What we accomplish with our small devoted staff, faculty, board and a growing community of dedicated students, parents, supporters and audience is stunning. As we continue to grow our youth and adult education programs, we have even more planned for this season by presenting a number of premiere concert performances.
Thank you in advance for contributing at the highest level you can, so that we can continue to spread the many joys and benefits of our American musical dance form together!
You can contribute directly through NY Charities by clicking here!
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!
December 10 - 17 & January 7 - 28
Mondays 7:30 - 8:30pm w/ Michela Marino Lerman
single class - $166 week workshop - $78
ATDF Holiday Performance
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with Tap Dance! Students from the ATDF Youth and Adult Programs come together for an evening of holiday music and dancing.
Date/Time: Sunday, December 9th, 6pm
333 W. 17th St.
between 8th & 9th Ave.
Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Kids; avaiable at ATDF or by calling 646-230-9564
Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23, 7:00 & 9:30pm
Sunday, March 24, 3pm
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
An evening of new work by New York City's Finest tappers & choreographers!
Directed and Curated by: Tony Waag
Tickets available the week of Dec. 10th
Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21, 7:00 & 9:30pm
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Directed by: Derick K. Grant
Tickets available the week of Dec. 10th
New Holiday Items & Sale!
All products, excluding bamboo roll-up Tap Mats & new charms, 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 new charms! (Sold onsite only)
Check out our ONLINE STORE!
Collaboration with the Jazz at Lincoln Center
The American Tap Dance Foundation is excited to be embarking on a new collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center through the Middle School Jazz Academy and the Tap City Youth Ensemble joining forces. By bringing talented young musicians and dancers together to share their musical and rhythmic ideas and explore jazz culture, they will inform, inspire and expand the horizons of each other as developing young artists.
Winter Adult Classes
September 17 - December 20
*New student in Absolute Beginner class is free first time for the month of December!
*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
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
**Dec. 9 - class time is adjusted to 4:30 - 5:45pm
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!
NO CLASSES Dec. 22 - Jan. 1
Classes held at:
American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher St. #2B
New York, NY 10014
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:
Featured performers include: The North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble (Chapel Hill, NC), The Legacy Dancers (Lexington, MA), Capitol Tap (Washington, DC), and The Tap City Youth Ensemble (New York City). More to come!
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!
Performance at Peter Norton Symphony Space, February 16 at 7:30pm.
Tickets available here!
Tap City Preview
Check out what's happening at Tap City on July 6-13, 2013!
Master Classes (ages 12+)
4-Day Adult Residencies (ages 15+)
Pre-Professional Program (ages 14-19)
Youth Program (ages 9-15)
Tap It Out (all ages!)
Copasetic Boat Ride
Registration begins in January!
Check out our Sneak Preview!
Save the Dates
Holiday Showcase: December 9, 2012
Rockin' In Rhythm: February 15 - 18, 2013
Rhythm Is Our Business: March 19 - 21, 2013
Rhythm in Motion: March 22 - 24, 2013
ATDF Spring Gala: April 9, 2013
ATDF Adult Showcase: June 8, 2013
Tap City Youth Concert: June 22, 2013
Tap City: July 6 - 13, 2013
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.
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
A Comical Night of Song and Dance
WHEN: December 12, 2012 - 11:30pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. between 5th & 6th Ave., NYC
COST: $20 - AVAILABLE HERE
New York City's Most Sought After Duo, DeWitt Fleming Jr. and Jared Grimes, bring you A Comical Night of Song and Dance.
Aaron Marcellus Presents: Love's Holiday
WHEN: December 16, 2012 - 7:30pm
WHERE: Duane Park, 157 Duane St., NYC
COST: $25 - AVAILABLE HERE
An Evening of Musical Wonder * Sponsored by Duane Park
Live Music featuring: Soul * Jazz * World Sounds * Spoken Word * Dance * Body Percussion * And More
The premiere event in NYC this holiday season. A one-of-a-kind multifaceted live show presented by 2012 American Idol Finalist Aaron Marcellus. Everyone welcome. Come hear the magic of this holiday season.
Ring Dem Bells
Annual Holiday Part and Fundraiser for the Duke Ellington Orchestra Programs
Monday, December 10: 6 - 9pm at Landmark on the Park
For more information and tickets please visit: The Duke Ellington Center
Inclinando Hacia La Luz La Natividad en Jazz - The Jazz Nativity in Spanish
WHEN: December 21, 7:30pm
WHERE: BB Kings, 237 W. 42nd St. NYC
Trombonist Steve Turre
Dancer Max Pollak
Trumpeter Ray Vega
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
Tony Waag - ATD Artistic/Executive Director
Debra Beard - ATDF Board Chair
Davd and Susan Guilmette
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D.
Pamela Koslow Hines
Erica Marks Panush
Cynthia J. Roush
Lisa M. Scotto
Hoagy B. Carmichael
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.