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!
February 4 - March 18
Mondays 7:30 - 8:30pm w/ Michela Marino Lerman
February 22 - March 29
Fridays 6:15 - 7:15pm w/ Frances Bradley
single class - $166 week workshop - $78
Performance featuring Top Teen Tap Ensembles!
WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:30pm
WHERE: Peter Norton Symphony Space: 2537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC
TICKETS: $15 - $22, $25 - day of show, 212.864.5400
Tickets available here!
Featured performers include:
Capitol Tap of Washington, Potoma, MD
Legacy Dancers, Lexington, MA
Lukec Tap Team, Slovenia, Europa
Monroe Dance Academy, Monroe, CT
New Jersey Tap Ensemble, NJ
North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, NC
Tap City Youth Ensemble, NYC
Tapology, Flint, MI
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy
Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23, 7:00 & 9:30pm
Sunday, March 24, 3pm
The Theater at the 14th Street Y:
344 East 14th St. (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
An evening of new work by New Yorks finest tap dancers and choreographers including: Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Kazu Kumagai, Max Pollak, Lynn Schwab, the Tap City Youth Ensemble & Cartier Williams.
Directed and Curated by: Tony Waag
Tickets available here!
Tap City Registration is OPEN!
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
WHEN: Sunday, February 17, 6 - 8pm
WHERE: Swing 46, 349 W. 46th St. between 8th & 9th Ave., NYC
COST: $5 cover, $15 food/drink minimum
Reservations highly recommended: 212.262.9554
ATDF Spring Gala
Reception, Show & Silent/Live Auction
All proceeds benefit the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 6:30-9pm
WHERE: Peter Norton Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC
TICKETS: $125 - $1,000
To purchase tickets: Visit NY CHARITIES
Winter Adult Classes
Absolute Beginner, 6:15 - 7:15 w/
Beginner, 6:15 - 7:30 w/ Tony Waag
Fast Beginner, 6:15 - 7:30 w/ Lynn
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
New Student Class: $8
5 class card:
10 class card:
15 class card: $180
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
We need your help!
We have created this online fundraising campaign and we need your help!
It's a NEW year and we have NEW projects. March 19 - 24, 2013 the ATDF has TWO opportunities to engage, hire and collaborate with a number of dancers, vocalists and musicians where we will be presenting TWO different productions at the Theater at the 14th Street Y.
Rhythm is Our Business
March 19-21, 2013
Rhythm in Motion
March 22-24, 2013
Your support will be used to compensate all performance and rehearsal fees associated with these productions.
See our campaign and donate here!
Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21, 7:00 & 9:30pm
The Theater at the 14th Street Y: 344 East 14th St. (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
Ali Bradley, Brian Davis, Khalid Hill, Jason Janas, Mable Lee, Andrew Nemr, Hank Smith and The Shufflettes!
The Duke Ellington Center Band
directed and choreographed by
Derick K. Grant
additional choreography by
musical direction by
Tickets available here!
Check out a sneak peak at rehearsals!
|Rhythm is Our Business|
TCYE Apprentice Program
The ATDF has created a new 10 week apprentice program for int/adv level dancers ages 12-16 (chosen by audition) to learn selected repertory works from the Tap City Youth Ensemble repertory. The focus in in preparing new cast for the 2013-14 season (mid Sept. 2013-mid June 2014). The program is free for boys who are chosen, and a small charge of $150 for girls. All students chosen must be available to attend rehearsals April 6 - June 15, 2013.
Where: American Tap Dance Center, NYC
When: Saturdays, 4:15-5:45pm
Participants must audition for this program.
Where: American Tap Dance Center
When: Saturday, March 9th, 2013
4pm check in
For more information and to register for the auditions, please visit: TCYE Audition Info
Save the Dates
Rockin' In Rhythm: February 16 - 17
Rhythm Is Our Business: March 19 - 21
Rhythm in Motion: March 22 - 24
ATDF Spring Gala: April 9
ATDF Adult Showcase: June 8
Tap City Youth Concert: June 22
Tap City: July 6 - 13
These are New York City tap dance events not produced by the American Tap Dance Foundation.
If you would like your tap dance event or news included, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event.
Michela Marino-Lerman Tap Jams
WHEN: Every Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:30pm
WHERE: Smalls Jazz Club, 183 West 10th Street, NYC
COST: FREE! NO COVER!
Don't forget, if you can't join live, you can watch live online at: www.smallsjazzclub.com
Co-produced by Smalls Jazz Club, Cobi Narita, and Michela Marino Lerman
A Love Supreme: A Celebration of the Spiritual Music of John Coltrane
WHEN: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 7pm
WHERE: Zeb's: 223 West 28th St. (bet. 7th & 8th Aves), 2nd floor
RESERVATIONS / MORE INFO: 516.922.2010 / email@example.com
Featuring: The Sugar Hill Quartet, Patience Higgins, Marcus Persiani, Alex Hernandez, Dave Gibson, Maki Mototsu, Carol Randazzo, Kumiko Yamakado, Megan Huangs, Kazu Kumagai, Michela Marino Lerman, Toes Tiranoff, Angeline Butler
Apollo Club Harlem: THe Nightclub show with Uptown Style
WHEN: Mon, Fri, Sat February 18, 22, 23 at 8:30pm | Jazz age attire encouraged!
WHERE: Apollo Theater: 253 W. 125th St., NYC
COST:$ 45 - $100
MORE INFO / TICKETS: TICKETS
Now the glamour, electricity and elegance of the hottest Haarlem Clubs of the 30's and 40's return in an all-new, nightclub-style show. Host Maurice Hines will have you finger snapping throughout as a stunning roster of top contemporary talent takes to the stage. The evening will shimmer and shine with gorgeous costumes and exquisite lighting.
Black Stars of the Great White Way
WHEN: SUnday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 3pm
WHERE: Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Queensborough COmmunity College: 222-05 56th Ave., Bayside, NY
COST: $35 all seats
TICKETS / MORE INFO: visitQPAC.org
An all star cast with: Norm Lewis, Keith David, Andre De Shields, Larry Marshall, Ted Louis Levy, Omar Edwards, and Frank Owens!
Broadway choral director/arranger Chapman Roberts has created this blockbuster evening of Broadway show stoppers delivered by an all-male cast featuring original cast members of stellar Broadway hits!
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
David 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.