July 2014

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                                   Gene Kelly: The Legacy                            Tap & Song                                  Tap It Out

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 Ward 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 Awards


Film presentations and performances honoring this year's awardees, the annual HOOFER and TAP PRESERVATION Awards will be presented and Tap legends will be inducted into the INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE HALL OF FAME.

Hoofer Award

Michelle Dorrance  


Tap Preservation Award

George T. Nierenberg 


Tap Dance Hall of Fame Awards

Gene Kelly & Carnell Lyons 

Tuesday, July 8, 7pm
NY Public Library for Performing Arts
Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Ave. & 65th St
Purchase tickets for $20 through ATDF at 646.230.9564

Tap It Out


Saturday, July 12

12noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm


Foley Square, 111 Worth Street

Downtown Manhattan


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. 




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!


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


Tap City is right around the corner! There is limited space in classes available, so



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

Check out full information here! 




Tap & Song


Back by popular demand Tony Waag takes us on a rhythmic romp celebrating traditional vaudeville, comedy, classic and contemporary song and dance with special appearances and new work by Chloe Arnold's Apt #33, Ryan Casey, Felipe Galganni & Company, Janille Hill & Momentum Step Company, Kazu Kumagai, Derick Grant, Lisa La Touche & Company, Max Pollak & Friends, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Leonardo Sandoval & Street Feet, Lynn Schwab, Tap & Tray, Tap City Youth Ensemble Alumni, Caleb Teicher & Tony Waag and others!

Thursday, July 10, 8pm
Symphony Space, 95th St. & Broadway
Purchase $40 Adult or $20 Student/Senior tickets here: Tap & Song Tickets



Tap Future


Tap City puts ALL of our students on stage in a fun show of youth, teen and adult students. Tap dancers will perform for each other-on Broadway!--in an informal performance 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, amateurs and professionals from around the world. 

Friday, July 11, 8pm
Symphony Space, 95th St. & Broadway
Purchase $25 Adult or $17 Student/Senior tickets here: Tap Future



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

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 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.


The Rockettes YouTube Channel






Our friends the Rockettes have a new YouTube channel! Subscribe today for behind-the-scenes dance, beauty, and fashion tips, and get an exclusive look into all things Rockettes. www.youtube.com/Rockettes





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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