March 2012
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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!





Cigna is proud to sponsor the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund        


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 


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



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  



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 

Save the Dates! 



Tap City Youth Concert: 

June 17, 2012, 6pm


Adult Student Showcase: 

June 20, 2012, 8pm



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!


Call us at: (646) 230-9564 

Or click here to Purchase Tickets


Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund
Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund

Absolute Beginner Workshop for Adults 


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


To register, contact Courtney at or call 646.230.9564.


Flamenco Dance for teens & adults with La Magdalena!


March 13, 20, 27 & April 3

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:45pm 


$16/single class

$56/4 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 or call 646.230.9564.



Some for the proceeds for this event go to The American Tap Dance Foundation. For more informaiton, visit:



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.


Amateur Night at the Apollo: Broadway!


Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company


Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.


The Apollo celebrates Broadway with this special themed Amateur Night at the Apollo. Amateurs compete for the winning prize by singing from the Broadway songbook. Tony-winners Lilias White (Fela and Chicago) and Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!) host a big, beautiful Amateur Night Broadway party where you decide which contestant wins or loses. Featuring tap dance extraordinaire Jason Samuels Smith (Bring in Da' Noise/Funk).

DC Tap Fest


Chloe and Maud Productions present the DC Tap Fest


March 30 - April 1


More info:

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


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


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