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)
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!
The Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship deadline has been extended until May 15! Get your applications in!
Thank you to all who made our 2012 Spring Gala a huge success! And a special thanks to our host
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, 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 *May 4th ONLY
*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 Date!
Adult Student Showcase:
June 20, 2012, 8pm
PS 3 Auditorium, NYC
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!
Absolute Beginner Workshop!
Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Taught by Michela Marino-Lerman
April 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11
Come learn your basics in a supportive, encouraging environment with other absolute beginners!
There are still a couple of spaces left!
Special prorate for remaining 5 weeks - $65
Tap City Youth Concert
Come see dancers ages 5 -19 tap up a storm with a live jazz trio. This performance showcases the ATDF's ongoing Youth Education Program highlighting young rhythm makers, advanced teens from the dynamic Tap City Youth Ensemble and special guest artists!
June 17, 2012, 6pm
Tribeca PAC, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St.
Tickets: TCYC Tickets!
Tap For the People!
Friday, May 4th
4:30 - 5:45pm with Lisa La Touche
Donation Based class, $5 minimum donation
A small but mighty fun and high energy class, current "Stomp" cast member LISA LaTOUCHE brings an affordable advanced tap class, jam and choreography session to the people!
Start your weekend on the good foot! Where else can you have this much fun for a minimum donation of $5?!
photos of ATDF Gala by Amanda Gentile
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event.
Dorrance Dance in Boston!
WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2012 8:00 PM
WHERE: Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St, Arlington, MA
Tickets: regenttheatre.com or box office @ 781.646.4849
MORE INFO: http://www.danceinnproductions.org/tapestry.htm
Featuring a world renowned cast of extraordinary rhythm-makers: Megan Bartula, Chris Broughton, Elizabeth Burke, Ryan Casey, Michelle Dorrance, Hannah Heller, Carson Murphy, Mishay Petronelli, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Demi Remick, Tamii Sakurai, Elena Steponaitis, Caleb Teicher, and Nicholas Young... with special guests the Legacy Dance Company and local Boston tap celebrities.
Workshops May 5 & 6 at the Dance Inn. See above link for more details!
Where Tap And Flamenco Meet: La Rumba Cubana and Flamenco with Max Pollak, Jose Moreno and Guests
WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 4:30 pm at
WHERE: Flamenco Latino, 244 W 54th St, 4th Fl. (B'way-8th Ave)
Theater opens 4:00 pm
$50 VIP (includes reserved seat and post-performance reception)
$15 general admission advance purchase
$17 general admission at the door
$10 seniors, $5 children
Big ideas by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes
Featuring: Max Pollak, tap dance
Jose Moreno, flamenco dance, percussion
With: Olyda, Tatiana Green, dance, Mike Santiago, percussion, Mark Holen, percussion & Flamenco Ensemble members
Max Pollak, named one of "25 to Watch in 2007" by Dance Magazine, was the first person to merge American Rhythm Tap with authentic Afro-Cuban music and dance. Capturing the charged electricity and power of a Latin jazz Orquesta," RumbaTap features a multi-talented international cast of musicians and dancers and has toured throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States; recently performing to a capacity crowd at New York City's Central Park Summer Stage.
Pollak has published articles on tap dance in several international publications including Dance Magazine; has recorded with the Cyro Baptista, Paul Carlon Octet, Grupo Los Santos, TrioNada, and members of the Tito Puente Orchestra; has appeared in films and documentaries including the critically claimed Como Se Forma Una Rumba with some of Cuba's most prestigious salsa musicians; and was the tap coach for lead actor Pablo Veron on the Sally Potter film The Tango Lesson.
Today Pollak is recognized worldwide as the creator of "RumbaTap" and is a 2008 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography.
National Tap Dance Day Celebration!
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 6PM
WHERE: Norman Thomas High School, 111 E. 33rd St., NYC
2012 FloBert Honorees: Heather Cornell, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Ben Vereen
MORE INFO: www.ncrtf.info
North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, sponsored by The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (NCYTE)
WHEN: June 8 - 10, 2012
WHERE: The Ballet School of CHapel Hill, 1603 E. Franklin St., Chapel HIll, NC 27514
Fesitval Artists: Michelle Dorrance, Yvette Glover, Derick K. Grant, Josh Hilberman, Gene Medler, Dianne Walker, Nicholas Young
MORE INFO: www.ncrtf.info
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
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
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 Tsunami Foundation - Anson and Debra Beard, Jr. and Family, the Heckscher Foundation for Children, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, The 42nd Street Fund, Cigna, Stagestep, Capezio Ballet Makers, and numerous individuals, friends and families.