June 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 (9-15)

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! Classes are filling fast!




Tap City!

Dance of the Revue Era


June 13, 2012, 6:00 - 7:15pm


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Bruno Walter Auditorium (enter at 111 Amsterdam Avenue & 65th Street)


Join our hosts, legendary dancers Marge Champion and Gary Flannery for an energetic evening with costumed Ziegfeld re-creations and demonstrations of the Era's dance crazes by Jerry Mitchell and the Broadway Bares Company.


Special appearances by ATDF's Artistic Director Tony Waag and members of the Tap City Jr. Ensemble and the Tap City Youth Ensemble.


Free & Open to the public!



Writing on Tap


June 23, 2012, 12:00-4:00pm

American Tap Dance Foundation


Co-Sponsored by Collective for Dance Writing and New Media (CollectiveDWNM)


Hosted by Tony Waag, writing on Tap will feature award-winning tap experts and performers--including dancer-choreographer and educator Brenda Bufalino, dancer-choreographer Derick K. Grant, 2011 Bessie Award winner Michelle Dorrance, and tap historian Constance Valis Hill, Ph.D., author of Tap Dancing America, A Cultural History--for an afternoon exploring issues in the development and presentation of and critical writing about tap dance, an international phenomenon with roots in rich, ongoing cultural exchange.


Open to dance writers, dance artists, fans of tap and anyone who wants a better understanding of this dynamic art, Writing on Tap will offer a series of short talks on tap topics followed by small, moderated breakout groups for in-depth discussion of these presentations.


Admission: $10 (cash at door only)


Due to limited space, advance reservations are required.

PLEASE RSVP: collectiveDWNM@gmail.com


Tap It Out Promo

Tap It Out Promo


For more info and/or to register to perform in Tap It Out, click 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!


Tap Dance Open House


Need a place to make noise? Put your feet to the beat!


Classes start as young as age 3 1/2!


Come take a free sample class, see our space and meet our faculty!


Saturday, June 9 4:30-5:30

The American Tap Dance Foundaion

154 Christopher St. #2B 



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!






Adult Student Showcase


Come celebrate a year of tap dance with our year-round adult program.


Wednesday, June 20th at 8pm


PS 3 Auditorium, 490 Hudson St.


Tickets - $5, call 646-230-9564 or stop by the studio to purchase! 



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


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

Old Time Radio Broadcast Show

WHEN: June 9, 2012 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Old Town School of Folk Music: Maurer Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 


Starring Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin & Alan Gresik"Swing Shift Band"




MORE INFO: reggiomcl@lycos.com

Jason Samuels Smith's "Chasing the Bird" at The JOYCE THEATER

WHEN: July 3, 7:30pm; July 4, 5p;, July 6 & 7, 8pm; July 8, 2pm & 8pm 


WHERE: JOYCE THEATER, 175 8th Ave. (New York, NY)

COST: Tickets start at $10 - Click here to purchase

Emmy Award winning choreographer Jason Sameuls SMith celebrates his first season of full-length programming at The Joyce with a performance that features two world premieres, repertory work from his company ACGI, and excerpts from Chasing The Bird, danced by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Chloe Arnold & Michelle Dorrance. 


For more information visit: The Joyce 

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



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