June 2014

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Tap Teacher Training - NEW!


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


We are still accepting applications!


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



ATDF Adult Showcase



Our year round adult program has been hard at work preparing for our spring adult showcase. Come see what they've been up to and cheer them on!


Saturday, June 7 at 8pm

PS 3 - 490 Hudson St.


Tickets: $5 at the door or in advance by calling 646.230.9564


Summer Adult Program 


June 23 - September 10

(No class July 7 - 9)



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

6:15 - 7:15, Absolute Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman



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

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



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

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



$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!


Youth Program 2014 - 2015


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.


Classes for all ages and levels begin September 15 and conclude with a June Concert!



For registration, please contact registrar@atdf.org or call 646.230.9564

Rockin' in Rhythm


February 14 - 15, 2015


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. Our goal is to unite, share and inspire through a weekend of rockin' rhythms & music for everyone. 


For more information, please contact Susan Hebach at shebach@atdf.org.



Tap City 2014


Check out what's happening at Tap City this year! July 5 - 12, 2014.


REGISTER TODAY!!  Classes are selling out, so get your registration in today!


Click on a program or event below for more detailed information.

Check out full information here! 




Gene Kelly: The Legacy


Using brilliant film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings, personal memorabilia, and stories he shared with her over their decade together, Patricia Kelly guides us on an unforgettable journey into the life of one of our most beloved stars and the man who changed the look of dance on film.
Wednesday, July 9, 8pm
Symphony Space, 95th St. & Broadway
Reserved Tickets: $40 available here
VIP Ticket Packages available for $75



Tap City Youth Concert



Saturday, June 7 at 8pm

Tribeca Performing Arts Center

(199 Chambers St.)


Come see dancers ages 5 - 18 tap up a storm with a live jazz quartet and vocalists. This evening performance showcases the ATDF's Youth Program highlighting budding young rhythm makers and advanced teens from the dynamic Tap City Youth Ensemble. 


Tickets: $20 ($10 students/seniors) 

Tickets available here 




Tap Talks


Tap City Re-visited! - Join Tap City Director & Producer Tony Waag as he reflects and revisits the "best of" highlights and hand-picked favorite moments in performances caught on film at the annual New York City Tap Festival since 2001. 
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 7:30 - 9:00
$5 donation
Free for members
Visit: Tap Talks

Summer Tap Camp for Kids!


August 11 -15, 9:30am - 2:00pm


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 Includes:

Tap Technique and Choreography
Master Classes in various Percussive Dance Forms
Tap History & Film
Field Trip
Presentation for parents on last day


Click here for more information!


To Register: Call 646.230.9564 or email Courtney at crunft@atdf.org 



 Tap City Youth Concert 2013 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.


RumbaTap CD by Max Pollak


Help Max Pollak reach his minimum goal of $10,000 by donating to his Hatchfund campaign to release his first CD entitled RumbaTap - recording of original compositions and arrangements - by a band that dances while it plays! 


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
Morgan McMahonSummer Intern 
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 



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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