January 2012
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  Photos by Amanda Gentile, 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


7:30 - 8:45, Improvisation w/ Michela Marino-Lerman **NEW 


7:30 - 8:45, Advanced Beginner w/ Lisa La Touche **NEW 



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


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



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


6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Barbara Duffy **NEW 



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 minimum  



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


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


New to ATDF? Your first class is 1/2 price! $8 

Advanced Beginner Repertory for Adults


January 3 - March 20 Tuesdays, 7:30-8:45pm


$192/12 week session 


Are you ready to hone your performance skills through classic and contemporary tap works?  Each Session Lynn Schwab teaches a work of tap repertory geared to Advanced Beginning level students.


January 3 - March 20, 2012 


To register, contact Courtney at crunft@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564.


Tap City 2012 


Sneak Preview with prices and preliminary schedule is available now!


Classes for youth (ages 9 - 14), teens (14 - 19) , & adults (15+).


Registration begins February 1st!


Sneak Preview  


Save the Dates! 


Winter Tap Intensive:

February 18 & 19, 2012

Faculty: Brenda Bufalino & Jimmy Tate 


Junior Ensemble at the 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

Brenda Bufalino Classes


January 4, 11, 18 & 25

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Advanced Technique/Repertory 


$30/single class


American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

(btwn Greenwich & Washington Sts.)


Contact Courtney at crunft@atdf.org with questions.




               photo: Lois Greenfield



Absolute Beginner Workshop for Adults


January 8, 15, 22, 29

Sundays, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Come learn your basics in a supportive, encouraging environment with other absolute beginners and be ready to join our ongoing adult program in February!


$42 pro-rate for next 3 weeks!


To register, contact Courtney at crunft@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564.


Flamenco Dance for kids with La Magdalena!


January 7 - March 17

$275 for the 10-week session


Ages 11+, Saturdays 1:30-2:30


Flamenco is a percussive dance form, originating in Spain, which uses the feet to make rhythms, and hands for clapping rhythms, all with a sense of style and drama!


To register, contact Courtney at crunft@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564.



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

2 more slots to perform in the New Tap Choreogrpahy Showcase: submit your piece to twaag@atdf.org


Click here to register!

Capezio Celebrates 125 years of Excellence! 


Capezio celebrates 125 of excellence with this one-night only special show on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00pm at New York City Center. Some of the proceeds from the event will benefit: American Tap Dance Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, and National Dance Institute.


For more information see the Press Release here!


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photos by Debi Field


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


On Tap at Joe's Pub 

WHEN: Wednesday. February 1, 2012


WHERE: Joe's Pub - 425 Lafayette Street, NYC


TICKETS: 212-967-7555, www.joespub.com, or in person at the Public Theater Box Office (1pm-6pm), Joe's Pub Box Office (6pm-10pm)


PRODUCED BY: Novisi Productions

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: www.smallsjazzclub.com

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


American Tap Dance Foundation


Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director

Hjordis Linn-Blanford - ATDF Administrator Director

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


Emeritus 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,  The 42nd Street Fund, the Tsunami Foundation - Anson and Debra Beard, Jr. and Family, the Heckscher Foundation for Children, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, and numerous individuals, friends and families.