September 2013

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ATDF Adult Program photos by Tony Waag & Emma Butensky

Fall Adult Program Drop-In Classes



6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Toni Noblett

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

7:30 - 8:30, Absolute Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman



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

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



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

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



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

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



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



$9     New Students 1st Class

$18   Single Class

$80   5 Class Card

$140 10 Class Card

$180 15 Class Card



American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

New York, NY 10014


and pay before you come!



Brenda Bufalino Classes


Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00pm

September 11 - October 16, 2013


Brenda Bufalino teaches an intermediate/advanced level workshop of technique and American Tap Dance Orchestra Repertory.


Classes held at:

American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

New York, NY 10014




Intermediate / Advanced Level Technique & Repertory


Int/Adv Technique

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm


Int/Adv Technique & Repertory

Saturdays, 3:00 - 4:30pm



$10 - single class

$50 - 5 class card

(Requires a $10 membership fee)




Open Houses


Need a place to make noise? Put your feet to the beat! Come check out our studios, meet the faculty & take a sample class!


Saturday, Sept. 7, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 15, 12:00 - 1:00pm 


RSVP: or 646.230.9564 


First day of Youth Program Classes is September 14. See the fall schedule here!




Tap City Youth Ensemble Audition


Sunday, September 15


Audition Schedule


TCYE III Int tappers, ages 11 - 16

1:30-2:00    check in

2:00-3:15    audition


TCYE I & II Adv tappers, ages 14-17

2:30-3:15    check in  

3:30-5:00    audition


To Register for Audition

Please go here and fill out the requested information and email it to Susan at

Tap Addicts Anonymous


Tap Addicts Anonymous is a brand new tap dance ensemble for adults (fast beginners- advanced beginners) created by the American Tap Dance Foundation.



TAA will provide new opportunities for "seasoned" adult hoofers to work with renowned tap dance instructors & choreographers that are currently teaching at the American Tap Dance Center. The company will provide occasional performance opportunities throughout the year and will make its debut performance at the next ATDF Holiday Concert in December of 2013.



Fall Session (Sept 10 - Dec 20)
Beginning Repertory

Fridays, 6:15 - 7:45pm

Taught by Rotating Staff
Cost: $224 (14 classes)

Advanced Beginning Repertory

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00pm

Taught by Lynn Schwab

Cost: $240 (15 classes)


To register: Call 646.230.9564 or email Courtney at,


Tap Talks / Tap Films  


The ATDF presents monthly Tap Talks/Tap Films presentations, panel discussions and special events to the tap community. Tap dancers, historians, teachers, writers and choreographers:


* Examine the birth of the form and its practice in films, television, on the Broadway and concert stages throughout the world.


* View archival footage or introduce new film projects or documentaries.


* Present their work, decribe their choreographic process or lead open discussions regarding current issues within the art form.


$5 donation accepted - (Members get in FREE)


September 27, 8:00 - 10:00pm




A 2012-13 "Recap" and a look forward to future ATDF Programs and Events hosted by Artistic Director Tony Waag. Hand selected footage from recent productions and events produced by the ATDF will be viewed, and 2013-14 programs will be introduced. Cookies and refreshments will be served.


Get Happy and Healthy


Cigna is proud to support The American Tap Dance Foundation.

When you get more physical activity, you're happier and more productive.


Thinking good thoughts can do good things for your health. Positive thinking can help you heal faster, feel less pain and respond better to medical treatments. It can even help you live longer.


Three ways you can think positively:

1. Trade in negative thoughts for positive ones. It may sound silly, but telling yourself you feel good will actually help you feel good. You can even try telling yourself things like, "I am strong and powerful" and picturing a healthier version of you. It can really make a difference.


2. Do good. Feel good.

Doing good leads to feeling good. And that can lead to a healthier you. Laugh more, surround yourself with friends, and volunteer your time helping others. It's amazing what doing good can do for your spirits.


3. Look for the good.

You may find yourself in a situation you don't like. But try to find the good in it, anyway. Sometimes a bad situation can turn out to be a blessing in disguise.


Always consult a doctor before beginning any exercise program. 


Cigna is inspired by people just like you! If you have a story about how you use your unique strengths to help you achieve your full potential, we'd love to hear it. You can share your story by sending an email to 

Tap City Youth Program photos by Tony Waag


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 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:

Co-produced by Smalls Jazz Club, Cobi Narita, and Michela Marino Lerman 


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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