April 2014

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Rhythm in Motion

 

Tuesday, April 8 - Saturday, April 12

Theater at the 14th Street Y

344 East 14th St. (at 1st Ave)

  

Rhythm in Motion

is an evening of new work created by New York City's finest tap dancers and international choreographers. Rhythm in Motion combines outstanding young talent with premiere and emerging choreographers showcasing the rich diversity of contemporary tap dance in the field today. 
  
Program A
Tuesday, April 8 (7:00 & 9:30pm)
Wednesday, April 9 (7:00 & 9:30pm)
Thursday, April 10 (7:00pm)
  
Featuring Choreography by:
Chloe Arnold, Michelle Dorrance, Derick K. Grant, Lisa La Touche, Jason Samuels Smith, & Nicholas Young
  
  
Program B
Thursday, April 10 (9:30pm)
Friday, April 11 (7:00 & 9:30pm)
Saturday, April 12 (3:00pm & 7:00pm)
  
Featuring Choreography by:
Brenda Bufalino, Felipe Galganni, Susan Hebach, Michela Marino-Lerman, Max Pollak, Cartier Williams, & the late Gregory Hines
  
  

   

Tap Teacher Training - NEW!

 

We're proud to announce our NEW Tap Teacher Training - Certificate Program

 

July 13-20, 2014

 

A comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens, and adults

 

Essential lesson based in the classic tap repertory of the Copasetic Canon

 

Training begins July 2014:

  • Rhythm tap technique
  • Copasetic Canon repertory
  • Pedagogy
  • Music concepts, tap composition & improvisation
  • Tap history
  • mentored independent work
  • certificate issued by the ATDF

 For full info, click here!

ATDF Teacher Training Program Promo #1

 

 

Tap Addicts Anonymous

  

Tap Addicts Anonymous is a new tap dance ensemble for adults. 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.
 
Tuesdays
7:30 - 9:00, Adv Beg w/ Lynn Schwab
7:30 - 9:00, Intermediate w/ Brenda Bufalino
 
Fridays
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beg w/ Tony Waag
 
April 1 - June 20
$176 for 11 classes 

National Tap Dance Day

  

Save the Date! National Tap Dance Day events hosted by the ATDF!

 

11:00 - 12:30 

Free Open House & Tap City Youth Ensemble Presentation at the American Tap Dance Center

 

1:00 - 3:00

Tap Attacks on the pier. Bring your shoes and join us for the Shim Sham Shimmy or open jam! Students and professionals will come together to celebrate National Tap Dance Day!

 

More information: Upcoming Events

 

ATDF Spring Gala

 

 

Join us as we raise money in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund. Help us guarantee our education programs are accessible to children whose families cannot afford them.

  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Reception & Silent Auction (1-2pm)

Show & Live Auction (2-3:30pm)
 

The Theater at the 14th Street Y

344 East 14th St. (at 1st Ave)

 

 

Guest Host: Bill Irwin

Special Guest: Ana Gasteyer

 

Performances by: 

Michela Marino-Lerman, Max Pollak, the Tap City Junior Ensemble, the Tap Cith Youth Ensemble, Tony Waag, & Cartier Williams  
  
Musicians:
John DiMartino on piano, Joe Fonda on bass, Charlie Tokarz on reeds, Shinnosuke Takahashi on drums

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Tap Talks

  

Film clips (rare and contemporary) are viewed followed by a discussion led by dancer, teacher, and archivist Hank Smith 
 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:30 - 9:00
 
$5 donation
Free for members
 
Visit: Tap Talks

Winter Adult Program Drop-In Classes

  

Mondays

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

 

Tuesdays

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

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

 

Wednesdays

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

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

 

Thursdays

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

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

 

Sundays

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

 

Prices:

$9     New Students 1st Class

$18   Single Class

$80   5 Class Card

$140 10 Class Card

$180 15 Class Card

 

Location:

American Tap Dance Center

154 Christopher St. #2B

New York, NY 10014

  

Sign-In and pay before you come!

