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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
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!
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 email@example.com 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
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
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
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.