JUNE 2010 

Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival

July 5-10, 2010 


Something for everyone!! 


Class size is limited, so hurry and register! Classes are filling quickly.  


Mini Fest: ages 6 - 14 with 1 - 3 years experience. Choreographers Brandy Blaha and Courtney Runft


Youth Program: ages 10 - 14 at the intermediate and advanced level. Choreographers Derick K. Grant and Claudia Rahardjanoto. SOLD OUT!


Pre-Professional Program: ages 14 - 19 at the advanced level. Choreographer Barbara Duffy.


Adult Residencies: ages 15 - adult. Advanced Beginner - Advanced level.

  • Guillem Alonso & Juan de Juan: Advanced level. Tap & Flamenco fusion 
  • Brenda Bufalino: SOLD OUT!
  • Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards: Advanced level
  • Katherine Kramer: Adv Beginner level. Ralph Brown material

Master Classes: ages 12+

Taught by: Chloe Arnold, Guillem Alonso, Cristina Delius, Juan de Juan (flamenco), Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, Thelma Goldberg, Derick K. Grant, Acia Gray, Susan Hebach, Katherine Kramer, Deborah Mitchell, Germaine Salsberg, Lynn Schwab, Gregoire Vandersmissen, Joseph Webb, Karen Callaway Williams, Cartier Williams & Nicholas Young





Summer 2010 Tap Camps for Kids  


For the first time, the American Tap Dance Foundation will be offering three different day camp experiences designed especically for the young, aspiring tap dancer! 


Tap Camp: 0 - 3 years experience, ages 6 - 9


Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 6



Master Classes in African Dance, Percussion & Music Making, & Hip Hop. Field trip (TBD), Tap History & Film, Presentation for parents on last day!


Tuition: $475




Tap Intensive: 3+ years experience, ages 8+


Monday, August 23 - Thursday, August 26

10:00am - 3:00pm


Master Classes in turns, slides, improvsation. Live Music, Field Trip to Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts, Presentation for parents on the last day!


Tuition: $475






Tap Future Performance

Thursday, July 8 at 7pm


Symphony Space

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Do you have the urge to emerge?  Tap City puts ALL of our students on stage in a fun show of youth, teen and adult students. Tap dancers will perform for each other-on Broadway!--in an informal performance featuring the newly minted work from all of the Tap City Residencies from the Mini-Fest, Youth, Pre-Professional and Adult Programs. It's a chance to see and be seen, with all performers sitting in the audience to watch the works of fellow students, amateurs and professionals from around the US and around the world. A few dancers and ensembles will be selected from the Adult, Teen and Youth "Take it to the Studio" Showcases to perform also on this evening. Hosted by our entire Education Program Faculty and ATDF Artistic Director Tony Waag.  



General: $22 

Children 17 & under/Symph. Member/College Student/Senior: $12 

Box Office: 212-864-5400

Hours: Tues - Sun from 1 - 6pm. (Box office windows remain open on the night of a show until one half hour after curtain)

Or visit: www.symphonyspace.org

Book Signing

Saturday, July 10 at 6:30 pm


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Bruno Walter Auditorium Lobby

Please enter at

111 Amsterdam Avenue & 65th Street


Join us for this special book signing event with Tap Historian and Author ofTap Dancing America - A Cultural History Constance Valis Hill.


Film Showing of "Gotta Move: Women in Tap"


Directly following the awards the American Tap Dance Foundation presents the east coast premiere of: GOTTA MOVE: WOMEN IN TAP
a film by Lynn Dally
introduced by Deirdre Towers

GOTTA MOVE: WOMEN IN TAP, a lively documentary that chronicles one weekend in the life of some of today's most extraordinary tap dancers, who just happen to be women. With principal photography by documentary filmmaker, John Bishop, WOMEN IN TAP acknowledges the contributions of these accomplished leaders in the renaissance of tap. It is a tribute to their creativity and brilliance.

Former Hoofer Award recipient Lynn Dally is currently celebrating thirty years as a professional tap dancer, choreographer, Artistic Director, and co-founder of the Jazz Tap Ensemble. She has toured worldwide in venues including Carnegie Hall, Maison de la Danse, the Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, and NY's Joyce Theatre with legends including Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, and the Nicholas Brothers. She is an Adjunct Professor teaching Tap at UCLA. "Gotta Move: Women in Tap" is her first tap film.


