November 2011

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Check out our photo galleries with new photos from Tap City, the Tap City Youth Concert, and MORE!

photos by Tony Waag & Debi Field

Adult Program Drop-In Classes



6:15 - 7:15, Absolute Beginner w/ Toni Noblett


6:15-7:30, Beginner w/ Tony Waag


7:15 - 8:45, Intermediate w/ Michela Marino-Lerman



6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Lynn Schwab


6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Derick K. Grant


7:30 - 9:00, Intermediate/Advanced w/ Barbara Duffy



6:15 - 7:15, Absolute Beginner w/ Frances Bradley



6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Courtney Runft


6:30 - 7:45, Advanced Beginner w/ Susan Hebach



12:00 - 1:30, Intermediate w/ Germaine Salsberg


4:30 - 5:45, Tap for the People Int/Adv Level

*Donation Based, $5 suggested



5:15 - 6:30, Fast Beginner w/ Claudia Rahardjanoto


All classes are ongoing September 12 - June 17.


Fees: $16/single class, $56/4 class card, $112/8 class card

Bessie Award Winners 


OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION (of a work that stretches the boundaries of a traditional or culturally specific form):

For blasting open our notions of tap through the deliciously choral rhythms of swooshing, stamping socks in a transformative Jimmy Slyde tribute, and for the epiphany of showing us the hardworking bare feet inside tap technique, a 2011 New York Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Production goes to Michelle Dorrance for Remembering Jimmy and Three to One at Danspace Project.




For his astounding expressiveness, natural charm, and unforced theatricality, and for magically channeling Fred Astaire in his utterly relaxed but beautifully integrated tap dancing in Body Madness: A Shared Evening by Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards at Danspace Project, a 2011 New York Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Individual Performance goes to Caleb Teicher.


Brenda Bufalino Classes



November 9, 16, 30 & December 7 

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Advanced Technique/Repertory 


$30/single class

$100/all 4 classes


American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

(btwn Greenwich & Washington Sts.)


Contact Courtney at with questions.

               photo: Lois Greenfield



Winter Tap Intensive


February 18 & 19, 2012 

  • 2-Day Residencies with Brenda Bufalino & Jimmy Tate
  • Tap Technique & Repertory
  • Intensive for Tap Teachers, Teachers in Training and Choreographers
  • New Tap Choreography Showcase
  • Tap Jam
  • Tap Talks/Tap Films

Click here to register!

Save the Dates! 


Youth Program Holiday Show:

December 3, 2011, 6pm  


Winter Tap Intensive:

February 18 & 19, 2012

Faculty: Brenda Bufalino & Jimmy Tate 


Junior Ensemble at Apollo:

February 22, 2012, 7:30pm


ATDF Spring Gala:

April 24, 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm


Tap City Youth Concert:

June 17, 2012, 6pm


Adult Student Showcase:

June 20, 2012, 8pm


Tap City:

July 6 - 13, 2012



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photos by Tony Waag


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.


The Get Down, Jam Dance Party     


WHEN: Friday November 4, 10pm
WHERE: Tobacco Road/Port 41, 355 West 41st Streer @ 9th Ave
COST: $10 cover or e-mail for $7 guest list

The Get Down Band!!
Featuring:Jason Yudoff, Freddie Simpson, Lazlo Ujvari, William Johnson, and DeWitt Fleming

Hosted by..
Ant Boogie of the Amount Boyz
Jared Grimes of Broadway Underground
William Johnson of Drumadics 


Undertoe Tappy Hour     


WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2011

WHERE: Jimmy's No. 43, 43 E. 7th St., NYC

COST: $20, includes your first drink


OPEN Session: 5:30 - 6:30pm

INT Session: 6:30 - 7:30pm 

11.11.11. Claudia Rahardjanoto

"A Once In A Lifetime Date - A Once In A Lifetime Event"

Join Claudia Rahardjanoto and her special guests for an evening of song and dance   

WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2011, 8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)  

WHERE: the Cotton Club NYC, 656 West 125th Street, NY, NY 10027 


TICKETS: Get your tickets early as there is only a limited amount available. PURCHASE HERE!  


Advance tickets - $20
Day of show - $25 (cash only) 


Tradition in Tap, Sarah Petronio Experience


WHEN: November 11-13, 2011

WHERE: Nola Studios, NYC

More Info:  


Tea and Tapathy: Germaine Salsberg and Les Femmes Plus


WHEN: November 13, 2011, 3pm


WHAT: Humor, wit and a touch of gravity all in the context of great tap dancing in a variety of genres. A teatime "amuse-bouce."

WEHERE: 92nd Street Y


TICKETS:, 212.415.5500



Michela Marino-Lerman Tap Jams 

WHEN: Every Wednesday, 4:30 - 8:00pm
WHERE: Smalls Jazz Club, 183 West 10th Street, NYC

Don't forget, if you can't join live, you can watch live online at:

Co-produced by Smalls Jazz Club, Cobi Narita, and Michela Marino Lerman 


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


Margaret Morrison - ATDF Education Advisor  


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 Strategic Partnerships and Insights, Advertising Age 

Kim Thacker - Tap Enthusiast and Pharmaceutical Executive

Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director


Honorary Board

Brenda Bufalino - ATDF Artistic Mentor

Hoagy B. Carmichael - Producer

the late Charles "Honi" Coles

the late Gregory Hines

the late Bobby Short 



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.