|Tap Dance Conservatory|
The ATDF's Tap Conservatory is a year-round school for tap dance with a comprehensive curriculum for kids, teens and adults (beginning level to the advanced professional). All classes are held at The American Tap Dance Center: 154 Christopher St. #2B, New York, NY 10014 (between Greenwich & Washington Streets). Please join us for the following programs!
photos by Matt Murphy & Debi Field
|Technique Classes for Adults|
Our growing year-round Adult Program offers rhythm tap training and enrichment for beginning through advanced professional tap dancers. Classes are ongoing!
Absolute Beginner Tap (first class is FREE!)
Mon. 6:15-7:15: Danny Wallace
Wed. 6:15-7:15: Lisa La Touche
Sun. 1:15-2:15: Toni NoblettBeginner Tap (first class is FREE!)
Mon. 6:15-7:15: Tony Waag
Tues. 6:15-7:15: Lynn Schwab
Thurs. 6:00-7:00: Courtney Runft
Sun. 1:15-2:15: Claudia Rahardjanoto
Sat. 4:00-5:00: Lynn Schwab
Advanced Beginner Tap
Tues. 6:15-7:30: Derick K. Grant
Thurs. 6:30-7:45: Susan Hebach
Fri. 12:00-1:30: Germaine Salsberg
Wed. 6:00-7:30: Rotating
Roxane Butterfly - June 1
Classes are $15 each; or $13 with the purchase of a 4 or 8 class cardVisit ADULT PROGRAMS for more info
Randy Skinner teaches Hollywood Tap in the style of Fred Astaire
Each class will consist of technique and a tap combination influenced by the style and music of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films.
Cost: $30/single class
TAP CITY 2011
July 5 - 10, 2011
- Adult Program Residencies (ages 15+)
- Teacher Training Program (Teachers)
- Adult Program Master Classes (ages 12+)
- Pre-Professional Program (ages 14-19)
- Youth Program (ages 10-14)
- Mini-Fest (ages 6-14)
Chloe Arnold, Brenda Bufalino, Karen Callaway Williams, April Cook, Audrey Davis, Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, Derick K. Grant, Ray Hesselink, Susan Hebach, Ryan Johnson, Monifa Kincaid, Lisa La Touche, Reggio McLaughlin,Deborah Mitchell, Margaret Morrison, Germaine Salsberg, Jason Samuels Smith, Josie Say, Lynn Schwab, Randy Skinner, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Constance Valis Hill, Cartier Williams
Online Registration is NOW OPEN! Classes sizes are limited....Register soon for Early Bird Prices!
Scholarships available and kids and teens ages 6 - 19. Deadline is extended to May 13.
- Boat ride
- Tap Future Performance
- Tap City Premeir Performance
- Tap Talks / Tap Films
- Tap Competition
Click here to register!
|photo by Debi Field|
Adult Program Student Showcase
WHEN: Thurs. June 23, 7-9pm
WHERE: American Tap Dance Center
Join us as our Adult Program students showcase what they've been working so hard on all year!
Summer Tap Camps for Kids!
August 15-19, 2011.....9:30am-2:00pm
ages 5-8 with 0 - 2 years experience
August 22-26, 2011.....9:30am-2:00pm
ages 8+ with 3 years experience
- Tap Technique and Choreography
- Master Classes in various Percussive Dance Forms
- Tap History & Film
- Field Trip
- Presentation for parents on last day
Call Courtney at 646-230-9564 to register today!
ATDF "TAP 25" Gala
Monday, May 16th, 6:30-8:30pm
"Rhythm is Our Business"
An evening of fun, film and fancy footwork in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund!
The American Tap Dance Foundation welcomes Guest Host Brian Stokes Mitchell
Featuring guest appearances by
DERICK K. GRANT
of "Imagine Tap!" and choreographer for "So You Think you Can Dance"
of "Rumba Tap", NYFA Fellow and named "25 to Watch" in Dance Magazine
of "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled"
Plus performances by the Tap City Youth Ensemble, the Tap City Junior Ensemble, ATDF Youth Program Students and other surprise guests!
Bernice "Boom Boom" Brooks on drums, Joe Fonda on bass, Vladimir Katz on piano
To purchase tickets to the Gala:
- Call us at 646.230.9564
- Click here
Benefactor Tickets: $1,000
Patron Tickets: $500
Partner Tickets: $250
Friend Tickets: $125
If you are interested in Sponsorship Packages contact: email@example.com
ATDF "TAP 25" Gala Auction
Our Silent Auction will be held during the Tap 25 Spring Gala Wine Reception on Monday, May 16th, 2011 (6:30 - 7:30pm) at the Peter Norton Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia. If you are unable to attend, you can click here and make an absentee bid.
To see a list of items click here.
OPEN HOUSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
Come join us for mini sample classes, meet our faculty and watch some great young tap dancers in action!