Summer 2010 Tap City Youth Ensemble Boot Camp
Always wanted to join the Tap City Youth Ensemble? Now's your chance to attend a boot camp geared toward's aspiring members! 
Intermediate & Advanced dancers
Friday, August 27 - Sunday, August 29
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Tuition: $375 



Main Event Performance

Friday, July 9 at 8pm


Symphony Space

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Once again, the Mayor of Tap City Tony Waag, brings together an eclectic cast of legendary tap dance veterans, cutting edge soloists, contemporary ensembles, and the hottest new hoofers on the scene today, in honor of America's most virtuosic and entertaining art form. Tap City creates a rich and diverse kaleidoscope of tap artists and a unique variety of styles, rhythms and musical feet.

New work, new faces and new voices will also be premiered and performed by an international cast of tappers including: Guillem Alonso, Chloe Arnold, Brenda Bufalino, Chili con Tap, Cristina Delius, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy and Company, Acia Gray, Derick K. Grant, Rita Hamilton, Chikako Iwahori, Juan de Juan, Shelby Kaufman, Katherine Kramer, Carson Murphy, Lynn Schwab, Germaine Salsberg, Tap City Youth Ensemble, Grégoire Vandersmissen, Danny Wallace, Xander Weinman, Cartier Williams, Nicholas Young and others!
Please join in the fun as we celebrate our TENTH year!



General: $36

Children 17 & under/Symph. Member/College Student/Senior: $20


Box Office:


Hours: Tues - Sun from 1 - 6pm. (Box office windows remain open on the night of a show until one half hour after curtain)

Or visit: www.symphonyspace.org

Awards Ceremony

Saturday, July 10 at 7:00 pm


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Bruno Walter Auditorium Lobby

Please enter at 111 Amsterdam Avenue & 65th Street 



This event will be hosted by Director Tony Waag with film presentations honoring this year's awardees.

The annual Hoofer and Tap Preservation Awards will be presented and Tap legends will be inducted into the INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE HALL OF FAME. 


Hoofer Award

Acia Gray

Hoofer Award

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards



Dance Hall of Fame Award

Maurice Hines


Tap Preservation Award

Constance Valis Hill 

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Related Rhythms

These are NOT ATDF produced events 

Chuck Green's European Tour
Photo courtesy George Nierenberg

Tuesday, July 6 & Wednesday, July 7

All Day Tuesday + Wednesday, July 6 - 7, 2010
Screenings begin at 10:00 a.m.
Panels /performances at 6:30 p.m.

Free! (First Come, First Served)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in Elebash Hall

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

The Segal Center is pleased to devote two days to Tap Dance, a complex American popular art with a rich and under-recognized history and a present that's vibrant and international. Presented in partnership with the American Tap Dance Foundation, The World of Tap Dance will feature discussions with renowned tap artists across the generations, special screenings of classic and rare dance footage, and live performances by a curated lineup of dynamic tap artists.

For detailed information visit: The World of Tap Dance

BROADWAY UNDERGROUND - Presented by Jared Grimes & DeWitt Fleming
WHEN: Monday, July 5 at 8:00pm
WHERE: B.B. Kimg Blues Club & Grill: 237 West 42nd St. (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave)
Masters of American Tap Dance Instructional Videos on YouTube 
A series of instructional videos in Rhythm Tap Dance by Dianne Walker, Brenda Bufalino, Tony Waag, Chloe Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Lynn Dally, Acia Gray, Barbara Duffy, Max Pollak & Sam Weber among many others!
Banana Shpeel, a new production from Cirque du Soleil

Beacon Theatre

2124 Broadway (between West 74th and 75th streets)

Now Playing

Tickets start at $45

Banana Shpeel is the latest show from producer extraordinaire Marty Schmelky and features a colorful array of slapstick comedy, eclectic dance and unique acrobatic acts. The larger-than-life personality presents the diverse talent he has gathered from around the world, as zany characters spread chaos throughout the theatre.


Offer: Save 30% thru on select performances thru August 29

Code: NYC30

URL: http://www.thegarden.com/tickets/promotion.html?p_id=NYC30

Legal: Offer valid on select performances thru August 29, 2010.   Offer not valid on premium or upper balcony seats. 8 ticket limit per order. Valid on Wed (matinee and evening), Thurs (evening), and Sun (evening) performances only.  Service charges apply to phone and Internet orders. Offer subject to availability and not valid on previously purchased tickets.  All sales are final - no refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Offer expires Sunday, August 29, 2010.

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, the Shubert Foundation, and numerous individuals, friends and families.