November 2014

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ATDF Youth Program Photos by Tony Waag         


Our website has been recently compromised. We are currently addressing the issue and hope to back up and running soon. For questions regarding our programming or events, please contact us in the office at 646.230.9564. We apologize for any inconvenience. To be directed to our class schedule, please follow this link: ATDF Adult Program Schedule.



Fall Adult Program 



6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman

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

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



6:15 - 7:30, Slow Intermediate w/ Derick Grant

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



6:30 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Asha Griffith

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



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

7:45 - 9:00, Beginner w/ Susan Hebach



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



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!




Absolute Beginner Workshop


6-week session w/ Felipe Galganni


November 7-Dec 19

Fridays 6:15 - 7:15pm


$84/6 week workshop


Designed especially to give new students a chance to learn the basic steps and vocabulary of tap dance, this workshop is a great way to learn the FUNdamental skills needed to join our BEGINNER tap class, or "brush up on the basics." No experience necessary, loaner shoes are available. 

Save the Dates


Sunday, December 14

ATDF Holiday Showcase, showcasing the Youth Program and Adult Repertory groups


January - May

Tap Talks / Tap Films


Tuesday, April 21

ATDF's Spring Fundraiser, in support of the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund


Wed April 22 - Sunday, April 26

Rhythm in Motion


Sunday, May 24

National Tap Dance Day Tap Attack


Sunday, June 21

Tap City Youth Concert


Saturday, June 27

ATDF Adult Program Showcase


July 5 - 11

Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival


July 12 - 19

Tap Teacher Training Certificate Program

ATDF Annual Appeal 


Excellence, inclusive, accessible, high-spirited and infectious! This is the American Tap Dance Foundation. People are talking about us, and we have a lot to talk about too. We are busy, busy, busy, and so we need your help. As you know, the ATDF relies on financial support from individuals like you! And because of your generosity, we are able to maintain our current programming and continue to serve you and the tap dance community. 


To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit: NY Charities

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 began September 15 and conclude with a June Concert!




For registration, please contact or call 646.230.9564

Dance Magazine Awards


Monday, December 8, 7:30pm


Celebrating our dance heroes, past and present. 


This year's honorees are:

Misty Copeland, Larissa Saveliev, Wayne McGregor, Brenda Bufalino & Tony Waag, and Luigi.


With performances and special guests. 




For tickets, call 212.979.4872 or email


The Ailey Citigroup Theater

405 W. 55th St. (NYC)


Discover Your Passion Scholarship 


The Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund's Discover Your Passion™ encourages parents, students, teachers and schools to identify and showcase exemplary creativity, intellectual pursuits and talent of school children. Among the 2014 winners was Andrei Stewart-Chapman, an ATDF Youth Program Student. Andrei will be able to further his tap dance training with his generous award. 



Jalen Phifer, last year's grand prize recipient with Andrei Stewart-Chapman and Courtney Runft, teacher.

ATDF Adult 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.


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 McMahonIntern 
Board of Directors 
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Debra Beard - ATDF Board Chair
Mercedes Ellington
David Guilmette
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D.
Pamela Koslow Hines
Nancy Kremsdorf
Erica Marks Panush
Cynthia J. Roush
Lisa M. Scotto
Randy Skinner
Kim Thacker 
Maurice Hines
Biana Kodzoman


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, and numerous individuals, friends and families. 




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