OPEN HOUSE DATES:
Sat. May 21, 2011: 12:15-1:15pm Sat. June 4, 2011: 12:15-1:15pm
Sat. June 25, 2011: 12:15-1:15pm
Please RSVP, space is limited: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info: email or call 646.230.9564
Visit our website at: www.atdf.org for September Open House dates
American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher St. #2B
(between Greenwich St. & Washington St.)
Tap Jam & Film with Roxane Butterfly - May 25, 2011
45 minute documentary ''Hoofalogies/The Spirit of Jimmy Slyde'', based on unique archival footage peeking through the hoofing scene of the nineties in New York City!
A night of live jazz and creative rhythm making. Bring your shoes or come and watch!
$5 at the door
American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher Street #2B
Tap City Youth Concert
WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 7:00pm
WHERE: Peter Norton Symphony Space, 95th St. & Broadway
Fifth annual performances by young tap dancers ages 5 - 19 from the American Tap Dance Foundation's education program. Presenting beginning rhythm makers to advanced teens in the Tap City Youth Ensemble the ATDF welcomes the NYC community to celebrate the joy of tap dance!
Purchase tickets here!
|photo by Matt Murphy |
These are New York City tap dance events not produced by the American Tap Dance Foundation
If you would like your tap dance event or news included, please email email@example.com with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event.
Available for private lessons and special group lessons. Contact Brenda for availability and rates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lois' Tap Lane: May 13 at 8pm
All-Star Tap & Jazz Salute
Tap impresario Josh Hilberman asked long-time tap aficionado Lois O'Hara to assemble her dream team of dancers and jazz musicians. Here they are, some of the best performing artists in the world...
Featuring: Tap Legend - Brenda Bufalino, International Stars - Tap & Tray, Tap City's Tony Waag, "Boston to Broadway" - Sean Fielder, "Yes he can" - Josh Hilberman, and many more...
WHERE: The Regent Theatre (7 Medford St., Arlington MA)
WHEN: Fri, May 13, 8pm
TICKETS: $28/$24, Tel: 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com
Once Upon a Tap: May 15 at 2pm
Aimed at the young and young at heart, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance concludes its 2010-2011 Family Series with Once Upon a Tap, a high-speed, high-energy tap dance performance featuring Derick Grant and the Grant Family Tappers. Together they will create a visual bedtime story through dance, bringing the action packed adventures of its characters to life in this foot stomping, tap dancing extravaganza. This super fast, energy packed, electrifying hour of tap is certain to get your feet moving!
WHERE: The Harris Theater (205 Randolph Dr. Chicago, IL)
WHEN: Sun, May 15, 2pm
TICKETS: $10, http://www.harristheaterchicago.org/calendar
Dance Under the Influence: May 18 at 7pm
Come see award-winning dancer Jason Samuels Smith tear up the floor on May 18 at the Museum of Arts and Design. On a program with hilarious David Parker & the Bang Group and edgy Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance, featured on cover of April Dance Magazine.
WHERE: Museum of Arts and Design, 2 COlumbus Circle
TICKETS: $18 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/139368
Cartier Williams' Rhythm Refix: May 22 at 7:30pm
An evening told through tap, live DJ, and video in a modern cabaret setting and shows the evolution of Tap with an emphasis on different styles from Flash, Buck & Wing and Hoofing.
Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Cartier Williams
Also featuring rapper A-Clay, singer J-Cast, hip-hop dancer La Jon Dantzler and hoofers Frances Bradley, Michela Marino-Lerman and Caleb Teicher.
Sunday, May 22 at 7:30pm
TICKETS: $15, joespub.com, 212-967-7555
Box Office - The Public Theater Box Office - 425 Lafayette Street between East 4th and Astor Place
Tues-Sat from 1:00pm to 7:30pm, Sun + Mon from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Purchase of a ticket does NOT guarantee seating; seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard. All tickets are non-refundable.
American Tap Dance Foundation Staff, Board of Directors and Supporters
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Hjordis Linn-Blanford - ATDF Director of Operations
Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director
Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar
Board of Directors
Debbie Beard - ATDF Board Chair & Entrepreneur
Brenda Bufalino - ATDF Artistic Mentor
Hoagy B. Carmichael - ATDF Vice Board Chair & Producer
Mercedes Ellington - Director/ Choreographer
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D. - Jazz Tap Historian
Pamela Koslow Hines - Producer
Nancy Kremsdorf - Tap Enthusiast
Donna Manger-Weil - Entrepreneur
Harvey Manger-Weil - Entrepreneur
Erica Marks Panush - Tap Enthusiast
Cynthia J. Roush - Tap Enthusiast
Lisa M. Scotto - Director of Marketing and Sales for Special Events & Concert Halls at Lincoln Center
Kim Thacker - Tap Enthusiast and Pharmaceutical Executive
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
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.