February 2012
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Adult Program Drop-In Classes

 

Mondays

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 

 

Tuesdays

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

 

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

 

Wednesdays 

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

 

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

 

Thursdays

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

 

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

 

Fridays

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

 

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

*Donation Based, $5 minimum  

 

Sundays

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 

Tap City 2012 

 

4-day Adult Residencies (15-adult)

Derick K. Grant, Max Pollak, Dianne Walker

 

4-Day Teacher Intensive (adults)

Brenda Bufalino, Margaret Morrison & Susan Hebach

 

4-Day Youth Program (9-14)

Lisa La Touche, Nicholas Young

 

4-Day Pre-Professional Program (14-19)

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards

 

20 Master Classes (12-adult)

Lynn Schwab, Germaine Salsberg, Nicholas Young, Ryan Johnson, Cartier Williams, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Randy Skinner, Deborah Mitchell, Barbara Duffy, Karen Callaway Willaims, Derick K. Grant, Chloe Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards & Michelle Dorrance

 

Registration is OPEN! Register today for early bird prices!

  

REGISTER HERE! 

Tap City 2012 events!

 

* Copasetic Boat Ride, July 9

* Tap City - Tap Challenge, July 10

* Tap Talks/Films/Awards, July 11

* Tap Future, July 12

* Tap It Out, July 13

 

For more information on each event, visit: Tap City events!

 

ATDF Spring Gala! 

 

Join us for an evening of fun, film and fancy footwork honoring our tap dance faculty and in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund!

 

Featuring guest appearances by local tap dance artists!

Plus performances by the Tap City Youth Ensemble, the Tap City Junior Ensemble, ATDF Youth Program Students and other surprise guests!

 

Purchase Your Tickets!

 

Call us at: (646) 230-9564 

Or click here to Purchase Tickets

Save the Dates! 

 

Tap City Youth Concert:

June 17, 2012, 6pm

 

Adult Student Showcase:

June 20, 2012, 8pm

 

Tap City:

July 6 - 13, 2012

Brenda Bufalino Classes

 

February 8, 15, 22

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

 

 

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

Register today! Classes are filling fast!

 

Click here to register!

Absolute Beginner Workshop for Adults - Extended!

 

February 12 & 26

Sundays, 11:00am - 12:00pm

 

March 2, 9, 16, 23

Fridays, 6:15pm - 7:15pm

 

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

 

$16/single class

$50/4 week workshop

 

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

 

ATDF Junior Ensemble at the Apollo! 

 

The American Tap Dance Foundation Junior Ensemble will be performing at Amateur Night at the Apollo on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30pm.

 

The dancers will be performing "Gotta Go Tap Dancin'" in honor of Buster Brown.

Flamenco Dance for teens & adults with La Magdalena!

 

March 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:45pm 

 

$16/single class

$52/4 class card

 

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!

 

Questions? Contact Courtney at crunft@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564.

 

 

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photos by Debi Field

RELATED RHYTHMS  

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.

 

Undertoe Dance Project

 
WHEN: February 23-25 - 8pm & February 26 - 7:30pm

WHERE: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th St., NYC 

TICKETS: *$20, Adults & *$12, Students/Seniors 65+

PURCHASE: www.manhattanmovement.com

 

*After Feb. 12 ticket price increases by $5

 

www.undertoedance.com  

Michela Marino-Lerman Tap Jams 


WHEN: Every Wednesday, 4:30 - 8:00pm
 

WHERE: Smalls Jazz Club, 183 West 10th Street, NYC
 

COST: FREE! NO COVER!

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

Staff  

Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director

Hjordis Linn-Blanford - ATDF Administrative Director

Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director

Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar

ATDF

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 

 

Supporters

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, Capezio Ballet Makers, and numerous individuals, friends and families.