August 2011


photos by Matt Murphy & Debi Field

Summer Tap Camps for Kids!


August 15-19, 2011.....9:30am-2pm

ages 5-11 with 0 - 2 years experience


August 22-26, 2011.....9:30am-2pm

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!


Tap City Youth Ensemble Audition


Sunday, September 11, 2011

2:00 - 6:00pm


Looking for intermediate & advanced tap dancers who want the opportunity to work with professional choreographers to learn classic and contemporary tap repertory.


American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

(btwn Greenwich & Washington Sts.)


Pre-Registration required - see here for details on how to register


Contact Susan at with questions

Brenda Bufalino Classes


September 14 - November 2 

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Advanced Technique/Repertory 


$30/single class

$200/8 classes


American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

(btwn Greenwich & Washington Sts.)


Contact Courtney at with questions.



Come join us for mini sample classes, meet our faculty and watch some great young tap dancers in action!





Wed. Sept. 7, 4:00 - 5:00 (Youth)

Wed. Sept. 7, 6:15 - 7:15 (Adults)

Sat. Sept. 10, 11:00 - 12:00 (Youth)

Sun. Sept. 11, 11:00 - 12:00 (Youth)


Please RSVP, space is limited:


For more info: email or call 646.230.9564


American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

(between Greenwich St. & Washington St.)


Registration is OPEN!


Youth Program registration is open! Contact Courtney at  or 646-230-9564 to register today. 


For complete Youth Program class schedule, visit: YOUTH PROGRAM


For complete Adult Program class schedule, visit: ADULT PROGRAM 


We offer classes for all ages and levels, ages 3 1/2 - adult!


               photo: Lois Greenfield




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 with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event.


Cotton Club Parade - OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS


New York Auditions for the world premiere of Cotton Club Parade - A new collaboration between Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincon Center and City Center Encores.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Ripley Grier Studios

520 8th Ave, Studio 17D, New York, NY


9:00am      Tap Sign Up

10:00am    African American male and female tappers in their 20s-30s


Men: Should have rhythm, elegance, and panache. Singing is a plus but not necessary. Bring tap shoes and if you sing, sheet music to sing from.


Women: Should tap and sing in the style of Cora La Redd. Principal role. Bring tap shoes, sheet music to sing from and dress in clothes that move with you.


1:00pm      Contemporary Dancer Sign Up

2:00pm      African American eccentric and contemporary male dancers in their 20s -30s with great isolation skills (hip hop, popping, crunking, crumping, etc) who can move in the style of Snake Hips Tucker. Come prepared with your own routine and bring your own CD. You do not need to dance to standards or music in the style of the show.


Bring a headshot and resume stapled together. Accompanist provided.

Jam Party Fridays


Cin-M-Art Space

43 Murray St. NYC


Friday, August 5, 2011

First Friday of the month

]NYC's official Jam Dance Party


Presented by: Dew It Right Productions & laDi daDi Rock Da Party

For guest List, email


Doors open at 11

Live Band/DJ

$10 Cover, $7 w/flyer or on guest list until 12


Hosted by: Ant Boogie, Jared Griems & William Johnson

American Tap Dance Foundation Staff, Board of Directors and Supporters


Brenda Bufalino - ATDF Artistic Mentor

Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director

Hjordis Linn-Blanford - ATDF Director of Operations
Margaret Morrison - ATDF Education Advisor

Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director

Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar



Board of Directors 

Debbie Beard - ATDF Board Chair & Entrepreneur

Mercedes Ellington - Director/ Choreographer

Constance Valis Hill Ph.D. - Jazz Tap Historian

Pamela Koslow Hines - Producer

Nancy Kremsdorf - Tap Enthusiast

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.