Visit ADULT PROGRAMS 

 

Tap City 2014

  

Check out what's in store for Tap City this year! July 6 - 12, 2014.

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!! Register now for early bird prices! Classes will fill quickly, so get your registration in!

  • 4 day residencies for kids, teens & adults (ages 9+)
  • Master Classes
  • Tap & Song
  • Tap Future
  • Gene Kelly: The Legacy
  • Tap it Out
  • Tap Awards
  • Copasetic Boat Ride

Check it out here!

 

 

 
                               
 Tap City 2013 Adult & Pre-Professional Residencies photos by Tony Waag

RELATED RHYTHMS  

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.

 

Syncopated City and Cats Paying Dues - One Night Only

   

WHEN: Friday, April 11, 8:30-9:30pm

 

WHERE: Dance Manhattan: 39 W. 19th St., 5th Fl, NYC

 

COST: $21 in advance, $25 cash only at the door Click here for tickets! 

 

MORE INFO:

Don't miss the chance to see Syncopated City Dance Company and Cats Paying Dues together for the first time! For one night only, these two critically acclaimed companies present an evening of rhythm and movement that defies genre stereotypes and expectations! 
  
  
  

Chloe & Maud Productions Present the DC Tap Fest

   

WHEN: April 10 - 13, 2014

 

MORE INFO:

Master Classes, Competition, All-Star Concert honoring Debbie Allen
  

All-Star Concert: This exhilarating evening features an extravaganza of tap stars and special guests! Chloé Arnold & Maud Arnold, The Syncopated Ladies, Luke Spring, the 7 year old tap dancing prodigy seen on Ellen (discovered at DC Tap Fest II), Derick Grant, Bakaari Wilder, Joseph Webb; Stars of Broadway show Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk, Michelle Dorrance, STOMP; Jumaane Taylor, Lee Howard; Tokyo Disney's Jason Holley and more. 

 

For full details, visit: http://www.dctapfest.com

Bring on Spring at the HUB
 

 

WHEN: Sunday, April 13, 4 - 6pm

 

WHERE: The HUB, 139 Charles St. (NYC)

 

COST: FREE!

 

MORE INFO:

Celebrate spring, renewal the spririt of Gregory Hines and the art of TAP dance! Live music and jam on bespoke outdoor stage.
  
www.hubcycles.com; 646.263.7926 

Earth Day NY & Trashion Fashion Show

   

WHEN: April 22, 2014, 12 - 1pm

 

WHERE: Union Square (NYC)

 

MORE INFO:

Looking for tap dancers and percussionists to be involved with an Earth Day event. Loose structure jam. Volunteer Basis.
  
If interested or know someone who is, please contact Amy Merli at contact@amymerli.com
  

Happy 114th Birthday Duke!

   

Free performance at the Statue (110th & 5th Ave) Sunday, April 28 1-3pm

 

Party & Show at Dance Times Square, Monday, April 29 7-9pm

 

More information here: Duke Ellington Birthday Celebration

 

Purchase Tickets here: Tickets  

Tap Ties 9th Annual Natinal Tap Dance Day Celebration

   

WHEN: May 17 & 18, 2014

 

WHERE: Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA

 

Master Classes and a performance opportunity

 

Guest faculty includes: Susan Hebach, Germaine Salsberg, Karen Callaway Williams, Robert F. Burden, Jr., COrinne Karon and the Tap Ties Company

 

MORE INFO: www.tapties.com or tapties@gmail.com

Michela Marino-Lerman Tap Jams 


WHEN: Every Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00pm

 

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 

 

American Tap Dance Foundation
Staff  
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director
Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar
ATDF
Margaret Morrison - ATDF Education Advisor  
Mark Kellogg - Design
  
 
Board of Directors 
Tony Waag - ATDF 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 

 

Supporters

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, Cigna, Stagestep, Capezio Ballet Makers, Rubén Sánchez Dance Wear and numerous individuals, friends and families. 

 

 

 

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