July 2013

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  Tap City 2011 Photos By Debi Field

Tap City begins Saturday!


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!)

Tap Jam

Tap Internationals

Tap Future

Copasetic Boat Ride

Tap Awards





Tap Awards


Tuesday, July 9, 2013 (7:30pm)


The New York Public Library for the

Performing Arts: Bruno Walter Auditorium,
111 Amsterdam Ave @ 65th St.
2013 Hoofer Awards

Barbara Duffy

Dean Diggins

2013 Tap Preservation Awards

the late Ernie Smith

Sally Sommer


2013 Tap Dance Hall of Fame Awards

the late James "Buster" Brown

the late Paul Draper


Tickets are $15 each

For more information or tickets call us at (646) 230-9564.




Tap Future


Friday, July 12, 2013 (8pm)


Tap dancers will perform for each other-featuring the newly minted work from all of the Tap City Residencies from the Youth, Pre-Professional and Adult Programs. It's a chance to see and be seen, with all performers sitting in the audience to watch the works of fellow students from around the world. 


Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th St.


Tickets are $22 (day of $25)

To purchase: Symphony Space or 212-864-5400




Summer Adult Classes   

July 15 - September 4 



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

Toni Noblett 

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



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

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



Absolute Beginner,  6:30 - 7:30 w/ Claudia Rahardjanoto

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



New Student Class: $8

Single Class: $18

5 class card: $80

10 class card:$140

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

Copasetic Boat Ride


Monday, July 8, 2013


 Boarding 6pm

Sails 6:30pm

Returns 9:30pm


Circle Line Marina, pier 83

42nd St. at the Hudson River

For more information call us at (646) 230-9564


photo by Debi Field 


Tap Internationals


Thursday, July 10, 2013 (7:30pm)


Featuring a global community of artists that include international soloists, contemporary tap ensembles, raw talent and leading tap masters, combines tap dance with world music, body percussion, gumboot, funk, swing, blues, classical, step dance and vocals.


Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th St.


Tickets are $36 (day of $40)

To purchase: 

Symphony Space

 or 212-864-5400




Tap It Out


Saturday, July 13, 2013

12noon, 1pm & 2pm


Father Duffy Square in Times Square


Tap it Out is a free outdoor public event. It is a contemporary percussion and movement "soundscape" that promotes TAP DANCE as pure music, while consciously deconstructing the basic elements that propel tap forward. Worldwide students of all ages and levels, join to create a chorus of hundreds of tapping feet.





Tap Camp


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.


Camp is for ages 5 - 11 with no experience up to 3 years experience.  Student will have a chance to explore tap dance, history, arts & crafts and other percussive dance forms.


WHEN: August 12 - 16, 2013, 9:30am - 2:00pm

WHERE: ATDC, 154 Christopher St.

COST: $495


For questions or to register: Call 646.230.9564 or email Courtney at crunft@atdf.org



Get a Healthy Dose of Sunshine


Cigna is proud to support The American Tap Dance Foundation.


Now that the weather is warm, it's time to get off the couch and out into the sunshine.


Pack a healthy picnic:Summertime is the perfect time for a picnic. Kids love it. Adults love it. And it's a great way to enjoy the season. But instead of packing your picnic basket with mayonnaise-heavy salads and sugary treats, try to keep things light and healthy.


* A colorful array of cut-up veggies are an easy, healthy way to snack outdoors. Try carrots, celery, cucumbers and peppers.

* An assortment of fresh fruit is a refreshing and cool summer treat. Go seasonal with strawberries, blueberries or cut-up watermelon.

* Hummus makes the perfect dip for your cut-up veggies.

* Make your own healthy trail mix with unsalted nuts, seeds and dried fruits.

* Try a salad of leafy greens, strawberries, orange slices and toasted walnuts for a summer treat.

* Pick up mayonnaise-free pasta or veggie salads from your deli.

* Ditch the potato chips and pack a crunch with baked tortilla chips with black bean and corn salsa.


Lots of sunshine. Little cost.

You don't have to spend big bucks to have fun outdoors. In fact, there are tons of activities you can do that cost little to no money.


Here are a few ideas:

Hit the trails:Look for easy or moderate trails.

Ditch the car: Walk or ride your bike to run errands.

Dig in: Plant flowers or a vegetable garden.

Go jump in a lake: Or anyplace you can take a dip.

Go to school: Use the track or run the stadium steps.

Scrub down:Wash your car by hand.





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2012 Tap It Out photos by Wallace Flores


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, 6:00 - 8:45pm

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 


"Transitions" - AN Evening of Tap Dance

When: Saturday, July 6


Where: Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 5 W 63rd St., NYC


Tickets: $22/General Admission


More Info: www.ryanpcasey.com


At turns thoughtful, satirical and humorous, "Transitions" features routines inspired by periods of change and personal development in the life of its choreographer and director, Ryan P. Casey. While "The Tall & Short of It" portrays the struggles and successes of his towering, 6'8" talent, "My Manhattan" lampoons his culture shock as a pilgrim to NYC, and his former teacher, Kelly Kaleta, becomes his partner in a series of playful duets, "Just the Two of Us." Tap, poetry, humor and more intersect in this engaging evening of rhythm and narrative.


Tap & Roll

When: Saturday, July 6...6:30 - 8:30pm


Where: The HUB, 139 Charles St. @ Washington St.


Hosted by: Laraine Goodman & AC Lincoln


Live Music and Tap Jam at the HUB!


Questions: lalatap@gmail.com; 646-263-7926 


Circuit Productions, Inc/Susan Goldbetter, Producer in collaboration with the Dana Conservancy in Central Park present Michela Marino Lerman & Friends: Rhythm Tap & Jazz


When: Sunday, July 7....2:00 - 4:00pm (two sets)


Where: Central Park (Harlem Meer @ 110th St. btwn Lenox & 5th Ave, NYC)


Contact: Harlem Meer Performance Fest, 20th Season


http://www.centralparknyc.org/hmpf or http://www.circuitproductions.org


Michela Marino Lerman & Friends:One of the hottest young tap dancers/choreographers on the scene today. Get ready for a foot stomping, hand clapping rhythmic TAP session! 


American Tap Dance Foundation


Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director

Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director

Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar


Margaret Morrison - ATDF Education Advisor  

Mark Kellogg - Design

Board of Directors 

Tony Waag - ATD Artistic/Executive Director

Debra Beard - ATDF Board Chair

Mercedes Ellington

David and Susan Guilmette

Constance Valis Hill Ph.D.

Pamela Koslow Hines

Nancy Kremsdorf

Erica Marks Panush

Cynthia J. Roush

Lisa M. Scotto

Randy Skinner

Kim Thacker 


Emeritus Board

Brenda Bufalino

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: 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 Jerome Robbins Foundation, Cigna, Stagestep, Capezio Ballet Makers, and numerous individuals, friends and families.



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