October 2012
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  Photos from Tap Camp 2012 by Tony Waag

Fall Adult Classes 


September 17 - December 20 



Absolute Beginner, 6:15 - 7:15 w/ Toni Noblett

Beginner, 6:15 - 7:30 w/ Tony Waag



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

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



Absolute Beginner, 6:30 - 7:30 w/ Frances Bradley

Beginner, 6:30 - 7:45 w/ Barbara Duffy**New time



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

Advanced Beginner, 6:15 - 7:30 w/ Susan Hebach



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


New student class: $8

Single class: $16

4-class card: $56

8-class card: $112


Classes are on a drop-in basis, no need to pre-register. New students should arrive 20-25 minutes early to register, get shoes and avoid the line!


Classes held at:

American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

New York, NY 10014

2012 -2013 Registration


ATDF youth programs, for children and teens, teach students about America's own indigenous art form - Tap. Our distinguished faculty shares their knowledge of the artistry and history of tap with each student in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Registration is open. Contact Courtney at crunft@atdf.org or 646-230-9564 to register! Class sizes are limited, so enroll now to ensure your dancer has a place in class.


We want to welcome our NEW Youth Program faculty this year: Megan Bartula, Warren Craft & Yoko Kono!


For 2012 - 2013 class schedule, click here: CLASS SCHEDULE

Holiday Sale!


All products, excluding bamboo rool-up Tap Mats, are 10% off today - December 20th!


To ensure delivery before the holidays, place your order by December 12th.


T-Shirts, DVDs, tap shoe bags, etc...


Check out our ONLINE STORE!



Absolute Beginner Workshops


Designed especially to give new students a chance to learn the basic steps and vocabulary of tap dance, this class is a great way to learn the FUNdamental skills!


October 12 - November 16

Fridays 6:15 - 7:15pm w/ Courtney Runft


October 29 - December 3

Mondays 7:30 - 8:30pm w/ Michela Marino Lerman


6 week workshop - $78

single class - $16


Brenda Bufalino Classes


Advanced Technique and American Tap Dance Orchestra Repertory 


Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00pm


September 12 - October 31


Single Class - $30

4-class Card - $100

8-class Card - $200

Rockin In Rhythm - NEW!!


February 15 - 18, 2013


The Rockin' in Rhythm Teen Tap Intensive brings together dynamic and diverse youth ensembles from across the country to perform their best works on a New York City stage, and then hit & swing on our American Tap Dance Center floors to learn new rhythms and moves with their contemporaries in master classes.


The weekend intensive includes:

Performance Opportunity

Tap Jam

Master Classes

Cutting Contest



Groups must apply and space is limited!

Check out ROCKIN' IN RHYTHM for more information. 


Register by January 7th and your ensemble's name will be listed on the shirt!




Saturday, October 27, 7pm

Regis High School - 55 E. 84th St., NYC


The Tap City Youth Ensemble will be performing among other ensembles from the East Coast! Performances by Derick Grant, Aaron Tolson, Jason Janas, Ryan Casey, Walter Freeman, Kelly Kaleta and more!


Tickets: Click here!


*This event is not an ATDF produced event. It is presented by Tap2You!


photos of Tap City Youth Concert by Julie Lemberger


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.


Michela Marino-Lerman Tap Jams 

WHEN: Every Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:30pm

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 


Bessie Awards 

WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2012

WHERE: Apollo Theater, 235 West 125th St., NYC 


COST: $10, available at www.apollotheater.org

New York Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies

Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC


Hosted by Elizabeth Streb with Award presentations by Marina Abramovic, Luciana Achugar, Ron Brown, Brenda Bufalino, Archie Burnett, Bebe Neuwirth, Charles Reinhart, David Thomson, Wendy Whelan and more! 

Congratulations to Aritist in Residence, Michelle Dorrance on her Princess Grace Award!

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has announced the winners of the 2012 Princess Grace Awards, which honor artists who show excellence and promise in the disciplines of theater, dance, choreography, and film. 

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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