEN: Sunday, March 14th 4:00 - 7:00pm
WHERE: Small's Jazz Club (W 10th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC)
COST: $7 cover
Hosted by Michela Marino-Lerman & Featuring Theo Hill on piano, Renee Cruz on bass, & Brandon Lewis on drums
America's Got Talent casting
Looking for tap dancers who are EXCEPTIONAL and have unique performance styles. Something rarely if ever seen before. Groups are preferred. *We are looking for other types of performers as well. Need a video link for consideration.
Contact: Audra Bryant (Casting Director) 818-748-1338 or
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.